Siraj, Shreyas Iyer in T20 squad, Vijay back in Test squad against NZ

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL Despite speculation, skipper Virat Kohli has decided against taking rest from the New Zealand leg and the first two Tests against Sri Lanka October 23, 2017 Fit-again opener Murali Vijay. File Photo   –  The Hindu 23-year-old fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, first came into prominence for Sunrisers Hyderabad. File Photo   –  The Hindu cricket Published on 1/3 Shreyas Iyer has been a consistent performer for Mumbai and India A during the past one year. File Photo   –  The Hindu 3/3 Shreyas Iyer has been a consistent performer for Mumbai and India A during the past one year. File Photo   –  The Hindu Fit-again opener Murali Vijay. File Photo   –  The Hindu 2/3 23-year-old fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, first came into prominence for Sunrisers Hyderabad. File Photo   –  The Hindu SHARE × COMMENT Rookie Hyderabad pacer Mohammed Siraj and prolific Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer were the two new faces in the Indian T20 squad announced today for the three-match series against New Zealand starting November 1.Despite speculation, skipper Virat Kohli has decided against taking rest from the New Zealand leg and the first two Tests against Sri Lanka, starting November 16. The first two Tests against Sri Lanka are to be held in Kolkata and Nagpur.However, chairman of selectors MSK Prasad indicated that a “rotation policy will be applicable” for the captain as well. It is expected that Kohli will be rested for the final Test and the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, which is slated in December as he would be required fresh and re-energised before the tough tour of South Africa.There are no surprises in the Test squad with Abhinav Mukund making way for a fit-again first-choice opener Murali Vijay. Vijay did not take part in the last Test series against Sri Lanka due to hand injury and some other fitness related issues.Predictably, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja made a comeback in the longer version with Kuldeep Yadav being the third specialist spinner.Senior speedsters Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma are back in the squad for the five-day format along with Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha.While 23-year-old Siraj, who first came into prominence for Sunrisers Hyderabad, came up with some impressive performances for India A during a recent tour of South Africa and matches against New Zealand.Iyer has been a consistent performer for Mumbai and India A during the past one year. He scored a double hundred earlier this year in a warm-up game against Australia along with a match-winning hundred in the final against South Africa A in the summit clash of an away tri-series.His call-up is on expected lines as he has had some good knocks for the Delhi Daredevils in the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League.Ashish Nehra, who will retire after the first T20 game on November 1, has been picked for only that game scheduled in his home ground of Delhi.Squad for T20: Virat Kohli (captain) Sharma, Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ashish Nehra (only 1 game)Test Squad (2 matches): Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandra Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Mohamed Shami, Unmesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma. Fit-again opener Murali Vijay. File Photo   –  The Hindu 23-year-old fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, first came into prominence for Sunrisers Hyderabad. File Photo   –  The Hindu COMMENTSlast_img read more

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first_imgPicture the perfect place for a digital detox: on the top of a mountain, with no distractions, just a breathtakingly beautiful natural playground with space to wander and simply be while admiring the awe-inspiring majestic landscape and inhaling bucket-loads of crisp fresh air.Well, look no further, Adler Mountain Lodge – located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Italian Dolomites – is offering the South Tyrol’s first digital detox package from 12 to 19 November 2017.This Digital Detox Week provides guests with an opportunity to put aside their electronic gadgets for a few days (or the full week) and appreciate the manifold benefits. Research proves that those who do detox digitally become more peaceful, breathe more deeply and slow down when prised away from their phone, tablet or laptop. Not just that, they are more present, having deeper, more connected conversations with friends and family, and become more reflective, finding solutions for problems when they go for a walk, for example, rather than staying glued to their social media channels.Guided by the motto “disconnect to reconnect”, the Digital Detox Week programme at Adler Mountain Lodge will include coaching with Annemarie Sanoner (a member of the sixth generation of the family who owns the Adler hotel group, who is also a qualified yoga teacher, Ayurvedic therapist and stress management coach), Meridian Yoga to help open blocked energy pathways, and guided walks and e-bike tours through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites.There will also be a cookery class, learning to make a regional speciality, and a creative art class with a professional local artist, drawing the natural landscape al fresco (if weather permits), in order to allow participants to focus on creating something for themselves (rather than putting a ready meal in a microwave or simply scrolling through their tablet screen). For a touch of pure indulgence, the programme also includes a chocolate tasting and reduced prices on spa treatments for those in search of a little pampering.Prices for the Digital Detox package start from €624 per person sharing a room for three nights, rising up to €1339 per person sharing a room for a week’s stay. Rates are offered on a full-board basis, including a buffet breakfast in the morning, light healthy lunches on the sun terrace or packed lunches (individually assembled according to guests’ needs) for those spending the day exploring the Dolomites, a South Tyrolean afternoon tea and a gourmet dinner in the evening. Mineral water, soft drinks and a wide choice of local wines and liqueurs are also included and are available throughout the day.Also included is a daily-changing programme of daytime activities, such as fitness classes in the wellness zone, and evening entertainment, for example, star gazing classes from a professional astronomer – what could be more perfect, up in the mountains with no light pollution?Rest assured that a few days away from blue light will help de-frazzle the brain and participants will leave feeling less anxious, more connected and completely recharged. What more can you ask of a holiday?Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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