Rajasthan Royals

  • Kevon Cooper reported for suspected bowling action May 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals' bowler Kevon Cooper has been reported for bowling certain deliveries with a suspected illegal action during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Mumbai Indians played here Sunday. The West Indian was reported by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and K. Srinath along with third umpire S. Ravi at...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals did not execute bowling plans well, says Rahul Dravid May 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Disappointed after Rajasthan Royals lost the last available IPL play-off berth to title-holders Mumbai Indians on net run-rate, team mentor Rahul Dravid said his bowlers failed to execute the plans well in the exhilarating contest at Wankhede. "It was pretty disappointing to finish like this. But credit to them. They...
  • IPL 7: Rohit Sharma dedicates 'unbelievable' win to Mumbai fans May 26, 2014

    Such was the impact of the mind-boggling hitting from Corey Anderson that Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma could not believe that they have pulled off one of the most dramatic wins in this IPL. Anderson smashed six sixes and nine fours in his unbeaten 95-run knock that enabled Mumbai Indians chase...
  • IPL 7: Corey Anderson's 95 off 44 takes Mumbai Indians to the playoffs May 26, 2014

    Chasing 190 to win off just 14.3 overs to qualify for the playoffs, Corey Anderson smashed off and Ambati Rayudu played a cameo of 30 off 10 as duo helped Mumbai Indians register a sensational 5-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in just 14.4 overs. Rajasthan Royals scored 189 in their 20...
  • As it happened: Mumbai vs Rajasthan, IPL 7, Match 56 May 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Mumbai Indians, who are still in with a chance to make it to the playoffs, will take on Rajasthan Royals in the final league game of IPL 7 on Sunday. But if Rajasthan win, they will quietly move...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai, Rajasthan battle for fourth playoff spot May 25, 2014

    Title-holders Mumbai Indians, who are still in with a chance to make it to the playoffs, will take on Rajasthan Royals in the final league game of IPL 7 on Sunday. But if Rajasthan win, they will quietly move into the top-four, putting MI out of the tournament. Rajasthan are the...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab dent Rajasthan Royals' playoff hopes with a win May 24, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab dented Rajasthan Royals play-off chances by beating them by 16 runs as the hosts put up an inspired bowling show led by Rishi Dhawan defending 179. Coming out for the chase, Rajasthan got off to a steady start until Dhawan removed Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson...
  • As it happened: Punjab vs Rajasthan, IPL7, Match 52 May 23, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Punjab, who lost to Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter, are currently on top of the table with 18 points from 12 outings. On the other hand, Rajasthan have 14 points from 12 matches and were pushed to the fourth...
  • IPL-7 Scenarios: One win is all Rajasthan need with MI, SRH threatening May 23, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals hardly envisaged the situation they find themselves in - a win in one of their last two matches to go through to the playoffs, or pray for Mumbai Indians or Sunrisers Hyderabad to fall short of 14 points or on net run-rate. The 2008 champions had consistenly stayed in...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan need to beat Punjab to make it to the play-offs May 23, 2014

    As the scramble for the top four positions has set off, Kings XI Punjab have not much to worry about as they have already made it through the play-offs but will be hoping to consolidate their position on the top when on Friday they meet the Rajasthan Royals who need...
  • IPL-7 Scenarios: Rajasthan, Kolkata favourites to reach playoffs May 21, 2014

    The league phase of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League is almost over but teams are still vying for the last two spots for the knockouts that will lead them into the tournament's finals. At present, only the Kings XI Punjab and the Chennai Super Kings have qualified...
  • Rajasthan Royals don't rely on a few stars: Rahul Dravid May 20, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Rajasthan Royals mentor Rahul Dravid says his side does not mind being called "underdogs" but their fighting brand of cricket makes them a tough side to beat. Dravid, who led the team to the playoffs last season, said his side's stress has been to assign clear roles for each...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai's slim playoff chances stay alive with win over Rajasthan May 19, 2014

    Mumbai Indians' every-so-slim chances of reaching the IPL-7 playoffs remained alive with a clinical 25-run win against Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad on Monday. Michael Hussey's successful return inspired Mumbai's inconsistent batting as his 120-run opening stand with Lendl Simmons took the team to a challenging 178 for 3. It was incidentally...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan vs Mumbai, IPL 7, Match 44 May 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Mumbai bowlers never allowed Rajasthan to get going in chase of 179, and MI eventually won the match relatively easily by 25 runs. Pre-match: With Mumbai Indians' title defence all but over, the defending champions would like to upset Rajasthan Royals'...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai look to upset Rajasthan's playoff equation May 19, 2014

    With Mumbai Indians' title defence all but over, the defending champions would like to upset Rajasthan Royals' playoff calculations as the hosts look to strengthen their position in the top four when the two teams clash in Ahmedabad on Monday. Mumbai this year have hardly played like the title-holders and...
  • Most wickets in India are conducive to odd bouncer, says Ben Cutting May 16, 2014

    Australian pacer Ben Cutting said most pitches in India are conducive for bowling the odd bouncers which can make life difficult for the batsman. One of his biggest strengths is the ability to get sharp bounce at a good pace. Asked if it gets difficult when bowling in conditions that negate...
  • IPL 7: I got it wrong at the toss, admits Kevin Pietersen May 16, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Delhi Daredevils captain Kevin Pietersen admitted that he was wrong in opting to field against Rajasthan Royals in yet another crushing defeat for the Delhi Daredevils. "I must put my hand up first as I got it wrong at the toss. The pitch got a lot slower. I admit that...
  • IPL 7: Clinical Rajasthan Royals thump Delhi Daredevils by 62 runs May 16, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals consolidated their chances of making it to the play-offs of the seventh edition of IPL on Thursday with a magnificent 62-run victory over a listless Delhi Daredevils, who are already out of the play-off contention. Chasing a mammoth target of 202, Delhi Daredevils kept on losing wickets at regular...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL7, Match 41 May 15, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: An out-of-sorts Delhi Daredevils will be playing for pride when they take on Rajasthan Royals, who will look to consolidate their top-four spot in the points table on Thursday. Delhi are staring down the barrel after losing all five matches...
  • IPL 7: Beleaguered Delhi look to redeem pride against Rajasthan May 15, 2014

    An out-of-sorts Delhi Daredevils will be playing for pride when they take on Rajasthan Royals, who will look to consolidate their top-four spot in the points table on Thursday. Delhi are staring down the barrel after losing all five matches since the tournament returned to India and now they can only...
  • Unruly fans hurl water bottles, pouches at cheerleaders forcing them to run for cover May 14, 2014

    Some unruly fans hurled water bottles and pouches at the cheerleaders, forcing the girls to run for cover, soon after CSK skipper MS Dhoni hit the winning runs against Rajasthan Royals here on Tuesday. The cheer girls assigned near the gallery, who were preparing to celebrate Dhoni's winning runs, ran to...
  • IPL 7: Chennai go top with a nervy 5-wicket win over Rajasthan May 13, 2014

    MS Dhoni's street-smart cricket once again came to Chennai Super Kings' rescue as the CSK skipper kept his cool to take Chennai home in a last-over finish, chasing Rajasthan Royals' modest 148 in Ranchi on Tuesday. The win also took Chennai top of the table, displacing Kings XI Punjab, with...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Rajasthan, IPL 7, Match 37 May 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Chennai Super Kings will have their sights set on the No. 1 position on the IPL-7 points table but getting there won't be easy as in their way will be the dogged Rajasthan Royals. Chennai and Kings XI Punjab are...
  • IPL 7: Chennai target top spot by beating Rajasthan May 13, 2014

    Chennai Super Kings will have their sights set on the No. 1 position on the IPL-7 points table but getting there won't be easy as in their way will be the dogged Rajasthan Royals. Chennai and Kings XI Punjab are currently level on points (14) after playing nine games each,...
  • I have evolved as a cricketer because of Dravid: Shane Watson May 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Watson said having former India skipper Rahul Dravid as team mentor has helped him develop as a cricketer quickly. "To have Rahul as a mentor is unbelievable. My development is certainly continuing to evolve very quickly because of having him there. For me personally, I am...