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Sun,24 May 2015
IPL 2012 : News
'X-factor' makes the difference in IPL
One of my favourite coaches is Gary Kirsten — he's very clever. By telling me I can have the day off to rest, he makes me want to train harder!
Eden will be a test for Gayle & Co
Bangalore take on the Knight Riders in Saturday's night game, and it will be two of the more glamorous teams facing off.
Packed Kotla is God's grace for Sachin
When told about the game being sold out because of him, he said with humility: "Upar wale ki kripa hai."
Batting with Viru the highlight of my season
As the countdown for my return to England nears, I feel a little sad. But what keeps me going is the performance of the Delhi Daredevils.
KKR hold the edge against CSK
If you would have asked me at the start of this edition of the Indian Premier League to pick a winner, I would have obviously put my money on Chennai Super Kings.
Introspection has helped us chart the way forward
At times, introspection helps to decide what you did right and what you need to do from here on. The message for Pune is simple - we need to go out and win more and more games.
Couldn't have asked for a better ending on home ground
Indian cricket is lucky to have two brilliant talents in Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron.
Thanks to Steyn & Ganguly, IPL has its moments
Now that advertisers seem to be not so keen on the IPL, now that ticket prices are being slashed to lure spectators to stadiums, and now that TV viewership figures are dwindling compared to those of previous editions, a couch purist ought to gloat.
Need to brace up for MI challenge
It was disappointing to lose at Cuttack, especially when we were in control till the 15th over of the Deccan Chargers’ innings. The last five overs took the game away from us and this is not the first time it has happened in the tournament.
Square cut a potent weapon for Viru, Dravid
From the two back-to-back wins against the Rajasthan Royals, some memories stand out. In the home game, the Daredevils barely crossed the line to win a game which, actually, the Royals refused to win.
Matches getting too close for comfort
I have been surprised by the number of last-over or last-ball finishes this year. It’s a reflection of how close the competition is and the amount of pressure each team is under to collect the two points on offer
. Stephen Fleming
Emotion can be a driving force in sport
It’s fair to say that we are all looking at the points table. There is nothing wrong in it as long as you forget about it the moment you look away.
Will Sourav up the ante at the Eden?
Barring the Delhi Daredevils and Deccan Chargers, who are perched at their respective ends of the spectrum, the remaining teams have not shown signs of settling down.
Confidence scores over momentum
It was a hard fought win against the Deccan Chargers. Nothing is coming easy for us but we are pleased with the outcome.
Genuine resurgence or false dawn?
After a dramatic slide in the rankings following two Ashes beatings and a lost series in India, Australia are once again on the rise.
We regret the action of Luke Pomersbach: Vijay Mallya
IPL made a positive impact on world cricket: Nannes
Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Dirk Nannes feels that the high-profile Indian Premier League has been a good learning experience for players from across the countries, and the Twenty20 tournament has made a positive impact on world cricket.
What a revelation Nadeem has been for the Daredevils
Kotla crowd epitomises spirit of Indian cricket
It's wrong to crucify players unsuited for Twenty20 format