India’s death-overs exponent Ashish Nehra expects fast bowlers to play a critical role in the upcoming World Cup even though the wickets of the subcontinent are considered spinner-friendly. The lanky left-arm pacer, who made a sensational comeback to the team in 2009 after battling injuries for four years, says Indian pacers have performed well in home conditions in the last couple of years and that should encourage them to do well in the mega event. “The fast bowlers will play an important role in the World Cup even though the pitches in the subcontinent generally are on the slower side.
When Gautam Gambhir was dropped from the 2007 World Cup squad, he was so disappointed that he almost quit cricket. As he makes his World Cup debut at home, one of the world’s most exciting opening batsmen says he would like to do something “special” for the home crowd, “like my unbeaten 150 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in 2009″. The excitement of the coming tournament is palpable on Gambhir’s face as also the pressure of playing at home, although the 29-year-old says he prefers to keep things simple and wants to treat the mega event like any other tournament
Australia’s stand-in captain Michael Clarke feels he can turn around his form before the cricket World Cup starting Feb 19. The 29-year-old Clarke is desperate to play with the authority expected of an Australian skipper and vindicate the “nice” vote of confidence
India’s Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi stormed into the men’s doubles semi-finals but it was the end of road for Paes in the mixed doubles event of the Australian Open tennis here Wednesday.
England spinner Graeme Swann was Tuesday ruled out from the remaining One-day Internationals (ODI) against Australia due to a back injury but is expected to be fit in time for the cricket World Cup. Swann’s injury comes as a setback for the English side after fast bowler Tim Bresnan flew back home to nurse a calf strain. The off-spinner will fly home from Australia Wednesday.
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He is taking forward his penchant for the fighting spirit in his forthcoming 3D underwater thriller “Sanctum”. But Hollywood producer James Cameron says filmmaking is not about the equipment but about images and imagination. “The cameras used on ‘Sanctum’ included the same cameras developed for and used on ‘Avatar’.
James Cameron’s forthcoming production venture “Sanctum”, a 3-D underwater action-thriller, will have its world wide release Feb 4 and the magnum opus will hit the screens in India the same day. Directed by Alister Grierson, it is Cameron’s next after his blockbuster “Avatar”, which he had directed and co-produced with Jon Landau. Made with new cast, the thriller promises to keep the audiences at the edge of their seats, said a press statement.
Fortis Group’s overseas arm Fortis Global Healthcare will focus on Asia, Australia and the Middle East as it eyes “a lot of acquisition” this year, its promoter Malvinder Singh has said. “Fortis Global will go for a lot of acquisitions in 2011
Australia’s Michael Clarke Friday quit Twenty20 cricket in the aftermath of the Ashes disaster and said he took the decision to focus on Tests. Australia lost the Ashes 1-3 after they were bundled out for 281 in the second innings of the Sydney Test. Clarke, too, had a horrible series, scoring a lone fifty in eight innings.