With 10 days left for the English Premier League season to kick off, United`s players and Louis van Gaal have an interesting time ahead. The manager will be looking to cull down players he feels deemed for United. Several faces that include the likes of Shinji Kagawa, Javier Hernandez, Nani, Anderson and Marouane Fellaini are the pivotal faces that could leave Old Trafford.
They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord`s green-top and India`s in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third cricket Test starting here Sunday.
England`s top-order batsman Gary Ballance has been handed a stern warning by team`s coach Peter Moores over the left-hander`s conduct in a drunken state at a Nottingham pub after the end of the first Test match.
England middle-order batsman Joe Root has refused to blame his team`s batsmen for the slump in the post-lunch session that saw them collapse from 134/1 to 202/7 handing India the advantage in the first Test at Nottingham.
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey on Saturday praised Mumbai Indians pace spearhead Lasith Malinga and said the two overs from the Sri Lankan towards the end played a crucial part in stopping their winning wheel.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians finally snapped their losing streak on the back of a collective batting effort as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in an Indian Premier League contest, here Saturday.
Languishing at the bottom of the table, defending champions Mumbai Indians will be desperate to end their winless streak in their final match of the first leg of IPL in the UAE when they lock horns with another struggling outfit, Sunrisers Hyderabad, here on Wednesday.
Australia have experimented throughout Ashes 2013, but their move to bat Shane Watson at No. 3 in the fifth Test, finally paid off when the struggling all-rounder slammed his third Test century on Wednesday.
Centurion Michael Clarke played a true captain`s innings as Australia shrugged off another umpiring controversy to produce an Ashes fightback and rack up 303 for three on the first day of the third test on Thursday.