Essex sign New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder

Essex have signed New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder as the Overseas player for the 2014 season.
The 29-year-old Otago batsman has played 48 one-day internationals, 18 Tests and 22 Twenty20s for the Black Caps.

Ryder expressed his excitement on his twitter account:
Ryder will be available from the beginning of May and represent the County Championship Division Two side in all formats this season.

Peter Moores appointed as England coach

The Lancashire chief Peter Moores has been confirmed as the new head coach of the England cricket team for the second time, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced.

Moores joined Lancashire in February 2009, and guided Sussex to the County Championship title in 2003.

Moores gets excited to returns as England coach, said: "I am very excited about the prospect of returning to a role I have done before and to building a strong relationship with Alastair Cook and the rest of the players and staff. In any time of change there comes opportunity and this is one I can’t wait to get stuck into."

Moores, 51, was in charge of the national side for two years between 2007-09, but was sacked following a dispute with Kevin Pietersen.

Moores first match as a coach will be a ODI against Scotland on 9 May, before limited-overs and Test series against Sri Lanka, starting on 20th May.
20 April, 2014

New Zealand Test squad for tour of the West Indies

New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi and offspinner Mark Craig has been included in a 15-man squad for the three-Test series against the West Indies, starting in June.
Ronchi, 32, has been a regular player of in Black Caps's limited-overs squads. However, it will be his first chance to secure a place in Test cricket.

New Zealand will play three tests and a couple of Twenty20 Internationals in the first week of July.

NZ vs. WI Schedule

June 8-12: First test, Jamaica
June 16-20: Second test, Trinidad
June 26: Third test, Guyana
July 5: First T20, Dominica
July 6: Second T20, Dominica

NZ Test squad: Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Brendon McCullum (capt), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Jimmy Neesham, BJ Watling, Mark Craig, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi.

Indian Premier League 2014 Preview - 7th Edition

Indian Premier League is in its seventh season, which every Cricket fan loves the most. IPL season 7 is expected to be much more interesting with full of excitement among the fans and players, as the 1st leg of the IPL-7 is shifted in front of Emirates crowd, UAE.
The first match of the tournament will be played on 16th of this month, in which Last years’ champions Mumbai Indians will face Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

IPL 2014 will be different than the previous editions as it would be played across two countries, the first leg to be played in UAE and the second leg in India. Despite changes in the venues, there’s no changes has been made to the format of the tournament. Since IPL cricket has been highly popular with cricket fans across the world, with this in mind you can check out the latest betting odds at Betfair now to bet while the action is happening.

Eight teams will be participating in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. The teams along with their key players:

  1. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Players to Watch out for: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh.
  2. Chennai Super Kings: Players to Watch out for: MS Dhoni, Brendon McCullum and Suresh Raina.
  3. Delhi Daredevils: Players to Watch out for: Ross Taylor, Kevin Pietersen and Shahbaz Nadeem.
  4. Kings XI Punjab: Players to Watch out for: Virender Sehwag, David Miller and Mitchell Johnson.
  5. Kolkata Knight Riders: Players to Watch out for: Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Narine and Shakib Al Hasan.
  6. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Players to Watch out for: Dale Steyn, Darren Sammy and Shikhar Dhawan.
  7. Mumbai Indians: Players to Watch out for: Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey and Zaheer Khan.
  8. Rajasthan Royals: Players to Watch out for: Shane Watson, Sanju Samson and Steve Smith.

Chennai Super Kings can win once again with good team work and of course Dhoni in command as they've shown us in every season. The current champions Mumbai Indians will fight to defend the title.
However, Royal Challengers Bangalore looks pretty good in batting and bowling department, seems to be the strongest contender of the title this year.

So guys just sit back and enjoy the exciting format of Cricket.

12 April, 2014

Brett Lee marries again

Former Australian pacer Brett Lee has married to his girlfriend Lana Anderson at his new home in Seaforth, according to DailyTelegraph.
The 37-year-old Lee ties the knot for second time, after he divorced to his first wife Elizabeth Kemp in 2008.

The report claims that the couple is believed to have moved in together at the end of last year.

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