featurecricket3 days ago

IPL 2018 | Talking Points - A “Non”- Rohit Sharma innings and RCB’s missing jigsaw

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both played two captain’s innings for their respective teams, but at the end of the day, Mumbai Indians scampered home with a 46-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. The loss also brought RCB’s No.6 problem to the fore and the lack of a sixth bowling option.
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featurecricket4 days ago

IPL 2018 | Talking Points - The Andre Russell show and Rishabh Pant’s big problem

Even though the final result might suggest that it was a straightforward win for KKR, the game had quite a few twists. From Dinesh Karthik finally getting his tactics right to Andre Russell proving his pedigree, here are the main talking points from Delhi’s outing at the Eden Gardens.
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featurecricket5 days ago

IPL 2018 : Talking Points : Gayle-Storm back in Mohali and Ravi Ashwin the leg-spinner

Despite taking the game deep, an injured MS Dhoni failed to give the finishing touch to the match and Kings XI Punjab scampered home by four runs. However, while Dhoni’s heroics were applauded, Chris Gayle’s stunning comeback meant, normalcy has been attained in the Indian Premier League.
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featurecricket5 days ago

IPL 2018 : Talking Points - Sanju Samson, the saviour and AB de Villiers’ five minutes of madness

Rajasthan Royals scampered to a 19-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore thanks to Sanju Samson’s brilliant 92 and the spinners’ calculative bowling display. However, the Royals’ star recruit D'Arcy Short’s form has to become the most worrying factor for the team in their current campaign.
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featurecricket5 days ago

IPL 2018 | Talking Points - Kolkata boys’ terrific Eden return and Dinesh Karthik’s other side

Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers maintained their brilliance for the third time in a row and led their team to a five-wicket victory over the hosts, Kolkata Knight Riders. However, the most striking aspect of today’s game was the way former KKR players like Manish Pandey and Shakib al Hasan played today.
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featurecricket6 days ago

IPL 2018 | Talking Points: Mumbai Indians’ amazing bench strength and the lack of a proper third pacer

Jason Roy and Rishabh Pant piled more misery onto Mumbai Indians’ woes as the duo led the run chase with absolute aplomb to take Delhi Daredevils to a three-wicket victory. However, it was Mumbai’s amazing domestic player pool that grabbed the attention of anyone watching this high-scoring game.
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featurecricket7 days ago

IPL 2018 | Talking Points : Umesh Yadav back with raw pace and Mujeeb’s ball of the IPL

After a shaky start to the innings, AB de Villiers unleashed his vintage self as late as 17th over and soon led the team to a victory at their “fortress”, Chinnaswamy Stadium. However, it was Umesh Yadav, who stole the show with a dominating performance for the hosts inside the powerplay overs.
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featurecricket8 days ago

IPL 2018 | Talking Points : Sunrisers’ pace-bowling riches and Mayank Makrande’s terrific run

Mayank Markande proved his performance in the match against Chennai Super Kings was no fluke as he dismantled the Sunrisers top-order with his terrific googlies. On the other hand, the match was also a reaffirmation of the fact how Sunrisers’ continue to be well stacked with pace-bowling riches.
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featurecricket9 days ago

Five players to look forward to in the ongoing IPL

Indian Premier League has always been a hotbed for producing talents and a single season of good performance can guarantee a player a place in the Indian side, cue Mohammed Siraj. Here, we talk about five young players who can possibly have a good season this time around.
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featurecricket9 days ago

IPL 2018 | Talking Points: Chennai’s emotional return and Andre Russell’s calypso power

Chennai’s return has been one of the exciting headlines over last few days and the fans saw their team squeak home in the penultimate ball, which made the occasion all the more emotional. Andre Russell, however, ended the day as the star for the visitors, who kept on cursing their fortunes.
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