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  1. With limited-overs cricket becoming an increasingly unfamiliar environment for fingerspinners, R Ashwin has amped up his efforts to remain relevant. Over the past few years, he has been working towards becoming a wristspinner and was confident enough to try those variations in a domestic one-day match against Gujarat on Monday. He finished with figures of 2 for 38 in 9.1 overs as Tamil Nadu won the match by 76 runs. Ashwin was one of the two top-ranked bowlers in Test cricket when he was given a break from India's ODI squad. Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal and left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav were brought in to fill the void but now have become an intrinsic part of why India are so hard to beat in 50-overs cricket. To keep pace with the competition, Ashwin has been practicing legspin himself. "This is part of my plan going into the IPL. I am just trying to build my armoury. I used to bowl good legbreaks with my offspin action when I was playing league cricket in Chennai. Over a period of time, in a search to get my stock ball right, I obviously had to cut out a lot of those things. I had possessed a lot more variations. Having bowled offbreak as the stock ball for almost 10 years, trying to change things around is challenging. But I don't really settle for anything. At no point in my career, I thought 'this is it' and decided to settle for the rest of my career." Ashwin said he has largely been working alone. "As of now everything is cooked by me. I try to take feedback from our coaches in my academy. L Balaji has been of great help. First time I was bowling legspin, we were working on some actions on how to gain momentum. How I can make a repeatable action work for me. For example, my arm doesn't go 45 degrees which is perfect for a leg spinner. I am more upright. I have to adjust my action. It has been a painful ride. One day it will come out well in the nets, and the next day it won't come out all right. It will be frustrating. I have gone through the entire journey and have reached a place where I can land the ball where I want to." The IPL presents the next opportunity for Ashwin to make a case for himself in limited-overs cricket. Although this season, when he goes home to play in Chennai, he would line up as part of the opposition: Kings XI Punjab bought him for INR 7.6 crore (USD 1.18 million approx) "I was a tad disappointed because I have been here for the last ten years," Ashwin said. "Literally, I have owned that space around Chepauk. Every time I came on to bowl, the kind of roaring and cheering I got will always stick on to my head. Coming back there, to play against CSK, will probably motivate me more."
  2. On second day of IPL auction, Aryaman Vikram Birla, son of Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, was sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3 million. The left-hand batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler has played only one first-class match while representing Madhya Pradesh against Odisha in Indore in November 2017.
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  4. Here is RCBs Coaching lineup for 2018 Main : Daniel Vettori Mentor and Batting : Gary Kirsten Bowling : Ashish Nehra Bowling Analytics and development : Andrew Mcdonald Batting Analytics and development/Fielding : Woodhill
  5. There is a retention event this year in 4th Jan in mumbai. Live on Star Sports.
  6. IPL 2018 : Which teams will retain whom?

    The teams have to submit their names in around 2 weeks from now. Thought we should do this ... Which player(s) will be retained for the team you are supporting? Rules : Any combination of 5 Retain/RTM (Max 3 of each) Max 3 capped Indians and 2 Overseas players Here is mine for : Virat (Retain) Ab(Retain) Gayle(Retain) Rahul(RTM) Chahal(RTM) We will complied all the results and make a final list. That will be compared with the actual results around the first week of January.
  7. Pune 3-0 Mumbai, 1-0 in Hyderabad

    Just a bit of stats leading upto the final. In addition to beating Mumbai all three times this season, Pune were also the only team to beat SRH in Hyderabad, which is where the final is being held. Of course, all that could mean nothing if they don't win today.
  8. Match winning innings :- https://streamable.com/a9pjg sachin Winning moment :- https://streamable.com/a9pjg jaddu And after his match winning century , KTK won the game nonchalantly !!! Thanks @sscomp32 for the video link
  9. While Pune's bowlers have quietly gone about doing their job, restricting teams to low totals and taking heaps of wickets, they've gone under the radar of most people even though they've been the best bowling side in the tournament (a fact supported by stats). Why? Because it's a bowling line-up made up of a bunch of trundlers. Before last night too, many predicted Pune's trundlers to get smashed all over the park. That wasn't to be. It's their third match against Pune and Mumbai still found no answer to Lord Unadkat and Dan Christian. So whoever's facing us in the final, underestimate our trundlers at your own peril.
  10. Steve Smith has been really inspirational in guiding the Pune team. As a Krishna he has guided an out of sorts Dhoni. & back him to perform well. He has extracted performance from Unadkat (Nakul) ,Sundar ( Sahdev). Kohli should learn from Smith how to extract performance from Rahane, Dhoni, Yuvraj
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  13. It's the IPL 10 quarterfinal! A win for RPS takes them to No. 2! A win for KXIP takes them to No. 4. A no result takes RPS to No. 3!
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  15. ICF's adored, celebrated and revered genuine fast bowler is here to own all of DD's tailunted batsmen. Tonight RPS will confirm its place in the playoffs once and for all!
  16. Rising Pune Supergiant to return next year?

    Rising Pune Supergiant owner Sanjiv Goenka has not rejected the chances of him buying a team next year completely. When asked about whether he will participate in next year’s bidding process or not, he said “Maybe”. Goenka further said that corporate should get in sports in an even larger way. He was of the opinion that “Time has come for corporates to get involved in a larger way in sport. It’s quite apart from the mileage, it’s a responsibility to help younger people, build academies, this is very important.” Goenka is also the owner of ISL franchise Atletico de Kolkata, and his team in IPL is in a really good position this year. Regarding sharing experiences with the legends of the game like MS Dhoni, he said “Honestly, it’s about dealing with great minds, personalities, understanding leadership strategies. Interacting with Dhoni, Smith, Faf, it’s been an eye-opener”. With Pune’s superb performance in this year’s IPL, we might get to see Sanjiv Goenka as the owner of a franchise next year too.
  17. Match 50: GL vs DD - Match

    Who will win the match? GL - 2.0 DD - 1.9
  18. Match 50: GL vs DD - Toss

    Who will win the toss? GL - 1.9 DD - 1.9
  19. KXIP v KKR : Match

    Who will win the match? KXIP(2.2) KKR(1.9)
  20. KXIP v KKR : Toss

    Who will win the Toss? KXIP(1.9) KKR(1.9)
  21. Narine

    If anyone saw the KKR game colin de grandhommeyesterday, you will know about the records broken. But this isn't going to be about that. This is going to be a criticism on Virat Kohli and an appreciation of Gautam Gambhir. With regards to Kohli, he needs to get his field placement right. If you look at the 13th over, you will see a man at covers and a man at long-off. That was simply a waste of a fielder and somebody needs to tell Kohli to improve this. Next, as you will look at the post-match interview you will hear Kohli state "We thought we had enough on the board." That was a very stupid statement to make. 160 runs are never enough in a t20 game, especially in the IPL and more specifically Banglore (where the par score is 180 runs in the past 10 years of IPL). Furthermore, blaming your entire team just shows a lack of responsibility with regards to Kohli's own form in the IPL this year. He has an average of 14 runs which is simply pathetic from a captain. This was also an issue towards the latter stage of Dhoni's career which could have been a major reason as to why Dhoni decided to step down. It is important to lead from the front and Kohli has lacked that important aspect of captaincy. Kohli's captaincy is crucial because of the upcoming Champions trophy and he needs to find form and lead in a better fashion or we will see India perish the same way RCB has in this season of the IPL. To my next point, Gambhir. He has proven he is capable with the bat and he is capable of captaincy from the front. With the bat, he has scored 380+ runs this season and he held the orange cap for a while this year. He should definitely be given a chance to open for India before the Champions trophy. I dare say he should be given captaincy. Which brings me to my next point: his master-stroke Narine. Simply beautiful, marvelous and out of the box thinking. Making Narine open the innings as an experiment has proven really successful. Eventhough, Narine was not able to perform to his standards with the ball, he has excelled in all fronts with the bat. With regards to numbers, he far exceeds Kohli. In a way, it should be a wake-up call for Kohli that a tail-ender is doing much better than him. Lastly, Gambhir has done somewhat of an average job with his team placements, but at the end of the day it's the wins that matter and he has done that. Colin de grandhomme was a surprise pick for KKR. Furthermore, dropping Uthappa was also surprising. But hey, who's complaining? He is delivering and that is all that matters.
  22. Match 48: MI vs SRH - Match

    Who will win the match? SRH - 2.1 MI - 2.0
  23. Match 48: MI vs SRH - Toss

    Who will win the toss? SRH - 1.9 MI - 1.9
  24. Smarting from successive defeats, an under-pressure Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will look to regain their momentum and remain in the hunt for the knockout stage when they clash with laggards Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squads Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Vishnu Vinod (wicketkeeper), Sreenath Aravind, Kedar Jadhav (wicketkeeper), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Chaudhary, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake. Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Darren Bravo, Yusuf Pathan, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa (wicketkeeper), Umesh Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter Nile, Colin De Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Sayan Ghosh, Shaikb Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Ishank Jaggi, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Manish Pandey.

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