Sunil Manohar Gavaskar was born in Bombay on 10th July 1949. Gavaskar is nicknamed `Sunny’ and `Little Master’ for his height that is only 5’4”. Even at that height, he was a good enough wall of defence, being probably the straightest bat that India has ever produced. He is, undoubtedly, India’s greatest opening batsman.
The Sunny Side of Cricket
Historic Test match on any count! India Vs England
Spectators are about watch a match in Lords today that is going to be historic match from many angles. It is 2000th Cricket Test Match and it is proper that it is hosted at Lords stadium that is called Mecca of cricket. The five day match between India and England is sold out and the fans of both teams are keenly anticipating a great test match between the two formidable teams.
The Greatest Indian Cricketer
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born in Bombay on 24th April 1973. He began his cricket career at Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School in Bombay under the coaching of Ramakant Achrekar. When he was 15 years and 232 days old, Sachin Tendulkar scored an unbeaten century in his debut first class match for Bombay against Gujarat on 11th December 1988, making him the youngest player to score a century on first class debut.
India vs England Schedule of Matches Fixtures Timings Venues – India tour of England 2011
India is again all set for another tour in the same season after a successful victory against West Indies this summer. India went to West Indies for a long tour and played plenty of matches over there. Indian team was full of new players and fans were not hopeful of the performance but even then being World champion they managed to play a wonderful cricket. This also made it very clear to cricket world that India has a lot of backup available and this team is not only dependent on few stars.
India is again going to have a long tour in England with conventional players. This tour will consist of 4 test matches to start the tournament followed by only T20 match and 5 ODIs. This will be a tough contest between both the sides as both the teams are in wonderful spirits. England has recently won a close ODI series against Sri Lanka in which both the teams performed very well but in game some has to win while other has to lose and same happened in last exciting ODI matches.
The detailed schedule of matches along with timings are given below:
|21 Jul – 25 Jul||Thu – Mon||1st test||Lord’s||1000 GMT|
|29 Jul – 2 Aug||Fri – Tue||2nd Test||Trent Bridge||1000 GMT|
|10 Aug – 14 Aug||Wed – Sun||3rd Test||Edgbaston||1000 GMT|
|18 Aug – 22 Aug||Thu – Mon||4th Test||Oval||1000 GMT|
|31-Aug||Wed||Only T20||Old Trafford||0915 GMT|
|3-Sep||Sat||1st ODI||Riverside Ground||0915 GMT|
|6-Sep||Tue||2nd ODI||The Rose Bowl||1300 GMT|
|9-Sep||Fri||3rd ODI||Oval||1300 GMT|
|11-Sep||Sun||4th ODI||Lord’s||0915 GMT|
|16-Sep||Fri||5th ODI||Sophia Gardens||1300 GMT|
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