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India vs Sri-Lanka

Defending champions Pakistan managed to sneak into the semi-finals through the back door, what a story it would make if the inaugurally crowned India can do the same? To do that India have to beat Sri Lanka by a margin of at least 20 runs and hope Australia beat the West Indies. Neither parts of this permutation are too outrageous, although Sri Lanka’s task is a little easier. They simply have to beat India, or even lose by less than 20 runs, and then rely on the Aussies to do them a favour.

Both teams will be relieved to be playing this crunch match on a less hostile surface than the onethey struggled on in Barbados. As we saw in the match between South Africa and Pakistan, spin is likely to be a factor. Sri Lanka will want young Suraj Randiv to perform as he did against Australia, where he was the best bowler for the team. Together with Ajantha Mendis, he is sure to weave a web around the Indian batsmen.
India have thus far played Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja as their specialist spinners, although Yusuf Pathan has been around to turn his arm a little. If Jadeja plays again today, it will reflect on the unwarranted generosity of management. After two terrible bowling performances in consecutive matches, he should be dumped. That will open the door for either Piyush Chawla or R Vinay Kumar to come into the attack. Given that Vinay Kumar was overlooked on the bouncier wickets, Chawla is the more likely of the two to come in.
Although the bowling has come under the spotlight from critics as the reason India lost to Australia and the West Indies, the batting is the area that’s come under attack from MS Dhoni.
He said the team was let down by their batsmen in their previous matches. Barring Rohit Sharma, who made a fighting 79 against the Aussies, the rest of the batting has been abominable. Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir have not been able to produce anything special at the top, with Gambhir in worse form. He has scored just 28 runs from three innings with a top score of 15. Considering that he is the best player of spin in the Indian line up, this is his best opportunity to come good. Vijay has 57 runs from four innings and while that’s not too bad, he showed much better form and promise during the IPL. It looks as though he is asking to be dropped once Virender Sehwag returns to full fitness.
Suresh Raina is returning to the scene of his century and hopefully the good memories will inspire him to similar heights. The two middle order men that really need to perform are Yuvraj Singh and Pathan. Both are capable of causing tsunami like destruction, but both have yet to prove that in the Caribbean. Singh was suffering from a wrist injury and although he claimed that he had returned to full fitness and showed shadows of his former self, he has yet to really explode. Pathan has also crept into a shell. He was a powerhouse for the Rajasthan Royals but looks as though he is spiraling down the path of one of those players who will always succeed at state and franchise level, but can’t step up onto the international stage.
India need not feel too bad about their batting woes, because Sri Lanka have suffered a similar fate. Mahela Jayawardene is the tournament’s top scorer with 288 runs but besides that, they have had little else. Kumar Sangakkara had one good knock, but now the likes Tillekeratne Dilshan and Angelo Matthews (who has been impressive with the ball) need to join the party.
One man who will see the match against India as the perfect launch pad to return to form will be Sanath Jayasuriya. The 40 year old parliamentarian has done more with the ball than the bat and will be desperate to change that. India are one of his favourite teams to play against. His one-day international average against them is 36.23, higher than his career average of 32.43. One of the most interesting contests of this clash could well be the tussle between Jayasuriya and Singh, who is likely to open the bowling.
Singh has the added responsibility of keeping matters tight, especially in light of the poor penetration of his pace pair. Zaheer Khan, who has had a forgettable tournament so far and Ashish Nehra, who has been the among the wickets although at great cost, have both been expensive. What they may try and do is fox the Lankans with a bit of bounce. Lasith Malinga will try the same, no doubt. It would be ideally ironic if one or both of these teams get the better of each other’s batting line ups by making use of the short ball. The pitch conditions may not obviously favour seam bowling, but Australia showed how it can be done when they bowled out Pakistan for 157 earlier in the tournament on this wicket. Whether one team has the other in a spin or bounces them out of the competition, the stage is set for a purposeful contest.
Teams:
Sri Lanka (From): Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara(w/c), Chamara Silva, Mahela Jayawardene, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, Lasith Malinga, Dinesh Chandimal, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Ajantha Mendis, Chanaka Welegedara, Thilan Thushara, Thissara Perera
India (From): Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w/c), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Piyush Chawla, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav
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INDIA World Champions 2011 as ICC Wished

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India the Next World Champion of Cricket

Mumbai: Final of World Cup 2011 starts dramatically with twice a time toss , on both tossing Sri-Lanka won. Jayawardane who never scored solid in whole world cup as in the finals and ends up Sri-Lankan innings with more than  100 not out . Sri Lanka gives target of 275 in 50 overs to India.

India loosing first wicket on the 2nd ball of their innings and soon after they lost wicket of Sachin Tendulker . Virat and Gautham gives a solid recovery to India and Dhoni ends with the six . Glory comes to India .

Without any doubt India was not capable to win the World Cup of 2011 , but they won due to amazing captaincy of MS Dhoni.

MS Dhoni declared to be the man of the match. Yuvraj Singh declared man of the series and ICC President passed Trophy to Indian captain.

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IPL Will Win This World Cup

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Cricket World Cup Final 2011

World Cup 2007 begins and in the very first round India drops from the World Cup . ICC bears the loss of advertisement and assures this that India will be given more favors in future World Cups . Today 2nd April 2011 India is in finals of World Cup 2011 and ICC so called International Cricket Council is more like Indian Cricket Council.

Money Talks!

Yes, this is the bitter truth which we have to realize more money is coming from India to ICC and ICC don’t want to disappoint Indians for this . Regardless of caring the sentiments of other nations fighting hard for playing entertaining cricket.

In a TV show on ARY News , when Basit Ali (Former Test Player Pakistan) was asked who will win this Final encounter he said “IPL”. He also hinted this is a signal for wise that IPL will take this cup. Sri Lankans might be given huge amounts so they could also come to IPL after this world cup. , otherwise stage is banned for Sri Lankans.

This is the history of sports since 50 years , many of the closed notches had been settled in wealth and need. As , Brazil comes to settle in 1998 Football World Cup for France  might this could be another France.

Hope for the fair game.

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Australia were hoping India in the Finals

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Pakistan were the last team to overcome Australia at a World Cup and brought Ricky Ponting’s 34-match unbeaten run to an end with a four-wicket victory in Colombo to secure top spot in Group A. An impressive display in the field laid the foundations as the reigning champions were bundled out for 176 on a difficult surface, their lowest total in a World Cup since 1992, and despite a mighty effort from Brett Lee they were guided home by Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq.

However , Aussies are always to be a great team to comeback. And , this come back will might effect India in quarter finals.

 

 

“The adrenaline will certainly be flowing and playing in front of their home crowd in Ahmedabad will be exciting and a challenge for us,” Nielsen Australian Coach said. “We’ve got no fear now; we know we’re in the knockout stage.

 

“It’s exciting … a mini-grand final in itself. If you came here and thought, ‘What would be the best result? It would be great to make the final against India’. Well, we’ve got our final against India in the next few days. I’m sure if we’re on our game, they won’t necessarily be looking forward to playing against us. That’s something in our favour.”

 

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