Author: Dipro Mukherjee

17. Calcutta. Sagittarius. Sports Columnist.

USA’s RISE SC, the Houston-based youth soccer association has announced a glad tidings. From now on, alongside their U18/19 team, their U13 team will also be funded for the elite programme. As per reports from RISE SC itself, RISE’s Elite players have a direct pathway to USA Youth national scouts and also, they have the privilege to attend the trials of their partner club and Eredivisie giants, Feyenoord Rotterdam.This means, we might be getting to see someone in the USWNT Youth or in the Feyenoord Rotterdam Youth Women colours soon. Yes, you got it right. I’m talking of none other…

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It’s just a matter of few hours for the festival of cricket to be signaled a “Play ball” by the on-field umpires. Yes, you got it right. Vivo IPL 2021 is finally here. In accordance with the sudden hike in the pandemic, the complete edition will be played behind closed doors and across six venues namely, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and Delhi as stated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).Here we present the best possible playing XI of the following four teams who are expected to be the top contenders of the championship-1) Royal Challengers…

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The big gulf between Indian Super League and International football got unveiled on Monday night after United Arab Emirates thrashed India 6-0 in an International friendly in Dubai. After being able to secure a 1-1 draw against Oman in the previous International friendly, the Blue Tigers got on to the pitch with a high morale. But, their high morale didn’t last long as Ali Mabkhout opened the scoring for UAE in the 12th minute. Just after 20 minutes of breaking the deadlock, Ali Mabkhout doubled their lead as he was able to find the back of the net from the…

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Indian batting legend and Bharat Ratna awardee, Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for COVID-19 after showing mild symptoms and is currently in home quarantine. Widely regarded as the greatest ever batsman in the history of the game, the Master Blaster recently led India Legends to a title win in the Unacademy Road Safety World Series last weekend in Raipur. He scored 223 runs in 7 matches in the Road Safety World Series with a highest score of 65.From the time when this pandemic outbreak happened, he has been maintaining all kinds of safety measures and has undergone the test numerous…

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Shikhar Dhawan’s jaw-dropping innings, Krunall Pandya’s record-breaking half-century on ODI debut, Prasidh Krishna’s record-breaking bowling figure on ODI debut and Shardul Thakur’s gamechanging spell perfectly comprised a cluster of match-winning performances as the Men in Blue won the first ODI of the Paytm ODI trophy against England in Pune. In the afternoon of Pune, England won the toss and elected to bowl first. India came out to bat with the opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. It didn’t seem to be Hitman’s day as he departed for just 28 off 42 balls including four boundaries. After Rohit’s departure,…

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After facing a defeat in the Paytm T20I series against India, the visitors from the land of Queen Victoria will be eager to bounce back in the ODI series which starts today itself. These two players from the visitors’ side may prove to be some serious threat to the home side as their current performances reflect the same.Ben Stokes: LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Ben Stokes of England walks off the field as scores are level during the Final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and England at Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 14, 2019 in…

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Every winning move by them for their team will be an answer to those who questioned their calibre in One-Day Internationals. Here we present the two players who can become the X-factor for India in the ODI series against England alongside the star players of the team like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.Bhuvaneshwar Kumar: Undoubtedly, Bhuvi is such a name whose jaw-dropping comeback in the T20I series against England has made each and every cricket fan across the country go gaga over it. His swing is his brahmāstra and in ODIs, if India chooses to bowl first then definitely, Bhuvaneshwar…

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India claims the Paytm T20I trophy as they won the 5-match series by 3-2 against England. After the series cambecame 2-2 in the 4th match, the 5th and the last match turned out to be a series decider which ended in an utter showdown that witnessed a terrific sense of gameplay between the two top-notch teams. England won the toss and asked India to bat first at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The favourite duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli came out in the park to open the innings for the men in blue. Rohit Sharma played an…

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Inter Miami FC announced the signing of their Scottish linchpin and 2020’s MVP, Lewis Morgan on a new contract by using the Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) ahead of their 2021 Major League Soccer (MLS) season, 3 days back.“Lewis is a player who stood out in his first-ever season in MLS, not only for his performance on the field, but also positive attitude and willingness to be a team player at all times,” said Inter Miami CF Chief Soccer Officer and Sporting Director Chris Henderson. “We’re thrilled to sign him to a new contract and reaffirm our commitment to valuable players…

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North American countries have always been a prodigy in preparing soccer talents in women’s football. Starting from Michelle Akers to Mia Hamm to Abby Wambach to Megan Rapinoe of the United States of America and going further, we have Christine Sinclair of Canada who is widely regarded as one the best Canadian women soccer star ever and has also got a perfect successor to her in the form of 19 year-old Canadian soccer beauty, Jordyn Huitema. Infact, Jordyn herself idolises Christine as her role model. Continuing the trend, USA has once again turned up in this regard. A 12 year-old…

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