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Liverpool and Tottenham joined by Serie A teams in battle for Ukrainian star

first_imgLiverpool and Tottenham target Yevhen Konoplyanka is attracting interest from four Serie A clubs, according to reports in Italy.The Ukraine international’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he would be available on a free next summer.That has alerted both Brendan Rodgers’ side and Spurs, who have made tentative enquires to his club Dnipro, while West Ham have also expressed an interest.However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Premier League trio have been joined in the race for Konoplyanka by a quartet of Serie A clubs.AC Milan, Fiorentina, Inter Milan and Roma have all sounded out the winger’s representatives about a move to Italy. Dnipro’s Yevhen Konoplyanka in action against Inter Milan 1last_img read more

Jason Behrendorff wants to impress World Cup selectors with his IPL performance

first_imgMumbai Indians left-arm pace bowler Jason Behrendorff sees his debut IPL season as an opportunity to help him secure a place in the Australian squad in the upcoming World Cup in England.The 28-year-old from New South Wales made an impressive start to the IPL on Wednesday by dismissing Chennai Super Kings opener Ambati Rayudu and one-down Suresh Raina for figures of 2 for 22.”Any performance here can really help me. My main strength is swinging the new ball upfront and taking some wickets, so it was good to be able to do that and keep in the selectors’ mind that I am bowing well. So, hopefully that will keep me in the frame,” said Behrendorff at the post-match media conference after MI beat CSK by 37 runs.He did not see any problem in him and senior left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc both gaining the nod for the World Cup from the Australian selection panel. The selection committee is expected pick the team in two weeks’ time.”It can happen. It is not foreign to have two left handers in the team. Australia have not done it a lot in the past but I don’t see why we can’t do that. Mitch bowls exceptionally well at the death, can also bowl at the middle and upfront. So, it might be a case if both of us are picked in the same team we can different roles.”I might bowl upfront and Mitch may look to bowl through the middle and at the end. It would be quite exciting,” Behrendorff said.advertisementHe said the dismissal of Raina, through a spectacular one-handed diving catch by West Indian Kieron Pollard at deep point, was planned well.”It was a serious catch, wasn’t it? (I was) very fortunate, to be fair. We set the plan for that knowing that he loves to back away and hit over the off side. Our plan was there and personally I was a bit little bit wider than I would have liked but Polly took the great catch which was fantastic.” Watch: The making of a very special 100th @IPL win #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/sadHCxFg3F Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 4, 2019Behrendorff noted how Hardik Pandya and Pollard took the game away from CSK with their power hitting at the end of MI innings.”It (victory) is huge. Hardik and Polly just pulled us on the front foot going into the bowling innings. 170 was really a good score after we were potentially a little bit slow at the start. And then you had to take some wickets in first couple of overs and really put them on the back foot and did not let them off from there,” he explained.”It is a great experience, really exciting. It was a good fun, good crowd out there as well. So great experience and to contribute to the win was awesome. I was not able to come last year. I was really excited to come. There is such a buzz about the IPL every time you watch it, every time you hear about it,” he said.Brothers. Teammates. #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #MIvCSK @hardikpandya7 @krunalpandya24 pic.twitter.com/0vlgEZB2J4 Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 4, 2019Asked to compare IPL with Australia’s Big Bash League, he said, “It is different, both are extremely good competitions. This (IPL) of course has a few more stars in the competition with four international rather than two per team.”It is different conditions as well, quite warm and humid — something I am not quite used to, so making sure your hands are dry.Also Read | Want to win World Cup for India: Hardik Pandya after heroics for MI vs CSKAlso Read | Wanted to play the brand of cricket Mumbai Indians are known for: Rohit SharmaAlso Read | Hardik Pandya on playing helicopter shot in front of MS Dhoni: Happy that it came offAlso Watch | Australia should pick David Warner for the 2019 ICC World Cup: VVS Laxmanlast_img read more