Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs, will meet CSK in final
Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal will focus more on maintaining his competitivenes, rather than on keeping the World No. 1 position, ahead of his possible 11th title at Roland Garros. "My feeling is of course better to be No. 1 than be No. 2 or No. 5, but the most important thing is to feel myself competitive to play all events that I want to play and to feel myself really to have success in these important events," Nadal told a press conference on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency. Nadal returned to world No. 1 with his success at the ATP Rome Masters. The top position has been changed in hands between Nadal and his arch rival Roger Federer four times since the year started. "After a very tough beginning of the season with two injuries in the same place, now I feel good. I came back and played a lot of matches well, having success since I came back in Davis Cup," said Nadal.
Top Indian cricketers including skipper Virat Kohli and his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni are likely to get the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) nod to feature in a 100 ball-cricket tournament, slated to be held in in England in 2020. According to a report in the dailymail.co.uk, the BCCI, which doesn't allow its players to play in overseas T20 tournaments to protect their market-leading Indian Premier League, are understood to be considering making an exception for the Hundred because it is played over 100 balls compared to 120. The report further goes on to claim that BCCI's decision to let Indian cricketers take part in the 100-ball tournament would pave the way for negotiations around an IPL franchise in London.
Despite their dominance throughout the league stages, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will have to bring their best to the table when they take on buoyant Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 here on Friday. The winner of Friday's big-ticket game at the Eden Gardens will take on Mahenda Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final on Sunday in Mumbai. Sunrisers finished top of the points table after 14 matches and have been quite the team to beat with an exceptional bowling battery and solid batting.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become one of the largest sporting extravaganza in the world with the search volume for keyword "IPL" being 1.8 million, according to a study conducted by SEMrush, a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and search analytics software. The software provides intelligence data, including website traffic information, keywords projected AdWords spend, and other SEO-related data. The SEMrush's research, which digs into the online user behaviour of 192 million viewers, has come up with this data. The keyword "IPL" has more than 22,520,00 related keywords. While the IPL keyword volume in April 2017 was 823,000, in April 2018, it has risen to 1.8 million, said a statement.
The sale of online tickets for the forthcoming Hero Intercontinental Cup which kicks-off at the Mumbai Football Arena from June 1 has started, All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Thursday.
Bollywood celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Arjun Kapoor and Rahul Bose have wished luck and happiness to South African batsman AB de Villiers, who has announced his retirement from international cricket.