HindustanTimes Sat,01 Aug 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! Jacques Kallis writes.

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. Mark Waugh writes.

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." Amrit Mathur writes.

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. Kevin Pietersen writes.

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. Mark Waugh writes.

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. Sourav Ganguly writes.

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. Kevin Pietersen writes.

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. Soumya Bhattacharya writes.

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. Sourav Ganguly writes.

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. Amrit mathur writes.

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 writes.

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. Jacques Kallis writes.

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. Mark Waugh writes.

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. Stephen Fleming writes.

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. Ian Chappell writes.
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