Taking charge of a new team is never easy. No one would know this better than Delhi Daredevils coach Greg Shipperd. It is his fourth year with the team, but he will have to handle a lot of new faces this time.
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
Perfection doesn't come easy, and neither does it come cheap. And one man in Indian cricket can be singled out to back the statement. Even if it is for a popcorn tournament like the IPL.
Opener Rahul Dravid and Johan Botha chipped in with useful contributions as Rajasthan Royals registered a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League here today. Debjeet Kundu reports.
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag failed to hide his disappointment about the failure of the top-order that led to their second defeat in IPL in as many matches after Rajasthan Royals won wwith 10 balls to spare.
Despite suffering two successive losses, Delhi Daredevils coach Greg Shipperd is hopeful of a turnaround in the Indian Premier League (IPL), much like the team did last year after a string of defeats.
Stating that all plans against players like Virender Sehwag could simply flop if they get going, Pune Warriors skipper Yuvraj Singh today hoped that the Delhi Daredevil have an off day tomorrow when the two teams clash against each other.
With two wins in a row, Yuvi's men will hope to keep the momentum going. Amol Karhadkar reports.
Their styles are vastly different, but what they share is immense pride in performance and a hunger to excel. Amrit Mathur
Pune Warriors captain Yuvraj Singh produced an impressive all-round performance, but failed to stop Delhi Daredevils from posting a thrilling three-wicket win in the Indian Premier League today. Scoreboard
Delhi Daredevils finally brought cheer to the capital's cricket fans on Sunday as they halted their bleak start to IPL-4 by pulling off their first victory against the Pune Warriors. HT
Deccan Chargers defeated Delhi Daredevils by 16 runs in their Indian Premier League match at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi today. Scorecard
In the country versus club debate, which is the inevitable consequence of the way IPL is structured, we fail to address one simple fact, writes Pradeep Magazine
The Delhi Daredevils finally pulled off an impressive win at home on Saturday, after getting their wish of facing the Kings XI Punjab on a green pitch — away from the lifeless, slow surface that their pace-oriented bowling and stroke-making batsmen despised. And the packed Ferozshah Kotla crowd loved the big-hitting contest.
While others teams are struggling to fill stadiums, the support for the Daredevils in Delhi has been amazing. The other night, as Virender Sehwag bludgeoned the attack, the thrilled sell-out crowd screamed, “Viru!Viru!” so loudly that the roar would have shaken the foundations of the Khooni Darwaja and the Ashoka pillar atop Kotla Ferozeshah, writes Amrit Mathur