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IPL-17 | Mayank likely to miss rest of season: head coach Langer

Lucknow Super Giants fast bowler Mayank Yadav. | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena Lucknow Super Giants’ young pace sensation Mayank Yadav is likely to miss the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season, team head coach Justin Langer confirmed in Lucknow on May 5.Speaking on the eve of his side’s clash against Kolkata Knight Riders, Langer said Mayank suffered a muscle tear during his side’s last game against Mumbai Indians. The right-arm quick, who had suffered a similar injury earlier in the season, failed to complete his four overs during the win over MI. “He [Mayank] just had a scan and got a small tear in a similar area to his last injury. It is very unfortunate. He had his rehabilitation and went into the [Mumbai Indians] game completely pain-free,” said Langer. “We will be prayi...
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IPL-17 | Impact Player rule changes things a fair bit, says Mitchell Starc

Kolkata Knight Riders’ fast bowler Mitchell Starc celebrates during the match against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on May 3, 2024. | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini Every time Mitchell Starc runs in donning the Kolkata Knight Riders’ purple this season, more than his craft, it’s the mind-boggling bid of ₹24.75 crore that is discussed. Add to it the lanky left-arm pacer’s subdued first half of the IPL season and the term “price-tag pressure” was being hurled more frequently than Starc’s accuracy with his lethal yorkers. On Friday night, at the Wankhede Stadium, however, Starc found his mojo. Not only did he get rid of Ishan Kishan with a trademark inswinging yorker that crashed into the leg-stump but the left-armer wound up the game with three more scalps. The four-wicket spell — only his sec...
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IPL-17 | Decision on Deepak Chahar will be taken by medical team, says Eric Simons

Chennai Super Kings fast bowler Deepak Chahar. | Photo Credit: B. Jothi Ramalingam Chennai Super Kings’ bowling consultant Eric Simons said that a decision on Deepak Chahar’s availability for the remainder of the Indian Premier League season will be taken by the medical team soon. “Deepak pulled up an injury in the last game and the decision on his availability for the rest of the season will be made by the medical staff. He hasn’t travelled to Dharamshala with us. That’s not really great news for us,” Simons said on Saturday. “We would only concentrate on what’s coming up next. That’s one of the reasons we’ve made so many playoffs.” With Chahar ruled out and no clarity on Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana, CSK coaching staff has had individual conversations with the bowling g...
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IPL-17: RCB vs GT | Skipper du Plessis and pacers do it for Royal Challengers against Titans

An authoritative Royal Challengers Bengaluru shut down Gujarat Titans by four wickets at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.A third win in a row pushed RCB to seventh on the points table, providing impetus to its playoff hopes.The home team outplayed GT in all departments. A disciplined bowling performance restricted GT to 147, before a belligerent knock from Faf du Plessis (64, 23b, 10x4, 3x6) left GT with nowhere to hide.Power playWith an eye on improving the net run-rate, du Plessis and opening partner Virat Kohli put on a whopping 92 runs in 5.5 overs. The electric start helped RCB reach the target with 6.2 overs to spare.Kohli (42, 27b, 2x4, 4x6) went past Chennai Super Kings’ Ruturaj Gaikwad to regain his place as the tournament’s highest run-scorer.RCB experienced minor ...
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IPL-17: LSG vs KKR | Fresh from a break, Lucknow Super Giants host an in-form Kolkata Knight Riders

Lucknow Super Giants players celebrate during an Indian Premier League match. They will be facing a dominant Kolkata Knight Riders on May 5, 2024. | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena Lucknow Super Giants’ quest for a third consecutive IPL playoff berth continues as it hosts fellow top-four contender Kolkata Knight Riders at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on May 5.Third-placed LSG will be the fresher of the two teams, having had a five-day break since its home win against Mumbai Indians. The turnaround is much sharper for KKR, which ground out a rare away win against MI on Friday to move to second in the standings. Sunday’s match-up between LSG and KKR will be a clash of contrasting approaches to T20 cricket. While the away side has adopted the high-risk, high-reward aggressive batting...
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IPL-17: PBKS vs CSK | Injury-hit Chennai Super Kings faces Curran’s Punjab Kings in a crucial contest

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will look set their house in order and get back to winning ways when they face Punjab Kings for the second time in a row in the IPL in Dharamsala on May 5. | Photo Credit: ANI These are crucial times in the Indian Premier League, and Chennai Super Kings seems to have lost the momentum having suffered three defeats in its last four outings. The reigning champion will be hoping to address its injury concerns and return to winning ways in the reverse clash against Punjab Kings at the HPCA Stadium on May 5.Despite Shikhar Dhawan’s absence, Kings earned a well-deserved seven-wicket win against the same opponent earlier this week, and they will hope to ride on that momentum. Bowling coach Sunil Joshi said that PBKS plans to field an unchanged eleven, w...
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IPL-17 | Hardik Pandya looks flattened, drained and under pressure: Aaron Finch

Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya walks off the ground during the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Friday, May 3, 2024. | Photo Credit: PTI India vice-captain Hardik Pandya looks drained, flattened, under pressure and Mumbai Indians looks like a confused unit under him, reckons former cricketers Aaron Finch and Greame Smith as five-time champions continue to struggle in the IPL.Pandya once again walked out to loud boos around the Wankhede Stadium here on Friday during Mumbai Indians' yet another disappointing outing, which they lost by 24 runs to Kolkata Knight Riders.Mumbai Indians had begun the contest on a positive note by snaffling five quick wickets to leave KKR reeling at 57 for five, but the visitors fought back to pos...
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Anticipated above-normal Southwest monsoon brings hope for India’s agricultural sector: Geojit report – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Multiple meteorological organizations are anticipating abundant rainfall during this year's southwest monsoon season in the Indian subcontinent.According to Geojit insights, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) expects above-normal rainfall, with the total from June to September anticipated to be 106 per cent of the long-period average.Private forecaster Skymet Weather Services and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Climate Centre have echoed similar forecasts.Last year, the southwest monsoon ended with a 6 per cent deficit of the long-period average, mainly due to El Nino, resulting in wide spatial and temporal variations in rainfall distribution.However, regions that generally receive good rainfall experienced shortages, while dry regions like West Rajasthan ...
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Mild back stiffness forced Rohit Sharma to play as impact sub in MI-KKR clash

KKR’s Coach Gautam Gambhir and MI’s Rohit Sharma during the practice session ahead of IPL game between KKR and Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. | Photo Credit: EMMANUAL YOGINI India captain and Mumbai Indians opener Rohit Sharma was forced to play as an impact sub in the IPL clash against Kolkata Knight Riders due to a "mild back stiffness", said leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.Playing as an impact sub, Rohit managed just 11 runs in 12 balls in the second innings during their 24-run loss against KKR, which has nearly put the five-time champions out of the IPL this year."He just had a mild back stiffness so it was just a precautionary thing," Chawla told the media after the match here at the Wankhede Stadium.Mumbai’s defeat was their eighth in 11 matches, essentially ...
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Global plastic treaty will only work if it caps production, modelling shows – Times of India

LEEDS: An international agreement to end plastic pollution is due to be sealed this year in Busan, South Korea. At the penultimate round of negotiations, held in Ottawa, Canada, Rwanda and Peru proposed a target to cut the weight of primary plastics produced worldwide by 40% by 2040, compared with 2025. This is the first time that a limit on the production of plastic has been considered at the UN talks aiming to develop an international legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution.Of the potential mechanisms for tackling plastic pollution, a cap on plastic production was the most hotly debated, but one has not made it into the draft text of the treaty - not yet, at least. However, all efforts to scientifically model the extent of plastic pollution in the future assume that restri...
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Swing States | The Big Battle for Survival

A battle of epic proportions is on in election 2024 even as voting for the 543 seats of the Lok Sabha crosses the midway mark on May 7. And it’s playing out in three theatres of war—Maharashtra, West Bengal and Bihar. Collectively, they may contribute only a fourth to the total parliamentary strength, but the outcome in these three states will have far-reaching consequences for the nation. It will, for instance, determine whether the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cruises to a third consecutive majority, or huffs and puffs its way across the finish line. It is also a battle of survival for the regional satraps, who pose a formidable challenge to the dominance the BJP is striving for. They are what stands between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his place in history but, if they fa...
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Maharashtra | Who will win the Mahayuddh?

Jamlelya deshbhakta bandhawano, bhaginino aani maatanoâ€æ” The words ring out from a stage in Solapur, the textile town once known as the Manchester of Maharashtra. Rendered in English—“All my patriotic brothers, sisters and mothers gathered here”—it has all the grandiose air of one who has come to bury a Caesar, albeit in a different way. The speaker is a tall, lanky, bespectacled man—rather more bookish-looking than his flamboyant father. Uddhav Thackeray’s chosen form of address too is a departure from what orators from his stable have deployed over the years: the usual Shiv Sena invocation is to ‘Hindus’. It’s not just that Solapur has a significant Muslim population. The adjustment in vocabulary is in sync with the 180-degree turn Maharashtra’s politics has undergone over the past...
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Baramati | The real Pawar struggle

For the 6,200-odd voters of Katewadi, a village in the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency that goes to the polls on May 7, the decision on who to vote for is not incumbent on any discussion on the merits and demerits of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Cong­ress. It is not even centered around Maharashtra’s ruling Mahayuti (grand alliance) and the Opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA). Rather it revolves around saheb (veteran politician Sharad Pawar) and dada (his nephew Ajit Pawar). Source link