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cricket25 days ago

Deepak Chahar, Rashid Khan and more: who you should back to finish as each franchise’s Top wicket-taker

They call T20 a batsman’s game, but the first 16 matches of IPL 2021 have largely dished out wickets that have let the bowlers dominate proceedings. Plenty of individuals have stepped up, but we’re here to tell who you should be backing to finish as each franchise’s Top wicket-taker.
newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | We probably gave Chris Morris too many easy slot balls in the end, admits Ricky Ponting

Post Rajasthan’s comeback win over Delhi, DC head coach Ricky Ponting has admitted that his side probably gave Chris Morris too many easy slot balls in the last five overs. Ponting also pointed out that it was a mistake on their part to not bowl out Ravichandran Ashwin on the night.
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featurecricketa month ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Delhi Capitals edition ft. No captain, no problem

There has been a massive surge in believers of astrology since 2019 especially in terms of names, as all it took for the Delhi-based franchise was to go the 'Capitals' way than being misadventurous daredevils. And boom, they reached the playoffs in the last two seasons and are the next dynasts.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Goal is to contribute more with both bat and ball this season, claims Riyan Parag

Rajasthan Royals wonderkid Riyan Parag, who endured a tough IPL 2020, has attested that his primary goal this season is to contribute more with both bat and ball this season, something he feels he did not do last year. In IPL 2020, Parag averaged just 12.28 with the bat, while bowling just 2 overs.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Lungi Ngidi to miss the opening game for the CSK, confirms Kasi Viswanathan

CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan has confirmed the unavailability of South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi for CSK's 2021 IPL season opener. Not only Ngidi, but other South African stars like Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Anrich Nortje and David Miller are also likely to miss their team's opening game.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | South African players to leave for IPL after second ODI on April 4

South Africa's IPL-bound players will reportedly play only the first two ODIs against Pakistan and then will leave for the IPL in a chartered flight, exactly like the English and Australian players who joined last year's IPL. That way, the players will be barred from a seven-day Quarantine.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | IPL franchises seek clarity on availability of Proteas players for the tournament

After CSA announced a white-ball series at home against Pakistan in April, the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are seeking clarity on availability of the Proteas players for the 2021 season of the league. There is a likelihood of players missing games as the SA-PAK series starts from April 2.
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featurecricket4 months ago

South Africa and the path to redemption in second Test against Pakistan

When you think of South Africa and Asia in the same breath, Amla's 253 and Kallis' 173 in Nagpur, Ab de Villiers' 278 in Abu Dhabi and Steyn's 8-fer in Motera or 10-fer in Nagpur spring to mind. From being one of the best foreign teams in Asia to losing eight straight Tests, things have changed.
Harshit Anand
newscricket4 months ago

PAK vs SA | Uncapped pacers Daryn Dupavillon and Ottniel Baartman named for Pakistan Tests

Cricket South Africa, on Friday, has named uncapped pacers Daryn Dupavillon and Ottniel Baartman in the squad for the Test series against Pakistan alongside Kagiso Rabada. Furthermore, the Proteas also have named Tabraiz Shamsi and George Linde in the squad to support Keshav Maharaj.
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newscricket5 months ago

SA vs SL | South Africa name Kagiso Rabada in the squad for Wanderers Test

After being ruled out of the first Test owing to his injury, CSA on Monday in a press release has stated that Kagiso Rabada is fit and included in the squad for the second Test at the Wanderers. Incidentally, Rabada’s last Test match came at the start of the year, against England.
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