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Usman Khawaja: All you need to know about the newest RPSG member
Usman Khawaja: All you need to know about the newest RPSG member

Khawaja was at his brilliant best in the Big Bash LeagueAfter Kevin Pietersen of the Rising Pune Supergiants was ruled out of the ongoing IPL season due to a calf injury, Usman Khawaja’s name was the first one to pop up as his possible replacement. The former England batsman picked up the injury during RPSG’s game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 22 April.MS Dhoni’s RPSG, who have been visibly struggling in t

Apr 28 2016
IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants sign Australian T-20 opener Usman Khawaja
IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants sign Australian T-20 opener Usman Khawaja

Khawaja was a massive success in Australia’s Big Bash league Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rising Pune Super Giants (RPSG) have signed top order batsman Usman Khawaja, in order to bolster their batting line-up. The franchise also confirmed that influential South African international Faf du Plessis has returned to South Africa to receive treeatment for a finger injury. RPSG Coach Stephen Fleming said, “One of our mai

Apr 28 2016
How English cricket has been hampered by repeated changes in personnel
How English cricket has been hampered by repeated changes in personnel

The English team seems to be sighing for the services of a specialist opener matching Strauss’ and Alastair Cook’s quality It has been forty-five months since their incumbent Team Director Andrew Strauss bid adieu to international cricket. And his exit originated a procession of England retirees over this period – just eclipsing three and a half years.His leave left a hole so deep that despite after so long, his t

Apr 27 2016
5 instances when captains argued with umpires
5 instances when captains argued with umpires

England captain Alastair Cook during an argument with the umpires In the game of cricket, umpires have the highest authority to judge all the on-field aspects of the game. According to the laws of cricket, umpires can make their decisions and the players have to accept it without any question.However, umpires are also human beings and they also make errors but that is to be expected. While in most cases a controversial umpiring decision

Apr 26 2016
Are 'transformation targets' going to kill South African cricket?
Are 'transformation targets' going to kill South African cricket?

Kyle Abbott was dropped for Vernon Philander to meet the guidelines in the semi-finals of 2015 World CupCricket South Africa has already issued guidelines that 4 players of colour should be included in the national team, and this has sparked speculations as to whether this will hinder the balance and performance of the national team.CSA is not an islolated example, many sport bodies in South Africa too have to follow these guidelines. As a m

Reports: Usman Khawaja in contention to be signed up by RPSG as Kevin Pietersen's replacement for IPL 9
Reports: Usman Khawaja in contention to be signed up by RPSG as Kevin Pietersen's replacement for IPL 9

Usman Khawaja has been one of the top T20 performers over the last few monthsDrawing on a reply given by RPSG head coach Stephen Fleming after their loss to Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, there has been speculation that Australian batting ace Usman Khawaja is being looked at as a potential replacement for Kevin Pietersen. The England batsman has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament after succumbing to an injury midway through a match l

Apr 26 2016
Why Kevin Pietersen deserves to finish on a high
Why Kevin Pietersen deserves to finish on a high

Not this way KP, not this wayIt was the first ball he faced. Kane Richardson dug it in short. He pulled it, started to take off for a single before being asked by his partner to go back. As he did, something happened and it wasn’t pretty. Kevin Pietersen seemed to be in serious discomfort and replays showed that he had twisted his right leg.The physio was out and players from the Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB), including its captain

Apr 25 2016
IPL 2016: Best quotes from the tournament so far
IPL 2016: Best quotes from the tournament so far

MS Dhoni also came out with a touching quote in this IPLThe 9th edition of the lucrative Indian Premier League got underway on 9th April and is into its second week. Already, there has been high-voltage drama and action in the tournament.This edition has already witnessed some great performances and it surely promises to offer more in the upcoming weeks. Not only with the bat and ball, the cricketers have won the hearts of the audience with

Apr 24 2016
IPL 2016: Kevin Pietersen ruled out of the tournament
IPL 2016: Kevin Pietersen ruled out of the tournament

Pietersen will miss the rest of the tournament after a calf injuryRising Pune SuperGiants batsman, Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after he had sustained a calf injury during Pune's previous fixture against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday. Pietersen took to Instagram to post an update about his injury and confirm his departure from the IPL.This comes as a huge blow to the new franchise from Pune

Apr 23 2016
RPS vs RCB Live Streaming Online: IPL 2016 Free Live Cricket Streaming of Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on StarSports
RPS vs RCB Live Streaming Online: IPL 2016 Free Live Cricket Streaming of Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on StarSports

RPS vs RCB Match 16, IPL 2016It is the 16th match of the VIVO IPL 2016 and finally, after playing away for three consecutive matches, the Rising Pune Supergiants are home at the MCA stadium. The visitors are a team that looks virtually invincible on paper but their performances so far have been way below par.  On a normally green pitch known to favour spinners, Pune would surely fancy their chances. After comprehensively beating defendi

Apr 22 2016
RPS vs RCB Match Prediction: Who will win today's match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Match 16
RPS vs RCB Match Prediction: Who will win today's match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Match 16

Dhoni’s side will look to get back to winning waysRising Pune Supergiants will play their first game at home against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday. What makes this match even more exciting is the fact that the Indian limited overs captain will square off against the Indian Test captain. Both these much-fancied sides have struggled to get going in this edition of the IPL 2016. Infact, their campaigns so far have been quite sim

Apr 21 2016
Today's IPL 2016 Match, Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Preview: Pitch Report & Weather Forecast of RPS vs RCB
Today's IPL 2016 Match, Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Preview: Pitch Report & Weather Forecast of RPS vs RCB

Virat Kohli will look to continue his formAfter surprising everyone by losing two games in a row from winning positions, Royal Challengers Bangalore will head north in the hunt for their second victory in IPL 2016, to the home turf of the Rising Pune Supergiants. The batting strength of the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be put to test on a bowler-friendly pitch at Pune. The wicket has assisted the bowlers a great deal in th

Apr 21 2016
5 great sportspersons and their biggest weaknesses
5 great sportspersons and their biggest weaknesses

These names are among the greatest of the great in their respective sports; they have decimated opponents of every ability and caliber, but they have their own weak spots.Despite being the best of all time, these sportsmen have faltered – as is natural. Here, we look into what their weakest spots are: Novak Djokovic: Clay – specifically, the French OpenThere isn't an opponent Novak Djokovic has not been able to conquer. The r

Apr 21 2016
Why the Rising Pune Supergiants aren’t Chennai Super Kings Version 2.0
Why the Rising Pune Supergiants aren’t Chennai Super Kings Version 2.0

MS Dhoni has to make the most of the limited resources he has at his disposal with RPSIt was a Sunday afternoon in Mohali, and the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) lost their second game in succession against a resurgent Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) playing at home. Well before this season of IPL started, when the two new franchises picked their first 5 players from the pool of now defunct RR and CSK teams, players were split between the two new team

Apr 19 2016
IPL 2016: Kevin Pietersen praises MS Dhoni's captaincy, hails team spirit
IPL 2016: Kevin Pietersen praises MS Dhoni's captaincy, hails team spirit

MS Dhoni in action against Gujarat LionsThere is nothing in the world of cricket that MS Dhoni has not won as a captain. Handed over the captaincy duties out of the blue back in 2007, Dhoni has miraculously turned out to be one of the best and most successful captains India have ever produced.From thinking out of the box to remaining ice-cool under pressure, Dhoni has brought about a radical change in India's fortunes during his tenure. His c

Apr 16 2016
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