newscricket2 months ago

Nottinghamshire County issues a warning to non-strikers on R Ashwin’s signing

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been drafted by Nottinghamshire County and the side welcomed him with a witty tweet, where they issued a warning to the non-strikers. Ashwin has drawn severe criticism after Mankading Jos Buttler in their inaugural game of the recently concluded IPL.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ravichandran Ashwin scheduled to play six games for Nottinghamshire County

Ravichandran Ashwin has been cleared to play six matches for Nottinghamshire County as part of preparation for the inaugural World Test Championship against West Indies. Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane penned a deal with Hampshire while Cheteshwar Pujara will represent Yorkshire in the County Championship.
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featurecricket3 months ago

KXIP vs KKR | Player Ratings: Sam Curran-Nicholas Pooran’s efforts in vain as KXIP lose to KKR by 5 wickets

Sam Curran’s mesmerising knock and Nicholas Pooran’s efforts went in vain as Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the total without any hassle whatsoever. KXIP bowling turned out to be ordinary and barring Mohammed Shami, no bowlers really posed a threat and suffered a disheartening defeat.
Suraj Choudhari
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | Twitter blasts R Ashwin for Nicholas Pooran's batting position; praises Sam Curran's brilliant knock

After losing valuable wickets of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran stepped in and scored a quickfire 48. But it was Sam Curran's brilliant 57 off just 27 balls that helped Kings XI Punjab reach a total of 183. Twitterati slammed Ashwin for playing Pooran's wrong position and praised Curran.
Srijith Gopal
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | Simon Taufel backs R Ashwin’s ‘Mankading’ incident, says it has nothing to do with "spirit of the game"

Former ICC umpire Simon Taufel has backed Ravichandran Ashwin’s controversial run-out in their opening game, where he "Mankaded" Jos Buttler, and said it has not violated the spirit of the game. Taufel is widely-reckoned as one of the best umpires to have embraced the game of cricket.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | Chris Gayle, KL Rahul have been great for us this season, says David Miller

David Miller heaped praise on Kings XI Punjab openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle who have been standout performers for the Punjab-based franchise in the ongoing season of the IPL. Miller further added that R Ashwin has been a great captain this season and prefers to lead by example on the field.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | We lost too many wickets in the middle overs despite Chris Gayle’s brilliance, says R Ashwin

Chris Gayle set the tempo up for the KXIP with a maverick knock, but the failure of his imminent peers cost the side massively against DC, feels skipper Ravichandran Ashwin. KXIP eventually lost the game by five wickets in the final over as KXIP didn’t have enough runs on the board to defend.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | Meme Report : Chris Gayle’s efforts go in vain after Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan mastermind Delhi’s run chase

Chris Gayle scored a fantastic 69 and laid the foundation for the rest of the KXIP batsmen but they could manage only 163 which looked like a fighting total. But Shreyas Iyer (58*) and Shikhar Dhawan (56) helped DC chase down the target even though there were some nervy moments at the end.
Srijith Gopal
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | Legends and pundits react to Ravichandran Ashwin's masterclass against Rajasthan Royals

Ravichandran Ashwin was criticized by many after he Mankaded Jos Buttler in their first match but when he faced Rajasthan Royals for the second time, he won the hearts of many pundits and legends with his brilliant captaincy. Here is how the cricketing fraternity reacted to yet another KXIP win.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | Player Ratings - Rajasthan Royals choke against Kings XI Punjab for second time in 12-run defeat

After conceding a season high 182 at Mohali, Rajasthan Royals messed up a great chance to make their way up the table as they fell short by 12 runs against Kings XI Punjab. While Jaydev Unadkat was an antagonist in the first innings, Ajinkya Rahane unsuccessfully tried to usurp the crown from him.
Ayesha d'Souza