2019 World Cup: Bowlers won’t get lateral movement in England, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_img2019 World Cup: Bowlers won’t get lateral movement in England, says Sachin TendulkarBatting great Sachin Tendulkar predicted unless there is cloud cover in England, it’s unlikely to see bowlers getting any lateral movement at the 2019 World Cup, starting May 30. advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiMay 2, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 17:53 IST Sachin Tendulkar expects the wickets to be extremely batsman-friendly during the English summer at the World Cup (India Today Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar predicts flat wickets in England during the World CupTendulkar says India players have enough time to adapt to English conditionsIndia will begin their World Cup 2019 campaign on June 5 vs South AfricaLegendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Thursday said the World Cup in the United Kingdom will offer beautiful batting tracks but he doesn’t expect the ball to swing much in the hot conditions that will prevail there.The World Cup, which will kick-start on May 30 in the UK, will see all 10 participating nations face-off against each other.”I am told it’s going to be a hot summer. Even in the Champions Trophy, the wickets were superb when the sun was out. In the heat, the wickets get really flat. I am sure they will give beautiful tracks to bat on,” Tendulkar said on the sidelines of the inauguration of the MIG Club pavilion named after him.”I don’t think there will be much difference in the conditions unless there is a heavy cloud cover. If there is a cloud cover, the ball might go around a bit. Even if that’s the case I don’t see that happening for a long duration just the first over if at all,” he added.IPL performances will help World Cup-bound India players: TendulkarSeveral Indian players, including captain Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, are performing well in the ongoing Indian Premier League.Asked if that will help them in the World Cup, Tendulkar said: “A good performance in any format is good news because it gives the player confidence. If you are confident in any format, that’s important.””The players have time to make some adjustments according to the conditions. All of them have played enough cricket to know what to do to improve,” he added.advertisementThe 46-year-old, who also launched the Tendulkar Middlesex Golbal Academy camp here, recalled an interesting anecdote from one of playing trips to England.”Once, we played a match in Essex and were travelling to our next venue and there was a major motor accident. In 3-3.5 hours we had just covered just 250 metres. We thought if we walk we might possibly cover more distance.”Even now when all of us get together we discuss that day and how half a movie ended while our bus coach was stuck at the same place.”The cricket icon also extended his best wishes to another batting legend — Brian Lara on his birthday.”We both caught up a few weeks ago. I told him 50 down 50 to go. He is a wonderful chap, with him what you see is what you get. He is a thorough gentleman and we’ve gotten along well for several years.”He has done special things on the cricket field but I hope the best is yet to come for him,” Tendulkar said.Also Read | Delhi Capitals and South Africa sweating over Kagiso Rabada’s injury scareAlso Read | ICC rankings: India retain top spot in Tests, England No. 1 in ODIsAlso See: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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow 2019 World CupFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow India national cricket teamlast_img read more

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Bundesliga switching to ESPN from Fox for 202021 season

NEW YORK — Germany’s Bundesliga is moving its U.S. telecasts from Fox to ESPN, which will carry most of the matches on its digital streaming service in the latest switch from traditional broadcast networks.ESPN and the Bundesliga announced Monday they had reached a six-year agreement that starts with the 2020-21 season. Select matches will be televised on ESPN’s traditional networks but the overwhelming majority will be on ESPN+, an over-the-top service launched by The Walt Disney Co. affiliate in April 2018.As part of the deal, ESPN also acquired rights to the German second division, the German Super Cup and relegation-promotion playoffs. ESPN’s “SportsCenter” is likely to boost Bundesliga coverage.___More AP English soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/PremierLeague and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsRonald Blum, The Associated Press read more

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