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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2020 Auction | What were the teams thinking ft. Mumbai’s pace obsession and Hyderabad's hibernation

With two full days having passed post the frenetic IPL auction, it’s time to reflect on how well the teams actually fared. While some bid like there was no tomorrow, the others were mere bystanders, almost reluctantly putting in a bid or two. But could any team really call themselves ‘complete’?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

Can CSK’s Daddy Army final year be their ‘golden year’

Chennai Super Kings always knew the 30+ players wasn’t enough for the future and with 2020 auction looming, they would go back to their 2008 roots of picking a mixed bag of experienced and young players to build a legacy.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

There is interference form administration in selection process in the HCA, states Vijay Mohan Raj

Former Ranji player Vijay Mohan Raj has revealed that the selection process in the HCA isn’t accountable which has led to a drastic fall in Hyderabad's performance in the Ranji trophy. Raj has pointed out that such unjust practices demotivate young players from taking up cricket as their career.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

Ambati Rayudu urges Mohammad Azharuddin to clean-up Hyderabad Cricket

Ambati Rayudu has responded to HCA President Mohammad Azharuddin's comment of calling him a frustrated cricketer and requested him to clean-up Hyderabad cricket. Rayudu had complained about corruption in Hyderabad cricket in a tweet which led to Azharuddin calling Rayudu a frustrated cricketer.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ambati Rayudu, unhappy with politics in Hyderabad cricket, to skip Ranji Trophy

Ambati Rayudu has decided to opt out of Hyderabad's Ranji Trophy season as he is unhappy with the politics going on in Hyderabad cricket. Rayudu had captained Hyderabad in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and is the skipper in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy but he is feeling very uncomfortable due to politics.
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featurecricket2 months ago

India in dire need to eschew 2019 WC model for avoiding identical WT20 debacle

Here we go again. A major ICC tournament beckons and team India, despite plenty of holes in the team, will enter the tournament firmly as favorites. But the question is, can they, this time around, actually fix them on time to finally get a taste of glory after seven long years?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 months ago

I can be the No.4 for India, claims Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has claimed that he can be the solution that India are searching for at No.4 in the batting order. Raina also gave his opinion on his Chennai Super Kings teammate and skipper MS Dhoni’s retirement chatter by saying that only he can decide when he leaves the game of cricket for good.
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featurecricket4 months ago

India's hypocrisy in Rishabh Pant fiasco sheds light on team management's two-facedness

In WWE, when a superstar who is perceived to be good turns on or betrays another superstar, it is commonly referred to as the “Heel turn”. Rishabh Pant might not quite be working in the wrestling industry, but thanks to the team management, he now already has a taste of what a heel turn feels like.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 months ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy | Nothing to prove to anyone, I play on my own terms, says Ambati Rayudu

Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu is unapologetic and has made it clear that he's unanswerable to anyone regarding his return from retirement. The 33-year-old seems to be in good form, looking at his training session with the Hyderabad team at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, on Sunday.
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newscricket4 months ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy | Hyderabad appoint Ambati Rayudu as captain

Hyderabad has named Ambati Rayudu as the skipper of the team for the upcoming edition of Vijay Hazare Trophy which is scheduled to start from the 24th of September. Notably, Rayudu had announced his retirement from all formats earlier this year before some wise counsel made him retract his decision.
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