Steve Smith to leave IPL 2019 after RCB game
  • Steve Smith to leave IPL 2019 after RCB game(09:10)
    Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith will leave the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after his team's match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) slated for April 30 and will join the Australian team for World Cup preparation.
Captain Karthik hits 97 as KKR post 175/6 against RR
  • Captain Karthik hits 97 as KKR post 175/6 against RR(22:30)
    By Debayan Mukherjee
    Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Under-fire skipper Dinesh Karthik sent a strong message to his critics with an unbeaten 97 as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a challenging 175/6 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League game here on Thursday.
Royals win toss, elect to field first against KKR
  • Royals win toss, elect to field first against KKR(19:44)
    Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
'Sachin, Sourav and Laxman being made soft targets'
  • 'Sachin, Sourav and Laxman being made soft targets'(19:20)
    By Baidurjo Bhose
    New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman D.K. Jain might have issued notices to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S Laxman on Wednesday, asking them to explain their positions as mentors of IPL teams as well as being a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the board, but BCCI officials aren't impressed.
Kohli brings back 'Mankad' memories for Ashwin
  • Kohli brings back 'Mankad' memories for Ashwin(17:02)
    Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli's aggression on the field found its match in Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin during their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. In fact, their explosive send-offs for each other was the talking point in the high-voltage encounter.
Steyn ruled out of IPL 2019 due to shoulder injury
  • Steyn ruled out of IPL 2019 due to shoulder injury(15:16)
    Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) received a major setback on Thursday as their pace spearhead Dale Steyn was ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to a shoulder injury.
Chennai eye revenge against Mumbai (Preview)
  • Chennai eye revenge against Mumbai (Preview)(15:12)
    Chennai, April 25 (IANS) In what could be another riveting clash, defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Mumbai Indians in their return fixture of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Friday.
Lost ball halts play as umpire pockets it and forgets
  • Lost ball halts play as umpire pockets it and forgets(09:56)
    Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Umpiring howlers refuse to end in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, and on Wednesday night umpire Shamshuddin was in the spotlight. He forgot where he kept the ball at the end of the 13th over of the RCB innings as players headed for a strategic break during the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab face off.
Tried to stay calm in last few overs: AB de Villiers
  • Tried to stay calm in last few overs: AB de Villiers(09:10)
    Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Former Proteas skipper AB de Villiers was undoubtedly the star of the show on Wednesday night as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs after being stranded at 81/4 at one stage. While he had the perfect partner in Marcus Stoinis, his 44-ball 82 was the cornerstone of RCB's fourth win in five games this season.
We have failed to win pressure moments: Ashwin
  • We have failed to win pressure moments: Ashwin(08:42)
    Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Having started really well, Kings XI Punjab lost the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore thanks to the brilliant partnership between AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis, but KXIP skipper R. Ashwin refused to point at just one moment and said that there were quite a few moments in the match which if they had grabbed, the result could have been different from how it panned out a" 17-run loss for KXIP.
Losing 6 games hurt, looking to enjoy our game: Kohli
  • Losing 6 games hurt, looking to enjoy our game: Kohli(08:40)
    Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) It looked like another night where the famed Royal Challengers Bangalore batting line-up was set to disappoint the fans at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium as Kings XI Punjab had reduced them to 81/4 in the 9th over of their innings. But what followed was mayhem as AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis took the KXIP bowling to the cleaners and RCB ended with 202 in their 20 overs. The end result was a 17-run win for Virat Kohli's boys.
De Villiers, Stoinis power RCB to 202/4 against KXIP
  • De Villiers, Stoinis power RCB to 202/4 against KXIP(22:22)
    Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) A.B. de Villiers cracked an unbeaten half-century as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) posted a mammoth 202/4 in 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday.
See myself as natural leader: KKR all-rounder Brathwaite
  • See myself as natural leader: KKR all-rounder Brathwaite(21:24)
    Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) At a time when Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik is under the pump, Carlos Brathwaite said the team does not have a leadership group within the squad and everyone contributes when required.
Punjab ask Bangalore to bat (Toss)
  • Punjab ask Bangalore to bat (Toss)(19:44)
    Bangalore, April 24 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss and opted to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday.
Pant is just 21, WC omission not end of road: Ganguly
  • Pant is just 21, WC omission not end of road: Ganguly(19:18)
    Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Dinesh Karthik getting the nod over Rishabh Pant in India's 15-member squad for the World Cup raised a lot of eyebrows, but former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels the snub is not the end of the road for the young Delhi stumper.
DC role my focus, not individual glory: Prithvi Shaw
  • DC role my focus, not individual glory: Prithvi Shaw(15:06)
    By Aakash Kumar
    New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With 14 points from 11 games, Delhi Capitals (DC) are sitting pretty at the second place in the points table in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League and the best part about the team's journey is how it hasn't banked on individual performances. If Rishabh Pant has shone with the bat in one game, pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada has fired the team to victory in another. Not to forget some of the quality knocks from the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw.
Point to prove for Karthik as KKR take on Royals (Preview)
  • Point to prove for Karthik as KKR take on Royals (Preview)(14:18)
    By Debayan Mukherjee
    Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Under the pump for the first time as Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) skipper, Dinesh Karthik's leadership skills and own form will be keenly observed when his team takes on Rajasthan Royals in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter for both outfits, here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
Would've been dropped by now in other teams: Watson
  • Would've been dropped by now in other teams: Watson(10:24)
    Chennai, April 24 (IANS) After helping Chennai Super Kings (CSK) return to winning ways by smashing a brilliant 96-run knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), opener Shane Watson admitted that he was due for runs and added that he was grateful to skipper M.S. Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming for the faith they showed in him.
At times you must wipe off failure to move on: Stokes
  • At times you must wipe off failure to move on: Stokes(10:02)
    By Baidurjo Bhose
    New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes took the Indian Premier League by storm in 2017 as he finished his debut season in the cash-rich league with 316 runs and 12 wickets from 12 games. However, post the high of that opening season, the Englishman struggled in 2018. And even this year, he has managed to score just 112 runs and picked six wickets from 8 games. But for the all-rounder, it is more important to move on, be the past bright or gloomy.
None will buy me if I tell CSK's success mantra: MSD
We couldn't do much because of Watson: Bhuvneshwar
  • We couldn't do much because of Watson: Bhuvneshwar(08:48)
    Chennai, April 24 (IANS) After facing two consecutive losses, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) returned to winning ways in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by convincingly defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, here.
Watson takes CSK to top of table with win over SRH (Lead)
  • Watson takes CSK to top of table with win over SRH (Lead)(00:08)
    Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Shane Watson smashed a belligerent 96 as Chennai Super Kings zoomed back to the top of the table with a commanding six-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday.
Pandey, Warner fifties help Sunrisers post 175/3
  • Pandey, Warner fifties help Sunrisers post 175/3(22:00)
    Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Manish Pandey and David Warner struck half-centuries as Sunrisers Hyderabad posted 175/3 in 20 overs against Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday.
Chennai opts to bowl against Hyderabad (Toss)
  • Chennai opts to bowl against Hyderabad (Toss)(19:48)
    Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings' skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their return fixture of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday.
Losing isn't fun, but removing DK not discussed: Kallis