Bengaluru face East Bengal in first match without Cuadrat
Bengaluru FC will face East Bengal in their first match after the departure of coach Carles Cuadrat at the Fatorda Stadium on Saturday. The season has hardly been an ideal one for the 2018/19 champions with three consecutive defeats resulting in Cuadrat's time with the club coming to an end.
Rishabh Pant's keeping-specific fitness & weak skill-sets a worry
Former India stumper and chief selector MSK Prasad says that Pant needs to work on his fitness as well as wicketkeeping skills. "Firstly, he has to work on his fitness, not just his general fitness but wicketkeeping-specific fitness. A wicketkeeper needs to have that sideways movement to receive balls," Prasad told IANS. "He is just jumping. If you are fit, you will move sideways. If you are not fit, you will take just one step and keep jumping from there. He did well on the last Australia tour. Of late though he is jumping," Prasad added.Prasad, whose tenure as India's chief selector ended last year, said that Pant needs to practice a lot and go back and brush up the basics.
Odisha beat Kerala 4-2, record first win of the season
Jerry missed a good chance straight after the restart, but Mauricio would soon ensure that his miss went unpunished. First, he scored Odisha's third after Jerry's lob found him clear on goal. Ten minutes later, he scored a spectacular goal to put the result beyond doubt. The Brazilian received the ball from Nandhakumar Sekhar and beat a defender before curling it past the keeper from outside the box.