Boult relishes prospect of twilight Test against India

Boult relishes prospect of twilight Test against India

Melbourne, Apr. 30 : New Zealand swing bowler Trent Boult has expressed that he is excited about the prospect of playing a day-night Test when they travel to India in October.

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is being viewed as a potential venue to host the pink-ball Test, however, no official confirmation has been made yet.

"The ball swings nicely here in India most of the time as well," Boult was quoted as saying by cricket. com. au. "The spin bowlers also spin it a lot. It's going to be pretty exciting if it happens."

Bottom-placed Punjab replace captain Miller with Vijay

Bottom-placed Punjab replace captain Miller with Vijay

Mohali, April 30 : Kings XI Punjab on Saturday replaced captain David Miller with batsman Murali Vijay following the side's five losses out of the six matches played so far in this edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).

Punjab, who are yet to win an IPL title, are at the bottom of the standings. They had finished at the bottom in the 2015 edition as well.

"Kings XI Punjab announces M Vijay as the Captain for Kings XI Punjab for the remaining part of the IPL 2016 tournament," the franchise said in a statement.

United not used to being champions: van Gaal

United not used to being champions: van Gaal

Manchester, April 30 : Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal was left red-faced on Saturday after erroneously claiming that they have very little title-winning experience.

The Dutchman said much of his squad was not used to be champions ahead of their meeting with Leicester City who are on the brink of winning their maiden English Premier League title.

"The players who are now playing, they are not used to being champions," van Gaal was quoted as saying by Mirror. co. uk.

IPL: KKR to bowl against Daredevils

IPL: KKR to bowl against Daredevils

New Delhi, April 30 : Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bowl against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Saturday.

KKR have made three changes, bringing in Jason Holder, Brad Hogg and Piyush Chawla.

Daredevils have made four changes. Carlos Brathwaite, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami and Sam Billings have got a look in. (IANS)

Team Ferrari drivers begin Sochi Grand Prix with new engines

Team Ferrari drivers begin Sochi Grand Prix with new engines

Sochi (Russia), April 30 : Team Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will start the Formula One Russia Grand Prix with new engines, according to a F1 technical delegate report.

"The internal combustion engine used by the above drivers is one of the five new internal combustion engines allowed for the 2016 Championship season," the report said on Friday, reports Tass.

Saina fails to break semis jinx at Badminton Asia C'ships

Saina fails to break semis jinx at Badminton Asia C'ships

Wuhan (China), Apr. 30 : Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal once again faltered at the semifinal stage as she suffered a straight game defeat at the hands of China's Wang Yihan in the women's singles event to draw curtains on Indian challenge at the Asia Badminton Championships here on Saturday.

Olympic bronze medallist Saina, who was trailing 4-10 in head-to-head battle against Yihan, once again failed to find a way to outmanoeuvre the sixth seed Chinese opponent, going down 16-21, 14-21 in a contest that lasted 41 minutes.

Chris Rogers gives thumbs up to new helmet rules

Chris Rogers gives thumbs up to new helmet rules

Johannesburg, Apr. 30 : Former Australian Test batsman Chris Rogers has insisted that he is a ' big believer' of the new helmet regulations aimed to increase the safety of players.

Rogers shared his views after England Test captain Alastair Cook and former international Jonathan Trott declined to use the newly-approved helmets by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The 38-year-old, who is currently captaining English county side Somerset, suggested that players need to give priority to safety over comfort, Sport24 reported.

Yuvraj Singh plans to make biopic post retirement

Yuvraj Singh plans to make biopic post retirement

New Delhi, Apr. 30 : Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been an inspiring figure not only because of his contributions to the sport of cricket, but also because of his victorious battle against cancer.

To narrate his story and inspire the youth, the cricket icon released a book titled, 'The Test of My Life' in 2013.

ANI spoke to Yuvi and asked him whether he would like to do a biopic.

The 34-year-old all-rounder said, "My priority is cricket for now. Of course, I would love to tell my story through a film but only when I would think of hanging my boots."

Smith rues `disappointing` bowling show after loss against Gujarat

Smith rues `disappointing` bowling show after loss against Gujarat

Pune, Apr. 30 : Rising Pune Supergiants batsman Steve Smith was left to rue his side's disappointing bowling performance that eventually paved the way for a three-wicket loss to table toppers Gujarat Lions in last night's Indian Premier League clash.

Pune relied on Smith's maiden Twenty20 ton (101) and Ajinkya Rahane's 53 to set a formidable 196-run target for Gujarat after being put in to bat first at Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium.

Why gender 'play' gap exists in tennis

Why gender 'play' gap exists in tennis

Washington D. C, Apr 30 : Tennis may be the only high-profile sport, wherein a woman can't play like a man. Now, a new study has revealed why it is so.

Changing court conditions to address differences in men's and women's play might make women's tennis matches more competitive, according to the study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and other Israeli researchers.

Many sports adapt rules and equipment to better meet the needs of female competitors. For example, the net is lower in women's volleyball; basketballs are smaller; javelins are lighter; and hurdles are lower.

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