Newcastle United and Wolves open up the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre.It has been a shambolic summer so far for the Magpies, who begin their pre-season campaign without a manager – much less having signed a player – following the drawn-out departure of Rafael Benitez at the end of his contract. Wolves, meanwhile, are quietly seeking to build upon a promising 2018-19 season, which will see them return to Europe on July 25 with a tie against either Crusaders or B36 Torshavn. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Game Newcastle vs Wolves Date Wednesday, July 17 Time 11am BST / 6am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will not be broadcast. US TV channel Online stream n/a n/a In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. It can be streamed via Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Newcastle squad Goalkeepers Dubravka, Darlow, Woodman, Harker Defenders Clark, Dummett, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, Lazaar, Sterry, Bailey, Watts, Allan Midfielders Ki, Colback, Shelvey. Ritchie, Hayden, S. Longstaff, M. Longstaff Forwards Aarons, Murphy, Gayle, Muto Newcastle starting XI: Darlow, Sterry, Lascelles, Clark, Lazaar, Hayden, Shelvey, Colback, Murphy, Ritchie, Muto.Subs: Harker, Woodman, Dummett, Manquillo, Bailey, Fernandez, Schar, Watts, Ki, M.Longstaff, S.Longstaff, Aarons, Allan, Sorensen Position Wolves squad Goalkeepers Patricio, Ruddy, Norris Defenders Bennett, Boly, Otto, Coady, Vinagre, Francis, Kilman, Marques, Miranda, Sanderson Midfielders Neves, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Gibbs-White, Cundle, Perry, Taylor, Wan Forwards Jota, Traore, Corbeanu, Ennis, Samuels Wolves starting XI: Patricio, Bennett, Neves, Boly, Coady, Gibbs-White, Jota, Otto, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Traore.Subs: Ruddy, Sanderson, Miranda, Perry, Vinagre, Norris, Cundle, Francis, Marques, Samuels, Taylor, Ennis, Kilman, Hong Wan.Betting & Match Odds Wolves are odds-on favourites with bet365 , priced at 19/20. Newcastle can be backed at 11/4, while the draw is 5/2.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview The Premier League Asia Trophy is supposed to be an opportunity for managers to begin to finalise their plans for the forthcoming season, but for Newcastle, matters are rather more complicated as they play their first pre-season fixture of the season against Wolves.The St. James’ Park side have yet to replace Rafael Benitez in the dugout, and while Steve Bruce appears poised to take over , he faces a massive challenge in filling the void the popular Spaniard has left.Indeed, Benitez was widely believed to have performed miracles last season to make Newcastle as competitive as they were, and with not a single signing made yet this summer, the club is already playing catch up in a big way.Just how far they lag their rivals will become clearer after their two-game trip to the Far East, though captain Jamaal Lascelles is looking forward to the challenge.“We are travelling to China and it’s going to be a great experience playing in a completely different country with different surroundings and environment. We are very thankful to be taking part,” he told the club’s official website.“Winning games will put a marker down and set an example for what we are going to do during the new season.“I do think every game we play, especially in pre-season, will push us toward a good start of the season. We will be looking to win the games.”Wolves, meanwhile, are not without question marks themselves this summer, having seen the size of their squad trimmed, with popular players Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro leaving on loan.The Molineux club are, however, expected to answer these challenges later in the summer, although the situation complicates the early part of their campaign, which will see them thrust into Europa League action.Nuno Espirito Santo accepts the limitations of his squad before the China trip but has talked up the importance of the matches to his team.“It going to be tough because we have a very short squad – we brought a lot of boys, U18s to help us,” the Portuguese noted.“We prepare ourselves, but at the same time we are in a different environment, so we have to be flexible, patient. The Asia Trophy is very important, a very good competition. It’s one more step in preparation for the season ahead.”The winner of this tie will play the winner of the later semi-final between Manchester City and West Ham on July 20 in Shanghai, while the loser will take part in a third-place play-off immediately before that clash. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
graphs Next No data available! commentary scorecard Saurabh Kumar PuneOctober 13, 2019UPDATED: October 13, 2019 16:17 IST Virat Kohli lead Team India to another win with a majestic double hundred. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli now ranks 3rd on the list of captains with most wins till their 50th Test with 30 victoriesMS Dhoni had registered 26 wins in his first 50 Test as captain and is ranked joint 5thVirat Kohli also became the 1st Indian Test captain to force South Africa to follow-onIndian captain Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his already bulky cap but this time after leading his team to an innings and 137 runs win over the South Africa in the second Test in Pune. This was India’s biggest margin of victory against South Africa in the longest format of the game.Kohli now ranks 3rd on the list of captains with most wins till their 50th Test with 30 victories. Steve Waugh leads the list with a record 37 wins with Ricky Ponting following second with 35 victories in 50 Test matches. Kohli’s predecessor MS Dhoni had registered 26 wins in his first 50 Test as captain and is ranked joint 5th along with Michael Vaughan and Mark Taylor.Kohli also joined the likes of Stephen Fleming, Alastair Cook and Steve Waugh as only the 4th ever captain to score a century in his 50th game at the helm.What a Test match for this man and his team #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/4ul30wmFz7ICC (@ICC) October 13, 2019During the course of his innings, Kohli also went past Bradman to become the player with most 150+ scores as Test captain. While Bradman had achieved the feat eight times in his career, Kohli has now done it nine times so far.Michael Clarke, Mahela Jayawardene, Brian Lara, and Graeme Smith are all tied at the third spot as they all achieved the milestone seven times.Virat Kohli also became the 1st Indian Test captain to force South Africa to follow-on, after sitting on a hefty overnight lead of 326. Kohli, who didn’t have any ton to his name this year, has now become the Indian batsman with most number of double tons to his name.advertisementVirat Kohli is also the only Indian to smash 40 hundreds in international cricket as captain and is now just two tons away from surpassing Ponting’s tally of 41.India outclassed South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test of the three-match rubber to clinch the Freedom Trophy with a contest to go.After winning the toss, India rode skipper Virat Kohli’s double century, opener Mayank Agarwal’s 108 and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s 91 to amass a mammoth 601/5d on the board and later the host bowlers wrapped up both innings of South Africa in less than two days.It was also India’s 11th consecutive series win at home, which is another world record. India’s current streak started in February 2013 when they blanked the visiting Australians 4-0.Also Read | Pune Test: Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal and bowlers star in India’s biggest win over South AfricaAlso Read | 25 wins, 1 loss: India complete record-breaking 11th consecutive home Test series winAlso Read | Wriddhiman ‘Superman’ Saha: Fans hail wicketkeeper as best in the world after stunning catch in Pune TestAlso Read | Pune Test: Virat Kohli 1st Indian captain to enforce follow-on vs South AfricaAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow MS DhoniFollow Test captain advertisement Virat Kohli betters MS Dhoni record with 30 wins in 50 Tests as captainVirat Kohli registered his 30th win till 50th Test as India outclassed South Africa by innings and 137 runs in Pune Test to take 2-0 unbeatable lead in the 3-match series. view more view less