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newscricket4 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Rahane doesn’t fit into Delhi’s team, Prithvi Shaw needs to come back, feels Ajit Agarkar

Ajit Agarkar feels that Ajinkya Rahane’s style of batting does, unfortunately, not suit the needs of the Delhi Capitals side and thus batted for the re-inclusion of young Prithvi Shaw up top. Agarkar further hoped for Delhi to trust Axar more after the left-arm-spinner bowled just one over vs KKR.
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newscricket4 hours 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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newscricket5 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Indian cricket fans deserve transparency about Rohit Sharma’s injury, claims Sunil Gavaskar

Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has come down hard on the BCCI for beating around the bush with regards to Rohit Sharma’s fitness, after the board omitted the opener from the Australia tour owing to ‘injury’. Gavaskar’s comments come on the back of Rohit hitting the nets for Mumbai.
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newscricket5 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Was a conscious plan yesterday to show intent, reveals Shubman Gill

KKR’s Shubman Gill, who struck an aggressive 57 versus KXIP on Monday, revealed that his role, in general, is to anchor the innings but there was a conscious plan yesterday to show intent from ball one. Gill further rued the loss of wickets and admitted that KKR could have done better in the middle.
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newscricket5 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Very confident that MS Dhoni will lead CSK in 2021, claims Kasi Viswanathan

CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan has insisted that MS Dhoni will turn up for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League, to be played in April 2021, possibly in India. Viswanathan has also added that this was just a bad year and CSK have no need to change the entire system.
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newscricket15 hours ago

IPL 2020 | This is the hungriest I have ever seen Chris Gayle play, proclaims KL Rahul

KL Rahul has insisted that he had never seen Chris Gayle so hungry for runs in his career and added that it was really a tough decision not to play him from the beginning, Rahul has also added that it was a complete team performance that led to the ongoing Kings XI Punjab resurgence.
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newscricket15 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Knew I needed to take pressure off Mandeep by hitting sixes, reveals Chris Gayle

Universe Boss Chris Gayle, whose 25-ball 50 handed KXIP their fifth win on the bounce, claimed that he understood that going after the bowling was the need of the hour, with Mandeep Singh playing anchor. Walking in at 47/1 in the 8th over, Gayle smashed 5 sixes to help take KXIP over the line.
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newscricket15 hours ago

IPL 2020 | This knock is for my dad, expresses Mandeep Singh

Mandeep Singh has dedicated his match-winning knock against Kolkata Knight Riders to his deceased father who passed away last week. Mandeep has also added that his father always used to tell him to remain not out and he was very proud of pulling the win off for the team, following his dad's advice.
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newscricket15 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Needed to score around 185-190 to be in the game, claims Eoin Morgan

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan, on the back of his side’s crushing defeat at the hands of Punjab, admitted that KKR lost the game with the bat and should ideally have scored 40-50 than what they managed to. Chasing a meagre 150, KXIP dusted off the target in under 19 overs.
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newscricket15 hours ago

Twitter reacts to bereaved Mandeep Singh paying tribute to late father in classy half-century celebration

We all know Sachin Tendulkar and his sky-looking celebration in the memory of his father but another chapter added to the fairytale with Mandeep Singh at the centre of it. Bereaved Mandeep batted through the pain of losing his father, and, after reaching his 50, he paid a lovely tribute to him.
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featurecricket16 hours ago

IPL 2020 | KKR vs KXIP Evaluation chart - Gayle-storm lands in Sharjah as muddled KKR left to rue their tactics

Kolkata Knight Riders’ baffling approach to the game, where lack of clarity took the centre stage, left them in a position to tussle with NRR for a spot in the play-offs. Meanwhile, smart Kings XI Punjab rode the Gayle-storm and a stunning Shami spell up front to secure a comfortable 8-wicket win.
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newscricket17 hours ago

Twitter reacts to selectors’ baffling decision to overlook Suryakumar Yadav for Australia T20Is

The BCCI, today, named the squads for the tour of Australia and in what came as an utter shock, the board decided to omit MI’s Suryakumar Yadav for the three-match T20Is. SKY has been a star-performer in IPL 2020 and the Twitterati expressed their bafflement over the unjust omission.
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featurecricket17 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals - Statistical Preview

In one of the most important games in the context of the play-offs qualification scenario, Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. While Delhi can afford to slip up, it is a do-or-die encounter for the David Warner-led side.
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newscricket17 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Varun Chakravarthy handed maiden call-up by selectors for T20Is

Kolkata Knight Riders mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy has been handed a shock call-up for the Australia T20Is on the back of his impressive performances in the ongoing edition of the IPL. While the selectors overlooked Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, however, found a place.
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newscricket18 hours 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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newscricket18 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini get Test call-up; Rohit Sharma Hardik Pandya left out

The BCCI, on Monday, announced the Test squad for the forthcoming tour of Australia and handed call-ups to RCB seamers Mohammad Siraj and Navdeep Saini, while leaving out all-rounder Hardik Pandya. However, there was no place for Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma due to them nursing injuries.
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newscricket18 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Navdeep Saini doubtful for Mumbai clash after suffering split webbing

Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Navdeep Saini is a doubtful starter for his side’s all-important clash versus Mumbai Indians on Wednesday after suffering a split webbing in his bowling hand. Saini is believed to have gotten stitches after injuring his hand in the CSK clash on Sunday.
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newscricket20 hours ago

Reports | Ishant Sharma likely to be fit for Australia Tests; to start bowling from November 18

Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, who flew back home from IPL after sustaining a muscle tear, is reportedly set to be fit for the Tests against Australia, which will commence from December. Ishant, who is currently undergoing rehab at the NCA in Bangalore, is expected to start bowling from November 18.
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newscricket21 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Boxing Day Test at MCG ‘likely’ to feature spectators

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has claimed that there is a high possibility that the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia might oversee spectators, given the improved Covid-19 condition in Victoria. Australia has already started allowing ‘limited’ spectators in other cricketing events.
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newscricketa day ago

Have been watching a lot of MS Dhoni's innings, reveals Grace Harris

After delivering a match-winning performance of 37-ball 53, Grace Harris has opined that batting in the middle overs is different from batting at the top, and watching MS Dhoni has helped her adjust to that. She added that she has worked on her gameplay to go deep and finish off the game at the end.
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