Category: Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : ‘Brutally honest’ Virat Kohli plays

India versus England. The last Test of the last-but-one series in the current World Test Championship cycle. Everything is on the line. For India, it’s simple: win or draw, and they book their place in the final, alongside New Zealand. For England there’s the incentive of playing spoiler: if...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : More at play than the pitch in

Big picture It would be tempting to place the Ahmedabad pitch and the ball on centre stage, given that both stole the critics’ attention after the two-nights-only performance that was the third Test. But then, that would be akin to allowing some wonky scenery to distract from the actors...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : ‘We’ll be hoping they can do the

Preview Australia need England to level the series 2-2 in Ahmedabad to qualify to play New Zealand England will have some unusual support in their final Test against India with Australia, perhaps through gritted teeth, hoping their arch rivals can secure victory to give them a place in the...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : BCCI opposed to ICC’s new bidding

News The Indian board would prefer for tournaments to be allocated, as they have been before The BCCI has again expressed its unhappiness at the ICC’s new bidding policy to find hosts for its global events in the 2023-2031 cycle. The reservations are not new but were reiterated at...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : Jasprit Bumrah granted leave, to

News Decision keeping in mind life for all-format players in bio-secure bubbles and workloads in a year of non-stop cricket Jasprit Bumrah has been released from India’s squad for the fourth and final Test against England in Ahmedabad, starting March 4, because of “personal reasons”, with the BCCI saying...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : Rohit Sharma attains career-best

News Axar Patel, who picked up 11 wickets in the third Test against England, also gained 30 slots to reach the 38th position Rohit Sharma has climbed six places to a career-best eighth position in the ICC men’s Test batsmen’s rankings, while R Ashwin has progressed four places to...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : Mumbai, Saurashtra, Uttar Pradesh

News The last remaining spot will go to the winner of the Delhi vs Uttarakhand game Mumbai, Saurashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Kerala have filled up the last four automatic qualification spots for the quarter-final stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. They join Gujarat, Andhra, and Karnataka, who had sealed...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : Gujarat, Andhra, Karnataka qualify

The league phase for three of the Elite Groups in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 ended on Sunday, with Gujarat, Andhra and Karnataka topping Groups A, B and C. The last round of the league phase will take place on Monday, with the teams finishing on top in Elite...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : Ben Foakes admits England expect

News Visitors must find a way to draw series on most challenging of pitches, keeper says Expecting more of the testing conditions they faced in their hefty defeat inside two days in Ahmedabad, Ben Foakes says England will be better equipped to level the series against India in the...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : R Ashwin hits back at pitch

News “I find it heinous where you have a thought process and you want everyone to follow that and think that” R Ashwin has expressed strong reservations about narratives built around how India are winning because of pitches being tailored to suit their strengths. He refuses to “buy what’s...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : R Ashwin on pink-ball Tests and

Sixteen pink-ball Test matches have been played so far, with only five of those stretching up to the fifth day. The most-recent pink-ball Test, between India and England in Ahmedabad, finished within two days, throwing up the shortest Test result since 1935 and the shortest in India. The day-night...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia left

News The series begins on March 7 in Lucknow starting with three ODIs followed by five T20Is Allrounder Shikha Pandey and wicketkeeper Taniya Bhatia have been left out of India’s limited-overs squad for the women’s home series against South Africa in Lucknow. Also out of favour are Veda Krishnamurthy,...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : No squads yet, but India, South

News WV Raman and support staff contracts extended, possibility of crowds at 40-50% being explored Nine days out from the start of India Women’s first assignment in a year, against South Africa at home, the squads for the five-match ODI series or the three T20Is, the venue or the...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : Double-World Cup winner Yusuf

News “Time has come today for me to put a full stop to this innings of my life,” 38-year-old allrounder says Yusuf Pathan, the big-hitting allrounder who was part of the Indian teams that won the 2007 World T20 as well as the 2011 World Cup, has announced his...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : Ashwin: ‘It’s been a dreamy ride.

News In his last six Tests, Ashwin has taken 36 wickets to jump from 365 wickets into the 400-club. R Ashwin described the last few months in Test cricket as a fairytale after becoming the fourth Indian to 400 wickets, and the fourth-fastest overall (in terms of balls) to...