NKJ Live » Sports http://www.nkjlive.com Keeping Things Forward ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:58:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 KKR’s New Logo : New Luck ?? http://www.nkjlive.com/2012/02/kkrs-new-logo-new-luck/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2012/02/kkrs-new-logo-new-luck/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2012 06:06:39 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=3130 Kolkata Knight Rider(KKR) has got a new logo for the fifth season of Indian Premier League (IPL).

Co-owners Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla revealed the new logo recently. But will the new logo bring good fortune to the team as KKR is the only team who haven’t done good in 4 earlier seasons.

But it was not just the logo and jersey which changed. SRK’s also get his team’s marketing slogan changed to “New Dawn and New Knights”.

If changing the logo and slogan bring happiness to the owners then it’s a good move else it will end up being another money wasting exercise on their part.

Let’s wait and watch how they perform in IPL5 which is scheduled in April 2012.

KKR New Logo

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Old Logo

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Yuvi, KP in a Public One ON One http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/08/yuvi-kp-in-a-public-one-on-one/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/08/yuvi-kp-in-a-public-one-on-one/#comments Sat, 06 Aug 2011 12:08:35 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2936 Ouster of Yuvraj Singh from rest of the series due to an injury in England against England invited a slang from Kevin Pieterson in public on Twitter which provoked Yuvraj Singh to not only respond but remind him his earlier reference.

kevin pieterson yuvraj singh twitter1 217x300 sports  Yuvi, KP in a Public One ON One Pieterson, in one of his updates on Twitter wrote:

“I see my mate @yuvsingh09 is out the Tests.. No more chicken & mushrooms or steak & ales for me now. Pity! They tasted good in Notts! ha ha”

After this taunting from Pieterson, Yuvraj without wasting any time replied by writing:

“@kevinpp24 hahaha..dont worry il be back with a new indian veg pie for you very soon !!”

Yuvraj might have reminded KP of the term ‘Pie Chucker’ that Pieterson called Yuvraj during 2008-09 series. They are not in good terms since then.

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IPL 2011 Schedule & Fixtures http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/04/ipl-2011-schedule-fixtures/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/04/ipl-2011-schedule-fixtures/#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2011 14:01:53 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2532 We are still enjoying the ICC Cricket world cup cake and on top of that if get some icing, what else could we ask for. Yes, IPL 2011 season 4 is just around the corner. IPL4 teams were finalized couple of months ago

Indian Premier League is getting started on 8th Apr 2011 with the match between CSK and KKR in Chennai and the final will be played on 28th May 2011in Chennai too. A total of 70 league matches plus 4 more knock-out including final.

ipl sports headline  IPL 2011 Schedule & Fixtures

Following is the IPL 4 fixture:

1st IPL Match| 8-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Chennai
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

2nd IPL Match| 9-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Hyderabad
Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals

3rd IPL Match | 9-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Kochi
Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

4th IPL Match | 10-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Delhi
Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians

5th IPL Match | 10-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Navi Mumbai
Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab

16th IPL Match | 1-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers

7th IPL Match | 12-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Jaipur
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils

8th IPL Match | 12-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

9th IPL Match | 13-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Mohali
Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings

10th IPL Match | 13-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Navi Mumbai
Pune Warriors vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala

11th IPL Match | 14-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Hyderabad
Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

12th IPL Match | 15-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Jaipur
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

13th IPL Match | 15-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Mumbai
Mumbai Indians vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala

14th IPL Match | 16-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Chennai
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

15th IPL Match | 16-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Hyderabad
Deccan Chargers vs Kings XI Punjab

16th IPL Match | 17-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Navi Mumbai
Pune Warriors vs Delhi Daredevils

17th IPL Match | 17-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

18th IPL Match | 18-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Kochi
Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Chennai Super Kings

19th IPL Match | 19-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Delhi
Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers

20th IPL Match | 19-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals

21st IPL Match | 20-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Mumbai
Mumbai Indians vs Pune Warriors

22nd IPL Match | 20-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala

23rd IPL Match | 21-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Mohali
Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals

24th IPL Match | 22-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

25th IPL Match | 22-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Mumbai
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

26th IPL Match | 23-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Delhi
Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab

27th IPL Match | 24-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Hyderabad
Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians

28th IPL Match | 24-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Jaipur
Rajasthan Royals vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala

29th IPL Match | 25-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Chennai
Chennai Super Kings vs Pune Warriors

30th IPL Match | 26-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Delhi
Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

31st IPL Match | 27-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Navi Mumbai
Pune Warriors vs Chennai Super Kings

32nd IPL Match | 27-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Kochi
Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Deccan Chargers

33rd IPL Match | 28-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Delhi
Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders

34th IPL Match | 29-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Jaipur
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians

35th IPL Match | 29-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors

36th IPL Match | 30-Apr-11 | 16:00 | Kochi
Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Delhi Daredevils

37th IPL Match | 30-Apr-11 | 20:00 | Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

38th IPL Match | 1-May-11 | 16:00 | Jaipur
Rajasthan Royals vs Pune Warriors

39th IPL Match | 1-May-11 | 20:00 | Chennai
Chennai Super Kings vs Deccan Chargers

40th IPL Match | 2-May-11 | 16:00 | Mumbai
Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab

41st IPL Match | 2-May-11 | 20:00 | Delhi
Delhi Daredevils vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala

42nd IPL Match | 3-May-11 | 20:00 | Hyderabad
Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata Knight Riders

43rd IPL Match | 4-May-11 | 16:00 | Chennai
Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

44th IPL Match | 4-May-11 | 20:00 | Navi Mumbai
Pune Warriors vs Mumbai Indians

45th IPL Match | 5-May-11 | 16:00 | Kochi
Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Kolkata Knight Riders

46th IPL Match | 5-May-11 | 20:00 | Hyderabad
Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils

47th IPL Match | 6-May-11 | 20:00 | Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab

48th IPL Match | 7-May-11 | 16:00 | Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings

49th IPL Match | 7-May-11 | 20:00 | Mumbai
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils

50th IPL Match | 8-May-11 | 16:00 | Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala

51st IPL Match | 8-May-11 | 20:00 | Mohali
Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors

52nd IPL Match | 9-May-11 | 20:00 | Jaipur
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings

53rd IPL Match | 10-May-11 | 16:00 | Hyderabad
Deccan Chargers vs Pune Warriors

54th IPL Match | 10-May-11 | 22:00 | Mohali
Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians

55th IPL Match | 11-May-11 | 20:00 | Jaipur
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

56th IPL Match | 12-May-11 | 20:00 | Chennai
Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils

57th IPL Match | 13-May-11 | 20:00 | Indore
Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Kings XI Punjab

58th IPL Match | 14-May-11 | 16:00 | Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

59th IPL Match | 14-May-11 | 20:00 | Mumbai
Mumbai Indians vs Deccan Chargers

60th IPL Match | 15-May-11 | 20:00 | Dharmasala
Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils

61st IPL Match | 15-May-11 | 20:00 | Indore
Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Rajasthan Royals

62nd IPL Match | 16-May-11 | 20:00 | Navi Mumbai
Pune Warriors vs Deccan Chargers

63rd IPL Match | 17-May-11 | 20:00 | Dharmasala
Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

64th IPL Match | 18-May-11 | 20:00 | Chennai
Chennai Super Kings vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala

65th IPL Match | 19-May-11 | 20:00 | Navi Mumbai
Pune Warriors vs Kolkata Knight Riders

66th IPL Match | 20-May-11 | 20:00 | Mumbai
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals

67th IPL Match | 21-May-11 | 16:00 | Dharmasala
Kings XI Punjab vs Deccan Chargers

68th IPL Match | 21-May-11 | 20:00 | Delhi
Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors

69th IPL Match | 22-May-11 | 16:00 | Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings

70th IPL Match | 22-May-11 | 20:00 | Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

Qualifier 1 IPL Match | 24-May-11 | 20:00 | Mumbai
TBC vs TBC

Eliminator IPL Match | 25-May-11 | 20:00 | Mumbai
TBC vs TBC

Qualifier 2 IPL Match | 27-May-11 | 20:00 | Chennai
TBC vs TBC

Final IPL Match | 28-May-11 | 20:00 | Chennai
TBC vs TBC

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Poonam Pandey Strips if India Beats SriLanka in WC 2011 Final: Do We Care ?? http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/04/poonam-pandey-strips-if-india-beats-srilanka-in-wc-2011-final-do-we-care/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/04/poonam-pandey-strips-if-india-beats-srilanka-in-wc-2011-final-do-we-care/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:27:36 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2516 Poonam Pandey sports india  Poonam Pandey Strips if India Beats SriLanka in WC 2011 Final: Do We Care ?? Poonam Pandey, some Kingfisher model, has promised to go NUDE in public if India wins the world cup 2011 whose final is planned to be played in Mumbai on 2nd April 2011.

Does it really matter to any of us who are genuine fans and want our Indian team to win rather some unknown lady stripping unnecessarily??

This looks to be a pure publicity stunt. Some Poonam Pandey, whose name we never heard suddenly became limelight and trending all over internet, news channels, page 3 tv channels and news papers. She is definitely trying to take advantage of Indian team reaching to the finals.

In Hindi we say “Behti Ganga mein haath dhona” i.e “making hay while the sun shines”. She must have definitely thought of that and almost succeeded doing that. One example: me writing this post.

India will definitely win this match but this cheap publicity on a big occasion. Who cares?? India doesn’t have time Ms Pandey. So Sorry!!

She is trending everywhere. Be it Google trends, Twitter India or Facebook.

poonam pandey google trending sports india  Poonam Pandey Strips if India Beats SriLanka in WC 2011 Final: Do We Care ??

Check out her Facebook page where she is busy doing self-promotion.

Check out a video where she claimed that she will definitely do it.

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Watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Live Online http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/03/watch-icc-cricket-world-cup-2011-live-online/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/03/watch-icc-cricket-world-cup-2011-live-online/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2011 06:21:06 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2488 ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is topping the charts these days especially the matches involving India, directly or indirectly. Theme songs of the world cup have already made their way to the top.

Missing any of the match is like missing a crucial encounter full of entertainment till the last ball is bowled. Yes, till now more than 80% of the matches have thrilling finishes. The result of the match came just in the last over and on the last ball most of the time.

It’s time for knock out quarterfinals to begin soon where final 4 from Group A has already been decided but from Group B 5 teams are striving hard to be in final 4 and India is one of them.

You don’t want to miss matches when you are on the go, i.e. not in front of your TV sets. Either you are working or doing something else or for that matter you don not have access to live broadcasters of the matches viz. ESPN, Star Sports.

Checking scores online is a good alternative but it does not offer such excitement that comes watching it live.

ESPN Star brings telecast of all the matches online to you absolutely free. You don’t have to spend a single penny to watch it online. Although you should have a internet access.

Just visit www.espnstar.com/cwclive and watch all matches online at no cost. You can watch simultaneous matches just like changing the channel on your TV. Click ICC Live Streaming Live 2 and Live 1.

You would notice ads all round the page but you can avoid them by maximizing the video screen. Awesome, isn’t it?

{Click on the image for a larger view}

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You can also view match summaries and videos on demand.

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Cricket is Leading in Apple App Store Too http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/02/cricket-leading-apple-app-store-too/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/02/cricket-leading-apple-app-store-too/#comments Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:49:41 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2441 The ongoing ICC Cricket world cup 2011 in Indian subcontinent is trending in Apple India App store too.

After its miraculous start and soothing theme songs, people all over the world specially in India are spending more and more time on either their TV sets watching live or running some stream online to watch their favorite teams playing. If they have no access to either of them then they are at least fetching the scores regularly from some or the other source.

One of the best source these days is thousands of apps available for different operating systems, be it android, RIM, iOS or any other. And believe me they are getting huge popularity as huge majority has smart phones running these apps nowadays.

Even International Cricket Council (ICC) released their official app for iPhone for the smartest gadget users to know scores anytime anywhere, and within a week of its release it is at the top of free apps in the Apple App store.

Other than it, over all 3 apps are in top 10 i.e. downloaded most. Other apps are ESPNcricinfo and NDTV Cricket.

icc world cup 2011 top25 app sports apple 2  Cricket is Leading in Apple App Store Too

icc world cup 2011 top25 app1 sports apple 2  Cricket is Leading in Apple App Store Too

Cricket is really trending in India but to my surprise not on twitter or facebook lately.

But I am really hoping it will soon start to attract more and more people on twitter and other social medias as the world cup will progress.

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Cricket’s New Statistics Era http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/02/crickets-new-statistics-era/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/02/crickets-new-statistics-era/#comments Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:57:16 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2433 From last 10 years or so we have been seeing ICC cricket rankings in all forms of cricket varying from Test, ODIs and T20s now categorized in batsmen, bowlers, fielders, team etc.

Ranking goes up and down after every match. Players scoring runs get more points then players with low scores. Similarly with bowlers and with teams. We have seen Australia ruling the team rankings for about a decade with few others coming to top for few weeks.

ICC cricket rankings have been the only source of seeing player’s performance so far.

But, Impact Index have landed to redefine the cricket statistics with their new methodology and algorithms which have gained not only popularity but also acknowledgment from the media and authorities.

impact index logo sports  Crickets New Statistics Era

They define it as:

Impact Index is a statistical system that is based on the hard black and white figures on the score-sheet page. Nothing outside of that. And it uses all that information in a holistic way. More than a complicated stats system with intimidating algorithms, Impact Index is more a new way of looking at cricket scorecards and using that information to account for match conditions, strength of opposition, crunch performances and series/tournament defining performances.

Impact Index, simply put, measures the performance of every player in every match on a scale of 0 to 5.

The most important thing about Impact Index is unlike other stat systems, it is a completely transparent system. You can yourself understand their methodology.

So far they have only come up with the ODI rankings based upon the ODI records from 1971 to 2010 (ODI matches period).

cricket batsman bowler keeper sports  Crickets New Statistics Era

Joel Garner of West Indies is at the top of ODI great bowlers list with Impact index of 2.35 followed by Shane Bond, Glen McGrath, Murlitharan and Brett Lee. Only Indian in the top 20 is Harbhajan Singh at 17th position proving they are not India-biased as majority of stat systems these days are.

In ODI great batsmen list, Viv Richards of West Indies is leading with Impact Index 2.6 followed by Dean Jones, Gordon Greenidge, Sachin Tendulkar and Hayden.

In greatest ODI players ranking, Sir Viv Richards is again on the top followed by Imran Khan and Richard Hadlee. From India, Kapil Dev, Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar are in the list at 9th, 13th and 18th position respectively. It looks  like Sachin Tendulkar still needs to improvise.

Over all a great effort by the Impact Index team and wish them all the best. Hope they stay here longer.

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ICC World Cup 2011 Official Theme Songs http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/02/icc-world-cup-2011-official-theme-songs/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/02/icc-world-cup-2011-official-theme-songs/#comments Sat, 12 Feb 2011 08:38:49 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2418 ICC Cricket world cup 2011 is just around the corner with balanced groups and schedule.

cricket world cup 2011 sports headline  ICC World Cup 2011 Official Theme Songs

Theme songs of events happening now-a-days is a very normal thing. We had already listened to and seen the popular waka waka theme song for FIFA football world cup 2010 and not so famous but hyped theme song of Common wealth Games 2010 composed by A R Rehman.

Here is the theme song of ICC Cricket world cup 2011 starting from 19th Feb 2011.

Here are the lyrics and details of the official theme song De Ghuma Ke

Hindi/Punjabi Song: De Ghuma Ke
Album: ICC World Cup Cricket 2011 Official Theme Song
Singer(s): Shankar Mahadevan
Music Director: Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy
Lyricist: Manoj Yadav

(Jiyo Khiladi Wahe Wahe) X 4

Ayede Peyde (De Ghumake)
Aare Paare (De De Ghumake)
Uttiguttam (De Ghumake)
Adchan Khadchan (De De Ghumake)

(Jiyo Khiladi Wahe Wahe) X 2

Hmm…. Ayede Peyde (De Ghumake)
Aare Paare (De De Ghumake)
Uttiguttam (De Ghumake)
Adchan Khadchan (De De Ghumake)
Juta Hosla Badal Faisla
Badhale Tu Bindas Kafila
Khel Jamale Kasam Uthale
Bajake Chutki Dhool Chatadhe

(De Ghumake, Ghumake, Ghumake, Ghumake,
De Ghumake, Ghumake
Jiyo Khiladi Wahe Wahe) X 2

Aasman Mein Mar Ke Dubki
Udadhe Jaa Sooraj Ki Jhapki
Sarr Se Cheer Hawa Ka Parda
Bandhle Patte Jamke Gardaa
Mar Ke Surri Sagar Mein Tu
Chhaang Bator Laga Gal Mein
Phaad Ke Chappar Masti Mauj Ki
Barish Hogi Ghar Ghar Mein

(De Ghumake, Ghumake, Ghumake, Ghumake,
De Ghumake, Ghumake
Jiyo Khiladi Wahe Wahe) X 2

Atki Saans Sui Ki Nok Par
Khel Bada Hi Gehera Hai
Maza Bhi Hai Rumancedaar Sa Iska
Ranga Rangi Ye Chehera Hai
Itti Shitti Ho Halla Sab
Hullan Dhoom Dhadaka Hai
Khel Khiladi Tadak Bhadak Sab
Jalta Bhadaka Hai

(De Ghumake, Ghumake, Ghumake, Ghumake,
De Ghumake, Ghumake
Jiyo Khiladi Wahe Wahe) X 2

Ayede Peyde (De Ghumake)
Aare Paare (De De Ghumake)
Uttiguttam (De Ghumake)
Adchan Khadchan (De De Ghumake)
Juta Hosla Badal Faisla
Badhale Tu Bindas Kafila
Khel Jamale Kasam Uthale
Bajake Chutki Dhool Chatadhe

(De Ghumake, Ghumake, Ghumake, Ghumake,
De Ghumake, Ghumake
Jiyo Khiladi Wahe Wahe) X 2
Jiyo Khiladi Wahe Wahe

Here are other two other theme songs (Bangladesh and English version of  De Ghuma Ke)

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IPL 2011 Final Teams http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/01/ipl-2011-final-teams/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/01/ipl-2011-final-teams/#comments Sun, 09 Jan 2011 16:54:57 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2336 High profile IPL auction of players is over and the 10 teams have finally been formed for its 2011 version. After 2 days of continuous drama on and off the field, players have been parted in 10 different umbrellas where they would be playing against each other in Indian Premier League, IPL 2011 starting on 8th April 2011 to 22nd May 2011.

ipl sports  IPL 2011 Final Teams

Here is the list of players, their value and the franchise they belong to:

Bangalore Royal Challengers

royal challengers sports  IPL 2011 Final Teams

Virat Kohli Retained
Tillakaratne Dilshan $ 650, 000
AB de Villiers $ 1.1 mn
Zaheer Khan $900,000
Daniel Vettori $550,000
Saurabh Tiwary $ 1.6 mn
Dirk Nannes $650,000
Cheteshwar Pujara $700,000
Charl Langeveldt $140,000
Luke Pomersbach $50,000
Abhimanyu Mithun $260,000
Johan van der Wath $50,000
Rilee Rossouw $20,000
Nuwan Pradeep $20,000
Jonathan Vandiar $20,000
Mohammad Kaif $130,000

Chennai Super Kings

chennai super kings sports  IPL 2011 Final Teams

MS Dhoni Retained
Suresh Raina Retained
Murali Vijay Retained
Albie Morkel Retained
Wriddhiman Saha $100,000
Mike Hussey $425,000
Dwayne Bravo $200,000
Michael Hussey $425,000.00
Doug Bollinger $700,000
R Ashwin $850,000
S Badrinath $800,000
Scott Styris $200,000
Ben Hilfenhaus $100,000
Joginder Sharma $150,000
Nuwan Kulasekara $100,000
Sudeep Tyagi $240,000
Suraj Randiv $80,000
George Bailey $50,000
Francois du Plessis $120,000

Delhi Daredevils

delhi daredevils sports  IPL 2011 Final Teams

Virender Sehwag Retained
Irfan Pathan $ 1.9mn
David Warner $750,000
Naman Ojha $270,000
James Hopes $350,000
Morne Morkel $475,000
Aaron Finch $300,000
Mathew Wade $100,000
Ajit Agarkar $210,000
Ashok Dinda $375,000
Umesh Yadav $750,000
Roelof van der Merwe $50,000
Venugopal Rao $700,000
Andrew McDonald $80,000
Travis Birt $20,000
Colin Ingram $100,000
Michael Lumb $80,000
Robert Frylinck $20,000

Deccan Chargers Hyderabad

deccan chargers sports  IPL 2011 Final Teams

Kevin Pietersen $650,000
Cameron White $ 1.1 mn
Kumar Sangakkara 700,000
JP Duminy $300,000
Shikhar Dhawan $300,000
Ishant sharma $450,000
Pragyan Ojha $500,000
Amit Mishra $300,000
Dale Steyn $ 1.2 mn
Daniel Christian $900,000
Manpreet Gony $290,000
Chris Lynn $20,000
Juan Theron $85,000

Kolkata Knight Riders

knight riders sports  IPL 2011 Final Teams

Gautam Gambhir $ 2.4 mn
Yusuf Pathan $ 2.1 mn
Jacques Kallis $ 1.1 mn
Brad Haddin $325,000
Shakib-al-Hasan $425,000
Brett Lee $400,000
Manoj Tiwary $475,000
Eoin Morgan $350,000
L Balaji $500,000
Jaidev Unadkat $250,000
Ryan ten Doeschate $150,000
James Pattinson $100,000

Kings XI Punjab

kings xi punjab 280x300 sports  IPL 2011 Final Teams

Adam Gilchrist $900,000
David Hussey $ 1.4 mn
Dinesh Karthik $900,000
Stuart Broad $400,000
Abhishek Nayar $800,000
Shaun Marsh $425,000
Praveen Kumar $800,000
Ryan Harris $325,000
Piyush Chawla $900,000
Dimitri Mascarenhas $100,000
Nathan Rimmington $20,000

Mumbai Indians

mumbai indians sports  IPL 2011 Final Teams

Sachin Tendulkar Retained
Kieron Pollard Retained
Lasith Malinga Retained
Harbhajan Singh Retained
Rohit Sharma $ 2 mn
Andrew Symonds $850,000
Davey Jacobs $190,000
James Franklin $100,000
Munaf Patel $700,000
Clint McKay $110,000
Moises Henriques $50,000
Aiden Blizzard $20,000

Rajasthan Royals

rajasthan royals 300x216 sports  IPL 2011 Final Teams

Shane Warne Retained
Shane Watson Retained
Ross Taylor $ 1 mn
Rahul Dravid $500,000
Johan Botha $950,000
Paul Collingwood $250,000
Shaun Tait $300,000
Pankaj Singh $95,000

Sahara Pune Warriors

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Yuvraj Singh $ 1.8 mn
Robin Uthappa $ 2.1 mn
Tim Paine $270,000
Angelo Mathews $950,000
Ashish Nehra $850,000
Callum Ferguson $300,000
Nathan McCullum $100,000
Graeme Smith $500,000
Wayne Parnell $160,000
Mitchell Marsh $290,000
Jerome Taylor $100,000
Alfonso Thomas $100,000
Jesse Ryder $150,000
Murali Kartik $400,000

Kochi

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Mahela Jayawardene $ 1.5 mn
VVS Laxman $400,000
Brendon McCullum $475,000
S Sreesanth $900,000
Parthiv Patel $290,000
Ravindra Jadeja $950,000
Steven Smith $200,000
Muttiah Muralitharan $ 1.1 mn
Ramesh Powar $180,000
Brad Hodge $425,000
RP Singh $500,000
Thissara Perera $80,000
R Vinay Kumar $475,000
Stephen O’Keefe $20,000
Owais Shah $200,000
Michael Klinger $75,000
John Hastings $20,000

Hope the best team wins.

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ICC World Cup 2011 Groups & Schedule http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/01/icc-world-cup-2011-groups-schedule/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2011/01/icc-world-cup-2011-groups-schedule/#comments Thu, 06 Jan 2011 15:02:33 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2323 2011 would be a cricket year. Other than lots of home and away cricket, ICC world cup 2011 is also around the corner.

It might also be the last world cup of Sachin Tendulkar, so a must watch.

As the world cup days are approaching there are already terror threats on it and the cup has been insured for whooping Rs 600 Crore.

Before it actually starts, let’s bookmark the grouping and the fixture of the Cricket World Cup 2011.

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Two groups A and B with 4 strong sides and 2 underdogs in each group. India, Pakistan, England and South Africa are the favorites for this years cup.

Group A Group B
Australia India
Pakistan South Africa
New Zealand England
Sri Lanka West Indies
Zimbabwe Bangladesh
Canada Ireland
Kenya Netherlands

Top 4 teams from both the group will qualify for Super 8 and then top four teams in Super 8 will qualify for Semis. It would be really interesting to see the super 8 and the points on the basis of which the semi-finalists would be decided.

Here is the schedule. Most of the matches are in India then in Sri Lanka and then Bangladesh. Pakistan had already lost the hosting of matches due to the terror industry inside its territory.

First match is on 19th Feb and the final is on 2nd Apr in Mumbai.

Match Date Teams Venue
1 19 Feb India vs Bangladesh Dhaka
2 20 Feb New Zealand vs Kenya Chennai
3 20 Feb Sri Lanka vs Canada Hambantota
4 21 Feb Australia vs Zimbabwe Ahmedabad
5 22 Feb England vs Netherlands Nagpur
6 23 Feb Pakistan vs Kenya Hambantota
7 24 Feb South Africa vs West Indies New Delhi
8 25 Feb Australia vs New Zealand Nagpur
9 25 Feb Bangladesh vs Ireland Dhaka
10 26 Feb Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Colombo
11 27 Feb India vs England Kolkata
12 28 Feb West Indies vs Netherlands New Delhi
13 28 Feb Zimbabwe vs Canada Nagpur
14 1 Mar Sri Lanka vs Kenya Colombo
15 2 Mar England vs Ireland Bangalore
16 3 Mar South Africa vs Netherlands Mohali
17 3 Mar Pakistan vs Canada Colombo
18 4 Mar New Zealand vs Zimbabwe Ahmedabad
19 4 Mar Bangladesh vs West Indies Dhaka
20 5 Mar Sri Lanka vs Australia Colombo
21 6 Mar India vs Ireland Bangalore
22 6 Mar England vs South Africa Chennai
23 7 Mar Kenya vs Canada New Delhi
24 8 Mar Pakistan vs New Zealand Pallekelle
25 9 Mar India vs Netherlands New Delhi
26 10 Mar Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Pallekelle
27 11 Mar West Indies vs Ireland Mohali
28 11 Mar Bangladesh vs England Chittagong
29 12 Mar India vs South Africa Nagpur
30 13 Mar New Zealand vs Canada Mumbai
31 13 Mar Australia vs Kenya Bangalore
32 14 Mar Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Pallekelle
33 14 Mar Bangladesh vs Netherlands Chittagong
34 15 Mar South Africa vs Ireland Kolkata
35 16 Mar Australia vs Canada Bangalore
36 17 Mar England vs West Indies Chennai
37 18 Mar Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Mumbai
38 18 Mar Ireland vs Netherlands Kolkata
39 19 Mar Australia vs Pakistan Colombo
40 19 Mar Bangladesh vs South Africa Dhaka
41 20 Mar Zimbabwe vs Kenya Kolkata
42 20 Mar India vs West Indies Chennai
43 23 Mar First Quarterfinal Dhaka
44 24 Mar Second Quarterfinal Colombo
45 25 Mar Third Quarterfinal Dhaka
46 26 Mar Fourth Quarterfinal Ahmedabad
47 29 Mar First Semifinal Colombo
48 30 Mar Second Semifinal Mohali
49 02 Apr FINAL Mumbai
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CWG 2010 Final Medal Tally http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/10/cwg-2010-final-medal-tally/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/10/cwg-2010-final-medal-tally/#comments Sat, 16 Oct 2010 05:12:24 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2127 CWG2010 logo sports india  CWG 2010 Final Medal Tally

CommonWealth Games 2010 Delhi finally came to an end with a huge praise from all over the world. All Commonwealth countries were really happy the way the games have been conducted in the city, contrary to what they have believed from the media reports before the beginning of the games on 3rd October 2010.

Games caught the eye ball when lot of criticism happened because of the delay in preparations and deep corruptions. But let’s not talk about them now as they have been successfully held with very less spectators though.

Thanks India for making it a mega event. We can now easily go for the 2020 Olympics bidding. We have the potential.

Here are some of the snaps of the closing event followed by the final medal tally. India not only finished second in the list but also crossed the 100 medal jinx.

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Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
AUSTRALIA 74 55 48 177
INDIA 38 27 36 101
ENGLAND 37 59 46 142
CANADA 26 17 32 75
SOUTH AFRICA 12 11 10 33
KENYA 12 11 9 32
MALAYSIA 12 10 13 35
SINGAPORE 11 11 9 31
NIGERIA 11 10 14 35
SCOTLAND 9 10 7 26
NEW ZEALAND 6 22 8 36
CYPRUS 4 3 5 12
NORTHERN IRELAND 3 3 4 10
SAMOA 3 0 1 4
WALES 2 7 10 19
JAMAICA 2 4 1 7
PAKISTAN 2 1 2 5
UGANDA 2 0 0 2
BAHAMAS 1 1 3 5
SRI LANKA 1 1 1 3
NAURU 1 1 0 2
BOTSWANA 1 0 3 4
CAYMAN ISLANDS 1 0 0 1
ST. VINCENT AND GRENADINES 1 0 0 1
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 0 4 2 6
CAMEROON 0 2 4 6
GHANA 0 1 3 4
NAMIBIA 0 1 2 3
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0 1 0 1
SEYCHELLES 0 1 0 1
ISLE OF MAN 0 0 2 2
MAURITIUS 0 0 2 2
TONGA 0 0 2 2
BANGLADESH 0 0 1 1
GUYANA 0 0 1 1
SAINT LUCIA 0 0 1 1
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Fake IPL Player Revealed http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/08/fake-ipl-player-revealed/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/08/fake-ipl-player-revealed/#comments Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:54:48 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2029 fake sports india  Fake IPL Player Revealed

Remember Fake IPL Player thing during the IPL (Indian Premier League) season 2 in South Africa?

If not, then guess you don’t follow cricket. Fake IPL Player started a blog in IPL2, pretended to be a KKR insider and telling the bitter truth about the inside stories, many were fake but it attracted eyes of many and criticism at the same time too.

Fake player was blogging at www.fakeiplplayer.com. He once tried to reveal himself but revelation was fake too.

But the thing has come to an end. The fake IPL player revealed himself  as Anupam Mukherji, a resident of Bangalore, on an Indian News channel says that the blog was just ‘a figment of imagination‘ and was an inspiration from a fake blog on Steve Jobs.

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Anupam Mukherji is the face that fooled a millions with his predictions and insider stories. He was the mind that tricked the readers to believe everything he wrote about the Indian Premier League in its second season, which was held in South Africa. Considered as one of the biggest hoax in Indian cricket, Anupam confessed to ‘being the fake IPL player‘.

In his last blog post on August 2 he wrote:

It is time to finally lay to rest the ghost of the fake ipl player. It’s been an amazing ride but like all good things this too must come to an end. Watch me this weekend on Times Now for the complete story.

View the revelation videos:

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Can Your Favourite Cricketer be People’s Choice? http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/08/can-your-favourite-cricketer-be-peoples-choice/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/08/can-your-favourite-cricketer-be-peoples-choice/#comments Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:12:42 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2023 Yes, you heard it right. For the first time in the history of the ICC Awards, fans now have the opportunity to vote for their choice in one of the categories, People’s Choice Award.

It doesn’t matter which part of the world you live in, which team you follow and who is your favorite cricket, now you can vote for your favorite star for his contribution to world cricket from the following nominations to win a unique cricket award.lg lawards logo sports  Can Your Favourite Cricketer be Peoples Choice?

  • Mike Hussy, Australia
  • Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka
  • Andrew Strauss, England
  • Sachin Tendulkar, India
  • AB de Villiers, South Africa

You can vote from 24 August 2009 to 10 September 2010. Voting line is soon to be closed. Hurry up cricket fans, vote for the cricketer you really adore and who stands out from the rest.

Click here to vote for your favorite cricketer.

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Watch Champions League T20 in South Africa http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/08/watch-champions-league-t20-in-south-africa/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/08/watch-champions-league-t20-in-south-africa/#comments Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:43:52 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=2020 “If cricket is your dharma, this is your karma” is what latest campaign of Airtel Champions League T20 is airing these days.

They are giving everyone an opportunity to participate and get a chance to go to South Africa with your  partner and watch T20 match Semi finals and finals Live.

airtel champions league t20 sports  Watch Champions League T20 in South Africa

Here’s what you have to do to participate:

  • Record a video with singing, dancing or acting and upload it here.
  • Share it with your friends and make it a viral video.
  • More number of views of your video, better are your chances to take your partner to South Africa.
  • You can even help your friends by viewing their videos.

Here is the campaigning video:

This is the most viewed viral video so far with around 2500 views at the time of writing. That’s not much at all friends, you too have an equal chance of please your partner. Go for it.

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FIFA 2010: Waka Waka http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/06/fifa-2010-waka-waka/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/06/fifa-2010-waka-waka/#comments Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:30:09 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=1921 Shakira waka sports  FIFA 2010: Waka Waka Waka Waka, sung by Shakira, is doing a good round all over the world; courtesy, FIFA Football world cup 2010 in South Africa.

It is one of the two songs on Football world cups that have crossed international boundaries across continents just to become good taste in everyone’s mouth.

One I am talking about is that of Ricky Martin in 1998 FIFA world cup ….

The Cup of Life …….. Here we go! ole ole ole!  Go, go go! ole ole ole! (Remember??)

Waka Waka is really an ear soothing song … You hear it once and you can’t resist hearing it again and again and again and again … just believe me …. And not only the song but its signature dance is also gaining popularity ..

Nup?? Okay!! Hear it yourself here.

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Let’s get back to the FIFA world cup history and visually relate to one aspect of FIFA i.e. their Logos which have covered miles in 80 years of FIFA origin.

The FIFA World Cup in 1930 was the inaugural world championship for international football teams and was held in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930.

Following are the logos/posters of FIFA world cup starting from 1930.

1. FIFA Wold Cup 1930 (Uruguay)

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2. FIFA Wold Cup 1934 (Italy)

FIFA 1934 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

3. FIFA Wold Cup 1938 (France)

FIFA 1938 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

4. FIFA Wold Cup 1950 (Brazil)

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5. FIFA Wold Cup 1954 (Switzerland)

FIFA 1954 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

6. FIFA Wold Cup 1958 (Sweden)

FIFA 1958 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

7. FIFA Wold Cup 1962 (Chile)

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8. FIFA Wold Cup 1966 (England)

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9. FIFA Wold Cup 1970 (Mexico)

FIFA 1970 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

10. FIFA Wold Cup 1974 (West Germany)

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11. FIFA Wold Cup 1978 (Argentina)

FIFA 1978 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

12. FIFA Wold Cup 1982 (Spain)

FIFA 1982 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

13. FIFA Wold Cup 1986 (Mexico)

FIFA 1986 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

14. FIFA Wold Cup 1990 (Italy)

FIFA 1990 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

15. FIFA Wold Cup 1994 (United States)

FIFA 1994 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

16. FIFA Wold Cup 1998 (France)

FIFA 1998 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

17. FIFA Wold Cup 2002 (Korea, Japan)

FIFA 2002 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

18. FIFA Wold Cup 2006 (Germany)

FIFA 2006 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

19. FIFA Wold Cup 2010 (South Africa)

FIFA 2010 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

The next FIFA world cup 2014 will be held in Brazil and here is its logo.

FIFA 2014 sports  FIFA Football World Cup Official Logos

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FIFA 2010: Stars Who’d Be Cheering From Home This Year http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/06/fifa-2010-stars-whod-be-cheering-from-home-this-year/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/06/fifa-2010-stars-whod-be-cheering-from-home-this-year/#comments Tue, 08 Jun 2010 09:14:00 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=1881 fifa2010 logo 261x300 sports  FIFA 2010: Stars Whod Be Cheering From Home This Year 4 Years of growing excitement but somehow this year’s edition of FIFA World Cup seems to lack in promise as all 32 Nations submit their final lists of 23 players who’d be on the plane to South Africa. Let us take a look at a few of the unfortunate ones to miss out, as the month long “Fiesta Del Fútbol” Kicks off in exactly a week’s time.

There has rarely been a World Cup when managers have not been criticized or scrutinized for Squad Selection by fans and followers alike. This year was no different. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration if one were to say that this edition will have more deserving players missing out than any of the past World Cups. Here are a few major omissions with Argenitna coach Diego Maradona grabbing most of the headlines along with his Italian and French counterparts Marcelo Lippi and Raymond Domenech.

Javier Zanetti:

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A mammoth 136 caps for  the Albiceleste, captain of Argentina before ‘El Diego’ took over as  coach, a rock solid season for Inter winning the treble including The Champions League on his record 700th appearance for the club. Not Enough? 
His performances along with fellow compatriots Diego Milito and Esteban Cambiasso were nothing short of extraordinary and he played a pivotal part in Inter’s road to glory this season. “Il Trattore” has enough on his resume to be in any country’s final 23 but somehow Diego Maradona seems to think otherwise.

Esteban Cambiasso:

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I long to know what Esteban Cambiasso did to offend Diego Maradona to an extent that he didn’t include him even in his provisional list of 30. Was it the decisive spot kick he missed against Germany  in 2006 Quarter Final which led to Argentina’s defeat? But then he scored arguably one of the most memorable goals in a World Cup capping off a brilliant passing display involving 24 passes. On a more serious note, Cambiasso couldn’t have played any better all season. A wall in Inter’s midfield , he would be any manager’s delight. Pairing up with captain Javier Mascheranho he could very well have formed one of the most formidable Midfield lineups of the tournament. 

Juan Roman Riquelme:

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It is sad to imagine a World Cup without the Argentine playmaker who was awarded the title of The Most Artistic player by a popular Spanish newspaper during his playing time at Villarreal. He reportedly made himself unavailable for National Selection after Maradona’s arrival due to ‘El Diego’’s alleged criticism of his game. Riquelme, who is known to be highly sensitive about criticism, had quit for the first time after the 2006 World Cup.

Samir Nasri:

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Raymond Domenech has seemed to attract more criticism than applauds for his work with Les Bleus. The Inclusion of the unstable Abou Diaby instead of fellow Arsenal talisman Nasri is a clear example that managers have opted for a more physical approach rather than going for the skills his year. Samir Nasri has scored some magnificent goals for Arsenal this season and helped create even more with some magical display of his abilities. 

Karim Benzema:

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If Real Madrid pay 35 Million Euros for a player , he HAS to be special. Making his France debut at the age of just 20, he got his name on the score sheet in his very first game. The only reason for his exclusion can be his not-so-impressive first season with Real Madrid, most of which could be attributed to the fact that he was relegated to the bench for the most part.
Despite all that, Benzema is phenomenally talented and could have proved to be the ingredient  that France need to spice up their attack.

Benni McCarthy:

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South Africa’s record goal scorer with more than 30 goals to his name was left out by coach Carlos Alberto Parreira much to the shock of home fans. The reason for his exclusion was  not being in good shape as compared to other players fighting for a spot in the squad. Still, regarded by many as the greatest ever striker to play for the Bafana Bafana, his experience could only have done his country good.

Marcos Senna:

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La Furia Roja have the best Midfielders in the world in Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas and Xabi Alonso. The only reason I did not name Marcos Senna amongst them is because Coach Vicente Del Bosque didn’t think he was good enough to be there. Personally, I reckon him as a solid player who can change the course of a game on his own. His remarkable performances in Spain’s success in Euro 2008 are no secret to anyone. He was even regarded as the player of the tournament by many. At 33, this would have been his last world cup but the likes of Sergio Busquets and Javi Martinez, who recently earned his first cap against South Korea, surely have many more to follow. 

Fabio Grosso:

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Marcelo Lippi, Diego Maradona and Raymond Domenech . They all have one thing in common. They have made bold and shocking decisions while making their list of final 23 players inviting criticism from all over the world. Fabio Grosso’s antics in Germany 2006 are still etched in the memory of every Azzuri fan. From winning the decisive penalty against Australia in stoppage time, to scoring the winner against Germany in Extra Time and finally scoring the decisive spot kick in the Penalty Shoot out against France in the final. Grosso had a fairy tail of a World Cup. He was used throughout Italy’s qualifying campaign for South Africa 2010 featuring heavily with some good performances but was controversially left out of the final squad. Using a player throughout qualifying and NOT selecting him for the final showpiece in South Africa is simply beyond my comprehension.

Fabzrizio Miccoli:

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What exactly has Fabio Quagliarella done that Fabrizio Miccoli hasn’t? If we are talking about missing clear cut chances, losing footing in goal scoring situations and doing everything else than actually managing to SCORE , then Quagliarella deserves his place. Miccoli,on the other hand, has had a spectacular season with Palermo inspiring them to a 5th place finish in the Serie A scoring an impressive 19 goals. The same can be said about Palermo’s Antonio Cassano who also had a good season with Sampdoria helping them finish in the top 4. Bases on club performances Miccoli and Cassano deserve to be in the  Azzure Blue of Italy at the tournament much more than Quagliarella who had a lackluster season with Napoli. 

Theo Walcott:

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Shockingly included in England’s squad for the last World Cup at just 17 years of age, he is a player with sublime talent. However, he was not to be that lucky this time around as he faced strong competition from Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon who has virtually made the number 7 jersey his own. A worthy successor to Beckham,Lennon probably had one of the best seasons with Spurs this year guiding them to Champion’s League Football. Walcott was overlooked in favour of Manchester City’s Shaun Wright-Phillips in what could have been a 50-50 decision.Fabio Capello chose to go with the much more experienced Wright-Phillips who had quite a satisfying season at the Eastlands.

Ronaldinho:

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One of the most gifted footballers on the planet possessing the ability to do with the ball what no one on the entire planet can. It’s a TREAT to watch the Brazilian play at the peak of his game. Many around the world wrote him off when Barcelona sold him to AC Milan for a sum of around £15 million. His performances for Barcelona had dipped drastically causing various pundits to make claims that he was ageing. Proving all his critics wrong, he came back this season, stronger than ever, bringing in various commanding performances for Milan in their midfield. Ronaldinho’s skill and flair will surely be missed in South Africa.

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IPL Vs Nations Pride http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/05/ipl-vs-nations-pride/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/05/ipl-vs-nations-pride/#comments Thu, 13 May 2010 09:23:48 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=1829 newsIPL 2010 winner thoughtworks sports india  IPL Vs Nations Pride

Great Show at IPL season-3, where in batsmen were more keen to hit the ball outside the stadium, and bowlers were busy in putting 6/6 yorkers, then there came the T20 world cup-2010, where scenario was wholly upturned.

There have erupted many theories for the shameful defeat of India in the T20-world cup, some of them said it’s “Fatigue” due to overplay by our PLAYBOYS, OFF the field, not ON the field. Yes surely it needs a good amount of time to prepare you to grasp the attention of blue eyed women in the IPL party nights.cricket loss thoughtworks sports india  IPL Vs Nations Pride

Other says it’s MONEY which has been the decisive factor for the great or poor show by our honorable PLAYBOYS.  In IPL it’s all in Millions while in international cricket it crunches to mere thousands only.

I think here I have been able to reveal the reason behind the poor show of the poor country. Now a notion has erupted whether it’s MONEY Vs NATION or MONEY Over NATION. Whatever it may be, but surely it’s now IPL Vs NATIONS PRIDE.

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Most Popular IPL Keywords on Google http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/04/most-popular-ipl-keywords-on-google/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2010/04/most-popular-ipl-keywords-on-google/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2010 04:06:18 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=1799 Google India announced most searched teams and players from IPL (Indian Premier League) on Google recently.

sachin tendulkar sports google  Most Popular IPL Keywords on Google Sachin Tendulkar is the most searched player while Deccan Chargers is the most searched team. Shane Warne became the most searched international player and Super Over and Chennai Super Kings were the most searched IPL related search queries on YouTube.

Most surprisingly, Fake IPL player, who topped the list in 2009 does not appear in the list while Dhoni and Sehwag also move off the published list.

Deccan Chargers took the top spot among the teams ousting Mumbai Indians who were the favorites in IPL T20 2009. Mumbai Indians are on the verge of winning IPL T20 2010 season where they will play Chennai Super Kings in the finals on 25th April 2010. It will be a good birthday gift for Sachin Tendulkar who turns 37 on 24th April, the day before the finals.

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Here goes the list:

Most searched IPL player

2010

2009
Sachin Tendulkar Fake IPL Player
Sourav Ganguly Sachin Tendulkar
Shane Warne M.S. Dhoni
Yuvraj Singh Yuvraj Singh
Rahul Dravid Sourav Ganguly
Brett Lee Rahul Dravid
Adam Gilchrist Virender Sehwag
Ryan Harris Shane Warne
Praveen Kumar Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh V.V.S Laxman

Top 10 IPL Teams

2010 2009
Deccan Chargers Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians Kolkata Knight Riders
Chennai Super Kings Deccan Chargers
Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings
Delhi Daredevils Delhi Daredevils
Kings XI Punjab Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore Kings XI Punjab

Top IPL related Search Queries on YouTube

  • Super Over
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Match 22
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Match 21
  • Yusuf Pathan
  • Mumbai Indians
  • Highlights
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Warne’s Big Spinning Dismissals http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/11/warnes-big-spinning-dismissal/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/11/warnes-big-spinning-dismissal/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2009 01:27:53 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=1277 This is just to remind the greatness of Shane Warne. I am sure you are going to love it.

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Tiger Woods Seriously Injured in an Accident http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/11/tiger-woods-seriously-injured-in-an-accident/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/11/tiger-woods-seriously-injured-in-an-accident/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2009 02:33:18 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=1256 tiger woods 150x150 sports  Tiger Woods Seriously Injured in an Accident World number one golfer Tiger Woods is seriously injured in a car accident. The Orlando Sentinel said Woods’ car struck a fire hydrant and a tree in Florida’s Isleworth community, near Orlando.

Woods, 33, was transported to a hospital in Ocoee in serious condition. But he is reported to be fine now.

Woods is one of the world’s richest athletes, a leading force in sports marketing and the biggest draw on the PGA tour.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

-NKJ

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No India – West Indies Match Live on TV http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/06/no-india-west-indies-match-live-on-tv/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/06/no-india-west-indies-match-live-on-tv/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2009 06:33:56 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=1049 After a debacle performance in T20 world cup in England, Indian cricket team has reached West Indies for an ODI series.

Hope they would well this time but it is quite possible that we would not be able to see them live in action unless we go and watch in West indies of course.

Zee Turner has decided to block ten Sports channel for all those cable operators who do not have authorized agreement with them for telecasting the India – West Indies ODI series which is starting on 26th June following an order passed by Delhi High Court recently. The court has granted injunction in favour of the channel.

Read the complete story here.

-NKJ

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Watch Pakistan v South Africa T20 Semi-Final Online http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/06/watch-pakistan-v-south-africa-t20-semi-final-online/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/06/watch-pakistan-v-south-africa-t20-semi-final-online/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:57:53 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=1013 Following are the steaming links to watch the first Semi Final T20 worldcup match between Pakistan and South Africa.

Enjoy your favorite players battling for the world cup.

-NKJ

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Indian Team for West Indies Tour http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/06/indian-team-for-west-indies-tour/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/06/indian-team-for-west-indies-tour/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:21:39 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=1010 Indian team for the tour of the West Indies later this month has been decided.

Two of the selectors, the chairman Krish Srikkanth and Raja Venkat, already monitoring the team’s progress in the UK, communicated with their three colleagues via a teleconference.

Mumbai all-rounder Abhishek Nayar is the lone new face in the team and the return of Delhi left arm paceman Ashish Nehra.

Zaheer Khan has been rested and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar had made a request that he be rested for the tour. Sehwag is also not in the list due to his shoulder injury.

Following is the final 16 for West Indies:

  1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain)
  2. Yuvraj Singh (vice-captain)
  3. Gautam Gambhir
  4. Rohit Sharma
  5. Harbhajan Singh
  6. Pragyan Ojha
  7. Yusuf Pathan
  8. Murali Vijay
  9. S Badrinath
  10. RP Singh
  11. Praveen Kumar
  12. Ishant Sharma
  13. Abhishek Nayar
  14. Ashish Nehra
  15. Ravindra Jadeja
  16. Dinesh Karthik

-NKJ

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Castrol Index for Cricket http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/05/castrol-index-for-cricket/ http://www.nkjlive.com/2009/05/castrol-index-for-cricket/#comments Fri, 29 May 2009 08:41:22 +0000 http://www.nkjlive.com/?p=863 Castrol Index for Cricket — an analytical tool that objectively analyses player and team performances, and provides unique insights that enhance understanding and enjoyment of the game was launched by Castrol India here today.

The Castrol Index seems to be a great tool to analyze performances in the shorter versions of the game. You can spend hours on the site, using the Index to compare performances of individual players and teams. It should also be quite a useful tool to players wanting an in depth analysis on what leads to a winning performance.

The Castrol Index which is specifically developed for the shorter versions of the game (T20 and ODIs), takes into account all aspects of the player’s game i.e. batting, bowling and fielding. Players in the shorter formats are required to perform in all departments of the game, not just in their specialized skill or core areas and the Castrol Index therefore takes into consideration the players all round performance. The Index offers statistics, insights, information and knowledge, which helps fans easily understand what it takes to create a winning performance.

The Castrol Index tracks both player and team performances separately. It enables fans to track their favourite team’s or player’s all-round cumulative performance or even compare two teams or players on the basis of their performance in various aspects of the game.

Read more about it.

-NKJ

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