Newsfile IPL 2012 May 7, 2012

Newsfile: May 7

Kamran Khan returns to farming : Kamran Khan, the former Rajasthan Royals left-arm seamer who was picked up by Pune Warriors last year, has returned to work on his brother’s farm in Nadwa Sarai village in Uttar Pradesh
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Kamran Khan returns to farming: Kamran Khan, the former Rajasthan Royals left-arm seamer who was picked up by Pune Warriors last year, has returned to work on his brother’s farm in Nadwa Sarai village in Uttar Pradesh. He wasn’t picked to play by Warriors this season.

Kamran, who was reported for a suspect bowling action in 2009 while playing for Royals and hopes for a comeback, told Indian Express about the difficult time he’s had. “That’s when the taunts began,” Kamran said. “It’s almost like they were waiting for me to fall. “Not many people here understand cricket. They now tell me how useless I am, and how my career is over because I chuck.

"I’ve learned to ignore them. Instead, I spend my days training for a comeback in the mornings and evenings. During the day, I work on my brother’s farm, keeping to myself, away from the rest of the villagers.”

Sunil Narine enjoying “honeymoon”: With 13 wickets from eight games at an average of 12.92 and economy rate of 5.25, Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Sunil Narine is one of the most dangerous bowlers in the IPL. His variations have confounded most batsmen but he will be up against two players skilled against spin when Knight Riders play Delhi Daredevils – Mahela Jayawardene and Virender Sehwag. “The contest with Narine will be exciting tomorrow,” Jayawardene said on the eve the game. “He is going through a honeymoon period. But more and more he plays, batsmen will start analysing him and then it will be his real test. The key will be whether he is improving as a bowler from what he is right now.” Sehwag also had praise for Narine but warned that the Kotla would be a challenge for the spinner. “He bowled superbly and he mixed his deliveries pretty well. I think he is a very good prospect but the Kolkata track does help him even more. It is not going to be easy for him at Feroz Shah Kotla as the wicket is different out here andhasn't really aided the spinners much.”

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • sanjay kumar on May 9, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    it is the honey moon period for narain. but as he go on, many batsman would succes over him

  • agent001 on May 8, 2012, 3:47 GMT

    This Sunil Narine guy from the West Indies looks like a young copy of Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal who bamboozled England in the recent Test series. He may not have a teesra, but does have a mystery delivery. Has he been selected to join the WI team against England ? Great prospect for WI. The IPL experience will serve him well.

  • mahfuj31 on May 8, 2012, 0:57 GMT

    if shakib played all game he would take 30 wicket. so called sunil narine!

  • senthil kumar on May 7, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    I am not sure if Kamran chucks knowingly.. I wonder how many understands 15 degree rotation etc., I dont...

    Please leave him alone ppl.

  • Ankit on May 7, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    That's really sad for Kamran ! Pune should have released him if they weren't to play him anyways !! I still remember the super over that he bowled against KKR in the 2009 IPL and won the match for his team Rajasthan Royals !! Talented cricketere he is ! Shudnt get bogged down by the actions on him !

  • jack on May 7, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    All the best Kamran.Hope to see u in action soon

  • Jaimal on May 7, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    Narine Should be in Test sqaud v England and I really want to see Tamim Iqbal playing for the Pune Warriors, they need him., They brought him, what the point of bringing him in and not playing him?

    why aren;t they playing him?

  • thomas on May 7, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    I feel sorry for kamran...people are just cruel and find happiness in others misery...try hard Kamran and best of luck

  • V Ramsamooj Gosine on May 7, 2012, 16:34 GMT

    Variation. That is the key word. Once Narine continues to vary his balls and perhaps his pace, he will really be a dangerous bowler. And Jayawardine is right. He must continue to improve the quality of his game. If he is complacent, then that could be the end of him as a mystery bowler. At the moment , he seems to be on the right tract and with a good head on a solid pair of shoulders,Sunil Narine will continue to torment bowlers. Let's hope and pray he doesn't become swell-headed.

  • Stephen ramsingh on May 7, 2012, 16:28 GMT

    Throughout the history of cricket,mystery bowlers have always gotten the better of all batsmen.I see no reason to believe differently here and especially in the sub-continent where most wickets favour spinners. Sunil Narine is not only about variety.His line and length is always impeccable,this is what makes him even more dangerous as a bowler. What needs to be seen here is how he adapts to the longer of the game.test cricket i.e.

  • sanjay kumar on May 9, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    it is the honey moon period for narain. but as he go on, many batsman would succes over him

  • agent001 on May 8, 2012, 3:47 GMT

    This Sunil Narine guy from the West Indies looks like a young copy of Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal who bamboozled England in the recent Test series. He may not have a teesra, but does have a mystery delivery. Has he been selected to join the WI team against England ? Great prospect for WI. The IPL experience will serve him well.

  • mahfuj31 on May 8, 2012, 0:57 GMT

    if shakib played all game he would take 30 wicket. so called sunil narine!

  • senthil kumar on May 7, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    I am not sure if Kamran chucks knowingly.. I wonder how many understands 15 degree rotation etc., I dont...

    Please leave him alone ppl.

  • Ankit on May 7, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    That's really sad for Kamran ! Pune should have released him if they weren't to play him anyways !! I still remember the super over that he bowled against KKR in the 2009 IPL and won the match for his team Rajasthan Royals !! Talented cricketere he is ! Shudnt get bogged down by the actions on him !

  • jack on May 7, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    All the best Kamran.Hope to see u in action soon

  • Jaimal on May 7, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    Narine Should be in Test sqaud v England and I really want to see Tamim Iqbal playing for the Pune Warriors, they need him., They brought him, what the point of bringing him in and not playing him?

    why aren;t they playing him?

  • thomas on May 7, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    I feel sorry for kamran...people are just cruel and find happiness in others misery...try hard Kamran and best of luck

  • V Ramsamooj Gosine on May 7, 2012, 16:34 GMT

    Variation. That is the key word. Once Narine continues to vary his balls and perhaps his pace, he will really be a dangerous bowler. And Jayawardine is right. He must continue to improve the quality of his game. If he is complacent, then that could be the end of him as a mystery bowler. At the moment , he seems to be on the right tract and with a good head on a solid pair of shoulders,Sunil Narine will continue to torment bowlers. Let's hope and pray he doesn't become swell-headed.

  • Stephen ramsingh on May 7, 2012, 16:28 GMT

    Throughout the history of cricket,mystery bowlers have always gotten the better of all batsmen.I see no reason to believe differently here and especially in the sub-continent where most wickets favour spinners. Sunil Narine is not only about variety.His line and length is always impeccable,this is what makes him even more dangerous as a bowler. What needs to be seen here is how he adapts to the longer of the game.test cricket i.e.

  • Pankaj sharma on May 7, 2012, 15:34 GMT

    Sunil Narine's bowling is unbelievable.

  • suresh on May 7, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    Sad to hear about Kamran...he showed potential under Warne, this isn't the right way to go. I have seen him play, I didn't notice any chucking. Hope he makes a come back!

  • Roger Sutherland on May 7, 2012, 13:36 GMT

    Honeymoon or not, this man Narine should be in England with West Indies. If only the Windies could play their strongest team! With the superb youthful talent that they now have, many countries will be surprised how competitive they will be against them.

  • ravi on May 7, 2012, 13:29 GMT

    KKR Will win,i m preety sure about that, binga best of luck

  • Mohammad Anwar Hossain on May 7, 2012, 13:07 GMT

    May i think Sunil Narine future is very Well.

  • Anubhav on May 7, 2012, 12:56 GMT

    Its like Iqbal loosing in the film....unfortunate...this should not happer...bcci should support talent and not let them get frustrated plus Kamran should keep working hard..

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  • Anubhav on May 7, 2012, 12:56 GMT

    Its like Iqbal loosing in the film....unfortunate...this should not happer...bcci should support talent and not let them get frustrated plus Kamran should keep working hard..

  • Mohammad Anwar Hossain on May 7, 2012, 13:07 GMT

    May i think Sunil Narine future is very Well.

  • ravi on May 7, 2012, 13:29 GMT

    KKR Will win,i m preety sure about that, binga best of luck

  • Roger Sutherland on May 7, 2012, 13:36 GMT

    Honeymoon or not, this man Narine should be in England with West Indies. If only the Windies could play their strongest team! With the superb youthful talent that they now have, many countries will be surprised how competitive they will be against them.

  • suresh on May 7, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    Sad to hear about Kamran...he showed potential under Warne, this isn't the right way to go. I have seen him play, I didn't notice any chucking. Hope he makes a come back!

  • Pankaj sharma on May 7, 2012, 15:34 GMT

    Sunil Narine's bowling is unbelievable.

  • Stephen ramsingh on May 7, 2012, 16:28 GMT

    Throughout the history of cricket,mystery bowlers have always gotten the better of all batsmen.I see no reason to believe differently here and especially in the sub-continent where most wickets favour spinners. Sunil Narine is not only about variety.His line and length is always impeccable,this is what makes him even more dangerous as a bowler. What needs to be seen here is how he adapts to the longer of the game.test cricket i.e.

  • V Ramsamooj Gosine on May 7, 2012, 16:34 GMT

    Variation. That is the key word. Once Narine continues to vary his balls and perhaps his pace, he will really be a dangerous bowler. And Jayawardine is right. He must continue to improve the quality of his game. If he is complacent, then that could be the end of him as a mystery bowler. At the moment , he seems to be on the right tract and with a good head on a solid pair of shoulders,Sunil Narine will continue to torment bowlers. Let's hope and pray he doesn't become swell-headed.

  • thomas on May 7, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    I feel sorry for kamran...people are just cruel and find happiness in others misery...try hard Kamran and best of luck

  • Jaimal on May 7, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    Narine Should be in Test sqaud v England and I really want to see Tamim Iqbal playing for the Pune Warriors, they need him., They brought him, what the point of bringing him in and not playing him?

    why aren;t they playing him?