|Apr 23 – Mon||Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 31st Match||20:00||Jaipur|
|Apr 24 – Tue||Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils, 32nd Match||16:00||Pune|
|Apr 24 – Tue||Kolkata Knight Riders v Deccan Chargers, 33rd Match||20:00||Kolkata|
|Apr 25 – Wed||Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, 34th Match||16:00||Chandigarh|
|Apr 25 – Wed||Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, 35th Match||20:00||Bengaluru|
|Apr 26 – Thu||Pune Warriors v Deccan Chargers, 36th Match||20:00||Pune|
|Apr 27 – Fri||Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians, 37th Match||20:00||Delhi|
|Apr 28 – Sat||Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab, 38th Match||16:00||Chennai|
|Apr 28 – Sat||Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 39th Match||20:00||Kolkata|
|Apr 29 – Sun||Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals, 40th Match||16:00||Delhi|
|Apr 29 – Sun||Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers, 41st Match||20:00||Mumbai|
|Apr 30 – Mon||Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, 42nd Match||20:00||Chennai|
|May 01 – Tue||Deccan Chargers v Pune Warriors, 43rd Match||16:00||Cuttack|
|May 01 – Tue||Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils, 44th Match||20:00||Jaipur|
|May 02 – Wed||Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, 45th Match||20:00||Bengaluru|
|May 03 – Thu||Pune Warriors v Mumbai Indians, 46th Match||20:00||Pune|
|May 04 – Fri||Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers, 47th Match||20:00||Chennai|
|May 05 – Sat||Kolkata Knight Riders v Pune Warriors, 48th Match||16:00||Kolkata|
|May 05 – Sat||Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, 49th Match||20:00||Chandigarh|
|May 06 – Sun||Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings, 50th Match||16:00||Mumbai|
|May 06 – Sun||Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers, 51st Match||20:00||Bengaluru|
|May 07 – Mon||Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, 52nd Match||20:00||Delhi|
|May 08 – Tue||Pune Warriors v Rajasthan Royals, 53rd Match||16:00||Pune|
|May 08 – Tue||Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab, 54th Match||20:00||Hyderabad|
|May 09 – Wed||Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 55th Match||20:00||Mumbai|
|May 10 – Thu||Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils, 16th Match||16:00||Hyderabad|
|May 10 – Thu||Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings, 56th Match||20:00||Jaipur|
|May 11 – Fri||Pune Warriors v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 57th Match||20:00||Pune|
|May 12 – Sat||Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians, 58th Match||16:00||Kolkata|
|May 12 – Sat||Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils, 59th Match||20:00||Chennai|
|May 13 – Sun||Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors, 60th Match||16:00||Jaipur|
|May 13 – Sun||Kings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers, 61st Match||20:00||Chandigarh|
|May 14 – Mon||Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, 62nd Match||16:00||Bengaluru|
|May 14 – Mon||Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings, 63rd Match||20:00||Kolkata|
|May 15 – Tue||Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab, 64th Match||20:00||Delhi|
|May 16 – Wed||Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders, 65th Match||20:00||Mumbai|
|May 17 – Thu||Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings, 66th Match||16:00||Dharamsala|
|May 17 – Thu||Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 67th Match||20:00||Delhi|
|May 18 – Fri||Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals, 68th Match||20:00||Hyderabad|
|May 19 – Sat||Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils, 69th Match||16:00||Dharamsala|
|May 19 – Sat||Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders, 70th Match||20:00||Pune|
|May 20 – Sun||Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 71st Match||16:00||Hyderabad|
|May 20 – Sun||Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians, 72nd Match||20:00||Jaipur|
|May 22 – Tue||TBC v TBC, Qualifier 1 (1st v 2nd)||20:00||Pune|
|May 23 – Wed||TBC v TBC, Eliminator (3rd v 4th)||20:00||Bengaluru|
|May 25 – Fri||TBC v TBC, Qualifier 2 (Winner of Eliminator v Loser of Qualifier 1 )||20:00||Chennai|
|May 27 – Sun||TBC v TBC, Final (Winner of Qualifier 1 v Winner of Qualifier 2)||20:00||Chennai|
The 2015 season of the Indian Premier League (abbreviated as IPL 8 or Pepsi IPL 2015) is the eighth season of the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders are the defending champions having won the title in the 2014 season. The complete tournament is expected to be held across different cities in India unlike the previous season. The tournament was started on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 after the end of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. A total of 60 T20 matches will be held in the entire tournament. No matches will be held in Kolkata between April 12 and April 25 due to Municipal Elections.
Franchises retained 123 players 8th IPL season before moving into auction. The released players provided an option to register themselves for auction. 6 Players were transferred across teams before the auction took place. In the Pepsi IPL 2015 auction held on February 16 at Bangalore, Yuvraj Singh was sold to Delhi Daredevils for 16 crores INR, for a record bid in IPL auction history. A total of 67 players were sold out in the auction and all franchises spent total of 87.60 Crores to buy players.
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Monday, April 30, 2012
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Within the 29th over from the tri-series ODI against Australia, India become a huge hit for any stumping against Mike Hussey off Suresh Raina's bowling that was known to 3rd umpire Bruce Oxenford.
What must have been an easy situation from the official giving either of these two rulings - out or otherwise out-- converted into a comical scene.
Hussey, whose feet appeared just behind the road within the replays, was declared out in the beginning by Oxenford but because the left-hander made his method to the pavillion on-area umpire Billy Bowden rushed to create him back.
Because it happened, the 3rd umpire had apparently pressed the incorrect button but quickly made amends by asking the on-area authorities to call the batsman back.
Hussey chuckled his long ago towards the crease but Dhoni wasn't too amused and was seen getting an animated talk to Bowden concerning the confusion as Australia were hazardously placed at 119 for 3 at that point
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Murali Kartik has made a living out of being an attacking left-arm spinner, but feels each bowler in the Twenty20 format has to be clever about his strategy.
The former India Check cricket player is glad that the Sahara group-owned franchise possesses a powerful bowling lineup, which has been key to its success this season.
On flat tracks, there is the strategy of trying to buy a wicket (give away a few runs and let the batsman make a mistake), but that is impossible in this format. You require to minimise the destroy and thus it becomes very important to realise what ball to bowl when and to whom, Kartik, who plays for the Pune Warriors India, told Mail Today.
"The quality they have in our ranks is tremendous, the Indian bowlers like (Ashish) Nehra, (Ashoke) Dinda and Rahul (Sharma).
And then they have Alfonso Thomas, who I have played with at (English county) Somerset and whom I think to be the best rapid bowler in this format.
Kartik says the difference between the Pune side last year, when they done ninth, and this is down to the role of Sourav Ganguly.
Selecting the correct assault from among all these guys is a lovely issue to have, they said.
Asked what they thought was different in this year's IPL than the last, Kartik said: "Of work, last year there was the World Cup, and India winning it was a high that nothing could match up to.
"We always had a lovely team, and they have only managed to get better with the players they bought after the auction (which Sahara decided to skip owing to its spat with the BCCI). But the difference is in the ideas, with Sourav in charge this year, because they knows how to build a collection of players in to a 'team'. He is the man in charge, being captain and mentor, and like historically with the Indian team, he is been amazing, Kartik said.
But I think the largest difference is in the quality of the teams, which seems to have evened up a lot. I think the disbandment of Kochi Tuskers has had a major part to play because those players have gotten absorbed elsewhere.
Pune played Delhi Daredevils two times in the space of days and despite the mixed results, Kartik said they was glad they probably didn't must play them again, unless the teams meet in the play-offs.
"Aside from the power hitters, they also have a meethi chhuri in Mahela Jayawardene, who will calmly go about his business, won't thump you, but can hurt you badly, the 35-year-old said.
"Their batting line-up is scary. You wonder what they are going to be like at full strength, with David Warner coming in some time.
An intense battle is on the cards as in-form teams Royal Challengers Bangalore & Chennai Tremendous Kings lock horns in an important IPL-V encounter, here on Wednesday.
To RCBs delight, Tillekaratne Dilshan & AB de Villiers have regained their touch, which ought to sound warning bells in the opposition camps.
RCB will be taking heart from the fact that they pulled off an simple win against Rajasthan Royals in their own yard on Monday without much contributions from explosive Chris Gayle (four) & Virat Kohli (16).
Virat Kohlis dismal form will be the only concern for RCB skipper Daniel Vettori. Kohli have so far disappointed in the match, scoring 129 runs from seven games, & the right-hander would be keen to hit form & silence his critics.
Dilshan returned to form in style, scoring a match-winning unbeaten 76 & together with AB de Villiers, who scored a quickfire unbeaten 59 off 23 balls, shared an unconquered 122-run fourth wicket partnership.
After failing repeatedly at the No. three position, Vettori on Monday, promoted Kohli to open the innings with Dilshan in lieu of Gayle. But the move did not yield any fruitful result as not only Kohli disappointed again, Gayle also turned out to be a failure at No. four.
So far, RCBs foreign recruits have been instrumental in the teams wins, but now it is high time for the domestic Indian players like Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Kaif & Saurabh Tiwary to contribute.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
"Of the 11 games left, they must win at least eight games to make it to top. Anything is feasible. They have had eight wins before (2009, 2010). They require a win & they will be through & walking," Chargers' fielding coach Trevor Penney said.
Penney blamed "mistakes at crucial times" for the team's dismal performance in the current edition of the match.
"We have been playing well in most of the games. It is that they are making mistakes at crucial moments which are costing us the games. They have been playing 95 percent of time well in a game, it is the five percent which they must improve," said Penney.
They also exuded confidence of doing well in their crucial match against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens Tuesday. "We are not thinking about the negatives anymore. They have been practising hard & hope to do well."
The Kumar Sangakkara-led Chargers have lost all their matches they have played this year.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Bangladesh have approached South Africa for a series in May after the postponement of a series in Pakistan. Due to its prior commitments, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is unlikely to go ahead with the Pakistan tour even if the Dhaka High Court gives the go-ahead.
Pakistan's leading every day Dawn said that the tour is unlikely to go ahead due to Bangladesh's prior international commitments.
Cricinfo reported that BCB president Mustafa Kamal has now offered to Cricket South Africa (CSA) to pay all the costs, whether the series takes place in Bangladesh or South Africa. Bangladesh wishes to play ODIs & Twenty20s in May.
'We have received the request & they are in the process of checking whether it would be feasible. They have nothing against it, it is scheduling. At the moment, I can say it is a request they are taking a look at,' CSA's acting chief executive Jacques Faul said.
The tour to Pakistan for an ODI & a Twenty20, on April 29 & 30 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, was postponed after Dhaka High Court, citing security concerns, ordered the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to postpone by weeks the national team's tour to Pakistan slated to start next week.
A BCB spokesman, who was quoted by Dawn, said that the decision not to tour Pakistan is not part of a conspiracy. The spokesperson also said that BCB was still waiting for a duplicate of the stay order from the Dhaka High Court.
The spokesperson also said 'the notion that BCB's lawyer had not defended the tour to Pakistan in the hearing at the Dhaka High Court was untrue.'
The official also said that it was not fair that Bangladesh ought to go to Pakistan amid security concerns when it was playing 'home series' with other teams on neutral venues.
Had the tour gone ahead, Bangladesh would have been the first international team to tour Pakistan in years since the 2009 assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.
For the last years, Pakistan has been a no-go zone for international teams & they had to play most of their home matches at neutral venues, mostly in Dubai & Abu Dhabi.
CSA will sit down with South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) & national coach Gary Kirsten before deciding Bangladesh's request.
South Africa have a packed schedule & SACA is unlikely to give a green signal for the tour as chief executive Tony Irish said it falls outside the Future Tours Programme (FTP).
'Because this will fall outside the Future Tours Programme, it needs the permission of SACA to happen. & what I can say at the moment is that it is unlikely they will go through with it,' he said.
The left-hander made 50 from 136 balls on a surface far removed from those in Australia where they relishes the ball coming on to the bat.
Warner has hit check centuries but those both owed something to his hard-hitting origins, his 69-ball 100 against India at Perth.
On Monday, against a consistently tight West Indian bowling assault, Warner never used his body strength & showed they has the focus needed to open the batting in the longest type of the game.
"It's something (West Indies captain) Darren Sammy jogged my memory of out there, it is not the way I play, but they are the kind of wickets where it is all about patience. I am still learning that, learning the game," Warner told reporters.
"This is my ninth check & my first tour out of Australia as well. In Australia it is coming on to the bat a lot simpler, they are walking away for, in Perth...
"We've got to work on getting our ones & twos & the boundaries are not going to come. I was hitting nice shots to mid off but they weren't going anywhere off the square because it appeared a small dusty surface where the ball doesn't kick on. Where in Australia it skids off the square.
"They're the things I have got to keep in mind, our walking between the wickets," they added.
Australia ended the day on 212 for seven with West Indies spinner Shane Shillingford claiming Warner's wicket & then taking the cream of the middle order.
Warner's observant approach to Shillingford was the most noticeable contrast together with his usual attacking instincts.
"At the bottom finish where they bowled first I didn't think they could get me out unless I played a high risk shot. Then when they came from the other finish there was a small little bit of grab & a small bit of bounce, which resulted in a couple of wickets there," Warner said.
"I think he is bowling well, he is bowled well the last Tests. We have got to work out how to play him & how to score off him."
Playing to ones strength is even more essential for the bowlers, as they are not as lucky as the batsmen who can bring in an array of unconventional shots & walk away with the prize, adds Prasad.
Mohali: IN THE slam-bang format of the Indian Premier League, where most of the time bowlers finish up getting a pasting at the hands of the batsmen, the trick is to stick to fundamentals with a tiny improvisation, feels Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad.
Its not that since this is T20 ought to keep changing the linelength & try different things. Then you give away lots of runs. ought to try to stick to the basics.
You got to be smart but definitely not over smart. ought to bowl to his strength. Obviously, the margin error is tiny in this format. Having said that, you cannot go away from your strength, Prasad said.
Prasad added that while sticking to ones strength, the bowler ought to even be adaptable.
If out-swingers are my strength, then why ought to I try an in-swinger when I am not nice at it? But simultaneously when I am bowling an outswinger, I would not bowl it on the off stump & take it to the fourth or fifth stump but keep it on the middle, they said.
That way I am still bowling to my strength, tightening my line to give no room to the batsman, & still looking to nick him out. This is what adaptability is all about. The bowlers intelligence level also comes to the fore while playing in crunch situations, feels Prasad.
One has to be aware about the situation like when to bowl the slower ones or outside the off stump, yorkers etc. The thing is that nice bowlers who have a variety of deliveries go for runs as they try that often, they said.
Thats kind of an issue. I would take it as an issue of combination as to find out who are the all-rounders who can bowl those or eight overs other than our main bowlers, they said.
Prasads own team the Royal Challengers has given away lots of runs and the former India international admits that its an issue that needs to be sorted out. In matches so far, their opponents have notched up scores of over 160.
Apart from their main bowlers Zaheer Khan, Daniel Vettori and Muttiah Muralitharan, not of the other bowlers have stood up to the challenge.
Vinay Kumar, their fourth main bowler, has been lacklustre, giving away 51 and 53 runs respectively against Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Tremendous Kings.
We are seeing what combination works. They ought to be having other bowlers who could fill in those eight overs. It is an ongoing system."
"A team needs back up in T20, whether it is the fifth bowler or the sixth or seventh batsman, they said. Its not that our bowlers are not capable. They defended a score of 157 against Delhi Daredevils. Murali bowled brilliantly as did Vinay. But then when they are not playing Murali because of the foreign players limitation they have more overs to fill in, they said.
The point is 180 ought to be chased in this format, on Indian wickets. However, if the batsmen must chase 180 every second match then you are putting lot of pressure on yourself.