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BBL 2020-21 | AB de Villiers opts out of upcoming season; Heat snap up Mujeeb

AB de Villiers, who made his BBL debut in the 2019 season representing Brisbane Heat, will not be partaking in the 2020/21 season due to family commitments, Heat coach Darren Lehmann confirmed on Tuesday. The Brisbane-based franchise have, however, retained the services of Mujeeb ur Rahman.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Today I Learnt: KKR vs KXIP - The Mujeeb conundrum and Shubman Gill’s gear-switch

Kings XI Punjab’s rotten run in the 13th edition of the IPL continued as after having KKR by the scruff of their neck at one stage, the KL Rahul-led side endured an embarrassing choke to slump to a two-run defeat. Requiring 22 off the last 3 overs, Pooran’s wicket turned the game in KKR’s favour.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

VIDEO | Mujeeb Ur Rahman draws inspiration from Steve Smith to create another ‘brainfade’ moment

Mujeeb Ur Rahman was in the middle of a controversy, giving the viewers a deja vu of the ‘brainfade’ moment that Steve Smith had in Bangalore, by taking a review after getting a signal from the dressing room. Mujeeb took the review after the third umpire had already judged him out.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Would play Mujeeb instead of struggling Glenn Maxwell, opines Tom Moody

Ahead of Kings XI Punjab’s crucial encounter against SRH, Tom Moody has opined that he would want the franchise to play Mujeeb-ur-Rahman instead of the struggling Glenn Maxwell. Moody also expressed that KL Rahul should continue to bat his own way and not force himself till death overs.
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featurecricket2 months ago

How KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab found themselves struggling at 1-3 and not cruising at 3-1

Everyone wants a fairy tale, which has KL Rahul performing to his best and helping the Kings XI Punjab under Anil Kumble’s leadership to lift that coveted trophy for the first time in the history of the tournament to keep Preity Zinta happy. But, that’s far from what they are achieving right now!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | KXIP are playing Jimmy Neesham who isn’t a match-winner, opines Aakash Chopra

Following Kings XI Punjab’s second successive defeat, Aakash Chopra has opined that their decision to play Jimmy Neesham, who isn’t a match-winner has backfired on them. Chopra also stated that KL Rahul should be looking to bring in Mujeeb-ur-Rahman instead of Neesham in the team.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Wish for Padikkal to be left alone so he can play his natural games, admits Kris Srikkanth

Kris Srikkanth has admitted that Devdutt Padikkal should be left alone and be allowed to play his natural free-flowing game without any comparisons with other cricketers. He also added that the southpaw has adapted himself to the IPL very quickly with a great technique and temperament.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab - Statistical Preview

Teams with contrasting fortunes in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals will clash with Kings XI Punjab in the second match of IPL 2020. While DC will expect some fireworks from Rishabh Pant, KXIP would want their skipper KL Rahul to lead from the front. 
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newscricket2 months ago

Afghanistan team should look forward to win T20 World Cup, insists Rashid Khan 

Rashid Khan has insisted that the Afghanistan cricket team should be looking forward to winning the T20 world cup as the country expects them to win the title this time. He added that the team has all the qualities required to win the title and just lack in experience against the big teams.  
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Kings XI Punjab - Preview, Power Rankings and Predictions

A new captain, the old face of Glenn Maxwell and the IPL being staged in UAE - 2020 couldn’t be more 2014 for Kings XI Punjab, even if they tried. They are, for the first time in five years, relevant prior to the tournament but the question is: will we still take them seriously after 10 matchdays?
Anirudh Suresh