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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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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Kings XI Punjab in contention for playoffs berth: David Hussey

A convincing victory over Deccan Battery chargers guaranteed, Kings XI Punjab stand-in captain David Hussey stated along side it is attaining despite the fact that it is confronted with the daunting task of winning its remaining league matches to create the IPL 2012 playoffs. "Obviously, we're confident.

(We) wouldn't maintain your competition as not confident of which makes it towards the finals. Every team begins they'll reach the very best four. Our responsibility would be to win the following four to entitled to the finals," Hussey told reporters late last evening. "If Mandeep (Singh) keeps playing well and (Parvinder) Awana keeps playing well  yet others, we'll possess the chance," he added. With 12 points from many of us of matches, the Punjab side ranks # 5 up for grabs one of the nine teams in IPL 2012.

The very first six overs of the batting innings really set the overall game on their behalf and also the decent total of 170 assisted they win the match, he stated. Mandeep, who performed an unforgettable innings of 75 in 48 balls, stated setting a target of 170 runs made certain victory.

Wicket is around the lower side. So, we understood when we obtained around 160-170 it will likely be a great score which ultimately we did, he stated. Meanwhile, Deccan Battery chargers coach Darren Lehmann stated his team didn't bowl well which it had been an incorrect decision to area first. "The wicket will get better for batting and also the team thought it might be easier to chase which didn't work," he stated when requested concerning the logic behind bowling first because the wicket may help batsmen.

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