Surrey signs Right-handed bastman?

What’s going on in cricket? Well, right-handed bastman Mark Footitt will be spearheading Surrey’s return to Division One of the LV County Championship next season.Footitt was the County Championship’s top wicket-taker during 2014, and the second top this summer.“We are delighted to have signed a bowler of the quality of Mark,” Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said.Footitt had a year left on his contract, in Derbyshire, but the bosses have decided to let it go after he has accepted a compensation fee from Surrey.Mark took 76 wickets for an average of 23.63 this summer in the County Championship’s Division


Then and now: influential people in the world of cricket

As you all know, cricket is one of the widely recognized sports in the world. There are millions of cricket fans and thousands of cricketers out there. These people get too enthusiastic and driven because they look up to the most influential people in the world of cricket. For sure, you’d like to know these people who have never failed to inspire and influence the players and followers.So, who really controls every match? Who really influence others?The list of the most influential people in the cricket world yesterday and today. Kumar Sangakkara Kumara “Kumar” Chokshanada Sangakkara, a former professional Sri

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Cricket Betting Tips

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MCC to revamp Lord’s Cricket Ground

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What’s next for Michael Clarke?

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Revamp of England’s “Home of Cricket” underway

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), owners of the Lord’s Cricket Ground, has unveiled the latest phase of the redevelopment of north-west London’s celebrated ground.They are planning to replace the “tired” Allen and Tavern stands in the south-west corner, intending to build a single new structure in their place with more than 5,500 seats – taking the overall capacity to nearly 30,000.The budget for the expansion? Approximately 80 million pounds ($120 million).In addition to the seating expansion, dressing rooms in the Pavilion will also be made larger and the Tavern pub  as well as a “more pedestrian-friendly entrance to the ground” via

Fans pay tribute to former cricket captain and commentator

Cricket fans flocked to the Benaud statue at the Sydney Cricket Ground to pay their respects to, Richie Benaud, the former Test captain and commentator who died last April 10, age 84.Among the fans were the three founding members of the ‘Richies’, a group of diehard Richie Benaud fans known for turning up at cricket games in tan suits and silver wigs and carrying foam microphones.The Richies, which now boasts of 300 members from a mere nine-member team, has a saying when they attend the cricket: “What would Richie do?”“He’s cricket. He’s summer. He’s incredible,” Michael Hennessy, one of the

World Cup 2015: Reporters Caught Who In A Less Than Cheery Mood?

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Then and now: influential people in the world of cricket

As you all know, cricket is one of the widely recognized sports in the world. There are millions of cricket fans and thousands of cricketers out there.

These people get too enthusiastic and driven because they look up to the most influential people in the world of cricket.

For sure, you’d like to know these people who have never failed to inspire and influence the players and followers.

So, who really controls every match? Who really influence others?

The list of the most influential people in the cricket world yesterday and today.

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumara “Kumar” Chokshanada Sangakkara, a former professional Sri Lankan cricketer, and a former captain of the Sri Lankan national team, is popularly known as one of the most influential cricket players in the world.

Kumar is wicketkeeper batsman who became Sri Lanka’s highest ever ODI run scorer on January 29, 2015. He also beat Adam Gilchrist’s previous record of 472 for ODI wicketkeeping dismissals.

Left-handed Sangakkara, the Test Cricketer of the Year and the People’s Choice awardee in 2012, also won the 2012 ICC award. In addition, he joined the elite group of cricketers in the world, alongside Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Laras, by becoming the equal fastest man to 10,000 Test runs.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, a former Indian cricketer and captain, is greatly acknowledged as one of the cricketers and batsmen of all time. This Indian National Team captain is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries and the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International.

Furthermore, Sachin also holds the highest record for most number of runs in both ODI and Test cricket. In addition, he’s the only cricket player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.

Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack ranked him in 2002 the second greatest Test batsman of all time, next to Don Bradman, and the second greatest ODI batsman of all time, behind Sir Viv Richards. In 2013, Sachin was also the only Indian cricketer named in all-time Test World XI of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack on its 150th anniversary.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Considered as one of the best wicketkeeper bastmen of all time, Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the most famous and successful captain of the Indian national cricket team in all three forms of the game and the Chennai Super Kings cricket team.

Mahendra spearheaded the Indian team to the number one position in ICC rankings in Test cricket for the first time. During his leadership, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and 2011 ICC ODI Cricket World Cup.

Dhoni is the first Indian cricketer who has achieved the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in two consecutive years, in 2008 and 2009. In addition, he received distinguished awards like the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ award and the Padma Shri in 2009. Moreover, SportsPro ranked Dhoni as the 16th most remarkable athlete in the world.

The magazine Forbes also ranked him the 16th highest paid athlete in the world, with nearly half of his 25 endorsements paying him over USD$1m every year. Above all, the TIME Magazine acknowledged him in its “Time 100? list of 100 most influential people of 2011.

Brian Lara

Brian “The Prince” Lara is a West Indian international cricket player who has been regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time in the cricket history. He led the Test batting rankings on several events. Also, Lara holds several cricketing records like the record for the highest individual score in a test innings after scoring 400 not out versus England at Antigua in 2004.

His score of 375 runs in an Inning was the greatest record of his time.

Sir Donald George Bradman

Sir Donald George Bradman was recognized as the greatest cricket player of all time. Sir Don as others fondly called him was one of Australia’s ultimate heroes. Donald’s career Test batting average of 99.94 is often quoted as statistically the highest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

In his 20-year cricket career, Sir Don’s record was “worth three batsmen to Australia,” according to former Australia captain Bill Woodfull. He’s the only player with two Test triple centuries in a career. Don was the only Test batsman to score more than 5,000 runs against England.

Actually, he’s the only Australian cricket player ever to receive a knighthood and the first Test cricketer to be honored like that. This 1999 Male Athlete of the Century and Sports Illustrated Magazine’s No. 1 Australian Athlete of the 20th Century joined the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.

John Buchanan

John Buchanan is a former coach and a first-class cricketer who has been distinguished as the best coach in the cricket history. He had served as a coach of Queensland Bulls for five years and had been appointed as the coach of the Australian cricket team in October 1999. Under his leadership, Australian national cricket team won the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2004 India Tour and the team’s first ever ICC Champions Trophy in 2006.

After he had retired from Australian team, he served Kolkata Knight Riders coach until June 2009. Moreover, England Cricket Team hired him as a consultant during the 2010-11 Ashes series. Lastly, he served as the Director of Cricket for New Zealand Cricket from May 2011 to July 2013.

Richie Benaud

Richard Benaud, a great cricket player, journalist and commentator, had an outstanding playing career in which he recorded 945 wickets in 259 first-class matches, made 11, 719 first-class runs, and scored 23 centuries at an average of 36.50. Richie was the first man to achieve 2,000 runs and 200 wickets at Test level.

In addition, he had never lost a Test series as Australian captain, winning five and drawing two. After he had announced his retirement, he became a prolific author, columnist and commentator on cricket. Also, he joined BBC and worked there for 40 years. His first BBC radio commentary happened in 1960, followed by his first television appearance in 1963.

Furthermore, Benaud also became the lead commentator on Australian television’s Channel Nine from 1977.

Final Thoughts

Indeed we can’t really the fact that the abovementioned personalities are considered the most influential people in the history of cricket. I hope they will continue inspiring and influencing other cricket players to play well, and the cricket fans to stay tuned and faithful to every cricket game of their idols. With all their achievements and fame, they really deserve a thunderous round of applause!

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