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After the poor run start in the tournament, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said about his best performance 40 off 29 balls to carry his team over Gujarat Lions in Bengaluru.

In the previous match, Rohit was out of form first in the Indian Premier League, but the match against Lions has seen unbeaten to the end to guide his team to victory.

When asked about his comeback form in the tournament, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit said, “I thought you will ask me about the win. I have been a bit let down at the start, it’s not the standard I set for myself, but what is gone is gone and I am not thinking about it. It’s good to get some runs and I am very happy with the win.”

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On Sunday, Rohit mentioned that he may start the innings at some stage in the Indian Premier League but it’s totally depending on the need of the team.

Rohit always bats in opens for Indian but in edition 10 of IPL he batted No 4. When asked about his bat, he said “I would love to open, but you have to see certain things from the team’s perspective, find the right balance. (I) batting at 4 or 3 gives the team right balance.”

Also Read: IPL 2017: RCB Still Looking For Balance

Rohit added, “Last year we felt we wanted someone to bat till the end which was not happening and we were not able to finish the games. I am open to anything whatever the team requires. I will go and open also and I am not closing my options right now.”

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Rohit said about Rana, who has scored 53 off 36 balls, “I am not going to change (the order) as there’s a brilliant batsman (Rana) at no. 3right now. He has got the Orange cap. He’s a fearless batsman and takes on the bowlers. It’s his ideal spot.”

Also Read: IPL 2017: League Across The Globe Needs Indian Players To Play

The 29-year-old Mumbai Indians captain Rohit said On Sunday that he intentionally decided not to play against the spin. “These guys were bowling googlies and I was playing against the spin which I was not supposed. Today (Sunday) I just decided to play straight.”

Rohit honor to his teammate’s performances, he said: “Lots of credit to the players as notching up four consecutive wins is never easy, especially after we had been challenged in terms of conditions.”

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Daniel Vettori has admitted that RCB are still looking to recover the right balance. On Sunday, after the match defeat by 27 runs against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in the IPL.

Targeting 162 to win, RCB could not recover the target and manage only 134 runs by losing a full wicket. The team suffered fourth loss in the Indian Premier League edition 10 out of five matches.

The team RCB made a strategic change by carrying Shane Watson in replacement of Chris Gayle, as dropped from the previous league against Mumbai Indians.

Former New Zealand cricketer Vettori said during the post-match press conference at Bengaluru, he said “The thing is, in the IPL we’re constantly searching for the right balance. In the Mumbai game, we were down a bowler. Shane has been such a successful all-rounder in T20 cricket for long period of time.”

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“So we made the decision to back Shane because of his all-rounder contribution. It’s tough for everyone in T20 cricket. A lot of domestic players have had to step in and perform after missing a few games or not being in their best form.”

“We know Chris Gayle is a very good performer and we know if he can get on a roll than we can utilise Chris in a positive manner. At this stage we are just trying to find the right balance.”

Also Read: IPL 2017: Bhuvneshwar Blames Low Score, Dew For Defeat Against MIs

When asked by iplt20.com about RCB hard work at their home venue, the 38-year-old former New Zealand captain Vettori said that “That does not mean it is not a good T20 wicket. It has been exciting for the bowlers. All three games that have been here have been really entertaining and I think we have shown that we can compete on this wicket.”

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“There is no point getting caught up around the old Chinnaswamy wicket, this is different and we just need to adapt like we did in the Delhi game. But we have not been able to mirror that performance in the last two games.”

Also Read: IPL 2017: League Across The Globe Needs Indian Players To Play

Vettori said about their batting problem, “We saw what the likes of KL (Rahul), Sachin Baby, all those roles players from last year performed. The expectation is on AB and Virat to excel, but we need the likes of Mandeep (Singh), Kedhar (Jadhav), Shane (Watson) and Stuart Binny to complement their performances.’

“W haven’t made it easy on Mandeep by chopping and changing the line-up. We are trying to find the right combination. Once we find the right combination we can get on a roll.”

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Sunrisers Hyderabad pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has blamed that their team defeat by four-wicket due to a low score and dew factor against Mumbai Indians in Wednesday of Match 10 of the Indian Premier league.

After match losing by 4 wickets against Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Bhuvneshwar said at the post-match press conference, “I don’t think there was anything wrong with our batting. They tried their best. It was just one of those days when you play your shot and it goes to the fielders. We were 79 without loss in 10 overs which was a good start but 158 was not enough as dew was there.”

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Bhuvneshwar added, “It was difficult to defend. Although it’s the average score in T20, but on this ground it was below average. It’s very difficult to bowl when dew sets in. It’s not an excuse. We needed to get 2-3 wickets in power play.”

Sunriser’s kept losing wickets at continuously after Warner was dismissed to a stunning, while keeper Parthiv Patel catches two wickets by diving.

Also Read: IPL 2017: Virat Kohli Declared Fit By The BCCI

However, Bhuvneshwar sought to downplay the shot; he said “If he bats for 20 minutes five minutes he bats right handed in nets. It was not surprising. It was an amazing shot. AB (de Villiers) plays these shots.”

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Bangladesh left-arm pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman plays his first game and gave heaps of runs without finishing his part. He said Rahman was a key member of their squad and was confident to return to form.

Also Read: IPL 2017: League Across The Globe Needs Indian Players To Play

“Bhuvneshwar said “He will bounce back, it’s just one odd game. He was one of our main bowlers last year. There’s nothing we can talk to him. He just had an off game. We are pretty sure he will come back.”

When asked about the player’s fitness, he said about the recovery of Rahman recent injury, “He played, that means he is fit.”

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Indian team and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has declared fit by BCCI on Thursday and is all set to return to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Mumbai Indians on Friday, April 14th in the Indian Premier League match.

According to the reports, the BCCI said in a statement, “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Medical Team on Wednesday confirmed that Indian Cricket Team and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Mr. Virat Kohli has regained match fitness.”

“He will now be available for RCB’s next match against Mumbai Indians on April 14 in Bengaluru. The Indian Captain had undergone rehabilitation after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder and has now recovered to be able to participate in VIVO IPL 2017.”

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The injured of RCB captain Kohli’s on his right shoulder while making a diving stop at the boundary of the first-day innings of the third Test at Ranchi against Australia. He has missed the fourth Test and final match in Dharamsala, with Ajinkya Rahane leading India in his absence and also missed the first three matches of RCB of the IPL season tenth.

Also Read: IPL 2017: League Across The Globe Needs Indian Players To Play

The RCB captain Kohli joined a bunch of players who were getting set for fielding and catching drills at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. It was also seen fast running around to hold on to some high and low catches under the alert eyes of team’s fielding coach Trent Woodhill.

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He didn’t miss a single catch during the diving and throwing the ball at wicketkeeper Kedar Jadhav with huge power and was clearly sign of his recovery from his shoulder injury.

Also Read: IPL 2017: Sanju Samson Strike Helps DDs To Win Over RPS

The 28-year-old Indian team and RCB captain Kohli posted a video on his Instagram account of his gym session. Kohli post “Can’t wait to get back onto the field. Almost there now on 14th April?”

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Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling Coach Muttiah Muralitharan said that all the leagues across the globe want Indian players to play with them. Sri Lanka’s spin legend Muralitharan feels that T20 leagues were rapidly increasing whole over the world after the success of the Indian Premier League.

Murali feels that the league without Indian players look like flourishes participation.

The England (ECB) and Wales Cricket Board (WCB) has announced its aim to create a city-based T20 competition within 2020 and Cricket South Africa (CSA) also has grand plans for a similar T20 league.

The 44-year-old Sri Lanka spins legend Muralitharan, bowling coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad, said “Whatever said and done, if Indians players are not going to playing in those tournaments, it’s not going to be a big hit. Everyone wants Indian players; (otherwise) it won’t have an impact as IPL.”

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Talking about Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin grows from a budding off-spinner at Chennai Super Kings to top spinner in the world.

Murali said “As a bowler, you bowl the same, it doesn’t matter whether CSK or any other team, (Ashwin) confidence has improved. Self-confidence is the biggest boost for any cricketer; everyone has talent at the first-class level.”

He added “He is at top of his form, you have to appreciate, rather than criticise him that he takes wickets in India. Give him a chance.”

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He said India had the attack to create and impact playing, “They (India) have an attack to build, they have good spin and fast bowling attack. It’s not that India go abroad and lose.”

Murali said about fewer players from Sri Lanka in the Indian Premier League, “Obviously, we don’t have the talent back home. We had great teams, great players but they are all retired at the moment.”

“New guys (players) are coming, until they establish, franchise won’t pick them, (because the) best four foreign players you have to pick in the side. When they do well, franchise will pick them. It happen, in 2007, 2008 we had about 12-13 players, we had great players who played for a long time and got experience.”

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Indian cricketer Sanju Samson, who plays for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier Leauge, came with a good strike into the Indian Premier League, he could become the best player in the Indian cricket.

Samson was 16-year-old when his debut T20 for Kerala few year ago and now in a part of an IPL team. The youngster’s outlook well known when he made half-century batting in No. 3 for Rajasthan Royals was his second game.

The shocking issue that got pressure to him in 2015 and 2016 season of IPL, but on Tuesday he took a step to put those memories back that set up Delhi Daredevils biggest win over RPS by 97 runs.

On Tuesday, after the match over, the 22-year-old Samson said at the post-match press conference, “I am very happy about this day. It’s one of the special days of my life. Every cricketer here in India, his dream is to play for Indian team, which is the world’s best cricket team.”

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“So if you want to get into it, you have to be something special, you have to do something special. So I’m happy that I played one inning but there’s a long way to go.”

Samson was brought by Delhi Daredevils in the year 2016 and played 14 matches and finished with an unimpressive strike-rate of 112.

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The Kerala cricket team player said to iplt20.com “I think Rahul Dravid, Zubin Bharucha, Paddy Upton and each member of the team who has supported me throughout. Last IPL season was not a great season for me, but they supported me throughout and I dedicate this knock to them.

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He added, “I was 17 when I was with the Rajasthan Royals and since then I have been working with Dravid and feel very blessed to be learning under his guidance. Not too many people get this chance and I feel I am extremely lucky to have him around and guide me.”

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Samson said on Tuesday night about lows that helped profile the person he was. “You need to have bad times to learn what life is about, I think. If you keep on achieving success, I think, you do not learn.”

He added, “If you do mistakes in cricket, or if you do mistakes in life, you learn from it and you become a better person. I think my past has helped me become a better cricketer and a better human being.”

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Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene has praises of Nitish Rana and all-rounder Hardik Pandya after beating Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede by 4 wickets win in the Indian Premier League 2017.

Chasing target of 179, it was Rana and Hardik hard work who struck off 41 run rise that sealed the deal for the team. Mumbai’s Rana fastens the innings and Hardik have played the attacker’s role and ended the match by 4 wickets over Kolkata Knight Riders.

The head coach of Mumbai Indians honours both Rana and Hard for their hard work for the team which they carried Mumbai through.

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After the match in a post-match conference, the 39-year-old head coach Jayawardene said “It’s a funny game. Bit of pressure and few good shots created those opportunities for us and pretty pleased with how the two young players carried us through.”

“Jayawardene further said “The way Nitish batted, he batted through. He’s a very talented player and showed lot of quality today. Hopefully, he grows stronger through the tournament and we can see more of that from him.”

Also Read: IPL 2017: Chris Lynn’s Under Cloud After Shoulder Injury

Head coach more said about the reason why Rohit Sharma out of the opening slot, he said: “Well, it is just a decision that we took tactically going forward, we can’t keep playing the same patterns that we played in the past as well.”

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He concluded, “Teams tend to target Rohit and put pressure on the other guys as well. He is coming back from an injury, so we just need to slowly get him involved. You may be surprised; you know some of the games he might just open the batting.”

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Mumbai Indians captain Rohit also congratulated two young players hard work Rana and Hardik’s in the post-match ceremony.  Rohit said, “We were hoping Rana and Hardik would finish it off and they did.”

“It’s important for any team to have young players come in like that and finish the job. I hope they repeat it.”

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On Sunday match, Kolkata Knight Riders another batsman Chris Lynn suffered a shoulder injury after diving in the field against Mumbai Indians.

Lynn is the third players attained shoulder injury in the IPL. He got injured when tried to claim an outfield to dismiss Jos Buttler. When Knight Riders physio Andrew Leipus attend there, it was seen later with an ice pack strapped on his shoulder.

About the match, the 26-year-old KKR batsman tweeted on twitter “Dear Cricket Gods, did I do something wrong?” adding more that, confirmation to the possibility that he will be out of action for some extensive time.

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Lynn has set with a major crash at the tournament, opening with amazing innings of 93 not out against Gujarat Lions and also rapid 32 when Knight Riders batted first against Mumbai Indians.

Also Read: IPL 2017: Shah Rukh And Son AbRam Cheer For KKR

Brisbane Heat general manager Andrew McShea said that Big Bash League club was looking for further information about the extent of the Lynn injury. “We’ll stay in close contact through this initial process as we get an idea of what the extent of the injury is and what the options are for him.”

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“It’s unfortunate for Chris to sustain another injury to the shoulder that has troubled him in the past. It’s not the sort of birthday you would wish for, and the best wishes of the club and out fans go out to him.”

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During the summer tournament of Australian, Lynn was a show-up player in the Big Bash League and also played his ODI debut for Australia. But for Lynn, it was a blighted season for him with a shoulder injury. It was a rumour that he might choose to opt out of playing first-class cricket and purely follow T20 roles to lengthen his career.

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