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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)


Liverpool owner John W Henry says PL title bid 'ahead of schedule' for club

John-W-HenryLondon, Apr 20 : Liverpool owner John W Henry has said that the club's Premier League title bid is 'ahead of schedule'.

Henry said that Liverpool had its sights set on a top-four finish because they were building the team.  Read more »

Barca president Bartomeu insists no elections this summer

Josep-Maria-BartomeuMadrid, April 20 : FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted that he and his board of directors intend to see out the remaining two years of their mandate.  Read more »

Saqlain Mushtaq advises bowlers to accept ICC's '15-degree limit' rule

Saqlain-MushtaqKarachi, Apr 20 : Pakistani spin bowling legend Saqlain Mushtaq has said that players should move on accept the current rules of the ICC regarding 15 degrees of permissible straightening of the elbow joint for all bowlers in international cricket.  Read more »

Hafeez imparting young cricketers in native city with 'Skills to Shine'

Hafeez imparting young cricketers in native city with 'Skills to Shine'Karachi, Apr 19 : Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who recently resigned from the Twenty20 captainship post, is reportedly mentoring upcoming cricketers  Read more »

Indian driver Chandhok and team qualify third

Indian driver Chandhok and team qualify thirdSilverstone (England), April 19 : India's Karun Chandhok along with his Murphy Prototypes teammates Rodolfo Gonzalez and Alex Kapadia qualified third in his first ever European Le Mans (ELMS) race here Saturday.  Read more »

Rosberg plans on discussing concerns on 'over the line' Bahrain GP with Hamilton

Nico RosbergLondon, Apr 18  : Mercedes racer Nico Rosberg is reportedly planning to discuss concers regarding their fight for victory in Bahrain, which went 'over the line', with his teammate Lewis Hamilton.  Read more »