Thursday, July 24, 2014

BCB announces a 15-man ODI squad against the West Indies

Ahead of the three-match ODI series taking place next month in the Caribbean, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 15-man squad on Thursday.
There was no surprise inclusion in this squad. Opening batsman Imrul Kayes was recalled to the squad as a replacement of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is banned for six months after threatening to quit international cricket.
Shakib Al Hasan, nation’s leading wicket-taker in Test history, appealed to the board against his ban, but he was said by the BCB officials that his request would only be considered after the West Indies tour.
Undoubtedly there will be no replacement for Shakib Al Hasan. He can play both as batsman and bowler. As Bangladesh cricket team does not have shortage of spinner, they have decided to choose a batsman in his place.
The first two ODIs between Bangladesh and West Indies will be played at Grenada on August 20 and 22 and the third ODI will be played at St. Kitts on August 25. After the ODI series, these two teams will also play a Twenty20 International and two Test matches.
Bangladesh cricket team will leave for the Caribbean on August 13.

Bangladesh ODI squad against the West Indies: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain & wicket keeper), Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Abdur Razzak, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, and Al-Amin Hossain. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Indian bowlers rise in the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings

The latest Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings was announced on Tuesday, one day after India beating England by 95 runs in the second Investec Test match at Lord’s.
Thanks to their historic win in the second Test at Lord’s after 28 years, some young players have moved up in the rankings. Ishant Sharma who became ‘Man of the Match’ for taking his career best 7/74 in the second innings has jumped three places and secured 20th position.
Ravichandran Ashwin is the highest ranked Indian bowler with taking 11th position. He is followed by P.P. Ojha who has claimed the 12th position.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar who got six wickets in the first innings of the second Test match has seen 12 places improvement to 34th position. Ravindra Jadeja has been ranked 28th position. South African speed star Dale Steyn is ruling the list with top position.

Not only bowlers but also batsmen have seen the improvement in the list. Murali Vijay who scored 24 and 95 in the second Test has risen 11 places to claim his career best ranking of 19th position and become the third Indian batsman behind Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli to make places in to the top 20. Cheteshwar Pujara is in 8th position while Virat Kohli has been ranked 14th position. AB de Villiers of South Africa has become the top ranked Test batsman followed by Kumara Sangakkara and David Warner who has respectively been ranked second and third position. 

India beats England in Test after 28 years at Lord’s

Defeating England by 95 runs on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord’s, India has made a historic win against the host nation after a period of 28 years. It was their second Test win at Lord’s since 1986 when the Indian cricket team led by Kapil Dev won here. India also saw their first away victory in 16 Tests since 2011. With this victory, the touring team has taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series.
England was bowled out for 223 after coming to chase a target of 319 runs in their second session. Except Joe Root and Moeen Ali, neither of the English batsmen could stand in front of the devastating spell of fast bowling by India’s Ishant Sharma. Joe Root scored a passionate innings of 146-ball 66 while Moeen Ali scored 39 runs from 147 balls.
Ishant Sharma was given ‘Man of the Match’ award for his career best figure of seven wickets for 74 which no Indian bowler ever do in England.
Indian cricket team has been congratulated by PM Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, and millions of supporters.

Skipper, MS Dhoni, is happy for this achievement. No doubt, it will increase their confidence when they will take on England in the third Test match. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tesco is set to enter into smartphone market with its very own smartphone

Tesco will soon enter into the smartphone market with the launch of its very own smartphone which is dubbed as Hudl phone by many. This phone is set to arrive this year. However, the release date has not been fixed yet. It may be launched alongside a new version of Hudl tablet, the Hudl 2. According to Tesco’s chief executive, Philip Clarke, the phone will arrive in time for Christmas.
It is expected that Tesco smartphone will be operated by Google’s Android OS like the Hudl tablet does. Besides the usual Android features, the phone will come pre-installed with some of Tesco’s own software features.
As Tesco is planning to launch a smartphone-based banking service at some point, it is likely that the Tesco smartphone will include this new service.

This new smartphone may be launched in several colors like the Hudl tablet. To compete with top smartphone available in the market, the company may set a competitive price. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 4G in India with Rs 53,500 price tag

India is considered to be the most lucrative market in the world because of its large population. Companies from all over the world target Indian market to boost their market share. It is true that India is well known for being the market of low-priced devices. However, high-priced devices are also sold in a large number. As an evidence of this it can be said that Samsung Electronics, which is known as the arch-rival of Apple Inc, has introduced the 4G variant of Galaxy S5 in India.
The Samsung Galax S5 4G will be available in three different colors- Copper Gold, Charcoal Black and Shimmery White with a Rs 53,500 price tag. This device has everything that can help the company to compete with Apple and other top companies in the market.
This device has come with a 5.1-inch, full 1080p Super AMOLED HD display. It is powered by Qualcomm 8974 Pro 2.5 Ghz processor and supports eight 4G LTE bands. Some of its unique features are Advanced Camera, IP67 protection, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster and WIFI MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output) which will make the S5 a perfect 4G device for multimedia usage.
Wi-Fi MIMO technology is equipped with two internal Wi-Fi antennas which will double the connection and accelerate the speed of Wi-Fi.

In the end, it can be said that it is the phone where users will get everything. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

India wins the rain-curtailed first ODI by 7 wickets

Defeating Bangladesh by seven wickets in the rain-curtailed first ODI match in Dhaka, India has taken a 1-0 lead of the three-match ODI series. Indian openers Ajinkya Rahane and Robin Uthappa scored half-centuries and shared a 99-run partnership in the opening stand to ease the target. India reached the revised target of 150 off 26 overs with seven balls remaining at hand.
Batting first, Bangladesh scored 272 for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan scored 59 and 52 runs respectively.
With this match, Robin Uthappa made his return to the international cricket after nearly six years. Scoring 50 runs from 44 balls, he completed his sixth ODI half-century. Ajinkya Rahane played a passionate innings of 70-ball 64.

The second and third ODI match between Bangladesh and India will be played on 17th and 19th June. 

Monday, June 09, 2014

Amazon plans to launch 3D smartphone in the June 18 unveiling event

Gadget lovers are excitedly waiting to see Amazon’s new smartphone which is supposed to be unveiled on June 18 in Seattle. This smartphone has caught the attention of tech lovers because of its some special features. It is said to be glasses-free 3D smartphone which might help the company to make a tough competition with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S5.
With the launch of its new smartphone, Amazon will increase the range of its mobile devices. Other two mobile devices from Amazon are e-book reader and tablet PC.

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos will host the unveiling event where he has invited customers, developers and media. There is also a video posted on tweeter account which shows people checking out the devices and moving their heads to different angles to see the screen. It indicates Amazon device’s 3-D viewing capabilities.