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Player Profile(#48)…Shakib Al Hasan

Posted by wildkiwi25 on January 23, 2009

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Shakib Al Hasan, also known as Saqibul Hasan, (Bengali: সাকিব আল হাসান) (born 24 March 24 1987 in Rajshahi) is a Bangladeshi cricketer who made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe in August 2006. He is a left handed middle order batsman and Slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He emerged from Bangladesh’s only educational sports institution.

Hasan is a slow left-arm orthodox, who in only six first-class matches has already taken 28 wickets for his local team, Khulna Division. He has played in 12 under-19 ODIs for Bangladesh, taking 15 wickets and has shown a lot of potential for future success. He took his first Test wicket against South Africa, bowling AB De Villiers. He has become an increasingly important part of Bangladeshi test cricket including taking a record breaking 7 wicket haul and scoring a half century against New Zealand in October 2008. He then got 5-70 and 96 against Sri Lanka in the boxing day test at Dhaka; He was named man of the match.

Revealing his talent on his ODI debut with an undefeated 30*, Hasan is already becoming a key member to the Bangladesh squad. Averaging 31.60, he provides great support to his teammates, like steadying the ship for his partner Shahriar Nafees to score a century. He has one of the highest batting averages on the Bangladeshi team and has played face saving performances in the middle order for Bangladesh many times. He is currently ranked as the best ODI all-rounder in the world according to the ICC ODI rankings.

Links to more information on Shakib Al Hasan:

  • Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship All-Rounder Rankings – Shakib Al Hasan
  • Shakib takes top spot among ODI allrounders
  • Shakib Al Hasan on Cricinfo.com
  • Shakib Al Hasan on Facebook.com
  • Shakib Al Hasan on Thatscricket.com

    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.org and owners of pictures and videos used.

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    Player Profile(#48)…Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on January 23, 2009

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    Shakib Al Hasan, also known as Saqibul Hasan, (Bengali: সাকিব আল হাসান) (born 24 March 24 1987 in Rajshahi) is a Bangladeshi cricketer who made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe in August 2006. He is a left handed middle order batsman and Slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He emerged from Bangladesh’s only educational sports institution.

    Hasan is a slow left-arm orthodox, who in only six first-class matches has already taken 28 wickets for his local team, Khulna Division. He has played in 12 under-19 ODIs for Bangladesh, taking 15 wickets and has shown a lot of potential for future success. He took his first Test wicket against South Africa, bowling AB De Villiers. He has become an increasingly important part of Bangladeshi test cricket including taking a record breaking 7 wicket haul and scoring a half century against New Zealand in October 2008. He then got 5-70 and 96 against Sri Lanka in the boxing day test at Dhaka; He was named man of the match.

    Revealing his talent on his ODI debut with an undefeated 30*, Hasan is already becoming a key member to the Bangladesh squad. Averaging 31.60, he provides great support to his teammates, like steadying the ship for his partner Shahriar Nafees to score a century. He has one of the highest batting averages on the Bangladeshi team and has played face saving performances in the middle order for Bangladesh many times. He is currently ranked as the best ODI all-rounder in the world according to the ICC ODI rankings.

    Links to more information on Shakib Al Hasan:

  • Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship All-Rounder Rankings – Shakib Al Hasan
  • Shakib takes top spot among ODI allrounders
  • Shakib Al Hasan on Cricinfo.com
  • Shakib Al Hasan on Facebook.com
  • Shakib Al Hasan on Thatscricket.com

    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.org and owners of pictures and videos used.

  • Posted in all-rounder, সাকিব আল হাসান, Bangladesh, Khulna Division, Saqibul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan | Leave a Comment »

    Player Profile(#19)…Jacob Oram(New Zealand)

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on April 24, 2008

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    Jacob David Philip Oram (born 28 July 1978, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand) is a New Zealand cricketer. He is a big hitting left-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. Because of his abilities with both bat and ball, he is a regular fixture in the current New Zealand test and one day sides. He usually bats around 6 or 7 for New Zealand. Oram’s bowling has been more successful in the shorter format: he has reached as high as 5 in the ICC ODI Player Rankings as a bowler. Standing at 1.98m (6ft 6 in), he was a schoolboy representative as a soccer goalkeeper. He has also played for Manawatu in the Hawke Cup.

    He plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

    More details about his career statistics and everything else can be found by right clicking HERE

    Here is a brilliant example of his hard hitting and punishing batting —>>

    Posted in all-rounder, Batter, black caps, bowler, Chennai Super Kings, Hawke Cup, Indian Premier League, Jacob Oram, Manawatu, new zealand | Leave a Comment »

    Player Profile(#19)…Jacob Oram(New Zealand)

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on April 24, 2008

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    Jacob David Philip Oram (born 28 July 1978, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand) is a New Zealand cricketer. He is a big hitting left-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. Because of his abilities with both bat and ball, he is a regular fixture in the current New Zealand test and one day sides. He usually bats around 6 or 7 for New Zealand. Oram’s bowling has been more successful in the shorter format: he has reached as high as 5 in the ICC ODI Player Rankings as a bowler. Standing at 1.98m (6ft 6 in), he was a schoolboy representative as a soccer goalkeeper. He has also played for Manawatu in the Hawke Cup.

    He plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

    More details about his career statistics and everything else can be found by right clicking HERE

    Here is a brilliant example of his hard hitting and punishing batting —>>

    Posted in all-rounder, Batter, black caps, bowler, Chennai Super Kings, Hawke Cup, Indian Premier League, Jacob Oram, Manawatu, new zealand | Leave a Comment »

    Player Profile(no.5)…Jacques Kallis(South Africa):

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on February 18, 2008

    Player Profile…Jacques Kallis(South Africa):

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    Jacques Kallis

    South Africa is home to some of the most revered and well known people on the planet. It is also known for the beautiful savannahs and rich abundant wildlife, the High Veldt, and its sporting prowess in sports like Rugby union and of course Cricket. In regard to cricket there have been a number of players that have been given the tag as the worlds’ best whether it be all-rounder, bowler or batsman, and one player that has blossomed to prominence in all forms of cricket is Jacques Kallis.

    This brilliant efficient batsman burst onto the scene in 1995 when he made his Test
    Missed the first Test of South Africa’s tour of Australia at the end of 2005 with an elbow problem, struggled facing Brett Lee at Melbourne and was hampered by the injury in making a patient and crucial 111 in the first innings at Sydney. Added a slow, unbeaten half-century in the second innings as South Africa contemplated their declaration and ended with an average of 61.33. Stood in as captain for the gut-wrenching third Test in a return series at home recently, and was the lead South African batsman in a bowler-dominated contest. A fighting 114 out of a total of 267 at Durban highlighted his series return of 227 runs and seven wickets. With Graeme Smith ruled out for 12 weeks with an ankle injury, Kallis was named captain for three ODIs and a Twenty20 against Zimbabwe at home ahead of the Champions Trophy in October.

    Against India at home at the end of the 2006, Kallis topped the ODI run tally on either side with 168 at 84, including an unbeaten hundred, but managed only one fifty in the Test series. Against Pakistan just after that, Kallis continued to amaze with his all-round feats. He was the leading run-scorer of the series and his bowling was vital in a weaker attack at Newlands. In the ODIs, he hit two crucial half-centuries and topped the averages. At the 2007 World Cup, Kallis was South Africa’s highest run-scorer with 485, but drew further criticism for his sluggish approach at the crease. Failed in the semi-final against eventual winners Australia. Kallis was not included in the South African side for the Twenty20 World Championship at home in September.

    It was, however, no surprise to see him live up to his reputation after being recalled to the side for short tour of Pakistan towards the end of 2007. After back-to-back Man-of-the-match titles there really was only one contender for Man of the Series, and Kallis continued his excellent form with hundreds and wickets in series against New Zealand and West Indies at home. Kallis’s continued run of prolific scores helped him displace Mohammad Yousuf from the second position in the rankings for Test batsmen, and Kallis also extended his lead in the rankings for Test allrounders, where he moved in first place ahead of Andrew Flintoff.

    The 13 or so years that Jacques Kallis has been around for has provided the cricketing world with excellent entertainment and has been a pleasure to watch both his bowling and batting throughout his career. Over those 13 years he developed from an ordinary cricketer to one that will have legendary status for years to come, and from his development it can be said that if one puts in the hard yards they can achieve anything and in Jacques Kallis’s case he has achieved a career any sports enthusiast would be proud of and the fact that he put alot of work into refining his techniques in all forms of the game proves the passion he has for the game.

    Jacques Kallis

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    Jacques Kallis and his partner at the ICC awards

    *Acknowledgements to Cricinfo.com, Andrew Miller and Jamie Alter

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    Player Profile(no.5)…Jacques Kallis(South Africa):

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on February 17, 2008

    Player Profile…Jacques Kallis(South Africa):

    Jacques Kallis

    Jacques Kallis

    South Africa is home to some of the most revered and well known people on the planet. It is also known for the beautiful savannahs and rich abundant wildlife, the High Veldt, and its sporting prowess in sports like Rugby union and of course Cricket. In regard to cricket there have been a number of players that have been given the tag as the worlds’ best whether it be all-rounder, bowler or batsman, and one player that has blossomed to prominence in all forms of cricket is Jacques Kallis.

    This brilliant efficient batsman burst onto the scene in 1995 when he made his Test
    Missed the first Test of South Africa’s tour of Australia at the end of 2005 with an elbow problem, struggled facing Brett Lee at Melbourne and was hampered by the injury in making a patient and crucial 111 in the first innings at Sydney. Added a slow, unbeaten half-century in the second innings as South Africa contemplated their declaration and ended with an average of 61.33. Stood in as captain for the gut-wrenching third Test in a return series at home recently, and was the lead South African batsman in a bowler-dominated contest. A fighting 114 out of a total of 267 at Durban highlighted his series return of 227 runs and seven wickets. With Graeme Smith ruled out for 12 weeks with an ankle injury, Kallis was named captain for three ODIs and a Twenty20 against Zimbabwe at home ahead of the Champions Trophy in October.

    Against India at home at the end of the 2006, Kallis topped the ODI run tally on either side with 168 at 84, including an unbeaten hundred, but managed only one fifty in the Test series. Against Pakistan just after that, Kallis continued to amaze with his all-round feats. He was the leading run-scorer of the series and his bowling was vital in a weaker attack at Newlands. In the ODIs, he hit two crucial half-centuries and topped the averages. At the 2007 World Cup, Kallis was South Africa’s highest run-scorer with 485, but drew further criticism for his sluggish approach at the crease. Failed in the semi-final against eventual winners Australia. Kallis was not included in the South African side for the Twenty20 World Championship at home in September.

    It was, however, no surprise to see him live up to his reputation after being recalled to the side for short tour of Pakistan towards the end of 2007. After back-to-back Man-of-the-match titles there really was only one contender for Man of the Series, and Kallis continued his excellent form with hundreds and wickets in series against New Zealand and West Indies at home. Kallis’s continued run of prolific scores helped him displace Mohammad Yousuf from the second position in the rankings for Test batsmen, and Kallis also extended his lead in the rankings for Test allrounders, where he moved in first place ahead of Andrew Flintoff.

    The 13 or so years that Jacques Kallis has been around for has provided the cricketing world with excellent entertainment and has been a pleasure to watch both his bowling and batting throughout his career. Over those 13 years he developed from an ordinary cricketer to one that will have legendary status for years to come, and from his development it can be said that if one puts in the hard yards they can achieve anything and in Jacques Kallis’s case he has achieved a career any sports enthusiast would be proud of and the fact that he put alot of work into refining his techniques in all forms of the game proves the passion he has for the game.

    Jacques Kallis

    Jacques-Kallis

    Jacques Kallis and his partner at the ICC awards

    *Acknowledgements to Cricinfo.com, Andrew Miller and Jamie Alter

    Posted in 8000 runs and 200 wickets, all-rounder, Batting, bowling, brutal, Jacques Kallis, legendary, South Africa, worlds best | Leave a Comment »

    Player Profile…Chris Cairns

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on February 1, 2008

    Hi everyone,
    I have decided to introduce Player Profiles to my blog-site. I randomly pick players from each cricket nation and it doesn’t matter whether they play test cricket or not, no cricketing nation will be excluded, however due to the number of cricketing nations out there (in excess of 100), having a player profile from each country will take some time, so please be patient 🙂

    The 1st player profile is going to be about Chris Cairns. Chris Cairns was a very accomplished cricketer in both the One-Day and the Test arena’s. His career was blighted by numerous injuries, paticulary his back and knees. His career would’ve been longer if these injuries did not plague him the way they did. Here are some information and statistics about his career below:

    Chris Cains brilliant century against India in the final of the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy –>

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    Chris Cairns
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    Christopher Lance Cairns (Chris) Developed from a rebel in his early days in cricket to being something of a senior statesman, which was noticed by the role he played in the players’ strike of 2002. It was him that played one of the key roles in ending that strike.

    On his day he was one of the top all-rounders in the world ( he was Wisden Cricketer of the year in 2000), when he was fit that is. He had a brilliant career full of many highlights, but unfortunately some low-lights, of which some were factors that physically blighted his career.

    Some of his many highlights include beating Sir Viv Richards record for the most 6’s in a Test career (he got 87 in total). He achieved this landmark at Lords in the 2004 Test series in England, and in 2000 he played a man-of-the-match key role in helping New Zealand to win the Champions Trophy final in Nairobi, scoring 104 n.o. It was said he batted with one leg which was due to a knee injury he had at the time. His efforts in that game typified the type of cricketer he was, a very gutsy, determined one who always gave his best even through the struggles and rough times. He also played superbly in the 2001/2002 V.B series in Australia involving the host, New Zealand and South Africa. The New Zealand side managed to tame Australia throughout the series to reach the final against the Africans but of which the latter overcame the New Zealand side. I still think it was a brilliant series by N.Z, and also Chris Cairns.

    He also played county Cricket in Nottinghamshire (in England) from 1989 to 1996 and returned for a second stint in 2003. He was a dedicated player for them also, and was highly regarded amongst his peers there (and also in his national side).

    Then it was on January 22nd 2006 he retired from all levels of cricket ( although he later joined the non-sanctioned Indian Cricket League in 2007), at a press conference that was full of emotion. The Twenty20 game against the West Indies on February 16th 2006 was his Last game for any New Zealand side. He will be remembered as a cricketing great and he will go down in history as one of the best all-rounders in cricket.

    To see his career statistics, Click HERE I used material from Cricinfo to research a little on Chris Cairns history.

    The next player profile article will be of a recent retiree, stay tuned to find out who this is 🙂

    Posted in all-rounder, chris cairns, county cricket, England, new zealand, nottinghamshire, one day international, test cricket, twenty20 | Leave a Comment »

    Player Profile…Chris Cairns

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on January 31, 2008

    Hi everyone,
    I have decided to introduce Player Profiles to my blog-site. I randomly pick players from each cricket nation and it doesn’t matter whether they play test cricket or not, no cricketing nation will be excluded, however due to the number of cricketing nations out there (in excess of 100), having a player profile from each country will take some time, so please be patient 🙂

    The 1st player profile is going to be about Chris Cairns. Chris Cairns was a very accomplished cricketer in both the One-Day and the Test arena’s. His career was blighted by numerous injuries, paticulary his back and knees. His career would’ve been longer if these injuries did not plague him the way they did. Here are some information and statistics about his career below:

    Chris Cains brilliant century against India in the final of the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy –>

    —————————————
    Chris Cairns
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    Christopher Lance Cairns (Chris) Developed from a rebel in his early days in cricket to being something of a senior statesman, which was noticed by the role he played in the players’ strike of 2002. It was him that played one of the key roles in ending that strike.

    On his day he was one of the top all-rounders in the world ( he was Wisden Cricketer of the year in 2000), when he was fit that is. He had a brilliant career full of many highlights, but unfortunately some low-lights, of which some were factors that physically blighted his career.

    Some of his many highlights include beating Sir Viv Richards record for the most 6’s in a Test career (he got 87 in total). He achieved this landmark at Lords in the 2004 Test series in England, and in 2000 he played a man-of-the-match key role in helping New Zealand to win the Champions Trophy final in Nairobi, scoring 104 n.o. It was said he batted with one leg which was due to a knee injury he had at the time. His efforts in that game typified the type of cricketer he was, a very gutsy, determined one who always gave his best even through the struggles and rough times. He also played superbly in the 2001/2002 V.B series in Australia involving the host, New Zealand and South Africa. The New Zealand side managed to tame Australia throughout the series to reach the final against the Africans but of which the latter overcame the New Zealand side. I still think it was a brilliant series by N.Z, and also Chris Cairns.

    He also played county Cricket in Nottinghamshire (in England) from 1989 to 1996 and returned for a second stint in 2003. He was a dedicated player for them also, and was highly regarded amongst his peers there (and also in his national side).

    Then it was on January 22nd 2006 he retired from all levels of cricket ( although he later joined the non-sanctioned Indian Cricket League in 2007), at a press conference that was full of emotion. The Twenty20 game against the West Indies on February 16th 2006 was his Last game for any New Zealand side. He will be remembered as a cricketing great and he will go down in history as one of the best all-rounders in cricket.

    To see his career statistics, Click HERE I used material from Cricinfo to research a little on Chris Cairns history.

    The next player profile article will be of a recent retiree, stay tuned to find out who this is 🙂

    Posted in all-rounder, chris cairns, county cricket, England, new zealand, nottinghamshire, one day international, test cricket, twenty20 | Leave a Comment »