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World From King Kohli to Afghan spin wizard: five to watch in IPL

12:30  18 september  2020
12:30  18 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

Buzz missing but IPL aims to bring normality amid pandemic

  Buzz missing but IPL aims to bring normality amid pandemic Buzz missing but IPL aims to bring normality amid pandemicMUMBAI (Reuters) - After months of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the delayed season of the popular Indian Premier League will kick off in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday with a clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

The Indian Premier League starts on Saturday, five months late and shifted to the United Arab Emirates because of the coronavirus pandemic. AFP Sport highlights five players to watch in the 53-day Twenty20 extravaganza. - Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

The Indian Premier League starts on Saturday, five months late and shifted to the United Arab Emirates because of the coronavirus pandemic. © Manjunath KIRAN India captain Virat Kohli skippers the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL . The Indian Premier League starts on Saturday

a baseball player holding a bat: India captain Virat Kohli skippers the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL © Manjunath KIRAN India captain Virat Kohli skippers the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL

The Indian Premier League starts on Saturday, five months late and shifted to the United Arab Emirates because of the coronavirus pandemic.

AFP Sport highlights five players to watch in the 53-day Twenty20 extravaganza.

- Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) -

Captain Kohli will be key to Royal Challengers Bangalore's hopes in the 13th edition of the tournament.

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The Indian Premier League ( IPL ) starts on Saturday, five months late and shifted to the United Arab Emirates because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here follow five players to watch in the 53-day Twenty20 extravaganza: Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore).

New Delhi, India (AFP) — The Indian Premier League ( IPL ) starts today, five months late and shifted to the United Arab Emirates because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. AFP Sport highlights five players to watch in the 53-day Twenty20 extravaganza. Virat kohli (royal challengers

The star batsman hasn't been at his best in the T20 tournament, save the 2016 edition when he scored 640 runs in 16 matches to guide Bangalore to a runner-up finish.

David Warner holding a baseball bat: Australia's David Warner will captain Sunrisers Hyderabad © NOAH SEELAM Australia's David Warner will captain Sunrisers Hyderabad

But with 'King Kohli' backed by big guns including South Africa's AB de Villiers and Aaron Finch of Australia, Bangalore will be optimistic about doing better than last year, when they finished with the wooden spoon.

- David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) -

Back as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad two years after being replaced over a cheating scandal, Warner is aiming for the top.

The explosive opener smashed 692 runs from 12 matches last year after being barred from the 2018 edition over the 'Sandpapergate' affair during a Test against South Africa.

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The Indian Premier League starts on Saturday, five months late and shifted to the United Arab Emirates because of the coronavirus pandemic. But with ' King Kohli ' backed by big guns including South Africa's AB de Villiers and Aaron Finch of Australia, Bangalore will be optimistic about doing

New Delhi, India (AFP) — The Indian Premier League ( IPL ) starts today, five months late and shifted to the United Arab Emirates because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. AFP Sport highlights five players to watch in the 53-day Twenty20 extravaganza. Virat kohli (royal challengers

But Warner's leadership and exploits with the bat helped Hyderabad clinch the 2016 title, and he is looking for a repeat of that in the UAE.

a cricket player during a game: England's wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is a key man for the Rajasthan Royals © PUNIT PARANJPE England's wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is a key man for the Rajasthan Royals

"I am sure I will be doing my very, very best to try and lift the IPL trophy coming this year," he said, after being reinstated as Hyderabad skipper.

- Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals) -

Buttler has formed the backbone of England's one-day batting since their World Cup triumph last year and is a key player of his IPL team, the Rajasthan Royals.

The wicketkeeper-batsman recently hit his T20 international best of 77 not out against Australia in what seemed a perfect tune-up for the IPL.

a cricket player during a game: Andre Russell was the IPL's Most Valuable Player last year © Sajjad HUSSAIN Andre Russell was the IPL's Most Valuable Player last year

Buttler, who has a strike rate of over 150 in the IPL, plays alongside fellow countrymen Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer for the inaugural champions, who will be hoping to do better than last year when they finished seventh.

Afghan-Taliban peace talks: What's next?

  Afghan-Taliban peace talks: What's next? Progress is reported at the historic talks, but the process is still firmly rooted in deep mistrust."We'll start introductions on the left," suggested Masoom Stanikzai, the grey-bearded chief negotiator of the Afghan government's chosen delegation who only just survived a suicide attack nine years ago by bombers posing as messengers of peace.

It said that all 28 Indian crew members disembarked in Iran and all but two of the crew without passports flew from Tehran to India on July 15. In Iran and Egypt, the pursuit of happiness is almost criminal. Miami Herald. From King Kohli to Afghan spin wizard : five to watch in IPL .

Track breaking Afghanistan headlines on NewsNow: the one-stop shop for Afghanistan news. From King Kohli to Afghan spin wizard : five to watch in IPL Mail Online06:36 18-Sep-20.

a man jumping in the air: Rashid Khan is the world's top-ranked bowler in international cricket © NOAH SEELAM Rashid Khan is the world's top-ranked bowler in international cricket

- Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders) -

A West Indian power-hitter who has single-handedly won games for Kolkata Knight Riders, Russell is any bowler's nightmare.

The all-rounder was the IPL's Most Valuable Player last year, with 11 wickets and 510 runs for Kolkata.

The two-time champions are considering promoting the middle-order batsman to the number three position and get the maximum out of his attacking play.

"If he comes in at number three and bats 60 balls, he might even score a double-hundred. Anything can happen with 'Dre' Russ. He is almost the heartbeat of the team," said KKR team mentor David Hussey.

- Rashid Khan (Sunrisers Hyderabad) -

The Afghanistan spin sensation passed 300 T20 wickets during the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League.

Rashid, 21, has plied his trade in T20 leagues across the globe but it was his exploits for the IPL's Hyderabad team that grabbed the most attention.

The world's top-ranked T20 bowler has claimed 55 wickets in 46 IPL games and is handy as a lower-order batsman.

Australian Perry's fitness still in doubt ahead of New Zealand matches

  Australian Perry's fitness still in doubt ahead of New Zealand matches CRICKET-T20-AUS-NZL-INT:Australian Perry's fitness still in doubt ahead of New Zealand matchesThe 29-year-old, who did not take part in a warm-up match against the 'White Ferns' at Allan Border Field, is due to have her fitness checked later on Thursday.

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Mumbai Indians have become the IPL 's dominant franchise, and it is they and Chennai Super Kings who are most widely fancied to take the silverware this year. From King Kohli to Afghan spin wizard : five to watch in IPL . AFP. TikTok and WeChat will be banned from US app stores on Sunday.

According to his Hyderabad team-mate Bhuvneshwar Kumar, having Rashid is "is always a delight for any team".

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