South African team has ensured that their test pinnacle shall be untouched by any other team in the forthcoming couple of months after winning their test series against Pakistan 3-0. South Africa are now unbeaten in tests for more than one and a half years now. After winning the third test against Pakistan, South African captain Graeme Smith became the first captain in test history to have 50 wins in his name. An elated looking Smith exclaimed that he was happy to have done so and even more proud to have done that as a South African. Despite of such unprecedented performances, Smith will not be seen in this year’s ipl schedule.
Graeme Smith has played for Pune Warriors India during the last season of the IPL and has been a part of each of the last 5 seasons of the league until yet. However, this continuity has now come to an end since Smith won’t be seen in ipl 6. Instead, Smith will be seen in the English county. Smith would be leading the English county side of Surrey. Smith confirmed the news after winning the final test in the series against Pakistan.
Smith said that he is looking forward to something different, captaining an English county team, after having played in the IPL for last five seasons. Smith has eclipsed Ricky Ponting’s record tally of 48 test match victories during the series win against Pakistan. On the other hand, Ponting would seen captaining Mumbai Indians in ipl 2013.
Cricket crazy Indians and cricket admirers from all over the world are waiting with bated breath to see Yuvraj Singh showcase his all round cricketing talent in the sixth Indian Premier League. Yuvraj Singh has recently recovered from Cancer and is back where he belongs, on the cricketing field amidst roaring cheers from the crowd. Yuvraj Singh, in spite of his prolonged absence from the cricket, is currently holding the third position in the list of ICC T20 All Rounder Rankings. The southpaw known as the T20 specialist for the Indian side has been trying to get back to his full fitness, even though he managed to reach the Indian side.
This endeavour of his is reflected in the fact that he has lost more than a dozen kilos in the last couple of months. Player of the Tournament for ICC World Cup 2011 which India won will not be seen in the first two test matches in the Border- Gavaskar test match series which is happening between India and Australia before IPL 6. Though he was not included in the Indian test squad for first two test matches, he is happy for his teammate Harbhajan Singh’s return to the Indian side and is positive that the imminent test series would be good.
In the last year or so, Indian team’s performance in the test matches have been degrading repetitively which saw them falling from pinnacle of ICC Test Rankings to fifth position. However, the current series might change this. Yuvraj Singh, whom fans are expecting to get picked up for third and fourth test match, will certainly be seen in Pune Warriors India team in IPL 2013. Anticipation has reached palpable heights to see Yuvraj back in the T20s and what can serve a better platform than the IPL!
India 192 for 5 (Yuvraj 72, Dhoni 33*, Gul 4-37) beat Pakistan 181 for 7 (Hafeez 55, Jamshed 41, Dinda 3-36) by 11 runs
Watch the Highlights of India vs Pakistan, 2nd T20 Match of the Pakistan tour of India 2012 Fixtures. The match will be played/hosted at Ahmedabad. Schedule time of Match is 20:00 Local Time (14:30 GMT). The match is schedule to be played on Dec 28, 2012. Watch free video highlights of IND vs Pak match online for free.India vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Cricket Highlights 2012.
Watch the Highlights of Day 4, India vs England, 4th Test Match of the England tour of India 2012 Fixtures. The match will be played/hosted at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. Schedule time of Match is 09:30 Local Time (04:00 GMT). The match is schedule to be played on Dec 13, 2012. Watch free video highlights of IND vs ENG match online for free.
England 330 and 161 for 3 (Trott 66*, Bell 24*) lead India 326 for 9 dec (Kohli 103, Dhoni 99, Anderson 4-81) by 165 runs
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