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Back to the future

Chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth picks his favourite T20 players from his era and also from the current one, reports Atreyo Mukhopadhyay. See popup

No disclosure from fake blogger

Nothing is what it seems but Wednesday’s post confirmed what many believed — that he hasn’t played for any country. The blogger though claimed to be “intimately” involved with the IPL, reports HT Correspondent.

Mumbai to play for pride against Delhi today

With their semi-final hopes dead and buried, Mumbai Indians will play for pride as they take on table-toppers Delhi Daredevils in their last league encounter of the Indian Premier League in Centurion on Thursday. Listen to podcast audio | Full Coverage

It's all about individual performance from now on: Dhoni

As IPL-II progresses towards the finishing stage, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni reckons that from now on individual performances would have more influence on the outcome of the matches.

Batting let us down: Shane Warne

To defend their champions title, Rajasthan Royals had weapons like lethal bowling, athletic fielding and super strategies but pathetic batting poured cold water on their aspirations, according to their dejected skipper Shane Warne. See Full Coverage

Chennai favourite to win title; Delhi not best side: Warne

Sitting atop the points table, they might have been the most consistent side in the IPL-II but Delhi Daredevils are not 'best' according to Shane Warne, who feels it's Chennai who will probably run away with the title. See Full Coverage

Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians by four wickets

After a prolonged slump, Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag roared back to form with a scintillating half-century that paved the way for a comfortable victory over Mumbai Indians, reports G Krishnan. Listen to podcast audio | Full coverage

Pandey heroics guide Bangalore to 12-run win over Deccan

Young Manish Pandey notched up his maiden Indian Premier League century as Bangalore Royal Challengers defeated Deccan Chargers by 12 runs in a high-scoring match in Centurion on Thursday to set up a semifinal clash against Chennai Super Kings, reports Atreyo Mukhopadhyay. Listen to podcast audio | Full coverage

Delhi Daredevils take on Deccan Chargers in first semi-final match

After getting defeated by Bangalore Royal Challengers by 12 runs and landing fourth on the IPL tally, Deccan Chargers will meet Delhi Daredevils in the first semi-final match on Friday while Royal Challengers will meet Chennai Super Kings in the second semi-final on Saturday. Listen to podcast audio | Full coverage

Glam teams blighted by KKR curse

In a competition where cinema and cricket are interwoven, the Kolkata Knight Riders gave their ending a film-like twist, notching up consolation wins and taking with them two of the teams which played the knockout stage last year, reports Atreyo Mukhopadhyay.

Bottom rankers but strongest brand

The Kolkata Knight Riders, who had made losing a habit, have been given the top rank by UK’s Intangible Business, a leading brand valuation company, and MTI Consulting, an international strategy consultancy, in their just-released IPL Brand Value Scoreboard 2009, which is the first-ever valuation aimed at measuring the strengths of the eight IPL franchises, reports HT.

I was confident about striking form, says Sehwag

Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag says his prolonged lean patch never bothered him and he was confident of getting back to his elements. "I have never seen anybody who can flop in 10-12 games. So that's why I was very confident that I was one innings away from coming back to form," he said.

B'lore Royal Challengers to take on Chennai Super Kings in IPL semi-final

A resurgent Bangalore Royal Challengers will face formidable Chennai Super Kings in the second semi-final of the Indian Premier League at New Wanderers in Johannesburg tomorrow, reports Atreyo Mukhopadhyay. Listen to podcast audio  | Full coverage

Gilchrist blitzkrieg propels Deccan Chargers into IPL final

A blistering 85 from skipper Adam Gilchrist propelled last edition's bottom-ranked Deccan Chargers into the final of the Indian Premier League following their six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in the first semi-final match in Pretoria, reports Atreyo Mukhopadhyay. Listen to podcast audio | Full Coverage

McGrath denies saying he won't play in IPL III

Legendary Australian pacer Glenn McGrath has denied saying that he would not return to play for Delhi Daredevils in the third edition of the Indian Premier League.
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