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featurecricket7 days ago

In or out - Rating every Indian probable's World T20 chances based on their IPL 2021 showing

While IPL 2021 certainly showed that India’s current openers - Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - have a big problem with intent and strike rate, it also saw plenty of WT20 probables put their hands up for national selection. So amongst the many, who really made the fullest use of the opportunity?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket7 days ago

Reports | IPL players might have been exposed to COVID-19 at practice grounds

The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League was halted owing to a Covid outbreak, and reports have now emerged claiming that the players might have potentially caught the virus at training sessions. In both Delhi and Ahmedabad, teams practised at non-secure grounds, away from the main stadium.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket8 days ago

Reports | Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier back home after mandatory 10-day isolation

According to TOI reports, the KKR duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier headed back home earlier today after completing their 10-day mandatory isolation. The duo caught the virus earlier this month, which led to a chaotic set of events before the league got postponed eventually.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket14 days ago

No escaping the inevitable - the complete timeline of events that unfolded in a COVID-struck IPL 2021

After 25 days of escaping the inevitable, the COVID situation in IPL went to a point of no return on May 4 as the BCCI decided to pull the plug on the tournament indefinitely. We look at every single COVID-related event in the tournament that will now forever be remembered for the wrong reasons.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket14 days ago

IPL 2021 | KKR CEO Venky Mysore hopeful that the franchise will train on May 6

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in KKR’s camp, the franchise’s CEO Venky Mysore has admitted that most probably the team would go out of isolation on May 6 for their training session. He also confirmed that Sandeep is doing fine while adding that Varun is a little under the weather.
SportsCafe Desk
cricket25 days ago

Deepak Chahar, Rashid Khan and more: who you should back to finish as each franchise’s Top wicket-taker

They call T20 a batsman’s game, but the first 16 matches of IPL 2021 have largely dished out wickets that have let the bowlers dominate proceedings. Plenty of individuals have stepped up, but we’re here to tell who you should be backing to finish as each franchise’s Top wicket-taker.
newscricketa month 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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featurecricketa month ago

Rahul Chahar's new 'bold' avatar adds new dynamic to India's spin hunt

From boasting the best spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in white-ball cricket to struggling to find even one quality attacking spin option in T20Is, India's stocks have been on a sharp decline of late. But the recent rise of Rahul Chahar presents promising signs for Indian cricket.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: MI vs KKR - Kolkata unleash ‘choke of the decade’ to succumb to Mumbai yet again

In what will be remembered as arguably the biggest bottle-job in modern T20 history, Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off the choke of the decade to lose yet again to Mumbai Indians. Needing 31 off 30 balls with six wickets in hand, KKR threw the game to hand MI a 10-run win.
Anirudh Suresh
cricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | Blitzpools Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI for Mumbai's clash against Kolkata

The fifth match of the IPL has thrown up a match up between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Chennai. While the team from Bengal sealed the win in their first game of the season, the team from Maharashtra maintained their record of horror starts losing to Banglaore at the same venue.