‘Nobody knows…’: Aakash Chopra on Ishan Kishan’s absence from T20I squad against Afghanistan | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has provided insights into the selectors’ decision to include Sanju Samson and Jitesh Sharma instead of Ishan Kishan in the 16-member squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Afghanistan.Chopra, in his analysis on his YouTube channel, highlighted that the absence of a clear explanation for Ishan Kishan’s … Read more

‘Few questions need to be answered for us’: Hardik Pandya on why Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli rested from second ODI | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The absence of India skipper Rohit Sharma and run-machine Virat Kohli from the playing XI of second West Indies ODI raised a few eyebrows but the stand-in skipper Hardik Pandya’s sensible reply put an immediate end to any controversy before it erupted.While explaining Rohit and Virat’s absence, Pandya said at the toss: “Rohit … Read more

IPL 2022, DC vs RR: Mitchell Marsh takes Delhi Capitals to crucial win over Rajasthan Royals

There was no collapse or blowing apart of the batting line-up as Delhi Capitals remained stubborn in their pursuit of victory. Mitchell Marsh and David Warner made it a one-sided contest as Capitals easily chased down 161, registering an eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. In … Read more

IPL 2022: Sanju Samson rues batting failure in defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders

MUMBAI: Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) captain Sanju Samson considered his batters’ inability to score boundaries in the death overs on a slow pitch as the reason for his side’s seven-wicket defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Monday. Samson said with his batters failing to master the KKR bowling … Read more

IPL 2022, KKR vs RR: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals to end 5-match losing streak

Change is the only constant in Kolkata Knight Riders’ gameplan. And for a change, they got it right this time as they beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to stage a comeback after five consecutive defeats in this IPL. The purple brigade made two changes to the playing XI, trying out their fifth opening pair … Read more

IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights: KKR beat RR by seven wickets to snap 5-match losing streak

MUMBAI: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated in-form Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to snap their five-match losing streak in the Indian Premier League on Monday. KKR first restricted RR to 152 for five after opting to bowl and then chased down the target with five balls to spare to return to winning ways and heave a … Read more

IPL 2022, RR vs RCB: Rajasthan Royals ride on Parag pyrotechnics to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore

Bowlers too star in Royals’ 29-run victory over RCBIn T20 cricket, 144 runs are generally not a comfort cushion for bowlers. But, it could be when you have a quality bowling attack and a batting side willing to gift wickets. Riyan Parag, with an unbeaten 31-b 56 (3×4; 4×6), played a defining innings for Rajasthan … Read more

IPL 2022: It was a full toss and the umpire stuck to his decision, says Rajasthan Royals’ skipper Sanju Samson on no-ball controversy

MUMBAI: Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) Skipper Sanju Samson said that the umpire’s refusal to check a no-ball in the final over of their thrilling match against Delhi Capitals (DC) was very clear and he stuck to his decision. Jos Buttler’s 116-run knock and Prasidh Krishna’s three-wicket haul (3 for 22) helped Rajasthan (222 for 2) beat … Read more

Explained: The wide yorker and its growing popularity in T20 cricket

NEW DELHI: In a game heavily loaded in favour of the batters, a yorker is a delivery that has been used by fast bowlers to control big hitters and take wickets for decades. Taking the pitch out of the equation, a fast searing yorker is bowled at the base of the batter’s boots and by … Read more

IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Highlights: Buttler ton, Chahal hat-trick in Rajasthan’s exciting 7-run victory over KKR

MUMBAI: Jos Buttler’s magnificent second hundred of this IPL season was beautifully complemented by a ‘five-star’ Yuzvendra Chahal, who spun his web with a hat-trick as Rajasthan Royals won a high-scoring thriller against Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 runs on Monday. Buttler’s 61-ball 103 had nine fours and five sixes as Royals scored an imposing … Read more