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Leg-spinners are the trend in modern T20: Ponting

The story of spinners of all variety in 11 IPL seasons has been most fascinating. Those who practise the unnatural and hence difficult art of leg-spin have been the most successful in comparison with the right and left-arm finger spinners. At the pre-match interaction with the media here at the Wankhede Stadium, Delhi Capitals coach […]

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I’m scared of Kohli’s anger: Pant

Known for his swashbuckling batting style, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant says the one thing that scares him is the anger of India skipper Virat Kohli. “I am not scared of anyone but Virat bhaiya ke gusse se dar lagta hai (I’m scared of Virat Kohli’s anger),” Pant said in a video posted by his IPL team, […]

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Malinga’s unavailability raises MI’s hackles

Lasith Malinga’s supposed unavailability for the first three weeks of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a domestic tournament in Sri Lankan has made the Mumbai Indians unhappy. While Mahela Jayawardene, the franchisee head coach, minced no words in criticising Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for organising the tournament at the last minute, Jayawardene added […]