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Cricket News England name unchanged squad for third Ashes Test, James Anderson continues recovery

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: England has named an unchanged squad for the third Ashes Test against Australia which will begin on August 22 in Leeds. England’s selectors kept faith with the XI that drew the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Sunday, with the hosts having the better of an exciting last day before Australia held out to preserve their 1-0 lead in the five-match series.  Surrey left-arm seamer Sam Curran, who did not play at Lord’s, retained his place in a 12-man squad for the third Test, which starts at England captain Joe Root’s Headingley home ground on Thursday. With just a four-day turnaround between Tests in London and Leeds, major changes were always unlikely.The squad announcement means there is no place for James Anderson, who missed most of the Edgbaston Test and the Lord’s Test due to a calf injury which he sustained in the first innings of the first Test. Anderson will step his rehabilitation this week by playing for Lancashire 2nd XI against Leicestershire in a three-day friendly match in Liverpool. Anderson’s fitness will be assessed continually ahead of the fourth Test at his Old Trafford home ground starting on September 4.England will hope that is sufficient time for World Cup-winning fast bowler Jofra Archer, who took five wickets while repeatedly topping speeds of 90 mph on his Test debut, to recover from the 44 overs he sent down at Lord’s. In the last encounter between England and Australia at Leeds in 2009, Australia won by an innings when Mitchell Johnson picked up a five-wicket haul. Australia, on the other hand, will be contemplating some changes. Captain Tim Paine did not express confidence that Smith would be fine for the third Test. “I’m not sure about Headingley. He (Smith) will need to improve, there’s no doubt about that. Hopefully for our sake he does,” Paine said. Archer had an impact in the second innings as he picked up David Warner and Usman Khawaja but he also hit Marnus Labuschagne on the helmet first ball. However, Labuschagne, who became the first concussion substitute in history, held his nerve to hit fifty and help Australia escape with a draw at Lord’s. England squadRory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root (c), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler , Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Sam Currancenter_img James Anderson could be fit for the fourth Test in Manchester.Steve Smith is in doubt for the third Test after a blow to the side of the neck.Australia won their last Ashes encounter in Leeds by an innings.last_img read more

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Syracuse slides 7 spots to No. 10 in NSCAA rankings

first_img Published on October 11, 2016 at 3:51 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse has dropped seven spots to No. 10 from No. 3 in this week’s official NSCAA ranking. The Orange was slotted as high as No. 2 only three weeks ago.The former No. 3 Orange (8-3-1, 2-2-1 Atlantic Coast) lost twice last week on the road. Last Tuesday, Albany handed SU its second loss of the year, 2-1. Three days later, No. 4 Louisville blanked the Orange in a 1-0 win.This week’s rankings, the seventh of the year, include eight ACC teams, six of which are in the top 10. SU is 0-2-1 against teams in this week’s top 10. Syracuse entered 2016 ranked No. 6 and stayed there until Week 3, when it moved to No. 5. Then Syracuse reached No. 2 before spending the last two weeks in the No. 3 slot.No. 2 Notre Dame handed Syracuse its first loss of the year after SU had sprung to an 8-0 start, best in program history. Since, the Orange has gone winless for four straight games for the first time since October 2011. After the Orange’s matchup with UND, SU tied No. 8 North Carolina, 0-0.In two games without defender Miles Robinson, SU has been outscored 3-1 and lost both times. The sophomore returns this week after a week with the United States Under-20 National Team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThree of Syracuse’s final four games are against Top-15 teams. The Orange host No. 15 Virginia Tech Friday at 7 p.m. A week later, Syracuse visits No. 3 Clemson for a rematch of last year’s national semifinal. Syracuse finishes its regular season on Oct. 28 in a matchup with No. 7 Wake Forest at SU Soccer Stadium. Commentslast_img read more

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