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newscricket15 days ago

IPL 2021 | The long break will affect CSK and RCB the most, believes Parthiv Patel

Former India cricketer Parthiv Patel is of the opinion that the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings will be “in jitters” ahead of the second half of the IPL 2021 in UAE. He further added that the teams placed at fourth, fifth, and sixth positions stand a chance to make a comeback.
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newscricket4 months ago

Matthew Hayden stopped talking to me for 3 years after I sledged him in WT20 semis, reveals Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa revealed that things got ‘really heated’ in India-Australia games in the late 2000s, and recalled an incident where Hayden, after being sledged, stopped talking to him for 3 years. Uthappa, incidentally, revealed that it was Hayden who inspired him to play the ‘walking drive’.
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newscricket6 months ago

The commitment and desire which MS Dhoni inspires within a group is phenomenal, asserts Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa is extremely delighted at the prospect of playing with MS Dhoni and called Dhoni's commitment and desire within the group a phenomenal quality. Uthappa further blasted Kolkata Knight Riders' communication gap in handling his position and his subsequent release from the squad.
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newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2021 | Would love to play for CSK as an opener; have always thrived at the top, admits Robin Uthappa

Ahead of the 2021 edition of IPL, CSK’s new signing Robin Uthappa has admitted that he would love to play for CSK at the top of the batting order, adding that he has always thrived as an opener. He added that while neutral venues would eliminate advantage, the ball will still turn in India.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 | An in-depth low-down of the group stages

Only 9 teams remain in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with 7 of those sides - Gujarat, Mumbai, Saurashtra, Andhra, Karnataka, UP and Kerala - having already booked their place in the quarter-final. Delhi will take on Uttarakhand to decide the final quarter-finalist in what has been a humdinger of a season.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

How every Indian player retained by CSK and MI fared in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

A total of 20 CSK and MI players featured in the recently-concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, and, unfortunately for the two clubs, it was a tournament to forget for a vast majority of those 20. So, who impressed? Who didn’t? Who is bound to get more game time in IPL 2021? Who might warm the bench?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RR’s releases and retentions ft. Smith, Curran and captain Samson

With a new captain comes huge responsibility but at the same time, comes immense pressure that Sanju Samson and the management have to handle after they released Steve Smith. That coupled with the fact that they have placed their trust in Unadkat, Miller while releasing Curran remains questionable.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2021 | Chennai Super Kings confirm acquisition of Robin Uthappa

Chennai Super Kings, who finished 7th in IPL 2020, have confirmed the signing of veteran batsman Robin Uthappa from Rajasthan Royals, in what is an all-cash trade deal. Uthappa, 35, had an ordinary season for the Royals in 2020, averaging just 16.33 with the bat in 12 appearances.
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featurecricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | Rajasthan Royals - A season of over-promised inadequate dynamism coming to nuts

In the 2020 edition of the IPL, Rajasthan Royals were a fun side to watch - a great mix of characters that talks up the very nature of the format. However, results have always been the bottomline in any tournament and that tells us that the Royals ended as the wooden spooners.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts to ‘lazy’ Robin Uthappa’s immobility resulting in yet another calamitous run-out

Robin Uthappa came to the grips to become an effective opener for Rajasthan Royals after a cluster of failures but that didn’t last long as he ran himself out in terrible fashion. His ‘lack of intent’ in materialising the run resulted in the Bangalore lad being a victim of Holder’s direct throw.
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