ICC World Cup WATCH: Shikhar Dhawan has heartfelt message after getting ruled out of World Cup 2019

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : Injuries have always been part and parcel of the game, but coming at a time where it could have a great impact on a team’s performance was the last thing Indian team wanted. The India opener Shikhar Dhawan is officially ruled out of ICC World Cup 2019 after sustaining a thumb injury in the encounter against Australia. The wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who has featured in five one-day Internationals for India, will replace him. Rishabh Pant was called by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ahead of the marqee clash against Pakistan to join the team for precautionary measures. In the meantime, he was seen practising with the team, and also cheered from crowd at Old Traffors in Manchester. The moustache rolling southpaw has often been termed as the man of ICC tournaments, and even in the two games he featured this World Cup, he was looking in dazzling touch. Against the five-time champions, Australia, he even smashed a memorable hundred to set the platform for a big score. His contribution on and off the field will certainly be missed by India. Rishabh Pant, on the other hand, will be playing his first ICC 50-over tournament and will look to utilize his Indian Premier League (IPL) form in the games to come. However, with the playing XI looking settled, it looks highly unlikely that Rishabh will feature from the next game. On this, the southpaw took to the Twitter and emotionally shared his thoughts. He said, I feel emotional to announce that I will no longer be a part of #CWC19.  Unfortunately, the thumb won’t recover on time. But the show must go on.. I’m grateful for all the love & support from my team mates, cricket lovers & our entire nation. Jai Hind!”Here’s the video: Rishabh Pant has scored 93 runs in the four innings, with the highest total of 36 runs against West Indies in the home series. He averages just over 23 in ODI cricket, which isn’t anywhere near to his own set standards. Interestingly, India has now four wicket-keepers in the squad – MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, and Rishabh Pant. Meanwhile, India will play their next game against the minnows of the tournament, Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Earlier in the tournament, India played against South Africa at the same ground and emerged as victorious.  highlightscenter_img Shikhar Dhawan scored a century against Australia in second league game. Rishabh Pant will replace Dhawan in the squad. India will play its next league game against Afghanistan. last_img read more

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N. Colorado looks to extend streak vs Idaho

first_img February 26, 2020 VETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Jonah Radebaugh, Kai Edwards and Trent Harris have combined to score 49 percent of Northern Colorado’s points this season and 55 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Idaho, Trevon Allen, Marquell Fraser and Quinton Forrest have collectively accounted for 47 percent of the team’s total scoring, including 52 percent of all Vandals points over their last five.CREATING OFFENSE: Radebaugh has been directly responsible for 52 percent of all Northern Colorado field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 27 field goals and 20 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Idaho is 0-13 when scoring fewer than 65 points and 7-7 when scoring at least 65.PERFECT WHEN: Northern Colorado is a perfect 11-0 when it holds an opponent to 61 points or fewer. The Bears are 8-8 when opponents score more than 61 points.DID YOU KNOW: The Northern Colorado offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.6 percent of its possessions, which is the 10th-lowest rate in the country. The Idaho defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.1 percent of all possessions (ranked 305th among Division I teams). Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditIdaho (7-20, 3-13) vs. Northern Colorado (19-8, 12-4)Bank of Colorado Arena, Greeley, Colorado; Thursday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Northern Colorado looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Idaho. In its last five wins against the Vandals, Northern Colorado has won by an average of 15 points. Idaho’s last win in the series came on Feb. 9, 2017, an 88-76 victory. Associated Press center_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com N. Colorado looks to extend streak vs Idaholast_img read more

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