Monday, January 17, 2011

World Cup squad for Indian Cricket team 2011

World Cup 2011
After much speculations, BCCI declared the 15 member Indian Squad for the mega cricket event World Cup 2011. World Cup 2011 beginning from February 19, 2011.

The team has Seven Batsman, one all-rounder, four pace bowlers and three unique spinners. Winning Captain of India Dhoni has been retained as Captain for the World Cup event and Virender Sehwag positioned as Vice Captain for the Indian team.

All rounder job is given to Yusuf Pathan and Dhoni is the only Wicket keeper in the squad are some of the highlights of the team.

Pacers as expected Zaheer Khan, current performer Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar got their position in the squad. Nehra overcomes Sreesanth and get into the team squad.

Little master Sachin, Young and dynamic Suresh Raina, powerful Yuvraj and Kohli were others placed on the batsman side.

Harbhajan, R. Ashwin and Piyush Chawla form the spinners' trio in the team squad.

Rohit Sharma, an all rounder, Spinner Pragyan Ojha, and pacer Sreesanth failed to find their place in the squad.

The selection panel, lead by chief Selector K. Srikanth chose the best 15 out of 30 probables at the meeting held at Chennai. Dhoni and Coach Gary Kirsten accompanied them through Tele Conferencing.

The 15-member team is:

* MS Dhoni (C)
* Sachin Tendulkar
* Virender Sehwag
* Gautam Gambhir
* Yuvraj Singh
* Suresh Raina
* Virat Kohli
* Yusuf Pathan (all-rounder)
* Zaheer Khan
* Ashish Nehra
* Munaf Patel
* Praveen Kumar
* Harbhajan Singh
* R. Ashwin
* Piyush Chawla

All the best for the Team India.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

India Vs South Africa Test Series draw as 1-1

sachin 51st century

Indian Cricket team made the test series draw against South Africa after completing the fifth day of the third test for 166 runs.

The toss winning Indian side asked South Africa to bat first. In the first Innings, South Africa scored the considerable 362 runs which includes Kallis century. Kallis scored hefty 161 out of 291 balls and made their side comfortable for the first innings. Indian bowlers took the wickets at regular intervals. Sree santh took five wickets and Zaheer khan took 3 wickets.

India who had started their first innings scored 364 for all out. Sachin who hit his 51st century has brought the India score to 364 which paved the way for the India to cross the follow on mark. Dale Steyn took five wickets for the team South Africa.

South Africa who started their second innings on the fourth day scored 341 and set the difficult target of 340. Kallis, though he got injured scored 109 combined with the partnership Mark Boucher.

India who started their second innings, from the starting itself, India tried to draw the series. Sehwag, who was not performing well this series was out initially but later Dravid and Gambhir slowly played their innings. Later India was 166 for 3 wickets and the series was draw for 1-1.

Happy Birthday AR Rahman


Happy Birthday To our Madras Maestro, the Oscar Awardee AR Rahman. He is now 45 years old and he is celebrating his birthday with his family.

AR Rahman expressed that he is coming out with a new music video. Speculations are rife that this could be the visual representation of his recent international collaboration with English sensation Dido for a number in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours.

Once again Many more happy returns of the day for the Music Legend, the Mozart of Madras.
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