HindustanTimes Mon,03 Aug 2015

IPL 2011: News

Vettori takes up Royal Challenge

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori will lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Follow the leaders

Malinga could prove killjoy at Dan’s den

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.

Challengers get Rayudu shock

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 reports. Scorecard

Chargers look to turn the corner at home

The voices are not loud yet, but one can feel the tension as the staff prepares the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium for the Chargers' second home game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, with the team showing little promise in the earlier two matches. Abhijeet Kulkarni reports.

Vettori can work wonders with the RCB

In Dan Vettori, we have an excellent captain, a proven leader who has done wonders with New Zealand, writes Anil Kumble.

Chipli live: A treat to watch

When Bharat Chipli arrived for the Deccan Chargers’ selection trials ahead of IPL-4, he had few expectations, given the lack of form. Abhijeet Kulkarni reports. Scorecard

Warne, Vettori show how it’s done on belters

Grounds are getting smaller, wickets flatter, bats thicker and just to make it even tougher for the bowlers the format too has gotten shorter. While it has become ostensibly tougher for the bowlers to succeed, good bowlers nonetheless will always have their say.

Steadily shaking off the slow tag

RCB were thrashed in the IPL game against Chargers on Thursday but for the visionaries of Indian cricket, the brief alliance in the middle between Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara gave a glimpse of a partnership which could serve the country in the future. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal writes.

Don’t push players into making hard choices

Chris Gayle, the man with a whopping 14,000 runs in international cricket, made up of no less than 33 colossal centuries may soon cease to be a West Indian batsman, writes Aakash Chopra.

Gayle force fine, but Zak needs to fire

It was quite a sight to watch Chris Gayle at work on Friday night. Purely from a bowler’s perspective, it is also a relief that I am retired from all forms of the game, and don't have to bowl to him anywhere except in the nets, writes Anil Kumble.

Who is the greediest of them all?

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.

Play to your strengths, results are bound to follow

Although things didn’t go to plan against Bangalore in the last game, we are still well-placed at this stage to push for a semifinal place, writes Jacques Kallis.

Dilshan issue causes IPL flutter

The possibility of newly-appointed Sri Lanka skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan leaving a week earlier than agreed for the country’s players in the IPL created a flutter on Monday. HT reports.

Wake up Zak! urges coach Jennings

Playing the striker in Royals Challengers Bangalore's football game, Zaheer Khan kept close to the rival goalmouth, constantly demanding the ball. HT reports.

Delhi boy returns home, nails Devils

Led by Virat Kohli's half-century, Challengers sneak to a pulsating 3-wicket win. It was RCB's third win from 7 games while Delhi have just two wins from 6 outings now. N Ananthnarayanan reports. Scorecard | Local tunes
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