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IPL 2019 | Mumbai-Delhi cricket rivalry in IPL is as strong as the India-Pakistan, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar has stated that the Mumbai Indians-Delhi Capitals encounter at the Wankhede Stadium will be as strong as the India - Pakistan rivalry at a domestic level. He has also opined that the odds will be in favour of the home team with Rohit Sharma calling the shots at the top.
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featurecricketa day ago

IPL 2019 | SWOT analysis - Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians will once again throw their hat into the ring after ticking all boxes required to form a strong core and despite some late injury concerns, they seem primed for a championship run. However, the team needs to do away with the usual chinks and complacency factor from the very beginning.
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newscricket2 days ago

IPL 2019 | Stephen Fleming backs Virat Kohli, says one man can't win title

Stephen Fleming has come out strongly in support of Virat Kohli by saying that the IPL is very competitive and one man cannot win it. His comments have come in after Gautam Gambhir had said that Kohli is “lucky” to still survive as RCB captain and had opined that Kohli's captaincy lacked tactics.
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newscricket2 days ago

IPL 2019 | Don't care about others' comments, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has strongly reacted to Gautam Gambhir’s comments on him by saying that he does not care about such comments and wants to win the IPL title for his team. Gambhir had earlier said that the Indian skipper is “lucky” to have been retained as the captain by the Bangalore side in IPL.
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newscricket3 days ago

IPL 2019 | Delhi Capitals’ supporters rejected entry at team practice for security reasons

The fans and supporters of the renamed Delhi Capitals team have been barred from coming to the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to watch the practice sessions due to security concerns. Shreyas Iyer-led Capitals will begin their 2019 campaign on Sunday against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium.
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newscricket3 days ago

IPL 2019 | Jasprit Bumrah idolizes Lasith Malinga, reveals Zaheer Khan

Mumbai Indians’ Director of Cricket Operations, Zaheer Khan, has revealed that the entire MI squad, Jasprit Bumrah in particular, will benefit from the addition of Lasith Mailnga to the dressing room. The Mumbai franchise will begin their 2019 campaign against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium.
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newscricket5 days ago

IPL 2019 | Gautam Gambhir and Sourav Ganguly disagree on Virat Kohli’s prolonged RCB captaincy

Former Kolkata Knight Riders captains Gautam Gambhir and Sourav Ganguly have contradicting views on Virat Kohli’s fruitless prolonged captaincy at Royal Challengers Bangalore. Appointed as the captain in 2013, Kohli has led the franchises to the playoffs only twice failing to win even once.
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newscricket6 days ago

IPL 2019 | This year I’ll open batting for all games, reveals Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has revealed that he would be opening all the games for the three-time champions keeping in mind his World Cup preparations. The skipper has previously opened for the side until last season when his experimentation in the middle order didn’t bode well for Mumbai.
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newscricket6 days ago

Reports | India coaching staff led by Ravi Shastri to be given contract extension till November

Recent reports have suggested that India coach, Ravi Shastri, along with the rest of the coaching staff are likely to be handed a contract extension till November 2020. The contracts of Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar will expire in July.
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newscricket7 days ago

ICC ODI Rankings | Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah maintain top spots in latest rankings

Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah retained their respective spots at the top of the ICC ODI batsmen’s and bowlers’ list respectively after their performances in the recently-concluded ODI series against Australia. Despite losing the series, India continues to be second on the ODI team list.
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