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RCB Predicted XI vs RR: Will Bangalore tinker with winning combination?

  • Ahead of the blockbuster Qualifier 2 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, we take a look at the probable playing XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore...
Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrate after winning their Indian Premier League 2022 Eliminator cricket match against Lucknow Super Giants(PTI)
Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrate after winning their Indian Premier League 2022 Eliminator cricket match against Lucknow Super Giants(PTI)
Published on May 27, 2022 08:33 AM IST
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‘We've seen the last of Kieron Pollard’: Ex-KKR batter

Batting at a poor average of 14.40, the Windies power-hitter managed just 144 runs in the campaign and was eventually dropped from the playing XI.
Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians with Krunal Pandya of Lucknow Super Giants after being dismissed(IPL )
Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians with Krunal Pandya of Lucknow Super Giants after being dismissed(IPL )
Published on May 27, 2022 08:14 AM IST
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'He suffered personal setbacks but came back well': Akhtar on IND star's return

  • Scoring 324 runs in 15 innings at a strike rate of 187.28 with one half-century score, the India star has taken IPL 2022 by a storm with his incredible power-hitting skills in the slog overs.
Shoaib Akhtar; Indian team
Shoaib Akhtar; Indian team
Published on May 27, 2022 08:12 AM IST
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IPL 2022, RR vs RCB, Qualifier 2 Live Streaming: When and where to watch

  • IPL 2022 Playoffs, RR vs RCB, Qualifier 2 Match Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details on Hotstar, match timings, venue for the Indian Premier League Match Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore today.
IPL 2022, RR vs RCB, Qualifier 2 Live Streaming(IPLT20.com)
IPL 2022, RR vs RCB, Qualifier 2 Live Streaming(IPLT20.com)
Published on May 27, 2022 07:26 AM IST
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'Plan was to get him married on May 9. I'd booked a hotel too': Patidar's father

  • Rajat Patidar hit an unbeaten 112 to become the first uncapped player in the T20 tournament's history to score a century in the play-offs.
Rajat Patidar of Royal Challengers Bangalore raises his bat after scoring a century(PTI)
Rajat Patidar of Royal Challengers Bangalore raises his bat after scoring a century(PTI)
Published on May 27, 2022 07:10 AM IST
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'I bowled 2 wides. Dhoni came up and said, 'Stop looking at me and bowl''

  • "The first two balls were wides. The next ball was a full toss. Dhoni came to me and said, 'Stop looking at me and bowl',"
MS Dhoni in action against RR. (PTI)
MS Dhoni in action against RR. (PTI)
Published on May 27, 2022 07:09 AM IST
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'Rahul has more six-hitting ability than someone like Pollard but...': Harbhajan

  • While he top-scored for his side, Rahul never managed to accelerate his innings against Bangalore. He finished with 79 off 58 deliveries at a strike rate of 136.21.
Kieron Pollard and KL Rahul in ongoing IPL 2022(IPLt20.com)
Kieron Pollard and KL Rahul in ongoing IPL 2022(IPLt20.com)
Published on May 27, 2022 07:08 AM IST
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India thrash Indonesia 16-0: A look at Indian hockey team's five biggest wins 

  • India on Thursday entered knockout stage of Asia Cup with 16-0 win over Indonesia. India needed to win the Pool A contest by at least a 15-0 margin to qualify for the Super 4s with a better goal difference than Pakistan.
Indian men's hockey team in action(Hockey India)
Indian men's hockey team in action(Hockey India)
Published on May 26, 2022 08:21 PM IST
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'It doesn't matter if you're at home, fans will cheer for them. It's crazy'

  • IPL 2022: David Warner has named the three Indian Premier League teams with a ‘crazy’ fan following.
David Warner(ANI)
David Warner(ANI)
Published on May 26, 2022 07:31 PM IST
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‘Have adopted Jos Buttler as my second husband,’ jokes RR star's wife

While the fans have surely enjoyed the Buttler show, one more face from the RR camp has been getting a fair amount of limelight every time the England star sends the ball across the boundary ropes.
In frame: Lara van der Dussen and Jos Buttler(Instagram)
In frame: Lara van der Dussen and Jos Buttler(Instagram)
Updated on May 26, 2022 06:32 PM IST
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Ashwin recalls ex-India head coach Duncan Fletcher's crucial advice

  • Ravichandran Ashwin recalled an advice from former India head coach Duncan Fletcher.
Ravichandran Ashwin.(IPL)
Ravichandran Ashwin.(IPL)
Published on May 26, 2022 05:25 PM IST
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‘His price tag is low. He should be in the INR 14-15 crore category’

  • IPL 2022: Virender Sehwag heaped massive praise on the Royal Challengers Bangalore star for his performances in the ongoing edition of the tournament.
RCB players during the eliminator.(PTI)
RCB players during the eliminator.(PTI)
Updated on May 26, 2022 09:11 PM IST
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Gautam Gambhir's cold-blooded stare at KL Rahul after LSG's defeat goes viral

  • After LSG's defeat to RCB in the IPL 2022 Eliminator, the camera caught Gautam Gambhir and KL Rahul having a small chat, during which the former India opener did not look too pleased.
Gautam Gambhir and KL Rahul after the match. (Twitter)
Gautam Gambhir and KL Rahul after the match. (Twitter)
Updated on May 26, 2022 07:18 PM IST
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Watch: Kohli stunned as Kolkata policeman turns ‘John Cena’ to escort fan 

  • In a video posted by a fan, Kohli was seen alerting the security personnel when a Kolkata policeman in white uniform came and lifted the fan on his shoulders like a WWE wrestler and carried him outside the playing area. Kohli sat in disbelief when he saw this.
Virat Kohli sits in disbelief as Kolkata policeman carries fan on shoulders
Virat Kohli sits in disbelief as Kolkata policeman carries fan on shoulders
Updated on May 26, 2022 03:43 PM IST
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Virat Kohli explains how Rajat Patidar's knock is the best 'impact innings' ever

Acknowledging Rajat Patidar's match-winning effort, former RCB captain and India's premier batter Virat Kohli described it as “very very special”.
Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar of Royal Challengers Bangalore in action against Lucknow Super Giants.(IPL)
Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar of Royal Challengers Bangalore in action against Lucknow Super Giants.(IPL)
Published on May 26, 2022 12:56 PM IST
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‘What was he doing in middle overs’: Ex-India stars slam KL Rahul after LSG lose

  • Former India cricketers Ravi Shastri and Dodda Ganesh reacted to Rahul's knock and said the LSG captain should have gone after the bowling a bit more. Former India head coach Shastri said Rahul should have taken more risks between the 9th 14th over when he was batting with Deepak Hooda.
KL Rahul, captain of Lucknow Super Giants(PTI)
KL Rahul, captain of Lucknow Super Giants(PTI)
Published on May 26, 2022 12:48 PM IST
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India vs Indonesia Live Streaming, Asia Cup Hockey 2022: When and where to watch

India vs Indonesia Live Streaming, Asia Cup Men's Hockey Match 2022: A big win is not enough to guarantee India a place in the next round. In fact their progress in the league will depend on the outcome of the match between Japan and Pakistan, which will be played later in the afternoon. 
India vs Indonesia Live Streaming, Asia Cup Hockey 2022: India lost 2-5 against Japan(Hockey India)
India vs Indonesia Live Streaming, Asia Cup Hockey 2022: India lost 2-5 against Japan(Hockey India)
Updated on May 26, 2022 12:08 PM IST
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Natarajan, Sundar injuries threw SRH's season off: Moody

  • SRH head coach Tom Moody said that injuries to the two key players and a few close defeats threw their season off the track. 
Sundar's injury affected SRH's batting and bowling departments. (ANI)
Sundar's injury affected SRH's batting and bowling departments. (ANI)
Published on May 26, 2022 11:39 AM IST
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Suryakumar Yadav adds another tweet to his comment on Riyan Parag's ‘attitude’ 

  • Suryakumar Yadav's tweet on Riyan Parag attracted contrasting reactions from fans. While some praised the right-hander for backing the youngster, many did not agree with the MI batter and asked him to delete the tweet. Suryakumar on Wednesday posted another tweet to clarify his earlier comment.
Suryakumar Yadav adn Riyan Parag
Suryakumar Yadav adn Riyan Parag
Updated on May 26, 2022 01:47 PM IST
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AB de Villiers reacts to RCB's win vs LSG and Rajat Patidar's match-winning 100

Rajat Patidar hammered an unbeaten 112 off 54 balls, helping his side pile 207/4 on the board after being invited to bat first.
Rajat Patidar of Royal Challengers Bangalore in action against Lucknow Super Giants(IPL)
Rajat Patidar of Royal Challengers Bangalore in action against Lucknow Super Giants(IPL)
Published on May 26, 2022 10:53 AM IST
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'Rajat Patidar did what Sanju Samson couldn't': Legendary Australia cricketer

  • Matthew Hayden said Rajat Patidar did what Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson could not do in the Qualifier 1 match against Gujarat Titans and that is to build on the blistering start and notch up a signficant score by batting long.
RCB's Rajat Patidar sscored an unbeaten hundred against LSG(IPL/BCCI)
RCB's Rajat Patidar sscored an unbeaten hundred against LSG(IPL/BCCI)
Updated on May 26, 2022 12:01 PM IST
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Watch: Kohli jumps off seat, Rahul in disbelief after Karthik hits majestic shot

  • To get an idea about the greatness of Karthik's that particular shot one simply had to look at the reactions of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. The former RCB captain, who was sitting in the dugout, jumped out of his seat to applaud that six from Karthik. While Rahul, the fielding captain, had disbelief written all over his face.
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul react to Dinesh Karthik's six
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul react to Dinesh Karthik's six
Updated on May 26, 2022 09:06 AM IST
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'A replacement player batted like he's played IPL 10 years': Shastri on Patidar

  • Former India coach Ravi Shastri was high on praise for young Rajat Patidar, whose match-winning century broke Royal Challengers Bangalore's IPL Eliminator jinx and sent them through to Qualifier 2 with a 14-run win over Lucknow Super Giants in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Ravi Shastri says Rajat Patidar set the game up for RCB. (IPL/Getty)
Ravi Shastri says Rajat Patidar set the game up for RCB. (IPL/Getty)
Published on May 26, 2022 08:05 AM IST
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Watch: Rajat Patidar's towering six draws priceless reaction from VVS Laxman

  • Rajat Patidar's record knock included seven sixes, at least one of which seems to have made an impression on NCA chief VVS Laxman.
Laxman could be seen acknowledging a six that Patidar hit off spinner Ravi Bishnoi.(PTI/Hotstar screenshot)
Laxman could be seen acknowledging a six that Patidar hit off spinner Ravi Bishnoi.(PTI/Hotstar screenshot)
Published on May 26, 2022 07:33 AM IST
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Watch: Gambhir's ecstasy turns into agony after Rahul drops Dinesh Karthik

  • IPL 2022: KL Rahul, as expected, was animated after putting down a catch of Dinesh Karthik, but even more animated was LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir, whose premature joy turned into frustration in a split second. Here is how he reacted.
Gautam Gambhir's joy turned into anguish. (Screengrab)
Gautam Gambhir's joy turned into anguish. (Screengrab)
Published on May 26, 2022 07:17 AM IST
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Full list of milestones crossed by Rajat Patidar in whirlwind Eden knock

  • Rajat Patidar produced arguably one of the greatest playoff innings of all time by smashing an unbeaten 112 off just 54 balls to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a mammoth 207/4. 
Rajat Patidar played an innings of a lifetime at the Eden Gardens. (BCCI)
Rajat Patidar played an innings of a lifetime at the Eden Gardens. (BCCI)
Updated on May 25, 2022 11:12 PM IST
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Watch: Controversy as Rahul, Krunal argue with the wrong umpire for no-ball call

  • Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul and all-rounder Krunal Pandya were not too happy when the umpires called a no-ball for a high full toss from Dushmantha Chameera. 
Rahul and Pandya were arguing with the wrong umpire
Rahul and Pandya were arguing with the wrong umpire
Updated on May 26, 2022 07:41 AM IST
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Watch: Ganguly's million-dollar reaction as Virat Kohli creams delightful four

  • IPL 2022: There is a bit of history between Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli, but it seems both have gotten over that chapter as the BCCI president could be seen enjoying a four hit by the star batter.
Sourav Ganguly enjoyed Kohli's flick for four. (Hotstar/Screengrab)
Sourav Ganguly enjoyed Kohli's flick for four. (Hotstar/Screengrab)
Updated on May 26, 2022 07:39 AM IST
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'Akhtar's record in danger': Speedometer gaffe shows Ashwin bowl at 131.6 kph

  • What transpired during the IPL 2022 Qualifier between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals left everyone puzzled. The speedometer showed R Ashwin bowling a delivery at, wait for it, 131.6 kph.
Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates a wicket. (ANI)
Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates a wicket. (ANI)
Published on May 25, 2022 07:40 PM IST
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