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  1. saik

    Best bowling figures by spinners in ODIs

    Kuldeep is the only spinner to get a 6 wicket haul in England.
  2. In ODI's part-time bowlers became redundant when ICC introduced the 4 fielders rule.
  3. saik

    Ind A vs WI A, Taunton, day 4.live stream

    45 extras in the Indian innings so far. 25 byes and 17 wides.
  4. India find themselves in a flimsy situation as they head into the three-match ODI series in England with the possibility of lacking the services of both their frontline fast bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah's injury in the first T20I against Ireland last month ruled him out of the entire limited-overs leg, while Bhuvneshwar had to skip the third T20I with a stiff back, and is in danger of sitting out of the Trent Bridge fixture. On the eve of the first ODI, Bhuvneshwar indulged in light jogging while the rest of the players set themselves up for the nets sessions. He spent some time in the company of Umesh Yadav at one of the nets, but did not bowl. Siddarth Kaul, meanwhile, operated under the supervision of bowling coach Bharat Arun, and spent a lot of time taking feedback. Rohit Sharma's response to a question on the fast bowler's fitness added to the uncertainty surrounding his availability. "Bhuvi [Bhuvneshwar Kumar] has come here to train. He's going to see how the net session goes for him. He's going to try and bowl and see how he feels. Obviously the physio and the captain will take the call later once we finish his training session, but he looks fine to me as of now. Hopefully he'll be ready to take the fieldtomorrow," Rohit Sharma said. 'Try and bowl' could be the key here, as Bhuvneshwar didn't, throughout the three-hour sessionon Wednesdayafternoon. Bhuvneshwar's absence at a venue like Trent Bridge is going to sting bad as it has proved to be the summit of England's revolutionary climb in ODI batsmanship. They've amassed inconceivable scores twice in a row at the venue, each time setting a new benchmark for the highest ODI totals. England's paradigm shift in batting is evident in their numbers since their early exit at the 2015 World Cup: they've scored at 5.52 runs per over in the first powerplay, raised it to 5.90 between the 11th and 40th overs and then hit their peak between 41 and 50 overs with a run rate of 8.09 in the period since that tournament - each the best in its category. And Bhuvneshwar's economy rate in each of those phases - 4.58, 5.78 and 6.83 respectively - and a fantastic strike rate of 22.57 at the death where England at their lethal best, provides a clear picture of what India might miss. Bhuvneshwar's unavailability will also have an impact on how the rest of the XI shapes up and the responsibilities handed out. Along with Kaul, Suresh Raina was the earliest with the ball in hand in the nets and is likeliest to slot in at No.6 or 7 and offer a few overs. But the fact that Raina hasn't played a single ODI since 2015 might turn India's attention towards Axar Patel. Axar comes into the series with nine wickets in six games for India A in England, last of which came on July 2. Axar's inclusion might weaken India's batting, but his ability to put the brakes and build up the dot-ball pressure could be handy in the middle overs, and afford Kohli the option of using at least one of Kuldeep or Chahal a little more at the death. The best time for the wrist-spin duo to bowl is evidently the middle-overs - in the period since the marquee event in 2015, they've picked 56 wickets together in between overs 11 and 40, and have both conceded at less than five-an-over - but their strike rate (22.43 for Chahal and 14.26 for Kuldeep) and average (19.00 for Chahal and 11.25 for Kuldeep) at the death should coax the Indian management to keep their options open. More so since their other fast bowling options - Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur and the uncapped Siddarth Kaul - have played a sum total of 40 ODIs - as many as 46 fewer than Bhuvneshwar's tally alone. Only two of Shardul's eight wickets for India A in the tri-series in England came in the last 10 overs. All of this also means that India's fifth bowling option Hardik Pandya has to step up as well. The allrounder has bowled his entire quota of 10 overs on only 10 out of the 37 innings he has had to bowl thus far. In many of those 27 other games, oppositions have been bowled out early, giving his captain the leeway of not having to bowl him out, but against a full-strength England team in full flow, that option might not be easily available. Interestingly, his strike rate (19.25) and economy rate (5.69) at the death - where he hasn't bowled much - are impressive. And in the third T20I in Bristol, he showed he was battle-ready. https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/103065/england-vs-india-2018-bhuvneshwar-kumar-not-a-certain-starter-for-trent-bridge-nottingham
  5. saik

    Ind A vs WI A, Taunton, day 4.live stream

    Siraj should be picked for the correct format.
  6. saik

    Ind A vs WI A, Taunton, day 4.live stream

    Why is Jayant Yadav selected again?
  7. saik

    List all your phobias !!!

    Claustrophobia Centipede Phobia
  8. saik

    Deepak Chahar

    Better than Thakur
  9. Kookaburra manufacturers, on Sunday (July 8), unveiled a ball exclusively designed for T20s, with the aim of introducing it across T20 leagues and international cricket in two years' time. The 'Turf20' ball is expected to remain harder for longer periods, which in turn could provide value for shots for the batsmen. On the other hand, the prouder seam could also assist bowlers. The ball was specifically designed to ensure it wouldn't deteriorate over a period of time, with even bounce on offer. Presently, the same Kookaburra white ball is used in both the shorter versions of the game.On their part, Kookaburra manufactures reckon the ball would "promote balance between bat and ball". The ball was tested by employing an air cannon and wind tunnel. Last weekend, the manufacturers also conducted a trial of the new ball in a "blind test" in the Northern Territory Strike tournament. Kookaburra is set to test the ball over the next 18 months before launching it in 2020. "As Twenty20 cricket evolved, Kookaburra thought there should be a way to create a ball specific to its needs rather than follow the traditional method of ball-making that is used in Test cricket,'' Kookaburra spokesman Shannon Gill said. "A Test ball is designed to gradually deteriorate over 80 overs, this is an integral element to Test cricket. Twenty20 cricket has evolved quite differently; the ball is only needed for 20 overs and the action is more intense and explosive than Test cricket. This means gradual deterioration is not as big a factor, instead a ball that meets the demands of the power hitting game has been created," he added. Gill also observed that the feedback received from the players, who played with the 'Turf20' ball in the NT Strike competition, was generally positive. "In follow-up feedback, the players responded they did not notice any difference to the way the ball played as far as bounce and speed, but there were comments on the improved hardness of the ball through the 20 overs," he noted. Alex Ross, the South Australia and Brisbane Heat batsman, who is playing for Desert Storm in the NT Strike league, endorsed the qualities of the ball for T20 cricket. "As long as it doesn't bounce differently or change the nature of the game, that way it can only be a positive. I noticed later in my innings last week the ball was definitely harder and carried further - which is what you want in T20 cricket." http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/103003/kookaburra-unveil-a-ball-exclusively-for-t20s
  10. This Nadeem is not even able to run through a second string WI side.
  11. Both Bumrah and Bhuvi Should have been rested for the limited overs series considering we have to play 5 tests.
  12. Already ruled out of the ODI series in England with a thumb injury, Jasprit Bumrah is in a fight against time to be fit for the second Test against England starting on August 9 at Lord’s. CricketNext has reliably learnt from those in the know that rehabilitation in case of such a surgery takes from five to six weeks and if the bowler reacts well and makes swift progress, he could well be back on the flight to England just in time for the second Test. While Deepak Chahar was picked as Bumrah’s replacement for the ongoing T20I series, Shardul Thakur will replace him for the ODI series that follows the shortest format. The Test series starts on August 1 at Edgbaston. Starting off as a pure white-ball specialist, his control with the Kookaburra ball led to pundits and former cricketers calling for his inclusion in the Test side. The call-up came for the tour of South Africa on the back of 103 wickets from 29 first-class games. And the fast bowler didn’t disappoint as he was the wrecker-in-chief as India beat hosts South Africa by 63 runs in the third Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.Bumrah picked 7 wickets in the game with figures of 5/54 in the first essay and 2/57 including the all-important wicket of AB de Villiers for 6 in the second innings. He finished the series with 14 wickets from the 3 games at a strike-rate of 48.0. Bumrah suffered the finger injury against Ireland in the first T20 international in Dublin while attempting to take a catch in the 20th over of the Ireland innings off his own bowling. The Indian Test squad is expected to be named during the ODI series later this month and captain Virat Kohli will be hoping the world’s top ranked ODI bowler can play a part in his team’s quest to come back with the series trophy. https://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/jasprit-bumrah-in-race-against-time-to-be-fit-for-second-test-against-england-1803973.html
  13. https://cricket.yahoo.net/news/alastair-cook-headlines-strong-england-170629753
  14. https://cricket.yahoo.net/news/alastair-cook-headlines-strong-england-170629753

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