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featurecricket5 months ago

How Royal Challengers Bangalore have unearthed ‘The Big Show’ in Glenn Maxwell

Back in IPL 2020, the then Kings XI Punjab were mightly confident of their chances of holding that coveted Indian Premier League trophy after getting Glenn Maxwell on board. However, ‘The Big Show’ that they expected to star in their blockbuster hit turned out to be a nail in their season's coffin.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket7 months ago

IPL 2021 Auction | Kings XI Punjab - Dream, realistic, wildcard and suggested buys

Rumor is that, ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, Punjab are all set for a name and logo change. That was the only thing they hadn’t attempted all this while, for 13 seasons, wasn’t it?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

How every Indian player retained by KXIP and KKR fared in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

KXIP and KKR players endured mixed fortunes in SMAT 2021: while a vast majority of the Knight Riders stars disappointed, almost all the ‘Kings’ exited the competition with their reputation enhanced. From Prabhsimran Singh to Shivam Mavi, we look at how every KXIP and KKR player fared.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from KXIP’s releases and retentions ft. Maxwell, Cottrell and overseas slots

KXIP cried for the first half of the season, where they lost six games out of seven, but post Chris Gayle’s return to the middle-order found stability, composure and power-hitting while luck seemingly patched up its relationship with them. But now that they are back to scratch, what can they do?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket8 months ago

IPL 2021 | Complete list of players retained and released by all eight franchises

Ahead of the much-awaited auction for IPL 2021 that is scheduled for February, all franchises, today, revealed the complete list of players they’ve retained and released for the forthcoming season. The biggest shock came in the form of RR releasing Steve Smith, the skipper of the franchise.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket8 months ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who KXIP should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

After the fraternity unanimously agreed that Kings XI, last year, had emerged as the undisputed winner in the auction, it took the Lions all of 7 matches to go back to their we’re-just-here-to-fill-the-numbers self. For the 13th season running, they won hearts, and not cricket matches.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket9 months ago

20 from 2020: The events that a tumultuous year of cricket will be remembered for

2020 was basically like every other year of cricket, except on DMT. 12 months of action and more were sandwiched into six, and so intense, high-octane, and hyper was the action that is, to date, feels like one long-drawn-out trip.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | KXIP: A promising campaign with an unfulfilling, anti-climactic end

They came, they saw, they were hurt, badly, they bounced back and they threatened to conquer but never did. A neutral’s delight, Kings XI Punjab added life and spice to IPL 2020 to transform the tournament from good to great, but, unfortunately, were not able to make it memorable for themselves.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket10 months ago

From Stoinis’ A+ to Glenn Maxwell’s F: Grading every overseas signing who took part in IPL 2020

In a perfect world, somewhere, we just express our gratitude for the IPL taking place and move on but, unfortunately, we don’t live in one, meaning scrutiny is what is the need of the hour. We, here at SportsCafe, have decided to rate and slate every overseas signing that partook in IPL 2020.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 Awards | KL Rahul wins Orange cap; Kagiso Rabada bags Purple Cap

Ooof, IPL 2020 was finally done and dusted and with that, the IPL recognised all the fabulous performances this season from the players. KL Rahul nicked the Orange Cap ahead of Shikhar Dhawan while Kagiso Rabada stayed put to win the Purple Cap, but who won the MVP?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam