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IPL 2012 : News

Breaking rules is the rule here

Whether we like it or not, the phrase ‘this is not cricket’ even today means ‘you are not being honest and straight’. Well, maybe it doesn’t mean that any more, maybe it all changed once commercialism took strong roots in the sport. Pradeep Magazine writes.

Legally illegal, but you can bet online in India

Betting or gambling is illegal in most of India. But there is no law that makes online betting an illegal activity. Somshuvra Laha reports.

Twenty20 trends have emerged in IPL

It has been obvious over the last seven weeks that the pattern of Twenty20 cricket is getting defined nicely. Javagal Srinath writes.

Recent charges of fixing aimed at soft targets

It’s decision time for the IPL officials. The IPL has to quickly decide which path it wants the future to take. Ian Chappell writes.

Dharamsala: A venue like no other

At Dharamshala, the setting for cricket was wonderful but somewhat bizarre. This is peak summer with day temperatures touching 40 degrees yet the stadium background is dominated by the magnificent snow- capped Dhauladhar mountain range. Amrit Mathur writes.

Balanced Knight Riders will be the team to watch out for

You are only destined, so goes the saying in life and it was once again brought to reality by the way Chennai Super Kings got a lease of life in this year's IPL. The team has got a fresh lease of life by getting in to the last four of the tournament. Sourav Ganguly writes.

CSK tend to reserve their best for big ties

When the Super Kings take on Mumbai at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore today, a large section of the crowd will be a disappointed lot. Mark Waugh writes.

Talk of Super Kings being lucky is unfair

It was a difficult Sunday as we watched the game between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Deccan Chargers. Stephen Fleming writes.

Steyn's class made the difference

With the men separated from the boys, it is worth taking a look at the five teams that missed out on the playoffs.  Javagal Srinath writes.

Gambhir is a tough but popular leader

Gauti has been a hard but popular leader and his runs at the top of the order have been crucial. Jacques Kallis writes.

Smart to bat first against CSK

Chennai are enjoying the fresh lease of life they've got and by the looks of it, they want to make the most of it. The message was made even clearer on Wednesday by the captain himself. Sourav Ganguly writes.

Chennai hold the edge in home game

Chennai have the edge considering it's a home game and they adapt to pressure well, writes Mark Waugh.

IPL a sad reflection of our bowling resources

While our batsmen have learnt a few new tricks to stay ahead of the game, the same can't be said about our bowlers. In fact, even the settled India bowlers have lost a bit of sheen over the last seven weeks. Aakash Chopra writes.

The Roaring T20s

By the very nature of the game, the Twenty20 format is limited in its sophistication. But this is more than made up by the circus-like atmosphere - the much derisively described 'tamasha' - and its still novel sub-national loyalty scheme. Indrajit Hazra writes.

Strategy goof-ups cost the Daredevils dear

The form that Delhi were in, they should have found a place in the final, but again, tactical errors cost them the opportunity. Mark Waugh writes.
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