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5 things Rajasthan Royals must do to reach the Playoffs this season
5 things Rajasthan Royals must do to reach the Playoffs this season

Rajasthan Royals, the first-ever champions, have always set a standard in the IPL. Their mantra has always been – ‘Expect the Unexpected’! A team which has never had the financial luxury as some of the other teams, Rajasthan has always served the original purpose of the IPL (to promote the local Indian players) to perfection. And yet they have, one way or the other, still managed to compete with the bes

Apr 10 2015
Rajasthan geared up to deliver another royal show (IPL team profile)
Rajasthan geared up to deliver another royal show (IPL team profile)

How far can Rajasthan go this time? Ahmedabad, April 6 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals, who won the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) title, have always been a side that punches above its weight and it will not be any different in the eighth edition that gets underway on Wednesday. Rajasthan boasted of some of the smallest profiles of cricketers but went on to clinch the title in 2008 under spin legend Shane Warne's mercurial leadership. S

Apr 6 2015
IPL 2015 - Rajasthan Royals' ideal playing XI
IPL 2015 - Rajasthan Royals' ideal playing XI

Picking a talented unknown cricketer out of nowhere and slotting him in the playing XI straightaway is something you always associate with the Rajasthan Royals. The inaugural IPL Champions have always been known for their brand of Cricket and Rahul Dravid's presence over the years has also made them the neutral's favourites. No matter what playing XI you predict for them, in the end you must always expect the unexpected. Going

Apr 5 2015
Mumbai bowled out cheaply by Delhi in the Ranji Trophy
Mumbai bowled out cheaply by Delhi in the Ranji Trophy

Sumit Narwal Cuttack, Feb 16 - The Sumit Narwal-led Delhi attack bowled out Mumbai for 156 runs after electing to field on the first day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final being played at the DRIEMS Ground, Tangi, here on Monday. While the pacer claimed both openers and later wrapped up the innings with the wicket of B. Sandhu, teammates Parvinder Awana and Manan Sharma also claimed two wickets each. Pradeep Sangwan accounted for the key wi

Feb 16 2015
IPL 2014: Smart signings to end teams' woes
IPL 2014: Smart signings to end teams' woes

Yuvraj Singh – The costliest buy at the auction A  lot of moolah has been spent this week by franchisees looking forward to strengthen their stake for this years IPL , and evidently a lot of thinking has been done by every team management in bidding for players that adds strength to their team structure. Considering the fact that a lot of matches will be played at home, each team has gone for the players that could suit their conditions

Mumbai take on Delhi in a high profile Ranji clash in Mumbai
Mumbai take on Delhi in a high profile Ranji clash in Mumbai

Mumbai will be hoping for a good show from both Wasim Jaffer and Dhawal Kulkarni Few hours from now, while the cricketing world will be busy watching the little master, Sachin Tendulkar, walk out the Wankhede dressing room for the last time in India colours, three of his team-mates, or more so his close friends who have been with him for almost a decade via. Zaheer Khan, Virendra Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, will take the field in suburban Mumbai

Nov 14 2013
India A vs. West Indies A: West Indies A grab slender lead
India A vs. West Indies A: West Indies A grab slender lead

Shimoga: The touring West Indies A snatched a 47-run first innings lead that they stretched to 75 against India A on the third and penultimate day of the match here Friday. The Windies, who lead the three-match series 1-0, dismissed the Indians for 359, a total that was made possible by Uday Kaul (64, 172b, 5×4, 1×6) who held the lower order together after the hosts began the day on 191 for three. In their second innings, the West Indi

Oct 4 2013
India A vs West Indies A: Bhargav Bhatt and Abhishek Nayar keep India A in the hunt
India A vs West Indies A: Bhargav Bhatt and Abhishek Nayar keep India A in the hunt

Virender Sehwag has made his intentions clear by permanently shifting to the middle order, but nothing of note has followed There was not much to pick between the two sides as India A came back from behind twice, first through Bhargav Bhatt and then through the fourth-wicket partnership between Vasudevan Jagadeesh and Abhishek Nayar, to end Day Two of the second unofficial Test match on 191/3 at the Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineer

Oct 3 2013
Challenger Trophy Final: Five players to watch out for
Challenger Trophy Final: Five players to watch out for

File Photo As expected, India Blue strolled into the finals of the 2013 edition of the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, powered by enterprising knocks from skipper Yuvraj Singh and domestic veteran Abhishek Nayar, and a reasonable bowling effort led by rookie seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, as they trounced India Red yesterday. Delhi had a slightly tougher route to the summit clash – they lost their opening match to India Blue, so the encounter wit

Sep 28 2013
Yuvraj Singh and Abhishek Nayar: Sophie's choice?
Yuvraj Singh and Abhishek Nayar: Sophie's choice?

Yuvraj Singh One is a colossus in domestic cricket, having rescued his side from total humiliation many times with both bat and ball; yet, he hasn’t had the fortune to find and hold down a place in the national side. The other is a proven performer in international cricket, having brought the side back from the dead on many occasions, survived a potential life-threatening illness and recurring back spasms to return to a game that has give

Sep 27 2013
NKP Salve Challenger Trophy: Yuvraj Singh and Abhishek Nayar deliver second victory for India Blue
NKP Salve Challenger Trophy: Yuvraj Singh and Abhishek Nayar deliver second victory for India Blue

Yuvraj Singh continued his impressive run of form in the domestic circuit India Blue, riding on a rampaging 151-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Yuvraj Singh and Abhishek Nayar off just 78 deliveries, helped them set a target of 346, and resisted a late surge from India Red to hold onto a 11-run victory in the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy match at Indore. Undaunted by the herculean task ahead of them, India Red started their chase o

Sep 27 2013
NKP Salve Challenger Trophy: Yuvraj and Nayar annihilate India Reds, set a target of 346
NKP Salve Challenger Trophy: Yuvraj and Nayar annihilate India Reds, set a target of 346

Yuvraj Singh continues to impress in domestic circuit India Blue, riding on a rampaging 151-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Yuvraj Singh and Abhishek Nayar off just 78 deliveries, destroyed India Red bowlers to set a mammoth target of 346 for the Reds to chase. India Blue were off to a decent start despite the loss of opener Naman Ojha for just nine runs. However, Akshath Reddy, who was given a torrid time at the crease by Umesh

Sep 27 2013
Delhi releases list of probables for NKP Salve Challenger Trophy
Delhi releases list of probables for NKP Salve Challenger Trophy

Virender Sehwag (L) and Gautam Gambhir (R) are in Delhi’s list of probable players for the upcoming NKP Challenger Trophy Delhi posted a strong 28-man list of probables for the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy against India Red and India Blue which starts on September 26th in Indore included several of the capital’s senior and U-19 players The list includes senior players Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, the currently out of favour Virender

Sep 16 2013
India 'A' vs NZ 'A': Top 5 players who impressed in the Test series
India 'A' vs NZ 'A': Top 5 players who impressed in the Test series

The recently-concluded unofficial Test series between India ‘A’ and New Zealand ‘A’, though ending in a stalemate, has given cricket lovers a glimpse into some of the future international stars from both nations. Kiwi players Mark Gillespie, Neil Broom and Doug Bracewell brought in the dash of experience needed in the longer format, while India’s domestic titan Abhishek Nayar had the honour of not only leading his si

Sep 11 2013