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featurecricket8 months ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from KXIP’s releases and retentions ft. Maxwell, Cottrell and overseas slots

KXIP cried for the first half of the season, where they lost six games out of seven, but post Chris Gayle’s return to the middle-order found stability, composure and power-hitting while luck seemingly patched up its relationship with them. But now that they are back to scratch, what can they do?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts to Sarfaraz Khan redeeming himself with crucial ABD catch after comedy of errors

After messing up at the boundary line on the preceding ball of de Villiers' dismissal, Sarfaraz Khan made up for it as he took the crucial catch of ABDv to deliver a body blow to RCB. Earlier, he had made a meal of the first delivery of Ashwin's over, failing to save the boundary after many efforts.
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featurecricketa year ago

IPL 2020 | DC vs KXIP: Today I Learnt - Delhi’s rusty capitals, Mayank Agarwal and Marcus Stoinis

One of the highly awaited encounters in the IPL, Delhi took on the Kings XI Punjab in a contest that seemingly looked one-sided until Marcus Stoinis stepped in with his performance. While Ashwin’s over looked to change it in Delhi’s favour, Mayank Agarwal had other ideas with a scintillating knock.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa year ago

Kuldeep Yadav has been in ‘terrific form’ since he resumed training, asserts coach Kapil Pandey

Kuldeep Yadav’s coach Kapil Pandey has revealed that the Chinaman, who trains at the Rovers Ground in Kanpur, has been in ‘terrific form’ since he resumed training in June. Pandey, who is a coach at the Rovers cricket club, also added that he is making the seasoned spinner bowl 20 overs each day.
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newscricketa year ago

Watching old videos of legendary players to keep myself motivated, reveals Sarfaraz Khan

Sarfaraz Khan has revealed that he has been watching old videos of legendary players, including Sir Viv Richards, during lockdown to keep himself motivated when cricket resumes. Sarfaraz also added that he is continuing his batting practice using a hanging ball, alongside maintaining his fitness.
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newscricket2 years ago

Reports | Wahab Riaz accused of tampering the ball in PSL

England opener Jason Roy and veteran Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz reportedly clashed during the inaugural fixture of the PSL when the former alleged the latter of intentionally altering the ball’s condition. Quetta Gladiators mentioned about the same in its match report but did not mention any player.
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newscricket2 years ago

I worked hard and spent more time on the ground, reveals Sarfaraz Khan

Sarfaraz Khan, who was the star of this season's Ranji Trophy, has stated that he had practiced really hard for this season. Khan, who had switched from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh for better opportunities four years ago, said he was not getting opportunities and was not considered the fittest around.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - Saurashtra set up quarter-final clash against Andhra

Saurashtra set up a quarter-final clash against Andhra Pradesh, set to be played at Ongole from February 20, after they earned a draw and three points against Tamil Nadu in Rajkot. Elsewhere, Himachal crushed their hosts UP by 386 runs, while Mumbai were forced to settle for a draw against MP.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - Karnataka-Baroda clash hangs in balance; Himachal, Mumbai in command

The match between Karnataka and Baroda at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru hung in the balance as the visitors took a 60-run lead in the second innings with half their side back in the hut. Elsewhere, Himachal and Mumbai gained control of their matches against UP and MP respectively.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B -  MP become Sarfaraz Khan’s latest victim

Madhya Pradesh became the latest team to be on the receiving end of a Sarfaraz Khan onslaught on day one of their final round clash against Mumbai. Elsewhere, UP and Himachal, and Saurashtra and Tamil Nadu played out an evenly-contested day, while Karnataka took a first-innings lead against Baroda.
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