If you are feeling a bit of ODI withdrawal following the end of the World Cup, take a few minutes to watch the final 18 balls from the famous 438 Match at Wanderers on March 12th 2006. What an amazing match and an incredible run chase. ODI cricket at its absolute finest.
Although the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup is now in the rearview, there is plenty of exciting international cricket in the coming months ahead.
One tour on the calendar this month that is of great excitement to From Hyderabad to Hove is England’s tour of the West Indies beginning on April 13th and running through May 5th. Windies will feel they can go on and take the series at home given England’s current lack of form.
Much has been made over the course of the 2015 ICC World Cup about the performances by AB de Villiers, Martin Guptill, and Kumar Sangakarra. And rightfully so, all three have been spectacular to watch as they’ve lifted their teams with magic at the crease. Another player worth heaping praise on has been Steve Smith of Australia. Don’t remind anyone on the subcontinent, though they aren’t likely to soon forget, Smith has 5 centuries in 7 matches against India this summer, including 105 in last night’s semi-final win over MS Dhoni’s men. Steve Smith has knocked in 921 runs, an average of 115 versus India in those matches. And to think, the Aussie wasn’t even in the ODI first XI when the summer began.