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featurecricket4 days ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who RCB should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore might have finished fourth, but ask that lion on the top of their logo, it would paint a rather different picture of their season. Yet again for RCB, this time in 2020, it was a party of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli - only joined by Devdutt Padikkal and Chris Morris.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket16 days ago

Brad Hogg names his Test XI of the decade, prefers Williamson over Kohli as a captain

Former Aussie spinner Brad Hogg named his Test XI of the decade and he picked Kiwi superstar Kane Williamson as the skipper of the team ahead of Virat Kohli. He also decided to leave out ace off-spinners of the world Nathan Lyon and R Ashwin in favour of Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Questions loom and spots up for grab as Proteas enter first chapter of Mission 2021

After having seen their 2020 get abruptly halted by the pandemic, in March, the Proteas will take to the field for the first time in 8 months when they lock horns with the Three Lions on Friday. But lying on the other side of the welcome break is a handful of questions and healthy headaches.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

AB de Villiers always in selection discussions when he is playing good cricket, reveals Mark Boucher

South African cricket coach Mark Boucher has revealed that AB de Villers is always in discussions to make a comeback into the national side when he is playing good cricket. He added that de Villiers had a good IPL season but he hasn’t had any discussion with the stalwart about his national future.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Pommie Mbangwa picks 2020 IPL Overseas XI, chooses Morgan over Warner as captain 

Despite leading his side to the playoffs, David Warmer has lagged behind Eoin Morgan on the captaincy front when renowned expert Pommie Mbangwa picked his IPL overseas XI for 2020. The likes of Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, and Anrich Nortje didn't make it to the XI despite their good run.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Irfan Pathan picks his best IPL XI of 2020; leaves out Kohli and Rohit

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan picked his IPL XI of the tournament and left out Indian superstars Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma from the XI. He made Kieron Pollard, who had acted as Mumbai Indians' stand-in-skipper in absence of Rohit Sharma, as the captain of the XI that he picked. 
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | ABD-Kohli starrer does well but falls short of a blockbuster yet again

After every year, when RCB disappoints, Kohli promises fans to fight back, a claim which keeps falling short, but for a change, RCB made it to the playoffs. But a Déjà vu over dependency on AB-Kohli and lack of lower-order firepower headlined their horror run than bowling in the business end.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Virender Sehwag names Virat Kohli skipper in his IPL XI; Ishan Kishan named 12th man

After the conclusion of the cash-rich league with Mumbai as Champions, Virender Sehwag has picked his IPL team of the year, where Virat Kohli gets the captaincy ahead of Rohit Sharma and David Warner. Sehwag included Suryakumar Yadav at the number 3 due to his impressive performances over the years.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Delhi wouldn’t have traded Trent Boult if they knew IPL was in UAE, states Virender Sehwag

After Trent Boult came back to haunt Delhi Capitals, Virender Sehwag has stated that the franchise only traded Boult based on the assumption that the IPL will happen in India and not UAE. He also added that Delhi has a bad history of releasing good players to rival franchises in the tournament.
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featurecricket2 months ago

How RCB's failure proved that strike rate is not 'overrated' in T20 cricket

RCB even with the most consistent of players in Kohli and de Villiers are the most inconsistent of franchises, failing to win the tournament even once but it all lies down to their ‘little’ firepower approach. Play Bold is a nice tagline but RCB using that tagline has done no real justice.
Deepak Yadav