Cricket News IPL 2019: David Warner has a special message for Sunrisers Hyderabad fans – Watch

first_imgThe first game against for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their home stadium of Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal will be on March 29 against Rajasthan Royals. The Rajiv Gandhi stadium is considered to be a fortress, having won plenty of games in the last couple of seasons. Warner was excluded from the 2018 Indian Premier League along with Steve Smith after the duo was found guilty of ball-tampering in the Cape Town Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Cricket Australia banned them for one year. In their time away from international cricket, both Smith and Warner have plied their trade in global Twenty20 leagues. Smith and Warner were the marquee players in the Canadian Global T20 League while they also played in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Both players’ Bangladesh Premier League campaigns were curtailed due to a elbow injury. While Warner’s injury was not so serious, Smith had to undergo surgery which sidelined him for close to six weeks. Both players were not considered for the Pakistan series which will begin on March 22, which is Australia’s final international assignment before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be played in England. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL title in 2016.David Warner did not play in IPL 2018 due to the ball-tampering scandal.Sunrisers Hyderabad will play their first game against Rajasthan Royals at home. New Delhi: David Warner has a special relationship with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. The Australian left-hander led from the front with 848 runs in the 2016 edition as Sunrisers Hyderabad won the title for the first time by defeating Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high-scoring thriller at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. Although he did not play in the 2018 edition, Warner, sporting a new avatar is back in the Sunrisers Hyderabad team and ahead of their opening game at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal, Warner issued a special message for the fans on the team’s official Facebook page. “This is David Warner. I have a special message for all Orange Army fans. Thank you all for the love and support for all these years. Now, it is our time to show the love back to our loyal fans. For our first home game, we are opening up 25000 seats across stands at just 500 rupees. So, head to www.sunrisers.in by Wednesday before 11 AM to book the best seats before they sell out. See you at the fortress,” Warner said.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Lakers center JaVale McGee says he’s been unfairly judged for having asthma

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersMcGee is in the midst of a possible career renaissance with the Lakers: He’s averaged 16.3 points, 7 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots through four starts. A career 7.5-point and 4.8-rebound player, McGee has been mostly relegated to a backup role for the past seven seasons, during which he’s averaged less than 20 minutes per game every season – and less than 12 each of the last four seasons.As one of few traditional big men on the Lakers’ roster, he’s positioned to change his image this year. And part of that, he believes, has been his asthma diagnosis, which he thinks started to adversely affect his reputation when he was with the Denver Nuggets. Denver, of course, is famous for its one-mile altitude – which McGee said any player would have difficulty adjusting to (McGee previously played in Washington, D.C. which is close to sea level).So far this season, he’s averaged nearly 24 minutes for the Lakers.“People say, ‘Oh, he only can play 20 minutes because he has asthma,’” he said. “No. there’s a lot of people with asthma in the league. I feel like somebody stamped that excuse on me like, ‘Cool, we can play him low minutes because he has asthma.’”McGee was fired up about a line of questioning regarding how Coach Luke Walton appeared to be deploying him in short stints. Though McGee played 25 minutes, Walton subbed him in and out several times, even twice in a quarter, during the course of the 131-113 rout of the Suns. PHOENIX — Fresh off his highest-scoring performance in more than five years, JaVale McGee felt it was time to clear the air about something.His asthma.It’s well-known that the Lakers’ 7-foot center has asthma, and he takes a puff from an inhaler before every game. But the 30-year-old would like people to stop referencing the condition in relation to his minutes.“Stop bringing that up like I’m out here wheezing and having asthma attacks,” he said in a controlled but impassioned postgame declaration. “I’ve never had an asthma attack in my life. I feel like that’s definitely lowered my value as a basketball player.”center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Related Articles Whether the length of the stints was the key to unlocking a big performance from McGee, the result was a good one: McGee’s 20 points were the fifth-highest point total of his career. He kept up with the breakneck pace of the Lakers’ transition game, including the opening basket when he dashed up the court quickly after winning the tip-off, beating DeAndre Ayton to the hoop to finish off a lob from Lonzo Ball.“He’s just so active, man,” LeBron James said. “I think it starts with his defense. His ability to get blocked shots and get out and run and then, his ability to run and beat the other bigs down the floor, we’re always looking for him.”McGee had a fun night, also making his first 3-pointer of the season – something he works on in practice, even if the coaching staff is skeptical of deploying it in actual games. His career and reputation revitalized by a two-year stint with the Golden State Warriors, McGee thinks he could be in line for not just being on a winning team, but also being an integral piece of it.“I definitely feel like it should be a career year,” he said. “I’ve been working hard, especially the past three years. I feel like this is something I deserve.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more

Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie tests positive for COVID-19, may sit out restart

first_imgMORE: Complete list of players who have opted out of restart”Originally, (the Nets) were supposed to be one of the teams to enter the Orlando bubble early, but training camp got switched back to New York and unfortunately I am now positive,” he said. “Given that I have experienced symptoms, including fever and chest tightness, it is unclear on whether or not I’ll be able to participate in Orlando.”Dinwiddie had planned on playing when the Nets resume their season July 31 at the Walt Disney World Complex. He said he initially tested negative for the virus after returning to New York to take part in workouts.”I was ready and prepared to rejoin my teammates as we were to be an early entry team in the resumed season,” Dinwiddie said. “I flew private to return to New York, passed multiple COVID-19 tests over my first several days in New York and was able to participate in a couple of practices within the first week.” Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie announced Monday he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is uncertain to join the team in Florida for next month’s restart of the NBA season.Dinwiddie disclosed his diagnosis in an interview with The Athletic and added that he has experienced symptoms related to COVID-19. Per NBA medical protocols that have been established during the restart run-up, he will be put into quarantine for at least 10 days and must pass at least two retests before being permitted to rejoin his club. Prior to the season’s stoppage on March 11, Dinwiddie was averaging career highs of 20.6 points and 6.8 assists per game to help the Nets maintain a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference despite injuries to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Brooklyn enters the restart seventh in the East and six games ahead of the ninth-place Wiz ards.Neither Durant nor Irving are expected to return this season, and center DeAndre Jordan announced Monday on Twitter that he will sit out the restart after testing positive. ESPN reported Sunday that forward Wilson Chandler informed the Nets he will not take part in the restart because of health and family reasons.It is unclear whether Dinwiddie is among the 16 unidentified players the NBA announced last week were positive for COVID-19 during preliminary testing for the season’s resumption. Other players who have either revealed they tested positive or reportedly done so include Nuggets All-Star Nikola Jokic, Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. and three Kings – Buddy Hield, Jabari Parker and Alex Len.last_img read more