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Finn issues ‘pick me up’ plea to revive Test career after working ‘nuts off in nets’

 Finn issues ‘pick me up’ plea to revive Test career after working ‘nuts off in nets’London, Apr 1 : Steven Finn is hoping to revive his Test match career by being selected to play for series against Sri Lanka ahead of his 23rd birthday.

With Stuart Broad being ruled out of the remaining series due to a calf injury, Finn has issued a `pick-me' plea to England top brass Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower.

"I knew I was going to have to wait my turn and if I do get an opportunity to try and take it. I've worked my nuts off in the nets, and the most important thing is to make sure I'm ready if and when I do get that -opportunity," The Mirror quoted Finn, as saying.

"Over these next couple of days in -practice I'll have to show the people who are -selecting the team that I deserve to be the person filling Broady's boots," he added.

Finn was the pick of the England bowlers in both the India and Pakistan one-day -series, with him grabbing 13 wickets at an average of just 10.30 in the UAE.

But he hasn't played a Test match since the draw against Sri Lanka at Lord's in 2011 and he has been England's fifth choice paceman lagging behind Broad, James -Anderson, Bresnan and Chris Tremlett. (ANI)


From goals to guns: Brazilian footballer to join army in Ukraine

Edmar-Halowski-de-LacerdaLondon, July 25 : A Brazilian footballer has been left to regret his decision to change his citizenship in order to play international football for Ukraine after the army called him up to fight with them.  Read more »

Lil Wayne's firm to manage Cristiano Ronaldo's career

Cristiano-RonaldoWashington, July 25 : Lil Wayne's co-founded firm Young Money Entertainment have been assigned to manage footie ace Cristiano Ronaldo's career.

According to TMZ.  Read more »

Kirti Azad condemns Jadeja's penalization, says BCCI must have fixed it earlier

Kirti-AzadNew Delhi, July 25 : Former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad today condemned Indian all rounder Ravindra Jadeja's penalization over his tussle with James Anderson, but suspected Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for fixing it.  Read more »

Saeed Ajmal says his bowling remains enigma for many batsmen

Saeed Ajmal says his bowling remains enigma for many batsmenLahore: Pakistan`s top spin bowler Saeed Ajmal says his bowling still remains a mystery for many batsmen since they can`t read his `doosra`.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »