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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | Don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves but we are coming together as a team, insists KL Rahul

KL Rahul, post a nine-wicket victory over Mumbai, has insisted that the Punjab Kings are slowly coming together as a team while stating that he doesn’t want his side to get ahead of themselves. Rahul also backed his decision of chasing, adding that Ravi Bishnoi has worked immensely hard in the nets.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | Shahrukh Khan reminds me of Kieron Pollard, says Anil Kumble 

Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble has heaped huge praise on young Tamil Nadu batsman Shahrukh Khan and compared the latter with Mumbai Indians' Kieron Pollard. Shahrukh was snapped by the Punjab Kings franchise in the mini-auctions, earlier, after his good finishing displays in SMAT 2020/21.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | Kumble has a sharp cricket brain, it's easy when you have a coach like him, asserts Mayank Agarwal

Punjab Kings opener Mayank Agarwal has applauded the coach of the side Anil Kumble and stated that the latter is someone who makes things easy for players, terming him a 'sharp cricket brain.' Mayank also added that he is keen to help Punjab lift their first ever IPL title, come IPL 2021.
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newscricket4 months ago

ICC retains the umpire’s call but makes a few changes to the current rule

Despite the call from Virat Kohli publicly for ICC to look at the current umpire’s call ruling, the ICC on Thursday, announced that the umpire’s call ruling would continue to stay but with a few changes. ICC has increased the height of the wicket zone, which had caused so much confusion in the past.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | Fit Mohammed Shami good to go for IPL 2021, confirms Anil Kumble

Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble has confirmed that pacer Mohammed Shami, who broke his arm in December, has recovered completely and will be good to go for the forthcoming IPL season. Shami last took to a cricket field four months ago in the infamous Adelaide Test, where he hurt himself.
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newscricket4 months ago

Reports | Controversial umpires' call to be discussed at the ICC meeting 

As per TOI reports, the ICC is set to discuss the much-debated Umpires' call of the DRS system in the upcoming meeting that will take place on March 30. Not only that but the future of the under-fire ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney will also be up for a discussion in the meeting.
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featurecricket5 months ago

From a teenage wolf to the leader of a pack - Ishant Sharma’s steadfast rise to 100 Tests caps

Ishant Sharma’s Indian career resembles the stock market more than in one way, the spectacular highs of leading the Indian pace unit and the despicable lows of being hailed as a ‘villain’ after a disastrous white-ball performance. But his success came relatively early, at the age of 18.
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newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | R Ashwin has got all the qualities of being the No.1 all-rounder, opines Monty Panesar 

Former England spinner Monty Panesar has heaped praised on India's spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and stated that he has it in him to become the no.1 all-rounder in the world. He also added that the ace off-spinner is in the same league as the greats of the game Warne, Kumble and Murali.
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newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2021 | KXIP's plan was to retain the core of the squad, reveals Anil Kumble 

KXIP head coach Anil Kumble has asserted that they are trying to build up a solid team and that was the reason behind retaining the core of the squad. He also added that the franchise will look forward to fill up the gaps in the upcoming mini-auction and will try to perform well in 2021 IPL.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | India need someone to ‘do a Pujara’ to replicate 2018 triumph, feels Rahul Dravid

Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid believes that India have the potency with the ball to take 20 wickets, but feels they need one batsman to go and do a Pujara and score 500 runs to replicate the 2018/19 heroics. Anil Kumble, meanwhile, emphasized the need for India to start the series with a win.
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