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the better of a star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore in? “We had a really poor outing against Sunrisers Hyderabad.But we have put that to bed and I feel across the board wehave played really strong cricket with bat and ball and alsoon the field So it should hold us in good stead throughoutthe tournament” the Australian said on the eve of the matchagainst Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla In the past as well the IPL has witnessed dream startsfrom teams which later faded away as the tournament progressed In fact Hodge himself was part of such a team(banned Rajasthan Royals) in the past as a player Asked about such a scenario Hodge said: “I think in thisparticular side we have so many match-winners I guess we cantake games away from certain teams in a matter of moments Icertainly know that you can run out of gas at the end of thetournament but I hope my knowledge will help to ensure thatsuch a thing doesn’t happen” However Gujarat Lions have a serious concern going intotomorrow’s game after explosive opener Aaron Finch injured hishamstring in the last game and is rendered doubtful “Aaron is 50-50 at this stage He just went off to see aspecialist in Mumbai He will fly back and join the team Wewill assess his condition tomorrow “It’s more of a precautionary thing He had an injury inAustralia and he just felt something which isn’t quite rightso that’s why he came off the field in the last game Hedidn’t want to have the same injury But the good news is heis in good shape” Hodge said Hodge expects a tough match especially withRahul Dravid in the opposition camp as mentor “I see Rahul very much as a role model mentor formyself We have played together learnt a lot of things fromhim and respect everything he does in life It would be niceto beat him and his team for sure but I am sure he is alsothinking the other way as well” Hodge said Asked what is the best age for a cricketer to quit thegame altogether Hodge cited the examples of veterans BradHogg (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Pravin Tambe who haveimpressed with the ball in the ongoing IPL so far “It’s just a personal choice If you have fire in thebelly and you are consistently playing well your body is fitand you are up to the rigours of competitive cricket thenanything is possible “Two guys who stand out for me in this tournament areBrad Hogg and Pravin Tambe Their performances at this age isoutstanding As long as you have the will and the drive andthe character to perform at the highest level and thoseperformances are strong then time is endless” he signed off For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe mercurial paceman missed the recent series against the World Cup co-hosts who went on to comfortably win the seven-match ODI series 4-2 to give themselves a confidence boost ahead of the global showpiece (Source: AP) Slinging express pace bowler Lasith Malinga is fit for Sri Lanka’s opening World Cup clash against New Zealand at Hagley Oval on Saturday captain Angelo Mathews said (Full Coverage| Venues | Fixtures) Malinga had ankle surgery in September and just returned to action in Sri Lanka’s two warm-up matches against South Africa and Zimbabwe prior to the World Cup The mercurial paceman missed the recent series against the World Cup co-hosts who went on to comfortably win the seven-match ODI series 4-2 to give themselves a confidence boost ahead of the global showpiece “Lasith will definitely play and he is fit to go” Mathews told reporters on Friday before declining to name his 11 for the opening match Malinga has been a key component of Sri Lanka’s performances in the last two World Cups where they have made the final both times particularly at the death with his late swinging yorkers proving unplayable at times His absence was noticed during the recent one day series where Sri Lanka looked out of sorts during their buildup to the tournament having arrived in New Zealand in mid-December and lost the test series 2-0 and then the ODI series To top that off they were well beaten by Zimbabwe in their final World Cup warmup match at Lincoln earlier this week The team have also been too reliant on the big three of Tillakaratne Dilshan Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene to score their runs while their pace attack has looked tame without the blonde-tinted hair of Malinga charging in “We had a couple of bad practice matches but we are not concerned about it because we were giving guys opportunities” Mathews said of their final warmup clashes “We have a fairly experienced team but the past is the past and we can’t look too far ahead We need to take each game as it comes “We’ve got to be aggressive and play good cricket to win against New Zealand They’re on a roll so we need to back our strengths and go out there and be positive” Malinga’s return to the side will provide a definite challenge to Brendon McCullum’s side though the New Zealand captain said they had spoken at length of facing the 31-year-old particularly at the end of an innings when he is most lethal “We have done a lot of preparation for him” McCullum said “He is a world class bowler and makes a significant impact to their bowling lineup “He is a fantastic death bowler and Sri Lanka is certainly a better side with Lasith Malinga in it” (Editing by Sudipto Ganguly) Recommend this story: TAGS: New Zealand Sri Lanka World Cup 2015By: Entertainment Feature Service | Published: October 29 2014 12:29 am Related News A film festival by the Films Division of India in association with the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India is themed around the idea of injustice Keeping with their promise of showing different forms of films — the festival will showcase animation fiction shorts features and student films among others This three-day festival will take place from October 31 to November 2 Curated by filmmaker Smriti Nevatia the festival titled “Our Lives…to Live” will screen films that “portray people’s movements for the protection of their land resources livelihoods cultures health lives freedoms…” as described in the curatorial note These films include music videos such as Native Bapa a Malayali hip hop music video that went viral last year that speaks about innocents being branded as terrorists and Evening in Gay Maharashtra by Suman Sridhar that plays on the word gay The 1989 documentary Safdar that reconstructs the shameful killing of playwright-writer-activist Safdar Hashmi and the Arabic live and animation film The Kingdom of Women that documents Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon will also be screened Besides the screenings there will be discussions with some of the filmmakers themselves For details of the schedule visit the Facebook page of the Films Division For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related News “The e-challan showed a difference in fees for students who belonged to the same course under the same category. 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Terming Brahm Singh a "bhrashtachari (corrupt)" candidate, (English Premier League Home | Fixtures | Standings/Table) Mourinho," Gandhi said. The police were suppressing the thelawallahs. “This is the third time I am performing for the Life OK Screen Awards and it has always been special.” Sajid Khan also dismissed any possibility of a sequel of Humshakals, For all the latest Entertainment News, 2012 2:59 am Related News Germany? coming first,who has already notched up six goals in nine appearances for the senior squad has cemented his place in the side thanks to his impressive performances.

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