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featurecricket2 days 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
newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2021 Retention | KXIP release Glenn Maxwell and Sheldon Cottrell; Chris Jordan retained

KXIP have announced the list of players they have released ahead of IPL 2021 and have parted ways with their record signing from the 2020 edition, Glenn Maxwell, who failed to set the stage alight. The franchise retained the services of Chris Gayle, but let go fellow West Indian Sheldon Cottrell.
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featurecricket10 days ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who KXIP should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

After the fraternity unanimously agreed that Kings XI, last year, had emerged as the undisputed winner in the auction, it took the Lions all of 7 matches to go back to their we’re-just-here-to-fill-the-numbers self. For the 13th season running, they won hearts, and not cricket matches.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to erratic Sheldon Cottrell’s ‘worst ball of all time’ going straight to short third man

Bowlers losing control and delivering absolute filth has become a pretty common occurrence in white-ball cricket, particularly in T20s, but Sheldon Cottrell, on Sunday, took his ‘bad ball’ a bit too far. The left-armer, astoundingly, sent a ball straight into the hands of the short third-man.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | International players didn’t perform to the expected level, admits Ness Wadia

In the aftermath of finishing outside the top four, Ness Wadia has admitted that the international players for KXIP didn’t quite perform to the expected level. He also credited KL Rahul’s captaincy, admitting that he performed exceptionally well while hinting that Gayle will play for them in 2021.
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newscricket2 months ago

Kings XI Punjab might still do well without a mega auction, predicts Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra has predicted that even without a mega auction for IPL 2021, Kings XI Punjab might end up doing really well in the IPL. However, for that to happen, he opined that Punjab must look at leaving Sheldon Cottrell, Maxwell, and Hardus Viljoen out of the setup for bringing in other players.
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featurecricket4 months ago

How KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab found themselves struggling at 1-3 and not cruising at 3-1

Everyone wants a fairy tale, which has KL Rahul performing to his best and helping the Kings XI Punjab under Anil Kumble’s leadership to lift that coveted trophy for the first time in the history of the tournament to keep Preity Zinta happy. But, that’s far from what they are achieving right now!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2020 | Back skipper Rahul 110% on his decision to throw the ball to Gowtham, states Sheldon Cottrell

Kings XI Punjab’s Sheldon Cottrell, who bounced back on Thursday with a fine performance after getting pasted in Sharjah, has claimed that he did not feel that it was a blunder to make K Gowtham bowl the last over. The decision backfired, though, as the offie conceded 25 runs off the last over.
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featurecricket4 months ago

IPL 2020 | KXIP vs MI: Today I Learnt - Cottrell’s comeback and Rohit ‘run-machine’ Sharma

Two teams having a similar journey in the IPL so far, each winning only 1 out 3, KXIP and MI took on each other in a match that ended one-sided in favor of Mumbai. While Sheldon Cottrell made an impressive comeback after a forgettable last match, Bumrah looked fierce as he finished with 2/18.
Deepak Yadav
newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2020 | Mumbai should bat Kieron Pollard ahead of Hardik Pandya, opines Deep Dasgupta

Deep Dasgupta has called for Mumbai Indians to promote Kieron Pollard ahead of Hardik Pandya in the batting order, citing that the Trinidadian is a far more complete batsman now. In three games thus far in IPL 2020, Pollard, who has batted at No.6, has only faced a total of 45 deliveries.
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