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  1. http://www.timesnownews.com/sports/article/give-my-livelihood-back-its-my-right-says-angry-sreesanth-to-bcci/71829
  2. https://sport360.com/article/cricket/pakistan_super_league/245509/two-chinese-cricketers-set-to-take-part-in-pakistan-super-league/?google_amp
  3. http://www.timesnownews.com/sports/article/give-my-livelihood-back-its-my-right-says-angry-sreesanth-to-bcci/71829
  4. http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8039/scorecard/65035/England-vs-India-1st-Match http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket-world-cup/2281446/world-cup-1975-flashback-when-sunil-gavaskar-scored-36-runs-in-174-balls/lite/ I wonder, if someone has guts to beat this "Go slow" record made by Gavaskar 42 years back now :D
  5. Virender Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer, often considered as one of the most destructive batsman of the cricket. Virender Sehwag is an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler. He played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian test side in 2001. In April 2009, Virender Sehwag became the only Indian to be honoured as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008, subsequently becoming the first player of any nationality to retain the award for 2009. Let's take a look at 8 of the unknown facts about the man we chose to call by the name of "VIRU" Virender Sehwag: 1. Virender Sehwag was banned in his Test Debut Match. His debut match was against South Africa at Bloemfontein, Nov 3-6, 2001, however it didn't exactly turned out bravo. He was banned by the MATCH REFEREE Mike Denness for over appealing more than required. 2. Virender Sehwag was once booed by numerous Bangladeshi Cricket Fans. His remarks on Bangladesh Cricket Team as a unimportant "ORDINARY" group earned him a considerable amount of contempt from the Bangladeshi Cricket Supporters. Subsequently, after winning a Test Match against Bangladesh, he had to go through a lot of bantering and boeing while he was on his way for the post match conference. 3. During 2011 World Cup campaign, Virender Sehwag was the one to launch 1st boundary of India’s innings on the very first ball in 5 consecutive matches. There is reason why we called him the most destructive batman of our era. 4. The God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar himself looks for inspiration from Virender Sehwag to play when he is in ‘NERVOUS 90s’. He has said this many times and he stand by it. Virender Sehwag never gives apprehensions about negativities while he is batting. He just goes after the bowler. It is always do or die for him. 5. Virender Sehwag’s father once banned him from playing cricket, he was once injured by a terrible blow from a cricket ball which hurled his tooth out of his mouth during a cricket match. His father was angry and concerned as well and accordingly banned him from playing cricket. In any case, his mom helped him and elevated the boycott. 6. Apart from his father, Virender Sehwag was once slapped by John Wright on account of his poor performance. Yes, the most destructive batsman was once slapped by John Wright. However, an apology was expected by John Wright by Sachin Tendulkarrequested that Virender Sehwag keep this issue under control as John Wright resembled a father figure to everybody in the dressing room. Virender Sehwag generally avoid speaking of this incident out in public. 7. Virender Sehwag has a doppelganger and he is a Software Engineer. Yes, there is to be sure another Virender Sehwag with more hairs on his head and he has a much tougher job to do. His name is Girish Mallenahally. He is a Software Engineer. SOURCE: Sehwag
  6. vs Form guide West Indies WWLLW (last five completed matches, most recent first) Sri Lanka WLLLW Watch out for Marlon Samuels is one of eight men still standing from West Indies' title triumph in 2012. And it was his innings that refused Sri Lanka the joy of becoming world champions at home. A man capable of taking your breath away with his strokeplay and tear your hair out when he is out of form, Samuels continues to be an enigma 15 years since his debut. Dinesh Chandimal is remaking himself as a T20 opener. Some of that is because most reckon he can slip into Mahela Jayawardene's shoes. While that can be a heavy burden, Chandimal can turn it to his advantage. Presently he tries to hit the ball a bit too hard. For a batsman whose skill lies in timing and imagination, he does not need to rely on such crude tactics. Jayawardene certainly did not. Team news Indications from West Indies' training session on the eve of the match are that they would keep to the same XI that played England. They might be tempted to find a way to include Jason Holder, who had come out as an opener during the warm-up stage. West Indies (probable) 1.Chris Gayle, 2 Johnson Charles, 3 Marlon Samuels, 4 Dinesh Ramdin (wk), 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Andre Russell, 7 Darren Sammy, 8 Carlos Brathwaite, 9 Samuel Badree, 10 Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn. Sri Lanka do have plenty of bowling options, and that is bound to come useful. They may retain the same XI that beat Afghanistan last Thursday. Sri Lanka (probable) 1.Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 3 Lahiru Thirimanne, 4 Milinda Siriwardana, 5 Angelo Mathews (capt), 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Chamara Kapugedera, 8 Shehan Jayasuriya, 9 Nuwan Kulasekara, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Rangana Herath. Pitch and conditions Dharamsala and Nagpur have been slow on the take. Mumbai has been in the batsmen's pockets, and if history is anything to go by, Bangalore will be too. There was a tinge of green to the pitch at M Chinnaswamy stadium, but it is unlikely to hinder strokeplay. If anything, it might help the ball come onto the bat quicker. Chasing has been the favoured route here, even without the complication of dew. The forecast is for a clear day, but a cloudy night.
  7. Do u want to know some interesting stuffs about ICC World T20 2016?? I have collected few interesting facts and information that every T20 cricket fans should know... And you can also post me if any other interesting facts left out in the list. Highest Runs - Virat Kohli (319) is the highest run-scorer and he achieved it in the 2014 T20 World Cup played at Dhaka. Best Bowler - Sri Lankan off-spinner Ajantha Mendis holds the world record with 6 for 8 in a T20 World Cup match against Zimbabwe in 2012. Highest Team Total - Sri Lanka’s 260/6 against Kenya is the highest score ever, achieved in the year 2007 in World T20. Fastest Fifty - Yuvraj Singh is the only cricketer to score fastest half-century maker in just 12 deliveries in 2007 T20 World Tournament.
  8. Couple of interesting answers in Ashwin's interview: R Ashwin loves to talk. He gets agitated and takes a dig at the media if he is asked about India's 'tailor-made pitch theory at home' in recent times, but he doesn't mind going into great depths while discussing various other issues. The 29-year-old had a fantastic 2015; he was easily India's player of the year, setting up two Test series wins ­ against Sri Lanka and South Africa. In a week's time, Ashwin will be off to Australia, trying to win an ODI and T20 series Down Under. Before that, he spoke to TOI about the year gone by and his plans in the coming year. Excerpts: It's been an incredible 2015 for you. What do you feel about the year? It's been really good. I was a bit disappointed by the way 2014 ended when I was not part of the Test team on quite a few occasions. It was the right time when Ravi Shastri (team director) and Bharath Arun (bowling coach) came in and they have been instrumental in turning things around. I hope I replicate the performances in 2016 as well. How have Shastri and Arun helped you? They have allowed me to make mistakes. They have either told me how to correct those mistakes or pointed out where I was going wrong. I am somebody who likes communication - I want to be spoken to and I want to speak to people. They have not mistaken me when I have gone and spoken to them on issues and they have only added value. Earlier people had mistaken me for speaking out but that hasn't been the case with these guys. What was your highest point of 2015? It's the Man of the Series award that I won in Sri Lanka. It was my first Test win abroad. I was a very important part of that tour along with a young captain and I hope we live many such moments this year as well. Your most satisfying scalp of 2015? It has to be AB (de Villiers) in Nagpur. I hadn't bowled the carrom ball to him for a while. During that innings, he was getting outside the line of leg-stump, trying to get the LBW out of the way. I beat him on the leg side once, then I beat him with off spin and after that I landed one on the stumps. He thought the ball would turn, it didn't. Over a period of 10 balls I built that dismissal up and it was one of the best of my career. Carrom ball is a delivery that you use quite brilliantly. How is it different from the doosra and do you think doosra can be bowled without bending your arm? Carrom ball is a proper knuckle ball and it can't be bowled with an offspinner's grip. It is a finger-spinning ball and you don't use the wrist or elbow to bowl it - it's like a legal leg-break. But I don't think the doosra can be bowled without bending your arm, may be the topspinner but not the doosra. Getting back to last year, who was the most difficult batsman to bowl to and why? It's a difficult pick when you have a good year (smiles). But because we played one Test in Australia, I would probably say Steven Smith. He is a great batsman, uses his feet well, and even though has got out to offspinners quite a bit, his quick feet, quick hands make him a difficult batsman to bowl to. You have the happy knack of getting the best opposition players out. It was AB against South Africa and Kumar Sangakkara against Lanka. So during the Australia series, who is your target, Smith or David Warner? Well, I am not targeting any batsman. I am just hoping for a very good challenge. I think I am a little better equipped this time to win a series abroad and I hope I contribute my best to the team's success. Australia are struggling with a few retirements and injuries. There's already a buzz that India have a great chance of winning the series. Your thoughts... Every team goes through difficult phases and Australia are going through that. But all teams are very strong at home and when you are playing there, it's about how well you start. It's true that with the kind of players that we have, there is a decent chance, but the most important thing is to enjoy the tour and relish the challenge. You have spoken about how you enjoy playing under Virat Kohli. Is it difficult to adapt under two captains in two formats? And how different are Virat and MS Dhoni in their captaincy? I don't think it's difficult to adjust playing under two captains. I know both of them very well and they have both shown confidence in me. They are very different as captains but there is no one method to winning a game. Virat is more of a communicator who inspires, motivates and leads from the front. Dhoni is a better handler of emotions - he is all to himself and takes everything on his chin and handles it with a lot of maturity. MS is not playing Tests any more but Virat stands out in the way he tries to push players up and it's a great quality to have. But a comparison can only be made when Virat has led the side for seven to 10 years. You are always developing new deliveries. What's new up your sleeve? I always keep trying things. I feel if a batsman can play a reverse sweep, I can also bowl leg-break. With that thought, I have been trying the leg-break and I think I have mastered it now. But I will be sure when I unleash one in a match situation and take the top of off-stump. The next one is probably the googly and the flipper, but I haven't tried those. You take your batting seriously. Are you working on it, more so with the ODIs and T20s coming up? One day I aspire to be the best all rounder in ODIs. I am creating an environment where I can achieve that and I am very sure I can do it. I have no issues working with anybody and I am open to any advice. I am ready to give everything a try. We know you firmly believe in the 'tailor-made pitch' theory. Do you think it will continue next year, when India will play about 12 Tests at home? There's no point me talking about it. Fighting against the media is like hitting the wall. Media is always going to find someone to explain on their behalf and any opinion that a cricketer gives is going to be countered by an ex-cricketer because media pays him. I don't see a reason why we should have a debate on the pitches because you have already decided what you want to say. All I can tell you is that we don't prepare the pitches. We play on pitches that are given to us, we don't complain when we go abroad. Curators are paid to prepare pitches, we are paid to play, the fans are paying to watch, and you are paid to write. So I am not going to get into this pitch debate. That's fine but are you OK with Test matches getting over in only two-and-a-half days? Probably the batsmen coming from abroad can bat a little better so that the matches don't get over in two-and-a-half days. When England came here a couple of years back, Test matches did go on for five days, didn't they? Finally it seems you have got some good spin bowling back-up in Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra? Mishra's a senior bowler, he is not a back-up. He is a bowler from whom I have learnt from and Jadeja has always done well in Test cricket. He has sometimes been blamed for things that he hasn't done too wrong - he is a fine Test bowler and bats decently lower down the order. So I don't think Jadeja's rise to form is a surprise and I am happy for him. Source - Cricbuzz

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