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newscricket5 hours ago

IND vs AUS | If opening bowlers are wicketless you will struggle as a fielding team, opines Michael Holding

Michael Holding has opined that if the opening bowling cannot prevent the opposing batsmen from getting to a solid start then the team will struggle, which has been the case with the Indian team. He added that Hardik Pandya returning with the ball can be viewed as a positive by the Indian team.
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newscricket9 days ago

IND vs AUS | My IPL performances have given me lot of confidence, professes Mohammed Shami

Senior Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami is feeling fairly confident ahead of the limited-overs series against Australia as he is buoyed by his IPL performances. IPL 2020 turned out to be the best edition for him in his career thus far as the pacer ended up with 20 wickets for KXIP in 14 games.
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featurecricket16 days 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.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | KKR can take inspiration from KXIP’s turnaround, feels Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle has asserted that Kolkata Knight Riders can spin their season around by taking inspiration from Kings XI Punjab’s majestic performances and stated that it is very much possible. He has also added that Arshdeep Singh and Chris Jordan have ensured some pressure taken off Mohammed Shami.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Rishabh Pant left out of ODI squad; Hardik Pandya returns

The BCCI have named the ODI squad for the upcoming tour against Australia and have left out wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who has been enduring a torrid time in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. All-rounder Hardik Pandya makes a return, while Rohit has been put on standby.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals: Statistical Preview

Two teams coming off from brilliant victories in their respective last games, KXIP and RR, will battle it out at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in match 9 of the IPL. Rahul and Smith, both have been leading teams, which are looking to set the ball rolling in the IPL given their perennial struggles.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Ranadeb Bose looks forward to a season of two contrasting halves

Ranadeb Bose lives cricket, quite literally. From being the tearaway quick that he was, the pacer hasn’t lost a bit of coolness of the past with the unique mane that gave him the distinctive look. The aggressive pacer on the field is still so calm off it and talks cricket with a deep-rooted passion.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL will set the body and momentum perfectly for Australia tour, claims Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami is of the opinion that the upcoming Indian Premier League will work as a great practice ground for the tour Down Under which is scheduled towards the backend of the year. He has also added that everyone is happy that the IPL is finally going ahead and things are falling in place.
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newscricket6 months ago

If you can maintain the ball's shine, it can reverse, reveals Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami has stated that there will be difficulties to cope without any saliva being put on the ball but he added that if the shine can be maintained, reverse swing will not be difficult. The Indian pacer has further added that it will be a challenge for the pacers to curb natural instincts.
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newscricket6 months ago

India were not winning these many matches 15-20 years ago, notes Madan Lal

Madan Lal has revealed that the Indian team did not win as many matches 15-20 years ago compared to the current team led by Virat Kohli, thanks to the pace attack. Lal also added that the Indian captain’s high encouragement for the pacers has helped the team, which he feels is on the right track.
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