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featurecricket3 months ago

The Gameplan | How RCB and SRH can outwit each other come the Eliminator

It was a slugfest and a half in the group stages but somehow, in their own merry and not-so-merry ways, both SRH and RCB booked their places in Friday’s eliminator. To say luck will play a part will be an understatement, but, nevertheless, we’ve jotted down our very own gameplan for both sides.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

'Sunstruck' Shahbaz Ahmed takes scorching-blinder to leave Steve Smith stunned

There's a thing about excellence that leaves you thrilled to the core and gives goosebumps every time someone does an extraordinarily exceptional job as Shahbaz Ahmed did to catch Steve Smith off-guard with a stunner. Smith was dismissed by Morris on the first ball of the final over.
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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2020 | RCB spinners looked sharp in training, reveals Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has revealed that he was impressed with spinners Chahal, Sundar and Shahbaz Ahmed, who, according to him, looked sharp on the very first day of training. Kohli further revealed that his own net session went much better than what he expected.
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newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2020 | RCB players will be quarantined in Bangalore for a week starting August 14, confirms Shahbaz Ahmed

Bengal’s Shahbaz Ahmed, who was snapped up for his base price of 20 lakh by RCB, has confirmed that the club’s Indian players will reach Bangalore on August 14, where they will be quarantined for a week. Shahbaz confirmed that players will undergo Covid-19 tests both before and after the said date.
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newscricket10 months ago

Worried about start of IPL, confesses Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakravarthy, who was snapped up by KKR, confessed that he is worried about the start of IPL, with many things resting upon the cash-rich league for the off-spinner. Injuries and a not-so-great IPL debut pushed the 28-year-old back, with him missing a large chunk of the 2019 season.
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newscricket10 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Bengal players took a vow to come back stronger next year, reveals Manoj Tiwary

Following the first innings loss against Saurashtra in the Ranji finals, Bengal veteran Manoj Tiwary has revealed that the team has taken a vow to come back stronger next year. Tiwary also added that the team has shown determination to reach the finals after a difficult run in the tournament.
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reportcricket10 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Final | SAU v BEN - Jaydev Unadkat leads Saurashtra to maiden title

A vital spell from skipper Jaydev Unadkat on the morning of the final day of play between Saurashtra and Bengal in Rajkot helped the hosts clinch their maiden Ranji Trophy title. For his match-winning hundred in the first innings, Arpit Vasavada has adjudged the Man of the Match.
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reportcricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Final | SAU v BEN - Aarpit Vasavada, Cheteshwar Pujara put Saurashtra on top

A marathon partnership between Arpit Vasavada and Cheteshwar Pujara turned the tide and put Saurashtra on top in the final of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season at Rajkot. While the in-form Vasavada completed his second century in as many innings, Pujara battled hard for a half-century.
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newscricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | BEN v KAR - Anustup Majumdar to Bengal’s rescue again

An unbeaten century from Anustup Majumdar pushed Bengal to a respectable score against Karnataka in the second semi-final of the 2019-20 Ranji season. Abhimanyu Mithun led the way for Karnataka with three wickets, while Prasidh Krishna, Ronit More, and Krishnappa Gowtham bagged two each.
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newscricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Want to be the Ben Stokes of my side, attests Shahbaz Ahmed

Bengal all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed has shared that he wants to serve his side like Ben Stokes serves England, to become a trustworthy player who can rescue his side from the direst of situations. Coach Arun Lal hailed him “the heart of the side” who delivered in as many as 4 do or die games for them.
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