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MS Dhoni says it is not proper to select Test or ODI team based on IPL performance
MS Dhoni says it is not proper to select Test or ODI team based on IPL performance

Dhoni lauded the IPL for giving the youngsters a platform to express their talent. India’s skipper in ODIs and T20Is, MS Dhoni said that even though IPL was a tournament that allowed youngsters to showcase their talent, choosing players for the Test and ODI side based on their performances in the lucrative T20 league “wouldn’t be right”, Times of India reports. Mumbai Indians youngsters Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik

Feb 8 2016
5 things to know about Krunal Pandya of Mumbai Indians
5 things to know about Krunal Pandya of Mumbai Indians

Elder brother of Mumbai Indians and Team India allrounder Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya has taken the cricketing sphere by surprise by picking up a whopping INR 2 crore deal with his brother’s IPL franchise. The 24-year old also plays List A and T20 cricket alongside Hardik for their home side Baroda. Until yesterday, Krunal was unknown even to Indian cricket circles, let alone the whole world. His emergence has been quite similar to his br

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

Feb 7 2016
Mumbai Indians coach Ponting happy to have Buttler, Southee
Mumbai Indians coach Ponting happy to have Buttler, Southee

Ponting expresses his happiness over Buttler and Southee selectionBengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) head coach Ricky Ponting on Saturday said he was happy to have England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler and New Zealand pacer Tim Southee in the side after the players went under the hammer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction here.The 27-year-old Southee who had a base price of Rs.1 crore was bought by the defending c

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

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
Sachin Tendulkar backs Brian Lara's claims that India are favourites for the 2016 World T20
Sachin Tendulkar backs Brian Lara's claims that India are favourites for the 2016 World T20

Tendulkar said that the Indian squad was quite balanced and that they have a “very good chance” to win the World T20Just a day after West Indies legend Brian Lara claimed that India were the favourites for the 2016 ICC World T20, India’s very own batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said that Dhoni’s men have a “very good chance” to win the trophy, IBN Live reports.The sixth edition of the World T20 will be held in

Feb 3 2016
Hardik Pandya credits Tendulkar and Ponting for helping him become a batting all-rounder
Hardik Pandya credits Tendulkar and Ponting for helping him become a batting all-rounder

Pandya reiterated that he is aiming to be India’s batting all-rounder in the long runPromising Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya said that he considered himself more as a batting all-rounder and revealed how words of advice from cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, his mentors at IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, has helped him in improving his skills with the bat, ESPN Cricinfo reports. “I used to hear that after an IPL

Feb 2 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
Team India's fitness level applauded by Mumbai Indians physiotherapist Paul Chapman
Team India's fitness level applauded by Mumbai Indians physiotherapist Paul Chapman

The likes of Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja are among the fittest, most athletic members of Team India It was not so long ago when the Indian cricket team players were not considered to be the fittest in world cricket. During the historic 2001 Eden Gardens Test, some of the Australia players were sweating it out in the gym with them former Aussie cricketer and then Indian coach John Wright also participated.At the same time, an Indian crick

Feb 1 2016
2013: The year that changed Rohit Sharma
2013: The year that changed Rohit Sharma

SInce being promoted to the opener’s position, Rohit Sharma has thrived like a flower waiting for Spring.In March 2012, Sachin Tendulkar said that either Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli can break his record of 100 international centuries. This statement by Sachin left many people baffled, as Rohit Sharma at that time was struggling in the middle-order in ODIs, was yet to make a debut in Tests, and had made just 2 centuries in the last 5 years.R

Jan 25 2016
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