DC VS MI PREVIEW by Ganesh Chandrasekaran • Last updated on Share Tweet Mumbai Indians have dominated this rejuvenated DC team like no other in the IPL and even pipped them to the title last year. © BCCI/IPL The Overview Delhi Capitals will have the odds stacked against them going into this encounter against their bogey team. Mumbai Indians have dominated this rejuvenated DC team like no other in the IPL and even pipped them to the title last year. In addition to that baggage, DC will also have to shrug off the quick turnaround from their previous game, on Sunday, in Mumbai. Having already played three games on the Chepauk surface, MI start with the distinct advantage of familiarity with the conditions. DC will also be all too familiar with how Trent Boult ripped through their top order in the 2020 final, but Boult has proven to be a thorn in their flesh right through the qualifier and league stage as well in that … [Read more...] about Can Delhi Capitals find a way to break the MI hoodoo?
Hardik has in recent times stuck to playing as a finisher both in the national team and Mumbai Indians. Jayawardene wants Hardik to recover fully from the niggle before taking on the batsmen with ball in hand. "We were looking forward to him bowling this season as he didn't bowl in last year's IPL after coming from an injury and he wasn't ready. In his last ODI match against England, I believe Hardik picked up a niggle so we don't want to risk an injury," Jayawardene explained. "We want to be sure that he is comfortable in bowling so hopefully in the next few weeks with a bit of work and all that you might see him bowling, we would love to see him bowling but as soon as the niggle goes off and he is comfortable in bowling we could utilise that asset as well," he added. In the games, where Mumbai Indians pulled off victories from losing positions, spinner Rahul Chahar played a key role. He might have gone for 43 runs in his first match but the spinner returned with seven … [Read more...] about IPL 2021: MI vs DC: Hardik Pandya injured during ODI series against England, may not bowl in IPL 14
WALKERTON – For the better part of a century, the chimney at the Bogdon and Gross furniture factory stood, a monument to the Walkerton area’s industrial heyday. Even weeks after the building that surrounded the hundred-plus-foot stack came down, it remained a landmark. On Thursday, April 8, a team of demolition people came in to take down the chimney. By Friday morning, holes had been drilled in the towering structure, and a piece of it had been cut away, for all the world like a massive tree about to be felled. Everything was in place – the path had been mapped out, equipment was at the ready and a plan of action was ready to be executed. The hill above the site, and the street in front, were crowded with watchers. Some had worked at the factory, or had relatives who had. And some of the watchers had the last name of Bogdon. Cables were carefully attached to the structure in key locations, and then hooked up to the powerful excavator. And the chimney remained standing. … [Read more...] about Bogdon and Gross furniture factory chimney finally comes down
Wet Hot American Summer, 2001. Photo: Eureka Pictures If I’d listened to the guy at Blockbuster, I might never have seen Wet Hot American Summer at such a pivotal time. “Don’t get this,” the Blockbuster guy said when I brought the DVD to the register. “You’ll regret it . ” In all my years of Blockbuster-ing I had never been told that I’d “regret” a rental, not even Under Siege 2: Dark Territory or Rob Schneider’s The Animal. I asked him why he hated it so much. “Because it’s dumb as hell and it makes no sense,” he clarified. I rented it anyway. And then I took it to my friend’s house where we proceeded to laugh harder than we’d ever laughed before, all the while wondering: What were we seeing that this other guy didn’t? And: Why wasn’t this a thing that everyone was talking about? Looking back on the initial reviews of the film — and they are famously, almost unanimously vicious — critics clearly shared the Blockbuster guy’s opinion, focusing on Wet Hot as … [Read more...] about ’s Undefinable Brand of Smart Stupidity
The wickets in Chennai are not unplayable but challenging being on slower side, insisted Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene as teams batting first have dominated the matches played at the Chepauk stadium, so far. Out of six matches played here, thrice teams managed 150-plus score and five times the team that has batted first won the match. The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders was a high-scoring affair on Sunday when Virat Kohli-led side posted 204 for four to win the match by 38 runs. “They are not unplayable wickets. They are good, competitive wickets. And adapting to challenges is always the key for any batsmen or any team. We have been consistent with that approach, it is challenging, but our bowlers have adapted pretty well,” Jayawardene said ahead of the team’s game against Delhi Capitals. The 43-year-old former Sri Lanka batsman also said all-rounder Hardik Pandya has not yet bowled this season due to the niggle he picked up … [Read more...] about Hardik Pandya Picked up Niggle During England Series: Mahela Jayawardene on Mumbai Indians All-Rounder’s Bowling Fitness