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IPL 2020 | Backing old players over youngsters tuned CSK upside down, states Brian Lara 

Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has stated that Chennai Super Kings' tactics of backing older players over youngsters turned their season upside down. He added that we all expected MS Dhoni to turn around things but he just never changed his approach as CSK slumped in the IPL 2020. 
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newscricket2 hours ago

IPL 2020 | We can shock few teams in the playoffs, claims David Hussey 

Despite the loss against Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Thusday, KKR mentor David Hussey reckons that they are still breathing in the competition and can shock shock few teams in the playoffs. After 13 games, KKR have 12 points and they will play their final game on November 1 against RR. 
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newscricket2 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Ruturaj Gaikwad is a very fluent player, feels Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings' head coach Stephen Fleming was left impressed with Ruturaj Gaikwad and called him a fluent player as he compiled a well made 53-ball-72 to help CSK chase 173 against KKR on Thursday. He also added that Gaikwad's timing helps him find the gaps and he has a lot of power.
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newscricket12 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Knew I would do well if I get the opportunity to open, states Ruturaj Gaikwad

CSK’s rookie opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has admitted that he was always sure that he would do well once he got the opportunity to open the batting. He also admitted that he went the Dhoni way, trying to face any situation with a smile, which has helped him immensely to stay in the present.
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newscricket13 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Knew that I could smash sixes it if they bowled in my arc, confesses Ravindra Jadeja

After a 11-ball 31, Ravindra Jadeja has confessed that he knew it was simple for him to smash sixes if the KKR bowlers bowled in his arc. Alongside that, Jadeja also revealed his approach in the last two overs, which was 'see the ball, hit the ball', enabled CSK to seal a heist.
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newscricket13 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Lone warrior Ravindra Jadeja has been fantastic this season, asserts MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni lavished praise on Ravindra Jadeja, who played the best cameo of IPL 2020 on Thursday, and attested that the all-rounder has been a lone warrior with the bat for CSK at the back-end. Dhoni further expressed delight over the rise of Ruturaj Gaikwad.
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newscricket13 hours ago

Twitter reacts to superstar Sir Jadeja playing best cameo of IPL 2020 to crush KKR’s hopes

Needing 30 off the final two overs, CSK looked well on their way to a second consecutive choke versus Kolkata Knight Riders but for a divine intervention from Ravindra Jadeja. The all-rounder struck a scarcely believable 11-ball 31, comprising three huge sixes, to dent KKR’s chances of qualifying.
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newscricket13 hours ago

IPL 2020 | KKR bowlers gave everything, just strayed a bit on execution, says Eoin Morgan

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan, whose side slumped to a sorrow defeat versus CSK on Thursday, revealed that he felt that the score was par and further lauded his bowlers for trying their very best. Morgan felt that KKR were unlucky with the toss and claimed the execution was on and off.
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featurecricket13 hours ago

IPL 2020 | CSK vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Gaikwad-powered CSK pull off heist to shatter KKR hearts

After pushing themselves to a corner for the second H2H game in a row versus the Knight Riders, all-rounders Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja pulled off a late heist to shatter KKR hearts in Dubai. The architect of CSK’s win was young Gaikwad, who struck a 53-ball 72 to set up the win.
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newscricket14 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 'physics-defying' six leaving entire cricketing fraternity awestruck

A back-foot punch? A front-foot punch? A dance down the track that yielded six runs? A front-foot-cum-back-foot-punch that was propelled by a thrust forward? Decide it for yourself. All we know is that young Ruturaj Gaikwad can bat, and he can bat better than the world thinks he can.
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newscricket15 hours ago

Twitter reacts to bewildered Rayudu questioning umpire after KKR get awarded disputable boundary

IPL 2020 has been tough for the Chennai Super Kings, but something that’s gone their way all season is umpiring decisions, at least particularly with respect to ‘wides’. However, the Men in Yellow did not get the rub of the green on Thursday, where a disputable boundary was awarded against them.
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featurecricket18 hours ago

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

Two teams and one play-off spot that they would be fighting for makes this contest an intriguing and crucial clash, given that both of them are on the back of a win in their previous encounters. However, only one of them - KXIP or RR - will come out on top in Friday's clash.
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cricket18 hours ago

Place these three bets from Punjab vs Rajasthan and celebrate a fine Friday

In what could very well be their last relevant game of the season, Rajasthan Royals will take on Kings XI Punjab in a mouth-watering clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday. While a loss for RR will bring their season to an end, a win will dent KXIP’s chances of making the top 4.
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featurecricket19 hours ago

What is the importance of IPL in National selection?

Even after performing extremely well in IPL 2020, Suryakumar Yadav and Axar Patel have been overlooked while picking the squad for the Australian tour. Compare that to the performances of a Ravindra Jadeja, who has failed, putting a question on the relevance of IPL in selection.
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newscricket19 hours 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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newscricket20 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Chris Morris and Hardik Pandya reprimanded for on-field clash

Following the clash on Wednesday, IPL on Thursday has reprimanded both RCB’s Chris Morris and Mumbai’s Hardik Pandya for their on-field verbal spat during the encounter. While Pandya has agreed to a Level 1 offence 2.20, Morris has accepted Level 1 offence 2.5 of IPL’s Code of Conduct.
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newscricket20 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Wouldn’t be surprised if MS Dhoni continues as CSK’s skipper for IPL 2021, opines Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has opined that he wouldn’t be surprised if the three-time IPL winning franchise CSK retain the services of skipper MS Dhoni for the 2021 season of IPL despite results. He also added that this stems out of the mutual respect that is between Dhoni and the franchise.
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newscricketa day ago

KL Rahul might have been inconsistent but he made his maiden century in Australia, insists Kris Srikkanth

Former Indian captain Kris Srikkanth has insisted that KL Rahul’s selection for the Australian series should not be questioned as he has been tested Down Under already, having scored his maiden hundred there. He blasted Sanjay Manjrekar for bringing up the question of Rahul’s selection. 
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newscricketa day ago

India will miss Ishant for his experience in Australian conditions, opines Jason Gillespie

Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie has opined that India will miss the services of Ishant Sharma, who has been ruled out due to a muscle tear, and it will give an advantage to Australia. He added the real challenge of the Indian pacers will be to adapt to the conditions of Australia.
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newscricketa day ago

IPL 2020 | Mumbai Indians have that ability to change a game in no time, reckons Simon Doull

After Mumbai’s victory over Bangalore by 5 wickets, Simon Doull has reckoned that the key to Mumbai Indians’ success has been their ability to change the game in no time with their powerful batting lineup. He added that Suryakumar Yadav was making batting look easy with his high strike-rate.
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