New Delhi, November 23 (ANI): Indian speedster Bhuvneshwar Kumar is all set to marry fiance Nupur Nagar on Thursday. His Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Dhawan teased the pacer for joining the 'married cricketers club'. Kumar's marriage celebrations had started days back and some videos of his mehndi ceremony were also released by his fan clubs. The right-arm bowler, who got engaged in a ceremony in Greater Noida on October 24, will tie the knot with Nupur in Meerut.
Cummins' breakthrough eased a session of frustration for the hosts as Ashes debutants Stoneman and Vince dug in with a 125-run partnership on an unresponsive Gabba pitch to give England the upper hand by the break. Vince, who averaged 19.27 from his seven tests leading in, struck his maiden half-century and was 72 not out, with England captain Joe Root on one after surviving the final four balls.
The hint of grass on the pitch is in keeping with the team's preparation for the gruelling South African tour which starts next month. Till the first ball is bowled, it will be difficult to presume the kind of bounce that will be on offer. It will be helpful for the fast bowlers at least on the first two days, said India skipper Virat Kohli. If Sri Lanka continue to play three pacers, then left-arm pacer Vishwa Fernando could be an option.
Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu, seeded second, disposed off Aya Ohori of Japan 21-14, 21-17 in the second round to enter the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Super Series on Thursday. Sindhu now likely to face the China Open winner Akane Yamaguchi in the quarter-finals. Earlier, the world no 2, Sindhu had defeated Hong Kong's Leung Yuet Yee 21-18 21-10 in the opening round of $400,000 Hong Kong Super Series.
Former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar on Wednesday hailed the trend of bowlers emerging as game-changers for India but stressed that the country needs a bowling superstar to inspire young generation. It is up to the fans to start making heroes out of bowlers and I think that is starting to happen now. We have game-changers like (Jasprit) Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar who are winning Man-of-the-Match or Man-of-the-Series awards. He also praised young spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and the overall confidence which the current bowlers have.
Indian boxers remained on course for their best ever performance at the AIBA Women's Youth World Championships, adding five more medals to the already assured two on the day of quarterfinals. Jyoti Gulia (51kg), Shashi Chopra (57kg), Ankushita Boro (64kg), Nitu (48kg) and Sakshi Choudhary (54kg) entered the semifinals after winning their respective quarterfinal bouts. The Haryana-girl, an international gold-medallist, was her trademark aggressive self and had Marchese on the backfoot from the word go.
Everton's Oumar Niasse will serve a two-match ban after his appeal against a diving charge was rejected, becoming the first Premier League player to be hit with a retrospective suspension. The Senegalese was charged on Tuesday by the Football Association after he won a controversial penalty in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace. It was alleged he committed an act of simulation which led to a penalty being awarded in the fifth minute of the game against Crystal Palace on 18 November 2017.
Australia fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is one of the most talented left-arm seamers. After an impressive T20 series against India Beherendorff is looking forward to earning a spot on the Test side. At this point, it's still quite raw and so that's why I can have some flare-ups at times. I've been told a few guys have dealt with it in the past and have had good success stories after it.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure remains content at the club despite being relegated to a bit-part role with the Premier League leaders this season. I would say to the manager 'I don't want to be on the bench and I want to go home'. City are on a 17-game winning streak across all competitions and have opened an eight-point lead at the top of the standings. Statistics mean nothing, and we have to play against them and see where we are.
When I shifted here in 2012, my father Dayananad Hooda wanted me to play the sport I liked. Even though it meant that I had to stay away from the family, he supported me. Earlier this year, he underwent bypass surgery and that was the only time I spent at home. Training at CLTA has meant that most of us practise against each other which was not possible at my village.
India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli walks out for a training session ahead of the 2nd Test. The Indian cricket team got down to business ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur starting on Friday. Virat Kohli and other members of the team were seen training hard in a practice session on Thursday.
This for me sets Ange apart as someone that stayed strong to his values of changing the game in Australia. Postecoglou's determination to prove to the world that Australians could play decent football clearly rubbed off on his players. The belief and confidence he's instilled in this team that will keep us on the path to great things.