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featurecricket3 months ago

How KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab found themselves struggling at 1-3 and not cruising at 3-1

Everyone wants a fairy tale, which has KL Rahul performing to his best and helping the Kings XI Punjab under Anil Kumble’s leadership to lift that coveted trophy for the first time in the history of the tournament to keep Preity Zinta happy. But, that’s far from what they are achieving right now!
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2020 | Back skipper Rahul 110% on his decision to throw the ball to Gowtham, states Sheldon Cottrell

Kings XI Punjab’s Sheldon Cottrell, who bounced back on Thursday with a fine performance after getting pasted in Sharjah, has claimed that he did not feel that it was a blunder to make K Gowtham bowl the last over. The decision backfired, though, as the offie conceded 25 runs off the last over.
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newscricket4 months ago

Twitter reacts to KL Rahul’s ‘brain-dead’ captaincy gifting Mumbai 25 runs off the final over

After running out of bowlers to bowl the last over, KXIP skipper KL Rahul had to call in off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham, who conceded 25 runs, including a hattrick of sixes from Kieron Pollard. Ending with figures of 53 runs in 4 overs, Gowtham propelled MI to a monstrous score of 191/4.
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featurecricket4 months ago

IPL 2020 | Why your team sucks - Kings XI Punjab

My god the thought of berating Kings XI Punjab, in itself, is funny. I mean, think about it: why would someone waste their time ranting about Punjab of all teams? You wanna know how seriously they take themselves? Alright. They once appointed Murali Vijay as their full-time captain.
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newscricket10 months 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.
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newscricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | BEN v KAR - Bowlers, Devdutt Padikkal keep Karnataka alive

A stellar collective second-innings show from Karnataka’s bowling attack followed by a resilient half-century from Devdutt Padikkal helped Karnataka keep their hopes of a Ranji final alive at Kolkata. Set 352 to win in the fourth innings, Karnataka reached 98 for three at stumps on day three.
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newscricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | BEN v KAR - Anustup Majumdar to Bengal’s rescue again

An unbeaten century from Anustup Majumdar pushed Bengal to a respectable score against Karnataka in the second semi-final of the 2019-20 Ranji season. Abhimanyu Mithun led the way for Karnataka with three wickets, while Prasidh Krishna, Ronit More, and Krishnappa Gowtham bagged two each.
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newscricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | J&K v KAR - Krishnappa Gowtham seven-fer ends J&K’s dream run

A seven-fer from off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham helped Karnataka end Jammu and Kashmir’s dream run in the 2019-20 season with a 167-run win in the third quarter-final. Despite missing out on tons in either innings, Krishnamurthy Siddharth was adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant batting.
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newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts to commentator's controversial Hindi remark in Karnataka vs Baroda game

A BCCI commentator has found himself in hot water after his controversial remarks in the Karnataka vs Baroda game where he emphasized on the need for every Indian to 'know hindi’. The Twitterati did not take the comments well and lambasted the commentator for his on-air remarks.
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newscricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B -  MP become Sarfaraz Khan’s latest victim

Madhya Pradesh became the latest team to be on the receiving end of a Sarfaraz Khan onslaught on day one of their final round clash against Mumbai. Elsewhere, UP and Himachal, and Saurashtra and Tamil Nadu played out an evenly-contested day, while Karnataka took a first-innings lead against Baroda.
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