Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan only recommendations, not contracted yet: Committee of Administrators

first_imgNewly appointed head coach Ravi Shastri will be meeting the four-member committee of the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the selection of the support staff for Team India.CoA chief Vinod Rai on Saturday informed that Shastri is presently out of the country and once he is back, the four-member committee will have a meeting with him.”We have taken the board on the recommendations of the CAC for Mr. Ravi Shastri as the head coach. And we have decided that for further coaches and others, we must have a discussion with Mr. Ravi Shastri. We have discussed with him, he is away. He comes back tomorrow or day after,” said Rai.WATCH FULL VIDEO”We have set up a committee of Diana Edulji, Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary, acting president of the board CK Khanna and CEO Rahul Johri as a convener, who will speak to them and Ravi Shastri and make the selection of the other coaches,” he added.The meeting, which comes after the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) appointed Zaheer Khan as bowling coach and Rahul Dravid as overseas batting coach, has been scheduled for July 18.However, the CoA chief made it clear that the CAC has just made recommendations over the same.”There’s no such thing as a contract as yet. These are just recommendations. A recommendation has been made and the CoA has to act on that. That recommendation will be acted upon in consultation with the head coach,” he said.advertisementThe BCCI has, however, clarified that Zaheer Khan will only be available as overseas bowling coach of Team India and will travel with the team on tour to tour basis.The board also made it clear Shastri was consulted before appointing Zaheer and Dravid as bowling and batting consultants respectively.”The recommendation for Ravi Shastri was made on the merit of his presentation and the vision that he projected for taking the team to greater heights. After taking the decision on his selection, the CAC consulted him and decided on having Batting and Bowling consultants on overseas tour-to-tour basis, as per the requirement of the team,” the BCCI had said in a release.As per reports, Shastri wants Bharath Arun to join the team as a full-time bowling coach.Presently, Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar are officiating as batting and fielding coach.last_img read more

Deadlier than Lukaku: Gabriel Jesus’ superb stats

first_imgManchester City Deadlier than Lukaku: The stats behind Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus’ Premier League form Goal Last updated 2 years ago 15:00 10/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Gabriel Jesus Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League The Brazil international has been in exceptional form under Pep Guardiola this season, averaging a league goal every 80 minutes of play With seven wins from eight games and 29 goals scored, Manchester City top the Premier League table by two points going into the next round of fixtures. And while Kevin De Bruyne has been the focal point of conversation in recent weeks, Gabriel Jesus’ exceptional form for the Etihad club has not gone unnoticed. Jesus 6/1 to be PL top scorer 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 The Brazil international has a return of six Premier League goals so far this season, joint-second in the rankings with Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata, Tottenham’s Harry Kane, and City team-mates Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling. Manchester United record-signing Romelu Lukaku leads the way in regards to goals scored in the English top flight with seven, though Jesus has proved deadlier than the Belgium international in front of goal.Jesus has so far averaged a goal every 80 minutes in the league, with Lukaku’s average on 102.9, while converting 31.6 per cent of his attempts compared to the United forward’s 21.9%.Only Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy (35.7%) currently has a higher conversion rate from those in the top 10 scorers, while only team-mates Aguero (77.8) and Sterling (79.5) have a better goals-to-minute ratio.Jesus has had 19 shots at goal in 480 minutes of Premier League action this term, hitting the target 62.5% of the time – Vardy’s shot accuracy is the highest from the top 10 scorers with 72.7% of his efforts testing opposition goalkeepers, with Lukaku, Alexandre Lacazette and Tammy Abraham second with 66.7% of their shots on target.In all, Jesus has been directly involved in 21 goals in 20 starts in all competitions for City (15 goals, 6 assists) and has scored 13 goals in his 15 starts in the Premier League – only Mick Quinn (14) and Andrew Cole (15) have scored more goals in their first 15 starts in English top-tier history.The 20-year-old also struck seven times in his 10 international appearances for Brazil in their World Cup qualification campaign.Jesus is also yet to taste defeat in the league with City, going 17 games without losing (W13 D4 L0), a run which stretches to 26 when taking his Palmeiras playing days into consideration.Gabriel Jesus PSAnd he is only going to get better, if you are to believe City manager Pep Guardiola.“Even with the top striker that he is – he’s the No 9 for Brazil – and I promise you that is not easy, I think he has a lot of gap to improve,” he previously said of Jesus. “There are a lot of things he can be better at in the future because he is young enough. I am excited to try to help him to do that. Especially the simple things that he can improve to become a better player.”Guardiola may opt to rest Jesus on Saturday when his City side take on Burnley with Aguero back in the fold after a rib injury, though the Catalan coach will almost certainly rely on the Brazilian to lead his attack for the remainder of the season as he chases the Premier League Golden Boot.THE PREMIER LEAGUE’S BEST STRIKERS PL 17/18 Games Played   Minutes Played    Goals   Mins/Goal  Shots, Total (inc. Blocks)   Shooting Accuracy  % Shot Conversion Rate (inc. Blocks)  % Romelu Lukaku 8 720 7 102.9 32 66.7 21.9 Sergio Aguero 6 467 6 77.8 23 50 26.1 Gabriel Jesus 7 480 6 80 19 62.5 31.6 Alvaro Morata 7 492 6 82 21 61.5 28.6 Harry Kane 8 706 6 117.7 50 55.9 12 Raheem Sterling 7 477 6 79.5 22 44.4 27.3 Jamie Vardy 7 607 5 121.4 14 72.7 35.7 Mohamed Salah 8 592 4 148 28 60 14.3 Alexandre Lacazette 8 559 4 139.8 16 66.7 25 Leroy Sane 8 408 4 102 14 60 28.6 Tammy Abraham 8 628 4 157 13 66.7 30.8last_img read more