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Chris Gayle and Shane Watson resolve differences ahead of IPL
Chris Gayle and Shane Watson resolve differences ahead of IPL

Gayle and Watson buried their differences by posting this photo on social mediaAustralian all-rounder Shane Watson and West Indian big-hitting batsman Chris Gayle appear to have buried their long-running dispute before playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore later this year.The duo will be playing for the same team in IPL this season after Watson was picked up for Rs 9.5 crore by the Bangalore-based franchi

Feb 10 2016
IPL 2016: Teams and full players list
IPL 2016: Teams and full players list

The new IPL 2016 trophyThe Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 will see eight teams in action. After the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions were inducted as the new teams for IPL 2016.The IPL 2016 auction was held on 6 February 2016 and we saw the franchises splash out huge amounts on a number of Indian and foreign players. The maximum bid (Rs. 9.5 cr.) saw Shane Watson sold to Royal Cha

Feb 9 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

Feb 7 2016
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: 

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
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
AB de Villiers dismisses reports stating that he may skip the IPL 2016
AB de Villiers dismisses reports stating that he may skip the IPL 2016

De Villiers said that he wouldn‘t skip the IPL as it had played a big part in his growth as a player.AB de Villiers has dismissed suggestions that he may give the next edition of the IPL a miss claiming that the T20 tournament had played a big part in his career, ESPN Cricinfo reports. The South African Test and ODI skipper also said that it was his focus on winning games for his team that enabled him to score briskly and register knocks su

Feb 3 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
Kerala spinner Prasanth Padmanabhan hopeful of selection in an IPL team
Kerala spinner Prasanth Padmanabhan hopeful of selection in an IPL team

Prasanth Padmanabhan was the highest wicket-taker in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyCricket has been running in 30-year-old Kerala southpaw Prasanth Padmanabhan's veins for the past two decades and he is currently on Cloud Nine after getting a chance to meet his idol, former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori.Prasanth, a left-arm spinner and a left-hand batsman, has just completed a hugely successful Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament

Feb 2 2016
Yuvraj Singh reacts to Chris Gayle equalling his fastest fifty record
Yuvraj Singh reacts to Chris Gayle equalling his fastest fifty record

Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle got into a fake fight in good humour in IPL 2015Yuvraj Singh’s record for the fastest fifty in limited overs cricket has stood for almost a decade now, a notable achievement in an age when hard-hitting batsmen ensure that no batting record survives for too long. It came under threat on Monday, however, as Chris Gayle equalled his record.Yuvraj had brought up a 12-ball 50 in 2007, a record that has proved im

Jan 19 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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