Cricket News BCCI announces team for ICC Cricket World Cup; THIS can be India’s playing XI

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Top three- Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat KohliThese three names select themselves in any squad. Dhawan and Rohit are the most prolific opening pair in ODI history behind Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Dhawan and Rohit raise their game in major ICC tournaments, with Dhawan, in particular, being the man for ICC tournaments. Rohit is one of the best ODI players in the world. As far as Virat Kohli is concerned, the name speaks for itself. He became the fastest to 10,000 and has scored over 40 ODI tons. As captain, Kohli’s batting will be the key to India’s success.No.4 – KL RahulAmbati Rayudu was India’s first choice for the number four spot after his superlative performance against West Indies in the home series. However, he wasn’t able to continue his run in Australia and New Zealand, which weakened his case. KL Rahul, on the other hand, has had a sensational IPL and he showed why he has been rated highly in the cricketing fraternity.Lower-Middle Order – MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra JadejaSeeing the form MS Dhoni is in, Virat Kohli and the team management will back him at that spot. In past, Indian team has suffered collapses, MS Dhoni can help in rescuing India from that position. Further, Dhoni will be followed by Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja.Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit BumrahIn all of India’s success in Australia and New Zealand, the bowlers played a massive part in the victory in Tests and ODIs. Bumrah is the No.1 bowler in the world and he has consistently shown his class in the last year across formats. He will be India’s strike bowler. Mohammed Shami has shown his ability in IPL 2019 and was India’s stand-out bowler in the powerplay and in the death overs in Australia and New Zealand. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg-spinning duo, can take wickets in any conditions. Depending upon the conditions, either Kuldeep or Chahal must be a certainty in the playing XI. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, on the other hand, hasn’t had the best of IPL and is likely to start on bench.News Nation’s Probable XI squad:Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah.Here’s 15-member squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup:Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 which is scheduled to be played in England and Wales. The premier 50-over tournament will begin on May 30 and the final will be played on July 14.The ‘Men in Blue’ will play their first game against Proteas on June 5 at Rose Bowl, Southampton. The cricket fraternity around the world is hoping for India-England final at Lords, London. With this, News Nation brings to you the probable eleven for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England. The sample and record are based on the performance of the side from the series in England till the end of the April 11 game in the Indian Premier League. The reason for choosing England as the starting point is that the World Cup will be held in the country after 20 years while even the IPL will be considered as form and confidence can spread to all formats.  The BCCI announces 15-member squad for ICC Cricket World Cup. Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant miss out. KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik feature in the World Cup squad. last_img read more

Gary Gait: Women’s lacrosse new rules create a ‘totally different’ game

first_imgUPDATED: Feb. 1, 2018 at 2:48 p.m.For the second-straight year, the NCAA has announced a set of new rules that will drastically change collegiate women’s lacrosse.This year’s modifications affect draw controls, goal interpretations, yellow cards and self-starts. Most importantly the changes implement free movement. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the alterations to “increase pace and flow of the game,” this past summer.“It’s a totally different game,” SU head coach Gary Gait said last Thursday. “Fans are going to be pleasantly surprised.”A 90-second possession clock was added in 2017 to eliminate “stalling,” or teams holding onto the ball to bleed out the clock, and encourage more scoring. The clock came after Syracuse was a victim of the “freeze-tag” type of game in its 10-8, national championship game loss to Maryland four years ago. SU head coach Gary Gait was a big proponent of a possession clock last season, and he said he is a fan of the new rules this year as well. Gait and the Orange will see the impact of the changes when the season begins on Feb. 9 against Connecticut.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAccording to the NCAA’s press release, a majority of coaches were in favor of the rule changes. The rules committee also stated that the last two years’ changes, specifically the addition of a shot clock and the ability to self-start, laid the foundation for this year’s rules.In 2018, when a foul is called, every player except the one in possession of the ball can move freely. In seasons past, when an official blew a whistle for a foul, all players had to stop moving until whomever had possession restarted play. If officials believed a player on either team had moved before the restart, they reserved the right to reposition them.There will be a two-meter “non-engagement” area around the player awarded the ball before she resumes play. If a defender enters the area, their team will receive an initial warning. More infractions will lead to a green card and a one-minute penalty. Players will also be allowed to self-start in the last two minutes of each half and in overtime and when the ball goes out of bounds.“The free movement takes away having that step or two in front of your defender,” sophomore attack Emily Hawryschuk said. “At the same time, you can catch them off guard.”Gait said these rule changes will reduce the length of games. SU’s contests in 2017 lasted about two-and-a-half hours, he said. In 2018, Gait said games will be two-hours long and in turn, be more enjoyable for fans. Syracuse had one day of practice this fall where it practiced free movement and Gait called it “amazing.” The Orange’s fall season was eventually cut short due to a campus-wide mumps outbreak.“(Games) are going to be fast,” Gait said. “The whistles are going to be reduced, more than cut in half, I believe. There will be no delay of moving players around.”Another impending rule change regards what is and isn’t a goal. This year, if a player releases a shot before or at the same time that an official blows a whistle, the shot is live and will count as a goal if it enters the net. Before this season, a shooting space foul — the act of a defender impeding a shot’s path — would negate a score. The same concept applies if a shot is released before the game clock expires.Morgan Widner, a sophomore draw-control specialist, may benefit from a rule change that limits the number of players that can be in the midfield area. Under the new standards, each team can only have three players in the midfield until possession is clearly established. Widner set SU’s freshman single-season record with 156 draw controls and is in favor of the new rule, citing that fewer players will create more space and make the game safer.Gait emphasized the need for midfield depth as he expected the new rules to test the endurance of defenders. He stated that scoring across the nation increased last season due to the shot clock, and expects another jump in the total number of goals, though shooting percentage may dip.While Gait didn’t take credit for the new rules, he praised the United Women’s Lacrosse League, UWLX, for enforcing similar rules over the last three years. Gait has been the interim commissioner of the UWLX since 2016.“It’s going to be interesting,” Gait said. “You can try and plan for how the rules have changed but until you get in games, you won’t really know. We will make changes as needed.”Other rule changesThis year, when a team receives its fourth yellow card, the carded player will serve a two-minute non-releasable penalty. Any other yellow card will warrant the same penalty.A new setup for the eight-meter shot will allow the defensive team to place players near the lane of the shooter. Outside the arc, every player except the shooter can now move freely. Gait said he doesn’t know if the rule change benefits the defense or the offense, he said his team will “wait and see.”In the case of a possession switch, the defensive team can commit a maximum of three fouls before the offensive team reaches its attacking end before receiving a one-minute penalty.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Gary Gait was misquoted. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Published on January 30, 2018 at 10:48 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rod Lakin Well I think youve buried the lead

first_imgRod Lakin: Well, I think you’ve buried the lead.The only compelling part of that argument is the closingsentence – an option, by the way, already closed off byManning. From a business perspective, it would be nicefor the Colts to be given the opportunity for a Montana oreven Favre-type return package (if I can borrow from youranalogies). I’d even concede that it was very foolish ofMr. Irsay to rule out this scenario from the beginning.But if you can assimilate a point as easy as that, youshould also be able to concede the following: PeytonManning is on the record as saying that he believes AndrewLuck should start from Year 1. It was the opportunityafforded to him, and it was an opportunity, howeverdelayed, handed to his brother. Unlike in the case ofFavre in 08′ and especially Montana in 1993, Manningwouldn’t be walking back into Super Bowl conditions.Prior to Favre’s first pre-retirement panic, the Green BayPackers were a kick away from the NFC Championship. Infact, Montana was given the very chance that you’veproposed for Peyton – throwing passes in the season finalefor a 14-2 49ers team. If you flip the records, there’sthe nearly parallel scenario this season between the 2-13Colts and the Houston Texans. Only Manning (per DonBanks’ excruciating portrayal in SI) couldn’t make it onthe field for that one, and the “showcase” argument wasrightly taken off the table. So you end up exactly whereI left off: Draft a young quarterback to push through thewreckage of a broken model or keep an old one in place ina short-term effort to circumvent the damage. In otherwords, only one of us can make a progressive case. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Bloggerment: Arizona Sports 620 bloggers Rod Lakin andJarrett Carlen argue the Colts decision to part ways withPeyton Manning.Question: If Peyton Manning is going to be able toplay football this season, why would the IndianapolisColts release him? Rod Lakin: This is the most important yet leastdiscussed aspect of the Colts’ quarterback proposition.Those who agree with their decision must weigh the well-documented volatility of the drafting process against theproven stability of a healthy Peyton Manning. Unlike thehealth question, a prima facie case is required from theColts side of the argument and, by extension, from theirchosen successor, Andrew Luck. The early returns fromIndianapolis (in the literal sense) provided a very strongopening statement. Turns out Luck isn’t just reallysmart, he’s also very athletic. And this is as far and asbest that those in favor of moving on to Luck can answerthe question. After all, the key word in the openingsentence was “proposition.” Most successful businessstart-ups involve risk: With Manning, you could havetaken a chance that the next 3 years will be as good asthe previous 13. Or, with Luck, you can bet that the next13 will overcompensate for the excruciating potential of asuccessful post-Manning Super Bowl run during the next 3.I’ll side with the long-term. Jarrett Carlen: Again you are ignoring the basicpremise of the question, which is why would the Colts lethim go if he were healthy enough to play? A healthyPeyton Manning is an elite QB, one that can keep the Coltscompetitive while mentoring a young Andrew Luck. As forhis age, the Colts obviously did not fear his age whenthey signed him to a long-term contract just one year ago.And you ask what is the going rate for an incapacitatedfuture hall of fame QB? He won’t be incapacitated if he’shealthy enough to play, and as for the going rate? In caseyou haven’t been watching the news or listening to thefine folks on Arizona Sports 620 lately, it appears as ifthere are a dozen or so NFL teams ready to back up thetruck to acquire him. Some teams are even willing to dumptheir established QBs to get him. The bottom line isthis: the Colts had Manning. They also have the #1 pick,which they will use to draft Luck. My argument is simple:The Colts would be better off keeping both and lettingLuck sit a year and learn behind the greatest QB of alltime rather than throw him to wolves right away. Yourargument seems to be that it would be better to start Luckright away, even though he is surrounded by a lack oftalent at any offensive position; that they should give upthe rights to a QB in Manning who just one season ago theythought enough of to lock up for many years, and to forgoany chance of getting any sort of compensation forManning. I’m not sure I can agree with that. One thing Iwill give you – very impressive vocabulary, it may blindthe reader from your lack of logic. Did you get a MerriamWebster’s page-a-day calendar for Christmas? 0 Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Jarrett Carlen: If we are performing under theassumption that Peyton Manning is healthy enough to playnext season, then I think it would also be safe to assumethat Peyton will return to his previous form as an elitequarterback. After all, he is only one healthy seasonremoved from an MVP and Super Bowl appearance. To me, thisboils down to the old saying “a bird in the hand is worthtwo in the bush.” Why toss away a healthy Peyton Manningfor a QB who, best case scenario, may one day be almost asgood as him? Mr. Lakin’s argument is that he’d rathergamble on the next 13 years with Luck, rather than thenext 3 with Manning. The question I ask, is why can’t theColts have both? Or if not 3, how about 1? The twoexamples most comparable in NFL history involve the 49erswith Joe Montana and Steve Young, and the Packers withBrett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. In both cases, thelegendary QB was eventually pushed out in favor of theyoung up-and-comer. EVENTUALLY. Young and Rodgers gainedvaluable knowledge and experience learning behind theveteran. A year or two sitting behind arguably thegreatest QB ever to play would only have helped Luck andthe Colts. Luck, because the pressure is not immediatelyon him to perform, and the Colts because Manning’s tradestock can only go up following a healthy, productiveseason. Rod Lakin: Well, that was a thoroughly confusingresponse. It is true that quarterback prospects have bothsucceeded as first year starters and as more long-termprojects. It is not true that there’s a consistentcorrelation between bad offensive line play and the long-term success or failure of said prospects. For example, Icouldn’t say that David Carr taking 76 sacks in 16 gamesduring his rookie season of 2002 was much of a moralebooster. I also wouldn’t be able to claim that JoeyHarrington’s taking just 8 sacks during 14 games of thatvery same rookie season laid the groundwork for any moreproductivity from the position. In point of fact, bothwere nearly identical in their futility as starters thatseason, and neither has reversed the trend in the 9 yearssince. And your argument unravels even more from there:Let’s say that the Colts are as “awful,” as you describe.Or, more specifically, let’s say their offensive line isjust as bad as Carr’s 2002 Texans. If that were the case,I would be inclined to agree that Andrew Luck should notbe thrown into an NFL rookie season, piñata style. Wherewe part ways, however, is at the absurd notion that a 36year-old quarterback coming off four neck procedures,should be. It’s an idea that’s irrationality could onlybe rivaled three paragraphs earlier with the suggestionthat “Manning’s trade stock can only go up following ahealthy, productive season.” What exactly is the goingrate for incapacitated future Hall of Fame quarterbacksthese days? Moreover, it’s contradictory to suggest thatManning could “raise his trade stock,” while “Luck is notforced into starting right away for a bad team.” You’llhave to choose which one of those you believe would have(or will have) been the case. In the interim, a moresensible conclusion prevails: Retaining the franchisequarterback, all while drafting the new one would not onlybe a competing vision, it would clearly be anirreconcilable one. Give credit to Jim Irsay forrecognizing as much and for not hedging this bet. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Jarrett Carlen’s counter: Whether or not Luck isgood enough to start right away is not the point (Luck,btw, a player who went from the greatest prospect sinceJohn Elway to a player that some now think is not even thebest QB available in the draft). It’s whether he shouldstart right away. For every Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman orCam Newton, there are several Joey Harringtons, RyanLeafs, David Carrs and Tim Couchs – can’t miss QBprospects who start right away behind a terrible line fora terrible team, get their confidence and body shaken andnever become what they could have been had they sat like aRodgers, McNair or Young. This Colts team is awful; youadmit as much and it’s proven by the fact they have the #1pick. The harm from taking tons of sacks and losing gameafter game would far outweigh any benefit gained from theexperience of starting from day 1. You say the Colts’options are to “draft a young quarterback to push throughthe wreckage of a broken model or keep an old one in placein a short-term effort to circumvent the damage.” This isnot the case because it doesn’t have to be one or theother. No one is arguing that they shouldn’t draft Luck.Keeping Peyton is better for the short term – The Coltsreturn to competitiveness, Peyton raises his trade stockand Luck is not forced into starting right away for a badteam – and better for the long-term. Luck gets to sit,watch and learn, the Colts get another year to add piecesaround him so that he is not thrown out naked when he doesstart, and the Colts can flip Peyton during or after theseason for players and picks. Delaying the Andrew Luck erawould not be a harmful thing. The Colts would instead beinsuring that when the Luck era does start, whether mid-season or next season, he would have the best chance tosucceed. And remember, I am arguing why they should havekept Peyton, obviously they have decided they aren’t andthat Irsay ruled out keeping or trading him is irrelevant.last_img read more