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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2021 | Sunil Narine certainly comes into our calculation after clearing fitness, stresses Brendon McCullum

After a disappointing loss against RCB, Brendon McCullum has stressed that Sunil Narine certainly comes back into their calculations after clearing the fitness tests. While hinting at one or two possible changes for the Mumbai leg, McCullum credited de Villiers-Maxwell for changing the game.
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featurecricket4 days ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: RCB vs KKR - Maxwell show trumps Russel-mania as RCB maintain 100% record

The Chepauk finally gave the batsmen a reason to smile as RCB trumped a headless KKR in a run-fest to make it 3/3 and maintain their position at the top of the table. Andre Russell threatened to do a 2019, but eventually it was the Maxwell-AB show that proved to be game-defining.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 days ago

Kolkata Knight Riders' implosion: A disaster that had ‘inevitable' written all over it 

If Kolkata Knight Riders were a movie, it would be a multi-starrer action franchise that has all the glitz, glamour, money and big stars, yet the best part of which only remains the build up and the promotions. The story of the film ends up lacking substance and the film gets panned every year.
Harshit Anand
newscricket9 days ago

IPL 2021 | Eoin Morgan’s failed glory-hit was the game’s turning point, opines Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan, reviewing the Mumbai vs Kolkata game, pin-pointed Eoin Morgan’s dismissal as the turning point of the game and opined that a rush of blood forced the KKR skipper to needlessly go for a glory hit. Pathan further noted that KKR did not go hard in the powerplay despite losing no wickets.
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newscricket12 days ago

IPL 2021 | Shakib Al Hasan adds a different dynamic to the KKR side, believes Eoin Morgan

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan attested that Shakib Al Hasan is a cricketer who can deliver when called upon, and stated that the all-rounder adds a new dynamic to the KKR unit. But despite endorsing Shakib, Morgan also reserved praise for Narine, who he claimed was a ‘go-to’ man.
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featurecricket17 days ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Kolkata Knight Riders edition ft. Eoin Morgan and adventurous puzzle in hand

If being a Royal Challengers Bangalore fan was tough, then being a Kolkata Knight Riders fan is frustrating. The team always does the impossible things with ease but messes up the simplest of ones in the most cumbersome way.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket21 days ago

IPL 2021 | If I start well then I can do well for the team; open to any role, admits Shakib Al Hasan

After being picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for 3.2 crores, Shakib Al Hasan has admitted that he is open to any role for the franchise while stating that if he starts well, he can do well for the team. Alongside that, he also insisted that with the squad they have, KKR can win the IPL this season.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | Mustafizur Rahman gets NOC to play the league

Bangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman will be featuring in the 2021 IPL which begins from April 9 after BCB provided him the No Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in the league. Mustafizur was earlier snapped by Rajasthan Royals in this year's mini-auction at his base price of INR 1 crore.
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newscricketa month ago

BCB decide to uphold Shakib Al Hasan's No Objection Certificate for IPL participation

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have decided to uphold Shakib's No Objection Certificate to participate in the IPL despite the president suggesting otherwise following Shakib's letter. Shakib is expected to leave Bangladesh on March 28 to join his KKR teammates for a seven-day quarantine.
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newscricketa month ago

BCB set to reconsider Shakib’s NOC for featuring in IPL 2021

Days after Shakib Al Hassan’s statements on BCB’s president Nazmul Hassan, the BCB are all set to reconsider the NOC for the all-rounder, in order to bar him from playing the IPL. BCB’s Akram Khan insisted that the board would now look at Shakib’s response for the Test tour before making a decision.
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