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IPL 2017 Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will hope for a turnaround in fortunes with the return of their skipper Virat Kohli, who has been declared match fit, when they take on a confident Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday.

The Delhi batsman was declared fit on Thursday by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team and will look to boosting the confidence of RCB, who have lost two out of the three matches that they have played so far in his absence.

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Gayle, Malinga and KP among marquee players for South Africa's new T20 league

Cricket South Africa (CSA) today named the eight international marquee players who will be representing the various franchises in the first two years of the #T20 Global Destination League which gets underway later this year.

The eight international marquee players will be entered into a mini-draft with the highest bidding franchise owner having first pick and the rest following the same process. Franchise owners will be asked to consider the fact that some of these players, by virtue of having played for some years in South Africa, already hold strong ties to certain cities in South Africa.

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IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians too strong for Champions Hyderabad

Mumbai Indians dominated with both bat and ball to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by four wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.

Choosing to field on winning the toss, Mumbai restricted SRH to 158/8 in 20 overs and then achieved the target in 18.4 overs losing six wickets along the way. Nitish Rana played a crucial role for Mumbai with a 36-ball 45 which included three boundaries and two sixes. He produced a 48-run partnership along with Krunal Pandya which came off 21 balls. Pandya scored 37 runs off 20 deliveries which included three boundaries and an equal number of sixes.

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Wriddhiman Saha: "Viru bhai has told us to play freely"

Kings XI Punjab wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Wednesday said the free atmosphere in the dressing room has helped the team start this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with two wins on the trot, comparing the current campaign to the 2014 one where they lost to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final.

Kings XI, who finished rock-bottom last time, registered victories against Rising Pune Supergiant and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first two matches of their campaign in this year's IPL. They will take on KKR in their third match on Thursday.

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IPL 2017 Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

Sans the services of big-hitting Australian batsman Chris Lynn, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will hope fit-again Umesh Yadav can deliver when they take on high-flying Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) engagement at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Lynn, who has set the pace as far as accumulating runs is concerned this IPL by staying on top of the batting charts (125 runs in two matches), is down with a shoulder injury which might see him not take any further part in the T20 league.

The KKR management has said its medical team would need a few days to establish Lynn's availability for the rest of the tournament. The Queenslander fell awkwardly while trying to take a Jos Buttler catch against Mumbai Indians in his side's last outing. The latest injury was the third time Lynn had done the same shoulder in the last two years.

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Sanju Samson: "I am very keen to finish innings and make my team win matches"

Elated after his match-winning maiden T20 century, an emotional Sanju Samson said he is "blessed" to be part of the Delhi Daredevils, who beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 97 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 contest at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.

"Very happy to play this knock and very happy that the team won the match," Samson, who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his 63-ball 103, said after the match. 

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IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils crush Rising Pune Supergiants on the back of Samson ton

Delhi Daredevils rode on an all-round effort to thrash Rising Pune Supergiant by 97 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.

While Kerala youngster Sanju Samson's maiden T20 hundred set things on fire in the first innings as Delhi posted a mammoth 204/5, captain Zaheer Khan led from the front with three wickets to bundle the hosts out for a paltry 108 in 16.1 overs.

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IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Bolstered by the thrilling last over win over the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians will aim to deny a hattrick of wins to defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), when the two sides clash in an Indian Premier League 2017 match at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.

It is still early days in the tournament, with Mumbai having lost one and winning one while the Hyderabad side seems to have carried on from where they left last season, winning both their matches handsomely.

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IPL 2017: Kings XI Punjab crush Royal Challengers Bangalore despite De Villiers' 9 sixes

Kings XI Punjab rode on a solid batting performance by Hashim Amla and skipper Glenn Maxwell to thrash Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Monday.

Chasing a 149-run target, Punjab were boosted by an unbeaten half-century by experienced opener Amla and a power-packed innings by Maxwell lower down the order and crossed the line with 33 balls to spare. Amla batted through the innings and remained unbeaten on 58 runs off 38 deliveries, hitting four boundaries and three sixes along the way. Maxwell played a typically explosive innings, smashing 43 runs off 22 balls with three boundaries and four massive hits into the stands.

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