McGurk, Short offer something different: Australia coach on pairs inclusion as travelling reserves for World Cup

McGurk, Short offer something different: Australia coach on pairs inclusion as travelling reserves for World Cup

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 | PTI | Sydney

Australian cricket team coach Andrew McDonald said on Tuesday that charismatic young batter Jake Fraser-McGurk and all-rounder Matthew Short have been added as travelling reserves with the squad for the T20 World Cup in the Americas because they bring something different to the table. Fraser-McGurk, 22, in only his debut IPL...

Zverev’s stock rising for French Open

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 | AP | Rome

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic hasn’t won a tournament all year. Record 14-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal has been far from his best. Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz have been out injured. And Daniil Medvedev has won only one clay-court title in his career. Considering the state of his rivals in the...

Be it sports or education, discipline is necessary: Gopichand to students

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 | PTI | Patna

Discipline defined him both as a player and coach. So, it was hardly a surprise that Pullela Gopichand stressed on the virtue as he delivered a motivational speech to youngsters preparing for competitive exams here, drawing sporting analogies to drive home his point. The 50-year-old former All England champion, who is...

Focus on Sindhu as she looks to end title drought at Malaysia Masters

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 | PTI | Kuala Lumpur

Back from a break, P V Sindhu will look to hit the right notes in her quest for some confidence-boosting wins ahead of Paris Olympics when she spearheads India’s campaign in the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament starting here on Tuesday. Sindhu, a former world champion, returns to the international circuit after...

Nagal bows out of Geneva Open after loss to world number 19 Baez

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 | PTI | Geneva

India’s top-ranked singles player Sumit Nagal made a first round exit from the Geneva Open after going down fighting against Argentina’s Sebastian Baez. The world no.94 went down 6-7 (7) 3-6 to the Argentine, who is a clay court specialist, in a match that lasted one hour, 52-minutes here on Sunday. “Gutted...

Rohan to pair with either Balaji or Yuki at Paris Games

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 | PTI | New Delhi

India’s top doubles player Rohan Bopanna will pick either N Sriram Balaji or Yuki Bhambri as his partner for the Paris Olympics and All India Tennis Association (AITA) will most likely approve his choice even as the combinations will be discussed by the selection committee. Ranked four in the world, 44-year-old...

Swapnil Singh contemplated quitting cricket until RCB picked him up in IPL auction

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 | PTI | Bengaluru

When Swapnil Singh went unsold in the initial rounds of the 2024 IPL auction, the dejected left-arm spinner felt it was time to end his 18-year-old-career. But then Royal Challengers Bengaluru raised the paddle late in the auction to add a welcome twist to his cricketing journey. “The day of the IPL...

Salt less KKR take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in power hitting slugfest

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 | PTI | Ahmedabad

High-flying Kolkata Knight Riders and an unpredictable Sunrisers Hyderabad, teams that have built their IPL 2024 campaign on power-hitting, will look to outmuscle each other in Qualifier 1 here on Tuesday. If KKR were the first team to make IPL playoffs this year, SRH gave themselves a huge boost by inflicting...

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