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newscricket6 hours ago

IPL 2021 to resume with CSK vs MI clash on September 19

The BCCI have announced the schedule for the remainder of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League, and the second half of the competition will kick off with a CSK-MI clash on September 19 in Dubai. Dubai will also be incidentally hosting the IPL 2021 final, on October 15th.
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newscricket4 days ago

DC and CSK keen to reach UAE and kick-start IPL preparations 

Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings, the top two teams of the curtailed IPL this year, have expressed their interest to reach the Middle East early to start preparing for the second phase of the IPL 2021. The CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan stated that the team wants to reach the UAE by August 15.
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newscricket6 days ago

Shreyas Iyer ruled out of Royal London Cup for Lancashire 

Indian middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer won't be able to take part in this year's Royal London Cup for Lancashire as he will be continuing his rehab to recover from his shoulder injury. Iyer expressed his regret at not being able to play for the side but wants to feature for them in the future.
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newscricket7 days ago

Will keep assessing my IPL participation on a year-by-year basis, attests Mitchell Starc

Australia’s Mitchell Starc, who has not played in the IPL since 2015, asserted that he has, in the recent past, skipped IPL to use the window to keep himself mentally and physically fresh, but claimed that he will keep assessing the stance. Starc’s last IPL was IPL 2015, in which he took 20 wickets.
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newscricket16 days ago

Have four-five years left in me but if Dhoni quits, I won't play too, proclaims Suresh Raina

In a surprising statement, Suresh Raina stated that he would quit the IPL if MS Dhoni retires from the tournament, though he reckons he still has four-five years of cricket left in him. He added that if his franchise Chennai Super Kings wins this year, he will convince MS Dhoni to play next year.
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newscricket19 days ago

Not paying attention to IPL retention rumors, focus fully on representing the country, states Suryakumar Yadav

Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav has stated that the focus of the team remains on the upcoming series and he isn't even sure about the IPL retention news yet. He also added that he doesn't alter his approach in international cricket and it's pretty much the same as it was in the IPL.
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newscricket20 days ago

R Ashwin had to stick to our decision to not mankad the batters, reveals Shreyas Iyer 

Delhi Capitals' full-time skipper Shreyas Iyer has revealed that ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had to stick with the team's decision of not running out the batters at the non-striker's end in the IPL. He also added that Australians sledge in a way that hurts from inside, unlike New Zealand. 
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newscricket20 days ago

Reports | IPL Mega auction to take place in December; teams can retain four players each

As per TOI reports, the mega auction for the IPL 2022 will take place in December, later this year, while the teams will be able to retain four players each. Additionally, the tenders for the two new IPL teams will be out next month while the bidding process is set to be opened in mid-October.
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newscricket20 days ago

IPL 2021 | Will return in time for the restart of the IPL; not sure about the captaincy, reveals Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer, ahead of the restart of the IPL, has stated that he will return in time for the restart of the tournament, reportedly in September but was unsure about the captaincy role. He also stated his experience with Rahul Dravid and said that he gives players a lot of freedom and opportunities.
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newscricket23 days ago

ENG vs SL | Playing in the IPL has helped Sam Curran thrive for England, claims Graham Thorpe

Stand-in coach for the Sri Lanka tour, Graham Thorpe credited IPL for Sam Curran’s success in international cricket and attested that the T20 extravaganza moulded the all-rounder to excel in high-pressure situations. Thorpe also stressed that Curran has the potential to become an all-format star.
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