HindustanTimes Mon,03 Aug 2015

IPL 2012 : News

Another homecoming show

The first thing Gautam Gambhir can do is take a quick glance at the stands when he leads Kolkata Knight Riders into the Ferozshah Stadium to battle the Delhi Daredevils on Monday. Subhash Rajta reports. Face off | Cracking shots

Morne praises Sehwag’s captaincy

Morne Morkel feels he is flourishing because Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag gives him the freedom.

Delhi's missing KP, somebody should step into his shoes: Irfan

Delhi Daredevils all-rounder Irfan Pathan has called on the middle-order batsmen of his side to fill in the gap, left by Kevin Pietersen, and also hoped that struggling Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor would soon find his touch.

Delhi eye top spot as they face struggling Deccan Chargers

Delhi Daredevils would look to reclaim the top spot when they take on a floundering Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League clash, on Thursday.

Delhi bowlers make a point in this batsman's game

The general consensus is that Twenty20 cricket is a batsman's game. After all, how can one forget Yuvraj Singh hitting Stuart Broad for six sixes or Chris Gayle smashing Prasanth Parameswaran for 37 runs in one IPL over last year? Sharmistha Chaudhuri reports. Face off

100 reasons to smile

Warner steps into KP's shoes, hits a sparkling ton to lift Daredevils back to the top. Sharmistha Chaudhuri reports. Scorecard | Cracking shots | Points tableMain men | Big stands | CSK hold steady to down Royals

Comic con: The 'daredevil' lies in the sketchy detail

Delhi Daredevils' Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan became the latest to join the list, when they were featured in Diamond Comics with the red-turbaned man whose brain works faster than a super-computer, Chacha Chaudhary, and his Goliathesque sidekick from Jupiter, Sabu. Rohit Bhaskar reports.

CSK fight to save kingdom

It's now or never for holders CSK, as they face one of the toughest teams, the Delhi Daredevils. Ashutosh Sharma reports. Face off | The Knight who changed fortunes

Players have their own approach

Players follow customised training methods. Mahela Jayawardene likes a good hit before a game, first facing fast bowlers, then switching to spinners. During practice, he goes over the basics, gets his feet moving and searches for the reassuring feel of ball. Amrit Mathur writes.

Mahela: team is focussed despite sting

The TV sting operation may have cast doubts over the credibility of IPL but Delhi Daredevils batsman Mahela Jayawardene on Wednesday said the team's focus had not changed despite the spot-fixing allegations on some players.

Chris Gayle blitz puts RCB in the driver's seat

Chris Gayle was destructive, to say the least. Making a mincemeat of every bowling option that Mahela Jayawardene had, Gayle got to his century in 53 balls - in which the latter half of the runs coming in just 16 balls, making it possibly the fastest 50 runs ever. Debjeet Kundu reports.

Knight Riders storm into their maiden IPL final

Daredevils stuck with their tried and tested plan of fielding four quickies, including all-rounder Irfan Pathan. Riding on an impressive show by their spin trio, the Knight Riders stormed to their maiden IPL final with an 18-run victory. Scorecard | Face off: Mumbai Indians vs Super Kings

Lack of transparency takes sheen off gesture

As much as the focus was on the Daredevils and the Knight Riders on Tuesday, the attention was also on some of India's biggest domestic and international players of the past. Amol Karhadkar writes. A slice of the pie for ex-cricketers

Delhi hoping to come hard at Chennai in do-or-die battle

Wounded Delhi Daredevils would be eager to draw inspiration from their own performances in the league stages for a spot in the final of the ongoing Indian Premier League when they take on a rejuvenated Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifying match on Friday.

Dhoni vs Sehwag: always foes, never friends

Not the best of pals even in India colours, Sehwag and Dhoni will have more than pride to fight for. Rohit Bhaskar reports. Face off: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils
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