featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2019 | What worked and what didn’t - Rajasthan Royals

You never want to be a Rajasthan Royals owner, do you? Probably the nicest of the franchises in terms of contributions to Indian cricket, and the most emotional towards their recruits, it is a bittersweet irony that they have never been able to lay hands on the silverware after the 2008 success.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

RR vs DC | Player Ratings - Ajinkya Rahane century of no value as Rajasthan Royals lose to Delhi Capitals in Jaipur run-fest

Ajinkya Rahane scored his first IPL century in 7 years to help Royals post a challenging total of 191, but their bowlers’ failure resulted in the team losing to Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets. Dhawal Kulkarni and Jaydev Unadkat were the major culprits in the loss and should be asked tough questions.
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featurecricket3 months ago

MI vs RR | Player Ratings - Jos Buttler single-handedly turns the game in style as Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians

Jos Buttler put up a masterclass of T20 batting and single-handedly changed the course of the game to help Rajasthan Royals secure their second win of the tournament. Buttler was also helped by Ajinkya Rahane, whose solid 37 ensured that there was no casualty in the powerplay overs.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | I thought 150 was low on that wicket, says Ajinkya Rahane

After losing the last-ball thriller to Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane has commented that he thought 150 was a low score on yesterday’s Jaipur wicket. Rahane has credited the Rajasthan bowlers and said that the batsmen could have done better to get around 170.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | T20 game is heavily tilted in the favour of batsmen, says Ajinkya Rahane

Rajasthan Royals’ skipper Ajinkya Rahane admits that the shorter format is more suited in favour of batsmen as compared to bowlers after the recent incident involving Chris Lynn and Dhawal Kulkarni. Kulkarni got an inside edge off Lynn and the ball hit the stumps but did not dislodge the bails.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2019 | Twitter explodes as KKR chases down total that RR struggled to score

When Steve Smith, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes struggled to get going, everyone was quick to point out it was a slow and difficult pitch to bat on. But Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine made a mockery of the pitch as they helped KKR Chase it down under 15 overs and received the Twitterati's praise for it.
Srijith Gopal
newscricket4 months ago

VIDEO | Dhawal Kulkarni’s celebration turns into sudden despair as bails remain unmoved despite stumps "lighting off"

It is for the third time in the IPL 2019 that the bails remained unmoved even after the ball hit the stumps with ferocious speed. Dhawal Kulkarni had celebrated wildly for castling Chris Lynn with an inswinger, but the bails didn’t move from its position, even though the stump lights came on.
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newscricket5 months ago

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy | Shreyas Iyer to lead Mumbai in absence of Ajinkya Rahane

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has named Shreyas Iyer captain of the Mumbai T20 team for the Super League stage of the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Ajinkya Rahane, who led Mumbai in the group stage is not available for the next round and there are reports that he is carrying a niggle. 
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newscricket6 months ago

Reports | MCA member calls SGM to remove Ranji selectors

After Mumbai’s terrible show in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, MCA member Khodadad Yazdegardi has decided to call an SGM of the MCA members to remove the Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy selectors. Yazdegardi had also called for a similar meeting last year after the selectors had announced the probables.
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featurecricket9 months ago

Not satisfied with limited success, Tushar Deshpande "running in hard" to secure India cap

Tanmay Agarwal was on strike. Tushar Deshpande streamed in with full of energy and breached his defense to give Mumbai the first breakthrough. Then came Akshath Reddy and Deshpande pitched it on a fuller length and got it to skid off the deck. The batsman was beaten on the pace and was trapped LBW.
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