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IPL 2016: Rating the performance of India's World T20 squad in the IPL
IPL 2016: Rating the performance of India's World T20 squad in the IPL

India was knocked out of the world T20 in the semi-final After almost two months of exciting and intense cricketing action, the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League finally came to an end. The tournament ended with a new team lifting the trophy in the all-important final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.The cash-rich league started just five days after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup which was also held n India. The Indian team was knock

May 31 2016
Sourav Ganguly announces plans for a T20 league to be held in Bengal this year
Sourav Ganguly announces plans for a T20 league to be held in Bengal this year

Eden Gardens is sure to host several games of the proposed BPLAn 8-team IPL-style T20 league is being scheduled to be hosted by the Cricket Association of Bengal in December 2016, as has been divulged by Sourav Ganguly. It is expected that there shall be several high-profile names involved in the event, as there will be a provision for including three players in the team from outside Bengal.After the spurt of similar T20 leagues li

May 30 2016
Shardul Thakur: 10 things you need to know about him
Shardul Thakur: 10 things you need to know about him

Shardul Thakur has shown plenty of promise in the domestic circuitWhen India’s Test squad for the tour to the Caribbean was announced, one name grabbed everyone by surprise. Shardul Thakur, a highly rated bowler in first-class cricket, found himself joining the likes of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav as part of the pace bowling unit.The selection committee’s decision to infuse fresh blood into the sea

May 23 2016
Raina dropped; Faisal, Chahal get maiden call for Zimbabwe tour (Roundup)
Raina dropped; Faisal, Chahal get maiden call for Zimbabwe tour (Roundup)

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Despite being in top form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), star batsman Suresh Raina was dropped from the Indian cricket squads announced on Monday for the limited overs tour to Zimbabwe in June and the four-match Test tour to the West Indies in July-August. While Raina, who led Gujarat Lions squad to the IPL play-offs after finishing atop the table, has been ignored, Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma's inclusion in t

May 23 2016
Raina faces axe in new-look India squads
Raina faces axe in new-look India squads

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Despite being in top form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), star batsman Suresh Raina found himself out of the India cricket squads announced on Monday for the limited overs tour to Zimbabwe in June and the four-match Test tour to the West Indies in July-August. While Raina, who led the Gujarat Lions squad to the IPL play-off after finishing atop the table, has been ignored, Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma's inclusio

Senior Indian cricketers likely to be rested for Zimbabwe tour
Senior Indian cricketers likely to be rested for Zimbabwe tour

MS Dhoni’s availability for the series is still under considerable doubtSimilar to the previous tour in July 2015, Team India’s upcoming trip to Zimbabwe may also contain a horde of newcomers and fringe players. Hindustan Times reported that top cricketers such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin will be given a break to rejuvenate themselves for a hectic season.With the tour comprising of only limited-overs matches,

May 17 2016
IPL 2016 - Stats: Incisive bowling attack leads DD to a convincing victory over SRH
IPL 2016 - Stats: Incisive bowling attack leads DD to a convincing victory over SRH

Amit Mishra struck in successive overs to turn the match aroundSurprisingly, this was the first match-up between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils in this season. While David Warner and his men were poised for a top-two spot, Delhi needed a victory to prevent last-minute nerves.However, they were dealt a massive blow when talismanic leader Zaheer Khan was sidelined with injury. When it seemed like the Hyderabad top-order was taking the mat

May 12 2016
5 Fastest Bowlers at IPL 9
5 Fastest Bowlers at IPL 9

Two Delhi Daredevils bowlers feature among the top 5The fastest ever recorded speed of a ball in the IPL is 173.9 kph, courtesy of an error by Hawkeye, during IPL 2013. Chris Gayle, the batsman on strike, was seen staring shocked at the reading, with eyebrows up. Had the reading been correct, Morne Morkel would have bowled the fastest ever delivery in cricket, a good 12.6 kilometres quicker than Shoaib Akhtar’s record.The IPL is k

May 8 2016
Usman Khawaja survives four times on IPL debut before being finally dismissed
Usman Khawaja survives four times on IPL debut before being finally dismissed

Usman Khawaja enjoyed an eventful debut for Rising Pune SupergiantsUsman Khawaja has had a very eventful beginning to his IPL career. He finally arrived in India to bolster the Rising Pune Supergiants this week, only to discover on Thursday that his jersey had his name misspelt as Khwaja. Included in the playing XI against Delhi Daredevils, the Australian also had a very eventful stay at the crease in his first ever match in the tournament.Chasin

May 5 2016
IPL Results 2016: Scores, Updated Points Table and Fixture Schedule after GL vs DD Rajkot
IPL Results 2016: Scores, Updated Points Table and Fixture Schedule after GL vs DD Rajkot

Rishabh Pant scored 60 off 40 deliveries to hand DD an eight-wicket victoryZaheer Khan chose to bowl against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot after winning his fourth toss of the season. The Delhi franchise currently sits fourth on the points table with four wins in six games. They also made two changes to the squad that beat Kolkata Knight Riders in their last game. JP Duminy and left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, who has been impressive for DD in the prev

May 4 2016
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

Mar 30 2016
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