Cricket

ICC World Cup 2019: “Afghanistan has the best spin-bowling attack,” says former coach Lalchand Rajput

[ad_1] Former Afghanistan coach, Lalchand Rajput, believes that the team can cause a few upsets when it starts its campaign in the World Cup, beginning in England from May 30.“Afghanistan has got the best bowling attack, especially spinners. In England, if it is their good day when the ball grips and spin, they will upset some of the top teams,” Rajput told a select group of media on Monday.Having worked
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Pakistan captain Sarfraz: Good to be World Cup underdogs

[ad_1] Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said on Monday that being underdogs in next month's World Cup eases the pressure on his young team, which leaves for the tournament this week.Pakistan will play three warm-up matches before taking on joint-host England in a five-match one-day series and a Twenty20.The 1992 World Cup winner starts its campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.Sarfraz said he would prefer his side
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Cheteshwar Pujara gets his discipline from his mother, says father Arvind Pujara

[ad_1] Cheteshwar Pujara’s parents played a major role in his upbringing as a cricketer, and his father Arvind continues to keep a keen eye on his son’s progress. “My wife used to switch off all the lights at home at 9 p.m. so that he could sleep properly," the senior Pujara says.“Once he fell asleep, she would take care of the daily chores. As Gujaratis, we enjoy watching Dandiya Raas
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Cheteshwar Pujara interview: You become even more determined once you are benched

[ad_1] In a quiet suburban neighbourhood in Rajkot, amidst the din of everyday life, live the Pujaras. Cheteshwar Pujara’s glory remains untouched by fame. He’s not a guy who prances around and has flashy cars or brawny guards shadowing his every step, much like his batting, where extravagant strokes and exaggerated celebrations are but an aberration.Pujara realised early in life that success doesn’t come easy; the virtues of hard work,
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State government to MCA: Pay Rs. 120 crore or vacate Wankhede stadium premises

[ad_1] The Maharashtra government has asked the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to pay Rs 120 crore as lease renewal and unpaid dues, failing which the association might have to vacate the Wankhede Stadium premises.A notice issued on April 16 by Mumbai City collector Shivaji Jondhale — a copy of which is with Sportstar — states that the association needs to pay the amount or face action.The Wankhede Stadium was built in 1975 after
Football

Napoli vs. Atalanta – Football Match Report – April 22, 2019

[ad_1] MADRID, April 22 (Reuters) - Atalanta surged into contention for a top four finish in Serie A with a 2-1 victory at Napoli on Monday.While second-placed Napoli have 67 points and are six clear of third-placed Inter Milan, Atalanta climbed to fifth with 56 points. They are level on points with AC Milan in fourth and one ahead of sixth-placed AS Roma with five games to play.Napoli will feel