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England Break Their Duck


England wins the ICC Twenty20 World Cup to break their duck for 35 years without an ICC trophy, after beating Australia by 7 wickets. Out of the top 8 test playing nations, England was the only team who had not won any ICC event since the first World Cup 35 years ago. Now England have an ICC tournament under their belt, can they build on from here and take confidence from this into the longer format of the game, one day and test cricket?

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T20 World Cup – Super Eights Completed


With all group matches now completed and only 3 games remain as the tournament enters the final knockout stages.  My predicted team to win the T20 World Cup (Australia) cruised through to the semi-finals along with England, who have not put a foot wrong so far in West Indies.

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T20 World Cup – Super Eights


With the group stage matches finished with and no real shocks as all 8 test playing nations make the super eight stage, without any alarm bells.  With India being the first team to book their place in super eight stage and South Africa last in the day and night game.

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World Cup Twenty20 2010 Update


Good news for all cricket lovers, with Chennai Supers Kings still celebrating their IPL 3 win over Mumbai Indians there is more Twenty20 just around the corner.  The Twenty20 World Cup gets underway on Friday 30th April in West Indies with New Zealand facing last years runners up Sri Lanka in the opening game.

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The IPL Finale


IPL season comes to an end with Chennai Super Kings beating Mumbai Indians by 22 runs.  Mumbai Indians who were runaway leaders in group stages could not stop Chennai Super Kings strong batting line up from putting up a good score, which they were unable to chase down.  With another successful season over I have written few stats below whish should interest you.

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IPL – 4 Teams and 4 Matches Left


With 56 matches gone and group stage matches complete, the IPL has got to knock out stage. There are only four games remaining, 2 semi-finals, a third place play-off and the final. With my predicted winners Delhi Daredevils out, then I back Chennai Super kings to take the trophy.

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IPL Season 3 – An Update


Over a week into the tournament, the stadiums have been jammed packed for every game and the big shots continue in the IPL Season 3 as predicted in my earlier post. As if that was not enough, it has been announced that there will be two further teams next season. This will mean more games and more young and international talent on show for the World to enjoy.

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IPL 2010 – Get Ready For Some Big Shots!


The IPL season 3 is here and it all starts on Friday 12th March 2010. The first match is between Deccan Chargers (last year’s winners) and Kolkata Knight Riders at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The tournament consists of 60 matches, with 56 group matches and 2 semi-finals, 3rd place play-off and final on Wednesday 21st April 2010; it’s going to be blast all the way.

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No.1 Test Nation: India Thrash Tigers


Over the past few weeks there has been an intriguing test match taking place in Bangladesh, where the host nation have been taking on the superstars of India. The opposition are the number one ranked test nation based on the ICC’s table which is based on various criteria. Bangladesh are a relatively new test playing nation who apart from the odd ‘giant killing’ act in the shorter form of the game such as one day cricket and T20 rarely are able to win matches of cricket against the established test playing nations.

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Is Tendulkar The Best Batsman Ever?


In this article I will be discussing who I believe is the best batsman of the modern era, In terms of the modern era I am defining it to my years of watching and playing cricket so over the last 15 years. I believe things such as ODI (One Day Internationals) and Test matches should be considered as a fair measure of aggregate runs and averages. Generally a quality batsmen is equally as great in all formats of cricket whether it be the tactical war like Test cricket or the big hitting fast paced One Day International cricket. I know at this point those cricket fans who are reading this are thinking what about T20, my answer is what about it? I think it will take some years before it is established and reaches out to the cricketing purist and in terms of this article I think we can neglect to include this relatively new format.

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