Saturday, August 17, 2019

Aththi varathar - A lord who gives Darshan once in 40 years

AththiVarathar - a lord in the Varadharaja perumal temple, Kancheepuram, India is with mythological theories around and gives Darshan once in 40 years. The idol of this Lord is a 9 foot high, made out of fig tree (aththi Maram) and it was kept under water in the temple pond for more than 80 years and it is now looking beautiful without much destruction. There are many mythological tales around this idol about why it was kept under water in a temple pond. One among those was during the Mughal empire, to avoid the act of ruining the idols during their invasions in south India, this deity was kept under water in the temple pond. while digging the temple pond for cleaning, people identified that and started worshiping it once in 40 years. Other tale narrates that the idol was earlier worshiped by Brahma and then by Gajendra and then by sage Brihaspathi and aadhi sesha. When Brahma performed Yagna, the fire destroyed the idol and Brahma was saddened because of this incident and asked lord Vishnu for remedy. As per the direction from Vishnu, he kept it in the pond under water. As per the wish from Aadhi seshan, lord Vishnu will shower the divine blessings every 40 years for 48 days. Whatever the tales, the fact is Aththi Varadhar was there under water for more than 80 years and gave the divine blessings during the year 1939,1979 and 2019. Today Aththi Varadhar idol will be taken back to Anandasaras mandapam  after the 48 days of divine blessings to people. An ardent devotee of Aththi varadar remembered that during 1979, when he was in early 20s, he was asked to join the team to bring Aththi Varadhar out from the temple pond.He then narrated that 2 days after the idol carried to Vasantha Mandapa, he got a stable job adds attributing this to Aththi Varadhar's blessings. We will see Aththi Varadhar again in the year 2059. Lets lord's divine showers always to us. Those who visited the Aththi Varadhar can add their experience in comments tab.

Friday, May 31, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - First Match analysis

The most awaiting World Cup 2019 has begin. Yesterday the first match between England and South Africa and England swiped the victory easily with a huge Margin.

What a fantastic performance from England players both in Batting and Bowling.

Excellent performance by Ben Stokes both in batting and bowling. He scored 89 from 79 balls and took 2 wickets by giving 12 runs by bowling 2.5 overs. Also Jofra Archer did an excellent spell by taking 3 wickets giving 27 runs in 7 overs. Good Economy rate maintained by Jofra and we have to say about the fielding part of England. What an amazing fielding  by Jason Roy.

Actually South Africa won the toss but they elected to Field. They tried really hard in their initial batting innings where De Kock really played good and as well Amla but he retired hurt. Could that be a reason for South Africa's defeat? What is your opinion? Share it in comments.

Below are the score cards link

https://www.cricketworldcup.com/match/8192


Friday, May 24, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - Most runs in a series in England cricket grounds

This posts talks about the most runs scored by the player in a series which held at England cricket grounds since 2017.

1. Shikar Dhawan (India) in ICC champions trophy at England in 2017, scored 338 runs by playing 5 matches with the highest score 125 with a strike rate 101.80 which includes 2 half century and a century. Balls faced 332.

2. Rohit Sharma (India) in ICC champions trophy at England in 2017, scored 304 runs by playing 5 matches with the highest score 123 with a strike rate 86.85 which includes 2 half century and a century. Balls faced 350

3. J Bairstow (England) in West Indies in England ODI series at England in 2017, scored 302 runs by playing 5 matches with the highest score 141 with a strike rate 105.59 which includes 2 century. Balls faced 286.

4. Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh) in ICC champions trophy at England in 2017, scored 293 runs by playing 4 matches with the highest score 128 with a strike rate 86.17 which includes 2 half century and a century. Balls faced 340.

5. JJ Roy (England) in Australia in England ODI series at England in 2018, scored 304 runs by playing 5 matches with the highest score 120 with a strike rate 118.28 which includes 1 half century and 2 century. Balls faced 257.

6. J Bairstow (England) in Australia in England ODI series at England in 2018, scored 300 runs by playing 5 matches with the highest score 139 with a strike rate 133.33 which includes 1 half century and 1 century. Balls faced 225.

7. S Marsh (Australia) in Australia in England ODI series at England in 2018, scored 288 runs by playing 5 matches with the highest score 131 with a strike rate 102.85 which includes 2 century. Balls faced 280.

Friday, May 17, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - Riverside Ground Statistics

Lets talk about Ground based statistics.

We are going to talk about the ground based statistics only for the grounds where ICC cricket world cup 2019 is gonna held.

Riverside Ground in Chester-le-street is the home ground for county team Durham Cricket county team. It established in 1995.

First Wold cup match hosted here in 1999 where Pakistan played against Scotland.

Total ODI matches till now: 16
Matches won by England: 7
Matches won by Other teams: 7
Matches with no results: 2
No of matches won by team batting first: 5
No of matches won by team batting second:9
Highest ODI Innings by the Team: England (314/4) on June 21 2018 against Australia.
Lowest ODI Innings by the Team: England (99 all out) on May 25 2014 against Srilanka.
Highest ODI Individual score: 126(not out) by Mahela Jayawardane on June 2006.
Most no of runs scored by: Ian Bell scored 208 runs in 5 matches.
Best ODI Individual Bowling figures: 5/28 by Graeme Swann against Australia on Sep 2009.

Recent ODI centuries in this ground:

1. Jason Roy(England) scored 101 in 2018 against Australia and England won that match by 6 wickets.
2. Shaun Marsh (Australia) scored 101 in 2018 against England, the same match as above. England won that match by 6 wickets.
3. Aaron Finch (Australia) scored 100 in 2018 against England, the same match as above. England won that match by 6 wickets.

If we look at this match, 2 people scored century but still Australia loses. Why?  Australia won the toss and elected to Bat first. Except Finch, Marsh and Head no one played batting well. Australian bowlers on the other side gave too many runs. In England side Roy, Bairstow, Buttler played an excellent Innings. This match also proves that 2nd batting teams wins. Below is the match Highlights.
















Three matches are scheduled in this World cup 2019.

SL Vs SA
SL Vs WI
ENG vs NZ




Friday, May 10, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - West Indies and Afghanistan Squad


Lets see Afghanistan and West Indies team squad in this post. Post your comments on this team selection and its strengths and weakness.


West Indies Team

JASON HOLDER CAPTAIN
FABIAN ALLEN BOWLER
CARLOS BRATHWAITE ALL-ROUNDER
DARREN BRAVO BATTER
SHELDON COTTRELL BOWLER
SHANNON GABRIEL BOWLER
CHRIS GAYLE ALL-ROUNDER
SHIMRON HETMYER BATTER
SHAI HOPE         WICKET-KEEPER
EVIN LEWIS         BATTER
ASHLEY NURSE BOWLER
NICHOLAS POORAN WICKET-KEEPER
KEMAR ROACH BOWLER
ANDRE RUSSELL ALL-ROUNDER
OSHANE THOMAS BOWLER


Afghanistan Team

GULBADIN NAIB CAPTAIN/BOWLER
AFTAB ALAM BOWLER
ASGHAR AFGHAN BATTER
DAWLAT ZADRAN BOWLER
HAMID HASSAN BOWLER
HASHMATULLAH SHAHIDI BATTER
HAZRAT ZAZAI BATTER
MOHAMMAD NABI ALL-ROUNDER
MOHAMMAD SHAHZAD WICKET-KEEPER
MUJEEB UR RAHMAN BOWLER
NAJIBULLAH ZADRAN BATTER
NOOR ALI ZADRAN BATTER
RAHMAT SHAH ALL-ROUNDER
RASHID KHAN BOWLER
SAMIULLAH SHINWARI ALL-ROUNDER

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - Bangladesh and Srilanka Squad


Lets see the Bangladesh and Srilankan squad in this post. Post your comments on this team selection and its strength and weakness.

Bangladesh Team

MASHRAFE MORTAZA CAPTAIN/BOWLER
ABU JAYED                 BOWLER
LITON DAS                 WICKET-KEEPER
MAHMUDULLAH ALL-ROUNDER
MEHEDI HASAN         ALL-ROUNDER
MOHAMMAD MITHUN BATSMAN
MOHAMMAD SAIFUDDIN ALL-ROUNDER
MOSADDEK HOSSAIN BATSMAN
MUSHFIQUR RAHIM WICKET-KEEPER
MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN BOWLER
RUBEL HOSSAIN         BOWLER
SABBIR RAHMAN BATSMAN
SHAKIB AL HASAN ALL-ROUNDER
SOUMYA SARKAR BATSMAN
TAMIM IQBAL         BATSMAN


Srilanka Team

DIMUTH KARUNARATNE CAPTAIN/BATSMAN
DHANANJAYA DE SILVA ALL-ROUNDER
NUWAN PRADEEP BOWLER
AVISHKA FERNANDO BATSMAN
SURANGA LAKMAL BOWLER
LASITH MALINGA BOWLER
ANGELO MATHEWS ALL-ROUNDER
KUSAL MENDIS         WICKET-KEEPER
JEEVAN MENDIS         ALL-ROUNDER
KUSAL PERERA         WICKET-KEEPER
THISARA PERERA ALL-ROUNDER
MILINDA SIRIWARDANA ALL-ROUNDER
LAHIRU THIRIMANNE BATSMAN
ISURU UDANA         ALL-ROUNDER
JEFFREY VANDERSAY BOWLER

Friday, May 3, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - South Africa and Pakistan Squad

In this post we will see about South Africa and Pakistan Squad.

South Africa Team

FAF DU PLESSIS CAPTAIN/BATSMAN
HASHIM AMLA BATSMAN
QUINTON DE KOCK WICKET-KEEPER
JP DUMINY         ALL-ROUNDER
IMRAN TAHIR BOWLER
AIDEN MARKRAM         BATSMAN
DAVID MILLER BATSMAN
LUNGI NGIDI BOWLER
ANRICH NORTJE BOWLER
ANDILE PHEHLUKWAYO BOWLER
DWAINE PRETORIUS BOWLER
KAGISO RABADA BOWLER
TABRAIZ SHAMSI BOWLER
DALE STEYN BOWLER
RASSIE VAN DER DUSSEN BATSMAN

Pakistan Team

SARFARAZ AHMED         CAPTAIN/WICKET-KEEPER
ABID ALI         BATSMAN
BABAR AZAM BATSMAN
FAHEEM ASHRAF         ALL-ROUNDER
FAKHAR ZAMAN BATSMAN
HARIS SOHAIL BATSMAN
HASSAN ALI BOWLER
IMAD WASIM ALL-ROUNDER
IMAM-UL-HAQ BATSMAN
JUNAID KHAN BOWLER
MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ ALL-ROUNDER
MOHAMMAD HASNAIN
SHADAB KHAN ALL-ROUNDER
SHAHEEN AFRIDI BOWLER
SHOAIB MALIK BATSMAN

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - New zealand and Australia Squad

We will see the squad details of New Zealand and Australia team World cup 2019 squad details. Post your comments about the team selection and its strength and weakness in comments tab.

NEW ZEALAND TEAM

KANE WILLIAMSON CAPTAIN/BATSMAN

TOM BLUNDELL         WICKET-KEEPER

TRENT BOULT          BOWLER

COLIN DE GRANDHOMME  ALL-ROUNDER

LOCKIE FERGUSON  BOWLER

MARTIN GUPTILL  BATSMAN

MATT HENRY          BOWLER

TOM LATHAM          WICKET-KEEPER

COLIN MUNRO          BATSMAN

JIMMY NEESHAM ALL-ROUNDER

HENRY NICHOLLS BATSMAN

MITCHELL SANTNER ALL-ROUNDER

ISH SODHI                 BOWLER

TIM SOUTHEE         BOWLER

ROSS TAYLOR         BATSMAN



AUSTRALIAN TEAM


AARON FINCH         CAPTAIN/BATSMAN

JASON BEHRENDORFF BOWLER

ALEX CAREY         WICKET-KEEPER

NATHAN COULTER-NILE BOWLER

PAT CUMMINS         BOWLER

USMAN KHAWAJA BATSMAN

NATHAN LYON         BOWLER

SHAUN MARSH         BATSMAN

GLENN MAXWELL ALL-ROUNDER

JHYE RICHARDSON BOWLER

STEVE SMITH         BATSMAN

MITCHELL STARC BOWLER

MARCUS STOINIS BATSMAN

DAVID WARNER         BATSMAN

ADAM ZAMPA         BOWLER

Friday, April 26, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - England and India Squad

All teams have declared their squad details for the grand world cup matches. Lets see England's and India's squad in this post. Share your comments in comments box about the team selection and how strong/weak the team is

ENGLAND TEAM

EOIN MORGAN        CAPTAIN/BATSMAN

MOEEN ALI                ALL-ROUNDER

JONNY BAIRSTOW        WICKET-KEEPER

JOS BUTTLER        WICKET-KEEPER

TOM CURRAN        BOWLER

JOE DENLY                BATSMAN

ALEX HALES                BATSMAN

LIAM PLUNKETT        BOWLER

ADIL RASHID                BOWLER

JOE ROOT                BATSMAN

JASON ROY                BATSMAN

BEN STOKES                ALL-ROUNDER

DAVID WILLEY        BOWLER

CHRIS WOAKES        BOWLER

MARK WOOD                BOWLER


INDIAN TEAM


VIRAT KOHLI                CAPTAIN/BATSMAN

ROHIT SHARMA        BATSMAN

JASPRIT BUMRAH        BOWLER

YUZVENDRA CHAHAL        BOWLER

SHIKHAR DHAWAN        BATSMAN

MS DHONI                WICKET-KEEPER

RAVINDRA JADEJA               ALL-ROUNDER

KEDAR JADHAV         BOWLER

DINESH KARTHIK         WICKET-KEEPER

KULDEEP YADAV         BOWLER

BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR BOWLER

MOHAMMED SHAMI BOWLER

HARDIK PANDYA         ALL-ROUNDER

KL RAHUL                 BATSMAN


VIJAY SHANKAR         BATSMAN

Friday, April 19, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - ICC ODI Player Rankings

ICC ODI Player rankings would be one of the statistic that would help in predicting the performance of the players in world cup. Below are the player rankings (Batting,Bowling and All rounders). This player rankings would be calculated based on the consideration of many features and statistics.
Let see the player rankings below.

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Batting
ICC Player Rankings
Rank
Name
Country
1
V. Kohli
India
2
R.G. Sharma
India
3
L.R.P.L. Taylor
New Zealand
4
Q. de Kock
South Africa
5
F. du Plessis
South Africa
5
Babar Azam
Pakistan
7
J.E. Root
England
8
Fakhar Zaman
Pakistan
9
M.J. Guptill
New Zealand
10
S.D. Hope
West Indies
Bowling
ICC Player Rankings
Rank
Name
Country
1
J.J. Bumrah
India
2
T.A. Boult
New Zealand
3
Rashid Khan
Afghanistan
4
Imran Tahir
South Africa
5
K. Rabada
South Africa
6
Kuldeep Yadav
India
7
P.J. Cummins
Australia
8
Y.S. Chahal
India
9
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Afghanistan
10
A.U. Rashid
England
All Rounders
ICC Player Rankings
Rank
Name
Country
1
Rashid Khan
Afghanistan
2
Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh
3
Mohammad Nabi
Afghanistan
4
Mohammad Hafeez
Pakistan
5
M.J. Santner
New Zealand
6
J.O. Holder
West Indies
7
M.M. Ali
England
7
C.R. Woakes
England
9
Sikandar Raza
Zimbabwe
9
A.D. Mathews
Srilanka

Friday, April 12, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - Afghanistan 23 member team to Training

Afghanistan Cricket board has sent a 23 member team to South Africa for a training. This team is going to play 6 training matches during the training time at South Africa.

Below is the squad announced.

Gulbadin Naib (c)
 Rashid Khan (vc)
 Mohammad Shahzad
 Noor Ali Zadran
 Hazratullah Zazai
 Usman Ghani
 Asghar Afghan
 Hashmatullah Shahidi
 Rahmat Shah
 Mohammad Nabi
 Najib Zadran
 Darwish Rasooli
 Mujeeb ur Rahman
 Shafiqullah Shafaq
 Dawlat Zadran
 Aftab Alam
 Shapoor Zadran
 Hamid Hassan
 Karim Janat
 Qais Ahmad
 Sharafuddin Ashraf
 Sayed Shirzad
 Samiullah Shinwari


Happy to see Rashid Khan as Vice Captain and I hope Rashid will play well in entire World cup series.

Friday, April 5, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - Vote for your greatest moments in previous world cup

Hey dude which your favourite greatest moments in World cup history. For me I may say Tendulkar tames Pakistan in 2003 world cup. Yuvi's performance in 2011 world cup and so on. Its would fun filled to view those favorite moments once again and enjoy. ICC is conducting a voting option for the favourite greatest moments in world cup history. You have to view the video and vote for your favourite. This was started since Feb 28. So come lets go to the below link and vote for our favoutire greatest moments in world cup history.

https://www.cricketworldcup.com/greatest-moments

Friday, March 29, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Special Series - Largest ODI Victories in England Cricket grounds


This posts describes more about the Largest ODI victories in England venues by team in last 2 years. This victories classified into 2 types.
1. Based on Runs
2. Based on Wickets.

Also with that we also included the player of those matches.


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By Runs
Team 1
Team 2
Target
Winner
Margin
Ground
Date
Player of the Match
England
Australia
482
England
242 runs
Nottingham
19-Jun-18
Alex Hales
Pakistan
India
339
Pakistan
180 runs
The Oval
18-Jun-17
Fakhar Zaman
India
Pakistan
289
India
124 runs
Birmingham
4-Jun-17
Yuvraj Singh
England
West Indies
370
England
124 runs
Bristol
24-Sep-17
Moeen Ali
By Wickets
Team 1
Team 2
Target
Winner
Margin
Ground
Date
Player of the Match
Balls Rem
Overs
India
Bangladesh
265
India
9 wickets
Birmingham
15-Jun-17
Rohit Sharma
59
40.1
England
West Indies
289
England
9 wickets
Southampton
29-Sep-17
Jonny Bairstow
72
38