While a lot of the talk has been around whether or not Jofra Archer will be in England’s World Cup squad, veteran Stuart Broad has said that the 24 year old could also play a vital role in the Ashes later this year.
Archer, already a T20 superstar, impressed one and all with his bowling in England’s recent internationals. His pace was particularly eye-catching, with the Barbados born star comfortably hitting speeds of 90 mph+, and unlike some others in the modern game, he’s also got the control to go with it. Archer bowled only four overs in England’s rain-hit first ODI against Pakistan at the Oval, but his 4-2-6-1 spell was enough to make several veterans of the game gush about him.
Legendary all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has said that he would drop “anyone” for Archer, and added that he was impressed with the latter’s array of skills, saying that he had “to be in” the squad. Archer’s pace and ability to deliver yorkers, bouncers and slower balls at will impressed the Lancashire great. Continue reading “Jofra Archer could have key role to play in Ashes, says Stuart Broad”
Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis scored brilliant half centuries, as Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by six wickets to book their spot in the IPL final for the second season running. CSK had beaten the Capitals in both round robin clashes and this playoff, like the previous two, went the way of the men in yellow on a sluggish Vizag surface.
Delhi went in with an unchanged line up, while Chennai included Shardul Thakur in place of Murali Vijay.
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Prithvi Shaw’s brilliant fifty and a blitz from Rishabh Pant helped Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in a thrilling IPL Eliminator at Vizag on Wednesday. Continue reading “Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals Eliminator 8 May Match Report-2019”
Mumbai justified their first place league finish as they beat Chennai Super Kings for the third time in IPL 2019 to book their spot in the final in Hyderabad.
The MA Chidambaram stadium has been a fortress of sorts for CSK this season, but not aganst MI, for whom middle order batsman Suryakumar Yadav made a brilliant 71 as they comfortably defeated the Super Kings by six wickets.
Chennai included Murali Vijay in place of the injured Kedar Jadhav, while Mumbai, perhaps seeing the slow nature of the pitch, brought in Jayant Yadav for Mitchell McClenaghan.
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Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 55 as Mumbai Indians thumped Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday. Continue reading “Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders 5 May Match Report-2019”
Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh scored brilliant half centuries, as Royal Challengers Bangalore ended their season by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 wickets at Bengaluru on Saturday.
Bangalore included Washington Sundar, Shimron Hetmyer and Colin de Grandhomme in place of Pawan Negi, Marcus Stoinis and Klaasen while Hyderabad brought in Yusuf Pathan for Abhishek Sharma. Continue reading “Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 4 May Match Report-2019”
Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 65, as Kolkata Knight Riders kept their playoffs alive by defeating the Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets at PCA Stadium, Mohali on Thursday. Continue reading “Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders 3 May Match Report-2019”
Manish Pandey’s swashbuckling 71 went in vain, as Sunrisers Hyderabad went down to Mumbai Indians in a thrilling super over at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday. Continue reading “Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 2 May Match Report-2019”
Suresh Raina scored a brilliant half century along with MS Dhoni who provided a late flourish at the end as Chennai Super Kings thumped Delhi Capitals by 80 runs at Chennai on Wednesday.
The Super Kings had their regular skipper Dhoni, Faf Du Plessis and Ravi Jadeja in place of Mitchell Santner, Murali Vijay and Dhruv Shorey, while Delhi brought back by Chris Morris and Trent Boult in place of injured Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada.
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