Leicester’s Premier League success was also notable for the solidity of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and, in Dunk, Lahore have a gloveman they can rely on, too.The Australian has not fired with the bat in the play-offs but has contributed 289 runs overall, including a riotous 99 not out from just 40 balls against Tuesday’s opponents Karachi in March, an innings which featured 12 sixes, while he also smoked 10 maximums in a 43-ball 93 against Quetta.Dunk has also been sharp behind the stumps, with his four catches in Sunday’s win over Sultans, including a fine diving take to remove Shan Masood and then a magnificent one-handed grab to dismiss Ilyas after Shaheen found the edge. The dismissal of Sultans skipper Masood was particularly key, with Sultans 102-2 in the 12th over at that stage and well placed in the chase.Like Leicester, Qalandars have been grateful for their experienced players steering them through games. For the Foxes, it was centre-backs Wes Morgan and Robert Huth, while for Lahore it has been David Wiese, Samit Patel and Mohammad Hafeez.At 111-5 in the 15th over batting first against Sultans, Lahore’s hopes of qualifying for the PSL final looked in real jeopardy, only for Wiese and former England star Patel, both of whom are 35 years old, to plunder 67 runs from the final five overs to lift Lahore up to 182-6, which proved a winning total as Wiese capped a superb day out with three wickets and a fantastic boundary catch.
On Thursday, the football team practiced at Howard Jones Field for the final time this spring. The Trojans will conclude spring ball workouts this Saturday with the team’s spring game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.Thursday’s practice saw USC place a heavy emphasis on situational play between the first-string offensive and defensive units. The Trojans especially worked 11-on-11 drills in the red zone and near the goal line.Defense finishes strongThe team concluded Thursday with a 2-point conversion drill pitting the offense against the defense. With the ball placed at the 2-yard line, the Trojan defense was successful in preventing the offense from scoring on three consecutive plays to conclude practice.The defense forced redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold into throwing three incompletions — including an interception — during the 2-point conversion situation.“We’ve got a lot of guys on the defense who bring amazing energy. That energy gives each of us a lot of confidence when we take the field,” said redshirt junior Ajene Harris, who intercepted a Darnold pass on the final play of Thursday’s practice. “It’s been all about communication [for the defense]. It’s our second year in the same system, so we are all beginning to be more confident about the play calls and schemes that we are running.”The spring has seen strong performances from the Trojan defense. As a unit, it has received praise from the coaching staff.The experience of this defense, you’ve got eight starters returning on that side and you have guys who have played a lot of football over their lives,” head coach Clay Helton said. “I thought today that they did a great job of situational mastery. [The defense] has played consistently this spring, all the way from practice one through now.”Injuries alter spring game A significant number of players are currently battling lingering injuries that will prevent them from participating in Saturday’s spring game. Injured players include redshirt senior defensive end Kenny Bigelow, junior cornerback Isaiah Langley, junior linebacker Porter Gustin, redshirt sophomore tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe and junior tight end Tyler Petite, junior wide receiver Deontay Burnett, sophomore wide receiver Keyshawn “Pie” Young and freshman offensive lineman Andrew Vorhees. Helton noted that none of these players are dealing with season-ending injuries.In response to the number of injuries, Helton announced that USC’s spring game will mainly focus on pitting the offense and defense against one another in game-specific scenarios. Some of the situations will include: a 7-on-7 session, working the offense near its own goal line, open-field live-tackling, red zone work and a two-minute drill. While there will be various situations played out on Saturday, the game will not include a scoring system, according to Helton.Stressing a strong startWhile it may be mid-April, getting off to a strong start in the regular season is already on the minds of the USC coaching staff. With summer workouts and fall camp still remaining this offseason, Helton is hopeful that a solid preseason program will propel his team to the strong regular season start it lacked in 2016.“[Last season], everybody talked about us being one of the better teams in the nation — maybe even being a playoff-type team,” Helton said. “But the fact of the matter is that we lost three ball games early on. One of the things that we have to do to be able to have a really special year is to be able to start fast right from the get-go because every game counts.” read more
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20 November 2020
20 November 2020
20 November 2020
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