Cricket News Find It Easier To Bowl In Death Overs: Deepak Chahar

first_imgNew Delhi: Deepak Chahar had an impressive outing in the Mohali Twenty20 International against South Africa on Wednesday. In his opening spell in the powerplay, he dismissed Reeza Hendricks for 6 and in the death overs, with South Africa aiming a big finish, he came back and got the wicket of Temba Bavuma for 49 to finish with 2/22 in four overs. Chahar has been impressive ever since his debut with his ability to swing the ball both in the air and off the pitch as well as using the variations. The death overs in any form of limited overs cricket is a challenge for bowlers. Most are unable to execute their skills and their confidence takes a beating after the batsmen go after them aggressively. For Chahar, the opposite is true. The youngster claimed that he relishes bowling in the death overs rather than in the powerplay as there are more fielders and he likes to take the batsmen by surprise.”Earlier I used to bowl more in the death overs and find it easier because in Powerplay you have only two fielders outside the circle and after that you have the protection of five fielders. You can use variation also in death overs. How I bowl depends on the batsmen. In the death overs, the batsmen is expecting yorkers or a slower ball but if you can also bowl a bouncer or knuckle ball, it can surprise him. You to have to keep guessing the batsman,” Chahar said.Also Read | Steve Smith Retains No.1 ICC Rankings, Says ‘Gave It All’ In Ashes 2019The Rajasthan pacer, who is used to open the bowling for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and when asked about how he developed his skills, Chahar was unsure. In his opening spell of three overs, Chahar swung the ball and picked up the wicket of Reeza Hendricks before returning in the 18th over to remove a set Temba Bavuma with a well disguised slower ball. “I don’t know how I developed it (bowling at the top) but you have to do it when you are playing for India. It is challenging with only two fielders outside the circle. But I have started thinking sub-consciously that I will need to bowl three overs with two fielders outside the circle,” Chahar said.Also Read | MS Dhoni Cares About Indian Cricket And Is On Same Page With Us: Virat KohliIndia are gearing up for the 2020 World T20 which is in Australia and they have a total of 27 international Twenty20 games before they finalise their team composition. Chahar has impressed in the chances that he has got but he is aware that cementing his place in the Indian cricket team for the tournament is far from guaranteed. “There is one whole year left for that. I play each match as if it is my last for India. At this time Indian cricket is at the top. If you want to play you have to do well in almost every game. There is a lot of competition and may be that is why Indian cricket is at the top. There is no guarantee that you will get your place back even if you are returning from an injury,” Chahar said. The third and final game of the three-match Twenty20 International series will be played on September 21 at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. With the first match in Dharamshala being abandoned due to rain and the second match in Mohali resulting in an India win, Virat Kohli’s side will be determined to clinch the series and continue their dominance of South Africa in limited overs cricket. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Eaves eyes top-2 finish ahead of Michigan State match up

first_imgFor the first time since the 2010-2011 season, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team will welcome Michigan State back to the Kohl Center for the final home series of the season.After coming off a weekend split with Ohio State, the Badgers will look to keep hope alive in their Big Ten title ambitions. With only six conference games remaining, these final two home games are critical to UW’s title chances.“For us to bring back that trophy, we’re probably going to have to be pretty close to winning out and get some help,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said. “The other goal for us that we need to want to reach is to make sure that we’re one or two for the Big Ten Tournament so that we can get that bye.”The No. 8 Badgers (17-9-2, 8-5-1 Big Ten, 25 points) look to send their group of nine seniors out as winners in their home series finale with the Spartans (9-13-7, 3-5-6, 19 points), who come into Madison having swept Penn State this past weekend.Eaves also emphasized the importance of senior defenseman and captain Frankie Simonelli.“He’s always ranked high in the hard stats…shots, blocked shots, hits…” he said. “We have been able to lean on [Simonelli] in terms of pressure when things weren’t going well and he’s been that voice in the locker room…that have steadied the ship.”UW will face stern opposition in goal from MSU goaltender Jake Hildebrand, who was named Big Ten Third Star of the Week for his performances against the Nittany Lions, posting a .946 save percentage and accumulating 53 saves.Wisconsin will also likely look to senior forward Mark Zengerle, who scored two goals in UW’s Saturday win over OSU, to be the answer to Michigan State’s shot-stopper.This senior class has endured a difficult career, finding it challenging to advance in the WCHA tournament and then only making it to the first round of the NCAA tournament last year.With Senior Day ceremonies planned for Saturday afternoon, they hope this season, and this final pair of home games, ends up being their most memorable one yet.“This is the last home series for our seniors,” Eaves said. “Let’s send them off in a grand way.”When asked about the development of this year’s senior class, Eaves said, “I could go through every player and tell you how each one has grown, and it would take a long time…the growth in every one of them has been substantial.”Sweeping the Spartans would further help Wisconsin’s push toward its goal of a top-two finish in the Big Ten, making this first meeting of the season between these two teams all the more crucial.The puck drops at 7 p.m. Friday night at the Kohl Center, with the home and series finale Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.last_img read more

Women’s basketball prepares for Pac-12 Tournament

first_imgThe women’s basketball team may have started their regular season with three losses, but they fought back and finished the season strong to end 9-9 in the Pac-12 and 19-10 overall. Their last game of the regular season against Colorado on Saturday allowed the team to clinch the No. 7 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament, setting them up to play against Washington State in the first round on Thursday.Sophomore point guard Minyon Moore goes up for a layup against Utah. Ling Luo | Daily Trojan“We go into the Pac-12 Tournament with 19 wins,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “That’s pretty good. These kids have somehow squeezed out 19 wins out of this season, 9-9 in a very tough conference …. I think we’ve got a chance. We’re going to play everybody.”While their conference record may be modest, the team has taken many top-ranked opponents down to the wire. From forcing double overtime with Oregon to holding UCLA to only 59 points, the team has challenged their opponents from the first whistle to the last. Out of their nine losses, four of them ended with the Trojans finishing within 10 points, while three were within 5 points. For Trakh, that shows the team’s heart and how much they enjoy playing together. “I think the big thing with this team though is if we lose three in a row we do not check out,” Trakh said. “We lost our first three and they didn’t check out. Then, we won two and then lost two, won two and then lost two. They never checked out and that is just being resilient.”They are going to need to keep that resilience alive as they prepare to take on Washington State. In their last meeting in January, the Trojans came out on top with a 73-72 victory. Every second of their last game was a battle, with 12 lead changes throughout the course of the game. While senior forward Kristin Simon finished with a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds and junior guard Aliyah Mazyck contributed her own 25 points, it was their combined defensive effort that secured their close victory. Sophomore guard Minyon Moore led the charge with eight of her team’s 13 steals. From there, the team was able to convert 26 points of Washington State’s 17 turnovers, which proved vital in the last quarter. The Cougars were up by 10 points before the Trojans would charge back. With WSU’s chance to tie it up in the final seconds, it would be the Trojans’ clean defense, with everyone stepping up, that would keep the victory in their hands. “They play for each other right now and that’s what’s great,” Trakh said. “Just to see them play for each other and see their leadership. I think that’s the thing I’m most proud of.”But more than anything, the team is ready for what comes next. The starters have all been averaging over 30 minutes a game, with many of them playing a full 40 minutes on multiple occasions. The team is in shape, has fought for its position in the tournament and is ready to face a familiar opponent. However, while they plan on looking at their past to help prepare for the tournament, they are also viewing it as just another beginning.“We’re not done,” Trakh said. “We start our third season now. We’re 0-0. Third season’s the Pac-12 Tournament and the fourth season is the NCAA Tournament, hopefully. Now, it is within reach, I really feel.”While he knows there is more work to be done, Trahk sees his first season back with USC as a major success. “I’m really proud of these kids from when we took over on May 1,” Trakh said. “I think the coaching staff had to earn the team’s trust and at the same time they had to earn our trust and I think that was what this thing was all about: trust. We’ve won 19 games now, we’re one away from 20, and I’m really really excited about going to the Pac-12 Tournament and the way we’re playing.”The team will be facing Washington State at 6 p.m. at KeyArena in Seattle for the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday. The tournament’s second round begins on Friday. If the Trojans beat the Cougars, they will face Stanford next.last_img read more

UFC faces Eminem curse; fan creates compelling theory to prove it

first_img MMA fighters, who often use music by Eminem for walkouts, are supposedly destined to lose their fights. An MMA fan has decided to put together a record of all the fighters who walked out to Eminem songs and lost their bouts. This was an attempt to prove that the Eminem curse is real in MMA. The spreadsheet has a total of 188 entries recorded till date and it keeps an account of all the fighters who have used Eminem’s music. 9 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal excites fans by challenging Floyd Mayweather for a 2020 fight SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT FOLLOW US 9 months ago UFC: Logan Paul is interested to fight in UFC; wants to face Conor McGregor 9 months ago UFC: Nick Diaz plots revenge against Jorge Masvidal in 2020, begins preparing furiously The Eminem curse runs wild on UFC fightersThe sheet has been created by a fan named Jei who has explained the Eminem MMA curse in great detail on his forum. According to the data, the fighters who have used Eminem songs have won only 45% of their fights. That’s less than half their fights! It seems like the Real Slim Shady has been unlucky and put down a lot of good fighters over the years who decided to walk out to his music.Also Read | Tyson Fury In MMA: Darren Till Says That There Is A 70% Chance That Fury Fights In UFC Danish Ansari WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV First Published: 28th November, 2019 22:25 IST Last Updated: 28th November, 2019 22:25 IST UFC Faces Eminem Curse; Fan Creates Compelling Theory To Prove It UFC News: There is an interesting theory in MMA — The Eminem Curse; a fan study claims that MMA fighters who walk out to Eminem songs tend to lose their fights Also Read | UFC News: Mike Tyson Has Some Advice For Embattled Conor McGregorThe Eminem curse – A myth or a superstition?It is a detailed excel sheet that was created some years ago with the first entry being that of the 2005 clash between Tito Ortiz and Vitor Belfort at UFC 51. The former scored a victory after walking out to Mosh by Eminem. The latest entry is that of UFC FN 164 where Andre Muniz walked out to Lose Yourself by Eminem and defeated Antonio Arroyo. The data features some of the most notable names which involve the likes of Nate Diaz, Francis Ngannou, Jeremy Stephens, and Anthony Pettis amongst many others.Also Read | Nate Diaz Has A Major Compliment For Bitter UFC Rival Conor McGregor 9 months ago UFC: Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov promo will give you goosebumps 9 months ago Nate Diaz has a major compliment for bitter UFC rival Conor McGregor Written By WATCH US LIVE While it may just happen to be a superstition, it does seem to hold some truth (unfortunately for Eminem and the fighters). Also Read | Eminem Calls Out The Mumble Rappers In His 2018 Kamikaze Album last_img read more

How to Prepare Your Pet in Case of an Emergency

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWith Hurricane Florence currently taking over the south Dr. Jill reminds pet owners to be prepared in any kind of natural disaster. Dr. Jill said having an emergency kit also plays a major role.One procedure to think about is having your pet micro-chipped just in case you become separated. Other materials you should place your important belongings includes: waste clean up supplies, medical and vaccination records, and updated contact information.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Elementary students get the hands-on experience at Alpena Wildlife SanctuaryNext Local Couple Prepares to Take on Hurricane Florencelast_img read more

LA Dodgers, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes renew player development contract

first_imgBy all accounts, it’s been a good relationship and both sides want it to continue for at least two more years.The Quakes and Dodgers announced Thursday an extension of their player development contract for two more years, through 2018. It had been set to expire at the end of the 2016 season. PDCs are set to expire after even-numbered seasons and can be renewed for either two or four years.Dodgers Director of Player Development Gabe Kapler said it was an easy decision to renew with the Quakes.“First, the fans are sensational,” Kapler said. “We want a good atmosphere for developing players and we have that here. Second, Grant (Riddle, Quakes vice president/general manager) and Brent (Miles, Quakes president) have been great to work with.” The Dodgers announced last week they had agreed to two-year extensions with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Double-A Tulsa, and low Single-A Great Lakes. Kapler didn’t give a reason as to why a Quakes agreement took another week to announce, but said there were no delays.“We just took a look to see what time would be best to make this announcement,” Kapler said.Kapler said that rookie-level Ogden is the only current affiliate that has not yet been renewed.The Quakes, who moved from San Bernardino for the 1993 season, spent eight seasons as a San Diego Padres affiliate and 10 seasons as an Angels affiliate before becoming a Dodgers affiliate beginning in the 2011 season.In the first five years affiliated with the Dodgers, the Quakes made the playoffs three times, and won the second California League title in their history last season. If the 2016 season ended today, the Quakes would be in the playoffs again. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Sušić: The Only Problem is Salihović, But I Believe that He Will Be Ready As Well

first_imgThe coach of B&H football representation Safet Sušić at yesterday’s press conference once more confirmed that regardless of playing against a representation that is favorite in the group and candidate for winning the title, the aim is to pass in the second round of the competition.“The situation in the team is good. The only problem we have is Salihović, but I believe that he will be ready for the match”, announced Sušić.Sušić comparing the experience from the World Cup from the perspective of a player and coach, he emphasized “I am a lot calmer than when I was a player”.At the end he said that he is not concerned of the judge but of the players mistakes.The team traveled yesterday to Rio and today at the stadium Maracana will have an official training and a press conference.The first match with Argentina is scheduled on Sunday at midnight according to Central European time.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Arsenal will ‘rip Tottenham to shreds’ says Merson and shocking stats show why

first_imgARSENAL will “rip Tottenham to shreds” in this weekend’s North London derby, according to Paul Merson.And while you might expect the ex-Gunner to side with the red half of North London, the stats do make pretty grim reading for Spurs.3 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has it all to do as he takes his side to Arsenal this weekendCredit: GettyThe team from White Hart Lane have won just ONE of their last 26 Premier league visits to Arsenal.This came back in 2010 when they came from 2-0 down to triumph 3-2.And while Mauricio Pochettino’s side did beat the old enemy 2-0 in the Carabao Cup last season at the Emirates, Spurs have won consecutive away matches at Arsenal just once, victors in 1925 and 1926.What’s more, Spurs are seemingly having a bit of a wobble, and their away form is certainly grounds for concern.Tottenham are winless in their last seven away league games (drawn one, lost six), last enduring a longer winless run on the road between December 2011-April 2012 (eight games).Their last away triumph in the league came on January 20 with a 2-1 success at Fulham.A Fernando Llorente own goal had put the Cottagers ahead, but Dele Alli and a 93rd-minute from Harry Winks saw Spurs sneak it.3ARSENAL COULD ‘SCORE A FEW’And it’s not just the Emirates that seems to be the issue.Arsenal boss Emery has won all four of his home league games against Pochettino.This was three wins with Valencia against Espanyol between 2009-10 and 2011-12 and with Arsenal last season against Spurs.Speaking about the eagerly-anticipated clash, Merson told Sky Sports’ The Debate: “I think Arsenal will win the game quite comfortably, 4-1.”I think they [Arsenal] will rip Tottenham to shreds.”I think Spurs are struggling at the moment and if Arsenal get going then they could score a few.”The Man City game has covered over the cracks at Spurs I think.”LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Rangers vs Celtic and Arsenal vs Spurs scores this weekend and win £100Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBoth teams will head into the game on the back of defeats.Arsenal were always going to be up against it at Liverpool, and so it proved as they went down 3-1.But Spurs were stunned at home by Newcastle, Joelinton scoring the only goal of a lacklustre game.3 Paul Merson is unsurprisingly backing his old club Arsenal to beat Tottenham this weekendCredit: Getty – Contributorlast_img read more

Ofahengaue out of Origin II

first_imgThe injury means he will be unavailable for Origin II in Perth on June 23 and giving him little time to prove his fitness for the Holden State of Origin series finale in Sydney on July 10.Newcastle veteran Tim Glasby, Storm forward Christian Welch, Titans prop Jarrod Wallace and Sharks forward Kurt Capewell would be the main candidates to replace Ofahengaue on Queensland’s bench.Broncos halfback Thomas Dearden limped from the field at Suncorp Stadium early on Sunday with a syndesmosis injury. He will require scans to determine the severity of the injury but Broncos medicos believe the damage is not too serious and he they are hopeful he will only miss one or two matches.Meanwhile, Dragons coach Paul McGregor said his Origin trio of Paul Vaughan, Ben Hunt and Tyson Frizell would back up for Monday’s clash with the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.McGregor said they had been given a three-day break to freshen up after the representative clash and returned to training on Sunday ready to prepare for the tussle with the Dogs.Canterbury expect their lone Origin representative, Maroons prop Dylan Napa, to take his place in the team on Monday.The Cowboys had a double blow on Saturday night with forwards Jordan McLean (hamstring) and Mitch Dunn (shoulder) both leaving the field during the second half of their clash with Cronulla.Eels skipper Clint Gutherson suffered a concussion early in Saturday night’s clash with Cronulla.Wests Tigers veteran Benji Marshall copped a stray elbow to the eye and winger Mahe Fonua injured his foot in the heavy loss to the Raiders on Friday night.They will be monitored to determine the extent of the damage.South Sydney announced on their website that Tom Burgess will see a specialist on Tuesday over floating cartilage in his ankle. It will most likely mean surgery and he’ll be out for up to a month.His older brother Sam Burgess underwent scheduled clean-up surgery on his shoulder on Saturday – the morning after the 20-12 loss to the Knights. He will be sidelined for about five weeks.last_img read more

Van Dijk, Ronaldo and Messi shortlisted for FIFA award

first_imgVan Dijk starred in Liverpool’s triumphant Champions League campaign.England full-back Lucy Bronze won UEFA’s women’s award and is on FIFA’s shortlist with the United States’ World Cup-winning duo Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is up against Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham for best men’s coach.Phil Neville, who led England’s women to a World Cup semi-final, is up for the women’s coach award with the USA’s Jill Ellis and Sarina Wiegman who guided European champions the Netherlands to the World Cup final.FIFA Best shortlistsMen’s player:Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Portugal), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool/Netherlands)Women’s player:Lucy Bronze (Lyon/England), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/USA), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC/USA)Men’s coach:Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham)Women’s coach:Jill Ellis (USA), Phil Neville (England), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)Women’s goalkeeper:Christiane Endler (Paris St-Germain/Chile), Hedvig Lindahl (Wolfsburg/Sweden), Sari van Veenendaal (Atletico Madrid/Netherlands)Men’s goalkeeper:Alisson (Liverpool/Brazil), Ederson (Manchester City/Brazil), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona/Germany)Puskas award (for best goal):Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Real Betis), Juan Quintero (River Plate v Racing Club), Daniel Zsori (Debrecen v Ferencvaros)0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Van Dijk won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award last week © AFP/File / Valery HACHEROME, Italy, Sep 2 – Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk is on the shortlist to add FIFA’s best player award to his UEFA Men’s Player of the Year honour.The Dutch international denied Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the European title last week and the same trio are in the running for the FIFA accolade to be announced in Milan on September 23.last_img read more