Rajasthan Royals

  • IPL 7: Peaking Chennai will test Rajasthan's resolve 23-04-2014 12:18 AM

    Dubai: Chennai Super Kings are back on solid ground in IPL 7 having overcome an upset defeat to Kings XI Punjab with a record-setting victory over Delhi Daredevils, which makes them firm favourites against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. The 93-run win against Delhi was the biggest ever for Chennai in...
  • Rajasthan Royals will bounce back, says confident Sanju Samson 21-04-2014 11:33 AM

    His fine half-century went in vain against Kings XI Punjab, but Rajasthan Royals' young batsman Sanju Samson says he is not the one to cry over one setback for too long and would be aiming to finish off games for his team in the coming IPL matches. Samson's 52 was...
  • I'm not being able to score the winning runs: Glenn Maxwell 21-04-2014 09:08 AM

    Sharjah: His blistering 89-run knock set up the Kings XI Punjab's incredible victory over Rajasthan Royals but for Glenn Maxwell it was still an unfinished job as he was not there to hit the winning runs. It was David Miller, who finished it off in style, smashing his way to...
  • IPL 7: We could have done nothing to stop Maxwell, says Watson 21-04-2014 09:07 AM

    Glenn Maxwell's blistering 89-run knock set up Kings XI Punjab's incredible victory and Rajasthan Royals' skipper Shane Watson hailed his Australian team-mate by saying that it was an exceptional innings and their bowlers could have done nothing to stop the onslaught. "Maxwell batted beautifully and we expected him to mis-hit...
  • Maxwell, Miller fireworks power Punjab to seven-wicket win over Rajasthan 20-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 89 runs before David Miller provided the finishing touches with a breathtaking 19-ball 51 as Kings XI Punjab hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in a high-scoring IPL-7 match on Sunday. Chasing an imposing 192 to win, Maxwell and Miller put on an...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan vs Punjab, IPL 2014 20-04-2014 07:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Punjab pulled off a sensational chase of 205 runs to upset two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on Friday, followed by Rajasthan's impressive four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Playing XIs: Rajasthan: Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Nayar, Sanju...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab's flair will be tested against gutsy Rajasthan Royals 19-04-2014 06:18 PM

    Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) got their campaigns off to a winning start in IPL 7, but one of them will taste their first defeat of the season on Sunday as they take each other on at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Punjab pulled off a sensational...
  • IPL 7: Learning a lot from mentor Rahul Dravid, says Rajat Bhatia 19-04-2014 11:00 AM

    Having played a key part in Rajasthan Royals' opening win in the seventh edition of IPL, allrounder Rajat Bhatia says he is relishing the prospect of shouldering a "more responsible" role with his new franchise, and team mentor Rahul Dravid has told him that he should help younger players. "Rahul...
  • IPL 7: Shikhar Dhawan blames batsmen for Sunrisers Hyderabad's defeat 19-04-2014 09:19 AM

    Having put themselves in a position to win the game before Rajasthan Royals came storming back, Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Shikhar Dhawan said he and his team were confident of defending the sub-par total they had put up on the board. Hyderabad managed 133 for 6 thanks to Dhawan (38) and...
  • Ajinkya Rahane was confident about Rajasthan's victory over Sunrisers 19-04-2014 08:56 AM

    Abu Dhabi: His patient half-century on Friday helped Rajasthan Royals notch up a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL and Ajinkya Rahane said that he backed his instinct and was confident that one big partnership would take his team home comfortably. "When three wickets fall, I wanted to bat...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals edge Sunrisers Hyderabad to win by 4 wickets 18-04-2014 11:44 PM

    Rajasthan Royals got off to a winning start in IPL 7 thanks to Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny, who rescued the side from a shaky start to chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad's 133 for 4 at Abu Dhabi on Friday. After restricting SRH to an average total, RR lost three early...
  • As it happened: IPL 7, Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 18-04-2014 07:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rahane (59) and Binny (48*) added crucial 77 runs that rescued Rajasthan from a shaky start to chase down Hyderabad's 133 in Match 4 of IPL 7. Pre-match: Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year,...
  • IPL 7: Controversy-ridden Rajasthan open campaign against Hyderabad 17-04-2014 06:25 PM

    Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year, but the team would not like to think about its controversial past and focus on cricket alone in the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, which the Rahul Dravid-mentored franchise will begin against a strong Sunrisers Hyderabad outfit...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals will miss the Jaipur fortress 17-04-2014 12:11 PM

    'Home' away from 'home', Rahul Dravid as mentor, another set of enterprising players and a continuous effort to come out of the shadow of suspicion will surround Rajasthan Royals' campaign in the seventh season of controversy-bugged Indian Premier League (IPL). Dravid hung up his IPL boots last year and expectedly...
  • IPL Scandal: Srinivasan seeks return as BCCI chief, SC to hear case today 16-04-2014 09:13 AM

    A Supreme Court hearing on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal will once again take centre stage on Wednesday and looks set to overshadow the opening match of seventh season of IPL between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi later in the day. The...
  • IPL begins search for an image makeover in its seventh season 16-04-2014 08:23 AM

    "When it comes to June 1, it is only cricket that will be uppermost in everybody's mind." That comment by the Supreme Court-appointed Indian Premier League (IPL) boss Sunil Gavaskar left no doubt that standing in front of a mirror, the IPL appears anything but cricket. Badly hurt by the...
  • Shane Watson upbeat about Rajasthan Royals' chances in IPL 7 15-04-2014 08:43 PM

    Mumbai: Having been part of Rajasthan Royals' campaign in all six previous editions, including the triumphant one in the inaugural year 2008, star Australia all-rounder Shane Watson feels the Jaipur franchise has its strongest-ever team in the Indian Premier League this season. "I've got no prediction, apart from (that) we're...
  • Ajinkya Rahane credits IPL, Dale Steyn bouncer for success 14-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Other than Virat Kohli, only Ajinkya Rahane appeared confident on the tough tours of South Africa and New Zealand, and the Mumbai batsman credits his success to the Indian Premier League, where he continues to play a key role for 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals. Talking to The Indian Express, the...
  • Rajasthan Royals won't miss Rahul Dravid, says Sanju Samson 10-04-2014 08:42 AM

    Sanju Viswanath Samson is not like another teenager. At 19, he has emerged as one of the most sought-after young talents in India's cricket circles, and during his stint with the Rajasthan Royals, Samson has looked ever so ready to don the India jersey. The gutsy right-hander earned laurels from...
  • RCA questions awarding Royals' home matches to Ahmedabad 04-04-2014 08:57 PM

    The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on Friday protested against awarding home matches of Rajasthan Royals to Ahmedabad in the forthcoming seventh edition of Indian Premier League. RCA officiating secretary KK Sharma has written to Interim BCCI president for IPL, Sunil Gavaskar, questioning the Governing Council's decision to shift the matches...
  • BCCI-RCA at loggerheads over awarding of RR's home games 04-04-2014 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: A day after BCCI released the fixtures of the second leg of IPL 7, the Board and Rajasthan Cricket Association were at loggerheads with the RCA claiming that it was not consulted before allotting Rajasthan Royals' home games to Ahmedabad. While the RCA said it was not kept...
  • No matches at Jaipur for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 7 04-04-2014 05:21 PM

    The BCCI on Thursday announced that the second leg of the Indian Premier League's seventh season will be played in India from May 2 until the final on June 1, but the announcement contained a bad news for Rajasthan Royals who will not get to play even a single game...
  • Would have been a huge shame had Royals not played IPL: Shane Watson 31-03-2014 07:45 PM

    Mirpur: Rajasthan Royals have had a controversial tenure in their six seasons in the Indian Premier League but their new captain Shane Watson feels it would have been a "shame" if the champions of the inaugural year were barred from playing in the seventh edition of the cash-rich tournament. "Personally...
  • I will give it my best shot, says Sunil Gavaskar 28-03-2014 07:01 PM

    New Delhi: Handed over the reins of the BCCI for IPL-7 by the Supreme Court on Friday, interim president and former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar said he will "give it his best shot" while discharging duties during the cash-rich T20 league. "I am deeply humbled and honoured that the honourable...
  • BCCI says Supreme Court's interim order is acceptable 28-03-2014 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision not to suspend the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL and said the order to make Sunil Gavaskar the interim president was "acceptable" to the Board. The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that Gavaskar should be...
  • Sunil Gavaskar to head BCCI during IPL 28-03-2014 02:26 PM

    The SC installed legendary Indian batsmen Sunil Gavaskar as BCCI working president but only for the Indian Premier League matches. ...
  • SC allows CSK, RR in IPL 7; installs Gavaskar as IPL interim chief 28-03-2014 11:02 AM

    In another sensational twist to the IPL spot-fixing scandal, the Supreme Court on Friday installed legendary Indian batsmen Sunil Gavaskar as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) working president but only for the Indian Premier League matches for the time being. The apex court also allowed under-fire Chennai...