KL Rahul should bat more responsibly, says Bangar

first_imgSydney: Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar feels KL Rahul should play responsibly being an experienced player of the side.While five different Indian batsmen notched up their respective half-centuries against Cricket Australia XI in the warm-up game here on Thursday, Rahul failed to make a significant contribution after falling for just three runs.”He (Rahul) is not a young player anymore and he is on his second tour here. He has played 30 Tests and he has a responsibility. We expect him to play with that responsibility and play his role for the team,” Bangar told reporters here.”He (Rahul) has been looking in good shape, including today. It is just that he is finding new ways to get out. Even today, the ball was quite afar when he played it away from his body and lost his wicket. But what we are reading he is playing the ball well and he is one hit away (from form),” the batting coach expressed.”We know his ability and if he converts that to performances then it is important for the team.”The 46-year-old also said that the opening combination and as the number six slot for the first Test in Adelaide are still up for grabs and the team management will take a call on it after the second innings of the ongoing game.”I would say there are still some spots to be taken. We will keep a close eye on how the second innings goes and it gives some other batsmen a hit especially Murali Vijay and middle order batsmen, and see how they go,” said Bangar.”There are certain spots to be taken still. We are looking at the opening slot as well as the number six slot. Those are the positions we are still looking at, we have not decided yet,” he added.Praising youngster Prithvi Shaw (66 runs off 69 deliveries), who slammed a half-century, on Thursday, the batting coach said: “He has made a mark straightaway in whichever format he has played limited overs or first-class cricket, Irani Trophy, Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy or India A. He has shown he can adapt to the conditions and to the stage as well.””He plays with a lot of clarity and the impressive thing about him is that he gets into good positions with a clarity of mind and fearlessness of youth that helps him quite a bit,” Bangar pointed out. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

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The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 27-24 win over Pittsburgh

first_imgSyracuse (3-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) finally got back into the win column against Pittsburgh on Saturday, topping the Panthers, 27-24. After a stagnant first half on offense, Syracuse scored 17 points in the second half. The offensive awakening, coupled with a strong defensive performance and a nine catch, 99-yard outing from Ravian Pierce helped the Orange top Pitt. Comments Published on October 7, 2017 at 7:27 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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FIFA Awards Is Too Boring – Super Falcons Star Asisat Oshoala Cries Out

first_imgSuper Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala has criticised the Best FIFA Football Awards as being too boring after the latest edition was held in London on Monday, October 23.Oshoala made this known in the early hours of Tuesday on Twitter as she charged the organisers, world football ruling body FIFA, to spice up the annual award event by introducing Women Best XI just like that of the men known as FIFPRO World XI.Dear @FIFAcom , some of us think it would be more interesting to have Women Best11 just like that of the men.Please feed us something NEW 🙏🏾— ASISAT M.O.N (@AsisatOshoala) October 23, 2017Her tweet read: “Dear @FIFAcom, some of us think it would be more interesting to have Women Best 11 just like that of the men. Please feed us something new.”During the event hosted by popular Hollywood actor Idris Elba on Monday night, stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianlugi Buffoon and many more emerged award recipients. In the women’s category, only two awards were handed out.Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman won the Best Women’s Coach while Lieke Martens of the Netherlands (21.72% of the votes) saw off the challenges of American star Carli Lloyd (16.28%) and Deyna Castellanos of Venezuela (11.29%) to win the Best FIFA Women’s Player.Related2017 AITEO/CAF Awards: Salah Wins Africa’s Best Player Award Ahead Of Mane And AubameyangJanuary 4, 2018In “Africa”Moses, Oshoala Win Big At 2018 AITEO/NFF AwardsFebruary 20, 2018In “Africa”2019 FIFA WWC: Asisat Oshoala Reveals Motivation Behind Falcons Victory Against South KoreaJune 16, 2019In “Africa”last_img read more

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