Bangladesh pacer Al-Amin Hussain has been selected for Bangladesh's first two ODIs against England, starting from the 7th of October. Rubel Hussain will miss the games and so it is assumed that he has been brought in as his replacement.Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt)., Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Mosharraf Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed
Indian cricketing great Kapil Dev is not amused with the comments made by former teammate Sandeep Patil, over the selection matters concerning Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, stating that certain things are meant to remain behind closed doors.“I feel certain things inside the board room should not be divulged. I will appreciate if other cricketers don’t do what Patil did.If he (Patil) thinks it is good to make such statements, it might be [appropriate] for him. If you are 60, you don’t need to be told ‘don’t do that’. If you think it is appropriate to share such information, then go ahead. But I feel some things are not to be shared and must remain within the family," he said.
If things fall in place, then in about two years time, Bengaluru could have another cricketing venue along with the existing Chinnaswamy Stadium. The stadium could come up in Devachikkanahalli near Begur village. The venue is likely to be a part of a sports complex.The downside,however, is that the land where it is likely to built-in is presently surrounded by large sums of filth and in order to clean that up, funds are likely to be taken from the Prime Minister's Swach Bharat Abhiyan.“The action plan for the project is yet to be drawn,” The local Bommanahalli ward corporator, CR Rajmohan Raju, said.
West Indies captain Jason Holder has said that he and his side gave away a lot of runs during a key phase in the game and that was the game changer in the end."If I go back to our innings when we bowled, I just felt we leaked too many boundaries at a crucial stage of the innings.I thought Shoaib Malik played an outstanding innings. He changed the impetus in terms of the middle overs. I think he put us under some pressure in the middle overs which we probably didn't react to as well as we would like.""Our most successful bowler in the last game was Sulieman Benn and he was taken to by Shoaib Malik. Again I thought Shoaib truly changed the momentum of the game there. I didn't think Benn bowled badly but I just think he got on top of Benn at that stage. I went to my two wicket-takers and Sulieman Benn at that stage. He got the better of Benn today," he added.
Australian vice-captain David Warner has said that he expects Joe Meannie and Chris Tremain to put in a better showing in the upcoming matches against South Africa.The duo were smashed for 82 and 78 runs respectively in their debut game at the Wanderers on Sunday as th Aussies succumbed to a second defeat in the series, this time by 142 runs."It's going to be a learning experience for them.They have to go back and reflect on what they can do better, especially in the first 10 overs but with Starcy (and other bowlers) out it is what it is. They are staying positive, but the youngsters are going to learn."You've got to play the cards that you're dealt and at the moment we do have a young attack but they've done everything they can to be here and to play for their country," he added.
Interim England limited-overs captain Jos Buttler has said that Bangladesh will pose a good challenge for his side in their own conditions and added that it would be a very competitive series."Security is paramount when travelling to the subcontinent but we are always looked after well. Obviously there is a lot of security but that's part and parcel of making the tour okay. Thankfully, now we are here. We will start practicing today and start thinking about cricket. I think those things will go back into the background. It will be a very competitive series."I think today we start training and start gearing up for the matches. Bangladesh have been playing well in their own conditions. We need to be prepared. All we want to do is play cricket. Once we start, it will be very refreshing to start talking about the cricket side of things,"he said.
Saurashtra will miss the services of both Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja in their first three Ranji matches. The duo are at present part of the Indian set-up that is facing New Zealand and will most likely play the final Test of the series in Indore starting at the end of this week.The side will be led by Jaydev Shah and will take on Rajasthan in their first match starting on the 6th of October in Chennai.Squad: Jaydev Shah (Capt), Sheldon Jackson, Sagar Jogiyani, Avi Barot, Arpit Vasavada, Jaydev Unadkat, Chirag Jani, Dharmendra Jadeja, Samarth Vyas, Shaurya Sanandiya, Mohsin Dodiya, Deepak Puniya, Hardik Rathod, Vandit Jivrajani, Kushang Patel, Amitoze Singh and Sunil Yadav.