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IPL Indian Premier League - General Discussions

Discussion in 'Twenty20 Leagues' started by AliB, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. AliB TPCL Graphics Designer

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    Buttler has been the best Englis player in the history of IPL imo, I have become a big fan of him and didn't want him to be released, but guess they did it right maybe but he has already aggregated around 550 runs in 13 innings(400+ in the last six).
     
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    Yes. Buttler's surprise selection in that test squad means Rajasthan will be going into their final league game, without both Buttler and Stokes. Considering the impact Buttler has had in their tournament so far, it might almost be safe to say that Rajasthan are in a position to bow out of the tournament (of course, I do believe in miracles). Going into a game against RCB (who are also gunning for that playoff spot) without Buttler and Stokes, is a knockout punch even before the battle begins.
     
  3. Gopal123 Club Captain

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    Wow pollard is playing he will hit century tonight in just 33 balls......:facepalm:facepalm
    Mumbye.....:wave
     
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    What has Duminy really contributed so far, that Pollard can't do? Duminy has played 4 innings in 6 games he has played. He has scored only 36 runs. Pollard has had a similarly poor season, but he is as good a fielder (maybe better, if you account his 'near the boundary' performances) and he can chip in with the same amount of overs that Duminy can bowl. And if Pollard has his day, he will smash it around and lift MI.

    Edit: Mumbai in dire straits here. On a Wankhede wicket, they have slumped to 71/4, with only the Pandya brothers and Pollard-Cutting left. If they don't get to 170+, they won't stand a chance.
     
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    Tye has been sensational for Kings XI. Tye's solid bowling has distracted people from commenting on how poor Ashwin has been. He averages 60 and has only take 6 wickets at an economy rate of 8.08. If Yuvraj can be dropped and Gambhir can step aside, Ashwin with his mediocre captaincy can shove himself too. I really want MI to do well and play well here but seeing how they are batting right now, I do not think they will.
     
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    That seems to be the case with finger spinners in general, this season. Almost everyone has failed among finger spinners. With the biggest failures being the likes of Ashwin, Jadeja, Harbhajan, Sundar, etc. Only proper legspinners are succeeding and its almost feeling like a threat for finger spinners as far as their existence in cricket is concerned.
     
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    Saving Mohit for the death overs is Ashwin? You're asking for nothing but trouble.
     
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    Not century but he did save Mumbai's a** today. Crucial knock in a crucial game.
     
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    Pollard has almost played a match winning innings today.
     
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    Was just reverse jinxing.
     
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    Those quick early wickets might come to haunt Mumbai. KXIP are clearly in the driver's seat here and MI need KL Rahul NOW before he runs away and ends MI's tournament.
     
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    Oh cricket... oh cricket!
     
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  13. SaiSrini ICC President

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    Bumrah nailed Punjab there and has almost put MI in the playoffs. I thought Pollard played a match winning innings, but Bumrah won the match there! Stunner!

    Couldn't blame Punjab. The rub of the green just went MI's way today. I just dont understand why the constant need to get Yuvraj in. Cant you keep him out for good? He has repeatedly proved that he is way way past it.
     
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    Exactaly, Yuvraj should be carrying drinks. Going to be very hard to get into the playoffs with that NRR. No clue why the fans go crazy about him and claim that they won't support Punjab if Yuvraj isn't playing. He has done absolutely nothing, 2 bad balls from Mcclenaghan, one a dot and the the other straight to a fielder.
     
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    I was getting tremendous heat for calling KXIP crap earlier but their season is a template of RCB seasons of the past minus two foreign bowlers doing amazingly well.

    The moment you pick Gayle in the auctions, every game you don’t play him you’re being put in the spotlight and constantly asked if you will play him specially if you’re losing. Once you play him he has to open, he can’t run or field and he goes about his own pace 90% of the times. As a result, Punjab had to look for a place to bat for Agarwal. They gave him Nair’s spot and gave him someone else’s. In a couple of games time nobody among the batters bar Gayle and Rahul knew what their role was?

    Ashwin was OK as captain and bowler. His batting has been as underrated as overrated as his test bowling. Cricketing sense would prevail if they persist with him. One thing I expect from Ashwin unlike Rahane is for him to stand up to the whims of some of these foreign coaches. Maxwell is getting about 9 crore thanks to Ponting and his worth is not beyond 3-4. Finch and Stoinis I think draw about 12-13 crore and that’s an absolute joke Mr.Hodge. Rahane if he has to play has to open and Frankenstein Warne needs to go and stop playing Short. I expect Ashwin to at least stand up and use that purse a lot more wisely.
     

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