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newscricket14 days ago

Suresh Raina names Padikkal, Gaikwad and Axar Patel as most impressive youngsters in current set-up

Suresh Raina picked Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Axar Patel as the most impressive youngsters in the current set-up, but overlooked Rishabh Pant due to the wicket-keeper now having become a ‘senior’. Raina also credited Rahul Dravid for laying the foundation for the youngsters’ success.
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newscricket18 days ago

Reports | Team management's lack of trust in Easwaran creating issues with selectors

If TOI reports are to be believed, the Indian team management isn't overly impressed with the reserve opener Abhimanyu Easwaran and that has divided the selectors and the management. The management had earlier demanded the inclusion of Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal as backup openers.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs SL | Shikhar Dhawan to captain; Padikkal, Sakariya, Gaikwad receive maiden call-ups

The BCCI have announced the squad for the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka and have handed maiden call-ups to a host of youngsters, including Devdutt Padikkal, Chetan Sakariya and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan will captain the side, with Bhuvneshwar serving as the deputy.
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featurecricket3 months 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
featurecricket3 months 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
featurecricket3 months 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.
cricket3 months 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.
newscricket3 months 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.
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newscricket3 months 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. 
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newscricket3 months 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.
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