IPL 2018: On to the Qualifiers

The four Qualifiers of this year’s IPL were confirmed on the 16th over of the second innings of the last league match of IPL 2018. Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals are confirmed the the top four positions of IPL 2018 with the Qualifier 1 being played in Wankhede stadium…

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IPL Teams – Qualifyng Scenarios.

Royal Challengers Bangalore They are on 12 points from 13 matches. Their last match is with Rajasthan Royals who are at the same position with an inferior net run rate. One has to make way for the other. If RCB wins and MI loses, they go through thanks to their superior net run rate. Kings…

Inconsistent KKR batting order hangs MI in the balance

Again a batting order change by the Kolkata Knight Riders and again a defeat for them. When will they learn is a question everyone is asking the team management. Apparently the team management decided that Narine should not open the innings due to his weakness towards the short ball, but what they don’t understand time…

Newbie Gill destroys the mighty Super Kings

Shubhman Gill got his rightful batting position in the lineup of KKR and he didn’t disappoint. Gill dropped a massive catch of Dhoni during the first innings but surely he made up for it when he came out to bat and guided his team to a comfortable victory over the mighty Chennai Super Kings. Chasing…

IPL Match No.15 : KKR v RR Analysis

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to chase. Rajasthan Royals openers Rahane and Short started slowly with continuous overs of spin by KKR. Narine came for the fourth over and he was hit for four 4’s in his over by Rahane. Rahane was seemingly in good knock and a brilliant run out by…

IPL Match No.13 : KKR vs DD Analysis

KKR started their innings silently with a maiden over by Trent Boult. Hits and misses by both the openers, Narine and Lynn was building up the pressure. A brilliant bouncer by Boult saw Narine returning back scoring only a lone run. Uthappa came in and released the pressure by tinking more than a few sixes…

England quick Tom Curran to replace injured Starc for KKR

England fast bowler, Tom Curran is all set to replace injured Mitchell Starc in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Curran has made his name as one of the top death bowlers of the shortest format of the fame and will be a healthy addition to the KKR…

IPL Team Preview-CSK:The Returning Lions

Chennai Super Kings-The most touted team this IPL. The return of the Chennai Lions led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni to their den after a gap of 2 years easily makes them the hottest team this year. Especially with the return of the most successful Indian captain to the helm after quitting international captaincy more than…

RR and SRH look for replacements

Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad are in a state of muddle after their key players of this Indian Premier League season, Steve Smith(RR) and David Warner(SRH) were banned for 12 months for their role in the ball tampering incident in South Africa. RR have already announced the captaincy roll that will be donned by Ajinkya…

Smith,Warner banned by CA for 1 year

Steve Smith and David Warner have been banned for 12 months if reports from Australian media are to be believed. Though no official report has been made by Cricket Australia, it is being strongly rumored that Smith will cancel his IPL contract and will travel overseas for a time out. A tweet recently came from…

Dinesh Karthik wins the Nidahas trophy for India

Dinesh Karthik played the innings of his life even though it lasted for just 8 balls which proved really crucial in India winning the tri-series trophy and snatched victory off the jaws of defeat. Karthik came onto the pitch at a pressure moment when India needed 34 runs off 12 balls with the newbie Vijay…

Blistering Guptill could not hinder the Unstoppable Aussies

Eden Park, Auckland turned into a graveyard for the bowlers on the night of 16th Feb as 36 sixes were hit in the 5th T20I between the Aussies and the BlackCaps. For a viewer it was easy to forget if they were watching a T20 match or the HongKong SuperSixes. During the first innings ,…