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USC 4-Star Wide Receiver Announces Transfer Destination

first_imgA general view of Memorial Stadium as the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Illinois Fighting Illini.CHAMPAIGN, IL – NOVEMBER 16: A general view of Memorial Stadium as the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on November 16, 2013 in Champaign, Illinois. Ohio State defeated Illinois 60-35. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)One of the top wide receivers in the 2016 recruiting class has settled on a transfer destination, he announced this morning.Josh Imatorbhebhe, a four-star wide receiver out of Georgia, spent the past three seasons at USC. He’s decided to transfer out.The former top wide receiver recruit has transferred to Illinois.Imatorbhebhe announced his decision on Twitter. Committed. pic.twitter.com/ymv3jANg2e— Josh Imatorbhebhe (@JoshBhebhe) June 17, 2019The 6-foot-2 wide receiver caught two passes for 11 yards in 2017. The former four-star recruit entered the NCAA’s transfer portal in January.Imatorbhebhe is one of several USC wide receivers to exit the program this offseason.last_img read more


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ESPN Releases New Heisman Top 5 After Week 3

first_imgCurrent Heisman trophy favorite Jalen Hurts makes his debut at Oklahoma.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)ESPN has updated its Heisman Trophy top five following the third full weekend of the 2019 college football season.Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts remains the favorite to win this year’s trophy. The former Alabama QB had a ridiculous opening drive against UCLA, rushing for 99 yards and a touchdown, and didn’t let up the rest of the game.Hurts has thrown for 880 yards and nine touchdowns, adding 373 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, meanwhile, is right behind him. The Crimson Tide’s QB has been dominant, too, throwing for more than 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. Here’s ESPN’s new top five after Week 3:Oklahoma QB Jalen HurtsAlabama QB Tua TagovailoaLSU QB Joe BurrowOhio State QB Justin FieldsTexas QB Sam EhlingerWeek 4 is highlighted by Michigan’s trip to Wisconsin and Notre Dame’s trip to Georgia. Jonathan Taylor of the Badgers has a chance to jump onto the big stage with a huge performance on Saturday. So, too, does Georgia QB Jake Fromm.last_img read more


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DC vs SRH, IPL 2019: Shreyas Iyer disappointed as Delhi lose heavily again

first_imgDC vs SRH, IPL 2019: Shreyas Iyer disappointed as Delhi lose heavily againWhile Sunrisers Hyderabad clinched a table-topping win at the Feroz Shah Kotla, home side Delhi Capitals were handed a thrashing for the second successive time in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 16 18 Point 5 Delhi DEL 129/8 Mid Wicket 26 covers 131/5 (18.3) All batsmen are considered right handed 129/8 28 No data available! view more view less (18.3) R fine Leg (20.0) Mid Wicket 5 Referee: Chinmay Sharma (IND) Umpires: KN Ananthapadmanabhan (IND), Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND) and S Ravi (IND) 0 13 Delhi DEL – third Man Delhi third Man 1 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c) B. Kumar (c) lbw b Rahul Tewatia 0 fine Leg 3 9 Hyderabad HYD 9.14 third Man 18 0 0 Mid on covers 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 1 3 0 8.66 10 Delhi Bowling DEL Bowling third Man (20.0) Square Leg Mid Wicket Hyderabad 1 Deepak Hooda D. Hooda c Kagiso Rabada b Sandeep Lamichhane Axar Patel A. Patel 32 171.42 0 Mid off All batsmen are considered right handed Match Ended Point 11 Rashid Khan R. Khan nb Square Leg Mid Wicket Fall of Wickets c Kagiso Rabada b Sandeep Lamichhane Mohammad Nabi (HYD) M. Nabi (HYD) 17 Vijay Shankar V. Shankar c Shreyas Iyer b Axar Patel 2/21 (4) Hyderabad batting HYD batting graphs 1 Hyderabad HYD 76.19 Jonny Bairstow (HYD) J. Bairstow (HYD) 1 Mid on covers Square Leg Mid on 2/27 (4) 188.88 third Man Mid Wicket Point Point Sandeep Lamichhane S. Lamichhane 0 Mid on Mid off Square Leg Mid off 1 Square Leg All batsmen are considered right handed m Mid on 1 131/5 Mid off 0 0 0 Mid Wicket rcenter_img 90.90 0 1 0 0 Point 4 2 Sandeep Sharma S. Sharma fine Leg Scorecard not out 10 43 (41) 1 c Prithvi Shaw b Ishant Sharma 81.81 64/1 ( J. Bairstow 6.5 Overs) , fine Leg Extras: 11 runs (B: 4, LB: 4, WD: 3, NB: 0, P: 0) Rahul Tewatia R. Tewatia covers advertisement c Shreyas Iyer b Axar Patel Mid on covers 1 not out Chris Morris C. Morris 95/3 ( M. Pandey 13 Overs) , 76.92 Square Leg Mid off All batsmen are considered right handed commentary Match Ended 3.3 0 9 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers covers w 1 wd Mid off 9 Hyderabad beat Delhi by 5 wickets 131/5 (18.3) 32 fine Leg 68/2 ( D. Warner 8 Overs) , 16 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (HYD) B. Kumar (HYD) o 4s 0 c Chris Morris b Kagiso Rabada Point 101/4 ( V. Shankar 14.3 Overs) , Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) Jonny Bairstow (wk) J. Bairstow (wk) lbw b Rahul Tewatia 11 1 Square Leg 48 (28) 111/5 ( D. Hooda 16 Overs) , B Mid off e/r 4 0 Point 1 0 covers 4.5 Yusuf Pathan Y. Pathan not out Indian Premier League, 2019 All batsmen are considered right handed fine Leg vs Kagiso Rabada K. Rabada 6s Shreyas Iyer (DEL) S. Iyer (DEL) Super Over David Warner D. Warner c Chris Morris b Kagiso Rabada Manish Pandey M. Pandey c Prithvi Shaw b Ishant Sharma Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 48 Mid Wicket third Man 0 Ishant Sharma I. Sharma Mohammad Nabi M. Nabi not out Siddarth Kaul S. Kaul 55.55 1 S/R fine Leg 3.33 Mid on 0 8 21 0 Series Status: Player Of The Match: Jonny Bairstow third Man 0 Toss: HYD elected to field view full scorecard 10 india today digital New DelhiApril 5, 2019UPDATED: April 5, 2019 00:12 IST IPL 2019, DC vs SRH: Shreyas Iyer top scored for Delhi with 43 but it wasn’t enough for the home side to pick two points ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShreyas Iyer hit a well-paced 43 but Delhi Capitals managed only 129 on boardJonny Bairstow hit a 28-ball 48 to help Sunrisers collect 2 points in New DelhiDelhi Capitals have suffered defeats in three of their last four games in IPL 2019Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer cut a dejected figure as he walked up to complete the post-match duties after his team suffered a five-wicket thrashing at Feroz Shah Kotla against table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday. DC vs SRH – Report | HighlightsIyer didn’t hold back and conceded the performances of Delhi Capitals in the last two games were far from impressive. Before the latest defeat to the Sunrisers, the Capitals had suffered one of the most humiliating collapses in IPL, losing seven wickets in a span of 17 balls and eight runs in their 14-run defeat to Kings XI Punjab.On Thursday, Delhi Capitals were completely outplayed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar-led SRH on a slow and low turner at the Kotla. After being put into bat, DC were restricted to 129 for 8 in their quota of 20 overs.Captain Iyer top-scored with 43 and all-rounder Axar Patel scored a quickfire 23 but it wasn’t enough as Sunrisers gunned down the total despite losing a few quick wickets towards the end.So wonderful to see Jonny Bairstow carrying his great run of form, Nabi , playing an important role with both bat and ball. Another very satisfying win for the #OrangeArmy. May we continue with this winning momentum. pic.twitter.com/9xDJhBa7KEVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 4, 2019Jonny Bairstow, who had hit his maiden IPL hundred earlier this week, took the game away from the Capitals in the first six overs wherein he smashed a 28-ball 48.”The last two games have been the same [disappointing]. It was a tough wicket to bat on and since they bowled first, they had an idea about how to go about it. We didn’t play that well as a batting side. Another learning – we should come back positive and strong. After the first time out, I thought 140-150 would have been a good score, especially with three spinners playing. Unfortunately, we lost too many wickets and we could not capitalise,” Iyer said.advertisement”I needed a little support over there because one of the top four batsmen had to be there, I had taken the responsibility but unfortunately I took on Rashid and got out as well,” Iyer added.The Delhi Capitals’ captain though managed to find positives as he lauded his bowlers for not throwing in the towel after being tonked for 62 in the first six overs.”We had almost lost the game after the first few overs, but the way we came back should be appreciated. The bowlers are mentally strong at the moment. That is really good to see from a captain’s point of view.”Meanwhile, winning captain Bhuvneshwar pointed out that the start that SRH got from their in-form openers helped them complete a tricky chase with relative ease.”It is always easy as the captain when the team does well and I always believe that the captain is as good as the team. We weren’t sure at the toss about how the pitch would play, but we always wanted to bowl given how small the ground is. We knew that it would be easier in the second innings and it would be a tricky chase, but the start we got was great.”Also Read | There are some chinks in Virat Kohli’s batting against spinners: VVS LaxmanAlso Read | IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore under the pump, concedes Parthiv Patel Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow DC vs SRHFollow IPL 2019Follow shreyas iyerFollow Jonny BairstowFollow Bhuvneshwar Kumarlast_img read more


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Minerva Punjab FC to shut down, owner Ranjit Bajaj confirms ‘with a heavy heart’

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 5, 2019UPDATED: April 5, 2019 14:42 IST Minerva Punjab FC had won the I-League in the 2018-19 season (Minerva Punjab FC Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSRanjit Bajaj announced his decision to shut down Minerva Punjab FC in a series of tweetsMinerva had refused to travel play an I-League match vs Real Kashmir in Srinagar due to security concernsMinerva said AIFF had failed to give written security assurances to them after the Pulwama terrorist attackMinerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj on Friday confirmed that he will be shutting down the club after getting no support from the All India Football Federation (AIFF) after they refused to travel to Srinagar to play an I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack in February.Ranjit Bajaj announced his decision in a series of tweets and also slammed the Indian football body for the way they handled the situation after Minerva pulled out of their I-League clash against Real Kashmir in Srinagar citing security concerns.Minerva said the AIFF had failed to give written security assurances that were sought by the club after the terror attack which killed more than 40 CRPF personnel.”With a very heavy heart today I have decided that @minervapunjabfc will have to do what so many others have done/CHAMPIONS of @ILeagueOfficial for 2018-19 for SENIORS/Under 13/ under 15 /under 18 – SIX TITLES(4 years) 60 plus boys to various Indian teams is going to shut”AIFF & FSDL RELIANCE Congratulations on a job well done – from everyone @minervapunjabfc & all clubs who have shut down because of you.”My wife @Hennasing & I had devoted our entire lives24/7 to the betterment of @IndianFootball & were willing to do the same for the rest of our lives – but can’t keep fighting such huge behemoths & federations who will go to every extent to make your life a living hell,” Ranjit Bajaj wrote in a series of tweets.With a very heavy heart today I have decided that @minervapunjabfc will have to do what so many others have done/CHAMPIONS of @ILeagueOfficial for 2018-19 for SENIORS/Under 13/ under 15 /under 18 – SIX TITLES(4 years) 60 plus boys to various Indian teams is going to shutadvertisementRanjit Bajaj (@THE_RanjitBajaj) April 5, 2019AIFF & FSDL RELIANCE Congratulations on a job well done – from everyone @minervapunjabfc & all clubs who have shut down because of youRanjit Bajaj (@THE_RanjitBajaj) April 5, 2019My wife @Hennasing & I had devoted our entire lives24/7 to the betterment of @IndianFootball & were willing to do the same for the rest of our lives – but can’t keep fighting such huge behemoths & federations who will go to every extent to make your life a living hellRanjit Bajaj (@THE_RanjitBajaj) April 5, 2019Last month the AIFF had decided to schedule a re-match between the former I-League champions Minerva and debutants Real Kashmir before March 15 but that did not happen.Real Kashmir had turned up for the game last month, asserting that all the security arrangements were in place and they be awarded the three points after Minerva’s no-show.Minerva went on to argue that their pullout could not be considered a forfeiture as it was security grounds. The club refused to forego the three points, taking the matter to the Delhi High Court.The court asked Minerva to go back to the AIFF I-League Committee for a resolution. The decision to have a re-match was, however, taken by the AIFF’s Emergency Committee.The League Committee had referred the matter to emergency panel, which comprises the AIFF President, five vice-Presidents and the Secretary General.Also Read | Delhi High Court rejects Minerva Punjab plea against AIFF over Real Kashmir game in SrinagarAlso Read | Secure or not? Minerva Punjab, Real Kashmir in war of words over Srinagar matchAlso Read | Real Kashmir reveal reason for not tweeting on Pulwama. Very convenient, says Ranjit BajajAlso Read | We appeal AIFF to postpone Feb 28 Srinagar match but will go if ‘forced’ to: East BengalAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Ranjit BajajFollow Minerva Punjab FCFollow i-leagueFollow Real Kashmir FCFollow AIFF Minerva Punjab FC to shut down, owner Ranjit Bajaj confirms ‘with a heavy heart’Former I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC had moved Delhi Hight Court after the AIFF refused to relocate their I-League match in Srinagar in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack.advertisement Nextlast_img read more


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RCB vs DC IPL 2019 broadcast channels list: How and where to watch Bangalore vs Delhi Live Streaming

first_imgRCB vs DC IPL 2019 broadcast channels list: How and where to watch Bangalore vs Delhi Live StreamingRCB vs DC IPL 2019 T20 Match: It’s now or never for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) when they take on Delhi Capitals who are also looking to get back to winning ways, in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clashadvertisement India Today Web Desk BengaluruApril 7, 2019UPDATED: April 7, 2019 13:05 IST RCB vs DC broadcast channels (Courtesy by BCCI)After losing their first five games, RCB find themselves at the bottom of the eight-team points table. On Friday night, they looked to be in the groove with star batsmen Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers roaring back to form.Kohli’s captaincy has already come under the scanner and on Friday it was surprising to see England all-rounder Moeen Ali not being used on a spin-friendly wicket.Coming to Delhi, their batting left a lot to be desired in their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. While bowling too, they were good in patches as Hyderabad cantered to a five-wicket win in the end.The likes of Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris would look to impose themselves more against RCB while Shikhar Dhawan, skippper Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw would aim to make the most of a poor bowling arsenal of their opponents.Where will the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs DC be played?The IPL 2019 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru from 4 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs DC live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs DC?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs DC?advertisementRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh.Delhi Capitals: Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Trent Boult, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Tewatia, Rishabh Pant (wk), Keemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena, Harshal Patel, Hanuma Vihari, Bandaru Ayyappa, Ankush Bains, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford.Also Read | Alzarri Joseph on dream debut in IPL: I don’t celebrate wickets, I celebrate winsAlso Read | Watch: MS Dhoni joins Shane Watson and Imran Tahir’s sons in a sprint face-off at ChepaukAlso Read | We have a plan set for Andre Russell: RR spinner Krishnappa GowthamAlso Read | Need to execute plans better on the field, says Delhi Capitals’ Prithvi ShawFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow RCB vs DCFollow IPL 2019Follow Bangalore vs DelhiFollow RCB vs DC broadcasting channelFollow RCB vs DC live streaminglast_img read more


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KXIP’s journey so far in IPL 2019: GayleStorm, Sam’s hat-trick and a Rahul special

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoSportsIPL 2019IPL 2019 NewsGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: BCCICaption: Chris Gayle became the fastest batsman to score 4000 runs in IPL history in KXIP’s match against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on March 25.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: BCCICaption: KL Rahul broke Sunil Narine’s record and churned out the fastest IPL half century off just 14 balls against the Delhi Capitals on April 8.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: BCCICaption: KXIP co-owner Priety Zinta brought along special guest Sushant Singh Rajput to cheer for the team.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: BCCICaption: 20-year-old Sam Curran took a hat-trick in their April 2 game against Delhi Capitals in what was only his second IPL game.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: BCCICaption: Original Çhennai Super King R Ashwin clashed against MS Dhoni on return to his home turf Chennai in the April 6 match against CSK.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: BCCICaption: Sarfaraz Khan has found success in this risky scoop shot, impressing many in KXIP’s March 25 IPL match against Rajasthan Royals.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Credit/Source: Credit to AllCredit Name: BCCITags: IPL 2019Indian Premier LeagueKXIPKings XI PunjabSource type: photogalleryShort description: Kings XI Punjab won 3 out of 5 matches in IPL 2019 and gave us a few crucial highlights in the Indian Premier League history.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5caaea1d0288b1554704925_add_storyCommentContent Publish date: Monday, April 8, 2019 – 15:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDg1MjEiLCIxMjA2NTUwIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjE4MDQwNTIiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjE4MDQwNTUiXSwic3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwic3ViX3N1Yl9zdWJfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInByaW1hcnlfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOiIxMjA2NTUwIn0=770×433: Short Headline: KXIP’s journey so far in IPL 2019: GayleStorm, Sam’s hat-trick and a Rahul specialApp headline: KXIP’s journey so far in IPL 2019: GayleStorm, Sam’s hat-trick and a Rahul speciallast_img read more


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Mumbai Indians’ enviable record in IPL finals: 3 wins, 1 loss out of 4 finals

first_imgMumbai Indians’ enviable record in IPL finals: 3 wins, 1 loss out of 4 finalsThe win on Saturday meant that Mumbai Indians have now gained an entry into the final of IPL 2019 which will be played on May 12.advertisement Ajay Tiwari ChennaiMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 09:03 IST Mumbai Indians comfortably won their game against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians (132/4) beat Chennai Super Kings (131/4) by 6 wickets to reach finalMumbai Indians have lifted the IPL trophy 3 times while losing just onceCSK will now face the winner of the eliminator between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers HyderabadMumbai Indians on Tuesday made it 3 out of 3 wins against Chennai Super Kings when they beat the current champions by 6 wickets at the Chepauk in the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League.The win meant that Mumbai Indians have now gained an entry into the final of IPL 2019 which will be played on May 12. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings will have to slug it out against the winner from the Eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals on May 10.This would be MI’s 5th appearance in an IPL final. They have an enviable record in IPL finals as well, having lifted the trophy 3 times while losing just once – to CSK in 2010.Here is an account of how MI have fared in each of their 4 finals:1. 2010: CSK vs MI, DY Patil Stadium MumbaiRiding on man-of-the-match Suresh Raina’s 57 not out, CSK posted a respectable 168/5 batting first. In reply, even though skipper Sachin Tendulkar (48) held up one end, the rest of the batsmen couldn’t provide enough support to the legend, culminating in a 22-run defeat for the Blue Brigade.finishers #MIvCSK #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/cHPZYORojPIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 20192. 2013: CSK vs MI, Eden Gardens KolkataMan-of-the-match Kieron Pollard (60) almost single-handedly took MI to 148/9 after compatriot Dwayne Bravo had rocked the Mumbai innings with 4 wickets. But MI survived a late onslaught from MS Dhoni (63*) to win by 23 runs – almost an identical margin as the 2010 final.3. 2015: CSK vs MI, Eden Gardens KolkataThe Surya that shone with in Chennai! How @mipaltan made an early entry into the #VIVOIPL 2019 final #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/U2GmM4B32vadvertisementIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 2019Mumbai posted a huge total of 202/5 helped by man-of-the-match Rohit Sharma’s whirlwind 50 off 26 balls. The target proved too much for Dhoni’s men as they were able to muster only 161/8 with Mitchell McClenaghan (3/25) being the chief destroyer.4. 2017: MI vs RPS, Rajiv Gandhi Int’l Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.@mipaltan are your first finalists!#MI beat CSK by 6 wickets at the Chepauk. #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/tCozVvZjuzIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 2019In arguably the most nerve-wracking of all their IPL finals, MI looked down and out when they posted just 129/8 against Rising Pune Supergiant, who boasted of the likes of Dhoni and Steven Smith. But thanks to some tight bowling from their bowlers including man-of-the-Match Krunal Pandya – who had earlier scored a crucial 47 runs – MI were able to win by just 1 run as one of the most pulsating IPL matches came to an end.Also Read | IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma reveals Chepauk mantra after MI outclass CSK to reach finalAlso Read | IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians crush Chennai Super Kings to reach 5th finalAlso Read | MI vs CSK, IPL 2019 Qualifier 1 Highlights: Mumbai beat Chennai by 6 wickets to seal final berthAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni not intimidated by Mumbai Indians’ superior record vs CSKFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow MI vs CSKFollow IPL 2019Follow Mumbai IndiansFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kingslast_img read more


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IPL 2019 final: MI vs CSK predicted playing 11 and pitch condition

first_img Akshay Ramesh HyderabadMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 14:17 IST Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will battle it out for their fourth IPL title (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMI and CSK will meet for the 4th time in IPL 2019, this time in Sunday’s finalIn IPL 2019, pacers have taken 52 wickets while spinners only 27 in HyderabadMI have the firepower in their pace-bowling department to make use of the Hyderabad wicketMumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will meet in the title match of Indian Premier League for the 4th time when the two sides face each other in Sunday’s IPL 2019 final in Hyderabad.Mumbai and Chennai finished the round-robin league stages as the top 2 on the points table and have deservedly given themselves a shot at the title. Both teams, three-time champions, will be up against each other in a bid to become the most successful side in the history of IPL.Both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have been here and done it in the past. MI will be playing their 5th final while CSK their 8th. The pressure of the big stage will be something familiar in both the dugouts on Sunday.Nonetheless, both teams will be hoping to get their combinations right for what seems to be a blockbuster clash.Mumbai Indians have looked a well-oiled machine in IPL 2019. Their big guns have stepped up and the likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Chahar have delivered in crunch situations.With Quinton de Kock, captain Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav coming up with consistent performances at the top, especially towards the business end of the tournament, MI have an in-form top-order aided by a powerful middle order.Hardik Pandya’s form with the bat has been a huge boost for the 3-time champions as the India all-rounder has smashed 386 runs at some pace.Kieron Pollard, MI’s mainstay, has been in decent form as well while the likes of Krunal Pandya and Ishan Kishan have the ability to step up and contribute.advertisementThe Hyderabad pitch has not offered as much assistance as it has in the past to spinners in IPL 2019. Teams have scored 200-plus scores on 3 occasions at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.Pacers, it is safe to say, have enjoyed better success in Hyderabad in IPL 2019. While the fast bowlers have picked up 52 wickets in 7 matches, the spinners have managed just 27.For instance, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s premier spinner Rashid Khan managed only 4 wickets in 7 matches in Hyderabad.Not looking good for Chennai Super Kings. Uh?Remember, Mumbai Indians had shot down Sunrisers Hyderabad for just 96 while defending 136 after their pacer Alzarri Joseph registered the best-ever IPL bowling figures of 6 for 12.Mumbai Indians are likely to drop off-spinner Jayant Yadav and include fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan. Keep in mind, the New Zealand pacer had shone with 3 wickets when the two teams met in the final of IPL 2015.While Mumbai have enough firepower in their pace attack with the likes of Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya have taken 46 wickets between them, CSK have been over-reliant on Deepak Chahar and their spinners.CSK have been over-reliant on spin. While Imran Tahir has picked up 24 wickets, Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja have picked up 15 and 14 wickets, respectively. Deepak Chahar, with 19 wickets, is the only CSK pacer who has made an impact in IPL 2019.Shardul Thakur, who played the Qualifier 2 on Friday, bowled only 1 over and he is likely to make way for Murali Vijay as CSK may look at strengthening their batting order.CSK have banked on their captain MS Dhoni (414 runs) to do the bulk of scoring but the defending champions will take confidence from the improved form of Shane Watson, Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis in the last few matches.Predicted playing XIsMumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghanChennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, 1Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran TahirAlso Read | Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Road to IPL 2019 finalAlso Read | Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings chase history in titanic battleAlso Read | MI vs CSK in IPL finals: Mumbai eye hat-trick against Chennai in HyderabadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow IPL finalFollow MI vs CSKFollow Playing XIFollow pitch conditionFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super KingsFollow Rohit SharmaFollow MS Dhoni IPL 2019 final: MI vs CSK predicted playing 11 and pitch conditionIPL 2019 final in Hyderabad: With the Hyderabad pitch not offering as much assistance as in the past to spinners, Mumbai Indians are likely to bring in Mitchell McClenaghan. On the other hand, with not much reserve pace bowling options in the squad, Chennai Super Kings may opt to bolster their batting unit after dropping Shardul Thakur.advertisementlast_img read more


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Lewis Hamilton dedicates Monaco GP pole to ‘friend and mentor’ Niki Lauda

first_img Associated Press MonacoMay 25, 2019UPDATED: May 25, 2019 23:45 IST Hamilton celebrates after he clocked the fastest time (AP)HIGHLIGHTSLewis Hamilton grabbed the pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on SaturdayHamilton dedicated it to his friend, mentor and former F! champion Niki Lauda who died recentlyLauda, a three-time F1 champion, played a key role in persuading Hamilton to join Mercedes in 2013Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, while Ferrari slipped down the grid after another error-strewn performance.Hamilton shouted “Yes, yes, yes!” after his second pole of the season ended Bottas’ bid for a fourth straight pole. Hamilton beat the Finnish driver’s time on his last lap and dedicated his record-extending 85th pole to Niki Lauda.”This one’s for Niki,” Hamilton said.Lauda, Hamilton’s friend and mentor, died on Monday at the age of 70 less than one year after a lung transplant. There will be a special ceremony held in Lauda’s honor shortly before Sunday’s race.Lauda, a three-time F1 champion, played a key role in persuading Hamilton to join Mercedes in 2013 after leaving McLaren, and Hamilton has won four of his five titles under the guidance of Lauda and head of motorsport Toto Wolff.”I can’t remember (a pole position) which means as much as this one, in what’s been a difficult week,” Hamilton said. “We had a cloud over us this week and really tried to deliver for Niki … We tried to do him proud, and hopefully, so far we are.”Bottas, who wore a black armband on his left sleeve in memory of Lauda, thought he should have beaten Hamilton.”Congratulations to Lewis,” Bottas said. “But I’m really disappointed, I had the speed today.”Max Verstappen underlined his consistent start to the season by qualifying in third place for Red Bull, ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.advertisementThe mood in the Ferrari camp is likely to be a despondent one in what is already a difficult season.After Vettel’s crash earlier Saturday in the third and final practice, the team made a glaring strategical error which resulted in teammate Charles Leclerc being eliminated from the first section of qualifying.Leclerc had hopes of being on the front row but instead starts his home race in a lowly 16th place on a street circuit where overtaking is notoriously difficult.Ferrari is clearly feeling the pressure with Mercedes finishing 1-2 in all five races this season. Hamilton is chasing his sixth F1 title and leads the championship by seven points from Bottas heading into Sunday’s race.Vettel’s last of four F1 titles was in 2013 with Red Bull and this season he is under pressure from within the team.The 21-year-old Leclerc, who took a brilliant pole in Bahrain, had been fastest in third practice and he was furious with his team’s incomprehensible error.Qualifying is split into three sections, with five drivers eliminated from Q1 and Q2 to leave 10 contesting poles.Leclerc was kept in the garage toward the end of Q1, apparently to save tires for the race itself, and with his team thinking he’d already done enough. But it backfired disastrously as he dropped down to 16th in Q1 and failed to even make Q2.”These are errors we absolutely should not be making, to be eliminated in Q1 in Monaco is the worst thing that can happen,” Leclerc said on television after the race. “Especially when we easily have the performance to reach Q3. We should have gone out again, we had put in a lot of fuel to do several laps … I didn’t understand why we weren’t going out again.”Earlier Saturday, Vettel struggled with his composure once again.Despite enjoying idyllic racing conditions under blue skies and a dry track, Vettel appeared to lock the inside left wheel and went straight into the exit barriers at Saint Devote. He swore on team radio, then clambered out of his car and walked back to the team garage with his race helmet on.Vettel has not won any of the past 13 races, dating back to last year’s Belgian GP in late August. His vulnerability under pressure was evident in the last two seasons when he made key mistakes in losing the title race to Hamilton.Leclerc had a near miss with the Haas car of Kevin Magnussen moments after Vettel’s crash.Then it got worse for Leclerc, through no fault of his own.Also Read | Charles Leclerc dream and Niki Lauda memories stir Monaco Grand Prix emotionsAlso Read | Formula One legend Niki Lauda dies aged 70For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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India vs West Indies: In funny moment, Mohammed Shami imitates Sheldon Cottrell’s salute celebration

first_imgIndia vs West Indies: In funny moment, Mohammed Shami imitates Sheldon Cottrell’s salute celebrationWorld Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami on Thursday celebrated Sheldon Cottrell’s wicket by imitating the West Indies pacer’s famous salute celebration. No data available! commentary view more view less graphs India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 22:48 IST Mohammed Shami picked 4 wickets as India crushed West Indies by 125 runs in Manchester. (Twitter/@cricketworldcup)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Shami imitated Sheldon Cottrell’s famous salute celebration during India vs West Indies World Cup gameIndia defeated West Indies by 125 runs in Manchester on ThursdayIndia have maintained an unbeaten run at World Cup 2019Mohammed Shami imitated Sheldon Cottrell’s trademark salute after the West Indies pacer fell to Yuzvendra Chahal during India’s emphatic victory at Old Trafford on Thursday.It was all in good fun of course and even Cottrell smiled at Shami’s imitation act.Sheldon Cottrell’s salute celebration after taking a wicket has gone viral during the World Cup. However, the West Indies were knocked out of the semi-finals race after losing to India. With 3 points from 7 matches, West Indies only have pride to play for.Mohammed Shami had replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the game against Afghanistan. On Saturday, he became the 2nd Indian bowler to take a World Cup hat-trick as he stopped Afghanistan from registering a shock win.On Thursday, Shami was on fire again as he finished with 4 for 16 to rock West Indies and knock them out of the semi-finals race. In a funny moment, after Chahal snapped up Cottrell, Shami imitated the West Indian pacer.Never ever ever in your life mess with Indians #INDvsWI #Shami le liya pic.twitter.com/FhuFcuIZw8sanghamitra (@sanghamitra_4) June 27, 2019Sheldon Cottrell had earlier explained to BBC that he was a soldier by profession and saluted after every wicket to show his respect to the Jamaica Defence Force.”It’s a military-style salute. I’m a soldier by profession. Me saluting is just to show my respect to the Jamaica Defence Force,” he had said.”I do it every time I get a wicket. I practised it for six months when I was training in the army.”advertisementIndia crushed West Indies by 125 runs at Old Trafford on Thursday to inch one step closer to the semi-finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.India now have 11 points while West Indies with 3 points from 7 matches are out of the semi-finals race.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Yawning is normal, did not commit a crime, says Sarfaraz AhmedAlso Read | Virat Kohli breaks Tendulkar and Lara record, fastest to 20,000 international runsAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019 Next scorecard advertisementlast_img read more