Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Update for Bloggers & Facebookers

Following the success of the Well Pitched Facebook page, Uncle J Rod has launched his own Cricket with Balls Facebook page.

If you haven't already, I suggest you become a fan of both.

Someone asked Uncle J how the facebook page would be any different from his existing blog.

I'm not sure about Cricket with Balls, but what we have done on our Facebook page is that we have added a number of videos and picture albums, besides the RSS Feed of our blog. There will probably be more additions to the features as we go along, but as of now you can find all the IPL team videos on the Well Pitched Facebook page as well as a few picture albums.

We recently added some new videos that may be of interest:
  1. Sohail Tanvir's 6-14 against Chennai Super Kings
  2. Shoaib Akhtar's 2 scorching deliveries to Dravid and Tendulkar
  3. Shoaib Akhtar singing for his friends
  4. Sohail Tanvir's flying kiss to Gautam Gambhir
  5. Wasim Akram's magic ball - you all have seen Warne's ball of the century, but this is simply magical.
  6. Waqar Younis' 6-59 vs Australia in Nottingham in 2001
  7. Shoaib Akhtar's 5-25 vs Australia in 2002
Besides facebook, the cricket blogosphere has been busy covering the IPL, following the county season, and praising Shane Warne. Here are some of the recent IPL related posts that have led me to comment in defence or in support of the IPL:
Nestaquin discusses how the cricket (as we know it) has prevailed in the IPL and that he doesn't think that this is any revolution. My comments were on why I think it is the revolution. Nesta is one of the few bloggers who has been keenly following the IPL.
AYALAC recently did a post describing how viewers had become bored of the IPL and that TV ratings were falling and that the interest had dwindled after the initial hype. No points for guessing what my comments were.
David Barry points out that 20-20 cricket involves a lot of luck so don't just yet proclaim as to which IPL team is the best. In another post he compares his own pre-IPL ratings of teams with mine and Arjwiz's. Well done DB!
Soulberry wonders whether the IPL is actually a domestic tournament as Sehwag claimed it to be. I think it totally is a domestic tournament but SB has interesting views.
DS Henry continues to cover the IPL like no one else giving away awards to daily performers.
SOM tries to figure out when the Pakistani players in the IPL will start performing, while Trideep shares his experience of watching an IPL match at the ground. Straight Point suggests what needs to be done to tilt the game in favour of the bowlers, whereas Ottayan thinks that there has been a turnaround in the bowlers' fortunes in the IPL.
And here is a guide to the IPL by Sportsfreak for those who are still wondering what this is all about.
Amidst all this, the 2nd female cricket blogger emerged on the scene and joined Uncle J over at Cricket with Balls.
Miriam, who is also a regular commenter on Well Pitched, has done two cracking posts - one is a hilarious take on what test cricket needs to give itself a boost, and the other one is a comparison of international test nations to men. How fun!
The Allen Stanford University for Cricket Bloggers welcomes Miriam as its 2nd female faculty member.
Thats all folks.
Keep blogging and facebooking.

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  1. Miriam said...

    Q, thank you so much for the mention, and I'm glad that you enjoyed the posts. It was actually a comparison of men to test nations, if you see what I mean, not the other way round, but the analogy does indeed work both ways.

  2. Q said...

    Pleasure :-)

    And yep it works both ways.

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