newscricketa day ago

IPL experience helps India in crunch situations, opines Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin is of the opinion that playing in numerous high-pressure situations in the IPL over the years has done the Indian team a world of good. Ashwin, who has more than 500 international wickets for India, will be in England shortly to play County cricket for Nottinghamshire.
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newscricket16 days ago

This team of Rajasthan Royals best ever, says Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton has stated that the Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League’s 2019 edition was its best ever among all the editions, despite the fact that the results didn’t go their way. The Upton-coached team finished seventh on the points table, with 11 points in 14 games.
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newscricketa month ago

R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja not left out at my expense, says Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal has stated that R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were not left out of the limited overs squad at his, or even Kuldeep Yadav's expense. The team management has given more preference to the duo of Kuldeep and Chahal over the two veterans since June 2017, before Jadeja’s recent return.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2019 | What worked and what didn’t - Kings XI Punjab

Another year, but the same story repeats as Kings XI Punjab started on a convincing manner, only to see their momentum being fizzled out in the second half of the league. They still could’ve become the fourth team in the playoffs, but the inability to soak in the pressure got them on the wrong-side.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2019 | KXIP need to build core group for upcoming seasons, says Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin has stated that the Kings XI Punjab need to build a core group for the upcoming seasons of the Indian Premier League. The Kings had started afresh with a completely revamped squad in the 2018 auctions as they had only retained one player from the previous season.
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featurecricket2 months ago

KXIP vs CSK | Player Ratings - KL Rahul puts on a show as Kings XI Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets

KL Rahul thrashed Chennai Super Kings’ bowlers, especially Harbhajan Singh, with elan and ensured that Kings XI Punjab added a consolation win to their account. Among the bowlers, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami bowled with panache to ensure a win for the Punjab-based franchise.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2019 | We have lacked in powerplays this year, says Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin has said that Kings XI Punjab have lacked in the powerplays this year. KXIP lost the match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday as both their openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle were dismissed within the powerplay whereas the bowlers leaked over 60 runs in the second innings.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2019 | I am among the best spinners in IPL, says Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, the skipper of Kings XI Punjab, has stated that he is amongst the best spinners in the Indian Premier League. The off-spinner has been a part of the league since the second season in 2009 and has played for three franchises in 137 matches, scalping 124 wickets since then.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2019 | How your favourite teams can qualify for playoffs

While Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings have already qualified for the playoffs, the contest for the remaining spots is at a fever pitch now. The remaining six teams can make it to the playoffs with even Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore possessing outside chances.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2019 | It was not Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s day, says KL Rahul

KL Rahul has stated that it was not Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s day, referring to his figures of 0/66 in the encounter between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. The Afghan leg-spinner is having a tough time in this season of Indian Premier League with just three wickets in five games.
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