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newscricket10 days ago

IPL 2021 | Mumbai Indians will beat Chennai Super Kings in first match of UAE leg, predicts Aakash Chopra

Former India opener Aakash Chopra has made a series of predictions ahead of Chennai Super Kings' match versus Mumbai Indians in the opener of IPL 2021 second leg. The 44-year-old has picked Rohit Sharma-led MI as the winner of the match and said that he doesn't mind people making memes on him.
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newscricket18 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021: Served the country for 10 years, I deserve a little more respect, says Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir has said that it’s not a great feeling to be excluded from the T20 World Cup squad even after serving the country for 10 years. Tahir was expected to make a comeback in the South Africa team but the selectors decided to give chances to Keshav Maharaj, Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi.
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newscricket20 days ago

T20 WC 2021 | South Africa name uncapped Keshav Maharaj in T20 World Cup squad, Du Plessis, Tahir and Morris miss out

Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj earned a surprise call-up in South Africa’s 15-member T20 World Cup squad, to be led by Temba Bavuma, as announced on Thursday, September 9. Faf du Plessis, who last played a T20I in December 2020 was overlooked, so too were Imran Tahir and Chris Morris.
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featurecricket5 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
newscricket5 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?
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newscricket5 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.
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featurecricket6 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
featurecricketa year 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
newscricketa year 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.
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featurecricketa year 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.
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