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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils: With Shahid Afridi and Symonds, its advantage Deccan Chargers

Before the start of the DLF  IPL, cricket experts had termed the Deccan Chargers, the Hyderabad franchisee led by VVS Laxman would be the winning team in the tournament. Everyone except the captain VVS Laxman was of Twenty20 material, it was said. Now, they have shown that the team is of course a good combination [...]

Andrew Symonds: IPL a new frontier in cricket, no need to sledge in T20 matches

Having got enough money from Hyderabad’s IPL team Deccan Chargers, Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds is very keen to play and win the new Twenty20 extravaganza starting from Apil 18. Deccan Chargers have bought Andrew Symonds for $1.35 million. Talking to the media, Andrew Symonds said “I must thank the owners for bidding for me in [...]

Ricky Ponting, Brett Lee, Andrew Symonds may play just two weeks in IPL

Australian cricketers participating in IPL are in a fix after team coach fixed a training camp in Queensland ahead of the West Indies tour in the first week of May, clashing with the IPL Twenty20 tournament. The DLF IPL Twenty20 tournament starts on April 18, which means Ricky Ponting (Kolkata Knight Riders), Andrew Symonds (Hyderabad), [...]

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 [...]

Jaipur’s Shane Warne says IPL will not be an acrimonious affair

Aussie spin wizard Shane Warne , who will captain and coach Jaipur IPL team, says the DLF IPL Twenty20 tournament would not be an acrimonious affair, despite India’s controversial tour of Australia. The Austalian tour had been a much charged-up affair following a spate of controversies including the racism charges levelled against Harbjahan Singh and [...]

Andrew Symonds escapes punishment for knock out punch to streaker in Brisbane final agains India

Andrew Symonds’ knockout punch to streaker Robert Murray David Oglivie had the potential to earn him a ban for a few matches, but the Aussie batsman, who would also feature in IPL Hyderabad team, has escaped. In Brisbane, Andrew Symonds knocked down the streaker while the latter was trying to evade security personnel on his [...]

Former West Indian captain Vivian Richards toasts IPL, backs Andrew Symonds’ valuation by Hyderabad

West Indian cricket legend Vivian Richards has justified the top dollars pouring into IPL. The BCCI had auctioned right IPL teams for a mind-boggling $718 million. Mumbai team was the top grosser with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries, the country’s top private firm, pumping in a record $111.9 to win team ownership. Bangalore team went to [...]