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Rashid Khan of Sunrisers Hyderabad in action. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Chennai Super Kings front-runners to win IPL 2018: Survey

  • The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is fast drawing to a close, with only the grand finale remaining to unfold.
  • Further, it made an attempt to adjudge the most preferred venue of IPL 2018 and the answer was Mumbai’s iconic Wankhede Stadium.
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Rashid Khan reveals the secret behind his stupendous knock versus KKR

For me, it will be Rashid Khan vs Chennai batsmen in the final, says Kumar Sangakkara

  • After the closely fought contest in the last 59 matches, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will lock horns in the mega finale.
  • Meanwhile, Dean Jones has also spilt the beans on the captaincy styles of the finalists of the IPL.
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Mumbai Indians youngster Anukul Roy takes a lot out of his IPL experience

  • It is not easy to get an Indian Premier League (IPL) contract while making it to the playing XI is even more difficult. 
  • The young spinner heaped praises on South African all-rounder JP Duminy and felt that he is one of the best role models for budding cricketers.
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England’s tour of Sri Lanka in jeopardy after documentary reveals fixing

  • Their journey ends with a three-match Test series in Galle, Palekelle and Colombo respectively. However, the scheduling of the series has come under the clouds.
  • Cricket is deemed to be a gentleman’s sport. However, match-fixing, spot-fixing and several other undesired actions have threatened to mar the sanctity of the game.
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Reports: BCCI disallows the use of smartwatches in the IPL after the Lord’s Test incident

  • While the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) extravaganza is going on with full flow, England is playing against Pakistan in the first Test match at the Lord’s.
  • It can also be operated to exchange information from people outside the ground as well, which is why ICC decided to ban it.
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IPL 2018: Scientific Astrologer predicts the winner of the final

  • The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) thumped the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 14 runs in the Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.
  • Sunrisers’ progress against Chennai is anticipated to be equivalent to Mumbai Indians’ (MI) campaign against the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) last season.
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Dean Jones calls for eight runs for big sixes

  • With the advent of T20 cricket, the frequency of sixes has escalated significantly. The entertainment quotient of watching the game has also increased.
  • However, that doesn’t seem to perturb them and they make a mockery of the ground’s circumference.
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Dinesh Karthik owns up his mistake after KKR’s Qualifier 2 defeat

  • Kolkata Knight Riders started off their chase in the Qualifier 2 on Friday at Eden Gardens well enough but lost their way in the middle overs.
  • It was quite a horror-show for the visitors after that, as wickets kept falling one after the other.
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IPL 2018: Rashid Khan breaks the record for most wickets by an overseas leg-spinner in a season

  • All the major international, as well as domestic T20 league teams, love to attack with the leggies.
  • After an impressive performance against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 2, Rashid took his wickets tally to 21.
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IPL 2018: Yusuf Pathan not surprised by Rashid Khan’s batting prowess

  • The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) beat the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 14 runs in the Qualifier 2 of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The 19-year old Young Turk whacked 34* runs from 10 balls and propelled SRH’s score to 174 in 20 overs.
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‘IPL’ is one of the most searched keywords on the internet, reveals study

  • This time around, in its eleventh edition, the IPL has reached a new height of popularity as according to a recent study.
  • The study has been conducted by SEMrush, a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and searches analytics
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BCCI likely to allow Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni to play 100-ball tournament in England

  • This new format of the game has been proposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and is expected to start in England from 2020.
  • The initiative is supposed to appeal to the younger generation and provide a considerable boost to viewers attending the stadium.
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IPL ‘betting racket’ that stole live match signals busted

  • In a sensational turn of events, a ‘betting racket’ surrounding the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been busted.
  • According to Superintendent of Police Jitendra Singh of the Indore unit of state Cyber Cell, the probe was started by the police.
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Babar Azam ruled out of England tour with fractured arm

  • One of their top players, Babar Azam, has been ruled out of the ongoing Test match and the remainder of the tour.
  • In the absence of Azam, there is a chance for the other players to step up in the match that follows next.
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