IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders Shine As They Beat Rajasthan Royals By 37 Runs
Rajasthan Royals Were Restricted To 137 Runs By KKR: In the 12th match of the Indian Premier League ( IPL) 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 37 runs. After being handed a target of 175, the RR was reduced to 137/9 in 20 […]
IPL 2020: Steve Smith Departs As Rajasthan Royals Make Efforts To Chase 175 Runs
Shubham Gill Was The Highest Run Scorer For KKR Who Scored 47 Runs: In the 12th match of the Indian Premier League ( IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a total of 174/6 in 20 overs after being sent in to bat by Rajasthan Royals (RR). Opener […]
MSL 2020: Cricket South Africa Reschedule T20 Tournament To 2021
Mzansi Super League 2020 deferred to next year: Cricket South Africa has declared that the 2020 Mzansi Super League (MSL 2020) has deferred to next year November-December. Kugandrie Govender, acting Chief Executive Officer of CSA said that the postponement decision of the league was because of several national as well as international logistical reasons” caused […]
Although Delhi Capitals have tasted their first loss of the season against SRH, Rabada, who has picked two wickets and has conceded only 21 runs at an impressive economy rate of 5.3 to go level with KXIP Shami's tally of 7 wickets. Due to a better economy rate, Kagiso Rabada took the lead in the bowling charts with seven wickets in just three games with an economy rate of 6.25, whereas Shami's economy rate in three games is 7.45.
After their first loss of this season against Sunrisers Hyderabad, there was another blow from the IPL. Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer has been fined for slow overrate. Iyer has made only 17 runs out of 21 balls as the side has to taste their first defeat by a margin of 15 runs. IPL governing body stated that - "As it was his team's first offense of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offenses, Mr. Iyer was fined Rs 12 lakh."
Ellyse Perry has been ruled out of the remainder of the series against New Zealand due to a serious hamstring injury. Meg Lanning (Australia captain) said - "Ellyse had been on track to play some part in this series but unfortunately she had some hamstring awareness, she's got a low-grade strain so she won't be available for the rest of this series. She will continue her rehab and training in the hope of being available at some point in the WBBL (but) she won't be playing any part in this series."
Sanju Samson, the spectacular batsman of Rajasthan Royals said on Sunday (27-08-2020) that for the past one year, he has been timing the ball quite well but after some things went wrong, he was frustrated. In the last two matches, Sanju Samson smashed 74 and 85 runs very quickly, scored 159 runs at an average of 79.50. after helping the Rajasthan Royals to beat Kings XI Punjab, Samson said “for the last one year, I have been hitting the ball quite well. So I was maintaining my routine and feeling confident. I am happy that I can contribute to winning some matches. I was trying a few things but they were not happening. After being frustrated at trying different things, I had searched in my own soul and worked hard.”
Mitchell Marsh, the all-rounder of Australia remains isolated in a hotel in Perth, unaware of the extent of his ankle injury after the scans of the injury went missing in the UAE. Now the Australian cricketer fears may he have suffered from syndesmosis injury after twisting his ankle in the 2020 IPL while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad last week. But Mitchell might not know until he finishes his 2 weeks quarantine period in the hotel in Perth. He is hopeful that there will be no need of doing any surgery. Marsh said, “really I don't know what happened to my scans in the UAE.”
Rahul Tewatia, who knocked five sixes in a single over for Rajasthan Royals in an outstanding IPL match against Kings XI Punjab said that always he believes that he could achieve the record despite struggling to score runs initially in his innings. In the 18th over of Sheldon Cottrell, Tewatia smashed five sixes among which four sixes were back-to-back and it turns the match after RR required 51 runs from 18 balls. Tewatia scored 53 off 31 deliveries with 7 sixes, who was struggling earlier to connect the ball. Hitting 5 sixes was the surprising thing for his team-mates and also for the opposite team.
Chris Morris, the all-rounder of South Africa is now going through a side strain that enforced him to rule out from the team of RCB in this 2020 IPL. As per the director of cricket of RCB, Mike Hesson, Chris Morris has to miss the match against the defending champions, Mumbai Indians, which is going to be held on 28th September 2020. In a video posted on the official Twitter handle of RCB, Mike Hesson said that obviously, it is not acceptable, both are taking training for a purpose and Chris Morris is doing really well. But because of the strain he will not available for the match.
RCB Vs MI, which is scheduled to be held on 28th September will be an exciting match between this duo. From both the teams, there is also personal enmity. One such clash is between AB de Villiers and Krunal Pandya. Both have had interesting rivalries over the years. In the season, Krunal Pandya failed to perform well so far. But now, he has a good opportunity to perform against RCB. In the eight IPL matches against RCB, Krunal Pandya has claimed nine wickets at an economy rate of less than 6.5. But he accounted for the wicket of AB de Villiers four times.
The leg spinner of Delhi Capitals, Amit Mishra said that Rahul Tewatia overcame his expectations by smashing a magical knock, which has created a history in IPL. Both Mishra and Tewatia are from Haryana and bought together for Delhi capitals in the 11th season. The 27 years old Tewatia hit five sixes back to back while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the 18th over against Sheldon Cottrell to help his team recording the highest chase in the history of IPL.
In the 9th match of 2020 IPL, Rajasthan Royals registered an unbelievable victory over Kings XI Punjab. Along with Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals are the unbeaten sides so far. Both the sides have played two matches each and won the matches. Due to the top net run rate, Delhi Capitals leads the point table followed by RR. With 1 victory in 3 matches, KXIP is placed in the 3rd position. KXIP captain, KL Rahul lost the match against Rajasthan Royals but leading in the race of Orange Cap. He is followed by Mayank Agarwal, who is only one run behind the captain.