Cricket News Ravichandran Ashwin hopes for an interesting duel with Nathan Lyon in Australia Tests


first_imgNew Delhi: The upcoming clash between Australia and India will also be the clash of two of the best spinners in the world in Ravichandran Ashwin and Nathan Lyon. Both bowlers, who made their Test debuts in 2011, have achieved tremendous success for their sides in the last couple of years. Lyon has produced memorable spells against India, including his 12-wicket haul in Adelaide in 2014/15 which helped Australia to a memorable 48-run win. Speaking after the end of the third day between Cricket Australia XI and India, Ashwin admitted he admires Lyon’s ability and can learn a thing or two in the upcoming four-Test series beginning on December 6 in Adelaide.Read More |KL Rahul finds new ways to get out: Sanjay Bangar“I also watch his videos. We started our Test careers at the same time so obviously mutual admiration is there. He has done well over the last couple years and he is bowling well. The ball is coming out well off his hand. What can I learn? Probably drop the ball at the right spots and probably as the series goes on look forward to a good competition,” Ashwin said.Read More |Ricky Ponting makes bold prediction for Australia vs India TestsAustralia has been plagued by off-field issues ever since the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town. With no Steve Smith and David Warner in the side, the batting is weak and results have not gone their way. India have a chance to break their jinx Down Under but Ashwin brushes off the favorites tag for Virat Kohli’s side.“The whole talk about India starting favourites, even when Australia came to India they were talking us up, and it looks like more of a strategy for us. I personally think you have to go one day at a time. It’s never easy to come over to Australia and win series.  In the Ashes they almost whitewashed England, knocked them over, and so as far as I’m concerned they are starting favourites,” Ashwin said.Prepared for long haulThe offspinner has said the nature of wickets in Australia is pretty flat and it won’t be easy to run through the opposition. The nature of pitches in England and South Africa helped the bowlers a lot but Ashwin admits India have to maintain the intensity every hour and on an everyday basis in order to achieve success.“You don’t turn up to Australia thinking wickets are going to seam or spin around. They are always going to be flat we know that. It’s more about getting your noses ahead in Australia. Every hour, the game can get away from you really fast in the field. We have some quality batsmen who can take the game away from them.  It’s very important to soak together good partnerships as a bowling group then try and knock them over. You won’t blow oppositions away. It might happen once in a while but you have to get your noses ahead and keep it ahead,” Ashwin stated.The Tamil Nadu bowler was happy with his performance with the ball in the warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI as the hosts ended the third day on 356/6, trailing Virat Kohli’s side by two runs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

CHILDREN’S EASTER NIGHTMARE AFTER FINDING WORMS IN CHOCOLATE EGG


first_imgA young brother and sister now dislike Easter after finding worms in a chocolate Easter egg.The children found the worms and larvae in a chocolate egg.The young children, from Co Donegal, bought the Easter egg in Portugal. Letterkenny Circuit Court heard the incident happened while the children were on holiday with their family in 2004.Barrister Peter Nolan said once the egg was open, the children found it was “riddled with worms and larvae.”The shocked children were upset for a number of days after the incident but suffered no long-term physical affects.However he added “They now have a very negative association with Easter. It ruined their holidays somewhat.”The children were in court with their mother.Mr Nolan said the company who sold the egg, Fernando Barros-Produtos, had made an offer to the children in the case.They had offered each child €2,000 in compensation which he said he had advised his clients to accept.“A sum of €2,000 has been put forward for each child.“It should not have been issued here but it should have been issued in Portugal.“We are advising out clients to accept it because if we travel to Portugal we may only get €20,” he said.Judge Keenan Johnson agreed to the awards.CHILDREN’S EASTER NIGHTMARE AFTER FINDING WORMS IN CHOCOLATE EGG was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:childrenchocolatedonegalEaster egglarvaeLetterkenny Circuit Courtwormslast_img read more