Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Know World Cricket

Cricket is one of the most followed sport in the world only next to football.However in Asia cricket is followed by fans who give their favourite cricketers demigod status.The standard of cricket in the world is also experiencing a sudden wave of change thanks to the Indian Premier League.A decade ago the Australians reigned supreme in the world,mercilessly beating all the opponents on their way to top position in world cricket.When one looks at last couple of yeas, Australia's position at the top position in the world cricket rankings has been constantly challenged by teams Like India and South Africa.The Indians had scared the Australians the previous summer when they were the visiting team whereas the South African Team led by the energetic Graeme Smith proved to be a tough nut to crack when they beat the Australian team in their home soil which was Australia's home loss in 15 years.For a while the South Africans have threatened to take the top spot but have faltered some where down the path but this time Graeme smith's team would have become the No.1team if not for the last test loss against Australia.With two teams challenging the top spot from Australia it won't take much time for cricket to have a new champion in the coming year.