Cricket

Big Picture Forty-eight hours. After barely surviving a rollercoaster against the defending champions Mumbai Indians, that is the time Sunrisers Hyderabad have to recuperate and be back in full swing. It’s another reminder of how punishing the IPL can be, and the challenges teams face in staying fresh through two whole months in the peak
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Toss Royal Challengers Bangalore chose to bowl v Kings XI PunjabLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Andrew Tye practices before the first ball BCCI In their first home game of the season, Virat Kohli, the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, chose to bowl against R Ashwin’s Kings XI Punjab. The RCB captain felt the Chinnaswamy surface “was back
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Big Picture Prior to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s first game this season, captain Virat Kohli said this was ‘our most balanced side ever’. After the first round of games, it appeared Royal Challengers had the most unbalanced XI among all teams: a star-studded top four, followed by an untested middle order and a bowling attack lacking
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Surrey have signed South Africa’s Dean Elgar as an overseas player for the first couple of months of the county season. Elgar, who had a brief spell at the club in 2015, is expected to be available for the club’s first County Championship game of the season; a match against Hampshire that starts on April
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Sunrisers Hyderabad elect to bowl v Mumbai IndiansLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Two first-choice frontline players were missing from both line-ups: Hardik Pandya for Mumbai Indians and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Sunrisers Hyderabad. For the record, Kane Williamson put Mumbai in at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Thursday. Mumbai brought in Pradeep Sangwan and Ben
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Will miss playing on our home ground and entertaining our #Chennai fans this season…You are always in our hearts. On to #Pune now! #IPL2018 — Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) April 12, 2018 Very sad for our team @ChennaiIPL and the fans here in Chennai that we won’t be playing anymore games here this season. The atmosphere
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India celebrate with the Asia Cup trophy © Associated Press The United Arab Emirates has been awarded the 2018 Asia Cup that was originally slated to be held in India. The tournament will be played between September 13 and 28, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Political tensions between India
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Pat Cummins, the Mumbai Indians fast bowler, has been ruled out of the 2018 IPL season with a back issue. Cricket Australia has said Cummins has “bone oedema in his vertebrae”, and that he will sit out the tournament to ensure he does not aggravate his condition any further. Mumbai signed Cummins for INR 5.4
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David Willey is poised to become the 12th England player to receive a call up to the IPL. Yorkshire have received the paperwork from the ECB, who act as the initial broker between the IPL and the counties, and are bracing themselves for the inevitable. The England all-rounder left a pre-season friendly in Leicester on
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Big picture If Chennai Super Kings are capable of doing anything without a flourish, we won’t be seeing evidence of it on Tuesday. Having put up a red-carpet premiere in Mumbai on their return, MS Dhoni’s ensemble are ready for the full public release in Chennai. A full house awaits in the ground where they
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Big picture One returning franchise is already dominating the conversation this IPL, and now it’s time for the other to come up on stage and say what’s up. But before all that, Rajasthan Royals might just want to check that Chennai Super Kings haven’t used up all of the re-beginners’ luck. The only player they
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Kolkata Knight Riders 177 for 6 (Narine 50, Karthik 34*, Woakes 3-36) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 176 for 7 (De Villiers 44, McCullum 43, Rana 2-11) by four wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Play 07:11 Agarkar: I’d always get a fast bowler to bowl at Narine Sunil Narine‘s 17-ball half-century
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About 20 minutes after winning the match for Chennai Super Kings with a flurry of sixes in the dying moments of what looked like a losing cause, Dwayne Bravo was asked in the post-match press conference about his strategy in the death overs against Mumbai Indians. Bravo asked the journalist a question in reply: “While
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