Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Indian Captain Dhoni bats for Jadeja in Ashwin issue

"Ashwin is one of our main bowlers bowl it had in the first six overs much," said Dhoni. "Once we had three seamers, we wanted to give an opportunity Jadeja. What if the open field in the last two games disappeared Ashwin career (good), became very well in the first six credits."

Dhoni has another reason to give Ashwin stated: "It took a lot of drummers (one first seven batters Pakistan was a southpaw), and if we have an off-spinner, had Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina." When we select the one left arm spinner, if necessary Yuvi had a bad day, we would not (omitted when Jadeja was) an option in the XI. '

However, it was captain Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan India Ashwin decision not surprised. Suggested that the decision helped Pakistan. It was only the second Twenty20 match Ashwin has lost since his debut against Zimbabwe in 2010.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni blames loss on middle-order collapse

BANGALORE 26 December: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the failure of prosecutors hitters in the good start openers took five wicket loss against Pakistan in the first Twenty20 match here to conquer the capital.

Dhoni said India Gates loss at regular intervals thereafter. In a strong position to 75 without loss in 10 overs, the team completely wrong

"The hitters are trying, play big shots. Could have scored 200 when we were asked," complained Dhoni.

Not the arbitrator ruled in favor of India, Ishant Sharma Shoaib Malik (57 not) found was a bullet that was a little above shoulder height, Dhoni said: "It was a fair decision, but I'm not sure if you are right, take it (third umpire) or not. "

Play in the issue of the lack of R Ashwin to eleven, Dhoni said: "Since we have three seamers we wanted to give it a go .. Jadeja had the same time, we have other resources"

Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez said the team is up to date, and the target part-time spinner played India - Ravindra Jadeja and Yuvraj Singh - not world class players.

"I know you are in good shape, but they are not world class spinner. So after we hit early dominate Pacers planned," said Hafeez.

Hafeez said after Pakistan lost three early doors and were fighting in 12, three in three overtimes, and decided to play Shoaib Malik Bhuvneshwar Kumar and other developers in India.

"Malik showed a lot of character, and we have built a society," he said.

Hafeez had words of praise for debutant Bhuvneshwar, numbers three and nine were in four overs.

"He turned around very well. He turned the ball well," he said.

Hafeez said his players showed a lot of character in the field, especially the bowlers restricted India exceeded expectations.

"Mohammad Irfan was our surprise. I think it started as. Sohail Tanvir also shot him right in the appropriate fields. Umar Gul is in stockings acquisitions too," he said.

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Monday, 24 December 2012

Kapil dev says, Dhoni is the best captain in limited-overs format

Mahendra Singh Dhoni could be severely criticized for his captaincy during the Test series ended just at home against England, but former captain Kapil Dev came today holds that the best to India to make small acquisitions cricket.

"You can say what you want about Captain Dhoni in tests. T20 and ODIs, but there is no better master it. Won the World Cup last year and can not be changed just because you had a bad time and then" Kapil said. "For me it is the best captain and is now," he added.

Another former captain Mohd. Azharuddin, however, suggests that Dhoni India captain should not be in any format. "He (Dhoni) seems to be a great captain when the team does well., But if the team loses, he looked confused and out of ideas. Selectors and the board has to take a call soon. Always have believed, that captains have different formats different, "he said.

"In my opinion, the way Dhoni batting fell after taking the captain," Azharuddin told a roundtable on "Aaj Tak before India and Pakistan limited overs series.

World Cup Winner Pakistan captain Imran Khan said that India start favorites but Pakistan could not be taken lightly. "Right now, before the start of the series, India seems a much better team. But on the battlefield, where cricket began, all involved neutral due to the enormous pressure," said Imran.

For Sourav Ganguly, who led India in the 2003 World Cup final after beating Pakistan in a competitive market Centurion epic, no braking equipment in India in two and three ODIs T20 international.

"India, Pakistan has dominated in the past 10 years and have dominated mentally. Young Indian team handled the pressure better than Pakistan, which would be in the World Cup last year, or other tournament n '" said Ganguly.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Ten Sports Live Cricket: Sachin Tendulkar quits ODIs: Top 5 reasons that may have influenced his decision

Ten Sports Live Cricket News: Here is a list of five factors that might play a role in decision making Sachin.

Slump In Form Post World Cup

The number one reason why Sachin Tendulkar decided to call his ODI career is very obvious. His dip in form after last year's World Cup, ODI The Master Blaster, whose career average of almost 45 years, has averaged 31 to 10 ODIs since the World Cup victory of India. He received his 100th 100 ODI ton courtesy of this year, but this is his only ODI century in the last 21 months, his ODI career.

Making Way For Youngsters Ahead Of 2015 World Cup

Another reason has been completed ODIs Sachin decided to make way for the young at a time when the team is in a transitional phase. According to a statement released by Sachin himself the preparatory process for the World Cup India defense should begin early in 2015. If Sachin has not stopped playing, he tied a unique place in the eleventh game and future plans for managing the team would have to work around Sachin ODI team.

Rotational Policy In Australia

At number 3 is a factor, the message is that the team could have sent not need the services of some older people do well. MS Dhoni and the management team's decision to accept the principle of rotation of controversy in the ODI tri-series in Australia returned to see Sehwag, Gambhir and Sachin rested, and in the series. Sachin has defended the policy, saying that I did to ensure that players fresh. However, Dhoni said three elderly not played together since the grant 20 additional tracks on the floor.

Age And Fielding

This brings us to something that is directly related to the team's decision in Australia. Dhoni realized that very few older people are slow and gardens aimed Sachin. And. Sachin That is almost 40 years, something that his energy, stamina and will to remain in the soil for a long time to be affected

Disrupting Opening Partnership And Pushing Kohli Down To 4

Last but not least, as Sachin, Sehwag and Gambhir had played together, break Sachin destructive opening Viru Gauti association. Sachin not opening with the same effect. Furthermore, when Sachin played, India ODI batsman richer in the past year, Virat Kohli slipped to No. 4 and not to call your favorite place in # 3, and disturbing the rest of the team.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Will Indian batsman Virender Sehwag be sidelined for Pakistan series?

New Delhi: The five wise Indian cricket is a serious challenge, if they sit today to pick teams in India for the two-match T20 series and three ODI matches series against Pakistan.

Since India will play arch-rivals Indian voters know they can not go wrong. The main points of discussion are likely to ODIs Virender Sehwag Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan and will be available to be rested.

The good news for them is that after Tendulkar bad reports for selection despite a test series against England. This method does not resign immediately.

Opens after reports India Virender Sehwag shaped hilt may be withheld from the three ODIs. But it is likely that their experience can help place in a big series.

Moreover, India is all set to be the spearhead Zaheer Khan. Without their own pace The lefty has already announced his unavailability for a visit to Pakistan and India ODI series against England, as he likes to focus on the upcoming Test series against the Australians.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Misbah ul haq says that fast bowlers should support Saeed Ajmal

LAHORE: Pakistan asked one day Captain Misbah-ul-Haq Pak pace battery to master spinner Saeed Ajmal offer support for the results described against India during the 3-day match series later this month.

"You can not, the total dependence of lead Ajmal about our goals and our bowlers, regardless of type, must put in their best to play their role in the team's performance against India," he said in Beijing on Wednesday after the Gaddafi Stadium team building.

Misbah urged the players to excel in their respective art bowling to lead the team to success Pak during matches per day.

He expressed his satisfaction with the team to prepare the Indian leadership and training games help older players in a good way to get in contact.

"This is a positive sign that the big boys like Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi back to the way and through this exercise at home, prepare very, India have difficulty in games the day after. Leaning India after their defeat against England home will be an easy opponent to beat.

"We must not forget the important aspect of his return from the Indian side, which lost to England, because it (India), a team with longtime collaborator and high quality players in their ranks and in no circumstances was necessary "to undermine the strength of their data, he said.

Misbah exuded confidence when asked about the prospects for his team in one game per day. "We have victory in our mind and are an effort to show the whole picture," he said.

Captain Pak days have supported the idea of ​​a batting consultant team with former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq displays aggressive cricket in the series.

"If Pak-India Show challenge witnesses aggressive cricket team and our bowlers and batsmen are subject plays a big responsibility, his talent in the aggressive style of cricket, the Indian side," he said.

When asked, he said, the games of the last line will be appointed after considering the pitch and playing conditions, and if every player who performed at a higher level of T20 games can also be removed by Games considered one day. There was no agreement on an issue that Pak team under pressure while playing India in the Indian court.

"Why feel pressured, but one thing is clear, is a very important series between the two countries, as if the two teams are playing emotions involved and what is important for us to maintain objectivity in our club, bowling and India's opposition led "eclipse, he added.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Peter Siddle has a bone to pick with meaty argument

Peter Siddle admits the constant comments about her vegetarian diet for appetizing.
The commentators and former players, including Dennis Lillee, questioned his decision to give up meat, some wonder if it out of the Test series against Perth-decision contributed to South Africa.
But Siddle said he had no doubts as to his diet, even after exhaustion after 63.5 overs after the breath test in Adelaide James Pattinson injury.

"I fought (front) in the container more than 50 stops in a bowl and then think 64, I, which is an improvement," Bellerive told reporters before the first Test against Australia in Sri Lanka beginning on Friday.

"I'm probably in a better place than ever before.

"For people who say that this is the problem and what is the reason (I retired), are fooling themselves.

"They are not there to do, and get on with it.
"To be even bowling 140 Ks in my 64th over at the end of the fifth day improvements in a test match, illustrating the probable."
The point of 28 years. Three of its four
workloads heavier bowling test since its inception in 2008, this year.
Siddle said he felt physically drained after bowling a stop near Adelaide was the first for him.
There followed a recovery program additional ramp ice baths, massage and hydration.
A bowl in the nets convinced that the risk of not playing, but was pinch thighs instead of fatigue that eventually forced to call.
"I decided then of course you will have with it," he said.
"If I am not satisfied with it, could have lied to employees and go out and play.
"You never want to miss a Test match, but you have to think outside the box, and was the No. 1 Test team
"When I got injured was not gone, it would be selfish."
Siddle has become Australia's attack in the first probe against Lanka in Hobart, but we can not wait to go to comment on their eating habits.
"It's a little weird," he said.
"It's his opinion. Believe that everyone is entitled to their opinion and it will happen."


63.5 overs - v South Africa, Adelaide, 2012
54.5 - v South Africa, Sydney, 2009
53 - v South Africa, Brisbane, 2012
48 - v West Indies, Bridgetown, 2012
48 - v South Africa, Melbourne, 2008
46 - v South Africa, Johannesburg, 2009
45 - v England, Cardiff, 2009
42 - v South Africa, Johannesburg, 2011

Sourav Ganguly say that if I were Sachin Tendulkar, I would retire

Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar criticized for saying he would have retired if instead of the Little Master.

Ganguly said Tendulkar should rotate about its shape or hang up his boots.

"Sachin desperately need is to get" Ganguly told Headlines Today news channel. "Much has been achieved. He gets a long rope because of what he has done. Now he has to know how to turn."

"As someone looking from outside, Tendulkar does not work and I think if I had Tendulkar, I (retire).

"But it's up to him.'re Going to see the great man won a baseball bat and not so terrible," said Ganguly.

England all-rounder Stuart Broad doubtful for Twenty20 series against India

Versatility Stuart Broad England will probably lose the match fourth and final Test against India in Nagpur after suffering a recurrence of the heel injury, and if not recovered in time, left Eoin Morgan takes on the role of captain in the Twenty20 game two series.

According to the Telegraph, Graeme Swann, who was the captain of the England Cricket T20, not previously played for the T20 series in India and Morgan will reprise his role as captain.

Broad has been named vice-captain Alastair Cook test, but failed miserably in the first two games of the four-game series attempts, and was subsequently abandoned in favor of Steven Finn for the third Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Tourists who are ahead in the Test series 2-1 was a net session at Nagpur division stage on Tuesday morning and Broadcasting in the first group.

The SUV was for treatment with the England medical staff after suffering a recurrence of the heel injury that has not been confirmed their participation in the first test.

The report added that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has the groundsmen forbidden to talk to the press after MS Dhoni dispute with Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

ICC Top 5 Rankings

ICC Rankings Test Team

South Africa1120
Updated: 20th November 2012

ICC Rankings ODI Team

South Africa2121
Sri Lanka5109
Updated: 20th November 2012

ICC Rankings Test Batsmen

K.C. Sangakkara1880
H.M. Amla2876
Jacques Kallis3859
Michael Clarke4857
S. Chanderpaul5856
Updated: 20th November 2012

ICC Rankings ODI Batsmen

H.M. Amla1901
V. Kohli2858
A.B. de Villiers3852
Jonathan Trott4749
Kumar Sangakkara5746
Updated: 20th November 2012

ICC Rankings Test Bowlers

D.W. Steyn1859
V.D. Philander2840
Saeed Ajmal3832
H.M.R.K.B. Herath4828
Pragyan Ojha5764
Updated: 20th November 2012

ICC Rankings ODI Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal1759
Mohammad Hafeez2747
Lonwabo Tsotsobe3690
Morne Morkel5676
Updated: 20th November 2012

ICC Rankings Test All Rounders

Jacques Kallis1403
Shakib Al Hasan2383
Shane Watson3327
Daniel Vettori4302
Stuart Broad5296
Updated: 20th November 2012

ICC Rankings ODI All-Rounder

Shakib Al Hasan1447
Mohammad Hafeez2413
Shane Watson3395
Shahid Afridi4326
Angelo Mathews5325
Updated: 20th November 2012

Pollard, Bravo lift West Indies to 217 for Bangladesh

Pollard hit a return to a solid 74-ball 85 and Bravo scored a 108-ball 51 sedation during their 132-run fourth wicket stand to lift the tourists sore after 17.3 at bats.

The two teams competing for the series tied at 2-2 to win, Bangladesh began on a positive note as Kieran Powell (11), Marlon Samuels (a) and Chris Gayle (two) away during the eighth inning.

Paceman Shafiul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza replaced injured in the team's fifth foul of Gayle had many games with 3.31 in nine acquisitions to complete.

Pollard, Gayle was like a big failure in the last four games hit a six-shot for his first goal when he collided with aggression. He hit five boundaries and a six to eight players to take massive attack of Bangladesh. It was finally in the 32nd highest overwhelmed by spinner Mominul Haque.

Bravo Pollard represent the fourth door is a new record in the West Indies and Bangladesh-dayers, the 92-run stand between Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Jimmy Adams hit in Dhaka in 1999.

Bravo hit three boundaries and a six before Mohammad Mahmudullah were finished with 2-38.

Devon Thomas with utility in the West Indies time locked in the 200 mark 25.

England vs India 2012: Hosts on the brink of another humiliating defeat

Kolkata: A coward India were on the brink of humiliating second consecutive defeat against England in their own backyard, the smell away victory in the third cricket test was Saturday.

After conceding a mammoth 207-run lead, famous drummers put India a pathetic display but R Ashwin (83 batting) and colista postpone the inevitable, as the hosts reached 239 for nine at close on the penultimate day .

Ashwin, which collapsed like a melon, if the resistance of the last two wickets added 80 points after eight precarious to 159 at a time, forcing the match into the fifth day with India stretch with a narrow border 32nd

Left with a full day, were England. Heading for a big win and a 2-1 unassailable four-game series

India has had a good start with Virender Sehwag (49) and Gautam Gambhir (40) put on 86 runs, but the sleeves completely defeated after a lunch with ATMs easily fall in Eden Gardens track which gave some support for the players.

While the Indian players looked completely ineffective, the English players exploited the conditions much better and give them hope for their win in the series for the first time on Indian soil in 28 years.

After the humiliating 10-wicket in Mumbai, guests seemed disoriented again in his own den without staff, without against an English bowling team that is expected to end in subcontinental dustbowls fight.

Steve Finn (3/37), James Anderson (2/38) and Graeme Swann were (2/70) were the wicket-collector for England.

Except Ashwin, the Indian batsmen showed no stomach for a fight, as he died in life bad shots. Cheteshwar Pujara (8), Sachin Tendulkar (5), Yuvraj Singh (11), Virat Kohli (20) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (0) are the big guns that have failed to get on a track where the England posted 523 in the first innings.

Early morning in the night score of 509 for six, England had more than 523 in the first half of the game for an hour.

Ashwin struck back, limits Swann returned to pick up his third half-century, India has also allowed the humiliation of an entry such as the loss of Eden, the highest peak on Saturday to avoid.

Atone for his off-spin, Ashwin delighted the audience with a reader directly from Anderson, followed by a train of Steven Finn as England had assured India to beat again.

Association Ashwin shared a 38-run ninth wicket with Ishant Sharma (10) to prevent a victory sleeves and later stitched unbeaten 42 runs with Pragyan Ojha (3 batting).

Gambhir was again a mix-up race for the second time are involved in this game, Cheteshwar Pujara is with (8) the victim this time.

Recalling the British arrived in the afternoon session as India lost six wickets for 36 runs in their fight to save the game went up in smoke.

Previously belonged to the first meeting in India that have dominated the debate - both with the bat and the ball - for the first time in the game.

First India scalped four wickets in 4.3 tickets off after first lead restricted England to 207, as they were able to add 14 points to your whole night.

Sehwag and Gambhir then became positive much Indian opening, when they came to bat in the second innings, as the race to 86 for no loss at lunch, but only to fall into the water after the break.

India has committed a kind of hara-kiri after resume after lunch.

Promising start for India in their second innings after conceding a lead of 207-career ended when Sehwag became the first ball after lunch.

Swann has a rip, ease to take out the back door to break the opening partnership Sehwag 86

But without entering into a partnership that followed, another dismissal as Gambhir was back in England to help others to run-out.

Bad Pujara (8) the victim has to come, the first Indian collector throughout the series with increasing input exciting career as Bell not directly hit the stumps from short leg.

Finn recognized should be credited for creating pressure to Gambhir, two pair pacemaker acquisitions.

In the third after playing more than five balls Gambhir points desperately tried to avoid a slight pressure on the side of the leg of a girl from the third year running.

But Pujara ended up hitting the. 402 points in the series, including a double and a single century

Since the first of the next, the first game of India, on 36, survived umpire Rod Tucker gave no weak nick was taken brilliantly by Jonathan Trott in the maximum dead.

But what could be questionable decision not to extend his stay at the crease Gambhir, hit behind the stumps.

There were two wickets in as many off as India were 107 for four with Sachin Tendulkar fell back into the locker room after a paddle sweep Swann promising.

The off-spinner took the outside edge of Tendulkar caught by Trott at slip in India began to look even a defeat.

Kohli, more than four years, received a second life after being abandoned by Bell deepish short leg in the drinks break India reeling at 119 for four, still 88 runs to avoid the innings defeat in more than four sessions to do.

But England still poison as Anderson castled Yuvraj Singh with delivery to spit down, shattered trunks below the lower edge of the left-handed bat.

Anderson returned to India captain Dhoni to hit a duck remove.

Previously India began the day with a promise when annoys 523rd England

Ojha, who was the most successful player in India with 4/124 struck with the second ball of the day when Swann slips (21) The first light without increasing the total dimissed.

Off-color Zaheer also came on the scene, gathering nick took his first door of the party after 30 overs when the stimulator is severed left arm bowling Matt Prior, before being caught by Dhoni.

The second blow for England with more than one term in the sum of 509 by night opened the doors of India as Ashwin took two wickets - Anderson (9) and Paneswar (0) in succession to clear the queue, but not before admitted huge advantage.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

West Indies must win game another

After graduating with a safe road win Caribbean game face each other, in order to compensate for Bangladesh in the ODI series of five. A misstep in Mirpur on Friday could be the dead rubber last Saturday and the worst defeat in the West Indies series to be a step back after his last success in international cricket.

West Indies has amended its poor performance in the first two games of the Khulna change his batting approach. In Khulna, the batsmen were guilty of trying to hit every time you stayed. In Mirpur but Samuels led change, fighting for a club in the country, had many irregular bounce around. West Indies batsmen now have their other - Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy - follow the path of Samuel. Visitors also had another positive point in the match for third - Sunil Narine finally found form the tour with four stops.

Bangladesh lead the series 2-1, and despite his struggles in the last game, scored 227, an indicator of your comfort level more ODIs. They will be happy to see that fight bowling unit. One concern, however, is how Rubel Hossain, who looked rusty for a period of five courses, which cost the 42nd

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Bangladesh LWWLW
West Indies WLLWW
In the spotlight

Sohag Gazi offspinner wicketless Bangladesh was the first time in an international game in the third ODI in Mirpur, where the figures 9-1-36-0. It was a revelation to Bangladesh this winter and hope the previous match was a blip in an otherwise encouraging start to his career.

Kieron Pollard is worth teasing in Bangladesh for his comments after the first ODI in Khulna. It was not like either and threw its doors at key moments. Is expected to hit the stands a few at least, if not in the city, as it has threatened to do.

Team news

Mushfiqur Rahim and Bangladesh interim coach Shane Jurgensen not want to play with the team combination because it provides balance to the attack. Bangladesh, however, has the option of left arm spinner Elias Sunny, who added that the team's play in the last two ODIs.

Bangladesh (possible): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain 4, 5 Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim 6 (capt and week), 7 Mominul Haque, Mashrafe Mortaza, 8, 9 Sohag Gazi, 10 Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain 11

West Indies may not be in the selection of two spinners confused in their line-up and is likely to continue with the winning combination.

West Indies (possible): 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Kieran Powell, Marlon Samuels 3, 4 Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, 5, 6 Dwayne Smith, 7 Darren Sammy, Devon Thomas 8, 9 Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine 10, 11 Veersasammy Permaul

Pitch and conditions

The height of the third ODI was a challenge for hitters, but a game for the fourth could be a batting paradise to be. In this case, the second at bat much easier with lights.

Stats and Trivia

The last time I returned from the West Indies 1-2 to win a series against Zimbabwe, was in the 2003-04 season.
Bangladesh has a poor record for victories in Dhaka - 24 won by more than 84 - compared to other places in the country - 18 wins in 36th

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

West Indies v Bangladesh

The awarenessUmpire Enamul Haque seemed a little out of place in the 15th past forgotten temporarily throw rule. Drummer Anamul Haque, however, was fully conscious. From the previous game, gave Anamul capture extra-cover, but the third umpire raised his dismissal as Sunil Narine had overstepped. However, the referee gave the green light is not needed. Anamul knew he would not miss confused under Narine and not the ball. Because slip and went for four wicketkeeper farewell

Mashrafe Mortaza excited at one side of the leg. Marlon Samuels tried fingers, but failed. The wicketkeeper missed you too. He reached the border. The result? Not a five wides but a dead ball, courtesy Ranmore Marinesz referee. Strange charm.

The signal is lost
There was not a drop catch these costs Kieron Pollard party have four sacks, but Narine fired wide in the 15th She is the first player in particular of the West Indies in 17 years to claim that Pollard has already offered will have taken the easy Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain begins followed by Mominul Haque and a career.

reference point
Mahmudullah was top scorer Khaled 7th in ODIs for Bangladesh, where they are 30th to 22 points in the Mashud more. It was not until 1074 and then extended his points total for 1104, which is currently 74.4% of his career. No wonder, since Mahmudullah 52 of his 70 laps ODI played in 7th place.

Shakib Al Hasan If you replace your computer, you have to know how to bowl left turn arm. Mominul Haque could have only two wickets in the first class, but he has his own brand of shells around the arm, left arm spin and got a bowl in the 42nd past. At the lights, pulled a Samuels edge of his fourth installment, but luck was suppressed Mashrafe slip.

England v India, 3rd Test, Kolkata, 1st day

This was not the best year for England. Defeated in seven studies, lost its No.1 ranking, their proud home record and suffered a loss at first reprimand. The careers of the players who set the long-term success and the seam attack that seemed so strong against Australia and India seemed destined to be indifferent.

But through all that James Anderson remains a beacon of reliability. He played with some money this year and suffered even more ruthless than the actions of the catch has declined, but he had the burden of leading the attack with equanimity immovable. Fit, willing and consistent, you just lost a test when they played against their will, in the match against West Indies Edgbaston.

Maybe flatter swing doors without, it now seems appropriate instead of threatening, but once again was given the Garden of Eden is no help, remains an artist too.

Seam Vernon Philander players took some more test wickets (Anderson 43-41) this year, but seamer has not come anywhere near 511.4 overs beat Anderson in 2012. In fact, Anderson rolled over almost 100 overs seamer busier next year. Want acquisitions was less necessary, but a struggling team, was a rock.

It was a feeling of fear when their captain, Alastair Cook, lost again awarded a major union - this is the fifth time in his five Tests as captain, lost the toss - and he was on a different day in the field is not condemned for his best. During an attack by two men of fashion, his team needed. He more than ever

He responded with a great performance. He has brought that was as good as Anderson bowling display from the ashes - Forget the statistics - 3 for 68-bit it justice. In a slow size, small, found the swing, both conventional and reverse, a small movement of the seam and sometimes played with more speed than the disappointing Steven Finn. Five of the 12 fours admitted went behind square on the side and it was a shame, have not won a decision against Yuvraj Singh lbw known before.

Unlike Calcutta, Anderson said, is simply that the ball moves. "The new ball in this game, which was not offset in the last two games," said Anderson. "And I think it will continue in the early start of the game probably been around the country for the perfect dew back swing - .. is very abrasive -. So I liked"

It was a brilliant performance by England. A significant contribution to the first day of the test - While Finn, rusty and anxious, and Graeme Swann, who is rumored to be ill, could not keep the pressure on Anderson, Monty Panesar with 35 overs very balanced and released the second new ball .

England also had several strong shots - something I have rarely done these days - and maintains the standards with the ball on the ground, even when the odds turn against them. Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and, in particular, Yuvraj all enjoyed a fortune in the early stages of their innings.

How many Indian batsmen contributed to their own death, Anderson received excellent deliveries only victims. Tendulkar and Virat Kohli again by tight bowling (his last 92 balls against England generates 32 tracks three and layoffs) bound cargo leaving repelled coupons while R Ashwin struck returnees between bat and pad.

Anderson dismissed Tendulkar eight times in Test cricket. Nobody has done more.

"I'm probably going to think when I retire," Anderson adds with a smile, "and tell everyone I know, happened. Was a crucial wicket for us. Seemed creation. Was confused at first, but when he is below, can be dangerous. "

There is little chance that the other. Ashwin, installed his heels when his captain called for a strong race, the Finn was executed there, in the center-on, throw or a pick-up and, but overall it was as strong team performance in the field as England have done this year.

That England could take greater advantage was almost exclusively in providing Tendulkar. By looking at this point in his career is no different to see George Foreman, 45, came out of retirement to win the heavyweight title boxing world. Reflexes may be reduced, but it is the experience and, above all, Tendulkar wanted to give his window. His younger colleagues not to be able to mimic his talent, but must try to emulate his desire. That was what was put in this post.

Gambhir face Anderson describes as "very difficult" on the ball "large investment." The key, says Gambhir the ability to hide the ball Anderson with his left hand while he was working, so the battery can not predict which way vibrate. "Finn has a lot of bulk deliveries," said Gambhir, "but Anderson shot well."

Given that Anderson learned this skill, however, and England may face difficult times in your account later in the game. "On the last tour here Zaheer Khan has done a lot," said Anderson. "That's when I started practicing, and that proved to be a good skill to have."

"Zaheer is a master of reverse swing," said Gambhir. "So when you start, it becomes very difficult for England. This is a competition too. 'S Gate has something for everyone."