Sachin Tendulkar has given a suggestion over the future of the 50-over game. To save One-Day Internationals from extinction, revamp them by giving both sides two innings of 25 overs each. Think of it as a sort of 'Test T-25'!. Tendulkar said such a split would ensure increased excitement and closer games, since it would negate the luck factor of the toss and ensure a level playing field for both sides in case of day-night games, when batting becomes difficult under lights. "Today, we can tell the result of close to 75% of matches after the toss. We know how conditions will affect the two teams. But it (splitting the game into two innings) is not too dependent on the toss because, (if) for example it's a day-night match, then both the teams will have to bat under lights. In those 25 overs you can use your 10 wickets the way you want. Suppose if it rains, then (also) you can plan," Tendulkar said. But Kapil Dev opposed this idea and he wants to be continued in a same format. Let see what the future decides…
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Having been beaten soundly in the Test series,
New Zealand gained confidence after a second consecutive 20-over victory over . Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder's clinical hitting and Nathan McCullum's teasing offspin drived Sri Lanka New Zealand to victory and handing their fourth Twenty20 loss in a row. Brendon McCullum and Ryder were badly out of form during the Test campaign, but showed both courage and muscle during an 84-run opening stand in 62 deliveries. In Srilankan side, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara were the only batsmen to reach decent scores. There were no fireworks from Tillakaratne Dilshan who was expected a lot. Sanath continued his bad form and new comer also didn’t shine losing three early wickets for 11 runs. Bond completed the dénouement with 3 for 18 who was well supported by Nathan McCullum. Jesse Ryder claimed both the Man of the Match and Man of the Series awards. Sri Lanka
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
India's win at the Nehru cup football clash has appear as some array of absolution for Indian ambition babysitter Subrata Paul. The man of the bout accolade for accepting crafted
India's celebration over was added than a bald antic accomplishment for the 23-year-old. This adolescent man has already accomplished added than what best players do in a career. When Paul said he thanked God for his adeptness to comedy so able-bodied that acute Monday, best bodies revisit the appalling moment this adolescent lad had witnessed in 2004 in Syria Goa. A 19-year-old Subrata had approved to stop the aggressive footballer Cristiano Junior from scoring in the Federation Cup final in Goa. Junior tragically died and Subrata was devastated. But the goalkeeper somehow confused on and begins the adventuresome ness to angle beneath the bar afresh to attending a striker in the eye. Paul's assistant Sunil Chhettri says that Paul's appearance and backbone has appear animated through. And he didn't let the drillmaster or his aggregation bottomward throughout the tournament earnimg the applause of his team-mates. Subrata Paul has consistently had to prove himself as a footballer and as an alone on the football pitch. But his abundant appearance in the finals of the Nehru Cup ability aloof advice him vanquish old demons and move on to a brighter future.