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IPL 2016: I will get fitter with every game, says Ashish Nehra

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad seamer Ashish Nehra admitted to being a bit ‘rusty’ in the game against Pune Supergiants on Tuesday and said that he will improve with each passing game in the ongoing Indian Premier League after missing out on the action for two weeks.”I played after two weeks. The more I will play, I will get better. I was a bit rusty compared to what I was bowling for last six to eight months. So, as more games come up in next one week or 10 days, I will get better from here,” he said in a post-match press conference after SRH lost to RPS by 34 runs in a rain-hit match.Electing to bowl first, Pune restricted Sunrisers to a poor 118-8. In response, Pune made 94-3 in 11 overs before rain interrupted the match. Pune won by 34 runs by Duckworth Lewis method.Though disappointed to end up losing the match, Nehra, however, said it is part of the game and learning from mistakes is the way forward.”It can happen in any T20 game. You must have seen so many times. Teams are scoring 200, 220 and same team next game is getting out for 120, 130. That’s the nature of the game. That can happen,” he said.”But, once you are 30/5, you are always playing that catching up game. We are lucky to score 120, because Bhuvneshwar Kumar managed to score those 20 runs in the end. Otherwise, at one point of time, we were like 105, 100 may be. Once you are defending 100 or 110, it’s very difficult.”advertisementNehra said there is no need to panic after losing a game since they had convincingly won the previous games.”After losing one or two games, we don’t need to panic.You can even play 10 batters. It does not mean you will score 200. You have to have bowlers also to do well,” he said.”You see RCB for instance. They are always scoring 180, 200 and other teams are still able to chase. It is not like only one team can hit big shots. Other teams can also hit. So, I think we have enough batting. It’s just that we have to apply better. It is part of the game.”All in all, it wasn’t a good game for us. But, there is plenty more to come. Still early days in the tournament. We are looking forward,” he said.Hyderabad won three matches on the trot while chasing some tricky targets and Nehra said it has become a trend of late that teams are winning more batting second.”In IPL, lately it has been the trend that teams chasing are winning more. Unless you are chasing 190 or 200, it also depends on the wicket. Some grounds like Bangalore and Mumbai, people are even chasing 200. So, we were lucky.”All the three times, we chased only 135 and 140. It becomes easy for us. But, all in all, you always look to improve. Nobody likes to be 30/5,” he said.last_img read more

Heres motivation for them Bruce Arians talkin bo

first_imgHere’s motivation for them. Bruce Arians talkin bout CenturyLink being the Cards Home field… 😂 #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/kuRXZxull4— (@3lone) December 25, 2017“We’ve got a big one next week, we know that’s our home field,” Arians said Sunday of Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. “We’re going up there and kicking their (expletive).” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, greets Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians after an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The game ended in overtime in a 6-6 tie. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Seattle’s home stadium has been named as one of the toughest stadiums to play in the NFL.However, the Cardinals have found their fair share of success in Seattle, winning the past three out of four meetings at CenturyLink Field.Still, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll laughed off Bruce Arians’ comments about it being the Cardinals’ home turf.“Bruce gets to say whatever he wants, man,” Carroll told MyNorthwest.com. ” “I don’t care, bring it on. We’ll go play some football Sunday and figure it out.”Carroll added that the comments made by Arians may motivate his team, saying they “might have a little fun with that.”The Seahawks playoff chances rely on their ability to beat the Cardinals and an Atlanta Falcons’ loss or tie against the Carolina Panthers. For the Cardinals, a win in Sunday’s game gives them the chance to play spoiler and finish 8-8 in a season riddled with injuries.Arians has confidence in his team and in quarterback Drew Stanton, who will make his second straight start since taking over for Blaine Gabbert after Week 15.Though, Arians admits he wishes he had quarterback who orchestrated the Cardinals three previous wins in Seattle, Carson Palmer. “There is just something about Carson up there and the way he throws the deep ball,” Arians told 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Craig Grialou & Mike Jurecki on Tuesday. “We’ll be fine, I think Drew is going to be healthier. We were real close a couple years ago up there with Drew, we dropped a touchdown right in our hands at halftime.”Still, he expects his team to be ready for what is sure to be another physical matchup in this bitter rivalry.“It’s Seattle,” Arians said. “We’ve had some success up there and every time we play them it’s a knock down, drag out (game).” With the playoffs out of reach, the Cardinals’ chance to end the playoff hopes for Seattle is extra motivation for the players and head coach Bruce Arians. 6 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Cardinals head coach Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element.last_img read more