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KXIP have charted three-year plan under Kumble, Gayle should start from first game in IPL 2021, says co-owner Ness Wadia
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KXIP have charted three-year plan under Kumble, Gayle should start from first game in IPL 2021, says co-owner Ness Wadia

Looking back at the recently-concluded season, Wadia said the umpiring error to call a short-run when it wasn't, cost the team a playoff berth though it did not show the required consistency in the first year under captain and coach combine of Rahul and Kumble.

IPL 2020: Inability to close out matches, KL Rahul's strike rate hurt KXIP; CSK, MS Dhoni have to shake-up squad
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IPL 2020: Inability to close out matches, KL Rahul's strike rate hurt KXIP; CSK, MS Dhoni have to shake-up squad

The IPL 2020 has shown that Chennai Super Kings need to bring in fresh legs into their squad while Kings XI Punjab paid the price of failing to close out matches from winning positions with elimination from the 13th edition of the T20 league.

IPL 2020: Sunil Gavaskar says KL Rahul's captaincy, Anil Kumble's fighting spirit have led to KXIP's turnaround
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IPL 2020: Sunil Gavaskar says KL Rahul's captaincy, Anil Kumble's fighting spirit have led to KXIP's turnaround

Down in the dumps after five successive losses, KXIP scripted a remarkable comeback, notching up four wins on the trot

IPL on Pod: Discussing crazy night of Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik leaving KKR's captaincy, predicting playoff teams and more
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IPL on Pod: Discussing crazy night of Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik leaving KKR's captaincy, predicting playoff teams and more

In the fourth episode of IPL on Pod, Firstpost's Anish Anand, Shubham Pandey, and Ujwal Singh discuss the crazy night when two matches had three Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik's decision to handover captaincy to Eoin Morgan, predict playoff candidates, and more.

Happy Birthday Anil Kumble: Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and others wish former cricketer as he turns 50
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Happy Birthday Anil Kumble: Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and others wish former cricketer as he turns 50

Former India captain Anil Kumble turned 50 on 17 October and the cricketing fraternity poured in with their wishes.

Happy Birthday Anil Kumble: After you, they broke the mould
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Happy Birthday Anil Kumble: After you, they broke the mould

Unlike several fellow cricketers, Anil Kumble, who turns 50 today, is a man with varied interests and a world view. He understands complex issues, he revels in problem solving.

IPL 2020: KXIP's Chris Gayle recovers from food poisoning, likely to play against RCB
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IPL 2020: KXIP's Chris Gayle recovers from food poisoning, likely to play against RCB

Head coach Anil Kumble had said that the team could not play Gayle against Sunrisers Hyderabad last week because he was down with food poisoning. The 41-year-old also missed the following game against KKR on Saturday.

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

IPL 2020: KXIP's Chris Gayle missed match against SRH due to food poisoning, says Anil Kumble
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IPL 2020: KXIP's Chris Gayle missed match against SRH due to food poisoning, says Anil Kumble

Gayle is yet to play a single game in the ongoing 13th edition of the lucrative league played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mohammed Shami heaps praise on Virat Kohli, says India skipper gives bowlers freedom to express themselves
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Mohammed Shami heaps praise on Virat Kohli, says India skipper gives bowlers freedom to express themselves

Mohammed Shami credited the success of Indian pacers to their fitness levels and the 'culture of motivation' within the team.

IPL 2020: Anil Kumble as coach helps me as first-time captain, says Kings XI Punjab capptain KL Rahul
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IPL 2020: Anil Kumble as coach helps me as first-time captain, says Kings XI Punjab capptain KL Rahul

KL Rahul discussed his relationship with the team coach Anil Kumble, his way of looking at T20 and what it means to be shouldering the responsibilities of a captain in such an intense tournament and much more.

IPL 2020: KXIP's young spinner Ravi Bishnoi says coach Anil Kumble's advice has been to be calm and back his skills
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IPL 2020: KXIP's young spinner Ravi Bishnoi says coach Anil Kumble's advice has been to be calm and back his skills

Kings XI Punjab's Ravi Bishnoi snared three wickets in an emphatic 97-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL on Thursday night.

IPL 2020: In battle of power-hitters, spin-heavy Delhi Capitals take on KL Rahul's Kings XI Punjab
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IPL 2020: In battle of power-hitters, spin-heavy Delhi Capitals take on KL Rahul's Kings XI Punjab

Man-to-man, Delhi Capitals seem to have a slight edge, more so in the spin department, with the trio of R Ashwin, Amit Mishra and Axar Patel streets ahead of their counterparts from the Mohali-based side.

My First IPL Match: Dravid's surprise, dream fifty, and Steyn-Kumble challenge - Shreevats Goswami recalls surreal debut
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My First IPL Match: Dravid's surprise, dream fifty, and Steyn-Kumble challenge - Shreevats Goswami recalls surreal debut

Shreevats Goswami recalls his strangely surreal IPL debut, from receiving a shock call-up from Dravid to hitting a half-century to the nervy moments keeping to Steyn and Kumble

IPL 2020 Kings XI Punjab Preview: Captain-coach duo holds key as new-look team dreams encore
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IPL 2020 Kings XI Punjab Preview: Captain-coach duo holds key as new-look team dreams encore

Two playoffs appearances in 12 attempts, the last one being six years back, do not inspire much confidence in Kings XI Punjab, neither does their propensity to lose steam midway through the tournament with alarming regularity. Will IPL 2020 be any different?

IPL 2020: Will another revamp and KL Rahul-Anil Kumble partnership turn it around for KXIP?
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IPL 2020: Will another revamp and KL Rahul-Anil Kumble partnership turn it around for KXIP?

With the return of Glenn Maxwell in the middle order and having found death-bowling options in Sheldon Cottrell and Chris Jordan, the team seems to have its bases covered.

IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab coach Anil Kumble confident of KL Rahul's ability to captain team
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IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab coach Anil Kumble confident of KL Rahul's ability to captain team

KL Rahul has been a force to reckon with in the IPL for KXIP. In 2018 he scored 659 runs from 14 matches with an average of 54.91 while last year he scored 593 runs with an average of 53.9 that included a century and six fifties.

IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir picks Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul as player to watch out for in upcoming season
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IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir picks Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul as player to watch out for in upcoming season

Gambhir went on to add that since Rahul has got the captaincy this time around, everyone will have to see if he enjoys the stint because according to Gambhir, there has been a lot of promising players who have relished the positions while others "have been pulled down by the pressure of captaincy."

IPL 2020: Karun Nair's target for upcoming season — win games for KXIP and make most of opportunities
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IPL 2020: Karun Nair's target for upcoming season — win games for KXIP and make most of opportunities

KXIP batsman Karun Nair says his motto for the upcoming IPL 2020 is to focus on one game at a time and not to worry about other things.

England vs Pakistan: James Anderson raring to play 2021-22 Ashes as he joins '600 club'
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England vs Pakistan: James Anderson raring to play 2021-22 Ashes as he joins '600 club'

James Anderson will be nearly 40 when England begin their quest to regain the urn from their arch-rivals.