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Smart stats – Who has been the best fielding side in IPL 2019?

Smart stats – Who has been the best fielding side in IPL 2019?

April 23, 2019

This year’s IPL has witnessed a lot of dropped catches and missed chances that have resulted in a change of fortune. Not only have players dropped catches at crucial situations but they have done so repeatedly, giving a batsmen many lives in a single innings. As we enter the business end of the tournament, let’s…

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‘I’ll never forget the scene’ – Shanaka revisits Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday horror

‘I’ll never forget the scene’ – Shanaka revisits Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday horror

April 23, 2019

Two Sri Lankan cricketers, Dasun Shanaka and Hasitha Boyagoda, were among the many who narrowly survived the serial blasts that rocked the island on Easter Sunday morning, leaving almost 300 dead and more than 500 injured. It might have unravelled very differently for Shanaka, the 27-year-old international allrounder, had he attended Sunday morning mass at…

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Hyderabad to host IPL final on May 12

Hyderabad to host IPL final on May 12

April 23, 2019

Hyderabad has been confirmed as the venue for the IPL final on May 12 after Chennai Super Kings failed to provide a solution to the long-standing issue of the three disputed – and closed – stands at MA Chidambaram Stadium. However, Chennai will get to host the first play-off match – Qualifier 1 – on…

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Russell, Pollard, Narine: Who will make West Indies’ World Cup squad?

Russell, Pollard, Narine: Who will make West Indies’ World Cup squad?

April 23, 2019

With just a day to go before the Tuesday deadline set by the ICC, West Indies remain the only team yet to announce their squad for the upcoming World Cup. ESPNcricinfo understand Cricket West Indies (CWI) will submit the 15-man squad to the ICC on Tuesday, but will announce the squad only on Wednesday afternoon…

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Talking points: Rahane’s dream T20 innings

Talking points: Rahane’s dream T20 innings

April 22, 2019

2:23 PM ET Alagappan Muthu The Redemption Ajinkya Rahane has a T20 strike-rate of 118. It is a fair reflection of his work in the shortest format but flies in the face of the kind of shots he has. Like those jaw-dropping on-the-up drives. Coupling those shots – which are inherent strengths of his -…

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Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana to lead in Women’s T20 exhibition matches

Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana to lead in Women’s T20 exhibition matches

April 22, 2019

Jaipur will host four women’s T20 exhibition matches on the sidelines of the IPL playoffs. The round-robin matches will be played on May 6, 8 and 9 before the final on May 11. Unlike last year when two teams, Supernovas and Trailblazers, had contested a one-off exhibition match, this season a third team, Velocity, will…

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‘Bowling in limited-overs cricket these days needs to come with a health warning’

‘Bowling in limited-overs cricket these days needs to come with a health warning’

April 22, 2019

Frank Keating, dear departed of the Guardian, once said of my run up: “Willis is like a World War I biplane tied up with elastic bands, vainly trying to take off.” As a commentator I’m hard on mediocrity in the Test match arena. I’m happy to admit that. The 1977-78 tour to Pakistan and New…

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Recent Match Report – Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, Indian Premier League, 40th Match | ESPNcricinfo.com

Recent Match Report – Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, Indian Premier League, 40th Match | ESPNcricinfo.com

April 22, 2019

Delhi Capitals 193 for 4 (Pant 78*, Dhawan 54, Shreyas 2-47) beat Rajasthan Royals 191 for 6 (Rahane 105*, Smith 50, Rabada 2-37) by six wickets Ajinkya Rahane brought out his full repertoire of shots and then some uncharacteristic ones, charging to a second T20 century, but even his 105* off 63 couldn’t carry Rajasthan…

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Walsh does not want to ‘rush’ Mustafizur before World Cup

Walsh does not want to ‘rush’ Mustafizur before World Cup

April 22, 2019

Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh wants fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman to be given enough time to recover from his ankle injury, and not be used too much during the tri-series in Ireland next month. Walsh suggested that given Mustafizur’s habit of picking up small injuries, he should be geared towards his work for the World…

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Hamid Hassan picked in Afghanistan’s World Cup squad; Naib to captain

Hamid Hassan picked in Afghanistan’s World Cup squad; Naib to captain

April 22, 2019

Hamid Hassan, the 31-year-old fast bowler who last played an ODI in June 2016, has been selected among Afghanistan’s 15 players who will go to England for the 2019 World Cup. The squad will be led by Gulbadin Naib, despite criticism from senior players Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi following Asghar Afghan’s removal as ODI…

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