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featurecricket11 hours ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from KKR’s releases and retentions ft. Cummins-Narine and the Kuldeep puzzle 

Kolkata Knight Riders, for all the galaxy of stars, have been quite poor in the last two seasons of the IPL. KKR were one of the luckier sides last season with few games completely bottled up by opposition yet not making it into the final four speaks a story itself for the franchise.
Harshit Anand
newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2021 Retention | KKR release Tom Banton to free up purse; Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan retained

Kolkata Knight Riders have made the decision of releasing Tom Banton, who they bought for 1 Crore last year, to the auction pool this year while Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik have been retained by the franchise. They have also retained Pat Cummins who cost them 15.5 Crore in the last auction.
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featurecricket11 days ago

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

We’re not here to review KKR’s 2020 but let us put this out there: the best performance from anyone related to the franchise came from CEO Venky Mysore on Ravichandran Ashwin’s YouTube channel. It is a nice interview, by the way. Pretty insightful it was.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

SA vs ENG | There’s a nice balance going on with instinctive Eoin Morgan and live analysis, claims Jos Buttler 

Jos Buttler has claimed that there is a nice balance going on in the team when it comes to decision making with ‘instinctive’ captain Eoin Morgan and the live analysis provided to him by the team’s performance analyst Nathan Leamon. He added that the team must be careful while using the information.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Dawid Malan carves a niche for himself amidst England's mighty lions

66, 42, 21, 19 and 55 read Dawid Malan’s last five innings going into the third T20I against South Africa but one thing that stayed pretty much constant was the overhead threat over his place. Malan was consistent and had a unique style but a place was never guaranteed.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

SA vs ENG | England need to maximize South Africa and India tour for the World Cup, states Eoin Morgan

After gaining an unassailable lead in the series, Eoin Morgan has stated that England needs to maximize on the rest of South Africa and the India series for their World Cup plans. He also heaped praises on Dawid Malan and Adil Rashid for putting up their hands when the team required.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Did KKR’s performance improve after Morgan became skipper, questions Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra, following the IPL season, has questioned whether KKR’s performance improved after Eoin Morgan took over the captaincy duties from Dinesh Karthik. He also raised questions over the decision to change skipper mid-season, with the team having won four out of their first seven games.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | Narine-Russell-DK no show leaves too many holes in Captain Morgan's ship

Kolkata finished with as many wins as RCB and SRH in the league phase which drew reactions like 'so close yet so far' for them. But, in reality, it was not close, KKR had things served to them on a platter and were too poor not to cash in despite that, and failed to make it to the playoffs.
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

IPL 2020 | Bowlers consciously went aggressive with new-ball to attack top-heavy RR, reveals Eoin Morgan

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan revealed that it was a conscious plan from his bowlers to come hard at Rajasthan Royals in the powerplay, due to the fact that they were a top-heavy side. The aggression paid dividends as KKR remarkably ended up picking 5 wickets in the powerplay.
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