As the Kings XI Punjab players went about their pre-match drills at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium before their game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday, the intensity of one of the players stood out. Anand Sachar reports.
The Chinnaswamy Stadium has a special significance for Azhar Mahmood, and the all-rounder seems to give off his best at the venue.
Throughout his international career, Dravid rarely showed emotions on the field. But the moment David Hussey holed out in the deep, a pumped-up RR skipper rushed to congratulate the fielder as well as Siddharth Trivedi. Ashutosh Sharma
Kings XI Punjab's stand-in captain David Hussey feels his side got a bit carried away and were little complacent against Rajasthan Royals, which led to their 43-run defeat.
Kings XI Punjab's full-time captain Adam Gilchrist, who is recovering from hamstring injury, is still not sure of playing Tuesday's match against Deccan Chargers.
Mandeep Singh, the 20-year-old opening batsman from Jalandhar, who enjoyed a good domestic season with Punjab, proved to the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium crowd on Tuesday why his choice of sport was spot on. Sharmistha Chaudhuri
A convincing victory over Deccan Chargers secured, Kings XI Punjab stand-in captain David Hussey said the side is gaining even though it is faced with the daunting task of winning all its remaining league matches to make the IPL playoffs.
As the battle to reach the play-off stage in IPL gets fierce, Kings XI Punjab find themselves in a must-win situation as they take on tournament-laggards Deccan Chargers at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Sunday.
There are nearly 50 players who are under the age of 23, but only a dozen have got the opportunity to feature in at least half their side's fixtures. Kaushik Chatterji
The sojourn of Ryan Harris has been a tad underwhelming, and not entirely of his own doing, an errant knee the culprit ever since he made his international debut in ODI in early 2009. Kaushik Chatterji
writes. Veterans in T20
Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday said it will take strict action against any of its player found guilty of indulging in spot-fixing even as the BCCI has suspended five uncapped Indian players in the wake of a television sting operation which claimed to have exposed corruption in the IPL.
Returning after a lengthy lay-off, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist produced a vintage performance to guide his side to a six-wicket upset win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings. Scorecard
At 40-plus, most players either retire or are on the verge of retirement. But the way Adam Gilchrist batted against the Super Kings after a month-long injury break gave the impression that the Aussie legend has found a second wind. Ashutosh Sharma
reports. Face off
It hasn't come as a surprise that the Indian Premier League has been rocked by serious controversies. It was a disaster waiting to happen. It's a price the tournament is paying for the authorities not being stern enough in dealing with the code of conduct breaches. Subhash Rajta
reports. IPL: Indisciplined Private Ltd | Getting away, almost scot free