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Kings XI Punjab — “Chris Gayle Will Come In At The Right Time”

In the U.S., on the political stump, one hears rally chants such as the following: “Four more years.” “Fill that seat.” “U.S.A” “Send her back.” “Lock her up.” Now, if one should conjure a similar scenario within the context of this season’s IPL cricket, the chant would easily be, “We want Gayle,” given the anticipation of seeing Chris “Universe Boss” […]

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IPL — A Quest For Glory By Windies’ Players

Historically, West Indies players have always done well in the world’s biggest T20 extravaganza – the Indian Premier League. And this year, it should be no different; they enter the IPL with lots of expectations and promise. However, the performances by some of the Windies players at the start of the competition is left wanting. Albeit, the saying, “It’s not […]

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Windies Players Show Mixed Performances In IPL

The West Indies players had arrived in UAE on September 11, 2020, after finishing their CPL tournament. The players had to undergo a six-day quarantine period based on protocol set by BCCI for all players landing in UAE. The Windies players started their practice with the team from September 17, two days before the tournament was set to get underway. […]

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Windies Players Add Flair To IPL

West Indies players have had a significant impact on IPL’s success over the years. They are known to add the Caribbean flavor to the tournament, making it more exciting and thrilling. Nobody can forget that 175 not-out by Chris Gayle for RCB nor the impact that Dre-Russ had in the previous season for KKR. IPL has witnessed the entire journey […]

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Spinner — Bowling To Russell Is An Uphill Task

Photo credit: loopjamaica.com The name Andre Dwayne Russell aka Dre, Dre Russ, cannot be divorced from any conversation about T20 cricket. The 32-year-old Jamaican and Windies professional cricketer is widely regarded as one of the greatest T20 players to have ever played the game. Russell markets his cricket skills around the world as a right-hand batter and right-arm bowler.  “When […]

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2020 IPL T20 Cricket Extravaganza Preview

World’s biggest T20 extravaganza, the India Premier League, is set to begin on September 19. IPL was earlier scheduled for March 29 this year, but the tournament was pushed back due to the novel coronavirus. After a 5-month long wait, India’s cricket festival is finally on. This competition will also be the first cricketing event for India since the South […]

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A Look Back At The 2020 CPL Tournament

The Caribbean Premier League has been the first successful domestic T20 league in the post- COVID-19 era. Credit goes to the CPL management, government, ground staff, medical paramedics, and players for the tournament’s success – no one tested positive for the COVID-19 between the games. This year’s CPL was not as popular as the previous seasons due to the absence […]

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Chris Gayle Eyes New T20 Cricket Record

Windies opening batter Chris “Universe Boss” Gayle must be cherishing the thought of becoming the first batsman to hit 1000 T20 sixes. There are very few batsmen in world cricket who hits the cricket ball more savagely than Gayle. The upcoming IPL will set the Windies star a platform to showcase his six-hitting power as he closes in on a […]

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Windies Set To Tour New Zealand

The West Indies is scheduled to play two Test matches and three T20s in their New Zealand tour this November. According to New Zealand Cricket chief David White, plans are still underway to fine-tune all the necessary arrangements. Originally, the Windies was set to play three Test matches against New Zealand based on the Future Tour Program. New Zealand’s packed […]

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Phillips Surge Sets Up Tallawahs To Strangle Patriots

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) finally saw a team choose to bat first and win as Glenn Phillips accelerated after a sluggish start to bat through the innings and get the Jamaica Tallawahs a total that a faltering St Kitts & Nevis Patriots batting line-up never looked like achieving against a disciplined and skillful bowling attack. Promoted to open, […]