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Shikhar Dhawan departs during the match between the Delhi Capitals and the Punjab Kings held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. (ANI Photo/IPL Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan masterclass takes Delhi to easy win vs Punjab Kings

UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 12:08 AM IST
Despite being the only senior left-handed T20 opener with enough international experience, Dhawan has been officially declared the backup option in the Indian T20I setup.
Shikhar Dhawan bats during match 11 of the Indian Premier League 2021.(PTI)
Shikhar Dhawan bats during match 11 of the Indian Premier League 2021.(PTI)

Shikhar Dhawan says he has made a 'conscious' effort to improve strike rate

UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 12:11 AM IST
Dhawan's innings was laced with 13 fours and two sixes as he single-handedly took the game away from PBKS.
IPL 2021 DC vs PBKS highlights.(PTI)
IPL 2021 DC vs PBKS highlights.(PTI)

IPL 2021 highlights, DC vs PBKS: Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets

UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 11:35 PM IST
  • DC vs PBKS highlights, IPL 2021 Match 11 Updates: Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals defeated KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings by six wickets in the 11th match of the season. Follow live score and updates of DC vs PBKS, IPL 2021 match.
Steve Smith was dismissed for 9.(IPL)
Steve Smith was dismissed for 9.(IPL)

DC vs PBKS: Smith fails to shine in Delhi Capitals' debut

PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 10:37 PM IST
IPL 2021: Steve Smith made his debut for Delhi Capitals against Punjab Kings but failed to make a mark.
Michael Vaughan and Andre Russell.(File/IPL)
Michael Vaughan and Andre Russell.(File/IPL)

'Bad look for KKR when a player is struggling with body': Vaughan on Russell

UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 10:39 PM IST
IPL 2021: During a discussion on Cricbuzz, former England captain Michael Vaughan said that managing Russell is a tricky job, as he can be a match-winner on his day, but his lack of fitness gives the team a bad look.

IPL 2021 Points Table

Teams M W L T NR PTS NRR
RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore
3 3 0 0 0 6 +0.750
DC
Delhi Capitals
3 2 1 0 0 4 +0.453
MI
Mumbai Indians
3 2 1 0 0 4 +0.367
CSK
Chennai Super Kings
2 1 1 0 0 2 +0.616
RR
Rajasthan Royals
2 1 1 0 0 2 +0.052
KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders
3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.633
PBKS
Punjab Kings
3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.967
SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad
3 0 3 0 0 0 -0.483

Upcoming matches

  • Match 12

    19 Apr 2021
    CSK
    Starts at 7:30 PM
    RR
    Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Match 13

    20 Apr 2021
    DC
    Starts at 7:30 PM
    MI
    MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • Match 14

    21 Apr 2021
    PBKS
    Starts at 3:30 PM
    SRH
    MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Glenn Maxwell hit back-to-back fifties. (IPL/Twitter)
Glenn Maxwell hit back-to-back fifties. (IPL/Twitter)

IPL 2021: Maxwell, AB show sets up easy win; RCB in pole position

UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 09:07 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers fired impressive half-centuries as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs in IPL 2021 to make it three wins in a row.
Gautam Gambhir criticised Eoin Morgan's captaincy against RCB.(File/IPL)
Gautam Gambhir criticised Eoin Morgan's captaincy against RCB.(File/IPL)

If Indian captain did it, daggers would be out: Gambhir slams Morgan's captaincy

UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 10:39 PM IST
IPL 2021, RCB vs KKR: Eoin Morgan's decision to take Varun Chakravarthy off and bring on Shakib al Hasan in the next over did not impress Gautam Gambhir, who described it as the "weirdest" captaincy call he has ever seen.
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Glenn Maxwell in action.(IPL)
Glenn Maxwell in action.(IPL)

'Like we said about Moeen': Vaughan on why RCB is 'right franchise' for Maxwell

UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 05:22 PM IST
IPL 2021: Former England captain Michael Vaughan explains the reasons behind Glenn Maxwell's success for RCB in the ongoing season.
Virat Kohli clapped without holding himself back. (Twitter)
Virat Kohli clapped without holding himself back. (Twitter)

Virat Kohli celebrates enthusiastically as Glenn Maxwell registers another fifty

UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 04:59 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Virat Kohli could not hold himself back after Glenn Maxwell reached his fifty against KKR.
Yuzvendra Chahal.(IPL)
Yuzvendra Chahal.(IPL)

IPL 2021: RCB spinner Chahal relishes bowling against KKR

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers' knocks of 78 and 76 were backed up a spirited bowling performance as RCB defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 38 runs here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
File Photo of Ben Stokes(REUTERS)
File Photo of Ben Stokes(REUTERS)

IPL 2021: Stokes leaves for UK, RR wishes him speedy recovery

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 03:47 PM IST
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has left the Rajasthan Royals bubble to head back home to undergo surgery on his injured finger and the franchise has wished him a speedy recovery.
Moeen Ali(IPL/BCCI)
Moeen Ali(IPL/BCCI)

IPL 2021: Been told to enjoy my role, trying to play like a batsman, says Moeen

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 02:14 PM IST
After playing a 46-run knock against Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Moeen Ali has said that he is enjoying batting in the top-three and as a result, he has started to think like a proper batsman.
Shahrukh Khan of PBKS in action against CSK on Friday.(Twitter/PBKS)
Shahrukh Khan of PBKS in action against CSK on Friday.(Twitter/PBKS)

I have the skills to bat in tough situations: Shahrukh Khan

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 11:57 AM IST
Entrusted with the task of finishing off matches, Punjab Kings batsman M Shahrukh Khan says he has the ability to adapt and skills to bat anywhere.
Chris Woakes (centre) with DC teammates Ajinkya Rahane (R) and Marcus Stoinis (L)(PTI)
Chris Woakes (centre) with DC teammates Ajinkya Rahane (R) and Marcus Stoinis (L)(PTI)

IPL 2021: There is a family sort of vibe with Delhi Capitals, says Woakes

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 04:22 PM IST
Woakes made his debut for Capitals in their opening clash against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium on April 10. He returned with figures of 2-18 in his three overs.
RR will take on DC in IPL 2021(PTI)
RR will take on DC in IPL 2021(PTI)

Beleaguered RR look to skipper Samson for inspiration against confident DC

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 01:25 PM IST
While DC made a superb start under new captain Rishabh Pant, clinching a seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in their opening contest, RR suffered a four-run defeat against Punjab Kings in a high-scoring match on Monday night.
Virat Kohli-led RC beat SRH by 6 runs in IPL 2021 match number 6 5

IPL 2021, SRH vs RCB: Action through images

PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 11:35 PM IST
KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda of Punjab Kings during the match against Rajasthan Royals(IPL / Twitter)
KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda of Punjab Kings during the match against Rajasthan Royals(IPL / Twitter)

IPL 2021: Hooda in awe of Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul's batting

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 10:23 PM IST
Rahul's calm and composed knock, aided by Hooda's belligerent hitting, had helped Punjab Kings set a 222-run target for Rajasthan Royals.
Kane Williamson: File photo(Getty Images)
Kane Williamson: File photo(Getty Images)

Winning every game is tough in IPL, says Williamson

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 06:02 PM IST
SRH had a disappointing start to the tournament as the David Warner-led side failed to chase the target of 188 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday evening.
Shakib Al Hasan of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates(ANI)
Shakib Al Hasan of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates(ANI)

How well did KKR's spin Powerplay tactic work?

By Rasesh Mandani
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 07:02 AM IST
  • Eoin Morgan and his tactics had left MI with little room to breath. One of those tactics was to bowl only spinners for the first five overs of the match. A Powerplay handled almost entirely by spinners? How rare is that?
Hardik Pandya and Mumbai Indians players(Twitter)
Hardik Pandya and Mumbai Indians players(Twitter)

Mumbai Indians wait on Hardik Pandya the bowler

UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 12:36 PM IST
  • If Hardik Pandya bowls regularly, MI will have an additional option, especially if one of the regular bowlers has an off day. Against RCB, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar conceded 10.75 run per over in his four overs. Had Pandya been available, Sharma could have rotated his bowlers.
Like players adjusting from playing in front of no one to 50 per cent attendance and back to empty seats, the producers too have had to improvise(Twitter/IPL)
Like players adjusting from playing in front of no one to 50 per cent attendance and back to empty seats, the producers too have had to improvise(Twitter/IPL)

Inside IPL’s ministry of sound

By Rasesh Mandani
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 12:24 PM IST
  • While the players get used to no crowd and neutral venues, chants and cheers have been recreated to make viewers feel at home.
Jofra Archer in action.(IPL/Twitter)
Jofra Archer in action.(IPL/Twitter)

Archer will not be rushed back from injury: Rajasthan's Sangakkara

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PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 02:01 PM IST
Archer underwent surgery to remove a glass fragment from a tendon on his right hand last week after an attempt to clean his fish tank went wrong.
Suresh Raina hammered 32-ball fifty.(Source: IPL)
Suresh Raina hammered 32-ball fifty.(Source: IPL)

CSK's yellow jersey is pride that I have cherished all my life: Raina

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 07:44 PM IST
IPL 2021: CSK might have lost the match against Delhi Capitals by seven wickets here at the Wankhede Stadium, but the fans were delighted as they got to see their 'Chinna Thala' Raina back.
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson(HT Archive)
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson(HT Archive)

'Crucial to give individual or opening partners enough time': Sanju Samson

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 04:16 PM IST
Ben Stokes is most likely to retain his place at the top after a stellar last edition while opening for the side. Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal are also in the squad to pair up with Stokes for the opening.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw gave DC a solid start. 7

IPL 2021, CSK vs DC: Action in images

UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 12:29 AM IST
The pitch of Wankhede stadium, Mumbai Cricket Association (representational image)(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
The pitch of Wankhede stadium, Mumbai Cricket Association (representational image)(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Covid 'negative' report needed to witness IPL games in Wankhede

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 02:55 PM IST
"Dear Apex Council members. As per BCCI's protocol, all the officials who would be attending the IPL 2021 matches at Wankhede Stadium are required to produce a Negative report of RT-PCR test conducted within 48 hours of the match day," MCA secretary Sanjay Naik, wrote in a note to all the members.
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