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12 days ago
'The Maharaja of Indian Cricket'

Dada, Dada, Dada. For any cricketing fan who has been to the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and has watched a cricket match in the early 2000s, such cheers should be reminiscent with the game. The atmosphere of Eden Gardens used to be electrifying each time Sourav Chandidas Ganguly walked into the field. Once, Sourav was asked by Ravi Shastri, former Indian captain, why was there no sta...

1 month ago
Kids always need a bit of magic: Yuvraj Singh

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, a cancer survivor, added a little bit of magic to the life of a few children who are battling with cancer. Nickelodeon hosted a special screening of their new show Rudra - Boom Chik Chik Boom for the children of Singh's YouWeCan Foundation here on Wednesday. Kids always need a little bit of magic and fun in their lives. It was indeed ...

1 month ago
IPL: Chennai opts to field vs Punjab

Pune, May 20 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the last league game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. The visitors have made couple of changes in their playing XI as Yuvraj Singh and Marcus Stoinis have been replaced by David Miller...

2 months ago
IPL: Mumbai edge past Punjab to keep play-offs hope alive

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians kept their play-offs hopes alive as the hosts edged past Kings XI Punjab by three runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Wednesday. After a brilliant batting display, Mumbai bowlers managed to restrict Punjab to 183/5 to bag two crucial points. With this victory, Mumbai are now sitting at fourth spot with 12 points while Punjab s...

2 months ago
IPL: Mumbai face Punjab in must-win game

Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Mumbai Indians will be desperate for a win against Kings XI Punjab to keep their play-off hopes alive when they square-off in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Wankhede stadium here on Wednesday. Just when Mumbai's dream of making it to the final four was on the verge of getting shattered, the Rohit Sharma-led brigade came up with a spirited show to r...

2 months ago
IPL a good arena to test a player's temperament

The strength of a team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) depends on the quality of Indian players as only four overseas players are there in the eleven. That gives the Indian youngsters plenty of opportunities to impress the national selectors. Gone are the days when the IPL was seen as some kind of a circus or tamasha for entertaining spectators on summer nights after a hard day's work...

2 months ago
IPL: Punjab aim to return to winning ways against Bangalore

Indore, May 13 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will aim to push towards the play-offs with a win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Monday. Punjab are third in the points table with 12 points from 11 matches, while Bangalore are out of the contention to finish top four at the end of the round-robin stage. They are seventh with eight p...

2 months ago
Need to be careful about 100-ball cricket: Ganguly

Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday joined some of the English players who have expressed their concerns about the England and Wales Cricket Board's plan for a 100-ball competition, but remained open-minded about how it's going to shape up. It's actually 16 and half overs. So from 50 overs, it has come down to 20 and now to 16 and a half. Let's see what h...

2 months ago
IPL: Kolkata face Punjab in must-win tie

Indore, May 11 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab will be aiming to consolidate their position in the top three of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. Both the sides are coming off a defeat and will be desperate to return to winning ways as the cash-rich league reaches its business end. Whi...

2 months ago
Kohli's eagerness to learn about his game makes him a 'great': Kirsten

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India's World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten feels skipper Virat Kohli's eagerness to learn about his game and improving on it makes him one of the greats of modern day cricket. Kirsten, who was in the national capital as part of a nation-wide talent scout for his upcoming academy Gary Kirsten Cricket India, said he loved working with Kohli and believed India's u...

2 months ago
IPL: Desperate Rajasthan face Punjab in must-win tie

Jaipur, May 7 (IANS) Desperate to stay alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL), bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals will be aim to avenge Sunday's six-wicket loss to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), when the two sides face off at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Tuesday. The Ajinkya Rahane-led side succumbed to their third loss in a row, after being hammered by Punjab at the Holkar Stadium in Indo...

2 months ago
IPL: Punjab to field vs Rajasthan

Indore, May 6 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. For Punjab, veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh was replaced with Manoj Tiwary while for Rajasthan Anureet Singh made it into the squad in place of Dhawal Kulkarni. Teams: Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttl...

2 months ago
IPL: Rajasthan to face Punjab in must-win game

Indore, May 5 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will aim to bounce back to their winning ways when they take on bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. While Punjab are placed fourth with five wins and three defeats and 10 points, the Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan languishes at the bottom of the league points-table with just three wins from eight game...

2 months ago
IPL: Mumbai beat Punjab by six wickets

Indore, May 5 (IANS) Opener SuryaKumar Yadav's 57 run knock and some useful contributions from other batters helped Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by six wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Friday. With this win Mumbai is sitting at the fifth spot with six points in nine matches, while Punjab is at fourth spot with 10 points in eight matches. Mumbai start...

2 months ago
IPL: Gayle, Stoinis lift Punjab to 174/6 vs Mumbai

Indore, May 4 (IANS) A half-century by Chris Gayle followed by some fireworks by Marcus Stoinis in the final moments helped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) post a challenging 174/6 against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday. Punjab somewhat squandered a great 54-run start by openers Lokesh Rahul (24 off 20) and Gayle (50 off 40 ball...

2 months ago
IPL: Mumbai Indians put Kings XI Punjab in to bat

Indore, May 4 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday. While Mumbai made just one change by including Evin Lewis in place of the off-colour Keiron Pollard, the hosts made three changes to their playing XI. Punjab picked Yuvraj Singh, Marc...

2 months ago
India favourites for 2019 World Cup: Ganguly

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Former skipper Sourav Ganguly believes India will go to any World Cup as favourites, whether they win or not, thanks to their consistency and quality. The cricketing great said that India was one of the title contenders in the 2003, 2007 editions of the World Cups and went on to lift the trophy in 2011. Speaking at the launch of his autobiography- 'A Ce...

2 months ago
Juggling different roles can be difficult: Yuvraj Singh

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Maintaining a balance between your personal and professional life can be hard when you are constantly on the move, and cricketer Yuvraj Singh could not agree more. He says juggling between roles can be difficult at times and that it takes a dedicated team to ensure he is on track. Asked how he balances between his work schedule and personal life, Yuvraj told IA...

2 months ago
IPL 2018: Punjab opt to field against unchanged Hyderabad

Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss and opted to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Thursday. The visitors made a couple of changes in the playing XI, bringing in Chris Gayle and Manoj Tiwary in place of Yuvraj Singh and David Miller. The hosts, however went with an unchanged squad.

2 months ago
IPL-2018: Punjab, Hyderabad look to outwit each other

Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) Table-toppers Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be aiming to outsmart each other and continue their winning run when they face-off in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Thursday. A rampant Punjab has won five of its six league games while Hyderabad have managed to carve out four victories...

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