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IPL 2021 Opening Match MI VS RCB

IPL 2021 Opening Match MI VS RCB Highlights

Mumbai Indians will play the opening match of the IPL 2021 with Royal Challengers Bangalore on 9 April at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It is the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.

Mumbai Indians

They are the defending champions and looking for a third consecutive IPL title and sixth overall. But the first match isn’t going to be an easy win for MI as the contender RCB has infused young blood into the team. The star players of Mumbai Indians include captain Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jaspreet Bumrah, and Trent Bolt.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB has yet to get its first IPL title despite having star players like Virat Kohli who is leading the team, AB de Villiers, and new recruit Glenn Maxwell. RCB is certainly a tough nut to crack for anyone but they have to prove their worth on the ground. The opening match is more challenging for RCB.

Date, Time, and Place of the match

Mumbai Indians will meet Royal Challengers Bangalore on 9 April at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The toss will be at 07:00 PM … Read the rest

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Prithvi Shaw Game A Heroic Welcome To DC Coach Ricky Ponting

Prithvi Shaw welcomed the Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting in the team on after he completed his mandatory quarantine. Shaw said that Ricky Ponting was their boss on field and a friend off the field. He even compared their coach with Shar Rukh Khan’s character in “Chak De! India” movie.

How Prithvi Shaw welcomed Ricky Ponting?

The Delhi Capital batsman said that when Ponting spoke to the team, it looked like the movie scene of “Chak De! India.” He even said that should Chak De! India should be played in the background when coach Ponting speaks to the team.

How is Prithvi Shaw’s performance so far?

Prithvi Shaw made 827 runs from just eight matches in Vijay Hazare Trophy prior to joining the IPL. But his performance in the last season IPL 2020 was unsatisfactory and he was removed from DC XI during the tournament. The poor performance also cost him a place in Indian Test team ahead of Australian tour just after the IPL season.

What was Ricky Ponting’s opinion on Prithvi Shaw?

Ricky Ponting said that he had some interesting chat with Prithvi … Read the rest

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IPL 2021: KKR’s Shubham Gill Batted For Himself On Social Media

Shubham Gill of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) reacted strongly to a comment posted by a social media user about his selection in IPL 2021. Gill has been batting for KKR for three seasons and has scored more than 200 runs in each season.

What was the comment?

A social media user referred to Gill’s performance as “tuk tuk” which is used by cricket fans to refer to players with slow strike rates. But Shubham Gill felt offended by the comment and couldn’t prevent him from replying to that post.

How did Shubham Gill reply to that comment?

Shubham Gill was quick to take note of that stinging comment and post a fitting reply to that social media user. He commented, “i am right where i want to be Mr. NOBODY.”

What is the overall performance of Shubham Gill?

Shubham Gill has been a good player throughout his cricket career. He has played 51 T20s and has scored 1217 runs including nine half-centuries with a strike rate of 33.80. Also, he was a member of the India U-19 that won the world cup in 2018.

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Controversial Run Out Of Pakistani Batsman Fakhar Zaman By South Africa Wicket Keeper Quinton de Kock

Pakistan lost the 2nd ODI to South Africa in Johannesburg on Sunday when its start batsman Fakhar Zaman was run out controversially. How Fakhar Zaman was out is a breach of fair play rule 41.

Match summary

South Africa batted first and set a target of 342 runs for Pakistan that could make only 324 runs at 9 wickets when Fakhar Zaman was run out in the last over. At that time, Pakistan was only 31 runs short of winning the match.

How was Fakhar Zaman run out?

Fakhar Zaman was batting on 193 and it was the last over of the match. He was at the striker’s end to face the ball. He played the ball towards the off-side and ran for a single but asked the runner to come for a second. He started running towards the striker’s end when the Australian wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock distracted his attention by asking the fielder who took the ball to throw it to the non-striker’s end. Fakhar Zaman looked back in distraction when the fielder threw the ball at the striker’s end. The ball hit … Read the rest

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Why Players Are Pulling Out Of IPL 2021 Ahead Of Season?

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play without Josh Hazlewood this season as the Australian pacer has decided to pull off from IPL 2021 to spend time with his family. He has a very busy season ahead and he wants to spend the coming winter months with his family.

What excuses did Josh Hazlewood give for missing IPL 2021?

He said that it had been a long 10 months into bubbles and quarantine at different times, so he decided to take a rest from cricket and spent some time at home for the next two months. Cricket.com.au quoted Hazlewood as saying that he wanted time to prepare for the upcoming tournaments. Australia will play with the West Indies and Bangladesh T20 tour at the end of the winter season in Australia.

MS Dhoni led CSK has won IPL title in 2010, 2011, and 2018, but it finished seventh in the 2020 season. This year, CSK was quite hopeful of winning the title this year as it has all the top bowlers including Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Lungi Ngidi, Dwayne Bravo, and Josh Hazlewood. But Hazlewood has withdrawn from the IPL 2021.… Read the rest

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Former Australian Skipper Steve Smith Wants To Lead Australian Team Again

Steve Smith said he was willing to lead the national cricket team of Australia if he was given an opportunity. He made this announcement after almost two years after Cricket Australia banned him for one year for his involvement in the Sandpaper Gate incident.

What was the Sandpaper Gate incident?

It as ball-tempering incident happened the Cape Town Test against South Africa in March 2018. Steve Smith was the skipper of Australian cricket at that time and he confirmed his involvement in the incident. The Cricket Australia board took cognizance of the matter and banned Steve from international cricket for one year. The opening batsman David Warner also received a similar punishment but Cameron Bancroft was let off with a nine-month suspension.

Would Steve Smith join the national cricket team of Australia?

While Smith has completed his suspension but the Australian coach Justin Langer isn’t willing to take him back. Langer replied to Steve’s call for an opportunity to lead the Australian team again by saying that there was no captaincy position available in the team.

He said that Australia had two very good captains … Read the rest