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IPL 2020: What cost Sun Risers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore

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IPL 2020: What cost Sun Risers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL 2020: What cost Sun Risers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore

The third match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) played between Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) witnessed a different level of confidence in RCB. They were majorly subjected to criticism for having the best skipper and yet not winning the matches. Their inconsistency in the bowling depart and poor deliverance in dead overs were two assets that often have cost them adversely.

However, in their inaugural match played in Dubai, the team showed that the conversation between AB De Villiers and the skipper Virat Kohli was not for nothing. When they discussed whole new confidence, they meant it hence, it has been implemented to the game.

On the other side, SRH, who are never known as a weak team, failed to make it against the Red Army. There might be major issues that must have been tackled by them.

The batting line-up of the Orange Caps looked quite inexperienced. Their major player, Mohammad Nabi, who was spotted in a good form in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was eliminated from the squad. He might have been a pro spinner to the side as well along with adding runs using his all-rounder’s abilities.

Also, the top-order seemed to be well-equipped with Bairstow and Pandey but lacking consistency and experience in the middle-overs have cost them negatively. With the increasing pressure, the line-up collapsed.

IPL 2020: What cost Sun Risers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore

The side is known to have experienced bowling with the likes of Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. All of their focus seems to be on the bowling depart which has restricted them to develop a strengthen batting army.

However, they will be playing their second game against Kolkata Knight Riders led by experienced Gautam Gambhir.

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RCB win with a whole new confidence level

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RCB win with a whole new confidence level
RCB win with a whole new confidence level

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were often subjected to a height of criticism for reaching till playoffs or finals, but not making it till the trophy of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Many believe that the side lacks in its bowling department as they have got a powerful batting line-up.

In the third match of the IPL 2020 that has been played between Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) and RCB in Dubai, the Red Army showed some different kind of confidence and a hype that never existed. They diminish the blames for having worst dead bowling by grabbing eight wickets in the last over.

SRH, who won the toss and decided to bowl, did every possible thing to save the game but were restricted on 153 on a chase for 163 runs as all of the players were professionally grabbed by Kohli’s bowlers.

RCB win with a whole new confidence level

Recently, Kevin Pietersen, who used to play for RCB back in 2009-10, also claimed the side’s lacking in bowling. He revealed that they heavily rely on their run-scoring and should focus on their deliveries too.

“I don’t know how many IPLs I have done now, sitting here and previewing every single one of them. It’s always that question about RCB and can they do it. Now, they have proven performers with the bat, they can bat and are brilliant with the bat. They have the greatest batsman, the greatest modern-day batsman that’s in their team, they’ve got the second greatest modern-day batman that’s in their team as well,” said Pietersen on Star Sports’ Cricket LIVE.

“They form a formidable batting partnership and I stress the batting partnership because what they’ve lacked is bowlers. Last year, when Dale Steyn came over, having lost a number of games in a row, they got a fast bowler and they started to win a couple of games. So, the strength and depth that they would have brought into that, the acquisition of Adam Zampa as well has been good,” he further added.

The next match is to be played at Dubai against KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab on 23rd September.

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Kings XI Punjab filed an appeal against the short-run call after losing against Delhi Capitals

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Kings XI Punjab filed an appeal against the short-run call after losing against Delhi Capitals
Kings XI Punjab filed an appeal against the short-run call after losing against Delhi Capitals

The second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), that took place between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Delhi Capitals (DC) showed some thrilling sensations. As the match was in KL Rahul’s side, the tables turned to gift the match to Shreyas Iyer’s men.

The incident happens when the on-field umpire, Nitin Menon, gave a short-run call in the 19th over delivered by Kagiso Rabada. When the bowler delivered to Chris Jordan, he completed his first run and his bat was clearly inside the crease. There were no technical errors in detecting but Nitin gave out. The topic has been controversial and viral on social media.

Dwayne Bravo to miss a few matches for CSK

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Dwayne Bravo to miss a few matches for CSK
Dwayne Bravo to miss a few matches for CSK

In the inaugural match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the masses were astonished to witness the entirely unexpected playing XI from both sides.

On one hand, MI was more dominant by international stars and on the other hand, CSK dropped Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir. Luckily, despite missing their many major assets, CSK managed to win the game by five-wickets showing that really are Dad’s army full of experience.

Shane Watson: India lost the World Cup 2019 after dropping Ambati Rayudu

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Shane Watson: India lost the World Cup 2019 after dropping Ambati Rayudu
Shane Watson: India lost the World Cup 2019 after dropping Ambati Rayudu

Shane Watson, after watching Ambati Rayudu’s performance for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) against Mumbai Indians (MI) is inspired as the player performed incredibly linking his match-winning knock to a deserving victory for the side.

Watson believes that India made a bigger mistake as they dropped him back in the World Cup 2019. He was quoted as saying that Ambati might have been Men in Blue’s major asset to score runs.

Here is why Ishan Kishan did not play MI vs CSK game

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Here is why Ishan Kishan did not play MI vs CSK game
Here is why Ishan Kishan did not play MI vs CSK game
Ishan Kishan, who was highly expected to play for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), missed out on the game after the skipper Rohit Sharma disclosed the squad. On revealing, the masses were shocked to see the foreign dominant side. It was even more astonishing to see Ishan replaced with Saurabh Tiwari. 
The news was revealed by Kiran More that was worth grabbing attention. Saurabh was a part of the same side back in 2017 and made his appearance once again scoring 41 of 32 balls fixing his place probably for the next matches. 
 

MS Dhoni takes a sly dig at Suresh Raina

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MS Dhoni takes a sly dig at Suresh Raina
MS Dhoni takes a sly dig at Suresh Raina

It was shocking for the masses after the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) missed their two important and consistent assets; Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh. However, the franchise dealt calmly and was not under pressure after their two major players left. Also, in the inaugural game against Mumbai Indians for IPL 2020, CSK declared their first win of the season and a win straight after five matches as they drew a streak of five losses against Sharma’s side.

The massive five-wicket victory over them has shown to the world that side does not lack any potential with or without Raina and Harbhajan. However, the skipper MS Dhoni has taken a sly dig to both of them saying that a few are subjected to criticism.

MS Dhoni takes a sly dig at Suresh Raina

“It is an amazing job done by the IPL, especially ones behind the scenes. To make it happen there are a hundred different things; as cricketers we easily criticize stuff,” MS Dhoni said.

He also added that it was good to utilize the facilities provided in ICC academy that are helping teams to commence exceptionally in IPL 2020.

“To have the practice facilities like these at the ICC academy were fantastic. Unless you get practice facilities you won’t play well in a tournament like this,” the 39-year-old added.

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England and Australia’s players to undergo 6-day quarantine: IPL 2020

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England and Australia's players to undergo 6-day quarantine: IPL 2020
England and Australia’s players to undergo 6-day quarantine: IPL 2020

After Australia vs England cricket matches have ended, the players from both the countries have left the UAE, and a few of them have reached the destined venue for the Indian Premier Leagues (IPL). With a few who are to reach on Thursday night, the protocols and quarantine rules say that the Australian and England’s players will be in the six-day quarantine before featuring in any of the league’s matches.

However, the scenario that is highly dependable on the player’s home base, will be deciding whether the teams will suffer six-days quarantine. The players that will have to head at Abu Dhabi after landing at Dubai, will probably have to go under isolation. The two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians have Abu Dhabi as their home base.

Rohit Sharma confirms opening for Mumbai Indians

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Rohit Sharma confirms opening for Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma confirms opening for Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma, the batting sensation and the skipper of the Mumbai Indians (MI), has revealed that he will be opening the matches for his side.

The decision has been taken wisely in order to keep the momentum consistent. He says that he is on the spot for years and will keep on playing as a MI opener until he is an asset for them.

Kohli sometimes backed wrong players: Former RCB’s head coach

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Kohli sometimes backed wrong players: Former RCB's head coach
Kohli sometimes backed wrong players: Former RCB’s head coach

Ray Jennings, the former head coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) believes that the best is yet to come for the skipper Virat Kohli. He says that he is a good player and it has been exceptional to see him growing as a captain but at the times, he used to be alone and backed a few of the wrong players.

Jennings’s statements might be a sign that Kohli’s backing some undeserving players could have been the reason that RCB have not made it to the winning title yet.

Kohli sometimes backed wrong players: Former RCB’s head coach

“If I have to look back then I would say that in IPL there used to be 25-30 players (in the squad) and it was the coach’s duty to look after all the players. Sometimes he was a bit of a loner in the team. Sometimes, he backed the wrong players. But, you can’t blame him for that. I wanted certain players to bowl or bat in certain conditions/situations, but he had different ideas,” Jennings told Cricket.com.

“You needed somebody around Virat to guide him (at that point in time). Of course, he and I bumped a few times, but he is a good guy and a very quick learner. Nice to see him grow as a player and now as a captain. His mannerism is great. His best is yet to come,” Jennings concluded.

The Bangalores are ready to tie their knots on 21st September with Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH). This time, Kohli’s side has a different kind of confidence in them as concluded by De Villiers and the skipper’s chat.

See the complete squad and schedule for the RCB.

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