Cricket News Uncapped Sam Curran called up for second test against Pakistan as cover for Ben Stokes

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Cricket News Uncapped Sam Curran called up for second test against Pakistan as cover for Ben Stokes

first_imgHe was called up for the England’s T-20 squad for the Tri-series in Australia and New Zealand, but did not play a single match. However, his brother Tom Curran, who was recently seen playing for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League 2018, played two tests in England’s recent Ashes defeat in Australia.After losing the first test at Lord’s by a humiliating margin of nine wickets, veteran pacer James Anderson called on the team to show more fight in the final test of the series, which is set to be played at Headingley on Friday.”It’s going to take some special individual performances this week,” Anderson told a leading English daily. “If you get one or two individuals standing up, then people can piggyback on that and take confidence as well.”It’s quite easy for the confidence of the team to take a hit when you have a defeat like that. So we’ll try, as well as using our skill, to use our heart, to use the fight we have in the dressing room to show people what we can do.” New Delhi: Uncapped all-rounder Sam Curran has been given a debut call-up in to the England squad for the second test against Pakistan as a cover for injured Ben Stokes, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Wednesday.Earlier, Stokes suffered a hamstring straing during fielding practice, but has not yet been ruled out of the second test match against Pakistan.The 19-year-old Curran, a left-arm seamer plays for English club Surrey and has taken more than 100 first-class wickets, and has an average of 27.18 with the bat.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic reaches quarterfinals for 10th straight year

first_imgIn cooler conditions than his straight-sets third-round victory over qualifier Salvatore Caruso — which the top seed acknowledged was tougher than expected — Djokovic dismantled Struff to advance in just an hour and 33 minutes.Struff, who required over four hours to see off Borna Coric in his previous match, started positively but was helpless when Djokovic quickly shifted gears and raced to an impressive triumph.History [email protected] now becomes the first man to reach 10 consecutive quarter-finals at Roland-Garros. #RG19 pic.twitter.com/2D25BHB5nW— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 3, 2019The world’s top-ranked player was required to defend stoically from the start and the big-serving German displayed his power as he staved off a break point to hold for 1-1.A tremendous backhand beat an advancing Struff to set up a chance to break and Djokovic battered his way through to take it, finishing with an overhead smash after seeing a string of groundstrokes come back.Djokovic moved a set and two breaks up as he reeled off the first four games of the second — a highlight coming when he looked to send the ball down the line and instead played it behind Struff as the world No. 45 moved across to close the opening.The 15-time major winner faced little resistance in serving out the set and the writing was on the wall when he again beat the Struff serve to start the third.Djokovic sent a blistering, swerving forehand into the corner to increase his advantage, while a magnificent drop shot from the baseline preceded him consolidating with a hold.to 15.Struff had a break point when Djokovic looked to close out the match but netted a backhand and the top seed took the next two points to put it to bed.STATISTICAL BREAKDOWNNovak Djokovic [1] bt Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 6-2 6-2WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORSDjokovic – 31/12Struff – 20/19ACES/DOUBLE FAULTSDjokovic – 6/3Struff – 4/3BREAK POINTS WONDjokovic – 5/7Struff – 0/1 PARIS — Novak Djokovic became the first man to reach the French Open quarterfinals in 10 straight years by convincingly beating Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday.The 2016 champion was at his ruthless best on Court Philippe-Chatrier as he surpassed Roger Federer’s nine straight quarterfinal appearances at Roland Garros set from 2005-13. FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGEDjokovic – 62Struff – 51PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVEDjokovic – 86/69Struff – 72/41TOTAL POINTSDjokovic – 85Struff – 54last_img read more

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Taxi driver found dead next to submerged car

first_imgThe lifeless body of a Corentyne taxi driver was on Monday pulled out of the Lesbeholden Canal, Black Bush Polder, Berbice.Dead: Lynsey GrantThe body of 39-year-old Lynsey Grant of Lot 52 Adventure Public Road, Corentyne was found next to his submerged car. The man had reportedly been missing since Sunday afternoon.According to his wife, Natasa Rambarose, her husband was last seen at Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder about 18:00h on Sunday and was expected home less than an hour later, but did not show up.“I became a little worried when 7 o’clock reach and I didn’t see him coming in. So, I went into Black Bush Polder Sunday night asking persons if they saw him and the persons told me that he turned back at Mibicuri,” she related.The car in the canalOn Monday, the woman returned to the area in search of the missing man during which she was told that her husband’s car was being pulled out of the Lesbeholden Canal.The discovery of the body was made by a farmer who raised an alarm and drivers operating the Black Bush Polder route were able to identify their colleague’s body and informed Rambarose. Guyana Times understands that the couple who had been together for 14 years and have a 12-year-old daughter.It is not clear how the car ended up in the canal, which is adjacent to the main access road.Grant had been operating his taxi along the Berbice-Georgetown route, but had given that up to go into the construction field and to operate in the Black Bush Polder as a taxi driver.However, over the past two months, Grant, who also plants cash crops, at his Adventure home, was not getting construction work and returned to driving a taxi full-time.last_img read more

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