10 months agoArsenal centre-back Rob Holding happy with surgery

first_imgArsenal centre-back Rob Holding happy with surgeryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal centre-back Rob Holding has undergone successful knee surgery.The 23-year-old was ruled out for between six and nine months earlier in December after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.Holding finally underwent an operation on Sunday and he said on Instagram: “Happy that the surgery went well. Road to recovery starts now.”His absence has been part of a defensive crisis for boss Unai Emery – who has been forced to play Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner at centre-back due to injuries to Holding, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoGattuso: Stats show AC Milan are in crisis

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Gattuso: Stats show AC Milan are in crisisby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso admits they’re in crisis after defeat at home to Fiorentina.Federico Chiesa struck in the second-half for Fiorentina’s 1-0 win.”It’s certainly a difficult moment,” Gattuso told reporters, “but today we were in a state of emergency because of our injuries. I have nothing to reproach the team for. This result is hard to swallow, we weren’t sharp, but we weren’t lucky either.“The statistics say that Milan are in crisis. We’ve been struggling to cause problems for our opponents over the last three weeks. It’s fair to say we’ve not exactly been calm before that either, but we have to find some peace and not seek scapegoats.“The team did everything it possibly could today and we tried to win it, but lost our shape under Fiorentina pressure.” last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari tribute to Zidane after winning CWC

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari tribute to Zidane after winning CWCby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari paid tribute to Zinedine Zidane after winning the Club World Cup final.Real were comfortable 4-1 winners over Al Ain.Solari isn’t long in the job at Real Madrid, but has already put his name to some silverware with what he will hope to be a building block for future success.”The players deserve it and we are happy,” Solari said after the game.”They have come here after a lot of work and a lot of winning and we put a finishing touch to that third consecutive Champions League.”We’re also here thanks to [Zinedine] Zidane.” last_img

10 months agoLiverpool defender Robertson reveals squad agreement over verbal clashes

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool defender Robertson reveals squad agreement over verbal clashesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Andrew Robertson has revealed the players have been open about the need to argue with eachother.Scotland’s skipper says there is a pact inside the dressing-room to take flak from a team-mate without it escalating into an on-field row.He said: “There were a couple of arguments out there today. A couple of things that needed to be said – and they were.“We all have the attitude that that if someone says something to you, you have to take it on the chin.”If you don’t agree with it, you deal with it at full-time or half-time and speak to one another.“When you are out on the pitch and it’s 100 miles an hour you don’t have time to discuss why something was said to you.“We have spoken together about this as a team. We do discuss things. We have said that’s it’s having that honesty between us which is important.“Whether it’s the youngest player – someone like Trent Alexander-Arnold – tells you to do something and he believes it’s right then you do it. You can go back and ask Trent for an explanation later – if you haven’t agreed with it, obviously.“When people are arguing on the pitch, it can have a negative effect and you can get distracted. I think that’s something the lads have done really well since the start of the season. It shows the respect between us.“There are a lot of leaders out there now.“Virgil Van Dijk is captain of his country. We have a fantastic captain in Jordan Henderson who clocked up 300 appearances for the club against Wolves – and that’s a great achievement.“We’ve got James Miner as well, who is a fantastic professional. There are plenty of leaders on the park – I’m including Dejan Lovren in that, as well.“And the more leaders we have got out there, the better, as far as I’m concerned.” last_img read more

a month agoBrighton striker Maupay: We deserved more against Burnley

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Brighton striker Maupay: We deserved more against Burnleyby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Neal Maupay says the club deserved more from Saturday’s draw with Burnley.Jeff Hendrick secured a point for the visitors in the first minute of stoppage time to secure a point for the visitors.Maupay said: “We did enough to win. It wasn’t our best game. We didn’t start very well again but throughout the game we got better and we found solutions.”We scored the first goal, which we thought was enough to win.”But they scored a late goal so it was a frustrating game for us.” last_img

a month agoEintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter: Fans crucial against Arsenal

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter: Fans crucial against Arsenalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter says the home support will be key against Arsenal tonight.The two clubs meet in their opening Europa League group opener in Frankfurt.Hutter said: “We know what we in Frankfurt are capable of. “The fans are making even more steam internationally than usual. Maybe this mood tickles ten percent more out of the team. Anyway, we expect an incredible atmosphere here again.”He added: “We want to start with a win.” last_img

20 days agoSouthampton director of football Ross Wilson has Rangers offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton director of football Ross Wilson has Rangers offerby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton’s director of football operations Ross Wilson has an offer from Rangers.Wilson has been offered the director of football role at Rangers. The Scotsman has held positive talks with the Glasgow club this week and is considering his future at Southampton, says Sky Sports.Wilson has been at the club for five years, overseeing the club’s player recruitment, and he took a central role in the hiring of Ralph Hasenhuttl as manager.The 36-year-old turned down a similar role at Rangers two years ago. last_img

10 days agoRacing Santander keeper Luca Zidane not obsessing over Real Madrid future

first_imgRacing Santander keeper Luca Zidane not obsessing over Real Madrid futureby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRacing Santander goalkeeper Luca Zidane says he’s not obsessing over his future with Real Madrid.Zidane is on a season-long loan with the Segunda Division outfit.”We’ll see what happens in a few years,” Zidane said.”I understand that it’s normal to ask me about Real Madrid, but I’m not there.”I see the team in a good state and although the results haven’t been great in the Champions League I trust the squad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Report: AC Milan 2 SPAL 1

first_imgGonzalo Higuain scored for the first time in 10 matches as AC Milan ended their winless run by beating SPAL 2-1 in Serie A to ease the pressure on coach Gennaro Gattuso.There had been reports in Italy that Gattuso could be sacked if Milan failed to gain a positive result against SPAL, having overseen a run of five games without a win in all competitions.SPAL appeared to have a chance of extending that streak to six when former Rossoneri academy product Andrea Petagna put them ahead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, Samu Castillejo levelled in style before Higuain finally found the net and completed the turnaround for Milan, who, despite losing Suso to a late red card, moved into fifth, a point behind fourth-placed Lazio in the race to secure Champions League football.Milan found no reward for a sustained spell of early pressure, Alessio Romagnoli correctly flagged for offside as he found the net before then finding himself at fault as SPAL broke the deadlock.Romagnoli was cleverly turned by ex-Milan striker Petagna, whose low effort deflected off the centre-back and into the bottom-left corner.However, the visitors’ lead lasted just three minutes as Lorenzo Dickmann failed to control Filippo Costa’s poor clearance and Castillejo pounced to rifle a volley into the top-right corner.Tiemoue Bakayoko blazed over with the goal at his mercy as a gilt-edged opportunity to complete the turnaround went begging amid more haphazard SPAL defending.Yet they finally paid the price as Higuain silenced his critics, goalkeeper Alfred Gomis getting both hands to his effort but unable to keep it out after Hakan Calhanoglu had knocked the ball into the path of the former Napoli and Real Madrid forward.Calhanoglu and Bakayoko each had chances to make it 3-1 before Thiago Cionek went close for SPAL, with Suso’s second yellow card for an ill-advised foul on Mirko Valdifior then setting up a nervy finish that would have ended in heartbreak had Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma not produced a stunning diving save to deny Mohamed Fares.#MilanSpal pic.twitter.com/CZblowv4vB— AC Milan (@acmilan) December 29, 2018What does it mean? Still more questions than answers for MilanHiguain’s winner should serve to buy Gattuso more time given Milan’s decent position in the table, however, this was far from a convincing performance and the fact the Rossoneri were clinging on at the end spoke volumes about the work they still have to do.Higuain ends his droughtThe emotion on Higuain’s face was clear for all to see as his close-range effort proved too strong for Gomis to handle. Higuain warmly embraced Gattuso, with the goal extremely significant for both men as the malaise around Milan was lifted somewhat.Suso sees redThe composure Milan needed to see out the win did not come from Suso, who only served to amplify the tension around San Siro with his rash foul.Key Opta Facts31 – Gonzalo #Higuain has found the net 31 Serie A shots after his previous one (in October against Sampdoria). Awakening. #MilanSPAL pic.twitter.com/qz4Y0QBVyU— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) December 29, 2018- SPAL are winless in their last 10 Serie A games (5D 5L) for their first time since May 1964.- Higuain has scored all of his last five Serie A goals at San Siro.- AC Milan ended a drought of 394 minutes when they scored their first goal.- With six goals, Petagna has already scored his most in a single Italian top-flight campaign.What’s next?Gattuso will have until January 12 to get his side ready for a Coppa Italia trip to Sampdoria before contesting the Supercoppa Italiana with Juventus and then returning to league action at Genoa on January 21, a day after SPAL host Bologna. read morelast_img read more

Havertz is worth the hype – Sinkgraven

first_imgLothar Matthaus rates Kai Havertz as a potential Ballon d’Or winner and the excitement surrounding the midfielder is entirely justified, according to Bayern Leverkusen team-mate Daley Sinkgraven.Bayern Munich, Liverpool and a number of other top European sides have been linked to Havertz since he struck 17 goals during an exceptional 2018-19 Bundesliga campaign.His list of admirers includes former Germany captain Matthaus , who on Monday tipped the 20-year-old to eventually join a “very big club,” and new Leverkusen signing Sinkgraven. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The latter moved to the BayArena from Ajax in June and has been impressed with Havertz.”I knew about him. Now I’ve spent [several] weeks with him and, indeed, he’s a very good player,” Sinkgraven told Omnisport.”You can see it if you look at his technique: he is very relaxed when he has the ball.”The way he scores goals during training, I love watching it, so I am really happy he will stay here for one more year.”Daley Sinkgraven Ajax EredivisieTall, technically gifted and comfortable on either foot, Havertz has inevitably drawn comparisons with Leverkusen icon Michael Ballack, as well as five-time Germany Player of the Year Mesut Ozil.His total of 20 goals in all competitions was only three fewer than Ballack’s best tally in a season, while the quality of some of his strikes has drawn as much attention as the quantity.Now, he will be eager to prove that his stellar season wasn’t a flash in the pan, and that he can deliver on a consistent basis.Sinkgraven, meanwhile, signed for Leverkusen after working with head coach Peter Bosz during an injury plagued five seasons in Amsterdam.The versatile 24-year-old got a taste of the Bundesliga when Ajax faced Bayern Munich in the Champions League last season and is braced for a steep learning curve.”It’s a level up [from the Eredivisie], for sure,” he said.”I think the pace is a bit higher [than in Holland]. The games are probably more physical. Every team in Germany is strong so you have to give everything.”Sinkgraven will be hoping to have earned a spot in the starting eleven when Leverkusen get their Bundesliga campaign underway with a home fixture against Paderborn on August 17.Before then, they have a final pre-season fixture against Valencia to look forward to, and a journey to Alemannia Aachen to navigate in the DFB-Pokal.last_img read more

Ryan Day’s Statement Probably Means Ohio State Won’t Be Announcing Urban Meyer’s Fate Today

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Friday, Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day issued a lengthy statement on Twitter, which was meant to provide updates on the program – and specifically how practice has been going for the players. Ohio State has not given the media much access since the scandal broke two weeks back.Ohio State also announced that the media will be able to cover practice tomorrow – the final practice of fall camp.Many believe that the fact that Ohio State is allowing the media to cover practice on Saturday morning means that no big news is going to be dropped Friday night.So in short, Ohio State fans probably shouldn’t expect a decision on Urban Meyer coming in the next 12 hours. It wouldn’t make a ton of sense.Ohio State will also open practice tomorrow morning for the media to observe and shoot photos/video on the final day of camp.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 17, 2018There isn’t going to be an announcement today. There never was going to be an announcement today.https://t.co/wgKIRV1BHj— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 17, 2018Just my two cents, but I doubt there’s an Urban Meyer announcement today:1. You wouldn’t release a Ryan Day statement and then trump it with an Urban announcement.2. You wouldn’t invite the media to shoot practice tomorrow morning if the announcement came tonight.— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmesTV) August 17, 2018Meyer is currently on paid administrative leave while the school looks into how he handled 2015 domestic violence allegations against his former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. He issued a statement two weeks ago, but has been silent since.As for the actual timeline on a decision – Sunday will be two weeks since Ohio State formed the committee to decide Meyer’s fate. We should know sooner rather than later.last_img read more

Penn State Adds FCS Transfer To Its Football Roster

first_imgGeneral view of Beaver Stadium.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 12: A general view during the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 12, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Penn State has a pretty deep roster heading into next season, but clearly the coaching staff can never have enough depth. With the regular season almost here for college football, James Franklin added another specialist.The Nittany Lions have one of the most experienced punters in the country heading into next season in Blake Gillikin. The issue is that he’s entering the final year of his eligibility.Luckily for Penn State, it may have found his successor in Taylor Goettie.Goettie is a former punter from Norfolk State, an FCS program. He announced that he’s transferring to Penn State on Monday. “With all that said, I would like officially commit to THE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY to continue my academic and football career,” Goettie wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to the Penn State coaches for giving me this incredible opportunity to continue my dreams. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for my future in Happy Valley!”Here is his full post via his Twitter account:COMMITTED🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/iScFF4SagO— Taylor Goettie (@TaylorMichael_3) July 29, 2019Taylor Goettie has three years to complete his final two years of eligibility. With Gillikin set to leave after this year, the timing works out pretty well.We’ll most likely find out if Goettie is going to lead the punting unit at Penn State next year.Nonetheless, it’s a nice addition for the Nittany Lions as August is just around the corner.last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit Trashes Florida State On ESPN’s College GameDay

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit had some harsh words for Florida State’s football program during this morning’s show.Florida State lost its season opener to Boise State last weekend, blowing a double-digit lead against the Broncos at home.It was a disastrous start to Willie Taggart’s second season in Tallahassee, following a brutal opening season in Week 1.Herbstreit isn’t a fan of what he’s seeing from the Seminoles right now. “Willie Taggart is one of the great gentlemen in the business,” Herbstreit said this morning. “We all cheer for him. We all love to see it. He’s trying to steer the Titanic there. The apathy right now is in Tallahassee. The crowd. The players. There’s no mental toughness right now. There’s not heart. There’s no fight. He’s trying to get everybody to pull. He might have one or two. This team is appearing to be a frontrunner and talking trash to Boise State up 21-3. First sign of trouble, they’re finger-pointing. That is a big problem Willie Taggart has this year. We heard about it the entire offseason, ‘We’re going in a better direction.’ And we see the exact same junk from them in Week 1. There’s a bigger issue in Tallahassee.”Florida State will get a chance to rebound today.The Seminoles host UL-Monroe at 5 p.m. E.T. The game will be on ACC Network.last_img read more

Wisconsin Fans Chanted “Overrated” At Michigan At Halftime

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Is the chant warranted? It appears so.Last year, the Wolverines hammered the Badgers 38-13. Clearly, revenge is on the mind in this year’s game.Many were expecting Michigan to be Ohio State’s main challenger in the Big Ten. But it’s starting to look like Wisconsin is the team to beat. The Badgers’ offensive line and rushing attack — led by RB Jonathan Taylor — looks unstoppable.Taylor has 12 carries for 143 yards and two touchdowns through two quarters. Late in the first, the star RB busted off a 72-yard TD run.Go ahead, Superman 🔥🔥@JayT23 breaks loose for his second TD of the game! pic.twitter.com/LUZ44JkZuL— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 21, 2019Taylor left the game early though due to cramps.Stay tuned for further updates on Michigan-Wisconsin. Wisconsin's fans paint their chests for a game.MADISON, WI – OCTOBER 15: Wisconsin Badgers fans yell in the stands during the spring announcements before the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Camp Randall Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)Boy oh boy, is Wisconsin absolutely whipping Michigan right now. The Badgers are beating the Wolverines 28-0 at the half. It doesn’t even look like these two teams belong on the same field.No. 11 Michigan came into this year with high expectations. Many national experts and fans predicted the Wolverines would win the Big Ten conference. Finally, UM was going to have a break-through year under Jim Harbaugh.But as most fans have come to expect, Michigan is looking like it is overrated. And the Wisconsin fans are letting the Michigan players know about it.With a big lead over Michigan, Badgers’ fans started chanting “overrated” just before the half.last_img read more

Ohio State Safety Isaiah Pryor Is In The Transfer Portal

first_img Ohio State safety Isaiah Pryor’s name is in the transfer portal, listed as a grad transfer.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) September 23, 2019Coming out of IMG Academy in 2017, Pryor was a four-star prospect and the No. 63 player in the nation per 247Sports. He was the No. 8 safety in the country, and the No. 10 recruit from the state of Florida.According to Cleveland.com, Pryor’s departure will leave Ohio State with six scholarship safeties this year. Two more are on the way in the upcoming recruiting class.Additionally, Ohio State has reportedly not yet confirmed that Pryor is in the NCAA transfer portal. Ohio State vs. Cincinnati.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Head Coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches his team warm up before a game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State may be cruising to a Big Ten title and a spot in the College Football Playoff. But it would appear that at least one player isn’t interested in seeing that campaign through to completion.According to ESPN reporter Tom VanHaaren, Ohio State safety Isaiah Pryor has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. Per the report, he’s listed as a grad transfer.Pryor has made a lot of appearances for the Buckeyes in his college career. He saw significant action in 2018, recording 45 tackles, a sack, five passes defended and an interception that year.But now it looks like Pryor is ready to continue his college career elsewhere.last_img read more

Cricket my priority, not even thinking about the controversy: Mohammed Shami

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India might select KL Rahul for No.4 in World Cup based on IPL form: Sunil Gavaskar

first_img Rasesh Mandani New DelhiApril 12, 2019UPDATED: April 12, 2019 22:35 IST KL Rahul, who is being looked as an option for the No.4 spot for the World Cup, has hit 3 fifties and a hundred for Kings XI Punjab. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSSunil Gavaskar believes India’s selectors might have to look at IPL form for World Cup selectionGavaskar said KL Rahul might be picked as India’s No.4 for the World Cup based on his IPL performancesMSK Prasad and Virat Kohli have said they won’t look at IPL numbers for the World CupIndia’s chairman of selectors MSK Prasad is adamant his committee would not look at IPL form when they select the team for the World Cup on April 15.However, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar reckons the selectors will ultimately be forced to look at IPL performances and decide on which players to pick based on current form.India played their last international match before the World Cup on March 13. The likes of Ambati Rayudu, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant did not score many runs against Australia and Gavaskar believes it could well come down to their IPL form when the selectors meet in Mumbai on Monday (April 15).KL Rahul, who is being looked as an option for the No.4 spot, has hit 3 fifties and a hundred for Kings XI Punjab and Gavaskar feels he could well be in contention for a World Cup berth.”Look, who bats at no.4 will be a matter of debate. And this is where IPL form will be considered because that’s current form. Ambati Rayudu was spoken about when the season started but has lost form sharply and someone like KL Rahul could be chosen for no.4,” he tells India Today.Sunil Gavaskar does not want to read too much into the selectors’ insistence that they will not look at IPL form.Gavaskar is impressed with the way KL Rahul has built his innings in the 2019 IPL. He has scored 317 runs from 7 matches and Gavaskar is now convinced he could be the man India need at the crucial No.4 spot in the World Cup.advertisement”He has played at no.4 in the past. But for some reason he was confused in the past year and a half or so. But we have seen him bat with a lot of focus and concentration in the IPL.”And I don’t think it’s so much a problem for an opener to switch to middle order as opposed to a middle order player to bat in the opening position,” he reasons.Rahul’s ODI career with 343 runs from 14 matches averaging 34 has been patchy to say the least. In half of those games, Rahul has opened and batted at Nos 3,4 and 5 on other occasions.If Rahul can master the art of batting in the middle overs, it also provides him with a chance to break into the playing XI from the beginning of the World Cup rather than remaining a back up for the Dhawan-Rohit pair.Gavaskar rates the Karnataka batting star very highly: “He was supposed to be consistent like a Virat Kohli and a Cheteshwar Pujara because he has that sort of ability with both attack and defence.Look we know about his talent but for the last four years when there have been lot of expectations from him, he hasn’t always scored. But the way he has batted in the IPL, I think he can bat at No.4.”But if the selectors walk the talk, they would not look at KL Rahul beyond the reserve openers’ slot and judge Rayudu without factoring in his IPL numbers. They could then also consider Vijay Shankar as a possible no.4 batting option.”Vijay Shankar does provide you with an additional bowling option along with his batting. Not 10 overs but perhaps 3 or 4. But even with his batting, I haven’t liked the fact that he has gotten out without finishing games. The strokes he has gotten out to do raise a question mark over his temperament,” Gavaskar says.Clearly if Gavaskar had his way, his vote for the crucial no.4 batting slot behind Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli would go to KL Rahul.Also Read | KXIP star KL Rahul hits maiden Indian Premier League hundredAlso Read | IPL 2019: Enjoying my batting, says KL Rahul after consistent performances for Kings XIFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Sunil GavaskarFollow KL RahulFollow IPL 2019Follow Cricket World Cup 2019 India might select KL Rahul for No.4 in World Cup based on IPL form: Sunil GavaskarSunil Gavaskar believes India’s selectors might eventually look at IPL form to decide on the final squad of 15 for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The selection committee meets on April 15 in Mumbai to select the team.advertisementlast_img read more

New Zealand vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 Broadcast: When and where to watch Live Streaming

first_img India Today Web Desk BirminghamJune 26, 2019UPDATED: June 26, 2019 12:02 IST Pakistan face New Zealand in a must-win match at Edgbaston. (Reuters Photo)A spirited Pakistan will continue their battle of survival when they face an invincible New Zealand in a must-win World Cup match on Wednesday at Edgbaston in Birmingham.Pakistan kept their hopes of making it to the semi-finals of the ongoing tournament alive after registering a comfortable 49-run victory over South Africa on Sunday, thus knocking them out of the competition.Pakistan has five points from six games and is currently placed at the seventh spot in the table. They need to win all their remaining three games and also hope that results of matches of other teams go in their favor so that they can make it to the last four stages.New Zealand, on the other hand, have been invincible so far and currently hold the top position in the points table.The Black Caps, led by inspiration skipper Kane Williamson, have been on a roll ever since they streamrolled Sri Lanka in their opening match.But no team is unbeatable and New Zealand looked vulnerable against South Africa and the West Indies but it was skipper Williamson’s twin hundreds which helped them seal the wins.What TV channel and live stream is the World Cup 2019 match New Zealand vs Pakistan on?All World Cup 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.Where will the World Cup 2019 match New Zealand vs Pakistan be played?advertisementThe World Cup 2019 match New Zealand vs Pakistan will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham from 3 PM IST on Wednesday, June 26.Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 match New Zealand vs Pakistan live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 match New Zealand vs Pakistan?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket-world-cup-2019What are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match New Zealand vs Pakistan?New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Tom Blundell, Ish Sodhi.Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain.Also Read | New Zealand vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Birmingham on WednesdayAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow New Zealand vs PakistanFollow cricket live streaming’Follow Kane WilliamsonFollow Mohammad Amir New Zealand vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 Broadcast: When and where to watch Live StreamingICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Here you can find all the details regarding when, where and how to watch Match 33 between New Zealand and Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Deepika Padukone: Had to clean my house to switch from Chhapaak’s Malti to 83’s Romi

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 24, 2019UPDATED: July 24, 2019 13:32 IST Deepika Padukone said that it takes time for her to detach from a role in a film, especially if it as intense one.After playing the role of acid-attack survivor Malti in Chhapaak, Deepika Padukone hopped on board for the sports drama 83, directed by Kabir Khan. In the film, she plays Kapil Dev’s (Ranveer Singh) wife Romi Dev.This will be the first film that the two will be doing together after their marriage.According to a report in DNA, Deepika had less than 38 hours to switch from her character Malti to Romi, as there was only a gap of two days between the shoots.She wrapped up up the last schedule of Chhapaak in Mumbai and left the very next day to shoot for ’83 in England.Deepika told DNA that it takes time to detach from a role, especially if it is an intense one. “In fact, I’ve always believed that a character never really leaves your system entirely. This time around, I took to cleaning and organising things around my home to help me cope with switching from Laxmi to Romi Dev in ’83. It helped me de-stress and clear my mind of any clutter,” she said.A source told the daily, “Deepika plays an intense character in Chhapaak, where she had to go deep into the life of Laxmi. Romi is completely different, so she had to let go of the emotional journey of the former and have a clean slate before starting her next shoot.”advertisementChhapaak, which tells the story of acid-attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal, will hit the screens on January 10 2020 and 83 will release on April 10.ALSO READ | Laxmi Agarwal on Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak: People finding beauty in acid-burnt faceALSO READ | Chhapaak after Padmaavat: How Deepika Padukone is all set to bounce back on the big screenALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone and Prakash Padukone in conversation with Rajdeep SardesaiGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Deepika Padukone Next Deepika Padukone: Had to clean my house to switch from Chhapaak’s Malti to 83’s RomiDeepika Padukone said that it takes time for her to detach from a role in a film, especially if it as intense one.advertisementlast_img read more

Uncapped Jalaj Saxena achieves big all-round feat in domestic cricket

first_img Next Uncapped Jalaj Saxena achieves big all-round feat in domestic cricketJalaj Saxena, who has been the recipient of prestigious Lala Amarnath award, has always found a way to keep himself ready for an India call-up.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 28, 2019UPDATED: August 28, 2019 18:34 IST Kerala’s Jalaj Saxena celebrates fall of a wicket (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKerala’s off break bowler Jalaj Saxena has been the recipient of prestigious Lala Amarnath awardHe is also the only Indian to hit a century and take an eight-wicket innings-haul in the same match twiceJalaj has also been part of two other IPL franchises – Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers BangaloreHe may not have been considered for the senior Indian cricket team, Kerala’s right-hand batsman and off break bowler Jalaj Saxena has achieved a rare feat. Jalaj Saxena, a 32-year-old has created history after scoring over 6,000 runs beside scalping 300 wickets in first-class cricket.The record was scripted during the Duleep Trophy match played between India Red and India Blue on Monday. He has picked up 3/57 for India Blue against India Red in Duleep Trophy match which ended without a result.”I knew I completed 300 wickets but I did not know that I am the only uncapped player among the legends. I feel honoured to learn that I am in the same list with Polly Umrigar, Lala Amarnath, Kapil Dev etc,” he was quoted as saying by the Sportstar.Jalaj Saxena, who was bought by Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League this year for Rs 20 lakh, is still waiting to make his debut for India. He has also been part of two other IPL franchises Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.Jalaj Saxena is also the only Indian to hit a century and take an eight-wicket innings-haul in the same match twice.Saxena has always found a way to keep himself ready for his dream India call-up.”I still have a dream to play for India. Age is just a number and fitness is an important aspect of my life. Yoga has helped me a lot, my father is a trainer as well. Professionally, it has helped my keep calm during tough times while helping me improve concentration and flexibility,” Jalaj told Mail Today in March 2019.Jalaj, who has been the recipient of prestigious Lala Amarnath award for the best all-rounder of Ranji Trophy for the last 4 seasons, has became 19th Indian to achieve the feat after CK Nayudu, Lala Amarnath, Vijay Hazare, Vinu Mankad, C Sarwate, Polly Umrigar, Babu Nadkarni, Chandu Borde, ML Jaisimha, Saleem Durani, S Venkataraghavan, Syed Abid Ali, Madan Lal, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Manoj Prabhakar, Sairaj Bahutule and Sanjay Bangar.Also Read | Duleep Trophy: India Red’s Karun Nair hits 166 before match ends in drawAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Jalaj SaxenaFollow India RedFollow India BlueFollow Domestic cricketlast_img read more