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Punjab Kings Team Room (screengrab)(Twitter)

Punjab Kings give a sneak-peek of team room ahead of IPL 2021- WATCH

PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 12:06 PM IST
  • On Saturday, Punjab Kings posted a video on their official social media handles, giving the viewers an exclusive pass to their team room.
Cricket - Fourth Twenty20 International - India v England - Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India - March 18, 2021 England's Jofra Archer in action REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui(REUTERS)
Cricket - Fourth Twenty20 International - India v England - Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India - March 18, 2021 England's Jofra Archer in action REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui(REUTERS)

Jofra Archer to miss start of IPL 2021: ECB

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:42 PM IST
Archer, a Rajasthan Royals player, was on Sunday omitted from a 14-member England squad for the three-match ODI series against India starting in Pune on Tuesday due to a worsening elbow injury.
IPL 2021: KKR full schedule (Twitter)
IPL 2021: KKR full schedule (Twitter)

KKR's IPL 2021 full schedule, squad, match timings and venues

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Here is the compete schedule of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for IPL 2021. The 14th edition of Indian Premier League will begin from April 9.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni.(PTI)
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni.(PTI)

Dhoni in Chennai; CSK training camp for IPL-2021 likely from Mar 9

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:27 AM IST
CSK tweeted a picture of Dhoni at the airport and wrote: "Thalai-Vaa! Smile with the Mass(k) on! Super Night! #DenComing #WhistlePodu #Yellove."
Steve Smith and RCB coach Mike Hesson.(Screengrab/File)
Steve Smith and RCB coach Mike Hesson.(Screengrab/File)

Here's why RCB bid only once for Steve Smith and backed out - WATCH

UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:32 AM IST
IPL 2021 Auction: But what was interesting during Smith's bidding was the fact that Royal Challengers Bangalore made the first bid for Smith, and after DC raised their hammer, the Virat Kohli-led franchise immediately pulled out.
Himachal Pradesh captain Rishi Dhawan hands over cap to Vaibhav Arora (left) on his List-A debut against Maharashtra in Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Himachal Pradesh captain Rishi Dhawan hands over cap to Vaibhav Arora (left) on his List-A debut against Maharashtra in Jaipur.(HT Photo)

IPL 2021: From milk deliveries to IPL pacer, Vaibhav Arora's journey

PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 05:39 PM IST
A fan of Jasprit Bumrah, Vaibhav bowls regularly at 135 km per hour and is looking forward to sharing the KKR dressing room with the likes of Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan.
Aaron Finch and Michael Clarke.(File)
Aaron Finch and Michael Clarke.(File)

'You're Australia T20 captain,' Clarke questions Finch's remarks over IPL snub

UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 12:15 PM IST
IPL 2021: Speaking to reporters ahead of the T20I series against New Zealand, Finch told reporters that he was expecting not to be picked.
File image of Simon Doull.(Getty Images)
File image of Simon Doull.(Getty Images)

2nd rate Aussies prefered in IPL over NZ players: Doull after Conway's 99*

UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:25 PM IST
The innings prompted India off-spinner R Ashwin to praise the batsman on Twitter while also hinting that he may have been late by a few days in showcasing his talent.
Glenn Maxwell and Brad Hogg.(File/IPL)
Glenn Maxwell and Brad Hogg.(File/IPL)

'He has performed in 2 out of 9 IPLs,' Hogg says buying Maxwell a 'huge risk'

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:22 PM IST
"I don't know why RCB have gone for him because out of nine IPLs, he has only performed in two of them. This is a huge risk. You are on a prayer with him," Hogg said in response to a question posed by a fan on his Youtube video.
RCB bought Glenn Maxwell for <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>14.25 crores.(Screengrab/RCB/PTI)
RCB bought Glenn Maxwell for 14.25 crores.(Screengrab/RCB/PTI)

How RCB planned to buy Maxwell at IPL 2021 Auction - WATCH

UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:18 PM IST
IPL 2021: At the start of the video, RCB coach Mike Hesson said that he expects CSK will be the only threat for Maxwell in terms of price. And this is precisely what happened at the auction
All-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham (L), former Indian captain MS Dhoni (R)(Twitter)
All-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham (L), former Indian captain MS Dhoni (R)(Twitter)

Former selector explains why Krishnappa Gowtham is yet to make India debut

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:43 AM IST
Singh praised Gowtham’s abilities, adding that the latter was in the race of getting a chance in the limited-overs formats.
File image of Australia captain Aaron Finch.(Getty Images)
File image of Australia captain Aaron Finch.(Getty Images)

'It wasn't unexpected,' Aaron Finch on not being picked at IPL 2021 Auction

UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Finch played 12 games in the IPL 2020 season and managed to score just 268 runs at an average of 22.33, with just one score of 50+ to his name. The bit that hurt RCB the most was Finch's strike rate of 111.20.
Krunal Pandya with Lukman Meriwala.
Krunal Pandya with Lukman Meriwala.

Lukman Meriwala, Chetan Sakariya and IPL's enduring hinterland story

By Rasesh Mandani
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:17 AM IST
  • After T Natarajan, two left-arm pacers from poor rural families aim to make a mark in the glitzy T20 league.
File image of India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara.(Getty Images)
File image of India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara.(Getty Images)

'I always want to play the short format': Pujara thanks CSK for picking him

UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:17 AM IST
  • Pujara has always expressed a desire to be a part of the Indian Premier League. The last time the 33-year-old played in the IPL was in 2014 for Kings XI Punjab.
File image of Gautam Gambhir.(PTI)
File image of Gautam Gambhir.(PTI)

Gambhir 'absolutely shocked' at Indian pacer's price tag at IPL 2021 Auction

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:43 AM IST
  • RCB decided to let go of the right-arm bowler, and Umesh had to put his name in the auction. The Indian pacer, fortunately, went to Delhi Capitals at his base price of 1 crore.
File image of Kings XI Punjab.(HT Archive)
File image of Kings XI Punjab.(HT Archive)

We have addressed our fast bowling concerns, : Punjab Kings CEO

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 08:11 PM IST
Though their top four batsmen were on fire in the most recent IPL, Punjab's pace department leaked runs in the death overs and lacked firepower in the middle-order with Glenn Maxwell not performing as per expectations.
Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia.(IPL)
Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia.(IPL)

Ness Wadia explains why KXIP changed name to Punjab Kings ahead of IPL 2021

UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:38 AM IST
IPL 2021: Speaking to news agency PTI, Wadia explained that the management were looking to change the brand name for a long time but were put on hold due to Covid-19.
Steve Smith and Gautam Gambhir.(PTI/Getty)
Steve Smith and Gautam Gambhir.(PTI/Getty)

'Where will they push him?': Gambhir says 'Smith doesn't fit' in DC's playing XI

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 07:55 PM IST
IPL 2021: "They have got Shikhar Dhawan, who was in very good form, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant," Gambhir said on Star Sports while analysing the auctions.
RCB captain Virat Kohli with AB de Villiers. (File)(AFP)
RCB captain Virat Kohli with AB de Villiers. (File)(AFP)

'We got what we wanted,' Kohli 'happy' with RCB's buys at IPL 2021 auction

PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 04:24 PM IST
IPL 2021: Speaking in a video uploaded on RCB's official Twitter account, Virat Kohli said that he is happy with the latest additions to the team.
Steve Smith and Michael Clarke.(IPL/Twitter)
Steve Smith and Michael Clarke.(IPL/Twitter)

Clarke suggests Smith might pick up injury before IPL due to low auction price

UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:38 AM IST
  • Smith was the captain of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020 but the team ended up finishing last in the points table.
File image of Gautam Gambhir.(File)
File image of Gautam Gambhir.(File)

'Where is the revamp?': Gautam Gambhir on why it was the ‘best auction' for CSK

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 08:38 AM IST
  • It was the first time in their illustrious history that CSK did not play in the playoffs or semi-finals of the competition and many started predicted doom and gloom for the franchise.
India pacer Umesh Yadav(Twitter)
India pacer Umesh Yadav(Twitter)

Saba Karim explains why IPL franchises were not keen on Umesh Yadav

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 11:05 AM IST
  • In ODI and T20 cricket, Umesh has had the tendency to stray his line and go for runs. He has been out of the limited-overs squad as he last played a 50-over match for India in 2018.
South Africa's Chris Morris celebrates the wicket of South Africa's Tom Latham.(Action Images via Reuters)
South Africa's Chris Morris celebrates the wicket of South Africa's Tom Latham.(Action Images via Reuters)

Method, madness, or both – why did Morris go for 16.25cr?

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:24 AM IST
  • For Morris, 33, who last played for the Proteas in the win over Australia at the 2019 ICC World Cup at Old Trafford and has been injury-prone, it was the biggest the payday of his career by some distance. The seeds had been sown much earlier.
Harbhajan Singh.(Getty Images.)
Harbhajan Singh.(Getty Images.)

'100 percent commitment,' Harbhajan expresses gratitude to KKR

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 08:19 PM IST
IPL 2021: Harbhajan Singh was released by CSK earlier this year, and he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders at his base price of 2 crore at the auction on Thursday
Aakash Chopra and Arjun Tendulkar.(Twitter)
Aakash Chopra and Arjun Tendulkar.(Twitter)

They've got the only Tendulkar perhaps money can buy: Chopra on MI buying Arjun

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 09:18 PM IST
IPL 2021: The pressure of being Sachin’s son could be a lot to handle for the 19-year-old Arjun Tendulkar and it remains to be seen how he copes with the expectations.
Glenn Maxwell. File image(Getty Images)
Glenn Maxwell. File image(Getty Images)

IPL 2021: Looking forward to play under Kohli, with AB de Villiers - Maxwell

PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 06:04 PM IST
IPL 2021: Maxwell posted a video on Twitter in which he expressed his eagerness to play under skipper Virat Kohli, and along with AB de Villiers.
A file photo of former Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara.(Getty Images)
A file photo of former Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara.(Getty Images)

'Has ability to punish attack,' Sangakkara explains why RR retained Miller

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 04:14 PM IST
On being asked about Miller's chances of playing matches in the upcoming IPL 2021 season, RR Director of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara described him as a "fantastic player", and said that his presence gives the team a lot of advantage.
Gautam Gambhir during the 2012 IPL. (Getty Images)
Gautam Gambhir during the 2012 IPL. (Getty Images)

'Don't see so much of quality,' Gautam Gambhir points out 'chink' in KKR's squad

PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:19 PM IST
IPL 2021: But Gambhir pointed out that KKR are still short in a particular department for the upcoming season, and it may put them in trouble.
Aryan Khan filled in for his dad Shah Rukh Khan at the IPL auction.
Aryan Khan filled in for his dad Shah Rukh Khan at the IPL auction.

'We got Shahrukh!': Preity teases Aryan at auction after scoring SRK's namesake

PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 02:46 PM IST
  • Preity Zinta was caught teasing Aryan Khan after scoring his father Shah Rukh Khan's namesake at Thursday's IPL auction. Watch a clip here.
The raids were carried out in Kolkata, Bankura, Paschim Bardhaman and Purulia, officials said.(HT File Photo)
The raids were carried out in Kolkata, Bankura, Paschim Bardhaman and Purulia, officials said.(HT File Photo)

News updates from HT: CBI raids in West Bengal over coal scam case

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 01:11 PM IST
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