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IPL Teams Seek To Position Themselves For 2021 Season

The IPL 2021 season is set to get underway shortly and teams are seeking to position themselves by releasing players who did not play up to par last season. The 8 teams have released 57 players to open their slots for the upcoming auction.  Mumbai Indians- Defending champions Mumbai Indians have retained 17 players in total. They have all the […]

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IPL Curtain Draw — An Enthralling Affair!

Mumbai Indians 157 for 5 (Rohit 68, Kishan 33*, Nortje 2-25) beat Delhi Capitals 156 for 7 (Iyer 65*, Pant 56, Boult 3-30, Coulter-Nile 2-29) by five wickets. Shimron Hetmyer saw his IPL team Delhi Capitals, playing second fiddle to his Windies teammate Kerion Pollard’s side Mumbai Indians. DC could only manage to earn the bridesmaid prize as another IPL season comes to […]

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Sunil Narine Plagued With Calls For Suspect Bowling Action

Windies spinner Sunil Narine has again been reported for suspected bowling action after a thrilling match encounter against King’s X1 Punjab in Abu Dhabi. The 32-year-old Windies “mystery bowler” played a crucial role in the game, bowling the 18th and 20th overs in the Kings XI chase on his way to returns of 2 for 28. “The report was made […]

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Is Batting First A Better Option Than Bowling In IPL 2020?

It has become a trend in T20 cricket that after winning the toss, teams usually prefer bowling first. The primary reason is while batting second, teams get a clear picture of the target required. Assessing the UAE’s pitches, the captains aren’t sure of the target deemed necessary in the first innings. The Dew Factor Dew plays a significant role in […]

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IPL’s Kings XI Punjab Has Lost Its Mojo

Kings XI Punjab currently occupies 8th position in the IPL’s points table with one win and five defeats. We haven’t seen a regular playing XI in all the six matches played so far. They are still seeking to find the right combination of players and have a balanced team on the park. Their only win to date is against the […]

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Mumbai Indians And Delhi Capitals — Strong Contenders To Win IPL 2020

After more than 20 matches of IPL, we finally see a difference between settled teams and unsettled ones. Initially (first ten matches), it was tough to separate the eight teams as each team had at least one win and one defeat to their name.   Slowly and steadily, as the tournament has progressed, we are getting a clearer picture of who […]

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Is Kings XI Punjab Punjab Hiding Chris “Universe Boss” Gayle?

Chris “Universe Boss”, the Windies T20 legend and opening batting star has not had a game since the IPL tournament got underway over a week ago. However, Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul may well be saving the best wine for last — keeping Gayle on the bench until the team’s neediest moment. So far, Kings XI Punjab has struggled […]

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India’s Top Young Guns To Keep An Eye On In The IPL

Over the years, India has minted some of the greatest cricketers to grace a cricket pitch. This situation obtains because India has invested heavily in its cricket’s infrastructure and players’ development, starting from an early age. Consequently, they continue to churn out excellent players who can perform in all formats of the game. Today, some of the young players featuring […]