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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2021 Retention | KKR release Tom Banton to free up purse; Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan retained

Kolkata Knight Riders have made the decision of releasing Tom Banton, who they bought for 1 Crore last year, to the auction pool this year while Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik have been retained by the franchise. They have also retained Pat Cummins who cost them 15.5 Crore in the last auction.
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featurecricket11 days ago

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

We’re not here to review KKR’s 2020 but let us put this out there: the best performance from anyone related to the franchise came from CEO Venky Mysore on Ravichandran Ashwin’s YouTube channel. It is a nice interview, by the way. Pretty insightful it was.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

SMAT 2021 | Tamil Nadu name Karthik, Vijay and Shankar in the probables; CV Varun misses out

Ahead of the 2021 edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association have named the 26-man probables for the tournament with Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay and Vijay Shankar in the squad. However, Varun Chakravarthy misses out with an injury while KB Arun Karthik makes a comeback.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Did KKR’s performance improve after Morgan became skipper, questions Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra, following the IPL season, has questioned whether KKR’s performance improved after Eoin Morgan took over the captaincy duties from Dinesh Karthik. He also raised questions over the decision to change skipper mid-season, with the team having won four out of their first seven games.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | Narine-Russell-DK no show leaves too many holes in Captain Morgan's ship

Kolkata finished with as many wins as RCB and SRH in the league phase which drew reactions like 'so close yet so far' for them. But, in reality, it was not close, KKR had things served to them on a platter and were too poor not to cash in despite that, and failed to make it to the playoffs.
Harshit Anand
newscricket3 months ago

VIDEO | Flying Dinesh Karthik takes stunning one-handed grab to leave Stokes mortified

Dinesh Karthik has had a rough IPL 2020 - he’s relinquished captaincy, he’s seen his own fanbase turn on him and he’s found it impossible to buy a run all season. But in what could arguably be the most important moment of KKR’s season, the ex-skipper produced a scarcely believable moment of magic.
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newscricket3 months ago

VIDEO | ‘Hesitant’ Kohli’s last-minute review accounts for Karthik despite Chahal’s refusal

Virat Kohli’s history with DRS isn’t the best of things to bank on but in today’s encounter, the skipper’s last-second review despite Chahal’s refusal helped account for the dangerous Dinesh Karthik. It left the fourth-placed KKR in a terrible state of affair, as the score read 32/5.
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featurecricket3 months ago

It’s a ridiculous decision to make Eoin Morgan the captain at KKR, reveals Monty Panesar

In what was a rather less-surprising decision, Kolkata Knight Riders decided to replace Dinesh Karthik with Eoin Morgan as the skipper mid-way through the season - something that brought with positive reactions among pundits and fans. However, Monty Panesar didn’t think it was a good idea.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Don’t think KKR made the right move removing Dinesh Karthik as skipper, opines Ajit Agarkar

Ajit Agarkar, who was part of KKR’s setup in the early days of IPL has opined that the franchise made a wrong move in removing Dinesh Karthik as their skipper. Alongside that, he also stated that the strange move would backfire and disrupt the team’s confidence with them being placed fourth.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Andre ‘No.4’ Russell stands as a giant between KKR and right team combination

Let’s put it this way - the Andre Russell of 2019 would have featured in the best IPL side, hands down, as the first all-rounder option but the Russell of 2020, right now, is racing against time to keep his place, as Sunil Narine is ready and fit to return to KKR’s setup. So what has gone wrong?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam