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The reigning Indian Premier League (IPL) holder Mumbai Indians registered the highest brand value in last year’s tournament, having enjoyed a 7.1% increase in their brand value, according to global brand valuation agency. The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Paltan is the only team among the eight franchises to have registered this increase in the virus-hit season last year According to Brand Finance’s annual valuation report, Mumbai Indians are now valued at $70.3 million, while all the other franchises saw a decrease in their brand values, with Chennai Super Kings enduring the biggest drop, followed by Rajasthan Royals. The five-time champions are…

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Earlier, the secluded Oman Cricket Academy (OCA) Ground in Al Amerat have already met the standards set by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to host Tests having previously hosted limited overs matches.It means, the middle Eastern country of Oman is set to commence its maiden Test cricket following the announcement of a bilateral series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe in the country. “ICC accreditation has put us in an elite club of test cricket hosts and we are very proud to have reached that level,” Oman Cricket said on Wednesday. “Hosting Test matches and white-ball cricket on a regular basis will…

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan received heavy backlash on his comment about the Indian Test side on Twitter. Vaughan took on to the social media platform to opine on the Indian team’s reluctance to play the fourth Test match at Gabba. The Indian management had asked Cricket Australia to shift the venue for the fourth Test match of the Border-Gavaskar trophy from Brisbane to Sydney. The team is currently playing the third game of the series at the same venue (SCG). However, Australian authorities, pointing out at India’s reason- strict quarantine protocols- said that the visitors must respect the rules.…

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The Brisbane Heat will face off against the Melbourne Renegades in match number 39 of the Big Bash season 2020-21. It will be a close game between two Cricket Team sides trying to win more games. Both teams will want to take back the points and go up the table. Brisbane Heat Brisbane Heat was very close to winning four matches on the trot in this season of the Big Bash League. However, they ended on the losing side in their last match against the defending champions Sydney Sixers. The match went right down to the final ball of the…

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), India’s cricket governing body, has been reportedly taking actions regarding the accommodation situation in Brisbane where Indian players complaining about the treatment and the facility itself. India players and support staff are in strict quarantine at their team hotel in Brisbane after a nearby quarantine hotel was evacuated. There is a three-day break between the third and fourth Tests, which will happen on January 15. India’s concerns reportedly included the standard of the gym and the absence of room service and housekeeping. Restaurants and the pool area are also closed. An…

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The Brisbane Heat was unable to enter Victoria, forcing their Big Bash League (BBL) match against the Melbourne Renegades to be moved to Canberra and played in behind closed doors. The match against has been moved from Marvel Stadium to Manuka Oval after Cricket Australia (CA) failed  to get clearance for the Heat to enter Victoria despite Brisbane’s citywide lockdown set to be lifted this week. The permit system is based on red, orange and green travel zones, which grade the risk of infection. People in red zones cannot enter Victoria unless they have an exemption, while those in orange…

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Hobart Hurricanes will face off against the Perth Scorchers in match number 37 of the Big Bash season 2020-21. Both teams will want to win this tie in order to try and book a playoffs’ spot. Hobart Hurricanes Hurricanes are still in the race for the playoffs, but they have a tough road ahead for themselves. They are reeling at the seventh position in the points table and will at least need 2 wins on the trot to get back to the top half of the table. The performance of Hurricanes has been inconsistent in the tournament and that is…

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Earlier this week, India earned a draw in the third Test in Sydney on the back of a memorable fourth innings batting performance. The Ajinkya Rahane-led team have pulled off the greatest escape at the SCG in more than 50 years, holding on to draw a thrilling third Test against Australia. The tourists resumed on 98-2, chasing an unlikely 407 to win, and lost captain Ajinkya Rahane early on. The draw also capped one of India’s most resilient efforts in memory, keeping the series level at 1-1 with the final Test to begin in Brisbane this week. The glorious run…

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The Adelaide Strikers will take on the Melbourne Stars in match number 36 of the Big Bash League season 2020-21. Both teams look favourites to qualify for the playoffs. They will be keen to get things done. Adelaide Strikers Although the Adelaide Strikers are in a comfortable position in the top four, they will be very much disappointed not to win their previous match. They have currently secured 17 points in nine encounters with the help of four wins. They also possess a healthy run rate of 0.325 which can serve to be very advantageous for them if things get…

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Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar came out recently and blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for selecting an ‘average’ team to represent the country on international level. The Rawalpindi Express took on to Twitter to question PCB about the I’ll management and selection. Earlier in the day, it was Kane Williamson who punished the Pakistani bowling attack’s sub-par show at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch. The Kiwi skipper went on to score 238 runs, causing psychological dents to the Pakistani dressing room. With a mammoth 659/6 on the board, the home team declared the innings just in the fourth session. The Story…

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