“Yes, there’re back to back matches, training, travelling that’s a bit of headache. But it’s a short format, short matches, physically there should not be any workload issue. This time, there won’t be much travelling. You will have to travel just about two hours by bus (when there is a match in Abu Dhabi).” … [Read more...] about IPL will set the momentum for Australia tour, says KXIP pacer Mohammed Shami
“For me, it never felt like a lockdown; it just flew away. We were busy since morning arranging food, running six kitchens and in the evening I was back at practice. I am really thankful to the administration and people who helped us,” he said. … [Read more...] about I miss her a lot: KXIP pacer Mohammed Shami gets emotional, says hasn’t met daughter in months
A SWOT analysis of Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2020 For most part of their existence in the Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab have ended in the bottom half of the table. Barring 2008, when they were semi-finalists, and 2014, when they finished second-best, the team has never threatened to finish with the trophy. This year they have a new captain (KL Rahul), new director of cricket operations (Anil Kumble), and new assistant coach (Andy Flower). Will the result be new? Let’s do a SWOT analysis: Strengths: Batting looks solid, with the likes of Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran and Chris Gayle in the ranks. Each of them is capable of clearing the boundary at will. With Rahul and Gayle or Mayank Agarwal opening the batting, and Sarfaraz, Maxwell and Pooran to follow, there is great hitting power all the way. If James Neesham can play the role of the finisher, Kings XI seem to have a well-rounded batting unit. Mohammed Shami to lead their charge in the … [Read more...] about Can Kings XI Punjab overcome their characteristic inconsistency?
KXIP pacer Mohammed Shami had made no bones about the fact that he will miss the fans during the tournament. "We must remember that safety is paramount and if we are safe this year, we can all (players and fans) come back together again next year. Hats off to all the fans for constantly showing us support and love." … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: BCCI’s big plan to boost players’ spirit
“We talk about Andre Russell as a quality all-rounder but Mohammad Nabi probably may not be in that category but he is not that far behind. Because he comes from Afghanistan, who do not play that much cricket, so people do not rate him that much,” he added … [Read more...] about ‘You will come to know his impact’: Gautam Gambhir names most underrated player in T20 cricket