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Mumbai Indians news update – matches, predictions, team and more

When it comes to glamour quotient, MUmbai Indians, the IPL team of Mumbai franchisee, has no match. Sachin Tendulkar, the icon player and captain of Mumbai Indians, is the star attraction of the IPL tournament, and its no secret industrialist Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries spent a whooping $111.9 million to buy the costliest of [...]

IPL tickets not a big hit among fans; Actors, players queue up to sell tickets

Since only five days are remaining for the inaugural of Indian Premier League (IPL), the ticket sales are not going forward as expected. Some of the teams participating in the IPL have not even started the sale of tickets. They are still looking for a an appropriate date to start the same. It is very [...]

Shah Rukh Khan defends Shoaib Akhtar, wants him in IPL Kolkata

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, has jumped into the defence of troubled cricket star Shoaib Akhtar, who has been banned for five years by the Pakistan Cricket Board. IPL boss Lalit Modi has said till the PCB ban is lifted Shoaib cannot play in IPL. Shah Rukh Khan has said [...]

IPL teams rope in celebrities for promotion

It all started when Shah Rukh Khan (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Preity Zinta (Mohali) became IPL franchise owners. The rest of the team owners immediately realised the marketing and publicity potential of having Bollywood (or Tollywood) actors associated with them, and went about star-hunting. The Indian film fraternity is being actively woed by the franchises [...]

Hyderabad IPL team named Deccan Chargers; VVS Laxman captain, Adam Gilchrist is vice captain

The DLF IPL Twenty20 Hyderabad team has been christened Deccan Chargers. VVS Laxman is the captain, while Australia’s Adam Gilchrist is the vice captain of Deccan Chargers. Gilchrist retired from ODIs and tests during India’s recent tour of Australia. The logo and anthem of Deccan Chargers wwre also revealed. The logo would be a charging [...]

Venkatesh Prasad, Robin Singh to continue as Indian team’s bowling, fielding coaches; Asst Manager Lalchand Rajput to coach Mumbai Indians IPL team

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to continue with Robin Singh as fielding coach and Venkatesh Prasad as bowling coach for the South Africa Test series. After Gary Kirsten took over as coach of Indian team, speculation mounted that both will be axed. The series starts on March 26. Assistant coach [...]

Chennai Super Kings signs up Lakshmipathy Balaji, to announce final squad this month

Former Indian player Lakshmipathy Balaji makes a return to competitive cricket after Chennai Super Kings signed him up for the DLF IPL Twenty20 tournament. Chennai Super Kings cricketing affairs head V B Chandresekar said Lakshmipathy Balaji has been included as an additional bowler after conducting a test. Chandrasekar said Lakshmipathy Balaji bowled two 10-ver spells. [...]

Ishant Sharma and Gautam Gambhir not in Indian Test team

Ishant Sharma of IPL Kolkata Knight Riders and Gautam Gambhir , two of India’s best performers in the Australian tour, does not find a place in the Test squad against South Africa. Though the team for the first two Tests have been announced, Ishant may be considered for the second Test. Ishant Sharma had undergone a [...]

SRK in dilemma as Panchavi Pass and IPL dates clash

Shah Rukh Khan, the proud owner of Calcutta IPL team Kolkata Knight Raiders, is in a dilemma as the dates of his new TV show “Panchavi Pass” and that of IPL are bound to clash. Reports in the Indian media suggest that Shah Rukh is trying his best to postpone the telecast dates of Panchavi [...]

Kolkata Knight Riders unveiled by Sourav Ganguly, Shah Rukh Khan

Australian John Buchanan formally joins as coach Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, Bolywood stars Shah Rukh Khan And Juhi Chawla unveiled the team name and jerseys for Kolkata IPL – Kolkata Knight Riders is the name of the squad , which would have black and gold as its jersey and Bengal tiger Hoog Lee as [...]