Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sreesanth hopes to play for India again

KOCHI: Claiming innocence and expressing faith in the judiciary, India Test pacer S Sreesanth, who was released on bail after being arrested for alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixingscandal, on Wednesday said he is hopeful of making a comeback to the national side. 

"I promise you I will never give up," Sreesanth, who is out on bail after spending 27 days in theTihar Jail, said upon his return to his hometown. 

"My dream obviously is to play cricket. All I want to do is to play cricket and get back into the team... It is a dream to play in the South African tour series. But I am not sure about it now," he told reporters soon after meeting his parents and relatives at nearby Tripunithura. 

Despite being weary after his arrival from Delhi Sreesanth said he was very happy to be back with his parents and said he would soon start training. 

Asked if he had been 'trapped' in the case, Sreesanth said, "I have done no wrong. The arrest could be part of a conspiracy. It will soon come out. I am confident good will happen." 

On his experience in Tihar Jail, the pacer said he does not wish to explain anything. 

"All I can say is that I love this game. I have given the very best from the day one I played this game. You must trust me. I totally believe in judiciary. I am waiting for everything to be sorted out. I will surely like to explain everything," he said. 

Sreesanth said he got full support of the cricketing fraternity. 

"Everybody was messaging. Thanks to them, thanks to Rajasthan Royals, BCCI, my family, friends, fans, media. I have no complaints against anybody. Everybody was doing their duty. I have no complaints against anyone," he said. 

"Whatever has happened, has happened for a reason. I am happy to be home. Please pray for me. I promise not to give up," Sreesanth said. 

He declined to reply when asked to comment on Delhi Police plans to file an appeal against his bail.

This five-wicket haul is very special: Jadeja

LONDON: India's newest 'Man Friday' Ravindra Jadeja feels that secret of his success lies in "keeping things simple" which helped him get a career-best of five for 36 against West Indies in a group league of Champions Trophy on Tuesday.

"This is my best bowling performance and I am very happy about it. I have had three four-wicket hauls, but this one is special. I just tried to keep things simple," Jadeja said in a post-match media conference at the Ken Barrington Cricket Center at The Oval.

"I was just aiming to bowl the right line which I did. The Oval wicket was dry and affording spin and I wasn't surprised by the conditions even if it was overcast," Jadeja said.

Jadeja said he has worked on his game in the last six months and always tried to keep things simple.

"Earlier, I would strategize too much and get all mixed up. Now I just come for a game and adjust to the conditions and play my best," he said.

The Saurashtra all-rounder thanked his skipper for showing faith in his abilities.

"Mahi bhai is a thinking captain. He can read your abilities very well and I am happy I am doing the job for him," Jadeja said, adding with a smile: "I still can't figure out why he calls me Sirji."

Jadeja said he wasn't scared that West Indies had big hitters in their ranks like Kieron Pollard andChris Gayle.

"It is always better to think what I can do and not worry about batsmen. I was able to bowl a straight forward line and the batsmen made the mistakes," Jadeja said, adding India's biggest plus was their fielding.

"All our fielders are very good. We don't have a single player whom we need to hide in the field. We have the correct balance in the team and that's the biggest advantage for us," Jadeja said.

Ravindra Jadeja: The man from Saurashtra with the golden arm

AHMEDABAD: Whatever Ravindra Jadeja is touching these days, everything is turning to gold. 

For someone who was not part of the Indian Test team and dropped from the Indian ODI and T20 teams not very long ago, the southpaw from Saurashtra has done extremely well to hog the headlines so frequently, and for all his action on the field and not off it like many of his fellow cricketers. 

And the all-rounder who made his Test debut on the strength of his batting is bowling like a man with a golden arm, hardly going wrong and giving the breakthroughs whenever India needed them. 

He started off with two triple hundreds in the Ranji Trophy last year and immediately made his Test debut, played successfully in the ODIs and T20s for India and then had a successful IPL campaign. 

In the Champions Trophy in England, Jadeja just started from where he left in India. No doubt he has become such a trusted lieutenant to captain MS Dhoni

In his man-of-the-match performance against the West Indies on Tuesday he not only picked up five wickets but was also the most economical among all Indian bowlers. His quota of 10 overs had two maidens, cost him 36 runs and picked the wickets of Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Sunil Narine and Ravi Rampaul

That two of his victims were leg-before, one bowled and one caught behind also shows that he was accurate to the T and bowling tight length without giving any room for the batsmen to score. Jadeja was in fact enjoying his show and he topped it with a catch of the West Indies skipper Dawyne Bravo off the bowling of Umesh Yadav. 

"I was just trying to bowl in the right areas, I played here against England and took two wickets, I'm just trying to give my good performance. I was just bowling wicket-to-wicket and letting the pitch do the rest," Jadeja said after receiving his man-of-the-match award during the post match presentation. His performance was also praised by both Bravo and Indian skipper Dhoni after the match. 

"We didn't have enough runs, after the start we got, we deserved to have got 40-50 runs more, having said that, the Indians bowled well in the middle overs. They had their plans and stuck to it," said Bravo. 

"Overall a very good performance, they got to a very good start, they seemed like they would get 280 runs or so, our bowlers did very well after that, our bowlers were able to keep the batsmen at their respective ends, didn't let them rotate easily," said Dhoni and added with a smile: "You think I know him (Jadeja) well, but even I'm finding out over a period of time."

Pak vs SA: South Africa stay afloat, push Pakistan to brink of elimination

BIRMINGHAM: Prolific batsman Hashim Amla (81) hit a splendid half-century before Ryan McLaren took four wickets as South Africa mauled Pakistan by 67 runs to keep themselves in the race for the Champions Trophy semifinals.

Point Table Scorecard | Match In Pics

Pakistan bowlers did a fantastic job by restricting South Africa to 234 for nine, which was built around Hamla's knock and small contributions from Faf du Plessis (28), skipper AB de Villiers (31) and JP Duminy (24).

Pakistani batsmen though could not compliment the good job done by their bowlers as they failed to apply themselves under challenging conditions.

Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (55) and opener Nasir Jamshed (42) were the only ones, who showed intent to resist the Proteas as Pakistan were all out for 167 in 45 overs.

It was second successive batting failure for Pakistan and this defeat has dented their chances to progress in the tournament as they next face arch-rivals India on Saturday.

Stroke-making was difficult since the Edgbaston wicket assisted pacers as well as spinners.

MacLaren emerged as the highest wicket-taker for South Africa with figures of 8-3-19-4 but it was young paceman Chris Morris (2/25) together with Lonwabo Tsotsobe (2/23) who build pressure and strangulated the Pakistan innings early on.

Such was the domination of bowlers that Pakistan scored just 36 runs in first 15 overs and lost Imran Farhat (2) and Mohammed Hafeez (7). Morris accounted for both as he bowled Farhat and foxed Hafeez with extra bounce to have him caught at square leg.

McLaren and part-timer JP Duminy (1/26) too bowled venomous spells to pile on the misery of the rivals. Immediately after the first drinks break, Duminy bowled Shoaib Malik, who played a defensive shot but the ball rolled back, hit the stumps and knocked over the bails.

Jamshed was fighting hard from one end even as Pakistan trudged to 75 for three in 25 overs.

Tsotsobe returned for another spell and removed Jamshed by having him caught in his follow through. McLaren played his part by dismissing Umar Amin (16) and Kamran Akmal (0) departed in quick succession.

Misbah had no option but to go all out and in the process became Tsotsobe's second victim. That was the final nail in Pakistan's coffin.

Earlier, despite Pakistan's impressive bowling the South African batsmen did succeed in getting good starts. However, they were guilty of not converting those into big knocks.

Earlier, Plessis, de Villiers and Duminy (24) all got good starts but they could not bat for long.

Amla too gifted his wicket on an extravagant shot, a reverse sweep, as he was batting confidently and hardly looked like troubled by any bowler. His 81 came off 97 balls with nine shots to the fence.

Resultantly, South Africa did not have the kind of batsmen who could get some quick runs to give fillip to the innings towards the end.

Pakistani pacemen were not unplayable but they did extract good bounce off the pitch to trouble the Proteas.

Spinners Saeed Ajmal and Mohammed Hafeez too played a part in stifling the Proteas innings. They got just a wicket each but conceded just 42 and 38 runs respectively.

Shoaib Malik too bowled miserly, giving away just 27 runs in his six overs, and also got wicket of Ryan McLaren.

Amla, who has been scoring consistently for South Africa, was his usual composed self as he rotated the strike well and formed a good stand with Plessis after the side had lost opener Colin Ingram (20), who was trapped by Hafeez.

Amla and Plessis and added 69 runs for the second wicket. As Mohammed Irfan (1/27) and Junaid Khan (1/45) were getting good bounce off the pitch and spinners too bowled impressively, Amla and Plessis were cautious in their approach. Amla later on started playing reverse sweep against Hafeez and Ajmal and got some runs.

However, luck deserted him on one occasion as he reverse swept Ajmal but could not keep the ball down and was caught by Hafeez in the third man region.

It happened about four overs after Irfan had scalped Plessis by having the batsman caught in cover region. Plessis went for a pull, misjudged the bounce and just managed an edge which flew to Shoaib Malik.

The Pakistanis then effected runs outs Duminy and De Villiers, exposing the tail of the Proteas to some quality bowling.

Champions Trophy: Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja take India to semifinals

NEW DELHI: After Ravindra Jadeja's career-best figure restricted West Indies to modest 233/9, Shikhar Dhawan slammed second consecutive ton of the tournament to help India reach the target comfortably and reserve a berth in ICC Champions Trophy semifinals.

Scorecard | Points Table | Match In Pics

Continuing his good form, Dhawan scored an unbeaten 102 as India thrashed West Indies by eight wickets in the rain-hit clash with 10.5 overs to spare at Oval on Tuesday.

The three-figure mark was achieved by Dhawan with a slashed six off Dwayne Bravo over backward point. He then played dot balls to allow his partner Dinesh Karthik (50 no) to complete his well-deserved half-century.

West Indies attack appeared toothless against Indian top order. Barring Sunil Narine, who broke the solid 101-run opening stand by dismissing Rohit Sharma and sent back Virat Kohli, no other bowler made any mark in the crucial encounter.

Narine gave West Indies first breakthrough by getting Sharma caught behind after his gritty 52-run knock that came off 56 deliveries and were studded with seven boundaries.

The TV umpire overturned the on-field umpire's decision after West Indies successfully reviewed an appeal for caught behind against Sharma. Hotspot revealed a faint nick.

Playing his 100th ODI, Virat Kohli arrived to the crease with aggressive intent. First ball, he delicately cut Narine to the third-man fence.

With the light worsening and a little drizzle sweeping the stadium, Kohli played a timely cameo to always keep India ahead on the run-rate. Narine got his pound of flesh when he bowled Kohli for an 18-ball 22, the batsman playing across the line of a ball that kept straight after pitching.

Dinesh Karthik had a mild scare when Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar ruled him out caught behind off Ravi Rampaul but the Decision Review System came to his rescue. There was a big gap when the ball beat the bat. As hotspot revealed, the umpire was mistake by a 'sound', probably the bat hitting the pad.

There were no hiccups for India thereafter. Dinesh Karthik then joined Dhawan and didn't allow West Indies any further success.

Dinesh Karthik then joined Dhawan and didn't allow West Indies any further success. Karthik (51) who hit eight boundaries in his 54-ball knock proved to be an able ally as they added 109 runs for the undefeated 3rd wicket stand in 19.1 overs.

Earlier, Darren Sammy's fiery cameo outshone Ravindra Jadeja's fiver and guided West Indies to a challenging 233/9.

Sammy slammed a quick-fire 56 off 35 balls and shared unbeaten 51-run stand for the tenth wicket.

Jadeja finished with a career best figure of 5/36, making things look easier for India before Sammy's onslaught revived West Indies.

Despite a formidable start and gritty second wicket stand, West Indies lost plot as they collapsed against the disciplined Indian attack.

Asked to bat, Windies opener Chris Gayle tried to dominate Dhoni's boys with his quick hits.

However, young pace sensation Bhuvneshwar Kumar halted Gayle after his 18-ball-21, studded with four boundaries, giving India first breakthrough in the fifth over with the scorecard reading 25.

Johnson Charles and Dwayne Bravo then lifted their side with a gritty second-wicket stand. Charles slammed fiery fifty that took West Indies past 100 in 19th over.

But southpaw Jadeja soon triggered West Indies's collapse with his triple strike as he took three wickets for five runs in 14 balls to reduce the West Indies from a comfortable 103-1 to 109-4.

The spinner first ended Charles's marathon by trapping him leg before after his 55-ball-60 and then gave same treatment to Marlon Samuels (1).

Before the Caribbean side could recover, Jadeja dealt another blow by sending back Ramnaresh Sarwan (1) reducing the opponent to 109/3.

Left-hander Darren Bravo scored a watchful 35 off 83 balls when he attempted to loft Ashwin, missed the line and was stumped by Dhoni to make the West Indies 140-5.

He was soon joined by his half brother Dwayne Bravo in the dressing room who became the only victim of Umesh Yadav at the score of 163.

Kieron Pollard, kept scoreless for the first 10 balls, opened with two consecutive sixes off Ashwin before holing out in the deep off Ishant Sharma after making 22.

Jadeja then dismissed Sunil Narine and Ravi Rampaul in quick succession to claim his first ODI five-wicket haul.

However, Sammy turned the tide in West Indies favour with his sheer aggression in death overs.

Sammy plundered five boundaries and four sixes to lift his side from 182-9, making all the 35 runs from the last two overs as last man Kemar Roach watched from the non-striker's end without scoring.

ICC Champions Trophy, 2013

Date and TimeMatchWeather The Weather Channel
Thu Jun 6
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
1st Match, Group B - India v South Africa
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Fri Jun 7
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
2nd Match, Group B - Pakistan v West Indies
Kennington Oval, London
Sat Jun 8
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
3rd Match, Group A - England v Australia
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sun Jun 9
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
4th Match, Group A - New Zealand v Sri Lanka
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Mon Jun 10          
12:00 GMT | 13:00 local
17:30 IST
5th Match, Group B - Pakistan v South Africa
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Tue Jun 11
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
6th Match, Group B - India v West Indies
Kennington Oval, London
Wed Jun 12
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
7th Match, Group A - Australia v New Zealand
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Showers 12 - 19° C 
Thu Jun 13          
12:00 GMT | 13:00 local
17:30 IST
8th Match, Group A - England v Sri Lanka
Kennington Oval, London
AM Clouds/PM Sun 11 - 18° C 
Fri Jun 14
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
9th Match, Group B - South Africa v West Indies
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Showers 11 - 16° C 
Sat Jun 15
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
10th Match, Group B - India v Pakistan
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Few Showers 9 - 17° C 
Sun Jun 16
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
11th Match, Group A - England v New Zealand
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Scattered Showers 11 - 15° C 
Mon Jun 17          
12:00 GMT | 13:00 local
17:30 IST
12th Match, Group A - Australia v Sri Lanka
Kennington Oval, London
Cloudy 11 - 18° C 
Wed Jun 19
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
1st Semi-Final - TBC v TBC (A1 v B2)
Kennington Oval, London
Thu Jun 20
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
2nd Semi-Final - TBC v TBC (B1 v A2)
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Sun Jun 23
09:30 GMT | 10:30 local
15:00 IST
Final - TBC v TBC
Edgbaston, Birmingham

Sunday, June 9, 2013

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

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