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IAR updates development tools for Renesas RX MCUs

first_imgIAR Systems presents version 4.10 of the development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX. The new version includes several capabilities which enable developers to further ensure code quality and make debugging more efficient for embedded applications based on Renesas RX microcontrollers.IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX is widely used among companies all over the world as it provides everything developers need in one single integrated development environment. The included IAR C/C++ Compiler offers Renesas RX ABI compliance. With version 4.10, the toolchain includes compliance with the latest C language standard ISO/IEC 9899:2011 as well as the latest C++ standard ISO/IEC 14882:2014. The compiler now also supports stack protection.To make debugging more efficient in IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX, the new version adds support for the advanced on-chip debugging E2 emulator from Renesas. And for developers using IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX with the static analysis tool C-STAT, they can now benefit from 20 new checks, some of which are enabled by default to further ensure code quality.IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX is available at several different editions to suit different needs, including a functional safety edition certified by TÜV SÜD according to IEC 61508, EN 50128, ISO 26262 and IEC 62304.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous In Search of the Best Op Amp for Remote DevicesNext UIC-compliant IoT gateway platform opens up new possibilitieslast_img read more

Infineon and TTTech Auto collaborate to enable level 4 and level 5 automated driving

first_img Continue Reading Previous Tektronix: innovative test solutions at embedded world 2019Next DATA MODUL to showcase everything about embedded Infineon Technologies and TTTech Auto have just released the second generation of their fully integrated automotive-grade safety solution for automated driving use cases. It is based on Infineon’s AURIX TC397XM microcontroller and TTTech Auto’s MotionWise safety software platform. It delivers full support and scalability for level 2+ solutions up to the advanced levels 4 and 5 of automated driving. It helps customers achieving faster time-to-market, improved software integration and validation thus reducing overall cost.The first generation of Infineon’s AURIX microcontroller and TTTech Auto’s safety software platform MotionWise are integral part of zFAS, Audi’s centerpiece for piloted driving, that premiered in the Audi A8. TTTech Auto optimized its series-proven product MotionWise for the new and even more powerful second generation of Infineon’s AURIX microcontroller called TC397XM. The MotionWise safety software platform and underlying hardware are powerful to match the requirements of up to level 5 automated driving functions.Residing on an ASIL-D safety hardware, the second generation of the solution is optimized for safety-critical applications. It is offering an increased ISO 26262 ASIL-D computing performance capability, a richer set of peripherals and advanced security measures. MotionWise enables fail-operational performance, freedom from interference and safety by design with highest ASIL levels for the whole platform. Each application hosted by MotionWise will run encapsulated from its peers, resulting in a safe environment where applications with different safety and real-time requirements can coexist and interact. This allows for seamless integration of applications.Both companies gained extensive experience through close collaboration with key automotive industry players in long-term series production projects. As a key-component in more than 25 car models with production start since 2017, the first generation of this solution creates valuable synergies for series production. Several customers have already evaluated the second generation of this software/hardware combination and decided to use it in their ADAS series production programs with start of production in 2019.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components, Tools & Software last_img read more

World Cup 2018: Southgate wants England to make most of golden opportunity

first_imgCoach Gareth Southgate feels that England may not have a better chance to winning the World Cup.The comments came ahead of England’s quarter-final match against Sweden on Saturday.England have the most inexperienced squad left in the tournament and should, in theory, be hitting their peak at the European Championships in 2020 or the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, but Southgate believes it would be a mistake to adopt that thinking.”Although our team will be better in two years with more life experience, maybe the cards on injuries and things won’t fall as kindly and we won’t get this opportunity again,” he told ITV News.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”It’s dangerous if I start to get carried away, but I’m proud of the way we’re playing,” he said.Should England get past a resilient Swedish side, they will face the winner of the quarter-final between hosts Russia and Croatia in the last four.The dramatic penalty shootout win over Colombia in the last 16 caused wild celebration back in England and the team have captured the country’s imagination.While his players have been watching social media videos of the celebrations, Southgate says he is delighted to see the impact of his team.World Cup 2018: England’s Stones calls Colombia the “dirtiest team””It’s a huge privilege to be able to send everybody to work happy, to be able to make a difference to people lives,” he said.”Football can bring connection through a country and I’m delighted we are exciting people, bringing enjoyment and we want to keep it going,” added Southgate, who himself has risen to prominence during the tournament with his calm style earning plaudits.advertisementEngland will probably be without their back-up striker Jamie Vardy for Saturday’s game, due to a groin strain, although injury worries for Ashley Young and Kyle Walker appear not to be so serious.But Southgate says it can be tricky to rely on players for honest opinions about their fitness at this stage of the tournament.”The lads would always be prepared to risk injury for these games, but that cant be to the detriment of the performance level. When it gets to these games, theyre not always as honest as they might be about how fit they are. So youve got to have a racehorse trainers eye at times to really try and sort that out,” he said.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

India vs England: Buttler wants to learn from ‘immensely talented’ Kohli

first_imgEngland wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is hoping to draw inspiration from Virat Kohli and use the Indian Premier League experience to earn his maiden Test ton during the five-Test series against India starting on Wednesday.”Someone like Virat Kohli is an immensely talented guy but also watching him go about it you see that mentality of getting to the top. They seem to make the right decision a lot of the time. That is a skill,” he told reporters at The Oval.”The hunger to do it day in day out…that hunger really shines through in those top players.”Extra-motivated Kohli could prove to be dangerous for England: Graham GoochButtler played for the Rajasthan Royals during this year’s IPL scoring 548 runs at an average of 54.80 with the help of five half centuries including two unbeaten 90s.”The biggest thing I have learnt from the IPL is that it’s obvious what the best players do and why they are the best players and standouts,” said Buttler.Time for Virat Kohli to show he can score runs in England: Glenn McGrath”They just have a different mentality, a winning mentality in every game and the consistency to do that. I feel like I have learnt a hell of lot from watching guys train and go about their practice, ways they react to certain pressure moments in a game as well,” he added.Writing off Virat Kohli is the biggest mistake: Dale Steyn to India TodayRiding on his imperious form at the IPL, Buttler made a successful return to Test cricket, scoring back-to-back fifties, during the recent 1-1 drawn home campaign with Pakistan.advertisementEngland bowlers’ class will make the difference vs India: Dale SteynButtler’s highest Test score is 85 that he made on debut against India four years ago and he would look to reach his maiden three-digit figure in this series which begins with the first Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.India vs England: Broad ready for challenging and exciting Test series”It is the ultimate aim, I would love to achieve that feat,” the 27-year-old said.”I have good memories against India but it is about reinforcing the enjoyment factor and the incredible opportunity to play Test cricket.England 2014 to England 2018: India make big strides in Test cricket”For those two games against Pakistan, I was not sure how it would go but I approached them in a great manner and it is important for me to do that going into this series.”Zaheer Khan backs India to dominate England in Test seriesAhead of the tour, Kohli, who had captained Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes at Royal Challengers Bangalore, said that the relations between the teams improved due to IPL.But Buttler believes all friendships will be “forgotten” on the field during the series.”There are a few guys I have played with. Naturally you have friendships with them but on the field they seem to be forgotten and everyone is competitive,””There is a lot more familiarity between the sides than there ever has been before. Not on the pitch but maybe on the training days and around the lunch room. Moeen played with Virat at RCB and [Yuzvendra] Chahal. I have played with Hardik Pandya at Mumbai so you are open to having a chat.”I am sure there will be moments in the Test series, especially on the field, when those things look like they have been forgotten. It will be highly competitive.”Buttler feels a Test series against India is almost as important as the Ashes.”Absolutely, it is a huge series. India are a fantastic team, in all conditions as well now. Australia is a huge series for England, but in this day and age India are not far behind,” he said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Downright embarrassing: Indian cricket fans fume after Lord’s disaster

first_imgIndian batsmen put another dismal performance at the Lord’s as the visitors were trounced by an innings and 159 runs by England in the second Test on Sunday. The hosts also took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series with the victory.It was an absolute no-show from the famed batting line-up of the Indian cricket team as they scored just 237 runs in the two innings combined, in comparison to England’s 396 runs in just one innings.While all-rounder Chris Woakes and Johnny Bairstow stood up for England when they were in trouble, none of the Indian batsmen managed to get their application right on a dodgy wicket in tough conditions as James Anderson and Stuart Broad wrecked havoc.Ravichandran Ashwin was India’s top scorer in both the innings at Lord’s with scores of 29 and 33 not out and that says a great deal about how the batsmen have been doing in English conditions.It was a humiliation for India to say the least and Twitter did not spare the Indian batsmen, who had gone to England at the back some big performances and tall words.Also read – India handed humiliating defeat by ruthless England at Lord’sSome took pot shots at Virat Kohli’s actress wife Anushka Sharma once again, days after a huge controversy erupted when BCCI posted at photograph of the Indian cricket team with Anushka standing in centre alongside captain Kohli.Time for Virat Kohli to replace Murali Vijay with Anushka Sharma #ENGvINDAahana (@aahxna) August 12, 2018*Press conference*Reporter – what are the positives you want to take from this test ??Virat – well, we lost on the 4th day so now I have one extra day to take Anushka for shopping#ENGvINDadvertisementJon Snow (@Gujju_Jon) August 12, 2018Some people called for the sacking of Ravi Shastri after two back-to-back failures against England, criticising once again the decision to appoint him as India coach after sacking Anil Kumble.Also read – Virat Kohli after innings defeat at Lord’s: We were outplayed and deserved to loseSome also wrote that they were missing former greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag after a shoddy show from the current Indian batting line-up.READ – Highlights of India’s embarrassing Lord’s Test lossIndian fans called the defeat “embarrassing” and an “absolute surrender”. People compared it to the horrendous England tour of 2011 and ridiculed the excuses that have been given every time India fail in England.If Anyone Is Sacked From This Indian Team, It Must Begin With Coach Ravi Shastri. We Miss You Anil Kumble. #INDvsENG #INDvENG #ENGvINDSir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) August 12, 2018RT If You’re Missing Them. #INDvsENG #INDvENG #ENGvIND Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) August 12, 2018This is downright embarrassing! In 2011 and 2014 they were being rolled over similarly. In 2011 the excuse was oh they are old, 2014 it was oh they are too young and will learn. What now? #EngvInd #cricketChandresh Narayanan (@chand2579) August 12, 2018The debate on “whom to criticize for this loss” is more competitive than the actual #ENGvIND game ????H (@Hramblings) August 12, 2018″Wriddhiman Saha can’t bat” but he has a better batting average than Dinesh Karthik with 3 Test hundreds across more games.Saha also doesn’t look as clueless behind the stumps irrespective of the conditions.This is not a popular opinion so it won’t sell well. #ENGvINDKASHISH (@crickashish217) August 12, 2018This is absolute surrender to be honest. Ghosts of 2011. Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. #ENGvINDRavi Maestri (@ravimaestri) August 12, 2018So @imJR_4, @mandhana_smriti is at the @HomeOfCricket. Is there some rule in which she can come out next to bat?Much needed. #ENGvINDYash Lahoti (@YvLahoti) August 12, 2018Horrendous performance with the bat again by India. Just the pits. #EngvIndLiam (@DayNightTrader) August 12, 2018While it was a dismal batting performance from India, Virat Kohli still showed a bit of resistance even with a stiff back. Kohli, who played for 57 minutes on Sunday before falling to Broad on 17 received the sympathies of Twitter users for carrying this team forward.Also read – Joe Root expects England to improve further after hammering India at Lord’sWhile Kohli was criticised for his captaincy and on-field decision, some chose to defend him and questioned who else will captain India if not Kohli.Kohli’s captaincy may have been poor but if not Kohli then who? Rahane or Pujara? No. Thanks. #ENGvINDSameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) August 12, 2018Salute to this man for for his fighting spirit, if our players learn something from virat then still we can do better in upcoming matches. #ENGvIND #Respect @imVkohliadvertisement?? (@AdiVIratian_) August 12, 2018That cover-drive by @imVkohli. ‘Class’ written all over it. #ENGvINDNikhil..? (@IamNicck) August 12, 2018India now have an uphill task ahead of them as they trail 2-0 in the series and face England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in the third Test, starting on August 18.last_img read more

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Umesh Yadav bags career-best 6 for 88, second five-wicket haul in Tests

first_imgPaceman Umesh Yadav bagged his career-best bowling figures in Test cricket to help India bowl West Indies out for 311 on Day 2 of the second and final match of the series in Hyderabad on Saturday.Playing his 40th Test, Umesh finished with 6 for 88 for his second five-wicket haul. Umesh took his first five-wicket haul against Australia in Perth in January 2012 when his finished with 5/93.Umesh’s bowling figures at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad is best by an Indian pacer, going past Zaheer Khan’s 4 for 69 against New Zealand in 2010.Before Umesh, Ravichandran Ashwin had taken two six-wicket hauls at this venue.With that wicket of Roston Chase, @y_umesh pick up his second 5-wkt haul in Tests.#INDvWI (@BCCI) October 13, 2018Umesh, one of India’s premier pacers in Test cricket, got to the landmark when he clean bowled centurion Roston Chase (106) in the first session on Day 2.The 30-year-old right-arm bowler’s bowling figures are 13th best by an Indian fast bowler at home.Hyderabad Test: Day 2 Blog | ScorecardIn fact, the span between Umesh’s two five-wicket hauls was 68 consecutive innings, the most by an Indian bowler in Test cricket. Ishant Sharma had taken 53 innings between 2007 and 2011 for his two five-wicket hauls.Here’s how Umesh Yadav grabbed his career-best six-wicket haul in Tests:101.4: U Yadav to Gabriel, OUT! Caught behind and Umesh now has his best Test figures. A 6-fer. Bizarre dismissal though. Full and wide outside off, Gabriel initially thinks about letting it go. But then as an afterthought, he feels to have a poke at it. Gets a thick outside edge straight to Rishabh Pant. Now Gabriel smiles, thinking about the review but he is informed that there is none left. WINDIES BOWLED OUT FOR 311!advertisement09:56 IST: 101.3: U Yadav to Chase, OUT! Right through the gate! UMESH HAS HIS SECOND TEST 5-FER. First at home. Beautiful bowling to get that wicket. Umesh lands this on a good length on middle and off and gets conventional swing with appreciable movement. Chase is a tad lazy in trying to defend and the ball goes right through bat and pad. Timber. Well played, Mr. Chase. You have given your team something to bowl at.95.6: U. Yadav to D. Bishoo, OUT! The stumps are a mess. India strike in the very first over of Day 2. Umesh pitches it right up to the batsman but the line is outside off. Bishoo could have left it alone but is a bit tentative as he has a prod. Gets an inside edge which shatters the stumps. Wicket number 4 for Umesh. Can he get 5?89.6: U. Yadav to J. Holder, OUT! Here comes the breakthrough for India. Umesh has struck with a short delivery to break the century stand. It’s around the batsman’s rib cage, Holder feels that he has it covered as he goes for the pull shot. But the Windies skipper fails to middle it and ends up gloving it behind. Pant catches the ball, they appeal and Holder is seen walking. Getting strangled down the leg side is not the prettiest way to get out. Virat Kohli, as usual, is pumped up.59.3: U. Yadav to S. Dowrich, OUT! What a review! India have hit the jackpot to break the 69-run stand. To be honest, it never looked out to the naked eye. We thought it would have been missing leg but the replays prove all of us and the umpire wrong. Yadav gets a full length ball to nip back into the batsman from around off. Dowrich fails to flick it and is rapped on the pads. They appeal but the umpire disagrees. The Indian skipper has a chat with his bowler and the keeper before taking the DRS. The replays show that the impact is in line and it’s hitting the leg pole. Still can’t believe it’s not missing the stumps. Anyway, can’t doubt the technology. Windies have lost their sixth wicket after a brief period of resistance.31.3: U. Yadav to S. Hope, OUT! Number 3 down! The best batsman of the session has been dismissed on what is now the final ball of the period. A length ball, around off, coming in, Hope gets across to tuck it away but misses and is hit on the pads, beaten by the pace on that ball. Umesh appeals, umpire Oxenford thinks for a while and this time, raises his finger. Hope wants a review but Hawk Eye shows all three reds.last_img read more

Asian Champions Trophy: Harmanpreet hat-trick powers India to 4-1 win over South Korea

first_imgHarmanpreet Singh scored a hat-trick of penalty corner conversions to help India beat South Korea 4-1 in the Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat on Wednesday.Courtesy of the loss, South Korea’s chances of making the semi-finals were dashed.Harmanpreet opened the scoring in the fifth minute with a drag-flick and then scored the last two goals in the last quarter (47th and 59th minute) to become the third player in the tournament to score a hat-trick. India’s Dilpreet Singh and Pakistan’s Aleem Bilal are the other players to have registered hat-tricks.Gurjant was the scorer of the other goal from India, when he made it 2-0 in the 10th minute when he picked up a through ball on top of the circle, turned around and sent a stinging shot into the boards.Lee Seung-Il brought Korea back into the game with an opportunist strike in the 20th minute.Lee picked a short pass inside the scoring zone and sent a rasping shot into the top left corner of the goal, but Korea could not deliver goal-bearing shots in some openings they created after half-time.However, after that, the Koreans had little to smile about as Harmanpreet’s double strike knocked them out of the tournament.India retain the top spot after an impressive 4-1 victory over Korea. Here’s a look at how the six teams stand following the matches on 24th October. #IndiaKaGame #HeroACT2018 India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 25, 2018Harmanpreet’s return to goal-scoring action sealed the fate of the encounter.”I feel happy the way I am shooting the penalty corners. I just focused on a job and they goals came,” said Harmanpreet.advertisementAfter Korea’s loss in their last preliminary league outing, they are left on three points.The four semi-finalists have been decided, but the league standings will be finalized only after Malaysia, Pakistan and Japan play their last preliminary round matches on Thursday.India stayed on top of the standings with 13 points from five outings, followed by Malaysia on 10 points from four matches, Pakistan on seven points from four outings and Japan on four points in four games.Korea will play Oman Saturday in the play-off to decide the fifth and sixth positions.Hosts Oman, who are yet to earn a point from four fixtures, still have a game against Japan remaining.Even a victory over Asian Games gold medallists Japan, Oman cannot log more than three points.Indian coach Harendra Singh was all praise for Harmanpreet.”He is one of the best penalty flickers in the game,” the coach said.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo retires from international cricket

first_imgWest Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday but he will continue to play franchise T20 cricket around the globe.The 35-year-old made his debut in 2004 and played 40 Tests, 164 ODIs and 66 T20Is for the Windies. However, his last international appearance came more than two years ago in a T20I against Pakistan in 2016.”Today I want to confirm to the cricket world that I have officially retired from international cricket in all formats of the game. After 14 years when I made my debut for the West Indies, I still remember that moment I received the maroon cap before walking onto the Lords Cricket Ground against England in July 2004. The enthusiasm and passion I felt then, I have kept with me throughout my career.”However, I must accept that for me to preserve my longevity as a professional cricketer, I must do as others before have done, leave the international arena for the next generation of players,” Bravo said in a statement.”I thank the countless persons who were instrumental to my success, particularly my family and QPCC where I developed my skills at an early age.I thank the many loyal fans who continue to support my journey and who recognize my efforts on and off the field.I am extremely fortunate to have a career that has taken me across the globe into the most prestigious dressing rooms sharing experiences with all the recent legends of this glorious game. I will continue my professional career as a cricketer and entertainer living as a true champion,” Bravo added.advertisementBravo’s last Test appearance for the Caribbean nation came in 2010 as he focussed more on limited-overs cricket, especially T20s. His ability to hit big, canny bowling and a variety of slower balls, made him an effective T20 specialist.He last played a ODI in 2014. The match was the fourth ODI in Dharamsala of the dramatic series versus India, where West Indies players cut the tour short and flew home in protest against their board. Bravo was the captain of the side.Bravo, who wasn’t selected in the ODI or T20 squad for West Indies’ tour of India therefore ended any speculation of him making a comeback to the international arena ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.He ends his career with 2200 runs at an average of 31.42 in Test cricket along with 86 wickets. He scored three centuries in whites. He made 2986 runs in ODIs and took 199 wickets.In T20Is, he has scored 1142 runs and taken 52 wickets and he was also a part of the West Indies squad that won the T20 World Cup in India back in 2016.Currently, Bravo plays franchise cricket for Trinbago Knight Riders (CPL), Chennai Super Kings (IPL), Melbourne Renegades (BBL) and Peshawar Zalmi (PSL).last_img read more

Women’s World T20: India suffer heartbreak against England in semi-finals

first_imgEngland broke India’s heart once again as they advanced to the final of the Women’s World Twenty20 in Antigua on Friday.Chasing 113 for a place in the final, England women did not get off to an ideal start as they lost Tammy Beaumont in the second over and Danielle Wyatt in the fifth to Indian spinners, who dominated the powerplay.However, Amy Ellen Jones and Natalie Sciver joined forces to first rebuild the innings and then bat India out of the game.The duo was involved in an unbroken 92-run partnership for the third wicket to take England home with 17 balls to spare and 8 wickets in hand.India vs England, Women’s World T20 Semi-Final: HighlightsJones (53 not out) hit the winning boundary to score her maiden half-century while Sciver, who slammed her fourth fifty, remained unbeaten on 52.In Sunday’s final, England will play Australia, who had thrashed defending champions the Windies in the first semi-final earlier in the day.Indian batting floundered on the big day as they managed a below par 112.Indian women lost eight wickets for 23 runs to slump from 89 for 2 to 112 all out in 19.2 oversSmriti Mandhana (34 off 23 balls) started on a promising note and Jemimah Rodriguez (26 off 26 balls) also got set but couldn’t convert into a big score on a slow Sir Vivian Richards Stadium track.India’s biggest hope skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (16 off 20 balls) hit a six but spinners Kirstie Gordon (2/20), Heather Knight (3/9) and Sophie Ecclestone (2/22) ran through middle and lower order with seven players failing to reach double figures.advertisementThe unceremonious dropping of senior most player Mithali Raj will be talked about for a long time as some of the shot selection from India batters left a lot to be desired.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

FC Barcelona pull out of La Liga game vs Girona in Miami next month

first_imgLa Liga’s plans to stage a match in the United States next month have been derailed after Barcelona, who were scheduled to play Girona in Miami, withdrew their support for the game on Monday following a board meeting.The Spanish league signed a 15-year agreement with entertainment company Relevent Sports designed to promote the sport and La Liga in North America back in August.The deal included hosting one regular season Spanish league game on American soil per season with Girona’s home match against Catalan neighbours Barcelona earmarked to be played on Jan. 26 at the home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.The proposal received opposition from the Spanish FA and soccer’s world and European governing bodies, UEFA and FIFA, and it now appears that Barca’s support is also wavering whilst the various parties involved cannot reach agreement.”The FC Barcelona Board of Directors have agreed to withdraw their willingness to play against Girona in Miami after seeing the lack of consensus surrounding the proposal,” read a club statement.”Barcelona were and are willing to go to Miami in order to play a La Liga game, and accepted that the profits would be shared amongst all clubs in the first and second divisions, in alignment with the TV rights deal, but considers that while all the parties involved cannot reach an agreement, this project cannot thrive.”A source close to the negotiations downplayed the setback, telling Reuters that holding the match next month was probably too aggressive a timeline and adding that it was likely to be played sometime next year.advertisement(With Reuters inputs)Also Watch:last_img read more

What is wrong with Virat Kohli’s behaviour? He is an absolute gentleman: Ravi Shastri

first_imgTeam India head coach Ravi Shastri has jumped to the defence of Virat Kohli, hitting back at critics who have questioned the visiting captain’s behaviour in the ongoing four-Test series against Australia.Speaking to the media in Melbourne on Sunday, Ravi Shastri said Virat Kohli is an absolute gentleman and that he has been fantastic on the field against Australia in the first two Test matches.”He was fantastic. What is wrong with his behaviour? Of course, you can question but as far as we are concerned, he is an absolute gentleman,” Shastri said.Shastri’s comments come at a time when Virat Kohli has been criticised by cricket experts. Former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson had said the India skipper’s behaviour in Perth was “silly” while referring to his on-field banters with Australia captain Tim Paine. The former Australian pacer also said Kohli’s failure to acknowledge the crowd’s applause during the second Test was “disrespectful”.Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar also hit out at India’s behaviour in the ongoing series, saying sledging and starting banters is not part of the DNA of Indian cricket.’Easy to fire blanks when you’re a million miles away’Meanwhile, Shastri also hit back at critics who had questioned the team management over selection issues after India’s 146-run defeat in the second Test at the Perth Stadium.India opted to play four pacers and the lack of a frontline spinner hurt the team whereas Australia, with Nathan Lyon picking up eight wickets, dominated the match from the word go.Gavaskar was critical of captain Kohli and the team management as he told India Today that someone needs to held accountable if India fail to beat a weakened Australian side in the ongoing series.India were humbled by Australia in the second Test in Perth by 146 runs, prompting the likes of legendary Sunil Gavaskar to question the team management’s selection policies and demanding more accountability from captain Virat Kohli and the head coach.Shastri didn’t take any names but in his inimitable style rubbished all criticism making it evident that he has not taken it too well.”When you are millions of miles away, it is very easy to fire blanks. Their comments are too far away and we are in the Southern hemisphere. We have to do what’s best for the team, as simple as that,” Shastri said.Meanwhile, the head coach also expressed confidence that India will be third time lucky in Australia referring to the missed chances of winning away series in England and South Africa earlier this year.The four-match series is currently tied at 1-1 after Australia buried the memories of the series-opening defeat in Adelaide to beat India in Perth. The two teams will play the third Test in Melbourne from Boxing Day.”We have not lost any morale in Perth. We knew we had our chances there in Perth as well, so we are ready. We are at 1-1 in a Test series in Australia,” Shastri said.”Very rarely have we been in a position [this year] where we are 1-1, and it is not often for a team, when they travel overseas, that they are placed 1-1 with two Tests to go. So the boys know what they can do and what they are capable of. The potential lies ahead. We will be third time lucky.”advertisementAlso Read | Australia branding Kohli a villain like pot calling the kettle black: Aakash ChopraAlso Read | Test specialists Rahane and Pujara likely to play for India A against England LionsAlso Read | Virat Kohli is the energy of this Indian team and the clear leader: Brad HoggAlso See:last_img read more

Don’t think there has been any problem between me and Mithali Raj: Harmanpreet Kaur

first_imgIndia women’s T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur in a recent interview has come to quash rumour of a growing rift between her and her ODI counterpart Mithali Raj.Harmanpreet said that she had no problems with Mithali, after the latter was dropped from the playing XI for the semi-final in the World T20 against England.”I have met [Mithali] and spoken to her after all these events and we seemed to have moved on. I don’t think there has been any problem between me and Mithali. I can speak for myself. You have to speak to her and ask if she has a problem with me,” Harmanpreet told Mumbai Mirror.”When you play at an international level, you are mature enough to not let these things affect you. At the end of the day, what matters is you are playing for your country. A team is like a family where there are troubles and such issues keep cropping up, but they shouldn’t be taken personally,” she added.When asked about what happened in West Indies and in hindsight would the team react differently to the chain of events, Harmanpreet said that the ‘issues should not have been highlighted so much’.”No player is bigger than the team. When a team is doing well, all the members have to think on these lines only. I still feel that the situation should not have come to this but sometimes such things happen. I don’t think the issues should have been highlighted so much. But everyone has their personal views and I won’t comment on that,” Harmanpreet said.SadvertisementHarmanpreet Kaur explained how Ramesh Powar, the Indian coach during the whole fiasco, had instilled a sense of belief in every member of the squad and his contribution in India reaching the semi-final.”Earlier our team was too dependent on senior players. The thinking was that the senior players had to take all the workload. But during the recent ICC T20 World Cup, coach Ramesh Powar told all of us that each and every player in the team is not only equal but equally important. He met all the players individually and gave clear message to them. In the three earlier editions of the T20 World Cup before this one in West Indies, we were not able to reach even the semis. After those chats, the players realised their importance. These one-on-one sessions went a long way in how we performed.But of course, there are areas where we are lagging. Like we are starting tournaments well but are not able to win tournaments. I think we are lacking a bit of mental stability during the knock-out phases. We have to work on this area specifically if we want to win big tournaments,” Harmanpreet said.With Powar no longer in charge and WV Raman in charge, Harmanpreet said she knows thenew coach and is looking forward to working with him.I had met Raman sir at the National Cricket Academy a couple of times. I know he comes with a lot of experience. I have heard from several people about Raman sir’s technical and tactical acumen. I think these things will help the team.Harmanpreet was recently named the captain of the ICC T20I Team of the Year 2018, when asked how it felt, she said she was happy.”I am really happy about it. To be honest, I had never thought about it. I had always wanted the team to do well in the T20 format. We were doing well in the 50-over game but this year we have done well in the T20 format also. This reward is both recognition of how well the team has done and also a motivation for the future,” Harmanpreet said.Also Read | Manipulative, lying, cheat: Mithali Raj’s manager lashes out at Harmanpreet KaurAlso Read | Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur retained as India captains for tour of New ZealandAlso Read | Meet India women cricket team’s new coach WV Raman: A gutsy, no non-sense cricketerlast_img read more

Flipkart Summer Carnival sale kicks off: Top 5 deals you should check out

first_imgFor the next few days, both Flipkart and Amazon will be holding their respective Summer sales, offering some exciting discounts and offers on electronics, particularly smartphones. Flipkart has kicked off its Summer Carnival Sale, which will take place between May 4 to May 7. The Flipkart sale sees some popular phones on discount as well as other electronics such as gaming consoles, tablets and smart devices.While you can check out all the offers on Flipkart, here’s a quick look at the top 5 deals we think will be worth your time.Realme 2 Pro: Rs 10,990The Relame 3 Pro might be out now, but that doesn’t stop the Realme 2 Pro from being a great buy at Rs 10,999. Launched at Rs 13,990, the Realme 2 Pro is now being sold at a flat discount of Rs 10,990 and the best part is that it is on open sale. At its new price, the Realme 2 Pro is still one of the most affordable phones running on a Snapdragon 660 chipset. It also offers an attractive Dewdrop display and a long-lasting battery life, among other things.iPhone XR: Rs 59,900The iPhone XR has gotten slightly cheaper since its launch. It has been available for Rs 59,900 for a while now, so the Flipkart sale might not look any different. However, customers can avail an extra 10 per cent instant discount on purchasing the iPhone XR via a HDFC Bank debit or credit card, bringing the effective price down to Rs 53,910. The iPhone XR still remains the best iPhone for most people, and we explain why in our long-term review.advertisementNokia 6.1 Plus: Rs 12,999HMD Global is yet to launch its newest phones in India, but if you’re desperately looking for an affordable Nokia phone then you should consider the Nokia 6.1 Plus at Rs 12,999. The phone is available at Rs 3,000 cheaper than its original launch price. The Nokia 6.1 Plus continues to offer an elegant all-glass design that looks premium for its price. It also runs on a stock Android Pie OS and offers a smooth performance thanks to a Snapdragon 636 chipset under the hood.Playstation 4 Slim 500GB: Rs 22,190This is probably one of the best deals you’ll find on a Playstation 4 right now. The PS4 Slim model with 500GB of internal storage is available for as low as Rs 22,190. This price includes three game titles as well – Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn and Gran Turismo Sport. 500GB storage does have its limitations, but it’s worth it if you’re an intermittent player who isn’t looking to purchase a lot of games at a time.Apple Watch Series 3: Rs 23,900If you’ve been waiting for a good fitness smartwatch, Apple is offering the Apple Watch Series 3 at its lowest price yet. Note that you should be an iPhone user to really enjoy the benefits of the Apple Watch Series 3. During the Flipkart Summer Carnival Sale, the Apple Watch Series 3 is listed starting at Rs 23,900, although the discounted pricing was not reflected on the platform at the time of writing this story.ALSO READ | iPhone XR long-term review: Still the best iPhone for most peoplelast_img read more

If not for Shardul Thakur’s no-ball, my career was over: Vijay Shankar

first_imgTamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar has ridden impressive performances with both bat and ball in his short international career to earn a place in India’s 15man squad for the upcoming 2019 World Cup. Slotted into the side as India’s new No. 4, Shankar is expected to play a few good hands in India’s campaign in England. However, his dreams might have not come to reality sans a fortunate ‘no-ball’ by from Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur.The two players recently came up against each other during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 where Shankar was playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad while Thakur donned the Chennai Super Kings jersey. In a recent interview with Gaurav Kapur on Youtube talk-show ‘Breakfast with Champions’, Shankar when asked about the turning points of his career, narrated an incident from his Ranji Trophy days in never-heard-before detail. It involved a run-out, a clean bowled and a no-ball.”First thing was during the Ranji Trophy. It was an incident where I and my captain were playing we had a good partnership and then we ended up having a run-out in the middle as he got out and then we lost that game,” said Shankar.”After that, I was completely pushed into a corner. We both were fine – there was no problem with the captain or the coach – but people from outside chatted like: ‘This will be his last game for Tamil Nadu and he will never play for TN again’. And then I had to fight it out to get into the TN side,” added Shankar.advertisementDwelling further Shankar said that the major turning point arrived when he was playing against Mumbai in Chennai.”I still remember, even after the CSK game Shardul was telling me: ‘I was the one who gave you a life’. We played in Chennai against Mumbai and it was a rank-turner and Shardul bowled a beauty and I was bowled. And it was a massive no-ball. I was batting on 5, then I ended up getting 95 in that game. So that could have been my last game for TN if not for that no-ball. That 95 helped me and I had a very good season and ended up getting into the India A side and everything changed from that,” explained Shankar.Vijay Shankar wasn’t part of the India side that turned up against New Zealand in their 1st warm-up match. Having injured his right forearm during training the all-rounder will be looking to play India’s inaugural game of the World Cup against South Africa on June 5.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja hopes for better wickets in tournament properAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar responds to Ambati Rayudu’s 3D glasses tweetlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli goes paintballing with India teammates in Southampton

first_imgThe Indian cricket team members are preparing hard these days as they get ready to begin their campaign in the World Cup 2019 amidst their gruelling schedule, the players are still finding time to unwind and have a good time in England once they are off the field.The likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja and reserve player Deepak Chahar went out for a game of paintball in Southampton on Friday.India captain Virat Kohli posted a picture of the fun activity with his teammates. “Fun times with the boys,” Kohli captioned the picture.The players looked in high spirits as they gear up for their first match of the tournament against South Africa in Southampton on June 4.The players took to the training grounds at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Thursday, days after their World Cup 2019 warm-up match against Bangladesh.Virat Kohli was spotted bowling some off-spin at the nets before he padded up and faced the net bowlers at the Ageas Bowl. Kohli showed glimpses of being in fine form in the warm-up against Bangladesh wherein he missed a half-century by 3 runs.India players also took part in a special fielding drill under the watchful eyes of their fielding coach R Sridhar. The focus was on direct hits, explained Sridhar while elaborating on the fun elements of the session.advertisementTeam India had a horror start to their World Cup warm-up as they were handed a six-wicket defeat by New Zealand in their first practice match last week. However, Kohli’s men bounced back, riding on hundreds from MS Dhoni and KL Rahul, to beat Bangladesh by 95 runs in their second and final warm-up match.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli bowls off-spin at nets, Team India has fun fielding sessionAlso Read | Huge Indian support matter of pride for us in World Cup 2019: Virat KohliAlso Read | World Cup 2019: What to expect from cricket’s biggest spectacle in the UKlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: India vs New Zealand, a battle after 16 years

first_imgThe 18th group stage match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup will witness a clash between two-time World Cup champions – India versus New Zealand. This will be the first time India will be facing against New Zealand in a World Cup match after 2003.The two teams have played against each other on seven occasions in a World Cup tournament and four times the results went in favour of New Zealand. Interestingly, India was at the losing end in all three World Cup matches being hosted in England.It is a crucial match for both the teams in with respect to the current edition of this grand championship which has been massively affected by rains. As many as three matches so far in the tournament have been washed out to rains. New Zealand is currently leading the chart winning all the three matches it has played so far and would want to retain its Numero Uno position even after facing India.While India also remains unbeaten so far in the contest would want to climb up the points table.The Data Intelligence Unit (DIU) of India Today group have analysed the squad of both the teams to see who could be the impact players for both teams for Thursday’s contest and which bowler could be a threat to them looking at the past ODI records.Virat Kohli is the most successful batsman for India against the New Zealanders. He has played 22 matches against them and has scored more than 1,300 runs with an average of 68.5 runs per match, including five centuries. While Rohit Sharma’s record against them hasn’t been that great. In 23 matches he has only 702 runs at an average of 35 runs per match.advertisement Both Kohli and Sharma have gotten out to Tim Southee at most number of outings. Kohli and Sharma have been dismissed by Southee five times each. Other than Southee, Boult also got Kohli out twice and got Sharma’s wicket on four occasions.Boult also dismissed India’s wicket-keeper batsman and former captain, MS Dhoni in two matches. Dhoni has played 27 matches against them, scoring 890 runs at an average of 49.44 runs. KL Rahul, who is most likely to open the innings along with Sharma in Thursday’s match hasn’t played any ODI against New Zealand so far. Similarly, among Indian bowlers in the current squad, Md. Shami has a terrific record against New Zealanders. Shami has taken 20 wickets in nine matches he has played against them, at a decent average of 22.7.Jasprit Bumrah, India’s frontline pacer has faced New Zealand in seven matches and has struck 12 wickets at an average of 22.75. While Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 16 wickets in 13 matches he has played against them.The New Zealand top order consists of Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor among others. For Guptill, Bhuvneshwar Kumar could be a threat as he has got him out on most of the occasions he had played for India. Kumar is followed my Indian allrounder Hardik Pandya and Shami, both got him out thrice in 29 matches he has played against India.Shami could also be a threat to Ross Taylor, the most experienced batsman in the side. Taylor got out to Shami on four occasions in 31 matches he has played against India so far. Shami is followed by Pandya who got him out twice.For Kane Williamson, there no one particular Indian bowler who has got him out the most. The New Zealand captain has been dismissed twice by Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and the two wrist spinners for India – Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.Also See:last_img read more

Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 39

first_imgSri Lanka will face West Indies in Match 39 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Riverside Cricket Stadium in Chester-le-Street on Monday.Sri Lanka Cricket Team had a very poor run of performances before a 20-run win over England pumped life in their campaign. However, nine-wicket defeat against South Africa jeopardized their further chances in the tournament.Sri Lanka are placed seventh on the points table with six points from seven matches and will need to win their remaining two games besides hoping for favourable outcomes in England and Pakistan’s remaining fixtures.The Jason Holder-led West Indies, on the other hand, have managed just one win from seven outings while one match was washed out. With only three points in their kitty, the two-time former champions have nothing to lose and will aim to finish on a high and spoil Sri Lanka’s slim chances of advancing to the semifinals.BatsmenKusal Perera: the left-handed opener has only made 191 runs from his 5 matches but leads his side in terms of the strike-rate and thus becomes an automatic selection.Chris Gayle should be the next one in your team for sure. The big-hitting West Indian opener hasn’t been at his best in the tournament so far with 200 runs from seven games but it becomes very difficult to overlook a batsman like Chris Gayle when making a Dream11 team as he can take apart any bowling lineup on his day.Avishka Fernando has had good starts against England and South Africa and he should be your batsman at No 3. Shimron Hetmyer would be a good choice at No.4 as the young West Indian has all the talent in the world and is dangerous on his day. He is averaging over 37 in this tournament.advertisementWicketkeeperShai Hope should be your automatic choice for wicket-keeper as he has scored 192 runs with an average of 32 for the Windies.All-roundersCarlos Brathwaite should be the first all-rounder in your team as he showed his class with the bat against New Zealand when he almost pulled off a miracle with his maiden hundred but sadly his knock went in vain.Thisara Perera can be your other all-rounder in the team with his ability to strike big when required with the bat and also pick up wickets.BowlersLasith Malinga seems the first name in your bowling department. Malinga showed glimpses of his heyday against England with 4 wickets to his name and rattle any batting line-up on his day.Sheldon Cottrell has been fast and furious for the Windies and provided a lot of wickets for them with the new ball. He has picked 11 wickets from 7 games at 25.45 which also includes a four-wicket haul against New Zealand. Isuru Udana and Oshane Thomas can be next two picks for your dream 11 team.Sri Lanka vs West Indies Dream11 suggested Playing XI: Kusal Perera (vice-captain), Chris Gayle, Avishka Fernando, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite(captain), Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Sheldon Cottrell, Isuru Udana and Oshane Thomas.Squads:West Indies: Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Ashley Nurse, Shannon GabrielSri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana, Kasun RajithaAlso Read | Sri Lanka vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Weather updates in Chester-le-Street todayAlso See:last_img read more

England vs New Zealand: Jonny Bairstow sets English record with back-to-back World Cup 2019 hundreds

first_imgEngland opener Jonny Bairstow hit his 2nd sucessive hundred of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 when he got to the 3-figure mark for the 13th time in ODI cricket in their must-win match against New Zealand on Wednesday in Chester-le-Street.Bairstow had come into the match on the back of a match-winning 111 against India in Edgbaston on Sunday. The right-handed opener continued from where he left as he punished the New Zealand new-ball bowlers right from the word go.England vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreBairstow went past India captain Virat Kohli (408 runs) on the list of batsmen with most runs in World Cup 2019. With over 450 runs, the England opener is among the top 7 of the batting charts.Bairstow also has become the first-ever English player to score two back-to-back hundreds in World Cups. It’s also his third successive in ODIs against New Zealand.100 – Jonny Bairstow has claimed back-to-back centuries (v NZ & India); it’s also his 3rd in a row against New Zealand in ODI cricket. Habit. #CWC19 #ENGvNZ (@OptaJim) July 3, 2019Bairstow stitched yet another 100-plus stand for the opening wicket with Jason Roy who looks in supreme touch after return from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for 2 crucial World Cup 2019 matches. Baistow started on 5th gear, taking on New Zealand’s senior pacer Tim Southee who leaked aplenty in his opening spell after replacing leg-spinner Ish Sodhi.Jonnny Bairtow seemingly enjoyed the batter-firendly conditions at the Riverside Ground. New Zealand’s new-ball bowlers struggled without any swing in the first powerplay but they let their captain Kane Williamson down with some ordinary bowling that lacked discipline.advertisementBairstow trusted his technique and found the boundaries at will as England added 123 runs for the opening stand. Bairstow did not take the foot off the pedal even after the departure of hisopening partner Joe Root in the 19th over as he helped England continue the relentless pressure on the New Zealand bowling attack.Baristow has certainly given England a solid start in their must-win match on Wednedsay. The hosts, who were touted as pre-tournament favourites, suffered a setback when they lost to Sri Lanka and Australia on the trot but they have bounced back with a 31-run win over India.England, who are sitting on the 4th spot with 10 points, need nothing less than a win against New Zealand to keep their semi-final hopes alive. New Zealand are currently 3rd with 12 points from 8 matches while Pakistan, who are sitting on the 5th spot with 9 points from 8 matches, will be hoping England lose to New Zealand in Chester-le-Street.Also Read | Picture of MS Dhoni spitting out blood goes viral. Here’s what happenedAlso See:last_img read more

Rahul Dravid appointed head of operations at National Cricket Academy

first_imgFormer India captain Rahul Dravid was on Monday appointed as Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), the BCCI has announced.Dravid was supposed to take over as NCA head from July 1 but his job at the India Cements caused the delay.The Committee of Administrators (CoA) asked Dravid to relinquish his post as vice-president of India Cements or be on leave until he completes his tenure.India Cements then sent him on leave to avoid conflict of interest.”Mr Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA,” BCCI said in a release.”Dravid will also work closely with the National men’s and women’s Head coaches and coaches for India Developmental teams including India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives,” the release added.The BCCI did not specify the tenure of appointment for Dravid, who will also be responsible for monitoring progress of the developmental teams and provide necessary inputs on the same to the senior men’s and women’s head coaches.last_img read more