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newscricket5 days 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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newscricket12 days ago

IPL 2020 | Steve Smith should not be dropped but rather should open, suggests Sanjay Manjrekar

Ahead of the double-header on Saturday, Sanjay Manjrekar has suggested that Steve Smith should not be dropped by the Rajasthan Royals outfit but rather he should open the innings. On the other hand, Manjrekar has looked at the positives for RCB with de Villiers walking out to bat at No.6.
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newscricket13 days ago

IPL 2020 | Would have preferred KKR going radical and making Shubman Gill skipper, states Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra, on the back of Eoin Morgan usurping Dinesh Karthik as KKR’s new skipper, has opined that the franchise would have been better off keeping an eye on the future and making Shubman Gill the skipper. Chopra opined that he did not see logic behind DK being ejected mid-season.
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newscricket16 days ago

IPL 2020 | CSK really need to change their batting approach against SRH, opines Aakash Chopra

Ahead of the crucial encounter between CSK and SRH, Aakash Chopra has opined that three-time IPL champions need to change their batting approach if they need results. In the bowling department, Chopra hinted that CSK could bring in either of Hazlewood or Tahir to change things up.
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newscricket22 days ago

IPL 2020 | Kedar Jadhav just needs to be more aggressive and play his natural game, opines Aakash Chopra

Ahead of the crucial clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, Aakash Chopra has opined that Kedar Jadhav needs to play his natural game and be more aggressive. On the other hand, Sanjay Manjrekar feels that KKR should play Morgan at 4, Russell at 5, and Karthik at 6.
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newscricket24 days ago

IPL 2020 | KKR should have opened with Rahul Tripathi instead of Sunil Narine, opines Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra has opined that KKR should have opened the batting with Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill instead of opening with Sunil Narine at the top. Chopra also was left baffled by the franchise’s decision to send Eoin Morgan down the order before he called Morgan a ‘runaway match-winner.’
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featurecricket25 days ago

The Good, Bad and Ugly ft UEFA allowing crowd, Chopra-Neesham's Twitter brawl and T20 blast tragicomedy

It turned out to be an exciting and eventful week as we present to you the latest edition of the Good, Bad and Ugly with some pretty interesting stuff lined up. From Neesham questioning Chopra's cricket stats to UEFA allowing crowds back to a cricket game decided by powerplay, let's start rolling.
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newscricketa month ago

Jimmy Neesham hits back at Aakash Chopra invoking a ‘war of words’ on Twitter

Even before IPL could take the centre stage in a double-header today, the duo of Jimmy Neesham and Aakash Chopra certainly have taken their fight seriously on Twitter. It all kicked off with Aakash Chopra criticizing the all-rounder’s performance in the Punjab jersey as it started a Twitter war.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | KXIP are playing Jimmy Neesham who isn’t a match-winner, opines Aakash Chopra

Following Kings XI Punjab’s second successive defeat, Aakash Chopra has opined that their decision to play Jimmy Neesham, who isn’t a match-winner has backfired on them. Chopra also stated that KL Rahul should be looking to bring in Mujeeb-ur-Rahman instead of Neesham in the team.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Kane Williamson is like Rahul Dravid of old times, can adjust to any role, claims Aakash Chopra

Cricketer-turned-analyst Aakash Chopra has applauded SRH batsman Kane Williamson and compared him to Indian legend Rahul Dravid for the adaptability he showed against DC. Chopra stated that Kane is a batsman full of pedigree and he can nail whatever role he is assigned by the team.
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