Archive for July, 2008
Posted in india, sri lanka, tagged ajantha mendis, chaminda vaas, gautam gambhir, geoffrey boycott, india, mendis, rahul dravid, sachin tendulkar, sourav ganguly, sri lanka, virender sehwag on July 31, 2008| 1 Comment »
Sehwagology gained another batch of converts today, as its Leader (who may or possibly may not have any brains, according to one non-believer) made an unbeaten ton, notable for the seeming ease with which he played the bowling of Ajantha Mendis, the scourge of Indian batsmen and claimer of two more wickets today (those of Gambhir and Dravid).
India could have been out of sight, but four wickets fell for only 11 runs, with Mendis making the breakthrough before Vaas snared Bollywood’s Sachin Tendulkar and Ganguly. Tomorrow is likely to be an interesting day of cricket.
England have dropped/rested/grown jealous of Stuart Broad‘s good looks, restoring Paul Collingwood to the side to face South Africa at Edgbaston in his place. Given that this is apparently being done “to give the impression of bolstering their batting line-up“, isn’t it odd that the player dropped has a higher Test batting average (albeit from only 11 innings) than the player coming in as a replacement?
Posted in bermuda, canada, ireland, kenya, netherlands, scotland, tagged bermuda, canada, dwayne leverock, ireland, john davison, kenya, netherlands, ryan ten doeschate, scotland, twenty20, zimbabwe on July 27, 2008| 1 Comment »
Not all countries are automatically invited to the Twenty20 party. Some have to qualify. There are three spots available for Associates in next year’s tournament, including the extra slot which has been created by the non-participation of Zimbabwe. Next weekend, the following teams will try and fill them:
- Group A features Ireland, Scotland and Bermuda. Ireland should probably top this group, but you can never reckon against the mighty Sluggo.
- Group B includes Kenya, the Netherlands and Canada. Kenya are hotly tipped, but their preparation hasn’t gone to plan. How they will cope with the Belfast weather is anyone’s guess.