5 talented IPL debutants to watch out for this year

first_img5 talented IPL debutants to watch out for this yearSam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Shimron Hetmyer, Varun Chakravarthy and Ashton Turner will the debutants watch out for in the 2019 Indian Premier Leagueadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 17:29 IST Sam Curran will be making his debut in the Indian Premier League (Reuters Photo)The Indian Premier League (IPL) that features a host of top stars has thrown up several promising youngsters.Let us take a look at some of the emerging youngsters, scheduled to make their IPL debut this season.Sam CurranAt Rs 7.2 crore, England all-rounder Sam Curran is one of the most expensive foreigners in this IPL. The 20-year-old was in a good form during India’s tour of England, scoring 272 runs. Beside being handy with the bat, Curran also has the ability to strike with the ball.He was pocketed by Kings XI Punjab and the bowling all-rounder is expected to play a key role for the Ravichandran Ashwin-led side.Mitchell SantnerNew Zealand’s Santner is another foreigner who is expected to perform well in the IPL. The Kiwi star will make his debut for Chennai Super Kings this year.The left-arm spinner, retained by the defending champions for Rs 50 lakh, missed the 2018 season due to an injury. Santner could play a crucial role for Chennai if skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to utilise his services.Shimron HetmyerRoyal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) have a promising foreigner in West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer. Picked up by the Virat Kohli-led side for Rs 4.20 crore following a good show during West Indies’ 1-3 series loss to India, the left-hander is expected to add to his team’s explosive batting line-up, which also includes Kohli and AB de Villiers.Hetmyer had a good outing in India. He accumulated 259 runs from five games with a terrific strike rate of 140.advertisementVarun ChakravarthyKings XI Punjab leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy grabbed attenton at the IPL auction this year by becaming the joint-most expensive buy along with left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat at Rs 8.40 crore.The 27-year-old Karnataka spinner has claimed 22 wickets in nine List A matches. It remains to be seen how he fares in the IPL.Termed as mystery spinner, Chakravarthy shot into limelight in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2018, scalping nine wickets from 10 matches, with an economy rate of 4.7. Looking at his record, he is expected to give batsmen a difficult time.Ashton TurnerLast but not the least, hard-hitter Ashton Turner is also be one of the cricketers to watch out for in his debut IPL season. Turner was bagged by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 50 lakh. In the Australian Big-Bash League (BBL), Turner amassed 378 runs from 14 games for Perth Scorchers.Royal’s skipper Ajinkya Rahane will certainly expect him to replicate his BBL show in India.Also Read | IPL 2019 full schedules for 56 league matches from March 23 to May 5Also Read | Indian Premier League: List of winners from 2008-2018Also Read | 2019 Indian Premier League squads: Full listFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow IPL debutantsFollow Sam CurranFollow Mitchell SantnerFollow Shimron HetmyerFollow Varun ChakravarthyFollow Ashton Turnerlast_img read more

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We need to find a way to live together says UN chief

“In far too many places, we have seen acts of extremism, unspeakable brutality and a deeply worrying escalation of tensions between communities and within societies. Addressing this discord in a manner that solves, rather than multiplies, the problem may be the greatest test our human family faces in the 21st century,” Mr. Ban told reporters at UN Headquarters.The Secretary-General’s appeal came after his informal briefing to the 193-Member UN General Assembly, where he launched the Organization-wide campaign for broad based action in 2015 to wrap up the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and outline a new global agenda centred on people and the planet, and underpinned by human rights. “All of us were deeply moved by the many images from yesterday’s despicable attack in Paris. Perhaps none was as horrifying as that of a French policeman ruthlessly executed on a sidewalk,” said the Secretary-General, adding: “We now know that policeman’s name. He was Ahmed Merabet. He himself was a Muslim.”The attack, continued Mr. Ban, in which 10 media workers and two police officers were killed by masked gunmen who ransacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo, “is yet another reminder of what we are facing together.” “It should never be seen as a war of religion … for religion … or on religion. It is an assault on our common humanity, designed to terrify and incite. Giving in to hatred and sowing division only guarantees a spiral of violence – precisely what terrorists seek. We must not fall into that trap,” he declared.“I want to make a special appeal for tolerance and understanding,” he said, stressing: “We need to find a way to live together, in peace, in harmony, in full respect of universal human rights and fundamental freedoms.” As Nigeria readies for its election next month, the Secretary-General said the world faces another grave test. Boko Haram has continued its violence, killing Christians and Muslims, kidnapping even more women and children, and destroying churches and mosques. Mayhem has spread across the region, and is now having a direct impact on Cameroon and other countries.“I urge Boko Haram’s leaders to end the destruction of so many lives and communities, and immediately and unconditionally release the kidnapped school girls and all others. The international community cannot let human rights abuses continue with impunity,” he declared. “This is my personal appeal. As a father and grandfather and as Secretary-General, I will continue to actively explore with Member States what more can be done,” he concluded. read more

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Muggy Mike Thalassitis former Love Island star dies aged 26 as excontestants demand

Kady McDermott, another former Love Island contestant, also said there should be more support. Dr Alex George, who appeared in the last season of Love Island, referred to the challenges during an interview with the Telegraph last year.“Working in A&E, I’m used to dealing with high pressure situations,” George said. “But Love Island was so far out of my comfort zone.  At the start, my confidence was broken down completely and I had to find the strength to come back from that…” Mike Thalassitis Mike Thalassitis, a former Love Island contestant, has died aged 26. The reality television star and semi-professional footballer died on Friday, his management confirmed.Thalassitis, a Cypriot, was born in Edmonton in London and played for clubs including St Albans and Chelmsford.He found fame on the 2017 series of the ITV competitive dating show, earning the nickname “Muggy Mike” after partnering with fellow islander Chris Hughes’ girlfriend Olivia Attwood.Thalassitis also appeared on the reality show Celebs Go Dating in 2018.His death comes nine months after Sophie Gradon, another Love Island contestant, died at the age of 32. Former contestants are calling for more support to be offered to people who appear on reality TV shows such as Love Island.Dom Lever, a former Love Island co-star, criticised the show for its lack of support once contestants leave the villa. He said: “You get a psychological evaluation before and after you go on the show but hands down once you are done on the show you don’t get any support unless you’re number one.’ This followed a tweet where he expressed how shocked he was at the news.”  Counsellors were available 24-hours a day, and still occasionally called him up to see how he was doing, he said.Cast pay tribute to ThalassitisHughes was among the cast members who paid tribute on Saturday, urging people not to use the nickname.He said: “His name wasn’t Muggy Mike. Please stop brandishing that.”His name was Mike Thalassitis, and every inch of my heart goes out to his family & friends. A good guy, taken far, far to soon.” He said: “I genuinely can’t believe what I’m seeing here.”My boy from the villa and one of my best mates from the show coming out. An absolute hero and a legend and someone I personally looked up to, always full of so much positivity and charisma.”One of the best people I’ve ever known taken from us far too soon, I’m heartbroken and can’t put into words how much I’m gonna miss you bro!”Love Island host Caroline Flack dubbed him a “total gentleman”.She said: “Mike… you were a total gentleman… I won’t forget that … it’s so sad …you will be missed. RIP.”Ferne McCann also paid tribute. The 28-year-old reality star – who appeared in The Only Way Is Essex from 2013 to 2016 – said: “so so so so sad. Mike you absolute gent.”I have no words. My heart and soul and love goes out to his friends & family. Too young. RIP”Calum Best, the son of footballer George Best and a former Celebrity Love Island contestant, described the news as “so sad”. @LoveIsland @ITVBe @itv2 Before anymore TV auditions there needs to be compulsory mental health support put in place. Not just “we have support there if you need.” TOO many are dying from reality shows. Time to wake up. Changes need to happen, how many more?— Lauryn Goodman (@LaurynGoodman) March 16, 2019 Thalassitis, a Cypriot, was born in Edmonton in London Devastated to hear of the passing of Mike Thalassitis. My heart goes out to friends and family ❤️— Dr Alex (@DrAlexGeorge) March 16, 2019 Exactly mate, you should have someone to talk too. number 1 of first one gone you all deserve the same attention https://t.co/apIGihfNIE— Dom Lever (@_DomLever) March 16, 2019 She said: “Hopefully going forward reality shows will help more with the aftermath of being on one, because I can say it definitely didn’t happen after my series when lots of us needed it. Peoples lives change over night and no one can mentally be prepared for it. The good and the bad.”Lauryn Goodman, another reality TV figure, said it was “time to wake up”. Jonny Mitchell appeared on Love Island with Thalassitis, and the pair remained friends.In a post to Instagram Mitchell said he was “heartbroken” by news of Thalassitis’ death, hailing his “positivity and charisma”. He said: “Jesus that’s so sad , rip mike . Way too young . Thoughts and prayers with his friends and family”.Thalassitis split from The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna late last year. Death should be ‘wake-up call’Sheridan Smith said the death of Thalassitis should be a “massive wake up call”.Writing on Twitter, the Cleaning Up star, 37, said she had been left feeling ill by the news of the reality star’s death.The Bafta award-winner asked fans to reach out to their friends, even those who might outwardly appear confident and happy.Smith has spoken about her experience of mental illness. She suffered a breakdown following the death of her father Colin from cancer in 2016. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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