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first_imgNEW DELHI: Former cricketer Michael Hussey believes India would be have to be at their best if they are to beat Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy scheduled to be played Down Under later in the year.India, under Virat Kohli in the 2018/19 series, became the first Asian side to beat Australia in a Test series in their own den. The series featured stellar performances from batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant and Kohli and the fast bowling battery featuring Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma. Australia were without the services of Steve Smith and David Warner in the last series as both were serving their bans handed over to them by Cricket Australia for their involvement in the Sandpaper Gate controversy. However, the duo would, in all likelihood, in the squad, thus providing strength to the batting unit of Australia. “Obviously, bringing back Smith and Warner into the team is huge, but the guys that were exposed and perhaps probably weren’t quite ready at the time from two years ago, have now managed to get a number of Test matches under their belt… India are going to be up for a stiff challenge in Australia this summer,” Hussey said in a chat show on Sony Ten’s Pit Stop. “Put that with a world-class bowling attack in Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and (James) Pattinson as well with Nathan Lyon…I think the team looks extremely strong, they are playing some excellent Test cricket. We know India are a world-class team, but they have to be at their best to beat the Australian team on home soil,” he added. The former Australia batsman further said Rohit Sharma has the skills to excel at the top of the order and believes the star Indian opener will be successful in the four-match Test series currently scheduled to be played in December and January. “It’s going to test any batsman in the world, but I think because he’s (Rohit) played a lot of one-day cricket batting at the top of the order, and now he’s been having some success with the red ball game as well, that’ll give him confidence coming in,” Hussey said. (IANS) Also Watch: Get Set Global: Assamese in UK coping with the Pandemiclast_img read more


first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start CINCINNATI — Julio Urias’ long road back from major shoulder surgery could land him back on a major-league mound this week.The 22-year-old left-hander was recalled by the Dodgers on Monday after Triple-A Oklahoma City was eliminated from the postseason on Sunday. Urias made four appearances for the OKC Dodgers, including two in their playoff series.When he gets into a game with the Dodgers it will be his first major-league action since May 20, 2017. Urias was sent down to Triple-A after that start and started twice for OKC before he was shut down with a sore shoulder. On June 27, 2017, he had surgery to repair the anterior capsule in his throwing shoulder.“I can’t lie. There was a time I didn’t know if I would come back to a major-league mound after the surgery,” Urias said Monday through an interpreter. “Thank God He helped me get here and hopefully that’s something that happens again (pitching in a major-league game). Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “It was hard. I think it was something around 16 months I was away. It was just working hard and trusting in God that I would get here.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Urias was cleared to start pitching in games in late July and made 10 appearances in the Arizona Summer League, Class-A California League and Triple-A for a total of 13-1/3 innings. He allowed nine runs on 12 hits and eight walks while striking out 20.“Every outing starting with the ones in Rancho Cucamonga I was feeling better every time,” Urias said. “I was getting warmer faster and the next day I was feeling great and the same day I pitched I was feeling good. Every time I was out there, I felt like I was progressing.”There were times this summer when Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and the front office mentioned Urias as a potential late-season addition to the rotation or a multi-innings option out of the bullpen. He arrived Monday with a much more realistic expectation.“Just to kind of get him some more appearances,” Roberts said. “What role? Obviously out of the ’pen and we’ll start him out in lower-leverage (situations) and see how it translates this season here. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “An inning at a time. It would probably come in a clean inning. And for me, it wouldn’t be back-to-back (days). … Probably an inning and probably an every-other-day situation.”PITCHING CHANGERight-hander Ross Stripling will make the start Wednesday in Cincinnati as expected. It will be Stripling’s first start since Aug. 9 and it will be limited, making Wednesday essentially a ‘bullpen game.’“I think three (innings) and 45 (pitches) is a fair ask,” Roberts said.Stripling went on the DL for about four weeks with lower back discomfort and has made just one relief appearance since returning. He faced two batters in Colorado on Friday.FAR EASTMajor League Baseball and the players’ union announced some of the players who will be participating in the 2018 Japan All-Star Series. Dodgers utilityman Chris Taylor is in the group.The group of major-leaguers will play Japanese professional players seven times in exhibition games across Japan Nov. 8-15 with former Dodgers manager Don Mattingly managing the team.Also announced as participants were Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez, Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, Braves rookie Ronald Acuña Jr., Phillies outfielder Rhys Hoskins and first baseman Carlos Santana and Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield.Some of the games will be broadcast on MLB Network.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, 4-2, 2.16 ERA) at Reds (RHP Luis Castillo, 8-12, 4.79 ERA), Tuesday, 3:40 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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