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IPL 2011: News

Sree looks to make amends

"Sreesanth good bowler?", "yes yes". "Do you think he will be able to help the Kochi Tuskers win matches?", 'ok, ok". In Kerala, language often becomes a barrier. But if a question is broken down to monosyllables, one gets the idea that good or bad, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth can't be ignored in God's own country. Somshuvra Laha reports The big earners | In a nutshell

Tuskers look to put unpleasant past behind

To say that the Kochi Tuskers' journey in the IPL has been controversial even before they've played their first match would be an understatement. But you wouldn't get even a hint of that after visiting the 55,000-capacity Nehru Stadium, all decked up for the Sreesanths, the Muralitharans and the McCullums. Somshuvra Laha reports.

Jadeja returns to where he first shone

Banned from the previous IPL after being accused of trying to negotiate with another team while still being contracted to Rajasthan Royals, Ravindra Jadeja has had a wait too long. And this IPL could well decide the Saurashtra player's future.

Kochi succumbs to IPL charm

As the clock ticked slowly towards Saturday evening, Kochi was in a wind up mode. Students were hurrying home, their parents were harried into shopping for dinner.

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.

Warriors win battle of newbies

Robin Uthappa and Mohnish Mishra shine for Pune Warriors as they beat Kochi Tuskers Kerala by four wickets in IPL Twenty20 clash at the D Y Patil Stadium on Wednesday. Amol Karhadkar reports. Scorecard

Tuskers trample Sachin’s home run

Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja and Brad Hodge, especially the Indian all-rounder who finished things off with an over to spare, made sure Kerala will rejoice at the end of the New Year's Day. Amol Karhadkar reports. IPL's Indian centurions | Scorecard

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.

IPL Teams will take us seriously now: Jayawardene

Elated after the stunning eight-wicket win over the Mumbai Indians, IPL debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala skipper Mahela Jayawardene is hoping that rivals will take his team more seriously from now on.

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.

India, SL boards to sort out IPL issue: Mahela

Of all the teams in the IPL, Kochi Tuskers Kerala would be one of the hardest hit if the Sri Lanka board remains adamant on calling back their national players for the upcoming England tour before the IPL ends. HT reports.

Rain interruption proved to be crucial, feels Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the hour-long rain interruption proved to be costly for his team during its shock seven-wicket loss to IPL debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala here.

Jayawardene advocates review of D/L system

His team might have benefitted in the final analysis but Kochi Tuskers Kerala captain Mahela Jayawardene still wants a review of the Duckworth/Lewis system for rain-truncated matches, saying it was time to see if it was good enough to be used in Twenty20 and ODIs.

Step at a time, Mahela sews it up for Kochi

It's been a while since Mahela Jayawardene relinquished the Sri Lanka captaincy. But his penchant for shouldering responsibility is slowly bringing results for Kochi. Somshuvra Laha reports

Team gelling as a unit is the secret of our success: Mahela

Having notched up their third consecutive win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by six runs, Kochi Tuskers Kerela captain Mahela Jayawardene said the team is gelling well as a unit and it is the secret behind their success.
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