Should Sachin Play 2010 T20 WC?

"I think the kind of form and the fitness he is in, if he decides to comeback it will be wonderful. He has adapted himself marvellously in the shorter format of the game. When he decided not to play in the Twenty20, he must have been in a different state of mind. But today look at the the way he is playing. If he decides to play, he should be welcomed to the side." former Test cricketer Abbas Ali Baig told IANS.

Legendary Sunil Gavaskar also said Tendulkar "should make himself available for World Twenty20."

Navjot Singh Sidhu said Tendulkar still has the hunger for the runs irrespective of the format. "I think the selectors will have to consider his current form. He has made a strong case the way he is batting in IPL.

"Sachin is a cricketer who can adapt to any situation and score at any level. He is like a little boy whose enthusiasm for cricket refuses to die." Former Test captain Bishen Singh Bedi felt the decision should be best left to Tendulkar.

“The way Tendulkar has been playing I believe he must play for India in the World Twenty20. He is playing very well in the IPL. There is no reason why he cannot perform for India,” Kapil said during an interactive session at the India International Sports Summit on Wednesday.

Sachin's 72 paves way for a comfortable win against CSK

Sachin Tendulkar, captain Mumbai Indians (MI), paved the way for his team’s fourth victory in the five DLF IPL Season 3 T 20 matches defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Brabourne Stadium on Thursday. This five wicket victory took the Mumbai Indians on top of the IPL 3 table. Mumbai Indians crushed Chennai Super Kings by scoring 180 in 19 overs. Sachin and Shikhar gave a power packed start to the chase. Opener Shikhar Dhawan who was chosen ahead of Sanath Jayasuriya to share the crease with Sachin Tendulkar proved it that chasing a target of 9 runs per over was not very difficult. The openers gave some free-flowing runs with their explosive start. Both the batsman displayed a good game of cricket with their aggressive but careful batting spree. The unstoppable Sachin was mesmerizing as usual and the skipper eventually got caught by Dhoni on Balaji’s ball making his gigantic 72 runs off 52 balls that included 8 fours and a six. He won the Man-of –the Match award. This was his highest score in T 20 cricket

The left hander Shikhar Dhawan then took the game in his hands and continued to keep the pace giving some great hits. He delivered 2 huge sixes on Bajali’balls until he got caught by Raina on Jakati’s balls. He accumulated 56 runs off 34 balls. Both Sachin and Shikhar added 92 runs in 8.5 overs. Earlier captain Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and asked CSK to bat first. Suresh Raina, once again proved trustworthy when he went on with his bat and shared the second highest IPL 3 partnership (142 runs in just 91 deliveries) ever with Badrinath, both making unbeaten half centuries. Suresh Raina scored an amazing 83 from 52 balls that had 7 boundaries and 3 sixes. Badrinath slammed 55 off 45 balls with 6 fours. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) set a target of 180 runs before Mumbai Indians (MI). Unsatisfied by his team’s bowling line up Dhoni said, “We are loosing confidence in the bowling department,” after the smashing defeat to Mumbai Indians.


Sachin says no to T20 world cup - sticks to his decision

Sachin Tendulkar is a difficult man to dislodge; from the wicket and from his decision. As voices rose in unision urging him to play for India in the forthcoming T20 World Cup, the Master Blaster on Tuesday made it clear that he will stick to his stand of not playing Twenty2o internationals. Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar had told CNN-IBN last night that Tendulkar should make himself available for the ICC World T20 in the Caribbean next month, but Sachin is not biting. He told CNN-IBN that he will not play the tournament. The team for T20 world cup will be selected on Friday and Tendulkar does not feature in the list of the 30 probables. Tendulkar had decided in 2007 to not play Twenty20 internationals and he said he was going to stick to that stand and that he did not see any issue in this. Tendulkar, who has only played T20 games in the IPL, has been in superlative form for the Mumbai team this season and it is his show in this format that has led many to ask him to reconsider his decision of not playing T20 internationals.

MI beat KKR in the first clash - IPL 3

The IPL 2010 cricket match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) played at Brabourne, Mumbai saw Mumbai beat Kolkata by 7 wickets.

Chris Gayle won the Maximum Sixes award, and the Karbonn Kamal Katch award was bagged by Saurav Ganguly. Sachin Tendulkar was the Man Of The Match.

The Kolkata Knight Riders had won the toss and elected to bat first. Here are the final scores:

Mumbai Indians: 156/3 (18.3 overs)

Sachin Tendulkar (not out) 71 (48b 10x4 0x6)
Shikar Dhawan c Ganguly b Karthik 23 (21b 4x4 0x6)
Saurabh Tiwary c Ganguly b I Shrama 30 (24b 3x4 1x6)
Kieron Pollard lbw b I Sharma 7 (7b 1x4 0x6)
Rajagopal Sathish (not out) 21 (11b 3x4 0x6)

Extras: 4

Kolkata Knight Riders: 155/3 (20.0 overs)

Chris Gayle lbw b Zaheer 75 (60b 7x4 2x6)
Sourav Ganguly b Harbhajan 31 (34b 5x4 0x6)
Owais Shah b Zaheer 31 (23b 3x4 0x6)
Angelo Mathews (not out) 3 (3b 0x4 0x6)

Extras: 13

RC registers win against RR in first clash - IPL

At the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday night,RCB created magic as their bowlers came out with a power-packed performance. Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn and Kumble were at their best but the hero of the night was Praveen Kumar, who registered the first hattrick of the league. The pacer’s 3 for 18 was icing on the cake for the Bangalore side which posted its second consecutive win. It was Royals’ third consecutive defeat this year.

Thanks to Praveen’s hattrick and Kumble’s 3-9, RCB bowled out Royals for 92, the lowest total this season. Then the Bangalore side knocked off the target in just over 10 overs, scoring the second fastest win (in terms balls left) in the IPL.

Praveen took his hattrick in the 17th over by running through the Royals’ middle order. The UP pacer first had Damein Martyn (bowled for 19), followed by Sumit Narwal (caught at fine leg for nought) and then Paras Dogra (bowled for 3). Kumble then wove a web around RR batsmen and claimed three wickets in 3.5 overs.

The Royals’ innings was hardly eventful with RCB bowlers keeping them under a tight leash. They were three down with just 38 on the board. Even Yusuf Pathan, barring a couple of sixes off pacer Vinay Kumar, could not do much. The high-point of their innings was a 37-run partnership between Pathan and Martyn for the fourth wicket. The innings failed to last 20 overs.
Chasing the small target, RCB openers Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey went after the RR bowlers from the word go. They achieved the target in the 11th over.

There was little that the Royals’ skipper Warne could do as Kallis followed up his unbeaten 89 in the previous match with a scintillating 44 off 34 balls. Kallis unleashed a flurry of boundaries in the power play and most of his shots bore the stamp of class. Pandey, the highest run-getter in this year’s Ranji Trophy, lived up to the billing slamming an entertaining 32 that included seven boundaries and one six.

RCB will meet Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on Saturday.

CSK defeats DD by 5 wickets - IPL 3

In the 11th match today, Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to bat first. They got to a flying start with Sehwag at his devastating best. Though other Delhi batsmen contributed a little, but it was Sehwag’s who stole the show. He scored 74 runs off just 38 balls (4*10, 3*6). After a good start, Delhi Daredevils fumbled in the middle orders and lost some quick wickets. But in the end, Mithun Manhas and Rajat Bhatia scored some quick runs and helped them score 185/6 in 20 overs.

Chasing a target of 187 to win, Chennai Super Kings started off well and scored 50/1 in 5 overs. The main stay was Hayden who with his mongoose bat was a source of attraction. Hayden’s mongoose bat wrecked Delhi Daredevils bowlers and his blitzkrieg innings had put Chennai on top. Hayden scored 93 runs off just 43 balls ( 9*4,7*6). At one moment it looked all over for Delhi but then Hayden and Morkel’s wicket fell and Chennai were placed at 154/4 in 14.2 overs. Suresh Raina (captain) along with Murali Vijay then played well and ensured they dont mess up a brilliant effort by Hayden. Chennai Super Kings scored 190/5 in 19.1 overs to register a comfortable win over Delhi Daredevils

CSk registers first win in IPL 2010 - KKR loses

Chasing 165 for victory, Kolkata Knight Riders lost half of their side inside 10 overs which sealed their fortune against CSK.

From the very outset, KKR looked to be out of sort, losing two openers early on. Hodge was picked up by Albie Morkel for duck while Gony cleaned up Tiwari for 8. After that it looked to be a contest of going back to the pavilion early.

Among the top order batsmen, only Wriddhiman Saha (22) played with some authority at the middle. Apart from him, all the top order batsmen, be it Sourav Ganguly (11), Owais Shah (5) or Angelo Mathews (6), failed to score. At one stage, they lost half of their side for only 55 runs.

From then on they never recovered and was shot out for 109, conceding a 55-run victory to Chennai Super Kings.

Earlier, CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a superb knock of unbeaten 66 to help his team post a competitive total of 164/3.

Despite losing three wickets early on, Dhoni took the challenge on himself, and along with S Badrinath, helped his team reach a formidable total at the end. Like always the Indian captain started slowly, bringing his team back on track, and once he felt his team was safe, he hits the red cherry all over the park.

Dhoni hit 6 fours and 3 brutal sixes during his pragmatic knock. He slammed his fifty off just 28 balls.

Badrinath also played a brilliant knock of 43 and complimented his skipper well throughout his valiant knock.

KKR bowlers bowled well and it looked that they would restrict Dhoni’s men to less than 150. But in the last 6 overs they squandered their good work and allowed Dhoni and Badrinath to break free by giving away 83 runs.

Earlier, Electing to bat first, Chennai Super Kings’ poor batting display continued as they lost two openers-Matthew Hayden and Murli Vajay cheaply.

Vijay was playing well for his 33 but KKR medium pacer Laxmiratan Shukla produced a beauty to bowl Vijay out. Vijay’s 26-ball knock consisted of 5 hits to the fences.

Chennai innings started inauspiciously as they lost Hayden early. Ishant Sharma bowled him with a perfect ball.

Suresh Raina also did not last long as he was foxed by offie Brad Hodge for 18.

The Kolkata outfit has brought in Shane Bond and Laxmi Ratan Shukla in place of Charl Langeveldt and Cheteshwar Pujara respectively.

CSK made only one change with M S Gony replacing Sudeep Tyagi.

Sachin's MI registers a comfortable win against DD

Mumbai Indians put up an all-round exhibition to send Delhi Daredevils crashing to a 98-run defeat at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday.Put into bat, Sachin Tendulkar led the charge with a blitzkrieg 32-ball 63 as Mumbai Indians put on a stunning batting performance to put up a mammoth 218-7, before their bowlers finished off Related posts: Yusuf’s blazing ton in vain as Mumbai clinch thriller Yusuf Pathans blitzkrieg century went in vain as Mumbai… Match 6 IPL: DD Vs RR – Delhi Daredevils Beat Rajasthan Royals Virender Sehwag muscled his way to the fastest half-century… Gambhir leads Delhi to victory Chasing a modest target of 143, Delhi have lost..

Danfoss Vs Confluence Systems

Danfoss won two out of three matches in the league of the ICTBCT tournament. In the next round they had to face the confluence systems. Danfoss captain Santosh was not available for the match as he had to leave to denmark officially. Nithin Suresh has been appointed the captain the team and he was confident of winning the match. Confluence systems has won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 90 runs in their allotted 12 overs. At one stage it appeared as though the score would cross over 120 runs but Danfoss bowled well in the final overs to restrict them to 90 runs. Rajesh was brought in as the twelfth man and he did his job perfectly. “Wherever siddharth was placed in the field the ball followed him”. Finally Danfoss completed their innings with 58 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Vijay scored 29 runs and picked three wickets. All the bowlers of Danfoss bowled really well yet they failed in their batting. Ashok bowled really well but failed in the batting without scoring a single run.

CSK Lost to DC in first clash -IPL

Deccan Chargers:

HH Gibbs, A Symonds, RG Sharma, Anirudh Singh, WPUJC Vaas, TL Suman, Jaskaran Singh, RP Singh, PP Ojha, VVS Laxman, Adam Gilcrist

Chennai Super Kings:

M Vijay, ML Hayden, SK Raina, JM Kemp, MS Dhoni*†, S Badrinath, JA Morkel, R Ashwin, L Balaji, M Muralitharan, S Tyagi

Deccan Chargers won by Chennai Super Kings in the IPL season 3. CSK lost the match in their home ground. Deccan Chargers win by 31 runs. Chennai Super Kings would be disappointed with the heavy defeat. Vaas took 3 wickets and he got good support from Pragyan Ojha and Andrew symonds, both took 2 wickets each.

IPL Season 3 Winner?

Ipl 3 season has begun and all the matches are quite exciting. Who will win this IPL season – This is the question raised in the minds of all the people. As per the prediction, the team that remains last in the previous season has come strong to lift the cup. It happened last time too. Bangalore and the Deccan finished last in the first IPl season but they reached the finals of the second season and Deccan won the cup last time. In the last season KKR and Mumbai completed last in the points table. So KKR or Mumbai may win the cup this time.

IPL 2010 starts march 12

The IPL 3 player auction was hold only not prolonged ago in that Trinidian Kieron Pollard bagged the top compensate package by Mumbai. While Shane Bond was taken by Kolkata Knight Riders. Thought the slight of the Pakistani players in the IPL 3 auction had caused most furor. KKR owners Shahrukh Khan had to face the madness of the Hindu politicos over the issue.

As for the teams, Delhi Dardevils demeanour out as the categorical contender to explain the IPL climax this time. They managed to strech the semifinals of the prior dual editions yet unsuccessful to convert. A challenging batting line up with Virender Sehwag as well as Gautam Gambhir in draw as well as Dilshan, Warner as well as De Villiers for company, it is something  the bowlers fear. Bowling will be lead by Nehra as well as Derk Nannes. They have been roughly certain to have it to the almost finals again.

The misfortune strike group due to injuries stays Chennai Super Kings with Jacob Oram as well as Andrew Flintoff withdrawing the prolonged time back. The group will rest upon Dhoni, Raina as well as Hayden for the fireworks. Ntini as well as Muralitharan will be the pass bowlers for the team. They competence only finish up blank the semifinal spot.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has the single of the strongest teams of the contest with tough conflict players similar to Cameron White, Pieterson as well as Taylor. Jacques Kallis as well as Mark Boucher have been dual ever constant players in the team. Captain Anil Kumble will be heading the bowling attack. It competence utterly be probable for them to go all the approach again.

Deccan Chargers yet will be the the single forgetful for the golden repeat of their success final year. With Symonds accessible for the total tourney as well as Gilchrist as well as Gibbs ready to fire, it will be engaging to see either they’ll be means to put behind the memories of the initial deteriorate as well as win this time.

Mumbai has the greatest signing in Kieron Pollard as well as it will be engaging to see how he performs after the extensive uncover in the Champions joining matches. Sachin Tendulkar, Jayasuriya as well as Duminy would certainly similar to to be in party. While Zaheer Khan, Harbhajhan as well as Malinga will lead the attack. If Mumbai fool around to their potential, there is no interlude them.

Rajasthan Royals had the mental condition proceed in the initial book yet the side was seen struggling in the second edition. A lot will rest upon Shaun Tait as well as Graeme Smith this time. Warne will have to be unequivocally intelligent to get his side through.

Kings XI Punjab has to perform up to there turn if they’ve to have it. Yuvraj Singh as well as Sangakkara will have to glow from the start. Only their own underachievement will stop them from creation it to the semifinals.

Last yet not the least, Kolkata Knight Riders with their brand new manager Dav Whatmore will be perplexing tough again to find their place underneath Ganguly’s captaincy. Gayle as well as McCullum will additionally have to perform to their most appropriate capability if KKR have to have any mark.

The IPL 3 is approaching to trigger off the lot of emotions between the cricket fans again as well as the unrestrained will be foul sufficient to have the uncover the trigger the success again. So don’t destroy to locate up with IPL 3 live upon Mar 12.

Danfoss Vs Chrysler

Danfoss played their last match in their league against chrysler. Chrysler had lost their previous two games and were in a tremgitaendoVIJAYus pressure to win this game. Caterpillar had won the game against renault nissan which made it easy for danfoss, just to win the match against chrysler. The match was played at YMCA ground. Chrysler won the toss and elected to field. Chrysler scored 68 runs in their allotted 12 overs. Gitanz from danfoss bowled a magical spell with figures of 3 overs 10 runs with 3 wickets. The captain santosh was happy with the boys performance in the match. Purushothaman was included in the field and he was eager to show his performance in the match but unfortunately it didnt happen so. But he is confident of putting up a good show in the next match. Tamizh took a fine catch in the deep by putting all his efforts  which was actually a simple catch. Danfoss chased the score of 69 runs in the 11th over with 4 wickets to spare. The opener siva batted well with two sixes in the leg side. The secret of the two sixes in the leg side is known only to some of the danfoss players. Vijay scored 12 runs in the 11 th over to ensure danfoss win comfortably. Finally Gitanz was awarded man of the match for his bowling figures. The middle order batsman siddharth came from bangalore to play this match. Captain Santosh failed to score in this match but he is confident of putting a good show in the upcoming matches.

Danfoss Vs Renault Nissan

Danfoss played their second match against Renault Nissan on 27th feb at the Vidhoyadaya school. Having lost the first match danfoss was under tremendous pressure to win the upcoming matches. Santosh, the captain was confident of winning the next match. After completing the practise session on friday he was confident on his boys and said they will fight back to win the match, in a meeting. Shiva, their opener was not in their team and they had some injury scare in the team. However danfoss lost the toss and were put into fielding by Nissan. Nissan scored 71 runs in their allotted 12 overs. Danfoss sticked on to the ethics and they bowled a good spell especially ashok, nithin suresh, vijay and gitanz. The fielding was also good especially form siddharth. Chasing a total of 72 seemed easy but Nissan didnt give up. Ashok and Gitanz opened the batting. Ashok hit two sixers in the first over, however he was caught behind in the last ball of the first over. There is a gossip that he was in a emergency to go to the showroom for buying the bike and so he completed his innings quickly. Gitanz was out immediately but there was a steady partnership between santosh (captain) and vijay. Santosh played the captain's knock and took the game away from nissan. He scored 35 runs n.o while vijay was out on 18 runs. Santosh was declared  man of the match for his knock. Santosh is expected to give treat for his innings to his mates in this week.

Danfoss Vs Caterpillar

ICTBCT tournament has started this month. Danfoss is also participating in the tournament. Danfoss played their first match against Caterpillar in the valluvar kottam Vidhyodaya school. The team comprised of Santosh (captain), Nithin Suresh (VC), Shiva, Gitanz, Ashok, Siddharth, Tamizh selvan, Vijay, Ajay, Azhar, Sai suresh. The danfoss captain Mr. Santosh has won the toss and elected to field. They should have batted first but they have fielded. Caterpillar scored 114 in 12 overs. Last three overs proved costly for danfoss. Abhijit scored 81 runs. Danfoss were all out in 76 runs from 9.3 overs. Wickets were falling at regular intervals but there was a steady partnership between ashok and vijay but  they too fell soon. Finally they lost by a big margin. Captain santosh played a nothing shot and was caught in the off side. He was really disappointed the way his team performed in the match but he is confident of winning the next two matches in the league.

Sachin crosses 200 runs in ODI

Sachin Tendulkar is the god of cricket and no one can match him. The 36-year-old bludgeoned 25 fours and three sixes in his fearless knock as India reached an astonishing 401 for the cost of three wickets from their 50 overs. The previous highest score in an ODI was 194 not out, compiled by Charles Coventry for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh last year, and by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar against India back in 1997, and Tendulkar passed that mark in the 46th over before he set about reaching his 200. Tendulkar, whose previous best score in a limited-overs match was his unbeaten 186 against New Zealand in 1999, is already the leading run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket and was playing in his 442nd one-day international.

He faced 147 balls and hit three sixes and 25 fours and has now made 46 one-day centuries to go with 47 in Tests and needs just seven more to complete a hundred hundreds. Tendulkar said: "I'd like to dedicate this innings to the people of India who have supported me in my career for the past 20 years. "I was striking and timing it well but it wasn't until I got past 175 with a few overs remaining I started to think the 200 was on."  Great stars like Shane Warne, Rameez Raja, Sunil Gavaskar, Srikanth, Ravi Shastri, Bedi, Sangakara etc has praised sachin. The Prime minister of India, Chief ministers, President have praised sachin and congratulated sachin. We all are proud to be indians and sachin fans.