With the series already in the bag, the 3rd T20I against South Africa offers the Indian team an opportunity to test some of their reserves. The likes of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli were already expected to give the match in Indore a miss but Arshdeep Singh's absence came as a surprise. At the time of toss, India skipper Rohit Sharma shed light on his playing XI, suggesting a total of three changes have been made in the team for this match. Shreyas Iyer was the only batter to be included into the team while two pacers -- Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj -- got the nod. Speaking of Arshdeep Singh's absence, Rohit said that the left-arm seamer is out because of a back injury although he cooled down fans' concerns, suggesting it is only a precautionary decision. Promoted Listen to the latest songs , only on JioSaavn.com "We're going to field first. It's a very high scoring ground, I feel the pitch won't change a lot so nice to know what target is in front of us. … [Read more...] about Why Is Arshdeep Singh Not Playing 3rd T20I Against South Africa? Rohit Sharma Explains | Cricket News
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A minute's silence will be held at this week's Champions League, Europa League and Conference League matches in tribute to the 131 victims of the Indonesia stadium tragedy, UEFA said Tuesday. "UEFA has today announced that a moment of silence will be held prior to kick-off in memory of the victims of the tragic events at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Indonesia," read its statement. "This moment of silence will take place at all UEFA matches this week (Champions League, Europa League, Europa Conference League and Women's World Cup play-offs)." The terraces of the Kanjuruhan stadium were packed Saturday evening with 42,000 "Aremania", or Arema FC fans, for a match against fierce rivals Persebaya Surabaya. But after a 3-2 defeat, the first home loss for more than two decades to their adversaries, fans streamed down to the pitch to confront players and management. Police described the incident as a riot and said two officers were killed, but survivors accused them of overreacting. … [Read more...] about Minute’s Silence At European Matches For Indonesia Stadium Stampede: UEFA | Football News
Getty Images Four games into the 2020-21 season, the New York Knicks were somehow the most accurate 3-point shooting team in the league. Then they shot 3 for 36 from 3-point range in a New Year's Eve loss in Tampa Bay, which is where the Toronto Raptors play now. Two weeks in, that is the Raptors' only victory. The Knicks, meanwhile, are 4-3, coming off victories against the Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers , two teams that have otherwise looked impressive. The 5-2 Orlando Magic are tied with the Pacers for the East's second-best record, and the 4-3 Cleveland Cavaliers have the second-best defense in the NBA . In other words, the NBA is extremely confusing right now. It is not the time to make sweeping conclusions about almost anything, and I know you don't want my thoughts on awards races or Stephen Curry's legacy. But may I interest you in some early-season observations? The remixed Sixers : You've probably heard people liken the Philadelphia 76ers ' … [Read more...] about NBA early-season observations: A look at the remixed 76ers, Jaylen Brown’s leap, Pacers’ drastic shift
Getty Images When the Raptors signed Kyle Lowry to a one-year, $30 million extension following their 2019 NBA championship, speculation immediately began as to whether this was a contract designed to make Lowry a more attractive trade target given he would be under team control through the 2021 season. Here we are in the 2021 season. The Raptors hung on to Lowry last season and were once again an upper-echelon team. This season hasn't gone as well. The Raptors got off to a treacherous start and enter play on Thursday with a 16-17 record, good enough for the current No. 5 seed in the top-heavy Eastern Conference but nowhere near meaningful contention. There's an argument that Toronto could look to be a buyer at the deadline and add a piece for another potential playoff run, but with Lowry set to turn 35 years old in March and on an expiring deal, the Raptors could also be inclined to cash out of the Lowry business while they're ahead. Rather than face the dilemma of … [Read more...] about Kyle Lowry’s agent denies 76ers trade rumors, but that doesn’t mean something isn’t quietly cooking
If we break down a big trade with winners and losers , can we do the same with a trade that never happened? Some might argue Kevin Durant is a loser in all this. He did demand a trade , didn’t have the leverage to get to where he wanted to go , issued a “GM and the coach or me” ultimatum to try and push things along, and weeks later had to retract his demand and return to Brooklyn. Still, calling a guy about to start a $194 million contract to play for a title contender in the nation’s largest media market a “loser” stretches the definition of the word. Were the Nets really winners? They got what they wanted in keeping Durant, but with the bad blood around the Kyrie Irving extension talks and the Durant trade demand, are the Nets better now than they were before this all started? Does anyone think the drama around this team is over for the long term? The scars from this will not heal quickly and very well may be re-opened. Were the Heat, Suns, and Celtics winners? … [Read more...] about No real winners, no real losers. In the end, Durant, Nets reconciliation was only path.
SOUTH AFRICA TOUR OF INDIA, 2022 by Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Live Score Updates South Africa 207-2 (19.1 Ovs) Tristan Stubbs 23 (17) India Deepak Chahar 3.1-0-28-0 India opt to bowl Live Scores Full Scorecard Share Tweet Rohit Sharma will be hoping for an improved performance from his bowlers © BCCI Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for the third and final T20I between India and South Africa at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Hit refresh for the latest updates. Almost a run out at the non-striker's end Stubbs is backing up too far at the non-striker's end and Chahar almost runs him out, before making eye-contact with him almost like a warning and then smiling. He's then hit for a six and a four by Rossouw. The half-century stand comes up in the next over but it's an economical over from Siraj. Plenty of drama in the over though, as Stubbs is caught off a waist-high … [Read more...] about Live Cricket Score – India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I, Indore
WOMEN'S ASIA CUP 2022 by Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Share Tweet [File Photo] Jemimah Rodrigues hit her second 70-plus score since injury comeback © Getty India vs UAE India continued their unbeaten streak at the 2022 Women's Asia Cup courtesy a superlative batting show by Jemimah Rodrigues (75*) and Deepti Sharma (64) against UAE that set up the winning total of 178/5. UAE, after being reduced to 5 for 3 inside the opening two overs could never recover and succumbed to a massive 104-run defeat. India continued to promote and give their lower-order batters some crucial time in the middle, while resting some of their across-formats regulars. In skipper Harmanpreet Kaur's absence, Smriti Mandhana returned to lead the side and opted for her side to bat first. With Shafali Verma also rested for the game, Richa Ghosh was handed opening responsibilities but the move did not click as the wicketkeeper-batter fell fifth … [Read more...] about Rodrigues, Deepti help India continue unbeaten run in Asia Cup