Asia Cup Asia Cup 2018: 3 possible changes India could make in playing XI for the Super Four stage

first_imgNew Delhi: Team India made a strong comeback by demolishing Pakistan by 8 wickets in their second game of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. Pakistani batsmen were sent crashing by the brilliant Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the surprise package Kedar Jadhav as they picked three wickets each, while Jasprit Bumrah scalped two wickets. However, Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue were handed a big blow after Hardik Pandya got stretchered off due to an injury.India have since announced Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar and Sidharth Kaul as the replacements for Pandya, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur.ALSO READ: How MS Dhoni gave team India its own MalingaWe take a look at three possible changes in the Indian playing XI for the Super Four stage:1. Ravindra Jadeja IN – Hardik Pandya OUTHardik Pandya’s injury is a big blow to the Men in Blue as the flamboyant all-rounder is a force to reckon with in the shorter format of the game. Since the pitch is proving to be a spin-friendly, Ravindra Jadeja could make a comeback to the side given the fact that he is coming after a brilliant final Test match against England in which he scored a memorable century. His confidence would be high and Rohit Sharma would like to cash it. His presence on the field is huge and can contribute in all departments of the game.2. KL Rahul IN for Dinesh Karthik OUTKL Rahul’s expulsion from the playing XI raised many eyebrows in the match against Pakistan as the talented batsman has proved himself on several occasions. He was expected to sit out after a long tour of England but didn’t even make the cut for the match against Pakistan. Dinesh Karthik made the XI and played a good knock to take India to the winning line. However, KL Rahul is expected to make an appearance sooner rather than later and when the Asia Cup 2018 is mid-way.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018, India vs Bangladesh: Preview and Probable Playing XI3. Khaleel Ahmed IN – Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Jasprit Bumrah OUT The young Khaleel Ahmed impressed the cricketing world after his brilliant performance against Hong Kong. He was one of the reason why India survived the mighty scare against the minnows. Khaleel has the ability to the hit the deck hard while swinging the ball as well. With India playing continuous matches due to the tight schedule – either of Bhuvneshwar or Bumrah could be rested for the Bangladesh match.And if either of India’s two ace seamers are rested then Khaleel Ahmed is more or less guaranteed to make the cut for the final XI.ALSO READ: BCCI reveals reason behind India playing all matches in DubaiIndia take on Bangladesh in the first game of the Super Four stage today (September 21) at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai, UAE. For all the Latest Sports News News, Asia Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

USC women’s swimming earns 10 All-Academic honors

first_imgSwimming scholars · Ten members of the women’s swim and dive team were selected this week for the Pac-12 All-Academic teams – Katie Chin | Daily TrojanA total of 10 Trojans earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honors this week for their performance in the pool and in the classroom. Senior Anika Apostalon, who was also selected as the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, earned a spot in the conference All-Academic first team.Sophomore Elizabeth Stinson was also picked for a spot on the All-Academic second team. The pair was joined by eight other women’s swimmers and divers who made the list of athletes honored by the Pac-12.Apostalon is the co-captain for the team and also earned three All-American distinctions in the pool this year. She was already awarded Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors at this year’s Pac-12 championship after earning a 3.92 GPA in psychology. Stinson was a member of last year’s NCAA team and a 2016 Pac-12 champion. She earned her spot on the second team after finishing with a 3.62 GPA in economics.Seniors Riley Hayward and Kelsey Kafka earned honorable mentions, along with junior Hannah Weiss and sophomores Hanni Leach, Olivia Ontjes, Riley Scott, Allie Wooden and Maddie Wright. This was Kafka’s third year receiving the honor and Weiss’ second.Student-athletes must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 and take part in at least half of their athletic team’s events throughout the regular season in order to be eligible for the Pac-12 academic team.The list excludes freshmen and first-year transfers, allowing only members from sophomore through senior classes. The Trojans were third in teams on the list, trailing Cal and Stanford.This years’ accolades came after the Trojans took ninth overall at the NCAA championship and third at the Pac-12 championships.last_img read more