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Thursday 27 April 2017

CT17 - All Teams Full Squads Except India

#CT17 #ChampionsTrophy 2017

Here are the latest squads for the ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England and Wales from June 1st, 2017.

Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Steve Smith (c), Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mehidi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Somya Sarkar, Sunzamul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed.

Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Missed the deadline. According to the Hindustan Times, the board is planning on announcing the squad after an ICC board meeting ends on April 27th, in which governance reforms and revenue will be voted upon.

New Zealand
Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Neil Broom, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Jeetan Patel, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson (c).

Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Ahmad Shahzad, Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Imad Wasim, Shahdab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Muhammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan

Sri Lanka
Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunaratne, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews (c), Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lakshan Sandakan, Upul Tharanga.

South Africa
Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), AB de Villiers (captain), Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir.

The action begins Jun 1, 2017.

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Thursday 13 April 2017

CT17 - Intel Is"Innovation Partner" For The Tournament

#ChampionsTrophy #Cricket #ODI

The International Cricket Council (#ICC) has signed up #Intel as its "innovation partner" for the upcoming 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

The governing body is set to "collaborate with Intel to transform the cricket experience for fans, and help coaches and players improve performance".

Further details are set to emerge in the coming weeks surrounding the "specific innovations" that the two organisations will deploy at the tournament.

"This is an exciting announcement for the ICC as we continue to focus on innovation and technology to enhance both the game and the experience of the fan," said ICC chief executive, David Richardson.

"The innovations we're working with Intel on for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 are like nothing we've seen in the sport before and I'm delighted to welcome them to the ICC family."

The ICC Champions Trophy is scheduled from June 1 to 18 in #England and #Wales. Matches at the competition are to be played at The #Oval in London, Sophia Gardens in #Cardiff and #Edgbaston in #Birmingham.

"#Cricket is the world's second most popular #Sport and as the official innovation partner of the #ICC Champions Trophy, we are excited to integrate Intel technology in this tournament," said James Carwana, general manager of the Intel Sports Group.

"We will be deploying a range of #Technology at the event as part of the our ongoing effort to bring a new level of #Data #Analytics to sports and to revolutionize how #Athletes #Train, #Coaches teach, scouts evaluate #Talent, and #Fans enjoy sports."

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Sunday 9 April 2017

ICC CT17: 68000 Tickets For All Matches Go On Sale

#ChampionsTrophy 2017 #England #Wales

International #Cricket #Fans still have the chance to be a part of this summer's much-anticipated #ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales in June as 34,000 tickets for all 15 matches are set to go on sale on Wednesday.

Fans who entered the ballot last September, but were unsuccessful in their application, have access to a priority window 24 hours ahead of general sale, to ensure as many new fans as possible have the opportunity to purchase tickets and attend this summer's event. 

An additional 34,000 tickets, including those selected for resale, will then be available from 12 pm Britain Standard Time on Wednesday. Demand for the 50-over event, which starts with hosts England against Bangladesh at The Oval on 1 June, has already surpassed sales at this point for Champions Trophy 2013.

The tickets for all matches – including popular fixtures India v Pakistan, England v Australia and the final – will be released on general sale to eager fans following handbacks from #Tournament #Stakeholders that includes #Sponsors, #ICC family and #Travel providers.

Fans also have the opportunity to #Sell any #Tickets they have purchased and no longer require through the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 resale service. So far, over 1,000 tickets have been posted on the website and will be available for other fans to buy. It is a safe and secure process which ensures that tickets are sold at face value to fellow fans.

Additional tickets have been made available for the five matches at #Edgbaston due to a temporary stand that will be installed ahead of the tournament. The extra 800 seats will boost the capacity of the #UK's biggest cricket venue outside of #London to help meet the high demand for matches.

Following the highly successful application and ballot process in September, when 417,000 people applied for tickets across 60 countries, tickets for the remaining games which had unsold seats have been on general sale with the final allocations now in the process of being released.

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Wednesday 22 February 2017

100 Days to go for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 - International Cricket Council

#ChampionsTrophy #Cricket #England

With 100 days to go, here's a look at the centurions from the previous editions of the tournament: 
Since 1998, 40 centuries have been scored in the ICC Champions Trophy, previously known as the ICC Knock Out Trophy. The 2002 edition of tournament in Sri Lanka, which was jointly won by the host and India, had the most number of centuries, 10, with Herschelle Gibbs scored two of them. The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in England and Wales saw the least number of 100s – 3.

While 29 players from ten countries have scored a total of 4,641 runs, Indians have scored the maximum number of 100s – 8. With 100 days to go until the first ball is bowled in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, we take a look at some of the top 100s scored in previous editions of the tournament.

Sourav Ganguly, Gibbs and Chris Gayle have all scored three centuries – the most by any player. Zimbabwe's Andy Flower and New Zealand's Nathan Astle hold the joint record for the highest score in the tournament. Flower scored 145 off 164 deliveries against India in the 2002 edition in Colombo, while Astle made an unbeaten 145 against United States of America in 2004 at The Oval.

Virender Sehwag scored the quickest 100, off just 77 balls, during the 2002 edition in Colombo. Sehwag also holds the record for hitting the most fours in a 100 in the tournament. He hit 21 boundaries in 126 against England in Colombo in 2002.

Shahriar Nafees, the Bangladesh batsman, holds the record for the slowest century, off 143 balls, in 2006 in Jaipur.

The most number of sixes (7) were hit by Shane Watson during his 136 not out against England in Pretoria in 2009.

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Thursday 19 February 2015

CWC 2015 - Biggest Match For England At The World Cup

#England v #NewZealand at #Wellington, 20th Feb 2015

Its been 32 years since England defeated New Zealand in a World Cup game.
That goes back to 1983 edition when they won a group match against the Kiwis.
Since then, they have been at the receiving end in 1992, 1996 and 2007.

Having lost to #Australia at the #MCG in their first game of the tournament, and pretty convincingly to say the least, the Englishmen have their task cut out. They have run into the other co-host of this tournament early in the competition, NZ are top form and their batting is on fire, the conditions will suit the home team and bowling looks equally balanced too. On the fielding front lets put both teams at par.

Given this situation, they have to really perform very well and win this game to entertain qualifying for the quarter finals with a high position in the group. Remember the lower you finish in your group, you would need to face a top team from the other!

England's batting seems to be their biggest problem at the moment. The bowlers are doing OK. Neither have they been able to chase well nor set competitive totals for their bowlers to defend.

#EoinMorgan needs to get his playing eleven and batting line-up sorted out immediately. #Ballance for #Bopara in the previous game was a good choice? Maybe .. maybe not!

#IanBell at the top needs to do bulk of the scoring to set foundation for an English win. #JamesTaylor seems to be the only one who is prepared to work it out and play a long innings. #Butler, #Root, Morgan all need to pull up their socks.

For the #Kiwis, their batting looks really solid.
#Mccullum and #Guptill at the top can be devastating. If not, #Williamson can dig deep and build the long innings. #RossTaylor, #CoreyAnderson and #LukeRonchi can tonk the ball all over the place if the game is in their zone! Very solid stuff this. This type of a lineup should score 300+ in almost every game unless they decide to throw things away (like they almost did in that game against #Scotland)

In the bowling department, its #JamesAnderson, #StuartBroad and #StevenFinn vs #TrentBoult, #AlanMilne, #TimSouthee and #KyleMills.

It all starts in a few hours at the #Westpac Staudium in #Hamilton...
May the best team win!

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Sunday 15 February 2015

CWC 2015 - Did England Lose Match At The Toss v Australia?

England won a great toss but chose to field. Did they lose the game there?

#EoinMorgan mentioned at the toss that he'd like to exploit overnight moisture at the #MCG early and inserted Australia in. Was it a fatal mistake? Big game, Tournament opener ... was it not a better idea to bat first and put runs on the board?

#GeorgeBailey was very happy to lose the toss and still get his choice - bat first. He mentioned the pitch would be great throughout and it did play true throughout the game.

Morgan's decision would have been vindicated greatly, if Aaron Finch would not have been dropped in the very first over on nought. He went on to make 135. Huge dent...

The specially minted #coin for the match toss is beautiful though.

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Saturday 14 February 2015

CWC 2015 - Steven Finn Takes First Hattrick

After getting thrashed all over the park, the #England bowlers had something to cheer about in their opening world cup game against #Australia at the #MCG.

#StevenFinn registered a #hattrick on the last three balls of the Aussie innings.

Wicket #1 - 49.4 overs - Brad Haddin c. Broad b.Finn 31 (14)
Wicket #2 - 49.5 overs - Glenn Maxwell c. Root b.Finn 66 (40)
Wicket #3 - 49.6 overs - Mitchell Johnson c. Anderson b.Finn 0 (1)

Finn finished his spell with 5 for 71 but not before being carted all over the place by the Australian batsman, especially Maxwell.

England need 343 to win this game. Big ask this!


Friday 23 January 2015

Will England Be Fourth Time Lucky?

#England teams have been enigmatic over the years.

They reached 3 Finals in the first 5 editions of the Cricket World Cup, losing on all three occasions
(to West Indies in 1979, to Australia in 1987 and to Pakistan in 1992). Until then, they were a very powerful force to reckon with in one dayers.

The advent of modern day cricket (pinch hitting, powerplays, etc) seemed to derail them completely from the format. Add to that key retirements including Ian Botham, Graham Gooch. Mike Gatting, Robin Smith, etc and their downfall happened pretty sharply over the years.

1996 saw them blown away by a rampaging Jayasuriya in the quarter finals
In 1999, they couldnt reach the #SuperSixes stage (in their home World Cup)
Repeat poor performances in 2003 (South Africa), 2007 (West Indies) and 2011 (India) indicated a big down-slide of this side.

However, with fresh new talent coming in, they have slowly crept up the ladder to top of the tree by 2012. Excellent combination of batting. bowling and all round ability led them to dominate both test and one day cricket for a while.

So, how does it look for them at the 2015 Cricket World Cup?
The team looks settled but low on pure skills. 

Morgan, Bell will need to lead talented youngsters in tough situations and crunch moments in tight matches. 

Definitely their biggest strength especially with Anderson and Finn leading that attack. Spin is a worry since retirement of Graeme Swann.

All Round Ability:
Broad, Ali, Bopara should do well to contribute with either bat or ball.

All in all, they need to play well above their potential and ability to win this world cup.
All the best #Poms!

Team England for the Cricket World Cup 2015 

Eoin Morgan
Moeen Ali
Garry Ballance
Ian Bell
Ravi Bopara
Jos Butler
Stuart Broad
Alex Hales
Joe Root
Chris Jordan
James Tredwell
James Taylor
Chris Woakes
James Anderson
Steven Finn