CLEMSON, SC – OCTOBER 25: A general view of Memorial Stadium prior to the game between the Clemson Tigers and Syracuse Orange on October 25, 2014 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)The ACC has released its preseason media poll ahead of the upcoming 2019 college football season.A preseason poll of 173 ACC media members was revealed, and the Clemson Tigers are once again the overwhelming favorite to win the Atlantic Division. They claimed 171 of 173 first-place votes to claim the division, and 170 members picked them to win the ACC Championship Game.Clemson has reigned dominant in the ACC for the last four years, winning four straight conference titles, four straight trips to the College Football Playoff and winning two national titles.The only other team in the ACC Atlantic Division to even get any first place votes was Syracuse with two. The reigning national champion @ClemsonFB is the preseason favorite to claim its fifth consecutive #ACCFootball title.@UVAFootball is favored in the Coastal Division.📰 https://t.co/Z0cFFqvyDB pic.twitter.com/EE6eAMiqOx— The ACC (@theACC) July 22, 2019As for the Coastal Division, the media believes that Bronco Mendenhall’s Virginia Cavaliers will narrowly edge Manny Diaz’s Miami Hurricanes to claim a spot in the ACC Championship Game.Mendenhall has rapidly turned the program around since taking over in 2016. After going 2-10 in his first year, he has led the team to 6-7 and 8-5 records in the last two years.But with Dabo Swinney and Trevor Lawrence set to dominate for yet another season, the Tigers will be favored over just about anyone.
Need to improve a lot with the bat: Harmanpreet after bowlers help India beat South AfricaIndia escaped with a narrow victory as the bowlers led by off-spinner Deepti Sharma (3 for 8) secured an 11-run win after the batters flopped as they managed just 130 runs.advertisement Next Press Trust of India SuratSeptember 25, 2019UPDATED: September 25, 2019 11:47 IST Harmanpreet Kaur said that she had confidence in her bowlers after the batting flopped ( Courtesy by BCCI )HIGHLIGHTSHarmanpreet Kaur said that she had confidence in her bowlers after the batting floppedDeepti Sharma called her effort as the best bowling performance of her careerSouth African captain Sune Luus conceded that lack of execution from the batsmen led to the defeatThe Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur said the team’s below-par batting show in the first T20 International against South Africa here had left her nervous before the bowlers rose to the challenge with a stellar effort.Harmanpreet was the only Indian batswoman to play an impactful knock, scoring 43, while the rest of her colleagues failed to chip in with any notable contributions. India posted 130 after being put in to bat on Tuesday.The bowlers, led by player of the match Deepti Sharma(3/8), produced an impressive show to dismiss South Africa for 119 in 19.5 overs.”I was nervous at the halfway stage but we knew that we’d have something for the bowlers. They did a great job,” Harmanpreet said after the match.She said the players have been working hard on their fitness.”We were doing a lot of fitness (regimens) before coming here and we got the result on the field. The way we fielded and bowled, I was happy,” she said.She also said her side still needs improvement in several areas, especially batting.”Lot of areas to improve. Need to improve a lot with the bat. We are playing with an extra batter, so if batters do well, we can do even better,” said the 30-year-old.She said she had trusted Radha Yadav to do well in the final over of the South African run chase and eventually the left-armer took two wickets to end the visiting side’s innings.Star of the match Deepti said her effort was the “best bowling performance” of her career.advertisement”We bowled how I had planned. Got help from the wicket too. The plan was to bowl wicket to wicket and it was turning, so I pitched it up too,” she said.”The mindset was to bowl in front. We were confident at the halfway mark. And we wanted to enjoy. If you enjoy, you automatically do well,” the 22-year-old off-spinner said.South Africa captain Sune Luus said 130 was a chaseable total though her side could not make it in the end.”The way our new-ball bowlers bowled, they gave us a good platform to work on. We thought 130 was a total we could chase. Chasing 130 is about when you go for the charge,” she said.”Lizelle Lee gave a good platform. The batsmen who then came in just couldn’t execute. The way Deepti and the spinners bowled, you could definitely see there was more spin as the evening progressed.”Also Read | 1st T20I: Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma help India women beat SA womenAlso Read | Korea Open Super 500: World champion PV Sindhu knocked out in 1st round, Sai Praneeth retires hurtFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Harmanpreet KaurFollow Deepti SharmaFollow Radha Yadav