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featurecricket3 months ago

Kolkata Knight Riders: Losing their way after a good start

Kolkata Knight Riders had made a good start to IPL 2022 winning three out of their first four games and looking like strong title contenders. However, the tables have turned for KKR as they lost five games in a row sitting at eighth position in the points table, and have a lot of issues to tackle.
Nishad Bapat
featurecricket4 months ago

Retaining Varun Chakravarthy is debatable, but definitely does make sense

When Kolkata Knight Riders retained Varun Chakravarthy ahead of Shubman Gill before the 2022 IPL mega auction, many, considering their long-term goals, criticized the decision. The move came under scrutiny again after the mystery spinner conceded 89 in a combined seven overs in the last two outings.
Ritam Chatterjee
featurecricket4 months ago

IPL 2022 | Will Shreyas Iyer stand tall for KKR to bring back the good old days?

Ahead of the bidding war in IPL 2022 auction, KKR had retained two overseas players in Andre Russell and Sunil Narine and kept their faith in Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy. Barring Russell, the trio had a decent second half in the IPL 2021, which helped them reach the final last season.
Ritam Chatterjee
newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2022 | Kolkata Knight Riders can use Varun Chakravarthy during death overs, feels Irfan Pathan

A new-look Kolkata Knight Riders under Shreyas Iyer's leadership might have to face a few challenges when it comes to death bowling this season. With Lockie Ferguson no longer a part of their squad it remains to be seen how the team tackles the death bowling conundrum in the IPL this year.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs SL 2022 | Too many changes happening in the squad is sad, says Aakash Chopra

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has slammed selectors over lack of consistency in selection saying that it is sad because too many changes are happening in the squad. Chopra also added that Covid-19 regulations have made it easy for selectors to pick a big squad for any series recent times.
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newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2022 | It was disappointing to lose Shubhman Gill, says Brendon McCullum

KKR head coach Brendon McCullum has said that it was disappointing to lose Shubhman Gill after the franchise released him ahead of the mega auction. He also praised Pat Cummins saying that the bowler was brilliant for the franchise last season without being a high achiever statistically.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2022 | KKR played a vital role for me in wearing the India jersey, says Venkatesh Iyer

Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer has said that the franchise played a big role in him representing the country at international level and provided immense support. He revealed that playing at Eden Gardens in front of a packed crowd is always special and he is looking forward to it.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket8 months ago

Reports | KL Rahul to lead the Lucknow franchise in the IPL 2022

According an Indian Express report, KL Rahul has parted ways with the Punjab Kings, and is likely to lead the newly added Lucknow franchise in the IPL 2022 season. However, the new franchises, Lucknow and Ahmedabad are yet to get a green signal from the BCCI on drafting the players.
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newscricket9 months ago

Rahul Chahar will be wondering what went wrong, reflects Sunil Gavaskar on leg spinner’s exclusion from NZ T20Is

After India announced their T20I squad for the home series against New Zealand, Sunil Gavaskar has questioned the selection committee for excluding Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy from the 16-member team. However, Gavaskar was pleased with the return of Yuzvendra Chahal to the national squad.
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newscricket9 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | India was a completely lost squad against New Zealand, says Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has stated that India was a completely lost squad against New Zealand, and they pressed the panic button which resulted in the defeat. The former Pakistan pacer further added that apart from Jasprit Bumrah and Varun Chakravarthy, the Indian bowling squad looked very ordinary.
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