No Mashrafe Mortaza for Bangladesh in 1st ODI against Ireland; Shakib Al Hasan to lead Shakib last led Bangladesh in an ODI against Pakistan in 2015 © AFPIn the first match of Ireland Tri-Nation One-Day International (ODI) series between hosts Ireland and Bangladesh at Malahide, Dublin, visiting team’s regular skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will not feature. In his place, veteran Bangladeshi player Shakib Al Hasan will lead the side. Shakib-captained Bangladesh have lost the toss and are asked to bat by his Irish counterpart William Porterfield. Shakib last lead the Bangladesh side in an ODI match against Pakistan in 2015. Reason behind Mortaza’s absence is the one-match ban he is serving because of slow-over rate in his last ODI appearance, which was played against Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo last month. New Zealand is the third team participating in this series. Live Cricket Score, BAN vs IRE, 1st ODI Mortaza was suspended and fined 40 percent of his match fee for maintaining slow over-rate during the third ODI of the series, which Sri Lanka won by 70 runs. Mortaza’s teammates were fined 20 percent of their match fees, ICC had said in a release. Bangladesh ere ruled to be two-overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.5.1 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which deals with minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. As Mortaza had previously been found guilty of a minor over-rate offence during the first ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch on December 26, 2016, this offence constituted his second minor over-rate offence within a 12-month period which has led to a suspension. Andy Pycroft of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension while the charge was laid by on-field umpires Michael Gough and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, third umpire S Ravi and fourth official Ranmore Martinesz. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More No Mashrafe Mortaza for Bangladesh in 1st ODI against Ireland; Shakib Al Hasan to lead appeared first on Janta Shakti.
IPL 2017: Dwayne Smith hails Ishan Kishan as future talent Ishan Kishan played a matured knock as Dwayne Smith piled on 74 off 39 © BCCIPost Gujarat Lions’ (GL) thrilling victory against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in match 47 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, opener Dwayne Smith praised his partner Ishan Kishan, calling him a future talent. Dwayne’s 39-ball 74 was the biggest contribution to GL’s innings, as they chased down a competitive 190 with the loss of 4 wickets. Hashim Amla’s 104-run effort went in vain as Smith and Kishan provided the team a powerful start to accumulate the desired runs. Kishan, who has played explosive knocks earlier, played a rather composed one of 29 off 24 deliveries, letting Smith play his natural game and take the team home. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Gujarat Lions (GL), IPL 2017, Match 47 at Mohali BCCI posted a video of Dinesh Karthik interviewing Smith, in which he was caught praising the young Indian batsman. “Kishan is a good guy for the future and we need to keep him going. I am sure he will be the one for the future.” He also spoke about the feel-good factor of his own knock. “It feels really good because I had some very disappointing knocks coming into this game but for me, I am always positive and to get a good score and to help the team to win was really good. So I am really happy.” Smith was dropped by KXIP’s David Miller when he was on 42. When Karthik asked if he had given up when the catch went up, Smith agreed. “It (the catch) went to Miller. He is good with catches. I was a bit worried but when he dropped it I was very happy.” Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More IPL 2017: Dwayne Smith hails Ishan Kishan as future talent appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Raqibul Hasan registers highest score by a Bangladeshi player in List A cricket Raqibul Hasan hit 17 fours and 10 sixes during his knock of 190 runs © Getty ImagesIn the 2017 edition of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, Bangladeshi batsman Raqibul Hasan registered the highest score in List A cricket. Playing for Mohammedan Sporting Club against Abahani Limited at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No. 4 Ground, Savar, Raqibul played a lone hand while chasing a mammoth total of 367. Besides him, Charith Asalanka was the only one to score fifty, while nobody else could even touch 30-run mark in the chase. Of the other nine, only three batters could go into double-figures while the rest could not even do that. Raqibul’s blistering knock of 190 included 17 fours and 10 sixes. This is the joint 2nd-most sixes by a Bangladeshi in List A cricket. The record is 11 sixes by Mashrafe Mortaza in 2016. The other two Bangladeshi players to hit 10 sixes in a List A match are Ezaz Ahmed in 2014-15 and Anamul Haque in 2014-15. In terms of hitting most sixes in a List A match in Bangladesh soil, the record remains with Shane Watson for hitting 15 sixes in 2011. Despite playing such a brilliant knock, Raqibul’s side ended on losing side and lost the match by 27 runs. Raqibul’s knock is both the highest by a Bangladeshi in List A cricket and by any batsman on Bangladesh soil. He went past Watson’s unbeaten 185. Moreover, 10 batsman have managed to score 150 or above on Bangladesh soil and only three of them were non-Bangladeshi player. Here is the list: Highest individual score in List A cricket in Bangladesh Score Batsman Team Against Season Venue 190 Raqibul Hasan Mohammedan SC Abahani Limited 2017 BKSP 4, Savar 185* Shane Watson (AUS) Australia Bangladesh 2010-11 Mirpur 183 Virat Kohli (IND) India Pakistan 2011-12 Mirpur 175 Virender Sehwag (IND) India Bangladesh 2010-11 Mirpur 157* Ravi Bopara Prime Bank CC Mohammedan SC 2013-14 Fatullah 157 Tamim Iqbal Mohammedan SC Kala Bagan Krira Chakra 2017 BKSP 4, Savar 155* Mehrab Hossain Dhaka Division Khulna Division 2006-07 Dhanmondi, Dhaka 152 Mominul Haque Gazi Group Prime Doleshwar SC 2017 BKSP 3, Savar 150* Nafees Iqbal Brothers Union Prime Bank CC 2013-14 Rajshahi 150* Anamul Haque Kala Bagan CA Legends of Rupganj 2014-15 Fatullah Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Raqibul Hasan registers highest score by a Bangladeshi player in List A cricket appeared first on Janta Shakti.
IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) not thinking too much about points table, says VVS Laxman SRH still have chance to qualify for IPL 2017 play-offs © BCCISunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) still have a chance of qualifying for the playoffs of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, but they will have to beat Mumbai Indians (MI) when the two teams clash at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad. MI have already made it through, thanks to their impressive win against Delhi Daredevils (DD) in their previous match. SRH mentor VVS Laxman says that his side are not worried about the points table and believes that if they execute their plans, they will get the desired results. SRH are currently in the fourth position with 13 points from 12 matches. MI, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) occupy the first three slots. SRH vs MI, IPL 2017, preview and likely XI: Defending champions aim to seal berth in playoffs “We are not thinking too much about the points table. We just want to take each game as it comes,” Laxman said. “We know that our next game against Mumbai Indians is an important game. Once we execute our plans, I am sure we will get the desired results,” added. SRH suffered their first defeat at home when they failed to chase down 149 against RPS. However, Laxman defends the batting line-up saying, “The batsmen have done well this season and it was a tough wicket to bat on yesterday [against RPS],” Laxman said. “It [batsmen getting out] happens when you are looking to chase down a total and when the asking rate is above 10 or 12 and you have to play shots at that moment. While doing that, you can get out. But, we are very confident with our batting group,” Laxman said. Laxman also confirmed that Ashish Nehra’s injury is yet to be assessed. Nehra had to leave the field against RPS due to a hamstring injury. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) not thinking too much about points table, says VVS Laxman appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Virat Kohli as captain in Daniel Vettori’s all-time XI Daniel Vettori named Jacques Kallis as the 12th man of his team © Getty ImagesAfter James Franklin and Brendon McCullum, their countryman Daniel Vettori announced his all-time XI. It does not come as a surprise that Vettori’s team boasts of big names from international cricket, but it was intriguing that he included only one Kiwi in his side. Many a name must have come to your mind as you read this. All the same, Vettori went for Sir Richard Hadlee who is the most successful cricketer and one of the greatest cricketers to have played the sport. Coming to the captain of the team, Vettori appointed India’s Virat Kohli. Both have played together for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Indian Premier League (IPL), and Vettori is currently the coach of the team. Vettori has drafted Ricky Ponting and Rahul Dravid as the openers. Both players had captain for their respective countries. However, Ponting never opened in Tests but a few times in ODIs. Well, Vettori accepted the fact that he picked top six in no particular order. “I have picked the top six in no particular order, because they can bat anywhere.” Vettori added, “Ponting was one of the most destructive guys I have seen playing in any conditions. He was amazing. Dravid was the hardest batsman I have ever bowled to. His ability to pick up length was amazing.” Also Read Sachin Tendulkar only Indian in Brendon McCullum’s all-time XI Regarding Kohli as the captain, Vettori explained, “Some modern guys come in at three and four. Virat Kohli of cinnamon front, up close for a long time and nothing but impressed by the way he plays in the passion that he has for winning. I think I would provide the whole team. I meant that anyway, but it would be nice to have him in charge.” After top order, Vettori pick out a few more legendary names for middle order, such as AB de Villiers, Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakkara. Despite picking Sangakkara in the team, Vettori chose Adam Gilchrist as his wicketkeeper, at no. 7 batsman in the batting line-up. The bowling department starts with two great spinners of all time: Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan. “Obviously got two spinners in the team. Warne and Muralitharan, the two greatest of all time, so to see those guys in tandem would be amazing,” added Vettori. Also Read VIDEO: Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Harbhajan Singh in James Franklin’s All Time XI The pace bowling department consists of Glenn McGrath and the Kiwi legend Hadlee. Vettori made some interesting statement while naming them. “Glenn McGrath is one of my seamers. He was once again a guy that was so difficult to play against. Everything he did was about winning, and he let you know the whole time about it. Well, not my No. 11 but the guy selected 11 is the one guy I haven’t played against was Sir Richard Hadlee. And I think mainly because he is a New Zealand icon, and anyone from my generation or any generation from the nation thought he was the greatest.” Well, he picked Jacques Kallis as the 12th man, though he thinks would be unfair to keep Kallis out of the playing XI. Here’s Vettori’s all time XI: Daniel Vettori’s all-time XI: Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, Adam Gilchrist (wk), Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Richard Hadlee, Jacques Kallis (12th man). Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Virat Kohli as captain in Daniel Vettori’s all-time XI appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Virender Sehwag: Players carry responsibility of keeping cricket clean Virender Sehwag said that no level of security would be able to stop such wrongdoings if a player really wants to do it © IANSMumbai: Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag on Thursday asserted that illegal activities like betting and corruption cannot be removed from cricket until players themselves become responsible. “I think you cannot stop these things. That’s player’s responsibility whom he is meeting. If a players feels to meet someone, he will meet and if doesn’t want to meet, he will not. If my mind is clean, I can meet anyone,” Sehwag, who is also the mentor of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), stated in an event in Mumbai. The former Indian opener said that no level of security would be able to stop such wrongdoings if a player really wants to do it. Virender Sehwag picks his Indian squad for ICC Champions Trophy; no spot for Shikhar Dhawan “No matter how much security you put in, you cannot stop betting unless players don’t indulge in it. Its responsibility of the player to keep his image clean and make sure he doesn’t involve in practices like betting and all,” he added. Sehwag’s comment comes after three people, suspected of illegal betting, were arrested in Kanpur, a day after the city hosted its first Indian Premier League ( IPL) game of the season between Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils at the Green Park Stadium. The three bookies were arrested with Rs. 40 lakh from Landmark Hotel in Kanpur. Virender Sehwag urges Cheteshwar Pujara to improve his T20 skills The raid was made collectively by the crime branch and police on the tip-off received by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vigilance. Three bookies namely, Ramesh Shah, Vikas Chauhan and Ramesh were caught along with cash worth Rs. 4, 40,000, two mobiles and a diary. Ramesh, who works as a labour at the Green Park Stadium, used to give pitch-related information to bookie Ramesh Shah. Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan indulge in friendly banter on Twitter over the latter’s engagement As per the police, Ramesh Shah had network all over the country, from where he gets information about the pitch. He used to do betting based on that information. Meanwhile, senior BCCI functionary Rajeev Shukla congratulated the police over the arrest of the bookies. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Virender Sehwag: Players carry responsibility of keeping cricket clean appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Younis Khan rubbishes reports of taking up Afghanistan coaching job There have been media reports that the PCB wants Younis Khan to work with the national under-19 team and prepare them for the coming ICC Youth World Cup © AFPKarachi: Former Pakistan captain and batting stalwart Younis Khan has rejected reports that he is set to join the Afghanistan national team as coach after retiring from international cricket following the third Test against the West Indies. The Chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board Atif Mashal had stated on Thursday that Younis, 39, had agreed to coach the Afghanistan team. But Younis made it clear that he had not accepted any coaching offer from Afghanistan. “This was something that was discussed three years back and it has been revived again. But at present time I have not accepted any coaching offer. After I retire I will decide about my future assignments but presently coaching Afghanistan is not among them,” he said. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 3rd Test at Dominica Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have not been very good in recent times and the Pakistan Cricket Board is also miffed with its Afghan counterpart for not agreeing to tour Pakistan. Mashal has cited the present security situation in Pakistan for refusing to send the Afghan team. Pakistan have not hosted any international Test side since 2009 when terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore. There have been media reports that the PCB wants Younis to work with the national under-19 team and prepare them for the coming ICC Youth World Cup. Shan Masood: Pakistan lucky to have Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan in dressing room As of now, Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and veteran batsmen Younis Khan are playing their final Test, as they look set to retire from the game following the conclusion of the third and final Test against hosts West Indies, at the Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Younis Khan rubbishes reports of taking up Afghanistan coaching job appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2017, preview and likely XI: Defending champions aim to seal berth in playoffs It is a must-win game for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians at Hyderabad © BCCITo seal a berth in playoffs, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will host table-toppers Mumbai Indians (MI) in match 48 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. SRH’s consecutive losses against Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) have put them in a spot of bother. MI, on the other hand, have qualified for the penultimate stage, and are handsomely sitting at the top after registering the biggest margin of victory (by runs) against DD. That said, they will leave no stone unturned to remain in the top two to avoid eliminator. Full Cricket Scorecard, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017, Match 48 Team combinations SRH have received their first jolt. Ashish Nehra will miss the clash due to hamstring injury, as confirmed by mentor VVS Laxman on Sunday. They are likely to replace Nehra with Mohammed Siraj who has picked up 6 wickets from 4 games. However, SRH may not have been at their best against DD, but they have been swashbuckling in their own den. In fact, their loss against RPS was their first setback in front of their home crowd. David Warner and co. would expect to shrug off the letdowns and start afresh. The top order comprising Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh and Kane Williamson have been scoring bulk of the runs. It is their middle-order that has been a concern throughout this tournament, Moises Henriques, after scoring consecutive fifties at the start, has managed 13, 9, 12*, 55*, 7, 0, 25*, and 4 after that. Meanwhile, Naman Ojha has scored only 63 runs from 11 matches. Bowling has, however, been the strength of SRH. Bhuvneshwar Kumar still owns the Purple Cap. Rashid Khan, with his leg-breaks, has been in a stellar form, while Siddharth Kaul has been exceptional in the death overs. SRH’s Likely XI: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha (wk), Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul MI have been a dominant force throughout the season, losing only 2 of 11 matches. They have used just 16 players in their side, keeping the key players intact in the playing XI. With Jos Buttler to attend national duties in a few days and Krunal still unfit, MI may stick to the same XI they had featured against DD. Be it top or middle order, they have performed their best even at crucial junctures. However, Rohit Sharma has not been at his sublime best. His average reads 22.87 this season— his personal worst in all editions. MI have tried different bowling combinations when one of their comrades sustained an injury. Despite that, their performance did not fade away. Jasprit Bumrah has been, as always, lethal with his yorkers. All the same, Lasith Malinga, the highest wicket-taker in IPL, has been uncharacteristic. He has scalped only 8 wickets at 30.5. Mitchell McClenaghan has conceded runs at 9.07, but has picked up wickets at regular intervals. He is at the fifth spot in the wicket-taker’s list. In the spin department, MI’s highest bid Karn Sharma has proven his mettle in the 3 matches he has played, while Harbhajan Singh has been immaculate keeping a lid on the runs. MI’s Likely XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), Jos Buttler/Lendl Simmons, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah Head-to-head: The ratio reads 5:4 in MI’s favour. However, the record in Hyderabad still remains evenly poised at 2-2. Predictions: With both teams possessing top-drawer players in every department, this game is likely to go down the wire. Amongst the batsmen, the focus would be on SRH’s Warner and Williamson for SRH, and Pollard and Parthiv Patel for MI. With the Purple Cap at stake, Bhuvneshwar and McClenaghan would be in the spotlight. Squads: Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Moises Henriques, Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Ben Laughlin, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson, Chris Jordan, Eklavya Dwivedi, Vijay Shankar, Barinder Sran, Pravin Tambe, Ricky Bhui, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Jos Buttler, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell Johnson, Lendl Simmons, Tim Southee, Vinay Kumar, Saurabh Tiwary, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Krishnappa Gowtham, Siddhesh Lad, Nicholas Pooran, Shreyas Gopal, Asela Gunaratne, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kulwant Khejroliya TIME: 14.30 GMT | 20.00 IST Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! 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Jason Gillespie, Chris Rogers, Brad Haddin to coach Australia A during South Africa tour Three former Australian Cricket greats will form the Australia A Bupa Support Team coaching arm for the side’s Tour of South Africa in July and August. Adelaide Strikers coach Jason Gillespie will take on the head coaching role for the team, with Chris Rogers and Brad Haddin sharing the assistant coaching duties, for the four-day component and one-day component of the tour respectively. The tour will feature at least six matches for the Australia A side, including two four-day matches against hosts, South Africa A, with the first match starting on 12 July, and four round-robin matches in a one-day tri-series against South Africa A and India A. Australian cricketers offered multi-year contracts to forgo IPL in future A place in the tri-series final will also be up for grabs, to be played on 8 August. Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager, Team Performance, Pat Howard, said: “It’s extremely pleasing to have three quality people in Jason, Chris and Brad on-board to guide the Australia A squad in their upcoming Tour of South Africa,” Howard said. “All three have significant experience as players, in varying conditions across the world over their lengthy careers, which will no doubt be invaluable for the players touring with this squad.” “Jason has substantial head coaching experience, both with the Adelaide Strikers and in an extremely successful stint as coach of Yorkshire in the England County Championship. He also impressed as an assistant coach of the Australian T20 side earlier this year, so we look forward to seeing what he can achieve with this side.” “With Brad and Chris as assistant coaches, Jason will have plenty of support to call on. Brad has also already been involved in the Australian Cricket Team coaching set-up, as an assistant for the Qantas Tour of South Africa in 2016, while Chris has been involved at underage level, as an assistant coach for the Cricket Australia XI at the under-19 National Championships.” “A number of Australia A representatives in 2016, including the likes of Peter Handscomb, Hilton Cartwright and Chris Tremain, made their international debuts during the 2016-17 season, and we believe this coaching panel will help develop more cricketers ready to push for an international debut or a return to international ranks.” Incoming Australia A Head Coach, Jason Gillespie, said: “I’m thrilled to be appointed as head coach of Australia A for the series against South Africa A and India A, and I’m looking forward to working with Chris and Brad in the coming months,” Gillespie said. “While the squad has yet to be named, it will no doubt feature some of the country’s most talented players, and players challenging for the opportunity to play international cricket for Australia.” “This tour will provide those players with the chance to push their claims for those opportunities, and to experience a really high standard of competition and life on the road. It’s a really exciting time to be involved in Australian cricket, and I can’t wait to join up with the squad and head to South Africa.” Australia A tour of South Africa – Fixtures Four-day matches12 July – 15 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Tukkies19 July – 22 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Senwes Park One-day tri-series26 July: Australia A v India A at Tukkies30 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Groenkloof1 August: Australia A v India A at Tukkies5 August: Australia A v South Africa A at Tukkies8 August: Tri Series Final at Tukkies Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Jason Gillespie, Chris Rogers, Brad Haddin to coach Australia A during South Africa tour appeared first on Janta Shakti.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Revitalised Mohammed Shami all set to make a comeback Mohammed Shami last played an ODI in 2015 World Cup © Getty ImagesIndian fast bowler Mohammed Shami is all set to make a comeback in the 50-over format after a long gap. Shami had an excellent run for India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, but has not played in the format since then. Shami has had at least two long injury lay-off periods. However, India’s star seamer, who had impressed with his skills in the last Indian season, is all set to make a comeback. Shami has been included in the Indian squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which will be played in England. India will be playing their first match against arch rivals Pakistan, and Shami says he is raring to go. “Two years is a long time to be out of ODI squad. In these two years, I have focussed on my strength and fitness. I have also worked on my weaknesses. I have got leaner. I am hopeful that I can perform well in the upcoming Champions Trophy. I want to give my best shot. IPL is a good platform for me wherein I will be getting 8-10 matches before going to the international tournament,” Shami said after being named in the Champions Trophy squad, according to PTI. Shami has also praised former Indian cricketer and his current captain of Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. “Obviously, when you speak to former players, you get valuable tips. If you speak to Zaheer, there is something or the other that emerges,” he said. Shami, currently leader of the Indian pace attack, says the quartet of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav (with Hardik Pandya, to boot) should excel in the English conditions. “Our attack is one of the best in the world. We need to help each other out there in the middle. We would be certainly giving our hundred per cent and the rest is luck. Looking forward to Champions Trophy,” he concluded. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Revitalised Mohammed Shami all set to make a comeback appeared first on Janta Shakti.
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