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featurecricketa month 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
newscricket2 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
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 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.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket5 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
featurecricket5 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
featurecricket7 months ago

Burning questions from IPL 2020 ft. mid-season transfer requests and specialist third umpires

As much as we’d like to deny, the unhindered truth is that, days post its conclusion, we still find ourselves drowned in all-things-IPL-2020, unable to move on and zap back to reality. This drowning has given birth to excessive thoughts which, in turn, has made us raise a few ‘Burning Questions’.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket7 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | Narine-Russell-DK no show leaves too many holes in Captain Morgan's ship

Kolkata finished with as many wins as RCB and SRH in the league phase which drew reactions like 'so close yet so far' for them. But, in reality, it was not close, KKR had things served to them on a platter and were too poor not to cash in despite that, and failed to make it to the playoffs.
Harshit Anand