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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | Plan was to keep the ball away from Rohit’s hitting zones, admits Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra, who picked up 4/24, has admitted that his plan was to keep the ball away from Rohit Sharma’s hitting zones, which eventually got him the Mumbai skipper’s wicket. Mishra also insisted that he was just trying to bowl good areas and throw the ball up in the air, in Chennai.
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newscricket6 months ago

Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga retires from franchise cricket 

Legendary Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga has put an end to his illustrious T20 career as he announced his retirement from franchise cricket. Malinga had already informed Mumbai Indians' team management about his decision and following that, he wasn't retained by the franchise as revealed on Wednesday.
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newscricket6 months ago

Twitter reacts to major IPL 2021 retention day releases ft. Malinga, Maxwell, Jadhav and Morris

All eight IPL franchises released the full list of players they are retaining and releasing ahead of IPL 2021, and there were two casualties in the form of Lasith Malinga and Glenn Maxwell. Barring the duo, franchises also released serial underperformers, notably Kedar Jadhav and Umesh Yadav.
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newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2021 Retention | Mumbai Indians retain their core; Lasith Malinga, James Pattinson released

2020 IPL Champions Mumbai Indians have decided to retain their core members but impressive James Pattinson was shown the door despite stepping in nicely in the absence of Lasith Malinga. The five-time champions have also released Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile from their squad.
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newscricket7 months ago

ICC names MS Dhoni as skipper for white-ball format; Kohli to lead the Test decade XI

On Sunday, ICC finally announced their decade XI across all formats, naming MS Dhoni as the skipper in both the ODI and the T20I format while they named Virat Kohli as the skipper for the Test decade XI. Meg Lanning leads the women’s ODI decade XI with two Indian stars in the lineup.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | I am relishing bowling with Jasprit Bumrah, insists James Pattinson

James Pattinson has stated that he is extremely happy bowling in tandem with Jasprit Bumrah, who he calls one of the best T20 bowlers in the world at the moment. The Aussie has also added that replacing a legendary bowler like Lasith Malinga has been a huge challenge for him but he is relishing it.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | When Jasprit Bumrah does well, he is as good as Lasith Malinga, reckons Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock has stated that Jasprit Bumrah has become a more three-dimensional bowler like Lasith Malinga and the team is better placed with Bumrah performing regularly. Meanwhile, Pommie Mbangwa has added that Bumrah’s performance is also down to the support cast he has.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | Jasprit Bumrah can fill the shoes of Malinga; bowl at death overs, reckons Brett Lee

Brett Lee has suggested that Jasprit Bumrah will be able to fill in the shoes of Lasith Malinga, who pulled out of IPL due to personal reasons, and bowl at the death overs. He praised Bumrah for being consistent and pointed out that Bumrah and Malinga have similar traits of deadly yorkers.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | Not too 'fussed' about our last time's display in UAE, asserts Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has stated that he isn't concerned about their last time's performance in UAE as they have mostly a new squad now. He added that the team is trying to understand the pitches and conditions in UAE so as to give their best in the forthcoming IPL.
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featurecricketa year ago

IPL 2020 | Mumbai Indians - Preview, Power Rankings, Predictions

There is a sense of allure with Mumbai Indians - the most successful IPL franchise of all-time. A combination of T20 orthodoxy along with a multi-faceted dynamism played a part in the side striking a chord as arguably the most successful T20 side in the world.
Bastab K Parida