“I think our relationship between the United States and India is so strong and enduring we won’t worry about the Twitter rank order,” Psaki said while responding to a question on whether the US is bothered that President Barack Obama was so far down on the list of Modi’s priorities.
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Harmer also claimed the prized wicket of veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Indian cricket captain and co-owner of Chennaiyin FC,Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen celebrating at each goal scoredby his team Former France and Chelsea star Nicholas Anelka’s presencedid not bring any change on the fortunes of the Mumbai sidewho have now lost three matches out of the four they haveplayed so far Anelka was playing for the first time for Mumbai City FCas he was serving a five-match ban by Football Association inEngland for quenelle gesture in December while playing forWest Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League With Materrazi deciding to take the field and manning thecentral defence there was total transformation in theattitude of the home players who got the gaps at the Mumbai FCdefence Throughout the first half Mumbai players lacked thethrust at the midfield and the defenders played high upfrontso often that they let a lot of space on the field betweengoalkeeper Subrata Paul and midfield The home side apparently noticed this and changed theirstrategy to apply pressure on the wings to find the openings Elano and Mendoza combined beautifully Mendoza will holdonto the ball to move on the centre or snatch from the legs ofMumbai midfield and sped down the wings mostly on the right Whenever he was tackled by the defenders Elano would bethe trump card to take the free-kick and Materrazi who wassubstituted in the 58th minute by Bojan Djordjic to goupfront to try and get the chance to score This worked wellfor the home side Chennaiyin FC play Atletico de Kolkata in their next gameat home on on November 4 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Updated: February 22 2016 10:18 pm MS Dhoni (L) expressed satisfaction with the the preparation and said they’ve the right ingredients to do well in the Asia Cup (Source: PTI File) Related News A month ago when MS Dhoni addressed the media prior to the team’s departure for Australia there was a touch of uncertainty everywhere — from death bowling to middle-order batting; even the spin-bowling combination Things have changed since thanks to a purple patch of sorts Little wonder then that India’s limited-overs captain looked relaxed and completely assured as he attended the team’s pre-departure press conference for the Asia Cup tweaked into a T20 tournament with the World Cup in picture And before the big event it’s perhaps the last chance to experiment with the team combination So unsurprisingly Dhoni hinted at squad rotation It sounds a tad curious given India’s recent success in T20 internationals has been based on sticking to stability Dhoni didn’t change the team composition during India’s 3-0 clean sweep Down Under while Ajinkya Rahane for Virat Kohli — who was rested — was the only alteration to the playing eleven in the home series against Sri Lanka Kohli has returned which means Rahane once again will have to sit out But winning begets confidence and Dhoni feels he is in a position to experiment a bit The likes of Rahane Harbhajan Singh and Pawan Negi can expect some game time before the ICC event “I have the belief that we have the talent required to win a big tournament This team has all the ingredients but what will be important is to keep the team fit and try to give as many games as possible to all the individuals who are part of the side” he said Dhoni has to pick his moments A full-strength Sri Lanka arch-rivals Pakistan and Bangladesh at home form an ultra-strong field for the Asia Cup and the team management would be keen to ensure the winning momentum doesn’t slip Dhoni put things in perspective “It (rotation) will depend on where we are positioned in the tournament After that we have two games before the World T20 starts If everyone gets a chance it will be good for the team” Share This Article Related Article According to him what has really changed in the T20 context over the last one-odd month is that the fast bowlers have bowled well “Death bowling is an area of concern in the 50-over format where slogging usually starts from 40 overs onwards In T20 cricket it is basically the last three-four overs or at times only the last two overs So we should keep the two formats separate What has happened in the last few matches is that fast bowlers have bowled well whenever they have come at the back end of the innings” This resurgence is down to the comeback man Ashish Nehra and the callow Gujarat seamer Jasprit Bumrah Together they have taken 16 wickets — Nehra’s economy rate 800 Bumrah’s 677 — in the six T20 internationals they have played this year And India have won five of those matches Their performance has given Dhoni the cushion to give the new ball to R Ashwin against Sri Lanka Also the pace bowling duo has more than made up for Mohammed Shami’s absence The Bengal fast bowler has been ruled out of the Asia Cup as well but he is still in the squad for World T20 and the team management is happy to allow him the extra leeway “We had to announce the 15-member squad a month before the World T20 Now it is up to you if you want to pick a guy who can get fit before the tournament You might not pick him and then you see somebody like a Shami 100 per cent fit in 10 days That’s why he was selected” said Dhoni He added: “He has to prove his fitness and if he isn’t fit then we have replacements waiting” India generally don’t play much T20 cricket But this year — in the run-up to the World T20 — has been different They have already played six and would feature in a few more high-intensity contests in the Asia Cup Dhoni acknowledged the benefit “The good thing when it comes to preparation is that there were three games in Australia Yes the conditions were different but we played three T20 internationals against Sri Lanka in India and now (we have) the Asia Cup It gives you time to settle into the format “Now we have got the extra time to get used to everything; fix the roles and responsibilities that individuals would have in the bowling and batting departments We can also try out a few different things Often you don’t get much T20 games before the world event So it’s good in a way and we should get into the groove nicely” One thing’s for sure is that the captain won’t tinker with the batting order To be fair a line-up of Rohit Sharma Shikhar Dhawan Kohli and Suresh Raina from No 1 to No 4 allows him very little scope Dhoni picked Yuvraj Singh himself and Hardik Pandya for the next three slots and said that those who were placed down the order must make the most of the six to ten deliveries they would be facing Pandya had lived up to the challenge in the match against Sri Lanka at Ranchi but Yuvraj didn’t look too convincing Asia Cup would allow him another opportunity to hit his straps Nine years is a long time in cricket The game has evolved Dhoni’s hairstyles have changed from the time he won the World T20 in South Africa in 2007 But he insisted his captaincy-style has remained unchanged “I haven’t changed as a captain I am 100 per cent the same that I used to be” he said Retirement question Dhoni seemed a little upset when a reporter asked him about his retirement plans “You just cannot ask me a question; you also have to give a reason You have the freedom but it does not mean you will ask me every day You can’t keep asking the same questions The answer remains the same it is like what is your name — ‘MS Dhoni’ and it will remain the same” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Shanghai | Updated: July 31 2015 4:28 pm Real Madrid and AC Milan players vie for the ball in Shanghai on Friday (Source: Reuters) Related News Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla scored with his side’s 11th penalty in a shootout then saved from his 16-year-old AC Milan counterpart Gianluigi Donnarumma to give the Spaniards the win after their friendly in Shanghai ended 0-0 on Thursday The 10-9 shootout win sealed the Asian edition of the International Champions Cup for Madrid who also won the tournament played in Australia earlier this month involving Roma and Manchester City Share This Article Related Article Madrid who opened the pre-season tournament in China with a classy 3-0 win over Inter Milan started with Gareth Bale in a more central role just off main striker Karim Benzema and flanked by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lucas Vazquez The attacking quartet troubled the Milan defence with their quick breaks but too often the final ball let them down After a lacklustre first 45 minutes the game burst to life in the second half at Shanghai Stadium with Madrid substitute Toni Kroos getting on the end of Jese’s cutback but his effort deflected wide On the hour mark a powerful volley from Milan’s Carlos Bacca forced a terrific one-handed save out of Casilla Milan who finished 10th in Serie A last season a massive 35 points behind champions Juventus brought on 6-foot-5-inch stopper Donnarumma with 15 minutes left and the youngster looked confident enough as the game went to a shootout After Bacca missed for Milan Donnarumma produced a great save from Kroos to keep the shootout alive Both sides converted until only the goalkeepers were left and after Casilla thumped his effort home Donnarumma’s weak shot was easily saved to end the match For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | London | Published: October 3 2013 9:31 am Related News Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez admits she had always doubted her singing ability until she met ex-husband Marc Anthonywho assured her she was good at it The ‘On The Floor’ hitmaker admits she used to be insecure about her vocal range and it wasn’t until she met Anthonythat she began to realise she was a successful international popstar due to her talentand not her flawless looksreported Contactmusic “The biggest insecurity I had was my singing… Even though I had sold 70 million recordsthere was this feeling like’I’m not good at this’ And while I was married to Marche helped me get over it He kept telling me’You’re the only one holding yourself back from reaching your full potential as a singer You have to let go’ “I was always so insecure Then I grewlittle by littleand realisedwait a minutethis is not a fluke I’m not a mistake And I know what I’m doing” she said The 44-year-old star split from Anthony in July 2011 and has been dating choreographer Casper Smart26since October 2011 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related Newsmatch defeat in the Hero Indian Super League in Chennai? focus and purposefulness, There was a new strong-man in charge in New Delhi. The two then called the police control room and when two PCR officials – Sub-Inspector Rajinder Singh and constable Bachan Singh- reached the spot. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 5,co/LGKg8UdwWo — Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) May 20, Citing statistics.
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