Kohli, Smriti named international cricketers of the year

Kohli also won the best batsman award, while leading Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah bagged the best bowler award

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Cricket news: India skipper Virat Kohli won the international cricketer of the year award, while Smriti Mandhana bagged the international woman cricketer of the year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating Awards 2019.

Kohli also won the best batsman award, while leading Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah bagged the best bowler award, announced here on Monday.

Cheteshwar Pujara won the international Test cricketer of the year while Rohit Sharma bagged the international ODI cricketer of the year award. Aaron Finch won the T20 player of the year award.

Kuldeep Yadav bagged the award for outstanding performance of…read more

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IPL 2019 Qualifier 2 CSK vs DC Preview: Can Delhi continue their dream run?

In IPL 2019 qualifier 2, DC would be high on confidence as they know the conditions of the ground after winning Eliminator in Vizag but Chennai is unlikely to make the same mistakes again.

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Sports News: In qualifier 2 of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) Delhi Capitals (DC) will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnamon on Friday. MS Dhoni-led Chennai lost to Mumbai Indians in the qualifier 1 on Tuesday but they get another chance to reach the finals as they are placed second in IPL 2019 points table. Delhi defeated Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Wednesday in the last-over thriller to face Chennai in the virtual semifinal.

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While Capitals will have an advantage over Super Kings as they know the conditions of Vizag stadium better but for CSK, MS Dhoni’s experience will be handy to gauge the nature of the wicket. Chennai would look to fix their vulnerable spots while Delhi would look to be more consistent with the batting. Overall, both sides have their weakness exposed and the team that take advantage of others mistake early is likely to clinch the victory.

Chennai received a jolt when all-rounder Kedar Jadhav was injured in their last league match against Kings XI Punjab and was ruled out of…read more

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Timings for IPL 2019 playoffs and Women’s T20 Challenge changed

Qualifier 1 will be held in Chennai on May 7, followed by the Eliminator on May 8 and Qualifier 2 on May 10 in Visakhapatnam. The final will be played on May 12 in Hyderabad

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Sports News: The four matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs and final will commence at 7

The Committee of Administrators in a meeting held in the capital recently had discussed to revise the timings. Qualifier 1 will be held in Chennai on May 7, followed by the Eliminator on May 8 and Qualifier 2 on May 10 in Visakhapatnam. The final will be played on May 12 in Hyderabad.

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Moreover, three Women’s T20 Challenge games will start at 7:30 pm (IST). Only the second game, which clashes with the men’s eliminator match, will commence at 3:30 pm (IST). All the games will be hosted at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Three teams — Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity — will play against each other once. Trailblazers will play Supernovas on May 6 in the first game, before meeting Velocity on May 8 in the second game.

Supernovas will take on Velocity on May 9 in the third game, followed by the final between the first and second placed team on May 11.

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IPL 2019 CSK vs MI Preview: Mumbai look to cement a place for playoffs

Mumbai, currently in third spot with 12 points from 10 games, lost against Rajasthan Royals and will be keen to keep themselves in the hunt for the playoffs

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Sports News: In match 44 of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019), Chennai Super Kings will host Mumbai Indians at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai Friday.

After MS Dhoni’s team defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad on Shane Watson’s unbeaten 96, they would be looking to continue the momentum as the top the IPL 2019 Points Table with 16 points.

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The visitors, currently in third spot with 12 points from 10 games, lost against Rajasthan Royals and will be keen to keep themselves in the hunt for the playoffs.

After Watson, CSK hope Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav find form before the playoffs.

Mumbai would look to add two more points with a win and cement its place for the playoffs as the side has been inconsistent and a loss could cause them some worry.

Mumbai Indians have a long tail of batsmen and the…read more

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IPL 2019 RR vs DC Preview: Playoff berth on radar, Delhi eye win against RR

If Delhi defeats Rajasthan, their place in the playoffs would be almost final while Rajasthan would look to add more victory in their kitty.

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Kagiso Rabada celebrates with teammates after taking catch of KKR batsman Nitish Rana during the IPL T20 cricket match between Delhi Capital and Kolkata Knight Riders at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi, Saturday, March, 30, 2019 

Sports News: In match 40 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019), Rajasthan Royals (RR) will host Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday. Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals are third in the IPL 2019 Point Table while Rajasthan Royals are at the seventh spot.

Playing conditions for Delhi will be similar to their home ground, as the track in Sawai Mansingh Stadium is usually slow and spin-friendly.If Delhi defeats Rajasthan, their place in the playoffs would be almost confirmed while Rajasthan would look to add more victory in their kitty.

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Steve Smith has been handed the captaincy of Rajasthan who have won just three of the nine matches they have played so far and they would look to improve their position in the points table.

Ajinkya Rahane was replaced by Steve Smith as RR captain after the team performed poorly in IPL 2019. The side managed to beat Mumbai Indians in their home ground.

Rahane did feature in the RR playing 11 and will continue to…read more

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Match 39, RCB vs CSK: RCB pull off one run victory over CSK in a thriller (Match highlights)

Parthiv Patel’s attacking half-century and Moeen Ali’s final flourish wasn’t enough as Royal Challengers Bangalore put up a sub-par 161 for 7. Check RCB vs CSK LIVE score and Match commentary here

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Sports News In match 39 of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2019), Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the umpteenth time was in line to pull off another incredible chase but finally ran out of luck as Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to beat CSK by one run in another last-ball IPL thriller at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.

Chasing a target of 162, CSK needed a near-impossible 26 off the last over bowled by Umesh Yadav and Dhoni with 84 off 48 balls that had seven sixes showed that nothing is indeed impossible until the Cricketing Gods intervened. Only that Dhoni was at the crease and having consumed dot balls off the previous over, he had to go for the jugular and boy he did it with three sixes and a four.
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With two needed off the last ball and Umesh looking increasingly helpless, he maneged to bowl a slower delivery and Dhomi missed it only for Parthiv Patel to effect a run-out as non-striker Shardul Thakur inches out of his crease. In the end it was Dhoni who lost to RCB, who eked out their third win of the tournament. It could have been an easy win in the manner Dale Steyn (2/29) has brought the necessary zing that was lacking in RCB’s bowling effort as he bowled perfect outswinger to…read more

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Match 34, DC vs MI: All eyes on Pant as Mumbai plans to pip Delhi (Match Preview)

The recent shuffling in the IPL 2019 points table has sent Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals at the second spot while Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians are just behind them at the third position

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Sports News: In match 34 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019), Delhi Capitals (DC) will host Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in New Delhi on Thursday. The recent shuffling in the 2019 IPL points table has sent Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals at the second spot while Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians are just behind them at the third.

Delhi’s key batsman Rishabh Pant will be the cynosure of all eyes after his exclusion from India’s 15-member squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in May.

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On the eve of the match, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer suffered an injury scare when he was hit on the right arm during training at Feroz Shah Kotla. There was no official update given on the extent of his injury. However, in his absence, Shikhar Dhawan might lead the Delhi Capitals. But Iyer’s absence will be felt in the DC’s playing 11 as he is leading run-getter in for Delhi with 266 runs at an average of 33.25

The contest between the two sides holds a lot of significance as the tournament is in the second leg and any deviation from…read more

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