Rebutting assertions that the large Mumbai Indians coaching entourage is hampering the team's chances in IPL, wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel said that the results may not be coming but the star-studded support staff gives players space and their inputs are valuable.
With Delhi Daredevils on a nine-match losing streak at home, Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond said that the visitors will look to exploit on the opposition's shortcoming in the IPL match here tomorrow.
India might have begun their World Cup campaign with a morale-boosting win over Pakistan but former Protea batsman Jonty Rhodes feels that South Africa are a better all-round side and tipped them to win their high-profile clash against the defending champions in Melbourne on Sunday.
There was a time when he felt that Indians were just not comfortable diving to stop a ball but South Africa`s yesteryears` fielder-par-excellence, Jonty Rhodes, says the current Team India is full off "brilliant" fielders who have taken their standard to a new level.
South African cricketer Mark Boucher has said that the game`s modern anti-corruption methods are a joke, offering a rare insight into the shady world of cricket`s most notorious match-fixer, Hansie Cronje.
Former South African batsman Jonty Rhodes has assured Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal that his `mysterious illness` will not threaten his career, although he advised Akmal to be patient and follow the doctor`s advice to overcome his the problem.
India`s famous batsman Sachin Tendulkar recalling some of the finest moments of his first World Cup in 1992 Down Under said Jonty Rhodes` run out of Inzamam-ul-Haq was one of the highlights of the tournament.
Syrupy gulab jamuns, snow-laden mountains in Gulmarg and houseboating in the backwaters of Kerala are experiences that attract South African cricket icon Jonty Rhodes to India. He believes it is the common "entrepreneurial spirit" of the people that binds the two nations.
Former cricketer Jonty Rhodes gave a huge morale-boost to the Indian batsmen for their upcoming battle against the South African pace attack in the three-Test series later this year, saying they possessed the wherewithal to confront the high-quality home team bowlers led by Dale Steyn.
Stating that players of Sachin Tendulkar`s calibre would not be playing forever, former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes said it is important that the youngsters who emerge from tournaments like the Indian Premier League are good all-round cricketers.