Stoinis Back in the Bowling Attack?

Marcus Stoinis, the Australian all-rounder, returned to action last night against New Zealand. Missing from the Delhi Capitals side for most of the second leg of the IPL, the Aussie was busy recovering from a hamstring injury. 

Marcus returned last night to play a small cameo for Australia in their 3 wicket win against New Zealand as he went on the pitch to score 28 runs from 23 deliveries. Though his batting form seemed to be fine post injury, he still has to return as part of the Aussie bowling attack. 

“My hammy is good. I didn’t bowl tonight, but it’s tracking pretty well,” Stoinis said. “It feels like it’s on the right track and it’s ready to go. I guess I’ll probably bowl in that next game.” 

Marcus Stoinis looks to return to taking wickets for his country in the next warm up game against India on Wednesday. 

“I felt alright. It was nice to spend some time in the middle. I’ve spent a lot of time in the nets lately, so it was nice to get in the middle and just build a little partnership and do what is required for the team”, Stoinis said.

Kolkata Knight Riders Make it to their Third Finals After 6 Years

With Gill and Venkatesh Iyer putting on a good performance, it seemed like KKR could cruise into the finals. The statistics were on their side, as Delhi Capitals had never defended a total less than 150 successfully. 

Alas, the partnership broke at 96 runs. Rabada took back the control for Delhi, as they went on to take 6 wickets for 7 runs by the end. The Knights had fallen from a score of 96-1 to a miserable 130-7. The Capitals could have made their comeback and become the finalists for a second consecutive year. 

But, Rahul tripathi wasn’t done. With 6 runs required off the last 2 balls, tripathi gets a ball at a good length which he smashes past the ropes. Making KKR the third and only team to get to the finals through the eliminator and qualifier II, after Chennai Super Kings in 2012 and SunRisers Hyderabad in 2016.

Now, the finals are set for the 15th of October in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium with the three time champions CSK taking on the two time champions KKR. Will it be a repeat of the 2012 finals? Or will the Kings find a way to slay the Knights?

Ricky Ponting talks about Shreyas Iyer’s Return to the Delhi Capitals Team

Ricky Ponting, the head coach of the Delhi Capitals, is overjoyed to have his lead batter Shreyas Iyer back in the squad for the Indian Premier League (IPL’s UAE) leg, which starts on September 19. Due to a shoulder injury suffered during the limited-overs series against England, the Mumbai hitter was forced to miss the first half of the IPL. But, following a good recovery, Iyer is preparing to play for the Capitals in the IPL’s UAE leg.

“It’s wonderful to see Shreyas again. When questioned about Iyer’s comeback to the side, Ponting told DC, “He’s got an infectious attitude,” according to the HT.

Rishabh Pant captained the squad in the first half of the IPL 2021 in the absence of their first-choice captain Iyer. The team has won six games and is presently in first place in the standings. Many assumed that with Iyer’s return, the Capitals would restore him as captain, but that is not the case; Pant will be the designated captain for the duration of the tournament.

Iyer will score runs and win a few games, according to Ponting. “I’ve spent a lot of time talking to him, and his training has been excellent. He’s itching to return to the field, score runs, and win. “He’s a world-class talent who will undoubtedly contribute significantly to our team,” Ponting continued.

Ricky Ponting was pleased with the boys’ enthusiasm at pre-season camp

Ponting went on to say that the squad is looking well for the rest of the IPL season, and that his players have showed tremendous attitude and effort throughout the pre-season camp.

“I’ve been looking forward to returning to the Delhi Capitals camp for the past four months. When I work with the team, I have a blast, and it’s one of my favourite times of the year. I’ve been paying careful attention to what’s going on here. I’ve spoken with the coaching staff here, and they’ve done an excellent job thus far (in the pre-season camp). The players’ effort and attitude indicate that the camp has been well worth their time thus far. “I am really enthusiastic about what we have planned over the next four to five weeks,” the 46-year-old added.

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The Delhi Capitals have announced a replacement for Chris Woakes

Delhi Capitals, the IPL franchise, made a big announcement today. The Delhi-based franchise’s English all-rounder Chris Woakes has been officially replaced. Woakes pulled out of IPL 2021 before Phase 2 began.

In their overseas department, they already have three fast bowlers. Among the winners of the Purple Cap in the IPL 2020 are Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and England all-rounder Tom Curran. Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma are also experienced, Indian fast bowlers.

Delhi did not use Nortje and Yadav in the first phase of IPL 2021 in India. They used Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Woakes and Tom Curran in their pace attack.

The pace-bowling attack of Delhi Capitals, runners-up in the IPL 2020, performed well in the first phase of the IPL 2021. Due to their performance, the Delhi Capitals were ranked number one on the points table when the IPL 2021 season was suspended. 

Who will replace Chris Woakes? 

Chris Woakes, who played for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021’s first phase, had withdrawn from the remaining matches. The Capitals have decided to sign an Australian player to fill the vacant overseas spot. 

Woakes is a fast bowler, so the Delhi Capitals have also signed fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis. DC announced the replacement as follows: 

Delhi Capitals today announced that English all-rounder Chris Woakes, who picked up 5 wickets in 3 matches in the first half of the VIVO IPL 2021, has pulled out of the tournament due to personal reasons. The Delhi Capitals have announced Australian fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis as Woakes’ replacement for the remainder of the IPL 2021 season.”

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The Dhawan Divorce Ayesha Mukherjee

Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee have separated after 10 years of marriage. Ayesha announced their divorce on social media.

The star Indian batsman married Melbourne-based Ayesha in 2012 and adopted her two daughters from her first marriage. The couple had a son, Zoravar, after their marriage.

Boxer Ayesha shared the news on her Instagram account. She opened up about her two divorces and how she coped with them in an emotional post.

Funny how words can have such powerful meanings and associations. I experienced this first hand as a divorcee. The first time I went through a divorce I was soooooooo scared. I felt like I had failed and I was doing something so wrong at that time,” Ayesha Mukherjee wrote.

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“I felt as if I had let everyone down and even felt selfish. I felt that I was letting my parents down, I felt that I was letting my children down and even to some extent I felt as if I was letting God down. Divorce was such a dirty word,” she added.

Meanwhile, Dhawan has not confirmed or denied the reports.

The Indian team is likely to select Dhawan for the T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman in 2021. He captained India as well as played for India during the recent tour of Sri Lanka.

During the second leg of the IPL 2021, which takes place in the UAE, he will wear the Delhi Capitals’ colors. Before the league ended, he was in sensational form.

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Milind Kumar will Play Minor League Cricket in the United States After Retiring from Indian Cricket

Indian cricketer Milind Kumar, a former player of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals (then Daredevils) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has retired. The Philadelphians will represent him after he retires from the Major League Cricket in the USA.

In following in the footsteps of Unmukt Chand, the 30-year-old cricketer relocated to the United States after retiring from Indian cricket. Before Chand, Siddarth Trivedi, Harmeet Singh, and Smit Patel had also joined the MLC. Interestingly, both played for the Rajasthan Royals team.

According to BCCI’s rule, a player (male) cannot take part in other leagues in world cricket if he hasn’t retired from Indian cricket. “Yes, I’ve informed the BCCI of my decision to retire from cricket in India. I enjoyed playing for Delhi with great players like Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, and Ishant Sharma, and it’s time to move on,” Milind Kumar told Times of India.

In the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy season, Kumar scored over 1000 runs, also played for the Delhi team in the 2014 IPL season, and was with the Bangalore team in the 2019 season. The IPL, however, did not give him the opportunity to debut.

He has represented Delhi, Sikkim and Tripura in domestic cricket, scoring 2988 runs at 46.68 with nine centuries and 15 half-centuries. Twenty-three List-A runs at 43.04 and 1176 T20 runs at 29.40.

Delhi defeated England in a practice match in 2013 when he scored 78* off 85. He played for the Board President’s XI against New Zealand in 2017. Now that he has left the BCCI, Milind Kumar can play in other franchise leagues. In addition to Smit Patel, who left Indian cricket earlier this year, the Barbados Tridents have selected him to play in this year’s Caribbean Premier League.

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5 Australian Players Affirmed to Play in IPL 2021 – Reports

In a positive improvement for all IPL 2021 fans, five Australian players have affirmed their support for the second period of the opposition. The Unified Bedouin Emirates will play host to the second period of IPL 2021, with Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi being the three host settings. 

Many fans accepted that the abroad stars probably won’t be accessible for the second period of IPL 2021 due to the global timetable. Nonetheless, practically all countries have permitted their players to partake in the association. 

Cricket Australia (CA) has chosen to offer positions to the actual players in regards to their interest in the IPL. As indicated by a report in The Message, five Australian cricketers, to be specific Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Glenn Maxwell and Chris Lynn have affirmed their accessibility for the remainder of the IPL season. 

Stoinis and Smith are a piece of the Delhi Capitals crew, who are as of now in the main situation in the focuses table. In the meantime, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Chris Lynn are a piece of the double-cross reigning champs Mumbai Indians group. 

Glenn Maxwell is playing for the Illustrious Challengers Bangalore in the 2021 version of the Indian Chief Class. Maxwell was in the intensely hot structure during the principal period of IPL 2021 as he was probably the best batsman from the RCB crew. 

BCCI requested that all establishments stretch out beyond IPL 2021 

Another fascinating news identified with IPL 2021 is that the BCCI has requested that each of the eight establishments get their individuals completely inoculated prior to arriving in the UAE. This convention will help guaranteeing that there is irrelevant possibility of any player testing positive for Coronavirus.

We have been told that all those travelling should have completed taking both the doses of vaccination so that there is no problem once teams reach UAE,” a source informed ANI.