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  • 15 May 2019
    James Anderson has told Sky Sports News HQ that Adil Rashid will be crucial for Englands chances in the World Twenty20. And Englands all-time leading wicket-taker feels the side have a great chance of getting to the final of the event they won in 2010.England open their campaign against West Indies in Mumbai on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports, and Anderson wants to see Yorkshire leg-spinner Rashid given his chance in the middle order as a reward for his performances in the past year and specifically in the Big Bash. Adil Rashid (right) can help England to more T20 glory, says James Anderson I think weve seen over the past 12 months how good Adil has become in the Twenty20 format, Anderson, who played the last of his T20 internationals in 2009, said.He was the bowler of the tournament for me in the Big Bash. Hes going to be crucial to Englands chances in the tournament, in that middle period when you need someone who can spin the ball, hell be vital. England will be looking to get their World T20 campaign with a win when they face the West Indies on Wednesday. There can be a pressure bowling in the shorter format but I think thats one of the skills, to not get down if you do get hit for a six because you come up against some quality batsmen.Adil has proved over the years that he can deal with that and that goes a long way to helping you succeed in that format. England are fourth favourites to win the trophy, with host nation India widely predicted to take the title - but Anderson feels his national side can impress, provided they can establish themselves at the start of each innings.India are clearly the team to beat in their home conditions but England have got a really good chance, the Lancashire paceman added. Nick Knights Group 1 guide Who are England up against in India? Not many people will think theyve got a good chance of getting to the final but I think theyve got a great chance of doing that with the squad that weve got.When we won it six years ago, the crucial part of the games was the opening six overs with the bat and the ball - we were getting off to flying starts with the bat and then we had wicket-taking bowlers. “Steven Finn is a big loss for England so I wonder whether Liam Plunkett would bring the x-factor with that extra pace and aggression that can get wickets up top. James Anderson on Liam Plunkett If we are to have a good tournament, we need those crucial early runs and wickets - If your mind-set is to stop runs, thats where you are going to be up against it, because your mentality is completely wrong.You need to be positive, you need to be thinking get a slip in early, take a chance. You cant think that youll drag it back in the middle - you need to be taking those early wickets.Sky Sports is the only place you can watch all 35 games in 27 days of the 2016 ICC World T20. Or watch from £6.99 without a contract, on NOW TV. David Willey got a hat-trick against his England team-mates as he played for a Mumbai team to get some practice before the World Twenty20 tournament. Also See: ICC World T20 fixtures ICC World T20 squads WATCH: Best of 2014 World T20 Pick your Ultimate World T20 XI Cheap Air Max 2007 2019 .C. -- Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Cheap Air Max Defy Run 2019 .ca NBA Power Rankings, ahead of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. Cheap Air Max 2019 . PETERSBURG, Fla. Cheap Air Max Racer 2019 . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. A look at whats happening all around the majors Wednesday:---TRIPLE-AS DAYBig leaguers are off the next two days, but if you need baseball on TV, the Triple-A All-Star Game is being broadcast live at 7 p.m. EDT on MLB Network. Many of the participants might not be long for the minors, including Twins right-hander Jose Berrios, who has already made four starts in the majors this season. A few others who could see the majors in the second half: Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe and Diamondbacks right-hander Braden Shipley.SIGNING DAYThe deadline to sign 2016 amateur draft picks is Friday, and three first-rounders -- all left-handed pitchers -- have yet to sign: Braxton Garrett with the Marlins, Jason Groome with the Red Sox and Anthony Kay with the Mets. Garrett was the seventh overall pick and has a commitment to Vanderbilt for if he doesnt sign. Groome was also a Vanderbilt commit but reportedly switched to a junior college days before the draft, meaning he could re-enter the 2017 draft and try to make more money -- a move that increased his negotiating leverage. Kay, a junior at Connecticut, was the 31st overall pick.MANFREDS DANDELIONSBaseball Commissioner Rob Manfredds checklist for the second half includes a familiar item: quicken MLBs pace of play.dddddddddddd Manfred admitted Tuesday the sport slipped right at the beginning this year when it comes to pace of play. The average time of a game was 3 hours, 13 seconds prior to the All-Star Game, up from 2:53:04 in 2015. Pace of play for me is like dandelions in your front lawn, Manfred said. I just cant get rid of it.OLYMPIC BASEBALL?Manfred also said that MLB is going to meet with the World Baseball Softball Confederation to discuss possibly allowing major leaguers to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, although he added that from a calendar prospective, the dates of the Tokyo Games are not ideal. The International Olympic Committee executive board voted last month to support a six-nation tournament in baseball and softball for 2020, with a full IOC vote scheduled for August. Baseball was dropped prior to the 2012 London Games and wont be played next month at Rio. We like the idea of baseball being in the Olympics, Manfred said. Were supportive of baseball being in the Olympics. ' ' '