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Indian players depart for England Test series, see pictures

Indian players took a flight for the tour of England on Monday to join their teammates in preparations ahead of the five-match Test series. R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah are among those who will join their fellow colleagues to take part in the five-match series.

Here are some pictures of Indian players flying to England on Monday


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The Test series against England will kick off with Virat Kohli-led team taking on England in the first Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Indian Cricket Team will also play a 4-day warm up game against Essex starting July 25.


Fresh face in India squad:

Rishabh Pant has been named in India Test squad for the first time. The 18-man Indian squad also feature Dinesh Karthik, who is most likely to be the first-choice wicket-keeper. The regular keeper, Wriddhiman Saha has still not recovered from a thumb injury sustained during the IPL.


Virat’s return, injury concerns:

Virat Kohli makes a comeback to the Test squad after he missed the one-off game against Afghanistan in June for a neck injury. Jasprit Bumrah has been named in the squad but is unlikely to play before the second Test as the Indian fast-bowler is still nursing a broken thumb.

Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is another who will miss out the tour as he is dealing with a lower back condition which was aggravated during the third ODI against England in Leeds. Mohammed Shami returns to the India Test team after he missed out on selection for the Afghanistan Test failing yo-yo test.


India squad for first three Tests:

Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, M Vijay, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah.

Root picked Kuldeep’s wrist action quickly: Tendulkar


Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is of the opinion that the young wrist spinner, Kuldeep Yadav can still perform well if the England team prepares dry surfaces for the upcoming five-Test series against India, starting August 1.

“From what I saw on the TV, Root picked Kuldeep’s wrist action very quickly and really well. Actually, Kuldeep’s wrist action is very complex. I don’t think many batsmen in world cricket have got the ability to tackle him off the pitch”, said Tendulkar.

When asked if the Indian team should be threatened by English players, the legend begged to differ.

“The kind of whether presently in England, with the sun baking the pitches, Kuldeep should be bowling very well as well as other Indian spinners.If the pitches remain flat and dry like the ones during the T20 series, it would prove good for India. But if it’s a green top, obviously, the England seamers will come into play,” he said.


When questioned on Bhuvneshwar Kumar missing this test series, the legend said,“Bhuvi’s injury (stiff back) is a real loss for India. Over the years,he has evolved himself at a level that you expect a certain kind of performance from him. And let’s not forget those runs that Bhuvi scored in England during the last series (2014). He is a decent batsman too. But then, I am of the firm opinion that we still have a lot of quality bowlers in our pace department like Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.”

When asked about the effect on the team and particularly skipper Virat Kohli, Tendulkar said,“What I am trying to imply is that you might just get the best out of your resources in adverse conditions. Just because you don’t have certain key players in your team, it doesn’t mean that you will have a certain kind of result.”, Tendulkar said.


“Kohli’s 2014 performance has no link with how he would perform in the upcoming series. And it’s not just about his performance. If you ask me, if I am really hopeful of a good show from Virat, my answer would be “Why only Virat? I am hopeful of a good performance from the entire Indian squad. It’s the team that needs to emerge victorious,” Tendulkar concluded.

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Bumrah reveals his success mantra


Seems like the return is not too far for the injured Jasprit Bumrah who is sweating it out in the gym. The fast bowler was ruled out of the three-match T20I ODI series against England after he got injured during the 1st T20I against Ireland.

He got his finger injured, in fact, it was broken after he attempted to take a catch on his delivery in the last over.


India missed him badly in the limited overs series and would be hoping for his comeback as soon as possible. Men in blue had to face defeat series defeat against England after they failed to defend in the last ODI. In the 2nd ODI, the bowlers had leaked too many runs in the last 10 overs which hurt India eventually.

The Indian pacer Bumrah shared a video on Instagram where he can be seen running on a treadmill with eagerness in his eyes for a comeback.

Bumrah was rested for the second match as India called up Umesh Yadav and Siddharth Kaul. The 24-year-old Bumrah is the No.1 ODI bowler in the world and his absence will be a huge blow for India, who will be up against in-form English batsmen on flat pitches.

Bumrah, who has played 37 ODIs and 35 T20Is since his international debut in 2016, made his Test debut on the tour of South Africa earlier this year. He made an immediate impression and finished the three-match series with 14 wickets including a five-wicket haul.

Shardul replaced Bumrah in the T20 ODI Series. Shardul Thakur was part of the IPL-winning Chennai Super Kings team, with taking 16 wickets this season.

India’s ODI squad against England: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

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You Know Who Are The #Worldcupgirls?

Glamour is a dichotomy of football because usually, people don’t expect that and yes, it is a part of football, and it is brought to the world by the female fan following to the biggest fanfare of football FIFA World Cup 2018. It also had the seasoning of #Worldcupgirls, and a photographer Thomas Mandl had given his sweat to capture the beauties in Russia who are supporting their teams and making the event beautiful than ever. He worked day in day out to contain the beauty and their passion in one frame to break the stereotype.

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Let’s start with a German fan; she is the first one whom Thomas captured. You can see the wait and pain in her eyes after a shambolic exit of Germany from the world cup.

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Now the biggest stereotype of Iranian people is finally broken in Russia, and the photographer beautifully captured it. Here in this picture, you can see the Iranian female fans walking towards the stadium while in Iran, females are not allowed in the stadium, so they move towards Russia to watch their heroes play.

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Look at the smile! They came to Russia to cheer their team France for the first time, but they are the big fan of PSG.

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She didn’t belong to Argentina but her father is a huge fan of Messi’s team, and she came here all the way from Moskva to cheer the talismanic star of Argentina in Russia.

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She is a Belgium fan and came to Russia with a hope to see her team in the quarter-final at least.

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She is a Portuguese fan and also one of the Mandl’s #worldcupgirls who came to Russia to support his team.

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Columbian girl flies all the way to Russia to cheer his team and increase the glamorous portion in the stadium.

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She is a Nigerian beauty, and it was her first time when she came to Russia to cheer his team in the world cup.

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The Japanese supporter had already won the hearts by cleaning the stadium, and she was one of that group to do so. It’s a pleasure to have you people here!

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The Mexican beauty is also famous for their love for football.

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The Brazilian girl came all the way from the Gabriel Jesus’s city Sao Paulo to cheer his team.

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Well, the host nation beauty got the chance to cheer her team for the first time in the world cup, and she used all his days to do so.

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Once Britishers use to rule the world and now they ruled the glamour world of FIFA World Cup.

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The Swedish beauty enthrals the eyeballs of the stadium by her way of celebrating her favourite game; Football.

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Croatians shunned the people to reach the world cup final after having such fewer numbers in the population, so did she!

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French national is optimistic about the homecoming of the Jules Rimet. You can see it in her eyes.

Sri Lanka slap ban on Gunathilaka. Here’s Why?


Amidst a lot of speculation, Sri Lankan top-order batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended from all forms of International cricket by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board. The suspension is pending inquiry.

It was handed to him for having violated the ‘Player Code of Conduct’. The board announced the news through a media release on July 22.


Currently, the Test Series is ongoing between Sri Lanka and South Africa. The suspension will commence with full effect after it ends.


Gunathilaka was earlier suspended from six white-ball matches, which was then reduced to three. The reason for the suspension was the violation of the player code of conduct once again. He was found to have skipped a training session during Sri Lanka’s tour to India and gone out partying at night.

He has also docked a demerit point during the tri-series in January this year for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

He is currently taking part in the ongoing Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo. Sri Lanka are on their way to achieve a 2-0 Test series victory, having performed exceptionally well.

Gunathilaka was amongst one of the top run-getters, having scored a fine half-century in the second innings.


Gunathilaka will join Dinesh Chandimal and coach on the sidelines, the latter two who were suspended prior to the Test series against South Africa. Both of them were suspended after pleading guilty to “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game” during last month’s Test against the West Indies in St Lucia.

Gunathilaka will hope that his suspension is overturned soon, however, as of now, Sri Lanka will have to do without him for the upcoming ODI series against the Proteas.


An SLC release said:”The suspension decision was taken after SLC conducted its enquiry. The player is guilty of violating the prescribed ”Code of Conduct’.”

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TUT vs DIN Today Match Prediction | TUT vs DIN Who Will Win

Tamil Nadu Premier League, 2018

TUTI Patriots vs Dindigul Dragons, 14th Match

The home side Dindigul Dragons who have shown some great caliber so far are up for their fifth match of the competition and they will be embracing the TUTI Patriots who were tamed in the last encounter against Madurai Panthers.

Where: NPR College Ground, Dindigul

When: July 24th, 07:15 PM Local, 01:45 PM GMT

This would be the 5th match for the Dindigul Dragons who have played the most encounters so far in the competition. The regular skipper Ravichandran Ashwin has flown to England as he is the part of India’s Test squad who are set to play a 5 match Test series against the home side, and therefore his stint has come to an end for this edition.

Ashwin was not available for the last game as well against VB Kanchi Veerans that is when wicket-keeper batsman N Jagdeesan donned the skipper hat and didn’t he do well with the added responsibility. He helped his side chase down 166 in the 19th over and started off his captaincy stint for the remainder of the season with a fruitful win which took the Dragons on the top of the ladder.

TUTI Patriots have also been impressive with their game, as they too have lost a single game alike their opponents. They started off breezily as they won 2 matches right at the start of the tournament against VB Kanchi Veerans and Lyca Kovai Kings by 48 and 11 runs respectively, until going down to the Madurai Panthers by 7 wickets in their last affair.

With 2 wins in three games, they have secured the 4th position as off now while their opponents Dindigul Dragons after winning 3 matches out of 4 are leading the charts.

So, who will win the match between TUTI Patriots and Dindigul Dragons, let us dive into the match predictions and betting odds from the match TUT vs DIN:



Stay Tuned for the Predictions

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Shikhar reveals the ‘badmash billa’ of Indian cricket team

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli are often spotted together hanging out with each other.

During India’s tour to South Africa, we all saw how Dhawan and Kohli danced their hearts out at the streets of the city.

The ever-smiling  Gabbar of the Indian cricket team is a great company to have a perfect companion to hang around with.

During India’s tour of England also, we have constantly come across the pictures shared by both of them where they are seen enjoying with their families together.

Dhawan took to Instagram to share yet another heart-warming picture of himself and Virat Kohli where both can seen staring at different directions with passive expressions on their face.

Dhawan called the Indian skipper ‘Badmash Billa’ and captioned the image as, ‘Tom and Jerry wala badmaash billa @virat.kohli aur main jagga jaat ‘

Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan shared an image where he can be seen posing on the streets of London with Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma.

India will be playing the first Test against England on 1st August and will be returning to the ‘mecca of cricket- Lords to play the second Test.

Lord’s. With more than a week remaining for the series to start, Dhawan made the best of his time with his family as he took to Instagram and said: “yeah, we were there #buckinghampalace ??”

Yeah.. we were there. #buckinghampalace ❤️. #familygoals.

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India have played two T20Is against Ireland and England and a five-match ODI series against England.

While India comprehensively won both the T20I series, they lost the three-match ODI series.

Now India is all set to play against England in the five-match Test series before concluding their UK tour. Dhawan hit a century when India last played Test a one-off Test against Afghanistan and he will be looking forward to replicate his form against England as well as he is a part of the Indian Test squad.

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RUB vs LYC Today Match Prediction | RUB vs LYC Who Will Win

Tamil Nadu Premier League, 2018

Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Lyca Kovai Kings 13th Match

We are into the second week of the tournament and the 13th match of TNPL 2018 is lined up. The two teams to participate in this paramount contest are the Ruby Trichy Warriors and the Lyca Kovai Kings. The match will be a pulsating and a fairly consequential one especially for the Lyca Kovai Kings who have registered a solitary win in three games so far.

Where: NPR College Ground, Dindigul

When: July 23rd, 07:15 PM Local, 01:45 PM GMT

It seems like all is not well for the Lyca Kovai Kings in this year’s Tamil Nadu Premier League. Ever since winning their first game in a dramatic super over they have lost their way and in quick succession have gone down in two back-to-back games against Dindigul Dragons by 8 wickets and TUTI Patriots by 11 runs.

Their previous league match was against the TUTI patriots where they were too close to pull off an emphatic win but were left on the shores as they felt 11 short while chasing a tottering total of 182 runs.

On the other hand, their opponents for the next game i.e, the Ruby Trichy Warriors have been riding high on confidence after two back to back wins. Their first win came against in the tournament opener against the Dindigul Dragons by 4 wickets who are a formidable unit while they eased out on a win within 2 days against the defending champions Chepauk Super Gillies by 31 runs.

Going by the form of the two sides it is an obvious call that the Ruby Trichy Warriors do look settled for yet another win, there third on the trot, whereas, Lyca Kovai Kings have a difficult task ahead of them to tame the Warriors and gain some momentum.

So, who will win the match between Ruby Trichy Warriors and Lyca Kovai Kings, let us dive into the match predictions and betting odds from the match RUB vs LYC:



  • According to the predictions made by Betfair, odds in favor of Lyca Kovai Kings winning the game are 5/4 while for Ruby Trichy Warriors winning the match are 8/13.
  • According to the predictions made by Betway, odds in favor of Lyca Kovai Kings winning the game are 6/5 while for Ruby Trichy Warriors winning the match are 8/13.


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RUB vs LYC Dream11

RUB vs LYC Dream11 Prediction Tamil Nadu T20 Team News, Playing 11

RUB vs LYC Dream11 Prediction Tamil Nadu T20

RUB vs LYC Match Prediction Tips | Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Lyca Kovai Kings Who Will Win Today Match

Dindigul, July 23 at 7:15 PM IST

Ruby Trichy Warriors would be looking for their third straight win when they meet Lyca Kovai Kings on Monday.

The Warriors got their TNPL 2018 campaign off to a winning start against Dindigul Dragons on July 11 and backed it with a victory over Chepauk Super Gillies on July 14. On the other hand, Lyca have managed to win just one game out of three they have been involved in. With four games remaining before the playoffs, the Kings must win every game to stand a chance of advancing further.

In their last fixtures, Trichy registered a 31-run win over Chepauk Super Gillies while Lyca Kovai Kings suffered a defeat at the hands of TUTI Patriots.

Last T20 result at the venue: TUTI Patriots 182/7 beat Lyca Kovai Kings 171/8 – July 20, Tamil Nadu Premier League 2018

Read on for RUB vs LYC Dream11 Team News and RUB vs LYC Playing 11.


RUB vs LYC Team News

  • Ruby Trichy Warriors are likely to come out unchanged for the fixture after finding their winning combination.
  • Lyca Kovai Kings are likely to make a change or two to their playing XI.


RUB vs LYC Playing 11

Speaking of the RUB vs LYC Playing 11, here’s how the two sides can line-up.

Ruby Trichy Warriors Playing 11:

Wicket-keeper: K Mani Bharathi

Batsmen: Baba Indrajith, Bharath Shankar, S Aravind, Suresh Kumar

All-rounders: Chandrasekar Ganapathy (Doubt: MS Sanjay)

Bowlers: R Sonu Yadav, Kannan Vignesh, Dakshinamoorthy Kumaran (Doubt: Lakshmi Narayanan)


Lyca Kovai Kings Playing 11:

Wicket-keeper: Ravi Kumar Rohith

Batsmen: Abhinav Mukund, Shahrukh Khan (Doubt: Ashwin Venkataraman, Pradosh Ranjan Paul)

All-rounders: Antony Dhas, Akkil Srinaath

Bowlers: T Natarajan, S Ajith Ram, Prasanth Rajesh, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh


RUB vs LYC Squads

Ruby Trichy Warriors: Chandrasekar Ganapathy, Suresh Kumar, Aswin Crist, Baba Indrajith, Bharath Shankar, DT Chandrasekar, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Dakshinamoorthy Kumaran, Sathiamoorty Saravanan, Lakshmi Narayanan, R Sonu Yadav, MS Sanjay, K Mani Bharathi, Kannan Vignesh, S Aravind, V Aakash, Govinda Raajan, Saravan Kumar, RS Thillak

Lyca Kovai Kings: Abhinav Mukund, Ravi Kumar Rohith, T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Antony Dhas, Ashwin Venkataraman, S Ajith Ram, Akkil Srinaath, R Sathyanarayan, Suresh Babu, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, M Raja, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, S Manigandan, R Mithun, Muhammed Khan, Prasanth Rajesh, Sumant Jain, J Suresh Kumar


RUB vs LYC Dream11 Key Players

Lyca Kovai Kings:

  • Abhinav Mukund, Shahrukh Khan and Akkil Srinaath have contributed with the bat for the side.
  • MP Rajesh has bagged 6 wickets in 3 outings so far in the competition.

Ruby Trichy Warriors:

  • SS Kumar is the only Warriors’ batsman with more than 100 runs in the competition.
  • Ganapathy has picked a 5-fer already in the tournament.


Note: This RUB vs LYC Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis RUB vs LYC team news.


RUB vs LYC Dream11 Team

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Minnesota United vs Los Angeles FC

Minnesota United vs Los Angeles FC Key players, Recent form and predictions

Minnesota United vs Los Angeles FC Preview:

The upcoming clash of Minnesota United and Los Angeles FC will be a crucial game for both the teams participating. If Los Angeles FC can win this game it would strengthen their claim to a spot in the playoffs since they are already in a very good position. However, the hosts, Minnesota United would want to register another win at home in this game after they defeated New England Revolution 2-1. Minnesota United had not been on a great run consistently in this season so far so despite their win at home they would not start as the underdogs in this game.

Los Angeles FC would like to carry on their great form in this game as well as they did against Portland Timbers in reaching the semifinal of the U S Open Cup. The clash is to be held at TCF Bank Stadium at 4:30 AM IST on Monday.


Minnesota United vs Los Angeles FC Key Players:

Darwin Quintero – The Colombian national has played 19 matches so far in this season and was on pitch for 1318 minutes. During that time he scored 8 goals and provided three assists which won him 3 Man of the Match awards. According to Whoscored, his current rating is 7.62

Adama Diomande – The Norwegian forward has made 27 appearances in this season and was on pitch for 1029 minutes. During that game time he scored 10 goals and provided 3 assists while picking up a yellow card and bagging 2 Man of the Match awards. His current Whoscored rating is 6.86


Recent Form:

Los Angeles FC – W W W D W D
Minnesota United –  L L W LW W




Los Angeles FC is winning this game.


Man Of The Match:

If Los Angeles FC has to win then it would fall on Adama Diomande and if Minnesota United wins, it will be Darwin Quintero.