Archive for May, 2018

h1

A Straight Bat, Young Lad

May 20, 2018

Yes, the bat is an extension of your forearm — Keep both straight and you will meet the ball four ‘n square.

So, says the occasional coach and ancient cricketer to a part-time cricketer at Kirinde in Sri Lanka.

PS:  the chair was not for me… It was the wickets.

Advertisements
h1

The IPL Roller-Coaster: Many IFs … Now, 19th May

May 19, 2018

S Rajesh of ESPNcricinfo, May 2018 –-where the title is  IPL playoff qualification scenarios – Five teams fight for two spots

With four league games to go, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings have already qualified for the playoffs, while five other teams are fighting for the last two spots. ESPNcricinfo looks at how the qualification scenarios will be affected by the results of Saturday’s games between Rajasthan Royals (12 points, -0.403 Net Run Rate) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (12 points, 0.264 NRR), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (18 points, 0.319 NRR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (14 points, -0.091 NRR).

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Lankan Squad for the West Indies: Viewpoints

May 13, 2018

ONE: “Will Sri Lanka cold-shoulder Vandersay again?”  by Sportswriter, Sunday Observer, 13 May 2018

Uncapped leg spin bowler Jeffrey Vandersay has been recalled into the Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming three-Test tour of the West Indies, but experts fear that he will most likely sit out the matches as has been the case before. Vandersay shot to the limelight by taking seven wickets in a three-day match against Pakistan three years ago but was not selected for the ensuing Test series against the same opposition.

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Frsh Faces in Sri Lankan Squad for the Windies Series

May 13, 2018

Andrew Fidel Fernando, in ESPNcricinfo, May 2018

Thirty-one year old opening batsman Mahela Udawatte has broken into the Sri Lanka Test squad more than 10 years after his international debut, along with three other uncapped players, Kasun Rajitha, Jeffrey Vandersay and Asitha Fernando.

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Their First Test Encounter: When Irish Eyes are Gleaming

May 13, 2018

Jarrod Kimber, courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, 11 May 2018, where the title is

Michael Halliday, the former Ireland captain, has a broken pub roof tile on his mantelpiece. It is signed by Imran Khan. Because it was Imran who hit him out of Pagham Cricket ground when playing for Sussex against Ireland in 1977. Imran Khan made a hundred that day.

 

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Enter Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal: All of 17 plus Years and in IPL

May 13, 2018

Sandeep Lamichhane     

Born August 2, 2000, Syangja ….. Current age 17 years 284 days

Major teams Nepal, Delhi Daredevils, Kowloon Cantons,Nepal Under-19s

Playing role Bowler ……..Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Sandeep Lamichhane

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

When Afghanistan and Ireland gained Test Status in Cricket in Mid-2017. Hurrah!

May 13, 2018

BBC, June 2017 where the title reads “Ireland & Afghanistan awarded Test status by International Cricket Council”

Ireland and Afghanistan have been granted Test status by the International Cricket Council. It increases the number of countries competing at the top level of international cricket to 12. They are the first admissions since Bangladesh gained Test status in 2000.

The two countries, who already have one-day and Twenty20 international status, have enjoyed notable successes against Test-playing nations in global competitions in recent years. Ireland, who are 12th in the ICC one-day rankings, beat England in the 2011 World Cup, four years after a shock victory over Pakistan in the same competition. Afghanistan, currently 10th in the rankings, drew an ODI series with T20 world champions West Indies this month.

Read the rest of this entry ?