Angelo Mathews ruled out of third T20I vs India with hamstring tear

first_imgSri Lanka have been dealt with a huge blow as star all-rounder Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the third and final T20 international against India due to a hamstring injury.The veteran cricketer suffered a grade one hamstring tear during the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka at the Holkar stadium in Indore on Friday.Mathews pulled out of his run-up while bowling the third ball of his third over in the first innings and didn’t take any further part in the match after that.India went on to post 260 for 5 in 20 overs with captain Rohit Sharma top-scoring in the match with 118 off 43 balls. The hosts then restricted Sri Lanka to 172 for 9 with Mathews not coming out to bat for his team.India clinched the series 2-0 with one game remaining which will be played at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on December 24.Confirming the news, Sri Lanka’s team management said that the injury would not only rule out Mathews out of the inconsequential third T20I against India, but will also put him out of action for at least two weeks.The injury means Mathews will also remain doubtful for the start of the forthcoming Bangladesh tour.The right-arm medium pacer has a history of suffering hamstring, calf and ankle injuries.In January this year, he was forced to return home early from the tour of South Africa before remaining out of action for another five months.Mathews made his return from injury lay-off during his side’s Champions Trophy campaign in England, where he featured only as a specialist batsman.advertisementNot only this, Mathews once against suffered a calf injury during a practice session, ahead of the series against Pakistan in UAE in September, and was subsequently ruled out for eight weeks before making a return in India.(With ANI inputs)last_img read more

2019 Mini John Cooper Works launched in India, priced at Rs 43.5 lakh

first_imgThe BMW Group launched the 2019 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) in India today at a starting price of Rs 43.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Based on Mini 3-door hatch, the John Cooper Works facelift will be available at all MINI dealerships from June onwards as a Completely Built-Up Unit (CBU). It will be available in the country in 11 colour options — Chilli Red, Electric Blue, Emerald Grey, Melting Silver, Midnight Black, Pepper White, Solaris Orange, Starlight Blue, Thunder Grey, White Silver and the exclusive John Cooper Works Rebel Green.The 2019 Mini John Cooper Works facelift gets a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, TwinPower Turbo engine that makes 231 hp and 320 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed Sports Steptronic automatic transmission. It can make 0 to 100 kmph in 6.1 seconds.The front fascia of Mini John Cooper Works facelift gets a hexagonal radiator grille with a honeycomb pattern. It is flanked by LED headlamps, which are surrounded by LED DRLs that incorporate indicators as well. The hatchback comes with a front apron with air ducts; side sills and 17-inch JCW track spoke light alloy wheels in black. It also gets chrome plated double exhaust pipes.The interiors of the new Mini JCW feature premium seats with headrests in Carbon Black Dinamica Leather and red accents. It sports leather steering wheel, which comes with paddle shifters. The door sills have an integrated John Cooper Works badge. There is the MINI head-up display providing a plethora of information. The circular central instrument panel has a 6.5-inch display. The hatchback gets a standard Harman Kardon Hi-Fi audio system with 12 speakers and an 8-channel digital amplifier.advertisementWhen it comes to safety features, the 2019 Mini JCW hatch gets front and passenger airbags, brake assist, 3-point seat belts, dynamic stability control, crash sensor, ABS, cornering brake control and run-flat tyres, as standard. Also standard are park distant control and a rearview camera. There are three driving modes — MID, Sport and Green.ALSO READ | Cristiano Ronaldo is not the owner of Bugatti La Voiture NoireALSO READ | Suzuki Swift Sport Katana limited edition launched in the NetherlandsALSO READ | MG Hector to be unveiled in India on May 15, launch in June 2019last_img read more