Cricket News I Observe Rishabh Pant’s Wicketkeeping Skills, Have Good Understanding: Wriddhiman Saha

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Wriddhiman Saha has been India’s first choice keeper in the current series against South Africa. The 35-year-old, who replaced Rishabh Pant in the side and who made a comeback to the Indian cricket team after being sidelined for a year due to injury, was in brilliant form in the Pune Test. Saha took two stunning catches and showcased why he is the best keeper in the country. Ahead of the Ranchi Test, Saha was seen working closely with Pant. In a chat with PTI, Saha said he had a good understanding with the Delhi keeper. “There’s nothing (mentoring) like that. We just discuss normally the way the wicketkeepers discuss. With Sridhar and Pant, we three jointly decide on how to go about our wicketkeeping on a particular type of wicket. We always observe each other’s wicket-keeping. We work hard in our practice sessions and have a good understanding and co-ordination among ourselves. We always try to point out each other’s mistakes. It’s been going well so far. Whoever plays in the team wants to contribute. As a wicketkeeper, I look to get sometime in the middle and if I get time I try to build a partntership and score a fifty or so. Everyone tries like that. Sometime it works, sometime it does not,” Saha said. Saha returns to the site of his finest knock during Ranchi’s first Test which was hosted in 2017 against Australia. Saha, along with Cheteshwar Pujara shared a record 199-run stand for the seventh wicket. Pujara blasted 202 and Saha made 117 as India nearly forced a win against Australia but Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh played well to force a draw. Saha remembered the knock fondly. “I have good memory of the last match. I made 117 in the last match. I remember how I approached the innings. I also remember the Steve Smith incident. If you see we drew it last time. We are 2-0 up in the series so this time we will try to make it 3-0 this time,” Saha said. The Bengal wicketkeeper said his entry in the Indian cricket team was due to strong performances in the domestic circuit. “I was out for a long time because of injury. I got a chance only after performing in the domestic and India A matches. I always continued the same preparation for batting and wicketkeeping and finally got and opportunity. I’m really happy to have contributed to the team,” Saha, who made a comeback in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s earlier this year,” Saha added.Also Read | India Eye 3-0 Whitewash, South Africa Eye Pride Ahead Of Ranchi TestSaha said the appointment of Sourav Ganguly as the new president of the BCCI will give Indian cricket a whole new direction. “He is aware of player’s demands and knows what goes on between them. It will be an added plus to the team and individual players. I hope players will immensely benefit after Dadi (Ganguly) takes up the new role, especially under the circumstances. He has represented the country for a long time and then went on to dominate Indian cricket first as a player then captain.  He can bring about a lot of improvements as he knows the game inside out. If something is not happening, Dadi can make it happen,” Saha said.last_img read more

Hartford meets UMass Lowell in America East quarters

first_imgYOUTH MOVEMENT: Each of these teams has relied heavily on their freshmen this year. Malik Ellison, Traci Carter and Hunter Marks have combined to account for 49 percent of Hartford’s scoring this season and 63 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For UMass Lowell, Christian Lutete, Connor Withers and Ron Mitchell Jr. have collectively scored 49 percent of the team’s points this season, including 53 percent of all River Hawks points over their last five.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Carter has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all Hartford field goals over the last five games. Carter has accounted for 19 field goals and 34 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: UMass Lowell is 0-6 when scoring fewer than 62 points and 13-12 when scoring at least 62.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Hawks have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the River Hawks. Hartford has 43 assists on 75 field goals (57.3 percent) across its previous three matchups while UMass Lowell has assists on 43 of 83 field goals (51.8 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: UMass Lowell is ranked first among America East teams with an average of 74.6 points per game. Hartford meets UMass Lowell in America East quarters March 5, 2020 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 6 seed UMass Lowell (13-18, 7-9) vs. No. 3 seed Hartford (16-15, 9-7)America East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Chase Family Arena, West Hartford, Connecticut; Saturday, 5 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UMass Lowell is set to match up against Hartford in the America East tournament quarterfinals. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last met on Feb. 15, when the River Hawks shot 50 percent from the field and went 13 for 16 from the free throw line en route to a seven-point victory. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

The future of our cricket is good – Reifer

first_imgCMC – WHILE the West Indies did not live up to expectations at the ICC World Cup, head coach Floyd Reifer strongly believes the future of the team is in good hands.Reifer, a former West Indies captain, said an abundance of talent within the region meant the regional side would be a force to reckon with in the years to come.He pointed to players such Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Oshane Thomas and Sheldon Cottrell, as cricketers with much potential.“The future of our cricket is good. You know, we have a lot of young guys here. Hope, Pooran, Hetmyer, Oshane Thomas. We have young John Campbell, he was injured from early, so our future is good. I’m confident in these youngsters that going forward we can bring West Indies cricket back to where it belongs at the top.“Yes, it is unfortunate we didn’t get to the final four in this competition, but going forward I’m happy from what I have seen. Sheldon Cottrell had a very good World Cup, so we have a lot of young guys that we can mould and build a strong unit going forward,” Reifer said.The head coach said what was particularly important now was for those players to be moulded into leaders.“We have a group of guys that for us is to create leaders and that is something we have got to focus on in the Caribbean, as well as in our franchise and first-class cricket to create more leaders amongst ourselves,” Reifer pointed out.“We have a good young group of players. Like I said, Hetmyer, Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Pooran. Those guys are young players and we have young guys coming up as well, Keemo Paul.”So we have good talent in the Caribbean in the system. We have to make sure that we nurture that talent very well. When we get back to the Caribbean it’s important that we, you know, put guys in the environment and put them in a tough situation where they have to train and train hard and prepare and prepare well.last_img read more

Charles plunders century in Bacchus Bulls’ massive win

first_imgNATIONAL Under-17 captain Sheldon Charles continued his impressive form as he stroked another century, this time in his debut for Bacchus Bulls, who were among the winners in the first round of the Central and South Essequibo T20 league played last Sunday.At the Imam Bacchus ground in Affiance, Bulls piled on a mammoth 235-5 in 17 overs against Reliance Veterans with Charles’ brilliant 112 (2×6, 15×4) and Rajendra Persaud’s 60 (2×6, 6×4) being the highest scores.The veterans wilted under pressure and were all-out for 79 in 14 overs with Essequibo Under-15 leg-spinner Rajindra Ramballi grabbing 5-14 from 4 overs to lead the demolition.At the same venue, Cotton Field Strikers continued the run fest by humbling GT Warriors by 159 runs. The Strikers rattled up 253-4 with Jamol Wilson 72 (5×6, 4×4) and Parmanand Persaud 64 (9×4) leading the way. In reply, Warriors ran out of ammunition and were routed for 94 in 19 overs.Wilson returned with the ball to claim 3-14 from 4 overs to cap off a good all-round performance while Eon Dookie supported with 3-18 from his 4 overs.At the Number 1 ground in Affiance, Reliance SC earned a slim 5-run win against Golden Fleece SC. Batting first, Reliance mustered 144-8 in 20 overs with Rondel Boyal 48 (3×6, 2×4) and his brother Cleon Boyal 39 (2×6, 4×4) giving the score some impetus.Steady medium fast bowling from Ramlochan Nankishore earned him 3-18 from his 4 overs. In reply, Golden Fleece kept themselves in the game with a fighting half-century from Teemal Singh at the top of the order. However, when he departed for 64 (4×6, 4×4), the others couldn’t complete the run chase with only Vinesh Persaud resisting with 40 (2×6, 5×4).Former Essequibo senior inter-county all-rounder Elroy Stephney 4-12 from 4 overs and Rondel Boyal 3-19 from his 4 overs restricted their opponents to 139-9 when the overs expired. In the other matches, Queenstown tamed the Jaguars by 21 runs after scoring 164-7 then hunted out the Jaguars for 143 all-out in 19 overs at the Aurora ground. The competition will continue on Sunday with matches scheduled for various grounds along the Essequibo Coast.last_img read more

MFM FC Appreciates Gov Ambode

first_imgFollowing the glorious outing in the 2015/16 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season,The management of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club of Lagos has expressed its gratitude to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for his unflinching support for the team.After putting up an inspiring display in the first stanza of their debut season in the 2015/16 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, the Lagos-based team found itself hovering in the relegation zone, but with the intervention and unending support from the Lagos State Sports Commission, the Lagos State Football Association, and the clubs avid fans, the Olukoya Boys escaped the drop by whiskers after beating Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club of Nnewi 1-0 in the final match day of the out-gone season.Chairman of the modest NPFL side, Godwin Enakhena, appreciated Mr Ambode, Lagosians and the teeming fans for the support rendered to his team. “On behalf of the management, players and the entire Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, permit me to use this opportunity to say a big thank you for the unconditional support given to Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club of Lagos in the just concluded 2015/16 Nigeria Professional Football League season.“We bless God for using you as a tool to sail out of murky waters of relegation and keeping our place amongst the elite clubs in the NPFL. Truth is, it would have been difficult to stay afloat without your support.“As we prepare for the 2016/17 which begins soon, we shall once again be counting on your support to be worthy representatives of Lagos State. May God grant you wisdom and good health to take Lagos state and sports to the next level,” concludes the club boss.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Guard Flowers’ leave over

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoTwo weeks after taking a temporary leave of absence from the UW men’s basketball team for “unspecified medical reasons,” Michael Flowers returned to practice Wednesday. The senior guard averaged 7.2 points per game last season and is expected to provide experience in a Wisconsin backcourt that lost guard Kammron Taylor to graduation. The university’s announcement came Oct. 19 — the day before the team’s annual media day– and no specific reason was offered for the senior’s leave. Flowers looked healthy and fresh during Wednesday afternoon’s practice, showing no signs of rust from his two-week absence. “He’s back on the floor,” head coach Bo Ryan said after the practice, unwilling to go in to detail about Flowers’ return. “We practiced. This is all part of what we do.” Flowers earned Big Ten all-defensive team honors last season, and his return bolsters a backcourt that was expected to start sophomores Jason Bohannon and Trevon Hughes. It is still unclear to what extent Flowers is back, however. When asked whether Flowers will be able to play in Sunday’s season opening exhibition game against Edgewood College, Ryan again refused to provide much information. “Anybody that’s out there on the floor should be ready to play,” Ryan said.last_img read more

Carter-Williams steadies Orange offense with passing display

first_img Published on February 5, 2013 at 12:58 am Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Boeheim glanced down at the stat sheet, a perplexed look stretched across his face. It showed only three shot attempts for Michael Carter-Williams, Boeheim’s star point guard, which, on most nights this season, would be disastrous for a team that relies heavily on its perimeter players.But on Monday that number was more than fine, as Carter-Williams played an outstanding floor game to lead No. 9 Syracuse to a 63-47 win against No. 25 Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome. Eight assists backed up his five points — the most assists he’s had in more than a month — and were offset by just a single turnover. It was a perfect balance on a night when the Orange’s trio of forwards picked up the scoring slack.And with Triche, Carter-Williams’ backcourt partner, struggling as well, it was an encouraging sign for Syracuse.“I think he was good at getting the ball to people,” Boeheim said. “That was just kind of the circumstances.”He began the game by running the same play twice in a row to start the game, producing a total of four points on two field goals. First, he set up Grant for a short jumper, and then fed Rakeem Christmas for an isolation play on the low block. They both scored, giving Syracuse a 4-0 lead, and went on to combine for 26 points two days after managing only five points in a loss to Pittsburgh.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMeanwhile, neither Triche nor Carter-Williams reached double figures for the second time all season.“It’s good to win with those two guys not being able to score,” Boeheim said. “You’ve got to get three guys, pretty much, that are going to score for you. We got three guys to score for us tonight, which is how you win these things, I think.”But as he has done all season, Carter-Williams burst through with one of the most important baskets of the game. Notre Dame had pulled within 10 at 45-35 with less than seven minutes remaining, but Carter-Williams stepped confidently into a 3-pointer from the top of the key that swished home.It was his only field goal of the game.“He hit if not the biggest shot of the game, one of them,” Boeheim said. “That 3 I thought was a really big shot at that point in time.” Comments Related Stories HALTED: Syracuse rides stifling defensive effort past No. 25 Notre Dame snapping 2-game losing streakChristmas rebounds from poor performances in win over No. 25 Notre DameGrant brothers Jerami and Jerian meet for 1st time in college careerscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Signing up

first_imgZhiyi Feng | Daily TrojanUndergraduate Student Government Director of Communications Sabina Suri tells students about the responsibilities of committee members and senators’ senior aides. USG gave potential applicants free ice cream as they handed out applications Tuesday.last_img

Trojans feature explosive talent at skill positions

first_imgFor a group that was characterized by a superstar and a supporting cast last year, the USC skill position group this year will feature more of an ensemble.The most noteworthy departure from the group is that of Marqise Lee. Lee, the second-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2014 NFL Draft, set or tied 17 USC records between 2011 and 2013, as well as five Pac-12 records. In 2012, he set the record for most receptions in a season with 118, most receiving yards in a season with 1,721 and most receiving yards in a game with 345 when the Trojans fell 39-36 at Arizona on Oct. 27. Lee won the Biletnikoff Award that year as the best receiver in the country, finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting and expectations were high for him going into his junior year.Many expected Lee to declare for the draft at the end of the year and fall somewhere in the first round. Having three head coaches, two play-callers, two quarterbacks and various injury problems prevented him from reaching 100 percent. His receptions and receiving yard numbers were cut by more than half from the year before, with only 791 yards over 57 catches.Despite the drop-off, Lee still led the team in receptions in 2013. His 3,655 career receiving yards are most all-time at USC, and his 248 career receptions are second.If there is a new star in the skill position group, this year’s will be junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor. Agholor led USC in receiving yards and touchdowns last year with 918 and six, respectively.Agholor may also see a drop in numbers as he becomes the top target and opposing teams match their best defensive back against the wideout. But there are plenty of other options redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler will have to throw to besides Agholor.The two other noteworthy returning targets are sophomore Darreus Rogers, who hauled in 22 catches for 257 yards, and redshirt junior Victor Blackwell, who caught four passes for 49 yards. The more important returning duo, however, may be the two highly touted receivers coming off of season-ending injuries last year.Redshirt junior George Farmer and redshirt freshman Steven Mitchell both missed all of last season with knee injuries but look to make a big impact this season at the wide receiver position. Farmer played sparingly in 2011 and 2012, while Mitchell’s season will be his first as a healthy player. Farmer caught four passes as a freshman and one pass his sophomore year.First-year head coach Steve Sarkisian praised Farmer and the rest of the receiving corps at Pac-12 Media Day.“[Farmer’s] in great shape,” Sarkisian said. “Out of the knee brace, in a really good frame of mind. I’m hopeful George is going to play the way he looks like he can play, because he’s still the fastest guy on our team after the knee surgery. He’s still a big, physical guy with a really good skill set. If George plays the way he’s capable of playing, that’s a really good tandem when Nelson Agholor’s on the other side. And you have Darreus Rogers, throw in a Steven Mitchell, that group is really talented, plus some young players coming up.”Sarkisian said some of the defensive players on the roster might even get some work in at receiver. Five-star recruit and incoming freshman Adoree’ Jackson, who starred on both sides of the ball at Serra High School in Gardena, California, is the most notable of these potential two-way players. Primarily a defensive back, he has gotten reps in practice as a running back and receiver.“[Adoree’ is] a very talented young man,” Sarkisian said. “He’s an explosive athlete, a world-class long jumper. He can run. He can do a lot of things.”Sarkisian also mentioned that fellow defensive back Rahshead Johnson, an incoming freshman and four-star recruit, may play receiver. JuJu Smith, another five-star recruit signed by Sarkisian, primarily plays linebacker but may also play as a receiver.The versatility doesn’t stop there, as many of the running backs got in on the receiving game last year as well. Redshirt juniors Javorius “Buck” Allen and Tre Madden both had more than 200 receiving yards last year. Four of Madden’s 15 grabs went for touchdowns while one of Allen’s 22 ended in the end zone.While they’ll certainly be options again in the passing game, the two will likely carry the weight of the carries on the rushing game. Sarkisian promises that the team will run the ball a lot on offense, and the options don’t end at Madden or Allen in that department.Allen led the team last year with 785 yards, 14 touchdowns and 5.8 yards per carry. Madden led the team with 138 carries, three more than Allen, and recorded 703 yards with three scores.The unit loses Silas Redd, who signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent after graduating, and Ty Isaac, who transferred to Michigan to be closer to his ailing mother. Redd ran for 376 yards on 81 carries, both third most on the team, and scored one touchdown. Isaac’s 40 carries and 246 yards were fifth-most on the team, and he recorded two touchdowns.Justin Davis also returns at running back. His 53 attempts and 361 yards were fourth-best on the team, and his six touchdowns trailed only Allen. What’s more impressive is that Davis accomplished that in only seven games before an ankle injury ended his freshman season.Another back returning to the mix is D.J. Morgan, a redshirt senior who also missed last year with a knee injury. Lastly, walk-on redshirt freshman James Toland IV may play a minor role in the offense if the depth is tested.Sarkisian cited his coaching history as proof that the Trojan running game will be impressive this season.“Our guy last year at Washington rushed for over 1,900 yards, so I believe in running the football,” Sarkisian said. “We’re going to run the football. We’re a run-first football team. My five years as a head coach I’ve had a thousand-yard rusher every year, so I don’t suspect that will change this fall.”Sarkisian has also demonstrated success developing tight ends, demonstrated by Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who won the Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end.The Trojans lost Xavier Grimble to the draft, but return senior tight end Randall Telfer, who caught six passes for 78 yards and a touchdown last season. Junior tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick was expected to step up this year, but was recently ruled academically ineligible for the season, giving senior Chris Willson and true freshman Bryce Dixon the opportunity to step up at the tight end position.Though it may not be the case for the rest of the team, the skill positions do have plenty of depth if injuries force backups into a larger role. If the unit can avoid any more injuries, defenses across the Pac-12 will have to prepare for a lot of different assignments.last_img read more

Michael Oher net worth and salary: How much is ‘The Blind Side’ offensive lineman worth

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Also Read | Rob Gronkowski: Three-time Super Bowl Champion To Make NFL Return Or WWE Debut?Michael Oher net worthMichael Oher has played for 3 different teams in the NFL and has reportedly signed four big contracts worth multi-million dollars. As of this year, Michael Oher has a net worth that stands at an estimated $20 million, as reported by The Richest.Michael Oher salaryAccording to Net Worth Buzz, Oher reportedly had a peak salary that was estimated to be $2.7 million on an annual basis before his release. This was exclusive of all the signing bonuses and other benefits. Michael Oher reportedly earned a total $11.275 million in salary.Also Read | Colin Kaepernick Workout Update: No NFL Contract Yet For KaepernickMichael Oher NFL CareerMichael Oher had a remarkable career in the sport since making his NFL debut in 2009. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens as its 23rd overall pick in the very first round. The very same year, Oher had signed a five-year deal which was worth around $13.8 million with the Ravens. Oher also helped take the Ravens to Super Bowl XLVII during the 2012-13 season. LIVE TV Danish Ansari He was a free agent before joining the Carolina Panthers and his performance in 2015 helped Cam Newton win the MVP award. Newton was the quarterback who had recruited Oher to the team.Also Read | Colin Kaepernick: NFL Star’s Salary, Net Worth And Future In The League Michael Oher has been one of the most sought-after players in the NFL and was best known for his sheer offensive abilities on the field. The Memphis native had a career spanning over 9 seasons. Michael Oher has built his career with the Ravens and became a household name after the 2009 film, The Blind Side (starring Sandra Bullock). He has had a lot of remarkable success in the game but it was his life that made his story much more compelling.Also Read | NFL’s Wild Week 11 Included Garrett, Kaepernick, MexicoMichael Oher – The Blind SideThe Blind Side is an award-winning film based on the life of Michael Oher which follows his rise from the streets to becoming one of the nation’s most sought-out players. The film was adapted from the best-selling book of the same name. The film simplifies Michael Oher’s struggles and does not hide the fact that Michael Oher endured a difficult upbringing as he spent a major part of his youth homeless and he did not have a real family until he was taken in by foster parents.center_img COMMENT Last Updated: 21st November, 2019 13:59 IST Michael Oher Net Worth And Salary: How Much Is ‘The Blind Side’ Offensive Lineman Worth Michael Oher net worth: Oher has been one of the most popular players in the National Football League. Find out the worth and salary of the offensive lineman. WATCH US LIVE First Published: 21st November, 2019 13:59 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more