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featurecricket2 months ago

Afterthoughts from the weekend ft. RR’s Dube punt, Kohli’s inconsistency and goodbye Hetmyer

Baffling team selections, an all-time-great individual performance, a Super Over, a snoozefest - the third weekend of IPL 2021 had everything. With the Mumbai and Chennai legs coming to a conclusion, we look back and discuss important talking points from the three weekend encounters.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Imran ‘Jadeja’ Tahir leaving Dhoni astonished as rocket direct-hit sends Jamieson packing

Jadeja batted; Jadeja hit sixes. Jadeja bowled; Jadeja took wickets. Jadeja fielded; Jadeja inflicted direct hits. But wait, Jadeja also became a temporary ghost that possessed Imran Tahir’s body. How else can you explain a 42-year-old man, known to be a terrible fielder, pull off a rocket throw?
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Hard to leave Imran Tahir out of any side in T20s, reckons Daniel Vettori

Ahead of Chennai’s fixture against Punjab, Daniel Vettori has reckoned that it is hard to leave Imran Tahir out of any side in the shortest format which was supported by Irfan Pathan. Irfan, on the other hand, added that Deepak Hooda can emerge himself as PBKS’ No.4 batsman, ahead of Pooran.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 months ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Chennai Super Kings edition ft. Old guard and New beginnings

After the lion roared in all its seasons, it was almost a given that the fall would be mighty. And come 2020, we witnessed that fall - Chennai Super Kings failed to make the playoffs for the first time in IPL history, finishing seventh in the 2020 edition of the IPL.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket8 months ago

Which triumphed this IPL, expectations or reality

After weeks and months of anticipation - IPL was finally and finally on, where we could see all our hopes lived up to its expectations or wait for reality to slap it on our face. Several expectations later, the reality is contrasting and this IPL is the biggest example of that, so see it yourself!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2020 | We couldn't have played Ruturaj Gaikwad earlier, insists Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming is of the opinion that Ruturaj Gaikwad was, in fact, drafted into the side too early after recovering from Covid and rubbished the idea that his draft was delayed. Fleming has also added that Imran Tahir sitting out hurt him badly but that was needed for the balance of the side.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket8 months ago

IPL 2020 | Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Statistical Preview

Two sides with a similar form guide, with two wins and three losses, Chennai Super Kings will take on the fifth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders in a must-win game for the Men in Purple and Gold. For CSK, who are out of the tournament, it is all about aiming to try out players for next year’s IPL.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2020 | I don’t plan my celebration, it comes out of pure passion, quips Imran Tahir

Chennai Super Kings’ Imran Tahir, who has carved a niche for himself through this ‘running around the ground’ celebration, has claimed that raw passion invokes his ‘run’ and he’s been doing the same for over 15 years. Tahir, purple cap winner in IPL 2019, is yet to make an appearance this season.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2020 | Imran Tahir would walk into picture later this season, reveals Kasi Viswanathan

Kasi Viswanathan has revealed that Proteas spinner Imran Tahir would walk into the playing XI later this season with the slow and dry conditions. Talking about the mid-season transfer, CSK’s CEO also added that the franchise isn’t looking to swap any of its players during the mid-season window.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket8 months ago

Understanding IPL 2020 mid-season transfer dynamics

With the first half of the tournament being over - all the franchises having played their 7 matches out of 14 - a proposed mid-season transfer has begun from Tuesday. All the teams will be eyeing new recruits from other teams, who will return to their respective teams after the end of the season.
Deepak Yadav