Sunrisers Hyderabad player Shreevats Goswami has disclosed the players' reactions on replacement of ex-captain David Warner with Kane Williamson. Goswami said, while the move did not affect the players much, some showed remorse. The players were in good spirit and would give their contribution to the game, he added. Reportedly, SRH management snubbed Warner over the team’s poor performance with just one win in its half of the league games.… read-more
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The BCCI on May 7 stated that it will look for all the possible options to complete the 2021 IPL. An official informed that BCCI is yet to discuss on the offers from the English countries to host the remaining matches. BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal said "Right now, our immediate plan is finalise the preparation for the Twenty20 World Cup in India later this year."
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Appreciating BCCI for providing secure bio-bubble for the IPL players, former South Africa captain Graeme Smith stated that no South African player ‘felt at risk’ during their India stay at the now postponed IPL2021. Smith said, “The element of risk is always there and the organisers can't be blamed”. Meanwhile, all the 11 South African players who participated in the tournament have already left for Johannesburg.
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Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni said that he would not leave the squad's camp until all his fellow teammates reach their homes safely. Reportedly, Dhoni will be taking the last flight to Ranchi on May 6. "Mahibhai said that he will be the last person to leave the hotel," said a CSK squad member. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians have decided to ferry their foreign players in chartered flights.
BCCI Vice-President Rajiv Shukla on May 4 announced that IPL is suspended due to players testing positive to COVID-19. He said that it is not cancelled and can be rescheduled later. The decision came along when Sunrisers Hyderabad player Wridihiman Saha and various other franchise members tested COVID positive. IPL chairman Brijesh Patel said that although suspended indefinitely, they will try to conduct it in next month
IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, scheduled for May 5, is likely to be postponed. A BCCI official said CSK's bowling-coach L Balaji has contracted the COVID-19, prompting the officials to consider the decision. The board is also considering to hold the remaining IPL matches in Mumbai to avoid travelling. However, May 3 match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad is likely to be held as scheduled.
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COVID-19 has now marred the IPL 2021 as the BCCI announced that the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, scheduled on May 3, would be postponed. The decision has been taken after two KKR players, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, tested COVID positive. Moreover, the BCCI has directed the KKR squad to undergo a daily testing routine "to identify any other possible cases".
It was raining boundaries at Arun Jaitley Stadium as Jos Buttler with his thunderous knock of 124 runs off 64 balls single handedly led Rajasthan Royals (RR) to a comfortable 55-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Invited to bat first on a batting-friendly pitch, SRH's campaign soon turned into a misery as batting maestros led by Englishman Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson (48 off 33-balls) went guns blazing by putting a second-wicket… read-more
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In-form Punjab Kings’ skipper KL Rahul has been diagnosed with acute appendicitis and is set to miss the remainder of IPL 2021. Reportedly, Rahul complained of severe abdomen pain following which he was admitted to the hospital. Leading run getter in the tournament with 331 runs, the wicket-keeper batsman has also hit four half centuries. Currently, Mayank Agarwal or Chris Gayle are likely to be the front runners.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad management on May 1 removed its captain David Warner and gave the captainship to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for the remaining tournament. Reportedly, the southpaw Australian opener was not performing well as SRH lost five of the six games played at IPL2021. The franchise also pointed of changing the overseas combinations in the upcoming match against Rajasthan Royals on May 2.
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