Australia, competing in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) qualification, finished third, behind Japan and Saudi Arabia in the Group B.
The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also failed to cross the opening hurdle, losing to Chinese pair of Cheng Liu and Nan Zhang 13-21 13-21.
Another record beckons for India captain Virat Kohli. The 29-year-old is on the cusp of becoming the second most successful Test captain, surpassing Sourav Ganguly, when Men in Blue hosts Lankans in a three-match series, starting Thursday (November 1…
Here’s everything you need to know about the India-Sri Lanka Test series opener.
Chinese legend Lin Dan was dumped out of the first round of the China Open on Wednesday, stunned by Indonesia’s world number 17 Jonatan Christie.
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will retire from the sport following the conclusion of the next United Soccer League (USL) season in November 2018.
Renshaw has compiled just 70 runs in six innings for Queensland in the first-class competition and has failed to score a half-century in his previous nine Test innings.
The suspense around what role Ashish Nehra will take up following his retirement ended on Tuesday when Star Sports revealed that the former India pacer will team up with Virender Sehwag in the commentary box during the India-Sri Lanka Test series.
Skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday left it to the fans to decide if there has been an overkill of India-Sri Lanka contests in recent years, something that had led to dwindling interest in a cicket crazy nation.
“Definitely I do need rest. Why won’t I need rest! When I think it’s time my body should be rested, I`ll ask for it. I am not a robot, you can slice my skin and check, I bleed,” Kohli told reporters in Kolkata.