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India pacer Jaydev Unadkat | PTI
Expected good bid but not such huge amount: Jaydev Unadkat

The 26-year-old Saurashtra left-arm seamer has played a Test, seven ODIs and four T20 Internationals for India but in the last one year he has emerged as a parsimonious bowler in the shortest format.

28 Jan 2018

Sandeep Lamichhane | Photo: PTI
Sandeep becomes first Nepal player to get IPL contract

The leg-spinner rose to prominence with a successful outing at the 2016 U-19 World Cup where he guided Nepal to a creditable eighth place.

28 Jan 2018

IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla (File | PTI)
Not bothered by what people say about IPL: Chairman Rajiv Shukla

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi recently alleged that IPL is a platform for money laundering and questioned the source of big bucks being spent during the IPL auction.

28 Jan 2018

Ex- Pune Supergiants player Washington Sundar
It's a dream come true to play with Kohli and AB: Washington Sundar

The spin bowling all-rounder is gearing up to dressing room with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers after being picked by RCB for Rs 3.3 crore at the IPL auctions.

28 Jan 2018

Rajasthan Royals last played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in 2013.
Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium to host Rajasthan Royals' home games in IPL 11

The Royals last played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in 2013. They later had to shift base to Ahmedabad and then to Pune due to the suspension on RCA.

27 Jan 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders didn’t retain Gambhir for IPL 2018 (Photo | PTI)
IPL 2018: Gautam Gambhir does a hop, skipper, and jump with pilates

Age can be quite the metaphorical double-edged sword when it comes to professional sport; a trade-off between enrichment of in-game experience and the physical ravages that time eventually brings abou

25 Jan 2018

Yuvraj Singh among others has registered in the IPL auction ( EPS | Vinay Madapu)
Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson among 1122 registering for IPL auctions

The auction, scheduled to take place in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28, will also see India's Gautam Gambhir, R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav among others.

13 Jan 2018

Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey (Photo | EPS)
IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings rope in Michael Hussey as batting coach

Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey has been roped in as the batting coach by CSK for the upcoming 11th edition of the IPL.

06 Jan 2018

India's 'Hitman' and Mumbai Indians players Rohit Sharma | PTI
Mumbai Indians set to retain Rohit Sharma, Pandya brothers; Rishab Pant, Shreyas Iyer likely for Delhi Daredevils

While the last date of submission for the player retention is January 4, the franchises are more or less certain about the kind of players they would like to retain and the ones they would buy back.

01 Jan 2018

Shubhankar Sharma. (Photo | AFP)
Indonesian Masters: Shubhankar Sharma back to birdie gathering, moves to Tied-6th

Sharma, who won the Joburg Open last week, was five-under through 11 holes in the third round to move to 11-under for the tournament and was Tied-6th.

16 Dec 2017

Mumbai Indians Jasprit Bumrah celebrates the wicket of M S Dhoni during the IPL 10 final match on Sunday. (Photo | PTI)
Sorry Sarkar 3, IPL final won

I am an absolute cricket junkie. Wife permitting, I can watch even club teams playing. Sunday was an aberration, when I found it a real challenge to watch the IPL final.

23 May 2017

Mumbai’s pace trio of Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga played a vital role in the team defending a small score | R Satish Babu
How did MI do it? Answer is blowing in the wind

Rohit reveals he asked Johnson to slow things down in the last over after seeing Smith use pace of the ball to score boundaries.

23 May 2017

Mumbai Indians celebrate after winning the IPL finals in Hyderabad. (EPS| R.Satish Babu)
IPL finals: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant to win third IPL title

Krunal Pandya top-scored with a crucial 47-run knock while skipper Rohit contributed 24 runs to help Mumbai post 128 for eight.

21 May 2017

Senior BCCI functionary and IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla (R) (File|AFP)
Title rights tenders for next IPL soon: BCCI

The tender process to award title sponsorship for the IPL over the next five years will start on May 31.

21 May 2017

Mumbai Indians Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard celebrates win over Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL 10 Qualifier2 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. | PTI
Better-prepared MI prevailed in playoff, may the best win the final

My house is bang opposite a park which at most times is buzzing. Sitting in my bedroom I can gaze at it for hours. I did the same on Saturday as I wrote this.

21 May 2017

Rising Pune Supergiants bowler Washington Sundar celebrates the wicket of Mumbai Indians batsman Rahul Sharma during the first play off match played against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on Tuesday. | PTI
Deception key in tweaker Washington Sundar’s rapid rise

MS Dhoni, India’s most successful captain, has the knack of getting the best out of his players. On the field, one may not see him speak much with the players, but off the field, he does interact and

21 May 2017

Mumbai Indians Skipper Rohit Sharma and Rising Pune Supergiant Skipper Steve Smith pose with the IPL 10 trophy on the eve of the IPL 10 final match in Hyderabad on Saturday. | PTI
Clash of giants and giant-killers to close contest in IPL 2017 final

Poor record against Maharashtra neighbours notwithstanding, Mumbai start the IPL final as favourites. They have good balance, are packed with match-winners and have won two finals before.

21 May 2017

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma (L) and Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith (Photo: BCCI)
Steve Smith, Rohit Sharma play down head-to-head results on eve of IPL final

Rohit assured that Mumbai would look to put the past behind and put their best foot forward in the summit showdown.

20 May 2017

IPL Final: Giants from Mumbai face Pune's Supergiant

Billed as a Maharashtra Derby, the summit clash is set to be a bit more than an inter-city battle with huge reputations of big stars at stake.  

20 May 2017

Mumbai Indians team
League defeats won't affect our final performance: Karn Sharma

Mumbai had lost all the three matches against Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Steve Smith's side in league stages.      

20 May 2017

Rising Pune Supergiant cricketer Rahul Tripathi plays a shot during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match . (File |AFP
Tripathi vows to produce 'Supergiant' effort in IPL final

Tripathi, who failed to get going in the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians, after getting out for a duck, however, pledged to back his instincts in the IPL final.

20 May 2017