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featurecricketa day 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
newscricket18 days ago

Ravindra Jadeja is putting a price to his wicket and thinking like a batsman, feels Deep Dasgupta

Deep Dasgupta has stated that Ravindra Jadeja is taking his batting seriously now as compared to the past when he would play a terrible shot to lose his wicket. The former Indian wicket-keeper has also added that Jadeja is thinking like a batsman which is helping him get big scores currently.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket22 days ago

ICC names MS Dhoni as skipper for white-ball format; Kohli to lead the Test decade XI

On Sunday, ICC finally announced their decade XI across all formats, naming MS Dhoni as the skipper in both the ODI and the T20I format while they named Virat Kohli as the skipper for the Test decade XI. Meg Lanning leads the women’s ODI decade XI with two Indian stars in the lineup.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Kohli regains second spot from Williamson; Rahane sneaks into Top 10

Kane Williamson, who missed the second Test versus Windies due to the birth of his child, has slipped below Virat Kohli to 3rd spot in the revised Test rankings released by the ICC on Tuesday. Tom Latham’s mean outing, meanwhile, saw Ajinkya Rahane sneak into the Top 10 of the batsman’s rankings.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Bairstow, Moeen Ali get Test recall for Sri Lanka tour; Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer rested

The ECB, on Friday, announced a 16-man squad for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka and handed a Test recall to Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali, both of whom last played Test cricket in 2019. While the duo remain notable inclusions, the board decided to give rest to both Archer and Stokes.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Kane Williamson equals Kohli at second spot; Stokes regains top spot

In the wake of posting his highest individual score in Test cricket, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (886 points) has equalled Virat Kohli at second spot in ICC’s latest rankings for batsmen. Meanwhile, Holder’s underwhelming showing has allowed Ben Stokes to regain top spot for all-rounders.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Dawid Malan carves a niche for himself amidst England's mighty lions

66, 42, 21, 19 and 55 read Dawid Malan’s last five innings going into the third T20I against South Africa but one thing that stayed pretty much constant was the overhead threat over his place. Malan was consistent and had a unique style but a place was never guaranteed.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | Rajasthan Royals - A season of over-promised inadequate dynamism coming to nuts

In the 2020 edition of the IPL, Rajasthan Royals were a fun side to watch - a great mix of characters that talks up the very nature of the format. However, results have always been the bottomline in any tournament and that tells us that the Royals ended as the wooden spooners.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket3 months ago

VIDEO | Flying Dinesh Karthik takes stunning one-handed grab to leave Stokes mortified

Dinesh Karthik has had a rough IPL 2020 - he’s relinquished captaincy, he’s seen his own fanbase turn on him and he’s found it impossible to buy a run all season. But in what could arguably be the most important moment of KKR’s season, the ex-skipper produced a scarcely believable moment of magic.
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cricket3 months ago

End your weekend on a high by placing three bets in Kolkata vs Rajasthan encounter

In a do or die match, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will take on each other vying for a place in the knockouts, playing their last league match of the season. While Kolkata will hope Nitish Rana extends his form at the top, Rajasthan will bank on in-form Ben Stokes to get them a win.