Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bravo replaces malinga for mumbai indians....

Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies allrounder, will be joining the Mumbai Indians squad to replace the injured Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga.

Lalchand Rajput, Mumbai's coach, confirmed that Bravo was the unanimous choice of the "few" names discussed by the team think-tank. "The decision to pick Bravo was a collective decision," he told Cricinfo.

Malinga, recovering from a knee injury that he picked during the CB Series in Australia, and, had to miss the Caribbean tour but was confident last week he would be fit to join the Mumbai squad. But Rajput said "we got a report that his recovery might take a further two to three weeks. So we decided to have a back-up".

Charl Langeveldt, the South African pace bowler was amongst the names discussed but Bravo nosed ahead by virtue of being an allrounder. "We wanted an allrounder and not another regular bowler", Rajput said of the outcome of the team meeting that took place on Thursday. Bravo will be the fourth West Indies player to feature in the IPL joining Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan.

Bravo would only be available for short period before he returns home for the Australia series but the Mumbai team management felt they could extract the most out of him before he heads back. Bravo will also miss Mumbai's opening game against the Bangalore Royal Challengers at home as he arrives only on Sunday but will get to be part of seven of their 14 league matches before he heads back home on May 14. "We know he would be returning on May 15 but by then we would have played most of our games."

While confirming the signing, Reliance, owners of the Mumbai team, did not disclose the price they had offered him. A sum in the range of US $200-250,000 wouldn't be amiss considering his international record. Bravo may not have a good Twenty20 record - he averages 11 in seven Twenty20 games and has just two wickets at 55 - but he could light up the show like he did in the first game of the ODI series against Sri Lanka recently, grabbing four wickets and playing a handy cameo as an opener.

Bravo's late call-up means that he misses out on Trinidad & Tobago's Carib Beer Challenge match against Jamaica, starting on April 24. The development was confirmed by Trinidad's manager, Colin Borde, who said the experience of playing in the IPL would be beneficial for Bravo.

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

The Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008 has been published.

It is a nice touch. The features throughout are extremely well written. The detail, of course, is unsurpassed. The attention to accuracy by Berry and his "disciples" as he calls his assistant editors in an allusion to the book's supposed Biblical command, is impressive. Where else but in Wisden would be printed this errata: "Oxford UCCE's 2007 captain, PJW Young, attended Wellington College." He had had the misfortune to be listed as having gone to the less prestigious Wellington School, which, as followers of Jeffrey Archer's career will know, can be easily muddled up.

The conundrum that Berry, and indeed all newspaper editors and columnists face is: how to tackle the IPL, the ICL, and the seemingly inexorable growth of Twenty20? Not only is Berry's market one that, on the whole, will not take willingly to this form of the game, he himself will be challenged by its brashness: what Glamorgan's equally erudite scorer, Dr Andrew Hignell, calls "an indictment of our society". One or two cricket writers may enjoy watching Twenty20, but few relish reporting it. What is there to be said about a match-winning 13 not out?

Berry, rather like the old leader writer in the Times, when it came to assessing the crucifixion, tries hard to be fair. "I am not against Twenty20," he writes, and he makes the pertinent comment that "the joyless and long-winded" 50-over World Cup last year played into the hands of the IPL and ICL organisers, but there is a sting at the end of his editor's notes: "In the course of time, what 20-over cricket lacks - if only a change of tempo - will become ever more apparent, by comparison with Test cricket."

So to the content of the other articles. Mike Brearley, who in his speech at the dinner to launch Wisden was as fair-minded towards developments in India as he was towards Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket 30 years ago, writes illuminatingly about Bedi's deception in his bowling. Paul Newman of the Daily Mail contributes a long and highly detailed account of the mystery surrounding the death of Bob Woolmer, concluding that for the jury to return an open verdict after a long inquest was "the worst possible verdict - because it means we just do not know whether he had his life taken from him or simply succumbed naturally to the stresses inherent in his very demanding job". Strangely enough, the inquest itself last autumn received little media attention by comparison with the deluge of comment when Woolmer died.

Pat Collins, in his review of the year's books, has no time at all for Duncan Fletcher's autobiography - or, perhaps more to the point, Fletcher himself. "The Wisden Forty," an account of the leading 40 players in the world during 2007, is an article too many.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

latest from kuselan!!! kamal in kuselan???

'Kuselan' is the remake of the Malayalam chart buster film 'Katha Parayumbol' that starred Mammootty and Srinivasan in the lead roles. The Tamil remake would be a little different from the Malayalam original in the sense of the songs as well as some addition to the scenes.

Yes, it is true! We have heard about actor Prabhu essaying a very vital role in this superstar's film. Now there is one more 'mighty' addition to the star cast and Kamal Haasan too will be seen along with Rajinikanth in this multi-starrer film.
Reports also indicate that Kamal will be seen shaking a leg with the superstar apart from a scene where the two Kollywood supremos would be seen together.

The long list of actresses appearing for a song in Superstar Rajinikanth starrer ‘Kuselan’ is still growing, with Trisha and Flora being the latest additions.

According to sources, Flora, who is facing a ban in Kollywood following her alleged involvement in the US visa forgery racket is shaking legs for a peppy number in the Telugu version of the film.

Suja, the item number specialist of Kollywood is doing the number in Tamil while Trisha, Sneha and Mamta Mohandas are also there.

sourav's best test kanpur!!

Sourav chandidas Ganguly has accepted that this knock of 87 is one of his best knocks in test cricket.It was so spl for him bcoz it came on a difficult track and also in a difficult situation.Sourav Ganguly's 87 today on a Kanpur minefield can safely join the company. And the man himself rates this as one of his best efforts. "Considering the surface and context, this is definitely one of my top Test knocks," was his summary after a gripping day's play.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

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• Juice or dish of prunes
• Hot cereal with fortified whole milk or cream, topped with 1 teaspoon of margarine and brown sugar and granola
Mid-morning snack
• Buttered raisin toastwith peanut butter, an egg, or jam
• Fortified whole milk
• Cream soup — made with fortified whole milk or cream, and topped with cheese (grated or sliced)
• Crackers spread with margarine or butter
• Open-face sandwich;spread with lots of margarine, butter or mayonnaise; cheese or meat and one slice of tomato
• Sweetened applesauce thickened with cream
Mid-afternoon snack
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• Meat and vegetable casserole with added skim milk powder
• Mashed potato made with cream and margarine, or 1 slice of bread with margarine or butter
• Avocado slices (try it plain or with a sprinkle of lemon juice) orseveral olives
• Pudding or custard topped with whipped cream and/or nuts Note: when making udding, you can use an instant pudding mix and add 2 cups whole milkplus 3/4 cup of skim milk powder and 2 tablespoons of oil.
Evening Snack
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• Fortified whole milk or sweetened juice
• Coffee and tea areoptional; try to include 6-8 glasses of water or other fluid during the day

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

How to gain weight ??

Eat often
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• Set an alarm to remind yourself to eat.
• Have a full meal at the time of day when your
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• Keep nutritious, high calorie snacks where you
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Monday, April 7, 2008

Deep sea creatures!!!

Deep sea creatures are fish and other creatures that live down in the deepest part of the ocean. It is very cold down at the bottom and there is no sunlight only the light produced by the some of the creatures. Almost every deep sea creature has a cell in their body that makes a light.

If a deep-sea fish or creature from the bottom of the ocean to the twilight zone is brought up to the surface, their organs and eyes will explode and they will die. Fish of the deep-sea have a light that they produce from a cell in there body. The light that they produce is a greenish-yellow color.

Some of the deep sea cretures are shown below.

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Giant Isopod


Angler Fish

Firefly Squid

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Comet holmes losing its tail....!!!

Here we could see the comet named holmes losing its tail as seen by as seen by the British telescope SuperWASP.

Normally faint comet erupted into its largest outburst in a century last October, which is when the robotic SuperWASP on the island of La Palma just happened to be pointing towards Comet 17P Holmes. Within two hours of its first sighting, Holmes outshone the telescope's "eyes" and prevented accurate measurement.

Here the images show the comet on November 3, November 6, and November 14, as a tail develops and eventually detaches as a large chunk of frozen gas and tiny solid particles. Astronomers remain mystified by this outburst of comet material, which reflected extra sunlight to make the comet one million times brighter than normal.

Will ishant return for the third test??

Now wat ll the indian team do after the crushing defeat to south africa in the 2nd test,,it already suffered a setback when tendulkar was ruled out of the third test,,so now they depend on the fitness test of ishant,,who could be the match winner india s serchin.
The team for the final match is expected to be selected at the end of the Ahmedabad Test.

Ishant, who starred in the Tests and the ODIs on the Australia tour, was advised complete rest for three weeks by the then physio, John Gloster. He had a problem in the big toe of his landing foot as well as an inflammation in the right forefinger.

He underwent some tests at the NCA before the start of the South Africa series but had not attained full fitness. He was with the team at both Chennai and Ahmedabad, and has been monitored by Paul Close, the physio. Anil Kumble hoped Ishant would be fully fit for the Ahmedabad Test but the team decided to give him a bit more time.

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