Ricky pointing takes blame for the defeat

Australia was otplayed inthe fourth odi against southafrica as australia were allout for a 222 in 48 overs in a bating pitch . There lack of experience was easily found as southafrica had over 11 overs and 8 wickets in hand when they won the match and the series there by .

If southafrica beats australia in the last and fifth odi , then australia will fall from the no 1 rankings in Odi .Australia is keen to have back symonds and clarke which could strengthen there batting . Ricky pointing has expressed that he had threw his wicket in the fourth match which led to such humiliating defeat , he said he was in good form and should have converted his 60 to a big score after warner and marsh were out early in the match.

It will be intresting to see that will australia be able to hold there no 1 rankings with thee end of the fifth ODI . Absence of smith is a great blow for south africa , but the star in the southafrica team remains albe morkel who has traces of klusener , the match winner for south africa.

Joe biden threatens pakistan on airstrikes

joe-biden With the new administration coming into power under barack obama , pakistan is facing stiff from the united states . united states have already started air strikes on alqaeda camps . The new tactics of the united states is to strike first and then inform pakistan establishment as it is believed that informing pakistan before strike , is often being leaked by the pakistan agencies to alqeada.

Asif ali zardari is in a dilemma as the only thing he is used to is to get commissions . He is caught between hardliners demands and us attacks . with biden strong comments pakistan had to react , and it did it the right way by saying we have a powerfull ally china. Joe biden has clearly stated that ” US will launch air strikes at FATA region provided they have high intelligence on alqeada presence” .

Several damaat groups have threatened asif ali zardari that US is exploiting the weak government in pakistan .there are brothers are being killed in afghanistan for being alqeada activists which is treated good by several jamaats . Does pakistan consider alqaeda as terror or not is the real question , unless this is answered by pakistan neither the country or others surrounding them will ever improve.

zimbabwe beats bangladesh in the first ODI

Zimbabwe had a  two-wicket win over Bangladesh in first of three matches in Mirpur, with Ray Price holding his nerve with the No. 10 Tawanda Mupariwa.

Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, on 19 January 2009 (50-over match)Result Zimbabwe won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Bangladesh played first and made a score of 124/10 in 48.1 overs . Zimbabwe scored 127 in 49.2 overs to pull out the thriller.

Pieterson and moores resign

Pietersen gave credence to longstanding rumours that his relationship with Moores was in trouble by telling Sunday’s News of the World newspaper: “This situation is not healthy, we have to make sure it is settled as soon as possible and certainly before we fly off to the West Indies.

“Everybody has to have the same aims and pull in the same direction for the good of the England team. “Star batsman Pietersen apparently resigned by telephone from South Africa where he is on holiday. The 28-year-old was not due to arrive back in England until Thursday.

It is understood the ECB board considered Tuesday a report by Hugh Morris, the managing director of England cricket, after the former Test batsman had spoken to both Pietersen and Moores, as well as others involved with the England team.

India test team for india england series

Yuvraj singh with his stunning form in the ODI’s have retained a place in the test squad . Yuvraj will be   filling the gap created by ganguly . R.P.singh has been dropped from the squad . Murali vijay and badrinath has been retained . R.P.Singhs place is being replaced by ojha .

Team

shewag,ghambir,sachin,raina,yuvraj,dhoni,yusuf pathan,ishant,ojha,zaheer,munaf,irfan,murali vijay,badrinath,harbhajan.

Cricket and Mumbai terror

Cricket which is considered as a religion in india will have great influence in healing the the terror impact ,13fan that has brought fear among the mumbaikars . After  the great victories india had against england , the indian people where in great joy , which was followed by the deadly blast that rocked that rocked the people in india.

The impact this blast has had in india is huge as the series of england was on . England has refused to carry on the tour and has flown back home . The much publised champions league has been postponed . The Test series with england is in trouble .Now it will be intresting to see how BCCI is going to handle the situation.

BCCI has to convince the England side to tour india for the test series . Earlier some indian seniors had expressed that they wont be touring to pakistan for the coming pakistan series . Now BCCI has to ask england to come here and india should visit pakistan , which is a triangular hurdle for BCCI. Earlier when southafrica had left srilanka in the miidle of the series , india stayed back . The sub continent shows more resilence to terror than the west , as the sub continent is used to witness terror in regular intervals.

Symonds involved in a pub incident

Cricket Australia is investigating an incident surrounding Andrew Symonds after he was involved in a confrontation with a patron in a Brisbane hotel on Sunday night. Symonds said he was sharing some drinks with other players and “did not in any way provoke this situation”.

“A member of the public acted unreasonably towards me while I was with friends at which time I took steps to remove myself from the situation,” Symonds said in a statement. “The member of the public was subsequently removed from the premises as a result of his actions.”

Symonds was reportedly drinking with players from the Australian rugby league side following the cricket team’s 149-run win against New Zealand at the Gabba. The Test was Symonds’ first one back following a suspension for going fishing before the one-day series against Bangladesh in August instead of attending a team meeting.

“We are getting as much information as possible to establish what did and did not happen,” a Cricket Australia spokesman told AAP. “We understand there was an altercation.”

During the two-month break from the game he underwent psychological help and returned knowing he was on his last chance. “I would also like to take the opportunity to clarify reports last week that I am being treated for alcohol addiction,” he said. “I am being treated for a stress-related illness and I remain committed to dealing with these issues.