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India Squad For Champions Trophy 2013

India have announced squad for 2013 ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales between 6 and 23 June, 2013.

Vinay Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan have been included while Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir dropped from the 15-member squad.

Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik, Irfan Pathan, and Umesh Yadav have also found place in the squad.

India squad for Champions Trophy 2013

MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Vinay Kumar.

ICC ODI Team Rankings

ICC ODI Team Rankings

Team Matches Points Rating
1 India 38 4514 119
2 England 33 3849 117
3 Australia 37 4285 116
4 South Africa 26 2940 113
5 Sri Lanka 41 4446 108
6 Pakistan 36 3824 106
7 West Indies 33 2823 86
8 New Zealand 26 2124 82
9 Bangladesh 23 1856 81
10 Zimbabwe 17 808 47
11 Ireland 6 207 35
12 Netherlands 4 63 16
13 Kenya 4 45 11
Last Updated: Tue, Apr 2, 2013

ICC T20 Team Rankings

ICC T20 Team Rankings

Team Matches QFY Matches Points Rating
1 Sri Lanka 15 18 1979 132
2 West Indies 16 20 2008 126
3 India 15 18 1789 119
4 Pakistan 21 29 2491 119
5 England 19 25 2235 118
6 South Africa 17 22 1934 114
7 Australia 18 23 1843 102
8 New Zealand 19 24 1867 98
9 Bangladesh 9 12 742 82
10 Ireland 8 12 659 82
11 Zimbabwe 9 12 373 41
Last Updated: Sun, Mar 31, 2013


Note: Only teams who have completed at least eight T20 international matches since 1st August between two and three years ago will have their rating above converted into a ranking on the main table.

India Squad For Australia Test Series 2013

Gautam Gambhir was dropped for the first two Test matches against Australia while Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay were named in the India squad.

Harbhajan Singh

Gambhir will now replace Dhawan in the India ‘A’ side for the three-day game against Australia, to be played from 16 February 2013 to 18 February 2013.

Harbhajan Singh, who was dropped for the third and fourth Tests against England, is back in the squad while Piyush Chawla was left out. R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha are the other spinners.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who impressed in the recent ODIs against Pakistan and England, has been picked ahead of Parvinder Awana.

India squad for first two Australia Tests

MS Dhoni (capt.), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Ashok Dinda

In: Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harbhajan Singh

Out: Gautam Gambhir, Piyush Chawla, Parvinder Awana

India ODI, T20 Squad For Pakistan Series (2012-2013)

National cricket selectors have picked the Indian squads for the two T20s and three ODIs against Pakistan to be played from 25th December 2012 to 6th January 2013.

Ajinkya Rahane has been inlcuded in place of Sachin Tendulkar who has announced retirement from the 50-over format of the game.

Virender Sehwag was not named in the T20 squad, but will be playing in the ODIs.

Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan have been dropped from the ODI and T20 squad.

Yuvraj Singh, who made a successful comeback into the T20 cricket, has been included in the squad.

Uttar Pradesh seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bengal seamer Shami Ahmed have also been named in the ODI squad.

T20 squad: MS Dhoni (capt), Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Parvinder Awana, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu.

ODI squad: M S Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shami Ahmed, Amit Mishra.

England Squads for India T20, ODI Series (2012-2013)

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have named squad for the two-match T20 series against India next month as well as a squad for the five-match ODI series against India in January.

Stuart Broad will lead the T20 side with Surrey pace bowler Stuart Meaker the only player included in the squad not to have played a T20 match for England before.

The ODI series begins on January 11 in Rajkot. Five players included in the squad did not take part in England’s most recent ODI tour of India in 2011: Danny Briggs, Eoin Morgan, James Tredwell, Stuart Broad and James Anderson.

National selector Geoff Miller said: “We know that playing limited-overs cricket in India can be challenging but the T20 and ODI series provide an excellent opportunity for these players to show that they have learnt valuable lessons from the last ODI series against India and improved as players in sub-continent conditions.

“We have selected squads containing experienced international players alongside younger players who have impressed playing for England Lions and the England Performance Programme recently and who deserve an opportunity to establish themselves in the England side.

“We are constantly looking to manage the workload of players as effectively as possible and this winter is no different so there are number of players who are being rested for parts of the winter programme. This will enable them to take part in fitness and conditioning programmes in preparation for a busy 2013.”

England T20 squad

Stuart Broad (c), Jonny Bairstow, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Luke Wright

England ODI squad

Alastair Cook (c), Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, James Anderson (first three matches), Stuart Broad (final two matches)

ICC T20 World Cup 2012 Team Of The Tournament

The ICC T20 World Cup 2012 men’s team of the tournament was announced in Colombo, with Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardena named as captain.

There are three players from beaten finalist Sri Lanka and two from champion West Indies while Australia, India, England, New Zealand and Pakistan are also represented in the 12-man squad.

Virat Kohli was the lone Indian cricketer to find a place in the men’s XI. Suresh Raina was named 12th man of the team.

The panel faced a difficult choice in a number of key positions and the relative merits of several players, who ultimately did not make the final 12, were debated at length.

Players who were considered included AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn of South Africa, David Warner of Australia, Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith and Sunil Narine of the West Indies.

ICC T20 World Cup 2012 Team Of The Tournament (in batting order):

  1. Chris Gayle (West Indies)
  2. Shane Watson (Australia)
  3. Virat Kohli (India)
  4. Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka – captain)
  5. Luke Wright (England)
  6. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand – wicketkeeper)
  7. Marlon Samuels (West Indies)
  8. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
  9. Mitchell Starc (Australia)
  10. Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan)
  11. Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)
  12. Suresh Raina (India) (12th Man)

ICC ODI Team of the Year

The ICC today announced its ODI Team of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by West Indian batting legend and former captain Clive Lloyd.

The announcement was made by the ICC’s Chief Executive, David Richardson, at a special function ahead of the LG ICC Awards ceremony which is being held tomorrow night at the Waters Edge, Colombo.

Six countries are represented in the 12-man line-up and just one player – Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India – five years in a row.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 winning captain keeps wicket and leads the side and is joined by fellow ICC ODI Team of the Year 2011 members Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka and Australia’s Shane Watson.

Chairman of the LG ICC Awards selection panel, Lloyd said: “This team, along with the Test Team of the Year was extremely difficult to decide upon but we feel the side has strength to bat well down the order while also having a good variety for any type of conditions when it comes to its bowling attack.

“It’s pleasing to include for the first time the likes of Virat Kohli of India, Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan and Steven Finn of England – none of whom have appeared in an ICC ODI Team of the Year before.”

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson added: “I think we can safely say that this is one of the strongest ODI Team of the Year selections ever in the LG ICC Awards history.

“With six countries represented and a vast expanse of talent the team would be a challenge to beat for any number of opposition sides. All the members of the squad should be very proud of their selections, the panel had a tough task deciding the final 12 and it is a fantastic achievement to be included. ”

Lloyd was joined on the panel by former England Women’s captain Clare Connor, former Sri Lanka batsman Marvan Attapatu, former West Indies all-rounder Carl Hooper and Australia’s former bowler Tom Moody. Statistics were available as a guide but were not necessarily the overwhelming factor in the choices made.

The ICC ODI Team of the Year was one of two teams selected by the ICC selection panel along with the Test line-up which was announced last month.

ICC ODI Team of the Year (in batting order)

  1. Gautam Gambhir (Ind)
  2. Alastair Cook (Eng)
  3. Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
  4. Virat Kohli (Ind)
  5. MS Dhoni (Ind, wicketkeeper/captain)
  6. Michael Clarke (Aus)
  7. Shahid Afridi (Pak)
  8. Morne Morkel (SA)
  9. Steven Finn (Eng)
  10. Lasith Malinga (SL)
  11. Saeed Ajmal (Pak)
  12. Shane Watson (Aus) (12th Man)

ICC Test Team of the Year 2012

The International Cricket Council (ICC)  announced its Test Team of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by West Indian batting legend Clive Lloyd.

Six countries are represented in the 12-man line-up and South Africa’s Dale Steyn has earned a place in the ICC Test Team of the Year for the fifth successive year.

It is the third year in a row that South Africa’s Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara feature in the side, while England’s Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad appear for the second year in a row.

Australia’s current captain, Michael Clarke is named as captain of the team.

ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson commented: “Those selected can be justifiably proud of their achievements and well deserving of the recognition they receive as great cricketers of their era.

“The quality of the Test cricket played over the course of the year has been exceptional and I did not envy the selectors in their task of selecting the best. Congratulations to those who have made it. They make a formidable team.”

The Chairman of the LG ICC Awards selection panel, Clive Lloyd, added: “It is always tough to decide on the Test team with so many worthy candidates to consider based on performances between 6 August 2011 to 4 August 2012.

“The team once again has a strong batting line-up, while the bowlers are a tough combination of pace and spin who could dismiss any line-up on any surface.

“The process of selection was a difficult one, with a lengthy debate between the panel on all the top performances during the voting period and various combinations were considered.

“The selectors did utilise a vast amount of statistics from the period under observation, but we also took into account all other factors like the opposition, pitch conditions, match situation etc. But when you have only 12 places to fill from a big group of world-class players, there will always be a few who will miss out.

“In the panel’s expert opinion, it has selected the best team based on performances over the past 12 months.”

Lloyd was joined on the panel by former Sri Lanka batsman Marvan Attapatu, former England women’s captain Clare Connor, former West Indies all-rounder Carl Hooper and Australia’s World Cup winner Tom Moody.

The ICC Test Team of the Year is one of two teams selected by the ICC selection panel along with the ODI line-up which will be announced a day before the LG ICC Awards.

ICC Test Team of the Year 2012

  1. Alastair Cook (Eng)
  2. Hashim Amla (SA)
  3. Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
  4. Jacques Kallis (SA)
  5. Michael Clarke (Aus, captain)
  6. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)
  7. Matt Prior (Eng – wicketkeeper)
  8. Stuart Broad (Eng)
  9. Saeed Ajmal (Pak)
  10. Vernon Philander (SA)
  11. Dale Steyn (SA)
  12. AB de Villers (SA) (12th Man)

SLPL 2012 Team Logos And Names

The 2012 Sri Lankan T20 Premier League (SPLT) will be the first edition of the new official Twenty20 domestic cricket competition in Sri Lanka which will begin on 11 August and end on 31 August.

SLPL Team Names and Logos

Basnahira Cricket Dundee

Kandurata Warriors

Nagenahira Nagas

Ruhuna Royals

Uthura Rudras

Uva Next


Wayamba United