Saturday, 25 May, 2019

Batting better now: Nair

Indian Cricket Team Source AFP
Sidney Guerrero | 14 June, 2018, 02:57

The key for me is fitness and over the last few months, I have brought a lot of changes into my fitness regimen.

Anderson will sit out the games against Worcestershire and Hampshire as part of a six-week period of rest in a bid to be ready to face the tourists in a five-match series which starts on August 1.

"My shoulder has been an issue ongoing for the last couple of years and it is just managing it and looking after it best way I can", he told BBC Radio's Test Match Special during England's shock six-run one-day worldwide by Scotland in Edinburgh on Sunday.

"It´s fantastic to see two young Afghanistan spinners bamboozle world batsmen", Kumble, the third-highest wicket-taker of all time and now a commentator, told AFP.

"I think that is a pretty big statement to make, considering they haven't played Test cricket". I am not thinking too far ahead and obviously the A series is in England, so the preparations are going on well.

Talking about India's opponents in the Bengaluru Test, Nair did not read much into words of Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai, who called his spin attack better than the hosts'.

Ian Chappell
Source AFP

"The whole world knows that [we have very good spinners in] Rashid Khan, Mujeeb [Ur Rahman], [Mohammad] Nabi, Rahmat [Shah], Zahir [Khan]", ESPNcricinfo quoted Stanikzai, as saying.

In the past year or so, Afghanistan's reputation has grown as they played at Lord's in London against an MCC XI led by Brendon McCullum, drew an ODI series in West Indies, beat Ireland and Zimbabwe away, and then came back from the brink to win the ICC 2019 ODI World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.

Shami has been out of competitive action for a while after being dropped from the Delhi Daredevils side midway into the Indian Premier League.

Afghanistan cricket team attained a status of a Test nation recently and the match will mark their debut in the Test cricket. He only picked up three wickets at an economy rate of 10.40.

Not long ago, Karun Nair was celebrated as the only Indian to score a triple hundred after Virender Sehwag.

And wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad also admitted that Afghanistan's spinners, particularly Rashid - who is now ranked number one and number two in T20Is and ODIs respectively - are as good as any other spinners in the world and can push India hard in Bengaluru. "So, it will be a new challenge for everyone of them", Nair said. "You know what our spinners have been doing of late". They know they will get few innings and would be keen to make majority.

BSF personnel killed in Pakistan firing in J-K's Samba
A similar truce was agreed upon on May 21, after a wave of ceasefire violations left two BSF jawans and four civilians dead. The BSF-Pak Rangers Sector Commander level meeting was held on global border opposite the Border Outpost Octroi on June 5.

Recommended

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s fashion choices compared Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s fashion choices compared Meghan showed off her polished but bold wardrobe choice today at the Trooping The Colour ceremony in London with her new husband. We will remind that soon the Royal family will be a holiday - marry the younger grandson of the Queen , Prince Harry .

Private sector days off for Eid Al Fitr have been announced Private sector days off for Eid Al Fitr have been announced Committee head Religious Affairs Minister Matior Rahman will chair the meeting, the foundation said in a statement on Wednesday. The ministry's circular means private sector workers with a Friday/Saturday weekend could potentially receive no extra days off.

Manchester United reportedly won't sell any centre-backs if they sign Alderweireld Manchester United reportedly won't sell any centre-backs if they sign Alderweireld But it's reported that Mourinho still wants to shore up his back four, telling vice chairman Ed Woodward to focus on central defence.

Freeland calls tariffs 'absurd' after meeting U.S. Senate committee Freeland calls tariffs 'absurd' after meeting U.S. Senate committee The World Trade Organization says Canadian dairy tariffs average almost 249 percent, compared with the United States' 17 percent. Trump's attacks arrive as the United States and Canada renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement alongside Mexico.

E3 Trailer: ‘The Last of Us Part 2’ Shows Off Stealth Gameplay The almost 12-minute spot opens unassumingly enough with Ellie nonchalantly chatting it up with a friend. The two share a warm embrace and it's clear that they're more than friends.

'Missing Types' blood donation campaign begins 'Missing Types' blood donation campaign begins But during the summer months, when blood supply is at its lowest, it's up to the public to help families like the Vandermarks. US health officials say they need to collect more than 13 million blood units annually to meet patients' needs.

Courtney Hadwin gets Golden Buzzer from Howie on America’s Got Talent 2018 Courtney Hadwin gets Golden Buzzer from Howie on America’s Got Talent 2018 America's Got Talent is an American reality television series aired on NBC , and part of the global Got Talent franchise. Courtney Hadwin will go straight to the live shows after her performance on Tuesday's episode of the talent show.

Farrah Abraham held on $500 bail after arrest for hitting security guard Farrah Abraham held on $500 bail after arrest for hitting security guard The star is also reported to have been roaring "you should know who I am" while getting arrested at the glamorous hotel. After her arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel , Farrah Abraham suggests that there's "another side" to the story.

NCAA Changes Redshirt Rule NCAA Changes Redshirt Rule A school interested in recruiting a transferring player also must ask the current school for permission to recruit. Tampering by schools in transfer situations has been upgraded to a potential Level 2 violations, per the NCAA.

Paul raccoon reaches roof after scaling downtown tower Paul raccoon reaches roof after scaling downtown tower We certainly hope this all ends happily, but we can't say exactly when that will be. "This morning we were talking about this". News crews assembled, and gazed up at the animal through the night, occasionally bathing it with spotlights.

Coalition battles Houthis to liberate Hodeida Coalition battles Houthis to liberate Hodeida The early stages of Wednesday's offensive followed statements from UAE and Saudi officials that military action was necessary. To that end pro-government and UAE forces were trying to secure routes for civilians to leave the city and reach safer areas.

Spain sack manager Julen Lopetegui two days before first match Spain sack manager Julen Lopetegui two days before first match I trust a lot in the talent and mentality of this team and I am sure that they can go far and fight for the title. We will touch the staff as little as possible, as soon as we have something to communicate, we will do it.

Uber Patents Tech that Would Identify Drunk Passengers When Ordering Ride Uber Patents Tech that Would Identify Drunk Passengers When Ordering Ride But now, Uber plans to provide a quite safer hailing service to people who are drunk. The new patent aims at improving the experience of both drivers and the riders.

Ariana Grande 'engaged' to Pete Davidson after whirlwind romance Ariana Grande 'engaged' to Pete Davidson after whirlwind romance What is even more shocking is that the two of them announced their engagement 20 days after confirming their relationship. Though many users were left speculating on the meaning of her latest post, some savvy fans made the connection instantly.

The Royal Family's 'standing' order for Buckingham Palace balcony appearances The Royal Family's 'standing' order for Buckingham Palace balcony appearances However, it was noted that she was positioned behind Kate Middleton , The Duchess of Sussex . To be fair, Meghan didn't look unhappy about her balcony position.