Appeasing The Cricket Gods

sachinIs there anything as adding the Gods thing to the checklist? Well to begin with not much prominence was given to this aspect. As to the custom of the Ovals, to win the game, a team needs to win the toss and bat. If you didn’t do it, you land up in trouble. The two captains who faced the wrath of the cricketing Gods are Chef and Punter. At the Gabba, Nasser won the toss and asked Australia to bat. That day he was left helpless as Australia scored 364 for 2 on the day one. The Gods had their way, and Nasser was left high and dry. As a punishment, he won the toss at Adelaide, sent the team to bat and yet lost the match. So, has he angered the Gods?

Is it just the toss that the Gods are interested in? No, it is also about behavior. It happened to England again, as they lost the series after Eoin Morgan was tempted to call Kevin Pietersen and this was the moment the fate was rewritten. The wickets were lost in heaps and England ended up losing the series. This is not all Morgan scored nothing, and it was a disaster for the players.

The Gods were enraged once again, despite the best behavior. Al was a sprinter between wickets and with 3000 innings he was yet to be beaten between the wickets. But the judgment of Cook on the Oval pitch was far from reproach. After taking the role of the captain and piling up runs and centuries, pushing bowlers efforts to the stands mercilessly, one fine day he walked away from the ball, and this turned out to be a disaster. For the first time, he learned what it would is to be run out. The Gods picked him for his mistake, and he was brutally penalized, where he lost a run for eternity.

Is M S Dhoni The Best Finisher To Be On The Field?

dhoniThe former Indian Skipper has always on the most debated subject whether he is the best finisher in the history of cricket ODI. The matter has to be decided based on the merits. Before coming to a conclusion, it is important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the cricketer when it comes to finishing the match. After analyzing his skills, the player has to be compared with those who have exhibited similar capabilities. While studying the acumen of this cricketer, he was judged to be the perfect option to be on the field when the game is in the tight spot.

MS DhoniFinishing a game is not just about playing into the crowd, it is about being a good runner between wickets. The wicketkeeper is not just the quick to pick up runs but also good at judging the possibility of a run. He is great with positions and cuts and can be a complete entertainer hitting the ball into the crowd. The player can put his rivals in a tight corner every time he is on the field forcing the captain to set a field exclusively for his potent. But the irony is, when Dhoni sets his foot on the field, the fielders are always in demand.

The player has exceptional talent and is a great manipulator. He is designed to be the best finisher for ODI matches. The Mr. Cool as he is always dubbed is capable of handling any pressure on and off the field. His capability to put the opposition under check has him and his team at the advantage. He is complimented by his colleagues and contemporaries for his level mindedness and his ability to stay calm even under tremendous pressure. The cricketer has exhibited immense character and strength during tight situations. He can be called the toughest and can handle any situation.
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Real-Time Cricket Scoring Technology

CbJlIY_VAAALyjeThe first ever real-time cricket scoring mobile application and technology was launched by Quickscore. The co-founder of Quickscore, David Geensen says that they are very proud to launch Quickscore, which is the world’s first ever real-time application for cricket scoring. He also says that the smart scoreboard will help in revolutionizing the match experience.

This technology makes cricket scoring very easy. With the handheld app developed by CricHQ, coaches, players or fans can access any information necessary from their smartphone, PC or tablet. This app not only provides scores; it can also provide statistics, pitch maps, DL calculations, 3D wagon wheels graphs and much more.

The hardest thing about keeping scores these days is that the manual way of doing it by changing the scoreboards. This is time-consuming and clumsy and is often prone to error. Quickscore solves this by displaying the common scoreboard for both players and fans. It would also provide a high-quality platform for the advertiser’s benefit too.

Other benefits include high-quality imaging, wireless technology, and better internet connectivity by internal hotspot. It is also energy efficient. The Quickscore boards are 100% water proof and weather proof. They also impact resistant. Having high-quality scoreboards can raise the standard of the viewing experience.

Umpiring On TV

Billy-BowdenCricket has become sophisticated, packaged for the modern audience. The statistics and techniques are far more refined than it was before. The umpiring has also become subtle. There is a consensus about the complexity of the game but at the same time not about umpiring. This is because umpires are hardly brought to talk shows are on the commentary panel to discuss the tedious nature of their job. Former players, coaches, captains are seen often decorating the studios and pages of sports magazines, the umpire is the neglected lot. The irony is that the umpire’s point of view is discussed by everyone else except the umpires themselves. The game is now turning hi-tech, and this could be detrimental to the sport, it is predicted by experts.

The irony is that we are not able to accept the conclusion. Expert judgment has become a curse, and it is being replaced mostly by bureaucratic box ticking. When it is far from reality, umpiring has become more regulative. The autonomy the umpire enjoys is no more there. It is not the outcome of the need for best rulings. This is where the media administration becomes superior as they are not able to digest the decision of one person, irrespective of their accomplishment in the field.