By on November 26, 2019

first_imgHazlewood trapped Jason Holder lbw before rattling the Hazlewood trapped Jason Holder lbw before rattling the stumps of Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo to complete his hattrick and he said his length did the trick. “On that wicket we were just told to bowl good length with the new ball. I just tried to hit the top of the stumps. I was lucky enough to get a couple of straight on. Pretty happy with the effort. Theres still a few things to work on but were improving as time goes on,” he said. “I think with my length. I was a touch short in Johannesburg. The ball set up quite nicely. Were just hitting top of the stumps on that wicket. Its a little bit up and down and it worked for the start.” T20 may still look like a batmen oriented game but Hazlewood said a bowler still can grab his chances with a lot of tricks. “Certainly spinners do it over here. Up front you need to take wickets no matter what and put that batting unit on the backfoot. Otherwise they will enjoy freedom for the rest of the innings,” he said. “You would always want an experienced spinner but they got to start at some point. I think Adam (Zampa) learnt a fair bit on the go tonight. He will better of on the run and hopefully keeps improving throughout the tournament.” He also lavished praise on Shane Watson and said the allrounder would be handy in this conditions with his vast knowledge of playing here in the IPL. “Hes quite a special player, he is experienced as well for a young side. Hes been fantastic throughout South Africa and here as well. His knowledge of these grounds and conditions here will be pretty valuable,” he said of Watson who topscored with 60 as they scored 161/9. PTI TAP ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

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Arsenal hire ex-Barca chief Sanllehi

By on November 16, 2019

first_imgTransfers Arsenal hire Sanllehi from Barcelona as head of football relations to aid Wenger Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:36 11/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Arsene Wenger Arsenal Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Barcelona Premier League Primera División The 48-year-old will bring an end to a lengthy period at the Catalan club to take on a role leading player negotiations with the London side Arsenal have confirmed Raul Sanllehi will join the club from Barcelona to take over as head of football relations.The 48-year-old will begin his new role leading player negotiations in February and will work alongside manager Arsene Wenger and Huss Fahmy, who was appointed contract negotiator in June.Arsenal 4/5 to beat Terriers to nil Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Sanllehi, who is credited with being a key role in signing Neymar, Luis Suarez and Alexis Sanchez for Barca, has spent 14 years at Camp Nou and will leave when his contract expires on December 1.His role at the Emirates Stadium will be similar to that previously held by transfer negotiator Dick Law, who formally left the club in September. “In the past three years we have supplemented our team with more top-class expertise across every aspect of our football operations,” chief executive Ivan Gazidis told the club’s website as the 48-year-old’s appointment was confirmed.”Raul’s appointment is another important step in developing the infrastructure we need at the club to take everything we do to the next level.“Raul has extensive contacts across the football world and has been directly involved in some of the biggest transfers in Europe in recent years. We look forward to him bringing that expertise to Arsenal.”Sanllehi’s appointment comes days after they named Sven Mislintat as the new head of recruitment.Mslintat, 45, spent 10 years at Borussia Dortmund and is said to have identified the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Shinji Kagawa.last_img read more

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