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IPL 2020 | Failure to cash-in on starts cost Mumbai the game, rues Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has rued the inability of his batsmen to convert their starts, as the defending champions slumped to a five-wicket defeat in the first game of IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi. Seven Mumbai batsmen got to double figures, with only two of them getting past 20.
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featurecricket40 minutes ago

IPL 2020 | MI vs CSK: Today I Learnt - Method to Mumbai’s madness and the Piyush Chawla bridge

It was an opener fitting to the two most successful IPL franchises of all-time, with Chennai Super Kings getting the better of Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets in Abu Dhabi. However, the striking impact of the game was how both the teams looked at the balance and pulled it off quite successfully.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Faf du Plessis owning Abu Dhabi with two stunning trademark boundary catches

That Faf du Plessis is a brilliant fielder is something never in doubt but the kind of impact he left on the team tonight comprehends why he is such a wily performer in the shortest format. His first two catches today was a viewer’s delight as Faf jumped off the ground to grab a couple of stunners.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Hardik Pandya announcing his comeback with back-to-back sixes

Hardik Pandya and sixes against Chennai Super Kings is a love story for ages. After announcing his arrival on the biggest stage of cricket with one towering six after another in the 2015 IPL, the Mumbai Indians all-rounder showed that once again with two back-to-back sixes in the IPL opener tonight.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Twitter reacts to overconfident MS Dhoni getting DRS wrong after ignoring Piyush Chawla suggestion

Enough of this ‘DRS doesn’t stand for Decision Review System, it is Dhoni Review System’. The world has changed enough since Dhoni last played a cricket match, with his instinct dropping dramatically, but what hasn’t changed is his stubbornness to take the call by himself and not listen to bowlers.
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featurecricket4 hours ago

EXCLUSIVE | BCCI ‘yet to take any decision’ on India-England series but playing in India ‘most likely’

With the IPL set to go ahead in the United Arab Emirates, starting with the encounter between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, the BCCI have devoted all their energy to make the tournament a massive success. However, the plan for the England-India series is yet to be discussed in detail.
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newscricket4 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Rohit Sharma channeling inner Virender Sehwag to hit first ball four

The IPL is back and how! In what is perhaps the most anticipated Indian Premier League opener ever, Rohit Sharma made his intent clear on the very first ball of the game by hitting Chennai Super Kings’ Deepak Chahar for a four - pretty much like the way Virender Sehwag used to do during his heyday.
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IPL 2020 | Three bets that can help you win big in Punjab vs Delhi

Teams that had contrasting runs last season, Delhi and Punjab will take on each other in the second match of the Indian premier league in Dubai International Stadium. While Delhi will hope Rishabh Pant shows up for them, KL Rahul will have to lead his side from the front. 
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newscricket5 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Isolation was tough but CSK players made the most out of it, reveals MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni, in his first appearance on a cricket field in over a year, revealed that he and his teammates endured a tough time during isolation but stated that everyone made the most out of it. Dhoni also revealed that he utilized the lockdown to hit the gym and stay fit.
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featurecricket5 hours ago

Sunrisers Hyderabad - Preview, Power Rankings and Predictions

For the longest time, Sunrisers Hyderabad have carried a sense of identity that nominally ignores all of their batsmen but Warner - a boom-or-bust kind of set-up. However, their affinity to play percentage cricket in the last couple of years has given them a purpose in both departments this season.
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newscricket6 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Glenn Maxwell available for Punjab’s opener versus Delhi

Kings XI Punjab have confirmed that Glenn Maxwell will be eligible for selection for the side’s clash against Delhi on Sunday, after successfully completing a 3-day quarantine. Maxwell, who KXIP purchased for 10.75 crore, is returning on the back of a Man of the Series performance versus England.
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newscricket6 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Delhi will be hard to beat if we're committed to our plans, asserts Ricky Ponting

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has claimed that his side learnt some valuable lessons last season and asserted that they could make themselves 'tough' to beat by showing commitment and sticking to their plans. Skipper Shreyas Iyer, meanwhile, spoke highly of new arrivals Ashwin and Rahane.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IPL 2020 will break viewership records, feels Brijesh Patel

IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel feels that the forthcoming edition of the tournament will garner the highest viewership in the competition’s history due to fans being deprived of any cricket. Patel further explained that UAE was finalized as hosts because they controlled the Covid-19 situation.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IPL cannot change the world but can bring a smile, feels Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle believes that the spectacle of the IPL is irresistible for the Indians as it brings a smile even though it can’t change the world. He has also added that the last six months have been absolutely dreadful for every single soul, something which makes IPL a compelling proposition.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IPL 2020 | MI players tend to bring their ‘A’ game out while facing CSK, proclaims Hardik Pandya

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya has proclaimed that, somehow, all Mumbai players tend to bring their ‘A’ game out versus Chennai and wished for the same to continue in the matches to come. MI coach Jayawardene also echoed Pandya and claimed that MI players thrive under pressure.
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newscricket8 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings' rivalry boosted IPL’s success, reckons Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has reckoned that for the success of any tournament rivalries are crucial and IPL owes its success to Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians rivalry. Tendulkar added that with the introduction of Chris Lynn and Nathan Coulter-Nile in the squad MI has become stronger. 
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newscricket9 hours ago

IPL 2020 | KL Rahul’s chance to prove his worth to become India’s vice-captain, proclaims Sunil Gavaskar

Ahead of IPL 2020, Sunil Gavaskar has proclaimed that it is KL Rahul’s chance this year to prove his worth which can even propel him to be elevated as India’s vice-captain. However, for that, Gavaskar states that Rahul must showcase that he is capable of leading a side under pressure with KXIP.
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featurecricket10 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab - Statistical Preview

Teams with contrasting fortunes in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals will clash with Kings XI Punjab in the second match of IPL 2020. While DC will expect some fireworks from Rishabh Pant, KXIP would want their skipper KL Rahul to lead from the front. 
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featurecricket11 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Why your team sucks - Chennai Super Kings

For someone who was branded as an MS Dhoni fan all his life, it might seem totally odd that I am writing this column. But hey, CSK fans - a question for you - do you really think you deserve anything other than a proper bashing for supporting a team that doesn't know how to play attractive cricket?
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newscricket12 hours ago

IPL 2020 | MS Dhoni likes all-rounders who can contribute throughout the match, reveals Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar has revealed that MS Dhoni as a skipper likes all-rounders who can contribute throughout the match, which he points out as a reason for CSK being successful. He also revealed that Dhoni told him he just ‘grooms players’ when asked why he doesn’t get to bowl death overs.
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