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featurecricket5 months ago

Hit, Miss or Meh | How each team fared in this year's IPL auction

Boy-o-boy-o-boy, the IPL Auction is a crazy place, where there is no care, whatsoever about the money, oh well only for the franchisees who have plenty of money left. As expected, it was Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, and the usual Indian suspects - Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, who went sold.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket6 months ago

Puzzling that Jalaj Saxena hasn’t been picked in Indian squad, expresses Tinu Yohannan

Kerala coach Tinu Yohannan expressed bafflement over the continued omission of all-rounder Jalaj Saxena from the Indian Test squad, despite the veteran racking up numbers with bat and ball for close to a decade. Despite an injury to Jadeja, Saxena was overlooked with Axar Patel getting the nod.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

IPL 2020 | Jalaj Saxena could be good replacement for Harbhajan Singh in CSK's setup, opines Deep Dasgupta

After Harbhajan Singh opted out of the IPL owing to personal reasons, Deep Dasgupta has opined that CSK can replace the off-spinner with veteran Jalaj Saxena. However, in Suresh Raina’s context, the former batsman feels that the southpaw will return to CSK’s setup later in the season.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Was headed to Sri Lanka for exposure after Chennai League was postponed, reveals Jalaj Saxena

Jalaj Saxena has shared that he was headed to Sri Lanka for exposure in first-class cricket after the Chennai League was called off but the ongoing pandemic came in the way. The all-rounder has also added that he was humbled by the way Harbhajan Singh criticized selectors for looking over him.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Poor captaincy in Ranji reason for extinction of off-spinners in India, believes L Sivaramakrishnan

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan believes that the reluctance of captains at the domestic level to trust off-spinners has led to the extinction of the latter breed in the country. Sivaramakrishnan further feels that there is no quality offie to take the reins over from Ravi Ashwin when the time beckons.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

No one looks at consistent bowlers Akshay Wakhare and Jalaj Saxena, expresses Harbhajan Singh

Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh hit out at selectors for ignoring traditional finger-spinners in Team India setup says Wakhare and Saxena are consistent bowlers but no one looks at them. Wakhare has been part of the Vidarbha side that won the Ranji Trophy for two years consecutively.
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reportcricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Hyderabad take shocking lead over Rajasthan, Faiz Fazal stands up for Vidarbha

A spirited bowling performance saw Hyderabad take a 36-run first innings lead over Rajasthan in the seventh round clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Gujarat and Andhra seized a first-innings lead over Vidarbha and Kerala, while Delhi still trail Bengal by 126 runs.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Rajasthan rout Kerala, Manoj Tiwary hits triple ton against Hyderabad

Rajasthan defeated Kerala by an innings and 96 runs inside five sessions in their sixth round clash at the St. Xavier's College Ground in Thiruvananthapuram. While Gujarat and Vidarbha seized leads against Punjab and Delhi respectively, Bengal mounted a massive 635 for seven against Hyderabad.
SportsCafe Desk
reportcricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Kerala in trouble against Rajasthan, Bengal dominates Hyderabad

A five-fer from Shubham Sharma helped Rajasthan blow Kerala away for just 90 in their first innings in the sixth round match at the St Xavier's College Ground in Thiruvananthapuram. Meanwhile, an unbeaten 156 from Manoj Tiwary helped Bengal post 366 for five on day one against Hyderabad.
SportsCafe Desk
reportcricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Jalaj Saxena bowls Kerala to victory over Punjab

Off-spinner Jalaj Saxena led home side Kerala to their maiden win of the season with a seven-fer on day three of their clash against the table-toppers Punjab. In other games, Andhra inched closer to an innings victory over Hyderabad, while Rajasthan managed to gain a lead over Gujarat.
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