|Adam Gilchrist ( Vice-Captain )|
Gilchrist is an outstanding, aggressive left-handed batsman and effective wicketkeeper, combining the two roles for the Australian national team. At Old Trafford in August 2005 he passed Alec Stewart's world record of 4,540 runs as a Test wicketkeeper. His ability to destroy the opposition in a very short period of time led him to be known as 'The Demolition Man'....More
|Andrew Symonds ( Batsman )|
Andrew Symonds (born 9 June 1975, Birmingham, England) is an all-rounder in the Australian cricket team. A two-time World Cup winner, Symonds is a right-handed middle order batsman and alternates between medium pace and off-spin bowling.
On 20 February 2008 Symonds signed up with the IPL franchise Deccan Chargers from Hyderabad for US$ 1,350,000 making him the second most expensive player in the league. The same team also secured Australian team-mate Adam Gilchrist for US$ 700,000. The IPL commenced on 18 April 2008. On 24 April 2008 Symonds made 117 not out off 53 balls against the Rajasthan Royals. The Royals ended up winning that match as Symonds bowled the last over and conceded 19 runs when the Royals required 17 runs from six balls....More
|Scott Styris ( Allrounder )|
Scott Bernard Styris (born Brisbane, Australia 10 July 1975) is a New Zealand cricketer. An allrounder, Styris is an aggressive right-handed middle order batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler.Educated at Hamilton Boys' High School, Styris has represented Auckland and Northern Districts since 1994/95. He was originally just a seam bowler and only started to concentrate on his batting after a knee injury. Nicknamed "The Pig" or "Pigga", he has become a crowd favourite, especially at Eden Park.Styris has played for Hamilton in the Hawke Cup.Scott Styris was bought by the Deccan Chargers for the IPL 2008 season. He went for $175,000 in the player auction on February, 20 2008. He will be representing Deccan Chargers for 3 years in IPL from 2008 to 2010....More
|Herschelle Gibbs ( Batsman )|
Herschelle Herman Gibbs (born 23 February 1974 in Cape Town) is a South African cricketer, more specifically a batsman.
Gibbs, who is a Cape Coloured, was schooled at St Joseph's Marist College and then Diocesan College in Rondebosch. At backward point, he is considered by some to be the next Jonty Rhodes in his ability to hit the stumps, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the eighth highest number of run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the tenth highest success rate.Gibbs is said to rarely practice in the nets before a match. It is said he prefers to play on instinct in this case.
Gibbs is remembered for dropping a comparatively simple catch off Australia's Steve Waugh during the 1999 World Cup. He became the first player to hit six sixes in one over in One Day International cricket, doing so against the Netherlands in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. On 8 June 2007 he got married in S...More
|Dwayne Smith ( Bowler )|
Dwayne Romel Smith (born 12 April 1983, Storey Gap, St Michael, Barbados) is a West Indies all-rounder who plays Tests and One Day Internationals. He is a hard hitting right-handed batsman and bowls right arm medium pace. An athletic fielder, he is one of the better in the West Indian side.
Smith made a run-a-ball 105 not out on Test debut against South Africa in 2003–04. His 93 ball hundred was the fastest ever by a debuant in Test cricket. It was the 3rd time that a batsman from Barbados has made a debut century, after Conrad Hunte and Gordon Greenidge. He however failed to make a half-century in his 9 Tests since, with his second-highest Test score of 42 coming against the bottom-ranked Bangladesh.
Against a the touring Bangladeshis in May 2004, Smith scored 103 not out off 70 balls in a game for the West Indies Board XI.
In one-day cricket, Smith has managed to have a strike rate of over 100 after 60 ODI games. He has two one-day half-centuries, 62 ...More
|Fidel Edwards ( Bowler )|
Fidel Henderson Edwards (born 6 February 1982 in Gays, St Peter, Barbados) is a West Indian cricketer and is the half brother of Pedro Collins. A pace bowler, his slingshot action greatly resembles that of former fast bowling great Jeff Thomson. He bowls fast, can swing the ball and get reverse swing, but insists that he doesn't go for out-and-out pace. He was spotted in the nets by Brian Lara and Edwards was called up for his Test debut against Sri Lanka after just one match for Barbados. Edwards' slingy action is similar to that of fast bowler Lasith Malinga, of Sri Lanka. For a pace bowler he is, like Malinga, unusually short.
Despite a promising start to his test career, he has been injury prone and inconsistent. With an average of just under 40 in test cricket, he has struggled to fulfill his early potential. However, improved consistency in the May/June 2007 series against England suggest he may now have adapted to the rigours of international
|Azhar Bilakhia ( Batsman )|
was a quiet day all round in the competition, with Karnataka playing in the morning, having lost to Punjab just the previous evening. Karnataka notched up their first win, by four wickets, after winning the toss and sending Gujarat in. Parthiv Patel and Azhar Bilakhia got Gujarat off to a flyer, getting to 55 in just 5.2 overs before they lost their first wicket.
Bilakhia went on to make 62, a rare half-century in this tournament, off only 47 balls with 6 fours and a six. Patel had made 26, but there were no other scores of note in the Gujarat innings. They stitched together 151, a decent enough score, but it proved to be too few....More
|Ryan Harris ( All-rounder )|
Ryan James Harris (born 11 October 1979 in Nowra, New South Wales) is an Australian cricketer, currently signed up to play domestic cricket for Queensland. A right-arm medium pace bowler, he played with the Southern Redbacks from 2001/02 to 2007/08. Harris was due to represent Sussex County Cricket Club in the 2008 English summer but the deal fell through when he moved to Queensland because it breached his Sussex contract. A week earlier he had played a first-class match for Sussex against the Marylebone Cricket Club. His nickname is Ryano.
In late 2008, he was signed to an Indian Premier League contract with the Deccan Chargers, who are coached by his former Redbacks teammate Darren Lehmann. Having been selected for the Australian Twenty-20 team in early 2009, he was directly signed as an "uncapped" player by the Deccan Chargers, at the behest of Lehmann, without having to go through the standard IPL player auction process.Harris made his international debut in a ...More