IPL Season 12: KKR releases Mitchell Starc with a text message…

first_img WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries IPL Season 12: KKR releases Mitchell Starc with a text message to inform WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Cricket WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! Online“I got a text message two days ago from the owners of Kolkata (Knight Riders) saying I’ve been released from my contract,” Starc has confirmed to reporters in Sydney today (Wednesday),” Starc said.“At the moment I’ll be home in April. I obviously didn’t go last year with my tibia injury and it was a great opportunity to freshen the body up, let everything heal by itself. I guess barring a little niggle in my hammy I’ve felt pretty good with my body and my strength and the rest of it.Also Read: IPL Player Retention News Live: What teams hold in purse to start the season“That little period of time has really paid off for the body. If I don’t play the IPL next year it’s a good opportunity to freshen up for a massive six months of cricket in the UK.”The Pace ace is an unlikely starter for the league next year unless he joins the player pool at the auction, expected to be on December 16 in Goa. He may though skip the attraction of the big fat IPL purse for national duties in England – for the ICC World Cup and the prestigious Ashes Series, both scheduled for next year.Star’s occupation with the national team in build up to the World Cup and the Ashes are being attributed the major reasons for KKR’s call to let him go.Also Read: IPL season 12 to kick start on Thursday with player retention announcementCLICK HERE to know all about players’ all IPL deals. Latest Sports News Facebook Twitter Cricket Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Kolkata Knight Riders have released the Australian seamer Mitchell Starc ahead of the Indian Premier League Season 12. Just one text message has assured that the Australian new ball bowler might not figure in the IPL for the second successive season.The ₹ 50 lakh KKR acquisition at the last IPL auction last year, who was forced out of the lucrative deal by a leg injury, Starc has confirmed to the Australian media that he did not figure in KKR’s scheme of things for the next season. India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says We’ll carry the confidence in pink-ball Test against Australia Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – November 14, 2018 Cricket Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Previous articleCashback offer on Women’s World Boxing Championship ticketsNext articleNow comes the biopic on Baichung Bhutia Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. TAGSIndian Premier LeagueIPLIPL 2019IPL auctionIPL Season 12KKRKolkata Knight RidersMitchell Starc SHARE CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipperlast_img read more

De Jong vows to learn new role at Barca

first_imgFrenkie de Jong says he needs time to adapt to his role at Barcelona, after a quiet start to life at the club so far this season.The 22-year-old, signed from Ajax over the summer, has attracted some criticism for his performances so far but he is adamant it is his responsibility to improve – not his manager’s to change his position.Primarily played at the base of midfield at Ajax and with the Netherlands, Ernesto Valverde has generally used De Jong as part of a more advanced midfield two with Sergio Busquets sitting centrally behind. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career He starred on international duty in his more familiar deeper role, but De Jong isn’t worried about what he sees as a simple adjustment period.”This is a simple position on the pitch and in the next matches I will do better,” he told El Periodico.”I have to adapt and I have talked with Valverde about football issues and we have watched videos. The coach should not ask me where I prefer to play, as he is the coach and he decides.”At Ajax and with the national team I played in central midfield, but it is different because we played with a double pivot.”Barcelona have been disappointing in general in La Liga this season, three points off the top in sixth place before Saturday evening’s trip to Granada.Frenkie de Jong Barcelona 2019-20Entertaining wins over Real Betis and Valencia have been undermined by the opening-day defeat at Athletic Club, and a poor 2-2 draw at Osasuna.”Against Real Betis and Osasuna I played wider and if I didn’t play well then it was my fault,” De Jong added.”People began to debate about my position, asking if I had to play here or there, and it seemed crazy.”The underwhelming form of De Jong has played a part in Barca’s lacklustre performances, but the youngster is still setting in and there is plenty of potential in what looks to be the preferred midfield three of De Jong, Busquets and the Brazilian Arthur.Barca were lucky to escape with a goalless draw in the Champions League clash at Borussia Dortmund in midweek, but the match at least represented a return to action for Lionel Messi – something Valverde is sure will help their cause over the next phase of the season.last_img read more