Ashwin equals Muralitharan’s record to being fastest to 350 Test wickets

first_imgRAVICHANDRAN  Ashwin is back in the top ten for Test bowlers in the ICC rankings after his match haul of eight wickets in his first international match in 2019, the first Test against South Africa in Visakhapatnam. Rohit Sharma, who marked his Test opening debut with twin hundreds, vaulted 36 places to a career-high 17th while his captain Virat Kohli had his points drop below 900. Steven Smith continues to lead the Test batting rankings with 937 points, opening up a 38-point lead over Kohli.During the Test, Ashwin also became the joint-fastest to 350 Test wickets along with Muttiah Muralitharan. The triumphant return has helped him move from 14th place to tenth among bowlers.Rohit also enjoyed a productive Test, setting several records as a Test opener. Notably, he hit 13 sixes, the most by a batsman in a Test match. Mayank Agarwal, Rohit’s opening partner who converted his maiden Test hundred into a double-century, jumped from 63rd place to 25th. Ajinkya Rahane, meanwhile, dropped three places to tenth.Among the South Africans, Quinton de Kock, who made 111 in the first innings in Visakhapatnam, broke into the top ten, claiming seventh place ahead of openers Tom Latham, Dimuth Karunaratne and Rahane. Opener Dean Elgar also gained five places and made it to 14th, having struck 160 in a big partnership with de Kock in the first innings.Mohammed Shami, who enhanced his reputation as a second-innings specialist, moved up two places to 16th, achieving a career-high 710 points on the table led by Australia’s Pat Cummins.Ashwin broke into the top five among allrounders too, while Ravindra Jadeja has gone past Shakib Al Hasan to the second spot. West Indies’ Jason Holder tops the rankings with 472 points.last_img read more

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DraftKings seeks + $150m funding round to drive new betting vision

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share Join the PASPA Repeal 2nd anniversary online networking event May 13, 2020 Brandon Walker: How Amelco is using technology to tap into new markets March 25, 2020 Submit Related Articles International profile buoys Flutter during troubled times April 17, 2020 US news source Axios has reported that DFS operator DraftKings targets a further $150-200 million funding round, seeking to accelerate its US sports betting proposition.The news of DraftKings’ planned funding round, comes as the Boston-based enterprise, today confirms that it has officially filed its application for a New Jersey state sports betting license.Furthermore, this June saw DraftKings announce its first betting-centric partnership with New Jersey-based Resorts Atlantic City Casino.Following the Supreme Court’s repeal of federal PASPA laws, DraftKings has made no secret of expanding its enterprise through sports betting.Targeting New Jersey as its entry point, DraftKings governance believes that it will clear state licensing requirements by the start of the NFL season 2018/19 (regular season begins 7 September).To date, DraftKings has secured circa $700 million in venture funding. Led by Eldrige Industries, DraftKings last VC round was undertaken in March 2017 raising $120 million.Jason Robins CEO and Co-founder of DraftKings enterprise, has previously detailed that his firm will diversify its product base, beyond fantasy sports, accommodating new consumer trends in US sports.Furthermore, the repeal of PASPA laws has seen a shake-up in DraftKings market, as its main DFS rival FanDuel has agreed to merge its business with FTSE-listed Paddy Power Betfair’s US subsidiary Betfair US.Robins and corporate stakeholders actively seek to establish DraftKings early US betting footprint against potential US betting incumbents.last_img read more

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