May 22, 2012

Newsfile IPL 2012

Newsfile: May 22

Carlyle Laurie

'Criticism about Pathan, Tiwary unwarranted' - Akram: Wasim Akram, the Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach, has defended Yusuf Pathan and Manoj Tiwary despite their struggles with the bat this season, saying picking them was a gamble worth taking. In the IPL this season, Pathan scored 153 from 14 innings at an average of 17.00 and Tiwary scored 251 at 25.10. “I have heard a lot of criticism about Yusuf, but I feel that it is unwarranted. Yusuf and Manoj are a different breed. They are game-changers but they will also have their off days. It is difficult to expect consistency from a number six or seven batsman in a T20 game,” Akram wrote in his column for ESPNStar.com. “We will be playing Delhi on a “neutral” ground on Tuesday. The Pune wicket is not ideal for free-flowing batting. The track looks a bit dodgy but whatever the conditions, it will be a level-playing field.”

'Sehwag, Taylor will be fit' - Simons: Delhi Daredevils coach Eric Simons has said Virender Sehwag and Ross Taylor have recovered from bouts of flu and will play in the qualifier against Kolkata Knight Riders today. "We didn't have an extended practice session for them. They had light practice as both were recovering from flu. We are confident that they will be fine," Simons said. “We have to be aware about where exactly we are emotionally and mentally. We have to do the basics correctly as it is important to end on the right side of the contest."

'IPL has given me confidence to succeed' - Dhawan: The Deccan Chargers opener Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 569 from 15 matches in the IPL, has said the tournament has given him the confidence to play against the best teams in the world. “It is easily one of the best IPL seasons. The confidence is back and I’m happy that I could score runs against some of the best bowlers of the world. I’m hungry for success,” Dhawan told Indian Express. “The West Indies tour with the India `A’ will be a big one (for me) and I’m determined to make it count.”

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Posted by Sujan on (May 23, 2012, 9:11 GMT)

YES!!! Good positive comments from the lad who shone big with his bat, and that too against top bowling attack. Out of all future prospects, Dhawan stands tall in claiming a berth in the National side. He also has the powerful stroke making attitude necessary for an opener. Shikar Dhawan could be the best bet as substitute for either Sehwag or Gambhir.

Posted by Muhammad Amjad on (May 22, 2012, 10:25 GMT)

Best of luck Dhawan

Posted by Karn on (May 22, 2012, 10:12 GMT)

One gets a feeling that this would be the last chance to Shikhar. Do well in West Indies, and voila, you'll still be in for contention - although, it won't guarantee a place. If you muddle up here, ta-ta, bye-bye; there is too much talent to keep slackers. Good luck, though. I really do think, Dhawan, Rahane, and Manpreep (in no particular order) are good ODI prospect; Ambati, for all three formats, but the latter is far-fetched one.

Posted by Karn on (May 22, 2012, 10:12 GMT)

One gets a feeling that this would be the last chance to Shikhar. Do well in West Indies, and voila, you'll still be in for contention - although, it won't guarantee a place. If you muddle up here, ta-ta, bye-bye; there is too much talent to keep slackers. Good luck, though. I really do think, Dhawan, Rahane, and Manpreep (in no particular order) are good ODI prospect; Ambati, for all three formats, but the latter is far-fetched one.

Posted by NITHU on (May 22, 2012, 10:09 GMT)

All the Best Dhawan!!

Posted by jai shankar kumar on (May 22, 2012, 9:36 GMT)

definitely player like sikhar dhawan must get chance to become a stroke player for india in future.....

Posted by NAT on (May 22, 2012, 8:09 GMT)

dhawan can make it count

Posted by anis on (May 22, 2012, 7:32 GMT)

He has a nice batting style.If he can use this confident he would be a world class batsman.I like the way of his batting style .

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