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IPL: Chance for Sunrisers to register season’s first win

first_imgSHARE Eyeing their first win of the season, Sunrisers Hyderabad would be looking to put up an improved show in their home ground where they lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders, who would also be keen to get back to winning ways in the Indian Premier League here tomorrow.Sunrisers suffered a 45-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening game with RCB’s Virat Kohli, A B de Villiers and Shane Watson having a blast with the bat against the hapless Hyderabad bowlers.A victory against KKR, at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium, will go a long way in bringing Sunrisers’ campaign back on track.Two-time title winners KKR also lost their last match, having started the tournament with a victory.SRH could not make it to the final four last year and the task that awaits them is again easier said than done as KKR, champions in 2012 and 2014, are one of the strongest outfits in the tournament.Though they suffered a reverse against Mumbai Indians, KKR were at its dazzling best against Delhi Daredevils.The Knight Riders will definitely get a boost if they include mystery spinner Sunil Narine in the playing XI, who was rested in the last game after making the long journey back after attending his father’s funeral.Narine would make a handy combination with the chinaman bowler Brad Hogg.Even in the absence of Narine, Hogg and Andre Russel restricted Delhi Daredevils to a sub-100 total with their canny bowling.The Shahrukh Khan-owned outfit has some classy batsmen in its ranks as well, including Robin Uthappa, skipper Gautam Gambhir, Russel and Manish Pandey.The Sunrisers too boasts of a strong line-up and potential match winners in captain David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh.It remains to be seen whether Yuvraj, who sustained an injury during the recent World T20, would be available for tomorrow’s match.The form of some of the top-order batsmen, including Dhawan and Williamson, has been a matter of concern and they would look to come out all guns blazing.Sunrisers has some seasoned and also promising young players, including Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Karn Sharma and new acquisition Mustafizur Rahman, in the bowling department.Observing that the team has got abundant talent, SRH mentor VVS Laxman has recently said they should make it to the top of the tournament if they play to its potential.“We got abundance of potential and talent in this team and if we play to our potential, we will achieve our goal which is to win the IPL,” Laxman said.As the match is scheduled to start in the afternoon, the players would have to bear the scorching heat prevailing in the city with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees celsius.Teams:Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautham Gambhir (capt), Piyush Chawla, John Hastings, Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Manan Sharma, Morne Morkel, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusaf Pathan, Ankit Rajput, Andre Russell, Rajgopal Satish, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav and Umesh Yadav.Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (capt), Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Trent Boult, Ben Cutting, Shikar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhimanyu Midtun, Eoin Morgan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Mehra, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shanker, Karn Sharma, Barinder Sran, T Suman, Aditya Tare, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh. Both the teams boasts of some classy and a strong line-up and potential match winners COMMENTS Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner. File Photo   –  PTI COMMENT Published on cricket Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner. File Photo   –  PTI IPL 2016 × April 15, 2016 SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

Geek deals 1300 50inch Samsung TV Xbox bundle

first_imgOver the past weeks, we’ve seen hot deals on giant TVs, super-low prices on tiny TVs, and occasionally a decent offer on a gaming system. For someone looking to bring a whole new entertainment experience into their living room, this deal is one of the best we’ve seen to date.It starts with one of Samsung’s newest HDTVs, the 1080p, 50-inch UN50ES6900. It uses LED backlighting and has a 120Hz refresh rate, common for any recent TV, but thankfully it also comes with a number of other bells and whistles we’ve come to expect on 2012 HDTVs.It has WiFi built-in, as well as ethernet port if you prefer wires, and built-in web apps for the popular streaming and media services (including Netflix, Pandora, Blockbuster, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter). These are also the kinds of features that tend to be refreshed with software updates, so it is a safe bet this list will grow. 3D support is included, and you even two pairs of glasses in the box.This bundle includes an Xbox 360, and though it’s only the 4GB model you do get a Kinect motion sensor. Two Kinect games are included, Kinect Adventures and Disneyland Adventures, making it the perfect to get started into Microsoft’s hottest toy.The Samsung UN50ES6900 normally runs $1,999 and the Xbox 306 is $249, but you can grab this combo for just $1,299.99 with free shipping. This is a great one-stop offer to breath some new life into your home theater, so follow the instructions below to snag this hot bundle.Click here and add HDTV to shopping cart. Click here and add Xbox 360 to shopping cart. Proceed to shopping cart, Xbox 360 will be marked down to $0 with total price $1,299.99 + free shipping.(Normally $2,249.99 | ends Nov. 7 or sooner)Our other top deals:Three HP W2371d 23-inch 1080p LED-backlit LCD monitors for $469.94 + Free shipping(normally $599.94 | use instant savings | ends Dec. 6 or sooner)Dell XPS 13 Core i5 13.3-inch ultrabook w/ 128GB SSD, Gorilla Glass for $749.99 + Free shipping(normally $949.99 | ends Dec. 7 or sooner)last_img read more