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newscricket20 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Credit goes to Kartik Tyagi for the way he bowled, asserts Anil Kumble

Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble has praised Rajasthan Royals pacer for the way he bowled in the last over to defend four runs as Royals won the match by two runs. Kumble added that the strategy was to finish the game off in 19 overs and not to take the game in the last over which they lost.
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newscricket13 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | West Indies recall Ravi Rampaul for T20 World Cup, Sunil Narine miss out

Ravi Rampaul, who last played a T20I for West Indies in 2015, has been recalled to the national side for the T20 World Cup in the UAE. The selectors have axed Sunil Narine from the squad while Sheldon Cottell and Jason Holder were named on the standby list along with Akeal Hosein and Darren Bravo.
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featurecricket4 months ago

Trouble in Paradise | Incumbent IPL contract holders who might potentially go unsold in the mega auction

The season before the mega auction is a double-edged sword - you could lock in a long-term contract by doing well, but you could also see yourself go unsold in the mega auction if you endure a forgettable season. We look at players who, this season, have jeopardized their chances of landing a bid.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 months ago

Twitter reacts to Moises Henriques tricking wicket-keeper into dropping catch by ‘unintentionally’ throwing his bat

In Tennis we’ve seen players put off their opponents by doing something goofy, in Football we’ve seen goalkeepers play mind-games with penalty-takers, but today, Henriques pulled off an all-time-great trick. After edging the ball, Henriques unintentionally threw his bat to put off the wicket-keeper
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newscricket5 months 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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newscricket5 months 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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newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2021 | Adding Harbhajan has strengthened KKR's squad in a really good way, admits Eoin Morgan

After getting Harbhajan Singh for his base price, Eoin Morgan has admitted that adding the veteran to the squad has really strengthened their already strong spin-bowling attack in a good way. Morgan also insisted that the flexible middle-order is one of the biggest strengths for the franchise.
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newscricket7 months ago

WI vs SL | Sunil Narine not ready to return to international cricket yet, reveals Roger Harper

Cricket West Indies' chief selector Roger Harper has revealed that spinner Sunil Narine had earlier indicated that he wasn't ready to return to the internationals. He also added that the 39-year-old Fidel Edwards was recalled to the side as he can offer like-for-like attributes for Oshane Thomas.
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featurecricket8 months ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from KKR’s releases and retentions ft. Cummins-Narine and the Kuldeep puzzle 

Kolkata Knight Riders, for all the galaxy of stars, have been quite poor in the last two seasons of the IPL. KKR were one of the luckier sides last season with few games completely bottled up by opposition yet not making it into the final four speaks a story itself for the franchise.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket8 months ago

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

We’re not here to review KKR’s 2020 but let us put this out there: the best performance from anyone related to the franchise came from CEO Venky Mysore on Ravichandran Ashwin’s YouTube channel. It is a nice interview, by the way. Pretty insightful it was.
Anirudh Suresh