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Robin Uthappa vs Shikhar Dhawan

Robin Uthappa vs Shikhar Dhawan IPL 2017

Two players from Indian team and both of them willing to open the inning for Indian national team. Robin was a witness of India’s unbeatable victory in ICC T20 championship 2007. His performance in the world cup was one of the best performance he gave to the Indian team. Robin was very consistent in IPL since 2011 with his bat. The player who has all the shots in his shelf. Robin has been a part of 4 teams since 2008 MI, played: RCB, PW and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively. Since 2014 he has been a great opener as well as a handy middle-order batsman for KKR with his superb knocks.  Here is the record of his last year IPL


Runs Scored: 394

 Highest Score: 72

Batting Average: 26.26

Batting Strike Rate: 136.33

Smashed 50's: 3 times

This season we haven’t seen Robin which we used to see in T20 world cup 2007. We are waiting to see a true Robin and his stylish batting skills.

At alongside we have Shikhar Dhawan who has shown us his little glance of batting against Mumbai Indians. He has a good record against KKR as well. We are hoping the same or better performance from him as he shown in his last match against MI. Here is his last year stats.

Matches played: 17

Runs Scored:501

Batting Average: 38.53

Remains Not out: 4 times

Highest Score: 82

Batting Strike rate: 116.78

Smashed 50: 4 times

This is Shikhar’s last year performance. Let's have a look what happened when this both the teams faced each other. Robin has scored 36 runs in two matches and Shikhar Has scored 61 when this two team faces each other last year. What do you people think who will win this match? Do comment on our facebook page.


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After seeing his performance for SRH, KKR franchise took him into his team but due to his injuries, he was out of the tournament for all the further matches. We all are very excited to watch him bowling this season. Tell us your opinion will he be the Purple cap holder this time?

Brendon McCullum vs Imran Tahir IPL 2017

At the other hand, we have Brendon McCullum, who has an experience of 9 years in IPL. He has done a great job for 4 teams such as KKR, Kochi Tuskers, CSK and now for Gujrat Lions. He was the person who has given an electrifying start for IPL. Let's have a look at his career after been a part of Gujrat Lions Squad.

Total Matches played: 16

Total Runs Scored: 354

Highest Score: 60

Batting Average: 22.12

Strike rate: 135.11

Half Centuries: 1

Smashed 4's: 38

Smashed 6's: 16

At the other side we have third most wicket taking bowler of this season so far yes its Imran Tahir. An African bowler who has an ability to fight against the whole team. His running after taking wicket make him more entertaining and stylish bowler of IPL. RPS will play their first match of this season against GL on 14th April. The match is going to be very interesting after seeing their previous crucial performances against each other. Here is the stats of Imran Tahir last  year IPL.

Matches played: 4

Wickets taken: 5

Bowling Average: 27.60

Bowling Economy: 8.62

Imran unable to play more matches last season but he doesn't want to lose opportunities to prove him self one of the best bowlers of the tournament. So far in this season, he took 5 wickets with an Economy of 6.75.

We hope this season they both will showcase their best performance in front of all the cricket fans. Don't forget to watch this match and keep supporting your favourite team. Thank you for reading this article.

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This web series of Comparing two players getting a good response from our users. We at Global Cricket Community thank you for supporting us. In today’s article, we are comparing two cricketing stars of their respective teams one of them is well known for their big hitting performance and other one is for his unbelievable bowling performance throughout his IPL as well as international cricket journey so far. One of them is representing RCB and One of them is Representing MI since they have entered in Indian Premier League.  Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga this are the two players whom we are comparing on the basis of their last year performance in IPL 2016.

Gayle vs Malinga IPL 2017

Chris has not played a respectable inning in this season yet, but his fans are waiting to catch the ball he hit out side the boundary rope. Malinga has missed his first match of IPL 2017 due to his international matches. But he has started building his thrill and fear in all batsman mind by taking two wickets against KKR. Lasith and Gayle whenever playing against each other was a very eye-catching view to watch, and putting our opinion about dominating. Today we will tell you their performance and stats in last year of IPL.

Matches played: 10

Runs Scored: 227

Batting Average:22.70

Highest Score: 76

Batting Strike rate: 151.33

Smashed 50’s: 2 times

This is his last year performance in IPL, fans were missing in him that spark and big hitting performance which he had shown in 2011, 2012 and 2013 season. Even this we are waiting for his bat to speak. What you people think will Gayle hit a century in this match and declare his comeback in IPL? Do comment and your opinion on our facebook page.
The second side of the coin we have one of the consistent bowlers of Mumbai Indians that is Lasith Malinga, wwho has been great through his journey since 2009. 2016 he was unable to play IPL but if we see his 2015 performance was unbelievable. Here are the stats

Matches played: 15

Took wickets:24

Bowling Average:7.40

Bowling average: 18.50

 This was his 2015 bowling performance, we are looking forward to his best performance of this season ? will he become the purple cap holder this season?

Today  Gayle and Lasith will face each other for the first time of this season. Let's have a look at their performance when they faced each other.

Gayle and Chris faced each other 2 times and Gayle was not able to play him as he used to play others. Here is the stats of both of them facing each other.

Bowl face by gayle: 15

Runs Scored: 7 runs

Got Gayle out: 1 time

This is the record when they faced each other. Hoping this match will be a high scoring match today. Thank you for reading this article stay connected with Global Cricket Community. Keep coming for more articles about IPL and world cricket   

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Series of player comparison getting a response from your end make us happier and boost our interest in writing article of player comparison. Today's article is between one of the wicket leading bowler of IPL and International cricket who has an ability to bowl 6 different deliveries in an over, Yes its Sunil Narine and the player whom we are comparing Hashim Amla is one of the consistent players of South Africa has not played so many T20 matches but he is picking up the pace of T20 very quickly and making him ready to play even T20 matches for South Africa its Hashim Amla. Let's compare both the player on the basis of their previous IPL Stats.

Sunil Narine vs Hashim Amla

Will start with Hashim Amla

Hashim has started his IPL career last season for KXIP and was not more than 6 matches but he has scored 157 runs which are not less for a player who is starting his debut career in IPL t20 matches. Detailed stats of his career given below.

Matches played: 6

Runs Scored: 157

Highest Score: 96

Strike Rate: 131.93

Batting Average: 26.16

His start for IPL 2017 was not less than a T20 player he smashed 50 in his very second match against RCB. He has played total 2 matches and scored 86 runs with a strike rate of 132.30. All the T20 fans are really happy with his magnificent performance. Will he become most run scorer this season?

Along side we have Sunil Narine the ‘Mystery Spinner’ from the Caribbean became the player of the tournament with 24 wickets at a miserly 5.47 runs per over. He continued his form and taking 20 + wickets in every season of IPL till 2014. He was not too effective with the ball if we compare his earlier performance in IPL. Here is the stats of his career last season.

Matches played: 11

Runs Conceded: 304

Best Bowling Figure: 3 for 26

Bowling Economy: 7.09

Bowling Average: 27.63.

This was his previous record of IPL 2016. He has played 2 matches in the new season but fans haven’t seen the spark in his bowling performance the way he showed in 2012 to 2014. We are sure that he will come back in the game and make his fans happy.

Sunil and Hashim never came in front of each other in IPL. What will be the scenario when they both will face each other? Who will be more dominating ? do write us your opinion on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Today's article is presenting all-rounder of MI and opening batsman of Indian Cricket team as well as Sun Risers Hyderabad that is Shikhar Dhawan. One more Indian player who got a chance to become a part of Indian national team because of IPL. IPL season 2012-13 was so special as he had score 569 runs in just 15 matches and performed well in the domestic season helped him to earn an Indian national team jersey for test series again Australia in 2013. After that, he became the team's choice as an opener batsman in ODI and Test for Indian National team. Last season went wonderfully as he has been a fourth highest run scorer with 501 in just 17 matches last season. Here are the detailed stats of his career.

Shikhar Dawan vs Krunal Pandya

Matches played: 17

Runs Scored:501

Batting Average: 38.53

Remains Not out: 4 times

Highest Score: 82

Batting Strike rate: 116.78

Smashed 50: 4 times

This time also he has been a part of SRH army and he has not played up to fans expectations and his previous records. He has played just 2 matches and scored 49 runs altogether.  Will Shikhar Dhawan utilize this opportunity to get a place in Indian National team again?? Do write us on our facebook page. At the other side, we have Krunal Pandya, elder brother of Today's cricket sensation Hardik Pandya. He has made his debut of IPL for MI in 2016, An all-rounder from Baroda has a capability to clear the fence and batting in middle order.

Last year of IPL was went superbly well for Krunal, he has performed with Ball as well as Bat. Here is his stats of Debut season in IPL.

He has played total 12 matches for MI

Runs Scored: 237

Remains not out: 3 times

Batting Average: 39.50

Highest Score: 86

Batting Strike Rate: 191.12

He was not so effective with a ball last season, he was managed to take 6 wickets in 12 matches with a Bowling Economy of 7.57. His this season was quite well with a ball by taking 3 wickets in 2 matches.

Shikhar and Krunal have faced each other twice in the last season and both of them performed well with bat Krunal has scored total 66 runs and Shikhar has scored 84 runs in 2 matches. Krunal was not good with the ball in that match. Will both of them play a great inning in this match?

What you people think will Krunal surprise his fans with the ball this season ? do write us on our twitter account. Thank you for reading this article and stay connected for more articles about the player comparison. Do write us your opinion on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

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Rashid Khan and Imran Tahir - Spin bowlers for Purple Cap

Rashid Khan vs Imran Tahir IPL 2017

Imran Tahir has taken total 6 wickets in the 3 matches in IPL 2017

Basic Info Imran Tahir is a South African bowler. This leg break bowler takes a lot of wicket with the googly. He plays for Dolphins franchise in South Africa T20 Tournament and yes the IPL team of Rising Pune Super Giants

Imran Tahir 3 wicket RPS vs MI

  1. left handed batsman Parthiv Patel bowled Imran Tahir, Parthiv tried to sweep the ball which pitched just outside the leg stump. The ball kept its line and just hit the leg stump’s outer end.
  2. Right Jos Butler given LBW when there was a inner edge. Ball pitched on middle stump and was going to hit off stump
  3. Right Handed Rohit Sharma clean bowled on a googly that he played on to be a legspin. What is critical is that batsman are not able to read his bolwling action for legspin and googly.

Imran Tahir 2 wickets KXIP vs RPS

  1. Right handed batsman Wriddhiman Saha bowled Imran Tahir. Another googly that pitches on the offstump and goes on to hit middle stump. Shaha plays for the legspin and the is clean bowled.
  2. Left handed Axar Patel tried to slog the ball on his legside. Imran Tahir delivered a leg break that drifted away from Axar and turned in. Hitting the ball late, it went high up in the air. Tahir took the catch and Axar Patel is caught and bowled Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir 1 wicket RPS vs DD

  1. Sam Billings was bowled by Imran Tahir. The right handed Sam tried to come down the wicket to the legbreak and hit it towards the covers like a cut and missed it completely. The ball was a googly and went on to hit the off stump. Sam Billings was clean bowled.

Currently after match 9 of IPL Imran Tahir is wearing the Purple Cap.

According to me the 3 main points about his bowling.

  1. His action is not easy to read when he bowls legbreak and googly

  2. He can use the drift in the delivery against both lefthanded and righthanded batsmen.

  3. He shows full involvement while bowling, appealing and even when celebrating making a psychological impact on the opposition

Rashid Khan has taken 5 wickets till now in IPL 2017.

Let’s have a look of this Afghanistan bowler taking wickets of the top batsmen of IPL teams playing against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Rashid Khan 2 wickets SRH vs RCB

  1. Mandeep Singh was bowled trying to late cut a leg-break delivery from Rashid Khan. The ball took an inner edge and hit the leg stump.
  2. Travis Head was caught at the deep mid-wicket boundary trying to slog the ball for a six. The ball was googly and after hitting it went high in the air instead of long if it would have been a leg-break. Good bowling by Rashid Khan.

Rashid Khan 3 wickets SRH vs GL

  1. Brendon McCullum playing a slog sweep to Rahid Khan. The delivery is a googly and goes on to hit the backfoot thigh of McCullum. A plum LBW pitch on off stump contact on leg on middle stump line and going on to hit the leg-stump.
  2. Suresh Raina LBW to Rashid Khan, left-handed Raina played a half shot trying to judge the ball. The leg break pitched on middle stump and turning just enough to hit the middle and off. What a perfect line and length.
  3. Aron Finch tries to defend the ball expecting it to be a leg break. The delivery was a googly and pitched in off stump line going on to hit middle and leg. Amazing accuracy by Rashid Khan.

According to me the top 3 reasons for him getting wickets

  1. Pitching on the driving length accurately making the batsman defend and getting LBW with googly right hand batsman and legbreaks to the left hand batsman.

  2. The ball that drifts to the middle stump and the batsman tempting the batsman to slog and then the ball goes in the air.

  3. The fact that not many batsman have face Rashid Khan, he being from Afghanistan has the drive and determination to make a mark on world level T20 IPL matches.

Next, now is the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians match 10 of IPL 2017. Rashid Khan will be looking forward to getting some more wicket and the purple cap.


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