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featurecricket6 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | KXIP: A promising campaign with an unfulfilling, anti-climactic end

They came, they saw, they were hurt, badly, they bounced back and they threatened to conquer but never did. A neutral’s delight, Kings XI Punjab added life and spice to IPL 2020 to transform the tournament from good to great, but, unfortunately, were not able to make it memorable for themselves.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket7 months ago

IPL 2020 | Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals - Statistical Preview

Two teams and one play-off spot that they would be fighting for makes this contest an intriguing and crucial clash, given that both of them are on the back of a win in their previous encounters. However, only one of them - KXIP or RR - will come out on top in Friday's clash.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Afterthoughts from the weekend ft Sandeep ‘GOAT’ Sharma, Kohli’s blame game and the DC misery

A youngster carrying CSK, a choke for the ages, and the bottom-placed side chasing 196 with 10 balls to spare: just when you think the IPL cannot get better, it does. The penultimate weekend of IPL 2020 sprung many a surprise, and, as always, we’ve tried our best to cram in ‘the’ talking points.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket7 months ago

IPL 2020 | Even when we were losing, we didn't lose our spirit, reveals M Ashwin

It has been a tough tournament for Kings XI Punjab having lost quite a few thrillers but Punjab spinner M Ashwin revealed that despite the losses, the team never lost its spirit. Defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Kings registered just the second win of the tournament after eight games.
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newscricket7 months ago

IPL 2020 | Team asked me to do a job at 3 and it wasn't an issue, insists Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle has insisted that the openers were doing good in the tournament and hence he was given the no. 3 spot by the team which, he revealed, was not a problem for him. Gayle added that he wasn’t nervous in the last over, where after needing 2 to win, Punjab stretched the game to the last ball.
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featurecricket7 months ago

IPL 2020 | KXIP vs RCB Evaluation Chart - Clinical KXIP thwart listless RCB

After weeks of pain and agony, Kings XI Punjab, led by their spinners and skipper KL Rahul, broke their unwanted losing streak to make it 2/2 wins versus RCB in IPL 2020. After a fine effort with the ball, the KXIP top-order was ruthless with the bat in their quest of chasing 172 on a slow wicket.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket10 months ago

Very fortunate to have interacted a lot with R Ashwin, claims Murugan Ashwin

Tamil Nadu spinner Murugan Ashwin, who went to the same Engineering college with Ravichandran Ashwin, has stated that the latter pushes him to do well all the time. Murugan has also added that the star Indian offie never settles for mediocrity and gives him a comfort factor every time.
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featurecricketa year ago

I see a cultural change in Tamil Nadu cricket because of change in natural habitat, insists Lakshmipathy Balaji

Lakshmipathy Balaji is of the opinion that spin-friendly wickets in Tamil Nadu has brought about a cultural change in the state, with the team turning towards spinners. The former Indian pacer also reminisced his injury-ridden career while expressing contentment in hindsight.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

'Spin' central to Tamil Nadu's limited-overs consistency

It was a tale of two contrasting ones as Tamil Nadu spun their way into the finals of the tournament while defending champions Karnataka blazed their way to the finals. Tamil Nadu’s consistency is a direct result of the performance of their spinners coupled with some batting brilliance.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 years ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy | Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar and Murali Vijay headline star-packed Tamil Nadu squad

Indian internationals Murali Vijay, Washington Sundar and Vijay Shankar have all been named in Tamil Nadu's squad for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy. The squad also consists of Abhinav Mukund, Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin and Narayan Jagadeesan and will be led by veteran Dinesh Karthik.
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