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newscricket5 days ago

Aggressive Virat Kohli turns defensive in RCB due to conditions, reckons Parthiv Patel

Being part of the RCB franchise, Parthiv Patel has admitted that Virat Kohli tones down his aggressive style of captaincy to a rather defensive one, owing to the team and the batsmen-friendly conditions. He has also made a note of how Kohli is always thinking about wickets in the Indian setup.
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featurecricket11 days ago

IPL SRL | Delhi vs RCB Evaluation Chart - RCB overcome mini-blip to register emphatic win

After an otherworldly start with the bat, scoring 79 runs in the powerplay, RCB overcame a mini-stutter to ensure that they registered a convincing 63-run win over a listless Delhi side. After having posted 175 in the first innings, a clinical display from the bowlers saw RCB bowl DC out for 112.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

IPL SRL | RCB vs CSK Evaluation Chart - AB de Villiers' 65 overpowers resilient CSK

Opting to bowl first, MS Dhoni’s decision massively backfired as their rivals posted 194 for the loss of six wickets, with AB de Villiers putting a show, scoring 65 runs. Despite that, it required inspiring performances from Navdeep Saini and Moeen Ali to take the Reds home and register a win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

IPL SRL | RCB vs MI Evaluation Chart - Rohit Sharma ton helps Mumbai breach Bengaluru fort

Opting to bowl first, Mumbai Indians got off to the worst start possible, with RCB putting up 184 on board after the first innings. However, the home side were not aware of the tricks Rohit and co had up in their sleeves, as an unbeaten century from the Indian opener took Mumbai home.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Wicketkeepers should strike the right balance between runs and keeping ability, remarks Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel has stated that modern-day wicketkeepers must focus to strike the right balance between scoring runs and improving their keeping ability in order to survive. He was also critical of former selector MSK Prasad for not giving keepers enough chances to showcase their talent.
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newscricketa month ago

No doubt about Rishabh Pant’s ability, he has it in him, states Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel has stated that Rishabh Pant has the ability in him to be a long-term option for the Indian cricket team as a wicketkeeper and also admitted that is crucial for him to go back to domestic cricket to seek form. However, on the other hand, he added KL Rahul is a short-term option.
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newscricketa month ago

Told Virat Kohli to get Jasprit Bumrah but Mumbai beat us, reveals Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel has revealed that he had asked Virat Kohli to acquire the services of the pacer Jasprit Bumrah in 2013 before Mumbai Indians snapped up the Gujarat pacer. The wicketkeeper also added that he had a conversation with John Wright regarding the pacer, who he called as special.
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newscricket2 months ago

Became good friends with Matthew Hayden during CSK days, admits Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel has revealed that he became good friends with the Australian opener Matthew Hayden during their time with CSK in the IPL. Patel has also recalled that in the Gabba Test in 2004, Hayden wanted to punch him for celebrating in front of his face after his dismissal in the same Test.
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newscricket2 months ago

Don’t think I’m unlucky to have played in the Dhoni era, feels Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel, who made his international debut back in 2002, has stated that he has no regrets to have played in the ‘Dhoni era’ and has claimed that the latter became successful because of grabbing opportunities with both hands. Patel further lauded Dhoni for making the most of his chances.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Champions League SRL | DC vs RCB Evaluation Chart : Parthiv Patel blitzkrieg guides Bangalore to comfortable win

Parthiv Patel was at his absolute best against Delhi Capitals as he nullified fellow wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant’s mighty effort as RCB secured an eight-wicket victory. The bowlers had a difficult outing in RCB’s run-chase with Aaron Finch giving grand support to Patel’s wholesome effort.
Bastab K Parida