Apr 192014
 
Saturday 19 April 2014  by John Pennington & Matt Carter

John Pennington and Matt Carter reflect on the latest LV= County Championship action, preview upcoming matches and comment on the latest news.

There were wins in round two for Middlesex, Sussex, Essex, Hampshire and Worcestershire and they look ahead to round three as the battle hots up.

They also comment on Jonathan Trott's latest struggles and reflect on Peter Moores' appointemnt as the new England head coach - for a second time.

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Hot Spot Schedule

IPL Hot Spot Discussions: 19th April - first impressions (JP/CN)

County Cricket Discussions:19th April - Round 2 review/Round 3 preview (JP/MC)

Your Hot Spot Team

John Pennington (JP) - Cricket World Editor. Based in England. Hot Spot anchor.

Chetan Narula (CN) - Indian cricket correspondent. Based wherever India are playing & New Delhi

Ryan Bailey (RB) - Irish cricket expert - based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Matt Carter (MC) - County cricket analyst

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Apr 192014
 
Hot Spot - IPL 7 First Impressions - Cricket World TV
Saturday 19 April 2014 

After the first round of matches and having seen all eight teams in action, John Pennington and Chetan Narula reflect on the start of the Indian Premier League 2014 – IPL7.

They assess whether there have been any big surprises in the first few matches and then analyse wins for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals.

They also make their predictions for the games coming next.

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Hot Spot Schedule

IPL Hot Spot Discussions:
19th April – first impressions (JP/CN)

County Cricket Discussions:
19th April – Round 2 review/Round 3 preview (JP/MC)

Your Hot Spot Team

John Pennington (JP) – Cricket World Editor. Based in England. Hot Spot anchor.

Chetan Narula (CN) – Indian cricket correspondent. Based wherever India are playing & New Delhi

Ryan Bailey (RB) – Irish cricket expert – based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Matt Carter (MC) – County cricket analyst

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Apr 132014
 
Hot Spot - Intriguing Start To County Season - Cricket World TV
Sunday 13 April 2014 

In their first county cricket Hot Spot discussion show, John Pennington and Matt Carter reflect on the opening round of LV= County Championship fixtures and preview upcoming action.

There were wins in Division One for Sussex and Nottinghamshire while Glamorgan dismissed Surrey for 81 on their way to a 10-wicket win.

They review the four games that were played, picking out key performers, developing themes and then look ahead to this week’s action.

With centrally-contracted England players heavily involved and plenty of spots in the national team up for grabs, there is a lot of interest around this season.

They also pick which games they would most like to go to this week and predict where the action will be at its best.

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Hot Spot Schedule

IPL Hot Spot Discussions:
14th, 15th April – team-by-team previews

Your Hot Spot Team

John Pennington (JP) – Cricket World Editor. Based in England. Hot Spot anchor.

Chetan Narula (CN) – Indian cricket correspondent. Based wherever India are playing & New Delhi

Ryan Bailey (RB) – Irish cricket expert – based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Matt Carter (MC) – County cricket analyst

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Apr 022014
 
Video - West Indies Power Into WT20 Semi-Finals - Cricket World TV

In our latest cricket news video, we look back at the West Indies’ impressive charge into the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 and the last games of the group stages.

Defending champions the West Indies were on top form and they defended a score of 166 for six by dismissing Pakistan for just 82.

Earlier, pre-tournament favourites Australia took just their first win, a seven-wicket hammering of Bangladesh, as they finished strongly.

And in the women’s competition, there were upset wins for Bangladesh and India, which had an impact on the semi-final line-up.

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Apr 012014
 
Australia finally get World T20 win

Published: 4:36AM Wednesday April 02, 2014 Source: AP

Australia have escaped the embarrassment of a winless World Twenty20, downing Bangladesh by seven wickets in their dead rubber.

Facing a tricky target of 154, Aaron Finch’s entertaining 71 anchored Australia’s successful chase of 158 for three, which silenced the partisan Dhaka crowd and snapped a three-game losing streak.

For the first time all tournament Australia’s top order found some form, with Warner and Finch starting the run-chase in grand fashion to put on 98 for the first wicket and set up the win, which was achieved with 15 balls remaining.

Warner (48 off 35) in particular has had a disappointing fortnight, considering his tremendous output in the Ashes and in the victorious Test series in South Africa, but he hit the accelerator early with eight boundaries on Tuesday night, including three sixes.

Finch, who scored 65 in the first-up loss to Pakistan, brought up his half century off 35 and muscled four sixes and seven fours in a 45-ball knock.

But both openers would have rued the missed opportunities in Australia’s live games that could have extended their tournament past the group stage.

Cameron White (18 off 15) negotiated the final overs, before captain George Bailey (11 off seven) secured the comfortable win with a six.

But despite the hollow victory over Bangladesh, it must surely still rank as their worst performance in a major limited overs tournament.

The result leaves hosts Bangladesh as the only team to fail to secure a victory in the group stage – a feat even achieved by associate side the Netherlands with their incredible upset of England yesterday.

Earlier, the home side were boosted by a 112-run partnership between Shakib Al Hasan (66) and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (47 off 36) to finish 153 for five.

They were aided by Australia’s curious decision to drop young legspinner James Muirhead and again omit veteran left-armer Brad Hogg from the clash.

Seam-bowling allrounder Dan Christian (0-17 off two overs) was preferred instead – a questionable decision, which irked Australia’s greatest ever spinner, Shane Warne, who was watching from the stands in his role as a TV commentator.

The spin omissions made even less sense when you consider the impact tweakers have had throughout the tournament, and the undeniable potential of Muirhead.

“Aust not playing a specialist spinner! Strange decision,” he tweeted during Bangladesh’s innings.

“Why not persist with a 20 year old leggie who spins it?”

Recalled paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile (2-17) snared two early wickets to reduce Bangladesh to 2-12, before Al Hasan gave the hosts some hope, smashing three sixes and a further five fours in a measured and crucial 52-ball innings.

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Mar 312014
 
Hot Spot - Batting Collapses & WT20 Surprises - Cricket World TV
Monday 31 March 2014 

In their latest Hot Spot video, Chetan Narula and John Pennington review the latest action at the ICC World Twenty20 2014, as South Africa and Sri Lanka join India in the semi-finals.

They reflect on a number of matches played since they last caught up, and were speaking before Sri Lanka had dismissed New Zealand for 60 to set up a tie against either Pakistan or the West Indies.

They did talk about batting collapses, namely those of Australia (against India) and England (against the Netherlands).

They also make their predictions ahead of coming matches and talk about a few surprise elements of the tournament so far – such as Australia falling by the wayside.

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Hot Spot Schedule

22nd March, 24th March, 26th March, 29th March, 31st March, 2nd April, 5th April, 7th April: ICC WT20 Discussions (JP/CN & others)

Your Hot Spot Team

John Pennington (JP) – Cricket World Editor. Based in England. Hot Spot anchor.

Chetan Narula (CN) – Indian cricket correspondent. Based wherever India are playing & New Delhi

Ryan Bailey (RB) – Irish cricket expert – based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Mar 252014
 
Video - Badree, Santokie, Smith Silence Home Crowd - Cricket World TV
Tuesday 25 March 2014 

West Indians Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie and Dwayne Smith played key roles as the West Indies hammered Bangladesh by 73 runs in today’s ICC World Twenty20 match in Mirpur.

Our latest news video round-up of the action looks back on the reigning champions winning their first game of the competition in comprehensive fashion.

Dwayne Smith led the way with the bat, making 72, while Chris Gayle also played his part in a bizarre innings that was a mix of big hitting, appalling fielding and outstanding fielding, particularly towards the end.

Bangladesh’s innings was more clear-cut as they were dismissed for just 98 having been set 172 to win.

Slow bowlers Badree and Santokie shared seven wickets as Bangladesh failed to reach three figures in their first outing of the tournament, resulting in many home fans streaming for the exits in disappointment.

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Mar 202014
 
Hot Spot -   ICC WT20 2014 Preview - Cricket World TV
Thursday 20 March 2014 

John Pennington catches up with Chetan Narula, now in Bangladesh, to preview the ICC World Twenty20 and look back on the qualifying and warm-up games.

This show was recorded before the Bangladesh v Hong Kong match, but the pair agree that up until that point, Bangladesh and Ireland had emerged as the best sides from Groups A and B.

Chetan then reflects on the warm-up matches he has watched following his arrival in Bangladesh, including Sri Lanka v West Indies and England v India.

Next, they move on to the match between India and Pakistan which is the perfect way to get the Super 10s underway.

Can India take the form they showed against England into the match? And can Pakistan put their dismissal for just 71 by South Africa behind them?

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Hot Spot Schedule

22nd March, 24th March, 26th March, 29th March, 31st March, 2nd April, 5th April, 7th April: ICC WT20 Discussions (JP/CN & others)

Your Hot Spot Team

John Pennington (JP) – Cricket World Editor. Based in England. Hot Spot anchor.

Chetan Narula (CN) – Indian cricket correspondent. Based wherever India are playing & New Delhi

Ryan Bailey (RB) – Irish cricket expert – based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Mar 172014
 
Video - ICC WT20 2014 Off To A Dramatic Start - Cricket World TV
Monday 17 March 2014 

In our first ICC World Twenty20 2014 news video updates, we take a look back at the first four matches in the qualifying tournament, the latest warm-up games and more news from Bangladesh.

The tournament got off to an underwhelming start with Bangladesh and Nepal taking huge victories over Afghanistan and Nepal respectively on the opening day in Group A.

Group B provided two closer encounters with Ireland winning winning a last-ball thriller over Zimbabwe in dramatic fashion.

The Netherlands had to contend with off-field controversy surrounding them replacing Tim Gruijters with Tom Cooper, but put that behind them to beat the United Arab Emirates.

There were also warm-up wins for Pakistan and Sri Lanka over New Zealand and India respectively.

After a sluggish start, the tournament is really beginning to get going…

Please note this video was recorded before the ICC issued their response to the Tim Gruijters/Tom Cooper allegations.

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