HindustanTimes Fri,28 Aug 2015

IPL 2011: News

Overkill: IPL’s novelty wearing off

Eight years ago, insight and clever marketing gave the world Twenty20. It was innovative, fresh, concise and appealing. There may not have been the confidence in what is called "the product", and hence the lure of girl bands and bouncy castles, but as a concept it worked brilliantly. Mike Selvey writes. Mike says

Warne always made the game exciting for players

Shane Warne will retire as a player at the end of this IPL season. He'll leave with only one regret, that he didn't captain Australia on a long term basis. Ian Chappell writes.

Once a king, now a bench warmer

After all that extended foreplay, Sourav Ganguly seems to be having performance anxiety. Sukhwant Basra reports.

Learn to keep batsmen guessing

Chris Gayle has been the flavour of the IPL so far, with two spectacular hundreds in his first four innings since joining the Royal Challengers. It's almost as if he is determined to make up for lost time, writes Javagal Srinath.

Mumbai Indians IPL team posts massive loss

Indiawin Sports Pvt Ltd, the owner of Mumbai Indians IPL team that is currently leading the tally in the ongoing 20-20 cricket tournament, has posted a net loss of Rs. 15.42 crore for the fiscal year 2010-11.

Delhi need to regroup quickly

In the middle of a massive slump, Sehwag's injury comes as a huge blow for the Daredevils. He gives hope to his team and, importantly, injects fear into the opposition bowlers. Amrit Mathur writes.

If you are good enough, nobody can keep you out

Indian cricket isn’t known for many famous comebacks on the international stage, especially by those who have turned 30. But S Badrinath is set to buck the trend.  Amol Karhadkar reports.

Warriors praying for season to end

With their maiden season in the IPL effectively ending with two league matches left, the Pune Warriors are trapped in a tunnel with no light at the end of it. HT reports.

Defeated RCB not a one-man army: Kohli

The fear for a team which has an individual player who produces outstanding performances game after game is over-dependence. Royal Challengers Bangalore will have to pass that test if they have to go all the way in IPL4.

Always aim for wins, the points will follow

Our team is raring to go and while there is talk about the Mumbai Indians being under some pressure, I am not worried about their mindset. Gautam Gambhir writes.

Cream of the crop

Merciless batting, stinging bowling and spicy controversies — we look at the Season 4 of the circus called IPL.

Cocktail of skill, nerve and luck saw us through

We couldn't have scripted a better ending to our league campaign. Twenty one runs in the last over is never an easy equation, but James Franklin and Ambati Rayudu saw us through. Harbhajan Singh writes.

The day one Kohli was worth an entire army

On Tuesday, Kohli gave a further glimpse of the maturity that has already seen him earn the tag of future India captain. Rohit Bhaskar reports.

Abdulla spins it right

In this day and age of high-powered gym workouts, controlled diets and psychological training, Kolkata Knight Riders' left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdulla has a simple route to success - just go out on the field and bowl. Rohit Bhaskar reports.

Ridiculous to say I chose club over India

After the well fought out elimination match against the Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir emerged a satisfied but broken man. The following interview contains some of the answers to the questions that have been doing the rounds since Thursday.
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Never the one to mince words when it comes speaking his mind, MS Dhoni today criticised the hectic cricket schedule, saying the crammed calendar this year will drain the players both physically and mentally. Mahi says

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