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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2020 Auction | What were the teams thinking ft. Mumbai’s pace obsession and Hyderabad's hibernation

With two full days having passed post the frenetic IPL auction, it’s time to reflect on how well the teams actually fared. While some bid like there was no tomorrow, the others were mere bystanders, almost reluctantly putting in a bid or two. But could any team really call themselves ‘complete’?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

Can CSK’s Daddy Army final year be their ‘golden year’

Chennai Super Kings always knew the 30+ players wasn’t enough for the future and with 2020 auction looming, they would go back to their 2008 roots of picking a mixed bag of experienced and young players to build a legacy.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Shane Warne strikes gold with Rajasthan Royals stake

Former Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne has struck gold after being assured 0.75% stake for every year of IPL that he played for the franchise after he came out of retirement in 2008. Against all odds, Warne had led an underdog Rajasthan side to IPL glory in the inaugural edition in 2008.
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newscricket2 months ago

A backup middle order batsman would be a good idea for CSK, opines Sanjay Manjrekar

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar opined that CSK must look to go for a back up middle order batter as he pointed out all the experience and expertise of their senior players. Manjrekar also highlighted Dhoni’s obsession to stick with the experience of aged players when it comes to leading CSK.
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newscricket2 months ago

T10 League 2019 | Gladiators vs Team Abu Dhabi called-off due to unavailability of DLS print-outs

A match between Deccan Gladiators and Team Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday, in the third season of the T10 league, was called off because the organizers couldn't provide teams with the DLS sheets. The Gladiators were 25 for one in the third over, chasing 119, when rain interrupted play.
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newscricket2 months ago

Mental health priority for me as President of ACA, vows Shane Watson

Shane Watson, as the new President of Australian Cricketers Association(ACA), has declared that mental health will be priority as the body is about something beyond cricket. Now that players no longer see it as taboo, Watson feels it’s important to lend that kind of support for a clearer headspace.
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newscricket3 months ago

Whatever MS Dhoni does will be the right thing, believes Shane Watson

With all the rumours and speculations surrounding former Indian skipper MS Dhoni's retirement since the conclusion of World Cup 2019, former Aussie all-rounder Shane Watson opines that Dhoni is still playing well and the call must be left to him. Watson has also praised Virat Kohli's leadership.
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featurecricket5 months ago

Mitchell Marsh and the ultimate shot at redemption

On Boxing Day last year, Mitchell Marsh was greeted with a loud ring of boos. It was not in Cape Town, nor was it at Edgbaston, but it was in Melbourne, by his own countrymen, who jeered the all-rounder as he walked in to bowl against India.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 months ago

Ashes 2019 | None of us imagined the heights Steve Smith would go on to scale, says Shane Watson

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has revealed that none of the Aussies predicted Steve Smith to scale the heights he has in Test cricket. Watson has also stated that the 12-month ban worked as a blessing in disguise for Smith, giving him ample time to reassess his batting skills.
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newscricket5 months ago

For Australia to win the the Ashes 5-0 is "wishful thinking", says Shane Watson

Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson believes that any opinion that suggests Australia, who are currently leading the five-match series by 1-0, winning the Ashes 5-0 is in fact 'wishful thinking' considering how difficult it is for teams win a series away from home these days.
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