Tag: IPL

IPL 2017: Can Mumbai be fourth time lucky?
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IPL 2017: Can Mumbai be fourth time lucky?

If the IPL final was a three match affair and the team which wins two of those is crowned champion, then Mumbai would lose the first, win the next and draw the third and clinch the title in the super over. They like taking the long route even if a shorter one lies in front...

IPL 2017: Second Qualifier Preview
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IPL 2017: Second Qualifier Preview

Over the ten editions of the illustrious and often controversial Indian Premier League, there have only been a few teams who could manage to find their niche and build a stable squad around that idea. While the now defunct Chennai Super Kings was arguably the most consistent of the lot reaching the knockouts in each...

IPL 2017: First Qualifier Preview
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IPL 2017: First Qualifier Preview

In their last league game, Mumbai took on Kolkata with a reshaped squad to test their bench strength, having been confirmed as one of the team in Qualifier 1. A win would have ensured Kolkata a top two finish, meanwhile, SRH too comfortably won their last league game and went to number 2 in points...

Best Bowling Spells in IPL history
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Best Bowling Spells in IPL history

“Bowl a lot, bowl a lot more and bowl with pure love without any expectations, only love can last a lifetime” was Ravichandran Ashwin’s reply for a tweet when asked about words of motivation for those who take up bowling. The advantage quotient has traveled to the other side of the 22 yards from the...

Highest Run Chases in IPL history
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Highest Run Chases in IPL history

Nerves held, plans in place, bowler targeted, shots executed, one brilliance trumping the other. Chasing is as difficult an art in Cricket as like any other. It doesn’t get over until it is actually done, 2 to get from 2 balls may have three possible results. From individual brilliance to well thought out strategies and...

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils Squad Analysis
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IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils Squad Analysis

Imagine a team in the IPL having the likes of Dilshan, de Villiers, Sehwag and Gambhir in the batting and a bowling line-up that comprised of Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra and Daniel Vettori among others. Anybody in their right minds would place their money on them to go on and bag the silverware. Only, Delhi...

IPL 2017: Kings XI Punjab Squad Analysis
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IPL 2017: Kings XI Punjab Squad Analysis

The team entering into IPL 10 with its 10th skipper Glenn Maxwell, Kings XI Punjab has been one of those sides that have mostly faced disappointment throughout, except the 2014 edition when they had an amazing run with Bailey as their captain. With Murali Vijay injured, they had very limited options whether to go back...

IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions Squad Analysis
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IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions Squad Analysis

When the Chennai Super Kings were ousted from the IPL a couple of years ago for reasons that brought disgrace to the tourney, a lot was talked about who or rather which of the two new teams would bag the dynamic duo of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina. These two had been pillars for...

IPL in numbers: A statistical compilation
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IPL in numbers: A statistical compilation

The carnival of cricket is back. As the IPL treads towards the much talked about tenth edition, history is about to be written and rewritten. There are records waiting to be tumbled past, as players compete for individual and collective glory. In its illustrious 9-year old history, the IPL has seen players emerging and statisticians...

IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad Analysis
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IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad Analysis

It took only four years for the defending champions to clinch the IPL title after they replaced Deccan Chargers in 2013. The orange army coached and led by the aggressive Australians Tom Moody and David Warner is one of the most balanced sides on paper. IPL had always been kind to Australian captains from Warne,...