Birmingham: Be angry and challenge Virat Kohli, urged former captain Michael Vaughan to an English side hosting an ambitious India, for long seeking to shed the poor travelers’ tag, in a highly-anticipated Test series.Besides, the 43-year-old who opened for his country for almost a decade, wants the seasoned Alastair Cook to show consistency and skipper Joe Root to convert his starts into monumental knocks. Cook has played alongside the player-turned-expert in the beginning of his career.He prefers a five-man bowling attack and last but not the least, Vaughan goaded the pace duo of Stuart Broad and James Anderson to “step up and challenge Virat Kohli’s front foot”.“Joe Root needs to hammer home to his men that they have a point to prove and try to replicate that angry England team that arrived at Headingley and hammered Pakistan in their last Test. Go back and say to the players: ‘What were you thinking that first day at Headingley?,” Vaughan wrote in the ‘Daily Telegraph’.“Sometimes it is not done in team chats. Sometimes you are better off speaking to individuals. Go to each individual and ask: ‘Why did you arrive in Leeds with more intensity’?”England crushed Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs in the Headingley Test in June.ALSO READ | Mandhana equals fastest half-century in women’s T20 cricket“This England team has to find that attitude without first having to be stirred into a response through criticism after a hammering. Maybe the Adil Rashid furore will help,” said Vaughan, who was one of the key characters involved in the Rashid “furore”.“England will not win every game, they are not good enough, but their mindset and mentality can be the same every week.”The five-match series starts in Birmingham on Wednesday.Regarding the prolific Root, he said, “He averages over 50 from 16 Tests as captain. I would have snatched your hand off for that average. The only problem for Joe is that he has not scored the hundreds he should have done.“He has found his form in the one-day game and got out of his system the frustration and anger, and trying to bat like someone else rather than trusting his own game. All he needs is to be himself.”He thought the way to go is to wear the Indian bowlers down.ALSO READ | NN Cricket Trivia: When ‘Dada’ changed the face of Indian cricket“This is the perfect series. The pitches will be good, he is a great player of spin and you can wear India’s seamers down because I don’t think they will be that disciplined. Outfields will be rapid. Everything is set up for Joe to have a great series.”As for Cook, Vaughan expects consistency from the most experienced player in the current set-up.“Alastair Cook needs to find consistency. One massive score in a series along with loads of low scores is no good. He needs consistency over the next five games. And he has to drag Keaton Jennings with him.“Yes, Cook has to look after his own performance, but it would be nice to take Jennings with him so whenever he leaves the Test team he has made sure England have a decent, half-experienced opening batsman to take on his mantle.”“He scored a hundred on debut in Mumbai and it is always nice to know you are playing against a team you have had success against before. That could be worth a lot for him.”The ex-captain spoke about his preferred combination to take on Kohli and Co. over the next month and a half.“If England go with six bowlers it is too many. Six covers too many bases. You are almost not trusting your bowlers to be good enough. Personally, I would pack the batting and pick the best five bowlers, with Root the sixth as a part-timer.“England’s problems have been not getting enough big scores on the board and this Test team has to work out how they are going to make 400-550 on a regular basis, not just in one-off games.“If it is four seamers and one spinner, fine, or three and two because of conditions then also fine, but do not be any more funky than that. With the heat and how dry it has been I suspect they will go with two spinners.He also expressed his views about the much-anticipated clash between Kohli and the pair of Anderson and Broad.“I was critical of them before Headingley. They were outstanding in that game and they will have to be outstanding again.“It is always hard when you have had a long break from Test cricket to get that vibe again. The good thing for England is they are playing at Edgbaston. We just don’t lose there and Stuart Broad and James Anderson love bowling at the ground,” he said.“You expect Broad and Anderson to step up and challenge Kohli’s front foot. Bowl outside off-stump and then throw the odd one in straight to get him playing across the line and scissor his feet,” he added.Speaking about the Indian run-machine’s batting, he observed, “You need his front left-foot going over to the off side, he then starts doubting where his off-stump is and playing squarer on the off side which is when the outside edge comes into play.“England did it in the one-day series at times. He was vulnerable a yard outside off-stump and the likes of Anderson and Broad have to hang it out there and say ‘Come to us’. If there is any movement in the air they will be a real threat.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
In its first OHSL Liberty division meet of the fall, the Cazenovia boys cross country proved successful, withstanding a challenge from a small Solvay squad to defeat to the Bearcats 22-37 last Wednesday at the Sean Googin Sports Complex.Solvay only has seven runners in its varsity lineup, but while three of them cracked the top six in the overall standings, the Lakers went 1-2 at the top.Jared Smith won in 16 minutes, 52 seconds, more than a minute and a half ahead of the 18:29 posted by Sam Angus as Solvay’s Luke Dwyer led his side, finishing third in 18:54. Hunter McCullough finished fourth in 19:06 and, after the Bearcats claimed the next two spots, Quinn Smith gained seventh place in 19:33. Jacob Ives was eighth in 20:15 as Dalton Sevier (20:22) and Torin Monahan (20:33) rounded out the top 10.The Cazenovia girls also defeated Solvay, in what was head coach Kurt Wheeler’s 100th victory in a league meet.Running in Saturday’s Baldwinsville Invitational, the Lakers finished 14th out of 35 teams in the Small School division, but the big story was how Smith made it all the way to second place in the individual race. Tags: CazenoviaChittenangocross country It was a close race to the wire for that runner-up, but Smith, in 15:51.6, edged Christian Brothers Academy’s Michael McMahon (15:51.8) by two-hundredths of a second, though they both trailed Skaneateles’ Caleb Bender, who won in 15:31.5.Behind Smith, Angus had the Lakers’ best effort, finishing 53rd in the team standings (56th overall) in 17:54.8. Ives, in a time of 18:59.2, was just ahead of McCullough (19:18.1) and Eric Groff (19:29.8).Chittenango split last Wednesday’s league opener against Mexico, with the girls Bears easily claiming a 15-40 victory as Chelsea Lamphere took the individual race in a clocking of 16:42.Piper Beckwith, in 18:20, was well back in second place, leading a pack that included Kiara Waite (18:21) and McKayla Capeling (18:22) as Lauren Suppe, in 19:01, completed the top-five sweep. Lailah Emad was sixth in 20:15. Lilly Kairewich (25:31) and Sarah Lanning (23:10) also had top-10 finishes.The Chittenango boys lost, 25-31, to Mexico, with Tristram LaFountaine nearly winning for the Bears, his 18:27 just behind the 18:23 from the Tigers’ Evan Ladd.Cody Cumber was third in 19:28, but Mexico claimed the next three spots before Kyle Schnauffer finished in 20:05. Nate Wilsey was ninth in 21:10 and Tyler Falkenburg posted 21:31.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
Leipzig player Nordi Mukiele stretchered off after strange injury during Spurs game IT was a terrible night for Spurs as they crashed out of the Champions League to RB Leipzig.Jose Mourinho’s men suffered a 3-0 defeat in Germany, making it a 4-0 loss on aggregate.2 Hugo Lloris made two bad mistakes to give RB Leipzig an early 2-0 lead in GermanyCredit: AFPHere, SunSport’s Anthony Chapman gives his individual player ratings for Spurs.LLORIS: 3Shocking performance from the Spurs captain as his mistakes handed Leipzig an early two-goal lead in Germany.AURIER: 4Hardly threatened despite getting freedom of Spurs’ right wing and was bullied all night by Angelino.TANGANGA: 4Still failing to show why he’s become Mourinho’s golden boy and looked unsure of himself on the big stage.TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATESDIER: 4Fans thought he would push up into midfield but all Englishman did was invite pressure towards Spurs’ defence.ALDERWEIRELD: 4In the side to fire long balls to the wing backs but lack of pace saw him closed down almost immediately.SESSEGNON: 4Poor showing despite being allowed to roam even further forward than Aurier and needs a spell with the U23s to get his match fitness up.2 Gio Lo Celso was the only Spurs player who looked to be tryingCredit: PA:Press AssociationWINKS: 4Outclassed in midfield and failed to dictate the pace as he was outshone by Sabitzer.LO CELSO: 6Had a few decent moments and tried his best to drive Spurs on but received hardly any support from team-mates and was shut out on numerous occasions.LAMELA: 4Arguably Spurs’ most intelligent footballer but failed to find any gaps in the Leipzig defence and was too slow to chase down loose balls.LUCAS: 4Spurs’ Champions League hero last season was almost anonymous tonight and barely threatened at all.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’DELE: 4Devoid of aggression and lacklustre on the ball, his confidence has plummeted since being subbed in the first leg.SUB – FERNANDES: N/AReplaced Lo Celso with ten minutes left as Mourinho decided to give up on the game but had too little time to make an impact.SUB – FAGAN-WALCOTT: N/AOn for Aurier in the 90th minute but would probably have preferred not to have made his debut in the dying moments of a 4-0 Champions League exit.
Western BureauHolland High School began their campaign for the ISSA Western Conference Under-16 basketball championship with an easy 31-18 victory over Muschett High on Wednesday.Prince Benjamin led the way for Holland with his seven points, five rebounds and two assists and was complimented by Kevin Edwards’ seven points and three rebounds.Both teams played good attacking basketball early in the first quarter, at the end of which they were locked at four-all but Holland gradually took control through Edwards and Benjamin.The Muschett defence struggled throughout the match and a seven-point, 14-7 lead, at half-time became a blowout at the end of the contest.The win would have pleased the Holland coaching staff, as they seek to wrest back the title won last year by Herbert Morrison.Deandre Stewart was Muschett’s top scorer with seven points and three steals while teammate Akeem Baker chipped in with a useful six points, three rebounds and five steals.Six teams are competing in the Under-16 category including defending champions Herbert Morrison, Holland, Muschett, St. James High, William Knibb High and Cornwall College.Herbert Morrison who are also champions of the Under-19 category will be looking to stave off the challenges from William Knibb, Muschett, St. James and Cornwall College. Under-19St James vs Herbert MorrisonCornwall College vs MuschettUnder-16Cornwall College vs MuschettHerbert Morrison vs Holland