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newscricket19 days ago

Suresh Raina names Padikkal, Gaikwad and Axar Patel as most impressive youngsters in current set-up

Suresh Raina picked Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Axar Patel as the most impressive youngsters in the current set-up, but overlooked Rishabh Pant due to the wicket-keeper now having become a ‘senior’. Raina also credited Rahul Dravid for laying the foundation for the youngsters’ success.
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newscricket2 months ago

England batters don't read spinners from hand and start sweeping whenever in doubt, reveals Axar Patel 

Indian spinner Axar Patel revealed that the English batters don't read spinners from the hand, and in doubt, start sweeping irrespective of the ball spinning or not. On losing out his limited-overs place to Ravindra Jadeja, he said that it was hard to get in for any left-arm spinner.
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featurecricket3 months ago

In or out - Rating every Indian probable's World T20 chances based on their IPL 2021 showing

While IPL 2021 certainly showed that India’s current openers - Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - have a big problem with intent and strike rate, it also saw plenty of WT20 probables put their hands up for national selection. So amongst the many, who really made the fullest use of the opportunity?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs IND | Really think India have a very good chance at winning with a 3-2 scoreline, predicts Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid, in an interaction on Sunday, stated that he really thinks India have a very good chance at beating England in their own backyard with a scoreline of 3-2 in India’s favour. While stating that the squad looks balanced, he pointed out perhaps Kuldeep Yadav could have been picked.
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featurecricket3 months ago

How BCCI turned the ‘safe’ bio-bubble into a nervous test of its own

Eight teams, six venues and one country formed the crux of the 2021 IPL action, after a successful 2020 edition of the tournament in the Middle East. But after 24 days of action, the curtains were down and the ‘safe’ bio-bubble suddenly turned into anxious nights for the cricketers.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts as ‘smart’ Axar Patel catching both Punjab batsmen short of their crease

We have seen the Pakistani batsmen ace it to perfection, with both batsmen running to the same end but today, Punjab Kings’ batsmen Mayank Agarwal and Deepak Hooda excelled in that art. The two batsmen took off for a single before both of them failed to reach the non-striker’s end.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | It was decided in the very last minute that I would bowl the Super Over, reveals Axar Patel

Axar Patel, who conceded just 8 runs off his Super Over versus SRH, revealed that Avesh Khan was the side’s Plan A, but the Capitals took a last-minute decision to bowl a spinner on a wicket that was tacky. Axar revealed that it was him who pitched the idea to Pant, who then finalized the decision.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Rishabh ‘Spiderman’ Pant taking DC home in the super over

Despite conceding nearly 27 runs off two overs, Delhi Capitals managed to hold on to a tie, which took the clash to a super over. In the super over, SRH could only score seven runs, which was promptly chased down by DC’s skipper Rishabh Pant, who scored a crucial boundary in the super over.
Soumil Khare
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | Axar Patel joins Delhi Capitals camp after recovering from Covid-19

Delhi Capitals all-rounder Axar Patel, who’d tested positive for Covid-19 a week prior to the commencement of IPL 2021, has entered the team bubble after successfully recovering from the virus. Patel’s return means that Delhi will release ‘short-term replacement’ Shams Mulani from the squad.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | Delhi sign Shams Mulani as Axar Patel’s ‘short-term’ replacement; Aniruddha Joshi replaces Shreyas Iyer

Delhi Capitals have confirmed that Mumbai all-rounder Shams Mulani will serve as a ‘short-term COVID-19 replacement’ for Axar Patel, who tested positive in quarantine prior to the start of IPL 2021. Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that Karnataka's Aniruddha Joshi will replace Shreyas Iyer.
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