SACKED! Asier Garitano loses job at Real Sociedadby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAsier Garitano has been sacked by Real Sociedad.The team are fifteenth, with five wins, four draws and eight defeats, and Garitano’s style hasn’t convinced the board of the club.”We appreciate Asier Garitano’s contribution, professionalism and dedication,” a brief statement read, wishing him all the best for the future.Imanol Alguacil, who already took charge of the team at the end of last season after the dismissal of Eusebio, and who was head of the academy since then, takes over. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Newcastle manager Benitez blocks Murphy loanby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle manager Rafa Benitez is not keen on loaning out Jacob Murphy.The winger has only started three games this season.He wants regular football, but Benitez is not willing to let him go.Per the Chronicle Live, Benitez will only sanction a loan for Murphy and others if he is given money to spend on incoming transfers.The club with the biggest interest in Murphy is Huddersfield, another team battling to stay in the Premier League. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City and Real Madrid settle fee for Brahim Diazby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City and Real Madrid have settled on a fee for Brahim Diaz.BBC Sport reports City youngster Diaz is close to joining Real Madrid for an initial £15.5m.There has been uncertainty over the 19-year-old’s future since the start of the season.City manager Pep Guardiola previously said the club were trying to persuade Diaz to sign a new contract.However, the Blues have now accepted that Diaz, a Spain Under-21 international, will join Real Madrid for a fee that could rise to £21m.Diaz joined City from Malaga as a 14-year-old in 2013 and made 15 first-team appearances, four this season.
Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata cools Man Utd, West Ham talkby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtalanta striker Duvan Zapata insists he’s happy where he is.Zapata is being linked with Manchester United and West Ham.He said, “I am not even thinking about the idea of leaving Atalanta. In football, as in life, you do not know what the future holds, but I have no thoughts other than doing my best for Atalanta.“Our only objective is to be protagonists, so we don’t name targets. “My personal aim is to improve consistently and score as many goals as possible. (Gian Piero) Gasperini is a pleasure to work with, even if it’s exhausting.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jay Rodriguez loving the competition between Burnley strikersby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJay Rodriguez is loving the competition between strikers at Burnley.The summer signing has had to compete with Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes this season.He scored against Aston Villa on Saturday and speaking after the game, the Englishman said: “That is football and one of those things, you have to focus on what you can do and be ready when the time comes.”I always want more and more goals and to take every chance I can. I will keep my head down and work hard.”It is healthy competition and everyone has to stay patient and continue to work hard and effect what they can affect.”Woody and Barnesy are great lads and great footballers and they have made me feel really welcome.”I always want to learn off other players and every striker I play alongside.”
TUCSON, AZ – JANUARY 26: Fans in the Arizona Wildcats student section cheer during the college basketball game against the Utah Utes at McKale Center on January 26, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Utes 65-56. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Arizona registered an impressive 90-56 blowout victory over Oregon last night to move to 19-2 on the season. Afterwards, Wildcats point guard T.J. McConnell decided to have some fun at the podium in the post-game press conference. Before reporters could ask any questions, McConnell dropped his best Marshawn Lynch impression, drawing a round of laughs from those in the room.There’s no doubt going to be a shelf life on “Just here so I won’t get fined” jokes, so kudos to McConnell for jumping in and taking advantage of the humor while it’s still relatively fresh.
Trey Lyles ShoesKentucky freshman forward Trey Lyles just turned pro this week, and while he won’t be receiving any NBA paychecks for a few more months, he’s already getting into the business of making money. Lyles took to Twitter this morning to start an open auction for several pairs of his game-worn sneakers. They’re signed by him and going to the highest bidder.You can see in the photo he has an impressive collection.Who wants a pair of signed game worn shoes from me? They will be getting auctioned off to the highest bidder!— Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles) April 12, 2015Here’s a photo of the shoes that are being sold. pic.twitter.com/cFiCGfdb2L— Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles) April 12, 2015How much would you pay for a pair of these kicks? And which ones would you bid on?
YouTube/WatchNDThings could be going better at Notre Dame.Notre Dame, which started the season ranked in the top 15, dropped to 2-5 on Saturday following its loss to Stanford. Brian Kelly’s job is believed by some to now be in jeopardy. Will the Fighting Irish be making a change?One Fighting Irish player appears to at least be aware of a potential change.Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery has liked multiple tweets calling for Kelly to be fired and for the Fighting Irish to hire former LSU head coach Les Miles.Notre Dame’s best defensive lineman has some interesting recent likes. pic.twitter.com/R9qQ6oriTJ— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) October 16, 2016Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean Tillery is advocating for Kelly to be fired and for Miles to be hired. Athletes will often “like” disrespectful/negative tweets and use them as motivation.Notre Dame has a much-needed bye week on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola has seen three transfer priorities picked out for Manchester City, with Stuart Pearce of the opinion that reinforcements are required from back to front.The Blues made history in 2018-19 when completing a domestic treble.Premier League and Carabao Cup crowns were retained, while the FA Cup was added to a notable roll of honour. 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? There are few chinks in City’s armour, but even a star-studded squad can be improved.Former Blues boss Pearce considers that to be the case, with there a couple of obvious areas in which Guardiola could strengthen.He has seen club captain Vincent Kompany depart at the end of his contract, while holding midfielder Fernandinho is not getting any younger at 34 years of age.Long-term successors are required for two talismanic figures, while Pearce believes that another proven frontman would also aid City’s cause heading forward.He told Sky Sports: “I think all teams need to strengthen no matter who they are.“Just to get a fresh face in the dressing room, Man City with Kompany leaving that leaves an issue at the centre of defence, I think as well the holding midfield role as well as if they lose Fernandinho for any period of time, which they did last season, would cause them problems.“And I always think upfront, you can always strengthen with a striker.”City are not expected to be busy in the summer transfer window, but are being linked with a number of proven performers.Speculation suggests that they are among those keeping an eye on Leicester defender Harry Maguire.A move for Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka has also been mooted, with the Blues piecing together plans for both the present and future.Guardiola may also be tempted to join the race for Ajax starlet Matthijs de Ligt, with the 19-year-old centre-half attracting interest from leading sides across Europe.In terms of midfield options, Atletico Madrid star Rodri is considered to be a top target amid talk of a €70 million (£60m/$80m) buy-out clause in the 22-year-old’s contract being triggered.
LA Galaxy coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto says that Zlatan Ibrahimovic needs more protection from the video assistant referee (VAR) following a series of incidents.The Swedish star saw two penalty claims denied in the Galaxy’s last match, a 2-1 defeat to D.C. United.Despite featuring in 19 MLS matches this season, Ibrahimovic has been fouled just 17 times, good for third-most on his own team. 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? Meanwhile, MLS leading goalscorer Carlos Vela has been fouled 71 times this season, second-most in the league behind the 81 suffered by Nicholas Lodeiro. Overall, 111 players have been fouled more often than Ibrahimovic, who has scored 16 goals while providing three assists this season.In May, Ibrahimovic was fined for simulation/embellishment by the MLS Disciplinary Committee but the former Paris Saint-Germain, Milan and Barcelona star also escaped punishment for an elbow on Mohamed El-Munir that required surgery for the Los Angeles FC defender.Schelotto says that referees need assistance when it comes to officiating the hulking striker, who he believes is treated differently than some of the league’s other top stars.”To be honest I think sometimes, in some plays, I don’t know why some referees do not use the VAR with Ibra because I could see the penalty for Columbus and I could see twice in the D.C. United game,” Schelotto told media on Tuesday.”Everything that happens around Ibra is a matter for discussion. Maybe it happens with other teams but those teams or those players don’t attract the same attention. Because he is Ibra, situations are exaggerated a lot and also [for the referee] to claim [a foul] they have to be very clear.”For Ibra it was a penalty. But if we have VAR, we need to use it because Ibra went to the floor and felt something and I don’t know why he [the referee] didn’t check it.”Ibrahimovic joined the Galaxy for the 2018 MLS season as he scored 22 goals and provided 10 assists in 27 appearances during his debut campaign.However, it wasn’t enough to lead the Galaxy to the playoffs, a system which Ibrahimovic recently criticized while calling the way MLS crowns its champion “s***”.The Galaxy currently sit fifth in the Western Conference, three points above the red line but also just two points away from second place.Next up for Ibrahimovic and co. is a match against FC Dallas on Wednesday night.
One of the top quarterbacks in college football has decided to transfer, as veteran starter Kelly Bryant has opted to leave Clemson following Dabo Swinney’s decision to start true freshman Trevor Lawrence on Saturday against Syracuse.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum weighed in on Bryant’s decision and where he might land during a TV appearance this morning.Finebaum doesn’t see Bryant landing with a high-level Power 5 team.“I don’t see Kelly Bryant landing with a large (Power 5) team. Jalen (Hurts) is the one every team is waiting on,” Finebaum said.’I don’t see Kelly Bryant landing with a large (Power 5) team. Jalen is the one every team is waiting on,’ Finebaum on SportsCenter— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) September 26, 2018Finebaum does believe that Swinney made the right decision.“Dabo Swinney was fair to Kelly Bryant … he had the job and lost it,” Finebaum said this morning, per 247Sports. “That’s the way it goes. Dabo Swinney could’ve misled him and started him this week and handcuffed, but instead he gave him the truth which is not something a lot of coaches often do. I don’t think Clemson can win a national championship with Kelly Bryant.“I’m not saying they can with Trevor Lawrence, but they have a chance.”It’s unclear when Bryant will be making a decision. Stay tuned.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)College football fans can generally agree on one thing, the refs hate their team. That might be true for the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday.A quick search on Twitter will show the masses of college football fans watching Nebraska take on Michigan State this afternoon believe the refs are out for the Huskers. There have been several questionable calls against the Huskers so far in the first half and fans aren’t happy.Despite the repeated errors on behalf of the officials, fans are unhappy with one call in particular.A Michigan State lineman appears to body-slam a Nebraska player. After the play, Huskers players come in the push the Michigan State player off their teammate and are called for an unsportsmanlike penalty.Here’s the play.Penalty on Nebraska for getting hit, slammed, and pinned to the ground……4 seconds AFTER the play. @B1Gfootball @HuskerFBNation pic.twitter.com/0bb7JseIKa— Nathan Jacobsen (@nater81j) November 17, 2018Despite the alleged poor officiating, Michigan State holds a slim 3-0 lead midway through the second quarter.Can the Huskers fight back and take home another victory?
The Alliance of American Football made its debut earlier this year. However, just a few weeks later, the league is reportedly in danger of closing its doors.According to a report from Pro Football Talk, the Alliance of American Football might not make it into Year 2. What’s worse, the AAF might not even make it into its playoffs.Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported the league plans to play its games this weekend, but any games beyond this weekend are in doubt.Florio revealed where the problems began:The problem arises from the upstart league’s inability to come to an agreement that would result in certain NFL players being available to the AAF. The NFL is willing to allow players who sign “futures” contracts after the conclusion of a given season to play in the AAF.According to the report, the NFL Players Association has not agreed to the terms “of what wold amount to a modification of the labor deal” between the NFL and players’ union.A modification of the labor deal is needed to ensure players loaned by NFL teams to the AAF are protected against serious injury while playing in the developmental league.If the two sides can’t come to an agreement, majority owner Tom Dundon could “choose to stop funding the league.”After a hot start to the season, problems have mounted for football’s newest league.Stay tuned.
Alabama (4-0): 25.4 percent chance ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 31: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to facing the Duke Blue Devils at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State (4-0): 24.2 percent chance BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scrambles in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)Oklahoma (3-0): 19.7 percent chance NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)***You can view ESPN Football Power Index’s full projections here. NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)There are 20-plus college football teams still undefeated four weeks into the 2019 regular season. That number is sure to go down in the weeks to come, though.By the end of the season, only a couple of teams will have yet to lose a game.ESPN’s Football Power Index believes four major programs have a chance at running the table.Clemson (4-0): 65.9 percent chance CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 29: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers warms up prior to the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Memorial Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)
MCC backs inclusion of women’s T20 event in 2022 Commonwealth GamesThe next edition of the Games will be held in Birmingham and organisers are to announce this year whether cricket will get a place for the first time since 1998.advertisement Press Trust of India BengaluruMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 17:35 IST Including women’s T20 in the Commonwealth Games will demonstrate that the sport of cricket is inclusive: Shane Warne (@englandcricket Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShane Warne, member of the MCC World Cricket Committee, urged the Commonwealth Games Federation to build on the momentum women’s cricket has gainedHaving Women’s T20 at Birmingham 2022 would be a game-changer: New Zealand star Suzie BatesCricket was last included in the Commonwealth Games in 1998 when South Africa beat Australia in the men’s 50-over finalThe Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) World Cricket Committee, which comprises spin great Shane Warne, has unanimously backed the inclusion of women’s T20 competition in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.The next edition of the Games will be held in Birmingham and organisers are to announce this year whether cricket will get a place for the first time since 1998.Warne attended his first MCC World Cricket committee meeting after being elected to the committee last year.Shane Warne backs inclusion of women’s cricket in 2022 CWG”It’s a hugely exciting time for women’s cricket after two great World Cups in two years and it’s up to the cricket world and Commonwealth Games Federation to build on that momentum and bring cricket into multi-sport games,” the Australian legend said in Bengaluru.”What’s more, including women’s T20 in the Commonwealth Games will demonstrate that the sport of cricket is inclusive, dynamic and with plenty of opportunities for growth,” Warne added.Former New Zealand women’s captain Suzie Bates, who has been a member of the committee since 2017, said, “Having Women’s T20 at Birmingham 2022 would be a game-changer.””Multi-sport events like the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics attract and inspire a different audience, so it’s an enormous opportunity for women’s cricket to win new fans, as well as being a chance for the Commonwealth Games to build on one of their core values – equality – and create more opportunities for female athletes.”The bid for inclusion was a joint submission from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and International Cricket Council (ICC), whose Chief Executive David Richardson is also attending the two-day meeting in Bengaluru.advertisementMCC World Cricket committee chairman Mike Gatting said, “I’m proud our committee members are so firmly behind the inclusion of women’s T20 at the next Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.””The competition will primarily be held at Edgbaston, a superb venue firmly linked to cricket and Birmingham’s sporting heritage. It will be significant for the sport in the Commonwealth and raising the profile of an exciting format cricket around the world.”There was a positive update from committee members on the increased priority being placed on women’s cricket globally.FICA, the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations, recently revealed 81% of women player respondents and 67% of men believe cricket should be in the Olympics, and women’s T20 inclusion in the Commonwealth Games may be the first step on the path to Olympic inclusion.The MCC is cricket’s formal law-making body and its world committee of former players meets twice a year to discuss key issues facing the game.Cricket was last included in the Commonwealth Games in 1998 when South Africa beat Australia in the men’s 50-over final in Kuala Lumpur.Also Read | 3rd T20I: Smriti Mandhana fifty in vain as England whitewash IndiaAlso Read | Virat Kohli better than Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara in ODIs: Michael VaughanAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow 2022 Commonwealth GamesFollow Women’s CricketFollow MCC World Cricket CommitteeFollow Shane WarneFollow Suzie Bates
Riyad Mahrez keen to stay at Manchester City despite limited minutesRiyad Mahrez, who became the club’s record signing last year, clarified that he won’t be leaving Manchester City in search more playing time.advertisement Next Reuters ManchesterMay 14, 2019UPDATED: May 14, 2019 09:37 IST Riyad Mahrez isn’t going to leave Manchester City in search of more game time (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRiyad Mahrez started only 14 league games for Manchester City this seasonMahrez though said that he won’t be leaving the club ahead of next seasonMahrez 7 league goals and four assists this season as City won the leagueWinger Riyad Mahrez has said he will not seek a move away from Premier League champions Manchester City in search of more playing time after helping Pep Guardiola’s side win their second successive title over the weekend.Mahrez, who became the club’s record signing last year at a reported 60 million pounds ($77.78 million), started only 14 league games this season as Guardiola opted for Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane on the wings.The Algerian has chipped in with seven league goals and four assists this season, including one in the 4-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion that sealed the title, and said he would not shy away from the competition for a starting spot.”I’m very happy here,” Mahrez told reporters. “I’m not going somewhere else because I don’t play.”It’s part of the game. I need to be strong, stay strong. It’s part of my personality, I never hide from things.”Mahrez, who was the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year when he led Leicester City to the 2015-16 league title, said he knew it would be difficult to earn his spot in Guardiola’s record-breaking team.City won the title last season with a record 100 points, winning 32 games and scoring 106 goals in the process.”It’s not easy to come to a team who are settled and have the players who play,” Mahrez added. “That squad did everything last season.”I knew it wouldn’t be easy in my first year but I’m very confident in myself and have no doubts about my quality.”advertisementCity, who also won the League Cup earlier this season, have the chance to seal an unprecedented English domestic treble when they take on Watford in the FA Cup final on Saturday.Also Read | Chris Hughton sacked as Brighton managerFor 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 Tags :Follow Riyad MahrezFollow Man CityFollow Manchester CityFollow Premier league
Liverpool’s Alisson Becker out injured for ‘next few weeks’: Juergen KloppPremier League 2019-20: Alisson Becker was injured and substituted during the first half of his side’s 4-1 win against promoted Norwich City last week when he slipped and went down holding his calfadvertisement Reuters LondonAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 23:04 IST Alisson Becker was injured during Liverpool’s match against Norwich City last week. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAlisson Becker’s calf injury will keep him out of action for next few weeks, said Juergen KloppAlisson suffered a calf injury during Liverpool’s match against Norwich City last weekThe goalkeeper will be out of contention for Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash against ChelseaLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s calf injury in their Premier League season opener will keep him sidelined for the next few weeks’, manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday.Alisson was injured and substituted during the first half of his side’s 4-1 win against promoted Norwich City last week when he slipped and went down holding his calf before he was helped off the field by support staff.Klopp had confirmed that the injury would keep the Brazilian out of contention for Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash against Chelsea with new recruit Adrian, who made his Liverpool debut when he replaced Alisson, set to play in goal until his return.”(It’s) not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website here. “I don’t want to make (an) exact prognosis on when he will be back but it will not be Wednesday for sure.”We have to see. It takes a while, it takes a couple weeks for sure. I saw already like six weeks’ and stuff like this, but Ali was not a lot injured in his career.”So I would like to wait a little bit to see how he develops in that process now, but he is not in for the next few weeks.”Following the Super Cup match in Istanbul, Liverpool travel to Southampton for their second league match on Saturday.Also Read | Liverpool thump promoted Norwich City in Premier League openerAlso Read | From VAR debut to Chelsea defeat: Talking points from the Premier League weekendAlso SeeadvertisementFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow LiverpoolFollow Premier league Next
India vs South Africa Dream 11 Prediction 3rd T20I, Captain and Vice CaptainIndia vs South Africa (Ind vs SA) 3rd T20I Dream 11 Team Prediction: Team India would now look to seal the series against South Africa as the two teams face off in Bengaluru for the final encounter on Sunday.advertisement India Today Web Desk BengaluruSeptember 22, 2019UPDATED: September 22, 2019 16:27 IST India vs South Africa Dream 11 Prediction, Ind vs SA 3rd T20I. (AP Photo)Against a fairly new-look South African side, India will surely fancy their chances of an encore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. After the first T20I of the three-match series was washed out, India won the second game by seven wickets.India vice-captain Rohit Sharma will renew his battle with skipper Virat Kohli for the top spot in highest run getters’ in T20Is, when the third and final rubber gets underway against South Africa here on Sunday.Rohit is eight runs away from regaining his pole position in the list of most number of runs scored in international T20 cricket.Kohli surpassed Rohit during the second T20 international when he smashed an unbeaten 72 as India took a 1-0 lead in the series by registering a facile seven-wicket victory in Mohali.BatsmenIndia vice-captain Rohit Sharma walks in any dream T20 XI of the current era automatically, given the fact that he ranks first in the all-time list of leading run-scorers in T20Is. Rohit will be accompanied by South Africa’s new skipper Quinton de Kock. India skipper Virat Kohli is currently the highest run getter in T20Is and he will take the No.3 position in the team. South African batting duo of Reeza Hendricks and David Miller complete the middle order of the dream XI.WicketkeeperOne can opt for Rishabh Pant to fill the wicket-keepers position in the playing XI, considering his exploits in the past with the willow. However, his current form has been a bit of concern.advertisementAll-roundersIndia all-rounder Hardik Pandya dismissed David Miller on his return to the national team and helped Team India restrict South Africa to 149/5. Considering his performance in IPL 2019, where he scored 402 runs in 15 innings and took 14 wickets, Pandya is an automatic pick for any dream XI.BowlersDeepak Chahar, who many in Indian cricket term as ‘Poor Man’s Praveen Kumar’ for the movement he generates during first spell, is an inspired investment for shortest version. South African pace sensation Kagiso Rabada along with Indian bowling duo of Washington Sundar and Navdeep Saini will complete the squad.My Dream11 Team1 Rohit Sharma (C), 2 Quinton de Kock, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Reeza Hendricks, 5 David Miller, 6 Hardik Pandya (VC), 7 Rishabh Pant (WK), 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Washington Sundar, 11 Navdeep SainiIndia (probable): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan/ KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), 4 Manish Pandey/Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja/Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep SainiSouth Africa (probable): 1. Quinton de Kock (capt & wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin/George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Junior Dala/Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz ShamsiAlso See | Bengaluru Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa 3rd T20: Will rain affect the final?Also 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 India vs South Africa 3rd T20IFollow Dream 11 Next
Asian News International MelbourneOctober 8, 2019UPDATED: October 8, 2019 19:17 IST Dale Steyn in action during an IPL 2015 match. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDale Steyn signed a deal with the Big Bash League franchise Melbourne StarsMelbourne Stars will start their BBL campaign against Brisbane Heat at Queensland on December 20Steyn had been on the Stars wishlist and he joins fellow South Africans AB de Villiers and Chris Morris in the BBLSouth Africa pacer Dale Steyn signed a deal with the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Melbourne Stars on Tuesday for the upcoming sixth edition.Steyn had been on the Stars wishlist and he joins fellow South Africans AB de Villiers and Chris Morris in the BBL after de Villiers signed with the Brisbane Heat and Morris with the Sydney Thunder. Steyn joins Nepal legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane as the Stars’ second overseas signing.”It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a while, play Big Bash. Unfortunately representing the Proteas for the bulk of my career over Christmas time we’ve always got Test matches on, the Boxing Day and New Year’s Test matches. So I haven’t been available. But since retiring from Test cricket, it’s opened up a little window for me while the Proteas play red-ball cricket,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Steyn as saying.Steyn hasn’t played since he injured his shoulder in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in April and he was ruled out of the ICC World Cup shortly after it began. He is currently preparing to play for Cape Town Blitz in the Mzansi Super League, which begins in November.The 36-year-old announced his retirement from the longest format of the game on August 5 this year to focus on limited-overs cricket. Steyn had played 125 ODIs for Proteas in which he scalped 196 wickets with the best figure of 6/39. He also featured in 44 T20Is and bagged 61 wickets with an economy of 6.79.”The biggest relief off my shoulders was when I retired from Test cricket and I knew I didn’t have to bowl 40 overs in a Test anymore. It was amazing. All the training that I’m currently doing right now, it’s to bowl only 24 balls. When I put that into comparison to what I’ve done over the last 15 years of my career it really is pretty easy,” Steyn said.advertisementMelbourne Stars will start their BBL campaign against Brisbane Heat at Queensland on December 20.Also Read | We always make a comeback: SA skipper Faf du Plessis ahead of Pune TestAlso Read | South Africans were hesitant to Shami’s kind of bowling in 2nd innings of Vizag Test: Bharat ArunAlso 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 Dale SteynFollow Melbourne StarsFollow Big Bash League Melbourne Stars signs Dale Steyn for BBL season sixSouth Africa legend Dale Steyn joins countryman AB de Villiers in signing BBL deal, joining Melbourne Stars for the start of the season.advertisement Next
How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now A concept that turned into rumors has now turned into production plans for a Jeep Wrangler-based pickup due in the next couple years.In 2005, Jeep introduced the Gladiator concept based on the RAM 1500 platform, and since then, rumors have been circulating about whether Jeep would actually produce a modern pickup to follow in the footsteps of a slew of previous trucks like the CJ-10, Gladiator, Honcho, Comanche, and others. This would be the second Wrangler-based pickup after the CJ-8 Scrambler and the first in over three decades.Automotive News is reporting that Wrangler production will remain in Toledo, Ohio for the next generation and the pickup variant will be built alongside the two and four-door versions. The Cherokee will move to Michigan or Illinois.Specifics on the pickup are unclear, but it will borrow aluminum parts from the next-gen Wrangler along with a diesel and small turbocharged four-cylinder engine for improved fuel economy. Size-wise, expect the Wrangler pickup to compete with small to midsize offerings like the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Toyota Tacoma.This begs the question of whether Dodge still plans to introduce a reborn Durango that would fit within the same segment. Considering how rapidly the small truck market is growing, it could make sense for FCA to have more than one offering, similar to GM.FCA plans for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler to sell 350,000 units per year through all its variants. The pickup version may be introduced around the same time as the two and four-door 2018 Wrangler in 2017, or FCA might decide to hold off until 2018. What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable The Jeep Gladiator Helped Me Rediscover Fun Outdoors Editors’ Recommendations