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KKR vs RR LIVE Score, IPL 2024: Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer lead in clash of top-two at Eden Gardens

[ad_1] Angkrish Raghuvanshi’s stellar sporting genes – mother Malika a basketball pro, father Avneesh, a former tennis player Kolkata Knight Riders’ Angkrish Raghuvanshi plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders, at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. (PTI Photo) “Did you meet SRK after the game?” It was the first question that Angkrish Raghuvanshi’s mother Malika asked him after his whirlwind 54 off 27 balls against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. It’s not because she is an admirer of the actor and KKR franchise owner Shah Rukh Khan, but she understands the crushing pressure on a sportsman and hence deliberately wants to talk about lighter stuff. A form...
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‘Please stop wearing that shirt immediately’: AB de Villiers asks RCB’s ‘bad omen’ | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former South African and Royal Challengers Bengaluru cricketer AB de Villiers has requested former New Zealand and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Scott Styris to stop wearing the RCB jersey. The Bengaluru-based franchise has been struggling in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season, with only two points from seven games, placing them at the bottom of the table.Styris, who has been seen sporting the RCB jersey on match days, is now considered a bad omen for the team. In response to Styris' post, De Villiers commented, "Please stop wearing that shirt immediately!!!!"Styris, however, has thrown down the gauntlet to De Villiers, declaring that he will stop wearing the RCB shirt for the team's upcoming matches if the South African legend agrees to wear a Chenna...
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IPL-17 | We want to attack Power Play: Travis Head says, revealing Sunrisers Hyderabad’s batting philosophy

[ad_1] Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Travis Head plays a shot during his century knock in the Indian Premier League 2024 match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru on April 15. | Photo Credit: K. Bhagya Prakash Sunrisers Hyderabad have taken T20 batting to the next level with sustained range-hitting in the Indian Premier League, and Travis Head said maximising Power Play segment was central to their aggressive approach. Head, whose 39-ball 100 led SRH to a record-setting 287/3 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru on April 15, underscored that approach with a fifty inside the Power Play. It was also the second time Head completed a half-century within the first six overs. “We've definitely got a lot of power through our top and middle-order and I think we've sort of got to tailor the way we want t...
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IPL-17: GT vs DC | Gujarat Titans, Delhi Capitals search for consistency

[ad_1] Gujrat Titans will be striving for much needed consistency when they meet Delhi Capitals in an Indian Premier League match in Ahmedabad on April 17. Unlike the past two editions, the Gujarat Titans have not been able to play like a well-oiled machine though they still have time to fix the flaws. A last ball win over table leaders Rajasthan Royals on April 10 was just the kind of result the Titans needed to infuse fresh live to their campaign. They have only managed only two wins from their first six games but with another eight matches remaining, the Shubman Gill-led team has enough time to turn things around. The absence of Mohammad Shami has hurt them but they must best use the available resources. Umesh Yadav has taken seven wickets but has leaked more than 10 runs per over. Hi...
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GT vs DC 2024, IPL Live Streaming: When and where to watch Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals for free?

[ad_1] Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 Live Streaming: Gujrat Titans will be striving for much needed consistency when they meet Delhi Capitals in an Indian Premier League match on Wednesday.Unlike the past two editions, the Titans have not been able to play like a well-oiled machine though they still have time to fix the flaws.A last ball win over table leaders Rajasthan Royals on April 10 was just the kind of result the Titans needed to infuse fresh live to their campaign. They have only managed only two wins from their first six games but with another eight matches remaining, the Shubman Gill-led team has enough time to turn things around. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, have struggled to assemble their playing eleven due to form and fitness issues.After four losses in fi...
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Hardik Pandya’s inclusion in T20 World Cup squad depends on IPL bowling performance: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India captain Rohit Sharma recently held a meeting with head coach Rahul Dravid and chief selector Ajit Agarkar in Mumbai during the ongoing IPL 2024 season, according to a media report. The primary agenda of the meeting, which took place at the BCCI headquarters, was to discuss the squad composition for the upcoming T20 World Cup.According to a report by The Indian Express, a crucial decision was made regarding Hardik Pandya's inclusion in the team.The trio decided that bowling regularly during the IPL 2024 will be key to Pandya's chances of making the cut in the squad.IPL 2024: POINTS TABLE | ORANGE CAP | PURPLE CAPThe meeting focused significantly on the selection of fast bowling all-rounders for the T20 World Cup, which will be co-hosted by the USA and Caribbean isl...
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Glenn Maxwell reveals why he was left out of RCB vs SRH clash: ‘I went to the coaches last game said it was time to probably try someone else’

[ad_1] On Monday during the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) left Glenn Maxwell out of the side. While it was quite a big move from the franchise, the form of Maxwell has been in steep decline this season. However, the Australian all-rounder would reveal that he went to the RCB leadership group and said it was “time to probably try someone else.” “I went to (Royal Challengers captain Faf du Plessis) and the coaches last game and said it was time to probably try someone else. I have been in this situation before, where you can keep playing and dig yourself into a hole. Now is the best time to give myself a mental and physical break.” Maxwell told the reporters. “Wasn’t contributing positively,” he would acknowledge. In the ongoing season thus far i...
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Watch – ‘Mujhe yeh hairstyle chahiye’: Shah Rukh Khan teases KKR star for his new look | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, was left awe-struck by the new hairstyle of KKR spinner Suyash Sharma during a post-match meeting and greeting session with players from both KKR and Lucknow Super Giants.In a video shared on KKR's social media platforms, Shah Rukh Khan can be seen engaging in a lighthearted conversation with Suyash Sharma about his new look. The actor jokingly asked, "Kisse pooch ke kiya hai? (Who did you ask before changing your look?) [laughs]." Suyash responded, saying, "It was my decision."SRK then turned to someone named Pooja and said, "Pooja, mujhe yeh hairstyle chahiye," expressing his desire to sport a similar hairstyle.Watch: Suyash Sharma's new short-hair look has surprised not only Shah Rukh Khan but also the fans, as t...
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After breaking highest total record twice this IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad now ‘eyeing 300’ | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: On a batting rampage this Indian Premier League season, unstoppable Sunrisers Hyderabad have already broken the record for highest total in league's history twice. When the franchise posted a mammoth 277 for 3 against Mumbai Indians last month, everyone expected the record to stay for a while. But on Monday, Sunrisers produced another epic performance with the bat, bettering that by making 287 for 3 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the Chinnaswamy. The platform for the new highest total was laid by SRH opener Travis Head (102 off 41), who fired the fourth fastest ton of the league, off just 39 balls. To go with that in-form South African Heinrich Klaasen also struck a breezy 31-ball 67. The Australian, Head, after his incredible hundred, said that the franchise no...
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KKR vs RR 2024, IPL Match Today: Playing XI prediction, head-to-head stats, key players, pitch report and weather update

[ad_1] Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL Match Today: Shreyas Iyer’s Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday. The former is coming on the back of a comprehensive win against Lucknow Super Giants while the latter clinched a close game against Punjab Kings in the last encounter.While both teams have looked impenetrable, RR in the last couple of games looked shaky. They lost a game which was in their pocket Against Gujarat Titans, and against PBKS they almost bottled a smallish chase. KKR on the other hand, after taking a thrashing against Chennai Super Kings in the last game against LSG showed why they are among favourites for the season. Playing XI predictions for the KKR vs RR IPL 2024 match KKR predicted XI...
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‘Rs 47 crore on the bench’: RCB under fire for not playing big-ticket players | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bengaluru team management made headlines by keeping four of their star players on the bench during their recent Indian Premier League match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. This decision came under scrutiny as the combined value of these players amounted to a staggering Rs 47 crore.The players in question were Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj.Green was acquired from Mumbai Indians for a hefty sum of Rs 17.5 crore, while Joseph was purchased for Rs 11.5 crore. On the other hand, Maxwell and Siraj were retained by the team for Rs 11 crore and Rs 7 crore, respectively.This surprising move was highlighted by former India opener, Abhinav Mukund, who took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to express his disbelief. He twee...
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Glenn Maxwell takes “mental and physical” break from IPL 2024

[ad_1] A file photo of RCB’s Glenn Maxwell | Photo Credit: Murali Kumar K Royal Challengers Bengaluru all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has decided to take a “mental and physical” break from the Indian Premier League after going through a modest run in the tournament. Maxwell’s absence from RCB’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bengaluru on Monday was initially attributed to a finger injury he suffered during the previous match against Mumbai Indians, but he later admitted that he has taken a break from the league. “It was a pretty easy decision. I went to Faf and the coaches after the last game (vs Mumbai Indians) and said it was probably time we tried someone else (in his place). It’s actually a good time to give myself a bit of a mental and physical break, get my body right,” Maxwell s...
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‘Better than Gayle, just behind Rohit, Hardik’: Former India T20 World Cup winner hits out at Virat Kohli’s strike-rate critics | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] The TOI Sports Desk excels in a myriad of roles that capture the essence of live sporting events and deliver compelling content to readers worldwide. From running live blogs for India and non-India cricket matches to global spectacles featuring Indian talents, like the Chess World Cup final featuring Praggnanandhaa and the Badminton World Championships semifinal featuring HS Prannoy, our live coverage extends to all mega sporting events. We extensively cover events like the Olympics, Asian Games, Cricket World Cups, FIFA World Cups, and more. The desk is also adept at writing comprehensive match reports and insightful post-match commentary, complemented by stats-based articles that provide an in-depth analysis of player performances and team dynamics. We track news wires for key s...
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T20 World Cup ladder: Hardik Pandya drops out from top 15; Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal soar in week 4 of our rankings

[ad_1] India’s top stars continue to stay put at the top of our T20 World Cup Ladder standings as we head into week 4.The Indian Express’ previous T20 World Cup Ladder standings had Mumbai Indians pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah emerging as our pick for the first name the Indian think tank should write on the list to catch the plane to the T20 World Cup in the USA and the Caribbean. Bumrah overhauled skipper Rohit Sharma who holds ground at number two for another week. However, the top 15 is still lacking the cohesiveness of a well-rounded squad with key all-rounders and fast bowlers floundering in their displays. This is why The Indian Express sports team will run the T20 World Cup Ladder, a daily form tracker of sorts where we try to slip into the shoes of the Indian think tank and try t...
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Struggling for form, RCB all-rounder Glenn Maxwell takes a break from IPL 2024 | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Going through a poor run of form, star Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell late on Monday revealed that he has taken a break from the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. Maxwell's revelation came during the post-match press conference after Royal Challengers Bengaluru's fifth straight defeat of the season. The all-rounder, who had just 32 runs in the six games for RCB this season, sat out of the clash against Sunrisers at the Chinnaswamy, where a record-shattering 549 runs were scored in two innings combined. Chasing an improbable 288 for a much-needed win, RCB finished at 262 for 7 for their sixth defeat of the season. After the game, Maxwell admitted that he has been struggling and it was better for him to take a break and refresh himself 'physically and men...
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IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad break own record, score all-time high total in 25-run win as Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s woes continue | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] BENGALURU: Sunrisers Hyderabad batters have been on a roll, and on Monday against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, they were at their belligerent best. Travis Head (102; 41b, 9x4, 8x6) scored the fourth fastest IPL century to help his team secure a 25-run win at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here after achieving the highest-ever total in the league — 287/3 in 20 overs. SRH broke their own record of 277/3 set against Mumbai Indians last month.Red-hot Heinrich Klaasen also made it count with a quick-fire half century (67; 31b, 2x4, 7x6).Aiden Markram and Abdul Samad too joined the party. SRH hit 22 sixes, a record for most maximums in a single IPL innings. Batting allrounder Will Jacks — who bowls off-spin — was RCB’s most economical bowler with an economy rate of 10.70.IPL 2024: POINTS TAB...
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Selectors, Dravid, Rohit meet: Hardik Pandya’s T20 World Cup spot hangs on his bowling

[ad_1] Hardik Pandya’s comeback to the Indian team for the T20 world cup might well depend on how well and how often he bowls in the remainder of the IPL. In a meeting between India head coach Rahul Dravid, chairman of the selection committee Ajit Agarkar and captain Rohit Sharma at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai last week, it’s understood that a decision was taken that Hardik has to bowl regularly if he wants to make a comeback. The Indian Express understands that the major part of the discussion in the two-hour meeting was about the seam bowling all-rounder which the team is looking for in the USA and West Indies, which will host the world cup. Pandya has been having a horror run in the IPL with adverse reactions from the crowd who are seemingly unhappy that he replaced Rohit as Mumba...
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Dharamsala to get India”s first ”hybrid pitch”

[ad_1] Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. | Photo Credit: AFP The picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium has become the first BCCI-accredited venue to install a state-of-the-art 'hybrid pitch' and future international and IPL matches will be held on this track.The Netherlands-based 'SISGrass', a part of the SIS Pitches group of companies, has been roped in for the first-ever hybrid pitch installation.According to a press release, "this cutting-edge technology will transform the game by providing a more durable, consistent, and high-performing playing surface." HPCA president R.P. Singh said, “The arrival of ground-breaking hybrid pitch technology in India signifies a game-changing moment for our national cricket." Paul Taylor, a former ...
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‘The real Thala’: Dinesh Karthik receives a standing ovation after smacking a whirlwind 35-ball 83. Watch | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Veteran Dinesh Karthik turned out to be the lone warrior in Royal Challengers Bengaluru's middle-order, smashing a whirlwind 35-ball 83 in his side's improbable chase of 288 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL on Monday. Aged 38, Karthik produced an absolute gem of a knock and almost gave RCB a sniff of a win before his side finished at 262 for 7 in the record chase.Smashing 5 fours and 7 sixes during his breathtaking knock that came at a strike rate of over 237, Karthik's effort was a special one that lifted the down and out RCB fans after a horrendous show by the bowlers. And the veteran deservedly got a standing ovation on his way back to the pavilion after a dazzling knock. Missing out on a ton, Karthik was the last wicket to fall in RCB's big chase in the 19th o...
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Anger, Hurt, Disappointment: Virat Kohli’s raw emotions on display in RCB’s fifth straight defeat. Watch | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Succumbing to a fifth straight defeat of the season, Royal Challengers Bengaluru once again had a tough night, this time against Sunrisers Hyderabad as they lost a record high-scoring encounter at the Chinnaswamy on Monday.With RCB bowlers getting ripped apart, Sunrisers raked up 287 for 3 -- the highest ever total in the history of the Indian Premier League.As the RCB bowlers took a beating of a lifetime, former skipper Virat Kohli was on an emotional roller-coaster with hurt written all over his face.As boundaries rained and ball flew into the stands for a record number of times at the Chinnaswamy, Kohli's disappointed reactions, on numerous occasions, said it all. And during RCB's chase as well, when Kohli kicked off in style, but then got out after scoring a quickfi...