There are 19 players available for selection and with two in contention for each slot, the XI for the five games, starting here on Friday, will be an indication to how head coach Ravi Shastri, captain Virat Kohli and bowling coach Bharat Arun are looking at the next six to seven months for the shortest format. Will they look for a settled combination to first clinch the series and then experiment or will they field absolute rookies in the squad looking at the bigger picture? For a team that's so closely followed, the result does matter and that's why one can expect a settled first eleven for the first three games since all matches are at the same venue on similar kinds of tracks. The roaring comeback of Rishabh Pant will lead to a lot of interesting developments at the top of the order. Pant's inclusion means that KL Rahul, who till a few months back was the first choice keeper-opener, is unlikely to don the big gloves. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were a settled white ball … [Read more...] about India vs England: T20 Dilemmas: Tough calls between Dhawan/Rahul, Chahar/Bhuvneshwar, Shreyas/Surya
Subdued vs subdued
Former captain Michael Vaughan argued that England Test skipper Joe Root should also get to pick his best players irrespective of ECB’s rotation policy, just like limited-overs leader Eoin Morgan ‘gets what he wants’. Vaughan mentioned in his column in Telegraph that England fielded a weakened team in the four Tests against India with the likes of Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali returning home in the middle of the series only to be back for the limited-overs leg of the tour. “It is very clear where the leadership power lies in English cricket – it is with Eoin Morgan and not Joe Root. “I am pretty sure that Morgan went to the selectors and Ashley Giles and said he wanted his best team at all times this year in Twenty20, so he could build for the World Cup in India in October. He has his wish,” the Ashes-winning skipper wrote. India won the series 3-1 to qualify for the World Test Championship final. “I understand rotation. Nobody argues against the fact players need breaks from Covid … [Read more...] about IND vs ENG: England Cricket’s Leadership Power Lies With Eoin Morgan Not Joe Root, So he Gets What he Wants, Says Michael Vaughan
Our columnist turns 60 on Sunday, a life that saw him feature in some great fights and witness many more. As a birthday treat, Barry has been taking a trip through the archives and has selected one great bout from each decade from the 60s to the teens that have left an indelible mark... 1. Cassius Clay vs Sonny Liston I February 1964 announced the most charismatic boxer in history. We had never seen anything like Clay before. He was not only a brilliant fighter he was brash and beautiful. I loved him. He wasn’t the greatest heavy of all time, but this fight changed the game for all time. People were stunned when Liston, a heavy favourite, refused to come out for the seventh round. The shock went around the world and a star was born. 2. Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier I The fight of the century. It was March 1971, I was ten years old and this was my introduction to boxing, the first fight I remember seeing. Clay was now Ali and was fighting for his old world title … [Read more...] about Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier among my six fights of the century
La mini LED est la nouvelle grande innovation technologique sur le marché TV. Mais que vaut-elle face à l'OLED, encore souveraine sur les téléviseurs haut de gamme ? Peut-elle vraiment s’imposer sur tous les critères, de la luminosité au contraste, en passant par les performances HDR et l’input lag ? La mini LED est l'ultime évolution de la technologie d'affichage LCD, le point culminant de décennies de développement et de progrès. Contrairement à son nom, cependant, la Mini LED reste une technologie transmissive basée sur les dalles LCD, et le terme "LED" ne fait référence qu'au type de rétro-éclairage utilisé. Les défauts inhérents à l'écran LCD ? Ils sont toujours présents et pris en compte. Il ne faut donc pas les confondre avec la Micro LED, qui est une proposition totalement différente. Avec tout cela à l'esprit, il est temps de découvrir si la Mini LED peut faire tomber l'OLED en 2021. Lire nos tests des Samsung QN95A Neo QLED 4K et LG C1 OLED Voici les meilleurs … [Read more...] about Mini LED vs OLED : quelle est la meilleure technologie d’affichage aujourd’hui ?
R. Ashwin, adjudged ‘Player of the Series’, was ecstatic about India’s qualification for the WTC final. “The WTC qualification is the result of the work we’ve put in over the last 10 years. The WTC was announced and we obviously really fought hard. We played six series and we've literally got most of the points. We have lost just three [sic: four] of the Tests in the cycle,” Ashwin said. “It means a lot to a lot of them in the dressing room. Some of them have not even played a World Cup. I'm so very happy for someone like Ishant Sharma, who got selected in the 2015 World Cup but couldn't play because of a last-minute injury. For someone like him to get to the WTC final would mean the world. I was reading somewhere that he called it the World Cup final for himself.” With 32 wickets and 189 runs, including a hundred, Ashwin’s performance was one of the talking points of the series. But when asked about the highlight of the series, he picked a team — not an individual — moment. … [Read more...] about Ind vs Eng | In sticky situations, somebody stood up for us, says Ashwin