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Mark Selby swept to Crucible glory and gave Leicester a second trophy of the night to toast as he fended off Ding Junhui in the World Championship final. Kony Ealy Jersey . As parties erupted in the following Leicester Citys Premier League triumph, another was about to begin 70 miles up the M1 as Foxes fan Selby powered to an 18-14 triumph.Selby pointed at smiling wife Vikki in the crowd as he crossed the winning line, joy and satisfaction detailed across his face. She and daughter Sofia joined him amid ticker-tape trophy celebrations. Its fantastic. Im just really happy to win, Selby said. I saved my best performance for the final.The 6-0 lead that Selby established on Sunday was whittled down by determined Ding, who was determined not to squander his big chance, but ultimately he could not overhaul the world No 1.Chinas first finalist in snookers premier tournament clawed his way back to 10-9 and 11-10 during Monday afternoon, but going level proved beyond him each time.Selby led from start to finish and was a worthy champion, collecting snookers biggest ever prize cheque of £330,000 to go with the silverware. Selby lifts the trophy after beating Ding Junhui to win the World Snooker Championship It was Ronnie OSullivan that Selby saw off in 2014, when he staged a terrific second-day fightback to scoop the title. This time Selby was in charge and had to deal with that very different pressure, beginning the day 10-7 in front of a player whose dip in form over the past year meant he had to negotiate the qualifying rounds.Ding had tens of millions watching him on television in Asia, where he is just as revered as OSullivan.And at times during the contest, he rolled back time to when he was the worlds No 1, making three century breaks - 103 each time.Selby took a month off the tour for personal reasons before heading to Sheffield, and at times that absence showed in his game, but come the final he had brushed off the rust.After Dings early nibble at his lead on Monday, Selby began to fire. He had breaks of 126, 52, 68 and 55 in pulling 14-11 clear heading into the evening.It was clear how much it mattered to him, too. He swished his cue in anger at one point after missing a testing pink.And the contest looked to be in its final throes once Selby took the opening two frames on the resumption.Not so. Runs of 73, 70 and the third 103 of the match revived Dings prospects.This great tournament has never had an Asian champion, with Irelands Ken Doherty, Australias Neil Robertson and Canadian Cliff Thorburn the only overseas title winners of the 1977-onward Crucible era.Despite living in the Steel City for the last 10 years, the Crucible is a venue for which Ding has shown little love in the past.He was longing to have his name engraved on the trophy this time though, but Selby was not going to yield.He battled through one scrappy frame with an iron will and then clinched victory rather more stylishly with a 74 break. 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It will come a year later than anticipated, but Zafar Ansari looks set to make his Test debut in the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday.But for a badly-broken left thumb, Ansari would almost certainly have played his maiden Test in the UAE 12 months ago. But, just hours after he was picked for the tour, he sustained the injury in the field, and was subsequently obliged to undergo two operations. Samit Patel was recalled, instead, and he played the Sharjah Test.While Ansari enjoyed a decent rather than spectacular season for Surrey in the County Championship - he averaged 27.43 with the bat and claimed 22 wickets at 31.40 - the England management admires his calm temperament almost as much as his all-round abilities. While they were reluctant to thrust Jack Leach, the Somerset spinner, who enjoyed a more remarkable season - he claimed 68 wickets in the first-class season at an average of 22.58 - into international cricket, they seem to have no qualms about Ansari.The case of Simon Kerrigan continues to influence selectors in such cases. Kerrigan, drafted in for his debut in the final Ashes Test of the 2013 summer, was mauled by Australias batsmen, and appears to have never fully recovered from the experience. Even Leachs captain at Somerset, Chris Rogers, remarked that emotionally, he still has a bit of a way to go before he would consider him suitable for selection. He will instead be given an opportunity to familiarise himself with the England environment as part of the Lions programme.Ansari, though slightly younger, is seen as more worldly and experienced. He gained a first from Cambridge University, and, having graduated through the England age-group system - he played for England at the Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 levels - made his international debut in the rain-ruined ODI in Ireland in May 2015. He bowls at a relatively sharp pace, and, as a left-arm spinner whose turn will take the ball away from the right-handers, could prove more useful than a second spinner when England face an Indian top-order heavily stocked with right-handers.Ansari fits the mould of this teaam, too, in that he can bat, bowl and field to a decent standard. Leonard Williams Jersey. . Generally patient and compact in red-ball cricket, he has opened the batting for Surrey. But, after a modest County season - his highest score was 53 - it seems Ansari will bat at No. 8 for England. That will move Chris Woakes to No. 9, and Adil Rashid, a man with 10 first-class centuries, down to No. 10. It seems Gareth Batty will be the unfortunate one to make way.There might have been a good case for resting Rashid instead. The pitch looks remarkably dry and cracked already, and, while the weather forecast for Dhaka is not wonderful - the city is braced for cyclonic storm Kyant - it seems likely that Bangladesh may take a bit of a risk in preparing a result-surface in the hope that they can square the series. On such turning surfaces, the control of Batty might prove more useful than the turn of Rashid, though Rashid did look as though he would benefit from anther long bowl ahead of the India series.England are also set to recall Steven Finn. He has been bowling with good pace in the nets and will probably replace Stuart Broad, who will have to wait until the India Tests before gaining his 100th Test cap. While there will be a temptation to give Jake Ball a game and rest Chris Woakes, the team management may be wary of making too many changes against an improving Bangladesh side that went within an ace of achieving their first Test victory against England in Chittagong.That means little opportunity for Jos Buttler. While he continues to hit the ball well in the nets - as one of the local net bowlers discovered on Wednesday when he received a black eye after being unable to get out of the way of a straight drive - Jonny Bairstow took another step towards cementing his place with the gloves with an impressive performance standing up to the stumps in Chittagong. And Trevor Bayliss has already indicated that he is keen to stick with the top-six in the batting line-up for the Dhaka Test. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '