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Friday, 23 March 2012

Winter Sports Insurance 100

winter sports insurance is good for safty, you can ski safe in the knowledge that you are fully covered if you suffer serious injury on the mountain, Winter Sports Travel Insurance policies offer mountain rescue as standard which includes air ambulance and helicopter recovery. 
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English Cricket Team Players

here are the names of english cricket team players

Jos Buttler        
Luke Wright    
Monty Panesar     
Ravi Bopara     
Samit Patel    
Steve Davies     
Stuart Broad
Stuart Meaker
Tim Bresnan
Steve Harmison
Steven Finn
Scott Borthwick
Shaun Udal 
Robert Key
Sajid Mahmood
Owais Shah
Paul Collingwood
Michael Lumb
Matt Prior
Kevin Pietersen
Liam Plunkett
Joe Denly
Jonathan Trott
James Anderson
James Tredwell
Eoin Morgan
Graeme Swann
Darren Pattinson
Chris Tremlett
Alastair Cook
Danny Briggs
Andrew Strauss
Ajmal Shahzad
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ICC World Cup 2011

Inadian players was played icc world cup 2011.
here are name of players.
Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Saurabh Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Parthiv Patel, R Ashwin,
Wriddhiman Saha, Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Piyush Chawla.Cheteshwar Pujara, 
Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir,
Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Sreesanth
Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma,Vinay Kumar,M Vijay, Rohit Sharma,
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World Cup 2011 Cricket Players

The indian players for world cup 2011
MS Dhoni (capt & wk)
Sachin Tendulkar
Virender Sehwag
Gautam Gambhir
Yuvraj Singh
Suresh Raina
Virat Kohli
Yusuf Pathan
Harbhajan Singh
Praveen Kumar
Zaheer Khan
Ashish Nehra
Munaf Patel
Piyush Chawla
R Ashwin
these players was selected for world cup 2011
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Westindies Cricket Players

The west indies cricket players was one of the strongest players in the world in both test and one day international cricket. the west indies players have won the icc cricket world cup twice in 1975 and 1979, the ICC Champions Trophy once in 2004 and have been runners up in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup in 2004 and have been semi finalist in the ICC World Twenty20 in 2009.
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Ravinder Jadeja Biography of Indian Cricketer

This blog is about Ravinder Jadeja
Full name     Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja
Born     6 December 1988 (age 22)
Saurashtra, India
Batting style     Left-handed
Bowling style     Slow left arm orthodox
Role     All rounder
International information
National side     India
ODI debut (cap 122)     8 February 2009 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years     Team
2006–present     Saurashtra
2011–present     Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Career statistics
Competition     ODI     FC     LA     T20s
Matches     35     33     66     40
Runs scored     535     1,769     1040     549
Batting average     31.47     37.63     33.54     21.96
100s/50s     0/4     3/10     0/7     0/0
Top score     61*     232*     70     42
Balls bowled     1534     7,022     2887     393
Wickets     29     101     72     13
Bowling average     42.93     28.44     30.16     37.30
5 wickets in innings     0     7     0     0
10 wickets in match     n/a     1     n/a     n/a
Best bowling     4/32     7/31     4/8     3/15
Catches/stumpings     11/–     26/–     17/–     17/–
Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja (born 6 December 1988, in Navagam-Ghed, Saurashtra) is an Indian cricketer. He represents Saurashtra in first class cricket, and Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the Indian Premier League. He was also part of the victorious Indian U-19 cricket team that won the World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. Jadeja is a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler.
International career

He caught the attention of the national selectors with his strong all-round showing in the 2008-09 Ranji Trophy - 42 wickets and 739 runs - and was promptly picked for the ODI series in Sri Lanka.His international debut came in the final match of the series on 8 February 2009 where he scored 60*, even though India lost the match. In the 2009 World Twenty20 Jadeja was criticised for not scoring at the requisite run rate in India's loss to England. Jadeja's World Twenty20 jinx continued with a dismal bowling performance against Australia in the next edition of the tournament in 2010 which cost India dearly, with India losing the match and bowing out of the tournament. After the incumbent all rounder Yusuf Pathan suffered a loss of form, Jadeja took his place at No. 7 in the ODI team in late-2009. In the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Cuttack on 21 December 2009, Jadeja was awarded the man of the match award following a haul of four wickets. His best bowling figure is 4-32.
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Rashid Latif Biography of Cricket Players

This blog is about Rashid Latif 
Biography
Rashid Latif (born October 14, 1968 in Karachi) was a Pakistani cricketer. He started playing for the Pakistani national team in 1992 after the World Cup. He impressed the selectors by hitting a fine 50 in his Test debut. This however did not cement his place in the national squad as he was through out his career in competition with another Pakistani wicketkeeper named Moin Khan. This led to ongoing changes of wicket-keepers for the next decade. In 1996, he announced retirement after differences with some team players and the team management. He came back shortly and became the captain of Pakistani cricket team in 1998. Soon however, again due to differences, he was dropped from the team and again replaced by Moin.
Latif remained out of the national squad until 2001 when after a string of poor performances, the Pakistani team replaced Moin Khan (who was the captain) with Rashid . After coming back into the squad, he somewhat cemented his place in the squad by keeping the wicket and giving a string of good batting performances. The highlight of his career came when after the 2003 Cricket World Cup, he was announced the captain of the Pakistani team. Under him, Pakistan successfully experimented with several new players and the team gave positive results. He was also involved with uniting the players through his captaincy skills both on and off the field. However, differences between Latif and the team management again surfaced in 2003-2004 which saw him the captaincy to Inzamam-ul-Haq. He was omitted from the squad and since has been out of the team despite his attempts to get back into squad during 2003-2005.
As of April 2006, Rashid Latif have retired from first class cricket as he toured with Pakistani senior players to play against Indian senior players in April of 2006. This series is played between players who have retired from the sport. Also, according to statistics available on cricinfo's website, it can be seen that Rashid Latif has not participated in first class cricket since 2005. His last international outing was in 2006 when he played for England's Lashings cricket club.
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Harbhajan Singh Biography of Indian Cricketer

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Full name    Harbhajan Singh Plaha
Born     3 July 1980 (age 31)
Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Nickname     bhajji, The Turbanator (English language media)
Height     5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style     Right-hand
Bowling style     Right-arm off break
Role     Bowler
International information
National side     India
Test debut (cap 215)     25 March 1998 v Australia
Last Test     21 July 2011 v England
ODI debut (cap 113)     17 April 1998 v New Zealand
Last ODI     11 June 2011 v West Indies
ODI shirt no.     3
Domestic team information
Years     Team
1997–present     Punjab
2005     Surrey
2008–present     Mumbai Indians
Career statistics
Competition     Test     ODIs     FC     List A
Matches     97     229     161     279
Runs scored     2,118     1,190     3,526     1,532
Batting average     18.57     13.22     19.80     13.67
100s/50s     2/9     0/0     2/13     0/0
Top score     115     49     115     49
Balls bowled     27,569     12,059     41,508     14,551
Wickets     405     259     682     327
Bowling average     32.13     33.40     28.64     31.69
5 wickets in innings     25     3     39     3
10 wickets in match     5     0     7     0
Best bowling     8/84     5/31     8/84     5/31
Catches/stumpings     42/–     69/–     75/–     88/–

 full name Harbhajan Singh Plaha About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (Punjabi, born: 3 July 1980 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India) in a Ramgarhia Sikh family is an Indian cricketer. A specialist bowler, he has the second-highest number of Test wickets by an off spinner behind Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan.

Harbhajan made his Test and One Day International (ODI) debuts in early 1998. His career was initially beset by investigations into the legality of his bowling action and disciplinary incidents that raised the ire of cricket authorities. However in 2001, with leading leg spinner Anil Kumble injured, Harbhajan's career was resuscitated after Indian captain Sourav Ganguly called for his inclusion in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy team. In that series victory over Australia, Harbhajan established himself as the team's leading spinner by taking 32 wickets, becoming the first Indian bowler to take a hat trick in Test cricket.

A finger injury in mid 2003 sidelined him for much of the following year, allowing Kumble to regain his position as the first choice spinner. Harbhajan reclaimed a regular position in the team upon his return in late 2004, but often found himself watching from the sidelines in Test matches outside the Indian subcontinent with typically only one spinner, Kumble, being used. Throughout 2006 and into early 2007, Harbhajan's accumulation of wickets fell and his bowling average increased, and he was increasingly criticised for bowling defensively with less loop. Following India's first-round elimination from the 2007 Cricket World Cup, Harbhajan was replaced by other spinners in the national squad for both formats. He regained a regular position in the team in late 2007, but became the subject of more controversy. In early 2008, he was given a ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for racially vilifying Andrew Symonds. The ban was revoked upon appeal, but in April, Harbhajan was banned from the 2008 Indian Premier League and suspended from the ODI team by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for slapping Sreesanth after a match.
He was conferred the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, in 2009.
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Sreesanth Biography of Indian Cricketer

This blog is about Sreesanth 
Full name     Sreesanth
Born     6 February 1983 (age 28)
Kothamangalam, Kerala, India
Nickname     Sree, Gopu
Batting style     Right-handed
Bowling style     Right-arm fast-medium
Role     Bowler
International information
National side     India
Test debut (cap 253)     1 March 2006 v England
Last Test     2 January 2011 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 162)     25 October 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI     2 April 2011 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years     Team
2002-present     Kerala
2008-2010     Kings XI Punjab
2009     Warwickshire
2011-present     Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Career statistics
Competition     Tests     ODIs     FC     List A
Matches     24     53     64     80
Runs scored     263     44     573     127
Batting average     11.43     4.00     9.71     6.04
100s/50s     0/0     0/0     0/0     0/0
Top score     35     10*     35     33
Balls bowled     4,753     2,476     11,364     3,796
Wickets     79     75     191     104
Bowling average     35.16     33.44     34.02     34.47
5 wickets in innings     3     1     6     1
10 wickets in match     0     0     0     0
Best bowling     5/40     6/55     5/40     6/55
Catches/stumpings     5/–     7/–     12/–     9/–
Sreesanth (Malayalam:About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (born February 6, 1983 in Kothamangalam, Kerala, India), is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-arm fast-medium-pace bowler and a right-handed tail-ender batsman. In first class cricket, he plays for Kerala and in the Indian Premier League, he plays for Kochi Tuskers Kerala. He is the first Kerala Ranji player to play Twenty20 cricket for India.

Sreesanth was a national breakdancing champion when he was in eighth grade.
Early years

Sreesanth was born to Shanthakumaran Nair and Savithri Devi. He has one elder brother and a sister.His brother Dipu Santhan owns a music company in Kochi and his sister Nivedita is a television actress in Kerala. His brother in law, Madhu Balakrishnan is a famous South Indian playback singer.

Sreesanth initially was a leg-spinner in his childhood, modelling his action on India's leading Test wicket-taker Anil Kumble, who was to become his Test captain. However, his habit of bowling yorkers led him to convert to fast bowling, after being encouraged by his elder brother.Following in the footsteps of fellow Kerala fast bowler Tinu Yohannan, who earned selection to the National Cricket Academy in 2000, Sreesanth was selected for the MRF Pace foundation in Chennai. He then made his first-class debut against Goa in the 2002-03 domestic season, claiming 22 wickets in seven matches in the Ranji Trophy and winning selection for South Zone in the Duleep Trophy squad in the same season.

He was selected for India-A side in a tour match against the visiting New Zealand side at Rajkot. He claimed one wicket in twelve overs after being restricted with a hamstring injury. He also missed five Ranji Trophy games in that season, although he still travelled with the side for away games. This led to rumours that an astrologer convinced him to take a break from competition to preserve his longevity in the sport, which Sreesanth categorically denied, maintaining that he was training only to regain his fitness.

In November 2004, Sreesanth entered the record books when he took a hat-trick against Himachal Pradesh in a Ranji trophy game, the first time it was achieved by a Kerala bowler, earning him the nickname The Prince of hat-tricks[citation needed] amongst Keralites. He was selected to represent India B in the Challenger Trophy in October 2005, a domestic limited-overs tournament.He performed impressively in that tournament, earning the Man of the Series award and being the leading wicket taker (7) with the third best bowling average.This led to his selection to Indian team for the home ODI series against Sri Lanka.
ODI career

Sreesanth was given the new ball in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. After being punished early by Kumar Sangakkara and Sanath Jayasuriya, Sreesanth returned to claim his first two ODI wickets at the end of the match.He was left out of the team and was later recalled for the fourth, fifth and sixth ODIs as coach Greg Chappell tinkered with the line-up. He was retained in the squad but did not play in the 5 match series against South Africa, but played all five matches in the tour to Pakistan, recording a haul of 4/58 in the fifth ODI against Pakistani cricket team in Karachi. A good home series against the England in April 2006, in which he claimed 10 wickets at an average of 16.3, including a career best 6/55 in the final match at Indore (in which he was awarded the man of the match award),led to him subsequently being awarded a BCCI contract, in the C-grade in May.

His disappointing economy rate led him to be left out of the ICC Champions Trophy squad of 14, with the beneficiary being R. P. Singh. He made an unexpected come back to the blue squad due to the injury to Ajit Agarkar later in the tournament. He was also out of the Indian ODI team for the England tour.

Inn 2011 Cricket World Cup, Sreesanth was selected due to injury to Praveen Kumar. He was expensive in the first game going wicketless at 53 runs in 5 overs. he was selected in the final where he gave away 52 runs for 8 wicketless overs.
Test career
Sreesanth bowling in the nets.

Sreesanth was selected for his first Test squad in the home series against England in March 2006, in place of Zaheer Khan. He claimed 4/95 in his debut appearance in the 1st Test in Nagpur, where he opened the bowling with Irfan Pathan.He was ruled out of the second Test in Mohali due to illness, but recovered and captured five wickets as well a 29* with the bat in the Third Test in Mumbai. With the axing of Pathan, Sreesanth became India's leading pace bowler on the tour of the West Indies. He missed the second Test due to an injury but managed to claim his best match figures of 5/72 in the 4th Test in Kingston, Jamaica.

Sreesanth's most significant performance to date in Test cricket was his role in the 1st Test of India's 2006 tour to South Africa at Johannesburg. After losing the limited-overs series 4-0, Sreesanth produced took 5-40 in a display of pace and swing to help dismiss South Africa. This performance helped to bowl South Africans out for just 84, leading to first Indian win on South African soil, for which he was named man of the match. Again, Sreesanth's emotional antics, which have led him to be regarded by some commentators as eccentric, were frequently noted. He was fined after breaching the International Cricket Council's advertising logo policy, and also for "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game" after sending off Hashim Amla after dismissing him.He was also involved in a highly-publicised confrontation while batting against paceman Andre Nel. Nel delivered a series of fast balls at Sreesanth's upper body and after Sreesanth ungainly evaded one delivery, taunted him by gesturing to his chest, indicating that he felt Sreesanth was lacking in courage. On the next ball, Sreesanth gave him the charge and hit the ball straight over the bowler's head into the stands for a six. He then whirled his bat in enthusiasm and danced down the wicket, making fun of Nel and performing a dance.Later, Sreesanth said that he would not repeat anything of the sort, since he could be suspended for violating the code of conduct.Even though he went unpunished for the Nel incident, he was fined 30% of the match fee for running towards Hashim Amla after picking up his wicket, and wearing a branded garment under the jersey.

Sreesanth courted controversy once again during the fourth day of the second test of India's 2007 tour to England at Trent Bridge. He was fined half of his match fee for deliberately shoulder barging England captain Michael Vaughan whilst walking back to his mark. He also bowled a beamer at batsman Kevin Pietersen, which the latter had to take drastic action to avoid. Sreesanth however did immediately apologise afterwards. After the match he said that the ball had slipped from his hand. Soon afterwards, he bowled a no-ball where he overstepped the crease by roughly 2 feet (0.61 m), leading to speculation it was deliberate; the delivery was a bouncer to Paul Collingwood. Former England captain Michael Atherton called for Sreesanth to be banned for the Pietersen beamer, saying that Sreesanth could not control his on-pitch emotions.

After leaving out of the Indian team for about a year and half, Sreesanth was called back to play the home Test series against Sri Lanka in November 2009. Sreesanth played the second Test in Kanpur and picked up five wickets in the first innings, which helped India win the match by an innings and 144 runs.Sreesath was awarded the Man of the Match for taking six wickets in the match.After the match, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised him as one of the best bowlers of reverse swing.
World Twenty20 Championship, 2007

In September 2007, Sreesanth joined the Indian team in South Africa for the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup following his omission for the one-day series in England. Although his performance in the tournament lacked consistency, Sreesanth managed breakthroughs at critical junctures that were vital to his team's success. During the semifinal match against Australia which India won, Sreesanth got the vital wickets of the Australian openers Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden. The latter proved to be decisive in turning the match round in India's favour. In the final against Pakistan, Sreesanth proved expensive with the ball, but became the centre of Indian celebrations as he held on to the catch in the last over that ended Pakistan's innings and made India World Twenty20 champions.
Indian Premier League

Sreesanth is associated with the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. In the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008, Sreesanth became the second leading wicket taker in the tournament after Sohail Tanveer , claiming 18 wickets. Sreesanth appeared only in the second half of the 2009 edition of the IPL. He could not play the initial matches of the season owing to a stress fracture. He left Kings XI Punjab after the 2010 Indian Premier League and signed for Kochi for the 2011 competition.
Altercation with Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh

On April 25, 2008, following the victory of his Kings XI Punjab's victory in the Indian Premier League over the Mumbai Indians at Mohali, Sreesanth was slapped under his eye by Harbhajan Singh, the captain of Mumbai. The incident came to light as Sreesanth was caught by TV cameras sobbing inconsolably on the field before the presentation ceremony. Sreesanth later downplayed the incident saying he had no complaints against Harbhajan who was "like an elder brother" to him. Harbhajan's team had lost their third consecutive match when he apparently reacted violently to Sreesanth's approaching him and saying "hard luck". The IPL banned Harbhajan from the remainder of the tournament and prohibited him from collecting his salary after finding him guilty. The BCCI launched a separate investigation into the incident and decided to ban Harbhajan for five ODIs, deeming him to have broken the code of conduct in his national contract.

In Australia earlier that year, Sreesanth stated that he would maintain an aggressive attitude on the cricket field, "Sreesanth's way is to be aggressive. Sreesanth will always remain Sreesanth."
Warwickshire

In August 2009, Sreesanth signed a deal to play for Warwickshire for the remainder of the English season.
Official warnings

Sreesanth is noted for his exuberant and emotional behaviour, especially whilst appealing for and celebrating wickets. Such trademark behaviour has seen him frequently fined for violating the player conduct guidelines of the International Cricket Council. In October 2009, the BCCI and Kerala Cricket Association issued separate warnings to Sreesanth for indiscipline, failure of which could invite drastic actions such as ban from domestic cricket.

He has been warned several times for indiscipline both on and off the cricket field. The BCCI issued a final warning to Sreesanth in October 2009, to mend his on-field behaviour, failure of which would invite a suspension from domestic matches.Following this, the Kerala Cricket Association also issued him a final warning for repeatedly violating code of conduct.This was after Sreesanth failed to turn up at the Kerala Ranji Trophy team camp in Kannur.

However, Sreesanth was recalled to the Indian squad for the first two Test matches against Sri Lanka in the following month. He got the selection after being out of the national team for more than a year and half. He replaced Ishant Sharma for the second Test in Kanpur and his bowling became instrumental in helping India win the Test match by an innings and 144 runs. Sreesanth's five wicket haul in the first innings of the match earned him the Man of the Match award also.
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Bradley Johnson Not a Cheat 200

This is about Bradley Johnson Not a Cheat
Norwich Boss Paul Lambert has responded angrily to QPR Claims Bradley Johnson ''Conned'' the referee in last week's Premier League Game at Loft us Road.
Norwich won the game 2-1 after QPR mid fielder joey Barton was sent off following a clash with Johnson.
Barton, 29, and rangers boss Neil warnock were critical of Johnson for his part in the dismissal.
But lambert labelled QPR complaints ''ludicrous'' and insisted: ''My Player is Not Cheat.''

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Pakistan vs New Zealand Highlights From Cricket

This Blog is about Pakistan vs New Zealand  In Cricket
Pakistan VS New Zealand 

In the 3rd ODI Muhammad Hafeez scored his maidan ODI cricket Century to help Pakistan to a 43 Runs win over the host team and now they will be traveling to face new Zealand in the 4rh ODI at Naiper on 1st Faburary 2011. You can tune in here to watch the live action of the match here, we will be placing the live streaming of the match shortly before it all starts on the night. Pakistan will be announcing their decision of the Captain for the World Cup 2011 and most likely it will be Afridi and he did no harm to that with a quick fired 65 Runs of just 25 balls.
Muhammad Hafeez century meant that finaly Pakistan opners are among the runs and it will be interesting to see how they go about in fourtj ODI at naiper, Younis Khan and Misbah Haq havnt scored much runs in the ODI series and they will be eager to prove a point or two going in to the World Cup 2011. While Muhammad Amir who is still out of the team due to the Controversy might be able to make a comebakc in the team during the World cup 2011.
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Cricket Players Wasti Wajahatullah Biography

This is about Cricket Player Wasti Wajahatullah
Batting style     Right-hand bat
Bowling style     Right-arm offbreak
Career statistics
Competition     Tests     ODIs
Matches     6     15
Runs scored     329     349
Batting average     36.55     23.26
100s/50s     2/-     -/1
Top score     133     84
Balls bowled     18     55
Wickets     -     3
Bowling average     -     23.00
5 wickets in innings     -     -
10 wickets in match     -     n/a
Best bowling     -     3/36
Catches/stumpings     7/-     5/-

Biography
 Wajahatullah Wasti (born November 11, 1974 in Peshawar) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler.

 He played in six Test matches between February 1999 and May 2000, but soon found himself out of the side after much criticism on his performance. His best ODI performance was a classy, stroke-filled 84 against New Zealand in the 1999 Cricket World Cup semifinal, which Pakistan won by nine wickets. Wasti has also tried his hand at List A cricket.
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Waqar Younis

This is about Cricket Player Waqar Younis
Biography
Full name Waqar Younis Maitla
Born November 16, 1971, Vehari, Punjab
Major teams Pakistan, Glamorgan, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Surrey
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast
Often credited as the bowler who made the reverse swing popular, Waqar Younis was one of Pakistan’s premium strike bowlers for many years. Having made his debut in the late 1980s when it was customary to bowl fast and short balls, Waqar instead began bowling deliveries that were fast and full. He did not strike gold instantly, but gradually started to master the technique which also included a lot of late inswing. His good deliveries were almost impossible to play and many a time crashed into the stumps. He was also once considered to be the world’s fastest bowler. However his pace and action strained his body and he was out with injuries on a few occasions.

Waqar Younis had the habit of aiming at the wickets rather than the batsman. This was a novel tactic and he was so successful with it that he became the player to have the best strike rate among bowlers who took 200 Test wickets.
After a long 11 years of cricket, Waqar Younis seemed to lose his touch in 2000. However, taking into consideration his immense talent and swashbuckling record he was appointed skipper of the Pakistani national squad in 2001. However, the team did not perform well under him and after the disastrous 2003 World Cup, Waqar Younis was removed as captain. It was the end of the road for this very gifted cricketer and he announced his retirement in 2004. After retirement he has taken to commentary and coaching.
livescore.warofcricket.com provides the profile of Waqar Younis and other cricketers around the world.
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Cricket Player Zulqarnain Biography

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Biography
Full name Zulqarnain Haider

Born April 23, 1986, Lahore

Major teams Pakistan, Lahore Blues, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, Pakistan Under-19s, Rawalpindi
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
There was a time when it was not at all certain that Zulqarnain Haider, a tall and lanky wicketkeeper from Lahore, would ever build on his debut, which came in a heavy loss in a Twenty20 against South Africa in February 2007. But after some good domestic results he found a place on the 2010 England tour as Kamran Akmal's understudy, and when the senior keeper's lapses became too frequent, Haider was given a Test debut at Edgbaston. He was out to his first ball feathering a catch behind, but his characterful and determined 88 in the second innings formed the basis of a fightback.
That innings was testament to his character as his road to the top has been made in difficult personal circumstances. He took part in the Under-15 World Cup in England in the summer of 2000 at the age of 13. Four years later, at the Under-19 World Cup in Dhaka, he scored a vital 23 not out from 18 balls, and claimed three catches, as Pakistan took the title in the final against West Indies.
A broken finger after his Test debut ruled him out for the remainder of the tour and then his career appeared to come to an extraordinary, and worrying, end when he fled the one-day series against South Africa in UAE for London claiming he had received death threats following the fourth ODI. He sought asylum in London fearing for his safety, but returned to Pakistan eventually in 2011.
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Danish Kaneria

This Blog is about Danish Kaneria
Biography 
Full name     Danish Prabha Shanker Kaneria
Born     16 December 1980 (age 30)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Nickname     Nani-Danny
Height     6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style     Right-handed
Bowling style     Right arm leg break
(born 16 December 1980, Karachi, Pakistan), is a Pakistani cricketer (leg spin bowler). Danish Kaneria has continued the tradition of great Pakistani leg spin bowlers and possesses a very well disguised googly. In Test matches, Kaneria holds the record for most wickets by any Pakistani spin bowler and fourth on the list of most Test wickets over all, only behind Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Imran Khan.
Career
He made his international debut in 2000 against England at Faisalabad. In January 2002, he took 7 wickets for 77 runs in the Test match against Bangladesh in Bangladesh, which are his career best figures so far in Test cricket. Earlier, in the same season, he had taken 6 wickets in an innings twice against Bangladesh during Bangladesh's tour of Pakistan. In October 2004, he took 10 wickets against Sri Lanka at Karachi, with a second-innings haul of 7/109, setting up Pakistan's 6-wicket win. More recently he has played an important role in Pakistan's Test wins over West Indies, England and India. In December 2009, He took 7/168 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test match against New Zealand at Napier. Pakistan managed to draw that game.
One Day Internationals
In One Day International cricket, he has been economical so far with an economy rate under 4.8 runs per over. His best bowling in ODIs came against New Zealand in Sri Lanka in 2003. He also had a good series against Zimbabwe in Sharjah just before that.
Success in the one day arena has been more elusive, Pakistan usually opting to play the two spinning all-rounders Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik or Saeed Ajmal instead.
County Cricket
Kaneria has impressed in English county cricket taking 32 wickets in seven championship matches for Essex in 2005. Although unable to play English county cricket in 2006 due to Pakistan's tour of England, he returned to play for Essex in 2007, taking 107 wickets for the County in all forms of the game.He played for Essex again in 2008, although he missed the start of the campaign due to his wife giving birth to their second child. Kaneria suffered a broken finger in Essex's LV County Championship Division Two match against Worcestershire at Colchester on August 21, 2008. The bowler was injured attempting to take a catch off Ben Smith. An X-ray confirmed he had broken a finger and he missed the remainder of the 2008 English domestic season.
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Azhar Mahmood Sagar Cricketer

Biography 
Full Name: Azhar Mahmood Sagar
Date of Birth: Feb 28, 1975, Rawalpindi, Punjab
Major Team: Pakistan, Islamabad Cricket Association, Kent, Lahore Badshahs, Marylebone Cricket Club, Pakistan International Airlines, Rawalpindi, Surrey, United Bank Limited
Playing Roll: All Rounder
Batting Style: Right
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
International Debut: 1996
Batting and fielding records
    M     Inns     NO     Runs     HS     Ave     BF     SR     100     50     4s     6s     Ct     St    
Test     21     34     4     900     136     30.00     1772     50.79     3     1     113     5     14     -
ODI     143     110     26     1521     67     18.11     1988     76.51     -     3     119     24     37     -

Bowling records
    M     Inns     Balls     Runs     Wkts     BBI     BBM     Ave     Eco     SR     4W     5W     10W    
Test     21     35     3015     1402     39     4/50     5/95     35.95     2.79     77.31     2     -     -
ODI     143     139     6242     4813     123     6/18     6/18     39.13     4.63     50.75     2     3     -
Azhar Mahmood Sagar , born February 28, 1975 in Rawalpindi) is a Pakistani cricketer, . Originally his father objected to his interest in cricket, but later started to appreciate it seeing his accomplishments. As a teenager, Azhar was mentored by Irfan Bhatti who played a One Day International for Pakistan in the early 90’s. When not doing net practice, Azhar would fancy himself playing tape ball cricket on the cemented pitch in the cricket ground in front of his home. Azhar made his One-Day International debut against India in 1996, but did not gain major recognition until his Test debut against South Africa the following year when he hit a century and a half-century without being dismissed. He later went on to score two more centuries against the South Africans. He joined the Pakistani team primarily as a medium pacer but he has surprised many by his batting prowess. His hard hitting but orthodox batting skills have also been extremely useful in the one-day game. Unlike most Pakistani pacers who are swing bowlers, he is a useful English-style seam bowler, who can chip in with wickets in time of need.[citation needed] In 2000, Lt-General Tauqir Zia, then the PCB chairman, said that the board would choose the next captain - not based on seniority alone - and if people find the choice unacceptable they will not be selected. Later - in front of some senior players - he told Azhar Mahmood that he will be the next Pakistan captain. Together they would plan the future strategy. But till now this never came to happen.[citation needed] Azhar has played county cricket for Surrey and in November 2007 signed a two year deal to play for Kent[1]. He was recalled to the national side for the ODI series against South Africa in early 2007, but subsequently dropped when the 2007 Cricket World Cup team was announced. He was however recalled to go with the squad to the West Indies after a knee injury to Abdul Razzaq. It was Mahmood's 3rd World Cup. However, aside from playing in a practice match, Azhar didn't get a chance to participate in the World Cup and Pakistan's early exit from the tournament meant that he was once again, in line for being axed from the national squad. Following his exclusion, Mahmood returned to playing county cricket in UK. Over the years, due to his constant exclusion from the Pakistani squad and the fact that he has crossed the 30 year mark in his age, it seems that Mahmood is not as interested in returning to Pakistani line up as he once was. His weight gain, mediocre performances in ODIs, combined with the tough competition for the all rounder slot in the Pakistani line up means that his chances for making a return to the national squad are very limited. He has recently signed with the Indian Cricket League (ICL) and has been released from his central contract. Recently he has received British citizenship, thus allowing him to play for Kent as an English-qualified player, further distancing himself from a recall to the Pakistan side.
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Saeed Anwer Cricketer

Biography 
Full Name     :     Saeed Anwar
Country     :     Pakistan
Date Of Birth     :     1968-09-06
Place Of Birth     :    
Batting Style     :     LHB
Bowling Style     :     LAB, FS
Performance in     TESTs     ODIs
Matches     55     247
           
Batting Performance     TESTs     ODIs
Innings     91     244
Not Out’s     2     19
Runs     4052     8823
Hundreds     11     20
Fifties     25     43
Nineties     1     4
Ducks     8     15
Average     45.53     39.21
Highest Score     188     194
Strike Rate     0     80.69
           
Bowling Performance     TESTs     ODIs
Overs     8 Overs & 0 Ball     40 Overs & 2 Balls
Overs     8 .0     40 .2
Maidens     3     3
Runs     23     191
Wickets     0     6
Average     0.00     31.83
Five Wickets Hauls     0     0
Run Per Over     2.88     4.74
Best Bowling     0-0     2-9
Strike Rate     0.00     40.33
           
Fielding Performance     TESTs     ODIs
Catches     18     42
Stumpings     0     0
Born in Karachi on September 6th 1968, the Pakistan Captain Saeed Anwar

has become one of the best batsmen in the world through hard work, dedication

combined with his exceptional talent. He has a tremendous eye,

excellent timing, and makes use of his wrists better that any

other batsmen in the game. He can find the gaps at will, and more

often that not, a little push from Saeed simply races away to the

boundry. Strong on all sides of the wicket, Saeed’s favorite shot is

the cut shot, which he plays better than any other Pakistani batsmen.

Very strong on the off side, Saeed has the ability to play some

glorious cover drives that are an absolute delight to watch.

His off side shots are so good, that he is considered to be the

best off side player, among left handed batsmen in the world.

The reason for his immaculate off side play is because of his

sound technique. He is solid in defence, yet can destroy any

bowling attack in the world in a matter of minutes. His strength

in timing and the ability to play on the rise, combined with

excellent execution, makes him the best opener to ever come from

Pakistan…far ahead of the likes of Soahil,Raja,and the Mohammad

brothers.

As a first class cricketer, Saeed used to bat in the middle order

however once he made his ODI debut in Australia, he was thrust

into the opener’s role. He began opening the innings in domestic

cricket, and made his way back into the ODI side as a specialist

opener. Despite, having lost out on precious years due to politics

in the PCB, Saeed never lost hope. He made most of the limited

opportunity’s that Imran Khan gave him, yet he was over looked

for the likes of Shoaib Mohammad and Ramiz Raja…players who

never performed outside of Pakistan.

In 1993, Saeed created a new world record..he hit three back

to back ODI hundreds in Sharjah, a feat never before achieved by

any Pakistani player. He was now finally a permanant member of the

ODI side, under Wasim Akram. However, he was still not considered

for a test spot..once again a huge error by the selectors.

In 1994 however, Saeed finally got a chance to show his worth as

a test match plater. He hit a mammoth 169 in New Zealand and

combined it with some important half centuries in the rest of the

series. He had now proven his credentials as a solid test match

player with the temperment and ability to succeed at the level.

Since 1994, Saeed has played another 40 odd test matches, scored

over 3500 runs and averages 47.20. He is simply a brilliant player.

He is also the Captain of the Pakistan team. He has the ability to

lead from the front and become an excellent Captain, as time will

tell.

Saeed is an excellent team man and gets along extremely well with

his team mates, who have nothing but praise for him..as well as fans

and press alike. Saeed is also a Computer Engineer, and his wife

Lubna, is a doctor who takes care of him when he gets his regular

dose of flu:)
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Gautam Gambhir Biography of Indian Cricketer

Biography
Born     14 October 1981 (age 29)
New Delhi, India
Nickname     Gauti
Height     5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Batting style     Left-handed
Bowling style     Right arm leg break
Role     Opening- and Top order Batsman
International information
National side     India
Test debut (cap 249)     3 November 2004 v Australia
Last Test     6 January 2011 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 149)     11 April 2003 v Bangladesh
Last ODI     2 April 2011 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years     Team
1999/00–present     Delhi
2008–2010     Delhi Daredevils
2011-present     Kolkata Knight Riders
Career statistics
Competition     Test     ODI     FC     LA
Matches     39     114     124     216
Runs scored     3,271     4,073     10,333     7,412
Batting average     50.32     40.73     54.38     38.20
100s/50s     9/16     9/25     32/45     17/43
Top score     206     150*     233*     150*
Balls bowled     0     6     385     37
Wickets     –     0     7     1
Bowling average     –     –     39.57     36.00
5 wickets in innings     –     0     0     0
10 wickets in match     –     0     0     0
Best bowling     –     0/13     3/12     1/7
Catches/stumpings     30/–     32/–     79/–     62/–
Gautam Gambhir Punjabi:About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (born 14 October 1981, in Delhi) is an Indian cricketer, a batsman. He has been a member of the Indian national cricket team since 2003 (ODIs) and 2004 (Tests). Gambhir had been a prolific run-scorer in domestic cricket with an average of over 50 but his two successive double-hundreds in 2002 (one of them against the visiting Zimbabweans) made him a strong contender for India's opening slot. He became only the fourth Indian batsman to score a double century in a tour game at home; the previous three being Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar and Sachin Tendulkar. He is the only Indian batsman to score more than 300 runs in four consecutive Test series. He is also the only Indian, and one of only four international cricketers, to have scored five hundreds in five consecutive test matches.On July 2009, for a period of ten days he was the number one ranked batsman in ICC Test rankings.
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Shahid Afridi Cricketer

Biography 
Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi  (born 1 March 1980 in Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan), popularly known as Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer. Between 1996 and 2011, Afridi played 27 Tests, 325 One Day Internationals, and 43 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for the Pakistani national team. He made his ODI debut on 2 October 1996 against Kenya and his Test debut on 22 October 1998 against Australia.

He is known for his aggressive batting style, and holds the record for the fastest ODI century which he made in his first international innings, as well as scoring 32 runs in a single over, the second highest scoring over ever in an ODI.He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket.Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 300 in ODIs. Currently Afridi is the leading wicket taker in the Twenty20 format taking 53 wickets from 43 matches.

In June 2009 Afridi took over the Twenty20 captaincy from Younus Khan, and was later appointed ODI captain for the 2010 Asia Cup. In his first match as ODI captain against Sri Lanka he scored a century however Pakistan still lost by 16 runs. He then also took over the Test captaincy but resigned after one match in charge citing lack of form and ability to play Test cricket; at the same time he announced his retirement from Tests. He retained the captaincy in limited-overs form of the game and led the team in the 2011 World Cup. Amongst his highlights while captaining Pakistan include leading the team to their first ODI series win in two-years. In May 2011, having led Pakistan in 34 ODIs Afridi was replaced as captain. Later that month he announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest against his treatment by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
In October 1996 at the age of sixteen Afridi was drafted into the ODI team during the four-nation Sameer Cup 1996–97 as a leg spinner as a replacement for the injured Mushtaq Ahmed. He made his debut on 2 October against Kenya, however he didn't bat and went wicketless.In the next match against Sri Lanka, Afridi batted at number three in the role of a pinch-hitter. In his first international innings, Afridi broke the record for fastest century in ODI cricket, reaching his hundred from 37 balls. The eleven sixes he struck also equalled the record for most in an ODI innings.[nb 1] Aged 16 years and 217 days, Afridi became the youngest player to score an ODI century.Pakistan posted a total of 371, at the time the second-highest in ODIs, and won by 82 runs; Afridi was named man of the match.

Two years after appearing on the international scene, Afridi made his Test debut in the third game of a three-match series against Australia on 22 October 1998.By this point he had already played 66 ODIs, at the time a record before playing Tests.He opened the batting, making scores of 10 and 6, and took five wickets in the first innings.He played his second Test the following January during Pakistan's tour of India; it was the first Test between the two countries since 1990.Again opening the batting, Afridi scored his maiden Test century, scoring 141 runs from 191 balls. In the same match he also claimed three wickets for 54 runs.After winning the first match by 12 runs, Pakistan lost the second to draw the series.

In 2001, Afridi signed a contract to represent Leicestershire. In five first-class matches he scored 295 runs at an average of 42.14, including a highest score of 164,and took 11 wickets at an average of 46.45;Afridi also played 11 one day matches for the club, scoring 481 runs at an average of 40.08 and taking 18 wickets at 24.04.His highest score of 95 came from 58 balls in a semi-final of the C&G Trophy to help Leicestershire beat Lancashire by seven wickets.Derbyshire County Cricket Club signed Afridi to play for them in the first two months of the 2003 English cricket season.In June 2004 Afridi signed with English county side Kent to play for them in three Twenty20 matches and one Totesport League match.
An innings-by-innings breakdown of Afridi's Test match batting career up to 30 December 2007, showing runs scored (red bars) and the average of the last ten innings (blue line).

Afridi made his presence felt in the third Test against India in March 2005, scoring a quick-fire second-innings half-century and taking five wickets in the match (including Tendulkar twice) to help Pakistan to win the game and register a series draw.In April Afridi struck what at the time was the equal second-fastest century in ODIs; he reached 100 off 45 deliveries against India, sharing the record with West Indian Brian Lara.Afridi was more consistent with his batting and bowling throughout 2005, starting with the tours of India and West Indies and through to the England tour. The Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer helped Afridi to reach a fuller potential by improving his shot selection and giving him free rein over his batting attitude.

On 21 November 2005, Shahid Afridi was banned for a Test match and two ODIs for deliberately damaging the pitch in the second match of the three-Test series against England. TV cameras pictured him scraping his boots on the pitch scuffing the surface when play was held up after a gas canister exploded. Afridi later pleaded guilty to a level three breach of the ICC code of conduct relating to the spirit of the game. Inquiries were made and Afridi's antics came into view. He was investigated and banned after the day's play, along with receiving a huge amount of criticism from the cricketing world for bringing the game into disrepute. Match referee Roshan Mahanama said: "This ban should serve as a message to players that this type of behaviour is not allowed." On this Afridi accepted his fault and said that a "senior player like me should set good examples to others because they see us to learn." His behaviour was also condemned by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

On 12 April 2006, Afridi announced a temporary retirement from Test cricket so that he could concentrate on ODIs, with a particular focus on the 2007 World Cup, and to spend more time with his family. He said he would consider reversing his decision after the World Cup. Afridi had played ten Tests since being recalled to the side in January 2005, averaging 47.44 with the bat including four centuries.However, on 27 April he reversed his decision, saying that "[Woolmer] told me that I am one of the main players in the team and squad and that Pakistan really needed me".Before Pakistan toured England in July to September, Afridi played for Ireland as an overseas player in the C&G Trophy.In six matches, he scored 128 runs and took seven wickets. England won the four-match Test series 3–0;[32] Afridi played two matches, scoring 49 runs and took three wickets.It was the last Test cricket Afridi played until 2010.

Afridi was charged on 8 February 2007 of bringing the game into disrepute after he was seen on camera thrusting his bat at a spectator who swore at him on his way up the steps after being dismissed. Afridi was given a four-game ODI suspension, the minimum possible ban for such an offence, meaning that he would miss Pakistan's first two 2007 World Cup matches. The PCB and Afridi chose not to appeal the ban, despite feeling that the punishment was excessively harsh.

In the 2007 World Twenty20, he performed poorly with the bat but brilliantly with the ball, earning the Man of the Series award, though he failed to take a wicket in the final and was out for a golden duck.But in the next ICC Twenty20 World Cup, held in 2009 Afridi performed brilliantly in the series scoring 50 runs in the semi-final and 54 in the final and leading his team to victory.
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Abdul Razzaq Cricketer

Biography 
Abdul Razzaq (born December 2, 1979, Lahore, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricketer and member of the national team since 1996. Razzaq is an all-rounder, a talented right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler.

He burst onto the world cricket scene in November 1996 when he made his one-day international debut against the touring Zimbabweans at his home ground in Lahore a month short of his seventeenth birthday.

He had to wait just over three years to make his Test debut for Pakistan, eventually doing so against Australia in Brisbane in November 1999.

Early in his career Razzaq was compared to former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan – arguably one of the greatest cricketers of all time – although his performances at international level have seen him fail to live up to this billing.

Razzaq was involved in the ACC Asian XI that took on the ICC World XI in the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal charity match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in January 2005. As of May 2005 Razzaq remains an integral part of Pakistan’s Test and one-day squads and is considered especially vital in the ODI team, where his all-round skills make him an important asset to the squad.

He has played at English county level for Middlesex and has the rare distinction of being one of very few cricketers to have batted in all eleven batting positions in one-day international cricket.

Teams
International
Pakistan (current)

ACC Asian XI
Pakistani first-class
Lahore (current)
Khan Research Labs

Pakistan International Airlines
English county
Middlesex

Career bests

Tests

Test Debut: vs Australia, Brisbane, 1999/2000
Latest Test: vs India, Bangalore, 2004/05
Razzaq’s best Test batting score of 134 was made against Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2001/02
His best Test bowling figures of 5 for 35 came against Sri Lanka, Karachi, 2004/05

One-day internationals

ODI Debut: vs Zimbabwe, Lahore, 1996/97
Latest ODI: vs West Indies, Gros Islet, 2004/05
Razzaq’s best ODI batting score of 112 was made against South Africa, Port Elizabeth, 2002/03
His best ODI bowling figures of 6 for 35 came against Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2001/02
First-class
Razzaq’s best first-class batting score is 203 not out
His best first-class bowling figures are 7 for 51

List A Limited Overs
Razzaq’s best List A batting score is 112
His best List A bowling figures are 6 for 35
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Mohammad Talha Cricketer

Biography
Full name     Mohammad Talha
Born     15 October 1988 (age 22)
Faislabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Batting style     Right-hand bat
Bowling style     Right-arm fast-medium
Role     Bowler
International information
National side     Pakistan
Only Test     1 March 2009 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years     Team
2007/08–     Faisalabad
2008/09–     Punjab
2008/09–     National Bank of Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition     FC     LA
Matches     29     24
Runs scored     216     56
Batting average     10.28     5.60
100s/50s     0/0     0/0
Top score     30     21
Balls bowled     5,174     1,196
Wickets     115     35
Bowling average     28.13     33.88
5 wickets in innings     8     0
10 wickets in match     1     n/a
Best bowling     6/59     4/37
Catches/stumpings     5/–     2/–
( born October 15, 1988) is a Pakistani tall and slim right-arm fast-medium bowler. He has gained an increasing reputation on the Pakistani domestic set-up for quick bowling eventually leading to a call up to the international squad for the February 2009 test series against Sri Lanka
Relatively inexperienced at this stage but was first noticed in 2005 Afro-Asia Cup playing for the Pakistan U-19's, able to extract bounce and sharp burst of speed. However injuries limited his performance in the coming year. His performance in the 2008-09 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy gained him recognition, playing for National Bank of Pakistan alongside fellow young pace prospect Mohammad Aamer he gained his first 10 wicket haul against Pakistan Customs side, taking 10 for 119 in match. Half way through the season he had 34 wickets in just 6 games.

In the past few years he has worked extensively with Aaqib Javaid at the National Cricket Academy based in Karachi, where he slightly re-modified his action to avoid persistent injuries. Aaqib said of Talha that he believed him to be close to national team selection and that he was the fastest bowler in Pakistan after Shoaib Akhtar.

In a recent interview Talha commented on his desire to known as a genuine fast bowler and to represent Pakistan at the highest level.

    I want to be a 145kp/h+ bowler. I dont want to get slower, I just want to get faster and faster
    —Mohammad Talha

In the home test series against Sri Lanka in 2009, he was chosen in the 15 man squad for both the first and second test. For the first test he was overlooked for pacemen Sohail Khan and all-rounder Yasir Arafat.
Mohammad Talha grew-up in Faisalabad where he began playing tape ball cricket, encouraged by his elder brother. In 2003 he went for the Under 16's trial in the Faisalabad region and got selected but admits to not having the stamina at the time for longer version of the game. He has stated that like many young Pakistani bowlers of the current era Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were his cricketing idols whilst growing up and also added that Brett Lee too someone he try to learn from.
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Ravichandran Ashwin Biography of Indian Cricketer

Ravichandran Ashwin Biography 
Full name     Ravichandran Ashwin 
Born     17 September 1986 (age 24)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Nickname     Dada
Batting style     Right-handed
Bowling style     Right-arm offbreak
Role     bowler
International information
National side     India
ODI debut (cap 185)     5 June 2010 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI     24 March 2011 v Australia
ODI shirt no.     99
Domestic team information
Years     Team
2006/07–present     Tamil Nadu
2008–present     Chennai Super Kings
Career statistics
Competition     Tests     ODI     FC     LA
Matches         11     34     46
Runs scored         71     1170     456
Batting average         23.66     35.45     22.80
100s/50s         0/0     2/7     0/2
Top score         38     107*     79
Balls bowled         636     8494     2516
Wickets         19     134     61
Bowling average         26.68     28.12     29.04
5 wickets in innings         n/a     11     3
10 wickets in match         n/a     3     n/a
Best bowling         3-24     6-64     6/42
Catches/stumpings         -/–     15/–     14/–
Ravichandran Ashwin ( born 17 September 1986) is an Indian national Cricket Team Player, who plays for India and Tamil Nadu cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and right arm off-break bowler. He is the only bowler of recent times apart from Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka to bowl the carrom ball. He played two matches for team India during world cup, 2011.
Career

Ashwin is an all-rounder for Tamil Nadu and has taken 6/64 against Vidarbha in first-class cricket.He made his debut against Andhra Pradesh in Twenty20 cricket.He did his Engineering (B.Tech IT) in SSNCE. He plays first-class cricket for Tamil Nadu and has played in the Duleep Trophy for South Zone.He was nicknamed "Dada" during his U-19 days while touring Dharamsala.

He played for Chennai Super Kings in the 2010 Indian Premier League.He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on 5 June 2010. He scored 38 runs from 32 balls (4 fours and 1 six) in a losing game.

He became the highest wicket taker of the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 tournament for Chennai Super Kings in the tournament with 13 wickets and was adjudged as the player of the tournament and also got the Golden Wicket.During IPL 2011 auction which happened on 5 and 6 January 2011, he has been retained by Chennai Super Kings for the amount of 850000$.Presently, he is the economical bowler in Indian Premier League history with an economy rate of 6.12.

Later, in that month he was selected in the ICC World Cup 2011 squad to represent India along with the spinners Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla. He played 2 matches for India in that series. He made his World Cup debut on 20 March 2011 against the West Indies with bowling figures of 10-0-41-2. He played his second world cup match against Australia in the second quarter final at Ahmadabad (10-1-52-2).

In the IPL 2011 Saurabh Tiwary hit the ball back at Ashwin and it hit Ashwin in the head, he was taken off the pitch immediately for a scan but no injuries happened.
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Umesh Yadav Biography and Photos of Indian Cricketeter

Umesh Yadav Biography 
Full name     Umeshkumar Tilak Yadav
Born     25 October 1987 (age 23)
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Batting style     Right-handed
Bowling style     Right-arm fast
International information
National side     India
ODI debut (cap 184)     28 May 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI     3 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years     Team
2008/09–2010/11     Vidarbha
Career statistics
Competition     ODI     FC     LA     T20
Matches     3     18     14     13
Runs scored     3     109     55     6
Batting average     –     13.62     18.33     –
100s/50s     –/–     –/–     –/–     –/–
Top score     3*     24*     13*     3*
Balls bowled     132     2,933     637     271
Wickets     1     57     13     10
Bowling average     129.00     26.49     42.07     35.70
5 wickets in innings     –     4     –     –
10 wickets in match     –     –     –     –
Best bowling     1/61     7/74     3/40     2/24
Catches/stumpings     1/–     10/–     3/–     4/–
Uamsh Yadav is an Indian cricketer who currently plays for Vidarbha.

Yadav made his cricketing debut for Air India in the All-India Invitation Tournament of 2008-09, making two appearances in this two-day, 100-over competition, and the following month, two appearances for Vidarbha Cricket Association XI Buchi Babu Invitation Tournament - a two-day, 90-over competition.

Later in the season, Yadav made two appearances for Vidarbha Under-22s in the CK Naduyu trophy, and, in November 2008, made his first-class debut in the Ranji Trophy. From the tailend, Yadav scored 0 not out in the first innings in which he batted, and an unbeaten 15 in the second innings, in partnership with Mohammad Hashim - though this was not enough to save the team from a ten-wicket defeat. Yadav bowled 4-72 in the first innings of the match. He is a fast bowler with his pace operating around 140 Km/h. Debuted against Zimbabwe in ODI in June 2010. He has been selected to play for Delhi Dare Devils during 2011 IPL auction.
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Piyush Chawla Biography and Photos of Indian Cricketer

Piyush Chawla Biography
Full name     Piyush Pramod Chawla
Born     24 December 1988 (age 22)
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height     5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style     Left-handed batsman
Bowling style     Right arm leg break
Role     All-rounder
International information
National side     India
Test debut (cap 255)     9 March 2006 v England
Last Test     11 April 2008 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 167)     12 May 2007 v Bangladesh
Last ODI     2 July 2008 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years     Team
2005/06–present     Uttar Pradesh
2008–present     Kings XI Punjab
2009     Sussex
Career statistics
Competition     Tests     ODI     FC     List A
Matches     2     21     48     64
Runs scored     5     28     1,687     605
Batting average     2.50     5.60     27.20     22.40
100s/50s     0/0     0/0     1/12     0/4
Top score     4     13*     102*     93
Balls bowled     205     1,102     10,290     3,136
Wickets     3     28     194     95
Bowling average     45.66     32.53     26.35     27.49
5 wickets in innings     0     0     13     0
10 wickets in match     0     n/a     2     n/a
Best bowling     2/66     4/23     6/46     4/23
Catches/stumpings     0/–     9/–     21/–     20/–
Piyush Pramod Chawla About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (Hindi: पियुष चावला, born 24 December 1988, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India) is an Indian cricketer who has played for the India U-55 team and the Central Zone. His Hometown is Moradabad,(Uttar Pradesh). He is seen as a leg-spinning allrounder in domestic cricket, but has not fired as a batsman in the One Day International format.
Chawla bowling in the nets.

He first played for India U-19 against the England U-19 team in 2004-05, claiming 13 wickets from two Under-19 Tests at a bowling average of just above 12. He also played in the 2005-06 home series against Australia U-19, where they won the five-match limited overs series 4-1, taking eight wickets.Piyush Chawla has a bowling speed of between 80 km to 85 rather he has also reached a maximum of 91km/ph. He although cannot run faster than a turtle. This might be due to his binge eating habits resulting from his upbringing in the sordid neighborhoods of Kanpur.

In the 2005-06 Challenger Trophy, Chawla was selected to play for India B. Although he only bowled three of a possible ten overs in the first match of the series, conceding 21, he picked up two wickets in the next match against India A, and as India B reached the final against the Seniors, he took the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar - bowled with a googly - in an effort described by Cricinfo as "impressive" Piyush also dismissed Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to end with three for 49, but the Seniors still won by three wickets. Two weeks later, he made his first class debut for Central Zone against South Zone in the Duleep Trophy, and scored 60 in a 92-run eighth-wicket stand with Harvinder Singh. He also finished with match bowling figures of 27.2-3-100-6, admittedly only getting one of the top five batsman once. He has been known by Kiran More since the age of 15 and at only 17 has potentially got a great cricketing future in front of him. He proved himself again when he took 4 wickets in 8 overs conceding only 8 runs in the U-19 World Cup final of 2006. He also made 25 (n.o.) runs.
Chawla at fielding practice.

This resulted in his selection in the Indian Test Squad for the 1st Test against England in Nagpur, in March 2006, and was selected for his debut in the 2nd Test against England in Mohali, making him the second youngest Test debutant for India after Sachin Tendulkar. It was in this Test that he claimed his sole wicket of Andrew Flintoff.

Piyush played his first ODI with India on 12 May 2007, against Bangladesh. His debut was highly successful, with him taking 3 wickets. In the second ODI with Ireland, he was equally impressive with three wickets.

In 2009, Chawla signed for Sussex County Cricket Club for a month, as cover for Yasir Arafat who was with Pakistan.

In his first County Championship match against Worcestershire, he took a total of 8 wickets in the match, and came in at number 9 in the first innings, and scored 102* from only 86 balls.

Piyush was also selected for 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in West Indies.


Piyush Chawla has also been selected as part of Indian Team's 15-man World Cup Squad for the 2011 World Cup. He started off strongly in the warm up matches leading India to victory with his bowling performance against Australia. However in the tournament itself he didn't live up to his initial billing and played no part in the knock out stages.
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Ishant Sharma Biography of Indian Cricketer

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Full name     Ishant Sharma
Born     2 September 1988 (age 22)
Delhi, India
Nickname     Lambu
Height     1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Batting style     Right handed
Bowling style     Right arm fast-medium
Role     Bowler
International information
National side     India
Test debut (cap 258)     25 May 2007 v Bangladesh
Last Test     2 July 2011 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 169)     29 June 2007 v South Africa
Last ODI     28 August 2010 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.     29
Domestic team information
Years     Team
2006/07–present     Delhi
2008–2010     Kolkata Knight Riders
2011–present     Deccan Chargers
Career statistics
Competition     Tests     ODIs     FC     List A
Matches     35     47     57     67
Runs scored     328     47     393     111
Batting average     12.14     4.70     10.62     9.25
100s/50s     0/0     0/0     0/0     0/0
Top score     31*     13     31*     31
Balls bowled     6711     2,153     10846     3,172
Wickets     116     64     200     98
Bowling average     32.72     32.12     29.11     28.95
5 wickets in innings     3     0     5     0
10 wickets in match     1     0     2     0
Best bowling     6/55     4/38     7/24     4/25
Catches/stumpings     11/–     12/–     17/–     14/–
Ishant Sharma born 2 September 1988, in Delhi, India), is an Indian cricketer. He is a right arm fast-medium bowler at pace around 145 km/h (90 mph). He has a high arm delivery action and is able to move the ball in both directions.

At the age of 18, Sharma was called to join the Indian squad for the tour of South Africa in 2006-07. However, after receiving the call and organizing travel arrangements, it was decided not to send him on the tour.He has then grabbed all the opportunities that came to his hand and succeeded in both forms of the game. He has earned the nickname Lambu (meaning Tall Guy), which refers to his lean and tall build, measuring 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Domestic and first-class career

Ishant plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and has taken 21 wickets in four first class games, including a five wicket haul against Baroda on the opening day of a match Delhi drew after failing to bowl Baroda out on the fourth day.

Ishant toured England with the India Under-19s in 2006 and Pakistan in 2006–07. He played three youth tests and six youth One Day Internationals for India.
Rise in international cricket
Sharma at fielding practice.

In May 2007, he was selected in the test team for the Bangladesh tour and played as a replacement for the fast bowler Munaf Patel. Over there he played for his national side in the second test where he bowled 3 overs including one maiden and conceded only five runs without taking a wicket.Later on, he was called for the tour of England in July–August 2007.

Ishant Sharma got a call back in the team in the 3rd Test Match during Pakistan's tour of India in December 2007 due to injury of India's frontline pacers Zaheer Khan, RP Singh, and Sreesanth.On the batting paradise pitch, Sharma toiled hard for cementing and securing his place permanently in the Indian team while picking 5 wickets during the third test in Bangalore.This performance earned him a place in India's squad for the tour of Australia.

Sharma was left out in the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as India retained their main fast bowlers, Zaheer Khan and RP Singh. However, in January 2008 Sharma was called to represent India once again to replace the injured Zaheer Khan in the second test at the SCG. Sharma started the first day of the match strongly and was involved in a controversial decision from Steve Bucknor when Andrew Symonds nicked the ball to keeper MS Dhoni off his bowling but was given not out. He bowled reasonably in the match, however without much luck.

Although he had little success, the management retained him for the third Test match at Perth. On the fourth day of the match he bowled an exceptional spell to Australian captain Ricky Ponting that resulted in his wicket and helped India claim victory.He used the pace and bounce of the WACA wicket to trouble the batsmen. In the following test played in Adelaide he picked up two wickets and impressed everyone with his bowling. He didn't bowl above 140–145 km/h mark in the test matches so that he could bowl longer spells as needed in this version of the game. He clocked a highest of 147.7 km/h (91.1 mph) at the Adelaide test his highest till then.

On 10 February 2008, Sharma bagged four important wickets in the 4th ODI of CB Series against Australia. He ended up with the figures of 4/38 and claimed the man of the match award.He scalped two important wickets on 18 February 2008 versus Australia in the 7th ODI of CB series.
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