The Grim Immovables!

95 days gap between two consecutive tests, since the last test (March 5th in Cape Town) is the longest absence of Test Cricket that doesn’t involve an ODI World Cup since 1973…! It has been a real long wait for the ones like me, who actually love to follow the TEST Cricket. In the frenzies of the T20 world cup and the IPL, it appeared that all the cricket lovers had just forgotten the existence of this vintage form of the game, and were lost in the blitzkrieg T20 format. The game is all about asking for nothing, giving nothing…
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The Two N’s of T20 World Cup!

As they say evolvement is the name of the game and only thing remains that constant is change, cricket is no exception. In the quest to provide quick fire entertainment and the fact that the game gets over in few hours, T20 matches were introduced. Cricket has always been a great entertaining sport, but different format provide different amount of entertainment. Test match has its own charm, but being played for 5 days, it only adds entertainment towards the last day or in patches. Limited Overs International brings in more entertainment as it gets over in one day and lasts…
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Much Awaited India Tour of England 2014

In the midst of the Football World Cup fever, there’s a most awaited Cricket  series which will draw back the attention of the sports lover back to test cricket as India take on England from 9th July onwards in the Investec Series .We all are so much used to associate India’s test match with England in England as Natwest Series that it takes time to register as ‘Investec Test’ As far as the big matches are concerned removing aside the practice matches or the Side matches, there are 5 Test and ODIs and a single T20 match. Here’s a quick…
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Opening Match World Cup 2011

 The action has already begun with India taking on the Bangladesh in the first match. Captain Dhoni lost the toss. Bangladesh captiain has elected to field first. India has got  off a  to a flier.So far India has   scored 60 runs with out any loss of wicket  in 10 overs Team Composition is as follows: India: Sachin Tendulkar,Virender Sehwag,Gautam Gambhir,Virat Kohli, YuvrajSingh,MS Dhoni†*, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan,Munaf Patel,Sreesanth Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mushfiqur Rahim†, Shakib Al Hasan*, Raqibul Hasan, Naeem Islam, Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain. The excitement has just begun… Keep…
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World At Your Feet

With 60 over format, white traditional costume & red cherry, the biggest colloseum of cricket started on 7th June 1975 in England. Yes the Cricket World Cup. The Cricket World Cup is an international One Day International (ODI) competition in men’s cricket. Organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament has taken place every four years since it was first held in 1975 in England.For the first three editions it was called as Prudential Cup which was consequently played in England. History Of World Cup: 1975 West Indies tasted the Glory of the First WC in 1975, continuing the…
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Winners of Dream XI Contest!

As expected, we got a very good response on the small contest run by us.There was double joy or us . Firstly due to contest and second, most importantly,after loosing the first test in SA, the our Indian Kings  ruled the roost in  Kingsmead.( We will never go off track  as far as the cricket updates are concerned)Here’s the eagerly awaited Shams N Wags Dream XI.Shams N Wags XISachin Tendulkar Saeed Anwar  Michael Bevan Vivian Richards Aravinda D’silva  Jacques Kallis Adam Gilchrist Wasim Akram  Glen McGrath Allan Donald  Shane Warne  While selecting the winner, we matched the total number of the players out of the XI…
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What’s Your Dream XI?

We are yet to believe that it has been a short yet sweet journey of 3 years of converting our passion into serious writing and sharing our views with the world. Yes it has  been 3 years of blogging for Shams&Wags. Thank you all for your support and love and valuable comments and suggestions that you all have given us.Its time for us to make it more interesting.It’s a small contest for all our readers. Pick up your Dream XI from the list of players mentioned below. Rule is very simple. Players names have been mentioned in all categories and number of players to be chosen…
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Hail The Master Blaster!

With a lovely drive on the off side, the Swash Buckling Master Blaster became the first person to score 50 Test Hundreds.The century against South Africa at Centurion.With the ton, the tally of scores has crossed 14500 test runs.Sachin made his test debut in the year 1989 as a 16 year old kid against Pakistan. Lets have a look at the Test Milestones. List of Test Centuries: 1st  Century: Against England at Old Trafford – Aug 1990 10th Century: Against Engl;and at Trent Bridge- July 1996 20th Century: Against New Zealand at Mohali- October 1999 30th Century:Against Enland at Headingely-…
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Serious Test Business

It’s the Test Cricket season at the moment. With 3 test series and The Ashes started yesterday, looks like we have serious stuff to witness. India vs New Zealand – Retaining #1 position Before the start of the battle it was considered to be a series of dominance and survival. Dominance from the Indians as they were high after recent series win against Aussies and survival for Kiwis as they had embarrassing tour of Bangladesh. But as it says Cricket is unpredictable game. With the return of Brendon Mccullum as specialist batsmen and promising character of McIntosh and new players…
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Kangaroos Canned, Time For Kiwi Polish.

After sending the Kangaroos hopping back with no victory against their name both in the Test and the ODIs, its now time for their neighbor to get a similar treatment. The Kiwis are not in the best of their forms as they have faced a shameful defeat against Bangladesh. With the current form of the Indian players and the home conditions, its yet another chance for the Indians to send the Kiwi bird flying high in the air and then havesome Kiwi Shine on the Shoes! We are sure that our boys wont be complacent and Danny’s men would fight…
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