Cricket News Veda Krishnamurthy all set to be a part of T20 series against England

first_img New Delhi: After taking an unassailable lead in three-match ODI series, India team will be playing as many T20 Internationals against England. And as the format gets shorten, the requirement for power hitter rises. With this, India has recalled Veda Krishnamurthy for the T20 series, which is scheduled to start on March 4 in Guwahati. Veda’s last T20 appearance came in the World T20 last year where she registered single-digit scores in all five encounters she played. Her disappointing performance led her out of the contention from the ODI setup for a while now. Meanwhile, India will continue to miss the services of Harmanpreet Kaur, who recovering from her ankle injury at the NCA. In Harmanpreet’s absence, Smriti Mandhana will lead the national side for the first time. highlights Apart from Veda, there are three more additions to the squad with Komal Zanzad, Bharti Fulmali, and Harleen Deol being included in place of Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi and Priya Punia, who were all a part of the team in India’s previous T20 assignment in New Zealand.20-year-old Harleen received her ODI cap in the ongoing series against England, where she made 2 in her only appearance. Batter Bharti and left-arm seamer Komal, who are both uncapped, have been included after playing against England for the Board President’s XI in the warm-up clash last week. The second and third T20I will also be played at the same venue on March 7 and 10 respectively.Here’s the Squad: Smriti Mandhana (C), Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Bharti Fulmali, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Komal Zanzad, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Harleen Deol Veda Krishnamurthy all set to be a part of T20 series against England. After ODI call up, Harleen Deol makes her way through to T20 squad. Harmanpreet Kaur to miss the T20 series a well. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Badgers comeback Saturday night provides momentum into big weekend

first_imgIt would have been supremely easy for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team to fold Saturday night at the Kohl Center.Facing a daunting 3-0 hole heading into the third period against Northern Michigan, the Badgers stormed back with a barrage of three goals in less than three minutes, overcoming their largest deficit in a game since the 2013 season. The 3-3 tie would hold into the overtime period as both teams battled to a draw for the second time in the weekend series.For the Badgers (0-0-2), the opening series was a promising start coming off a disappointing 2014-15 campaign, head coach Mike Eaves said Monday. He added he was optimistic about his team’s start, but saw areas that should be addressed.“We can be better, I know that’s something Friday night to Saturday night we were much improved, but our play in the offensive zone can improve,” Eaves said. “[The offense] got better. We are actually going to focus on it a little bit and see if we can shore that up and be more productive and more effective in that area of our game.”UW took an unorthodox approach to the tilts against the Wildcats, alternating between two different goaltenders — senior Adam Miller and freshman Matt Jurusik. Eaves saw both good and bad from the pair.“It looked like in the first period that Adam didn’t want to get out and stop any pucks, and for Matt, he seemed to be playing deep in the net in that first period,” Eaves said. “As the game went on, they both made excellent saves and Matt showed a really good ability to handle the puck and make good decisions with the puck once he went back and stopped it, so they both got comfortable the more they played.”The Badgers will take their hodgepodge approach to New England this weekend as they square off against No. 4 Boston College and No. 6 Boston University at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday night, respectively. Eaves said he’s excited about the prospect of his players gaining experience away from home.“We can learn lots,” Eaves said. “I think you’re trying to grow together as a team, and we took a step in that direction this weekend. Now we go on the road in somebody else’s backyard and how we play, being up against it, all those type of things.”last_img read more