• Patchy South Africa and Pakistan look to get a hand on the trophy with one game to go

Ireland suspends elite men's training after player tests positive for Covid-19

News Player was using one of four training hubs, but had been in close contact with players using other hubs Ireland suspended elite men’s training sessions after a player tested positive for Covid-19   Ireland has temporarily suspended elite men’s training sessions after a player registered a positive test for Covid-19. Cricket Ireland said that the player, who was not named, had only been using one of four training hubs,…

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"Felt like I was playing my first game" – Harbhajan on KKR debut

News Offspinner says he expects to bowl more overs as the IPL goes on, having bowled only one against SRH After playing his first game of cricket in 699 days, Harbhajan Singh said that his debut match for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 almost “felt like his first game for India.” He bowled only one over in the opening contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Harbhajan believes match-ups dictated that…

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Confident Knight Riders out to break the Mumbai Indians jinx

KKR’s bowling came good in their tournament opener © BCCI/IPL Big picture For Mumbai Indians, there are two things that are as constant as the pole star. One, they don’t win their tournament openers – they’ve lost every opening fixture since 2013. The other is their utter dominance over Kolkata Knight Riders, having won 21 of the 27 completed matches, including nine in the last ten. Therefore, the defending champions…

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IPL 2021, match highlights: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings

Here come the Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings. It’s the likes of Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler taking on the likes of KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Mohammed Shami. If this blog doesn’t load for you, click here.You can also follow our ball-by-ball commentary here.Click here for the full live scorecard. Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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Where and when to watch PBKS vs RR live match at 7.30 PM IST on April 12, 2021

News How, where and when to watch Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals live match at 7.30 PM IST on April 12, 2021 Sanju Samson and KL Rahul will go head-to-head in their teams’ season-opening fixture   It’s a battle between wicketkeeper-captains, as KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings – they used to be Kings XI Punjab earlier – take on Rajasthan Royals, to be led by Sanju Samson this season. For the…

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Sharjeel Khan comes in for Fakhar Zaman as Pakistan opt for first strike

Report Mohammad Hasnain replaces Haris Rauf in the second change for the visiting side Toss Pakistan chose to bat vs South Africa Both South Africa and Pakistan wanted to bat first at the Wanderers and the hosts initially thought they had won the right to it when match referee Andy Pycroft said the coin had landed tail-side up after Babar Azam called heads. On checking again, Pycroft corrected himself, and…

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Zaheer expects Hardik to "bowl very soon" for Mumbai Indians

News The franchise is looking at Pollard as their sixth bowling option Hardik Pandya did not bowl in the IPL 2021 opener against the Royal Challengers Bangalore because of his workload management, and Kieron Pollard will be Mumbai Indians’ sixth bowling option, according to their director of cricket operations Zaheer Khan. Hardik’s bowling – or the lack of it – has been a concern since his lower-back injury a couple…

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Ricky Skerritt confirmed as CWI president for second term

News Both he and his deputy Kishore Shallow were elected unopposed Ricky Skerritt – “we renew our pledge to work untiringly to help achieve sustainable improvement, both on and off the field, for West Indies cricket”   Ricky Skerritt has been officially elected for a second term as president of Cricket West Indies. Skerritt and his deputy Kishore Shallow were elected unopposed at CWI’s annual general meeting, held virtually, on…

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Bayliss 'Kane will certainly come into calculations'

News The New Zealand captain would have taken the place of Jonny Bairstow in the season opener had he been match-fit Kane Williamson has made a career out of proving those who write him off in T20s. He tends to not start the season for Sunrisers Hyderabad, but ends up being a key player by the end of it. While Sunrisers began once again without Williamson in the XI, there…

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