newscricket2 days ago

R Ashwin may lose his spot to Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal for upcoming England Tour

Test regular Ravichandran Ashwin’s new leg-spin strategy, which has made him even more inconsistent, might cost his place for the forthcoming England Tour in July, revealed a top BCCI source. He has also added that Virat Kohli is not merciful even on himself when it comes to the fitness regime.
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newscricket4 days ago

Watch| KL Rahul denied a boundary by umpire even after ball touch ropes

The controversy surrounding the Decision Review System (DRS) continues as KL Rahul was not awarded a boundary after DRS overturning an LBW appeal in his favour. The incident occurred in the third over of the game when Bhuvneshwar Kumar trapped Rahul in front before DRS saved the 26-year-old opener.
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featurecricket7 days ago

IPL 2018 : Talking Points : Gayle-Storm back in Mohali and Ravi Ashwin the leg-spinner

Despite taking the game deep, an injured MS Dhoni failed to give the finishing touch to the match and Kings XI Punjab scampered home by four runs. However, while Dhoni’s heroics were applauded, Chris Gayle’s stunning comeback meant, normalcy has been attained in the Indian Premier League.
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newscricket7 days ago

IPL 2018 | Twitter reacts to KXIP's nervous approach and MS Dhoni's magnificent knock

Despite taking the game deep, an injured MS Dhoni failed to give the finishing touch to the match and Kings XI Punjab scampered home by four runs. And Twitter was quick to applaud Dhoni's magnificent batting through an injury and also slammed KXIP for adopting a nervous approach towards the end.
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newscricket9 days ago

IPL 2018| Virat Kohli praises bowlers after RCB’s victory against KXIP

After Royal Challengers Bangalore’s first win of this year’s IPL, skipper Virat Kohli credited the bowlers for their effort and said that they showed great composure. Kohli has also admitted that the first home game is always very crucial and he was very happy to get first points on the board.
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newscricket9 days ago

IPL 2018 | Twitter reacts to AB de Villiers' stunning innings to orchestrate RCB's grand home beginning

After a shaky start to the innings, AB de Villiers unleashed his vintage self as late as 17th over and soon led the team to a victory at their “fortress”, Chinnaswamy Stadium. And Twitter, which celebrated AB's sublime innings, also found time to praise Mujeeb-ur-Rahman's terrific opening spell.
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newscricket10 days ago

VIDEO| Quinton de Kock does a Dhoni to send Ravichandran Ashwin packing

Wicket-keeping has often been an underrated component of the game and the wicket-keeper is only noticed when he makes mistakes and drops or misses chances. RCB wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock pulled off a Dhoni-esque stumping to dismiss KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin.
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newscricket15 days ago

Watch | KL Rahul scores the fastest IPL fifty

KL Rahul smashed the fastest IPL fifty, reaching the milestone in just 14 deliveries, beating Sunil Narine’s and Yusuf Pathan’s 15-ball record. Chasing 167, Rahul helped KXIP to a flying start as he struck 6 fours and 4 sixes and reached his 50 in just the 3rd over of the innings.
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newscricket19 days ago

Ashwin is trying something different because leg-spinners have been effective, says Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

Former Indian spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan believes that Ravichandran Ashwin is looking to add variety to his bowling by working on leg-spin. He has also added that Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja will be crucial for the Chennai Super Kings franchise, which is returning after two years.
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featurecricket23 days ago

IPL 2018 | Strong batting, wobbly bowling, and tremendous dependency on R Ashwin - KXIP analysis

Since IPL’s inception, Kings XI Punjab’s have mostly had a star-studded side, which has helped them get good crowd support in Mohali despite their hot and cold form and lack of title. But, with only 3 games scheduled in Mohali this season, KXIP have to keep their support intact with solid displays.
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