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Jürgen Klopp: Liverpool are unlikely to make significant moves

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Liverpool has utilised a productive time during the summer transfer window, bringing Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson to Anfield.NIVIA Football Vega Size-5

The new signings have helped Liverpool made a superb start to the 2018-19 campaign and Klopp side sit joint top ahead of this weekend round of fixtures.
Jürgen Klopp believes that his squad is therefore sufficiently stocked to last the season – barring any unexpected circumstances in the next few months.

Manager said that, “If crazy things happen then maybe we have to think new but I don’t expect that. At the moment it doesn’t look like we will be too busy but it all depends on injuries and things like that. In the moment we have each position twice, three times and sometimes four times covered. I don’t think there is any reason to try to do something really big like bring in another striker.”

NIVIA Football Vertigo Size-5He also extended it as, “We have all that we need. Our job now is to use the quality that we have and to work with it because one player doesn’t change it.”

It’s probably safe to say that Liverpool fans aren’t overly upset about Jurgen Klopp’s fitness update on Jordan Henderson.

On Friday, the Liverpool manager ruled Henderson out of this evening’s trip to inform Arsenal.

The 28-year-old, a £20 million signing from Sunderland in 2011, has missed the Reds last two games with a hamstring injury and the trip to North London comes too soon for him.

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Virat Kohli clarify why MS Dhoni is not in T20

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Thirvananthapuram: India cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Thursday in a press conference stated that,

“MS Dhoni will remain an integral part of the team and the veteran wicket-keeper as well as a batter batsman decided not to play the upcoming T20s only to make way for the much younger Rishabh Pant. There is a possibility that Dhoni never plays for India again in the shortest format.”

SportshopyHe also stated, “I think the selectors have already addressed this if I’m not wrong. And he’s been spoken to, firstly So, I don’t see any reason why I should be sitting here and explaining that. I think the selectors have come out and explained exactly what happened”.

SportshopyHe also said that, “I was not part of that conversation so It is what the selectors explained. I think people are putting too much variables into the situation, which is not the case I can assure you of that. He’s still a very integral part of this team and he just feels that in the T20 format, someone like Rishabh can get more chances.”

Dhoni has been dropped for the upcoming T20 series against West Indies and Australia and there is a possibility that he never plays for India again in the shortest format. Dhoni was left out of both the squads and Rishabh Pant was the designated wicket-keeper for the occasions while Dinesh Karthik was being looked as a back-up keeper according to Prasad.

Hence, Kohli’s comments on Thursday proves that the matter is nothing that is advertised and speculated and Dhoni’s career in the shortest format of the game is not over.

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Rahul Dravid received ICC cricket Hall Of Fame

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Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday officially became the 87th player to be inducted into the (ICC) International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.Adidas Pellara 4.0 Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat

Rahul Dravid has become the fifth Indian, after Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Anil Kumble, to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. BCCI recently tweeted a video of the small ceremony, where another Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar handed over the framed cap to Dravid.

Rahul Dravid is currently incharge of India Under-19 and India ‘A’ team as a coach. In his career, Dravid aggregated 13,288 runs in 164 Tests with 36 centuries and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 centuries and, in 2004 named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Player of the Year.

Adidas Pellara Rookie Kashmir Willow Cricket BatDravid stated as, “It is a matter of great honour to be named by the ICC in the Cricket Hall of Fame. To find your name in a list of all-time greats across generations is something one only dreams of while setting out on a cricket career and the kind of recognition that would delight any player”.

He also extended his statement as , “I’m thankful to my near and dear ones as well as players I have played with and against, coaches and officials who have backed me over the years and helped me develop as a cricketer.”Adidas Libro Kashmir Willow bat

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, “The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame is our way of honouring the greats of our game. Only the very best players in the world are recognised for their contribution to cricket in this way and I would like to congratulate Rahul, Ricky and Claire who are wonderful additions to the list of cricketing luminaries in the Hall of Fame”.

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PKL 2018: Puneri Paltan dust pinned to Dabang Delhi.

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Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Puneri Paltan registered their sixth winning in PKL season 6 by defeating Dabang Delhi with a low-scoring 31-26 match at the Patliputra Indoor Stadium in Patna on Wednesday.NIVIA Football Vega Size-5

They (Puneri Palatan) go up to the top of the table in Zone A. While Delhi stay on the fifth position. Even after so many efforts being put by Dabang Delhi, Delhi continued to lose points as the raiders entered the lobby without a touch point regularly. And due to which they have to face this type of situation.

Sandeep Narwal and Rinku Narwal caused the biggest trouble for Delhi’s raiders who continuously made errors, like stepping in the lobby or being timed out and this type of problem create nervousness in team. GB and Deepak Kumar Dahiya combined a total of nine raid points between them to help Paltan secure the winning.

Adidas Libro Kashmir Willow batNaveen Kumar was the top raider for Delhi as he scored 6 points, while Joginder Narwal contributed with 4 tackle points for the team. Puneri Paltan entered the match with mixed signals as they lost their star raider Nitin Tomar to an injury while the captain, Girish Maruti Ernak, finally made a return to the starting 7.

The first half had its ups and downs for both teams. The first 5 minutes of the match saw both teams just attempting to inflict damage through Do or die raids in which Puneri paltan become the successful team against Delhi. Naveen Kumar tried to make the game a little bit interesting by getting touch points on Sandeep Narwal and Monu on the way back of his 22 minutes raid. Even after so many efforts being put by Delhi, they could not stand in front of Puneri Paltan and continued to lose points as the raiders entered the lobby without having a point.

In the another match of the Wednesday night, Bengaluru Bulls registered a little 43-41 win against Patna Pirates. After this match, Bengaluru Bulls sit a top of Zone B, table with 21 points, while Patna Pirates are placed fifth with 18 points and so on.

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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.