Sri Lankan cricketers have been banned from eating biscuits in the dressing-room over fitness issues. Team manager Gurusinha said, "Our physio and trainer are in charge of what food players eat while the game is going on. They have banned biscuits in the changing room”. Sri Lanka is about to start the 5-ODI series against India from Sunday.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 18, 2017 5:13 PM #India #SriLanka #Biscuits
Australia has announced the ODI and T20I Squad for the upcoming India tour. Australia is scheduled to play five ODIs and three T20Is in India between September 17 and October 11.
ODI - Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter—Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.
Twenty20 - Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter—Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 18, 2017 2:25 PM #INDvsAUS
Australian speedster Mitchell Starc will miss Australia’s limited-overs and Twenty20 tours of India starting next month as he is yet to recover from a foot injury. Australia will arrive in India for five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches in September. The Australian selectors made the decision to ensure Stark’s availability for the five-test Ashes series beginning late November in Brisbane.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 18, 2017 1:59 PM #INDvsAUS #ODI #Mitchell Starc
During a chat session, Indian opener KL Rahul said that the seniors in the Indian team are abusing the youngsters. While talking about his short-leg fielding position, Rahul said that he is still learning and getting better at his short-leg skills and praised Cheteshwar Pujara as the legend of short-leg and asked him to take the responsibility. For which Pujara said, “They say that I'm the best but I feel Rahul has improved a lot". In reply, Rahul laughed and said: "This is clear indication that the senior-junior thing is still happening in the dressing room. The seniors are abusing youngsters like me".
By Lokesh RV | Aug 18, 2017 12:55 PM #Pujara #KLRahul
Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke on Thursday said that the captaincy style of the India captain Virat Kohli is very similar to the brand of cricket that Australians play. "Virat is a wonderful player. He wants to win and doesn't want to take a step back. There is an Australian in Virat Kohli", said Clark.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 17, 2017 5:29 PM #ViratKohli #MichealClark #India
India will face Australia in their tournament-opener of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held from January 13 to February 3 in 2019 at New Zealand. India and Australia are placed along side Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea, in group B. Defending champions West Indies, 2012 champion South Africa, New Zealand, Africa qualifier Kenya are placed in Group B. Notably, the Indian team has won the tournament thrice.
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By Lokesh RV | Aug 17, 2017 5:26 PM #India #ICC #U19WorldCup2018 #Australia
Himanshu Pandya was surprised when his sons, cricketer duo Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, gifted him a car. Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya took his father to a car showroom, while India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was on a video call assisting to select the car. Hardik posted the video on Twitter.
So glad to see his face lit up like that❤this is the guy who should get all the happiness in life and deserves all the credit, my dad! pic.twitter.com/G55mBHpraw— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 16, 2017
By Vikraman Maniraj | Aug 17, 2017 11:15 AM #PandyaBrothers #GiftCar #Hardik #Krunal
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is all set to make his debut for Manchester United for a Legends match against Barcelona at Old Trafford on September 2. Bolt, a Manchester United fan, will be playing alongside legends like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. Bolt's career came to a crashing end as he failed to finish his final race when he pulled up with a leg injury during the World Championship 4x100m relay. "I've always said I wanted to play football. It's something I'll be good at", Bolt said.
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By Lokesh RV | Aug 17, 2017 10:58 AM #UsainBolt #ManchesterUnited #Barcelona
According to reports, Indian players Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina failed to clear the 'Yo-Yo' endurance test at the National Cricket Academy that led to their ouster from the one-day squad for the Sri Lanka limited overs series. The 'Yo-Yo' endurance test is an advanced version of the 'beep' test that is used to evaluate the fitness level of a player. Reportedly, both Yuvraj and Raina have scored well below the permissible level of 19.5 with Yuvraj barely managing to touch 16, which was the biggest reason for his ouster.
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By Lokesh RV | Aug 17, 2017 10:29 AM #Yuvraj #Raina #INDvsSL
According to reports, football sensation Neymar Jr has hired UFC fighter Nordine Taleb as his personal bodyguard. Reportedly, 36-year-old Taleb is a 6 feet 1-inch welterweight fighter from France. The fighter has reportedly appeared inside the octagon seven times. Taleb, who last fought a competitive match in May, has seven knockout wins to his name, alongside a 13-4 win-loss record.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Aug 17, 2017 12:53 AM #NeymarJr #PSG #BodyGuard #UFCFighter
Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden shared an English translation of India's national anthem on Twitter, wishing Indians a happy Independence Day. Hayden was praised for the gesture, with a follower posting, "Never saw English version of National Anthem before.! Thanks champion." The cricketer was earlier trolled by Indian fans, posting the wrong Indian flag on Republic Day.
By Sri Ram | Aug 16, 2017 6:42 PM #Hayden #Indian Flag
Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly will reportedly play a charity match with 1986 FIFA World Cup Winner Diego Maradona on October 2 in an exhibition match called 'Match for Unity' in Barasat, Kolkata. The exhibition match would be held at the Aditya School of Sports in Barasat. Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, popular Bengali actor Abir Chatterjee and cricketers Manoj Tiwary and Deep Dasgupta will also be a part of the charity match to be played.
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By Lokesh RV | Aug 16, 2017 6:08 PM #Ganguly #Maradona
American tennis player Serena Williams who is expecting her first child reportedly said that she is aiming for an ‘outrageous’ comeback for Australian Open. According to media reports, the 35-year-old star said, “I am feeling new power from pregnancy, and my plan to enter into Australian Open is the most outrageous”.
By Aishwarya | Aug 16, 2017 4:55 PM #Serena Williams #Australian Open
Pakistan cricketer Zubair Ahmed has died after being hit by a bouncer on the head during a match in Mardan. According to reports, Ahmed was hit in the head on August 14. Ahmed has played four matches for the ListA and T20 team Quetta Bears. The Pakistan Cricket Board took to social media to inform people of the sad demise and remind players the need to wear a helmet at all times at the batting crease.
Tragic death of Zubair Ahmed is another reminder that safety gear i.e. helmet must be worn at all times. Our sympathies with Zubair's family pic.twitter.com/ZNmWDYaT5w— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 16, 2017
By Lokesh RV | Aug 16, 2017 4:25 PM #Pakistan #Bouncer #ZubairAhmed
Former Indian speedster S Sreesanth was back on the cricket field on Tuesday when he led a team in an exhibition match. He was cheered by a sizeable crowd and the members from the two teams presented roses to Sreesanth when he stepped on to the field. Notably, the Kerala High Court recently lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Aug 16, 2017 2:54 PM #Sreesanth #Match
Fccording to reports, former Indian Captain MS Dhoni is set to open a cricket academy in Dubai's Pacific Sports Club. The academy will be based in Springdales school and will be identified as MS Dhoni cricket academy. Reportedly, Dhoni will be the brand ambassador for the academy and will be frequently visiting the sports club.
By Saradha | Aug 16, 2017 1:43 PM #Cricket academy
Upul Tharanga will lead a 15-man Sri Lanka squad in the five-match ODI series against India that begins in Dambulla on Sunday. Tharanga is taking up the captaincy for the first time after Angelo Mathews gave up the ODI captaincy post the 2-3 loss against Zimbabwe at home in July. Seasoned pacer Lasith Malinga has also made a comeback.
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By Lokesh RV | Aug 16, 2017 12:47 PM #INDvsSL #SriLanka #Captain
Indian openers K L Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan reached their career-high position in the latest ICC Test rankings after India's clean-sweep of Sri Lanka in a three-match series. K L Rahul broke into the top-10 at 9th, while Shikhar Dhawan also attained a career-high position of 28th in the latest Test rankings. Dhawan, who top-scored with 119 in the final Test in Pallekele, moved up 10 places to 28th position as Rahul moved up two positions to equal his career-best 9th position.
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By Lokesh RV | Aug 16, 2017 11:16 AM #INDvsSL #ShikharDhawan #KLRahul
Australian batsman Aaron Finch scored 30 runs in an over during Surrey's match against Sussex in the NatWest T20 Blast at The Oval on Monday. Finch’s unbeaten 114-run came off just 64 balls. Finch scored his career's third T20 ton, smashing 30 runs in the 18th over to help his side set a target of 194 runs and eventually register a 17-run win.
By Sri Ram | Aug 16, 2017 10:44 AM #Finch #cricket
Maria Sharapova, 5-time major champion will be playing her first Grand Slam after her 15-month suspension for doping. She has got a wild-card entry to participate in this Grand Slam. Sharapova had missed the Wimbledon due to a thigh injury and was rejected wildcard entry into French Open. She tested positive for meldonium during 2016 Australian Open.