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newscricket3 days ago

IPL 2021 | Past records don’t matter, what’s important is to turn up on the day, believes Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma believes that the past records don’t matter and that it's critical to execute on the day, ahead of Mumbai Indians' clash against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. MI have beaten KKR in 22 of the 28 head-to-head contests, two of which came in Abu Dhabi last year.
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newscricket6 days ago

IPL 2021 | Not sure what Kieron Pollard was thinking, states Kevin Pieterson

Kevin Pieterson has asserted that Mumbai Indians missed the trick as they couldn’t bowl Chennai Super Kings out for a lowly total after a dream start when they trapped their opponents at 24 for four after the powerplay. He added that Mumbai could have bowled Chennai out for a much lower score.
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newscricket2 months ago

Taylor, de Grandhomme left out of New Zealand’s T20 World Cup squad

Ross Taylor, New Zealand's most capped T20I cricketer, and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme have been left out of New Zealand’s 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE and the succeeding three-match series in India. Adam Milne, the right-arm quick, has been named as an injury cover.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Taking away opportunities from one avenue, The Hundred has provided the chance elsewhere to seize

The Hundred, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s brainchild, has certainly been the talk of the town, literally and figuratively and in the public relations world, the tournament has excelled. However, elsewhere, it has certainly taken away the playing opportunity for several counties.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Tom Banton’s long path of reinvigoration - one step at a time

Tom Banton is a rare talent, someone who had shown his prowess in several sports, to a point where he was playing as a centre-forward in the England U-17 hockey team. But as fate would have it, Banton made his mark in cricket, a big one before the fall took him back to where he started.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket6 months ago

NZ vs BAN | Finn Allen earns maiden call-up; Adam Milne and Lockie Ferguson return

On Tuesday, New Zealand announced their 13-man squad for the T20I series against Bangladesh, including new names such as Finn Allen and Will Young. On the other hand, the squad also sees a return of New Zealand’s pace duo of Adam Milne and Lockie Ferguson under skipper Tim Southee.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Kyle Jamieson - an extra in New Zealand’s 'perfect' T20 scheme of things

Who is Kyle Jamieson in the New Zealand setup? A new-ball bowler? A batting all-rounder? A wicket-taker or just a genuine extra in New Zealand’s T20 scheme of things? At the moment, it certainly looks like Jamieson is an extra that the Kiwis could avoid, especially considering their strength.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket7 months ago

Hit, Miss or Meh | How each team fared in this year's IPL auction

Boy-o-boy-o-boy, the IPL Auction is a crazy place, where there is no care, whatsoever about the money, oh well only for the franchisees who have plenty of money left. As expected, it was Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, and the usual Indian suspects - Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, who went sold.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 years ago

IPL 2020 | Mumbai Indians release Yuvraj Singh, Evin Lewis; retain Quinton de Kock

Mumbai Indians decided to part ways with veteran Yuvraj Singh, West Indian Evin Lewis, and five others for the upcoming IPL season. The defending champions have, meanwhile, retained the likes of Quinton de Kock, Mitchell McCleneghan and most of their squad ahead of the auction in Kolkata.
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newscricket2 years ago

Kent snap up Faf du Plessis for remainder of T20 Blast

Kent have acquired the services of South African skipper Faf du Plessis for the remainder of the Vitality T20 Blast. The South African is set to be available for the team's final two group matches against Gloucestershire and Essex and will subsequently play the knockouts, should they qualify.
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