IPL on Pod: Discussing highly consistent CSK's elimination, DC's recent struggles, Glenn Maxwell's IPL future and more
In the fifth episode of IPL on Pod, Firstpost's Jigar Mehta, Shantanu Srivastava, and Ujwal Singh discuss CSK failing to qualify for playoffs for the first time, DC losing two consecutive matches for the first time in this edition, Glenn Maxwell's IPL future, and more.
KXIP are placed fifth on the points table having won five games from 11 outings, while KKR are a notch better, occupying the fourth spot with 12 points.
Both KXIP and SRH are on the same pedestal, having garnered eight points apiece after 10 games, but the Hyderabad outfit is a rung ahead in the eight-team standings, on the fifth spot by virtue of a better net run rate.
Check out photos from Match 38 of IPL 2020 between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals.
IPL 2020: Mohammed Shami has lot more clarity about his role as senior bowler this season, says KL Rahul
Shami, a world-class Test bowler, has been in his elements, taking 16 wickets for KXIP in 10 matches so far and played a big role in the last three games that the team has won.
IPL 2020: Shikhar Dhawan's record-setting century goes in vain as Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals
Pooran hit three sixes and six boundaries in his knock as KXIP scored 167 for five in 19 overs to notch up their third successive win in the tournament
IPL 2020: Inconsistent Kings XI Punjab face stiff test as they lock horns with table-toppers Delhi Capitals
When the two teams met the last time, the clash went into a Super Over, and more than DC, KXIP will be hoping that it doesn't come to that again.
IPL 2020: Glenn Maxwell says he is clear about his role playing for Australia, but it changes frequently in IPL
explained why he has realised his potential while playing for Australia and the reason for his inconsistent run in the IPL.
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.
KXIP made a mess towards the end of their run chase to suffer their sixth defeat from seven matches and fifth on the trot while KKR notched up their fourth win in six matches. KXIP will now need a mathematical miracle to qualify.
KXIP are currently languishing at the bottom of the table after losing four of their five games, while SRH are only slightly better at sixth following two wins and three losses so far.
IPL 2020, KXIP team: Check out full schedule of Kings XI Punjab — opponents, date, venue and India time
Here's the full schedule of Kings XI Punjab for IPL 2020.
Bairstow breaks into top 10 of ICC rankings for ODI batsmen after century against Australia, Kohli stays at top
Jonny Bairstow topped the England-Australia ODI series aggregate with 196 runs after his 126-ball 112 in the final match to re-enter the top 10 of ICC ODI rankings.
A record sixth-wicket stand of 212 runs between Alex Carey (106) and Maxwell (108) helped Australia to a 2-1 success as England suffered their first home ODI series defeat in five years.
England vs Australia: Maxwell, Carey smash tons as Aussies recover from precarious position to win third ODI, clinch series
Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey both hit brilliant hundreds as Australia sealed a dramatic series win over world champions England in the third one-day international at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
All-rounders create a huge impact in cricket, especially in an ever-changing format like the Twenty20 (T20). Ahead of the IPL that starts on 19 September, we take a look at 10 all-rounders to watch out for.
England vs Australia: Josh Hazlewood stars as visitors beat Eoin Morgan and Co in first ODI to take 1-0 lead in series
Needing a record chase at Old Trafford of 295 to win, England was reduced to 13-2 by Hazlewood and then 57-4 when legspinner Adam Zampa took two of his four wickets.
All you need to know about Kings XI Punjab
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.
Eoin Morgan's England go into the matches on a high after a 2-1 Twenty20 series victory over Australia but Josh Hazlewood believes the visitors can carry "momentum" into the one-dayers following a five-wicket T20 win in Southampton on Tuesday.