It is in players’ hands to make a choice: Graeme Smith on South Africans willing to exit IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith said the country’s cricket board is always there to help but it is up to the cricketers to decide if they want to continue playing in the IPL after it has been hit by the COVID-19 storm on Monday. A COVID-19 outbreak left the star-sprinkled IPL on … Read more

Remainder of PSL might be devoid of usual overseas recruits | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI : The remainder of the sixth Pakistan Super League (PSL) might be devoid of many of its overseas recruits due to their other commitments, which could leave the six franchises with the only option of signing new players. Postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PSL is scheduled to resume on June … Read more

Babar Azam is One of The Finest and Best Batsmen in The World: Imran Tahir

South African cricketer Imran Tahir has called Babar Azam one of the fittest and best batsmen in the world. Tahir believes Azam’s batting will not be impacted by taking up the additional responsibility of leading the team in the Test matches. The Pakistan Cricket Board recently named Azam as the Test captain. Babar, who was … Read more

Do-or-die game for KXIP, CSK play for pride

The defeat means KXIP’s fate is not solely in their hands as even a win against CSK will not ensure them a play-off spot. Their play-off chances hanging in balance, Kings XI Punjab will leave no stone unturned as they take on Chennai Super Kings in a must-win Indian Premier League game here on Sunday. … Read more

Imran Tahir, Noor Ahmad sign up for Melbourne Renegades

The Melbourne Renegades have boosted their overseas contingent for the upcoming BBL season with the signings of two wristspinners in Imran Tahir and the Afghanistan left-armer Noor Ahmad. Tahir will only be available post-Christmas, and Ahmad is expected to fill in for him until then. The signings fall on extreme ends of the age spectrum. … Read more

IPL 2020: Our spinners bowled well against strong RCB batting line-up: Du Plessis | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Chennai Super Kings’ batting mainstay Faf du Plessis believes that slower conditions always bring the best out of his side and attributed their eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore to the exploits of the spinners. CSK on Sunday restricted RCB to a modest total of 145 for 6 and then returned to overhaul the … Read more

You have 12 painful hours left in IPL but got to enjoy every moment: Dhoni | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Chennai Super Kings‘ IPL campaign may well end on Monday, which will be their first without reaching the play-offs, if KKR win their next match but Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants his team to enjoy it even as they endure a painful next 12 hours. KKR are on 12 points and a win against KXIP … Read more

IPL 2020: MS Dhoni vows changes after season of IPL ‘failures’ | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Three-time Indian Premier League champions Chennai Super Kings will be forced into major changes after a humiliating defeat to their arch-rivals Mumbai Indians, their veteran captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said. Dhoni’s team suffered a crushing 10-wicket loss in Friday’s clash that is widely considered Indian cricket’s El Clasico drawing a huge TV audience. IPL … Read more

Indian Premier League 2020 | CSK’s cup of woes overflows, suffers eighth loss

After Boult and Bumrah rip through the Chennai line-up, Ishan and de Kock apply the finishing touches Pacemen Trent Boult (4/18) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/25) ran through the Chennai Super Kings batting line-up to help Mumbai Indians restrict the men in yellow to just 114 runs for the loss of nine wickets at the Sharjah … Read more

IPL Mid Season Transfer 2020: CSK not looking to trade any player, says CEO Kasi Viswanathan | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Chennai Super Kings spinner Imran Tahir finished the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League as the highest wicket-taker with 26 wickets from 17 games. But last year’s purple-cap holder is yet to get the nod this season after eight games. CEO Kasi Viswanathan though has made it clear that a playing XI spot … Read more