में दो टेस्ट, 1–0 to India. England’s poor summer continued apace today with a shocking (sorry, भय उत्पन्न करनेवाला) collapse after lunch today to hand the visitors the initiative going forward into the rest of the series. On current evidence it would be hard to see past India winning the series.
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In a way I am almost glad England failed to grind out a draw against Sri Lanka. Had they done so it would have been seen by many as some sort of miraculous escape. दीवार से पीठ, stoic defence when the chips were down. यह नहीं होना चाहिए, मगर, detract from a dire performance. For the umpteenth time the batsmen have let us down. The last Ashes on English soil were won despite, not because of our batsmen and the overall picture hasn’t improved since then.… पढ़ें पूर्ण लेख
Cricket is a sport in which most followers expect their heroes to adhere to a higher standard of fair play and sportsmanship.
The recent incident of ‘Mankading’ (जो पृथ्वी पर कि मुहावरा गढ़ा?) – when Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake ran out England’s Jos Buttler who had strayed out of his crease at the non-striker’s end at a key point in the final and deciding ODI in the series was disappointing to see and thankfully remains very rare.
The last incident I can remember is when Kapil Dev ran out South Africa’s Peter Kirsten, apparently without warning: एचटीटीपी://www.youtube.com/watch?v = RzbFy_elb8k
Differing accounts of Tuesday’s shambles say Senanayake warned Buttler twice or just the once. किसी भी तरह से, it wasn’t cricket. The bowler shouldn’t have done it and the captain should have over-ruled the appeal. वह नहीं था, यह तो हम खेल पर एक दबाव की लागत गिनती करने के लिए छोड़ दिया जाता हुआ.
मैं क्या पसंद नहीं है, मगर, is England using this unsavoury controversy to shield yet another highly mixed performance during a ODI series.
Sri Lanka are a decent side – but without the wicket taking machine that was Muttiah Muralitharan in the line-up and home advantage you would have expected England to win the series.… पढ़ें पूर्ण लेख
वापस पिछले साल मार्च में (वाह, सच है कि पिछले एक महीने पहले??) मैं टेस्ट मैच क्रिकेट के भविष्य के बारे में एक संक्षिप्त पत्र लिखे और क्या वर्षों में खेल के लिए हो सकता आने के लिए. Inspired by watching a fascinating dual between bat and ball as Bangladesh took on Sri Lanka I waxed lyrical about the game and the subtle battles and tactical ramifications that make test cricket, well testing. Unfortunately, you may recall dear reader, the article was nevertheless based on a sad note – the crowd – or more accurately the lack of the crowd – rejoicing in the contest.
कई बुद्धिमान (और कुछ मूर्ख) sages have put their thinking caps on to ponder how to better push the claims of test match cricket. Test match cricket is a discipline that must not be allowed to die. It is the very essence of cricket and at the very apex of the wonderful game. If test match cricket dies then so too does the heart and soul of the sport.… पढ़ें पूर्ण लेख
Apologies one and all for a lack of recent musings – it’s all due to a new arrival in the household which has meant my waking (and sleeping) hours are completely dominated by bottle feeding sessions and nappy changes – yes a little bambino has arrived. Give her about 18 years and she’ll be playing for England.
Anyway; to business.
कुंआ, to paraphrase William Shakespeare somewhat, that was a winter of discontent for England. After pretty inept performances in the Ashes most would have thought it couldn’t get any worse. It did – the humiliating defeat against the Netherlands (even if it was a ‘dead rubber’) proving the coup de grâce. Before and since that final shambolic outing there have been some high profile casualties — gone are coach Andy Flower, middle order mainstay Jonathan Trott and spin king Graeme Swann. And then of course there is the whole saga around Kevin Pietersen. Gloveman Matt Prior will also be nervously looking over his shoulder as others threaten his place in the side.… पढ़ें पूर्ण लेख
There’s an old anecdote in the cricketing career of Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird in which he hit a century for Yorkshire in one match and found himself dropped for the next.
With an average just over 20 his first-class career was hardly spectacular but as an international umpire he went on to arguably be the best in the business.
He was well liked and entertaining, bringing his native Yorkshire straight talking no nonsense approach to the pitch. Dickie was also seen as completely neutral whoever was playing, despite a deep-rooted love of both county and country.… पढ़ें पूर्ण लेख
When England squared up to Australia in the last Ashes series I, अन्य के जैसे, thought the visitors would retain the urn during the five match series. It was always going to a tougher battle than the summer showdown but victory was expected.
Player for player England were just too strong, वे नहीं थे? उस समय पर, with the standout exception of middle-order maestro Michael Clarke, a combined XI of the two sides would have been dominated by the three lions. Other than skipper Clarke who would have made the combined side? Perhaps David Warner for Michael Carberry? A fit Ryan Harris in for either Chris Tremlett or Tim Bresnan? Certainly the former, probably the latter. A place for Shane Watson? हो सकता है - लेकिन कौन है वह जगह होगी? इसके चेहरे पर, मगर, England certainly appeared the stronger outfit.… पढ़ें पूर्ण लेख
दिन इंग्लैंड की घोषणा की है की सबसे बड़ी क्रिकेट खबर में केविन पीटरसन को अब अपनी योजनाओं में किया जाएगा, प्रभावी ढंग से अपने अग्रणी बल्लेबाज बर्खास्त। यह अंत में मुझे शुरू हो रहा है मेरा पहला लेख लिखने के लिए के बाद से विनाशकारी एशेज श्रृंखला लगभग शुरू किया 2 महिनो पहले। मैं तुम्हें निष्पक्ष चेतावनी पाठक देना चाहते हैं, that as hard as I try to always be positive about the great game there are occasional days where what needs saying just doesn’t feel very positive. This is one of them…
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क्या मैं के बारे में मैं ऊपर से नीचे मारा जा सकता है कहने के लिए कर रहा हूँ ... लेकिन मुझे खुशी है कि इस एशेज श्रृंखला के एक छोर पर है के लिए. काफी बस ऑस्ट्रेलिया उनके अलग अलग हिस्सों और इंग्लैंड की राशि की तुलना में कहीं बेहतर निभाई है किया गया है, बड़े हिस्से के लिए, बिल्कुल पैशाचिक.
के रूप में यकीन है कि के रूप में रात दिन इस प्रकार ऑस्ट्रेलियाई टीम एक विनाशकारी 5-0 श्रृंखला जीत की समाप्ति, एक बार फिर इंग्लैंड एक दयनीय कुल एक अंतरराष्ट्रीय लाइन अप के लायक नहीं के लिए बाहर गेंदबाजी. आगंतुकों अब वापस जाने की जरूरत है, re-group and pick up the pieces from this potentially disastrous tour down-under.… पढ़ें पूर्ण लेख
अंग्रेजी सर्दियों एक भयानक बात कर रहे हैं. ठंडा और गीला, मौसम भी कोई घर क्रिकेट का मतलब.
Christmas is one shining light in the fog of the cold and to add to this the thought of an annual test match that starts on Boxing Day and usually held under blue skies and warm temperatures is one that stirs the imagination and one that I will raise a cold beer to.
Boxing Day tests have been held every year since 1980 (के सिवाय 1989 जब एक एक दिवसीय मैच बनाम श्रीलंका बजाय खेला गया था (बू - एड) and at the Melbourne Cricket Club in Australia – aka the MCG). They have also been dominated by some massive crowds (which have approached six figures on occasion).... पढ़ें पूर्ण लेख