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featurecricket4 months ago

Fringe players who have assured themselves an IPL contract in the mega auction ft. Harpreet, Lynn and SRK

The intriguing final season before the mega auction gives senior players the opportunity to show why they need to be retained, but equally it also gives fringe players the chance to prove that they belong. Only 29 games were played in IPL 2021, but a multitude of players put their hands up.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

Trouble in Paradise | Incumbent IPL contract holders who might potentially go unsold in the mega auction

The season before the mega auction is a double-edged sword - you could lock in a long-term contract by doing well, but you could also see yourself go unsold in the mega auction if you endure a forgettable season. We look at players who, this season, have jeopardized their chances of landing a bid.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

How the incompetence of SRH’s management extended well beyond the alienation of David Warner

Spare a thought for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They fired their captain, axed him from the starting XI and antagonized their entire fanbase in a span of 24 hours in the hope of turning their season around, only for the entire tournament to get canceled.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

How BCCI turned the ‘safe’ bio-bubble into a nervous test of its own

Eight teams, six venues and one country formed the crux of the 2021 IPL action, after a successful 2020 edition of the tournament in the Middle East. But after 24 days of action, the curtains were down and the ‘safe’ bio-bubble suddenly turned into anxious nights for the cricketers.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 months ago

No escaping the inevitable - the complete timeline of events that unfolded in a COVID-struck IPL 2021

After 25 days of escaping the inevitable, the COVID situation in IPL went to a point of no return on May 4 as the BCCI decided to pull the plug on the tournament indefinitely. We look at every single COVID-related event in the tournament that will now forever be remembered for the wrong reasons.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | Blitzpools Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI for Mumbai’s clash against Hyderabad

Monday turned out to be an unexpected off day, but IPL 2021 will, at least as things stand, restart on Tuesday in Delhi as fourth-placed Mumbai Indians (MI) take on the bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). A defeat for Sunrisers on Tuesday will essentially knock them out of IPL 2021.
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featurecricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: RR vs SRH - No Warner, n̶o̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶t̶y̶ no Sunrisers

A deluded SRH management was brought back to earth today in Delhi by a rampant Rajasthan Royals, who further deepened the existential crisis of their opponents. Prior to the game, Moody and Bayliss thought the team could survive without Warner, but the duo were handed a timely warning by RR.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | Blitzpools Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI for Rajasthan’s clash against Hyderabad

A four-pointer early in the season is uncommon, but Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will clash against each other on Sunday in what is all set to be the most important match of IPL 2021 to date. The loser from Sunday’s clash could practically kiss goodbye to the playoff spot.
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featurecricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: SRH vs CSK - CSK openers hand Sunrisers a humbling lesson

After Bairstow’s early wicket, Warner and Pandey took Sunrisers to 128/2 before Williamson and Jadhav’s late cameo took them to 171 after 20 overs. But what was that, CSK? They just turned that total into a joke, with Faf-Gaikwad combining to score 129 runs as CSK won by seven wickets.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | Blitzpools Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI for Chennai’s clash against Hyderabad

The Southern Derby, as some of the enthusiasts call it, Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Chennai Super Kings in an MRC Nagar derby. Two Southern franchises, with a similar take on cricket, will clash against each other in the country’s capital in Delhi, where conditions are expected to be slow.
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