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Best second-string Indian XI
Best second-string Indian XI

Pujara is reasonably a successful Indian player The unforeseen humiliation of a series loss to Bangladesh had many rummaging through names in the Indian domestic circuit for possible replacements. The regulars haven’t lived up to expectations, one of the primary reasons put forward being fatigue from the exhausting schedule. To be fair, the core group of players has been playing continually since the New Zealand tour, and their tired

Jun 29 2015
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams

The recently concluded IPL-2015  encountered a rather one-sided final with giant killers, ‘Mumbai Indians’, after a sluggish start, going on to crush two-time champions and tournament favourites, ‘Chennai Super Kings’. The cash-rich league is never devoid of controversies and the latest one to hit is the change in retainment policy that is proposed, which could see the likes of M.S.Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Gau

Jun 1 2015
IPL 2015: Duds XI
IPL 2015: Duds XI

After the end of every tournament, the most lucrative exercise is to pick the tournament’s Best XI. However, choosing a Duds XI is often the more interesting one. Let’s take a look at the non-performers in IPL8. Note: Only the players who have played 4 or more matches have been considered. Also, the IPL team selection method has been followed i.e. a maximum of 4 overseas players and a minimum of one uncapped player has been picked.

May 23 2015
Mandeep Singh justified our decision to rope him in from Kings XI: Virat Kohli
Mandeep Singh justified our decision to rope him in from Kings XI: Virat Kohli

Dinesh Karthik congratulates Mandeep Singh on his 50 for Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune, May 21: An elated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday lauded the efforts of his teammate Mandeep Singh saying he justified his team's decision to rope him in from Kings XI Punjab. Mandeep played a brilliant knock in helping his side beat Rajasthan Royals by 71 runs in the IPL Eliminator at the Maharashtra Cricke

May 21 2015
RCB's Virat Kohli receives unofficial warning for breaking protocol during rain-washed DD match
RCB's Virat Kohli receives unofficial warning for breaking protocol during rain-washed DD match

Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik and Anushka Sharma during the IPL match between RCB and DD  The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has confirmed that Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has been warned for speaking with girlfriend Anushka Sharma during an IPL match against Delhi Daredevils earlier this week. IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla confirmed that he had an unofficial talk with the

Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik fined
Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik fined

Dinesh Karthik Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik was on Sunday fined 20 percent of his match fees for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) code of conduct. Karthik was found guilty of breaching the code during his side's match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. "Dinesh Karthik of Royal Challengers Bangalore

May 17 2015
My philosophy is that I can survive on the streets: Murali Vijay
My philosophy is that I can survive on the streets: Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay during a pratice session on the tour of Australia in 2014/15 In an informal chat with the Indian Express, India’s Test opener Murali Vijay held forth on his humble beginnings, the roadblocks that he has had to overcome to get where he is, and on his controversial marriage to the former wife of Tamil Nadu teammate Dinesh Karthik. Vijay revealed that he had left the comfort of home after failing his Class XII exa

May 17 2015
5 players who have struggled after changing teams in the IPL
5 players who have struggled after changing teams in the IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL), for a handful number of players, might have been the platform that kickstarted their career. But on the other side of the coin, there are many who slowly started fading away after starting off impressively. Their IPL career started off on a high note but once the life of caravans got them, misfortune jumped in too. They started playing for different teams but their performances started growing antonymou

May 5 2015
Video: RCB Insider in conversation with Dinesh Karthik and Subramaniam Badrinath
Video: RCB Insider in conversation with Dinesh Karthik and Subramaniam Badrinath

In the latest episode of RCB Insider, Mr. Nags sits down for a chat with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik and middle-order batsman Subramaniam Badrinath. The Insider is initially irritated by the fact that Badrinath is not pleased to be on his show. Mr. Nags then gets Karthik to talk about the game of ‘squash’, referring to the 29-year-old’s fiance Dipika Pallikal who is a renowned squash player. H

May 1 2015
17-year-old Sarfaraz Khan shines in rain struck RR v RCB match
17-year-old Sarfaraz Khan shines in rain struck RR v RCB match

Sarfaraz Khan plays a shot during his blistering inning Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) batting proved that even when their top order fails, the middle order is strong enough to win matches on their own, even though luck wasn’t on their side today. In what seemed to be RCB’s game, the rain gods decided to play spoilsport.  The quick dismissals of the openers Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle had got the Bangalore fans w

Apr 30 2015
I am a wicketkeeper first, then a batsman: Wriddhiman Saha
I am a wicketkeeper first, then a batsman: Wriddhiman Saha

Kings XI Punjab’s Wriddhiman Saha and Akshar Patel Wriddhiman Saha will return to face former side Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday for the first time since his 55-ball 115 in the 2014 IPL final for Kings XI Punjab – the mammoth innings, the only century ever scored in an IPL final, which had failed to halt the Knight Riders’ charge towards a second title win last season. Despite his improved batting, Saha

Apr 18 2015
6 Indian players who have never represented their home team in IPL
6 Indian players who have never represented their home team in IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) started off with the concept of marquee players for many of the franchisees. The icon players – Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh – were assigned to their respective city’s sides to increase fan support and interest among the locals. Even in the first auction, a lot of emphasis was placed by the franchisees on capturing the ‘loca

Apr 17 2015
5 most expensive IPL flops
5 most expensive IPL flops

It is said that money alone can’t buy happiness. Rightly so, money can’t guarantee success either. Just ask the cash-rich Indian Premier League franchisees over the years who have gone on to splurge ridiculous amounts of money to what they thought were gold-mines. The IPL auctions have always sprung up surprises. Sometimes an unknown player goes for a humongous amount and sometimes an international player with proven track recor

Apr 16 2015
Easy win for Sunrisers Hyderabad over Royal Challengers Bangalore
Easy win for Sunrisers Hyderabad over Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul embrace after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore as Dinesh Karthik (l) walks past   Bengaluru, April 13 (IANS) Skipper David Warner blasted a 27-ball 57 (6x4, 4x6) to help Sunrisers Hyderabad notch their first success in two outings with an eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League T20 tournament here on Monday. Warner and fellow opener

Apr 14 2015
Video: RCB Insider crashes another shoot
Video: RCB Insider crashes another shoot

After disrupting a Virat Kohli shoot earlier, the RCB Insider this time has shown up on the sets of a Kingfisher ad shoot which involved not only the Royal Challengers skipper, but also Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Darren Sammy and Dinesh Karthik. The players, as expected, aren’t pleased with the antics of the RCB Insider and throw him out. The Insider is later seen interacting with other members of the team and ends up at the food table.

Apr 9 2015
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