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10 facts about India-Zimbabwe World Cup match in Auckland

The way India are playing at ICC World Cup 2015, they should comfortably defeat Zimbabwe in their final league match on Saturday (March 14, 6.30 AM IST). However, the African side cannot be taken lightly.

India have won every single game so far at World Cup, making it 5 in a row with a new record for the team in the tournament’s history.

Now, MS Dhoni and his men will be aiming to head into the knockouts with an all-win record. The setting for final league game against Zimbabwe is Auckland’s Eden Park. It will be a day/night encounter.

Here are 10 facts about the match
1. The two sides have met 8 times in World Cups. India hold 7-1 advantage. None of the current players have faced each other in a World Cup. The two teams have not faced off in this quadrennial tournament since 2003
2. India and Zimbabwe first met at a World Cup in 1983, on 11 June. India won that game
3. Current coach of India, Duncan Fletcher was the captain of Zimbabwe side when the teams played in 1983
4. Kapil Dev’s famous 175 in 1983 edition is the highest individual score between the sides in World Cup. For Zimbabwe, it is Kevin Curran with 73. Another centurion for India was Vinod Kambli in 1996
5. No Zimbabwe player has hit a World Cup century against India
6. Madan Lal and Javagal Srinath with 6 wickets each are the leading wicket-takers for India. Peter Rawson with 7 scalps is on top for the opposition
7. Kapil has most runs – 228 (4 innings) while for Zimbabwe it is Andy Flower with 161 (4 innings)
8. Most WC matches – 5 (Mohammad Azharuddin, Kapil Dev, Kris Srikkanth, Iain Butchart, Dave Houghton, Andy Pycroft, John Traicos)
9. Highest score for India – 266/8 in 1983. Zimbabwe 252/9 in 1999 10. Overall in ODIs, India and Zimbabwe have met 57 times with the former winning 44 and losing
10. Two matches were tied and one no result

John Mooney’s sole focus is on beating Pakistan

Ireland’s pacer John Mooney on Thursday said he is not influenced by a Zimbabwean daily paper article that his nation’s cricket board has pummeled as a “horrible individual assault” on him, and that he is concentrating on his group’s must-win World Cup Pool B challenge against Pakistan.

World Cup Special Published in the Zimbabwe Herald, the culpable article made an association between Mooney’s fight with discouragement and his genuineness more than a hostile limit line get he took in Ireland’s limited win over Zimbabwe last Saturday, reports

A year ago, Mooney talked transparently about his maladjustment in an offer to bring issues to light about the issue among different cricketers. Mooney posted a remark on his Facebook page that the article “implies literally nothing to me”.

“Much thanks to you again for all your bolster, that man’s article implies literally nothing to me. My just concern is beating Pakistan on Sunday,” he said.

Mooney has played each of the five of Ireland’s matches at this World Cup to help them move to the edge of a compartment in the quarter-finals. Triumph over Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday would see the Irish meet all requirements for the quarter-finals shockingly, while a misfortune will probably see them complete fifth in Pool B and miss the knockout stages.

“We have some great time to get prepared for what will be the greatest amusement ever. Trust me; we are all so pumped for this present it will be awesome in any case,” Mooney composed. On Tuesday, Cricket Ireland said they were considering “conceivable activity” over the Zimbabwe Heralds tory and had reached the International Cricket Council (ICC) around a conceivable blueprint.

Zimbabwe’s stand-in chief Brendan Taylor issued an expression of remorse to Mooney for his group. Mooney expressed gratitude toward the African outfit for its signal. “The previous evening I messaged Brendan Taylor to say thanks to him and his group for their conciliatory sentiment. They are incredible blokes and they didn’t need to do that, on the grounds that I know the man who composed that article does not speak to their group,” Mooney’s post read. He, in any case, was concerned writer Robson Sharuko’s article would hinder different sufferers from discussing their maladjustment.

“The principle thing that gets to me about his article is that it may keep someone from getting the help they require later on,” he said. “The reason I addresses the press about my battles was to advance psychological wellness issues. Utilizing the truth I’m a sportsman to achieve individuals who feel they can’t tell individuals their issues.” The 33-year-old Mooney said he was diminished in the wake of uncovering reality. “Give me a chance to simply say the day I told individuals my issues I felt a colossal murmur of help. I don’t need individuals to see this unpleasant article and say ‘goodness I’m not telling anybody, individuals will slag me off, or my name will be discolored’.” “Individuals will help you, individuals who you wouldn’t dare hoping anymore provide for you quality. Life will show signs of improvement not more awful,” he said. “I truly needed to get past this competition without composing anything on emotional well-being as I’ve been so centered around my cricket, however sadly I’ve needed to do this short piece.”


Adam Gilchrist praises Sangakkara with hilarious tweet

Former Australian batting star Adam Gilchrist recognized wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara’s record-breaking One-Day International (ODI) cricket deeds with a hilarious tweet.

On Wednesday, the Sri Lankan legend turned into the first batsman to record four successive hundreds in One-Day International (ODI) cricket with a 124-run thump against Scotland in a World Cup coordinate in Hobart.

Later amid Scotland’s pursuit, Sangakkara turned into the first man to impact 500 ODI releases. He likewise passed Gilchrist’s record of 52 World Cup dismissals. After Sangakkara’s points of interest, the Aussie praised the World Cup’s top scorer, yet in a clever manner. “I scored 4 100’s consecutively once…shame it was on the golf course! Congratulations on 500+ WC record and runs,runs,runs #legend,” Gilchrist composed on Twitter. The 37-year-old Sangakkara likewise turned into the first batsman to score four centuries in a World Cup and ODI competition. Sangakkara crushed 124 against Scotland in Hobart taking after prior scores of 105 not out against Bangladesh, 117 not out against England and 104 against Australia. Before the end of the match, he had taken 41 gets and made 13 stumpings in World Cups. Gilchrist had 45 gets and seven stumpings in 31 World Cup matches (Sangakkara was playing his 36th). Left-hander Sangakkara is likewise the main run scorer in the continuous super occasion with 496 runs in only six amusements with a stunning normal of 124. This World Cup will be the last ODI task for Sangakkara.


Media barred from Indian team’s hotel at World Cup

The just-elected office bearers of the BCCI might have shown some interest in improving its relationship with the media, but the Indian cricket team management continued to keep its distance from the touring national media contingent with members of the fourth estate being banned from entering the hotel premises, here today.

While in places like Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Hamilton, media people did have access to the hotel lobby, the authorities of the ‘Heritage Hotel’ here are very strict about even letting media people be within 100 metres of the premises.

It is not known whether the authorities are issuing a diktat by the Indian team management, which is known to keep the media at arm’s length, but there was an altercation between reporters of some electronic channels today when they were filming the proceedings of movements in the hotel from across the road. It was learnt that some of the security staff of the hotel came and told them to move from the area even though the public road or footpath is not under their jurisdiction. Even as some of the media people wanted to have refreshments at the hotel’s coffee shop, they were told that if they are not staying in the hotel in no uncertain terms they won’t be allowed inside. Since the relation between players and media had hit nadir during the current World Cup, it is absolutely possible that players and the support staff have told the hotel members to bar the media as some of the channels have been doing a paparazzi on the cricketers following them from sea beach to salon.


World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara creates history with 4th successive century

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara created One Day International cricket history today at the Bellerive Oval during their ICC World Cup 2015 Pool A match against Scotland.

In the history of 3,631 ODIs before today, no batsman had scored 4 successive centuries. But on Wednesday, Sangakkara became the first ever batsman to achieve the feat. He brought up the historic ton, in 86 balls, with a couple on the last ball of the 34th over by Kyle Coetzer. This was Sangakkara’s 25th ODI ton in 403rd match.

Going into the match with three consecutive tons at World Cup, which is also a new record, Sangakkara continued his dream run with the willow. Sangakkara’s four hundreds in World Cup so far are – 105 not out Vs Bangladesh, 117 not out Vs England, 104 Vs Australia and 124 today.

Previously there have been batsmen registering three-figures scores in 3 innings in a row. But never 4 in 4. Opting to bat first after having won the toss, Sri Lanka were put on track for a big total by the 37-year-old Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan, who also hit a hundred.

Playing in his final World Cup, Sangakkara has decided to bow out on a high. His batting exploits in the tournament have been outstanding. He is also the first batsman to hit 4 centuries in a single World Cup. He now has overall 5 tons in World Cups, joint second with Ricky Ponting (Australia). Sachin Tendulkar has most World Cup centuries with 6.


Sachin Tendulkar Letter Rescues Die-hard Team India Fan in New Zealand

His batting was similar to enchantment for Team India. Presently his pen is just as doing marvels. Ask Sudhir Gautam, one of India’s most remarkable cricket fans, whose body painted in the tricolor makes him emerge among a huge number of Tendulkar fans. In Auckland on Sunday, Sudhir was in earnest straits with New Zealand Customs authorities when a letter from the Little Master spared him.

Sudhir had his offer of issues in Perth also.

WACA authorities were not very content about the length of the flagpole that the Bihar-conceived was conveying. He even had an expansion that would fit into the two-meter post to make it longer.

New Zealand have one of the hardest migration rules in the World. Indeed Harbhajan Singh was not spared when the Kiwi authorities discovered mud in his spikes. Stringent principles restrict “entrance” of natural products, eatables, fluid, soil of mud that may contain natural substances. “Colourful” Sudhir was carrying only one too much “banned” substances.

Customs officials confiscated the bottles of color that Sudhir was carrying. As indicated by a report in the India Today site, Sudhir was asked to pay a weighty fine (more or less Rs 65000) for disregarding law. It was then that Sudhir, on his maiden trip Down Under, utilized his trump card – a letter from Sachin.

“I was shell-stunned. I begged them that I didn’t have that much cash,” said Sudhir. “I let them know that I am a fanatic of Team India who paints himself in the national colours and goes all over the place. The authorities said they saw all that however standards were principles and they were intended to be taken after. They let me know that I had transgressed against the law and I needed to pay up?

“It was then that I showed them the letter that ‘Sachin Sir’ wrote to me. I show that letter to the international safe havens at whatever point I seek a visa. It worked like magic. They took a gander at me again and said, ‘alright, proceed’. It was such an alleviation,” said Sudhir.

For Sudhir, the World Cup has genuinely been an expectation to learn and adapt.


ICC World Cup: Here’s MS Dhoni’s Favourite Kebab Corner in New Zealand

The Indian team has been out and about for more than 100 days now and one can’t accuse Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Co for longing for zesty Indian sustenance.

Be that as it may the Men in Blue by one means or another discover spots where they can get their most loved charge. In Australia (especially Adelaide and Melbourne), Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel were seen frequenting Nandos for its peri-peri chicken among different specialities – both vegan and non-veggie lover. Here in New Zealand as well, it just so happens they have a prevalent nourishment joint.

Kebabs Salateen, which is at a short distance from the Novotel lodging here in focal Hamilton, is a most loved among a portion of the Indian players. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh have been a percentage of the successive guests here at whatever point the Indian group boiled down to play at Seddon Park.

India cricket legend Sachin Tendular and his then opening accomplice Virender Sehwag have likewise gone by this eatery. The spot has been in presence for more than 14 years and is claimed by Khalid Mahmud, a Pakistani, settled here in NZ.

Ashraf Khokoon, supervisor of the kebab joint is not extremely pending with subtle elements, however affirmed that a considerable measure of other top cricketers likewise come to consume at the venue.

“Chris Gayle, Hashim Amla, Daniel Vettori, Jacques Kallis are a percentage of the top cricketers, who have come here previously,” Khokoon told mid-day. The restaurant has a divider loaded with pictures of all its renowned clients throughout the years.

The Indian team arrived in Hamilton from Perth on Saturday night and Khokoon, sitting tight for Dhoni to drop by is decently arranged with the Indian skipper’s most loved kebab inclination.

“The Indian group arrived toward the end of last night. That is the reason Dhoni hasn’t come here yet. However the last time he was here (for the 2013-14 arrangement), he had our blend kebab – cooked bits of chicken and sheep filled into a roti with fiery sauces and mixed greens. He loved it,” said Khokoon, guaranteeing to make a kebab move that MSD favors. One nibble into the succulent meat gala and you know simply why Dhoni loves to drop by at whatever point he’s nearby.


Kumar Sangakkara to retire after India Test series in August

Expert Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara on Sunday said he will resign from Test cricket “before the end of August” when Sri Lanka has India in a three-match arrangement.

The 37-year-old wicketkeeper has effectively reported retirement from One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty-20 cricket.

Sangakkara to resign from Tests in Aug

He quit the most brief configuration in the wake of winning the World T20 2014. He will stop ODI cricket post the progressing World Cup.

“There are Test coordinates in June and July, and I will be carried out before the end of August. An arrangement or two in June and in August, and that is it,” left-given Sangakkara was cited as saying by espncricinfo.

In 130 Tests, Sangakkara has 12,203 runs, which makes him the fifth most noteworthy scorer. Just Sachin Tendulkar (15,921), Ricky Ponting (13,378), Jacques Kallis (13,289) and Rahul Dravid (13,288) are above him in the world class list.

Sangakkara has likewise scored 38 centuries and 51 half-hundreds of years.

In the progressing World Cup, Sangakkara has been in top structure, hitting successive unbeaten tons driving into the Australia match.

The previous skipper said it was essential for both him and the group to manufacture force as the competition advances.

“I don’t know whether I am top of my diversion, I simply bat as per circumstances. Amid the (first) New Zealand visit, it was the same thing, I didn’t have a decent begin in the first ODI yet from the second it was only an instance of expanding on runs,” said Sangakkara, an individual from the group for past three World Cups.

“(For the group) it has gone really well up to now. Again a moderate begin, a bit unsteady against Afghanistan, yet really great in the last two diversions. It’s only an instance of attempting to guarantee that we set up a decent execution each time we go out and continue progressing.”

The World Cup will likewise be an alternate previous captain Mahela Jayawardene’s last worldwide task, and the pair’s takeoff will leave a major opening in Sri Lanka’s batting.

“It’s a bit antiquated to surmise that senior players just have such a great amount to give. You play your best cricket for your nation and do the best for your side and at times youthful players don’t require as much help as individuals think they do. They require a tad bit of opportunity, a touch of adoration, a touch of consideration, and they’ll perform extremely well,” Sangakkara said.

The players reserved to venture into their shoes are Lahiru Thirimanne, a left-hander like Sangakkara, and Dinesh Chandimal.

“Whatever they have to learn, the majority of them will ask and learn, or watch and learn, they’ll stop for a moment to talk with you. Anyway whatever you bring to the table may not be of profit to a more youthful player.

“Possibly they need something else, perhaps they are sufficient and their viewpoints are superior to yours. Learning is a two-way road, you gain from them and also youthful players gaining from you,” he said.

“The best thing as a senior cricketer you can do is to hold your spot in the side and draw your own weight and score runs in case you’re a batsman, and on the off chance that you are a bowler carry out the employment that is needed of you.

“That is the most ideal way you can help the group or any young person. The length of you are there and you are doing something valuable, they’ll advantage.”


WC 2015: Super Sangakkara scores a hat-trick of hundreds

Expert Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara pummeled his third continuous century of the progressing ICC World Cup Down Under against hosts Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. This is the first run through in history that a batsman has scored three consecutive hundreds at the World Cup.

Sangakkara, who drove a Sri Lankan fightback against the Australians who had set them a mammoth focus of 377 in 50 overs, had scored two unbeaten hundreds of years in his side’s past two matches, against Bangladesh (105*) at Melbourne and England (117*) at Wellington.

The left-gave batsman, who is playing his last World Cup, was at last rejected by James Faulkner in the match against Australia. Sangakkara had by then amassed 326 runs off 269 balls in three matches.

Sangakkara additionally got to be Sri Lanka’s driving scorer (1363 toward the end of the Australia match) in the World Cup, obscuring Sanath Jayasuriya (1165).

The 37-year-old batsman additionally equalled his associate Mahela Jayawardena to score the most number of hundreds of years (four) for Sri Lanka in World Cup.