articles by Gaurav Joshi

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IPL 2022: KKR need to promote Andre Russell up in batting order and give him full control

With the season slipping away and the fact that Andre Russell has stated in the past that he is willing to bat up the order, it might be time for the KKR coaching staff to give him full control.

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IPL 2022, LSG vs MI: KL Rahul on his way to elite category of T20 batters

It may have taken a few games for Rahul to find his groove in IPL 2022, but on the evidence of the past few seasons this could be yet another fruitful year for the Lucknow skipper.

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IPL 2022: Sunrisers Hyderabad's varied bowling gives them an extra edge in competition dominated by batters

On pitches that offer assistance to bowlers, the multi-faceted bowling unit of the Sunrisers Hyderabad makes them capable of competing with any opposition.

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IPL 2022: Jos Buttler's century against Mumbai Indians provides a template in T20 batting

The nature of T20 cricket is such that one cannot be a constant success, but as Buttler showed on Saturday, there can be batting template to be successful in T20 cricket.

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IPL 2022: How KKR pressed self destruct button with ultra-aggressive approach and poor planning

Good teams can move away from their primary plan based on the conditions and the opposition. On Wednesday evening, KKR seemed far too rigid and their unwillingness to alter their game plan resulted in a defeat.

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IPL 2022: Quicker and better Kuldeep Yadav sets up win for Delhi Capitals over Mumbai Indians

The way Kuldeep Yadav bowled and exposed two of the best all-time T20 batters on a flat pitch is a sign that Kuldeep Yadav 2.0 is going to be mighty effective.

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IPL 2022 Chennai Super Kings preview: Jadeja-led CSK look to balance ageing squad and loss of big names

One can never underestimate Chennai Super Kings despite their ageing squad. However, the absence of Chahar at the start of the season, the loss of Thakur and Du Plessis combined with the fact that the core is a year older is bound to eventually catch up with them.

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IPL 2022 Punjab Kings preview: Formidable top-order the key as unbalanced PBKS seek drastic turnaround

Along with Dhawan and Agarwal, there will be a plenty of pressure on Bairstow to have a 500 run season if Punjab are to qualify for the final.

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IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians feel at home in Delhi on Feroz Shah Kotla pitches

It is clear Mumbai are happy to be in the capital and if the surface remains true then the 2020 champions are likely to discover their almighty form.

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IPL 2021: With technical adjustments, Ravindra Jadeja has become a six-hitting machine capable of being primary finisher

It was a special outing for Ravindra Jadeja against RCB, a reminder not only of his exquisite skills with the ball and in the field, but also of his newly developed power game.

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IPL 2021: RCB's middle order brilliance shines in emphatic win over KKR

RCB will take great pride in the fact that Virat Kohli or Devdutt Paddikal are yet to post big scores at the top and yet the team finds itself undefeated after three matches. In the past couple of years, De Villiers has lacked that partner in the middle order. With Maxwell arriving and in form, it gives RCB more stability in the middle order.

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IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians' thrilling victory over KKR a reminder of team's winning culture

The best sportsmen and teams are judged on how well they perform under pressure. Mumbai played like a team that just knows how to win. It is a trait that takes a while to build and with five IPL trophies under their belt, that winning culture is now part of each and every player's DNA.

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IPL 2021: Harshal Patel stays under the radar while doing the job for RCB

Deep down, Harshal Patel will be thrilled to contribute towards RCB's victory and in the process becoming the first bowler in the IPL to take five wickets against the Mumbai Indians.

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India vs Australia: Fighting adversities on every front, resilient Mohammed Siraj emerges as find of the tour

Siraj has undoubtedly been the find of the tour. His consistency, skills and ability to outthink the batsmen have been phenomenal this series.

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India vs Australia: Shardul Thakur-Washington Sundar stand at Gabba one Aussies will remember for a very long time

At the end of day three, Sundar and Thakur had produced one of the resilient partnerships to ensure the final and deciding match still hung in the balance.

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India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma loses battle of wits against Nathan Lyon as visitors end Day 2 on backfoot

After Sharma’s dismissal, India didn’t score a run for 32 balls. In hindsight, Sharma was right that if he didn’t take on the bowling then the scoring rate would stagnate. But somewhere there had to be better game awareness.

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India vs Australia: Visitors' inexperienced bowling attack toils valiantly as teams share honours on Day 1

Despite the lack of Test experience, all bowlers did an admirable job. Taking five wickets on a placid Gabba pitch was a terrific effort, but as they discovered during the day, it only gets tougher with each spell in Test cricket.

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India vs Australia: R Ashwin's four-for indicates he's found the right way to bowl Down Under

At the end of the day Ashwin finished with figures of 18-3-55-4. Not only did he take wickets, but he locked down one end which enabled the Indian quicks to skittle the Australian batting.

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India vs Australia: Bowlers' control, guile and discipline ensure hosts end opening day on a high

The Australian bowling unit executed their plans perfectly, stifling Indian batsmen with immaculate lines and length. With India 233/6 at stumps, Australia have their noses ahead at the close of play on Day 1 of the day-night Test in Adelaide.

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli faces ample number of deliveries at SCG nets ahead of Adelaide pink ball Test

India still have two sessions at the Adelaide Oval, but in terms of batting and bowling, the team seems to be well prepared for the first Test.