DINESH KARTHIK

  • Tamil Nadu set up Ranji Trophy final up clash with Karnataka 38 minutes ago

    If Maharashtra were investors in a bull market, they may have gained from a 'high risk, high returns' approach on the final day. But against an experienced Tamil Nadu side, the need of the hour was patience and a calm approach. Once that was thrown out of the window, there...
  • Focus is firmly on the present: Dinesh Karthik 2 days ago

    At one point in his career, Dinesh Karthik was India's replacement man. He was a bit like the emergency button installed in elevators - pressed into service when there's a snag - always on SOS. Injuries to openers or middle-order batsmen, and Karthik was the first to be summoned. It was...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Semi-finals, Day 3 2 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Half-centuries from Abhimanyu Mithun and R Samarth helped Karnataka end the second day of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal against Mumbai in a virtually impregnable position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. On Thursday (February 26),...
  • Ranji Trophy: Ton-up Dinesh Karthik takes Tamil Nadu ahead in semis 3 days ago

    Over the last few seasons, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata has gained the reputation of being a seamer-friendly surface, at least as far as domestic cricket is concerned. Not under-prepared, not overly green, yet enough to keep the faster men interested. The start time - 30 minutes earlier than in...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semi-finals, Day 2 3 days ago

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: After being dismissed for a paltry 202 in their first innings, Karnataka hit back strongly with skipper and seamer Vinay Kumar taking six wickets to bundle out Mumbai for 44 in just 15.3 overs on the first...
  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu in control against Maharashtra in semis 3 days ago

    Maharashtra, an unheralded outfit seeking a repeat of last year, against Tamil Nadu, a side packed with players of varying international experience, promised an intriguing contest on a lively Eden Gardens deck. Before play started, it seemed like Tamil Nadu had it in them to negate Maharashtra's bowling threat - the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karthik, Shankar virtually ensure Tamil Nadu a semi-final berth February 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Dinesh Karthik (64) and Vijay Shankar (82) hit half-centuries to ward off a scare caused by an inspired spell by S S Bandiwar (3 for 31), to virtually ensure a semi-final berth for Tamil Nadu on the fourth day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash against Vidarbha on Thursday. Tamil...
  • IPL 2015: Yuvraj stays hot property, sold for 16 cr; Karthik bags 10.5 cr February 16, 2015

    Bengaluru: Indian left-hander Yuvraj Singh and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik were sold for big bucks. But in a big surprise, there were no takers for South African opener Hashim Amla after the first round of bidding for marquee players in the IPL auction here on Monday. The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction...
  • IPL 2015 Auction: Full list of players to be auctioned February 16, 2015

    The Indian Premier League auction ahead of its eighth seaons slated to begin from April 8 will see 344 players going under the hammer with the franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad having the heaviest remaining purse of INR 21,05,00,000. Remaining Purse for the eight franchises (INR): CSK: Rs 4,80,00,000 | Overseas Players: 6 |...
  • Dinesh Karthik looking forward to IPL auction February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Dinesh Karthik's current form makes him a hot buy at the IPL auction on Monday and the revitalised wicket-keeper batsman says he would prefer to be part of a winning team rather than being paid the big bucks in an unsuccessful campaign like the one he endured last...
  • IPL 8: Ousted from World Cup squad, RCB show their back to Yuvraj Singh December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, the most expensive player of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) while Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen was released along with Dinesh Karthik, Ross Taylor and Murali Vijay, according to media reports. The Vijay Mallya-owned RCB had paid the 33-year-old...
  • Delhi Daredevils release Pietersen, Karthik, Vijay ahead of IPL 2015 December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to start afresh in the eighth season of Indian Premier League, the Delhi Daredevils on Monday decided to release their last edition's skipper and biggest star Kevin Pietersen along with costliest buy Dinesh Karthik and Test specialist Murali Vijay. Delhi Daredevils' Chief Executive Officer Hemant Dua...
  • Dinesh Karthik, Dipika Pallikal to tie the knot in mid-2015 October 8, 2014

    Squash queen Pallikal has usually been more vocal about the celebrated relationship but this time India cricketer Karthik took it upon himself to share the wedding plans. ...
  • Sports couple Dinesh Karthik, Dipika Pallikal set for mid-2015 wedding October 8, 2014

    India's popular sports couple Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik have decided to get married mid next year after almost two years of togetherness made official with their engagement last November. Squash queen Pallikal has usually been more vocal about the celebrated relationship but this time India cricketer Karthik took it upon...
  • Focussing on batting to return to Indian team: Dinesh Karthik October 8, 2014

    With a new domestic season just round the corner, out-of-favour wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik is planning to work on his batting to return to the Indian team as a specialist batsman. Karthik said on Wednesday that with Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the side, he can only be a reserve keeper, so he...
  • Big names who flopped in IPL 7 June 3, 2014

    The seventh edition of Indian Premier League has drawn to a close after six dramatic weeks, with the Kolkata Knight Riders claiming a thrilling victory over Kings XI Punjab in the final. There was much to enjoy in a competition that featured plenty of big hitting, quality spin and some...
  • Dominating Punjab reach IPL7 playoffs with 4wicket win over Delhi May 19, 2014

    Kings XI Punjab chased down Delhi Daredevils' 164 with little trouble to win by four wickets on Monday and become the first team to qualify for the IPL7 playoffs with their 9th win of the tournament, while Delhi suffered their 10th defeat and seventh in a row. After being put in...
  • IPL 7: Leaders Kings XI Punjab eye easy kill in hapless Delhi May 19, 2014

    Delhi Daredevils are down and out for the count in this edition of IPL 7, but they will redeem some of their lost pride if they manage to topple the Kings XI Punjab juggernaut on Monday. Two wins in 11 matches has left Delhi at an embarrassing last position on the...
  • IPL 7, Week4 Review: Seven days of India discards, Delhi shamed May 17, 2014

    India saw sweeping changes on its political stage during the twoday 'Counting Day' break in IPL 7, and a few of the teams, sitting in their Maharaja suites, will hope to do a Narendra Modi in the last phase of the seventh season. The league stage will culminate and the playoffs...
  • IPL 7: Smith, Raina guide Chennai to a close win over Delhi May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: After being set a daunting target of 179, Dwayne Smith made the chase an easy one with a 51ball 79 to guide Chennai Super Kings to a eightwicket win over Delhi Daredevils with two balls to spare here on Monday. The Chennai juggernaut rolled on as they registered their...
  • As it happened: Hyderabad vs Delhi, IPL 7, Match 12 April 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: After two successive defeats, Sunrisers Hyderabad look to improve their standings on the points table of IPL 7 when they take on an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils, who are expecting the return of their regular skipper and star player Kevin...
  • IPL 7: Struggling Hyderabad aim to bounce back against inconsistent Delhi April 24, 2014

    After two successive defeats, Sunrisers Hyderabad look to improve their standings on the points table of IPL 7 when they take on an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils, who are expecting the return of their regular skipper and star player Kevin Pietersen. Unlike last year, Hyderabad, beyond everybody's expectations, made the playoffs but...
  • It was a complete performance by CSK, says Dhoni April 22, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings crushed Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs to record their first win in this year's Indian Premier League and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni termed his side's outing as a "complete performance". Chennai first rode on Suresh Raina's fine half-century and a late burst from skipper Mahendra...
  • IPL 7: Chennai thump Delhi by 93 runs to register first win April 21, 2014

    Chennai Super Kings produced a clinical performance to crush Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs and register their first win in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League on Monday. Chennai first rode on Suresh Raina's fine half-century and then a late burst from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to post a competitive...
  • As it happened: IPL 7, Chennai vs Delhi, Match 8 April 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After a shock defeat against Kings XI Punjab in their tournament opener, two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings would be eager to get back to winning ways against a rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils at Abu Dhabi. Playing XI: Delhi: Mayank Agarwal, Murali Vijay,...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils begin afresh with everything new April 15, 2014

    The Delhi Daredevils (DD) have had an up-and-down time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far. They have not managed to strike a consistent note, which is one of the primary reasons why they are yet to win the title in six seasons. After a miserable 2013 season, DD...
  • Delhi Daredevils unveil new jersey for IPL 7 April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Daredevils on Saturday unveiled their brand new jersey for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier league with a tie-up with the country's largest online and mobile classifieds portal classified, Quikr. The new jersey was unveiled in the presence of captain Kevin Pietersen, vice-captain Dinesh Karthik and...