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Vettori takes up Royal Challenge

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori will lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Follow the leaders

Fresh challenge excites Gilchrist

After a successful stint with the Deccan Chargers, Adam Gilchrist is set to start afresh as skipper of the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League’s Season IV. Ashutosh Sharma reports.

It’s time for KKR to move on, says Akram

A captain who leads from the front, a batting line-up boasting of one of the most destructive T20 batsmen, a talented pace attack and some genuine all-rounders make the Kolkata Knight Riders a formidable side in Indian Premier League 4, feels the team’s bowling consultant Wasim Akram.

Mumbai Indians emerging a preferred choice for corporates

The Mumbai Indians captained by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar are turning out to be a hot property among the IPL teams this year, with leading corporates rushing for a tie up with it.

Original 8 set to hit pay dirt

All the eight franchisees of IPL last year are expected to clock profits this year, a sign that the snappier version of the game is getting swankier and more lucrative. Gaurav Choudhury reports. IPL Team profits | All about the IPL-IV | The big earners

Upbeat Gauti raring to go

If there is a team which cannot wait for the new IPL season to start, it is Shah Rukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders. The scars on the psyche, due to repeated failures, are so deep that every step forward is overwriting of bitter memories. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

IPL: S-taking with caution

The anxiety amongst the IPL stakeholders is palpable. In a nation swept by the euphoria of the World Cup win, there is optimism that the T20 event could also bask in the glory of the one-day triumph. At the same time, there is fear that it could become a victim of overkill. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports. What they had to say

Will the World Cup hype kill IPL?

India are still celebrating their World Cup triumph, and another season of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to kick off in Chennai today. Ashutosh Sharma reports.

'Time to pay back the team'

Manoj Tiwary sounds quietly confident ahead of IPL 4 and with good reason: he got runs in domestic cricket this season, the Kolkata Knight Riders bought him back at the players' auction and he says he now has a clearly defined role in the team.

IPL-4 kicks off with a colourful opening ceremony

The fourth edition of the Indian Premier League kicked off at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai today with a colourful opening ceremony and the ten captains signing the Spirit of Cricket banner.

Kolkata Knight Riders self-destruct in opening match

When Kolkata Knight Riders players analyse their opening game's performance they will struggle to find valid reasons for the defeat. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports. Scorecard | In pics

This season, owners will not sit with the teams

The Indian Premier League governing council headed by Chirayu Amin has decided that owners will not be allowed to sit in the players' dug outs. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

It's time to establish a fresh identity

Deccan Chargers' coach Darren Lehmann has a lot to worry about since the core of the team he built over the last two years has disintegrated and he has very little time to prepare the squad for the tournament opener. Abhijeet Kulkarni reports. Match box

Kochi's shaky first steps against Royal Challengers

Barely a fortnight ago, they had faced off in the World Cup semi-finals. On Saturday, Mahela Jayawardene and Daniel Vettori will clash again. The Sri Lankan stalwart will be leading the newly formed Kochi Tuskers Kerala and the Kiwi their opponents, Royal Challengers Bangalore. Somshuvra Laha reports. Match box

Dravid relies on fighting spirit of young guns

They might not have stars and big names in their rank but Rajasthan Royals' new entrant Rahul Dravid is confident the youngs guns possess the fighting spirit to outwit any team in the fourth Indian Premier League.

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