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Ajinkya Rahane's lean patch in IPL continues after falling to Kumar Kartikeya in MI vs KKR
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Ajinkya Rahane's lean patch in IPL continues after falling to Kumar Kartikeya in MI vs KKR

Ajinkya Rahane was cautious in his approach early on and was cleaned up while attempting a reverse-sweep off the left-arm spinner.

IPL 2022: Winless Mumbai Indians face uphill task against Kolkata Knight Riders
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IPL 2022: Winless Mumbai Indians face uphill task against Kolkata Knight Riders

Mumbai Indians' domestic bowlers will look to step up as they take on a buoyant Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL in Pune on Wednesday, looking to turn things around after back-to-back defeats.

IPL 2022: Kolkata Knight Riders promise bold play against power-packed Punjab Kings
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IPL 2022: Kolkata Knight Riders promise bold play against power-packed Punjab Kings

Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to continue with their risk-taking approach despite mixed returns when they take on Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Friday.

IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer-led KKR look to consolidate position as Royal Challengers Bangalore eye first win
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IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer-led KKR look to consolidate position as Royal Challengers Bangalore eye first win

Seeking to consolidate their position after a winning start, Kolkata Knight Riders will have their task cut out as they take on a determined Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL match on Wednesday.

IPL 2022: Did Jadeja err by coming in at 5? Can Dhoni keep defying the odds? Burning questions from KKR vs CSK
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IPL 2022: Did Jadeja err by coming in at 5? Can Dhoni keep defying the odds? Burning questions from KKR vs CSK

From where was was the game won or lost? to why did teams go with the tactics we saw pan out on the field?, here are five burning questions that arose from the clash on Saturday.

IPL 2022: MS Dhoni's fifty in vain as clinical KKR beat CSK in opener
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IPL 2022: MS Dhoni's fifty in vain as clinical KKR beat CSK in opener

Dhoni, who passed on the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday, lifted holders Chennai from a precarious 61-5 to post 131-5 after being put into bat in Mumbai. Kolkata reached their target in 18.3 overs

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals Factbox, the royal pretenders
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IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals Factbox, the royal pretenders

Here's all you need to know about Rajasthan Royals ahead of IPL 2021.

'Hit-Man' to 'Captain' Sharma: Mix of instincts and percentages, quietly mentoring heir apparent Rishabh Pant
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'Hit-Man' to 'Captain' Sharma: Mix of instincts and percentages, quietly mentoring heir apparent Rishabh Pant

Eleven games across formats (6 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests) isn't a big sample size to judge someone but big enough to be hopeful that the future would be good.

Watch: Ajinkya Rahane takes trip down memory lane with visit to school, first cricket ground
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Watch: Ajinkya Rahane takes trip down memory lane with visit to school, first cricket ground

Looking back at the time when he took up the sport, the elegant right-handed batter stated that his love for the sport began from this ground and the school rightly supported him for it

On this day in 2017: R Ashwin becomes quickest to 25 five-fors as India defeat Australia in Bengaluru Test
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On this day in 2017: R Ashwin becomes quickest to 25 five-fors as India defeat Australia in Bengaluru Test

India had suffered a thumping 333-run defeat against Australia in the first Test at Pune and the team had had to bounce back hard in the second Test to level the ground.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Hardik Pandya demoted in BCCI central contracts
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Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Hardik Pandya demoted in BCCI central contracts

Pujara and Rahane, who were in Grade A are now in Grade B, after a slump in form that saw them being dropped from the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka.

Indian selectors push through Test transition with Rohit Sharma at the helm
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Indian selectors push through Test transition with Rohit Sharma at the helm

Rohit already had his plate full with planning for two white-ball World Cups. Now, Test cricket has been added to it.

Ranji Trophy 2022: Sarfaraz's 275 helps Mumbai post 544/7; Het Patel keeps Gujarat in hunt
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Ranji Trophy 2022: Sarfaraz's 275 helps Mumbai post 544/7; Het Patel keeps Gujarat in hunt

Sarfaraz and Rahane, a Test specialist, conjured 252-runs for the fourth wicket and pulled the domestic heavyweights out of trouble after they were 44/3 at one stage.

IPL Auction 2022: Shreyas, Shardul, Chahar and Kishan set to hit pay dirt like never before
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IPL Auction 2022: Shreyas, Shardul, Chahar and Kishan set to hit pay dirt like never before

Shreyas and Shardul are expected to laugh their way to the bank as two of the costliest buys in the history of IPL when the last mega-auction commences in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Ajinkya Rahane: 'Someone else took credit for decisions I took in Australia'
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Ajinkya Rahane: 'Someone else took credit for decisions I took in Australia'

Stand-in captain for the Australia series Rahane said "someone else took the credit" for decisions he made to resurrect the team after the nightmarish 36 all out in the Adelaide Test.

Transition in Test team? After Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma out of reckoning; Rahane-Pujara on borrowed time
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Transition in Test team? After Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma out of reckoning; Rahane-Pujara on borrowed time

Ishant is set to skip the Ranji Trophy, Saha has already withdrawn and the path does not seem too easy for Pujara and Rahane — has the long due transition phase kicked in for India's Test team?

Ranji Trophy 2022: Pujara versus Rahane in Ahmedabad, five-day quarantine, squad size capped at 30
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Ranji Trophy 2022: Pujara versus Rahane in Ahmedabad, five-day quarantine, squad size capped at 30

Each squad can have a maximum of 30 members, including a minimum of 20 players, with the number of support staff capped at 10

IPL Auction 2022: Suresh Raina, Chris Lynn and other top names that could go unsold
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IPL Auction 2022: Suresh Raina, Chris Lynn and other top names that could go unsold

In our build-up to the auction, we list a few big names of the sport who might just end up in the unsold players list this year:

Ranji Trophy 2022: Ajinkya Rahane named in Mumbai squad; Prithvi Shaw to lead
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Ranji Trophy 2022: Ajinkya Rahane named in Mumbai squad; Prithvi Shaw to lead

Senior India batter Rahane, who is going through a prolonged lean patch, was on Tuesday named in Mumbai's Ranji Trophy squad for the upcoming season.

With Sri Lanka Tests pushed back to March, Pujara-Rahane set to get Ranji Trophy lifeline
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With Sri Lanka Tests pushed back to March, Pujara-Rahane set to get Ranji Trophy lifeline

With Test series against Sri Lanka set to be played from first week of March after the T20s starting 25 February, a big hundred in the Ranji Trophy will provide the confidence that they need and probably ensure that they retain their place in the Indian team