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About Soorma_Bhopali

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  • Birthday 05/12/1975
  1. BCCI should have its own private plane: Kapil Dev

    It will provide one more avenue to sell branding rights on the Team India plane.
  2. If there was to be a 4th format in cricket- What would it be?

    DOUBLE WICKET CRICKET RULES AND INFORMATION COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED TO DISCUSS THE RULES and TIME CONSTRAINTS WITH THEIR OPPONENTS BEFORE EACH MATCH TO CLARIFYTHESE RULES 1. Each team will consist of 2 players. 2. All the teams will be divided into different pools of 4 teams in each pool. 3. As an example, Team A, B, C, D will form one pool. When Team A is batting, Team B, C and D will be fielding. Team A will bat 6 overs which will be bowled by Team B, Team C and Team D. All the six players of Team B, Team C and team D will bowl one over each. 4. Each "Out" will result in a reduction of 6 runs from the team total. 5. The "Net Runs" scored (runs scored minus the runs deducted for OUTs) in those 6 overs will be tallied for each team. 6. One winner per pool will advance to the next round. In the event of tie, team losing less number of wickets will be the winner. If the runs and the number of wickets are same then the result of the overs ONLY between the contending teams will decide the result. If there is further contention, then a rematch between/among the contending teams will be played. 7. Each player of a team will bowl one over each for each opponent team
  3. Ravi Ashwin won't be available for the ODI games against Australia

    Zor ka jhatka dheere se lage. I think selectors should be forthright. I am not convinced by this "rested" explaination for Ashwin,Jadeja & Yuvraj . Clearly , they appear to figure only in plan B if the likes of Pandey , Axar & Kuldeep do not succeed.
  4. Star bags IPL media rights for INR 16, 347 crores

    Such high bids are not good from consumers point of view. This bid translates to almost Rs.25 lakh per ball / Rs. 1.5 crore per over. To recover this money and extract value from monopoly on cricket rights in Indian subcontinent, Star is going to raise subscription amounts immensely in future. We may get to a scenario where some marquee matches like IPL finals & semi-finals may become PAY-PER-VIEW . We already had one instance where Nimbus ( Neo Sports) was unable to monetize the rights to the expected value and defaulted on payments to BCCI in 2013 . Also , with Indian consumers getting more exposure to global sports along with too much of cricket on TV , football and other sports like Kabaddi are going to make a dent in cricket TRPs in future.
  5. An IPL solution for Sri Lankan Cricket

    Lot of chopping and changing of their second-rung players created this problem. They should have planned for Mahela,Dilshan & Sangakkara requirements atleast 5-7 years back by identifying heir apparent and then backed them to the hilt . There has been a revolving door of players at no . 5,6 & 7 .
  6. Akila Dananjeya

    Danajeya decoded today just like Ajantha Mendis
  7. Manish Pandey should be given a proper run in ODIs at #4

    His 100 in Australia in Jan'16 was classy ..looks compact and has ability to maneauvre strike and not depend on power-hits only . He is the best candidate for no.4 position among all the candidates who have auditioned- Rahul/Yuvi/Ajinkya/Jadhav et aL.
  8. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/benoni-zalmi-shah-rukh-khan-cape-town-knight-riders-south-africa-global-t20-league/1/1029040.html Benoni Zalmi to face Shah Rukh Khan's Cape Town Knight Riders in Global T20 The match between Shah Rukh Khan's Cape Town Knight Riders and Javed Afridi's Benoni Zalmi in South Africa's Global T20 League is pitted as a virtual Indo-Pak clash. Ateet Sharma Follow @Ateet_Sharma ateet.sharma@aajtak.com August 18, 2017 | UPDATED 21:12 IST A +A - Benoni Zalmi Photo YOUR AD BLCKER IS ON Hi, Don't like ads? Neither do we, but they help us bring all this content to you, absolutely free. Please whitelist us to continue reading and watching news from India's most trusted news source. CHROME FIREFOX INTERNET EXPLORER Highlights 1 Benoni Zalmi team logo launched at a high school in Johannesburg. 2 Benoni Zalmi team will be led by Proteas opener Quinton de Kock. 3 The player draft is scheduled to be held on Saturday. Javed Afridi's ultimate dream of having a T20 match between champion teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) may have taken a backseat for now but South Africa's Global T20 League has given the Pakistani entrepreneur an opportunity to pit his team against a team owned by none other than Shah Rukh Khan. Afridi, who's Benoni Zalmi team logo was launched at a high school in the suburb east of Johannesburg on Friday, is building the match against SRK's Cape Town Knight Riders as a virtual Indo-Pak match which in his words would be a "marquee clash" in the first T20 global league in the continent. "Today was a big day for me, personally. There was so much enthusiasm amongst the locals. These people from Benoni are the real owners of our franchise and not me," Afridi told India Today from South Africa. Posters of Benoni vs Cape Town being 'the league's version of Pak vs India' and carrying photographs of Afridi and Shah Rukh are already doing the rounds in social media. The Benoni Zalmi team will be led by Proteas opener and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. "I own Peshawar Zalmi team in the PSL and so badly wished that IPL champions and my team, the PSL winners, should have three-match T20 series. Unfortunately, the present circumstances don't allow that to materialise. Inshallah, this could be a reality in future. But for now, I am happy and excited to see my Benoni team taking on SRK's Cape Town Knight Riders. There is so much diaspora from both the countries in South Africa and neighbouring Zimbabwe too. This will be like an India vs Pakistan game. And, let us not forget that Delhi Daredevlis owner GMR Sports also own the Johannesburg franchise. So, there will be a lot of action in store," said Afridi. The player draft is scheduled to be held on Saturday with Cricket South Africa (CSA) claiming that almost 400 players from 10 countries have confirmed their interest to participate in the new league.
  9. Highest wicket taker in previous series benched against darter . Defensive captaincy. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. ODI squad for SL series selected. Yuvi dropped.

    http://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/yuvraj-raina-sidelined-after-failing-yo-yo-endurance-test-1493133.html Yuvraj, Raina Sidelined After Failing 'Yo-Yo' Endurance Test PTI | Updated: August 16, 2017, 8:10 PM IST Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh were both left out of the ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka (Getty Images) New Delhi: The failure to clear the 'Yo-Yo' endurance test at the National Cricket Academy was the primary reason why Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were not considered for the Sri Lanka limited overs series. The Indian team regularly undergoes a series of fitness tests with 'Yo-Yo' endurance test being the most important of them. It is an advanced version of the 'beep' test that was used by teams of earlier generations. The current Indian team is considered to be the fittest by a fair distance. It has been learnt that for the current Indian team, the acceptable 'Yo-Yo' score is 19.5 and upwards. Captain Virat Kohli, easily the fittest Indian cricketer, scores around 21 in the test. However both Yuvraj and Raina have scored well below the permissible level of 19.5 with Yuvraj barely managing to touch 16, which was the biggest reason for his ouster. "The current team think tank, coach Ravi Shastri, skipper Virat Kohli and chairman of selectors MSK Prasad have made it clear that fitness standards are non-negotiable. "On an average, the Australian cricketers score 21 in Yo-Yo test. Here Virat, Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey regularly hit that score while others are either touching 19.5 or is hitting above that score," a BCCI official, who cannot come on record, said. "In an earlier era, when the traditional beep test was in vogue, the Indian players of the 1990's would have scored around 16 to 16.5 barring a few like Mohammed Azharuddin, Robin Singh or Ajay Jadeja. "But now it's different as the skipper himself is hitting the benchmark, which the Australian cricket team sets it," the official added. Just for understanding, how the Yo-Yo Test works. Cones are placed to mark out two lines 20 meters apart. A player starts with his foot behind one of the lines, and begins running when instructed. Player continues running between the two lines, turning when signalled by the recorded beeps. After each minute or so, the pace gets quicker. If the line is not reached in time, the player must run to the line turn and try to catch up with the pace within two more 'beeps'. The test is stopped if the player fails to catch up with the pace within the two ends. The entire process is software-based where the results are recorded. It must be noted that the same test for football and hockey team will produce entirely different results, have higher benchmarks, considering the speed and endurance level involved with the sport.
  11. Rate Saha the keeper

    Yes ..but he was there for hardly couple of ODI tournaments- B&H World series and Rothmans Cup . He hardly played any tests where keeping for two full innings reveals the concentration levels. It is much easy to do it in 50 overs .
  12. Anybody Recall this match ?

    Yes ..but it came much later for me ..while in college ..my earliest memories of watching cricket on TV are India-Pakistan test series match in 1983 , India-WI series in 1983-84 and India-England Test series in 1984. Earliest memories of watching on cable are 1992 world cup in Australia and NZ .
  13. This shows that selectors have given a message to Virat also that post Kumble saga, he cannot expect Selectors' to be his lackeys in getting the team he wants to the dot.
  14. When legendary Dujon who kept to all the Windies quicks from mid-70s and late 8-s says that he found Patterson the quickest to keep to amongst all of them including Marshall,Garner , Walsh,Ambrose,Clarke ,Roberts , Holding and many more ; then you got to give it him.Extremely disappointing that windies could not nurse this immense talent.

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