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IPL 2011: News

It's time to establish a fresh identity

Deccan Chargers' coach Darren Lehmann has a lot to worry about since the core of the team he built over the last two years has disintegrated and he has very little time to prepare the squad for the tournament opener. Abhijeet Kulkarni reports. Match box

Kochi's shaky first steps against Royal Challengers

Barely a fortnight ago, they had faced off in the World Cup semi-finals. On Saturday, Mahela Jayawardene and Daniel Vettori will clash again. The Sri Lankan stalwart will be leading the newly formed Kochi Tuskers Kerala and the Kiwi their opponents, Royal Challengers Bangalore. Somshuvra Laha reports. Match box

Rajasthan make sure the drought endures

The Deccan Chargers management would be splitting their hairs. What else would they have to do to earn a victory, apart from picking a good squad and distributing complimentary passes in bulk to bring in supporters to the Rajiv Gandhi stadium in Hyderabad. Abhijeet Kulkarni reports.

De Villiers' Royal touch sinks Kochi

For the 45,000-odd fans at the Nehru Stadium, their new team winning the toss was victory in the first battle against Royal Challengers Bangalore. But Bangalore won the war in the end, thanks to an imperious display by their middle-order. Somshuvra Laha reports. Scorecard

Dhoni looks to shake off his shackles

Having held himself back from playing his free flowing game due to the intense scrutiny the Indian captain's job brings, he is now feeling free of the shackles after the World Cup triumph. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

Spinning it his way, like always

On Saturday, Shane Wrane showed he still had the guile and ability to get the best out of a bunch of youngsters with his intelligence and also lead from the front. Abhijeet Kulkarni reports.

Devils dare sans fangs

Virender Sehwag must be smiling at the irony. Just a few days back, he wanted to win the World Cup for Sachin Tendulkar. Subhash Rajta reports. Match box

Yuvraj has a 'King-sized' task

As they face Kings XI Punjab — Yuvraj’s former team now led by Adam Gilchrist — on Sunday, the Pune Warriors, who are the only team not to be playing a single game in their home city, may not enjoy the crowd support. Amol Karhadkar reports. Match box

IPL stars can get the nod

The World Cup won, the national selectors are back on the job. With an eye on India's packed schedule this summer, they are watching select matches of the IPL to scout for potential replacements if some of the first-team players get injured or want rest.

Sling shocked!

Broken bats, limping batsmen and disturbed timber. These are the images that bring forth the destructive powers of Lasith Malinga, the slinger from Sri Lanka. Subhash Rajta reports. Number games and more

Making a perfect start 'at home'

Debutants Pune Warriors defeated Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets in an Indian Premier League match in Mumbai on Sunday. Amol Karhadkar reports

The battle of the wounded

The stakes are high and having lost the opening match, the Deccan Chargers have to target the host Kolkata Knight Riders as the team to collect their first points from. That the hosts too will look to open their account after the opening upset, raises the stakes further in the match. Atreyo Mukhopadhyay reports. Match box

Too close for comfort?

A few days back, the IPL governing council decided that team owners will not sit with their teams in the dugout. The decision has come into effect, though more in letter than spirit. Subhash Rajta reports.

Knight Riders look to bring back IPL campaign on track

For the Kolkata Knight Riders their shocking two-run loss to Chennai Super Kings in the IPLeague opener is history now and the team is looking forward to bring their campaign back on track when they take on Deccan Chargers in Kolkata at the Eden Gardens tomorrow.

Charge of the Knight Riders

The Knights were swift in putting to rest the nightmare. After all the opening setback against Chennai Super Kings on Friday wasn’t just fresh in the memory, it was also bringing back many unpleasant memories. Scorecard
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