Saturday, 8 June 2013

Statistical Highlights Match 1: India v/s South Africa ICC Champions Trophy'13

Jadeja After taking wicket of Fan Du Plessis during first match of ICC Champions Trophy'13

At the end of interesting and high scoing first match of Champions Trophy-2013 we are left with some interesting facts and figures. Here Cricmasti brought some statistical highligts of this match where India scored 331 and South Africa bowled out at score of 305 so India registered a victory of 26 runs over South Africa.

Lets have a look at the Statistical Highlights of this match

Indian Innings Highlights
# In this match both captains were also the wicket keepers, AB de Villiers and MS Dhoni. This is only the 39th ODI in cricket history where 2 keeper-captains played.

# The opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma is the 127th Opening pair for India in ODIs. Interestingly, they added 127 runs for the first wicket.

# Rohit Sharma scored his 14th half century in ODI Career. He scored 65 runs off 81 balls with 8 fours and 1 six.

# Today’s half century was Rohit Sharma’s maiden fifty against South Africa.

# Rohit Sharma scored his 11th fifty outside India. He has scored only 3 50s in India. Also his 2 ODI hundreds have been in away venues (at Bulawayo)

# Rohit Sharma was opening 6th time in his ODI career. He has scored 2 half centuries while opening. The other half century was against England when he scored 83 at Mohali in 2013.

# Shikhar playing his 6th ODI match scored his Maiden ODI hundred. He completed his century of just 80 balls.

Shikhar Dhawan after completing his maiden ODI hundred in 80 balls

# Shikhar Dhawan also scored his maiden test century in 85 balls, thus becoming only the 3rd Indian to score their Maiden ODI and Test Hundreds within 100 balls. The other 2 are Kris Srikkanth and MS Dhoni.

# Shikhar Dhawan’s century in 80 balls is the joint second fastest hundred by an Indian against South Africa. The fastest hundred for Ind vs SA is in 68 balls by Yousuf Pathan and 80 balls by Sanjay Manjrekar.

# Rohit Sharma during his innings of 65 runs hit his 25th six in ODI Career. And became only the 18th Indian to his 25 or more sixes in ODIs.

# Shikhar Dhawan became the 5th Indian to score a hundred in Champions Trophy. Others are Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif. Ganguly is the only Indian to score more than one century in Champions Trophy.

# Shikhar Dhawan became the 33rd Indian to score an ODI ton. Only Australia has more century scorers (37).

# Among the other 32 Indians who have scored a century, 11 did not score any further centuries in their career.

# The last time an Indian opening pair put on 100+ runs for the first wicket were Sehwag/Gambhir. They added 176 runs for the first wicket against West Indies at Indore in 2011.

Ravindra Jadeja scored 47* (29) which helped India score the highest total at Cardiff

# Ravindra Jadeja scored 47*(29) which is his first score in 40s in ODI career. He has 6 fifties and 2 scores of 39 and 38 each.

# 2 South African Bowlers Lonwabo Tsotsobe (2/83) and Rory Kleinveldt (0/81) conceded more than 80 runs. This is 4th such occasion for SA in ODIs and second against India.

# Tsotsobe’s 83 runs are the third most runs conceded by a bowler in Champions Trophy match

# India’s total of 331/7 is the highest total at this venue. They overcame their 304/6 vs Eng in 2011.

# This is the 72nd time India has scored 300+ in an ODI, a record by any team. Next are Australia with 67 300+ totals.

 South African Innings Highlights
# Hashim Amla in his last 3 innings against India scored 64, 116* and 61 runs. But today he was dismissed on 22 runs in this match.

# Like the new Indian Opening pair, even South Africa played with new opening pair. This pair of Amla/Ingram is 72nd opening pair for SA in ODIs. But unlike the Indian pair they managed only 13 runs for the first wicket.

MS Dhoni became the 5th wicketkeeper to effect 275 or more dismissals in ODIs

# Robin Petersen in his 69th ODI match scored 68 runs which his maiden half century. He overcame his previous best of 44 vs Pakistan at Centurion in March 2013.

# AB de Villiers scored his 33rd fifty in ODIs and 7th as captain in 21 matches.

# This was AB de villiers’ 16th fifty as wicketkeeper in ODIs. He has scored 9 100s and 16 50s as wicketkeeper in 49 ODIs while just 5 100s and 17 50s in 91 matches as non keeper.

# AB de villiers averages 90.75 as captain in ODIs with bat which is highest for any captain who have played 10 or more matches as captain. Next best is 56.75 by MS Dhoni.

# AB de Villiers scored his 4th consecutive 50 in ODI matches and all as captain. He scored 128, 75 and 95* against Pakistan in the previous series. In fact this was his 6th 50+ score in last 8 ODIs.

# David Miller scored his 2nd Duck in ODI career and first Diamond Duck 0(0).

# David Miller became the first batsman to be run out without facing a ball in ICC Champions Trophy.

Ryan McLaren scored his maiden ODI 50 and took 3/70

# MS Dhoni completed 275 dismissals in ODIs when he caught Hashim Amla. He now has 276 dismissals (208 catches + 68 stumpings).

# MS Dhoni became the 5th keeper to effect over 275 dismissals and the first Indian.

# Ryan McLaren in his 23rd ODI scored his maiden Half Century (71* off 61). His previous best was 33 vs NZ in Jan 2013.

# South Africa scored 305 while chasing. This is only the second instance of a team scoring 300 or more while chasing in Champions Trophy. South Africa also were the first to do it when they scored 301 runs while chasing a total of 327 by England at Centurion in 2009 edition.

# The Match Aggregate of 636 runs is the highest in a Champions Trophy Match. Only other 600+ aggregate is 624 between SA and Eng in 2009. On both occasions, SA was on losing side.

# This was 6th defeat in ODIs for SA where they scored over 300 runs.

# India have never lost to SA in Champions Trophy. They played 3 matches and all 3 were won by India.

# This was India’s 11th win in Champions Trophy matches. Only Australia and West Indies have won more, 12.

# This was South Africa’s 8th lose in Champions Trophy matches. Only West Indies and Zimbabwe have lost more, 9.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Squad for All Teams Champions Trophy'13 : Cricmasti

Group A:

Australia :

15 Member Squad:
Michael Clarke (c), George Bailey (vice-capt), David Warner, Shane Watson, Phil Hughes, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty.


15 Member Squad:
Alastair Cook (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Chris Woakes.

New Zealand:

15 Member Squad:
Brendon McCullum (c), Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Andrew Ellis, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori and Kane Williamson.

Sri Lanka:

15 Member Squad:
Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal (vc), Dilhara Lokuhettige Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne.

Group B:


15 Member Squad:
 Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Kamran Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Shoaib Malik, Asad Shafiq, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, M. Irfan, Asad Ali, Wahab Riaz, Umer Amin, Abdul Rehman, Ehsan Adil


15 Member Squad:

 MS Dhoni (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Vinay Kumar

South Africa:

15 Member Squad:
AB de Villiers (c), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Aaron Phangiso, Alviro Petersen, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

West Indies: 

15 Member Squad:

Dwayne Bravo (c), Denesh Ramdin, Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Statics of Champions Trophy so far

Champions Trophy is knocking at door. Here Cricmasti grab some interesting facts and statics regarding the Champions Trophy for all its readers.
Do you know who is most successful Indian in Champions Trophy?
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ICC Champions Trophy Records : Team Records

Champions Trophy Records
Who will be the Winner of Seventh and the Last Edition of The ICC ICC Champions Trophy??
1998 – South Africa
2000 – New Zealand
2002 – Sri Lanka/India (Shared)
2004 – West Indies
2006 – Australia
2009 – Australia
Most Wins 
12 – Australia and West Indies
11 – New Zealand and Sri Lanka
10 – India and South Africa
8 – England
7 – Pakistan
Most Losses 
9 – West Indies and Zimbabwe
8 – Pakistan and England
7 – South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Highest Team Totals 
347/4 – NZ vs USA, The Oval, 2004
323/8 – Eng vs SA, Centurion, 2009
319/8 – SL vs SA, Centurion, 2009
316/5 – SA vs Ken, Colombo, 2002
315/7 – NZ vs SL, Johannesburg, 2009
Lowest Team Totals 
65 – USA vs Aus, Southampton, 2004
77 – Ban vs NZ, Colombo, 2002
80 – WI vs SL, Mumbai, 2006
85 – Zim vs WI, Ahmedabad, 2006
86 – Net vs SL, Colombo, 2002
Largest Team Victories
(By Runs)
210 Runs – NZ vs USA, The Oval, 2004
206 Runs - SL vs Net, Colombo, 2002
176 Runs – SA vs Ken, Colombo, 2002
167 Runs – NZ vs Ban, Colombo, 2002
(By Wickets) 
10 Wickets – WI vs Ban, Jaipur, 2006
*There have been only one victory by 10 wickets and 8 victories by 9 wickets. 

ICC Champions Trophy Records : Individual Players Records

Most Matches played as a player
20 – Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)
19 – Rahul Dravid (Ind)
18 – Mahela Jayawardene (SL), Brian Lara (WI), Ricky Ponting (Aus), Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
Most matches played as a captain
16 – Ricky Ponting (Aus)
15 – Brian Lara (WI)
13 – Stephen Fleming (NZ)
11 – Sourav Ganguly (Ind)
9 – Graeme Smith (SA)
Most Runs 
695 – Chris Gayle (WI)
665 – Sourav Ganguly (Ind)
653 – Jacques Kallis (SA)
627 – Rahul Dravid (Ind)
593 – Ricky Ponting (Aus)
Best Batting Innings
145* (151)- Nathan Astle (NZ) vs USA, 2004
145 (164) – Andy Flower (Zim) vs Ind, 2002
141* (142)- Sourav Ganguly (Ind) vs SA, 2000
141 (128) – Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) vs Aus, 1998
141 (134) – Graeme Smith (SA) vs Eng. 2009
Most Centuries 
3 – Herschelle Gibbs (SA), Sourav Ganguly (Ind), Chris Gayle (WI)
2 – Upul Tharanga (SL), Shane Watson (Aus), Saeed Anwar (Pak), Marcus Trescothick (Eng)
Most Half Centuries
6 – Rahul Dravid (Ind)
5 – Damien Martyn (Aus), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)
4 – Ricky Ponting (Aus), Mahela Jayawardene (SL)
Most Sixes
17 – Sourav Ganguly (Ind)
13 – Chris Gayle (WI)
12 – Shane Watson (Aus)
11 – Paul Collingwood (Eng)
10 – Shahid Afridi (Pak)
Most Ducks
4 – Shane Watson (Aus)
3 – Nathan Astle (NZ), Sanath Jayasuriya (SL), Habibul Bashar (Ban)
Most Wickets 
24 – Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)
22 – Kyle Mills (NZ), Brett Lee (Aus)
21 – Glenn McGrath (Aus)
20 – Jacques Kallis (SA)
19 – Mervyn Dillon (WI)
Best Bowling figures in an innings
6/14 – Farveez Maharoof (SL) vs WI, 2006
5/11 – Shahid Afridi (Pak) vs Ken, 2004
5/21 – Makhaya Ntini (SA) vs Pak, 2006
5/29 – Mervyn Dillon (WI) vs Ban, 2004
5/30 – Jacques Kallis (SA) vs WI, 1998
* There have been 4 more 5 wicket hauls. 
* No bowler has taken 2 5 wicket hauls. 
* There have been 3 bowlers, Muralitharan, Dillon and Hondo who took 2 4 wicket hauls.
Most Catches 
13 – Mahela Jayawardene (SL)
12 – Sourav Ganguly (Ind)
9 – Ross Taylor (NZ), Dwayne Bravo (WI)
Most Dismissals by Wicket-keepers 
28 – Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
25 -Adam Gilchrist (Aus)
19 – Mark Boucher (SA)
15 – Brendon McCullum (NZ)
11 – Moin Khan (Pak)

ICC Champions Trophy Records :  PARTNERSHIP RECORDS

Best Partnerships 
252 *  for 2nd wicket – Shane Watson/Ricky Ponting, Aus vs Eng, 2009
206 for 4th wicket – Shoaib Malik/Mohammad Yousuf, Pak vs Ind, 2009
192 for 1st wicket – Virender Sehwag/Sourav Ganguly, Ind vs Eng, 2002
192 for 1st wicket – Chris Gayle/Wavell Hinds, WI vs Ban,2004
178* for 2nd wicket – Herschelle Gibbs/Jacques Kallis, SA vs Ind, 2002

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Indian Squad for Champions Trophy 2013 England

Team India for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 is announced today. Players who performed well so far in this IPL got chance in the 14 member team.
 Sehwag and Harbhajan were already out from the expected 30. Now the out of form angry young man Gautam Gambhir also didn't made through the final 14.

Tournament will start from 6 June (Check Schedule here) Irfan and Amit Mishra who are doing really well in this IPL so far given a chance to prove themselves. 

Murli Vijay and S Dhawan are taken as opener while D Kartik as second wicket keeper cum opener. In the middle order Kohli, Raina, Rohit Sharma and Dhoni are providing strength to the team and to support them in the lower middle order India side got Irfan and Jadeja as all rounder. 

In bowling department Ashwin and Mishra are two specialist spinners with Jadeja while B Kumar, V Kumar, and U Yadav will be supported by Irfan.

So the 14 Member India Squad for ICC Champions Trophy is :

MS Dhoni(C/W), R Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, S Dhawan, R Jadeja, B Kumar, V Kumar, R Ashwin, I Sharma, U Yadav, A Mishra, I Pathan, M Vijay, D Karthik

Friday, 3 May 2013

Schedule for ICC Champions Trophy 2013 England

ICC Champions Trophy-2013 

Date and TimeMatch Details and Series
Thu Jun 6
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
Group B : 1st ODI - India vs South Africa 
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Fri Jun 7
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
Group B : 2nd ODI - Pakistan vs West Indies 
Kennington Oval, London
Sat Jun 8
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
Group A : 3rd ODI - England vs Australia 
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sun Jun 9
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
Group A : 4th ODI - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Mon Jun 10

13:00 local | 12:00 GMT
Group B : 5th ODI - Pakistan vs South Africa 
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Tue Jun 11
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
Group B : 6th ODI - India vs West Indies 
Kennington Oval, London
Wed Jun 12
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
Group A : 7th ODI - Australia vs New Zealand 
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Thu Jun 13

13:00 local | 12:00 GMT
Group A : 8th ODI - England vs Sri Lanka 
Kennington Oval, London
Fri Jun 14
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
Group B : 9th ODI - South Africa vs West Indies 
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Sat Jun 15
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
Group B : 10th ODI - India vs Pakistan 
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sun Jun 16
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
Group A : 11th ODI - England vs New Zealand 
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Mon Jun 17

13:00 local | 12:00 GMT
Group A : 12th ODI - Australia vs Sri Lanka 
Kennington Oval, London
Wed Jun 19
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
1st Semi Final ODI - TBC vs TBC (A1 v B2)
Kennington Oval, London
Thu Jun 20
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
2nd Semi Final ODI - TBC vs TBC (A2 v B1)
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Sun Jun 23
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
Final ODI - TBC vs TBC 
Edgbaston, Birm