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newscricket21 days ago

Grant Elliott includes four Indians in his all-time T20 XI

Retired kiwi batsman Grant Elliot included all four of Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah in his all-time T20 XI, which also includes several other IPL stars. While David Warner did not find a place, Elliot interestingly opted for Brendon McCullum to captain the all-star XI.
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newscricketa month ago

Big contract brings big responsibilities and a lot of excitement, feels Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins has stated that when a team bids a heavy amount for a player, it automatically brings in a lot of responsibility, something that has made him excited as well. In the 2020 IPL auction, Cummins was was purchased for 15.5 crore to emerge as the most expensive overseas player in IPL history.
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newscricketa month ago

Feel honoured to lead this KKR side; best franchise I have played for, admits Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik has revealed that KKR is the best franchise that he has played for in the IPL and added that he feels honoured to lead them in the tournament. The KKR skipper also is itching his hands to get along and work alongside Eoin Morgan and Brendon McCullum in the dressing room.
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featurecricketa month ago

A Summer without IPL

It wasn’t until a week ago that I started to realize how much I missed the IPL and how much of a void the absence of the tournament has left in my life. Casually flicking TV channels at around 10 PM on Sunday, I came across the IPL 2014 encounter between the Knight Riders and the Sunrisers.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

IPL will be target October window pushing WT20 to next year, reckons Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum has said that he thinks the IPL governing council will target the October window, pushing the World T20 to a later window, probably next year. He also added that it is almost impossible to host the World T20, given that there are 16 international teams, making IPL easier to host.
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newscricket2 months ago

CSK have targeted skippers in Auctions as they want thinking cricketers, reveals Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis has admitted that CSK has targeted and picked up skippers in the past with experience because of their need for thinking cricketers. He has also revealed that CSK have got Ravindra Jadeja fielding at point, with one of the strongest arms in cricket, with his pinpoint throws.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL’s influence on Indian cricket cannot be limited to T20s alone, feels Murali Kartik

Murali Kartik has stated that the IPL has not limited its influence to T20s but has had a far bigger impact across all formats for the youngsters. Kartik has also added that Brendon McCullum's innings in the IPL opener was a sensational inning and he knew that he was part of something special.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Five instances when Blackcaps were not so good guys

When we look at the New Zealand cricket team, the first thing that comes to mind is their ‘nice guy’ image and how they have maintained it over the years. But like all things, they have their set of imperfections too and here are some of the highlights which question their default image.
Sritama Panda
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Looking forward to helping Dinesh Karthik in the IPL, admits Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan has revealed that he is looking forward to helping the KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik in the 2020 edition of the tournament. The 33-year-old also added that Brendon McCullum’s contribution to World cricket is immense, promoting aggressive cricket in a rather positive manner.
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newscricket2 months ago

CSK have very little white noise as compared to RCB, reveals Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum, who has played for both the sides, has highlighted the biggest difference between CSK and RCB saying CSK has very little “white noise” around them while RCB have too much. The comment was extracted from the book 'Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution' written by Scyld Berry.
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