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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 But Hazlewood has withdrawn from the IPL 2021.… Read the rest

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Underperforming England Defeats Poland With 2-1

England won its World Cup qualifying match with Poland 2-1 but it was a very closely contested match as England could score the winning goal only in the last minutes of the game.

How were the three goals of the match scored?

The first goal came early in the 19th minute when England got a first-half penalty that Harry Kane turned into a goal for England. The second goal was scored in the 58th minute by Jakub Moder. It was an equalizer for Poland. The third goal was the winning stroke at the 85th minute. Harry Maguire played the ball towards the goalpost of Poland.

Here’re the players’ ratings

Nick Pope – 6

The English goalkeeper had three clean sheets before Jordan Moder shot the only goal for Poland but it was more an error of John Stones than Pope.

Kyle Walker – 6

He is the most competent and reliable player for the right-back slot in the English squad. According to experts, Walker is less adventurous at his position but he is relatively untroubled.

John Stones – 5

He … 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.

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Portugal’s 3-1 Win Over Luxemburg Made Portuguese Coach Fernando Santos Furious

Portugal’s 3-1 win over Luxemburg lifted catapulted it to the top of Group A in its World Cup qualifying campaign. With seven points in hand, Portugal now stands at level with Serbia, but Luxemburg has to contend at third position with three points.

But Fernando Santos wasn’t satisfied with his team’s performance….

While the Portuguese team was celebrating their victory, their coach Santos was chiding his boys in the media. He said that they wasted the first 30-minutes playing at a walking pace with no intensity on either pitch. And that he had to ask the players that they won’t win the game on quality alone and they had to add intensity to their game.

Santos warned his boys that if they rely on their quality, any opponent could cause them difficulties. He said that in the second half they won every ball. They played with intensity and suddenly found that Luxemburg was a different team.

What made Fernando Santos furious?

Luxemburg was full of confidence after winning 1-0 at Ireland and it soon took lead over the European Champions when Gerson Rodrigues glanced a … Read the rest

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Germany Won Its First World Cup Qualifying Match With Iceland By 3-0

In an outstanding start to FIFFA World Cup Qualifiers, Germany won its first match with Iceland with 3-0 goals. It was the first match of Germany in 2021 and they made their mark at the beginning of the year. Germans will now play with Romania on March 29.

What does this victory mean for Joachim Low?

Joachim Low has announced that he would step down as head coach of Germany after summer’s Euros and as head coach, he had overseen 189 matches including 31 matches across three World Cup qualifying campaigns. And Germany wanted to give a memorable farewell to their world cup winning coach.

How the three goals were scored?

The first goal was quick within three minutes into the game when Joshua Kimmich jumped the ball over the Iceland defense to Serge Gnabry who played it back for Goretzka to score the first goal.

Kimmich again chipped in to pass the ball to Leroy Sane who was down the left and a fine shot by Sane was turned into the second goal in the seventh minute by Kai Havertz.

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See MS Dhoni Unveiling Chennai Super Kings New Yellow Jersey Ahead Of Season

Chennai Super Kings will play their first match on 10 April 2021 in yellow jersey just revealed by their skipper MS Dhoni. A video of MS Dhoni unpacking and unveiling the new jersey in yellow is posted by CSK on social media.

How does this new jersey look?

MS Dhoni will don a new yellow jersey during the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League starting April 9. But CSK will play its first match on April 10 with Delhi Capitals in Mumbai. MS Dhoni unveiled the new jersey for his team ahead of the IPL 2021 season. It is in shining yellow color with green touch on the shoulders and CSK badging on top of the left side. The front of the jersey is designed by Myntra sticker.

How will new jersey impact the CSK team?

The three-time champions finished the last IPL season 2020 at sixth-position, but this time they aim to better their performance and the change of jersey is the first step towards that direction. Also, the team is bolstered by the inclusion of Suresh Raina.

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