Alzarri Joseph to replace Milne for Mumbai Indians

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Mumbai Indians have received a shot in the arm for their pace attack by naming West Indies quick Alzarri Joseph as replacement for the injured Adam Milne who had been ruled out of the IPL earlier.
Mumbai had been facing issues in their pace department because Lasith Malinga was expected to miss a few matches for them initially, Jasprit Bumrah had injured his left shoulder in their opening match, and Australia’s Jason Behrendorff hasn’t joined them yet because of the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE.
Michael Phelps gets batting tips from Rishabh PantThe Delhi Capitals wicketkeeper also got some insight into the the mindset that helped Phelps become a 23-time Olympic Games gold medallist
Michael Phelps, he of 23 Olympic Games gold medals, dropped in at the Delhi Capitals camp for an interactive session with the players on Wednesday. They chatted, played a bit of cricket, and had fun together.
Rishabh Pant was seen giving Phelps a crash course on wielding the willow, but while Phelps did get a bit of an idea of the game, cricket might not be the next big thing in his life.
“I don’t think cricket is my next sport, but I loved seeing the match with the Delhi Capitals yesterday. It was nice to see how excited the crowd was, and to see how the players shift when there is a change of ends, or a dismissal,” Phelps said. “I loved watching the sixes yesterday, and definitely today has been about getting a couple of tips from the boys, starting with how to hold a bat. So I’m sure I will be better prepared to play cricket when I visit India next.”
When he does, he has home at Pant’s – “He is most welcome to stay at my place for as long as he wants, where I can teach him how to play the sport”.
Williamson – great footwork, with two left feet
Move over Champion, Gangnam, Sprinkler and Naagin – this is the cricket celebration dance we want: uncoordinated, non-confrontational, and totally awesome. Even Che Pujara could get it right. Kane Williamson shows you can have great footwork with two left feet, during an ad shoot for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
David Gower, like many other prominent names from the game over the past couple of days, has waded into the mankading debate. He wouldn’t have done it and would have dissuaded his bowler from doing it if he was the captain, Gower said, but felt that while R Ashwin would regret running Jos Buttler out backing up in an IPL 2019 game, the bowler’s reputation wouldn’t be damaged.
Referencing the ball-tampering scandal that saw Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft banned last year, Gower pointed out that cricketers had done a lot worse than mankad a batsman, a legal manner of dismissing a batsman but considered unsporting in many quarters.
“I’d tell the umpire to let it go that time,” Gower told Kolkata’s Telegraph on how he would have approached the situation as captain.
“Indeed, I’d be tempted to ask the bowler: Is this how we should be playing the game? I’d ask my bowler to give the batsman a warning and, if there was repeat, tell him he’d be free to do a mankad.