IPL play-offs: Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad and RCB fighting for title in UAE | Cricket News

first_imgThe final will take place on Tuesday in Dubai.Who has made it to the play-offs?Mumbai IndiansThe defending champions are traditionally slow starts and began the tournament with a defeat to Chennai Super Kings. Going into the final round of matches, it was only Mumbai and Chennai not sweating over their play-off spot. But while for CSK that was because they were out of the running, Mumbai had already sewn up top spot. Delhi Capitals’ Anrich Nortje bowled the fastest ball in IPL history – 97mph – but Jos Buttler ramped it for four, only to be castled by the South African next ball! The pair have been brilliant, taking 44 wickets between them, and if they are at their best then they can make life difficult for any batting line-up.Sunrisers HyderabadOddly for a top four, Sunrisers are the only team coming into the play-offs in particularly good form. David Warner led his side to three wins on the spin to take them from the brink of elimination to third place. Same again and they’ll be champions.As has been the case for the last couple of years, Sunrisers possess an explosive opening pairing. However, this year there has been a controversial change in personnel mid-season with Jonny Bairstow, having passed 50 three times in 11 innings with a top score of 97, dropped and replaced by Wriddhiman Saha at the top of the order. 1:50 Jonny Bairstow smashed a brilliant 97 from 55 balls for Sunrisers Hyderbad early in the tournament – but now can’t get into the XI AB de Villiers thumped Jaydev Unadkat for three successive sixes during his match-winning 55 not out from 22 balls for RCB against Rajasthan If any team has the talent to turn it on on the big stage though, it is RCB. In world cricket’s most glamorous T20 league, they have long been considered the glamour side with a star-studded line-up led by Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. They have never won the IPL though, with the accusation often being that they focussed too much of stars, batsmen in particular, and when they didn’t produce, those around them were unable to pick up the slack.This year it all seemed a bit different. They had invested in other areas, they had the bowlers to complement the excellent Yuzvendra Chahal, all-rounder Chris Morris was a big-money addition but helped to balance the side; it all seemed more team-focussed – and early on it worked.Even after a poor spell, all of those things are true and having the reached the knockout stage, the star quality of Kohli or De Villiers is enough that it could win them any game on its own. Before we look at the teams competing in the IPL play-offs, first we let us go over how they actually work; it’s not as simple as a straight knockout. 2:15 Delhi Capitals’ Anrich Nortje bowled the fastest ball in IPL history – 97mph – but Jos Buttler ramped it for four, only to be castled by the South African next ball! Of course, it is the lack of fans that will immediately stand out when this year’s tournament is looked back upon in years to come and while they have been missed, the quality of play has been in no way diminished.Throughout the tournament, the players have seemed determined to give something back to the supporters – quite literally early on in Sharjah, as ball after ball was smashed out of the stadium and swiftly gobbled up by opportunistic fans, weaving in and out of traffic to retrieve them from the streets outside – and treated them to a plethora of breath-taking matches and fascinating individual contests.At the end of it all four teams are gone and four remain as we enter the play-offs. The drama is only just getting started! Mumbai Indians fielder Suryakumar Yadav took a magnificent diving catch at backward point in the IPL clash with Kolkata Knight Riders There is a reason Mahela Jayawardene’s side are always included among the favourites, having put together a side not only packed with a great blend of Indian talent and overseas stars, crucially they have also created a superbly balanced side.Captain Rohit Sharma is back after missing a number of games with a hamstring injury but with three half-centuries apiece for Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav and four for Quinton de Kock this campaign, not to mention the big-hitting of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard, who are striking at 174 and 193 respectively, you fancy that even without one of the best white-ball batsmen on the planet, Mumbai still have the firepower to challenge. Mumbai Indians won their fourth IPL title in 2019 - can they add a fifth in 2020?
Mumbai Indians won their fourth IPL title in 2019 - can they add a fifth in 2020?

This Swiss-made movement watch is the accessory you want your wrist » Gadget Flow

first_imgA traditional watch is a great way to add a touch of class to your look. And this watch will do just that. It features a unique, transparent design that’s unlike any luxury watch you’ve seen. Check out this blog post to learn more about this one-of-a-kind wristwatch.A beautiful, well-crafted watch says something about your personality. Sure, you could go for the latest and greatest smartwatch out there—and those have their place. But if you want to show that you appreciate good craftmanship and art, you need a traditional timepiece in your accessories collection. And a great one is the WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch. This Swiss-made movement watch has a watch case that’s made entirely of sapphire crystal.The WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch has a transparent look with its unique watch case. It’s a rare design element because most watch cases have some metal, somewhere. This one only has a thin metallic band around the top, letting you see through the watch at all angles. It’s a stunning, elegant watch that isn’t like the others you’ll find on the market. And what’s more, the design is quite affordable compared to other luxury watches.Who is the designer?- Advertisement – WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch side viewHow many styles can you choose from?You won’t be spoilt for choice when it comes to this Swiss-made movement watch. There are six styles to choose from, including Steel/Black with black leather and a steel mesh band, Steel/Dark Brown with dark brown leather and a steel mesh band, Black with black leather and a black mesh band, Rose Gold/Black with black leather and a rose gold mesh band, Rose Gold/ Brown with brown leather and a rose gold mesh band, and Gold with white leather and a gold mesh band. So no matter your style or favorite color palette, you’ll find a WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch that matches.WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watchWTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch with stainless steel mesh bandsWhat other features does this unique timepiece have?This gorgeous watch boasts a lovely Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement. So you can be sure the interior workings are top-notch and incredibly reliable. Also, this Swiss-made movement watch is waterproof up to 50 meters, protecting your watch from contact with water. The company says that they’ve worked for years to procure a cost-effective way to produce a timepiece of this quality at a price that’s affordable. They’ve certainly done it with the WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch.WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watchWTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch close upIf you love unique product designs, the WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch is the timepiece for you. Its transparent case is truly something to look at. And the Swiss-made movement gives you the quality and accuracy you expect from a luxury watch. What’s more, it’s waterproof up to 50 meters, so it’s a wristwatch you won’t have to constantly worry about, which is a huge plus. It makes a great addition to your or your loved one’s accessory collection.The WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch costs $375, and you can preorder yours on Kickstarter.What do you look for in a great watch? Let us know in the comments :).WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watchWTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch close up of dial – Advertisement – Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. center_img WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch with mesh bandsHow is the design interchangeable?Another of the WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch‘s cool features is its interchangeable design. It allows you to change watch bands for greater flexibility. So say you’ve got meetings all day plus an event in the evening. You could choose a business-friendly leather strap for your meetings and the gold mesh strap for the event. It’s a great way to freshen up your attire throughout the day and ensure that what you’re wearing always matches the occasion.The straps you can choose from include Italian leather straps that feel soft against the skin and fit well around your wrist. There are also stainless steel mesh bands that give you that little extra layer of sophistication. No matter which you choose, you’ll get a watch you’ll be proud to wear.– Advertisement – Volker Eberle is the designer behind the WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch. He trained in Germany as a goldsmith and developed his craft for seven years. He then worked as an operations manager for top watch firms, and eventually headed its design team. After that, he led one of the most well-known watch and accessory firms in the US. So he’s an expert in all things watch related.WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watchWTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch close upWhat makes this luxury watch unique?Like the company’s first-generation watch, this Swiss-made movement watch features the sapphire crystal case I mentioned earlier. According to the maker’s Kickstarter page, this case design creates a classy watch that’s a show-stopper. It’s true; you’ll turn a lot of heads and strike up quite a few conversations while you’re wearing this watch. You can peer through this watch from any side to see its inner workings. It’s one gadget that will surely impress your friends this year.WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch– Advertisement –last_img read more

Joshua sparring ‘chubby’ fighters for Ruiz Jr

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Anthony Joshua is sparring with fighters who are similar to the size and style of Andy Ruiz Jr, Eddie Hearn revealed.The former champion is aiming to reclaim the world titles he lost to Ruiz Jr last June, in what was one of boxing’s biggest ever upsets. Joshua admitted to underestimating Ruiz Jr before their first fight and his promoter, Hearn, confirmed “chubby” fighters had been drafted into camp to replicate the Mexican’s style.“It’s madness. There’s eight weeks to go, and he’s been in camp for four week already,” Hearn told Fino Boxing.“A lot of early sparring now in replicating the style of Ruiz.“Last time we had probably three weeks of sparring, and it was tough to find a guy like Ruiz, because there aren’t many like him. “Small, a little bit chubby, fast hands, and really good on the inside. “Now we’ve replicated that, and I feel like the preparation is going to be great. Andy Ruiz is in camp.”While Joshua steps up his preparations ahead of the December rematch, Ruiz Jr has warned his rival he will not be the same fighter when they meet again in the rematch.Ruiz Jr weighed in at 268lbs for the first fight with Joshua, the heaviest the 30-year-old has been since 2010.“I will arrive in better condition…. lighter, faster and more powerful,” Ruiz told ESPN Deportes.“People will always talk like this, but I have faith that we’re going to win and shut up more mouths.“I have a lot of respect for Anthony, outside the ring he is a very good man. “But inside [the ring] there are no friends, there is no respect or anything. It will not be an easy fight.“I think it will be a hard fight, but nothing is easy in life, so we are training very hard. We will be prepared for whatever he brings.” Tags: Hearnlast_img read more

Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald concerned for Aston Villa’s next generation

first_img Press Association Sherwood was dismissed as manager on Sunday, with MacDonald succeeding him on a temporary basis, after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Swansea left them bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Villa were eliminated from the Capital One Cup on Wednesday after losing to Southampton by the same scoreline, but, despite their poor results so far this season – they last won a league fixture on August 8 – MacDonald is concerned that Sherwood’s absence could inhibit the club elsewhere. The former manager, in a previous role as Tottenham’s technical director, was credited with the development of a generation of players that includes Steven Caulker, Jake Livermore, Danny Rose and Andros Townsend, and had also been key in Jack Grealish regularly featuring at Villa. According to MacDonald, Villa’s youth players were again becoming a priority at the club, but after Sherwood’s departure that may no longer be the case. “We had discussed it,” MacDonald said after Wednesday’s defeat at Southampton. “I was going to move sideways to work with the development side because we have a big belief between us, with Tim, myself, (and coaches) Tony McAndrew and Ben Petty from further down, about how we were going to develop the players. “That was good for me, I could get my hands dirty a lot more, but it was always a plan that we had. I’m disappointed because Tim was very, very good to me. “The other thing that people tend to forget: they always tend to think that whatever team it is, it’s Aston Villa first team. Well it’s not, it’s Aston Villa Football Club, so I’ve moved a couple of the younger coaches up to work with me (while overseeing the first team) but then of course we’re short on the other side.” Ray Wilkins’ summer arrival as Sherwood’s assistant manager had allowed MacDonald, who nurtured Gary Cahill, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Gareth Barry into the first team during a previous period at the club, to concentrate on the Under-21s and below and there is no guarantee that he will return to doing so when a new manager is appointed. “It becomes quite difficult for everybody, but this is why we’re involved in the coaching side because we want to do it, and we want to make sure that nobody misses out,” he said. “You have to take care of the schoolboys who are coming through, you have to take care of the Under-18s, the Under-21s, because every day they miss a chance to play and train, they miss a chance to practice and become better.” center_img Kevin MacDonald has revealed that Aston Villa’s sacking of Tim Sherwood could undermine the club’s plans to improve their youth development system.last_img read more

Master blaster Viv Richards judged best of past 40 years

first_imgONE of English longest serving cricket writer’s, Scyld Berry, has named West Indies master blaster Viv Richards as the best player he’s witnessed in the past 40 years.This English summer will mark four decades covering cricket for The Telegraph for Berry, so to commemorate his ruby jubilee, the veteran compiled a list of the best 40 players during his tenure.The top 10 features two Australians; destructive wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist at No.7 and the mercurial King of Spin, Shane Warne, at No.3.“(Gilchrist) had the advantage of coming in at number seven behind one of the strongest line-ups, but he made it count, as when he dismantled England in Perth with a century that took only one ball more than Viv Richards’s 56, the world record at the time, taking away games which had been within the opposition’s grasp,” Berry wrote.Berry paid tribute to Warne for resurrecting the art of spin bowling in the 1990s from near extinction.“Pakistan’s Abdul-Qadir had kept alive the flame of spin in general, and wrist-spin in particular, but nobody else was a role-model – until Warne delivered his first ball of the 1993 series at Old Trafford, that divinely perfect leg-break,” he wrote.“He quickly became the greatest post-war spinner, perhaps of all time, his only rival Bill O’Reilly; and when his shoulder injury reduced the fizz of his legbreak, he became the greatest con-man – or magician – who ever bowled spin and took 500 more Test wickets.”What separated Richards above all else, for Berry, was not just his destructive ability with the bat, but the imposing, intimidating presence he carried.“King Viv,” Berry wrote. “The king who subjected every opponent to his will. The unvanquished king who never lost a Test series as captain.“Intuitively he understood Sun Tsu’s Art of War – defeat an opponent mentally then victory will surely follow – and if opponents were not demoralised by the time he had strolled out nonchalantly, never deigning to wear a helmet, they were when he whipped his first ball through mid-wicket for four.”Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram, who Berry writes is “quite undisputedly” the finest left-arm fast bowler of all time, entered at No.10, with the ‘Prince’ Brian Lara one spot lower at No.9.South Africa’s premier allrounder Jaques Kallis slotted it at No.8, below Gilchrist and India’s ‘Little Master’, Sachin Tendulkar.On Tendulkar, Berry believed the Indian had the finest cricket brain off all.The top five features England’s larger-than-life allrounder Ian Botham, who pipped Tendulkar due to the fact he won more Test series.At No.4 is Windies champion speedster Malcolm Marshall, followed by Warne and inspirationAL Pakistan captain Imran Khan in second spot.(Cricketcom.au)last_img read more

Teams drawn in respective groups for Prime Minister T20 Softball Cup

first_imgTHE teams participating in the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. (GSCL INC)-organised Inaugural Prime Minister’s T20 Softball Cup were drawn in their respective groups yesterday, ahead of the October 27 – 29 tournament.The draw which was held at the Malteenoes Sports Club yesterday, saw Regal, one of the country’s leading softball teams, being placed in Group A with Farm, De Hoop and Speedboat XI in the Open Category.In Group B, Success, Hill Foot Warriors and Spartans will collide, while Group C will see Mafia XI, Boots XI and SVC Enforcers.In the Masters Category, Amazon Masters, Regal Masters and New York Hustlers are in Group A. Group B is made up of HS Masters, Tropical Springs and Enterprise Masters.Everest cricket ground will host the finals on October 29, when $600,000 will be up for grabs in the Open category, while the Masters will vie for the winners’ purse of $500,000. Both categories will have a runners-up prize of $100,000 as well as trophies.According to the organisers, no registration fee is required to play in the ‘first of its kind’ T20 tournament. A team briefing is set for 13:30hrs at Malteenoes where the rules and other matters in relation to the tournament will be discussed.Malteenoes, GYO, GNIC and the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) grounds are the other venues where matches will be played simultaneously on October 27, 28 and 29.The tournament, which is being played in collaboration with the National Sports Commission, will feature the Open and Masters Categories with teams from New York, Florida and Canada, as well as the three counties of Guyana, participating.Lighted bails will be used in the competition and added entertainment will be provided by the Crossover band and cheerleaders during the finals at the Everest Cricket Club.last_img read more

Yobo Puts NPFL Deal on Hold

first_imgFIFA President, Gianni Infantino, on Monday unveiled for Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo, as the Brand Ambassador of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).The former Nigerian international has however put his appearance in NPFL games on hold for now.At the corporate dinner held in honour of Infantino during his two-day visit to Nigeria, he presented an NPFL customised jersey to Yobo. This will make the nation’s first football centurion the first ever ambassador of the NPFL. Meanwhile, the 101-capped ex-international had to put some projects on hold to consummate the NPFL ambassadorial role.He believes it is his own way of aiding the growth of football in Nigeria.“When this came up, I had many offers from Nigeria and abroad. I had to put them on hold. I had to do this because I believe in the Nigerian project. There is no place like home. Anything that will help protect the future of Nigerian football is okay by me. And this deal will help boost the Nigerian league which is the main source of discovering talents for the national team”, Yobo said glowingly of the NPFL.“The NPFL is going places. I am particularly excited with the LaLiga partnership. There are many innovations that have made the league much better than what we had in the past.”The former Everton and Fenerbahce defender is particularly excited that NPFL teams can now look forward to winning away matches without threats of violence from the home teams.“I like the fact that teams can now aspire to win matches anywhere, home or away. I hope my involvement will even make the league better,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ex-Trojans to play professionally overseas

first_imgWhile the NBA remains in an ongoing lockout, several former USC men’s basketball players will still play professionally this coming winter.Stifling · Marcus Simmons (right), pictured here Feb. 24 at Galen Center against Arizona, was named 2011 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanMarcus Johnson, Marcus Simmons and Alex Stepheson, who each played for the Trojans at some point between 2008 and 2011, have signed contracts to play overseas in Sweden, Japan and Cyprus respectively, USC announced Tuesday.Simmons, who was named the 2011 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year last season after stopping some of the conference’s premier scorers such, as Arizona’s Derrick Williams — who was drafted No. 2 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in June’s NBA draft — has signed to play for the Yokohama B-Corsairs of the Japan Basketball League.When guarding Williams during a Feb. 24 upset victory over Arizona at Galen Center, Simmons held the forward to eight points on 3-for-11 shooting. The 6-foot-6 Simmons averaged 5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Trojans a season ago. He was recruited out of Peabody High School in Alexandria, La., by then-coach Tim Floyd and joined the program in 2007.“You want to get players that reflect your personality,” Yokohama coach Reggie Geary told USCTrojans.com. “Marcus Simmons is a hard-nosed, tough defender like myself — a person who’s made a name on defense, but by all accounts offensively is someone who I think is going to blossom.”Stepheson, who logged more than 1,000 minutes at center for USC last season — averaging a near-double-double with 9.8 points and 9.2 rebounds — will play for the Proteas EKA AEL of the Cypriot League in Cyprus.Johnson, who last played for the Trojans during the 2009-2010 season, will play professionally for the Sundsvall Dragons of the Swedish Basketball League. As a senior, the 6-foot-6 Johnson was USC’s third-leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Last season he played professionally in Croatia.last_img read more

Moghalu Banks on Eagles to Make Nigerians Proud

first_imgPresidential hopeful, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, is not losing sleep over Super Eagles’ chances at the Russia 2018 World Cup which is barely ten days to kick off.Moghalu’s optimism is hinged on the exposure accruing from tune up matches against tough opposition, which according to the political economist, was not only a dress rehearsal but good for their nerves.He said: “ I believe strongly in this team. The friendly games have emboldened our players. The world will, for a change, see something spectacular from our country beyond insecurity and corruption. These boys are carrying the undiluted love of 180 million Nigerians. In soccer, we are one tribe, one tongue”. While commending the NFF for settling all financial obligations in good time, Moghalu believes the duo of Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses are destined for great heights at the Mundial.“We have not seen the best of Iwobi yet. That boy carries Nigeria on his head in the field of play. His uncle, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, did wonders with the ball. Iwobi will dance more than ‘cha cha cha’ in Russia. Moses will have planet earth in his cleats with tantalising runs from the wings”, the former Central Bank Deputy Governor added.Moghalu is eyeing Aso Villa on the platform of a new party, the Young Progressive Party (YPP), and is glad the Eagles are going to Russia with a very young team. “ Our party is investing in the endless creativity of the Nigerian youth. That’s part of our youth empowerment objective’’, he explained.On Skipper John Mikel Obi, Moghalu wants him to quit on a high. “Mikel has shown patriotism at its best. He bagged a silver medal at the 2005 World Youth Championships and picked bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics. I wish God could turn silver and bronze to something more precious in Russia”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

#AFCONonCiti: Ghana vs Guinea-Bissau – The winners and losers

first_imgOn a day where everything was at stake for the Black Stars of Ghana, they lived up to the billing as they beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in Suez.The victory takes Ghana through to the Round of 16 of the expanded AFCON while the Bissau-Guineans will look back on this AFCON and feel proud about the point they gained after their draw against Benin.The 4-time champions will now face Tunisia at the Ismailia Stadium on Monday, June 8, 2019; a match the Ghanaians fancy their chances in.With the group games done, here is a look at the winners and losers of the Black Stars game against the Djurtus.WINNER: Baba Rahman.Before the game, the Chelsea loanee missed the group opener against Mali and then started against Cameroon before pulling off an amazing performance last night as Ghana needed a win to qualify.The left-back laid a carefully calculated pass to the moving Jordan Ayew on the left flank before the striker picked it up and converted the half chance into a perfect goal.Baba Rahman latched onto a reverse pass from skipper Dede Ayew in the 18-yard-box before drifting in a low cross to Thomas Partey who only had to tap in and finish off some brilliant gameplay from Ghana.Even before the two assists, the Reims player looked threatening, he kept on putting in crosses from the left flank looking for the forwards to finish them off.He will be looking at reproducing his performance against the North Africans in the round of 16.WINNER: RICHARD OFORI.The Maritzburg United goalkeeper kept the Black Stars alive in the game so many times.Ghana’s first keeper started the game well parrying a thunderbolt from Piquetti onto the bar in the early stages of the game.The South Africa based goalkeeper once again saved the blushes of the team after lapses in defence after punching away a well-placed free kick from Mama Cande.His singular performance if isolated is note-worthy and praiseworthy as well, as Ghana were able to put in a much better offensive performance as they had a solid pair of hands to rely on in goal. And going on into the next stage of the competition, he will definitely be relied on a lot more.WINNER: JORDAN AYEW.The 27-year-old has been Ghana’s main man in the group phase of the AFCON scoring two amazing goals for the team.He is as well in the mix for the tournament’s top goal scorer award with his two goals in three games.He struck the right post in the first half after capitalizing on a timely laid pass and defensively poor making but saw his shot hit the post after beating Mendes.He was not to be denied in the second half as he pounced on a beautifully laid pass from Baba Rahman before taking on the defender from Guinea Bissau and then finding the back of the net this time around.The Crystal Palace striker will be looking forward to banging in more goals as the tournament progresses and hopefully finish as the top scorer.LOSERS: GUINEA BISSAU DEFENSEGuinea Bissau are not a very good side, sure and no one really expected them to beat Ghana but the football neutrals for the love of excitement in football would have preferred the Wild Dogs to stun their West African contingents.Not to be too hard on the Bissau-Guineans, but their performance on a night where frustrating the Ghanaians was needed the most, they were flat and unimpressive.The first goal a typical example why they have struggled a lot in the tournament. Allowing so much room for Jordan to taken on a defender and then smashing in the opener.The Djurtus had a chance to qualify, provided they beat the Black Stars but poor defending let them leak in two goals. LOSER: KWABENA OWUSU.The Leganes on loan forward failed to impress as he did in the game before.He did not look confident enough as he was substituted after an hour of football as Afriyie Acquah was introduced to help solidify the team.The 22-year-old will be looking forward to getting more minutes as the tournament grows and will be eager to take his chances when some do come by.last_img read more