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Shane Watson: Rahul Dravid will do an incredible job as Indian Coach
Shane Watson: Rahul Dravid will do an incredible job as Indian Coach

Shane Watson and Rahul Dravid played together for the now-suspended Rajasthan Royals New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Veteran Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has backed batting legend Rahul Dravid to step in as the Indian cricket team's head coach, should the former captain get the cricket board's nod for the vacant post."At the starting point, there is no doubt about the quality of person Rahul Dravid is. I was very fortunate to kn

May 26 2016
IPL 2016: Snubbed by Royal Challengers, Yuvraj Singh seeks to redeem himself with Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2016: Snubbed by Royal Challengers, Yuvraj Singh seeks to redeem himself with Sunrisers Hyderabad

Yuvraj top scored with 44 against Knightriders to take his side to a formidable total.Yuvraj Singh has been nothing short of an enigma when it comes to the Indian Premier League. The icon player of Punjab in the inaugural 2008 edition has since then played for 5 IPL teams in the 8 editions of the tournament. The stylish southpaw spent three seasons with Punjab, and two with the now defunct franchise Pune Warriors India. Although his IPL numbers t

May 26 2016
5 IPL teams who had contrasting fortunes after revamping their jerseys
5 IPL teams who had contrasting fortunes after revamping their jerseys

Captains of all the eight teams of the IPL 2016 The game of cricket has evolved immensely in the last four decades or so. The advent and development of the shorter formats have totally changed the way the game is followed by the supporters and played by the stars.With time, the outfits of cricketers have also changed drastically from those days when cricketers only used to wear white. The limited-overs cricket first brought the colourful jer

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

May 25 2016
IPL 2016: Jayant Yadav claims doosra cannot be bowled without any flex
IPL 2016: Jayant Yadav claims doosra cannot be bowled without any flex

Jayant Yadav has got a maiden opportunity to represent IndiaAt a time in which spinners often rely on dangerously complex variations or tend to dart the ball, Jayant Yadav comes across as a breath of fresh air. PTI reported the classical off spinner expressing his views on the doosra and being part of the Indian squad to Zimbabwe.Looking to keep things simple, the 26-year old asserted, “I have never bowled a doosra in my life and will never

Frenzied fans root for RCB to tame Lions
Frenzied fans root for RCB to tame Lions

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) With hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore entering play-offs at their own strength with four back-to-back wins, thousands of frenzied fans flocked to the Chinnaswamy stadium Tuesday night, rooting for their home team in taming debutant Gujarat Lions in the first qualifier of IPL-9 season. As rain gods kept away while clouds played hide and seek on a hot day, die-hard fans of the game came in droves by all means, including

May 25 2016
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
IPL 2016: 5 domestic players from whom much more was expected
IPL 2016: 5 domestic players from whom much more was expected

The Indian Premier League is now into the business end of the season. Four teams have made it to the playoffs after 4 months of intense cricketing action.Along the way, there have been multiple players who have made it count on the big stage. The purpose of the IPL has always been to provide an opportunity to talent, and this season it has been no different.However, there have been few young Indian players who were expected to take the stage

May 24 2016
IPL 2016: Best XI from teams eliminated in group stage
IPL 2016: Best XI from teams eliminated in group stage

Chris Morris played a stellar knock of 82 against Gujarat Lions in the IPL 2016The group stage of the IPL 2016 is over and four top-ranked teams have qualified for the playoffs. While the top four will have a crack at the coveted prize, the other four teams will have to wait for their opportunities in the next year. They might rue the opportunities they missed and will also like to rectify the mistakes they made this time around.Mumbai Indians, D

May 24 2016
IPL 2016: 5 best individual performers who missed out on the playoffs
IPL 2016: 5 best individual performers who missed out on the playoffs

Royal Challengers Bangalore may have in their possession, the leading run-scorer, the leading wicket-taker and the overall MVP of the current edition of the Indian Premier League, but that doesn't mean that all the top performers are in the 2016 IPL play-offs.In fact, there are several impressive performers who have missed out on an opportunity to make it past the group stage despite impressing for their respective sides. So let us take a loo

May 23 2016
IPL 2016: Shane Watson reprimanded for misconduct
IPL 2016: Shane Watson reprimanded for misconduct

Watson was accepted to using offensive language during the match against DelhiRoyal Challengers Bangalore, all-rounder Shane Watson has been reprimanded on Monday for misconduct during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Daredevils. The Australian was found to be breaching the IPL Code of Conduct by “using offensive language” during the last match of IPL league stage in Raipur on Sunday.“In the VIVO IPL match in

May 23 2016
ISL: Delhi Dynamos retain Anas Edathodika and Sanjiban Ghosh for next season
ISL: Delhi Dynamos retain Anas Edathodika and Sanjiban Ghosh for next season

Anas Edathodika made 14 appearances for the Delhi Dynamos last seasonDelhi Dynamos FC have retained the services of defender Anas Edathodika and goalkeeper Sanjiban Ghosh for the third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).Anas made 14 appearances and scored a goal in the last edition of the ISL."I am glad to be back in Delhi and like to thank the club for giving me the opportunity to showcase my skills again this season in front of our w

May 23 2016
IPL: Charged-up RCB face Lions in race to final (Preview)
IPL: Charged-up RCB face Lions in race to final (Preview)

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) With the conclusion of the league phase, the stage is all set for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs, as a rampaging Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Gujarat Lions in the first qualifier here on Tuesday. Having won four of their last league games on the trot, the Virat Kohli-led RCB finished on the second spot on the points table while Suresh Raina's Gujarat Lions have had a successful debut campaign to

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
5 memorable moments from the Delhi Daredevils-Royal Challengers Bangalore match that don't fade away
5 memorable moments from the Delhi Daredevils-Royal Challengers Bangalore match that don't fade away

Kohli was excellent with the bat once againWith this game, the league round of the IPL 2016 has been concluded as the Gujarat Lions lead the lot followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders.The fact that Royal Challengers had such a gargantuan net-run-rate made them the runners-up of the league round—and it was mainly down to one man: Virat Kohli.He is going through such a good patch of form that on

May 23 2016
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