Archive for April, 2008

McCullum, Ponting other Aussie, Kiwi stars to depart, may hit Kolkata Knight riders, Chennai Superkings most

The days are soon getting over for the Australian and New Zealand bandwagon In the IPL led by Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Andrew Symonds and of course Brendan McCullum. Chennai Super Kings will be the biggest losers as their top stars Matthew Hayden and Michael Hussey will depart on April 29. The already [...]

Shaun Pollock may lead Mumbai Indians in match vs Chennai Superkings

The media buzz is that Mumbai Indians may be captained by Shaun Pollock, instead of Harbhajan Singh, in the match against Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai Indians put up a pretty lacklustre performance against Bangalore Royal Challengers in their last match. The speculation over captaincy was triggered after Shaun Pollock addressed the media. Shaun Pollock said [...]

Shane Warne, Shane Watson all praise for youngsters Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Salunkhe

Youngsters Ravindra Jadeja and Dinesh Salunkhe are basking in the glory of praise showered on them by spin legend Shane Warne, who is the captain of the Rajasthan Royals IPL team. Shane Warne told reporters after his team Rajasthan Royals’ comeback win against Kings XI Punjab that with the talent that these youngsters posses, they [...]

Sachin Tendulkar unlikely for Mumbai Indians’ clash with Chennai Superkings, Dwayne Bravo joins team

Mumbai Indians may replace Pinal Shah with Saurabh Tiwari Sachin Tendulkar is unlikely to play in Mumbai Indians’ clash against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday, giving a slight edge to the host team. There are rumours that in the match of Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings captained by Dhoni, Shaun Pollock may lead the [...]

Battered Deccan Chargers still favourites to beat Shane Warne’s resurgent Rajasthan Royals

The much touted Deccan Chargers seem to be on the verge of oblivion as they struggle to stay afloat in the twenty20 after two successive defeats in DLF IPL Twenty20 ahead of the encounter with Rajasthan Royals, who have come back in style after an initial setback. Nobody in the Deccan Chargers team seem to [...]

Sidhu counts Super Kings and Knight Riders as the strongest teams

Navjot Singh sidhu, the former Indian cricketer, believes the strongest and the most balanced teams in the DLF IPL are Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. Sidhu said, “Shah Rukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders and the Chennai Super Kings team are the strongest if we compare the players on the paper. But I will [...]

Who will be the IPL Twenty20 winner? Dhoni says its too early to say

Chennai Super Kings, the Chennai franchisee of DLF IPL that won their first match against Kings X1 Punjab, will lock horns with Mumbai Indians tomorrow. The match will be played in Chennai and the match will also mark Chennai Super Kings’ first home match. Playing in front of the home crowd is expected to be [...]

Matthew Hayden thinks IPL is the start of an incredible journey

Australian batsman Matthew Hayden is in India now to play for the DLF IPL. Matthew Hayden is now playing in the The Chennai Super Kings IPL team, under Indian captain MS Dhoni is is captaining th Chennai side. The veteran batsman said IPL was the start of an incredible journey and the initial matches of [...]

Shoaib Malik of delhi Daredevils not afraid to go and play in Hyderabad

Shoaik Malik, the Pakistan skipper, does not foresee any problem in playing in Hyderabad, despite his long legal battle with an Indian family. A person living in Hyderabad had alleged long time back that his daughter had been married to Shoaib on telephone and that Shoaib has been refusing to divorce his daughter ever since. [...]

Cricket Australia, other countries to explore IPL model

Taking a cue from the huge success of IPL, other cricket playing nations are also contemplating similar cricket events. Cricket Australia is considering such an avenue. They are now watching the Indian Premier League and England’s answer to it for clues as to whether a franchised competition would work in Australia. There are enough hints [...]