featurecricket3 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | SWOT Analysis - Australia

In a tournament as big as World Cup, preconceptions matter as much as realities. Either, you have to live upto the tag that you had acquired over the last few months or you will be suffering the wrath of ultimate online world - ask India, and they will tell you the curse of June 2017.
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featurecricketa month ago

MI vs RCB | Player Ratings - Hardik Pandya’s cameo powers Mumbai Indians to nail-biting win over Royal Challengers Bangalore

Hardik Pandya’s cameo of 37 from 16 deliveries helped Mumbai Indians gun down Royal Challengers Bangalore’s total of 172 with six deliveries to spare. Mumbai Indians batsmen were outstanding as the surface started to turn, but the top order had kept them in good stead for the late surge.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2019 | Steve Smith and David Warner to miss end stages of IPL

Australian batsmen, Steve Smith and David Warner, who play for Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, would miss the end stages of the tournament. The World Cup-bound duo is expected to leave for a national training camp, scheduled from May 2 in Brisbane.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup | Steve Smith, David Warner make it to Australia squad

Steve Smith and David Warner, who will make a return to international cricket after a year, have been directly included in Australia’s 15-man World Cup squad. Wicketkeeper Peter Handscomb, who’s played all of Australia’s last 13 ODI games, and pace bowler Josh Hazlewood have been left out.
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featurecricketa month ago

MI vs RR | Player Ratings - Quinton de Kock half-century in vain as Mumbai Indians lose to Rajasthan Royals by four wickets

Mumbai Indians’ bowlers couldn’t live up to the expectations as Jos Buttler guided Rajasthan Royals to their second win of the tournament. For the Mumbai-based franchise, Quinton de Kock played a solid innings and Rohit Sharma helped him out with a classy 47 during their opening partnership.
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featurecricket2 months ago

MI vs KXIP | Player Ratings - Kieron Pollard changes the game in style as Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab in last ball thriller

That Kieron Pollard can hit was never a doubt, but he would chase down almost 200 with such authority was almost unbelievable. The burly Carribean, who captained Mumbai Indians for the first time, created a thunder at Wankhede and in the process, guided his team to the third spot on the table.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2019 | After losing two games at the start, every match is important for us, says Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has explained that every game in the IPL season 12 is now important for the Mumbai Indians after they lost the first two of their opening three in the tournament. The Mumbai skipper also mentioned that Jason Behrendorff’s spell did set the tone for the team against CSK yesterday.
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newscricket2 months ago

Jason Behrendorff eyeing a World Cup spot with his IPL performance

Jason Behrendorff, the latest Mumbai Indians debutant, is looking to secure a spot in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales on the back of an impressive performance in the IPL. The pacer also said that it was a great experience playing in front of the huge crowd in Mumbai and winning the game.
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featurecricket2 months ago

MI vs CSK | Player Ratings - Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav star as Mumbai Indians thrash Chennai Super Kings

A truly all round performance from Hardik Pandya allied with some able support from Suryakumar Yadav (59) and Jason Behrendorff (2/22) helped Mumbai Indians seal a 37-run victory over Chennai Super Kings. Hardik scored a quickfire 25 off 8 balls before finishing with figures of 3/20 with the ball.
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featurecricket3 months ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Teams entering final stretch and India’s lack of plan against Glenn Maxwell

An MS Dhoni-Kedar Jadhav special helped India secure a six-wicket victory on a massively two-paced and difficult Hyderabad wicket. While the match line-up was a clear indication of the team’s priorities, it also brought Mohammed Shami ahead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the World Cup.
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