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England have no chance in Ashes without Stokes, says Chappell

England have no chance in Ashes without Stokes, says Chappell

Undated, Sep 29 (Reuters) Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes England "haven't got a hope in hell" of winning the Ashes if all-rounder Ben Stokes is sidelined following a street brawl outside a Bristol nightclub. Stokes, vice-captain of the test side, was named in England's 16-man squad for the Ashes tour starting in November but was suspended on Thursday until further investigation into the incident. "They can't win without him (Stokes) for a number of reasons," Chappell told Sydney's Daily Telegraph on Thursday. "Obviously his ability is the main thing, but also, he's a match-winning player and those sort of players drag the rest along with them and make them better. "He's probably one of those players inspired by playing against the better teams and again that has a flow on effect to the fellas that don't have that sort of confidence. I don’t think they've got a hope in hell without him." While the Australian side may consider the suspension of Stokes a significant boost to their chances, former captain Allan Border believes the five-match test series would be spoiled without the firebrand all-rounder. "He is one of those cricketers you would go to watch play," Border said. "He's just got something about him, the aggressive nature of his cricket is exciting and it would be a real blow if he doesn't come." Stokes has been a match-winning figure for the England side since making his debut against Australia in 2013. In 39 tests, he has scored 2,429 runs and picked up 95 wickets. REUTERS KU 1515

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Man City survive late fightback to reach League Cup final

24 Jan 2018 | 4:06 AM

BRISTOL, England, Jan 24 (Reuters) Manchester City reached the League Cup final, shattering second-tier Bristol City's hopes of a remarkable upset, as the Premier League leaders survived a late fightback to win 3-2 on Tuesday and clinch the tie 5-3 on aggregate.

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Tollywood Hero Srikanth unveils 'TVS Shampoorna Bharath Shah Cricket Trophy

23 Jan 2018 | 11:44 PM

Hyderabad, Jan 23 (UNI) Tollywood Hero and Vice Captain of CCL Telugu Warriors, Srikanth, unveiled the 'TVS Shampoorna Bharath Shah Cricket Trophy 2018' here on Tuesday.

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Kerala continue their dominance in national school senior Taekwonda

23 Jan 2018 | 11:22 PM

Kannur , Jan 23 (UNI) Hosts Kerala continue the dominance on the second day also in the 63rd National School Senior Taekwondo Championship 2018 by securing two more golds into their pocket and total rose to four in the table.

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PGTI tees off 2018 season with inaugural City Bank American Express Dhaka Open

23 Jan 2018 | 9:37 PM

Dhaka, Jan 23 (UNI) The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will tee off its 2018 season with the inaugural City Bank American Express Dhaka Open, which is scheduled to be played at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 24-27.

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Archana, the right choice baby wins a double; Manav adds three titles sans Junior Boys

23 Jan 2018 | 9:26 PM

Durgapur, Jan 23 (UNI) Archana Kamath proved wiser than Manav Thakkar in more ways than one in the 11Sports 79th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships that concluded at the Sidhu Kanu Indoor Stadium here today.

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