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IPL 2016: MS Dhoni blasts 23 off the final over to guide RPS to 4-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab
IPL 2016: MS Dhoni blasts 23 off the final over to guide RPS to 4-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab

MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 64 to guide his team to victory Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 64 not out off 32 deliveries turned it around for Rising Pune Supergiants as the debutants ended their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with a four-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in Vizag on Saturday.Dhoni, who smashed four fours and five sixes, clobbered left-arm spinner Axar Patel for three sixes and a four in the final over to not only

May 21 2016
RPS vs KXIP, IPL 2016 Results, Match Highlights & Updated Points Table
RPS vs KXIP, IPL 2016 Results, Match Highlights & Updated Points Table

MS Dhoni blasted 23 runs off the last over to win the game for RPSIn a dead rubber game, Rising Pune Supergiants played home to Kings XI Punjab in the 53rd match of the IPL. The result of the match would be inconsequential to the fate of the teams in contention for the playoff spots. Both teams had similar stats before the game. Both had played 13 games, won 4 and lost 9. RPS were ahead of KXIP at number 7 by the virtue of better net run rate.In

May 21 2016
IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar slams MS Dhoni for not handling Irfan Pathan properly
IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar slams MS Dhoni for not handling Irfan Pathan properly

Irfan Pathan has played just a couple of matches during this seasonIn a no-holds barred criticism, Sunil Gavaskar has slammed MS Dhoni for failing to utilize the all-round ability of Irfan Pathan and not doing enough to prevent Rising Pune Supergiants‘ woeful performance.Writing in his column for Times of India, the iconic batsman targeted Dhoni for not taking responsibility to arrest Pune’s batting slide. The 66-year old also op

May 17 2016
IPL 2016: A contrasting seasons for the Pandya, Pathan brothers
IPL 2016: A contrasting seasons for the Pandya, Pathan brothers

The Indian Premier League is now at the business end of the season, and the picture of the teams qualifying for the playoffs is more or less clear. There have been some inspired performances, and few not so inspirational ones along the way.However, like every season, there are few intriguing performances that have caught the eye. This season has been a mixed-bag for several players, among which are Hardik and Krunal Pandya, and Irfan and Yusuf Pa

May 17 2016
Virender Sehwag's funny retweet on Irfan Pathan's playing chances under MS Dhoni
Virender Sehwag's funny retweet on Irfan Pathan's playing chances under MS Dhoni

Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan and MS Dhoni in an earlier match for IndiaSwashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag surely knows how to tickle the funnybones. His one-liners have become famous and sometimes his words are as outrageous as his strokes were. Once a bowler’s nightmare, Sehwag made a huge name for himself in the commentary arena in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 with his impeccable sense of humour. Recently, he retweeted in referenc

IPL 2016, RPS vs DD Match 49 Preview: Can the Daredevils hold their nerves to reach the top 4?
IPL 2016, RPS vs DD Match 49 Preview: Can the Daredevils hold their nerves to reach the top 4?

RPS will try to end the season on a positive noteThe Delhi Daredevils have opened up the competition for playoff places by losing 2 of their last 3 matches. The Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore are hot on their heels in pursuit of a top 4 position. Skipper Zaheer Khan has a lot of experience and with the expertise of Rahul Dravid, the Daredevils will be hopeful of working out their strategies well and make this season of the IPL

May 16 2016
IPL 2016: 5 players on the bench who could be superstars in other teams
IPL 2016: 5 players on the bench who could be superstars in other teams

Pathan has barely featured for the SupergiantsThe IPL extravaganza has gained its full momentum. With the playoffs coming close, teams on the top of the table are trying their best to stay there while teams at the bottom of the table will try to stay away from getting the wooden spoon.In the quest to achieve the right combinations, teams have benched some of the high profile T20 stars. There are teams like RCB who are light in the bowling departm

May 16 2016
Irfan Pathan's sacrifice for MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir shows he has the Pune captain's number
Irfan Pathan's sacrifice for MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir shows he has the Pune captain's number

Ms Dhoni narrowly survives defending the ball onto his stumpsRising Pune Supergiants captain MS Dhoni had interesting brushes with two very old teammates and rivals of his on Saturday during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. The 34-year old Dhoni has been playing first class cricket since the 1999-2000 season, the same season which had also seen the debut of Delhi’s Gautam Gambhir, and one year before Irfan Pathan had burst onto the

May 15 2016
IPL 2016: 5 domestic performers who have hardly got a chance this year
IPL 2016: 5 domestic performers who have hardly got a chance this year

Irfan Pathan has played just one game in the IPL 2016 so farSince its inception, the Indian Premier League has always strived to unearth Indian domestic talent. The cash-rich league has managed to transform the scenario of domestic cricket in India as it has given domestic players the opportunity to express themselves on the bigger stage.On the contrary, IPL hasn’t been too kind to many domestic stars. Some of them have had to warm the benc

May 6 2016
DD vs RPS Match Prediction: Who will win the match between Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Match 33
DD vs RPS Match Prediction: Who will win the match between Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Match 33

Dhoni will have to come good with the bat for RPS to winThe Rising Pune Supergiants travel to Delhi to take on the mighty Delhi Daredevils in the game No. 33 of the Vivo IPL, 2016. If the current form is anything to go by, expect Delhi to win comfortably. However, Delhi could be in for a rude shock if complacency flows into their game. MS Dhoni's Supergiants have struggled to get any sort of momentum in this tournament but they would like to

May 5 2016
Yusuf Pathan blessed with second child
Yusuf Pathan blessed with second child

KKR all-rounder Yusuf PathanIndia and KKR all-rounder, Yusuf Pathan has been blessed with his second child in the early hours of Thursday morning. There has been no official media announcement though Pathan himself and his brother Irfan have tweeted about it on their official twitter handles.Yusuf might now opt out of the coming KKR fixture to spend some time with his family. Yusuf had been blessed with his first child also in the middle of an IP

Apr 21 2016
10 players who have not won the IPL before
10 players who have not won the IPL before

The stage is set for yet another remarkable season of T20 cricket with the start of the 2016 VIVO Indian Premier League. In the 8-year history of the world's most popular domestic T20 tournament, we have seen 5 champion teams with 3 among them winning the title twice, namely the Chennai Super Kings, the Mumbai Indians and the Kolkata Knight Riders.While a number of big names have been part of a triumphant IPL team, there have been some supers

Apr 13 2016
IPL 2016: 5 Indian players who can stage a comeback to the national team
IPL 2016: 5 Indian players who can stage a comeback to the national team

The Indian Premier League presents a very good opportunity for players who have been sidelined from the National Team to perform and win their places back. There have been players who have performed consistently in the domestic circuit, but then performances on the big stage in front of all the cameras does their case no harm.Indian players who have been discarded in the past have used this platform to come back into National reckoning and t

Apr 7 2016
VIVO IPL 2016 New Teams: All you need to know about Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants
VIVO IPL 2016 New Teams: All you need to know about Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants

The 9th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to get underway and it has all the ingredients to be yet another blockbuster. Things will be very different this time around as we will not see two of the most successful franchises in the tournament's history - Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.Also read: IPL 2016 Highest Paid Players, Full List of IPL Season 9 Player SalariesHowever, the world's most popular T20 league

Apr 7 2016
IPL 2016 Predicted XI Rising Pune Supergiants
IPL 2016 Predicted XI Rising Pune Supergiants

Ever since it was announced that Rising Pune Supergiants were going to be one of the two new teams, the excitement surrounding who they would play began. And when they picked MS Dhoni as their first pick in the IPL draft for the two teams and announced Stephen Fleming as the coach, it became clear that they were trying to replicate the CSK model in Pune.Also read: VIVO IPL 2016 New Teams: All you need to know about Gujarat Lions and Rising P

Apr 6 2016
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