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newscricket6 days ago

IPL 2021 | Suresh Raina looked like a school boy cricketer, states Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn has come down heavily on Suresh Raina’s batting performance against Mumbai Indians pacer Trent Boult as he lasted only for six balls on the crease. Raina was peppered with the short ball on his body and he looked uncomfortable against the left-armer who dismissed him in the third over.
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newscricket6 days ago

IPL 2021 | Not sure what Kieron Pollard was thinking, states Kevin Pieterson

Kevin Pieterson has asserted that Mumbai Indians missed the trick as they couldn’t bowl Chennai Super Kings out for a lowly total after a dream start when they trapped their opponents at 24 for four after the powerplay. He added that Mumbai could have bowled Chennai out for a much lower score.
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newscricket11 days ago

Shakib Al Hasan overlooks Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers in his all-time IPL XI, names MS Dhoni as captain

Shakib Al Hasan has named MS Dhoni as the captain of his all-time IPL XI, which didn’t have room for either Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. Notably, the star Bangladesh all-rounder went with just three overseas players - David Warner, Ben Stokes and Lasith Malinga - in a star-studded line-up.
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newscricket18 days ago

IPL 2021 | The long break will affect CSK and RCB the most, believes Parthiv Patel

Former India cricketer Parthiv Patel is of the opinion that the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings will be “in jitters” ahead of the second half of the IPL 2021 in UAE. He further added that the teams placed at fourth, fifth, and sixth positions stand a chance to make a comeback.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | MS Dhoni-led CSK begin training in Dubai ahead of UAE leg of 14th edition

Chennai Super Kings players, who arrived in the UAE on August 13, have started their preparations for the second half of the IPL 2021 which will begin from September 19. The three-time champions will face arch-rivals Mumbai Indians in the first match of the resumed season in Dubai.
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newscricket2 months ago

MS Dhoni's captaincy gave CSK players extra confidence in this year's IPL, states Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has revealed that MS Dhoni's captaincy helped CSK players gain extra confidence in IPL 2021 where they stand second on the points table and hopes the team can win it for Dhoni. Raina also mentioned that he and Dhoni have immense respect for each other throughout their playing days.
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newscricket2 months ago

Need to give this Indian team under Virat Kohli some more time to win trophies, opines Suresh Raina

Ahead of a crucial period for India’s white-ball dreams, Suresh Raina has opined that the Indian fans should give this Indian team under Virat Kohli the next 12-16 months to win an ICC trophy. Raina also backed Kohli stating that it is not easy to reach the ICC final while developing a new style.
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newscricket2 months ago

Suresh Raina names Padikkal, Gaikwad and Axar Patel as most impressive youngsters in current set-up

Suresh Raina picked Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Axar Patel as the most impressive youngsters in the current set-up, but overlooked Rishabh Pant due to the wicket-keeper now having become a ‘senior’. Raina also credited Rahul Dravid for laying the foundation for the youngsters’ success.
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newscricket3 months ago

Have four-five years left in me but if Dhoni quits, I won't play too, proclaims Suresh Raina

In a surprising statement, Suresh Raina stated that he would quit the IPL if MS Dhoni retires from the tournament, though he reckons he still has four-five years of cricket left in him. He added that if his franchise Chennai Super Kings wins this year, he will convince MS Dhoni to play next year.
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newscricket4 months ago

Most of the tracks have become batter-friendly since 2013 IPL, admits Ravichandran Ashwin

Recalling the early days of his IPL career, Ravichandran Ashwin has admitted that most tracks have become batter-friendly since the IPL in 2012-13. Alongside that, Ashwin also narrated intriguing anecdotes from CSK’s title win in 2010, where they went past the challenge of Mumbai Indians.
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