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featurecricket2 hours ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RCB’s releases and retentions ft. Morris, Philippe and middle-order

Kohli and RCB threw a pleasant surprise last season by showcasing consistency in selection but welp, the Reds are back to their old ways again having released a ludicrous 10 players ahead of the mini-auction. Is it good? Bad? What could be the reason? We try to make sense of it here.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa day ago

IPL 2021 | Lack of high-level cricket reason behind Chris Morris release, reveals Mike Hesson

One of the more surprising releases on Wednesday was RCB letting go of Chris Morris and Mike Hesson revealed that the franchise took the decision owing to the South African not having played enough top-level cricket. Hesson also revealed that Finch was released based on an underwhelming IPL 2020.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 days ago

Twitter reacts to major IPL 2021 retention day releases ft. Malinga, Maxwell, Jadhav and Morris

All eight IPL franchises released the full list of players they are retaining and releasing ahead of IPL 2021, and there were two casualties in the form of Lasith Malinga and Glenn Maxwell. Barring the duo, franchises also released serial underperformers, notably Kedar Jadhav and Umesh Yadav.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 | RCB retain their core; Finch, Morris released from squad

Royal Challengers Bangalore have retained 12 players from the IPL 2020, with the likes of Umesh Yadav, Shivam Dube, Pawan Negi, Aaron Finch, and Chris Morris released from the squad. However, the franchise have shown their trust on the likes of Washington Sundar and Mohammed Siraj.
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featurecricket7 days ago

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore might have finished fourth, but ask that lion on the top of their logo, it would paint a rather different picture of their season. Yet again for RCB, this time in 2020, it was a party of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli - only joined by Devdutt Padikkal and Chris Morris.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | ABD-Kohli starrer does well but falls short of a blockbuster yet again

After every year, when RCB disappoints, Kohli promises fans to fight back, a claim which keeps falling short, but for a change, RCB made it to the playoffs. But a Déjà vu over dependency on AB-Kohli and lack of lower-order firepower headlined their horror run than bowling in the business end.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 months ago

From Stoinis’ A+ to Glenn Maxwell’s F: Grading every overseas signing who took part in IPL 2020

In a perfect world, somewhere, we just express our gratitude for the IPL taking place and move on but, unfortunately, we don’t live in one, meaning scrutiny is what is the need of the hour. We, here at SportsCafe, have decided to rate and slate every overseas signing that partook in IPL 2020.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

SA vs ENG | Uncapped Glenton Stuurman makes limited-overs cut; Aiden Markram misses out

Post the COVID-19 pandemic, Cricket South Africa has announced their limited-overs squad for England series, with uncapped Glenton Stuurman making the cut alongside Rabada returning. However, there is no place for Aiden Markram or Chris Morris, in both the white-ball formats for SA.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Chris Morris and Hardik Pandya reprimanded for on-field clash

Following the clash on Wednesday, IPL on Thursday has reprimanded both RCB’s Chris Morris and Mumbai’s Hardik Pandya for their on-field verbal spat during the encounter. While Pandya has agreed to a Level 1 offence 2.20, Morris has accepted Level 1 offence 2.5 of IPL’s Code of Conduct.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Chris Morris exchanging words with Hardik Pandya after taking his wicket

After Chris Morris dismissed Hardik Pandya, he didn’t let Junior Pandya go without exchanging some not so friendly words, to which Pandya replied back in the same fashion. Trying to hit a ball towards covers, Pandya mistimed the ball straight to Mohammed Siraj as he looked to drive on the up.
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