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Aakash Chopra names MS Dhoni as captain of All Time IPL XI; no place for Gayle or Russell

Renowned commentator Aakash Chopra, on Monday, named his ‘All time IPL XI’ and interestingly decided to omit both Chris Gayle and Andre Russell, and named MS Dhoni as captain. Chopra’s All Time XI also featured the obvious giants Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and AB de Villiers.
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newscricket18 days ago

MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh included in Sreesanth’s T20 World Cup XI

Two months away from his ban’s end, Sreesanth has named his Indian playing XI for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, where he included MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh. In addition to it, the pacer has picked Sanju Samson at the top alongside Rohit and named himself as 12th man.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL SRL | KKR vs CSK Evaluation Chart - MS Dhoni finishes it off in style for CSK

Opting to bat first, KKR were troubled initially by the CSK bowlers before a partnership between Eoin Morgan and Nitish Rana rekindled their hopes of putting a big score, eventually scoring 169. However, in the evening, that was not enough as Dhoni - Jadhav gave the finishing touch to the encounter.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Everyone used to compare Irfan Pathan to Wasim Akram, recalls Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina recalled how everyone in the cricketing world used to compare Irfan Pathan to yesteryear star Wasim Akram for his bowling style. However, after initially impressing with the Indian side, Pathan’s form fell down the slope, something which he ended up never recovering from.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL SRL | CSK vs MI Evaluation Chart - Imran Tahir's six-wicket haul wreaks havoc on Mumbai 

Who would’ve thought that the four-time champions would be completely steamrolled by MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings when the fans expected a strong competition. CSK's top-order gave a total of 205 for the bowlers to defend and the spinners excelled at it and helped CSK claim a thumping 107-run win.
Sritama Panda
newscricketa month ago

Harbhajan Singh trolls Suresh Raina over his ‘school bunk’ claims to watch Sachin’s Desert storm

Harbhajan Singh has trolled Suresh Raina over his comments of bunking school to watch Sachin Tendulkar bat live in the famous Desert storm knock in 1998 by revealing that the game started at 4 PM. In the scorching 41 degrees weather in Sharjah, Sachin had scored 143 to help India reach the final.
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newscricketa month ago

MS Dhoni was not getting tired practising in CSK nets, recalls Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina revealed that MS Dhoni, in March, prior to the lockdown, was batting nonchalantly in the CSK nets without getting tired during practice sessions. Raina also revealed that the CSK skipper’s practise this time around was different from the other seasons, with him putting in more effort.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL SRL | RCB vs CSK Evaluation Chart - AB de Villiers' 65 overpowers resilient CSK

Opting to bowl first, MS Dhoni’s decision massively backfired as their rivals posted 194 for the loss of six wickets, with AB de Villiers putting a show, scoring 65 runs. Despite that, it required inspiring performances from Navdeep Saini and Moeen Ali to take the Reds home and register a win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Quality of cricket in Ranji Trophy has dropped, asserts Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has stated that he wants to play in the foreign leagues, not because of the money rather because of the dwindling standard of the Ranji Trophy. Raina has further added that in foreign leagues, he would never be able to earn the same amount of money that he's managed to earn in the IPL.
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newscricketa month ago

Switching from white ball to red ball cannot be done overnight, feels Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has opined that it requires at least a couple of weeks of practice to curb the white-ball instincts and do better in red-ball matches. Raina further added that he probably struggled to find that balance which eventually resulted in his ousting after the 2014 tour Down Under.
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