List of Wisden Cricketers from the Year 2000 to 2012
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  List of Wisden Cricketers from the Year 2000 to 2012   2000 –    Chris Cairns, Rahul Dravid, Lance Klusener,  Tom Moody and Saqlain Mushtaq 2001 –    Mark Alleyne, Martin Bicknell, Andrew Caddick,                Justin Langer and Darren Lehmann 2002 –    Andy Flower, Adam Gilchrist, Jason Gillespie, V. V. S. Laxman and Damien Martyn 2003 –    Matthew Hayden, Adam Hollioake, Nasser Hussain, Shaun Pollock and Michael       Vaughan 2004 –    Chris Adams, Andrew Flintoff, Ian Harvey, Gary Kirsten and Graeme Smith 2005 –    Ashley Giles, Steve Harmison, Robert Key, Andrew Strauss and Marcus Trescothick 2006 –    Matthew Hoggard, Simon Jones, Brett Lee, Kevin Pietersen and               Ricky Ponting 2007 –    Paul Collingwood, Mahela Jayawardene, Mohammed Yousuf, Monty Panesar and Mark Ramprakash 2008 –    Ian Bell, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ottis Gibson,  Zaheer Khan and Ryan Sidebottom 2009 –    James Anderson, Dale Benkenstein, Mark Boucher, Neil McKenzie and Claire Taylor 2010 –    Stuart Broad, Michael Clarke, Graham Onions, Matt Prior and Graeme Swann 2011 –    Tamim Iqbal, Eoin Morgan, Chris Read and Jonathan Trott 2012 –    Tim Bresnan, Alastair Cook, Glen Chapple, Alan Richardson and Kumar Sangakkara

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List of Wisden Cricketers from the Year 1990-1999
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List of Wisden Cricketers from the Year 1990-1999 1990 – Jimmy Cook, Dean Jones, Jack Russell, Robin Smith and Mark Taylor 1991- Mike Atherton, Mohammad Azharuddin, Alan Butcher, Desmond Haynes and Mark Waugh 1992 – Curtly Ambrose, Phillip DeFreitas, Allan Donald, Richie Richardson and Waqar Younis 1993 – Nigel Briers, Martyn Moxon, Ian Salisbury, Alec Stewart and Wasim Akram 1994 – David Boon, Ian Healy, Merv Hughes, Shane Warne and Steve Watkin 1995 – Brian Lara, Devon Malcolm, Tim Munton, Steve Rhodes and Kepler Wessels 1996 – Dominic Cork, Aravinda de Silva, Angus Fraser, Anil Kumble and  Dermot Reeve 1997 – Sanath Jayasuriya,  Mushtaq Ahmed, Saeed Anwar, Phil Simmons and Sachin Tendulkar 1998 – Matthew Elliott, Stuart Law, Glenn McGrath, Matthew Maynard and Graham Thorpe 1999 – Ian Austin, Darren Gough, Muttiah Muralitharan, Arjuna Ranatunga and  Jonty Rhodes    

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List of Wisden Cricketers from the Year 1980 to 1989
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  Annual Publication Wisden Cricketers Almanack honors the preeminent cricketers of the year.  They started awarding the cricketers since the year 1889 by naming ‘Six Great Bowlers of the Year’ and then in 1990, they named ‘Nine Great Batsmen of the year’. At the outset, the awards were given on the player’s performance in the foregoing season at England but after 2000 it was given based on the performance in international cricket. Here is the list of Wisden Cricketers from the Year 1980 to 1989 1980 – Joel Garner, Sunil Gavaskar, Graham Gooch, Derek Randall and  Brian Rose 1981 -Kim Hughes, Robin Jackman, Allan Lamb, Clive Rice and Vintcent van der Bijl 1982 – Terry Alderman, Allan Border, Richard Hadlee, Javed Miandad and Rod Marsh 1983 – Imran Khan, Trevor Jesty, Alvin Kallicharran, Kapil Dev and Malcolm Marshall 1984 – Mohinder Amarnath, Jeremy Coney, John Emburey, Mike Gatting and Chris Smith 1985 -Martin Crowe, Larry Gomes, Geoff Humpage, Jack Simmons and Sidath Wettimuny 1986 – Phil Bainbridge, Richard Ellison, Craig McDermott, Neal Radford and Tim Robinson 1987 – John Childs, Graeme Hick, Dilip Vengsarkar, Courtney Walsh and James Whitaker 1988 – Jonathan Agnew, Neil Foster, David Hughes, Peter Roebuck and  Saleem Malik 1989 – Kim Barnett, Jeff Dujon, Phil Neale, Franklyn Stephenson and Steve Waugh      

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Ravindra Jadeja Bana Sabse Bada Crorepati
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An upcoming Saurashtra cricketer banned for one year by the IPL governing council for negotiating with other franchises hit the fifth season of IPL with a bang after some successful performance for team Indian and Kochi Tuskers and that is all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. The young all-rounder was signed by Chennai super kings for a whopping $2 million after beating Deccan chargers in a secret tie breaker. The big hitter, left arm spinner and an excellent fielder was a hot cake on sale in the auction, but has he lived up to the price is still debatable. With CSK is at the brink of getting knocked out depending on the results of the last few matches , the scanner is on to look for the worth of a player for teams success and failure. A big team like CSK, when crashes out a lot of finger would be pointed out. The left-hander could not replicate the batting success which he achieved with the Kochi Tuskers. Marred by batting failures, CSK looked up to their all-rounders but the willow of R Jadeja was not on song. The batsman has managed to score only 190 runs at an average of 17 from 16 innings.  The average could be misleading considering his position in the batting line up but the big hitting was definitely missing. He also failed to live up to the expectation of being a strike bowler who managed to pick only 11 wickets from 16 matches at an average of 23.45 […]

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IPL Paandus in Batting
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IPL is not only about big money but also about big performances. A poor performance for big money brings in criticism and great performance for low money brings in accolades and further prospects. Either way it’s great entertainment for fans. Let us look at some of the biggest batsman flopped during this season of IPL. The big name which came into this season because of the great money on offer was Yusuf Pathan. The million dollar cricketer has been the greatest flop of this season. The Baroda dasher could amass only 115runs from 13 innings at a poor average of only 13. The big hitting batsman who had pulled off some unbelievable wins for the Royals have failed to draw similar magic for KKR so far in this season. So far the 2.1 million booty hunter has only managed 40 runs as the highest score in this season. If there is one big name in Indian cricket which had hit the news for all the bad reasons after turning around Indian cricket for good is, Sourav Ganguly. The former KKR captain’ nightmare continues with the Pune warriors too. The failure of the left hander is also a major reason for the continuous failure of the Pune warriors. The left hander has made 263 runs from 14 innings at a poor average of 18. The poor form continues for the former Sri Lankan captain and is showing up in the performance of Deccan chargers too. Kumara Sangakara has been one of […]

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Poor Performance by Top Indian Bowlers in IPL5
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The Indian bowling attack have been under severe criticism over the last few seasons. Some of the bowlers little known have marked their name and have rose in style. But, some of the well known names had been eying IPL 5 to string up good performances to make a comeback. Even the established wanted to consolidate their position, such is the impact of IPL on Indian cricket. Unfortunately foreign players seem to be gunning for the top honors and the Indians are settling for victory on the shadow of their performances raising the question again, Is IPL helping to nurture Indian talent?  Thus, we look in to some of the key bowlers of Indian cricket who are ironically struggling in IPL 5. The man who was making headlines for expressing his effort to make a comeback into already struggling Indian pace squad, Irfan Pathan bags the poorest bowling effort in IPL so far. The Baroda pacer is seems to be out of sorts in IPL too. The bowler is still competing to put up a better show than the part timers who are doing better. The bowler has taken only 7 wickets from 14 matches with an average of 53.71 and economy rate 7.83runs/over. Another comeback man the once called “turbanator”, Harbhajan Singh is also struggling to make his way back. The off spinner has managed to pick up only 6 wickets from 14 matches at an average of 51.5. Bhajji seems to hold a similar stat to Irfan but […]

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IPL 5 Bowling Paandavas
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Who said IPL is a batsman’s game, game changers also come in the form of bowlers. One good over changes the match upside down. There could be change in the format of the game but the so called T20 specialist never stands a chance when it comes to bowling department. However, they come cheaper than rookie batsmen.’ ‘Slinga’ Malinga has made it big this time too. He had been instrumental in the success of Mumbai Indians. The slinging action of the fast bowler has been a nightmare for most batsmen has got 20 scalps so far and is holding on to the purple cap for now and is being closely followed by a tall and lanky South African Morne Morkel having 19 scalps under his belt. Both the seasoned and established test bowlers have been excellent so far in this season. With Delhi rampaging along, Morkel must be upbeat to take on Malinga threat to win the Purple cap. However, M Morkel ($60000) seems to be of greater value in term of cost to performance in comparison to Malinga ($700000). Both the front runners are by far ahead in the wickets column but P Chawla and Sunil Narine are following them and doing catching up to get a hold on the purple cap. Sunil narine ($700000) has been impressive so far and has been the most sorted after player even during the auction. He has been the most economical bowler so far in this season following by Malinga. Chawla holds […]

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IPL 5 Batting Paandavs so far
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T20 format is considered to be a batsman’s game and year after year fans are never disappointed with million dollor babies always trying to prove their worth to owners. The last four seasons have seen veteran like Gayle, Sachin, Hayden win the orange cup but Shaun marsh have inspired many youngsters to believe that they can also make it happen. The current orange cup holder A Rahane is having a dream run with Rajasthan Royals, making him to be a great buy at a cheaper price who cost 129.58 dollors/run for the team. So far, the youngster has made a whopping 463 runs in 11 games including 2 half centuries and one century at a outstanding average of 51. The shift from Mumbai Indians has turned his fortunes and since then he has been in the reckoning for a place in the Indian squad. The Nawab, V Sehwag has made his presence felt in this season of IPL after coming under severe criticism over his poor form with the bat for the national squad. Finally, the Delhi batsman’s bat is doing all the talking chasing A Rahane match by match to get hold of that elusive orange cap amassing 445 runs which includes  4 half centuries at an excellent average of 49 and an amazing strike rate of 163.6.  Only a victory would justify the price for the Delhi dasher who cost 4044.94 dollors /run for the team. If there is one hurricane which has failed to die down then […]

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Rahane Rahega?
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The current orange cap holder Ajinka Rahane is one of those names promoted by the Local connect concept of IPL. He is one of the prolific right handed batsmen who play for Mumbai in Ranji trophy and presently for Rajastan Royals in IPL. The stylish right hander known for his stroke play has been in the reckoning for national duties with some excellent domestic performances. The large pool of domestic players competing for a spot among 11 players to represent India has seen a number of talented cricketers getting drowned with time. Hence, a number of cricketers have opted to go through the short cut to hog the lime light and IPL have opened that kind of a window. R Ashwin is one such success story who has become an integral part of Indian cricket. No wonder Rahane has also chose this short cut. Rahane is one of those elite Ranji players who have made 1000 runs in one season. Though, Rahane had fewer opportunities in the first two season with Mumbai Indians Rahane have persisted with patience. The persistent talent has tried to change his fortune by moving on to Rajastan Royals in IPL4. The trick seems to have worked, for he got to play 10 whole games in IPL 4 unlike 10 games combining first two seasons.  Rahane has been in sublime form in the ongoing IPL 5, amassing 319 runs in 7 games at an average of 53.16 so far. The 22 year old made his T20 […]

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Speed radar Gun, A demo video at crickethighlights.com cricket training camp

This video shows the demo of how to use the speed radar gun to measure the bowling speed of a bowler. This demo video is made by the help of Pankaj Kumar, who is a fast bowler of crickethighlights.com cricket team. Danish Ahmad Khan who is the chief operating officer of crickethighlights.com and Sudhir kumar who is a professional photographer. The ball used in this demo is white cricket ball, and the training camp is in A.N college, Patna. As you can see in the clip, that speed radar gun is very easy to use. One just have to point the gun to the object moving and press the trigger, and when the trigger is released then the gun display the fast speed of the moving object. One has to keep in mind the timing of the release of the trigger of speed radar gun.  

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Cheer for our unsung heroes!
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  In India Mumbai is regarded as the capital of Indian Cricket for very obvious reasons One being, the first Indian playing as a team was the Parsis of Bombay, and another being Indian Cricket has always been dominated by Mumbai Cricketers, still few years back. There are two other places which also place a important role in the development of the Indian Cricket. They are Meerut and Jalandhar and they are famous for making quality Cricket Bats and Manufacturing of Sports goods. These two places contribute more than 20 billion rupees through cricket equipment manufacturing business. The Indian sports manufacturing business is valued more than 5000 cr. by business Sports Goods Export Promotion Council (SGEPC): a government of India sponsored organization which is working towards the promotion of India’s exports of sports goods and toys. Founded in 1958, SGEPC represents all the leading manufacturers and exporters of sports goods and toys in India. On the whole, the Indian sports goods industry manufactures about 318 items, inflatable balls, cricket bats and cricket balls, hockey sticks and balls, boxing equipment, fishing equipment, indoor games like chess and carom boards and different kinds of safety equipment used across various sports and games would be a few. Indian Sports Goods Industry is in fact a labour intensive industry providing wonderful employment opportunities to the deprived sections of society in addition to a large number of men and women. Cricket is game of finesse and skills; it lacks the element of physical contact that […]

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Laxman’s 281 against Australia
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V. V. S. Laxman also known as Venkatsai Laxman scored 281 runs against Australia in the 2nd Match of series at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 15 March 2001. In this match, Australia batted first and scored 445 runs in the first innings. Steve Waugh scored 110 runs in that innings which lift Australia from 256 runs for 8 wickets to 445 runs. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh claimed a hat trick by taking the successive wickets of Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne. Bhajji’s innings figures were 7 wickets for 123 runs in 37.5 overs. When Austrlia dismissed India for a quite low total of 171, Australian’s looked well set for their 17th consecutive victory and their first series win in India since 1969. After follow-on, India in the second innings was not in the good position at one stage, being 3-115. But, with the fifth wicket stand between Laxman’s 281 runs and Dravid’s 180 runs produced total of 376 runs and is a world record for 5th wicket. Laxman created a new Indian record for the highest individual scores in a single innings at that time. India was declared at 657-7. Australia was dismissed for 212 runs, chasing the target of 384 runs. Highlights of the Laxman’s mammoth innings of 281 • The savior of Indian team, V. V. S. Laxman came out to bat for the second time in the day after being forced to follow-on with the intentions to save the sinking boat of Indian team and reached […]

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