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featurecricket13 hours ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RR’s releases and retentions ft. Smith, Curran and captain Samson

With a new captain comes huge responsibility but at the same time, comes immense pressure that Sanju Samson and the management have to handle after they released Steve Smith. That coupled with the fact that they have placed their trust in Unadkat, Miller while releasing Curran remains questionable.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket8 days ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who RR should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, there's no dearth of superstars in Rajasthan Royals but it only shows how a poorly-balanced side never quite takes the cake. 2020 IPL was again a season for RR where the same cycle of under performance repeated for nth time.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

SA vs ENG | There’s a nice balance going on with instinctive Eoin Morgan and live analysis, claims Jos Buttler 

Jos Buttler has claimed that there is a nice balance going on in the team when it comes to decision making with ‘instinctive’ captain Eoin Morgan and the live analysis provided to him by the team’s performance analyst Nathan Leamon. He added that the team must be careful while using the information.
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newscricket2 months ago

SA vs ENG | Wicket played really well and that was to my advantage, states Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan, who scored adjudged Man of the Match for his match-winning 99, stated that the wicket played really well and that helped him gain momentum against South African bowlers. He added that Jos Buttler didn’t start off well but the left-hander’s momentum helped the flow of the partnership. 
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newscricket2 months ago

Will push us as a country to be exposed to the franchise tournaments, points Jos Buttler 

Jos Buttler has pointed out that English players have been in high demand in T20 tournaments around the world and this will help England move ahead as a nation. He added that for the T20 World Cup, the England team needs follow a similar approach to that of their 50-over World Cup triumph.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Pommie Mbangwa picks 2020 IPL Overseas XI, chooses Morgan over Warner as captain 

Despite leading his side to the playoffs, David Warmer has lagged behind Eoin Morgan on the captaincy front when renowned expert Pommie Mbangwa picked his IPL overseas XI for 2020. The likes of Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, and Anrich Nortje didn't make it to the XI despite their good run.
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newscricket2 months ago

SA vs ENG | Quinton de Kock is one of my favourite players in the world at the moment, expresses Jos Buttler

Ahead of the South Africa tour, Jos Buttler has expressed that Quinton de Kock is his favourite player in the world and he enjoys how the wicket-keeper views the game. He added that winning the series is their ultimate aim but they also want to work towards building the team for the World Cup. 
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | Rajasthan Royals - A season of over-promised inadequate dynamism coming to nuts

In the 2020 edition of the IPL, Rajasthan Royals were a fun side to watch - a great mix of characters that talks up the very nature of the format. However, results have always been the bottomline in any tournament and that tells us that the Royals ended as the wooden spooners.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Offered to bat in RR’s middle-order for team’s better balance, reveals Jos Buttler

One of RR’s mainstay batsman, Jos Buttler has revealed that he offered himself to bat in RR’s middle-order for creating a better team balance in the 2020 edition of the IPL. He also added that the decision stemmed from the fact that they were unable to win games from winning positions.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | RR vs KKR - Evaluation chart - Over-ambitious RR end up saving worst for the last

In what could arguably be described as the most baffling collapse in IPL history, Rajasthan, in their over-ambitious quest to chase 192 inside 14 overs, slumped to a 60-run defeat to exit IPL 2020 with a loss. The margin of defeat, incredibly, aided KKR in their quest to secure a playoff spot.
Anirudh Suresh