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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

IPL 2011: News

Greater laurels await Valthaty and Rayudu

Ten days into IPL IV, everybody has got on the points table and no team has remained unbeaten. This was always going to be the case, given the reorganisation of teams after the auction earlier in the year, but what has been most pleasing for me is to see so many different young men making a strong case for themselves. Anil Kumble writes.

Individual effort of no use if team ends up losing

It's tough to pen down my thoughts after the Delhi Daredevils game. It was a mixed day where I could be satisfied with my performance and disappointed over the defeat. Yuvraj Singh reports

It's a treat to watch Valthaty bat: Shaun Marsh

He may have lost his opening slot to little-known Mumbaikar Paul Valthaty in this edition of the Indian Premier League, but big-hitting Australian Shaun Marsh isn't complaining.

Form counts, not the glitz quotient

Two-out-of-two against the Rajasthan Royals, and both by emphatic margins. Perhaps, this is the season in which the Kolkata Knight Riders can transform their potential into results. Jacques Kallis writes

Kolkata, keep the decibel levels high

It was satisfying to win our double-header against the Rajasthan Royals. I had maintained that we would be a formidable unit when our entire squad was available and we proved it when our bowlers got the Royals out for 81. Gautam Gambhir writes Gauti says

Prince vs the King

Exactly three years ago, on the eve of their first IPL outing, the Mumbai Indians bunch, minus Sachin Tendulkar, was sweating it out under lights at the Wankhede Stadium. Amol Karhadkar reports Matchbox

IPL: Making players fearless & skilful

Many a time people ask me, what is the biggest impact of the IPL on Indian cricket. I have played and seen domestic cricket and have been part of the IPL since its inception. Harbhajan Singh writes Bhajji says

United and purposeful, watch out for KKR

With matches taking place thick and fast, it's fair to say that the first phase is almost over. Some teams have played five matches, most others have played four games, and a majority have played nearly 30% of the 14 league ties each team must play in order to secure qualification to the next stage. Javagal Srinath reports Javagal says

Liz turns cheerleader for Warne

British actress Elizabeth Hurley made heads turn today as she cheered for Australian spin legend Shane Warne at an Indian Premier League match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in Mohali.

Gayle, Kallis will add intensity

What was disappointing about Wednesday's loss was the fact that we did a lot of things right but did not bat to potential. We have a deep batting order, but on the day it was not able to deliver. The turning point for me was not the dismissal of Yusuf Pathan, but in many ways, the run-out of Eoin Morgan. Gautam Gambhir writes.

Claiming early wickets worked

Another combined effort has ensured that we are back to winning ways. On a good Wankhede pitch, we responded well to the challenge of beating our neighbours, Pune Warriors. I was disappointed to miss the game due to an injury. Harbhajan Singh writes.

Fast & furious but with no sting at all

The general trend across most parts of the country thus far has been flat pitches, making life somewhat easy for the batsmen and extremely difficult for the bowlers. Javagal Srinath writes.

Once called misfit, spinners now are a vital part of T20

At the inception of the Twenty20, and then IPL, everyone was extremely worried about our tribe and whether spin bowling would be able to weather the onslaught. Harbhajan Singh writes.

The wonderful world of cheerleaders

The action on the sidelines this season is as colourful as the cricket on the pitch, thanks to the flamboyant lot of cheerleaders at IPL 2011. Somshuvra Laha and Rohit Bhaskar report.

Rohit pulls his weight at the right time

While the World Cup glory seems to have not changed Harbhajan Singh a wee bit, not making it to the Cup squad seems to have changed Rohit Sharma a lot. Amol Karhadkar reports.
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