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IPL 2016: Zaheer Khan-led Delhi Dardedevils seek third win against Mumbai Indians
IPL 2016: Zaheer Khan-led Delhi Dardedevils seek third win against Mumbai Indians

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils will be keen to extend their new-found momentum by winning the third consecutive Indian Premier League (IPL) match when they clash against Mumbai Indians here on Saturday. Daredevils, helmed by new skipper Zaheer Khan, began with a bump, getting beaten by Kolkata Knight Riders, raising fears of yet another disappointing campaign that has been their story in the short history of the IPL tournament. More

Apr 22 2016
IPL Fantasy League 2016 Tips: Double game day, Match 10 KXIP vs RPSG and Match 11 RCB vs DD
IPL Fantasy League 2016 Tips: Double game day, Match 10 KXIP vs RPSG and Match 11 RCB vs DD

Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiants:Transfers made – 1; Transfers remaining – 75David Warner out – Faf du Plessis inAshish Reddy out – Murugan Ashwin in Batting captain – Faf du Plessis; Bowling captain – Murugan AshwinKXIP vs RPSGBatting captaincy options – Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis and Kevin PietersenConsidering Pietersen bats below two potential captaincy options, he get

Apr 17 2016
IPL 2016 Delhi Daredevils Predicted XI
IPL 2016 Delhi Daredevils Predicted XI

Credits: Delhi Daredevils Official TwitterThe Delhi Daredevils have been a bit of an enigma in the Indian Premier League. They have finished at the top of the league table on two separate occasions, a league record. First, in 2009 under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir boosted by the performances of Tillakaratne Dilshan and AB de Villiers and in 2012 where an inspired Kevin Petersen carried them to the top of the table. On both occ

Apr 6 2016
Delhi Team IPL 2016, meet the Delhi Daredevils Squad for the 9th season
Delhi Team IPL 2016, meet the Delhi Daredevils Squad for the 9th season

Zaheer Khan would be leading the Delhi Daredevils this seasonWith the 9th edition of the Indian Premier League less than a week away, lets take a look at how perennial under performers Delhi Daredevils will potentially lineup under their newly acquired mentor Rahul Dravid.2016 AuctionWorking on their primary weakness over the years, the Daredevils management body focused on spending massively on big hitting allrounders. As a result, Chris Morris,

Apr 5 2016
How and when Shami Ahmed began to be called Mohammed Shami
How and when Shami Ahmed began to be called Mohammed Shami

Shami at the 2015 WC, well past the days of the confusion behind his nameOne very confusing thing for fans who have followed Indian cricket in recent years is the confusion behind the name of pace sensation Mohammed Shami, who was till November 2013 known all over as Shami Ahmed. It is a mystery to many how this change of name came about, and when the promising Shami Ahmed turned into the deadly Mohammed Shami that we kno

5 emergency replacements before a big tournament
5 emergency replacements before a big tournament

Indian cricket team called up seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar as a cover for the doubtful Mohammad Shami before the ICC T20 World Cup, which starts tonight with India facing New Zealand in Nagpur. Mohammad Shami’s injury has been a cause of concern for the Indian team management for the last one year or so. Shami bowled in the warm-up games recently and looked in decent condition. However, as the Indian team management doesn’t want to take a

Mar 15 2016
5 Best Death Overs Specialist Bowlers to be seen at the 2016 T20 World Cup
5 Best Death Overs Specialist Bowlers to be seen at the 2016 T20 World Cup

Excitement is at a sky-high for the World T20 which is to be flagged off with the India-New Zealand match at Nagpur on Tuesday. However, the downside of excitement is that it can often throw rational thinking into disorder, an inherent danger of the T20 format – where the winner is often whose nerves are of the stronger steel.A vital part of the artillery required to win T20 matches is the bowler who can be called upon to bowl the closing o

Mar 15 2016
Mohammed Shami unlikely to feature in World T20 opener against New Zealand
Mohammed Shami unlikely to feature in World T20 opener against New Zealand

Mohammed Shami was a vital part of India’s WC campaign in 2015, but he remains a doubt for the 2016 World T20India have been unanimously pipped to be favourites to win the World T20 being played at home from 15 March onwards, but there is one question still lingering over how the Men in Blue will approach the world event. There continue to be question marks over ace pacer Mohammed Shami’s availability, though he is part of the 15-man

Mar 15 2016
Team India make support staff addition; Bhuvneshwar Kumar kept on stand-by
Team India make support staff addition; Bhuvneshwar Kumar kept on stand-by

Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar enjoy a game of footballIndia embark on their World T20 campaign on Tuesday in Nagpur, hoping a win against the mighty New Zealand can set them up for a victorious run of form that leads to the title on 3rd April. The only drawback in the home team’s preparation has been regarding the fitness of pacer Mohammed Shami, who is still recovering from a Grade II left hamstring injury.Also read: Indi

Mar 15 2016
ICC World T20 Warmups: South Africa withstand Dhawan's heroics to clinch a tense win
ICC World T20 Warmups: South Africa withstand Dhawan's heroics to clinch a tense win

Quinton de Kock provided South Africa with a blazing startIn a thrilling encounter which served as an appetizer to the ICC World T20, South Africa prevailed over India in a warm-up match here at the Wankhede Stadium. Despite some brilliant batting by Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni, the Proteas showed enough resolve to sneak home by 4 runs.Not surprisingly, a raucous crowd greeted both captains as they walked out to the toss. Faf du Plessis called co

Mar 12 2016
MS Dhoni on what Jasprit Bumrah adds to the Indian team and why he collects stumps after wins
MS Dhoni on what Jasprit Bumrah adds to the Indian team and why he collects stumps after wins

MS Dhoni has lauded what Jasprit Bumrah offers to his bowling attackIndian cricket captain MS Dhoni sounds a confident man on eve of the World T20 campaign, the tournament which most pundits have picked India as favourites to win. Five years after Dhoni hit a six to crown India 50-over world champions, and almost a decade since he led India to being the first ever World T20 champions, he is leading his country in what is possibly his last ICC wor

Mar 11 2016
Expectations high from Mohammed Shami, says Rohit Sharma
Expectations high from Mohammed Shami, says Rohit Sharma

India will start their World T20 campaign against New Zealand on March 15Indian opener Rohit Sharma said there will be a lot of expectations from pacer Mohammed Shami, who is trying to work his way back into the national team after a long lay-off due to injury. On Thursday, Shami donned the Indian colours after almost a year and bowled well against the West Indies in a World Twenty20 warm-up game at the Eden Gardens. He returned with figures of 2

Mar 11 2016
India Vs West Indies: India won by 45 runs, Rohit Sharma sizzles
India Vs West Indies: India won by 45 runs, Rohit Sharma sizzles

Rohit Sharma is congratulated by Suresh Raina for his splendid knockIn the opening warm up match for ICC T20 WC 2016, Rohit Sharma kick started India’s challenge with a scintillating innings to help India sail past West Indies at Eden Gardens. The stylish opener smashed 98* to continue his love affair with Eden Gardens as the ‘Men in Blue’ notched up a comprehensive 45-run victory.Also read: ICC T20 World Cup

Mar 10 2016
ICC World T20: Ravi Shastri sure India-Pakistan match will draw huge crowd anywhere
ICC World T20: Ravi Shastri sure India-Pakistan match will draw huge crowd anywhere

Indian team director Ravi Shastri attending a press conference.India cricket team director Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said the India-Pakistan World Twenty20 encounter will draw huge crowd wherever it will be staged.Also read: ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Schedule, Cricket Schedule, PDF Download, Groups, Matches, Timing The game which was scheduled to be played in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh on March 19, was on Wednesday shifted to the histo

Mar 9 2016
India carry a lot of confidence into World T20, says MS Dhoni
India carry a lot of confidence into World T20, says MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni with the Asia Cup trophyIndian limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni referred to Team India’s victory in the final of the Asia Cup as special as it has come just before the ICC World T20. The Indian team defeated Bangladesh by 8 wickets at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur to win a record 6th Asia Cup title.Speaking after the final, Dhoni said that his team was full of confidence ahead of the World T20 as the

Mar 7 2016
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