Taslim Arif: The Unlucky Pakistani Cricketer

Taslim Arif, a right-handed wicket-keeper, represented Pakistan in six Test matches and two One-day Internationals. He was immensely talented and could have played many more matches for Pakistan than those meagre 6 tests and 2 ODIs. But unfortunately he played in the same era as that of the great Pakistani wicket keeper Wasim Bari. Taslimm Arif's chance of luck came in the year 1980 when the national selectors chose to test a new face after growing frustrated with Wasim Bari's deteriorating form. During Pakistan's 1979–80 tour of India, Taslim replaced star batsman Zaheer Abbas in the test match at Kolkata. In the series, Pakistan had previously lost two tests, and Zaheer Abbas was in the most awful form of his cricketing career. On January 29, 1980, at Calcutta, in the penultimate Test of the 6-match series against India, Taslim started the batting alongside Sadiq Mohammad. He instantly had a significant impact on the drew match with scores of 90 and 46 in the two inning

Dhruv Pandove : Talent Lost Early

  A 13-year-old player for Punjab made his first-class cricket debut in the month of November 1987. The 13-year old's debut innings against Himachal Pradesh included 94 runs, which astonished many Indian cricket fans. He then excelled for Punjab in the Under-15 and Under-17 competitions. When Dhruv Pandove scored 137 runs in his third first-class encounter against Jammu and Kashmir at Srinagar in October 1988 at the age of 14 years and 294 days, he set a record as the youngest Indian cricketer to score a first-class century. Pandove established himself as a rising star in domestic cricket at a very young age with a double century of 206 runs against Central Zone in the tournament's semifinals. Pandove led the North Zone U-15 team in the 1987–88 Vijay Merchant Trophy. The 17-year-old Pandove recorded his highest first-class score of 170 in a Ranji Trophy match for Punjab versus Services in December 1991, and with that innings, he became the youngest player to accumulate 1000 run

Big Hitters of 90s

Cricket has witnessed a surge in the strike rates of the batsmen with the advent of T20s.  The batsmen continue the mindset in the 50 over game too. The teams crossed the 400 runs frontiers multiple times in recent years. Batsmen too crossed the 200 runs milestone in ODI. But these were not the scenario in the 90s. The teams struggled to cross the 300 mark. 250 runs were an average team score. But even during those times, some batsmen managed to entertain the cricket lovers with their big hits. So in this article we are going to discuss about some of the big hitters of 90s. Sanath Jayasuriya Sanath Jayasuriya is one the most explosive batsmen who donned the Srilankan jersey in the 90s. He along with Romesh Kaluwitharna changed the way of playing cricket in the first 15 overs when there were fielding restrictions. He was a great all-rounder. The left-arm spin of Jayasuriya was as good as any other spinner. he is the only player who has scored more than 10,000 runs and got more than 300

India vs Bangladesh Test

 After an unexpected 2-1 loss to Bangladesh in the ODI series, India came back strongly to register a 2-0 victory in the test series. India won the first test in Chattogram by 188 runs and the second test in Mirpur by 3 wickets. Bangladesh too had their moment in the series, especially in the second match of the series. With the victories India has managed to move into the second position of World Test Championship.  India Vs Bangladesh, First Test 2022 In the first test Indians managed a more than decent score of 404 in their firs innings. At one stage India were 112/4. But Chetheshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer managed to score half centuries and pulled India out of the tricky situation. But both missed their centuries and were out for 90 and 86 respectively. Down the order there were strong contributions from Rishabh Pant(46), Ashwin(58) and Kuldeep Yaday(40). Bangladeshi spinners Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam picked up 4 wickets each. Mehidy Hasan as a batsman has been a thorn in Indi

Interesting Facts About Cricket

*Andrew Strauss, Tony Greig, Kevin Pietersen and Allan Lamb are South African born England Cricket captains. *Mark Butcher played 71 tests for England, but never got to play an ODI. * Until 2008,VVS Laxman was the only cricketer to score two "300" in Ranji trophy. Laxman has never played in a WC match. *Sunil Gavaskar has hit more number of sixes in tests than in ODIs! *Shanta Rangaswamy is the first woman cricketer to receive Arjuna award. *Keppler Wessels first played for Aus and then shifted to SA team, becoming the first cricketer to play for two national sides. * Rodney Redmond of NZ played in just one test and scored century on debut. He could not continue in cricket because he could not adjust with the contact lenses!  *  The English cricketer, Wilfred Rhodes holds the world records both for the most appearances made in first-class cricket and for the most wickets taken. He has played in 1,110 matches and taken 4,204 wickets. *  The first ODI in history of cricket was

Indian Players Waiting for Debut in 2023

The Indian cricket squad is moving in a new direction. The amount of people who come to the national team's door has risen with each passing season. As a result, very few people can be said to have a spot in the team locked up. While seniority should be taken into account, it is unethical to ignore how young players are performing. As a result, commencing in 2023, the Indian team may undergo radical changes. The BCC may make a number of significant choices, including appointing Hardik Pandya as the new T20 captain in place of Rohit Sharma. India intends to confine Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Rohit Sharma to ODIs while developing the next generation in T20. Let's have a look at the five players that are now waiting to join the Indian team in 2023. Abhimanyu Easwaran  One player who need to be taken into consideration for India's Test opening line is Abhimanyu Easwaran. India is contemplating Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Shubman Gill for the opening position among foreign

Rod Marsh, the former Australian Wicket keeper Passes Away

Rod Marsh, the former Australia wicketkeeper, died last week in an Adelaide hospital after having a heart attack in Queensland. He was hospitalised last week after going into cardiac arrest. Marsh, an aggressive left-handed batsman and one of Test cricket's best wicketkeepers, played 96 Tests for Australia between 1970 and 1984, amassing 3633 runs, featuring three hundreds. Marsh owned the world record for maximum Test dismissals (355) at the time of his retirement. During an epic combination with fast bowler Dennis Lillee, it included the classic "c Marsh b Lillee" entry in a scorebook, which has been replicated a record 95 occasions in Test cricket. Marsh also played in 92 One-Day Internationals, scoring 1225 runs at 20.08 and dismissing 124 batsmen. Marsh earned his first-class debut for Western Australia in the 1968-69 campaign and ended up playing 257 first-class matches for the Western Australians, amassing 11,067 runs at 31.17 and achieving 869 dismissals. Marsh&