by Nitesh Mathur | Oct 14, 2020 | IPL, Miscellaneous
In IPL Week 3, there was Mankading drama, catching brilliance, finally some direct hits, and the brilliance of….none other than AB De Villiers. Oh yeah, and King Kohli is also back.
We recap IPL Week 3 via our Twitter dairy with #BCDoftheDay: Broken Cricket Dream of the Day.
In the first two weeks of IPL 2020, the tournament threw at us Tewatia’s brilliance, Pooran’s save of the century, and the young Indian talent. There were heartbreaks, Super Overs, and even a hit-wicket!
ALSO READ: Unity in Diversity XI and Fantasy Commentators XI
What Was Your Favorite Magic Moment?
We continue our IPL Diary with #BCDoftheDay – Part II – The Halfway Mark. We have several videos linked in the tweet, so you can watch the replay if you missed out.
STAY TILL THE LAST TWEET AND WAIT TILL YOU GET TO DAY 24. WHAT IS YOUR ANSWER TO THE QUESTION?
Comment below your answer as well as your favorite moments of last week. Let us know what you think!
Enjoy the headlines!
Highlights – Week 3
Day 15 – IPL is where you get entertainment, drama, dancing,…,and even comedy!
Day 15 Game 2 – Sharjah is a joke – 227 vs 200 – why be a fast bowler?
Day 16 – Dropped Catches and Redemptions feat Manish Pandey
Day 16 Game 2 – Chris Jordan < Watson + Faf
Day 17 – To Mankad or Not to Mankad, that is the question
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Day 18 – Pollard’s new look trumps Buttler’s brilliance
Day 20 – Finally, Finally a DIRECT HIT! It has taken 20 days.
Day 21 – Ashwin vs. Buttler and direct hits galore
Day 22 – King Kohli is back. CSK definitely are not.
Day 23 Game 1 – Tewatia Can Do No Wrong & Riyan Parag Can Dance!
Day 23 Game 2 – Stoinis Out, Delhi Capitals Out
Day 24 – Why AB? Why? WHY DID YOU RETIRE????
Sources: IPLT20.com, Twitter
by Nitesh Mathur | Sep 16, 2020 | IPL, Miscellaneous
Day 2 of IPL All-Time XI: KXIP and DC!
Today, Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey forged a remarkable partnership to seal a memorable win for Australia, resulting in England’s team first ODI loss at home in 4 years.
Guess what? Maxwell will be representing Kings XI Punjab this season, while Carey will be playing for the Delhi Capitals, so let us talk about them today.
KXIP and DC – Who Are They?
DC and KXIP – these teams are an enigma. They have some of the best players but never manage to go far in the tournament barring a season here or there.
Delhi Capitals, formerly the Delhi Daredevils have had players like ABD, Dilshan, David Warner, even Andre Russell and Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik from the Indian contingent. For some reason, they performed well after they were released by Delhi.
Alright, Ready for the VOTING? Tip: Both teams have bought great players on paper in the past, but can you remember if they actually performed well with KXIP or DC?
- Amla, Sangakkara, and Jayawardene all had good records at KXIP but did they play enough?
- Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan are present in both lists, will you pick them in either? Does Yuvi even make it for Punjab?
- Chris Gayle was a star for RCB, but has he done enough for KXIP?
Kings XI Punjab
Highlights: 2014 (Runners-Up), 2008 (3rd)
Audience Poll – KXIP – All Time XI
Pick 11 players from the list – with 4 foreign players maximum. You need to have a wicketkeeper and at least 5 bowling options.
My Kings XI Punjab – All Time XI
Well, here is our All-Time XI for KXIP. We have highlighted the 4 foreign players in our XI.
- Shaun Marsh (2008-2017)
- KL Rahul (2018-2019)
- Glenn Maxwell (2014-2017)
- George Bailey (2014-2015) – Captain
- David Miller (2012-2019)
- Wriddhiman Saha (2014-2017) – WK
- Axar Patel (2014-2018)
- Ravichandran Ashwin (2018-2019)
- Piyush Chawla (2008-2013)
- Parvinder Awana (2012-2014)
- Sandeep Sharma (2013-2017)
Honorable Mentions: Kumar Sangakkara (2008-2010), Adam Gilchrist (2011-2013), Praveen Kumar (2011-2013), Andrew Tye (2018-2019)
Audience Poll Results
- KL Rahul
- Virender Sehwag
- Shaun Marsh
- George Bailey – Captain
- Glenn Maxwell
- Yuvraj Singh
- Wriddhiman Saha – WK
- Axar Patel
- Sandeep Sharma
- Andrew Tye/ Mitchell Johnson (Tie)
- Piyush Chawla
Some Votes: Adam Gilchrist, Manan Vohra, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin
Less than 2 Votes: Kumar Sangakkara, Mandeep Singh, Paul Valthaty, Parvinder Awana, Praveen Kumar
Audience Poll – DC
Highlights: 2009, 2012, 2019 (3rd), 2008 (4th)
My DD/DC – All Time XI
- Virender Sehwag (2008-2013) – Captain
- David Warner (2009-2013)
- Sanju Samson (2016-2017)
- Shreyas Iyer (2015-2019)
- Rishabh Pant (2016-2019) – WK
- JP Duminy (2014-2016)
- Chris Morris (2016-2019)
- Amit Mishra (2008-2019)
- Umesh Yadav (2010-2013)
- Morne Morkel (2011-2013)
- Shahbaz Nadeem (2011-2018)
Honorable Mentions: Kagiso Rabada (2017-2019), Mohammad Shami (2014-2018), Kedar Jadhav (2010-2015), Quinton de Kock (2014-2016)
DC XI – Audience Poll
- David Warner
- Virender Sehwag – Captain
- Shikhar Dhawan/ Prithvi Shaw (Tie)
- Ab De Villiers/ Kevin Pietersen (Tie)
- Shreyas Iyer – Wicketkeeper
- Rishabh Pant
- JP Duminy/ Chris Morris/Morne Morkel (Tie)
- Amit Mishra
- Kagiso Rabada
- Umesh Yadav/Irfan Pathan (Tie)
- Shahbaz Nadeem
Less than 2 Votes: TM Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Gautam Gambhir, Quinton de Kock, Dinesh Karthik, Sanju Samson, Kedar Jadhav, Ashish Nehra, Dirk Nannes
COMMENT BELOW to share your XI or if we missed a player you would have liked. Share, subscribe to the blog, and enjoy!
And visit this post if you missed our All-time XI with RR and KKR and RCB.
Sources: Cricinfo Stats, Cricinfo IPL All-Time XI
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