December 11, 2008

All facts of India vs England 1st test match and Live score 2008

After a few hours India and England will come to the MA Chidamambaram Stadium to play the scheduled first match at 09:30 local time (04:00 GMT) that was totally uncertain after Mumbai terrorist attack. In the morning the stadium will be full with thousand of cricket fans. The terrorist attack was stopped all the follow of the Indian cricket fans. The massive attack has destroyed all flavor of the 6th and 7th ODI even of the test series. 

ECB investigation team visited India and met close door meeting in Dubai whenever England cricket team was practiced and was waiting for the positive signal from the ECB committee men. The England cricket team reached at Chepauk, Chennai on Monday just two days ago of the first test on December 8, 2008. Reaching in Chennai the all English cricketers were full of joy and seems that they were waiting for the green signal from the ECB authorities. I think it is a front-to-front protest against terrorism on cricket and proves that no attack will destroy Cricket. 

Chennai is going to become many histories with the 1st test match between India vs England. It will be the 50th test of England in the soil of India and England is the first team in the world who are going to build the record first. 

There are some records are waiting for some players of India cricket team who are going to touch their pioneers. But before adding this I am congratulating Virender Sehwag promoting 300 runs in his career in an innings against South Africa in 2008 season and if he can hit one six then he will be the equal six hitter to the Indian World Cup winning Capatin Kapil Dev. Indian master bluster batsman Sachin Tendulkar is going to touch two record and could write his name by adding just 6 runs he can reach in 2000 against England and will be the second man who is going aggregate after Sunil Gavaskar. Another record for Sachin Tendulkar is, as a first Indian cricketer he is leading himself in cricket career most time and going to hold the first position by playing 19 years 26 days in the test match history after Lala Amarnath in India Test Cricket History. Rahul Dravid who is considered as a cool man in cricket, is two steps back from the Australian crickets Mark Waugh taking two catches. Most probably, Mark Waugh is the only players who took more catches standing beside wicket keeper. 

The squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, S Badrinath, Munaf Patel, Murali Vijay, Pragyan Ojha. 

In the BCCI board meeting, the selection committee had declared a 15 men squad for the two matches test series against England. Although we cannot see any changed name or any new face who are going to debut in test cricket but hard hitter Yuvraj Singh has been selected for the test match. Yuvraj Singh is considered the most positive players for ODI and T20 tournament. Even he played 23 Test matches as securing 1050 runs. His test average is just 32.81 including 3 centuries and 3 half-centuries. The selection committee has selected him the lack of left-handed batsman in the middle order after Sourav Ganguly’s retirement. 

England squad

KP Pietersen, TR Ambrose, JM Anderson, IR Bell, SCJ Broad, PD Collingwood, AN Cook, A Flintoff, SJ Harmison, A Khan, MS Panesar, MJ Prior, OA Shah, AJ Strauss, GP Swann 

England team will coming to field with the leadership of KP Pietersen. Only Graeme Swann is the new player in the declared England squad. Indian pitch is always spin favor and due to English seamier Stuart Broad’s injury GP Swann has got opportunity in the test match. With the debutante off spinner GP Swann, KP Pietersen is thinking to take change like Australian debutant off spinner who takes 12 wickets in a test match. 

NEO Cricket TV will telecast the India vs England test series live on the SKY Sports will telecast live for European fans. Here is some website that always shows the live score. So enjoy the test series.