India v/s Australia: Rahul Dravid skips net practice

According to the fresh sports updates, just one day to go for the first test match between the two top class test teams in the world. India and Australia are the two highly rated cricket teams, and are scheduled to play first test match from December 26, 2011.

While “all players fit for Boxing day,” this announcement made by Dhoni in a press conference after the doubts were to be arose over India’s bowler pacer Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma fitness, now the next doubted fact is, not batting by the most recommendable Indian batsmen Rahul Dravid in the first Test against Australia.

In a source report, On Saturday, when all the member of Indian team was practiced in the net at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Dravid wasn’t seen in the net practice. Read More

Dinda will join India team in Australia: Sourav Ganguly

sourav ganguly 150x150 Dinda will join India team in Australia: Sourav GangulyAs per latest cricket news, the Former India cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly has recently said that Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda will soon fly to Australia as a cover for the injured fast bowler, Ishant Sharma, who has been ruled out of the three-day practice match starting in Canberra on Monday.

Talking to media, Ganguly said, “Ashok Dinda will fly to Australia as a cover to Ishant in next 24 hours. My sources have confirmed this.”

According to Ganguly, “Dinda is India’s best pace bowler right now and should have been on that plane to Australia in first place with rest of the squad.”

Medium fast bowler Ishant Sharma is recovering from an injury in his left ankle, and due to which he left the ground just after bowling 5.3 overs against Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI on Thursday. Read More

India can beat Australia this time: Punters

india in australia 150x150 India can beat Australia this time: PuntersIndia v/s Australia is always an interesting match to watch, and this time it will be more interesting as India cricket team is full of energy while Australia team is facing some problems. Australia also lost their last few matches and they are under pressure.

Reports said that punters Down under have selected India as the most likely team to win this series that gets underway from December 26.

Talking to media, TAB Sportsbet’s Glenn Munsie said, “If you do run into someone who wants to back Australia to win the series, send them on down to their TAB.”

Moreover, the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ said in its reports, “At first glance, it appeared understandable that Australia drifted from 2.20 dollars favourite to 2.40 dollars equal favourite (draw 4.00 dollars) to beat the number two-ranked Indians after their second Test capitulation to the eighth-ranked New Zealand in Hobart.” Read More

India recovers; Sachin Tendulkar retires on 92 runs

sachinbatting 300x273 India recovers; Sachin Tendulkar retires on 92 runsAs per the latest cricket news, Indian master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman have retired hurt after tea session as India bounced back strongly on the 2nd day of their two-day practice match against Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI at the Manuka Oval on Friday.

Sachin Tendulkar was batting on 92 runs while VVS Laxman was batting on 57 runs, though India still 158 runs behind the runs made by Chairman’s XI’s first-innings total of 398/6.

However, Jake Haberfield managed early breakthrough and took two wickets of Indian opener Ajinkya Rahane for just three, Gautam Gambhir was dismissed by Glenn Maxwell for a 63-ball 35 that with 6 fours. Read More

Australia cricket team’s back-up wicketkeeper out for summer

tim paine 225x300 Australia cricket team’s back up wicketkeeper out for summerAs per the fresh sports news,  Australia’s back-up wicketkeeper Tim Paine was Wednesday named out for the summer, as officials told media that the player will now undergo surgery on a fractured finger immediately.

While talking to media, an official from Cricket Australia said, “The Tasmanian wicketkeeper and batsman’s battered right index finger will rule him out of availability for the next three to four months.”

Cricket Australia doctor Trefor James said, “Tim Paine’s recovery from surgery for a fractured finger has been slower than expected.”

Further, Mr. James said, “It is clear that the fracture has not healed as expected and the best course of action is for Tim to undergo further surgery.” Read More

Yuvraj Singh expects comeback in Australia ODI series

Yuvraj Singh News 250x300 Yuvraj Singh expects comeback in Australia ODI seriesAs per the latest sports news, India’s World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, who is slowly recovering from an non-malignant tumour in his lung, has recently said in a press release he was expecting to be fit for the ODI tri-series in Australia in February 2012.

While talking to media during the promotional event, Yuvraj said, “I’m getting ready to play again. I am targeting the ODI series in Australia.”

The super middle order batsman has a “non-malignant tumour” in his left lung and was left out of ODI series against the West Indies. Yuvraj Singh was also not includes by the selectors for the Test team playing in Australia due to his ill health.

Further talking to media, he said, “It was a very difficult time. It was a crucial period for me and my family when I learnt about the tumour. My mother supported me a lot during my recovery.” Read More

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