LEICESTER (4-4-1-1)SCHMEICHEL,SIMPSON, MORGAN, HUTH, FUCHS,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,OKAZAKI,ULLOAPALOSCHI,MONTERO, SIGURDSSON, AYEW,FER, CORK,TAYLOR, WILLIAMS, FERNANDEZ, RANGEL,FABIANSKISWANSEA (4-2-3-1)Leicester City face another huge test of their character, not to mention their title aspirations, when they entertain Swansea at home on Sunday. Last Monday, closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur cut the gap at the top of the Barclays Premier League to just five points – it has been as wide as 10 in recent days – and a Leicester defeat could prove damaging.Spurs are at home to West Bromwich Albion on Monday night, more than 24 hours after Leicester play. If the Foxes lost, Spurs would have the chance to reduce the deficit to just two points with three games left.However, Leicester, held to a controversial 2-2 draw by West Ham United last weekend, should remain confident – even if they will be without England striker Jamie Vardy, sent-off in the Hammers game.Leicester are unbeaten in their last eight games, winning six and taking 20 points from a possible 24. They have lost at the King Power Stadium just once in the league – the fewest home losses in the Premier League.And when they met Swansea in South Wales in December, Leicester won 3-0 with a Riyad Mahrez hat-trick. And their home record against the Welshmen is impressive; they are unbeaten in nine clashes since they last lost this fixture – in October 1950. They have also beaten Swansea in their last four home games, scoring 10 goals and conceding four.As well as the absent Vardy, Leicester cannot use Nathan Dier, on loan from Swansea, who have a clean bill of health.
Travis Head is certain that Australia are not out of the 1st Test and feels that any target that the Indian batsmen ventually set them will be “gettable”.The key, according to Head will be getting early wickets in the morning on day 4.”It’s just a really big hour in the morning to change that momentum and to get us going,” said Tavis Head.”If we can get the wickets in the morning and then put them under pressure with the new ball, anything’s gettable.”India finished day three at 151/3, taking an overall lead of 166 runs.Head is confident that Australia will be able to chase down a 300-plus total, saying it becomes easier to bat on the last two days and such targets have been overhauled in Sheffield Shield cricket.”This year bigger scores have been made and teams have batted out draws,” he said.”On days four and five, it gets easier to bat and 300-plus totals have been scaled easily (in domestic cricket).It’s more of a new ball wicket at the moment. It’s vital to win those moments when the new ball comes around again,” he said.Massive moment late in the day! Nathan Lyon has now dismissed Virat Kohli six times in Test cricket; the most by any bowler.#AUSvIND | @bet365_aus pic.twitter.com/VhHxfYToT2cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018Head said that Virat Kohli’s wicket will give them the momentum going into the penultimate, as the Indian batsmen managed to score only 1 run from 23 balls after their captains’s dismissal.advertisement”It was a nice little wicket there at the end,” Head said. “I thought the bowlers did a great job of containing and continuing to put pressure on. It makes for a big hour (to start day four).”Travis Head also said that India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has set an example for others with his first-innings century, calling his gritty knock a “blueprint” on this pitch.Taking a leaf out of Pujara’s book, Head scored a 167-ball 72 to steer Australia to 235 at the start of the third day on Saturday.Head helped score 44 runs in the rain-affected first session on Saturday as Australia just about managed to close the gap after Pujara had produced a superb 123 on the opening day to guide India to 250 in their first innings. “The way Pujara played in the first innings was the blueprint for this wicket,” Head, who was born in Adelaide, told reporters.”He had a really good leaving game, good forward defence, and as the ball got softer, he got more runs. Knowing how hard the wicket can be with the ball moving and the new ball, he played really well.”Head was left disappointed after being caught behind for 72 off Mohammed Shami just when his partnership with Nathan Lyon was looking good.”It is disappointing to feel the momentum swing back. I wanted to continue on and felt if we could keep doing it for a period of time we could put them under pressure and keep them out there,” he said.The pitch showed considerable grip and turn for Lyon in the Indian innings, and Head said that R Ashwin would have a lot of say in the fourth innings.”I just tried to stay busy against Ashwin. I learned a lot from Dubai first innings to second innings, I was really positive against the off spinner, watching the ball and not premeditating,” he said.”It’s going to be the same in the next innings. There’s not much rough for the left-handers but this wicket always spins with the grass coverage,” he added.(With inputs from PTI)Also Read | Virat Kohli was more determined after being booed in Adelaide Test: Ricky PontingAlso Read | Rishabh Pant matches MS Dhoni’s feat in Adelaide TestGallery | India in driver seat’s after Rahul-Pujara fire
zoom Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide a comprehensive scope of solutions for three new 2,800-passenger cruise vessels being built for Virgin Voyages, a part of Virgin Group of companies. The ships, which will be built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, will feature Wärtsilä’s engines, hybrid exhaust cleaning scrubber systems, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems and integrated navigation systems.The Wärtsilä solutions have been selected to support the requirement for clean and efficiently operating vessels. The cruise vessels will each be powered by two eight-cylinder and two twelve-cylinder Wärtsilä 46F engines.The Wärtsilä Hybrid Scrubber System selected for these vessels has the flexibility to operate in both open and closed loop modes using seawater to remove sulphur oxides (SOx) from the exhaust. Significant reductions in the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates will be made possible by the Wärtsilä SCR system. Wärtsilä will also handle the commissioning of the engines and scrubber systems in cooperation with the shipyard.Navigation and automation controls for the vessels will be handled by the Wärtsilä’s Nacos Platinum solution.Florida based Virgin Voyages’ cruise operations will commence in 2020 from Miami with the delivery of the first of these three 110,000 gross ton ships. The other two vessels are scheduled to join their owner in 2021 and 2022, respectively.With a length of 278 meters and a width of 38 meters, the vessels will feature over 1,400 guest cabins and will be able to host more than 2,700 passengers, accompanied by 1,150 crew members.