The Mumbai Indians captained by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar are turning out to be a hot property among the IPL teams this year, with leading corporates rushing for a tie up with it.
To me, the big challenge coming into the fourth edition of the competition was to understand the intensity of the Indian Premier League, coming as it is days after the conclusion of the World Cup. Javagal Srinath
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
It was a commendable way to start our IPL campaign. Mumbai Indians played brilliantly to outclass Delhi Daredevils at their home ground. The star of our victory was slinging Lasith Malinga, who was in the opposition dressing room just a week back, for the World Cup final.
The World Cup showed how quickly the game is evolving - the spinners bowling the first 10 Powerplay overs, the pace bowlers being brought on as late as in the 25th over.
Skipper Sachin Tendulkar and young Ambati Rayudu clobbered the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling as title contenders Mumbai Indians cruised to a nine wicket victory in an Indian Premier League match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal
Sachin Tendulkar was all praise for young Ambati Rayudu who smashed an unbeaten 63 during Mumbai Indians' nine-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday.
Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar has cautioned his players to guard against complacency after they thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by nine wickets to continue their winning run in the Indian Premier League.
After lining up on opposite sides in the memorable World Cup final earlier this month, Sachin Tendulkar and Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga pose a major threat for a struggling Kochi Tuskers Kerala in an IPL match on Friday.
Our chase against Royal Challengers Bangalore may have looked easy and professional, but it had a very interesting dimension.
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
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
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.
Sachin Tendulkar, who turns 38 tomorrow, has decided not to celebrate his birthday and may not play the IPL match against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad, in view of the worsening condition of Sathya Sai Baba.
Languishing in the bottom half of the IPL standings, a home game would have come as a welcome relief for the Deccan Chargers. Rohit Bhaskar