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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newscricket11 days ago

Virender Sehwag blames foreign batsmen for IPL exit

Virender Sehwag had voiced his disappointment at the foreign contingent of Kings XI Punjab stating that the players did not take responsibility after the team lost early wickets against Pune. The former Indian opener criticized the Indian players as well for failing to deliver when it mattered.
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newscricket12 days ago

Twitter reacts to KXI’s batting debacle and just the presence of 'Lord' Ishant Sharma on the field

KXIP put an end to the much-anticipated tie in the first innings itself as a disastrous performance from their batsman saw them being bowled out for a mere 73. After which, it was a cakewalk for the RPS batsmen who embraced the opportunity with open arms and won the match without breaking a sweat.
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newscricket12 days ago

Mark Taylor praises Steve Smith's captaincy

The former Australian captain Mark Taylor praised Steve Smith's ability as a captain who took the charge in 2015 after the retirement of Michael Clarke. However, Taylor believes that Smith has not yet perfected the art of man management and will get better at the job as time progresses.
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newscricket14 days ago

Twitter reacts to Ishant Sharma's inclusion and performance against Mumbai

Even though Mumbai almost pulled off the highest ever run chase in IPL history, the Twitteratti were more interested in making fun of Lord Ishant Sharma for simply playing the game. Twitter also had their share of fun after seeing the team-sheet that included five different Sharma's for the game.
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reportcricket14 days ago

IPL 2017 | Punjab keep playoff dream alive with narrow win over Mumbai

KXIP handed table-toppers MI a narrow seven-run defeat at the Wankhede to keep their playoffs hopes alive. The visitors set a season high target of 231, courtesy Wriddhiman Saha's 93-run knock, and even after the heroics of Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard, Mumbai fell just short of the target.
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newscricket14 days ago

Watch: Martin Guptill takes a blinder at long on to send Simmons packing

Lendl Simmons was taking apart the Punjab bowling and the visitors surely needed some magic to send the in-form West Indian back to the pavilion and it was Martin Guptill who produced the majestic moment for the Punjab side. He took a worldie at the boundary line to bring an end to Simmons innings.
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newscricket15 days ago

IPL 2017 | Match 51 Preview: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab will take on in-form Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium tonight in what is a must-win game for the visitors. While table toppers MI have already sealed a berth in the playoffs, Kings XI need to win both their remaining games to keep alive their chance of making the last four.
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newscricket16 days ago

Maxwell hopes Kings can replicate Gujarat performance for people of Punjab

Glenn Maxwell has urged the Punjab to replicate last night's performance for the remainder of the tournament and give their fans something to cheer about. The Aussie also praised the pacers for perfectly executing plans while singling out Rahul Tewatia for his exceptional bowling performance.
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newscricket17 days ago

IPL 2017| Match 49 Preview: Kings XI Punjab Vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

It's do or die for the Kings XI Punjab as they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at home tonight. While the Knight Riders will be aiming for a win to take them to top spot, the Kings know that anything apart from a positive result will end their hopes of making it to the playoffs of IPL 2017
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