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Pakistan Squad for Zimbabwe

Imran Khan, the rookie paceman from Peshawar, has been rewarded for his excellent performances in the Pakistan domestic circuit with a first-time inclusion in the national T20 squad alongside Amir Yamin, another uncapped player, for the tour to Zimbabwe.

Shaharyar Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, approved the squads on Wednesday (September 16) for the Twenty20 and One-Day International matches for the Zimbabwe tour and the subsequent Test series against England in the UAE, following recommendations from a four-member selection committee headed by Haroon Rasheed.

Imran took 16 wickets to help Peshawar defend their national Twenty20 title in Rawalpindi, claiming his second successive best bowler award, having previously won it in 2014.

“We have rewarded some outstanding performers in the recently concluded tournament and Imran was one of them,” Haroon Rasheed, Pakistan’s chief selector, said in a PCB release.

In the naming of the squads, the selection committee consulted the Pakistan team head coach Waqar Younis and captains Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi and Azhar Ali. Several key factors were also taken into consideration, primary being the rebuilding phase of Pakistan team, by retaining a majority of players who were part of the successful tour in Sri Lanka.

“In the light of Misbah-ul-Haq’s recommendations, we have kept the options open for the 16th player in the Test squad against England, picking two left-arm spin bowlers namely Zafar Gohar and Mohammad Asghar for the brace of practice games against England prior to the Test matches in the UAE. Whoever amongst the two performs well would be added to the Test squad,” said Rasheed.

Younus Khan was not selected for the ODI series after a poor run of scores in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February-March this year. Saeed Ajmal was the other senior player who was overlooked after failing to impress the selectors, since returning with a remodelled bowling action.

On the continuous process of building talent, Rasheed said, “Some budding youngsters have been recommended to be included in the Pakistan camp for the Zimbabwe tour to be held from the 17th till the 20th of September 2015 in Lahore.”

Shahid Afridi will lead the T20 side while Azhar Ali will be the skipper for the three ODIs on October 1, 3 and 5, all in Harare.

Some players are also making a comeback from injury. Sohaib Maqsood, the right-hand batsman, makes a return after recovering from an arm injury that ruled him out of the Bangladesh tour. Pakistan will also be boosted by the return of Wahab Riaz to all three formats, after he suffered a serious hand injury inflicted by Dushmantha Chameera during the Sri Lanka tour.

Anwar Ali will miss the T20 series owing to a groin strain, but Fawad Alam has been recalled to the Test team after a five-year absence. Alam last played against New Zealand in November 2009, but has scored loads of runs in first-class cricket, including two centuries and five fifties.

T20I squad: Shahid Afridi (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Mukhtar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Irfan, Bilal Asif, Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Rizwan, Imran Khan.

ODI squad: Azhar Ali (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Rizwan, Immad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Asad Shafiq.

Test squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Fawad Alam, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Zulfiaqr Babar, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Rahat Ali, Junaid Khan.

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 Live Streaming

The 2014 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), which is being held in India from 13 September to 4 October 2014, is being live streamed online on the official website of Star Sports.

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Kolkata won the toss and opted to bat against Mumbai

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat against Mumbai Indians in opening match of the IPL 2014 at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said, “It feels great to be the defending champions. It’s a very exicting place to be playing cricket. We had a good preparation in the build-up to the tournament.

“We’ve got quite a few new faces and we got here a week ago to get to know about each other. We were looking to bowl as we were not sure what to expect from this wicket. Everyone is raring to go. We are playing 5 batters, 2 all-rounders and 4 bowlers.”

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir said, “We have a lot of young talented players in the side and we are looking forward to do well in the tournament. I think we have covered all bases and it’s time that we deliver on the cricket field.

“We are going to have a bat, looks a good wicket, we want to put runs on the board. Morne, Sunil, Shakib and Jacques are the four foreigners who are playing. We are pretty strong in the bowling department.”

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Streaming

Mumbai: RG Sharma (c), MEK Hussey, AP Tare, AT Rayudu (wk), CM Gautam, KA Pollard, CJ Anderson, Harbhajan Singh, SL Malinga, Z Khan, PP Ojha.

KKR: G Gambhir (c), JH Kallis, MK Pandey, RV Uthappa (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, YK Pathan, SA Yadav, PP Chawla, R Vinay Kumar, SP Narine, M Morkel.

IPL 2014 LIVE Streaming on GoCricket.Com

You can watch the live streaming of IPL 2014 on the official website of GoCricket, a cricket portal launched by Times Internet.

While the portal will stream the upcoming Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL), it will also be extended on several digital platforms including web, iPhone, Android, iPad, and WAP.

Besides news on cricket, the portal will also feature integrated video content, and a rich, cross-platform experience.

Ruchir Khanna, business head, Gocricket said, “We are also proud to announce that one of India’s most successful captains, Sourav Ganguly, will exclusively share his critical insights into the game on our platform.”

Khanna further added, “Gocricket will be the most comprehensive web and mobile cricket destination, offering a multimedia experience”, he added.

On his association with Gocricket, Sourav Ganguly said, “I am extremely happy to be associated with Gocricket.com and be involved as a guest editor. We will bring cricket news to you like never before.”

IPL 2014 LIVE Streaming –  GoCricket.Com

India elect to bowl against Bangladesh

India won the toss and decided to bowl against Bangladesh in their ICC World T20 match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said, “We have to play well in all departments.

“We have a couple of changes. Mominul and Sabbir are not playing. Nasir and Shamsur are in. Hopefully, our batting unit will click today.”

India captain MS Dhoni said, “We are looking to bowl first and we want the opposition to set a target so that we can chase it down.

“It is very important to take every game seriously. It’s home conditions for Bangladesh and we are playing with the same squad.”

India vs Bangladesh T20 Live Streaming

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Ziaur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.

T20 World Cup 2014: India elect to bowl against West Indies

India won the toss and elected to bowl against West Indies in their second Super 10 Group 1 match at the World T20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.

India remain unchanged for this side. West Indies play their first game today and look a well-balanced.

West Indies captain Darren Sammy said, “We feel very ready as a team having prepared very well. They are a good bunch of boys and we enjoy playing against them.

“We would look to put the runs on the board like Pakistan. We have two spinners in the side, Narine and Badree. Ravi, Fletcher, Cotterell miss out and one more name I forgot.”

India captain MS Dhoni said, “We tend to relax as there is no reason why we should be tensed as of now, but once the game starts, things will be different.

“We are looking to bowl first. There is a bit of dew around, but it’s not alarming though. We are playing with the same squad.”

India vs West Indies 2014 Live Streaming

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.

West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie.

T20 World Cup 2014 Points Table

Points table of the ICC T20 World Cup 2014 which is being held in in Bangladesh from 16 March to 6 April 2014.

The following points system will apply :

  • Win : 2
  • Tie or no result : 1
  • Loss : 0

In the event of a tied match in the Group stage or Super Eight Series the teams shall compete in a one over per side eliminator to determine the winner.

If weather conditions prevent the one over per side eliminator from being completed, the result will be a tie and the points allocated accordingly.

T20 World Cup 2014 Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Group 1
New Zealand
1 1 0 0 0 2 +1.69
Sri Lanka
1 1 0 0 0 2 +0.25
Netherlands
0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.00
South Africa
1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.25
England
1 0 1 0 0 0 -1.69
Group 2
India
1 1 0 0 0 2 +0.58
Bangladesh
0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.00
West Indies
0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.00
Australia
0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.00
Pakistan
1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.58

T20 World Cup 2014: India invite Pakistan to bat

India won the toss and elected to bowl against Pakistan in the first league match of the T20 World Cup 2014 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

Mohammad Hafeez said, “We as a team don’t really believe in history and we are looking to change a couple of things tonight.

“I think it’s a good pitch, the boys are looking forward to do well. Kamran and Shehzad will open the batting.

“Whenever we play against India, it’s an electrifying atmosphere and we are looking forward to do well.”

MS Dhoni said, “I think it’s the traditional rivalry that has unfolded. During the days of Javed Miandad, Salim Malik and Aaqib Javed, the rivalry was fierce, but it’s good to see that the acrimony has gone down a bit. Each international game gives you confidence.

“We will bowl first, we are playing with an extra-spinner in this game. Can’t really bank on the dew factor. We have got variety in the bowling department. The wicket looks a little soft, but a good wicket.”

India vs Pakistan 2014 Live Streaming

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T20 World Cup 2014: Bangladesh opt to bowl

Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field against Afghanistan in the first qualifier of T20 World Cup 2014 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

“We’ll try our best to put a big total on the board and put the pressure on them,” says Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi.

“We are not in pressure and hopefully we’ll enjoy this game. Fantastic last win in the Asia Cup, more motivation for the boys.”

“Not bothered, nothing wrong with the wicket and there will be something early on and you never know what is a good total,” says Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladesh captain.

“So we’ll restrict them and do well. All the players are fit and we’re all ready to go.”

Bangladesh and Afghanistan have never previously met in a Twenty20 match.

Bangladesh v Afghanistan Live Streaming

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Nawroz Mangal, Karim Sadiq, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Mohammad Nabi(c), Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Aftab Alam, Najeeb Taraki

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain, Abdur Razzak

ICC T20 World Cup 2014 TV Broadcasters

Following is the list of broadcasters for the ICC T20 World Cup 2014.

With the help of the list you can find out on which channel the T20 World Cup will be shown in your country.

  1. Fiji TV

Pacific Islands – American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati Islands, Marwill Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, North Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands  Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands and Western Samoa.

  1. SKY TV – New Zealand
  1. Fox Sports Australia Australia
  1. Channel 9 – Australia
  1. Star Cricket Hitron – Papua New Guinea
  1. Star Cricket  – Starhub – Singapore
  1. Star Cricket – Singtel – Singapore
  1. Star Cricket – PCCW – Hong Kong
  1. Star Cricket – SKY Cable – Philippines
  1. Astro – Malaysia & Brunei
  1. CSN – Sri Lanka
  1. Bangladesh TV– Bangladesh
  1. Maasranga TV – Bangladesh
  1. Gazi TV – Bangladesh
  1. STAR Sports – India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan) 6
  1. Doordarshan – India
  1. Nepal Television – Nepal
  1. Pakistan Television – Pakistan
  1. Ten Sports – Pakistan
  1. Lemar TV – Afghanistan
  1. OSN SPORT CRICKET

Middle East & North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, Western Sahara, Yemen) 22

  1. SuperSport – SABC

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, St Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire,  Zimbabwe & South Africa.

  1. EUROSPORT

Europe (excluding UK, Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man), Cyprus, Greece, Italy, San Marino and Vatican City, Malta, Portugal, Azores and Madeira, Spain, Andorra, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, C.I.S, Denmark, Finland, France, Monaco, Germany, Iceland and Faroe Islands, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine.

  1. NRK – Norway
  1. SKY Sports – England, Wales, Scotland and Republic of Ireland
  1. ESPN – Caribbean / South America / Central America

Antarctica, Argentina, Aruba, Ascension Island, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Anguilla, Tortola, Montserrat, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos Islands;

  1. ESPN – USA, Puerto Rico, Guam, St Pierre and Miquelon, the British Virgin Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama
  1. Sportsnet – Canada