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featurecricket14 days 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
featurecricketa month 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
newscricketa month 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.
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newscricket2 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.
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newscricket2 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.
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newscricket3 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.
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featurecricket3 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
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 Auction | Sunrisers Hyderabad - Dream, realistic, wildcard and suggested buys

Certainties in life - Death, Taxes and Sunrisers Hyderabad reaching the playoffs of the Indian Premier League. None of us possibly could have imagined saying this six years ago, but it is what it is.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

BBL 2019-20 | Riley Meredith ruled out of rest of Big Bash League with side strain

Hobart Hurricanes pacer Riley Meredith’s Big Bash campaign is all but over with the scans confirming ‘a significant’ strain according to Hobart Hurricanes physio Stewart Williamson. The pacer has sustained the side strain during the Hurricanes encounter against Perth Scorchers on Sunday.
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newscricket2 years ago

Alex Carey to lead Australia A against Pakistan, spots in Test squad still open, says selectors

Australian selectors confirmed on Tuesday that spots are still up for grabs for the two-match Test series against Pakistan, with Alex Carey leading the ‘A’ side with a number of contenders. Joe Burns, Will Pucovksi, Nic Maddinson, and Carey himself are all pushing their case for Test selection.
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