Posts Tagged ‘cricket’

England might have had a very difficult time over the last few years

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

England might have had a very difficult time over the last few years, but, the selectors would be happy with the fact that during this period, they have found somebody who is going to be an absolute legend in a few years’ time.

Joe Root, the cheesy, little Yorkshire man, has been a great shining light for England recently.

After absolutely thumping the bowling attacks of India and Sri Lanka in the summer of 2014, Root carried on his form in limited-over Cricket too, doing fairly well in Sri Lanka and then, in Australia, both in the triangular and the World Cup.

And, now, he has had a similar start to the ongoing season as he scored a hundred on the first day of the first match of 3-test match series between England and West Indies.

He just does not get tired of scoring runs, Root and his temperament at this age is incredible.

In his short career so far, very rarely it has happened that he has tried to play an irresponsible shot at a crucial time and has got out.

He does not do that. He plays the situation every time and plays it very well. (more…)

Gary Ballance showed best in game against Pakistan

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Gary Ballance was slotted in at 3 in the England line up in the practice game against Pakistan and he made a case for himself. He scored only a half century, but, he was more assured at the crease than a James Taylor.

Taylor would still be preferred by the team management though for the Australia game which is on 14th.

It’s not about runs all the time in Cricket. It’s the player’s presence at the crease as well which matters.

With Taylor present out there, you are not so much worried as opposition. You never think that he would take the game away from you. But, if Ballance stays for a considerable length of time, you would be worrisome and that would make you make mistakes. (more…)

Ashes Cricket – Flower committed to English cricket

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Video Rating: four / five

England Vs Australia 1st Testl – Ashes Cricket 2009 – Part 8

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Video Score: three / five

Ashes Cricket – Carberry wins hearts and minds

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Video Ranking: 4 / five

Ashes Cricket – England are hurting says Pietersen

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Movie Score: 4 / five