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Old 7th May 2008, 17:23   #481
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Hit or miss players Hyderabad has are:
1. Afridi
2. Gilchrist
3. Gibbs
4. Styris

Their natioanl teams play these players as 'bonus'. If they are hit, match is theirs. If they miss, they have cover in other batsmen.

What if they are packed in 1 team? On a 'hit' day, this team can score 300 in 20 overs. Till now only 'misses'. No wonder the team was at the bottom.
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Hmmm.... You've clubbed Gilly and Afridi in one bracket. I am sure this is the biggest compliment Afridi would have ever received.



Gilly - a bonus!!!! What a bonus he was!!! One of the best, hell THE BEST wicketkeeper-batsman of all time. He was good enough to make it to any test team on the basis of his batting alone. You don't under-value a batsman with a test average of 47.60, 17 centuries and a strike rate of 81.95.

Was there ever a bigger impact player?

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Gilly clubbed with afridi & styris ? and called a bonus ?

If gilly was a bonus for Ozzies, then sachin is bakshish for India.
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Mumbai have won the toss and have chosen to bowl.

By the way RR are going, MI need to pull the rabbit out of the hat.
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Mumbai have won the toss and have chosen to bowl.

By the way RR are going, MI need to pull the rabbit out of the hat.

MI will have to pull a dinosaur out of the hat to beat RR after their phenomenal success
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And the MI guys have pulled a rabbit out of the hat. I could see this performance of the RR coming. Since morning I have bet on MI beating RR - no reason why.

Still the game ain't over.
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On the similar lines of a dialogue by our very own Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Rajasthan Royals 'crumbled like a pack of stacked cards'.. 103 all out!
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Finally Kings XI top the table. Preity Zinta can have sound sleep tonite !!
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Finally Kings XI top the table. Preity Zinta can have sound sleep tonite !!
I don't think so. May be its time to celebrate
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First, Rahul and Priyanka to cheer for Knight Riders

Then, Rahul Gandhi lures youth through rural T20

Now Rural T20 beats IPL hollow: Cricket Next
  • Total number of teams playing the IPL is eight but in the rural Twenty20, the total number of teams is 1857.
  • The IPL has only 128 players but the rural Twenty20 has attracted more than 27,000 players.
  • The IPL has a schedule of 59 games in two months while Rahul Gandhi's Twenty20 tournament has 150 matches played every day - total of 1,819 matches
The winning team would get a cash prize of Rs 3 lakhs, while the runners up will be rich by Rs 1 lakh.

There were 262 umpires officiating in the matches, while 3,714 cricket bats and 11,000 ba11s were used. Altogether 131 volunteers were also engaged by the organisers for scoring and other activities in the tournament.

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The whole world played T20 World Cup last year and out of so many players, Mallya's RCB could find only one T20 player - Misbah-ul Haq.

Now, PCB in a fix over Royal Challenger Misbah-ul-Haq - Thaindian News
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The PCB discourages its players from representing teams owned by companies producing liquor, or even appearing in commercials promoting liquor.

PCB CEO Shafqat Naghmi said the Board does not encourage its players to promote or endorse alcohol and tobacco products. Players usually take prior clearance for endorsing or starring in any brand commercials. I am not sure whether Misbah has taken permission for the Royal Challengers and I am also not sure whether he is required to wear or market any brand of the UB group, The News quoted Naghmi as saying.
Before Bangalore's last match against Punjab, Misbah was nervous and was feeling un easy.

Its quite possible that Misbah might withdraw from RCB. So Bangalore might miss their ONLY T20 player .
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Cricinfo - Wankhede to host remaining Mumbai games

What a flimsy reason - fans cannot travel to Navi Mumbai after work hours !!

SO they want Navi Mumbai fans to travel to watch matches at the Wankhede but when it's time to go to Nerul to watch the match - no no. Why the discrimination ??
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The reason given was Mumbai Indians didn't like to travel 40Km from their hotel to stadium for practice sessions.
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OT warning:

Bangalore Royal Challengers
Rajasthan Royals

Chennai SuperKings
Kings X1 Punjab

4 of the 8 teams share part of a name. For a person who does not follow criket regularly this is really confusing.

and who came up with Mumbai Indians? What are Mumbaites then? Greek? Maybe "Mumbai Mexicans" was taken! :-)

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I can see that Navin.lol
You can just remember them by their city name like Chennai,Mumabi Kolkata etc.

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and who came up with Mumbai Indians? What are Mumbaites then? Greek? Maybe "Mumbai Mexicans" was taken!
They must have consulted Raj Thakerey

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Finally Kings XI top the table. Preity Zinta can have sound sleep tonite !!
Kings XI have climbed to the top of table quietly and steadily but very deservingly.They have a very balanced team and dont rely on individuals.Almost everyone has contributed with Yuvi still to fire on all cylinders.

With Mumbai finally winning some matches and Chennai loosing in a hurry still there are 2 semi places up for grab with Kings and Royals almost sure of semi berth.

diabloo,you forgot Mr.Wadia,will he let her have sound sleep.

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Finally MI looks to be on track; RCB hope you too look at getting back from the earlier derailment else more heads will roll.
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Today's NY times has a article on IPL
Bright Lights and Big Money in India’s New Cricket League - New York Times
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