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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | Unfair to say you need batting wickets in IPL, Chennai has produced competitive wickets, stresses Mahela Jayawardene

Ahead of his side’s clash against Delhi Capitals, MI’s coach Mahela Jayawardene has admitted that it is unfair to say you need batting wickets in the IPL at every venue. Jayawardene further insisted that the conditions in Chennai, and the pitch, has produced competitive wickets with close finishes.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | MI monitored Marco Jansen for three years before purchasing him, reveals Mahela Jayawardene

Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene revealed that the club’s scouting does not just involve ‘instant decision-making’ and cited the example of Marco Jansen, who he revealed was monitored for three years. Eventually, in the IPL 2021 auction, MI purchased Jansen for INR 20 lakh.
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newscricket5 months ago

The pressure of being Sachin Tendulkar’s son will always be on Arjun, feels Zaheer Khan

Mumbai Indians’ director Zaheer Khan admitted that Arjun Tendulkar will have to live with the fact that he is Sachin’s son, but asserted that the 21-year-old is an exciting talent who is evolving by the day. On Thursday, Mumbai Indians snapped up Arjun in the auction for his base price of 20 lakh.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2020 | Having Suryakumar and Ishan helps us control the middle-overs while batting, states Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene has stated that having both Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan in the middle-overs with their stroke-making abilities helps Mumbai control the encounter. He also added that the franchise would still continue looking to develop before they start their defence next season.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2020 Final | Victory in final today was culmination of all hard work, expresses Mahela Jayawardene

Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene heaped praise on the MI players, who according to him word exceptionally hard during the off-season, and revealed that title number five was a culmination of all hard work that’s been put in. Jayawardene singled out MI’s preparation as the key to success.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2020 | In an IPL final the name of the game is pressure, insists Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard has insisted that the final is always a high-pressure game and the key to tackle the pressure is to treat it like a normal game. He added that even though there won’t be any crowd, it would still be an enjoyable experience as it is the biggest final after the World Cup.
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newscricket9 months ago

IPL 2020 | Very good effort from Mumbai Indians against KKR, expresses Mahela Jayawardene

Following the win against KKR, in the dressing room scenes post-match, Mahela Jayawardene has expressed his happiness over the win and admitted that it was a very good effort. However, Jayawardene wasn’t quite happy with de Kock batting in his training track-pants during the encounter.
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newscricket9 months ago

IPL 2020 | Pleased to make coach Mahela happy by finishing off the game, reveals Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock, who was named Man of the Match versus KKR for his exquisite unbeaten 78, revealed that he was pleased to stay till the end and get the team over the line, after he failed to do the same in the last game. In a knock that comprised 9 fours and 3 sixes, de Kock carved KKR apart.
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newscricket10 months ago

Twitter reacts to ‘hero’ Ishan Kishan turning villain as batsman’s brainfade leaves coach Jayawardene fuming

Cricket, particularly T20, can be unforgiving - one moment, you will be celebrated as the hero and the next moment, you will be lambasted for being a zero. Today, Ishan Kishan learnt a harsh life lesson as after a perplexing slog on ball one went wrong, coach Jayawardene expressed his discontent.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | MI players tend to bring their ‘A’ game out while facing CSK, proclaims Hardik Pandya

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya has proclaimed that, somehow, all Mumbai players tend to bring their ‘A’ game out versus Chennai and wished for the same to continue in the matches to come. MI coach Jayawardene also echoed Pandya and claimed that MI players thrive under pressure.
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