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More trouble for Pakistan as England too call off their white-ball tour of the country

Days after New Zealand cited security concerns and called off their white-ball tour of Pakistan minutes before its start in Rawalpindi, England Cricket Board (ECB) also decided against sending their men and women's cricket team to the country. The men's team was scheduled to play two T20Is.
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newscricketan hour ago

IPL 2021 | Twitter reacts as RCB stumble from 41/1 to 92 all-out against KKR

The Royal Challengers Bangalore were at a reasonably good position at 41/1 in the sixth over, after having lost Virat Kohli for 5 early, against the Kolkata Knight Riders. However, a dramatic collapse followed, with the team losing their last nine wickets for mere 49 runs to finish 92 all-out.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Want to be the best finisher in the world in next three years, declares Delhi Capitals' Marcus Stoinis

Delhi Capitals' Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has made his ambitions to become world's best all-rounder clear ahead of his team's first match of the UAE leg of IPL 2021. Talking about DC's plan for their remaining matches, Stoinis stated that playing with freedom and excitement was the key.
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newscricket2 hours ago

KKR vs RCB | Twitter reacts as Andre Russell castles AB de Villiers for a first-ball duck

Andre Russell nailed a perfect yorker to breach AB de Villiers defences, castling the star batter for a rare first-ball duck in the 31st match of IPL 2021 between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. This was de Villiers' sixth golden duck in the IPL, from 163 innings.
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newscricket3 hours ago

Virat Kohli focusing on longer formats, chasing Sachin Tendulkar's record of 100 hundreds, says Brad Hogg

Reflecting on Virat Kohli's decision to give up RCB and India's T20I captaincy, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has reckoned that the 32-year-old was trying to focus on the longer formats. Hogg added that Kohli could also be eyeing Sachin Tendulkar's record of 100 international hundreds.
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newscricket4 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Will help Sanju Samson regardless of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes' availability, says Chris Morris

Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Chris Morris has said that his role in the team is to assist captain Sanju Samson and keep other players calm, being a senior player. RR, who are currently placed fifth in the IPL 2021 points table, will take on Punjab Kings on Tuesday, September 21 in Dubai.
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newscricket5 hours ago

India to host New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa in 2021-22 home season

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Monday, September 20, that New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa will tour India for their upcoming home season, spread across November 2021 and June 2022. The fixtures include four Tests, three ODIs and 14 T20Is.
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newscricket5 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - BONS Preview, head to head, where to watch, and betting tips

Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns at Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Stadium in match 31 of IPL 2021 on Monday. Placed third on the points table with 10 points, RCB are favourites against the Eoin Morgan-led team, who are struggling at the seventh position.
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newscricket5 hours ago

BCCI announces hike in match fee for domestic players, seniors to get Rs 60,000 per match day

Following BCCI's Apex Council meeting on Monday, secretaty Jay Shah announced hike in match fee for domestic and women cricketers. Senior players with experience of over 40 matches will get Rs 60,000 per match day, almost 50 per cent more than what they used to get in the previous structure.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Virat Kohli's decision to step down as RCB captain could be to avoid further criticism, feels Dale Steyn

Former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has said that Virat Kohli might have taken the decision to step down from RCB captaincy to negate the chances of any criticism in store for him in the future. Steyn reckoned that few bad outings could have seen people questioning his RCB captaincy as well.
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newscricket6 hours ago

IPL 2021 | I’m sure Virat Kohli will lead RCB to their maiden IPL title, says Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal is confident that Virat Kohli will lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore to their maiden IPL triumph in his last season as the team’s captain. Kohli, on Sunday, September 20, announced that he’ll step down as RCB captain after the conclusion of the ongoing edition in the UAE.
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cricket8 hours ago

Celebrate the return of IPL by making big bucks from these three KKR-RCB clash bets

Post a long hiatus, the high-flying Royal Challengers Bangalore will return to action against a struggling Kolkata Knight Riders side in Abu Dhabi on Monday. As exciting as the prospect of the blockbuster seems, what better way to add to it than by earning some great returns through these bets!
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newscricket9 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Proud of Virat Kohli’s decision to quit RCB captaincy at peak of his career, asserts Brian Lara

Brian Lara has stated that he is proud of Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as RCB captain after the completion of the IPL 2021 in UAE. Earlier on Thursday, Kohli announced his decision to make way for a new captain in the T20Is for India after the T20 World Cup which begins on October 19.
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newscricket9 hours ago

IPL 2021 | It was about taking the responsibility and finding a way to reach 120-130, reveals Ruturaj Gaikwad

After losing three wickets in the initial three overs, CSK looked in trouble, but opener Ruturaj Gaikwad rose to the occasion and played a brilliant unbeaten 58-ball 88 run knock to help CSK post 156/6 in 20 overs. The stylish youngster also smashed a six off Jasprit Bumrah to end CSK's innings.
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newscricket9 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Suresh Raina looked like a school boy cricketer, states Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn has come down heavily on Suresh Raina’s batting performance against Mumbai Indians pacer Trent Boult as he lasted only for six balls on the crease. Raina was peppered with the short ball on his body and he looked uncomfortable against the left-armer who dismissed him in the third over.
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newscricket9 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Timing of Virat Kohli stepping down as RCB captain is questionable, opines Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has stated that the timing of Virat Kohli stepping down as RCB captain is questionable as they are about to resume their IPL campaign in the UAE. Kohli announced his decision ahead of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday, September 20.
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newscricket11 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Always a good feeling to win against Mumbai Indians, quips Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo has stated that it always feels good when you win a match against the Mumbai Indians, who won the IPL title five times. The Chennai Super Kings allrounder scored a crucial 23 runs off eight balls and later he clinched three wickets in the opener of UAE leg IPL 2021 in Dubai.
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newscricket11 hours ago

Playing England-Pakistan matches in UAE more sensible, asserts Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan is of the opinion that playing England-Pakistan matches in UAE is more sensible than completely canceling the tour. Ahead of the T20 World Cup in UAE which is scheduled to begin on October 19, the Three Lions are due to play a two-match T20I series in Pakistan next month.
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newscricket12 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Not sure what Kieron Pollard was thinking, states Kevin Pieterson

Kevin Pieterson has asserted that Mumbai Indians missed the trick as they couldn’t bowl Chennai Super Kings out for a lowly total after a dream start when they trapped their opponents at 24 for four after the powerplay. He added that Mumbai could have bowled Chennai out for a much lower score.
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newscricket12 hours ago

Ashes 2021 | Happy to get on a plane to Australia for Ashes, asserts Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad has stated he is hopeful of taking part in the Ashes in Australia, which is scheduled to begin on December 8. The 35-year-old further added that the English players are expecting the bio-bubble system in the Ashes to be less restrictive than England’s tour of India earlier this year.
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