Archie Dalmain

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IPL suspended indefinitely due to Covid-19 crisis in India

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The writing was on the wall. A day after World in Sport reported rescheduling of one of the matches due to the Covid-19 scare, the Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the league’s governing council members convened an emergency meeting at which they decided to suspend the tournament with immediate effect. The announcement came after Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha tested positive along with Delhi Capitals’ veteran …

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Covid Cloud Over IPL

Covid Cloud Over Ipl

At a time when India was recording the world’s highest Covid-19 infection cases every day, the Indian Premier League (IPL) was going on unabated in a bio-bubble. But that bubble too was breached before Match No. 30 of the T20 tournament on Monday when two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players tested positive, resulting in the postponement of the KKR vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) match. Only hours later, a couple of Chennai Super Kings franchise members and three members of …

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Youngster Prithvi Shaw Makes a Resounding Comeback

Prithvi Shaw

The platform of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen the rise of many talents in world cricket. But often players have chosen the tournament to make a comeback too. India opener Prithvi Shaw is doing exactly this. Shaw had an ordinary IPL last year with only two half-centuries in 13 games and an average of 17.53. His poor run saw him eventually losing his place in the Delhi Capitals team. Then, in the Test series against Australia in Australia, …

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The return of all-rounder Jadeja

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Ravindra Jadeja is living up to the term all-rounder in this Indian Premier League (IPL). His explosive batting, electric fielding and skillful left-arm spin makes him a three-dimensional cricketer in the truest sense. He has emerged as the driving force behind his side Chennai Super King’s (CSK) impressive run so far in the tournament. His blistering assault on pacer Harshal Patel in the final over shut out Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday. He followed it up with three crucial …

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Maxwell makes the right start in IPL

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The price tag fetched by Glenn Maxwell surprised many in the last Indian Premier League (IPL) players auction. The Aussie all-rounder was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for $1.95 million despite a mediocre performance by the player over the last few editions of the cricket’s richest T20 franchise-based tournament. Interestingly, in spite of that a bidding war broke out for Maxwell with Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders too going for him apart from RCB, who …

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Youngsters Light Up IPL Opening Night

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has always served as a good platform for youngsters to showcase their talents. The lucrative T20 tournament in India saw a few of them already hogging the limelight in the opening week of action. Harshal Patel is not new to cricket or to IPL as such. Years back, he was chosen as one of the most promising talents to represent India at the Under-19 World Cup. But into his ninth IPL season, Patel was not …

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Chahal, Yadav Look to IPL to Leave a Mark

Chahal, Yadav Look To Ipl To Leave A Mark

It was not very long ago that Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav were India’s main spin weapons in the limited-overs formats of the game. But tables have turned on the duo as both are seen fighting a battle for survival. With the ICC Twenty20 World Cup scheduled to be played in India later this year, the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) can provide them a last opportunity to leave a mark and cement their places in India’s World Cup squad. …

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