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newscricket2 days ago

Shakib Al Hasan overlooks Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers in his all-time IPL XI, names MS Dhoni as captain

Shakib Al Hasan has named MS Dhoni as the captain of his all-time IPL XI, which didn’t have room for either Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. Notably, the star Bangladesh all-rounder went with just three overseas players - David Warner, Ben Stokes and Lasith Malinga - in a star-studded line-up.
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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2021 | Shreyas Iyer's return makes Delhi Capitals even stronger, says Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has stated that the already well-balanced Delhi Capital’s side has become even stronger with the return of Shreyas Iyer, who had missed the IPL's first half with shoulder injury. The Capitals will resume their campaign against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22 in Dubai.
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newscricket5 days ago

IPL 2021 | Bairstow, Malan and Woakes withdraw from IPL second leg, PBKS rope in Aiden Markram

England’s Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan and Chris Woakes have pulled out of the upcoming second leg of the IPL 2021 in the UAE. The trio was a part of England’s recent home Test series against India, the last game of which was called off on Friday, September 10, following covid-19 concerns.
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newscricket8 days ago

IPL 2021 | Recovery from Covid-19 was difficult, states Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra who contracted Covid-19 during the first half of the IPL 2021 said that the recovery phase was difficult and that he improved his fitness slowly and steadily. Mishra added that he started training in private at home and maintained social distancing after recovery as well.
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newscricket13 days ago

Reports | Rishabh Pant likely to remain captain of Delhi Capitals during UAE leg of IPL 2021

Ahead of the second leg of IPL 2021 in UAE, the Delhi Capitals management is likely to continue with Rishabh Pant as the captain of the team for the remainder of the tournament. Delhi Capitals are currently the table-toppers with six wins and two losses from eight matches they have played in India.
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newscricketa month ago

Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Sandeep Sharma ties the knot with longtime girlfriend Tasha Sathwick

Ahead of the UAE leg of IPL 2021, India and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer Sandeep Sharma on Friday married his longtime girlfriend Tasha Sathwick. The couple had got engaged way back in 2018.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | ‘Too early’ to comment on Rashid Khan’s IPL participation, reveals BCCI source

Following the political developments in Afghanistan over the last week, a BCCI source has asserted that the participation of Rashid Khan and other Afghan players is not confirmed. The second leg of IPL 2021, which was disrupted because of COVID, will kick start in the UAE from September 19.
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newscricket2 months ago

Focus is to recover in time for IPL restart, says T Natarajan

T Natarajan, who was ruled out of the IPL with a knee problem, has resumed training at the National Cricket Academy and is focused on regaining full fitness prior to the restart of the T20 extravaganza in September. Natarajan, however, stressed that he currently is not thinking about the WT20.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | New Zealand players given permission to feature in remainder of IPL 2021

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have reportedly given the green light for the Kiwi international players to feature in the remainder of IPL 2021 that is set to be played in the month of September in UAE. Australia and England are, however, yet to confirm the participation of their players.
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newscricket4 months ago

Pace helps to maintain swing and outfox batsmen, reveals Bhuvneshwar Kumar 

One of the best swing bowlers in the world, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has revealed that increasing speed helps a pace bowler to maintain swing and keep the batsmen at bay. He further added that improving on his pace really helped him become a better bowler in latter stages of his international career.
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