Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes India lacks power in their engine room in ODIs and hence, have not been able to do justice to their potential in the format. He further went on to say that the side will also concede to the fact that they have underachieved in the last 2 World Cups. Taking to Twitter, Vaughan wrote: “Interested to see how #India responds in the 2nd ODI. If they are honest they will accept the last 2 World Cups they have underachieved !! They lack power for me in the engine room, the middle order, they have 3 yrs to make sure they can keep up the tradition of the hosts winning.”
After the hammering in Mumbai, India would want to make a statement. This side is a proud bunch and hence, they will be smarting from the loss in the first ODI. For starters, they need to pick a side which has balance, both on paper and on the field. And then, they would hope their captain wins the toss. Australia will be confident, but when the dew sets in and when they have to attack with a wet ball against a very good chasing side, their resolve will be tested. Hence, toss is extremely important.
Unseeded Ugo Humbert toppled big-serving John Isner on Friday to make his first ATP final and set up an all-French showdown with Benoit Paire at the ATP Auckland Classic.
Even though AB de Villiers announced his retirement from the sport a few years back, there has been persistent talk of his return to international cricket since the 2019 Cricket World Cup. South Arica captain Faf du Plessis revealed that de Villiers had offered to come out of retirement before the World Cup to help his national side. His request was denied and there was a lot of controversy regarding the issue.
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which had kept itself aloof so far from the raging debate on whether the tenure of a Test match should be reduced from five days to four, put out a statement on Tuesday that it didn’t support any tinkering with the format as it exists currently.
When Makhaya Ntini relates the Indian U-19 team to almost ‘watching the Indian senior team as they looked very slick’, it conveys a thing or two about the Priyam Garg-led side, which starts its U-19 World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka on Sunday. The defending champions go into the contest as one of the favourites, riding on a talented group that has largely tasted the rigours of senior level cricket (almost half of the squad has played for their state teams). Four of them Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kartik Tyagi and Akash Singh will turn up for franchises at the 2020 IPL.
1917 movie review: Sam Mendes directs one of the best war movies of all time, will leave you stunned in your seat
Director – Sam Mendes
Cast – George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth
Bigg Boss 13: Paras Chhabra’s mom says no PDA with Mahira Sharma as ‘36 aayengi, 36 jayengi, teri wali teri maa hi layegi’
Paras Chhabra had a tearful reunion with his mother Ruby Chhabra, who entered the Bigg Boss 13 house as part of the family week on the show. She advised him to concentrate on his own game, instead of being a “Godfather” for others.
Bigg Boss 13’s Paras Chhabra wanted to marry girlfriend Akanksha Puri in 2020, she now wants him to wait
Bigg Boss 13 contestant Paras Chhabra had been planning on getting married to long-time girlfriend Akanksha Puri in 2020, but she is in no mood to go along anymore. Paras has been at the centre of controversies ever since his entry on the Salman Khan show. Initially, he flirted with Shehnaaz Gill and then moved his affections to Mahira Sharma. With Mahira, Paras has had a rather passionate relationship wherein the two have also been spotted getting cosy in the house.
She has always taken the road less travelled in a career spanning 17 years. From starring in a film that exposed the behind-the-scenes controversies of the fashion world (Fashion; 2008) to playing a character with grey shades in 7 Khoon Maaf (2011) or stepping into the shoes of boxer Mary Kom (2014) in her biopic, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has always earned applause for her acting chops.
Gary Lineker’s celebrated quote that soccer is a simple game that “the Germans always win” might well be adapted to tennis and the inescapable dominance of Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open. For a tournament that has been thrown into some doubt by bushfire smoke in the leadup, a record-extending eighth Grand Slam title for the defending champion Serbian would hardly be a breath of fresh air for many fans at Melbourne Park.
Liverpool can widen the chasm between themselves and Manchester United to a staggering 30 points if they come out on top in the battle between England’s two most successful clubs at Anfield on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s men look destined to end a 30-year wait to win a top-flight title, with a 14-point lead over defending champions Manchester City plus a game in hand.
As England’s batsmen carefully negotiated the opening day of the third Test in Port Elizabeth on Thursday, many people in the cricket world were casting their minds back 20 years to another Test in South Africa.
They’re victims of militant attacks. One, a Muslim from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and the other, a Hindu from Bihar. The one thing, however, that has kept these two veteran soldiers going, despite being confined to wheelchairs, is their close bond, forged over a passion for basketball.
Chennaiyin FC outclassed NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) 2-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Thursday to move closer to the play-offs in the Indian Super League (ISL).
Long before Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), there was Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. In May 2007, a group of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists stormed into an exhibition being held in the university by a fine arts student, Chandramohan, and physically assaulted him, while claiming that his paintings offended their religious sentiments. The police entered soon after, and arrested the artist. When the faculty intervened, they too were threatened with arrest. The vice-chancellor (VC) refused to file any First Information Report (FIR) or extend any support to students. Instead, the faculty was given suspension notices while the VHP activists were let off by the police.
Filmmaker Karan Johar took a dig at his Instagram game in his latest tweet. Revealing that his nearly two-year-old son Yash called him “Karan Joker”, he quipped, “My son just called me Karan JOKER! I think he follows me on Instagram!” On the photoblogging site, the filmmaker-producer is known for his on-point selfies, his pout and colourful outfits.
House of the Dragon, the prequel to epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, is set to air in 2022, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys has said. The spinoff of the popular HBO show has received a straight-to-series order.