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Re: IPL 2020 : Sep 19-Nov 10 in UAE ( Live on Star Sports & Hotstar))

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:30 pm
by Harmer
SRH 163/6
Johnny 36, Williamson 29, warner #4 - 33 ball 48 not out , Samad 23 off 15,

Kuldeep 3/0/18/0
Cummins 4/0/28/1
Furguson 4/0/15/3 (should be 4)
Chakrawarthy 4/0/32/1

A big no ball by Andre so warner on strike instead Rashid, easy for warner 1 ball 2 to win

Super over

SRH 2/2
Ferguson 2 wkts

KKR : 3 to win off 6 ball

2 ball spare KKR won in super over

Ferguson man of match
2 ball/0/2/2 w in super over

5 wickets for 17 runs best debut

Re: IPL 2020 : Sep 19-Nov 10 in UAE ( Live on Star Sports & Hotstar))

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:31 pm
by Harmer
Shaky KXIP run into an MI hurdle

October 17 2020

KXIP won their previous fixture - against RCB - but have often found themselves struggling to close out games and letting them slip away from winnable positions

It was Vince Lombardi, the former American football coach, who had assessed more than half a century ago that "winning is a habit; unfortunately, so is losing". Kings XI Punjab have so far written three chapters of 'How to lose a game from a winning position' in the IPL this season - against DC, RR and KKR. There wasnearly a fourth installment of it in their previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, before they somehow managed to sneak through with a last-ball win.

It's a curious case for a team to have both its openers at the top of the run-scoring pile and yet find themselves, as a team, at the bottom of the points table. It is an indication that not everything has gone wrong for them. With better luck and nerves, they'd have been comfortably sat in the top-half of the table. It's a case of so near yet so far, because they've just not been able to close out games.

And much unlike KXIP, Mumbai Indians have found ways to win. They have made winning a habit. That is, however, everywhere but Dubai - where they are set to play their Sunday clash. Six of their eight games so far were played in Abu Dhabi, where they dished out clinical performances with both and ball and won all their games after losing the tournament opener. In Dubai though, they have played only one game so far. And even there, against RCB, they nearly found a way to win when the probabilities were low - scoring 79 runs in the last four overs to take the game into the Super Over.

Mumbai Indians aren't a bad team to learn from on how to win, let alone how to win from near-impossible situations. But KXIP wouldn't mind not getting that lesson on Sunday.

The good news for KXIP is that Mumbai Indians have now found themselves in a comfortable position in the group stage. And even as Rohit Sharma has maintained that complacency shouldn't creep in, they have entered a stage where they are "managing the workload". There could also be more experiments in place which should allow some leeway for KXIP, who are in hunt of their third win - which could also be their first win against a side this season that isn't RCB.

When: Sunday, October 18, 2019, 19:30 IST

Where: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, Dubai International Stadium

What to expect: The pitches have become slower, and teams are struggling to chase down totals over 160. Even as Rohit Sharma has suggested that he doesn't mind chasing, it will be interesting to see if Mumbai Indians take that route. Temperature is likely to vary around 30 degrees Celcius.

Team News:

Mumbai Indians: The defending champions are willing to rest some of their first XI players. With James Pattinson getting rested in the previous game, there could be scope for another alteration. Krunal Pandya is desperate to get some time with the bat and could be promoted higher up in the order.

Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult/Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah

Kings XI Punjab: Chris Gayle made sure he took his opportunity in the last game. So did Chris Jordan. Glenn Maxwell's contributions with the bat haven't been impressive. KXIP have experimented a lot and confusion continues on whether they will stick with their XI from the previous game or not. However, with three left-handers in the top seven, there could be a case of adding an offspinner in the side.

Probable XI: KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, K Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

What they said:

"I prefer batting with him (de Kock), he's very straightforward, likes to take on the bowler from the word go - but I usually like to assess the situation. Will let him play the way he wants to, don't want to put any pressure on him." - Rohit Sharma on his partnership with Quinton de Kock.

"We are a far better side than where we are in the points table. It just got too close for comfort.... As a group, we have been disappointing. It can get frustrating. Our skills were good, but we didn't capitalize on the big moments. It becomes a habit - winning and not winning. There are ups and downs and this has been the roller-coaster." - KL

Strategy punts
In Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the two bigger venues, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have an average of 60-plus and a strike rate of over 150 against pace in IPL 2020. But against spin at these venues, their numbers are below par. Rahul's average and strike rate drop to 33 and 97 respectively, while the corresponding numbers for Agarwal are 18.5 and 106. Expect Mumbai, who are big on match-ups, to deviate from their set bowling plan and try some spin early on.

The lack of an offspinner in Mumbai's regular playing XI could be an advantage for Chris Gayle. Mumbai's regular spinners are Chahar (legspinner) and Krunal Pandya (left-arm orthodox). Since 2018, Gayle has a strike rate of 109 against offspin in the IPL. In the same period, he has struck at 154 against left-arm spin and at 206 against legspin.

In their last game, Mumbai reaped the rewards for unleashing Bumrah against Andre Russell. They may do the same against Glenn Maxwell, whom Bumrah has dismissed six times in 12 innings while conceding 67 off 57 balls.

Stats that matter
The average first-innings total in Dubai this IPL has been 176.

Mumbai haven't ever won an IPL match in Dubai.

In IPL 2020, Bumrah has an economy of 5.55 in the powerplay and 4.83 in the middle overs.

The Kings XI's death-overs economy of 13.60 is the worst for any team this season.

Trent Boult hasn't gone wicketless in this season so far. He has eight wickets from 12 games, and in six out of those eight games, he has provided his side with a breakthrough in the powerplay.

Pollard has been dismissed just once in the six innings he has batted so far in the tournament. That one dismissal too came in the opening game of the tournament, against Chennai Super Kings. ... -mi-hurdle

Re: IPL 2020 : Sep 19-Nov 10 in UAE ( Live on Star Sports & Hotstar))

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:35 pm
by Harmer
MI have won toss opted Batting vs Punjab
Rahul 448 runs so far

Re: IPL 2020 : Sep 19-Nov 10 in UAE ( Live on Star Sports & Hotstar))

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:30 pm
by Harmer
Mumbai 23/0 > 38/3
Lost Rohit (9), S. Yadav (0) & Kishan (7)

Arshdeep 2/0/8/2

Lone Ranger Kock 22 not out

Re: IPL 2020 : Sep 19-Nov 10 in UAE ( Live on Star Sports & Hotstar))

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:02 am
by Harmer
Oct 18 will Remembered for next Decades or so as Cricket Fertinity witnessed 2 Tied & 3 super Overs with-in 8 hours

SRH 163
KKR 163

SRH 2/2
KKR 3/0


MI 176/5
Pollard & Coulter Nile put on 57 in death 3.3 Overs. Kock 53,Krunal 34,Pollard 12 ball 34*& C.Nile12 ball 24* ~ Between them 8 sixes in 21 balls

M.Shami 2 for 30,Arshdeep 2 for 32

KXLP 176/6
K.Rahul 77,Hooda 23*,Gayle 24,Pooran 24

Bumrah 4/0/23/3,Rahul Chahar 2 wkts


Re: IPL 2020 : Sep 19-Nov 10 in UAE ( Live on Star Sports & Hotstar))

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:14 am
by Harmer

Kings XI Punjab emerge victorious after two Super Overs

October 18 2020

A crucial save and two boundaries from Mayank got KXIP over the line

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal starred once again as Kings XI Punjab bagged two points in their reverse fixture against Mumbai Indians after a hard-fought victory decided by not one but two Super Overs, on Sunday.

Punjab failed, yet again, to close down their 177-run chase despite skipper Rahul leading the way with his sixth fifty of the season. And while Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami owned the first set of Super Overs with their yorkers to leave the scores level again, Agarwal redeemed himself for an earlier failure with a near 10-feet jump in the second Super Over to save a definite six and then hit consecutive fours to steal a desperate win for Punjab.

What happened in the Super Over?
Bumrah got Rahul with a yorker for the second time in the contest. Having scored only five in first five and in need of a big shot off the final ball, the Punjab skipper attempted a cheeky reverse sweep only to be caught plumb lbw. Earlier in the over, Nicholas Pooran got a full-toss that he top-edged straight to the point fielder to bag his second duck in as many Super Overs this season.

Shami then matched Bumrah yorker for yorker, not allowing either of Quinton de Kock or Rohit Sharma to get away. But even a desperate DRS referral couldn't get KXIP a wicket. De kock was then run out attempting to steal the winning run off the final ball, forcing the first ever second Super Over to decide a tie.
What happened in the second Super Over?
Unlike the two bowlers before him, Chris Jordan missed his yorkers and Kieron Pollard nailed one through the covers for a four. Hardik Pandya sacrificed his wicket to get Pollard back on strike and the West Indies' skipper nearly fetched a six off the final ball but a stunning diving effort from Agarwal at long-on kept it down to only two.

Off MI's 11, Chris Gayle knocked off six with just the first strike as Trent Boult bowled a friendly full toss. A single off the next ball brought Agarwal on strike, who sealed the deal with back to back boundaries and two balls to spare.

How did it get this close?
Courtesy another captain's knock from Rahul (77 off 51). Agarwal couldn't make the most of the early reprieve when MI didn't show enough confidence in their appeal for caught behind. But KXIP were glad they found Rahul of the old back. The KXIP skipper had played in wicket-conservation mode throughout the first half of IPL 2020, but since the inclusion of Gayle in their eleven, against RCB, Rahul has had the freedom to switch back on his 'destroyer of bowling attacks' mode.

He took on Boult early, smashing him for three boundaries and a six in the third over, before fetching 11 more off the Kiwi pacer in the final over of powerplay. Of Punjab's 51/1 in the powerplay, Rahul had scored 32 off 17. He was the common denominator in the two partnerships at the top that helped KXIP keep up with the asking rate. Rahul notched up his sixth 50-plus score in IPL 2020 while also going past 500 runs for the third consecutive season.

Where did KXIP falter, then?
In the middle overs, when MI denied Punjab a solid partnership and kept chipping away with wickets at crucial moments.Rahul Chahar gets majority credit for that, for cutting short Gayle's fireworks and prolonging Glenn Maxwell miserable run with the bat,

Gayle slammed Pollard and Natahn Coulter-Nile for sixes over long-on but perished attempting an encore against the legie. Rohit then set up the ruse for Maxwell, exploiting his weakness against legspinners. Chahar dished out a legbreak outside off, inviting Maxwell to drive. The batsmen took the bait and sent an thick edge flying to first slip where Rohit had stationed himself for exactly that moment in the 14th over.

Bumrah delivers yet again
He knocked down Agarwal's stumps in his first over when MI needed to break the most consistent opening pair of IPL 2020. So, naturally, when Nicholas Pooran seemed to be nearing his boundary-hitting peak, Rohit threw the ball back to Bumrah, who bounced him out to cut short the fireworks.

At the death, when Rahul threatened to snatch the game away from Mumbai - reducing the equation from 52 off 30 to 27 off 18 - Bumrah was summoned once more to bowl the 18th over. And he dealt KXIP the mightiest blow then, with a pinpoint yorker at 149 kmph that knocked back Rahul's off stump. The four-run over restored the balance in Mumbai's favour.
No luck for Punjab then?

It was indeed pure luck that saw Deepak Hooda and Jordan dragging MI to Super Over. Hooda got two lives, dropped off the bowling of Coulter-Nile in the 19th over when Chahar grassed one at short fine leg. The bowler then himself failed to pouch a tough chance off the first ball of the final over. Edging and missing, living dangerously, but the duo somehow managed the 23 runs between them to force a tie-breaker.

Arshdeep jolts MI early
Punjab's powerplay game has been on point for most part of their campaign so far. The hero today was slightly different. Arshdeep Singh sent Rohit Sharma packing off the first ball the Mumbai captain faced from the left-arm seamer, trying to cut a short and outside off delivery but dragging it back onto his stumps. In his next over, Ishan Kishan duly upper-cut a short and wide delivery, but found the third man intercepting it. In between was Surya Kumar Yadav who perished without troubling the scorers, recklessly flicking a Shami delivery straight to midwicket. MI were stuttering at the end of their powerplay on 43 for 3.

MI hand Krunal Pandya a promotion
It could have just been to ensure Mumbai saved up their biggest power-hitters for death overs, but if you're big on match-ups, the move to have two lefties in the middle was to counter the two leggies KXIP had in their playing XI. Instead Punjab snuck in four overs of the part-time offspin of Glenn Maxwell, who bowled yet another economical spell for only 24, and one from Deepak Hooda as well.
Pandya Sr. got going with a six over covers off Jordan, but it was when Rahul couldn't hide his legspinners any longer that MI upped the ante. Krunal took a liking to M Ashwin early, fetching three boundaries off the seven balls he faced from him, and raising the fifty of his partnership with de Kock off a singe right after. While Ravi Bishnoi continued his dominance over left-handers - snapping the wicket of Krunal today - de Kock went after Ashwin at the other end, dispatching his googly through the covers for four and bludgeoning the next one, a traditional legspin, over long on for a six before bringing up his third successive fifty of the season in the same over.

How did KXIP fare at death?
MI were aiming for 160 on this used pitch, as revealed by Mahela Jayawardene in an interview to the broadcaster. And if KXIP thought they'd be able to prevent that after taking out Hardik Pandya and de Kock's in 16th and 17th over respectively, they were mistaken. The game turned in the remaining three that yielded 54 as Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile combined for a vital fifty partnership.

Arshdeep's night was soiled when he missed his trusted wide yorkers and Pollard duly deposited both of them on either side of the pitch straight down the ground to set the tone of the late assault. Jordan, bowling the final over, also missed failed to nail the yorkers and Pollard added two more sixes to his tally. While he dealt in sixes, Coulter-Nile chipped in with boundaries. Both, however, were lucky to see the top-edges fly over the fielders and into the boundary ropes on all three occasions when they completely missed their pull shots off short balls.

What's next for them?
With just a day in between the games, KXIP have another tough test on the cards, against top-placed Delhi Capitals on Tuesday. MI get a breather before they take on struggling CSK in the reverse fixture on Friday.

Brief scores: Mumbai Indians 176/6 in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 53, Kieron Pollard 34*, Kunal Pandya 34; Mohammad Shami 2-30, Arshdeep Singh 2-35) tied with Kings XI Punjab 176/6 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 77; Jasprit Bumrah 3-24, Rahul Chahar 2-33) Kings XI Punjab won the second Super Over.

Ⓒ Cricbuzz

Re: IPL 2020 : Sep 19-Nov 10 in UAE ( Live on Star Sports & Hotstar))

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:02 am
by Daanav
I enjoyed MI losing even more than RCB winning the previous day. It is time that that arrogant MI crowd learned a few lessons. May they lose some more.

Lockie Ferguson is a real asset now for KKR with his superb bowling yesterday. KKR need to reshuffle their team but IMO they should keep Cummins. Despite a mediocre tornament thus far, he is too good a bowler to leave out and Ferguson & he can form a powerful pace duo similar to Rabada and Nortje for DC. If they need to bring back Narine, IMO they should consider dropping Russell; he is not in good batting form and although he is bowling well in patches, his proneness to injury makes his inclusion a risk. He is a big, heavy man with that awkward intoeing run-up to bowl which makes one fear that he can twist an ankle or knee easily.

Now that Morgan cap captained KKR twice and won the second of the two games, he should get more confidence and that should reflect on his batting as well. IMO he should give-up the 'Dhoni approach' to batting and show his natural attacking instinct from early on. DK seems happier with his batting without the burden of captaincy and so KKR should try and come out of their 'Russell dependency'.

Also, they have to ask themselves if they need 3 spinners for all games. I think a proper batsman opener like Tripathi is a far safer option than Narine. Kuldeep Yadav seemed to be bowling well and should continue for the time being.

So, my ideal KKR team would be Gill, Tripathi, Rana, Morgan, DK, Rinku Singh, Cummins, Narine, Mavi, K Yadav, Ferguson. Remember, Rana is a reasonable 6th bowling option if required.

Re: IPL 2020 : Sep 19-Nov 10 in UAE ( Live on Star Sports & Hotstar))

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:05 am
by Daanav
I quite like QdK and so it hurts me to see him play for that awful, corrupt and arrogant MI team. He is basically a nice guy but one more season with MI and he'll be all the way over to the Dark Side with little chance of redemption later.

Re: IPL 2020 : Sep 19-Nov 10 in UAE ( Live on Star Sports & Hotstar))

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:42 am
by Harmer
સુપર over ઈન Gujarati

Re: IPL 2020 : Sep 19-Nov 10 in UAE ( Live on Star Sports & Hotstar))

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:55 am
by Harmer
Kock more runs than Iyer & Bairstow in on-going IPL seasons 13, besides some of finest catches minus Drops

I think i wants to see him for next 6 year or more for Mumbai indians.

I notices All 3 Kock/Bairstow & Iyer played 9 games each