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featurecricketa day ago

IPL 2021 Retentions | Talking Points from CSK’s retentions and releases ft. emotional decisions and stacked squad

The mega auction getting postponed has, arguably, hurt Chennai Super Kings more than any other side, but what’s been evident is that they are a franchise least bothered by noise from the outside. While they have released the un-retainables, there are plenty of old guards still holding their fort.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Mitchell Santner’s ‘otherworldly’ stunner that takes New Zealand to top of ICC Test rankings

With just five overs left in the day, Pakistan had a real chance of breaking New Zealand’s dominant run at home with a ‘statement’ draw as Mitchell Santner was given the ball. However, Santner’s ‘otherworldly’ brilliance broke Pakistan’s resistance and took New Zealand to the top of the rankings.
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newscricket2 months ago

NZ vs WI | Daryl Mitchell replaces injured Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner to lead the side in final T20I 

Colin de Grandhomme has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against West Indies as he has a bone bruising in his right foot and will be replaced by all-rounder Daryl Mitchell. Mitchell Santner will be leading the New Zealand team in the final T20I as Tim Southee has been rested. 
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2020 | Ruturaj Gaikwad unavailable for opener; CPL players available for selection, confirms Kasi Viswanathan

Kasi Viswanathan confirmed that Ruturaj Gaikwad has completed 14 days of isolation but still continues to be asymptomatic for COVID-19 which rules him out of the opener against Mumbai. On the other hand, CSK’s CEO added that CPL players would be available for selection starting from the first game.
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newscricket5 months ago

VIDEO | Carlos Brathwaite gets ‘lost’ finding ball in between fake crowd leaving commentators in splits

In the Saturday clash between Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents, Mitchell Santner’s massive six off Sandeep Lamichhane’s bowling forced Carlos Brathwaite to fetch the ball. The all-rounder was then lost in between the fake crowd before he finally picked the ball from the stands.
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featurecricket5 months ago

CPL 2020 | Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs - Statistical Preview

Sitting on the bottom half of the table, Barbados Tridents and Jamaica Tallawahs have a lot to catch up and this encounter has presented them with an opportunity to come good at a crucial juncture. The Tridents, especially, will be careful considering the losing streak they have accumulated lately.
newscricket6 months ago

Reports | Ministry of External Affairs gives approval for IPL 2020 to go-ahead in UAE

Times of India has reported that the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday finally gave the needed approval for the 2020 edition of the tournament to go ahead in UAE. Keeping in mind the SOP, CSK players have reportedly decided to travel to UAE without their families for the initial phase.
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newscricket6 months ago

Reports | New Zealand Cricket will grant NOC to its players for IPL participation

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) spokesperson Richard Boock, in an informal chat with PTI, has confirmed that the board will grant all its players NOCs for the IPL, but added that players will have to take care of due diligence. Kane Williamson, meanwhile, expressed his delight over the IPL taking place.
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newscricket6 months ago

Incredible experience to share dressing room with MS Dhoni, admits Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner has admitted that it was an unreal feeling to share the dressing room with the likes of MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina during his stay with the Chennai Super Kings. The left-arm spinner also admitted that the game against Rajasthan in 2019 was a tough one, with a lot of dew around.
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newscricket8 months ago

Was surprised to see MS Dhoni walking out to chat with umpires, admits Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner has revealed that he was as surprised as everyone to see CSK skipper MS Dhoni walking out to the middle to have a quick word with the umpire regarding a no-ball decision. However, he was quick to add that the CSK skipper apologized for his actions, which shows his passion.
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