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IPL 2021: Kieron Pollard ensures MI gain momentum at important juncture with victory over CSK

Saturday’s win over Chennai Super Kings could eventually act as the catalyst for another winning run from Mumbai Indians in this IPL season.

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IPL 2021: KKR go down fighting against CSK but change in venue could help batting revival

Chennai Super Kings survived a massive scare on Wednesday night and MS Dhoni's men would have learnt a lot of lessons. Kolkata, meanwhile, can look forward in hope that their middle order might have recovered some batting form, just in time to save their 2021 IPL season.

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IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals get the better of conditions as Mumbai Indians start to suffer in Chennai

Delhi Capitals' win over Mumbai Indians in Chennai sets up their status as a team to watch.

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IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals in big trouble as Chennai Super Kings do enough to secure points in meeting of two average teams

CSK won on Monday but their next two games at Mumbai — against KKR and RCB — will reveal a lot more about their proper standing in this IPL season.

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IPL 2021: Destiny’s child Shikhar Dhawan storms back into T20 World Cup contention again

One of the main reasons Dhawan has enjoyed batting at Wankhede is because he can swivel on the backfoot easily and allow the ball to come at him on pace of the surface alone. Further, it means he is able to manoeuvre the bowling as he deems fit.

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IPL 2021: Clinical Mumbai Indians find solution to peculiar Chennai challenge

After what happened in the past couple of games, it was obvious that winning the toss and opting to bat was crucial. Mumbai made the smart move when presented the chance.

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India vs England: A perfect win for hosts sets them on path to the T20 World Cup

It is just a matter of bringing out the sum of all variables together, and this has been the focal point for the Men in (dark) Blue. From the first game to the fifth, their evolution as a T20I side has been obvious.

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India vs England: Suryakumar Yadav gives a peek into India’s future batting strategy as they prepare for T20 World Cup

Suryakumar Yadav's half-century has showcased the missing versatility in the Indian batting line-up, and now there is an alternate plan beyond the opening pair and Virat Kohli at number three.

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India vs England: Virat Kohli’s wasted masterclass emblematic of hosts' reliance on individual brilliance

A set Kohli is a boon for India in death overs, and his success will re-open the debate about his best batting position. From an Indian perspective, selection or strategy debate is the last thing they need at present with the series now on-the-line, let alone with the T20 World Cup in sight.

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India vs England: Ishan Kishan has added to team management's top-order selection dilemma

There is a T20 World Cup on the horizon, and anything or everything either team does, must be seen from the lens as well.

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India vs England: Virat Kohli & Co's plans falter miserably as the road to 2021 T20 World Cup begins

Whether with bat or ball, India bypassed all rules of selection possible and put on a miserable show in the first T20I in Ahmedabad on Friday night.

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IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad steam through to playoffs while Rohit Sharma saga continues to perplex

Wriddhiman Saha's inclusion in place of Jonny Bairstow provided the much-needed balance to SRH which helped them qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs.

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IPL 2020: SRH expose chink in RCB’s batting as race to playoffs heats up

RCB's habit of making unforced mistakes has cost them before. Despite registering vital wins and points on the board, they simply haven’t been able to consistently string together a run of form that would make them contenders for the title.

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IPL 2020: MI ace the chase against RCB as Suryakumar Yadav reminds selectors of missed Australia ticket

By not giving Yadav a ticket to Australia, the selectors have missed a trick as India look to restart their T20 World Cup preparations.

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IPL 2020: Resurgent KXIP on course for playoffs after beating table-toppers DC

KXIP have already played IPL 2020’s table-toppers – Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore twice. Their final match-ups are against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Rajasthan Royals, with already-ousted Chennai Super Kings the final game on 1 November. Safe to say, their playoffs chances are very much active.

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IPL 2020: RR edge CSK in mundane game, but Super Kings' youngsters deserve more from team management

CSK will no longer finish in the top-four, at least that’s what the team management has accepted. It is a weird one – mathematically, it is still possible.

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IPL 2020: KXIP prevail over MI across two super overs as KL Rahul's brilliance continues to dazzle

KL Rahul’s face was a painting of different hues – disappointment at not finishing the job before Super Over madness, excitement at how it all panned out, happiness with those two points further added to their tally, and relief, perhaps most of all.

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IPL 2020: With century against CSK, Shikhar Dhawan shows he has enough fire for his international spot

Shikhar Dhawan is approaching the end of a relatively successful career, but not without one more push for an international bow on the grand T20 World Cup stage.

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IPL 2020: Upheaval in Kolkata Knight Riders camp visible as they prove to be no match for Mumbai Indians

The first couple weeks in IPL 2020 for KKR were about experimentation, and now it is time to settle things down.

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IPL 2020: In RCB's win, Virat Kohli showcases the fight and desire that rudderless CSK are lacking

By not giving youth a chance, Chennai Super Kings are missing that desire to push boundaries and do the impossible.