Indians Premier League

  • IPL 7: Yuvraj Singh returns to form as RCB hammer sloppy Delhi Daredevils 17-04-2014 11:11 PM

    A top-order collapse and schoolboy fielding cost Delhi Daredevils a heavy 8-wicket defeat in their first match of IPL 7 at Sharjah, where Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh made little work of Delhi's 145 for 4 to take Royal Challengers Bangalore home in just 16.4 overs. Jimmy Neesham and Mayank...
  • Foreign players miss IPL buzz in the UAE 17-04-2014 08:00 PM

    Foreign players David Miller and Shaun Marsh are missing the buzz which is usually seen in the Indian Premier League. Miller, the explosive South African batsman who is part of the Kings XI Punjab squad, found UAE completely different from India, where he has experienced more excitement around the league....
  • As it happened: Delhi vs Bangalore, Match 2, IPL 7 17-04-2014 07:00 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Delhi dropped Kohli twice in one over, which was never going to help defending an average 145/4 as Yuvraj too came to the party with a 29-ball 52*. Pre-match: Wooden-spooners of the last IPL season, Delhi Daredevils will need...
  • Kings XI Punjab poised for maiden title in IPL 7: David Miller 17-04-2014 06:55 PM

    Destructing South Africa batsman David Miller believes Kings XI Punjab have built a strong squad capable of winning its maiden Indian Premier League title this year. The Punjab outfit, who have only once qualified for the knockout stage in the six editions of the event, made smart buys in the...
  • BCCI appoints Doping Control Officer for IPL-7 17-04-2014 06:41 PM

    Dubai: Sports medicine expert Dr PSM Chandran was on Thursday appointed as the Lead Doping Control Officer for the seventh edition of Indian Premier League, the first leg of which has started in the UAE. Chandran has been appointed for the job by the BCCI and the IDTM (International Doping...
  • Not easy to overcome World T20 disappointment: Yuvraj Singh 17-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday said it was difficult to cope with the World Twenty20 final defeat against Sri Lanka but he was learning to take disappointments in his stride. India had reached the summit clash of the tournament unbeaten but failed to cap their brilliant campaign with a...
  • 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 7: Kevin Pietersen blow upsets Delhi's plans for RCB battle 17-04-2014 10:57 AM

    Wooden-spooners of the last Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Delhi Daredevils will need touch-up to their new look after losing skipper Kevin Pietersen to injury ahead of their opening IPL-7 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday. Pietersen is yet to recover from the finger injury he arrived with...
  • Kallis, Narine power KKR to thumping win over Mumbai in IPL-7 opener 16-04-2014 11:55 PM

    It was another match-winning performance from Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) trump card and mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who scalped four wickets giving away just 20 runs to rattle Mumbai Indians's (MI) chase after Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey set them a target of 164 in the opening game of Indian...
  • Shah Rukh Khan performs at IPL gala dinner; lauds Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni for their sporting spirit on Twitter 16-04-2014 09:11 PM

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who is also the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, along with 'Chennai Express' co-star Deepika Padukone wowed fans with their performance at the Pepsi IPL Gala Dinner in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The actor was quick to take to Twitter to thank Shane, Virat and...
  • Selfie addiction hits IPL 7: 15 selfies cricketers have posted on Twitter 16-04-2014 12:51 PM

    If selfie addiction is a disease, the IPL players have been infected pretty dangerously. A week ahead of IPL 7 while cricketers were gearing up for the gruelling sessions they didn't forget to take selfies. Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Chris Gayle, Murali Kartik, JP Duminy and the fresh lot that...
  • SC says N Srinivasan among 13 names in sealed Mudgal committee report 16-04-2014 12:31 PM

    Resuming hearing into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday revealed that the suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan figures among the 13 people named in the sealed report submitted by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee....
  • 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...
  • IPL fever hits UAE; tickets for opening games sold out 15-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Dubai: With the opening match of IPL only a day away, the excitement among sports enthusiasts in the United Arab Emirates has reached fever pitch with the first four games of the season, as well as the double header here on 25 April, already being sold out. There are, however,...
  • N Srinivasan questions his removal as BCCI president, files affidavit 15-04-2014 04:30 PM

    N Srinivasan, the suspended BCCI president, on Tuesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court questioning his removal from the top post of the Indian cricket board. On March 28, the Supreme Court had ordered removal of Srinivasan as BCCI president for a fair probe into the IPL spot-fixing and...
  • Try laundry: MS Dhoni's solution to cleaning IPL 15-04-2014 11:01 AM

    Dubai: His deafening silence on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal infuriated many but an unruffled Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni preferred to look at the lighter side of the controversy by suggesting that perhaps a laundry service could be tried to keep the event clean! "We will try...
  • Snapshot: SRK pulls an all-nighter in Abu Dhabi; posts a photo on Twitter 15-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, has been very busy these days. Slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, Khan has been burning the midnight oil, rehearsing for the show. He posted a photo of himself...
  • IPL 7: Make-or-break time for Yuvraj Singh 15-04-2014 09:01 AM

    Subjected to global censure for his failure in the ICC World Twenty20 final, India's World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh is under immense pressure to perform in the Indian Premier League (IPL) - on which may also hinge his chances of playing the 2015 World Cup. Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat...
  • Venkatesh Prasad bats for more Indian coaches in IPL 14-04-2014 05:34 PM

    Mumbai: Saying that Indians are second to none, former pacer Venkatesh Prasad on Monday advocated having more Indian coaches in the Indian Premier League set-up. Out of eight IPL teams, only Kings XI Punjab have an Indian head coach in Sanjay Bangar. "It is an Indian Premier League. It is...
  • IPL 7: RCB's hopes rest on top-heavy batting 14-04-2014 11:50 AM

    Home to some of the most destructive modern-day cricketers, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have never been shy of spending money at the players' auction and have bagged the most sought after talents in their line-up throughout the previous six editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise is...
  • IPL's goal is to entertain fans, says Darren Sammy 14-04-2014 08:58 AM

    West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said that most players around the world look forward to play in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and their primary goal is to entertain fans. The exuberant cricketer from St. Lucia, known for his lively on-field celebrations, is a part of the IPL franchise...
  • RCB excite a lot of people in the IPL: Virat Kohli 14-04-2014 08:45 AM

    Virat Kohli is upbeat about Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) chances at the Indian Premier League (IPL) that begins April 16, and he believes he has the team that can go all the way, saying: "Hopefully, this would be RCB's year." Kohli - who has been in scintillating form for India...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata Knight Riders can repeat 2012 13-04-2014 12:20 PM

    The Kolkata-based franchise, co-owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, is widely seen as one of the most profitable teams in the commerce of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but overall not very successful on the field, though they pulled it off in 2012 after not doing justice to their...
  • Ready for IPL after thoughts of quitting ODIs: Ishant Sharma 13-04-2014 08:22 AM

    India pacer Ishant Sharma almost quit one-day cricket after the ICC World Twenty20 snub following an average show against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand - he revealed while speaking at a function organised by his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). "It was a setback for me,"...
  • Jimmy Neesham reckons Corey Anderson is a 'Big Money' player 12-04-2014 03:46 PM

    New Delhi: They have the same skill-sets and both are integral part of the New Zealand team but allrounder Jimmy Neesham knows that his friend Corey Anderson is already in the big league even as he tries to carve his own niche in international cricket. Asked about a rivalry with...
  • Having Sachin Tendulkar around will be great: MI coach John Wright 12-04-2014 11:19 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Mumbai Indians coach John Wright said the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's presence as an 'icon' will be a great boost for the team in the IPL 7. "Sachin is a big part of our franchise and should be here. It will be great to see him again and...
  • Looking forward to spending time with Tendulkar during IPL: Hussey 11-04-2014 10:11 AM

    Twenty20 might be a young man's game but for the 38-year-old Michael Hussey it is an easy ride. The former Australian batsman, who will turn 39, next month, is looking forward for another stint at the Indian Premier League seventh edition. After spending six years at the Chennai Super Kings...
  • Ashok Dinda can't wait anymore to don the RCB jersey at IPL 7 11-04-2014 08:35 AM

    Ashok Dinda, now a Royal Challenger in the Bangalore franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL), will be playing under the future India captain Virat Kohli at RCB in IPL 7 and is focused on just performing well and doing it consistently. A spectacular show in the domestic circuit got...
  • Virender Sehwag promises attacking cricket in IPL 7 10-04-2014 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: Relinquished to domestic cricket for more than a year, the path for Virender Sehwag's return to the Indian team may well pass through IPL 7, but donning a different kit won't make any difference to the brand of cricket that turned Sehwag into the 'Nawab of Najafgarh' and...