The stance is one of the most important things for any batsmen. The stance is the ready position when the batsman is about to face a delivery. It is the base to play all your shots where a batsman is confident, relaxed and ready to face the bowler. Today we take a look at such batsmen who played the game with an unusual batting stance.
The Indian cricket team faces itself in a precarious situation after going down 2-0 in the 5-match series in their long tour of England. What was touted to be a marquee series which would have competitive edge has soon degraded into a one-sided affair with many people believing that by the end of the series, India would be staring at 5-0 thrashing in the series.
India were terrible in the second Test match at Lord's with terrible team selection and the batsmen failing dismally to properly apply themselves in challenging conditions.
But they could still draw hope from their performance in the first Test match at Edgbaston where they were competitive till the end of the contest. If they improve upon their performances from that match, they could well get over the line in Nottingham.
They will also have to make some changes in the squad as some players are short of confidence and need to be replaced. Here are the changes we believe will help India play better in the third Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Indian cricketer KL Rahul makes headline not merely for his game but also for his outing with Bollywood divas and his daredevil experimental style sense. The young and flamboyant cricketer loves to go unconventional when it comes to his fashion picks.
So, it’s no coincidence that the cricketer has become a hot favourite of fashion magazines and tabloids. The confidence with which the 26-year-old cricketer pulls off unique looks shows that the handsome lad has a natural knack for fashion.
July 13, 2002 – A day no Indian cricket fan will never forget. It gave India two new superstars. It gave the team belief that no target in too big. After that, India would go on to chase may huge targets. But it all has to start somewhere. Was this that match?
The tournament: India had a brilliant run in the Natwest Series 2002. They chased down 272 in their first match against England and then beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the next match. However, bad weather ruined their charge in the next game, but they bounced back well with yet another 4-wicket win in the game after that. They suffered a minor setback when they lost to England in a rain-curtailed match, but in the match before the final, they beat Sri Lanka comprehensively. England on the other hand did not have it all smooth. They lost a couple of games, but had done enough to make it to the final. Sri Lanka had to head home after a solitary win in the series – coming against England.
April 24 is not just Sachin Tendulkar's birthday, but it is also remembered as the day the great man played a scintillating innings against mighty Australia at Sharjah to hand India the Coca-Cola Cup. Australia were put into bat and they got off to a shaky start. However, Michael Bevan (45), Steve Waugh (70) and Darren Lehmann (70) took Australia's tally to 272-9 from their 50 overs. From there, it was all about Tendulkar. He scored at a brisk pace and India looked on course to complete a famous win. His skipper Mohammad Azharuddin (58) supported him well at the other end and their 120-run stand for the third wicket took India closer to a victory. Tendulkar had made 134 off 131 — his second century against Australia in 3 days — and was dismissed in the 45th over of the innings. A brilliant way to kick start your 25th year.