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IPL finals: Statistical roundup of all the seasons
IPL finals: Statistical roundup of all the seasons

Who will win the ninth season of IPL?After 59 matches of Indian Premier League season finally we have our two finalists of the season – Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore entered into the final after beating Gujarat Lions in the first qualifier match and Sunrisers Hyderabad entered into the final after beating Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator match and GL into the secon

May 29 2016
IPL 2016: Five things that stood out
IPL 2016: Five things that stood out

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have taken the IPL by storm with their strokeplayLike each of the previous eight editions, this year's IPL has also had its share of great performances and disappointments. There have been some great batting & bowling performances, athletic catches taken along with some inspirational displays of captaincy. Given the long duration of the tournament and the number of matches played, it will be difficult t

May 29 2016
What If IPL Teams were prominent Houses of Westeros
What If IPL Teams were prominent Houses of Westeros

If the teams in the Indian Premier League were prominent houses in the Game of Thrones-verse, then which house/unit would your favorite IPL teams be? Needless to say, there will be Game of Thrones spoilers, so be warned.Chennai Super Kings – House TargaryenLike their counterparts in the Game of Thrones, Chennai Super Kings dominated Westeros (IPL) and for long had no equal in all of the land (league). However the actions of their King (N Sr

May 27 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
Indian Premier League (IPL): Evolution of the world's biggest cricketing extravaganza
Indian Premier League (IPL): Evolution of the world's biggest cricketing extravaganza

AB de Villiers hits a pick-up sweep – a shot unheard of beforeRewind to the 1970's –  A time when all whites and cigarettes were the norms at a cricket match. When precedence was given to the finer nuances of the game and sportsmanship over inventiveness and glory. When money meant "barely" a couple of hundred dollars a week, in came a certain Mr. Kerry Packer with his brand of "pyjama cricket" and th

Top 5 players in IPL who have not won the Orange Cap
Top 5 players in IPL who have not won the Orange Cap

De Villiers has been overshadowed by Kohli’s dream run in 2016.The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen many a great ply their trade for different franchises over the years. While some like Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, and Sanath Jayasuriya lit up the league only towards the fag end of their career, the league has also provided many a platform from where they have gone on to achieve greatness. With the start of the tournament the ra

May 24 2016
Gautam Gambhir vs MS Dhoni - Who is the better IPL captain?
Gautam Gambhir vs MS Dhoni - Who is the better IPL captain?

The two most successful IPL captains- MS Dhoni and Gautam GambhirIt is a not a surprising fact that the IPL has escalated the standards of T20 leagues, with its Midas touch that has turned many players into overnight heroes. Apart from being a breeding ground for many youngsters, the tournament has also nurtured several captains throughout the years. Skippers of all ages have taken over the throne- be it Virat Kohli, who was handed over the capta

May 24 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
3 instances when MS Dhoni finished an IPL game with a six
3 instances when MS Dhoni finished an IPL game with a six

The reason why T20 is such a favourite to many is because of the raining sixes and sliding boundaries that put people on the edge of their seats. This is why fans have more expectations from some players than others.For instance, people—even non-cricket loving ones—take a keen interest in watching AB de Villiers bat in T20s. Among others, MS Dhoni used to generate a lot of buzz as well.The term “used to” has been used in a

May 22 2016
5 big IPL signings over the years who missed most of the season due to injuries
5 big IPL signings over the years who missed most of the season due to injuries

Kevin Pietersen leaves the field after sustaining a calf injury in this year’s IPLInjuries are a part of any outdoor sport and cricket is no exception in this regard. Injuries do play a vital role in determining the future of a team during a tournament like the Indian Premier league.This year’s edition of the cash-rich tournament has seen several players getting ruled out of the tournament due to injuries which prompted fans to dub it

May 21 2016
5 things we miss dearly in IPL 2016
5 things we miss dearly in IPL 2016

This hasn’t been the best of years for the Indian Premier League. Coming on the back of match-fixing scandals, the suspension of two teams which were crowd favourites and the frenzied T20 World Cup, the IPL hasn’t managed to grab the eyeballs that it would, by default, most years.It didn’t help that Mumbai, probably the most vociferous of all IPL venues had to be abandoned because of the drought in Maharashtra, another unforesee

May 16 2016
5 unnoticed overseas IPL performers
5 unnoticed overseas IPL performers

The Indian Premier League has always been a stage which gives players around the world an opportunity to showcase their talent. Since its inception, it not only has been influential in opening doors for Indian youngsters to the national team but also for many international players who ply their trade in the league.  It is harder for the overseas players to break through the ranks in the cash-rich tournament due to the rule of only four

May 14 2016
IPL 2016: 5 best chasers in IPL history
IPL 2016: 5 best chasers in IPL history

The ongoing season of the Indian Premier League has presented before us an unprecedented trend. Most matches this season have been won by the side batting second, and following the trend, most captains these days are electing to field first after winning the toss. With the pitches remaining more or less the same throughout the match and the dew factor coming into play later in the match, teams are preferring to field first in order to s

May 13 2016
Fastest half-centuries in IPL
Fastest half-centuries in IPL

It takes an incredible amount of effort from the batsmen to score a fifty in the T20 format. Scoring at a strike-rate of over 200 is a remarkable achievement in itself, and add to that, facing world-class bowlers which makes it an altogether different proposition. The Indian Premier League has witnessed many such innings from the batsmen over the past 8 editions and they will certainly be remembered for a long time to come. Here are the

May 12 2016
The all-time IPL all-rounders XI
The all-time IPL all-rounders XI

T20 is the current buzzword of Cricket wherever you go and the IPL is its most dainty and appetizing snack. But you would be wrong to think that it's just a plain contest between batsmen and bowlers dub-smashed on a turf of unpredictability. In a game where the batsmen threaten to dominate the ball and where the ball can outfox best of the batsmen, it is the rise of all-rounders that has changed the complexion of the game.You can't d

May 12 2016
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