IPL5

  • Now that IPL is over, it's time for introspection

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    A cavorting Shah Rukh Khan pulled off the impossible - much like his team, the previously pitiable Kolkata Knight Riders - by demonstrating that there...

  • Picking an IPL 2012 Eleven

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    As the curtains come down over this fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, it is time to fantasize about an eleven that could have...

  • Is it all, always sinister?

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    The Indian cricket board is among the most reviled organizations in the sporting world. Perhaps in the real world too! That reputation is well earned...

  • Is it all, always sinister?

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    The Indian cricket board is among the most reviled organizations in the sporting world. Perhaps in the real world too! That reputation is well earned...

  • Sourav Ganguly, the comeback man, has to go

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    Age is a question of mind over matter, but it's a matter of concern when quite a few minds question the presence of age in...

  • Twenty20 allows cricket plenty of innovation

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Watching Rahul Dravid play the forward defensive stroke in an IPL match was as incongruous as it was thrilling. It was like sighting a sparrow...

  • The inconvenient truth

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    I enjoy being on Twitter. It is a medium of engagement and debate. Celebrities and news-makers of all sorts seem to enjoy the forum too,...

  • The fading flickering candle

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Cricket is a gift. A blessing. Bestowed on a few, gratefully cherished by millions. A bat is a strange sporting implement. A rather odd construct...

  • The fading flickering candle

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Cricket is a gift. A blessing. Bestowed on a few, gratefully cherished by millions. A bat is a strange sporting implement. A rather odd construct...

  • IPL transfer window needs a financial cap

    Insight Edge |  Aakash Chopra
    Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist thinks the IPL is gradually becoming a league of 'haves' and 'have-nots' - is his concern realistic, or is...

  • IPL 2012: Value for Money

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    When Kolkata Knight Riders decided not to retain Sourav Ganguly ahead of the re-auction in 2011, there was a lot of chaos. Cricket fans in...

  • IPL 5 turning out to be a crowd-puller

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    The TRP ratings may not say so, but going by the attendances recorded at the stadiums across the country, the Indian Premier League is back,...

  • The Gayle story may set a precedent

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Chris Gayle's odyssey in recent years - as a hired gunman or a professional sportsman depending on your point of view - has been interesting....

  • IPL and the India selection debate

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    When the Indian Premier League came into being, with all its drama and cricket, the Men in Blue were a formidable unit. They were climbing...

  • Youngsters steal the thunder in the IPL

    Cricket Bytes |  E R Ramachandran
    Young left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem's confidence would have soared sky high when he helped his team Delhi Daredevils skittle Harbhajan Singh's Mumbai Indians for 92,...

  • Fair play not sighted yet

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    There is a 'Fairplay' award in the IPL but few remember it because it does not come with a juicy cheque for a couple of...

  • Winning is not the only thing for IPL franchises

    Straight Talk |  Tanuj Khosla
    Most people I meet generally have two kinds of queries regarding the commercial aspects of IPL. Some wonder how the franchises, which dole out millions...

  • A cricketer in India has a dual dream

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    White flannels, a cricket kit and bat in hand - such has been the uniform for any toddler ever since he first dreamed of playing...

  • IPL business model here to stay

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    It is not the critics who count. Some of their views on the premier league may be very negative but the fact remains that the...

  • The IPL: A peek into the future

    Cricket Bytes |  E R Ramachandran
    The Bollywood Cricket Confederation of India (BCCI) has signed a contract with the Association of Straws & Sons for a jaw-dropping $100 billion, the breakup...

  • In club vs country, cash comes first

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    It's a long way to fly to enjoy a Johannesburg thunderstorm. That's exactly what India did in the most curiously scheduled one-off Twenty20 the cricket...

  • Can the IPL sustain itself, and Indian cricket?

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    In a year when the national team has performed badly in England and Australia, when the Indian team seems to have lost something in transition,...

  • The squabbling conjoined twins

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    I have never met Mr. N Srinivasan. In fact, I have never even had a conversation with him. But I do enjoy hearing him talk...

  • The squabbling conjoined twins

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    I have never met Mr. N Srinivasan. In fact, I have never even had a conversation with him. But I do enjoy hearing him talk...

  • Time for Srinivasan and Srikkanth to make a choice

    Straight Talk |  Tanuj Khosla
    As an analyst at a hedge fund, there are two basic things I look for while evaluating a company: its track record of corporate governance...