Brian Lara News
The India Premier League (IPL) 2022 will not only witness two new teams in Lucknow and Ahmedabad taking part in the T20 league but will also witness a few new faces as coaches. The likes of Ashish Nehra, Brian Lara and Dale Steyn will take up different coaching duties in IPL 2022. In these collection of pictures, we take a look at some of the new coaches in IPL 2022.
Sachin Tendulkar's India Legends booked their place in the Road Safety World Series final with a 12-run win over Brian Lara-led West Indies Legends in the semifinal in Raipur on Wednesday (March 17). Led by Tendulkar's fifty, India Legends posted a massive 218/3 in 20 overs after batting first. Windies Legends put up a valiant fight in the chase before ending up at 206/6. For India, former India and Karnataka paceman Vinay Kumar was the pick of the bowlers claiming 2/26 in three including the wicket of WI Legends skipper Brian Lara. Here's a collection of pictures to summarise the thrilling semifinal clash.
West Indies Legends made a difficult 187-run target look easy against England Legends to win by five wickets in their Road Safety World Series clash in Raipur on Tuesday (March 16). The win means that Brian Lara-led side booked their semifinal clash against Sachin Tendulkar's India Legends, which will take place on Wednesday (March 17) night. Half-centuries by Dwayne Smith and Narsingh Deonarine ensured West Indies overhauled the target set by Kevin Pietersen's England Legends without much hiccups. Here we take a look at the high-scoring game between England and West Indies Legend.
Among bowlers, Lara mentioned Bumrah, Jofra Archer, James Anderson, Kagiso Rabada and Rashid Khan as the best five in the present era. Among the five best West Indians of his era, Lara named Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Carl Hooper, and Chris Gayle. Besides this, the former Caribbean batsman also mentioned the five best batsmen and bowlers he played against.
Suryakumar Yadav had a phenomenal run with the bat in IPL 2020, being instrumental in Mumbai Indians' title win. However, he was not selected for India's tour of Australia, which came as a shock to many. The legendary Brian Lara said that Suryakumar should have made the cut into the Indian team after a fantastic IPL 2020.
The 48-year-old achieved the feat on the second day of the opening Test of the two-match Test series between Australia and Zimbabwe in 2003. Matthew Hayden finished his incredible innings at 380 off 437 balls--which was the highest individual Test score of that time. His knock was also decorated with 38 boundaries and 11 sixes. Hayden's record was broken by Brian Lara a year later during West Indies' Test match against England.
Former Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee on Tuesday (May 26) said that legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar is ahead of West Indies icon Brian Lara in the race for the greatest batsman he has bowled to, but former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis was the "greatest complete cricketer" he has played against.