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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | KXIP: A promising campaign with an unfulfilling, anti-climactic end

They came, they saw, they were hurt, badly, they bounced back and they threatened to conquer but never did. A neutral’s delight, Kings XI Punjab added life and spice to IPL 2020 to transform the tournament from good to great, but, unfortunately, were not able to make it memorable for themselves.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab - Statistical Preview

In what could be a clash that could very well decide which side qualifies for the playoffs, 4th placed Kolkata Knight Riders will take on 5th placed Kings XI Punjab in Sharjah on Monday. With just 3 games left for each side to play, the winner tomorrow will be in prime position to clinch 4th spot.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | To win four in a row is really pleasing, opines Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan, who picked up 3 wickets for just 17 runs, has opined that he was pleased to register fourth win in a row and credited the support staff for trying to get the combination. He added that he was just trying to bowl a quiet over so that Arshdeep Singh could easily defend in the last over. 
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Plan was to bowl into the wicket and bowl as many slower balls, reveals Arshdeep Singh

Young Punjab pacer Arshdeep Singh, who took 3 wickets for 23 runs, revealed that the plan at the end was to bowl at the stumps and remove pace off the ball as much as possible. He added that he has been backed by the management really well and was happy to gain some momentum as a team.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | If Neesham is going to bat No.7, Punjab would be better off playing Chris Jordan, reckons Harsha Bhogle

Renowned expert Harsha Bhogle believes Kings XI Punjab are wasting Jimmy Neesham by batting him at No.7 and reckons that they would be better off utilizing that slot with a specialist bowler like Chris Jordan. Bhogle also noted that Punjab have one of the scariest Top sevens in the competition.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | KXIP showed real character to pull the game back, affirms Chris Jordan

After a real nail-biter, Chris Jordan has affirmed that KXIP has shown real character to pull back the game against Mumbai in their favour via the second super-over. The all-rounder also credited Rahul-Mayank’s opening partnership as an exceptional brand of cricket and not reckless.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Gayle-Mayank sealing KXIP an improbable victory in second super-over

Things made in pure parallel word now has translated into our world, with an IPL game going into the second super over before a decider. In the end, Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal’s crazy knock in the second super over was enough to finally give KXIP a victory in the, erm, second super-over.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Glad that Chris Jordan was able to fight back with the ball, states Lisa Sthalekar

Former Australian women’s team captain Lisa Sthalekar has stated that she was glad Chris Jordan was able to perform well with the ball after getting smashed in the early part of the season. She praised Ravi Bishnoi and pointed out that the youngster has performed well under different circumstances. 
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Was looking to bat positively; bit disappointed that I couldn’t stay till end, admits Mandeep Singh

Following the drubbing at the hands of CSK, Mandeep Singh admitted that he was looking to bat positively before adding that he was a bit disappointed about his dismissal. However, he stated that KXIP are addressing their issues in terms of their bowling and will bounce back strongly next game.
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featurecricket3 months ago

How KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab found themselves struggling at 1-3 and not cruising at 3-1

Everyone wants a fairy tale, which has KL Rahul performing to his best and helping the Kings XI Punjab under Anil Kumble’s leadership to lift that coveted trophy for the first time in the history of the tournament to keep Preity Zinta happy. But, that’s far from what they are achieving right now!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam