Live Covid-19
United States 45,738,585
Cases: 45,738,585
Deaths: 743,880
Recovered: 35,304,097
Active: 9,690,608
India 34,052,687
Cases: 34,052,687
Deaths: 452,010
Recovered: 33,392,353
Active: 208,324
Brazil 21,627,476
Cases: 21,627,476
Deaths: 602,727
Recovered: 20,773,826
Active: 250,923
United Kingdom 8,361,651
Cases: 8,361,651
Deaths: 138,379
Recovered: 6,839,129
Active: 1,384,143
Russia 7,925,176
Cases: 7,925,176
Deaths: 221,313
Recovered: 6,960,024
Active: 743,839
Turkey 7,601,626
Cases: 7,601,626
Deaths: 67,225
Recovered: 7,039,752
Active: 494,649
France 7,080,375
Cases: 7,080,375
Deaths: 117,245
Recovered: 6,872,368
Active: 90,762
Iran 5,765,904
Cases: 5,765,904
Deaths: 123,695
Recovered: 5,294,981
Active: 347,228
Argentina 5,271,361
Cases: 5,271,361
Deaths: 115,660
Recovered: 5,137,618
Active: 18,083
Spain 4,984,386
Cases: 4,984,386
Deaths: 86,974
Recovered: 4,825,794
Active: 71,618
Colombia 4,978,689
Cases: 4,978,689
Deaths: 126,796
Recovered: 4,822,045
Active: 29,848
Italy 4,712,482
Cases: 4,712,482
Deaths: 131,503
Recovered: 4,502,457
Active: 78,522
Germany 4,377,899
Cases: 4,377,899
Deaths: 95,416
Recovered: 4,134,100
Active: 148,383
Indonesia 4,233,014
Cases: 4,233,014
Deaths: 142,889
Recovered: 4,070,807
Active: 19,318
Mexico 3,749,860
Cases: 3,749,860
Deaths: 284,008
Recovered: 3,108,714
Active: 357,138
Poland 2,933,834
Cases: 2,933,834
Deaths: 76,067
Recovered: 2,672,656
Active: 185,111
South Africa 2,915,560
Cases: 2,915,560
Deaths: 88,562
Recovered: 2,804,065
Active: 22,933
Philippines 2,705,792
Cases: 2,705,792
Deaths: 40,424
Recovered: 2,586,369
Active: 78,999
Ukraine 2,610,899
Cases: 2,610,899
Deaths: 60,137
Recovered: 2,316,582
Active: 234,180
Malaysia 2,377,033
Cases: 2,377,033
Deaths: 27,770
Recovered: 2,251,758
Active: 97,505
Peru 2,187,368
Cases: 2,187,368
Deaths: 199,775
Recovered:
Active: 1,987,593
Netherlands 2,040,337
Cases: 2,040,337
Deaths: 18,237
Recovered: 1,958,779
Active: 63,321
Iraq 2,032,660
Cases: 2,032,660
Deaths: 22,713
Recovered: 1,961,666
Active: 48,281
Thailand 1,772,838
Cases: 1,772,838
Deaths: 18,205
Recovered: 1,647,255
Active: 107,378
Japan 1,713,268
Cases: 1,713,268
Deaths: 18,051
Recovered: 1,686,214
Active: 9,003
Czechia 1,705,971
Cases: 1,705,971
Deaths: 30,528
Recovered: 1,660,760
Active: 14,683
Canada 1,676,873
Cases: 1,676,873
Deaths: 28,468
Recovered: 1,613,623
Active: 34,782
Chile 1,667,547
Cases: 1,667,547
Deaths: 37,594
Recovered: 1,620,240
Active: 9,713
Bangladesh 1,564,881
Cases: 1,564,881
Deaths: 27,746
Recovered: 1,526,891
Active: 10,244
Romania 1,430,475
Cases: 1,430,475
Deaths: 41,130
Recovered: 1,220,953
Active: 168,392
Live Covid-19
United States 45,738,585
Cases: 45,738,585
Deaths: 743,880
Recovered: 35,304,097
Active: 9,690,608
India 34,052,687
Cases: 34,052,687
Deaths: 452,010
Recovered: 33,392,353
Active: 208,324
Brazil 21,627,476
Cases: 21,627,476
Deaths: 602,727
Recovered: 20,773,826
Active: 250,923
United Kingdom 8,361,651
Cases: 8,361,651
Deaths: 138,379
Recovered: 6,839,129
Active: 1,384,143
Russia 7,925,176
Cases: 7,925,176
Deaths: 221,313
Recovered: 6,960,024
Active: 743,839
Turkey 7,601,626
Cases: 7,601,626
Deaths: 67,225
Recovered: 7,039,752
Active: 494,649
France 7,080,375
Cases: 7,080,375
Deaths: 117,245
Recovered: 6,872,368
Active: 90,762
Iran 5,765,904
Cases: 5,765,904
Deaths: 123,695
Recovered: 5,294,981
Active: 347,228
Argentina 5,271,361
Cases: 5,271,361
Deaths: 115,660
Recovered: 5,137,618
Active: 18,083
Spain 4,984,386
Cases: 4,984,386
Deaths: 86,974
Recovered: 4,825,794
Active: 71,618
Colombia 4,978,689
Cases: 4,978,689
Deaths: 126,796
Recovered: 4,822,045
Active: 29,848
Italy 4,712,482
Cases: 4,712,482
Deaths: 131,503
Recovered: 4,502,457
Active: 78,522
Germany 4,377,899
Cases: 4,377,899
Deaths: 95,416
Recovered: 4,134,100
Active: 148,383
Indonesia 4,233,014
Cases: 4,233,014
Deaths: 142,889
Recovered: 4,070,807
Active: 19,318
Mexico 3,749,860
Cases: 3,749,860
Deaths: 284,008
Recovered: 3,108,714
Active: 357,138
Poland 2,933,834
Cases: 2,933,834
Deaths: 76,067
Recovered: 2,672,656
Active: 185,111
South Africa 2,915,560
Cases: 2,915,560
Deaths: 88,562
Recovered: 2,804,065
Active: 22,933
Philippines 2,705,792
Cases: 2,705,792
Deaths: 40,424
Recovered: 2,586,369
Active: 78,999
Ukraine 2,610,899
Cases: 2,610,899
Deaths: 60,137
Recovered: 2,316,582
Active: 234,180
Malaysia 2,377,033
Cases: 2,377,033
Deaths: 27,770
Recovered: 2,251,758
Active: 97,505
Peru 2,187,368
Cases: 2,187,368
Deaths: 199,775
Recovered:
Active: 1,987,593
Netherlands 2,040,337
Cases: 2,040,337
Deaths: 18,237
Recovered: 1,958,779
Active: 63,321
Iraq 2,032,660
Cases: 2,032,660
Deaths: 22,713
Recovered: 1,961,666
Active: 48,281
Thailand 1,772,838
Cases: 1,772,838
Deaths: 18,205
Recovered: 1,647,255
Active: 107,378
Japan 1,713,268
Cases: 1,713,268
Deaths: 18,051
Recovered: 1,686,214
Active: 9,003
Czechia 1,705,971
Cases: 1,705,971
Deaths: 30,528
Recovered: 1,660,760
Active: 14,683
Canada 1,676,873
Cases: 1,676,873
Deaths: 28,468
Recovered: 1,613,623
Active: 34,782
Chile 1,667,547
Cases: 1,667,547
Deaths: 37,594
Recovered: 1,620,240
Active: 9,713
Bangladesh 1,564,881
Cases: 1,564,881
Deaths: 27,746
Recovered: 1,526,891
Active: 10,244
Romania 1,430,475
Cases: 1,430,475
Deaths: 41,130
Recovered: 1,220,953
Active: 168,392

Ben Stokes will lead England from front, has controlled aggression: Sachin Tendulkar

By: PTI |

Updated: July 8, 2020 12:45:01 pm


Ben Stokes It is the first time Stokes is leading England having not captained even a first-class team in his career. (AP)

Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar has little doubt that Ben Stokes will lead England from the front in the opening Test against West Indies, with his “controlled aggression” and infectious energy aiding him the most.

Tendulkar spoke about stand-in English skipper Stokes while previewing the three-Test series, which starts in Southampton on Wednesday, with West Indies legend Brian Lara on online platform ‘100mb’. The match marks the resumption of international cricket amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

To a question from Lara about Stokes, Tendulkar said, “He is someone who is going to lead from the front, we have seen that on a number of occasions. He is aggressive, positive and when he has to be slightly defensive he is prepared to do that for the team.

“I always feel controlled aggression produces results and so far whatever I have seen, the aggression has been there but it is controlled. So this is what I think of Ben Stokes.”

Read | England vs West Indies Test Series: In new beginning, Jason Holder seeks old dominance

It is the first time Stokes is leading England having not captained even a first-class team in his career. Regular skipper Joe Root has opted out of the game to attend the birth of his second child

Tendulkar said, “For Ben Stokes from what he has been through in the recent past to where he is today it is a total transformation and it can happen only to someone who is mentally strong.

“When I first looked at him a few years ago, I could see his body language it was so positive and vibrant and that energy is infectious.

“I felt that he was one of those players where in time to come you look back and say Ben stokes, (Andrew) Flintoff, Ian Botham these are the leading all-rounders who played for England. I really rate him highly and his impact on the field is a major one.”

On his part, Lara said, besides Jason Holder’s captaincy, batting will hold the key for West Indies against a fine England seam attack, and reminded the likes of Shai Hope to take a cue from Tendulkar’s epic 241 at the SCG and few of his own knocks in English conditions.

“You don’t necessarily have to dominate each bowler. If you are batting on 70-80 and somebody is giving you trouble you back off.
Continuing, Lara told his one-time biggest rival: “You know that as well Sachin, in terms of that great innings you played in Sydney, it was not about a particular bowler getting you out but it was a particular shot getting you out, and you stopped yourself from playing it and you were able to score in other areas. So it’s a similar sort of approach.”

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The Prince of Trinidad, who played some fine knocks in England, recalled his approach to batting there.

“I remembered a lot of innings I have played in the past, with Chanderpaul or Jimmy Adams. Those partnerships were so, so important in getting me to where I got to, getting the team the runs that were required.

“So again, with all the challenges that the West Indies team is going to face with the bat, partnerships are important, rotating the strike, making sure that you keep the bowlers’ best deliveries out and punish the bad ones.

“Putting runs of the on the board will be key for the West Indies,” Lara said.
He also remembered his duels with the great Glenn McGrath and cited them as example to help the current team.

“A good example would be Australia, playing against Australia and I would be on 78 or maybe 114 and McGrath comes back for a spell.

“I know he is going to bowl six overs-seven overs, so I don’t need to take any great risk if the other guys at the other end are giving me the opportunity to score,” Lara said.

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