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IPL 2011: News

New teams, the same old warhorses

Having done numerous stints as a cricket expert on television channels, Murali Kartik is as good with his one-liners as he is with his arm balls. Amol Karhadkar reports.

Accreditation mess: IPL shoots itself in the foot

Marketing is one of the vital departments for the league's continued growth, and what better way than making sure that the media exposure is handled with care and sensitivity. Amol Karhadkar writes.

Vettori can work wonders with the RCB

In Dan Vettori, we have an excellent captain, a proven leader who has done wonders with New Zealand, writes Anil Kumble.

Bangladesh tune in to IPL with Shakib

With the series against Australia over, Bangladesh is gearing up to follow the Indian Premier League. And this time they have a huge reason to cheer for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Nilankur Das reports.

Hoping for ideal house-warming

For the first time in three editions of the IPL played in the country, the Mumbai Indians did not start their campaign at the Wankhede Stadium. Amol Karhadkar reports.

Warne, Vettori show how it’s done on belters

Grounds are getting smaller, wickets flatter, bats thicker and just to make it even tougher for the bowlers the format too has gotten shorter. While it has become ostensibly tougher for the bowlers to succeed, good bowlers nonetheless will always have their say.

Team can’t win? Blame it on Vastu

The Deccan Chargers victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday has come as a huge relief for the Hyderabad Cricket Association officials as the result has convinced the franchisee owners that the home venue was not jinxed for the team. Abhijeet Kulkarni reports.

Tendulkar fined for Mumbai Indian's slow over rate

As if the loss to IPL debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala was not enough, Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar was fined $20,000 for maintaining a slow over-rate during the match.

New-ball bowlers have set up winning pattern

In the game of glorious uncertainties, we are seeking some certainty - in terms of preparations, performance and effort every game. Yuvraj Singh elaborates.

Sehwag, Dravid have kept their style intact

Their styles are vastly different, but what they share is immense pride in performance and a hunger to excel. Amrit Mathur reports.

Orange squeezed into Kochi's system

Ever since Kochi were awarded an Indian Premier League (IPL) team, they have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Amol Karhadkar reports.

Jayawardene spices it up with variety

When Sachin Tendulkar is on the rampage, bowlers normally run out of ideas. Kochi Tuskers bowler R Vinay Kumar though, went for an unusual improvisation - slinging it like Lasith Malinga during Friday's match against Mumbai Indians. Somshuvra Laha reports

Pure bowlers may get rare in T20

It's never easy to set a strategy and execute it in a T20 format. Teams win and some do so consistently but losing a match is not far away. Javagal Srinath writes. Javagal says

SRK to show abs if KKR reaches IPL final

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he will take off his shirt, a'la Sourav Ganguly, to show his six-pack abs if his Kolkata Knight Riders team reaches the Indian Premier League final this year.

Warne launches own line of T shirts

Australian spin legend Shane Warne today launched a limited edition of men's T shirts designed by the cricketer himself for the ongoing Indian Premier League, titled 'Spinners by Shane Warne'.
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