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featurecricket18 days 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
newscricket23 days 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
featurecricketa month 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
newscricketa month 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
newscricketa month 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
featurecricketa month 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
newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Would bring Imran Tahir in CSK’s playing XI for Dwayne Bravo, opines Brad Hogg

Brad Hogg, on his YouTube channel, has opined that he would want CSK to bring in the leg-spinner Imran Tahir in the playing XI against SRH instead of Dwayne Bravo. In the batting department, Hogg suggests that CSK should send in English all-rounder Sam Curran at No.3, which would help them.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | CSK really need to change their batting approach against SRH, opines Aakash Chopra

Ahead of the crucial encounter between CSK and SRH, Aakash Chopra has opined that three-time IPL champions need to change their batting approach if they need results. In the bowling department, Chopra hinted that CSK could bring in either of Hazlewood or Tahir to change things up.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

CSK’s puzzle pieces out-puzzling them slowly piece by piece in IPL 2020

Before their comeback in 2018, when CSK spent a truck-load of money on seasoned veterans, they were highly ridiculed with people even claiming that MS Dhoni’s ‘Midas’ touch was done and dusted. Two years down the road, we are still talking about these seasoned veterans, with CSK struggling.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | MI vs CSK: Today I Learnt - Method to Mumbai’s madness and the Piyush Chawla bridge

It was an opener fitting to the two most successful IPL franchises of all-time, with Chennai Super Kings getting the better of Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets in Abu Dhabi. However, the striking impact of the game was how both the teams looked at the balance and pulled it off quite successfully.
Bastab K Parida