HindustanTimes Mon,03 Aug 2015

High PL : News

Raising the bar

If the IPL still needs an endorsement, it’s come. Sachin Tendulkar’s only exposure to cricket’s shortest format has got the Little Master all excited about the tournament, Rakesh Thapliyal reports.

Irfan has helped me improve: Yusuf Pathan

It has been a great experience in the first fortnight of this season's IPL. I have learnt from my mistakes and evolved as a player. So has my team. It has made mistakes, but as a group we have performed well.

One win can change things: Ganguly

Given his new role in the Kolkata Knight Riders side this year, it wasn’t inappropriate that Sourav Ganguly was occupying a chair in a corner of the stage on Tuesday evening when seven players of the team made a surprise appearance before the media and fans at a multiplex in a busy and glitzy mall which has a casino as its prime attraction.

I’m still good for the new format: Jayasuriya

Despite having relinquished his place in the Test XI to help youngsters, Jayasuriya continues to be a force in ODIs and T20. The following are excerpts from a chat with the Hindustan Times.

Meet the man who keeps McGrath out of the eleven

Delhi Daredevils' Dirk Nannes speaks to Subhash Rajta about playing in the IPL, representing Australia in the skiing World Cup and missing out on the Olympics by a whisker...

Flintoff was a good influence on CSK: Fleming

Andrew Flintoff may not have justified his $ 1.55 million price tag but the star England all-rounder, forced out of the Indian Premier League due to injury, was a "good influence" on the Chennai Super Kings, according to coach Stephen Fleming.

‘Lucky’ Abdulla has a swinging time

His stocky build seems more suited for the ring or mat of combat sports, and, even in cricket-crazy India, Yusuf Abdulla would have been unheard of before IPL II, writes Atreyo Mukhopadhyay.

My batting in IPL has been pathetic: Dhoni

His flop-show in the Indian Premier League has left Mahendra Singh Dhoni frustrated and the Chennai Super Kings skipper has no qualms admitting that his batting has been "pathetic" so far in the tournament.

Nannes can't believe he is preferred over McGrath

Left-arm Australian fast bowler Dirk Nannes can't believe that he is preferred ahead of his legendary compatriot Glenn McGrath for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.

I get nervous while watching Yusuf bat: Irfan

Despite playing for two different teams in the Indian Premier League, Irfan Pathan says he feels the pressure watching his brother Yusuf bat and prays for him.

Sreesanth is an over-rated bowler: Hayden

Matthew Hayden has hit back at S Sreesanth by describing the Kings XI Punjab pacer as an over-rated bowler who "always loses cool under pressure" following the duo's face-off in their Indian Premier League match in Centurion on Thursday.

Sachin getting better with age: Waugh

Instead of waning with age, Sachin Tendulkar is getting better with every passing day, former Australia captain Steve Waugh said in Kolkata. The Australian great had earlier compared Tendulkar with Sir Don Bradman.

Insulting to have been sent back: Naman

Ever since he was sent back by the Rajasthan Royals’ think-tank before the IPL, “because they did not like his batting”, Naman Ojha has been living on the edge, G Krishnan reports.

My one over changed everything: Tendulkar

A disappointed Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar admitted that his one over changed the course of the match after they seemed to have put the brakes on Delhi Daredevils at one stage.

'We need to win all remaining games to qualify for semis'

With only three wins out of nine matches, Mumbai Indians find themselves at a lowly seventh spot in the IPL points table, and skipper Sachin Tendulkar admitted that from here on his side will have to win all their remaining matches to be in the fray for the semi-finals.
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