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Mayank Agarwal stands up to his role; stiff road awaits Punjab Kings

Mayank Agarwal stands up to his role; stiff road awaits Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings were dealt with a major jolt on Sunday as their skipper KL Rahul was diagnosed with acute appendicitis, after complaints of severe abdomen pain a night before. Although it is not clear how long  the surgical procedure to follow will keep him out of IPL 2021, it is likely ...

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Who is Harpreet Brar: The spinner from Moga district of Punjab

Who is Harpreet Brar: The spinner from Moga district of Punjab

In small towns, there are those who dream big and go all the way with their fearless attitude. And Punjab Kings debutant Harpreet Brar is a small town story. He made his first appearance for the franchise in IPL 2021 memorable as he dismissed Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell in consecutive de...

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Delhi Capitals: Early favourites for IPL 2021 title? 

Delhi Capitals: Early favourites for IPL 2021 title? 

Delhi Capitals have recorded a resounding growth since former Australia captain Ricky Ponting took over as the head coach in 2018 after Rahul Dravid had to quit from his position due to conflict of interest debate. Under the tutelage of Ponting, the capital franchise then went on to record thei...

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Ruturaj Gaikwad continues to establish as CSK opener 

Ruturaj Gaikwad continues to establish as CSK opener 

The Ruturaj Gaikwad story goes back to Indian Premier League 2020 where he made a tumultuous start of sorts and his natural ability to bat as an opener was overlooked by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni initially. The third highest run-scorer in the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy contracted C...

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AB de Villiers: A player for the ages 

AB de Villiers: A player for the ages 

Every generation produces one special cricketing talent to remember for the ages and AB de Villiers will be the one for our times. Saying that 'he is a special player' will be an understatement to describe him as the former South Africa captain continues to age like a fine wine. Virat Kohl...

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Will Indian cricketers stand up like Pat Cummins?

Will Indian cricketers stand up like Pat Cummins?

The Kolkata Knight Riders' Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has shown empathy towards the Indian citizens, who find themselves in a gloomy situation due to the second wave of Covid-19, by donating $50,000 (which roughly translates to INR 37,41,995) to PM CARES fund. It makes Cummins the ...

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IPL 2021 'oxygen' to spectators in cricket tragic country

IPL 2021 'oxygen' to spectators in cricket tragic country

The country is suffering. The novel coronavirus pandemic situation is getting bad to worse for one of the most populated country i.e. India. It is so bad that citizens are gasping for breath with the supply of oxygen in the country being at a critical stage. To make it even worse, the availability o...

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Punjab Kings show steely resolve in testing times

Punjab Kings show steely resolve in testing times

Surrender or come back stronger -- are the limited options left in testing times -- and Punjab Kings displayed steely resolve to clinch a dominating 9-wicket victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians on Friday. IPL 2021 - Full Coverage | Schedule & Results | Points TableIt was also a ...

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Is Pant aping ‘Thala’ Dhoni as Delhi Capitals captain?

Is Pant aping ‘Thala’ Dhoni as Delhi Capitals captain?

On the evidence of the first few matches as Delhi Capitals captain, Rishabh Pant can be safely called a totalitarian. Just like MS Dhoni when he was in charge of the Indian team, not so much post-retirement though. The only difference, not to speak of a trophy-laden career at all levels for ‘Thala’,...

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CSK expose chinks in Knights' armour

CSK expose chinks in Knights' armour

Following a poor run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season, where Chennai Super Kings (CSK) finished at the seventh spot, the MS Dhoni-led side have restored parity and made a strong comeback of sorts in the ongoing season. Asked to bat, CSK posted a mammoth total of 220/3 on board fro...

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