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Big Picture Much has changed since Chennai Super Kings last played Rajasthan Royals in 2015. Shane Watson has switched camps. Suresh Raina has missed an IPL game in yellow jersey. Ajinkya Rahane hasn’t conformed to the hold-my-end-up-and-let-the-rest-hit-around-me norm. And the MA Chidambaram Stadium will not host CSK’s home matches this season. Chennai Super Kings: lost
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Toss: Kings XI Punjab chose to bat v Sunrisers HyderabadLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details play 3:40 James Faulkner and Shaun Tait look forward to some fun in Mohali Kings XI Punjab’s R Ashwin became the first captain to opt to bat in IPL 2018, against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mohali. He felt his team would be
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Netherlands captain Peter Borren, 34, has retired from international cricket with immediate effect. Pieter Seelaar, the 30-year-old bowler, will take over the captaincy as Netherlands look to build towards the 2020 World T20 qualifiers and the ICC ODI Championships. Jeroen Smits, the former Netherlands wicketkeeper, has been appointed the new team manager. The Royal Dutch
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Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders chose to bowl v Rajasthan Royals play 4:14 James Faulkner and Ajit Agarkar look ahead to Rajasthan Royals’ match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik stuck to this season’s IPL trend of teams opting to bowl first, against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. Both teams, coming
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On Sunday, Royal Challengers Bangalore leaked the joint second-highest number of runs (88) in the final five overs in IPL history, against Rajasthan Royals, allowing them to post 217. It was the third-highest total for any team against RCB in the tournament. On Tuesday, RCB once again were in a charitable mood, as Mumbai Indians
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There are some enduring mysteries in international cricket, those that produce no satisfactory answer. Why the Lord’s ground slopes precipitously from north to south, whether WG Grace was a deity or a dirtbag, and how cricket can claim to be a global sport when next year’s World Cup will have fewer participants than its kabaddi
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Royal Challengers Bangalore chose to bowl v Mumbai Indians Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma lost his fourth toss in four games this season as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli elected to bowl on a ground he said scores were tough to defend. Kohli also said the
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Delhi Daredevils began their game against Kolkata Knight Riders with a maiden. Then, they wrapped it up by giving only one run off the 20th over. In between, they conceded 199 and therein lies a significant problem. Glenn Maxwell picked up on it following their 71-run defeat on Monday and called for better execution from
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Toss: Delhi Daredevils chose to bowl v Kolkata Knight Riders play 3:53 Ajit Agarkar and James Faulkner pick their playing XIs for KKR v Daredevils. Also, they explain why they think Daredevils edge ahead as favourites for this encounter Gautam Gambhir, the Delhi Daredevils captain, has chosen to bowl on what he termed an “emotional”
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After a third, frenetic, last-over, come-from-behind-to-scare-the-opposition finish, Chennai Super Kings fell short of Kings XI Punjab’s total by four runs and that narrow margin had people looking for reasons as to where things went wrong. One of them seems to centre around Ravindra Jadeja‘s position in the batting order. He has been coming ahead of
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Warwickshire 299 (Bell 70, Ambrose 81, Wiese 4-50) lead Sussex 194 for 6 (Stone 6-52) by 105 runsScorecard play 1:43 Catch up with the latest from the County Championship, as Warwickshire’s Olly Stone dazzles against Sussex It generally pays to apply some scepticism to large hauls taken at this time of year. English pitches in
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Rajasthan Royals 217 for 4 (Samson 92, Rahane 36, Chahal 2-22) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 198 for 6 (Kohli 57, Sundar 35, Gopal 2-22) by 19 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Sanju Samson struck 10 sixes in his 92 BCCI Sanju Samson‘s breathtaking 92 not out off 45 balls formed the centerpiece of Rajasthan Royals’ 217
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Nottinghamshire 127 for 6 (Bailey 3-17) trail Lancashire 158 (Vilas 49, Ball 5-43) by 31 runsScorecard play 1:22 With the rain cleared almost everywhere, catch up with how the county championship got underway for most of the two divisions “I dreamed that, as I wandered by the way, / Bare Winter suddenly was changed to
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Delhi Daredevils 195 for 3 (Roy 91*, Pant 47, Krunal Pandya 2-21) beat Mumbai Indians 194 for 7 (Suryakumar Yadav 53, Lewis 48, Christian 2-35) by seven wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details On paper, this was a clash between one of the tournament’s powerhouses and an unfancied team. In reality, it was a scrap between two
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11:03 PM ET Peter Della PennaCricket Close Peter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDellaPenna The ICC and USA Cricket jointly announced the formation of a
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