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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | Punjab Kings sign Nathan Ellis for UAE leg after Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith ruled out

Punjab Kings (PBKS) have signed Australia pacer Nathan Ellis for the second half of the IPL 2021, after his fellow countrymen Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith were ruled out of the UAE leg. Ellis had recently became the first ever cricketer to register a T20I hat-trick on debut.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

Takeaways for Australia from the Windies series ft. Unimpressive fringe pacers, Marsh's golden run and finishers conundrum

Taking the field after a long gap of four months with a weakened unit, Australia were up for a massive challenge against West Indies, with a lot to draw from the series with the T20 World Cup in sight. Let's take a look at where Australia stand and what they found out from their series loss.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket3 months ago

Spots up for grabs as Australia approach Windies litmus test with an eye on World T20

Australia return to the cricket field this week after a four-month hiatus, and awaiting them is a wounded Windies side desperate to make amends following a heart-shattering loss against the Proteas. SportsCafe looks at the key talking points for the Aussies heading into the five-match series.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: PBKS vs DC - Delhi King openers trounce sorry Punjab Princes

When KL Rahul didn’t walk out at the toss, it was evident that Mayank Agarwal had to pull off everything for Punjab and he tried to, with a 99 to take them to 166. But in the end, 166 looked under-par, with Delhi openers showing teams how to bat on these wickets by securing a seven-wicket win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 months ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Punjab Kings edition ft. New season but old chinks

When someone asks you to describe Punjab, tell them the following: they are the only franchise in the history of T20 cricket to have taken the, ‘Hey, can I copy your homework’ meme seriously.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2021 | Aakash Chopra picks Punjab Kings’ starting XI; breaks up Mayank-Rahul combo

Renowned expert Aakash Chopra named his starting XI for Punjab Kings and, interestingly, chose Chris Gayle as KL Rahul’s opening partner, demoting the hard-hitting Mayank Agarwal to No.3. Chopra included the Aussie duo of Moises Henriques and Jhye Richardson, but omitted Riley Meredith.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2021 | KL Rahul batted a little timidly last season; we will see an aggressive version this season, insists Wasim Jaffer

Despite leading the run-charts last season, KL Rahul’s batting approach cost PK a spot in the playoffs, which Wasim Jaffer insists will change this season, with the return of the aggressive Rahul. He also added that the franchise earmarked Sharukh Khan for the finisher role, after releasing Maxwell.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

Playing Test cricket for Australia is my ultimate goal, asserts Riley Meredith

Tasmania’s Riley Meredith, who made his international debut last month, asserted that his ultimate goal is to earn a Baggy Green cap, but admitted that getting there will be an arduous task. Meredith revealed that he recently sought the advice of fellow quick Mitch Starc to crack red-ball cricket.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

INR 14 crore IPL deal with Punjab Kings ‘life-changing’, states Jhye Richardson

Australia’s Jhye Richardson, who on Thursday landed a mega 14 crore IPL deal with Punjab Kings, revealed that he felt nauseous during the bidding but insisted that the deal is life-changing for him. Richardson’s thoughts were echoed by Riley Meredith, who himself landed an 8-crore deal.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket7 months ago

Hit, Miss or Meh | How each team fared in this year's IPL auction

Boy-o-boy-o-boy, the IPL Auction is a crazy place, where there is no care, whatsoever about the money, oh well only for the franchisees who have plenty of money left. As expected, it was Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, and the usual Indian suspects - Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, who went sold.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam