Gavaskar bats for Iyer at 4 and Pant at 5

Gavaskar bats for Iyer at 4 and Pant at 5

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes Shreyas Iyer is better suited for the number four spot in ODIs than Rishabh Pant and should be given a permanent slot in the Indian middle-order. “In my view, Rishabh Pant is much better like an MS Dhoni at 5 for 6 as a finisher because...

Chirag-Satwik eye World C’ship medal

Monday, 12 August 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Buoyed by a maiden Super 500 title win at Thailand Open, India’s new doubles sensation Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy are eyeing a medal at next week’s World Championship. The Indian duo became the first men’s doubles pair from the country to win a BWF Super 500 title last Sunday, helping...

Archer’s ‘X factor’ can ignite Eng Ashes bid

Monday, 12 August 2019 | AFP | London

Jos Buttler believes Jofra Archer’s “X factor” can re-energise England’s Ashes challenge, with the paceman in line to make a much-anticipated Test debut at Lord’s this week. Australia took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series after winning the first Test at Edgbaston earlier this month by the thumping margin of...

Chennai Lions are new UTT champions

Monday, 12 August 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Chennai Lions glided away to a one-sided victory over Dabang Delhi to clinch the Ultimate Table Tennis crown on Sunday. In front of a packed house, the Sharath Kamal-spearheaded Lions demolished defending champions Dabang Delhi 8-1 to bring the league to a premature end. Chennai cantered to the required 8 tie points...

Hope Iyer gets a long run: Gambhir

Monday, 12 August 2019 | IANS | New Delhi

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir hopes that the Indian team management will give a long run to middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer, who’s part of the India team playing an ODI series in the West Indies. Iyer is eyeing to seal his spot in the middle-order. The 24-year-old was included in the...

Djokovic, Federer back in Cincinnati

Monday, 12 August 2019 | AFP | Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will make late summer hardcourt starts next week as the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters gets underway with all major names set to compete. Along to give his resurfaced right hip a test after seven months of singles inactivity will be two-time champion Andy Murray, with...

Serena up against Andreescu in final

Monday, 12 August 2019 | AFP | Toronto

Serena Williams withstood the determined challenge of Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova Saturday, rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory to reach the WTA Toronto final. Williams, seeded eighth in a tournament she has won three times, will take on home hope Bianca Andreescu in the championship match on Sunday. Williams will be...

Bopanna-Denis lose in semis

Monday, 12 August 2019 | PTI | Montreal

India’s Rohan Bopanna and his partner Denis Shapovalov crashed out of the ATP Montreal Masters after going down in straight sets in the semi-finals of the men’s doubles event here. The unseeded duo of Bopanna and Shapovalov lost 6-7 (3-7), 6-7 to the Dutch combination of Robin Haase and Wesley Koolhof...

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