Proteas batting record under Dale Benkenstein as coach- South Africa stats in tests & ODI’s

South Africa’s batting, over the last few years, has shown a remarkable decline. The Proteas have tended to depend on a lot on individuals- most notably AB De Villiers and Hashim Amla, but with the former now retired and the latter declining with age, South Africa’s batting doesn’t seem to be as strong as it was.

Dale Benkenstein took over as Proteas batting coach from Neil McKenzie late last year, and while it would be unfair to pin their batting woes on him alone, the stats don’t make for good reading. Is it poor coaching, or simply a decline in the quality of batsmen coming through the system? Continue reading “Proteas batting record under Dale Benkenstein as coach- South Africa stats in tests & ODI’s”

Tom Curran | Somerset fans a “bunch of peasants” August 2018 Vitality T20 Blast

England bowler Tom Curran did not hold back in his criticism of Somerset’s fans following his Surrey side’s narrow defeat in their Vitality T20 Blast game at Taunton.

Curran called it the “worst crowd I’ve experienced” and “a bunch of peasants setting a terrible example”

Somerset won the game by 4 wickets. Surrey batting first scored 176/9 in their 20, which Somerset overhauled with five balls to spare thanks to half centuries from Peter Trego and Corey Anderson.

Curran individually had a decent game- 21 runs off 12 balls with the bat, and 2/32 from 4 overs with the ball. On the same day, his younger brother Sam was part of the England team that skittled out India for 107 at Lord’s, with the 20 year old bowling a peach of a delivery to dismiss opposition wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. Continue reading “Tom Curran | Somerset fans a “bunch of peasants” August 2018 Vitality T20 Blast”

India vs England Second Test Match Preview-2018

After suffering a defeat in the hands of England at Edgabston by 31 runs in the first test, the Indian team will be looking to bounce back when they take on the hosts in the second of the five match series at Lords on Thursday. Continue reading “India vs England Second Test Match Preview-2018”

India Test Record at Lords- How many tests won & lost?

Here is the Indian cricket team’s record at Lords in tests, prior to the second test of their tour that begins in the English capital on August 9, 2018.

What is India’s record in tests at Lords?

Played 17- Won 2, Drawn 4, Lost 11 Continue reading “India Test Record at Lords- How many tests won & lost?”

Ishant Sharma county cricket record- Ishant Sussex stats 2018 bowling

Ishant Sharma produced a fantastic spell of fast bowling today in the third day of the second test against England at Edgbaston, taking 5/51 as the hosts were bowled out for 180. It reminded Indian fans of another stellar day that he had against the English back in 2014 at Lords.

However Ishant had a county cricket stint at Sussex this season and his stats have been fairly good.

Ishant Sharma first class stats for Sussex 2018

Games played: 4 (7 innings)
Wickets taken: 15
Bowling Average: 23.07
Economy Rate: 3.02

No five wicket hauls, and went wicketless in his only home game for Sussex, but picked up 5 at Edgbaston against Warwickshire and 7 against Kent in Canterbury.

List of Ishant’s FC county games for Sussex in 2018

Against Warwickshire at Edgbaston: 20.2-4-53-3 & 9-3-16-2 (5 wickets) Continue reading “Ishant Sharma county cricket record- Ishant Sussex stats 2018 bowling”

Kohli masterclass keeps Indian hopes alive

A fantastic century from Indian skipper Virat Kohli, his 22nd in the longest form of the game, kept India alive at the end of the second day of the first test at Edgbaston.

Kohli made 149, more than half of India’s eventual score of 274, with the next best contribution coming from opener Shikhar Dhawan, who made 26. Continue reading “Kohli masterclass keeps Indian hopes alive”