Batting – NMS Baseball http://nmsbaseball.com/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 06:25:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nmsbaseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-54-150x150.png Batting – NMS Baseball http://nmsbaseball.com/ 32 32 India’s former batting coach comes up with a unique idea to solve Rishabh Pant’s batting problems https://nmsbaseball.com/indias-former-batting-coach-comes-up-with-a-unique-idea-to-solve-rishabh-pants-batting-problems/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 06:25:54 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/indias-former-batting-coach-comes-up-with-a-unique-idea-to-solve-rishabh-pants-batting-problems/ Rishabh Pant only managed to score 57 points in the five-game T20I series against South Africa. Photo: ANI HIGHLIGHTS A former Indian batting coach has found a solution to Pant’s batting woes. Pants have struggled with shape for a while now. The Indian SA series captain failed to impress with the bat and only managed […]]]>

Rishabh Pant only managed to score 57 points in the five-game T20I series against South Africa.

Photo: ANI

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A former Indian batting coach has found a solution to Pant’s batting woes.
  • Pants have struggled with shape for a while now.
  • The Indian SA series captain failed to impress with the bat and only managed to score 57 runs.
The five-game T20I series between India and South Africa came to an end on Sunday, June 19, with both teams winning two games each and the decider being eliminated. There were a lot of positives for the Indian team from this five-game home assignment, but one thing that worried the team management and the fans was also the struggle for star wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant with the bat. . In the four matches, the 24-year-old could only score 29, 5, 6 and 17 points and was sent off after continuing deliveries outside the stump.
Pant’s constant struggles with wide off-stump deliveries have earned criticism from the southpaw. Many former cricketers and fans have criticized the youngster for not learning from his mistakes, but India’s former batting coach Sanjay Bangar has suggested a unique solution to Pant’s problems.
Citing the example of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore says the former cricketer’s first century in the ODIs came when he opened the innings for India . And the same can also be done with Pant and instead of playing him in the middle order, India should try him at the top.

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“I’ve been thinking about it for three years. If you look at Sachin Tendulkar’s career, he hit his first century in his 75th or 76th innings when he was asked to open the inning against New Zealand after beating big game in the middle order.. At the moment, Indian team is considering a left-right combination. Yes, Ishan Kishan is doing well at the moment, but if Indian team is considering a left-right opening pair in the long run, Rishabh Pant can do the same job that someone like Adam Gilchrist did for Australia,” Bangar said on Featured Sports To display.

When he first burst onto the scene, Pant was India’s leading batsman at the 2016 ICC Men’s U-19 World Cup. But for the Indian team, he beat in much of it in the middle order, with the exception of a game against West Indies (2nd ODI) earlier this year. Pant entered the opener alongside skipper Rohit Sharma at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on February 9, 2022, in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, but did little and was dismissed for 18 runs on 34 balls .

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Speaking on the same show, India’s former all-around player Irfan Pathan also agreed with Bangar’s suggestion. And he insisted Pant could be ruled on the power play because bowlers are trying to play into the stump line for the first six overs, thanks to the decision of just two players outside the 30-yard circle. .

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“We’ve been talking about this offside (problem) for a long time now. But when does it happen? When the field opens up, can we use Rishabh Pant on the power play when the bowlers can’t give enough width Yes there will be a challenge because the ball will swing early but then Rishabh Pant is a quality hitter He scored nearly 3500 international points in his short career So I think along those lines It might not be right now, it might be in the future,” Pathan said.

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Tech honors five ABCA/Rawlings Atlantic All-Region winners https://nmsbaseball.com/tech-honors-five-abca-rawlings-atlantic-all-region-winners/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 19:12:03 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/tech-honors-five-abca-rawlings-atlantic-all-region-winners/ GREENSBORO, North Carolina – Key contributors to one of the best Virginia Tech baseball teams to ever grace Blacksburg, five Hokies have been named to the 2022 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-Atlantic Teams, as announced Wednesday the American Baseball Coaches Association. Second year outfielder Jack Hurleysecond shortstop Tanner Schobel and freshman pitcher Drue Hackenberg placed […]]]>
GREENSBORO, North Carolina – Key contributors to one of the best Virginia Tech baseball teams to ever grace Blacksburg, five Hokies have been named to the 2022 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-Atlantic Teams, as announced Wednesday the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Second year outfielder Jack Hurleysecond shortstop Tanner Schobel and freshman pitcher Drue Hackenberg placed on the all-Atlantic first team while a third-year outfielder Gavin Cross and third-year catcher cade hunter was selected to the second team of all Atlantic regions.

Tech led the Atlantic region with its five overall selections, ranking fourth nationally while edging regional programs Davidson (four) and Wake Forest (four). The Hokies’ three first-team endorsements also scored the most in the Atlantic region.

Beating the cleanup for most of the season, Hurley consistently ranked among the nation’s top hitters, starting the year with his 26-game hitting streak that set the ACC-era program record of Tech. The five-tool left fielder led the nation in batting average through April 7 (.464), posting a .375 mark for the season alongside his .664 slugging percentage, 87 hits, 55 RBI, 14 circuits and its ACC head. , 23 doubles (until June 13).

Hurley was named a national semi-finalist for the 2022 Dick Howser Trophy, was chosen for the college baseball journal All-American Third Team and placed in the All-ACC First Team.

Considered one of the best collegiate shortstops in the game, Schobel had 74 RBIs from third in Tech’s batting order, pacing the Hokies in both home runs (19) and slugging percentage (.689). Among his 85 hits, the five-foot-10 infielder had 18 doubles while having a defensive say in all but six of the team’s 42 double plays.

Schobel was named one of six national finalists for the 2022 Brooks Wallace Award (given annually to the nation’s top collegiate shortstop), was named a national semi-finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy, a earned All-ACC First Team honors and distinguished himself on the college baseball journal Third American team.

One of the ACC’s top emerging stars, Hackenberg broke a 10-2 record as a rookie starting pitcher, commanding the lowest regular-season ERA in the ACC (2.44). For the year, the freshman right-hander hit a 3.30 ERA in 92 and two-thirds of innings pitched, recording 87 strikeouts on 19 walks and his opposing batting average of .259.

Hackenberg – two-time All-American 2022 Freshman (college baseball journalNCBWA) – accompanied Hurley and Schobel on both college baseball journal All-American Third Team and All-ACC First Team. He also earned a placement on the ACC All-Freshman Team.

A consistent offensive artist, Cross set Tech’s roster in motion, recording 14 doubles, eight triples (tied for second nationally as of June 13) and 17 homers while leading the Hokies in runs scored (70) . The left-handed power-bat batted .328 and .660 to the tune of 50 RBIs, remaining perfect for the season in 12-on-12 stolen base attempts.

Cross joined Schobel as a national semi-finalist for the 2022 Golden Spikes Award, earning All-ACC first-team praise for the second straight season. He was also named the 2022 NCAA Blacksburg Regional Most Outstanding Player for batting .615 (8 for 13) with a double, a triple, two home runs, five runs scored and seven RBIs.

Anchoring the Hokies as their go-to catcher, Hunter transitioned into a .400 hitter early in April, cooling to a .330 batting average and .637 slugging percentage by season’s end. The Tech third-year safety net scored 70 hits, 14 doubles, 17 home runs and 66 RBIs, sweeping the same number of stolen bases (11) that he caught defensively (11).

Hunter was named a national semi-finalist for the 2022 Buster Posey Award, given annually to the nation’s top college wide receiver. He also received All-ACC Second Team consideration at the league’s post-season awards show.

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Parsons softball coaches secure turf upgrade for Forest Park batting cage and bullpen | Sports https://nmsbaseball.com/parsons-softball-coaches-secure-turf-upgrade-for-forest-park-batting-cage-and-bullpen-sports/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 23:06:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/parsons-softball-coaches-secure-turf-upgrade-for-forest-park-batting-cage-and-bullpen-sports/ The Forest Park softball field, where the Parsons Vikings play their home games, has just been renovated. Parsons head coach Shelby Liska got a donation of turf from her alma mater, Ozark High School in Missouri, which she took back to Forest Park for a new bullpen and batting cage look. “It was all of […]]]>

The Forest Park softball field, where the Parsons Vikings play their home games, has just been renovated.

Parsons head coach Shelby Liska got a donation of turf from her alma mater, Ozark High School in Missouri, which she took back to Forest Park for a new bullpen and batting cage look.

“It was all of Coach Liska’s connections and the people she knew,” Parsons High School athletic director Rob Barcus said. “I would never have thought to ask them or even heard of this. It’s completely his connections. Ozark was just going to throw it away.

Liska and her husband Wade, the assistant coach of the Vikings, went to Ozark this weekend to pick up some rolls of grass.

Upon their return to Parsons, the Liskas laid the turf on the floor of the batting cage and bullpen at Forest Park, which was previously just concrete.

“The coaching staff are trying to improve their facilities,” Barcus said. “She deserves all the credit. It will make the installation more enjoyable.

Although not a major infrastructural change, the turf is one of the first major improvements to the Forest Park softball field in recent years.

“It shows that she’s looking for ways to improve the program, whether it’s the facilities or the culture,” Barcus said. “I like her intensity. She always works hard and pushes the girls to improve.

Parsons softball entered the 2022 spring season without winning a game in five years. The Vikings ended that streak against Coffeyville, despite only winning one game in Liska’s first year as head coach.

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Batting leader Luis Arraez hits his first Grand Slam to lead the Twins past the Rays – Twin Cities https://nmsbaseball.com/batting-leader-luis-arraez-hits-his-first-grand-slam-to-lead-the-twins-past-the-rays-twin-cities/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 21:43:07 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/batting-leader-luis-arraez-hits-his-first-grand-slam-to-lead-the-twins-past-the-rays-twin-cities/ Some of the Twins fans who showed up at Target Field might have been disappointed that neither Byron Buxton nor Carlos Correa started Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. That’s a lot of star power to miss. But imagine if it was Luis Arraez who started the game on the bench. The Twins first […]]]>

Some of the Twins fans who showed up at Target Field might have been disappointed that neither Byron Buxton nor Carlos Correa started Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. That’s a lot of star power to miss.

But imagine if it was Luis Arraez who started the game on the bench.

The Twins first baseman became the talk of baseball while leading the major leagues in hitting, and he put on a show for the 22,741 that saw the Twins beat the Rays, 6-5.

Arraez went 3-for-5 to take his league-leading batting average to .367 and hit his first career Grand Slam to erase a 3-0 third-inning deficit to give the Twins a lead they never had before. have never lost.

“I just try to do my best there,” Arraez said. “Bases loaded, no outs, just want to put the ball in play.”

He did, sort of. Arraez hit a 2-0 pitch off rookie starter Shane Baz just toward the right field bleachers, but he never landed in fair territory, clearing the home run porch before landing in the gate plaza. 29.

“A really big moment and something I think really turned the game completely in our favor,” manager Rocco Baldelli said.

Indeed, the Twins never trailed again, holding a one-and-two-run lead until Emilio Pagan pitched a ninth inning 1-2-3 for his eighth save in the lead. crew. But it was Arraez who stole the show.

Arraez added two singles to take his average to .369 before fanning himself in his final plate appearance. His third hit was a line drive into center field a few pitches after fouling a throw from his left knee. He was down for a while, sitting on home plate, but told head athletic trainer Michael Salazer to give him five seconds.

“Nobody’s going to take me out of the game there,” he said, “because I want my at bat.”

Who can blame him?

Arraez has always been a good hitter, bringing a career average of .313 in three major league seasons before this one, but said he had never hit better in his life, not even in the minor leagues. .

“Never,” he said. “My hitting coach, Rudy (Hernandez), every time says to me, ‘Hey, it happens. It happens. When you start hitting the ball hard, you might get more home runs. But I never try to hit home runs.

The Twins hit Baz, who was making his major league debut, after just 2⅓ innings, scoring him for five earned runs on three hits and three walks. He left after allowing a brace to Jose Miranda who capped the scoring in the Twins’ five-run third inning.

Jorge Polanco drove in the winning run with a two-out single to score Ryan Jeffers in the sixth inning. Trevor Megill (2-1) picked up the win with a scoreless inning in relief of onsite starter Chi Chi Gonzalez, called up from St. Paul before the game and slated for assignment immediately after.

If Gonzalez clears waivers, he’ll likely join the Saints.

“I was happy to get four innings,” he said. ” I can not complain. It could have been much worse. I could have been eliminated after the first 30 throws. But I was happy to have been able to get up until this fifth run.

Megill, Caleb Thielbar, Jharel Cotton, Jhoan Duran and Pagan each pitched a relief run, with Thielbar and Cotton giving up one run each. But Duran threw a scoreless eighth to set up a save situation for Pagan, who was making his third appearance in four days and hit 97mph on the radar.

“Physically I feel good,” Pagan said. “I will try to speak to be available again tomorrow. I don’t know if they will allow me to do this.

They won’t.

Cole Sands is set to start Sunday’s series finale as the Twins try to lock in a three-game series sweep. The Twins will likely call for a new arm before the game and were evaluating infielder Nick Gordon after the game for a potential hamstring injury.

Buxton pinch ran for him in the eighth inning, and Gio Urshela played the ninth inning at short range.

Gordon’s status for Sunday “is kind of up in the air right now,” Baldelli said.

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Rockies vs. Padres – Game Preview – June 10, 2022 https://nmsbaseball.com/rockies-vs-padres-game-preview-june-10-2022/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 07:06:39 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/rockies-vs-padres-game-preview-june-10-2022/ Colorado Rockies (25-32, fifth in NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (35-22, second in NL West) San Diego; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT PROBABLE PITCHERS: Rockies: Chad Kuhl (4-2, 3.17 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 41 strikeouts); Padres: Joe Musgrove (6-0, 1.64 ERA, .92 WHIP, 64 strikeouts) LINE: Padres -263, Rockies +214; over/under is 7 1/2 points BOTTOM […]]]>

Colorado Rockies (25-32, fifth in NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (35-22, second in NL West)

San Diego; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

PROBABLE PITCHERS: Rockies: Chad Kuhl (4-2, 3.17 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 41 strikeouts); Padres: Joe Musgrove (6-0, 1.64 ERA, .92 WHIP, 64 strikeouts)

LINE: Padres -263, Rockies +214; over/under is 7 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The San Diego Padres host the Colorado Rockies to start a four-game series.

San Diego is 35-22 overall and 15-11 at home. The Padres are 22-6 in games when recording eight or more hits.

Colorado is 25-32 overall and 9-16 on the road. The Rockies have the team’s batting average second only to Newfoundland at .260.

Friday’s game is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Manny Machado leads the Padres with nine homers while slugging .543. Jurickson Profar is 16 for 43 with three doubles, a home run and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games.

CJ Cron leads the Rockies with 26 extra hits (11 doubles, a triple and 14 home runs). Brendan Rodgers is 12 for 41 with two doubles, four homers and eight RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Padres: 5-5, .246 batting average, 3.27 ERA, beat opponents by 17 runs

Rockies: 4-6, .240 batting average, 5.07 ERA, outscored by 17 runs

INJURIES: Padres: Robert Suarez: 15-day HE (knee), Wil Myers: 10-day HE (knee), Pierce Johnson: 60-day HE (elbow), Matt Beaty: 10-day HE (shoulder), Austin Adams IL: 60 days (forearm), Fernando Tatis Jr.: IL 60 days (wrist), Drew Pomeranz: IL 60 days (undisclosed)

Rockies: Helcris Olivarez: IL 60 days (shoulder), Kris Bryant: IL 10 days (back), Ryan Rolison: IL 60 days (shoulder), Scott Oberg: IL 60 days (arm)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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Ranji Trophy 2022: Karnataka skipper Manish Pandey laments batting fiasco | Cricket News https://nmsbaseball.com/ranji-trophy-2022-karnataka-skipper-manish-pandey-laments-batting-fiasco-cricket-news/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 15:17:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/ranji-trophy-2022-karnataka-skipper-manish-pandey-laments-batting-fiasco-cricket-news/ BENGALURU: Karnataka skipper Manish Pandey looked heartbroken after his side’s five-wicket loss to Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals on Wednesday. The team’s famed batting team failed and the combined experience of four of their top-notch batsmen – Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair and R Samarth – and the more than 22,000 first-class […]]]>
BENGALURU: Karnataka skipper Manish Pandey looked heartbroken after his side’s five-wicket loss to Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals on Wednesday.
The team’s famed batting team failed and the combined experience of four of their top-notch batsmen – Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair and R Samarth – and the more than 22,000 first-class runs they scored counted for little.
“It’s disappointing from a batting perspective, as a batsman myself and from the batting group. The second inning – it wasn’t among the best batting performances we’ve had lately. But yesterday (Tuesday) was not a day you want to remember. We should have taken our time and seen the overs through. We cannot repeat the same mistake”, explained the skipper.
Pandey also revealed that the manner in which they lost hurt more than the loss itself. “We had plans, we have so many senior hitters, but a meltdown like this hurts us. Our hitters went down like a deck of cards, when a senior hitter should have taken it upon himself to get us to safety. All of us senior hitters need to step up our game.”
Compared to other pacemakers, spearhead Ronit More (10 overs) was under foiled, while Vyshak Vijaykumar had 17 overs and Vidwath Kaverappa 13.2.
“Ronit finished the first spell, and he wanted an ending (media ending). I didn’t want to force him to play on the other side because there was a bit of rotation. I wanted to keep one end for a spinner and the other for a pacer. As a senior bowler, he should have taken on the responsibility of bowling on the other side. But as captain I have to give the bowlers what they ask for,” he said.
Of the spinners, head coach Yere Goud said, “They both gave their best, but they couldn’t break through. But yes, a little more responsibility and a few extra wickets from them could have helped the team.
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Chanhassen’s Sydney Schwartz is Metro Star Tribune Softball Player of the Year https://nmsbaseball.com/chanhassens-sydney-schwartz-is-metro-star-tribune-softball-player-of-the-year/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 19:49:08 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/chanhassens-sydney-schwartz-is-metro-star-tribune-softball-player-of-the-year/ Senior Sydney Schwartz has done so much for the state tournament-bound Chanhassen softball team that she had to be selected as the 2022 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year. The numbers insisted. She’s one of the top pitchers in the state, 21-0 with a 1.24 ERA and 209 strikeouts. She has a longer pitch […]]]>

Senior Sydney Schwartz has done so much for the state tournament-bound Chanhassen softball team that she had to be selected as the 2022 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year.

The numbers insisted.

She’s one of the top pitchers in the state, 21-0 with a 1.24 ERA and 209 strikeouts. She has a longer pitch range, topped off with a fastball that hit 64 miles per hour. The University of Minnesota, with whom she signed last fall, is eagerly awaiting her services.

She’s also hitting at an elite level: she’s averaging .596 with 13 home runs, 29 RBIs and a 1.993 on-base plus hitting mark, and she has a huge impact on opposing teams. Opponents began issuing intentional marches with regularity. She walked four times in five plate appearances in Chanhassen’s Class 4A, Section 2, 11-10 win over Shakopee. Three were intentional. One of these bases on bullets charged the bases and sparked a Chanhassen rally.

She also leads, by example and with her voice. She once took a personality survey at school that said she was introverted, but on the softball field, she’s anything but. She is relentlessly affable, always keeping the team loose.

“That’s where I’m most comfortable,” Schwartz said. “There’s no place I’d rather be than on the rubber. This is where I feel confident. »

She keeps confidence from becoming ego – and also keeps her teammates loose – by stepping out of her comfort zone and dancing, happily and, she admits, awkwardly.

“I always dance in training or before games. And I’m a terrible dancer,” she said. “Everyone knows I’m horrible. But I like to play freely and have fun. We play much better when we are having fun. »

Softball has long been a centerpiece of Schwartz house life. Sydney’s older sister Maddie was an integral part of Chanhassen’s Class 4A Championship team in 2016 and went on to a successful career as a pitcher at the University of Wisconsin.

Both girls were coached in their youth by their father Chad and were coached by some of the best softball minds in the area. Sydney has played summer softball for top club teams nationally since she was 15 years old.

Still, it took a pandemic to turn her into a top-flight pitcher. When COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 high school and college seasons, Maddie returned home from college. She and Sydney have spent much of their time getting into it, their competitiveness helping the two become better players.

“It’s funny that Syd really grew because of COVID,” said her mother, Heather. “She and Maddie played together every day.”

Sydney accepted a scholarship offer from Minnesota in her freshman year. She was offered the opportunity to join Maddie in Wisconsin, but said, “The chance to play for my hometown team was just too good to pass up. And it will be fun to play against her next year.

His competitive fire is especially strong when it comes to Maddie. Her older sister has that 2016 state championship. Now that she threw Chanhassen into the Class 4A state tournament this week in North Mankato, Sydney is determined to win her own title.

“I’ve been waiting since I entered the field in eighth grade to win a state championship,” Sydney said. “I can’t let her end her career with one and not with me. I want one too.”

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Good leadership has been lacking for some time: Bangladesh batting coach hails transfer of Shakib Al Hasan https://nmsbaseball.com/good-leadership-has-been-lacking-for-some-time-bangladesh-batting-coach-hails-transfer-of-shakib-al-hasan/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 17:04:26 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/good-leadership-has-been-lacking-for-some-time-bangladesh-batting-coach-hails-transfer-of-shakib-al-hasan/ Bangladesh batting coach Jamie Siddons has hailed the appointment of Shakib Al Hasan as Test team captain. Shakib, who was banned from cricket for failing to report a corrupt approach, was re-appointed after Mominul Haque opted out of the mantle. Shakib’s appointment comes just after Bangladesh lost their home series to Sri Lanka. The nomination […]]]>

Bangladesh batting coach Jamie Siddons has hailed the appointment of Shakib Al Hasan as Test team captain. Shakib, who was banned from cricket for failing to report a corrupt approach, was re-appointed after Mominul Haque opted out of the mantle.

Shakib’s appointment comes just after Bangladesh lost their home series to Sri Lanka. The nomination surprised many, as Shakib had constantly argued with the BCB for picking and selectively choosing which series he wanted to play.

Siddons expressed his confidence in the all-rounder and said he will play every series now that he has been named captain.

“When he’s captain, he’ll have to play. It’s quite difficult to be a captain [a side] when he’s not playing. I think he’s excited to be captain again. I think we will get to see a great example of leadership that we may have been missing for some time,” said the Australian.

“I think it will be the confidence of the captain [the side]’, Siddons explained how Shakib’s tenure might be different from that of his predecessor.

“Shakib did it [captaincy] before. He has the confidence and the players behind him. Not that Mominul didn’t have [any of these] but the players seem to be following a lot of Shakib’s work. So it will be fantastic to have him back in charge. And Mominul can now go and play cricket,” Siddons added.

Asked about the renewal itself, Siddons took a sneaky dig at Mominul, saying Bangladesh hadn’t been at their best in terms of playing the game, and that should change if Shakib takes control of the dressing room.

“I think there are two positives [of Shakib being reappointed as the captain]. Shakib is a very good captain and a very good thinker of the game. He is also a constant performer. So he will do a great job as a captain. Everyone follows him. So he will be a great leader,” the coach said.

The Aussie hoped Mominul would return to his best against West Indies as the team desperately needed him to perform.

“The other good thing is that Mominul can now focus on his stick, which he struggled a bit in. So now he can focus 100% on his stick. We need him to perform well. “We know he’s a good player and we need to get that back. It will be nice to see him without the captain’s weight on his shoulders so he can just be a bit free with his cricket,” Siddons concluded.

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“Having him at bat at No. 3 for the first time was never going to be easy” https://nmsbaseball.com/having-him-at-bat-at-no-3-for-the-first-time-was-never-going-to-be-easy/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 06:10:20 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/having-him-at-bat-at-no-3-for-the-first-time-was-never-going-to-be-easy/ Former captain Nasser Hussain believes England have a long date with a trial and error approach when it comes to finding a batter for the No 3 position. The Three Lions have experimented with Ollie Pope in the order on day one against New Zealand at Lord’s on Thursday. The 24-year-old, who has mostly hit […]]]>

Former captain Nasser Hussain believes England have a long date with a trial and error approach when it comes to finding a batter for the No 3 position. The Three Lions have experimented with Ollie Pope in the order on day one against New Zealand at Lord’s on Thursday.

The 24-year-old, who has mostly hit at No.5 so far, was only able to score seven of 27 deliveries before being fired by Kyle Jamieson.

England recently vacated the No.3 spot after newly appointed captain Ben Stokes restored Joe Root to his original position at No.4. The former captain had promoted himself through the order during the Caribbean tour.

The team’s hunt for a No. 3 continues, especially with Zak Crawley now playing as the opening hitter. Besides Crawley and Pope, management has recently tried Dawid Malan and Dan Lawrence.

Admitting that the search for a new No. 3 hitter will be arduous, Nasser Hussain wrote in his column for the Daily Mail:

“Having Ollie Pope bat at No. 3 for the first time was never going to be easy. But it’s a long-term structural problem, and it won’t be fixed overnight. Until that terrible last session , there was reason to be in a good mood.”

Ollie Pope’s first-class batting record at No 3: 0 innings, 0 runs at N/AWould be a huge gamble for England to throw him there for the first Test of the summer

England suffered a mid-order collapse last session at Lord’s. The Ben Stokes-led side lost five wickets in the space of four overs, with only Joe Root registering double figures.


“He also took emotion out of the equation” – Nasser Hussain on Ben Stokes’ leadership

Ben Stokes had things under control on his first day as England captain
Ben Stokes had things under control on his first day as England captain

After going through one of their worst runs in Test cricket, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have triggered an overhaul. From the sacking of head coach Chris Silverwood to the appointment of Ben Stokes as captain, there has been a structural overhaul over the past few months.

Praising newly appointed skipper Ben Stokes for taking the emotions out of the equation on his first day as skipper, Nasser Hussain wrote:

“Stokes also took emotion out of the equation. Like him, Potts is a Durham lad, and you could see how delighted Stokes was with each of his three wickets in the morning.”

The 54-year-old added:

“But he didn’t introduce it straight after lunch, when he must have suspected that Colin de Grandhomme and Tim Southee would go a bit after bowling, and instead handed the task over to the wise old men, Broad and Anderson. “

23-year-old debutant Matthew Potts was one of the few bright spots for England on matchday one. The right-arm pacer struck on his very first pass as he fired Kane Williamson. He ended up with numbers of 4/13 and was the most economical bowler on the show for the hosts.

At Day 1 stumps, England are struggling at 116/7 in response to New Zealand’s 132 runs in the first innings.


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India T20 World Cup 2022 | Sunil Gavaskar suggests sweet spot for Hardik Pandya and Rishabh pants for India T20 World Cup squad https://nmsbaseball.com/india-t20-world-cup-2022-sunil-gavaskar-suggests-sweet-spot-for-hardik-pandya-and-rishabh-pants-for-india-t20-world-cup-squad/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 07:21:03 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/india-t20-world-cup-2022-sunil-gavaskar-suggests-sweet-spot-for-hardik-pandya-and-rishabh-pants-for-india-t20-world-cup-squad/ Mumbai: Now that the IPL is over, the focus would be on international cricket and with the T20 World Cup coming later in the year, final preparations for the teams would begin. India having had problems with the middle order in the past, former India opener Sunil Gavaskar has suggested a middle order which he […]]]>

Mumbai: Now that the IPL is over, the focus would be on international cricket and with the T20 World Cup coming later in the year, final preparations for the teams would begin. India having had problems with the middle order in the past, former India opener Sunil Gavaskar has suggested a middle order which he considers “explosive”.Also Read – Sai Kishore Highlights Similarity Between Captain GT Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni

Considering Hardik Pandya’s good form, Gavaskar believes the GT captain and Rishabh Pant should beat at No. 5 and 6. Also Read – No Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja; Aakash Chopra picks India’s World Cup squad based on IPL 2022 show

“I think he will probably be placed at five or six years old. Imagine, if India has a Hardik Pandya and a Rishabh Pant at five or six years old. They can probably trade a bit – it will be an explosive 14-20 combination,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports. Also Read – IND vs SA: Indian team to meet in Delhi on June 5, South Africa team to arrive on June 2

“In six overs you can probably expect 100-120 runs. They are able to do that. So that’s going to be an exciting aspect. It’s something I’m looking forward to – Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya beat at five or six,” he added.

It was a memorable season for Hardik. He contributed with the bat and the ball. During his 2022 IPL campaign, Hardik amassed 487 points in 15 games with an average of 44.27 and a strike rate of 131.27. He also landed eight wickets at an economic rate of 7.28.

In the final, Hardik was also awarded man of the match for winning three wickets against Rajasthan and scoring 35 out of 33.

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