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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.

Tharindu Kaushal reported for suspect bowling action

Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third Test against India, which concluded at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Tuesday.

The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Sri Lanka management, cited concerns about the legality of the 22-year-old’s bowling action.

Kaushal’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Kaushal is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.

Australia win toss and bat against India

Australia won the toss and chose to bat in the opening Test against India at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

Michael Clarke was passed fit to lead Australia after recurring hamstring problems, while paceman Josh Hazlewood and batsman Shaun Marsh were left out of the starting XI.

“The wicket looks fantastic, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ground that looked as good as this,” says Michael Clarke.

“Both teams are excited to start the Test. We’re going to have to bat well today. We’re ready to go, the boys are excited, the players, the public the media, all are excited to get on with the game.

“What’s most important and what I know my little buddy would want is going out and playing cricket. I think the boys are fully fit and looking forward to another exciting summer.”

India opted to give leg-spinner Karn Sharma his Test debut with Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron and Mohammed Shami to spearhead the pace attack.

Virat Kohli, captaining India for the first time in Tests, said, ​”It’s a pleasure for me, my first Test hundred was on this ground. Very special for me. Great way to get onto the field.

“I knew Phillip, he was one of the guys I spoke to more than most. He asked for my bat in a home game in Jaipur and I wish I’d given it to him.

“We’ve got more days than expected to prepare, had a couple of games where the guys have done well. Couldn’t wait to get onto the field. We’ve got the leggie playing today, Karn Sharma.”

Australia – David Warner, Chris Rogers, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon

India – Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Karn Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami.

Cricket Live Streaming Online On BCCI.TV

These days most of the India series that are played in India are being streamed live online on www.bcci.tv.

If the match is being played in India then it is most likely to be live streamed on the BCCI.TV website.

The streaming will be ‘LIVE’ for netizens based overseas. The live streaming of the matches in India will delayed by five-minute.

Cricket Live Streaming Online On BCCI.TV

India vs West Indies 2nd Test Match Live Scorecard (2013)

Scorecard of the second match between India and West Indies at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Toss India, who chose to field

Umpires RA Kettleborough (England) and NJ Llong (England)

TV umpire VA Kulkarni

Match referee AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Reserve umpire PG Pathak

West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Shane Shillingford, Tino Best, Shannon Gabriel

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Mohammed Shami.

India vs West Indies 2nd Test Scorecard

India vs West Indies 1st Test Live Streaming (November 2013)

West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and chose to bat against India in the first Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami make their Test debuts for India.

Kemar Roach is not fully fit yet and Sheldon Cotterrell will make his Test debut for the West Indies.

India captain MS Dhoni said, “The pacers might have a bit of help at the start, then it will be up to our spinners.

“We are not worried, are looking forward to the 199th Test of Sachin. Even in the ODIs, we played authentic shots to rack up big scores.

“Arriving at our playing XI was a bit tricky, we have two debutants, Rohit Sharma and Shami Ahmed.”

West Indies captain Darren Sammy said, “We will bat first. The surface looks a bit tricky, we do not want to bat last.

“Our preparations are pretty good, we had a mental training session at Miami and we had a good practise game here.

“Two changes for us, Kemar Roach has not recovered and Sheldon Cottrell will make his debut. Narsingh Deonarine is not playing.”

India vs West Indies 2013 Live Streaming

West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Shane Shillingford, Veerasammy Permaul, Sheldon Cotterrell, Tino Best.

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Mohammed Shami.

India vs West Indies, 1st Test – Scorecard (November 2013)

Live scorecard of the first Test match beteen India and West Indies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Toss West Indies, who chose to bat

Umpires RA Kettleborough (England) and NJ Llong (England)

TV umpire VA Kulkarni

Match referee AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Reserve umpire S Das

India vs West Indies 1st Test Scorecard

ICC Test Team Rankings

ICC Test Team Rankings

Team Matches Points Rating
1 South Africa 36 4601 128
2 England 45 5137 114
3 India 42 4714 112
4 Australia 47 5191 110
5 Pakistan 33 3444 104
6 Sri Lanka 39 3574 92
7 West Indies 34 3112 92
8 New Zealand 34 2805 83
9 Bangladesh 18 20 1
Last Updated: Tue, Mar 26, 2013


Zimbabwe is currently unranked, as it has played insufficient matches. It has 167 points and a rating of 42.

Australia elect to bat against India in 4th Test

Australia won the toss and elected to bat against India in the fourth and final Test at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium on Friday.

Shane Watson

India vs Australia 4th Test Live Score

India vs Australia 4th Test Live Stream

Ajinkya Rahane has replaced injured Shikhar Dhawan in the Indian squad.

Michael Clarke, ruled out due to injury, has been replaced by Shane Watson as captain.

Australia have brought Matthew Wade, Mitchell Johnson, James Pattinson and Glenn Maxwell in place of Brad Haddin, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doherty and Moises Henriques, respectively.

Teams:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, Chesteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.

Australia: Shane Watson (capt), David Warner, Ed Cowan, Phil Hughes, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Scorecard (2 to 6 March 2013)

Scorecard of the second Test of the 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Scorecard

Australia 1st Innings
Batsmen Australia (237/9 in 85 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
David Warner b B Kumar

6

8

1

0

75.00

Ed Cowan lbw b B Kumar

4

13

1

0

30.77

Phillip Hughes c M Dhoni b R Ashwin

19

57

4

0

33.33

Shane Watson lbw b B Kumar

23

31

4

0

74.19

Michael Clarke (c) b R Jadeja

91

186

9

1

48.92

Matthew Wade (wk) c B Kumar b H Singh

62

144

8

0

43.06

Moises Henriques b R Jadeja

5

22

1

0

22.73

Glenn Maxwell c M Dhoni b R Jadeja

13

22

2

0

59.09

Peter Siddle lbw b H Singh

0

14

0

0

0.00

James Pattinson not out

1

6

0

0

16.67

Xavier Doherty not out

0

7

0

0

0.00

Extras:

b – 10, w – 0, nb – 0, lb – 3

13
Total:(237 for 9 in 85 overs)

237

Run Rate: 2.79

Fall Of Wickets
1/10 (David Warner, 2.2 ov.), 2/15 (Ed Cowan, 4.2 ov.), 3/57 (Shane Watson, 14.6 ov.), 4/63 (Phillip Hughes, 21.2 ov.), 5/208 (Matthew Wade, 68.3 ov.), 6/217 (Moises Henriques, 73.5 ov.), 7/233 (Glenn Maxwell, 79.4 ov.), 8/236 (Peter Siddle, 82.4 ov.), 9/236 (Michael Clarke, 83.1 ov.)
Bowling: India
Bowler

O

M

R

W

Nb

Wd

ER

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

15

2

53

3

0

0

3.5

Ishant Sharma

17

5

45

0

0

0

2.6

Ravichandran Ashwin

15

6

41

1

0

0

2.7

Harbhajan Singh

22

2

52

2

0

0

2.4

Ravindra Jadeja

16

4

33

3

0

0

2.1

India 1st Innings
Batsmen India (503/10 in 154.1 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Murali Vijay c E Cowan b G Maxwell

167

361

23

2

46.26

Virender Sehwag c M Wade b P Siddle

6

19

1

0

31.58

Cheteshwar Pujara c X Doherty b James Pattinson

204

341

30

1

59.82

Sachin Tendulkar c M Wade b James Pattinson

7

15

1

0

46.67

Virat Kohli c E Cowan b G Maxwell

34

92

3

0

36.96

MS Dhoni (c) (wk) c X Doherty b G Maxwell

44

43

8

0

102.33

Ravindra Jadeja c & b G Maxwell

10

13

1

1

76.92

Ravichandran Ashwin c Phil Hughes b X Doherty

1

5

0

0

20.00

Harbhajan Singh c G Maxwell b X Doherty

0

6

0

0

0.00

Bhuvneshwar Kumar st M Wade b X Doherty

10

18

2

0

55.56

Ishant Sharma not out

2

12

0

0

16.67

Extras:

b – 1, w – 4, nb – 0, lb – 13

18
Total:(503 for 10 in 154.1 overs)

503

Run Rate: 3.26

Fall Of Wickets: 1/17 (Virender Sehwag, 7.6 ov.), 2/387 (Murali Vijay, 117.4 ov.), 3/393 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 120.4 ov.), 4/404 (Sachin Tendulkar, 124.4 ov.), 5/460 (MS Dhoni, 139.3 ov.), 6/484 (Ravindra Jadeja, 145.3 ov.), 7/485 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 146.2 ov.), 8/489 (Harbhajan Singh, 148.2 ov.), 9/491 (Virat Kohli, 149.5 ov.), 10/503 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 154.1 ov.)
Bowler

O

M

R

W

Nb

Wd

ER

James Pattinson

29

11

80

2

0

3

2.8

Peter Siddle

31

6

92

1

0

0

3.0

Moises Henriques

21

7

45

0

0

1

2.1

Xavier Doherty

46.1

15

131

3

0

0

2.8

Glenn Maxwell

26

2

127

4

0

0

4.9

David Warner

1

0

14

0

0

0

14.0

Australia 2nd Innings
Batsmen Australia (131/10 in 67 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Ed Cowan c V Sehwag b R Jadeja

44

150

6

0

29.33

David Warner b R Ashwin

26

56

3

1

46.43

Phillip Hughes b R Ashwin

0

9

0

0

0.00

Shane Watson c M Dhoni b I Sharma

9

35

0

1

25.71

Michael Clarke (c) b R Jadeja

16

31

0

1

51.61

Matthew Wade (wk) c V Sehwag b R Ashwin

10

28

1

0

35.71

Moises Henriques run out (R Jadeja)

0

4

0

0

0.00

Glenn Maxwell lbw b R Ashwin

8

22

1

0

36.36

Peter Siddle c V Kohli b R Jadeja

4

14

0

0

28.57

James Pattinson lbw b R Ashwin

0

27

0

0

0.00

Xavier Doherty not out

1

26

0

0

3.85

Extras:

b – 7, w – 0, nb – 0, lb – 6

13
Total:(131 for 10 in 67 overs)

131

Run Rate: 1.96

Fall Of Wickets: 1/56 (David Warner, 19.6 ov.), 2/56 (Phillip Hughes, 23.3 ov.), 3/75 (Shane Watson, 34.6 ov.), 4/108 (Michael Clarke, 45.4 ov.), 5/111 (Ed Cowan, 47.2 ov.), 6/111 (Moises Henriques, 48.1 ov.), 7/123 (Glenn Maxwell, 54.1 ov.), 8/130 (Peter Siddle, 57.6 ov.), 9/130 (Matthew Wade, 58.1 ov.), 10/131 (James Pattinson, 66.6 ov.)
Bowler

O

M

R

W

Nb

Wd

ER

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

6

4

7

0

0

0

1.2

Ravichandran Ashwin

28

12

63

5

0

0

2.2

Harbhajan Singh

10

7

10

0

0

0

1.0

Ravindra Jadeja

18

8

33

3

0

0

1.8

Ishant Sharma

5

2

5

1

0

0

1.0

Toss Australia (Elected to bat)

Australia (Playing XI): Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke(c), Matthew Wade(w), Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty

India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Virender Sehwag, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma

Umpires Kumar Dharmasena (SL) & Marais Erasmus (RSA)

Third Umpire S Ravi (Ind)

Match Referee Chris Broad (Eng)