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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | A slow-paced first half but a brilliant climactic end all in vain for Sunrisers Hyderabad

From three wins out of their first nine games, Sunrisers Hyderabad brilliantly marched a comeback, with four wins in their next five encounters to seal a place in the playoffs. However, their brilliant late run in the season was cut short by a dominant Delhi Capitals side just before the final.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | We had to change our strategy in the powerplay and work out a formula, admits David Warner

After knocking out RCB, David Warner has admitted that they had to change their strategy in the powerplay with the change in approach from RCB but the formula worked out for them. He also opined that it was a proper masterclass from Kane Williamson to take them home in such circumstances.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Which triumphed this IPL, expectations or reality

After weeks and months of anticipation - IPL was finally and finally on, where we could see all our hopes lived up to its expectations or wait for reality to slap it on our face. Several expectations later, the reality is contrasting and this IPL is the biggest example of that, so see it yourself!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Getting Virat Kohli out is special, expresses Sandeep Sharma

To turn Virat Kohli, one of the greatest batters of all-time, into a bunny is a dream for bowlers, which Sandeep Sharma has made into a reality as he got him out yet again and said it's always special to get him out. The SRH swinger dismissed Kohli for the seventh time on Saturday in Sharjah.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 |  Was longing for an opportunity with the bat and tonight I got one, insists Jason Holder

Jason Holder, who scored 26 of 10 balls, has insisted that he was waiting for an opportunity with the bat after he cashed in the opportunity today, winning the game by 5 wickets for his team. He added that the toss was crucial as it would have been quite difficult to defend with the dew factor.
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featurecricket3 months ago

How Mr.Consistent Sandeep Sharma’s numbers prove he’s amongst the elites in IPL history

'I fear not the man who has practised 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practised one kick 10,000 times.' Perhaps Bruce Lee was a Time Lord, and all he was referring to, in this quote, was the art of outswing and how Sandeep Sharma had mastered it.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

Afterthoughts from the weekend ft Sandeep ‘GOAT’ Sharma, Kohli’s blame game and the DC misery

A youngster carrying CSK, a choke for the ages, and the bottom-placed side chasing 196 with 10 balls to spare: just when you think the IPL cannot get better, it does. The penultimate weekend of IPL 2020 sprung many a surprise, and, as always, we’ve tried our best to cram in ‘the’ talking points.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Abdul ‘sloppy’ Samad slapping ball over the boundary rope

After a tough start, on the back of Sandeep Sharma and Khaleel Ahmed’s swing early on, Mandeep Singh took a clear swipe at the delivery from the right-arm seamer to the deep boundary. In the deep, there was a sloppy Samad, who slapped the ball over the boundary rope.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Think we needed an extra batter, reckons David Warner

David Warner, who got out early on 9 against CSK, reckoned that his team could have easily chased the target with one extra batter and will choose the team after monitoring the wicket closely. He added that he, along with the team, is looking forward to challenging the top teams in the coming games.
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newscricket4 months ago

VIDEO | 'Excellent' Manish Pandey makes up for silly drop with terrific blinder at the boundary

After dropping Quinton de Kock earlier to give away a six, Manish Pandey made a terrific comeback by taking a blinder on the boundary rope to dismiss in-form Ishan Kishan on the bowling of Sandeep Sharma. De Kock was playing on 22 when Manish dropped him on the ropes off the bowling of Abdul Samad.
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