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cricket5 months ago

Learnings from Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy’s quarter-final clashes ft Motera Stadium

After battling it across five venues, eight teams arrived in Ahmedabad to inaugurate the New Motera Stadium and they battled, there were plenty of sights on offer - good swing bowling, crazy power-hitting and incredible run-chases on the very last delivery of the game.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 months ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from KXIP’s releases and retentions ft. Maxwell, Cottrell and overseas slots

KXIP cried for the first half of the season, where they lost six games out of seven, but post Chris Gayle’s return to the middle-order found stability, composure and power-hitting while luck seemingly patched up its relationship with them. But now that they are back to scratch, what can they do?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 Retention | KXIP release Glenn Maxwell and Sheldon Cottrell; Chris Jordan retained

KXIP have announced the list of players they have released ahead of IPL 2021 and have parted ways with their record signing from the 2020 edition, Glenn Maxwell, who failed to set the stage alight. The franchise retained the services of Chris Gayle, but let go fellow West Indian Sheldon Cottrell.
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featurecricket5 months ago

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

After the fraternity unanimously agreed that Kings XI, last year, had emerged as the undisputed winner in the auction, it took the Lions all of 7 matches to go back to their we’re-just-here-to-fill-the-numbers self. For the 13th season running, they won hearts, and not cricket matches.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket9 months ago

IPL 2020 | Opportunities will come if I perform in the IPL, asserts Karun Nair

Karnataka batsman Karun Nair, who was retained by Kings XI Punjab ahead of the 2020 season, believes that the door for an international recall is still open and feels that he needs to capitalize by performing in the IPL. The 2019 season saw Nair play just one game all season for the KXIP franchise.
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newscricket10 months ago

Karun Nair never had Covid-19, it was just mild fever, reveals KXIP CEO Satish Menon

After reports emerged that Karun Nair successfully recovered from Covid-19 infection, Kings XI Punjab CEO Satish Menon has dismissed the fact by saying Nair never had the virus, rather it was just a mild fever. Menon has also added that Anil Kumble is personally monitoring players’ fitness.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket10 months ago

Reports | Karun Nair tested positive for Covid-19 but will join KXIP squad after recovering fully

Karnataka batsman Karun Nair has reportedly recovered completely after testing positive for the novel coronavirus two weeks ago and is set to join the Kings XI Punjab squad and fly to the UAE for IPL 2020. It is believed that Nair tested negative on August 8 and was in isolation since late-July.
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newscricketa year ago

You definitely want to be following what Virat Kohli is doing, insists Karun Nair

Karun Nair has stated that Virat Kohli does most things right as a cricketer and his hard work makes him an inspiration for all budding cricketers. The Karnataka batsman has also added that he is a huge Cristiano Ronaldo fan and the way he has risen to the top has been an inspiring story.
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newscricketa year ago

Karnataka players undergo medical tests at M Chinnaswamy Stadium

A vast majority of the members of the Karnataka domestic cricket team, on Monday, underwent a variety of medical procedures and tests in the state association’s bid to restart training and cricket in the city. The players underwent routine examinations, including ECG, blood and respiratory tests.
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newscricketa year ago

Ravindra Jadeja pushed me to go for triple ton, reveals Karun Nair

Karun Nair, India’s second-ever triple centurion in Test cricket, revealed that it was Ravindra Jadeja who urged him to keep bating and go for the triple ton, reminding him that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Nair remarkably scored a 303 against England in just his third-ever Test innings.
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