September 20

India aim T20I series win against England

first_imgCardiff, July 5: Fresh from a clinical eight-wicket victory over England, India will aim to clinch the series when they face the hosts in the second Twenty-20 International of the three-match rubber at Sophia Gardens here on Friday.The Men-in-Blue completely outclassed England in the first game as Kuldeep Yadav’s fifer followed by Lokesh rahul’s unbeaten ton guided Indian to comfortable victory at the Old Trafford.Virat Kohli will be expecting another dominant show from his side to set the tone for the long England tour.On Friday, the Indian team management is likely to stick to the same playing eleven as they will not try to disturb their winning combination.In batting department, Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who failed in the first match would like to rectify his mistakes in the coming match while in bowling department, pacers were punished in the first 10 overs would like to display some disciplined bowling initially.On the other hand, the hosts will be desperate to bounce back in the series and would once again rely on opener Jos Buttler, who continued his purple patch of form with another fifty in the opening match.In order to put a fight against the visitors, apart from Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan will have to quickly learn to read the spinners.While England spinner Adil Rashid did a fair job in the first outing, Moeen Ali was expensive and will have to be economical against the spin-friendly Indian batsmen.The English camp will also miss the services of pacer Tom Curran, who has been ruled out of the remaining T20Is and the ODI series owing to a left side strain.A loss on Friday will see England drop down to rank seven below New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies, respectively. IANSlast_img read more

September 18

Pooran to play for Guyana Amazon Warriors

first_imgNICHOLAS Pooran has been signed by the Guyana Amazon Warriors as their Marquee Player for the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League which will take place from September 4 to October 12. The Trinidadian wicketkeeper-batsman played for the Barbados Tridents last year but in a big move for him and the franchise, he will be playing for the Guyanese team in 2019.Pooran has played 11 T20 Internationals for the West Indies and has become a fixture in T20 tournaments around the world.He is also a member of the West Indies squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.This will be the third CPL team that Pooran has represented, having started his career with the Trinbago Knight Riders before moving to the Tridents.The rest of the Amazon Warriors squad will be decided at the Hero CPL Player Draft which takes place on May 22 2019.Omar Khan, Team Operations Manager for the Amazon Warriors, said: “Nicholas is among the very best T20 batting talents in the world and we wanted to bring him into our team as we push to go one better than last year where we finished as runners-up. He is explosive and exciting, and we are very pleased to be able to have such an impressive young talent representing the Guyana Amazon Warriors this year.”last_img read more

September 17

Practicing pride

first_imgTeenagers and young adults participate in a workshop in Alumni Park on Saturday as part of the Models of Pride conference, an event that focuses on creating a positive environment for hundreds of LGBTQ youth to discuss issues such as dating, sexual health and cultural issues and to mingle with their peers.Isaac Casey | Daily Trojanlast_img