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Shoaib Akhtar Tactfully Supports Kaneria While Quoting Forer Pak Captain Wasim Akram

Shoaib Akhtar a.k.a. Rawalpindi Express in Pakistan cricket openly supported Danish Kaneria by quoting a leaked video of the former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.

Content of the leaked video

The video has Wasim Akram saying that the Pakistanis keep using old ways; that they had crushed the cricketers. Pakistan needed to change its thought and try new things. The video is in Hindi and it is about the state of affairs of Pakistan cricket.

Shoaib Akhtar shared this video through his Twitter handle to. He also wrote an interesting caption “we need a change” for the video.

Akhtar supporting Kaneria

The former Pakistani pacer alleged that many players didn’t want Kaneria in the team because of his religion. Also, he was never given due credit for his performance because he was Hindu. On the contrary, the teammates constantly humiliated Kaneria. Some teammates even refused to partake of food with him.

Danish Kaneria on Pakistani cricket and Shoaib Akhtar

Kaneria urged Pakistan PM Imran Khan to get him out of this mess as his life was not in a good … Read the rest

Jasprit Bumrah And Shikhar Dhawan Could Join Team India For T20 And ODI Series Against Sri Lanka And Australia

Jasprit Bumrahcould make a comeback to the India squad after recovering from stress fracture. A decision on his inclusion is likely to be taken in Monday meeting of the national selectors. Team India is going to play limited-overs series against Sri-Lanka and Australia.

Upcoming matches of team India

Indian cricket team will play three T20 international matches against Sri Lanka and as many ODIs against Australia. The Sri Lankan series would start from January 5 and Australian series would commence on January 14. Teams for both the series would be decided on Monday.

Jasprit Bumrah’s selection

Depending on his fitness status, the selectors would make the best decision about his inclusion in the team. He would have to produce a fitness certificate from where he did his rehabilitation. It is to be noted that he didn’t do his rehabilitation at BCCI’s National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Indian team physio Nitin Pateland trainer Nick Webb have already checked Bumrah in Visakhapatnam where he bowled full tilt before them. Also, he has an opportunity to play a Ranji to add more overs under his belt before Australian series … Read the rest

Top 5 Fixtures To Watch In UEFA Champions League Matches

In the first time of Champions League history, all the 16 participating teams belong to top-five leagues of Europe. It is a knock out round with no minnows taking part in the tournament.

This season, every match of the 16 will have double-doze of excitement but some fixtures stand above the rest and enthusiasts won’t want to miss those games. Here’re the top-five must watch fixtures of 2019-20 Champions League.

Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool

Liverpool would start the knockout round from where it was last season and it could bring light in the eyes of its supporters. The squad is also suffering from poor performance in English Premier League but still better than last year. On the other hand, Atletico is in the midst of a rebuild. Its manager Diego Simeone is capable of making any tie tough on an opponent.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Paris Saint-Germain

After winning six-consecutive Ligue 1 titles and getting seven-point lead in the table this season, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is excited about the knockout round. Also, they have the advantage of having a manager that was earlier with Dortmund.But Borussia … Read the rest

India vs West Indies: India Loses 1st ODI By 8 Wickets And 13 Balls Remaining

West Indies took a lead of 1-0 in the three-match ODI series with India. It beat India by 8-wickets and 13 balls to spare in the first One-Day International on Sunday.

West Indies won the toss and choose batting

Hetmyer with Shai Hope put an intimidating 218-run partnership for the record ODI stand by West Indies for any match against India. He hit 7-sixes and 11-fours and smashed 139-runs in 106 balls. Hope scored 102 and remained not out. West Indies reached 291/2 in 47.5 overs.

In fielding, West Indies conceded only 24 extras but managed to stop India at 287/8 in 50 overs.Sheldon Cottrell two wickets –LokeshRahul (6) and Virat Kohli (4) – by giving 46 runs.

India batting and fielding

Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer were the most successful batsmen from the Indian side. They both make half centuries and added 114-runs for India. Pant made 71-runs off 69 balls. It was his first ODI half-century. Iyer scored 70 off 88 balls and made his firth ODI half-century.

India was reduced to 25-2 after losing Rahul and Kohli. Rohit Sharma tried taking a … Read the rest

La Liga 2019: Real Madrid vs Valencia: Team Info, Match Timing, Where To Watch

The upcoming La Liga fixture on Monday 16th December is going to be very interesting because of involvement of Real Madrid and Valencia. Buoyed with the recent winnings, the Real Madrid looks more confidant but Valencia is also preparing to give a tough fight.

Real Madrid

The squad is on a winning spree with eight wins in the last 10 matches in all competitions. If they can, the La Liga would be their fifth consecutive win across competitions. The Real coach Zinedine Zidane also doesn’t want to take chances with his winning squad and for this reason, he isn’t certain whether or not to rest midfield general Casemiro.

Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Nacho; Kroos, Modric, Valverde; Bale, Benzema, Rodrygo will feature in the Sunday fixture.

Valencia

Their victory over Ajax Amsterdam was the only one out of the last 16 matches of the Champions League managed them secure a birth and now they are aiming high by repeating their success in their home game. But Valencia has a disadvantage that is most of its players are injured.

Jasper Cillessen has picked a calf injury last … Read the rest

Michael Vaughan Tweets That Indian Team Can Only Challenge Aussies On Their Soil

Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that it is only India that can compete with Australian team on its home ground situation. His opinion came after the Aussies secured a 1-0 lead against New Zealand in the three-match Test series at home.

Aussies vs Kiwis Test match

Australia took lead of 417 runs on Day 3 of the first Test at Perth Stadium in Saturday. Aussies have already thrashed Pakistan by 2-0 in the recently concluded two Test series at home. They are in a dominant position in the first Test against Kiwis and the Aussies seem to be determined to win the second Test.

The Englishman started a series of tweets on India vs Australia

Michael Vaughan said that Indian team had the tools to compete Down Under against Tim Paine’s side. But for New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum lost no time in responding to his tweet. McCullum said that return of Trent Boult would bring the Kiwis back to the game. But McCullum admitted that the Kiwis were losing the first Test.

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