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newscricket5 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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newscricket5 months 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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newscricket5 months 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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newscricket6 months 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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newscricket6 months 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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newscricket6 months 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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newscricket6 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - Abhinav Mukund hits double ton, puts TN in command

Abhinav Mukund continued his celebration of completing 10,000 first-class runs by hitting a double century to put Tamil Nadu in command against Baroda. Elsewhere, strong batting displays helped Karnataka, Railways, and Saurashtra gain the initiative over their eighth round opponents.
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newscricket6 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - Saurashtra, UP post wins batting fourth

Both Saurashtra and Uttar Pradesh posted wins chasing down totals in the fourth innings against Baroda and Madhya Pradesh respectively in the seventh round matches. Elsewhere, Karnataka edged past Railways to take a first-innings lead, while the Himachal Pradesh-Mumbai day was washed out.
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newscricket6 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | It’s all about clicking in one game, reveals Karun Nair

Karnataka captain Karun Nair, who is back to lead the side after missing the previous matches, believes that for a player to get going ‘it’s all about clicking in one game’. Nair joined the Karnataka camp back on January 26, ahead of the Ranji Trophy game against Railways, hoping to score runs.
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featurecricket8 months ago

IPL 2020 Auction | Kings XI Punjab - Dream, realistic, wildcard and suggested buys

We’re nearing the end of the decade and well, Kings XI Punjab have one final chance to nail a pre-IPL auction. The spectacle come December 19 might very well decide their fate heading into IPL 2020 and we, here at SportsCafe, have assimilated their squad and come up with potential auction picks.
Anirudh Suresh