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newscricket2 days ago

SL vs ENG | Moeen Ali joins England's bubble after recovering from COVID-19

There are reasons for optimism in England camp as Moeen Ali has recovered from Covid-19 and has tested negative to join the English bio-bubble at the tea on the third day's play of the first Test in Galle. Moeen is unlikely to play even in the second Test but he might be fit for the India tour.
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newscricket2 months ago

SA vs ENG | Feel I have taken my game to another level after IPL stint with CSK, reckons Sam Curran

After his 3/28 in the first T20I, Sam Curran has reckoned that he has taken his game to another level after his IPL stint with Chennai Super Kings in 2020. He also added that it is a great responsibility to take the new ball for England and was glad about his performance in the first six overs.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | International players didn’t perform to the expected level, admits Ness Wadia

In the aftermath of finishing outside the top four, Ness Wadia has admitted that the international players for KXIP didn’t quite perform to the expected level. He also credited KL Rahul’s captaincy, admitting that he performed exceptionally well while hinting that Gayle will play for them in 2021.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | MS Dhoni, process and middle-order ‘spark’ that never arrived for Chennai Super Kings

Well, trust the process but only trust it to a level that it leads to success - Chennai Super Kings trusted the process so much and were engaged in it despite the results tumbling away. Their season was a dismal one, one that never seemingly took off until the last day against KXIP.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | It was a defining season for Ravindra Jadeja as power-hitter, reckons Shane Watson

Shane Watson, who recently retired from all formats of cricket, has reckoned that it was a defining season for Ravindra Jadeja as CSK’s power-hitter in a finisher role for the southpaw. From the franchise's perspective, Watson stated that it’s going to be exciting times for the players and the fans.
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featurecricket2 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
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Idea behind opening was to replicate the Narine tactic, reveals Sam Curran

Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Sam Curran, who opened the batting thrice for the yellows in IPL 2020, revealed that the idea behind sending him up top was not too different from what KKR had done with Narine. Curran revealed that CSK took the decision after enduring slow powerplays in succession.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | CSK might be the most active franchise in upcoming IPL auction, opines Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has opined that CSK might be the most active franchise in the upcoming IPL auction, given their lack of success this season in the tournament. He also added that while retaining Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja, the franchise might want to reshape their top-order for IPL 2021.
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cricket3 months ago

Three Chennai bets that can make you Kings in their clash with Kolkata

Two teams who had contrasting fortunes in their previous matches, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will take on each other in a match that promises to be exciting. While Chennai will hope Faf du Plessis delivers a big one for them, Kolkata will eye for crucial qualification points.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Pitch was quite similar to Chennai; impressed with Gaikwad’s knock, expresses Sam Curran

After picking 3/19, young Sam Curran has expressed that the pitch in Dubai was quite similar to the one in Chepauk, assisting the spinners and also admitted that he was impressed by Gaikwad’s knock. Alongside that, Curran also revealed that he is developing new variations of slower balls.
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