T20 World Cup 2021: Rohit Sharma vs Shaheen Afridi, Virat Kohli vs Shadab Khan and other player battles
With the marquee India-Pakistan clash in the T20 World Cup 2021 set to be played later on Sunday, here are key player battles that could define the game.
Sharing his thoughts, Amir stated that it would be wrong to compare Bumrah with Shaheen as the Pakistani blower is still young.
Rahul made batting look easy with six boundaries and three sixes in his 24-ball-51 while Kishan was retired hurt after a chiselled 70 off 46 balls that had three sixes apart from seven boundaries as India chased a target of 189 with an over to spare.
It is expected that a young team will play the three T20 matches at home and the squad will comprise mainly of IPL performers.
It is for the first time in three seasons that five-time champions MI have not entered the last four after lifting the trophy in the past two editions.
Rohit (363 runs) will have to lead from the front again. He has got starts but has not been able to convert them, and the great white-ball exponent would be itching for a big score.
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New Zealander Neesham (3/12) and Aussie Coulter-Nile (4/14) snapped seven wickets for only 26 runs in eight overs between them to choke Rajasthan for a meagre 90 for 9.
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Maxwell (56 off 37 balls and 2/23) produced one of his better efforts in the IPL while Harshal (4/17 in 3.1 overs), the current Purple Cap holder, removed Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Rahul Chahar off successive deliveries to defend a target of 165 without breaking much sweat.
Tyagi defended four runs in the final over to guide his side to a famous win over Punjab Kings in the IPL on Tuesday.
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IPL 2021: Australian bowler Nathan Ellis 'really excited to talk' to Punjab Kings teammate Mohammed Shami
After making a remarkable journey from club cricket to international cricket in a little over 24 months, the first bowler to take a hat-trick on his T20 International debut is looking to learn from the best in his maiden IPL outing.
The India pacers were better than their English counterparts in the recent intensely-fought Test series and the visitors were leading 2-1 before the fifth match was called off following multiple COVID-19 cases in the Indian camp.
The players began their early departures for the remainder of the IPL, starting September 19, after India's fifth Test against England was postponed indefinitely following COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp.
The Mumbai Indians cricketers including captain Rohit Sharma arrived in the United Arab Emirates along with their families.
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Jasprit Bumrah is set to be rested while Mohammed Shami will take his place in the fifth Test.
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Gavaskar also said that Mohammed Shami should be part of the fifth Test, and can replace Mohammed SIraj.
Bumrah's has bowled 151 overs already in the past one month, including 22 intense overs on the fourth and fifth day of the Oval Test which India won by 157 runs.
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