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Twitter reacts to 'Classic Pakistan running' returning as comical Imam run out sees two batsmen dive at same end

A whole Pakistan generation seems to be inspired by the legendary running of Inzamam-ul-Haq, more so, his nephew Imam ul Haq, who was involved the most comical run-out of the year. A ball-watching Imam hinted for a single in the 26th over and it resulted in both batsmen diving at the same end.
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newscricketan hour ago

IPL 2020 | Very 'happy and proud' moment to get appointed as India's vice-captain, opines KL Rahul

KXIP skipper and Indian batsman KL Rahul is elated with the news of him being appointed as deputy to Virat Kohli for ODIs and T20Is for Australia and said he's happy and proud of the same. The right-hander has stamped his authority in the last few months in limited-overs cricket for India.
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featurecricket2 hours ago

A Royal faith repaid in a Ben Stokes’ move to the top order

It is not very often that a side has such an issue that Rajasthan are facing in the shortest format - they have a plethora of batsmen who could leave a deep-mark on the opposition on their own night. After Stokes’ return, the confusion that turned into a conundrum has now turned into a masterstroke.
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newscricket2 hours ago

IPL 2020 | I'm really enjoying opening the batting, expresses Ben Stokes 

English all-rounder and RR opener Ben Stokes has revealed that he is relishing opening the batting and that's something he wanted to do even before the season started. He also added that opening the batting for England is very difficult with the likes of Hales, Roy, Bairstow and Banton in there.  
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newscricket4 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Backing old players over youngsters tuned CSK upside down, states Brian Lara 

Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has stated that Chennai Super Kings' tactics of backing older players over youngsters turned their season upside down. He added that we all expected MS Dhoni to turn around things but he just never changed his approach as CSK slumped in the IPL 2020. 
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newscricket5 hours ago

IPL 2020 | We can shock few teams in the playoffs, claims David Hussey 

Despite the loss against Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Thusday, KKR mentor David Hussey reckons that they are still breathing in the competition and can shock shock few teams in the playoffs. After 13 games, KKR have 12 points and they will play their final game on November 1 against RR. 
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newscricket5 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Ruturaj Gaikwad is a very fluent player, feels Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings' head coach Stephen Fleming was left impressed with Ruturaj Gaikwad and called him a fluent player as he compiled a well made 53-ball-72 to help CSK chase 173 against KKR on Thursday. He also added that Gaikwad's timing helps him find the gaps and he has a lot of power.
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newscricket16 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Knew I would do well if I get the opportunity to open, states Ruturaj Gaikwad

CSK’s rookie opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has admitted that he was always sure that he would do well once he got the opportunity to open the batting. He also admitted that he went the Dhoni way, trying to face any situation with a smile, which has helped him immensely to stay in the present.
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newscricket16 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Knew that I could smash sixes it if they bowled in my arc, confesses Ravindra Jadeja

After a 11-ball 31, Ravindra Jadeja has confessed that he knew it was simple for him to smash sixes if the KKR bowlers bowled in his arc. Alongside that, Jadeja also revealed his approach in the last two overs, which was 'see the ball, hit the ball', enabled CSK to seal a heist.
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newscricket16 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Lone warrior Ravindra Jadeja has been fantastic this season, asserts MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni lavished praise on Ravindra Jadeja, who played the best cameo of IPL 2020 on Thursday, and attested that the all-rounder has been a lone warrior with the bat for CSK at the back-end. Dhoni further expressed delight over the rise of Ruturaj Gaikwad.
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newscricket16 hours ago

Twitter reacts to superstar Sir Jadeja playing best cameo of IPL 2020 to crush KKR’s hopes

Needing 30 off the final two overs, CSK looked well on their way to a second consecutive choke versus Kolkata Knight Riders but for a divine intervention from Ravindra Jadeja. The all-rounder struck a scarcely believable 11-ball 31, comprising three huge sixes, to dent KKR’s chances of qualifying.
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newscricket16 hours ago

IPL 2020 | KKR bowlers gave everything, just strayed a bit on execution, says Eoin Morgan

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan, whose side slumped to a sorrow defeat versus CSK on Thursday, revealed that he felt that the score was par and further lauded his bowlers for trying their very best. Morgan felt that KKR were unlucky with the toss and claimed the execution was on and off.
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featurecricket16 hours ago

IPL 2020 | CSK vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Gaikwad-powered CSK pull off heist to shatter KKR hearts

After pushing themselves to a corner for the second H2H game in a row versus the Knight Riders, all-rounders Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja pulled off a late heist to shatter KKR hearts in Dubai. The architect of CSK’s win was young Gaikwad, who struck a 53-ball 72 to set up the win.
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newscricket17 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 'physics-defying' six leaving entire cricketing fraternity awestruck

A back-foot punch? A front-foot punch? A dance down the track that yielded six runs? A front-foot-cum-back-foot-punch that was propelled by a thrust forward? Decide it for yourself. All we know is that young Ruturaj Gaikwad can bat, and he can bat better than the world thinks he can.
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newscricket18 hours ago

Twitter reacts to bewildered Rayudu questioning umpire after KKR get awarded disputable boundary

IPL 2020 has been tough for the Chennai Super Kings, but something that’s gone their way all season is umpiring decisions, at least particularly with respect to ‘wides’. However, the Men in Yellow did not get the rub of the green on Thursday, where a disputable boundary was awarded against them.
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featurecricket21 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals - Statistical Preview

Two teams and one play-off spot that they would be fighting for makes this contest an intriguing and crucial clash, given that both of them are on the back of a win in their previous encounters. However, only one of them - KXIP or RR - will come out on top in Friday's clash.
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cricket21 hours ago

Place these three bets from Punjab vs Rajasthan and celebrate a fine Friday

In what could very well be their last relevant game of the season, Rajasthan Royals will take on Kings XI Punjab in a mouth-watering clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday. While a loss for RR will bring their season to an end, a win will dent KXIP’s chances of making the top 4.
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featurecricketa day ago

What is the importance of IPL in National selection?

Even after performing extremely well in IPL 2020, Suryakumar Yadav and Axar Patel have been overlooked while picking the squad for the Australian tour. Compare that to the performances of a Ravindra Jadeja, who has failed, putting a question on the relevance of IPL in selection.
Deepak Yadav
newscricketa day ago

IPL 2020 | CSK might be the most active franchise in upcoming IPL auction, opines Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has opined that CSK might be the most active franchise in the upcoming IPL auction, given their lack of success this season in the tournament. He also added that while retaining Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja, the franchise might want to reshape their top-order for IPL 2021.
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newscricketa day ago

IPL 2020 | Chris Morris and Hardik Pandya reprimanded for on-field clash

Following the clash on Wednesday, IPL on Thursday has reprimanded both RCB’s Chris Morris and Mumbai’s Hardik Pandya for their on-field verbal spat during the encounter. While Pandya has agreed to a Level 1 offence 2.20, Morris has accepted Level 1 offence 2.5 of IPL’s Code of Conduct.
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