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Vizagites gearing up for IPL

The mood in the city is upbeat, as the IPL is finally here after a gap and Vizagites are keen to see a tightly fought contest between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capital on Wednesday. The Delhi Capital led by Shreyas Iyer has a young star studded side players like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, […]

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The conflict is real, but it might do no harm: BCCI must choose wisely

Some years ago, ‘Richie Benaud’ tweeted “Indians just don’t get conflict of interest”. The account was fake, but the sentiment was sound, as evidenced by the uproar it provoked in cyberspace. “Indians don’t relate to conflict of interest,” said the social scientist Shiv Viswanathan. “It is a cultural perception. Conflict of interest is not taken […]

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CA agrees to ODI series against India

Cricket Australia on Thursday agreed to play an away ODI series against India early next year, days after trying to backtrack from the commitment by stopping their top women players from competing in an ongoing mini T20 league in Jaipur. The two boards seem to have resolved the differences with the CA releasing its entire […]

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Warner and Smith make a mark

David Warner smashed an encouraging 39 (43, 6×4, 1×6) with the bat and Steve Smith (22, 43b) took a brilliant catch in the field as the pair savoured a victorious return to the Australia fold in a World Cup warm-up against a New Zealand XI on Monday. Wearing Australian colours for the first time since […]

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IPL 2019: Katich admits to tension in KKR dugout

Andre Russell’s outburst about Kolkata Knight Riders’ problems was as big a talking point as his unbelievable power-hitting in the IPL 12th edition. Minutes after Knight Riders’ campaign ended on Sunday night, assistant coach Simon Katich stressed the need to address the issues. “Can’t hide from the fact that there was tension. That was pretty […]

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IPL 2019 : Who will catch the direct flight to the final?

The dynamics of the playoffs are different. Here, it’s a lot about creating opportunities, withstanding pressure and executing plans. Winning key moments matter. Of course, end-game skills are critical to the outcome. In these big-ticket matches, individual brilliance can change outcomes. And there are several game-changers in both Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Indeed, […]