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What if Wednesday | What if Sunil Narine was banned for chucking in IPL 2012

Purchased for $700,000 in the auction, Sunil Narine debuted for KKR in IPL 2012 and delivered the club its maiden IPL title in his first year, picking 24 wickets from 15 appearances. But what if the Knight Riders had encountered a roadblock in the form of Narine getting banned for chucking?
Anirudh Suresh
newssportsa day ago

Twitter reacts as David ‘leggie’ Warner completes injured Vijay Shankar’s over

Just moments after picking up the key wicket of Shreyas Iyer, Vijay Shankar hobbled off with an apparent injury to his left hamstring, with one delivery still left in the over. SRH skipper David Warner completed the over, albeit bowling two balls, with his leg-spin for the first time in IPL history.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresports2 days ago

Truthful Tuesday | Why Delhi Capitals need to back Ajinkya Rahane over Prithvi Shaw

Ajinkya Rahane has been one of the most consistent performers when it comes to the Indian Premier League but despite picking him up last year, Delhi Capitals haven't shown enough faith in the seasoned campaigner. And now just after few failures, there are strong demands coming in to drop him.
Harshit Anand
newssports2 days ago

Indian team support staff enter Dubai bio-bubble; to kick-start preparations with Pujara and Vihari

Ravi Shastri, Vikram Rathour and other support staff of the Indian cricket team have reached Dubai to start their six-day Quarantine period in the special bio-bubble created for them. Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari will land in Dubai shortly and start preparing at ICC Academy after Quarantine.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresports3 days ago

Overreaction Monday ft Mohammed ‘T20’ Siraj, CSK’s spark and Mumbai-Delhi IPL final

We are back, as usual, as expected with the long list of bizarre comments that cricketers, the Twitter world and the commentators have made and this week isn’t any different. With the IPL heating up for a grand-stand finish, let us look at how the entire cricketing world has exploded.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports5 days ago

Satire Saturday | BCCI implements WWE-like gimmicks for persona management

All hell breaks loose after MS Dhoni engages in a brawl with umpire in one of the games as BCCI is devastated with the fact that Dhoni bashing takes center stage and not the record IPL viewership. In view of this, BCCI decides to step in and take the matter into its hands as it knows no other way.
Harshit Anand
newssports5 days ago

IPL 2020 | Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Statistical Preview

Two sides vying for the fourth spot that’s up for grabs, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad will take each other on, on Saturday, in what could potentially be the most important match of IPL 2020 yet. A victory for either side would take them one step closer to sealing a playoff spot.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresports6 days ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Virender Sehwag vs Chris Gayle

Two of the world’s most riveting and absorbing openers, Chris Gayle and Virender Sehwag go head-to-head in the clash of the Big ODI Fight. While they can be the most terrifying nightmare for the bowlers, today is their chance of being that in the pit, clashing against each other in boxing.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports7 days ago

Throwback Thursday | Dr. Dwayne Smith cannonades Ben Hilfenhaus to help MI pull off impossible heist

Welcome to the series where we present you a moment, a game in history that has shaped the way the sport has been played, in our weekly segment ‘Throwback Thursday.' This week, we revisit one of the all-time great finishes in the IPL, the Dwayne Smith blitzkrieg that punched a hole in CSK hearts.
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports8 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if CSK and RR were not banned in 2016 and 2017 season

In one of the great blips to the fantastic IPL narrative, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals - powered by two star-studded line-up and helmed by two of the greatest icons of Indian cricket - were banned for a couple of years. It gave rise to a conjuring narrative that could’ve been otherwise.
Bastab K Parida