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featurecricketa day ago

What is the importance of IPL in National selection?

Even after performing extremely well in IPL 2020, Suryakumar Yadav and Axar Patel have been overlooked while picking the squad for the Australian tour. Compare that to the performances of a Ravindra Jadeja, who has failed, putting a question on the relevance of IPL in selection.
Deepak Yadav
featurecricket3 days ago

IND vs AUS | Squad Takeaways - Surya 'unlucky' Yadav, Pant's 'disaster' management and India's punt on Varun

When India's squad for any big tour is announced, there is an edgy feeling , more so, since Virat Kohli has taken over India's captaincy across formats, as there are invariably lot of intriguing calls that leave the fans chirping. Yesterday, India announced it's jumbo squad for Australia tour. 
Harshit Anand
featurecricket3 days ago

Rishabh Pant has given no choice for BCCI but to leave him out of Australia T20I squad

When BCCI announced the T20I squad that would travel to Australia for the series Down Under, it had a glaring omission - Rishabh Pant, the man who was touted as MS Dhoni’s possible heir, who now cannot even find a place for himself. But sorrily, he has no one but himself to blame!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket4 days ago

Reports | Hardik Pandya might get dropped, Suryakumar Yadav may get call-up for AUS tour

India, who are likely to carry a 32-man squad for the Australia tour, might overlook Hardik Pandya from the squad while Suryakumar Yadav is in line to get his maiden India call-up. The national selectors are likely to meet on Monday for selecting the side although it hasn't been confirmed yet. 
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 days ago

Reports | Rishabh Pant's 'weight issues' might put his contention into trouble for AUS tour 

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant's selection for the Australia tour has come under the scanner after Pant has been found overweight, if we go by the reports. Pant has been going through a lean patch in IPL 2020 and has struggled to prosper in the league like 2018 or 2019 editions.  
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket6 days ago

IPL 2020 | DC vs KKR Evaluation chart: Narine-Chakravarthy powered KKR decimate DC

What started off as a dream ended as a nightmare for Delhi Capitals, who were decimated by Kolkata Knight Riders’ mystery spinners Narine and Varun Chakravarthy, with both bat and ball. KKR, with the win, edged closer to qualification and simultaneously dented DC’s chances of making the Top 2.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket6 days ago

Twitter reacts to sassy Rishabh Pant executing perfect ‘no-look’ scoop to bring up 100 IPL sixes

On Saturday versus Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant became the 21st batsman to hit 100 IPL sixes, and well, he got to the milestone in the most Pant way imaginable. As Prasidh Krishna directed a short one towards his body, Pant moved to his left and executed a no-look scoop.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket10 days ago

Twitter reacts to Rishabh Pant ‘miserably’ failing to hit the stumps after Pooran causes chaos

Amidst of run-out chaos, Rishabh Pant was once again under the scanner for his keeping as he missed a flick onto the stumps to runout Nicholas Pooran after he received a below-par throw from covers. Pooran survived the chaos and took the single as the ball went to no man’s land after Pant’s miss.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket16 days ago

IPL 2020 | Ben Stokes doesn’t look quite fit as RR’s opener, opines Ajit Agarkar

After Royals’ victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Ajit Agarkar has opined that Ben Stokes doesn’t quite look fit as an opener in the RR unit, with him suggesting Samson-Buttler-Smith as their top-three. Deep Dasgupta also stated that Pant’s injury has changed Delhi’s batting approach.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket17 days ago

Reports | Rishabh Pant diagnosed with Grade 1 tear, likely to miss few matches

According to reports, Rishabh Pant has been diagnosed with Grade 1 tear, which was earlier believed to be a hamstring pull, and is likely to miss few more matches for Delhi Capitals. This comes as a huge blow to the franchisee, who earlier had to let go Amit Mishra due to finger injury.
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