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Steven Smith is building up nicely with his elbow responding well, reveals Phil Jaques

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The New South Wales head coach Phil Jaques has revealed that Steven Smith’s rehab is going pretty well with his elbow responding well to the ongoing training. He also added that the effort is to build up slowly so that he doesn’t push his body too hard but things are getting on track gradually.

Australian star batsman Steven Smith is currently missing international cricket, owing to his elbow rehab. He wasn’t named in the white-ball series against West Indies and Bangladesh. His elbow issue had flared up following the Test series against India, earlier this year. And the pain increased when he featured for the Delhi Capitals in this year’s IPL, which was postponed, due to the COVID outbreak.

Right now, he’s undergoing rehabilitation as he’s hoping to return to professional cricket with the upcoming domestic fixtures. The New South Wales head coach Phil Jaques gave an update on the progress of his elbow issue and stated that he’s building up nicely with his elbow responding well. 

“He’s been building it up nicely. He’s been very conscientious about his rehab and in terms of how long he bats it for, he’s building up his time which is great and his elbow is responding really well to it,” Phil Jaques told ESPNcricinfo.

The former Aussie opener also went on to reveal that they have taken a slow and steady approach to help Smith with his comeback. Jaques remains hopeful of the senior batsman featuring in the domestic season for the New South Wales side. 

“We’ve taken a really slow approach with him to make sure we don’t have too many setbacks by pushing too hard but we are stepping things up gradually. He’s definitely moving in the right direction, he’s not going backwards. Hopefully he’ll be ready to go once the season kicks off. I don’t think he really got rid of it last time so it came back…hopefully if he gets the tolerance through the tendon that he needs to then he should be able to manage it.”

Earlier, Australia’s Test No.4 had made it clear that he would prioritize the Ashes over this year’s T20 World Cup. And if he indeed misses out on the ICC mega-event, it would allow him to potentially play five Sheffield Shield games before the one-off Test against Afghanistan at the end of November.

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India can pick two more teams and still win any competition in the world, states Hardik Pandya

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Hardik Pandya has spoken highly of India’s remarkable bench strength across formats and believes that the team can end up winning any competition in the world even if they pick ‘C’ or ‘D’ string sides. India, on Tuesday, sealed a series win over Sri Lanka despite fielding a second-string team.

Building a world talent pool has been integral to team India’s sustained success over the past decade, and nothing served as a testament to the same more than the tour of Australia last winter. Without their skipper Virat Kohli, and without a handful of senior players, the Indian side ended up winning 2-1 Down Under, in the process breaching Gabba for the first time this century.

But while the side that triumphed in Australia had a fair mix of first-teamers and newcomers, the contingent currently in Sri Lanka is dominated by debutants and newcomers, with only a handful of seniors present in the entire squad. And the inexperienced squad, on Tuesday, sealed a 2-0 series win to project the scary strength in depth the country possesses.

Hardik Pandya is one of the few seniors in the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka, but the all-rounder believes the team could do without him and other seniors. Speaking ahead of the third ODI, Pandya insisted that India ‘can pick two more teams and still win any competition in the world’, singing praises about the country’s talent pool.

“Our roles are very clear, even in the main team. The kind of talent which the Indian team posses right now, I think we can pick two more teams and win any competition in the world,” Pandya told the host broadcaster, reported Cricbuzz.

On a personal note, however, 2021 has been a tough year for Pandya, who has struggled to build on the promise he showed in the tour of Australia last year. So far this year, across formats, Pandya has struck a solitary fifty in Indian colours, averaging 25.62, while he also had a rough IPL, averaging 8.66 from 7 outings. Now a more mature cricketer, Pandya, however, insisted that failures a part of a cricketer’s journey, and revealed that he has learned to celebrate bad days.

“I understand that in life you have to keep growing. As a cricketer and a person you need to keep growing. My process is just growing as a human being. You tend to make mistakes, you fail, but I like to celebrate my failures. I like to celebrate my bad days, it is a part of the sport and it teaches you a lot of things. I like to remember it.”

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Podcast: Enter York Hall – Boxing News

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In this audio documentary relive York Hall’s great nights, fights and events that are the pillars of British boxing history

YORK HALL – the spiritual home of british boxing. Join us on an atmospheric deep-dive into the magic of the old venue that’s provided fight fans of all ages with so many special memories. From its 1929 opening as public baths in which Londoners would wash, right through to the present day – via visits from the likes of Tapia and Lomachenko – this audio documentary relives the great nights, fights and events that are pillars of British boxing history.

Boxers, promoters, referees, trainers, commentators and journalists relive their own personal highs and lows as the past, present and future of York Hall are explored in detail.

Written and produced by Darren Rees. Engineered at: Untapped talent recording studios (Southampton).

Please get in contact with your York Hall memories via Twitter: @ReesBoxing89 or [email protected]ail.com

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Tokyo Olympics: Opening ceremony live blog, updates

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Konbanwa, Australia! Welcome to The Roar’s live coverage of the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony, one that will take place in front of no fans except for some excited dignitaries (and allegedly reluctant Queensland Premier Anna Palaszczuk). The party starts at 9pm AEST with Australia 38th in the order of entry into the stadium. (more…)

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