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IPL 2021 | No brainer that Jos Buttler should open for Rajasthan Royals, admits Ian Bishop

After an injury to Ben Stokes, Ian Bishop has admitted that it is a no brainer that Jos Buttler should now open the innings for Rajasthan Royals. Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan argued that Delhi Capitals must use Ravichandran Ashwin in the powerplay if Jos Buttler does open the batting for the Royals.
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newscricket9 months ago

IPL 2020 | RCB need to take a call ‘now’ whether to stick with Aaron Finch, states Ian Bishop

Renowned commentator Ian Bishop believes that time is running out for RCB with regards to what to do with Aaron Finch, given the struggle the Australian opener has endured thus far this season. Bishop further believes that RCB should promote Kohli to open to allow him time to settle.
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newscricket9 months ago

‘Retiring out’ batsmen should be normalized and destigmatized, suggests Aakash Chopra

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has batted for the idea of normalizing retiring batsmen out in T20 cricket and believes it’s an option that teams should be able to leverage in the case of an on-field batsman struggling. Former SRH coach Tom Moody, meanwhile, suggested a ‘toss’ for Super Overs.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | Punjab right in persisting with Mayank and Rahul as openers, opines Ian Bishop

Renowned commentator Ian Bishop feels that Punjab were right to open with Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul, at the expense of batting Chris Gayle at No.3, and believes that the eventual result gives no room for complaints. Bishop feels that Mayank’s dream run justified him opening with Rahul.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | Nortje’s skills and control along with his pace makes him threatening, opines Ian Bishop

After Nortje’s impressive display, where he picked up 2/33, Ian Bishop has opined that his skills and control alongside his startling pace makes him a threatening bowler. On the other hand, he also stated that Shikhar Dhawan should be playing with a lot more freedom and not think too much.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | Bairstow and Warner’s wickets set the tone for CSK win, opines Deep Dasgupta

Deep Dasgupta has opined that the top-heavy team Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their way after losing their openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, which set the tone of the match against CSK. Ian Bishop reckoned that Bairstow couldn’t pick the pace of the wicket and SRH need to work on themselves.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | Would like to see ‘two in one’ Moeen Ali drafted into the RCB side, opines Ian Bishop

Ian Bishop feels that it’s high time for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to draft all-rounder Moeen Ali into the side, who he believes will add plenty of balance due to his ‘two in one’ ability with both bat and ball. Bishop further championed for skipper Kohli to open the batting for the Reds.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | Let’s call the knock from Rahul Tewatia ‘freakish brilliance’, insists Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has insisted that the match-winning knock of 53 runs off 31 balls from Rahul Tewatia against KXIP should be called ‘freakish brilliance’. He added that Tewatia had no track in the domestic circuit to back such performances, which makes the knock even more special. 
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newscricketa year ago

IPL has certainly challenged cricket and made it democratic, opines Ian Bishop

Voicing his opinion on IPL, Ian Bishop has stated that the cash-rich tournament has certainly challenged cricket and made it more democratic, citing the example of Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane. However, he also admitted his happiness in young Windies players getting to secure their future financially.
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newscricketa year ago

Jermaine Blackwood walked the talk with his bat at Southampton, opines Ian Bishop

Ian Bishop is of the opinion that Jermaine Blackwood has walked the talk with his bat after his second innings heroics of 95 runs helped Windies overcome England at Southampton. Recalling Blackwood’s career, Bishop credited the batsman for his sixth comeback into the Windies Test playing XI.
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