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featurecricket12 days 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
newscricket15 days ago

IPL 2021 | Rajasthan Royals rope in Proteas all-rounder Gerald Coetzee as Liam Livingstone’s replacement

A week after Liam Livingstone’s return to England, Rajasthan Royals have announced that they have roped in 20-year-old South African pacer Gerald Coetzee as his replacement. It comes in after the franchise earlier roped in another South African, in the form of batsman Rassie van der Dussen.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket23 days ago

IPL 2021 | Can only hope that individual performances are converted into match-winning ones, insists Sanju Samson

After a flurry of losses, RR skipper Sanju Samson has insisted that he can only hope now that the individual performances are converted into match-winning performances. He also added that everyone completely understood Liam Livingstone’s exit while stating that positivity is key in the tournament.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | Rajasthan Royals’ Liam Livingstone flies back home citing bubble fatigue

After injuries to Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, Rajasthan Royals are dealt with another blow, as Liam Livingstone has returned to England, pulling himself out of the IPL citing bubble fatigue. The all-rounder becomes the second player this season to pull out of the IPL, after Josh Hazlewood.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

Losing Ben Stokes is not ideal - but in no way is it a season-ending blow for Rajasthan Royals

‘So, now with Ben Stokes ruled out, how do Rajasthan stop themselves from finishing 9th in this 8th team competition?’
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to India clinching last-over thriller to wrap the series 2-1

After a scare in the closing stages of the match, India managed to snatch away a seven-run win against England in the third ODI and along with that the series 2-1. Brilliant innings from Sam Curran ensured the match rolled down to the penultimate over of the game at the MCA Stadium, in Pune.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Livingstone’s horrible ball leading to another horrendous shot from Rahul to leave India in a mess

Against the run of play, India lost three wickets to the spin of Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali, and thus the rebuilding job was on the shoulder of KL Rahul. However, in what was one of the worst shots of the year, Rahul was dismissed to Liam Livingstone by playing a disastrous one handed shot.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Jonny Bairstow is our leading player, one of world's leading players, proclaims Jos Buttler 

England stand-in-captain Jos Buttler has heaped huge praise on English opener Jonny Bairstow as he termed him the 'leading player' of the team and one of the best overall in the world. He also added that it was great to see Liam Livingstone and comeback-man Reece Topley do well in the side.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Eoin Morgan ruled out of last two ODIs; Jos Buttler to captain England

England skipper Eoin Morgan, who sustained a finger injury in the 1st ODI, has been ruled out of the last two ODIs, as a result of which vice-captain Jos Buttler will be leading the side. Sam Billings, too, will miss the 2nd ODI, and thus standby-batsman Dawid Malan has been drafted into the squad.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Joe Root rested for ODIs; Jofra Archer ruled out with injury

The ECB have named England’s squad for the three-match ODI series versus India and have rested Joe Root, who flew back home post the Test matches and will not be partaking in the IPL. England will also be without the services of Jofra Archer, who has been ruled out with an elbow injury.
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