Month: September 2020

September 19, 2020

Stokes wraps up dramatic Test win

first_img(REUTERS)-Paceman Ben Stokes picked up the last two wickets in three balls to give England a thrilling 22-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test at Chittagong yesterday, as the tourists maintained their perfect record against the South Asian side.It was England’s ninth straight Test win over Bangladesh but the hosts also had the chance to record a famous victory, requiring 33 runs when they resumed on 253 for eight on the final morning.“It was a really good Test match, I didn’t think we will be here on day five looking at that wicket,” England captain Alastair Cook said. “Such a tight game and credit to both sides.“Actually batters played pretty well on that kind of wicket. I am really happy that we showed our character and held our nerve towards the end.”Bangladesh debutant Sabbir Rahman (64 not out) and Taijul Islam (16) negotiated the first three overs safely, taking 10 runs off their target.However, Stokes trapped Taijul in front and Cook successfully reviewed the umpire’s not out decision to end the dogged ninth-wicket stand of 25.Bangladesh wanted Sabbir back on strike but Stokes needed only two more deliveries to dismiss number 11 Shafiul Islam leg before. The batsman’s attempt to review and overturn the decision proved futile and Bangladesh were all out for 263.Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was proud that his team had competed so well despite this being their first test in 15 months.“The boys really showed their character, they fought really hard over the last five days,” he. “I am really happy that after 15 months we played a test like this.“Hopefully we’ll carry a bit of momentum forward from this Test.”Mushfiqur said the loss of their last six wickets for 27 runs in the first innings had proved crucial, and pointed to the 127-run sixth-wicket stand of Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in England’s second innings as another key factor.Stokes (2-20) was man of the match for his 85 in the second innings and four wickets in the first. Off-spinner Gareth Batty picked up three wickets for the touring side in the second innings.“Not just with ball in hand but the way he batted, he balances the side,” Cook said of Stokes. “Those cricketers don’t come around very often and he’s got an enormous heart as well. He’s a seriously good cricketer.”The second and final Test will be played in Dhaka from Friday.ENGLAND 1st innings 293 (M. Ali 68, J. Bairstow 52; M. Hasan 6-80)Bangladesh 1st innings 248 (T. Iqbal 78; B. Stokes 4-26)England 2nd innings 240 (B. Stokes 85; S. Al Hasan 5-85)Bangladesh 2nd innings (Overnight: 253-8; Target: 286 runs)T. Iqbal c Ballance b Ali 9I. Kayes c Root b Rashid 43M. Haque lbw b Batty 27Mahmudullah lbw b Batty 17S. Al Hasan c Bairstow b Ali 24M. Rahim c Ballance b Batty 39Sa. Rahman not out 64M. Hasan lbw b Broad 1K. Rabbi c Ballance b Broad 0T. Islam lbw b Stokes 16Sh. Islam lbw b Stokes 0Extras (b-9 lb-13 w-1) 23Total (all out, 81.3 overs) 263Fall of wickets: 1-35 T. Iqbal,2-81 I. Kayes,3-103 M. Haque,4-108 Mahmudullah,5-140 S. Al Hasan,6-227 M. Rahim,7-234 M. Hasan,8-238 K. Rabbi,9-263 T. Islam,10-263 Sh. IslamBowling:G. Batty 17 – 3 – 65 – 3,M. Ali 14 – 2 – 60 – 2,C. Woakes 7 – 3 – 10 – 0, A. Rashid 17 – 2 – 55 – 1,S. Broad 15 – 4 – 31 – 2, B. Stokes 11.3 – 2 – 20 – 2(w-1).last_img read more

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Beharry recommits to Green Machine

first_imgTHE Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) will continue to reap the benefits of having Edward B. Beharry as one of its sponsors.The company yesterday handed over a sum of money to the union to aid the Green Machine in this year’s Rugby America’s North (RAN) Sevens Championship, billed for November 12-13 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.During a press briefing yesterday, Kamini Naresh, the company’s brand manager noted that the company was proud to continuously support the nation’s most successful outdoor sports team.She added that Beharry is committed to supporting the union and wished them well at the tournament. Marketing Manager, Satesh Singh, reminded the media that the company and rugby have forged a friendshipPresident of the union, Peter Green, reminded his charges that sponsorships such as Beharry’s must be rewarded with nothing less than excellence.The tournament will see Guyana with both men and women’s teams participating.For the men’s division, 14 nations have been listed with three in Pools A&B and four each in groups C&D. In pool A, Canada, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands will battle, while pool B will have Mexico, St Vincent and the Grenadines and hosts Trinidad.Pool C will have The Cayman Islands, Barbados, Curacao and The Dominican Republic, while Guyana will take on Jamaica, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Martinique in pool D.On the distaff side, there are two pools of five teams each, with Canada, Jamaica, The Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands in Pool A and Pool B featuring Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, The Bahamas and The Dominican Republic.(Stephan Sookram)last_img read more

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Senegal beat Zimbabwe 2-0 to reach Nations Cup quarter-finals

first_imgLIVERPOOL forward Sadio Mane scored as Senegal beat Zimbabwe yesterday to become the first team to reach the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.Mane tapped in the opener from close range in the ninth minute from Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao’s low cross.Henri Saivet, on loan at St Etienne from Newcastle, then struck home a brilliant 20-yard free-kick four minutes later.Mane also had a lob cleared off the line by Costa Nhamoinesu.Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf should have increased Senegal’s advantage, but blazed his left-foot shot over the crossbar.Khama Billiat wasted a good chance for Zimbabwe just before halftime when he fired tamely at Abdoulaye Diallo. The keeper also produced a good block to keep out Nyasha Mushekwi’s drive.The Lions of Teranga have a maximum six points from two games in Group B. Tunisia are second with three points and both Algeria and Zimbabwe have a point each. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Tiger says he will `never feel great’ again

first_img(REUTERS) – Former world number one Tiger Woods has accepted that he will “never feel great” again after suffering a number of back and knee injuries in recent years.The 14-time major champion returned to action in December following a 15-month layoff but was forced to pull out of the Dubai Desert Classic last week after the first round due to a back spasm.“There were a lot of times I didn’t think I was going to make it back. It was tough, it was more than brutal,” Woods told Dubai magazine Vision.The 41-year-old American has racked up 79 PGA Tour victories in his career but has not won a major championship since 2008.“There have been plenty of times when I thought I would never play the game again at the elite level,” Woods, ranked 674th in the world, said.“It was tough, it was more than brutal. There were times I needed help just to get out of bed.“I feel good, not great. I don’t think I will ever feel great because it’s three back surgeries, four knee operations,” he added.Woods is hoping to play in the U.S. Masters in April, the first major of the year.“I’m always going to be a little bit sore. As long as I can function, I’m fine with that,” he said.last_img read more

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Cricket News ENG vs IND, 3rd Test: Jasprit Bumrah wreaks havoc to put India on brink of victory

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Nottingham: Jasprit Bumrah produced a hostile spell of fast bowling to put India on brink of a comprehensive victory before the final England pair delayed the inevitable on an engrossing fourth day of the third Test.Coming back from injury, Bumrah (5/85 in 29 overs) wreaked havoc with the second new ball after stiff resistance from Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes as England barely survived at 311 for 9 in pursuit of an improbable target of 521 runs.This was Burmrah second five-wicket haul in only fourth Test match.England will need another 210 runs on the final day which is impossible as the question is when would India take the final wicket on the fifth day to pull one back in the series.Also Read | WWE SummerSlam: Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns as it happenedThe last pair of Adil Rashid (30 batting) and Jimmy Anderson (8) played nearly six overs and will pray that fickle English weather come to their rescue.Flamboyant strokeplayers Buttler (106) and Stokes (62) curbed their natural instinct to added 169 runs in 57.2 overs in a show of grit and application.It was a tough period for the Indian bowlers as the two players were ready to grind it out. Buttler playing 176 balls with 21 boundaries but more importantly Stokes, who consumed 187 deliveries, hitting only six fours.While India were never in trouble but the period once again defined the beauty of Test cricket where it was once again proved why patience is the most important virtue for top teams.However things changed dramatically after skipper Virat Kohli took the second new ball and Bumrah got Buttler and Jonny Bairstow (0) off successive deliveries.Buttler shouldered arms to an angular delivery expecting to go over stumps but it cut back sharply to hit the knee roll and was adjudged leg-before.Bairstow, coming out to bat with a finger fracture also expected an incoming delivery but it straightened after pitching to knock back the off-stump.Lord’s Test centurion Chris Woakes (4) got lethal short ball that reared up and he tried to fend it awkwardly as Rishabh Pant timed his jump to perfection to snap the chance.Hardik Pandya (1/22) having a dream Test match then removed the stodgy Stokes who was squared up as KL Rahul took his third catch of the innings.Bumrah’s penchant for bowling ‘no-balls’ then prevented him from completing his five-wicket haul after Adil Rashid was caught by Kohli in the slip cordon. The TV replays showed that Bumrah had overstepped.However he completing the well-deserved milestone when Stuart Broad (20) edged one to Rahul for his fourth catch.Earlier, England were reduced to 84-4 at lunch as Ishant Sharma (2/70) took two quick wickets in the first hour.Starting from overnight 23 for no loss, the English openers didn’t stay for long, as they had no answer to Ishant’s probing line and length.Keaton Jennings (13) was out off the fifth ball of the day, caught behind. Ishant then made it two in seven balls as he also accounted for former skipper Alastair Cook (17), caught by KL Rahul at second slip.From 32-2, Joe Root (13) and Olliver Pope (16) put on 30 runs for the third wicket. England crossed 50 in the 19th over.However the duo were never really comfortable at the crease. Root was having trouble comprehending Bumrah’s angular delivery while Pope was playing flashy drives at every possible opportunity.It led to their eventual downfall, and they departed within five balls over the 25th and 26th overs.Also Read | Anushka Sharma’s Sui Dhaaga latest memes are complete laugh riotRoot was first to go, just hanging his bat out to a wide delivery as Rahul caught another one at second slip. Then, Pope was out caught off Shami, with Virat Kohli leaping in front of Rahul to finish a fabulous diving catch.Things could have been worse for England with young Pant dropping Jos Buttler on 1 off Bumrah in the 27th over.Thereafter, Buttler tightened up and along with Stokes as India were made to wait till late afternoon when Bumrah got into the act with second new ball. last_img read more

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Cricket News India vs Australia, day 4 highlights: Bad light ends play but Kohli’s side on top

first_img 09:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Lunch will be taken at 7:00 AM IST, which is 12:30 PM Sydney time. So, the entire first session washed away with no signs of the rain abating, at least for now. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 07:41 (IST) 08:27 (IST) 06:11 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hell and welcome to day 4 of the Sydney Test between India and Australia. It is a damp start to the day as rain and bad light have delayed the start of play. The entire square is covered and we are in for a long wait. Stay tuned for updates.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The umpires have had an inspection but the covers are still firmly in place. It had stopped raining and the umpires had come out but once again, the rain is back. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The follow-on has been enforced and Australia will have to bat again. Can they run through the Australian batting for the second time or will the hosts put up a great fight? That is it. It is stumps. Too gloomy to play. The weather is slated to be the same tomorrow. Join us on the final day for what will be a mere formality as India wrap a historic series win. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:45 (IST) 09:13 (IST) 11:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The covers are coming off and the umpires are getting ready for an inspection. Fingers crossed that the rain stays away. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The rain has stopped and it has gotten a lot brighter. If there is no further rain, play will start at 5:30 AM IST or 11:00 AM Sydney time. 08:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The umpires have are out in the middle but early tea was taken. According to the situation in the ground, the conditions are much better. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:49 (IST) 08:16 (IST) It is proper rain now and the covers are firmly back on at the Sydney Cricket Ground.  The Indian players are out warming up. Under overcast conditions, the new ball might just work the trick for India. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:45 (IST) 08:52 (IST) 06:11 (IST) 07:54 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:38 (IST) 11:43 (IST) Mohammed Shami you beauty. Bowls a fullish ball which zips through low on off stump, Cummins is caught on the crease and the ball sneaks past his defence to knock the off stump out of the ground. Just the start India needed.  05:48 (IST) There was supposed to have been play but we are still waiting. The floodlights are still on. According to an update from ESPNCricinfo, the umpires are in a big discussion with Kohli, Ravi Shastri. No idea on what will be the outcome in this situation. DROPPED! Hazlewood miscues the slog sweep but Kuldeep is denied the opportunity for five wickets as Hanuma Vihari drops him at midwicket. The bowler is not amused. 09:51 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Peter Handscomb shows his class against spin as he uses his feet and crease brilliantly to Kuldeep Yadav. He employs the sweep and whips a flatter ball to the deep midwicket fence.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Still raining at the Sydney Cricket Ground and we might have an early lunch. The drizzle is now steady and more covers are on the way. Australia have reached 300, they still trail by 322 runs but the last wicket has really frustarted India. Had Hanuma Vihari taken the catch, Kohli would ahve easily enforced the follow-on. But, Kuldeep finally breaks the stand with his fifth wicket and India have a lead of 322. Will the follow-on be enforced? For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 09:06 (IST) Kuldeep Yadav gets his fourth wicket as Nathan Lyon misses the sweep and is trapped in front for 0. Australia sinking quickly here and India on the cusp of enforcing the follow-on. Or will they? New Delhi: Rain delayed the start of day 4 between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. After the first session was completely washed out, Mohammed Shami removed Pat Cummins but Kuldeep Yadav was the star, taking 5/99 as India enforced the follow-on with a lead of 322. However, bad light and rain continued to stop play and after one hour, early stumps were declared. Earlier, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant blasted centuries to help India reach 622/7 declared, their second-highest Test score in Australia. With this rain delay and India’s high score, the chances of Australia securing a win have dimmed significantly. Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team are on the cusp of securing their first-ever Test series win in Australia, which will erase all the pains of previous overseas losses. (SCORECARD) 06:02 (IST) Mitchell Starc has started off aggressively by driving Bumrah to the long off fence. The bowler responds with a bouncer that goes well over keeper Rishabh Pant’s head for five wides.  Hazlewood and Starc are frustrating India as Bumrah and Kuldeep attempt to take the final wicket. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Do you think now Kohli should attempt to enforce the follow-on once the rain clears out or should India bat one more time? 05:03 (IST) 05:23 (IST) There will be another inspection in about 10 minutes time. Maybe, we will then have a clue as to what is the status of the game. Uh oh! The rain is back and the covers are coming back on. So, there is no chance of a 11 AM start. This is frustrating.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In We are in danger of losing the entire first session at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It is still raining. This might force Virat Kohli to impose the follow-on if India are to push for a win.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:31 (IST) WICKET! Bumrah joins in the fun. Back of a length ball angled in and it nips back in further off the seam, Handsomb is cramped for room as he looks to defend, the ball takes the inside edge on to the pad, the ball rolls back onto the stumps.  More covers coming on as the rain comes. Lots of fans are leaving the ground. Chances of play now diminish even further.  05:17 (IST)last_img read more

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Other Sports Dutee Chand seeks legal protection from blackmail, criticism after same-sex revelations

first_img Bhubaneswar: India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand said she will take legal shelter against people blackmailing and criticising her over the revelation of being in a “same-sex” relationship. “I will take shelter of the law against persons and organisations,” Dutee told reporters, alleging that some media organisations were on “overdrive” to harm her by intruding into her private life.     The Asian Games silver medalist said she had kept the identity of her partner a secret, but still, some channels had dug it out and revealed the name and picture. “One should not poke their nose into the private life of other persons,” said Dutee. Asked whether she will initiate legal action against her sister, whom she accused of “blackmailing” over the relationship, Dutee said, “The person may be my blood relation, but I will not spare anyone intruding into my privacy.”RELATED     Dutee, 23, who holds the 100m national record (11.24 seconds), became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit being in a same-sex relationship. Dutee’s elder sister Saraswati said, “My sister is being misled by some people. She is not saying (the) right things.”     Dutee’s mother also did not approve of her relationship. Earlier, Dutee had said, “I am having a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from my village for the past five years. She is studying B.A. second year in a Bhubaneswar college. She is a relative of mine and whenever I come home, I spend time with her. She is a kind of soul-mate for me and I want to settle down with her in future.”     Dutee came down heavily on her elder sister, saying, “She (elder sister) has thrown out my elder brother from home because she does not like his wife. She has threatened me that same will happen to me. But I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public.”       The landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made a same-sex relationship between consenting adults a non-criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India. Dutee Chand holds the national record in the 100m race.Dutee Chand is one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit she is in the same relationship.Supreme Court had struck down Section 377. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup England vs Sri Lanka, Live Streaming Cricket: When and How to watch ENG vs SL match Live

first_imgNew Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket, England vs Sri Lanka at Hotstar and Star Sports: Sri Lanka have chosen to bat against England in Leeds. England got off to a great start with Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes removing Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera cheaply. Avishka Fernando stroked some glorious hits as he thumped the England bowling to all parts of the ground. However, Avishka departed for 49 and it was left to Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews to stitch a solid stand. Kusal Mendis looked good to reach his fifty but he fell to Adil Rashid while Jeevan Mendis departed for 0. Angelo Mathews held the key as they eyed a big score and Sri Lanka looked set for a big total after he slammed his 38th fifty. Mathews remained unbeaen on 85* as Sri Lanka ended on 232/9. (LIVE SCORECARD) (LIVE UPDATES)ICC World Cup 2019, 27th match: England vs Sri Lanka What time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Sri Lanka start?The 27th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 between England vs Sri Lanka will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Sri Lanka be played?The clash between England vs Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at Headingley in Leeds.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between England vs Sri Lanka?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Sri Lanka on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.Also Read | ICC World Cup 2019: England vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Playing XIWhen is the game between England vs Sri Lanka in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between England vs Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Friday, June 21.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Sri Lanka?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on english.newsnationtv.com. You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Sri Lanka?The match between England vs Sri Lanka will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup India ‘away’ jersey for World Cup 2019 encounter against England REVEALED

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian team is all set to debut in its new orange and blue “away” jersey for the World Cup encounter against England at Edgbaston on Sunday. Nike India, the official sponsor of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), released pictures of the new kit on Friday. For India’s penultimate league game on Sunday, the team will make a departure from their normal contemporary blue kit so that it won’t clash with England’s sky blue colour.“The away kit is designed to enhance dynamic movements and modern requirement of the sport and the athletes. While the new engineered mesh and strategically placed sweat zones help enhanced breathability for the team on the field, new placket construction, the flex crest, garment cut angles and slash taping all add to making the new jersey lighter, more breathable and helps the athletes be agile on the field,” Nike India stated in a press release.An ICC source said that the colour options were given to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and after seeing the combinations and speaking to team, this jersey was finalized.“Colour options were given to BCCI and they chose the colour combination that looked the best to them. The whole idea is to be different from blue as England also wears the same shade of blue as India,” an ICC source was quoted as saying by ANI.“Also the design (orange) is taken from India’s old T20 jersey which had orange in it. The designers who are sitting in USA designed this jersey from something that already existed and not something completely new that fans don’t identify with,” the source added.Out of the 10 nations competing at the World Cup in England and Wales, eight nations will have alternate jerseys, according to ICC regulations for this tournament. India will wear the away jersey only against England as that is a designated home game for England. This has been done to avoid a clash of colours.Here’s the tweet: For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Football News Sunil Chhteri Returns, India Eye Full Points Vs Bangladesh In FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

first_imgKolkata: Buoyed by their gallant goalless draw against Asian champions Qatar, India would be looking to register their first win in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers when they take on Bangladesh in a group E second round match at the Saltlake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. India put a gritty performance against an attacking Qatar, to hold the reigning Asian champions to a goalless draw and earn their first point of the qualifiers after suffering a heartbreaking loss in the opening match against Oman. With the city set to host the senior national men’s team after a gap of nine years, the euphoria around the match has been immense with a mad rush for tickets as the Saltlake Stadium is set to witness a packed house, giving the Igor Stimac-coached side a perfect stage to grab three points and keep their World Cup hopes alive.  The absence of defender, Sandesh Jhingan due to an ACL tear on his left knee is a big blow to the hosts. But the return of talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri after missing the last game will lift the team’s spirit. In his last appearance, Chhetri scored his 72nd international goal, the second most among active players, as India put up a dominating first-half display only to go down 1-2 after conceding late goals in their World Cup qualifier against Oman in Guwahati.  Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu took the charge in Chhetri’s absence and thwarted a barrage of attacks from Qatar, making 11 saves in a heroic display to snatch a point from the 2022 World Cup hosts. While defence, tactical formation and discipline were the highlights of their match against Qatar, the focus against Bangladesh, who are ranked 83 places below India, would be on the strikers. Chhetri will remain the go-to man in the attacking zone, but the onus will also be on the likes of Balwant Singh and Manvir Singh to make an impact, something former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia has highlighted.  “It’s only Sunil who’s able to score. If he’s not playing or does not score it becomes very, very difficult. We need to improve our forward lineup. In this Bangladesh game, it’s going to be a big test for the strikers. It’s not the defence but the forward line will have to deliver,” Bhutia said. Chhetri will also have the support of his Bengaluru FC teammates Udanta Singh and Ashique Kuruniyan, while Mandar Rao Desai and Sahal Abdul Samad will be key in creating chances.  As for the back line, Stimac will be forced to rejig his central-defence with Anas Edathodika likely to pair up with Adil Khan in front of Sandhu. Jhingan’s injury gives Anas with a perfect opportunity to prove himself again, especially after returning from retirement.  India failed to keep up the intensity in the final minutes because of fitness concerns against Oman but Stimac addressed the issue against Qatar. And it will be interesting to see how the Blue Tigers cope up with the challenge against Bangladesh, who have eight under-23 players in their squad.Bangladesh head to the match after two consecutive defeats. They lost narrowly to Afghanistan and in their last match before going down 0-2 to Qatar. But the Jamie Day-coached side has put up a strong fight and created many chances in the two games.  The Englishman may have conceded that India are firm favourites but Bangladesh will certainly look to make an impact with their forward duo of Nabib Newaz Ziban and Saad Uddin.Also Read | Sunil Chhetri Joins Virat Kohli, Becomes A Vegan To Become FitterOn paper, India enjoy a commanding 15-2 head-to-head record in 28 meetings but Bangladesh have managed to stay unbeaten in their last two fixtures (1-1 in SAFF Championships, 2013 and 2-2 in an International friendly, 2014). Kick-off: 7.30 pm. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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