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newscricket2 months ago

Ankit Rajpoot refused to mankad in 2019 IPL due to fear of being ostracized, reveals R Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, in a chat with Murali Kartik, revealed that one game after the infamous Jos Buttler incident in IPL 2019, his own teammate, Ankit Rajpoot, refused to ‘mankad’ owing to the fear of being ostracized. Ashwin revealed that Rajoot feared that he’d be made a villain if he mankaded.
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featurecricket6 months ago

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

Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, there's no dearth of superstars in Rajasthan Royals but it only shows how a poorly-balanced side never quite takes the cake. 2020 IPL was again a season for RR where the same cycle of under performance repeated for nth time.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket9 months ago

IPL 2020 | Flop XI from the group stages ft. Misfiring Maxi, ‘scooter’ Jadhav and skipper Dhoni

A wise man once said that the first round of no IPL season can be rendered complete without there being a certified ‘Flop XI’ so yes, here we are. We thought and thought, and after 46 days and 56 games, we finally zeroed in on the XI filled with usual suspects and a few catapulting debutants.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

IPL SRL | KXIP vs RR Evaluation Chart - Buttler, Uthappa half-centuries compliment bowlers for a Royal victory

Robin Uthappa and Jos Buttler both scored half-centuries in a low-scoring encounter to help Rajasthan Royals secure an eight-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in the SRL today. Earlier, Shreyas Gopal and Ankit Rajpoot picked three wickets each to restrict the Rajasthan side to a lowly total.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B -  MP become Sarfaraz Khan’s latest victim

Madhya Pradesh became the latest team to be on the receiving end of a Sarfaraz Khan onslaught on day one of their final round clash against Mumbai. Elsewhere, UP and Himachal, and Saurashtra and Tamil Nadu played out an evenly-contested day, while Karnataka took a first-innings lead against Baroda.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - Bowlers hand Tamil Nadu first win of the season

A clinical bowling performance handed Tamil Nadu their first win of the 2019-20 season against Railways in Chennai. In the other matches, Uttar Pradesh and Saurashtra extended their stronghold over Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh, as Baroda kept things in balance against Himachal Pradesh.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - All four matches drawn in fifth round

All fifth round matches in Elite Group B ended up with a drawn result. While it was sensible batting from the likes of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Baroda against Saurashtra, Mumbai, and Uttar Pradesh helped them draw, it was a last-ball thriller between Madhya Pradesh and Railways that took the cake.
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newscricket2 years ago

IPL 2020 | It was important to fill the gap caused by Ashwin's departure, opines Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble felt that Kings XI Punjab had not only lost a captain in R in Ashwin but also a quality off-spinner and thus it was important for them to replace him. Punjab brought in Krishnappa Gowtham from Rajasthan Royals and Jagadeesha Suchith from Delhi Capitals in the trade window.
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newscricket2 years ago

IPL 2020 | Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron take part in Rajasthan Royals’ off-season camp

A total of eight players including Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron and Manan Vohra are a part of Rajasthan Royals' three-day off season camp in Pune under the guidance of RR's Head of Cricket, Zubin Bharucha. Bharucha will be supported by Amol Mazumdar, Sairaj Bahutule and UK Academy director Sid Lahiri.
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newscricket2 years ago

IPL 2020 | Ankit Rajpoot set to play for Rajasthan Royals; Dhawal Kulkarni returns to Mumbai Indians

Kings XI Punjab have traded Ankit Rajpoot to the Rajasthan Royals on the penultimate day of the IPL transfer window. With Ravichandran Ashwin already traded to Delhi Capitals and the window set to close on November 14, teams and quickly making their moves to get their trades done.
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