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Cricket News 3rd ODI preview – Shikhar Dhawan the key, India eye series win vs West Indies


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Virat Kohli scored his 42nd century in ODIs in previous match.India last lost an ODI series to West Indies in 2006.The first match of the three-match series was abandoned in Guyana. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan would be desperate for a big knock after four consecutive failures as India eye another series victory when they clash with the West Indies in the third and final ODI at Port of Spain on Wednesday. With scores of 1, 23, 3 in the Twenty series and single-digit score of 2 in the second ODI, Dhawan’s comeback post injury has been far from ideal. Troubled by in-coming deliveries, twice Dhawan lost his wicket to pacer Sheldon Cottrell.  Since Dhawan is not part of the Test squad, the Delhi left-hander would like to finish the Caribbean assignment on a high. West Indies, on the other hand, would be desperate to save the series with a win. But for that to happen, West Indies’ batting unit will have to take more responsibility. It’s time talents like Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran rise up to the occasion for West Indies cricket to thrive. The match at the Queen’s Park Oval could see the final international match for Chris Gayle in the Caribbean. Windies would be hoping to give the Universe Boss a potentially fitting farewell by squaring the series.Team CombinationIndia Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the key in India’s win and Virat Kohli will be happy with the way Shreyas Iyer batted. The ODI offers Rishabh Pant one more chance to showcase his batting prowess while the team might be tempted to replace Khaleel Ahmed or Mohammed Shami with Navdeep SainiProbable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed/Navdeep SainiWest IndiesWest Indies might not tinker with their combination much. With the game in Guyana being abandoned after just 13 overs, West Indies might not want to make any changes. They will be hoping that Chris Gayle will fire on his 300th ODI and there will be an added bonus of breaking Brian Lara’s record of most runs for West Indies and that too on his home ground.Probable XI: Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar RoachWho will win? The Indian cricket team know how to win the big moments as compared to the West Indies team. Be it in the bowling or batting, India hold an edge against the Windies.Weather and PitchThe chances of rain for the third ODI is 30 percent at Port of Spain. The forecast for the second ODI was 10 percent and even that resulted in a delay of more than one hour. Stadium and TimingsThe encounter will take place at Port of Spain Trinidad at 07:00 pm IST local.last_img read more


Victory for Upperchurch over Kiladangan


first_imgPhoto © StephenGleeson Afterwards manager John Ryan told Tipp FM Sport he was proud of his team’s effort and commitment: In the County Senior Hurling Championship Upperchurch Drombane defeated last years county finalists Kiladangan on a 0-15 to 1-9 scoreline in Dolla last night.The Church had early scores from James Barry and Paul Ryan which helped them into a 0-9 to 1-2 half time lead with the Kiladangan goal coming through Darragh Egan.The Church pushed on in the second half and held their nerve in the closing stages running out convincing winners in the end.last_img


Tisbury: Wild summer antics near and far


first_imgI do not have a green thumb, so it took me a while to comprehend that even the house plants were unhappy with less moisture in the air. At least I find them easier to water.It took me a few days before I heard about the wild boar who interrupted activities at a German nudist gathering in Berlin. The boar had enjoyed eating a pizza it took from a man’s lunchbag. Then it spotted his bright yellow bag and ran off with it. The man took off after it because the bag held his laptop. And a lady’s cell phone captured the chase. The lady said folks cheered and clapped for the man when he happily returned with his yellow bag and the laptop.The area where my daughter lives in Connecticut was hard-hit by that hurricane. So many homes in the state lost electricity that she was told it would take up to a week to get theirs back. So she and her husband — and their two cats — went to visit her in-laws in upper New York State. She said they were pleased that the new license plates ordered from the state in January finally arrived, just in time. They had been a little nervous about driving into New York with Colorado plates still on the car.I have been walking about half an hour every morning since late June. It is amazing what a difference it makes in how I feel, both emotionally and physically. I am not seeing a lot of people because I still try to avoid that. But I guess I see just enough people to give me a more comfortable feeling with the situation we are all in.It has also given me permission just to go out. That is a good thing because I have a doctor’s visit coming up. I am very glad that I do not have to go near the hospital for it. The appointment was made so long ago that I was concerned about the Fair dates. It is rather interesting how your priorities change while dealing with the threat of COVID.Congratulations to Skip and Carol Bailey on Friday. I think it was about 25 years ago that they were married at Ice House Pond by John Alley.Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go to Goodie Stiller Corriveau on Friday. Birthday greetings go to Braden Kuehne on Saturday. Best wishes for a very happy birthday to Kathy Welch on Tuesday. Jeff Damon Pratt and Alistair Rizza celebrate on Wednesday.Heard on Main Street: Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.If you have any Tisbury Town Column suggestions, email Kay Mayhew, [email protected] A friend tells me that the libraries have to let the returned books rest untouched for over a week to kill any virus that may be in them. It is true that I do not wear gloves or a mask when I am reading at home. At least it explains why there is such a long delay between requesting books until they are actually available.At the moment I have rediscovered some old favorites sitting in the basement, waiting to go to the thrift shop or book sales. Sort of a free book giveaway right here at home. Now that I see how much I am enjoying them, often for a third time, I may simply never put them out to go anywhere.I try to avoid watching much news, though I occasionally like to check the weather report on TV. Somehow their visuals are more likely to stick with me. I finally decided to give up on my pretty flowering plants in pots. It was too hot to spend time carrying water out. And they were not at all happy during the last hot spell. Heard on Main Street: Sometimes when I open my mouth, my mother comes out.center_img Driving slowly on Lagoon Pond Road is usually necessary, but one morning last week more so than usual. Two boys on bikes were zigzagging down the middle of the road toward Five Corners. The older boy was also carrying a fishing pole and a passenger, who was seated over his rear wheel. Perhaps that caused some of the zigzags. It did look like an accident waiting to happen.The cyclists neither slowed or stopped as they reached Five Corners. The single rider dashed straight out and turned left toward Main Street. A couple of cars nearly hit him but screeched to a stop. The older boy went zigzagging straight across in front of traffic coming from the Beach Road. I am happy to report that those cars also hit their brakes in time.It was frightening. The boys wore no bike helmets, so they were really lucky to dash out and be saved by the actions of careful drivers. It would be amazing if that luck holds.last_img read more




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