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5 things in IPL 2016 that no one saw coming
5 things in IPL 2016 that no one saw coming

Sunrisers Hyderabad claimed their maiden IPL title by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru on Sunday. While RCB went into the game as favourites, by virtue of it being their home ground and their impressive finish to the league stage, SRH's win certainly wasn't something that no one saw coming, especially given their impressive bowling attack.Yet, there were some things that happened in this year's IPL that no one saw comi

May 30 2016
IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants season review
IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants season review

Injuries never allowed Rising Pune Supergiants to find a settled combinationRising Pune Supergiants arrived with all guns blazing with a comprehensive win against the defending champions Mumbai Indians but their campaign never really went off after that. Unlike their twin brother, Gujarat Lions, RSPG had a pretty forgettable IPL season and looked to get settled with the last spot, until the MS Dhoni’s hurricane came during their l

May 29 2016
Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals take BCCI to court over franchise fees
Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals take BCCI to court over franchise fees

Chennai Super Kings last played in the 2015 IPLIPL's two suspended franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, have reportedly moved court on having been asked to pay their franchise fees despite not being part of the tournament for 2 years. Following a penalty imposed by the Lodha Committee on both CSK and RR due to their involvement in the spot-fixing scandal, the BCCI had made it known to them that the fees would have to be paid

May 26 2016
MS Dhoni In IPL 2016: Analysing the RPS skipper's performance this season
MS Dhoni In IPL 2016: Analysing the RPS skipper's performance this season

MS Dhoni’s keeping was the lone bright spark in an otherwise forgettable season for the skipper"I would be lying if I say I have moved on from Chennai Super Kings," MS Dhoni said at a time when the new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants was being launched. He also said that it is certainly very different to play for any other team apart from CSK.In many ways this was prophetic from Dhoni, it was certainly different. To see a team l

May 25 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

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

May 23 2016
India vs West Indies 2016 Squad: Final Indian team for India tour of West Indies 2016 announced
India vs West Indies 2016 Squad: Final Indian team for India tour of West Indies 2016 announced

  There aren’t many new faces in the Indian Test squad except for the Mumbai fast bowler Shardul ThakurIndia's Test squad for the West Indies tour has been announced and as expected, there are no major changes from the team which routed South Africa 3-0 at home late last year. The tour will see the Indian team play 4 Tests against the home side across July and August 2016; however, the schedule for the matches has not been rev

May 23 2016
IPL’s All-time Consistent XI
IPL’s All-time Consistent XI

One of T20 format’s most popular outputs, the Indian Premier League, a two month long extravaganza of cricket, has been in place for nine years now. The tournament has changed colors every year, more so after 2011, when new teams started to be introduced. The annual affair made it possible for fans to watch their superstars, former and current, ply their trade for their franchises. A lot has changed since the initial year, yet there are a f

May 23 2016
IPL 2016: Highest/Most Run-Scorers, Leading Wicket-Takers after RPS vs KXIP & GL vs MI
IPL 2016: Highest/Most Run-Scorers, Leading Wicket-Takers after RPS vs KXIP & GL vs MI

Dhoni’s brilliance wins the game for Rising Pune SupergiantsWe had two matches on 21 May 2016. Rising Pune Supergiants played Kings XI Punjab in the first game. Both the teams were out of the competition. It was a matter of pride for these teams for they wanted to finish this season on a high. Gujarat Lions played Mumbai Indians in the second game. It was a must-win game for Mumbai Indians. While Gujarat Lions wanted a win to top the league

May 22 2016
5 memorable moments from Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kings XI Punjab that don't fade away
5 memorable moments from Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kings XI Punjab that don't fade away

What a shame that the greatest game in the history of IPL had to be a match of no importance as both Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiants were already out of the tournament before the game even began.Both teams went on to the pitch with only one goal: to avert the embarrassment of ending last in the pile. At one point, it seemed like Dhoni’s men would have to taste the wooden spoon, but the captain had something else in mind.As 16 ru

May 21 2016
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: The cricketing world celebrates Virat Kohli's hundred on Twitter
IPL 2016: The cricketing world celebrates Virat Kohli's hundred on Twitter

Virat Kohli after reaching his hundred against KXIP at BengaluruVirat Kohli’s superhuman effort last night helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to register a comprehensive win against Kings XI Punjab at Bengaluru. The star Indian batsman played a majestic knock of 113 off just 50 balls in a rain-affected match which was reduced to 15 overs a side.Banking on Kohli’s yet another master-class, RCB posted a mammoth 211 on the board and

May 19 2016
5 Indian debutant duos who had contrasting careers
5 Indian debutant duos who had contrasting careers

Joginder Sharma (2L) and MS Dhoni (R) celebrating after winning the inaugural World T20   A total of 210 cricketers have represented India in the One-Day Internationals till date but not all of them went on to have great careers. To get a national call-up in India demands a lot of hard work and some talent but to become a successful international cricketer demands lot more.The challenges in international cricket are a lot stiffer t

May 18 2016
IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants beat Delhi Daredevils by 19 runs via D/L method
IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants beat Delhi Daredevils by 19 runs via D/L method

Ashok Dinda picked up three wickets for MS Dhoni’s sideDelhi Daredevils (DD) worsened their chances of making it to the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs after going down to Rising Pune Supergiants by 19 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-marred tie at the VCA Stadium here on Tuesday.Chasing a modest 122, Pune were off to a brisk start as openers Usman Khawaja (19) and Ajinkya Rahane (42) put on 31 runs off the first three overs b

May 18 2016
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