Ashwin-Jadeja emerge as India’s deadliest spin duo

first_imgSpin bowling even more than batting in Tests is a game of partnerships. In Ashwin and Jadeja, Team India may have found its deadliest spin bowling combination. In just 22 innings bowling together, the duo has the best average per wickets claimed amongst all our spin legends and also the best strike rate in Indian Test history. The duo have a long way to go yet, but surely they have the potential to deliver for years to come. Ashwin-Jadeja have bagged 136 wickets wile bowling together and are a long way short of the 501 wickets claimed by our most successful pair of Kumble and Bhajji. However while Kumble-Bhajji combo claimed a wicket every 11th over, Ashwin and Jadeja send an opposition batsman home in under 8 overs. The current Indian duo also concede only 18 runs per wicket as compared to Kumble and Bhajji who conceded over 30 runs per wicket. (Also read: My partnership with Anil Kumble a match made in heaven: Ravichandran Ashwin) Jadeja got the man-of-the-match award in Kanpur, but his 5-for in the 1st innings came after much struggle as India had failed to break the Williamson-Latham partnership on Day 2. “Whenever we don’t get regular wickets, we talk a lot. When Latham and Williamson were batting so well in the first innings, Ashwin and I talked in the break and we discussed what lines to bowl and what angles to use. We discussed whether we should bowl wider of the crease and where exactly to pitch”, explained Jadeja after the match. Ashwin-Jadeja stormed back on Day-3 and claimed 9-wickets between them in the 1st innings and seven in the second innings. Ashwin has credited coach Kumble for the turnaround. “My partnership with Kumble is a match made in heaven. He comes down and gives me more options that I can actually execute, so that is something I am really enjoying. The communication channel is pretty clear. We don’t feed a lot of information to Jaddu before a Test. Whatever Anil has to say to him, he tells me, I pass that information on to him in the field”, said Ashwin.  Jadeja who claimed a 5-for in the 1st innings played his role to perfection in the 2nd innings. He kept things tight from his end, not conceding any runs in 17 of his 34 overs. “The ball wasn’t turning from the stump line in the first innings, so we were trying to mix the pace. Obviously Ashwin is a very good bowler on slow turning wickets and I would like to congratulate him for 200 wickets. I enjoy bowling with him”, said Jadeja. (Also read: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin script 197-run victory in India’s historic 500th Test) The duo will get an opportunity to bowl a lot together with India playing 12 more Tests this season.advertisementlast_img read more

Neymar and Mbappé get injured before facing Liverpool

first_imgAhead of the crucial Champions League match against Liverpool, PSG may have lost both Neymar and Kylian Mbappé due to injuries.It’s a sad day for football, as PSG got the terrible news that they may lose Neymar and Kylian Mbappé ahead of the crucial Champions League match vs Liverpool due to injuries they suffered while playing for their National Teams.This comes as a huge blow for the French giants, given that these two players are their top players without question.The first one to go down is Neymar Junior, the Brazilian forward was barely starting his friendly match between Brazil and Cameroon when he felt discomfort on his groin right after he took a long-range shot from outside the box.Neymar quickly stopped running and took his hand directly to the affected muscle area, it didn’t take him more than a minute to ask the bench for a substitute as he knew that the injury was serious.Neymar is one of PSG’s biggest leaders this season, but he is the absolute boss for Brazil and suffering a loss like this could be really unfortunate for the Canarinha.The medical staff will have to make the proper tests in order to determine the extent of his injury.Neymar se lesionó en el amistoso de Brasil contra Camerún, a solo 5 minutos de arrancado el partido. pic.twitter.com/YlpTkOoiDh— FM88 Radioactiva (@fm88radioactiva) November 20, 2018Cut to Stade de France where Les Bleus face the Uruguay National Team, a match that had absolutely no importance for the squad’s future but the manager still decided to play his best possible line-up.As it was expected due to the people’s demands, Kylian Mbappé was obviously going to be a starring player for this match and he immediately made his proper impact with the already familiar flashy style of play.The problem was that this youngster had no idea of the unfortunate moment he was about to live, it was during a ball dispute with the Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Campaña.Mbappé went to the challenge and took the worst part, as he fell on top of his right shoulder and suffered an injury that seems quite serious.The young player decided to keep playing for a few minutes so he could test the extent of the injury, but it didn’t take him long to realize that the knock appears to be quite serious as he decided to finally leave the pitch early during the first half.¿Kylian Mbappé? No, Martín Campaña😎Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Tremendo lo del arquero de #Independiente.📹 @DIRECTVSports#SiempreRojo pic.twitter.com/YL1HGb9OCI— SIEMPRE ROJO 🎙📻🇦🇹 (@siemprerojo_ok) November 20, 2018Both PSG stars are still pending on further tests to see if they will be available for the next couple of matches, manager Thomas Tuchel must be fuming right now because he knows that the next week will be crucial for the club’s future in the Champions League.Paris Saint-Germain will have a massive game at Parc des Princes, where they will play against Liverpool FC and they were expecting to have both of their biggest stars fully fit for the commitment.Out of the two injuries, the one that tends to be more serious is the muscular problem that Neymar had on his groin.However, Mbappé’s shoulder knock could also turn out to be complicated because it could also be a clavicle injury just by judging at the faces of pain that the young player was making when the whole event went down.Any test that should be made for both players will happen between today and tomorrow, we won’t have any definitive prognoses until the test results are made public but we wish that both are nothing but a scare and they can keep delighting us with their amazing skills.Kylian Mbappe goes off injured for France. He follows Neymar in picking up a knock.It’s not been a good night for PSG…France vs Uruguay: https://t.co/cKipvTWrOr pic.twitter.com/cpM5zk9tl3— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) November 20, 2018Which of both injuries do you think is more serious, Neymar’s or Mbappé’s? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

2 women beaten by NSCI staff

first_imgTwo women including an advocate were allegedly beaten by the employees of the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) club situated at the Mathura road in the New Delhi district over non-payment of bills on Wednesday night. According to the police, Gulshan Mahajan, a member of the elite club had organised a party at the NSCI club. Around 12.30 am, when the party got over, Gulshan’s family had an argument with the office-bearers of the club over non-payment of bills. Also Read – Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airportPolice said that the woman’s daughter, who is an advocate, claimed that the family will make payments on the next day which infuriated the club office-bearers and they blocked the gates of the club. The argument turned into a scuffle when the employees attacked two women including Gulshan Mahajan and her daughter. Gulshan Mahajan’s family later informed the police and a case of physical assault under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC.last_img read more