World Cup 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal excited as Kuldeep returns to form

first_img Press Trust of India CardiffMay 29, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 17:48 IST Kuldeep Yadav celebrates with teammates after dismissing Mosaddek Hossain during the Cricket World Cup warm up match. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKuldeep dismissed three Bangladeshi batsmen to regain his lost formKuldeep had a wicket-less outing in the first warm-up game against New ZealandIndia defeated Bangladesh by 95 runs in it’s last warm-up gameImmensely relieved to see Kuldeep Yadav regaining some form before World Cup, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal says it is certainly good news for India, who are set to open their campaign against South Africa on June 5.Chinaman bowler Kuldeep was not his best yet returned a three-wicket haul against Bangladesh, foxing the ‘Tigers’ numerous occasions.It was after a depressing IPL, where he struggled to get wickets and was also dropped by his side.”I am so happy the way Kuldeep made a comeback and showed the confidence and it is a good for the team ahead of the World Cup,” said Chahal after India’s 95-run victory.”We trust each other. We know each other for last 7-8 years and we have a good bonding on and off the field. If I bowl first then I talk to him about how the wicket is behaving and he talks to me if he is bowling first.”Before a match we always plan, like if can can bowl more googlies or sliders to a particular batsmen.”It is a well-known fact that wrist spinners possess more variations compared to finger spinners and Chahal it is only good for the Indian team.”So if we have 3-4 variations then batsmen have to think which ball is coming,” said Chahal, who is a part of the pool of wrist spinners, tipped to play a pivotal role in the World Cup, beginning Thursday.Talking about his performance against Bangladesh, the 28-year-old, who also took three wickets, said, “I tried to vary my pace especially in a small ground like this. In such grounds, you need to understand what the batsmen is going to do, you might go for a six or a four but how you come back that is important for me.”advertisement”I got to bowl 10 overs. The wicket was not easy for the bowlers and batsmen were attacking. So me, Kuldeep (Yadav) and Jaddu pa (Ravindra Jadeja) tried to vary the pace.”India amassed 359 for seven against Bangladesh with KL Rahul and MS Dhoni blasting individual hundreds. Chahal said the big total took pressure off the spinners as they could flight the ball more.”Before the World Cup starts if the batsmen give you a big total, obviously, it is a good chance for the bowlers. 350 is very difficult to chase, so you can flight the ball,” he said.”When you are defending such a total, there is no pressure on the bowlers to start with. There is more pressure on the batsmen because they have to chase 360-370 and they have to hit almost every ball.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India yet to finalise plan for SA game, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Kuldeep Yadav World Cup 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal excited as Kuldeep returns to formIn recent years, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have developed great partnership with the bowl, providing their captain a brand new dimension, especially in the middle-overs.advertisementlast_img read more

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Sri Lankan couple under threat granted refugee status

After completing his schooling in 2007, he moved to a country named by the tribunal only as “O” to live with his uncle, father and older brother.The uncle started receiving threats and on April 10, 2010 made a police complaint. But while returning from a hospital appointment, a car they were travelling in was shot at.“After the shot there was great commotion…his mother, sister-in-law and wife were crying and screaming,” the tribunal was told.The husband was granted a one-month New Zealand limited purpose visa in November 2013. The uncle was shot and killed allegedly by underworld criminal after he attempted to uncover Sri Lankan government corruption and the father killed after seeking justice for the uncle’s killing. A day later he was shot but didn’t prove fatal, but died after he was shot a second time on a busy street on a separate occasion.A drug dealer was charged for the murder but was not convicted. In October that year, the father sought protection by writing to the President.But the father was also shot and killed by unknown assailants. Reports stated that the killer as someone hired by an “underworld figure”. The husband started receiving threatening phone calls in 2012 and 2013 while overseas.He returned to Sri Lanka in mid 2013 after his visa had expired. A Sri Lankan couple fearing harm after their family members were shot and killed by underworld criminal have been granted refugee status in New Zealand, the New Zealand Herald reported.The husband and wife told the Immigration and Protection Tribunal they feared for their lives because of familial connection to the husband’s late father and uncle, who had both been allegedly assassinated. The alleged killers have not be prosecuted and remain at large. The husband is Sinhalese and a Buddhist, and was born in Colombo in the late 1980s. However, he did not use it because he did not want to leave his younger brother as the only remaining male family member in Sri Lanka.In April 2014 after three men attacked his mother and asked about the whereabouts of her children, he realised he needed to leave.He fled to New Zealand and was joined by the wife a few months later.The tribunal also heard evidence from the husband’s older brother and the brother’s wife.It accepted the credibility of the couple and witnesses’ accounts.“On the facts as found, the Tribunal is satisfied, that there is a real chance that the husband and the wife will be seriously harmed if they were to return to Sri Lanka, by (underworld criminal) or his associates, or by (Mahinda) Rajapaksa supporters seeking revenge for attempts to bring him to justice for the deaths and uncover political links to the criminal underworld,” the tribunal decision said.“The husband and wife’s relationship to (the husband’s older brother) and the fact that they would be the only direct family members in Sri Lanka mean there is a real chance they will be harmed.”It found they each had a “well-founded fear” of being persecuted and concluded the couple were entitled to be recognised as refugees. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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