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The Mankad was acceptable once so why does Ashwin get so much grief? | Andy Bull

Cricket was not always so precious when it came to bowlers running out batsmen for backing up too farTo Dubai, and Ravi Ashwin’s ongoing escapades for the Delhi Capitals. Over the past few months Ashwin has been running something of a one-man campaign …

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How the Indian Premier League clean bowled English T20 cricket | Barney Ronay

It is fascinating to recall now that when Twenty20 was starting out there were real questions about who would come to colonise this new worldThe weather forecast for Birmingham this weekend isn’t messing about. Usually weather in this country is descri…

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Steve Smith shows no sign of concussion as he returns from head knock in IPL six-fest

Australian batsman makes 69 from 47 ballsThirty-three sixes hit as Royals beat Super KingsSteve Smith allayed any lingering concern about concussion with a match-winning performance in his first match of the new Indian Premier League season.The Rajasth…

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Harsha Bhogle on lockdown, the IPL and the future of cricket

The commentator speaks about Indian culture, his hopes for the women’s game and why he feels blessed every morningBy Jonathan Drennan for the Guardian Sport NetworkIndia has never been so quiet. Bustling streetside enterprises have closed; traffic has …

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Harsha Bhogle on lockdown, the IPL and the future of cricket

The commentator speaks about Indian culture, his hopes for the women’s game and why he feels blessed every morningBy Jonathan Drennan for the Guardian Sport NetworkIndia has never been so quiet. Bustling streetside enterprises have closed; traffic has …

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The Spin | The green shoots of women’s cricket are tougher than they look

The ECB has had to prioritise this Covid-19-affected season but a ‘gender-balanced game’ remains the goal for the ruling bodyIf frost arrives unexpectedly or cruelly, tender, young plants wither and die. Hardier ones are more likely to see it out, with…

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Jofra Archer to focus on fitness for Sussex and Tests and ignore IPL

• ECB rules injured bowler out of Rajasthan Royals return• Archer had said he had ‘fingers crossed’ for comeback in IPLJofra Archer has been told to train his sights on the Test series against West Indies in June and a spell of county cricket beforehan…

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Australia’s Pat Cummins commands IPL record fee for an overseas player

Kolkata Knight Riders pay $3.17m for Test cricket’s N0.1 bowlerGlenn Maxwell goes for $2.2m despite his axing from ODI tourPat Cummins’ status as the No.1-ranked bowler in Test cricket has helped him pick up the biggest IPL cheque ever handed out to an…

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Sam Curran’s £590,000 sale tops prices for England players at IPL auction

• All-rounder poached by Chennai Super Kings for 2020 IPL• England captain Eoin Morgan back in league with KKRAll-rounder Sam Curran was the most expensive England player in the Indian Premier League auction on Thursday as he was sold to the Chennai Su…

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The Spin | Rajasthan Royals’ English academy: a glimpse of cricket’s future?

The IPL franchise has branched out into remote Surrey and this is the kind of development English cricket will have to accept as the game continues to evolveJust a month to go, then, until the beginning of the end. Or the start of the beginning. Or som…

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England’s schedule could allow players to play full IPL season

• Participation in entire seven-week league is possible• Players have in the past had to return for home internationalsEngland’s cricketers look set to be granted full availability for next year’s Indian Premier League – a first since the tournament’s …

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Malinga’s IPL joy, safety car danger and Liverpool’s kids are alright | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features FA Cup finals, falling phones and a celebrating referee1) There were some incredible scenes in India as Chennai Super Kings required two off the final ball to win the IPL. Enter Lasith Malinga and a cunning yorker. Jos…

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Odd alliance of Warner and Bairstow shows IPL can civilise Test cricket | The Spin

International players previously at loggerheads are building relationships that transcend the sub-continental slogfest just as used to be the case in the English county gameI have been dipping into the Indian Premier League between taking refuge from t…

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Mitchell Starc sues insurers for $1.5m over missed IPL season

Australian quick did not play for Kolkata in 2018Starc took out unique policy with Lloyd’s of LondonMitchell Starc is taking legal action to get back the $1.53m he lost out on after missing last year’s IPL season through injury.Fairfax Media reports th…

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MCC in U-turn over Ravi Ashwin’s controversial ‘Mankad’ run-out

• MCC now says Jos Buttler run-out was against spirit of game• Spinner’s pause deemed too long in IPL incidentRavi Ashwin’s controversial “Mankad” dismissal of Jos Buttler has been described as contrary to “the spirit of the game” by MCC, just 24 hours…

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Latest Mankad incident splits opinion in cricket world

Shane Warne brands Ravi Ashwin ‘disgraceful’Mitchell Johnson and Dean Jones offer supportIt’s the manoeuvre that polarises opinion like no other whenever it rears its head, so it was little surprise the latest execution of a Mankad, performed by Ravi A…

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Ravi Ashwin criticised for controversial IPL Mankad dismissal of Jos Buttler

• Ashwin’s Mankad helps Kings XI to win over Rajasthan• Eoin Morgan says bowler has set ‘terrible example for kids’Jos Buttler’s controversial dismissal overshadowed Kings XI Punjab’s 14-run victory over the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier Leagu…

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‘Nervous’ David Warner clubs 85 on IPL return to give Australian selectors a headache

Banned batsman stars despite Sunrisers’ defeat‘It’s a great problem,’ says spinner Nathan LyonDavid Warner was a bundle of nerves upon his Indian Premier League return but it did not show, with the suspended batsman blasting 85 for Sunrisers Hyderabad …

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Test sensation, overnight millionaire: it’s been quite a year for Sam Curran | Barney Ronay

He may look like he should still be playing for the colts but after bursting on to the Test scene in the summer England’s tyro has pocketed a lucrative IPL contract to crown his 2018Last year my kids went to do some holiday cricket training at Surrey’s…

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England’s rising star Sam Curran becomes an IPL King for £800,000

• All-rounder joins Kings XI Punjab at auction• Curran one of five English IPL newcomersSam Curran emerged as the big winner from the English hopefuls in Tuesday’s Indian Premier League auction, capping his meteoric rise in international cricket this y…