newscricket3 days ago

IPL 2017 | Ponting opts for Uthappa over Dhoni in his Team of the year

Ricky Ponting has picked Kolkata wicketkeeper Robin Uthappa over MS Dhoni in his team of the year, citing the former’s ability to score from the get-go as the reason for his choice. The former Aussie captain, unsurprisingly, opted to go for two Indian pacers in his best XI for this season’s IPL.
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featurecricket3 days ago

Records and numbers from the 2017 Indian Premier League

The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League has come to an end, with Mumbai Indians winning the third title to put them at the top of the IPL hierarchy. This season of the league has provided some memorable moments and has also seen records tumble. Here are some that you might want to know.
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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2017| List of award winners

Mumbai Indians may have won the IPL title for a record third time on Sunday after beating Rising Pune Supergiant by one run, but, they weren’t the only winners on the night as David Warner bagged the Orange Cap with 641 runs and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the Purple cap with 26 wickets.
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newscricket7 days ago

IPL 2017| Ricky Ponting's top 5 fielders

Ricky Ponting is no stranger to the IPL, having won the title during his time coaching Mumbai Indians. However, the former Australian skipper has been keeping a close eye on things in IPL 2017 as well and he picked his top-5 fielders from the ongoing tournament. Two Indians are on the list.
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newscricket8 days ago

Nathan Coulter-Nile: You can't be playing cricket at 2 am

KKR pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile has called for a relook at the scheduling of the IPL games after Kolkata’s eliminator encounter against Hyderabad ended at 1.30 am last night. After an extended rain delay, Kolkata were set a revised target of 48 from 6 overs and KKR won with 7 wickets to spare.
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newscricket8 days ago

IPL 2017 | Gambhir credits bowlers for victory over Hyderabad

Gautam Gambhir has said it was Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling that set up their seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the rain-hit Eliminator in Bengaluru last night. The KKR skipper was, however, critical of their batting, saying it should have been "more sensible" in the chase.
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reportcricket8 days ago

IPL 2017 | KKR advance in rain delayed Eliminator in Bengaluru

KKR made light work of the revised target of 48 after a brilliant 19-ball 32 by Gautam Gambhir powered Kolkata to 7 wicket victory over Hyderabad in the eliminator. Earlier, Sunrisers had managed 128/7 in their 20 overs before a near three hour rain delay meant that the target was reset for KKR.
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newscricket8 days ago

Twitter reacts as the rain gods almost take the match away from KKR's grasp

KKR had a scare as the match was nearly washed out after Kolkata had bundled SRH out for a paltry 128. Requiring 48 in 6 overs, KKR couldn't have had a worse start as they lost 3 wickets for 12 runs but captain Gautam Gambhir played a composed knock to lead them to victory.
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newscricket9 days ago

IPL 2017 | Eliminator Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders and defending Champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will square off against each other in the first eliminator in the Indian Premier League, today, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The winner of the game will play Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier at the same venue.
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newscricket10 days ago

David Warner: Might not have a team for the Ashes

In the wake of the ongoing contract dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian players, David Warner has signaled a warning, saying that if the issue is not resolved quickly the best players will not be available for the Ashes series against England during the upcoming Australian summer.
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