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featurecricket4 days ago

Afterthoughts from the weekend ft Sandeep ‘GOAT’ Sharma, Kohli’s blame game and the DC misery

A youngster carrying CSK, a choke for the ages, and the bottom-placed side chasing 196 with 10 balls to spare: just when you think the IPL cannot get better, it does. The penultimate weekend of IPL 2020 sprung many a surprise, and, as always, we’ve tried our best to cram in ‘the’ talking points.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket10 days ago

Andre ‘No.4’ Russell stands as a giant between KKR and right team combination

Let’s put it this way - the Andre Russell of 2019 would have featured in the best IPL side, hands down, as the first all-rounder option but the Russell of 2020, right now, is racing against time to keep his place, as Sunil Narine is ready and fit to return to KKR’s setup. So what has gone wrong?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket10 days ago

Manvinder Bisla, Manpreet Gony picked by Colombo Kings in LPL 2020 draft

Retired Indian cricketers Manvinder Bisla and Manpreet Gony, on Monday, were drafted by Colombo Kings for the 2020 edition of the Lanka Premier League. The draft on Monday saw five franchises pick a host of big names, with Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Faf du Plessis being the most prominent ones.
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newscricket12 days ago

IPL 2020 | Russell showed a lot of character to get us to the Super Over, states Eoin Morgan

KKR Skipper Eoin Morgan lauded Andre Russell for holding his nerve and pushing the game to Super Over after a bad start to the last over. The Englishman further revealed that the Jamaican was off the field for a while but came back confidently to share that he could bowl the last over.
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featurecricket12 days ago

IPL 2020 | SRH vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Fierce Lockie Ferguson single-handedly steamrolls intentless SRH, twice

It was not a batting performance to be proud of for either side which buckled under extreme pressure generated by the respective bowlers to land the third Super Over of the season. Fergsuon had his super moment in the Super Over too, as he landed a comfortable victory for the Eoin Morgan-led side.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket13 days ago

IPL 2020 | Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Statistical Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders haven’t got to the right start under the Morgan era, with the clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad, an opportunity for them to get back to their form. On the other hand, Sunrisers would want to bounce back from their trashing loss against CSK in the previous encounter.
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newscricket14 days ago

IPL 2020 | Understanding match-ups is important but need to be instinctive at times, reveals Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has stated that Mumbai Indians consider match-ups as an important commodity but that doesn’t take away from using their instincts as the primary source. Rohit has also added that he can’t take the foot off the pedal at any moment due to the unpredictable nature of the tournament.
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featurecricket14 days ago

IPL 2020 | MI vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Impressive Mumbai crush Kolkata with utter disdain

Mumbai Indians’ approach to the run chase was that of a fish to the water as they secured their 11th win in the last 12 H2H encounters. Things would have been even more shambolic if not for a late counter-attack by Pat Cummins, but that didn’t stop MI from registering a handsome 8-wicket win.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket14 days ago

VIDEO | ‘Aggressive’ Jasprit Bumrah delivers clapping send-off after taming Andre Russell with lusty bouncer

You know the best way to tame a beast is to treat him with his own medicine. Andre ‘giant’ Russell knows a thing or two about taking down the bowlers with his majestic sixes, but when you come face-to-face with Jasprit Bumrah, it is better to have your counts ready, in order to not suffer the wrath.
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newscricket18 days ago

IPL 2020 | RCB’s team composition looks very good with Chris Morris, proclaims Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar, following two consecutive victories for the Red and Gold, has proclaimed that RCB’s team composition looks very good with the return of Chris Morris in the setup. The all-rounder also stated that the plan for him was to keep it simple and hit the hard length on a turning wicket.
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