Dhoni will need to lead from the front for RPSIt’s Round 2 of the battle between Dhoni and Raina in the Vivo IPL! Gujarat Lions travel to Pune to take on the Rising Pune Supergiants who finally managed to end their losing streak by beating the fancied Sunrisers at Hyderabad. Gujarat somehow managed to survive the Morris onslaught and registered their 5th win in 6 games. It has been a wonderful tournament for the Lions, a few wins more and t
Dwayne Smith will look to give GL another good startThe new franchises face off against each other for the second time this season with the Gujarat Lions beating the Rising Pune Supergiants by 7 wickets at Rajkot. The Lions are coming off a thrilling victory against the Delhi Daredevils, beaten by just 1 run due to the heroics of Chris Morris. The Lions bowling barring Pravin Kumar and Dhawal Kulkarni got mauled by Morris and they seemed absolute
Ashok Dinda picked up three wickets against Sunrisers HyderabadSunrisers Hyderabad played Rising Pune Supergiants today at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Sunrisers came into this match with three consecutive victories. A win would push Sunrisers Hyderabad into the top-three. Rising Pune Supergiants won only one match in IPL. They lost four of their previous games. Pune looked for a win. A win that would set their campaign rolling
Dinda bowled a fiery spell where he picked seven wickets Bengal outplayed Odisha in a rather one-sided affair and won the match by 133 runs. It took only two days for the Bengal team to defeat their neighbours, thanks to some brilliant bowling performance from Ashok Dinda who picked 7 wickets in the second innings to bowl out the opposition for just 37 runs. Bengal started the day at 23 for no loss, but on the pitch where 20 wickets fell o
Dinda's second innings figures of 7-19 swung the match in Bengal's favour Odisha recorded the lowest score of the 2015/16 Ranji season as they were bowled out for 37, in pursuit of Bengal’s target of 170 on day two at the Bengal Cricket Academy Ground in Kalyani. Four separate bowlers took a five-wicket haul in each innings in a game that was dominated by the ball. Bengal, who began the day on 23/0 in their second innings, sta
Krishna Das being felicitated after his 100th First Class Wicket In recent times, the eastern part of India hasn’t quite been known for their pace bowlers. The West Bengal-Orissa-Jharkhand-Assam belt has very rarely seen the presence of their pacers in the national team, nor have most of their seam bowlers done consistently well in the domestic circuit. Prominent names from the region would probably be Orissa’s Debasish Mo
Yuvraj Singh produced a vintage knock against a handy Gujarat bowling attack In an awe-inspiring performance, Yuvraj Singh reminded the selectors of his abilities with a flamboyant century against Gujarat in Mohali. His knock of 187 from 233 balls included 14 fours and 7 sixes, came against a bowling unit which included the likes of RP Singh, Jasprit Bumrah and Ramesh Powar and powered Punjab to a massive score of 608. Bharghav Bh
Ashok Dinda picked up his 200th Ranji wicket, but Bengal are looking down the barrel against Karnataka; Mandeep Singh is still leading Punjab’s struggle against Mumbai Karnataka batsmen continued their rampage against a hapless Bengal attack on Day 3, the star of the day being 24-year-old Shishir Bhavane, who brought up his maiden first-class hundred batting with an injured arm, which was also his third consecutive fi
Ishant Sharma was unplayable for the Vidarbha batsmen Showing his class and experience on a pitch which had a greenish tinge to it, Indian quick bowler Ishant Sharma towered over the Vidarbha batsmen at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. His decisive spell of 6-36 helped Delhi restrict the opposition to 298. In reply, Gautam Gambhir and Nitish Rana joined together in an unbeaten century partnership to place Delhi at 132/2.
Mumbai’s coaching staff has big names in it Secretly taking cue from Mumbai Indians’ success with multi-talented coaches in this year’s IPL and to avoid any country vs club debate, BCCI announced an Indian coaching XI, a group of 11 players that will coach the Indian team. A former coach from Australia was contacted by the BCCI to help with the process and was told to report to the BCCI advisory panel. Afte
Manoj Tiwary celebrates scoring a century for India against West Indies in 2011 Indian cricket’s unlucky one, injury’s favorite child or perennially benched. There are many ways that Manoj Tiwary is described by those who know little about the competitiveness in the Indian cricketing circle. But for those who know the game, and know what it takes to reach the top – Tiwary is the epitome of toughness. From the str
Wiese called Kohli a forward thinking captain Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder David Wiese on Saturday heaped praise on skipper Virat Kohli for his leadership qualities, describing him as a forward thinking captain who trusts his guts and goes by his instincts. RCB face home side Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Sunday. "I think Virat has been an outstanding captain.
Badrinath enjoying a happy conversation with the Poster Baby of Tamahar On their day off, the Royal Challengers Bangalore spent time with children with special needs from the Tamahar Foundation, in the first of the team’s community initiatives this season. With the children absolutely delighted witnessing the players at first, they were completely captivated while indulging in some interactive catching, batting and bowling skills. It
Every franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is built around its Indian stars, who form the crux of the team and play a big role in the fortunes of the team. These players have played for India at the international level and are used to the pressure that is associated with the IPL. Since teams need to have 7 Indian players in their line-up, they prefer to have as many experienced Indian players as possible. It was believed that franchisees
The IPL is one of the biggest sports leagues in the world The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most watched T20 tournament in the world and its commercial success is improving every year, with a recent report stating that viewership has increased by 41% over the previous year. As the tournament evolves, one thing which has not changed much is the way in which franchisees can acquire players. There are two ways by which teams can select&nb