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5 players who might be playing their last IPL season
5 players who might be playing their last IPL season

The beauty of the IPL is that it does not take a call on players' performances based on their age. If you are doing well and still have the hunger in you, you are basically good to go. But that having been said, there comes a time when the biological clock of an athlete winds down and he finds it difficult to cope with the physical challenges that the game throws up. Once a player has retired or is out of the national scheme of things, every

Feb 9 2016
IPL 2016: Teams and full players list
IPL 2016: Teams and full players list

Delhi DaredevilsMayank Agarwal, Carlos Brathwaite, Sam Billings, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Saeed Khaleel Ahmed, Zaheer Khan, Mahipal Lomror, Chama Milind, Amit Mishra, Albie Morkel, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Rishabh Pant, Joel Paris, Sanju Samson, Pawan Suyal, Mohammad Shami, Pratyush Singh, Imran Tahir, Saurabh Tiwary, Jayant Yada

Feb 9 2016
5 Indian cricketers with low base prices who fetched big money at IPL auctions
5 Indian cricketers with low base prices who fetched big money at IPL auctions

The auction for the 2016 IPL, that took place on 6 February 2016 at Bengaluru, turned out to be quite an eventful one as many expected. While a lot of things happened in line with the regular tradition, there were a number of trends which stood broken too. The most remarkable bit about the auction was the way in which some of the Indian players with a low base price ended up getting a lucrative contract. However, this is certainly not the first

Feb 8 2016
IPL XI that is cheaper than Shane Watson
IPL XI that is cheaper than Shane Watson

Despite only just returning to the Australian side, Shane Watson became the IPL Auction 2016's most expensive buy as he went to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 9.5 crores. Given they already had Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers as their top three, it was hard to see why Bangalore went for him. Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure, there were certainly plenty of other players that they could have spent their money on.

Feb 7 2016
IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016
IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016

We are all set for the 9th edition of the IPL with the successful completion of the 2016 players auction. While the 6 existing franchises used the opportunity to strengthen their squads further, the 2 new ones concentrated on forming a healthy nucleus of players for their first ever Indian Premier League. The Gujarat Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiants started the auction with just 5 players in their respective teams, but they walked out

IPL Auction 2016: 5 best bargain buys
IPL Auction 2016: 5 best bargain buys

IPL Auction 2016 was filled with plenty of surprising and questionable buys. There were some that made sense and others which made one wonder whether those making the decision were in the right state of mind. As usual, IPL Auction 2016 saw plenty of expensive players and ones who were steals. While the likes of Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson certainly belong to the former category, the latter also saw some interesting steals. Also read: 

Feb 6 2016
IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge prices
IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge prices

Shane Watson has been one of the most consistent players in the IPLShane Watson fetched the highest bid in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2016 held in Bengaluru on Saturday. The Australian all-rounder was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs. 9.5 cr.Watson going for a huge price is not surprising considering he is the only player who has been named the Player of the Tournament twice (2008, 2013) in the IPL. The RCB top

Feb 6 2016
KKR troll Mumbai Indians on Twitter over bidding war for Jos Buttler
KKR troll Mumbai Indians on Twitter over bidding war for Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler caused a bidding warVada Pav is among the most delectable delicacies Mumbai has to offer. A dish the Kolkata Knight Riders would be glad to be treated to as evidenced by their tweet trolling the Mumbai Indians over Jos Buttler.Jos Buttler just had occasion to record his slowest international century, for which he needed 73 balls. That stat alone is enough to gauge the different class he is in. What would be a frantic pace for any

Feb 6 2016
Yuvraj, Nehra, Pietersen, Guptill to grab attention at the IPL auctions
Yuvraj, Nehra, Pietersen, Guptill to grab attention at the IPL auctions

Yuvraj and Nehra made their comeback to the Indian team in the T20 series against Australia last month.The spotlight will be on the experienced trio of Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma and Ashish Nehra at the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions scheduled for February 6.Six other marquee players- Shane Watson, Kevin Pietersen, Dale Steyn, Aaron Finch, Martin Guptill and Dwayne Smith- are set to go under the hammer. While the

Feb 5 2016
IPL Auction 2016: Players List, Date, Time, Where to watch
IPL Auction 2016: Players List, Date, Time, Where to watch

CaptionThe highly-anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the IPL 2016 edition is scheduled to be held on February 6, 2016, in Bangalore. 351 cricketers from all over the world will be closely following the auction and waiting to know which side they will be playing for in the ninth season of the IPL.Also Read: IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge pricesAfter the player draft and the trading window

Feb 5 2016
2016 IPL Auctions: Teams and their needs
2016 IPL Auctions: Teams and their needs

The 2016 IPL auction is just around the corner and the franchisees would have started to do their homework on which players to pick in the IPL auctions. All the franchisees are given a total purse of Rs 66 crores. From that 66 crores, the teams will have to compromise the fee they spent for the retained players and the remaining money will be used during the IPL auctions.  Each team can have a maximum of 27 players out of which 9 can be ove

Feb 4 2016
IPL Auction 2016: 5 foreign players who could be bargain buys
IPL Auction 2016: 5 foreign players who could be bargain buys

Ahead of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the highly-awaited auction is scheduled to be held on February 6, 2016. This is the day that teams will be looking to make upgrades or additions and help their cause in trying to be crowned the IPL champions. Rising Pune Super Giants and Gujarat Lions, the two new sides, will be the ones who will be making the highest number of buys as they look to add on to the five players they bou

Feb 4 2016
Top 5 overseas players who could fetch big at IPL auctions 2016
Top 5 overseas players who could fetch big at IPL auctions 2016

With the IPL auctions taking place on February 6, 2015, 351 players are expected to go under the hammer. Most of the teams would have their eyes on few key players of the suspended franchises- the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals- who were not selected in the draft by the two new franchises- Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions, as well as, on star players who were not retained by the other 6 franchises.  The balance a

Feb 2 2016
T20 cricket helping cricket prosper overall, says Ricky Ponting
T20 cricket helping cricket prosper overall, says Ricky Ponting

Australia’s highest Test and ODI run-getter believes that cricket overall is growing.While there is a debate going on, for a number of years now, over the sustenance of Test cricket in the era of Twenty20s, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has admitted that the condensed format of the game would stay for some time and then slowly vanish into oblivion.Ponting is considered one of the modern greats of cricket. Having been closely involv

Jan 20 2016
5 players who are likely to go for the highest price at the upcoming IPL auction
5 players who are likely to go for the highest price at the upcoming IPL auction

The 2016 IPL auction is less than a month away and the franchises must have started to do their homework on whom to buy and the way they should spend their purse. This time around, there will be more players available in the pool, courtesy the disbanding of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.  In the past two seasons, Yuvraj Singh fetched a huge amount of money as Royal Challengers Bangalore spent 14 crores on him in the 201

Jan 18 2016
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