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The masterful 97 takes India to The Indian Oil Championship, but this bitter 90s follows Sachin likehttps://i2.wp.com/www.sachin-tendulkar.biz.ly/images/test_match_sachin.jpg a devil. The jinx that saw him being dismissed in the 90s, counted for the seventh(6 ODIs and 1 Test) time this year and the second time in the series. Sachin the record maker even makes the glory in the fall. He has the highest number of 90s in ODI being dismissed in 16 matches, well ahead of Nathan Astle, Aravinda de Silva and Grant Flower with 9 each.

A blessing in disguise, these 90s put him on the top of highest number of 50s. He has the most ODI 50s (86), ahead of Inzamam-ul-Haq (83) and Rahul Dravid (81). When he played his 404 ODI (the highest ODI ever played), it was marked by yet another bitter 90. Umar Gul sent him back at 99.

Well, 90s are nervous and tensed. It was sixth time in his last 19 outings that he fell in the 90’s and on (more…)

Salute India, the First T-20 World Champions

Posted: September 25, 2007 in Sports
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The Winning Catch by Sreesanth, India becomes the champions of inaugural T20 World Cup

It started in a lazy heavy rain and ended up in high flames. Just like Kapil’s Devil went for 1983 world cup there were not so much expectation at Dhoni’s Boys. When the debut match with Ireland was abandoned due to heavy rain and got a narrow escape in ball out against Pak, even the severe fans of Team India have not ever thought that India would lift the Cup. When India crippled against the Kiwis, we expected a soon crash out. (more…)

India, just had narrow escape in the first round. Despite their defeat, Pakistan will join India in the Super Eights second round stage. Unfortunate Scotland will close bag to their land, leaving their second match to wretched hands of rain. India beat Pakistan 3-0 in a dramatic five-ball bowl-out at three stumps after their Twenty20 World Cup match ended in a tie. Do India go the right way?

20-20 was mere a dream, when India faced first five overs. I felt, team India would play the first test in 20-20. Well, the test could have been better. Uthappa is an exception, while the Captain, Dhoni found the crippled. Sehwag, is far away from what he was, I suspect if he gets a chance again. Irresponsibly, Yuvaraj is out the form. (more…)

Sachin: A Deserved Dismissal

Posted: April 21, 2007 in Sports
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Sachin should have thought of a better retirement than being left out of team. Although the selection board justifies that Sachin and Gaguly are allowed rest, it is red signal for them to retire. If not, why should they be allowed rest? For the last one month they should have got enough time to rest and relax. The intention is clear that the board could not find a better word than REST to give a yellow card to the BIGBs.

Sachin might have been God and Ganguly might have been Prince. But when both are not adding any good to the team, they deserve a stay out card. (more…)

The Indian Cricket Team is the official team of India (although hockey is the national game). Cricket is not just a game but a religion in India, with millions of Indian fans at home and abroad praying for the success of the Indian Cricket Team. The Indian Cricket Team is one of the strongest and most challenging cricket teams in the world, rated at par with teams like Australia, South Africa, England and Pakistan. The Indian cricket team is the highest paid (in terms of sponsorships) sports team in the world.

These are the terms which makes the selection team, management, and captain go under pressure. But we have now a perfect line up that selectors can best do considering experience and recent performance (Sehwag might be a bone of contention). The line up is almost by heart for the faithful of Indian Cricket

Lets look into their profile:
R Dravid (c), S Tendulkar, S Ganguly, R Uthappa, V Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), D Kartik, Z Khan, A Kumble, H Singh, A Agarkar, I Pathan, Munaf Patel, S Sreesanth. (more…)

The mascot of the 2007 Cricket World Cup is an orange raccoon like creature called Mello wearing a blue short sleeved shirt over a white vest and blue sneakers leaning on a cricket bat. According to the organizers “he’s fun and friendly, he’s on the go, he’s cool as they come…he’s Mello”. TeamsAustralia, South Africa, The Netherlands, Scotland, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Bermuda, New Zealand, England, Kenya, Canada, West Indies, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Ireland.

* 16 teams will contest the next Cricket World Cup finals to be held in the West Indies in spring 2007
* These teams are the 10 ODI countries plus Kenya and the five qualifiers from the ICC Trophy held in Ireland in 2005: Scotland, Ireland, Bermuda, Canada, Netherlands. (more…)