newscricket6 days ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Dhawal Kulkarni ruled out of season-opener against Baroda

Mumbai’s premier fast bowler Dhawal Kulkarni has been ruled out of the opening clash against Baroda, scheduled on December 9, due to a hamstring injury he sustained during warm-ups. Royston Dias and Deepak Shetty are contenders for travelling to Vadodara as Kulkarni's replacement.
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newscricket23 days ago

Injuries and need for bowling reinforcements reasons behind Mumbai Indians trades, reveals Zaheer Khan

Mumbai Indians’ (MI) Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan revealed that injury concerns to key players and a need to deepen the strength of their bowling unit were the reasons for their trading choices. The defending champions MI retained 18 players from their 2019 squad while releasing 12.
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newscricket3 months ago

Vijay Hazare trophy is important, but I want to set the Ranji Trophy record straight, says Vinayak Samant

Mumbai head coach Vinayak Samant has admitted that he is more eager set his record straight in the Ranji Trophy, ahead of kicking off their title defence in the Vijay Hazare one-dayer tournament. Mumbai will go up against Saurashtra in the tournament-opener at Bengaluru on Tuesday.
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newscricket3 months ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy | Shreyas Iyer to lead Mumbai; Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ankolekar included

Shreyas Iyer has been named the captain of the Mumbai team for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy season which will commence next week. While Suryakumar Yadav has been named vice-captain, U-19 stars Yashasvi Jaiswal and Atharva Ankolekar have also been picked after impressive performances.
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featurecricket7 months ago

IPL 2019 | What worked and what didn’t - Rajasthan Royals

You never want to be a Rajasthan Royals owner, do you? Probably the nicest of the franchises in terms of contributions to Indian cricket, and the most emotional towards their recruits, it is a bittersweet irony that they have never been able to lay hands on the silverware after the 2008 success.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket8 months ago

RR vs DC | Player Ratings - Ajinkya Rahane century of no value as Rajasthan Royals lose to Delhi Capitals in Jaipur run-fest

Ajinkya Rahane scored his first IPL century in 7 years to help Royals post a challenging total of 191, but their bowlers’ failure resulted in the team losing to Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets. Dhawal Kulkarni and Jaydev Unadkat were the major culprits in the loss and should be asked tough questions.
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featurecricket8 months ago

MI vs RR | Player Ratings - Jos Buttler single-handedly turns the game in style as Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians

Jos Buttler put up a masterclass of T20 batting and single-handedly changed the course of the game to help Rajasthan Royals secure their second win of the tournament. Buttler was also helped by Ajinkya Rahane, whose solid 37 ensured that there was no casualty in the powerplay overs.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2019 | I thought 150 was low on that wicket, says Ajinkya Rahane

After losing the last-ball thriller to Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane has commented that he thought 150 was a low score on yesterday’s Jaipur wicket. Rahane has credited the Rajasthan bowlers and said that the batsmen could have done better to get around 170.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2019 | T20 game is heavily tilted in the favour of batsmen, says Ajinkya Rahane

Rajasthan Royals’ skipper Ajinkya Rahane admits that the shorter format is more suited in favour of batsmen as compared to bowlers after the recent incident involving Chris Lynn and Dhawal Kulkarni. Kulkarni got an inside edge off Lynn and the ball hit the stumps but did not dislodge the bails.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2019 | Twitter explodes as KKR chases down total that RR struggled to score

When Steve Smith, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes struggled to get going, everyone was quick to point out it was a slow and difficult pitch to bat on. But Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine made a mockery of the pitch as they helped KKR Chase it down under 15 overs and received the Twitterati's praise for it.
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