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newscricket7 days ago

Jasprit Bumrah is a once-in-a-generation fast bowler, asserts Laxmipathy Balaji

Former Indian pacer Laxmipathy Balaji is of the opinion that Jasprit Bumrah is a once-in-a-generation fast bowler. He further added that it is very hard to get a match with the red-ball and white-ball, but Bumrah has executed everything well in all three formats since his debut in 2016.
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newscricket4 months ago

Mohammed Siraj’s bowling very identical to Jasprit Bumrah, opines L Balaji

Former Indian seamer Lakshmipathy Balaji believes that Mohammed Siraj is the perfect back-up for Jasprit Bumrah, and is of the opinion that the newcomer is very ‘identical’ to the latter. Balaji further opined that India have now figured out a method to win matches even without their seniors.
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featurecricket5 months ago

No escaping the inevitable - the complete timeline of events that unfolded in a COVID-struck IPL 2021

After 25 days of escaping the inevitable, the COVID situation in IPL went to a point of no return on May 4 as the BCCI decided to pull the plug on the tournament indefinitely. We look at every single COVID-related event in the tournament that will now forever be remembered for the wrong reasons.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 months ago

Reports | CSK to enter hard-quarantine and want to sit out next clash against RR

In the wake of three COVID cases in the CSK camp, the franchise is on the verge of entering a hard quarantine before their clash against RR. The report has also suggested that the franchise has already communicated with BCCI to reschedule their Wednesday clash against the Royals in Delhi.
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newscricket5 months ago

Reports | Three CSK members, including bowling coach L Balaji, test positive for Covid-19

Three non-playing members of the Chennai Super Kings camp - L Balaji, CEO Kasi Viswanathan and another staff - have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. The worrying news comes on the back of a mini-outbreak in the KKR camp, where two players, Varun CV and Sandeep Warrier, tested positive.
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newscricketa year ago

Aim to regroup as a team and start preparations before IPL starts, states Lakshmipathy Balaji

With the five-day camp starting August 15, Lakshmipathy Balaji has stated that CSK’s aim is to regroup as a team and start early preparations before the touchdown in the Middle East. He also admitted that the players’ comeback should be in a phased manner, which would prevent injury concerns.
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newscricketa year ago

Shakib Al Hasan picks Gautam Gambhir as captain in favourite IPL XI

Shakib Al Hasan, in conversation with Harsha Bhogle earlier this week, picked an IPL XI of the players he has played with and decided to name former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir as the captain of his side. Shakib’s side also had interesting choices in the form of Umesh Yadav and Lakshmipathy Balaji.
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newscricketa year ago

Learnt life lessons from L Balaji and Badrinath, reveals Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar has revealed that he learnt life lessons at a very young age from the duo of Subramaniam Badrinath and Lakshimpathy Balaji, something the all-rounder believes has helped him in his career. Shankar attested that these lessons helped him cope with the Nidahas Trophy embarrassment.
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newscricketa year ago

Lakshmipathy Balaji was more famous than Imran Khan in 2003, claims Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra has claimed that in the 2003 series against Pakistan, Lakshmipathy Balaji was more famous in Pakistan than the great Imran Khan. Nehra also recalled the series where Balaji was hitting sixes left right centre, despite the presence of superstars such as Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid.
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featurecricketa year ago

Separated by distance, CSK are dealing with pandemic as a family, reveals Lakshmipathy Balaji

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the cricketing world to an unprecedented standstill, according to Lakshmipathy Balaji, the Chennai Super Kings team are sticking together as a family. The CSK camp was well on track with its pre-IPL preparations, but that has been shut down for a while.
Sritama Panda