Sports

We want to turn Uppal Stadium into Sunrisers' fortress: Warner

"These (Hyderabad) are different conditions. The thing here is that we are trying to turn this ground into our fortress. Every team tries to win as many games at home as they can," said Warner, who enthralled one and all with his 59-ball-126 against Kolkata Knight Riders.

"Whether you win or loss the toss, you have to have a positive mindset and tell the guys to play freely. I expect my guys to go out there and give their 100 percent," said Warner.

The defending champions are in firm contention to seal a berth for the play-offs.

"We never take anything for granted. You don't be complacent. It's all about momentum in this game. You got to keep winning. Keep playing every game to win as we always do and try to get up in the position. We know the finals going to be played here.

"The teams are going to be thinking of how they are going to beat us at our home venue if we manage to make the final.

That s an added bonus for us. So we try to make our way up to the top two and give yourself the added bonus of making it to the final. We just got to wait and see how it pans out," he said.

On his own knock, Warner said:"It's always pleasing to go out there and score runs. It's also great that I went out there and had a clear gameplan. Sometimes against quality bowling opposition where there is a lot of pace, it's easy."

On Sunrisers batting strategy, Warner's advice to his team's batsmen is to commit to their shots. They did exactly that during the KKR match.

Mohali cricketer in Ireland squad for India T20

Dublin : Indian-origin cricketer Simranjit Singh has been picked up by Ireland in their T20 squad ahead of the two-match series against India.The 31-y...

Hockey India announces 48-member squad for senior women's national camp

New Delhi : Hockey India has announced the names of 48 players for the senior women's national camp, which is slated to begin on June 26 at the Sports...

Halle Open: Federer looks for pre-Wimbledon triumph

Halle : Before heading into the Wimbledon, 20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer will be looking to add another title to his kitty while facing Cr...

FIFA WC: Promising England look to dominate Panama

Nizhny Novgorod : A resurgent England would be looking to continue its winning momentum when it will lock horns with debutants Panama in their Group G...