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Kolkata: Rising Pune Supergiants coach Stephen Fleming and captain MS Dhoni during a practice session at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on May 13, 2016. (Photo Source: IANS)

IPL 9: RPS Coach miffed with Duckworth-Lewis

  • Rising Pune Supergiants coach Stephen Fleming lashed out at the Duckworth-Lewis method after his side’s eight-wicket defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain-hit match.
  • Fleming said he knew the match was as good as gone when the match resumed and the rule came into picture.
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IPL 9: Gambhir opens up about field against MS Dhoni


  • Gautam Gambhir explained his strategy of having close in fielders against MS Dhoni as a move to help the spinners.
  • He said the field would have been same had there been any other batsman. He said that he has more faith in his players.
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Kane Williamson praises Virat Kohli

  • Kane Williamson has joined the list present and former cricketers who have heaped praises for the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Virat Kohli.
  • “Consistent as he is in T20 cricket, there may be no other player like him at the moment, but, well, there is David Warner who is also able to do that; it is also about keeping the benchmark for other players to strive to,” he quoted.
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Dinesh Karthik joins as well to praise Kohli

  • Dinesh Karthik praised Royal Challengers Bangalore batting stars Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for their superb knocks against his team the Gujarat Lions.
  • Both Kohli and de Villiers scored hundreds which saw RCB post a total of 248/3 in 20 overs and win the game by a huge 144-run margin.
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Manoj Tiwary signs up for DPL

  • Manoj Tiwary, the former India international and current Bengal skipper, is set to take part in the Dhaka Premier League in Bangladesh.
  • He will join Abahani Limited, a side that also features Goa wicket-keeper batsman Manvinder Bisla.
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West Indies tri-series to be played under lights

  • West Indies cricket is all set to host their first tri-series which will be completely played under floodlights.
  • The 10-match ODI tri-series features the hosts West Indies, Australia and South Africa.
  • The series will commence on June 3 with the nine group games split between Guyana National Stadium, Warner Park in St. Kitts and Kensington Oval in Barbados. Kensington Oval will host the final on June 26.
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Kohli admits enjoying batting with AB de Villiers

  • Virat Kohli was all praise for AB de Villiers after the duo put on a record 229 run stand in just 98 balls against the Gujarat Lions.
  • He also added that he is surprising himself with such brilliant performances.
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Nathan Coulter-Nile impressed with Indian youngsters

  • Nathan Coulter-Nile believes that they are a very strong side and they got a good leadership team and a bunch of talented youngsters.
  • He said he wouldn’t be surprised if some of the Indian players of his side make it to Indian team in next 12 months.
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Yasir Shah has an injury scare ahead of England tour

  • Pakistan’s leading spinner Yasir Shah has been ruled out of the ongoing training camp in Abbottabad after aggravating a previous knee injury.
  • Yasir is expected to be fit in time for the Test series in England, which starts from July 14, but he may miss the pre-series conditioning camp in Hampshire.
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Trevor Bayliss hopes for Steven Finn to perform

  • England coach Trevor Bayliss has asked Steven Finn to take out all his frustrations at missing out on the World Twenty20 against the visiting Sri Lankan team.
  • Earlier, the 27-year old pacer had voiced his frustration at being omitted from the squad for the World Twenty20 in India.
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