IPL 2019 Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders

first_imgAdvertisement gNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsvgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epvm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) m0Would you ever consider trying this?😱c5hCan your students do this? 🌚7rsfRoller skating! 6l7See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See moreap829Body tricks that only special people can do pt-1ny6How though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiesbgA visualization of how Karma works b7ls9ptPowered by Firework Early injury crisis and lack of depth have forced the Kolkata Knight Riders into crisis mode. The two-time IPL champions will have to defy the odds in order to lay their hands on the trophy.Advertisement The franchise was hit with an early blow with their two frontline pacers Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi ruled out of tIPL 2019 Preview: Kolkata Knight Ridershe tournament. The already depleted pace attack, despite roping in replacements, are in a spot of bother.Kolkata Knight Riders finished third last season, which is a commendable achievement considering the consistent obstacles thrown at them last season. Much like Mumbai Indians, KKR also tends to rely on their core players.Advertisement Image Courtesy: My KhelThe Caribbean giants Andre Russell and Sunil Narine have been vital assets for the side ever since their arrival. Narine has gone from just a mystery bowler to one of the top all-rounders in the format by honing his batting skills during his stint with the franchise.With their batting unit pretty much set, the side focused on polishing up the bowling unit and capturing extra all-rounders. Harry Gurney, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje were the additions in the fast bowling department while Carlos Brathwaite ending up being the bumper buy.Advertisement The biggest asset for the franchise still remains their spin department. The trio of Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla have controlled the middle overs for the team countless times. Their role in making Eden Gardens their fortress is insurmountable.Despite losing out star players such as Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, and Manish Pandey, Kolkata have fared well, but this season will be a true testament to cement their status as one of the best teams in the competition.The appointment of Dinesh Karthik as captain was the major change among others that took place in the KKR camp last season. Leadership by Gautam Gambhir was instrumental in both of their season triumphs.Kolkata Knight Riders’ coaching staff led by Jacques Kallis have clearly thought of the future with their approach with Shubhman Gill and Prasidh Krishna considering the waning careers of Robin Uthappa and others.The weight of their title chances lies heavily on the shoulders of the spin trio with Kuldeep Yadav expected to play a key role considering his exploits with the Indian team over the last year.Along with the spin department, Kolkata also possesses a lethal top order which can terrorize the bowlers once clicked. Chris Lynn, despite struggling on a number of occasions on the slow Indian surfaces, will be slotted alongside Sunil Narine who has bedazzled the league with his unconventional batting style.It would take a herculean effort from the Kolkata Knight Riders to claim a record-equalling third IPL trophy, and that is what we can expect from them. Taking from their motto Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo, they will act, fight and win.Predicted XIChris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubhman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie FergusonRead Also:IPL 2019 Preview: Kings XI PunjabSunrisers Hyderabad unveils Coolwinks as the Principal Sponsor for IPL Season 12 Advertisementlast_img read more

Farm expo has it all

first_imgEXHIBITORS and patrons it’s time to mark your diary for 7 and 8 November for the second Small Farm +…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Strong start pushes Nelson Leafs to top of hockey charts

first_imgThe hot start by the Nelson Leafs has not gone unnoticed on the Junior B Hockey landscape.The Green and White leave September and begin October near the top of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, and fifth overall in Canadian Junior B rankings.“I would not say I am surprised per say,” said Leaf GM Lance Morey after squad put together a 6-1-2 record and complete the opening month of the season unbeaten in six games.“I knew starting the year we had the talent to be a very good team.”However, Morey isn’t quite ready to book the route for the Championship Parade quite yet.“It is nice to see things falling in place, but it’s a long season and we do play in the toughest division in the league,” explained the Leafs GM.“It will be a battle all year with Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Grand Forks.”Speaking of Beaver Valley.The Nitehawks invade the NDCC Arena to open the two-game home set for the Leafs Friday at 7 p.m.“Friday is a huge game for our team, even this early in the season,” Morey said.“BV has been the class of the KI and our Division for a few years and no one should take them lightly.” Nelson managed to escape with a 1-0 victory over the defending KIJHL champs on opening night thanks to strong netminder by Josh Williams.Not only did Williams register the shutout, but he also made a game-saving save in the final seconds to preserve the victory. “And, of course we have had great goaltending to date,” Morey said. “I don’t see that changing.”Beaver Valley enters the game four points behind the Murdoch Division leading Leafs with a 4-3 record.Success in the Murdoch Division is guaranteed by winning those big divisional games.The Leafs pulled one out of the fire last weekend in Grand Forks, edging the Bruins 3-2 in double overtime.Nelson dominated the game, out shooting the Bruins 55-25.“The win in Grand Forks was huge for us,” Morey explained.“We dominated the game from the opening puck drop. Their goalie was stellar that night and we had to fight for all five periods to come out with the two points.”Saturday, Nelson hosts Spokane Braves.The two games enable Leaf executive to host Parent Weekend by inviting all the parents of the players to visit Nelson to watch their boys in action.“It’s also our Parent Weekend so we want to be sure our kids keep their emotions in check,” he said.“Our coaches have done a good job of the team has no huge highs and lows during the game, and our older players have been great at leading by example.”BLUELINES: After playing five of eight games at home in September, the schedule gets a little tougher for the Leafs with only three games at home in October. Games on the road include stops in Creston, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley, Spokane and Castlegar. . . .Josh Williams continues to be one of the better goalies in the league to start the season. Williams is unbeaten in five games and sits second overall in goalie standings with a 1.37 goals against average.last_img read more

PMMI POM snooker handicap cues off tomorrow

first_imgThe players are in eight groups of seven players each.Defending champion Monty Fong with a handicap of 15 is in Group G. His opponents in the group who will play at Aviat Club are Martin Patu (50), Ida Keni (20), veterans Richard Whitchurch (20), Skey Magoke (40), Rhonda English (35) and Oscar Pomaleu (35).The 2014 winner and current PNG snooker champion, Marcus Ng with a handicap of minus 30 is in group B with Miria Rima(15), Welton Gai (15) and PNG women’s representative, Helen Samuel (15).Group B matches will be played at Lamana Q Club.Also playing at the Lamana Q Club is another former champion Kelly Yambi (0) in Group A. He is up against 2016 BSP Men’s Minor National champion Marcus Rahman (15), Tournament Director Danny Earls (15) and Julie Mel (45).The lowest handicapper in Group C is Q Club manager, Joey Chan (10).He will get some stiff opposition from youngster Vare Vaieke (20), Kevin Bray (20) and women’s B Grade star Jane Laigi (35).Yiannis Nicoloau (0) is in Group D and the only worthy opposition is Ralph Kaina (-5). Both players will give their opposition players starts of 30 or more.Stalwart Roger Ng (-10) heads Group E with Tom English (0), Alex Awesa (15) and Damita Bray (25) at the Q Club.    2011 winner Lasark Joseph with a plus 15 handicap is in Group H at the Aviat Club. His opponents include Toua Simoi (20), Anup Kumar (20) and Tanya Susuve (40).Group F also playing at the Aviat club has big names like Noel Ramos (-5) and Arua Simoi (0) up against Richard Bario (20) and Mea Whitchurch (45). All group matches will be played over the best of three frames and all sessions start at 3pm during weekdays. For Saturday and Sunday, matches start at 11am.last_img read more

England players told to step up in Stokes absence

first_imgEngland’s players must pull together to make up for the absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes in the second test against India, head coach Trevor Bayliss has said.Stokes, who faces a court hearing in Bristol this week for charges of affray, has been replaced by pace bowler Chris Woakes in the squad for the match at Lord’s, which starts on Thursday.“It means that someone else has got to take up the slack,” Bayliss told the British media after the hosts defeated India by 31 runs in the opening test at Edgbaston to take the lead in the five-match series.“It will be interesting to see who can step up and take his place. Someone, or two or three guys, have to do the extra yards. That will be a telling factor for the next match.”England have also called up uncapped batsman Ollie Pope to replace David Malan.“We’ve got a few guys who are not cemented in the team and that puts extra pressure on people like (Joe) Root, Jonny Bairstow and those guys to make the big scores.”last_img read more

Listen: Danny O’Donnell says Milford will bounce back from relegation

first_imgDANNY O’DONNELL says Milford are capable of bouncing straight back from the disappointment of their relegation from Division 1 in the All-County League.Shorn of the services of several key players this summer, relegation has been on the cards for the Moyle View side for some time now.The likes of Tony McNamee, Ronan Docherty, Ryan McMahon and Kane Barrett have been unavailable to O’Donnell at key periods. “There’s disappointment because when you set out at the start of the League, the one thing you don’t want is relegation,” O’Donnell told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub after Sunday’s defeat to Division 1 winners Kilcar.“The boys have been in Division 1 for three seasons now. Last season was very good and we finished on 18 points and beat the teams that we had to. That didn’t happen this year.”However, O’Donnell has backed Milford to hit back.He said: “They never put the heads down and never gave up. We just didn’t win the games during the summer that we had to when the squad was weak. Had we our full squad, I’d be very confident that we’d have survived. “The future for the club is right and if they have the hunger for it, they’ll bounce straight back.”Listen to the full interview below …Listen: Danny O’Donnell says Milford will bounce back from relegation was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2019 All-County Football League2019 Donegal SFCDanny O’DonnellMilfordlast_img read more

What time is the Champions League final? Liverpool take on Tottenham in Madrid

first_img Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury tense Champions League final: When is it?The Champions League final will be played on Saturday, June 1. Kick-off will be at 8pm.It will be held at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. huge blow Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT deals LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS whoops Champions League final: talkSPORT coverageWe’ll be building up to the big game all day on the radio and online, before our full talkSPORT coverage from Madrid gets underway at 7pm.Mark Saggers will host all the build-up and Jim Proudfoot and Stuart Pearce will be on commentary duty.To tune into all the action, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.Champions League final: TV channel and live streamThe Champions League final will be live on BT Sport. To live stream it, head to the BT Sport app.They are also live streaming the final on their YouTube channel free of charge, with that programme also starting at 6:30pm. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham stunned Ajax to reach the Champions League final REAL DEAL The Champions League final will be played on Saturday, June 1 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City shining 3 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker 3 3 REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The Champions League final is nearly upon us as Tottenham take on Liverpool after their incredible semi-final wins.The Premier League last had a European champion in 2012 when Chelsea defied the odds to lift the trophy but we will have a new victor this year.Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s huge match. no dice Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi both scored twice as Liverpool stunned Barcelona latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Champions League final: Who is playing?Liverpool stunned Barcelona in their semi-final tie, coming from three goals behind to win 4-3 on aggregate and go through.Tottenham were 3-0 down to Ajax but produced an amazing comeback as well to go through on away goals and join their Premier League rivals in the final.last_img read more

Premier League yellow and red cards: Who faces a ban soon?

first_imgPremier League yellow cardsLuka Milivojevic, Crystal Palace – 6 yellow cards (Suspension served)Jorginho, Chelsea – 6 yellow cards (Suspended served)Jefferson Lerma, Bournemouth – 6 yellow cards (Suspended served)Jose Holebas, Watford – 5 yellow cards (Suspension served)Danny Rose, Tottenham – 5 yellow cards (Suspended served)Ashley Young, Manchester United – 5 yellow cards (Suspended served)Lewis Dunk, Brighton – 5 yellow cards (Suspended served) appointed Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:51Loaded: 8.94%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen ‘Are you ready for this?’ – Souness in rare praise of returning Paul Pogba rookie error MIKEL TALKS Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father statement SAY THAT AGAIN? Getty Images – Getty Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Arteta confirms Ljungberg’s role, discusses transfer plans and Mesut Ozil 2 latest update LIVING THE DREAM Watford’s Etienne Capoue was the most cautioned player last season, picking up 14 yellows in 33 appearances.Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace became the first player to be banned this term when he picked up his fifth card in their win over Norwich on September 28.Several stars are edging towards the suspension mark this term and could face a stint on the sidelines in the next few weeks. getty 2 LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS With the Premier League season now firmly up and running, top-flight players are starting to run the risk of being banned.An accumulation of 5 yellow cards will result in that player having to complete a one-match suspension, a penalty that often causes major headaches for managers. Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic is guilty of picking up many yellow cards Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is no stranger to a yellow card PEP TALK deals Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Ashley Westwood, Burnley – 5 yellow cards (Suspended served)Philip Billing, Bournemouth – 5 yellow cards (Suspended served)Fabinho, Liverpool – 5 yellow cards (Suspended served)Issa Diop, West Ham – 5 yellow cards (Suspended served)Romain Saiss, Wolves – 5 yellow cards (Suspended served)Frederic Guilbert, Aston Villa – 5 yellow cards (Suspended until December 8)Ilkay Gundogan, Man City – 5 yellow cards (Suspended until December 7) Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola joke about Liverpool and Man City rivalryJames Tarkowski, Burnley – 4 yellow cardsAaron Wan-Bissaka, Manchester United – 4 yellow cardsMax Aarons, Norwich – 4 yellow cardsJohn Lundstram, Sheffield United – 4 yellow cardsRyan Fredericks, West Ham – 4 yellow cardsCalum Chambers, Arsenal – 4 yellow cardsDiego Rico, Bournemouth – 4 yellow cardsGeorge Baldock, Sheffield United – 4 yellow cardsGranit Xhaka, Arsenal – 4 yellow cardsMatteo Guendouzi, Arsenal – 4 yellow cardsRaheem Sterling, Man City – 4 yellow cardsDale Stephens, Brighton – 4 yellow cardsRuben Neves, Wolves – 4 yellow cardsKenny McLean, Norwich – 4 yellow cardsJohn Fleck, Sheffield United – 4 yellow cardsStats correct as of December 2last_img read more