featurecricket20 hours ago

The staggering absurdity of India's coach selection

Quite surprisingly, when India touched down the England shore for their Champions Trophy defense on Thursday, the BCCI invited applications for the position of the head coach of the team and made it clear that Anil Kumble’s tenure won’t get an auto extension. It was quite baffling, indeed.
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featurecricket4 days ago

Records and numbers from the 2017 Indian Premier League

The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League has come to an end, with Mumbai Indians winning the third title to put them at the top of the IPL hierarchy. This season of the league has provided some memorable moments and has also seen records tumble. Here are some that you might want to know.
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featurecricket13 days ago

Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, or Kolkata- Who will win IPL 2017?

With IPL 2017 now entering its business end, we look at the strengths and weaknesses of each of the four remaining teams. More importantly, based on these two factors we even try to make predictions with regard to who will make and come out on top in the much-awaited final next Sunday.
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featurecricket19 days ago

IPL 2017 | Who can make it to the playoffs and how

With the IPL league campaign coming to an end, there are still five teams in the hunt for a place in the playoffs, with only Mumbai Indians guaranteeing a spot for themselves. The remaining five franchises will now keep a watchful eye on the proceedings to decide on how to approach the last stretch.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2017 | Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians - Player Ratings

The nail-biting competition came to an end with Mumbai Indians winning the game in the super-over with Bumrah winning the hearts of the MI fans with some superb bowling. Earlier Parthiv Patel set up the perfect platform for a Mumbai win but the other batsmen failed to chase the modest total of 153.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2017 | Rising Pune Supergiant Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Player Ratings

The RPS side clinched a convincing 61 run victory over RCB riding on the brilliant performances by skipper Smith and Manoj Tiwary with the bat and Lockie Ferguson's 2/7. The RCB batting lineup once again collapsed for a paltry 96 and it seems their run in the IPL might be over.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2017 | Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Player Ratings

Shikhar Dhawan (77) and Kane Williamson (54) were the real stars of the show as Sunrisers Hyderabad destroyed the Kings XI Punjab in their own back yard. With the ball, it was Rashid Khan’s phenomenal display that stopped Punjab’s acceleration before it could even get started.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2017 | Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions - Player Ratings

Andrew Tye (3/12) and Aaron Finch (72) were the heroes of the show as Gujarat Lions ran riot at the Chinnaswamy to secure just their third win of the season. Bangalore, however, for the second game running crumbled under pressure as their entire top order was dismissed within 10 overs.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2017 | Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Player Ratings

KKR took the Pune side by storm on their home turf when they made an 182-run chase look like a walk in the park. The Kolkata side achieved the winning feat riding on brilliant performances by skipper Gambhir and wicketkeeper Uthappa stealing the spotlight away from Steve Smith’s brilliant innings.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2017 : Mumbai Indians Vs Rising Pune Supergiants - Player Ratings

Rohit Sharma heroics went in vain when an expensive Jaydev Unadkat made a strong comeback in the last over and snatched the victory away from the home team. Rising Pune Supergiants rode on the brilliant bowling performance by Ben Stokes to register a 3rd consecutive win by a narrow margin of 3 runs
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