articles by Gaurav Joshi

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Big Bash League rule changes: T20 cricket needs innovation depending on market situation

Big Bash needs the reinvigoration and perhaps it is a great template that will only ensure that T20 cricket remains a viable product across the world.

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IPL 2020: KKR finally imbibe free-flowing style of cricket under Eoin Morgan and results visible in RR win

Kolkata may still qualify for the playoffs, but if they don’t, they will regret not playing the Morgan’s brand of cricket through the tournament.

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IPL 2020: MS Dhoni should stop blaming conditions, bad luck and own up to mistakes in CSK camp

MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings suffered their biggest IPL defeat against Mumbai Indians - losing by 10 wickets with 46 balls to spare.

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IPL 2020: Structured bowling plans, depth in bowling stocks have made Virat Kohli's RCB a winning team

There is no doubt there is a change in the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp. They have identified that if they need to win the tournament then a bowling unit is equally vital as the batting.

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IPL 2020: Lockie Ferguson saves the day for KKR against SRH but questions remain over combination and strategy

The Kolkata Knight Riders' core players such as Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, and Eoin Morgan have been consistent but not brilliant. They still rely on that moment of brilliance to get them across the line.

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IPL 2020: AB de Villiers' ability to consistently maintain intensity and execute power-hitting makes him special

For a normal person or even for many international batsmen, it is common to see the batsman’s hands get in front of his head while trying to hit the ball hard. But de Villiers has mastered the art of controlling his tempo.

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IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians' ability to function together as a unit crucial to their dominating run this season

Mumbai Indians are not over reliant on one individual. Working together as a unit is Mumbai's strength and they do it by focusing on smaller aspects.

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IPL 2020: KXIP's heartbreaking loss to KKR reflects franchise's lack of confidence, uncertain management

Kings XI Punjab have lost three matches from winning positions this season. Those losses reflect that the team is ailing from lack of planning and confidence.

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IPL 2020: Marcus Stoinis' brute power and late flourish lend much-needed balance to Delhi Capitals

Stoinis deserves a fair chunk of credit and as does Ricky Ponting for getting the best out of him at that crucial No 5 spot. With Stoinis lower in the order, the Delhi team just seems complete.

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IPL 2020: Shane Watson finds form at right time to resurrect Chennai Super Kings' season

The minute MS Dhoni, Michael Hussey and Stephen Fleming saw Watson getting his weight down the pitch and smashing the ball over the top in the first couple of overs, they would have realised that he's is back to his best.

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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer's knock against KKR showcases modern-day power-hitting at its best

There is no doubt, batting is evolving and Iyer is setting a template. Last night was just the beginning. Expect more of the same not just from Iyer, but from the next generation of Indian batsmen.

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IPL 2020: Priyam Garg shows maturity beyond age as SRH secure impressive win over CSK

Perhaps it was that tough initiation and the middle order wobbles that made Priyam Garg’s innings even more promising.

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IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians' win over Kings XI Punjab underlines their clear thinking and clinical gameplan

Retaining a core group of players is a benefit, but instead of asking for more output individually, Mumbai have learned to maximise the output as a team. There is a reason why they have been crowned IPL champions on four occasions.

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Remembering Dean Jones: Flamboyant cricket tragic was always eager to share his knowledge

Deano always wanted you to ask him questions. It was like he was asking you to test his knowledge bank and therefore give it a chance to grow even further.

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IPL 2020: Erring KKR pay for strategic blunders as MI cruise to 49-run win

KKR's plan to ball short to Rohit Sharma backfired spectacularly, as did their move to hold back Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell in a steep run chase. The result was a comfortable win for the defending champions.

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IPL 2020: CSK's experienced players maintain composure at crucial moments to beat Mumbai Indians

Three men that played a pivotal role – Ambati Rayudu, Faf Du Plessis and Piyush Chawla drew on all their decade long experience to triumph in the crucial moments.

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India vs New Zealand: Shambolic Test series raises multiple questions over famed Indian batting line-up

Collectively, the batting was abysmal throughout the two Tests. Perhaps it is time to realise that his batting unit isn't as great as it is being portrayed.

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India vs New Zealand: Premeditated and rigid footwork cause Indian captain Virat Kohli's undoing on sluggish pitches

It has been a horrible tour for Kohli with the bat but if he can captain India to a victory tomorrow, the deficiencies in his batting will be forgotten

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India vs New Zealand: Visitors' attempt to play aggressive cricket undermined by costly errors of judgement

After India were defeated in Wellington, Virat Kohli made it quite clear that his batsmen needed to bat with more intent and clarity

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India vs New Zealand: Indian batsmen must buck 'cautious' approach and execute individual strengths to salvage Test series

For India to succeed, their batsmen should keep their minds clear and play to their strengths in the second Test