Cricket News Steve Smith, David Warner Return To Twenty20 Side For Australia Vs Sri Lanka Clash

first_imgNew Delhi: Steve Smith and David Warner have returned to the Australian side for the upcoming Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka starting on October 27 in Adelaide. This is the first time that Smith and Warner will be playing Twenty20 Internationals ever since their ban in the ball-tampering scandal ended in March 2019. Warner last played a Twenty20 International in February 2018 against New Zealand in Auckland and it was in the tri-series that also involved England which saw Australia win the tournament. Smith could play his first T20I after three years, following his last match which was the 2016 World T20 in Mohali against India.Smith is coming on the back of a fantastic Ashes series in which he smashed 774 runs, which included a century in both innings in the Edgbaston Test followed by a double century in the Manchester Test. Thanks to Smith’s exploits, Australia did not lose a series in England after 18 years and they retained the Ashes. For Warner, he will be under immense pressure after failing miserably in the Ashes 2019 where he managed just 95 runs in the whole series. Aaron Finch will captain the side for the series as Smith cannot captain the side until March 2020 while Warner is permanently banned from leading the side. “We have looked to put a squad together that we think can take us through to that tournament. The squad we have selected is quite role specific and we believe it gives us the flexibility to thrive in all match conditions,” said national selector Trevor Hohns.Australia’s task will not be easy against a buoyant Sri Lanka side, who recently whitewashed the No.1 ranked Twenty20 International side Pakistan 3-0. Sri Lanka were missing many key players due to  security fears in Pakistan but the side still shone through and achieved what no side had against Pakistan since 2015. Sri Lanka will be led by Lasith Malinga while the side will also see great talent in Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis. Sri Lanka have a wonderful record in Twenty20 Internationals against Australia, leading their overall head-to-head record 8-5. Sri Lanka have won five out of six Twenty20 Internationals in Australia, with their last loss coming in 2017 in Adelaide. Also Read | Steve Smith Might Not Want Australia Captaincy: Justin LangerMalinga stated that they will be determined to perform well in Australia as they look ahead to the World T20 which will be played next year. “If we perform well in those (Australian) conditions, then it will bode well for our preparations for the World Cup. And if you perform well on this tour, there will be a good chance of those players making it to the World Cup as well,” he said ahead of their departure from Colombo. The opening match is at Adelaide Oval on Sunday with the second in Brisbane three days later before the final game at Melbourne on November 1.Australia squad: Aaron Finch (capt), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, David Warner, Adam Zampa.  Sri Lanka squad: Lasith Malinga (capt), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana and Kasun Rajitha. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Electronic Arts CEO visits USC

first_imgElectronic Arts Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson engaged in a candid conversation with students of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Monday night about the future of the gaming industry and the executive’s rise to the top. The event took place in the Interactive Media Building during Professor Robert Nashak’s Business and Management of Games (CTIN 458) class, with Nashak giving Wison a brief introduction.Challenge everything · Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, stresses the importance of forming visions out of opinions to audience members during Monday’s event, which took place in the Interactive Media Building. – Christine Yoo | Daily TrojanThe Australian-born Wilson was appointed CEO of EA in September 2013 after being asked to lead the resurrection of the FIFA soccer franchise in 2006. Sales of FIFA at EA had been lagging compared to its competition and market share continued to drop until Wilson took over and implemented a new strategy.Wilson looked for designers and developers who were passionate about soccer and the sport’s influential role internationally in order to create a game with greater value. The result was a game that has transcended the entire sports gaming industry and along the way allowed EA to obtain 95 percent market share and create 1 billion dollars a year in business for the company.The conversation also touched on what Wilson described as the four pillars of creative    leadership: having an affinity for an idea, forming a strong opinion on that idea, having the ability to turn that opinion into a vision for a better world and engaging people who will both create and buy the idea.“If you’re unable to take the opinion and turn it into a vision for greatness, then your career will stop there,” Wilson said.The CEO also spoke on his philosophical viewpoints of the world today which drew important parallels to not just the gaming industry but also entertainment as a whole.“We are currently in a creative phase of humanity, where people are taking skills and utilizing them to bend rules and get outside of the parameters of what we are used to,” Wilson said. “Those who have creative sensibilities are changing the world that we live in today, for the better.”Wilson used the WhatsApp founders and Uber’s on-demand taxi service as examples outside of gaming in which apps were created to disrupt old industries with new, creative ideas while also allowing their owners to monetize the business in the process.Wilson also said that he sees the free-to-play gaming model as a part of the future of the industry in the United States, with this model already being utilized successfully in Korea at gaming company Nexon.When further questioned on the business model of providing something of value for free, he noted the importance of spending time over spending money for the product.“You will definitely need those who spend their money, but without a doubt also those who don’t spend their money [and] more importantly [spend] their time,” he said.Though preoccupied with the responsibilities of being a CEO and the father of a 2-year-old daughter, Wilson noted he still manages to play video games once a week on a console and a mobile device to keep up with industry trends.Nashak noted Wilson’s discussion was an influential experience for the students in attendance.“He gave a practical and inspirational talk to our students on the future of the gaming industry,” Nashak said. “He also discussed ways games will be distributed and consumed in the future via mobile phones, laptops, traditional consoles and tablets. Students were told by a top gaming CEO to take the skills they are learning from school and enter into the gaming industry by becoming a disruptive force with fundamentally innovative ideas.”last_img read more

See how Thiago Silva is going to transform Chelsea’s ‘Krodoo’ defence [VIDEO]

first_imgThe experienced Silva comes in to help solve this problem, having been noted as one of Europe’s top centre-backs from his time with both AC Milan and PSG.But what exactly does he bring to Stamford Bridge?The Champions League’s official Twitter page decided to treat Chelsea fans with some of the defender’s best defensive moments.Take a look at the video below: Chelsea fans are in dreamland.The Blues confirmed their latest major signing on Friday; former Paris Saint-Germain captain, Thiago Silva.Chelsea have already signed Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell this summer and are close to bringing in Kai Havertz as well.While the attacking options and the capture of Chilwell from Leicester City are exciting for fans of the West London club, the deal for Thiago is particularly eye-catching.The Blues’ defence was the worst part of their side last season, conceding 69 goals in 38 matches.This led to Citi Sports pundit, Christopher Nimley coining the ‘Nkrodo’ theory for some of the club’s top defenders.Players like Azpilicueta, Christensen and, in particular, Antonio Rudiger came up for massive criticism.last_img read more

The clubs of Real Madrid stop due to the coronavirus

first_imgIts employees have left the Valdebebas offices and work electronically from their private homes, Respecting the instructions given by the Government of Spain to try to avoid as far as possible the spread of the virus in different work areas. In fact, those responsible for said department They have contacted the veterans who usually accompany the Madrid supporters clubs at their parties and anniversaries on the weekends to inform them that travel and events are suspended until further notice. in which they were summoned to go to those clubs in these next dates.Veterans notified by the clubThose veterans are Paco Bonet (he played for Real Madrid from 1982 to 1986), Paco Buyo (1986-1997), José Antonio Salguero (1981-1987), Juan José ‘Sandokán’ (1982-85), Benito Rubiñán (1973-77), Agustín Rodríguez (1980-90), José Luis Morales (1993-94), José Luis Peinado (1967-76) and Antonio Ruiz (1957-62).The white rocks that had their anniversary events called for these coming weeks have decided postpone them until they have normalized the situation with sanitary guarantees that allow to celebrate these events without health risks for supporters. The effects of the coronavirus are being felt in all areas of the white club. Madrid already reported this past Tuesday of the suspension of the acts of its Foundation and the postponement of the Classic Match, which was scheduled for March 29 at the Bernabéu (match against the veterans of Porto), as well as the suspension of the conference Press Release before and after the game this Friday with Eibar. Now the Madrid supporters department has been added to these precautionary measures.last_img read more

Vote backs Native Hawaiian powers

first_imgTo win over critics, the legislation spells out that the Native Hawaiian government could not take private land or set up gambling operations similar to those allowed to American Indians. The bill would not affect military facilities in the state, and Native Hawaiians would not gain new eligibility for programs and services available to Indians. The White House said the bill “raises significant constitutional concerns that arise anytime legislation seeks to separate American citizens into race-related classifications rather than according to their own merits and essential qualities.” The House GOP leader, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, said “granting broad government powers to an exclusive group based on race is simply unconstitutional.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POLITICS: But Bush administration says it will veto the bill that passed in the House. By Jim Abrams THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Native Hawaiians should regain some of the self-governance powers lost when the islands’ queen was overthrown more than a century ago, the House decided Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The White House threatened a veto, saying the legislation that passed by a 261-153 vote would divide Americans “along suspect lines of race and ethnicity.” The bill would give the 400,000 people nationwide of Native Hawaiian ancestry the right to form a governing entity that could negotiate with the state and federal governments over such issues as control of natural resources, lands and assets. The interior secretary would have to approve that governing body. Native Hawaiians, who long have sought the bill, insist they deserve many of the self-autonomy rights provided to American Indians and Native Alaskans. The legislation is backed by Hawaii’s Republican governor, Linda Lingle, its Legislature and the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation, including Native Hawaiian Sen. Daniel Akaka. The vote on the proposal was the first in the House since the chief sponsor, Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, won passage in 2000. Last year Akaka fell four votes short of the 60 needed to advance the bill to a final vote in the Senate. last_img read more