Tuesday, April 27, 2021

IPL 2021 DC vs SRH Match 20 Report

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After winning the toss, Delhi Capitals captain Rishab Pant chose to bat first in the last match in M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

DC openers had a good start from the first over, Shikar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw made an 81 run partnership in 64 balls before Dhawan got out in Rashid Khan's 11th over. 

In the next over, Prithvi Shaw got out while running between wickets. Suchith, the bowler, took the ball and hit the stumps before the batsman came to the crease. The third umpire declared that as an OUT!.

Then with the help of Steve Smith, Rishab Pant made a 58 runs partnership in 42 balls. In the 19th over, Rishab Pant got out in Siddarth Kaul's over which was caught by the Suchith in the deep mid-wicket.

In the same over, Shimron Hetmeyer caught out by Kane Williamson in the long-off. SRH has able to give fewer runs in the death overs.

In the last over, DC scored 14 runs in the over which helped them to reach 159 runs in the 20 overs.

With decent runs to chase, SRH batsmen David Warner and Jhonny Bairstow opened the innings. In R Ashwin's 3rd over, Rabada was able to pass the ball to R Pant which helped to send David Warner back to the pavilion as he missed reaching the crease before hitting the wickets.

From then, Delhi Capitals able to pick the SRH batsmen wickets regularly. In the 6th over, SRH lost Jhonny Bairstow in Avesh Khan's bowling. SRH lost 2 of their openers wickets in the powerplay.

In the 12th over, Marcus Stoinis caught Virat Singh in Avesh Khan's bowling. Rishab Caught Kedhar Jhadav's wicket in Amit Mishra's 15th over.

In the 17th over, Axar Patel took two consecutive wickets of Abishek Sharma and Rashid Khan. Then Vijay Shankar got out in Avesh Khan's 19th over. In the last over, SRH needs 16 runs to win but they are managed to get only 15 runs, which led to the first super over in this season of IPL.

In the Super over, SRH batted first as per the rules and managed to score only 7 runs in Axar Patel's over. The Delhi Capitals were able to score the 8 runs in the over and won the match.

IPL 2021 DC vs RCB Match 22 Preview

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The 22nd match of the IPL is played between the Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad. 

Till now, both the teams have played five matches each, in which, Delhi and Bangalore lost a match each. Bengaluru lost to Chennai Super Kings and Delhi lost to Rajasthan Royals.

Delhi Capitals is in the 2nd position and Bangalore is in the 3rd position on the points table as they have less run rate compared to DC.

Delhi Captals

In their last match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, the match went to super over after the SRH batsmen failed to score the extra run in the last lover. In the superover, the team managed to score the extra runs without losing wickets and won the match.

The openers and bowlers are performing well in this season, especially, Shikar Dhawan, he is the current orange cap holder  and the batsmen to hit most fours in this season of the IPL. 

Ravichandran Ashwin left the team's bio-bubble after his family contracted the virus. The management is not sure whether he returns the team before the completion of the tournament. 

According to reports, the player said, if his family is cured and fully restored to full health, he will join his team after a two week quarantine period.

This team is capable of giving a tough fight with Royal Challengers Bangalore and can even win the game with perfect game plan on the ground.

Delhi Capitals Squad

Probabale Playing 11

 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Prithvi Shaw, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Rishabh Pant (capt & wk), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Lalit Yadav, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Avesh Khan, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Amit Mishra

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Their winning streak is broke by Chennai Super Kings. It is easy to say its broken by Ravindra Jadeja with the batting and bowling. 

In that game, he scored 36 runs in the last over by hitting five 6's a 4 and a two runs in Harshal Patel's over. He is the highest wicket taker in the tournament till now with 15 wickets. Followed by the Delhi Capitals  bowler Avesh Khan with 11 wickets.

The RCB openers failed to score runs in the last match, if it repeats, the team would in trouble and they have the high chance of losing the match. 

RCB used to have jinxed bowling department in the previous years but from the last two years their bowling have got lot better and taking wickets and winning matches.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad

Probable Playing 11

 1 Virat Kohli (capt), 2 Devdutt Padikkal, 3 Washington Sundar, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 AB de Villiers (wk), 6 Dan Christian, 7 Kyle Jamieson, 8 Harshal Patel, 9 Mohammed Siraj, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Navdeep Saini/Shahbaz Ahmed

Sunday, April 25, 2021

IPL 2021 KKR vs PBKS Match 21 Preview

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Now all the matches have shifted from Mumbai and Chennai to Ahmedabad and Delhi. These new stadiums will have an impact on the team's performance. Till now teams have to adjust for new pitches and new stadiums.

The 21st match of the Indian Premier League is to be played in the all-new Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad. In this match, Punjab Kings will be playing against the Kolkata Knight Riders. In the 5 matches they have played, Kolkata Knight Riders won only a match and Punjab Kings won a couple of matches till now.

Eventually, one team will win and secures two points after winning the match. This match is important for both teams to stay alive in this tournament.

Punjab Kings 

In the last match, Punjab Kings won the match against the Mumbai Indians and claimed their 2nd win in the tournament. PBKS players are making most of their blunders when the pressure is on. This is making them vulnerable during the match.

They have got good openers and a good bowling squad and can reach the scores the opposition has set for them. But in the process, the team is failing somewhere. 

The middle-order is concerning for the PBKS, Nicholas Pooran has gone for duck 3 times in the last four matches which the team has to look after.

After finding the good bowling combination with Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin the team can do wonders in the middle overs if their plan goes well against the KKR.

Punjab Kings Squad

Probable Playing11

1 KL Rahul (capt & wk), 2 Mayank Agarwal, 3 Chris Gayle, 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Deepak Hooda, 6 Shahrukh Khan, 7 Moises Henriques, 8 Jhye Richardson/Chris Jordan, 9 Ravi Bishnoi, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Arshdeep Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders just won their only match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first match this season. They have got superb openers and a good bowling lineup but they are failing to secure a win for the team.

The openers are losing their wickets early in the matches, which is increasing the pressure on the batsmen coming next. This pressure is making them lose wickets. Every game needs a good start for a clear and neat win at the end. But the KKR players are failing to do so.

In the match against CSK, the team fought till the last moment and they are inches closer to victory but, due to bad decisions, they have lost a game. They have got batsmen with firepower in their batting lineup but the fire isn't quite igniting when required.

Their bowling lineup is taking wickets regularly but not when they needed the wicket most. 

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

Probable Playing 11

 1 Nitish Rana, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Andre Russell, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Sunil Narine, 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Shivam Mavi, 10 Prasidh Krishna, 11 Varun Chakravarthy

IPL 2021 CSK vs RCB Match 19 Report

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Chennai Super Kings broke Royal Challengers Bangalore winning streak in this season of the IPL. It's better to say Ravindra Jadeja broke the Royal Challenger Bangalore winning streak with a wonderful batting in the last over and with beautiful bowling in the middle overs.

After winning the toss, Chennai Super Kings chose to bat firsts. CSK openers Ruthraj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis made a wonderful start for the team. They both had done a 74 runs partnership in 58 balls. RCB has failed to pick a wicket in the powerplay.

In Chahal's 10th over, Ruth Raj Gaikwad was caught out at deep square by Jameison. Then Suresh Raina and Faf got out in Harshal Patel's 14th over. Both of them were caught out in deep mid-wicket and long-on.

In 18th over, Ambati Rayadu got out in Harshal Patel's 18th over. In the 20th over, Ravindra Jadeja scored 37 runs after hitting five 6's and a four. With this massacre, the Chennai Super Kings score reached 191 with a loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs.

With a big score to chase, Royal Challengers Bangalore's stumbled after their openers got out early. In the powerplay, RCB lost Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal.

In the middle over, the Royal Challenger Bangalore batting line-up collapsed in the Ravindra Jadeja bowling. Even, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell are the victims of his bowling. At last, CSK won the match by 69 runs all thanks to SIR Jadeja.

IPL 2021 KKR vs RR Match 18 Report

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Rajasthan Royals won the toss and chose to bowl first, KKR begins with a slow and steady over. RR bowlers didn't give any chance to KKR openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill. By the end of the powerplay, KKR lost a wicket of Shubman Gill and scored 25 runs and had a run rate below 5 runs per over.

Then Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana tried to revive the score but, in Chetan Sakariya's 10th over, Nitish Rana was caught by Sanju Samson behind the wickets. From then on, the RR bowlers picking the wickets regularly and not giving KKR batsmen any chance of scoring runs.

Except for Rahul Tripathi, no one scored more than 30 runs in this innings. An exceptional bowling performance from the Rajasthan Royals bowlers helped them to restrict KKR for just 133 runs with a loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs.

The top order of KKR just collapsed to RR bowlers in this innings. Chris Morris took 4 wickets in the death overs.

With decent runs to chase, Jos Buttler opened the innings with Yashasvi Jaiswal instead of Manan Vohra, it seemed to have worked this time. 

In Varun Chakravarthy's 4th over, Jos Buttler got out after the ball hitting the pads before the stumps. In the hawk eye, the ball is just touching the bails. Jos Buttler departed without reviewing it after a heated discussion with the RR's young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Then, Yashasvi departed after trying to hit a boundary in Shivam Mavi's 5th over. Sanju Samson and Shivam Dube made a 45 runs partnership in 39 balls. In Varun Chakravarthi's 11th over, Shivam Dube was caught by Prasidh Krishna at the third man.

After a short cameo from Rahul Tewatia, David Miller ad Sanju Samson scored the final runs for the Rajasthan Royals and lead the team to victory. 

RR won this match because of good bowling from the start of the match. Chris Morris took 4 wickets in the death overs and won the Man of the Match award for his contribution to the team's victory.


IPL 2021 SRH vs DC Match 20 Preview


The second match of the third doubleheader out of ten in this season of the IPL. The match will be played at M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Sunrisers Hyderabad will be playing against the Delhi Capitals at 7:30 PM.

In the four matches SRH has played, the team have lost three of them and won a match against Punjab Kings by restricting them to just 121 runs in 20 overs. Finding place for both Kane Williamson and Kedhar Jadhav in the playing 11 is a good move to stop the team from sinking further. 

Delhi Capitals have won three out of four matches till now in this season, they have lost against Rajasthan Royals as they failed to defend 148 runs in 20 overs. They have upper hand in the batting department compared to sunrises compared to the four matches.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

In the first three matches, the team has lost the matches due to the weak batting lineup. Only the opening pair is able to do score some runs. If they got out early, the middle order is failing early and losing the matches. 

But this team has one of the strongest bowling line up in this season of the IPL compared to the other teams. As there is no support from the batting department, the bowling department can't alone win the matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The addition of the Kane Williamson and Kedhar Jadhav in the playing 11 turned the table for the SRH in the last match. They were able to restrict the Punjab Kings for just 120 runs with bowling and able to chase it with the help of Kane Williamson in the top-order.

T Natrajan was ruled out of the IPL due to an knee injury which happened during the Australia tour. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar walked out of the ground in the last match due to strain in the thigh.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Probable Playing 11

 1 David Warner (capt), 2 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Kedar Jadhav, 5 Vijay Shankar, 6 Virat Singh, 7 Abhishek Sharma, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Sandeep Sharma, 10 Siddarth Kaul , 11 Khaleel Ahmed  

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals won the match against the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in this season. They are playing really well with good team effort and planning compared to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

In the four matches they have played till now, they lost a match against the Rajasthan Royals as they scored less in the first innings and were unable to pick the wickets in the second innings. 

There is a huge chance that their All-rounder Axar Patel would join the team's playing 11, as he already started to join the team for practice session since his last negative covid test.

If he is in the playing 11, the would get more confident and stronger in both bowling and batting department. 

R Ashwin is bowling quite good enough but unable to pick wickets in the first half of the match. Avesh Khan and Kagiso Rabada are their present weapons against the SRH. If the DC bowlers able to pick wickets of SRH openers in the powerplay, they almost won the match.

Delhi Capitals Squad

Probable Playing 11 

 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Rishabh Pant (capt & wk), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Lalit Yadav, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Kagiso Rabada/Chris Woakes, 10 Amit Mishra, 11 Avesh Khan

Saturday, April 24, 2021

IPL 2021 CSK vs RCB Match 19 Preview

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This is the 3rd doubleheader out of 10 in this season. In the first match, Chennai Super Kings will be playing against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This is the last match that is to be played at his stadium in this 14th season of the Indian Premier League.

Chennai Super Kings lost only their first match against Delhi Capitals and they won the remaining all the matches. CSK scored 220 runs against KKR and stopped them chasing the runs in the last over by taking all the wickets. That match is so intense and thrilling to watch.

Till now in this season, Royal Challengers Bangalore didn't lose a match. In the last game, the team openers completed the match without flinching to Rajasthan Royals bowling. Devdutt Paikkal is the first player from RCB to score a century except for Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle.

Chennai Super Kings

All the batsmen are performing wonderfully compared to the last year. Eventhough they lost the first match they bounced back with a wonderful win against Punjab Kings. 

Their bowlers are taking wickets in the powerplay and in the death overs and keeping the run rate to minimal.

The only thing that bothers me is the performance of the CSK middle-order batsmen. If the top order collapsed to the RCB bowler in the first 10 overs, the CSK will be in deep trouble. 

The only assured player in the middle order is MS Dhoni and his performance is questionable against the RCB bowling line up.

In the last four matches, Dhoni has got a chance to play in 3 matches, in which he scored just 35 runs during the death overs. This is a bit scary for CSK while playing against RCB.

Jason Behrendorff will not be available for the CSK as he is under quarantine.

Chennai Super Kings Squad

Probable Playing 11

1 Faf du Plessis, 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Moeen Ali, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 Ambati Rayudu, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 MS Dhoni (capt, wk), 8 Sam Curran, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Deepak Chahar

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Till now, this team didn't lose any match this season. All thanks to their exceptional bowling and batting in the last four matches. 

All the players in the team have performed well this season and helped the team when they are required the most.

At first, I want to talk about RCB bowling, Harshal Patel is the leading wicket-taker this season. He started with a five-wicket haul against the Mumbai Indians in the first match of the season. And he consistently taking wickets in the matches.

Mohammed Siraj is a dangerous bowler in the powerplay and in the death. CSK batsmen need to be cautious with him and the spinner Y Chahal has become quite expensive.

Then the RCB batsmen need to be cautious with Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar in the powerplay and middle overs. Both the Chahar brothers are fighting for the purple cap this season. If the top order collapsed, no one can save RCB.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad

Probable Playing 11

1 Virat Kohli (capt), 2 Devdutt Padikkal, 3 Shahbaz Ahmed, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 AB de Villiers (wk), 6 Washington Sundar, 7 Kyle Jamieson, 8 Harshal Patel, 9 Kane Richardson, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Mohammad Siraj

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