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That's not really developing players though. If Shane Watson gets runs for them at age 38 then csk didn't really develop him did they
Du Plessis found his groove at CSK when he was mid 20s and went on to become a very good player. Is that developing him?

I am sure Du Plessis would've been a good player regardless, but you just have to look at all the other IPL teams that pick seemingly good players who repeatedly fail, versus a number of CSK players who play well and go on to play for country.

Deepak Chahar is another good example. He was prolific for Rajasthan when they won Ranji but it was under Dhoni/Fleming that he started playing for India and developed into such a good bowler.
 

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If Stokes is batting at the top then there's no need for Smith in this Rajasthan team really.

They should get rid in the off-season and go for another wicket-taking bowler. Even one of the English lads like Mahmood or Stone would be a good shout, not to mention somelike like Stanlake or Ferguson.
 

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Delhi's injury woes costing them big time. Rahane should be no where near the team. Hetmyer is being missed. Now iyer also injured, hopefully not too serious.
 

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RR made a complete dogs dinner of what should have been a comfortable run chase.
Weird when their batting line up looks so solid on paper. Stokes Buttler and Smith all culpable.

Amazing also how Delhi won that from 16 overs. Big boss team.
 
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Delhi's injury woes costing them big time. Rahane should be no where near the team. Hetmyer is being missed. Now iyer also injured, hopefully not too serious.
Mishra & Ishant would have been good options to have as well. Need to somehow squeeze a couple more wins and then rest people
 

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Mishra & Ishant would have been good options to have as well. Need to somehow squeeze a couple more wins and then rest people
Today was a huge win and a exhibition of pace bowling. I feel by winning today delhi have almost booked their place in playoffs but need to make sure they are in top 2.
 

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Am very puzzled by RCB approach, esp after a decent power play start.

If Rahul Agarwal Gayle Pooran Maxwell fire, they could chase down anything in Sharjah.
 

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Yes it's a good idea to have your best hitter play as little as possible, then people wonder how come RCB have won 0 IPL.
 

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Neither team really wanted to win this :lol:

How shite are RCB, both their losses to the bottom side :D
 

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RCB and Punjab trying to out stupid one another. Who on earth tries to hide AB fecking De Villiers :lol: .
 

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KL Rahul was playing for his not out.

Was on 58/40 at one point and ended up with 61/49
 

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If you remove that 132 off 69 balls, KL Rahul has a SR of 118 in the rest of his innings - and he still would've faced the most balls out of anyone else in the IPL.
 

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If you remove that 132 off 69 balls, KL Rahul has a SR of 118 in the rest of his innings - and he still would've faced the most balls out of anyone else in the IPL.
One of the most useless orange cap holder in the IPL history. The guy was not able to time in the 20th over too.
 

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KL Rahul was playing for his not out.

Was on 58/40 at one point and ended up with 61/49
If you remove that 132 off 69 balls, KL Rahul has a SR of 118 in the rest of his innings - and he still would've faced the most balls out of anyone else in the IPL.
One of the most useless orange cap holder in the IPL history. The guy was not able to time in the 20th over too.
To be fair, had Punjab not royally fecked up so many matches they’d have been right near the top of the table. They’ve effectively been playing with three batsmen before tonight with the openers and Pooran. Having no support from the middle must be in the back of his mind when batting.
 

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Morgan to captain KKR. Supposedly Steven Smith will be replaced as well.
 

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Something wrong with the energy or aura of the KKR team.

Can’t quite place it but they don’t inspire anything inside me
 

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Something wrong with the energy or aura of the KKR team.

Can’t quite place it but they don’t inspire anything inside me
They have been quite fortunate to be with 8 points and in 4th place. Punjab and csk bottling against them has helped their cause a lot.
 

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They have been quite fortunate to be with 8 points and in 4th place. Punjab and csk bottling against them has helped their cause a lot.
Good point. Those 2 fortunate results give them a false sense of success. They are the inverse of KXIP’s misfortune.
 

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Good point. Those 2 fortunate results give them a false sense of success. They are the inverse of KXIP’s misfortune.
This is why I think the 4th position is still up for grabs. I still won't rule out CSK to steal that spot and go to playoffs
 

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So excluding this match KKR/Mumbai have faced each other 26 times and Mumbai have won 20 times. Crazy record. Today it will be 21st victory for them over KKR. KKR must hate the sight of MI.
 
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So excluding this match KKR/Mumbai have faced each other 26 times and Mumbai have won 20 times. Crazy record. Today it will be 21th victory for them over KKR. KKR must hate the sight of MI.
:lol:

Hard to see beyond a Mumbai Delhi final right now. These two sides are consistently playing at a different level to the other six.
 

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Rajasthan vs Bangalore will be a fun game tomorrow.

Given that KKR just lost, if RR can win tomorrow, 3rd and 4th place becomes very competitive.

(RR is my team :D )
 
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Cummins has been the biggest disappointment this season. 15 crore down the drain.
 

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Cummins has been the biggest disappointment this season. 15 crore down the drain.
Insanely bad investment. Especially when you could have picked up someone like Woakes or Wood for a lot cheaper.

Cummins needs slips, attacking fields and longer spells to be effective