Mithali was dropped from the playing XI of the semi-final match against England despite performing well in the group stage matches.She even cleared the air that she had nothing against the T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur but didn’t like the way she gave support to the coach’s decision.Also Read | In Pics: Indian batsmen with MOST Test tons against AustraliaShe said, “I would also like to point out that I have nothing against the T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur except for the fact that her call to support the decision of the coach to leave me out of the eleven was baffling and hurtful’’.”I wanted to win the world cup for my country and it hurts me because we lost a golden opportunity’’, she added. New Delhi: Legendary Indian woman skipper Mithali Raj on November 27 broke her silence finally on her omission from the World T20 semi-final against the English side and slammed Committee of Administrators’ member Diana Edulji and coach Ramesh Powar. On Thursday, the 35-year old cricketer again tweeted and wrote, ‘’I’m deeply saddened & hurt by the aspersions cast on me. My commitment to the game & 20yrs of playing for my country.The hard work, sweat, in vain. Today, my patriotism doubted, my skill set questioned & all the mudslinging- it’s the darkest day of my life. May god give strength’’.Also Read | Ramesh Powar on Mithali Raj: She was ‘aloof, difficult to handle’Earlier on Tuesday, she said, “For the first time in a 20-year long career, I felt deflated, depressed and let down. I am forced to think if my services to my country are of any value to a few people in power who are out to destroy me and break my confidence’’. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
The Badgers’ offensive line played well, paving the way for 179 rushing yards and not allowing quarterback Scott Tolzien to be sacked.[/media-credit]Against Ohio State, Wisconsin was physical on the ground, efficient through the air and complete in all phases of the game. John Clay and James White combined for 179 yards and three touchdowns, Scott Tolzien connected on 13 of his 16 passes, was never sacked and the offense turned the ball over only once.Need a uniting factor? Try the offensive line.Not only did Tolzien remain upright for the duration of the game, he was also barely even pressured. The running game thrived because of the giant holes created up front, allowing Clay and White to find success on the ground.“The running game was pretty impressive,” UW running backs coach John Settle said. “It was something that we needed as an offense. It was something that we hadn’t done consistently in the past, and it was great to be able to come out and establish the run early, to get John started early and to give him an opportunity to be physical. Then to bring James in as a changeup and make some people miss, it excited the crowd.”Indeed, the crowd was amped, pumped and electrified. So many different words have been used since Saturday night’s upset of the No. 1 Buckeyes to describe the Camp Randall atmosphere, but truth be told, the offensive line was the biggest reason for the Badgers’ success.OSU’s best defensive player, defensive end Cameron Heyward, was limited to four tackles. His only tackle for loss resulted in UW losing just a single yard, and his name was barely heard all game. Heading into this weekend’s showdown with the No. 15 Iowa Hawkeyes, Wisconsin will face yet another stalwart in defensive end Adrian Clayborn.“Everyone knows he’s a great player and top draft pick for next year and he’s really strong,” left tackle Gabe Carimi, who will matchup against Clayborn, said. “I’m getting my gameplan to go attack Adrian Clayborn. It’s going to be a lot like defending Heyward for O-State. They’re a lot of the same, maybe Clayborn’s a little stronger.”Against Clayborn last year, Carimi had anything but an enjoyable time. Nursing an injured left shoulder, the Badgers’ standout left tackle was limited to essentially one arm. Consequently, Clayborn recorded six tackles – two for loss – and one four-yard sack. Wisconsin managed only 87 rushing yards, and lost its homecoming game 20-10.“Oh it was real bad,” Carimi said. “I got shot up before the game and we didn’t shoot it up early enough, so I was still feeling shoulder pain and I landed on my shoulder right away on the first play on the first series. That was pretty painful, and I’m looking forward to getting another [chance] this year.”With the Badgers now back in the Big Ten title picture heading into Iowa City, the Ohio State game almost becomes an afterthought. Beat the Hawkeyes, hope for some Michigan State losses and Wisconsin could find itself atop the conference. Yet, it’s 1-0 as always for Bret Bielema’s squad, and that starts with the weekly preparation.“I think it’s important to let Iowa be Iowa and let that game be itself and prepare for it the way that you would prepare every week,” left guard John Moffitt said. “We didn’t do anything supernatural to prepare for Ohio State. We weren’t throwing out any trick plays or trying to trick anybody, so we just prepared the way we prepared.“Then, on the field, we played the football that we play. I think that was clear for everyone to see, and that’s how you win. So we just need to repeat that, which we do every week, and I think that’s a formula to success.”Schematically, the Hawkeyes present almost a mirror image of the Badgers. Both teams do what they do, do it well and don’t do much else. For Wisconsin, of course, that’s running the ball. The Badgers are the Big Ten’s second best rushing offense, behind only Michigan, with 232.7 yards per game. Iowa, meanwhile, is the Big Ten’s top rushing defense, allowing only 83.8 yards per game.“They don’t do a lot of stuff,” center Peter Konz said of Iowa. “They don’t over-blitz you, they don’t do too many complicated things as far as shifting guys and stuff. They really just come at you and just use the guys they have.”Knowing pretty much exactly what they’re going up against at Kinnick Stadium Saturday afternoon either plays into Wisconsin’s favor, or it increases the possibility of a letdown game after Saturday night’s physically, mentally and emotionally taxing performance. The key for the Badgers will be replicating the powerful, efficient and careful approach they took against Ohio State, something that wasn’t lost in the post-victory mayhem.“I think you have to recognize the situation for what it is,” Carimi said. “A lot of people will think of a letdown week, and [we] just know that the same way you attacked the last week, you attack this week. There’s not going to be any difference. You’re going to come in and practice hard. Tuesday, we had a great Tuesday practice and we’re going to come hard Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and prepare to win.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ After a 3-1 win on Friday, Syracuse (5-5-1, 3-1-1 College Hockey America) tied Lindenwood (3-5-2-, 1-1-2), 1-1, on Saturday in Wentzville, Missouri.All three players on the starting front line contributed to the goal that SU scored.With 7:34 gone in the first period, Stephanie Grossi scored a goal to give the Orange the lead. Melissa Piacentini and Nicole Ferrara both picked up assists on the goal.The score remained 1-0 for nearly the entire game. With just 2:41 left in regulation, Lindenwood’s Shannon Morris-Reade scored to tie the game and send it into overtime. Neither team scored in overtime and the game ended in a tie.It was Syracuse’s first draw of the season. The Orange ended last season with 10 ties.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was also the second game of the season that went into overtime. The Orange had previously beaten Robert Morris, 4-3, in its first overtime game on Oct. 30th.SU will resume play on Tuesday night when it matches up with No. 4 Clarkson in Potsdam, New York. Clarkson defeated Syracuse, 3-1, when the two teams met in Syracuse for the Orange’s season opener. Comments Published on November 7, 2015 at 8:31 pm Contact Tomer: firstname.lastname@example.org | @tomer_langer