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featurecricket11 days ago

How BCCI turned the ‘safe’ bio-bubble into a nervous test of its own

Eight teams, six venues and one country formed the crux of the 2021 IPL action, after a successful 2020 edition of the tournament in the Middle East. But after 24 days of action, the curtains were down and the ‘safe’ bio-bubble suddenly turned into anxious nights for the cricketers.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket12 days ago

No escaping the inevitable - the complete timeline of events that unfolded in a COVID-struck IPL 2021

After 25 days of escaping the inevitable, the COVID situation in IPL went to a point of no return on May 4 as the BCCI decided to pull the plug on the tournament indefinitely. We look at every single COVID-related event in the tournament that will now forever be remembered for the wrong reasons.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket22 days ago

IPL 2021 | Blitzpools Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI for Chennai's clash against Bangalore 

Not many would have imagined that these two sides - RCB and CSK, will be lying at the top of the table after the first few encounters, this year. But Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, two giants of the game, have led their sides brilliantly, and the heavyweights will clash against each other on April 25.
cricket22 days ago

Three bets that could break the bank from the top of the table clash between Bangalore and Chennai

It is that time of the year - Royal Challengers Bangalore - take on the Chennai Super Kings in what would be a tense battle in Mumbai. Both sides are coming on the back of impressive streaks, CSK with three and RCB with four but with these three bets, you could have a money streak of your own.
newscricket24 days ago

IPL 2021 | Striking boundaries in middle-overs becomes easier when you have a partnership going, insists Devdutt Padikkal

RCB batsman Devdutt Padikkal, who on Thursday struck his maiden IPL ton, asserted that scoring quickly in the middle-overs can be tough but claimed that the task is achievable when there are two set batsmen in the middle. Padikkal said that he and Kohli were only looking to compliment each other.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket24 days ago

IPL 2021 | There was lot of talk about Padikkal not accelerating, he's put that to rest, claims Virat Kohli

After a clinical victory over the Royals, Virat Kohli lavished praise on Devdutt Padikkal and proclaimed that the youngster put all the criticism around his slow batting to rest. He also lauded the RCB bowlers and asserted that there might not be many standout names but they have been effective. 
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

PUMA India ropes in RCB duo of Washington Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal

Global sports brand PUMA has signed a long-term partnership deal with two up and coming players, Washington Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal. The duo joins PUMA’s impressive roaster of cricketers that include Indian captain Virat Kohli and Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul.
Press Release
newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | Brian Lara keen to see ‘great talent’ Devdutt Padikkal have a stellar campaign

Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara expressed his admiration for RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal and branded the southpaw a ‘great talent’, but wants the youngster to have yet another prolific season. Padikkal, last year, won the ‘Emerging Player of the Year’ award in his debut season.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Royal Challengers Bangalore edition ft. New season, rinse, repeat

Everyone talks about the five stages of grief, but it is that time of the year where it’ll be more pertinent to talk about the six stages of being an RCB fan.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

Back to reality: Over-performers from IPL 2020 who might struggle to meet same standards in 2021

In a competition like the IPL, attaining success in the first place is generally difficult, but sustaining the same excellence for an extended period of time is usually near-impossible. Fairytales don’t last, dreams tend to crash and, often, individuals end up dwelling too much on the past.
Anirudh Suresh