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ISL Season 5, 2018/19: ATK Vs Bengaluru FC Tonight 7:30pm

ISL 2018-19 season: Bengaluru FC has played just three matches until now, but the team has not shown not so good statistics in its performance.NIVIA Football Vega Size-5

So far, they have 7 points with a couple of wins and a draw match. Both the teams have seven points each, but ATK have played five matches, compared to Bengaluru’s three.

Bengaluru FC coach Carles Cuadrat stated that “We will miss players like John Johnson”. Now English defender John Johnson, who was part of Bengaluru FC till the last season, will now play against them for the first time in ATK as their team defender.

Coach feels that John Johnson was an integral part of the team in past matches and due to which they quite often won the matches. Carles also stated, “It’s very much difficult to work at his absence. It’s because he’s not only an excellent player, but an excellent person too. He gives a lot to the locker room with his high personality. He was really important for the history of Bengaluru FC team.”
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On the other hand ATK is looking to build it’s winning as they have best players, ATK upset defending champions Chennaiyin FC 2-1 in a game which saw their attacking duo of Manuel Lanzarote and Kalu Uche in perfect coordination and according to coach Steve Coppell’s suggested plans.

The match between ATK vs Bengaluru FC will be streaming on Star Sports network as:
(Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3)

The dream 11 players For Bengaluru FC Vs ATK as:
G Singh, A Serran, Juanan, E Paartalu, M Lanz, Miku, S Chhetri, B Singh, A Khon, J Johnson and P Halder.

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Ranji Trophy: Punjab Goodbye To Harbhajan & Yuvraj

Punjab remove Harbhajan & Yuvraj

Ranji season is here and all about to commence this Thursday. Mandeep Singh will lead the team as captain and the first match will be played against Andhra Pradesh at Vizag.

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In Ranji Trophy will see 37 teams participating with new teams including Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim and Uttarakhand. The tournament begins on November 1st and finishes on 2nd February.

The performance of the Punjab team was not so good in previous seasons and they were on the third position in group D. The team only won two matches on league stage, even they didn’t qualify for knock stage.

   The surprising news is that the several big names are missing as Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh are not in list of the team.

Recently in an interview Yuvraj Singh said “ I don’t wanna play on the place of any youngster player he also stated that we also give chance to new players”, that is why he is not in the team. On the other hand Harbhajan Singh didn’t Play in Vijay Hajare Trophy that is why it is not so much surpring us. In the captaincy of Mandeep Singh, Punjab had a good performance in Vijay Hajare Trophy.

Adidas Libro Kashmir Willow batAlthough, there are few players of Punjab team those gonna play with India A team, and in any emergence Yuvraj may introduce in team as player.

    Gurkeerat Singh will play as vice-captain of the team. State cricket has named 16 players in the team those are respectively    “ Shubman Gill, Jiwanjot Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Sanvir Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Abhishek Gupta, Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Markande, Arpit Pannu, Vinay Choudhary, Siddharth Kaul, Shubek Gill, Baltej Singh, Barinder Sarn, Sharad Loomba.

   

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IPL 2019: RCB & Kings XI Punjab Player Swapping – Sportshopy

Mike Hesson

The Indian Premier League 2019 RCB( Royal Challengers Bangalore) have secured the service of Kings XI Punjab’s all rounder Marcus Stoinis for upcoming seasons of IPL. RCB has Marcus in return of Bangalore’s Mandeep singh to Kings XI Punjab.

Royal challengers Bangalore has bought Marcus Stoinis in last auction for a amount of ₹ 6.2 Crore, while in 2015 Kings XI Punjab had signed Stoinis INR. 5.5 million. Stoinis spent 3 seasons with 19 matches and scored 262 runs with picking up 13 wickets.

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On the other hand Mandeep Singh return to Kings XI Punjab after 3 seasons coping with RCB, In 2010, making his debut with KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders), Mandeep Singh scored 432 runs from 16 matches including 2 half centuries, He was also the winner of Rising Star Of the Tournament Award.

Meanwhile Mike Hesson replace Brad Hodge as the coach of Kings XI Punjab according to latest reports, in fact Kings XI Punjab Was also in talk with Shikhar Dhawan. Punjab was ready to increase Dhawan’s price by INR. 1 Crore and was looking to trade him in place of karun Nair. Mumbai Mirror also claims that Mike Hesson has replaced Brad Hodge as Kings XI Punjab’s coach. He has previously served as the head coach of the New Zealand national team.

Earlier, in the trade window, Mumbai Indians released Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman and Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya.However, it will be interesting to see how KXIP will slot Mandeep in the playing XI with the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair in their ranks. IPL is most likely begin in March next year, and the ICC World Cup ,which begins at the end of May.

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French Open 2018 : Quarter – Final clash of PV Sindhu & Saina Nehwal

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Paris & India’s well known badminton female players PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal now are in quarter-final on Thursday. Saina Nehwal defeating a tricky Japanese opponent in the form of Nozomi Okuhara in three sets 10-21, 21-14, 21-17, while Sindhu secured a rather comfortable 21-17, 21-16 win over Japan’s Sayaka Sato. Sindhu took off 45 minutes to fend off the challenge from Sato’s fighting display and her own errors as she set up a quarter-final clash against China’s Bingjiao He, who earlier defeated South Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun 21-12, 21-19, so let see what outcome would be. Saina Nehwal will find herself in a position that is not very enviable when she stands on the other side of the net in front of world number one Tai Tzu Ying, a shuttler in near invincible form, in their French Open quarter-final on Friday.

Having won eight of the nine finals in bwf French open she has contested this year, Tai is almost playing at a level where even the thought of her losing sounds preposterous. However, with the never-say-never attitude that Saina has, she is not among those who think this match has a foregone conclusion.

While Sindhu, who was ousted in the opening stage of the Denmark Open, upped her game to put in a dominant performance in the pre-quarters of the French Open as she defeated the Japanese Sato. Sindhu’s next opponent is Bingjiao He, of China. Sindhu and Bigjiao have faced each other on 11 occasions before, 6 of which have ended in the Chinese shuttler’s favour while the Indian has claimed 5 wins.

Their most recent battle came in the Indonesia open where Bingjio emerged victorious.in bwf Sindhu started the match against Sato with utter dominance as the Japan’s left-hander was just unable to match Sindhu’s accuracy, power and stroke-making. Such was Sindhu’s control of the game that she led Sato 11-5 at the break of the first game.

However, Sindhu lost her concentration and her sharpness in the middle to let Sato come back into the game in bwf french open Sindhu also had two unsuccessful challenges as Sato closed it down to 16-16.

The second game in BWF French open was exactly the same where Sindhu raced off to a huge 12-4 lead only to lose her way in the middle and Sato threatened to come close.

However, Sindhu did not repeat the mistake on letting Sato too close a second time and closed out the match 21-16 with a 31-shot rally, the longest of the match Saina will have to deviate from her natural game if she has to beat Tai in Paris, where court conditions will be similar to those in Odense.

She has to take the risks while attacking and be more watchful while retrieving. She also has to ensure Tai in BWF French open plays as few dribbles and flicks at the net as possible by keeping her at the back. And she has to do all this – without a break – for two games so on.

The matches will be started Saina Nehwal vs Tai Tzu Ying quarter-final matches start after 11:10 PM IST and the PV Sindhu vs Bingjiao He match is expected to start after 8:30 PM IST. Delays are expected in the start times of both the matches so stay tuned for more updates.