I feel the more games I play, the better it is for me and the team.
Chasing 155 for victory against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Friday, host RCB romped home in 19.3 overs, thanks to some fine knocks by Quinton de Kock (45), AB de Villiers (57) followed by Mandeep Singh's 22, down the order.
It goes both ways: Kings XI skipper Ravichandran Ashwin remains one of the hardest spinners to pick in the world, and now with a leg-spinner added to his repertoire he looms as a major player in the IPL.
Match Status: First Innings in Play. RCB bowlers bowled with a game plan and apart from Yadav (3/23), all other bowlers chipped in and restricted Punjab to 155. R Ashwin finally broke the promising alliance, bowling de Kock in the 12th over. They have got a settled side and have enough and able replacements to pose a threat to KXIP on the day. All the players of the team are seen having fun along with support staff and coaches too. The IPL fever is at its highest and we as cricket fans have no complaints.
"I would say he has done pretty well in the last two games", he observed. KXIP opened their batting with KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. Though Marcus Stoinis has to perform the role of all-rounder properly. And when Ashwin sent in Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who had given away just 10 runs in his first three overs, to bowl the 17th over, de Villiers hit him for two sixes!
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The Bucks meet the 76ers with a two-game winning streak and wins in three of four, with a surprising loss to Brooklyn on Thursday. Baynes had a career-best 26 points and 14 rebounds in leading the Celtics to a 110-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
While seamer Deepak Chahar got an LBW verdict against Lewis, Rohit was dismissed after a top-edge off veteran medium pacer Shane Watson was caught by Ambati Rayudu at backward point. The bowling attack should be the same though they might think of bringing in David Willey for Imran Tahir who should've joined the squad by now. On the bowling front as well, Karn Sharma could come in for Tahir and there could also be an axe for Deepak Chahar.
The left-hander is under vast pressure going into this game. Tye took de Villiers' wicket in the first ball of the 19th over and Mandeep Singh was run out in the fourth ball, but by that time, the damage was done.
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Umesh Yadav, 30, didn't get to play a Test on the South Africa tour, played his last ODI last September and has featured in just T20 worldwide, in 2012. Now in the 11th edition of Indian Premier League, Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan Royals did the same as the team's official Facebook page shared the video. He is an experienced cricketer and all his career has played in the middle order. CSK have shown tremendous fight in their opening two games and proven to the IPL spectators that they are serious contenders. He needs to bag two more wickets for completing 50 IPL wickets.