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|Indian cricket team have got an idea about their bowling attack for WC 07: Dravid
Impressed by the nagging discipline shown by the pacemen in their final warm-up
game against the West Indies, Indian captain Rahul Dravid said it
had given them an idea about their bowling attack for the World Cup matches.He
said even though the pitches in the Caribbean were expected to suit t
|Virender Sehwag's form only worry for cricket world cup 2007
Virender Sehwag came a cropper again but India sent a strong warning to their
rivals with a thumping nine-wicket win against hosts West Indies in the
final warm-up match before the World Cup.While Sehwag's prolonged bad patch
was a worry for the Indian think-tank, Irfan Pathan's three-wicket h
|Key players coming into their own just before WC: Rahul Dravid
Captain Rahul Dravid today said that the key players in his team where
coming into top form and fitness which augured well for India's chances at the
cricket World Cup.
"Most key players are finding form and fitness which is a good sign for
us," Dravid said after a convincing ni
|Injured Sourav Ganguly likely to miss warm-up cricket world cup 2007 match
Hours before the start of the World Cup, Indian cricket team dealt with
a blow as opener Sourav Ganguly injured his ankle during net practice today
to be doubtful for the warm-up match against the West Indies.
Indian team sources said Ganguly hurt his ankle during the
practice session and
|rlon Samuels calls bookie Mukesh Kochar row a distraction, enjoys elevated role
Unfazed by the controversy surrounding his conversation with an alleged Indian bookie,
West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels insists he is not
bothered by the "distraction" and is preparing to live up to captain
Brian Lara's expectations.
Samuels has had a good run in r
|West indies fails to woo Indian world cup 2007 cricket fans
Refusing to part with his hard-earned money for an expensive passage to the West
Indies, the average Indian cricket fan has given a firm thumbs down to the
While tour operators blame it on Men in Blue's late peaking, the average crowd
find the packages beyond their reach.
|I don't know why I have been dropped From World cup 2007 cricket squad: Kaif
Middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif, bewildered by his omission from the Indian team,
today said he was not told by the authorities concerned which aspects of the game
he needs to address.
"I have not been told which areas of my game I need to
improve upon," Kaif, here to guide
|Indian cricket team to warm-up against Netherlands tomorrow
A confident India will warm-up against cricket minnows the Netherlands
at Trelawny stadium here tomorrow, seeking to acclimatise to the Caribbean conditions
before launching their quest of regaining the World Cup after nearly a quarter
of a century.
The Rahul Dravid-led team, which is regar
|Indian Cricket Council team gets Marlon Samuels - Mukesh Kochar conversation tape
A two-member team of International Cricket Council (ICC) today received tapes
of alleged conversation between West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels
and bookie Mukesh Kochar ahead of the January 21 ODI.
"We have handed over the tapes and transcripts to N.S.
Virk -- regional security
|India cricket team to get NSG cover in west indies
Team India will be guarded by elite National Security Guard commandos in
West Indies during the World Cup Cricket because security arrangements
in the Carribean Islands were considered not up to the mark.
The government took a decision in this regard after West Indian
officials conveyed t
|Pawar plans to visit West Indies to watch Super 8 games
The BCCI President Sharad Pawar, who could not meet the World Cup-bound
Indian team here yesterday to convey his best wishes in person, is planning to
visit the West Indies in the first week of April to watch a couple of Super
8 Series games.
"He could not make it to Mumbai and meet t
|Shoaib Akhtar, Asif ruled out of Cricket World Cup 2007
Pakistan pacers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif were today ruled out of the
World Cup in Caribbean due to injuries.
The team's media manager, Pervez Mir told reporters
that both the fast bowlers had not been able to recover from injuries despite
getting treatment in London.
|Team India squad is fit for Cricket World Cup 2007: Dravid
Dismissing uncertainty over the fitness of some players', skipper Rahul Dravid said
that all 15 going to the West Indies for the World Cup were fit.
'I am happy with the pacers and I don't think we are taking any unfit player
to the World Cup,' said Dravid at press conference here, hours b
|Irphan Pathan gets green signal for Cricket World Cup 2007
Ending the suspense over his fitness, left-arm seamer Irfan Pathan today got the
green signal to play in the ICC cricket World Cup beginning in the West
Indies next month.
"There are no alteration in the 15-member World Cup squad.
Pathan will go to West Indies for the Workd Cup,&quo
|India capable of handling all challenges at WC: Dravid
Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid has said that his team is capable of handling
all challenges at World Cup.
Sending out an ominous signal to World Cup rivals, he said
that his team was not only motivated but "fully equipped" to do well
in Caribbean conditions.
|TV umpire can indicate contact between bat and ball
The TV umpire can indicate a batsman is not out if the replays show there was
no contact between bat and ball when an appeal for caught behind is referred to
him - under the rules and regulations adopted for the upcoming cricket World
Among other interesting regulations for the March 1
|We need to improve our fielding: Yuvi
India would have to improve its fielding to bring back the World Cup which
it won 24 years ago, says talented middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh.
"We are improving our fielding. That is one area we have
to improve upon. And, we are working hard in that area," Yuvraj told reporters
|Dhoni to work for taking a run-a-ball in World Cup
Bowlers of rival teams in the coming World Cup have to put in extra effort to bowl
dot balls against ICC's number two batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni,
who today said he would strive hard to take at least one run every ball he faced
in the quadrennial showpiece.
"I will try to play well a
|Struggling Pathan upbeat ahead of WC
Indian paceman Irfan Pathan on Thursday brushed aside concerns over his form and
fitness, saying he was confident of delivering at next month's World Cup
in the Caribbean.
"Whatever has happened in the last eight months has made
me stronger. I am happy to have gone through this phas
|Dhoni to work for taking a run-a-ball in World Cup
Bowlers of rival teams in the coming world cup have to put in extra effort to bowl dot
balls against ICC's number two batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who said he
would strive hard to take at least one run every ball he faced in the quadrennial
"I will try to play well and my
|Book on Dada released
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly's return to international cricket was today
celebrated with the launch of journalist Debashish Dutta's new book charting
The book contains scores of pictures throughout Sourav Ganguly's career.
In fact, Debashish Dutta has also added anoth
|Ponting says Aussies would prefer to bat second
Australia captain Ricky Ponting has come up with a simple solution to end his team's
habit of failing to defend massive totals -- bat second.
Australia have been on the wrong end of the four biggest
run-chases in one-day cricket history, all in the past 14 months, raising concerns
|Sobers confident Australia will recover form
West Indies great Garfield Sobers said on Wednesday he was confident Australia
would bounce back from their recent string of losses and make a strong title defence
at next months World Cup in the Caribbean.
The world champions were whitewashed 3-0 in the one-day series
|Dhoni moves up in ICC rankings
India wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has moved up to second position
overtaking Australian captain Ricky Ponting in the latest ICC Player Rakings
for ODI batsmen.
The 25-year-old, who had briefly reigned the rankings charts
last year, has just completed a successful four-match
|Caribbean pitches may pose problems for Aus
This time around it won't be easy for the beleaguered Australians
to defend their World Cup title for more than one reason.
First, their successive defeats at the hands of New Zealand
that made them lose number one spot in the ICC ranking must have discouraged
them. Secondly a sea cha
|Aussies flinch as Dhoni pinches 2nd spot in ICC ODI rankings
Indias wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has moved up to
second position overtaking Australian captain Ricky Ponting in the latest
ICC Player rakings for ODI batsmen. This is Dhoni`s highest ranking
since May 2006.
The 25-year-old, who had briefly reigned the rankings chart la
|Pathan ready to prove fitness
Plagued by a lackluster form and niggling injuries, Irfan Pathan admitted that
things were not going his way but was keen to prove his form and fitness before
the World Cup.
Pathan, who is part of the World Cup squad, has been
asked to play for West Zone in the Deodhar Trophy one dayer a
|I was confident of WC berth after Cuttack knock: Karthick
Young middle order batsman Dinesh Karthick said his match-winning half-century
that helped India beat the West Indies at Cuttack was crucial in
winning him a berth in the World Cup squad.
"Definitely my chances increased after I got runs (top-score
of 63) in the Cuttack game (on Jan
|I tried too hard to pick wickets: Sreesanth
S Sreesanth says his own expectations after a successful Test series in South
Africa may have resulted in a patchy performance in the recent One day
games against the West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Sreesanth said in trying too hard to take wickets, he forgot
the basics and thus returned with
|Team to improve in fielding: Yuvraj
Team India's batting fulcrum Yuvraj Singh has said that the players are aware
that they need to improve over their fielding standards and are working harder
in that department to give themselves a strong chance of winning the World
"Fielding, obviously, is a key area of the game