Chennai Super Kings emerged the champions of IPL yet again as they won the IPL 4 final by thrashing Bangalore Royal Challengers by 58 runs. Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat. Murali Vijay played an awesome knock of 95 runs in 52 balls and was supported by Michael Hussey (63 runs off 45 balls) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (22 runs in 13 balls) as CSK posted a massive 205/5 in 20 overs. Chris Gayle and S Aravind took 2 wickets each for RCB. In reply, Bangalore Royal Challengers kept on losing wickets ...
Paul Valthaty – journey from obscurity to national limelight
Paul Valthaty was an unknown name to the millions of cricket fans in India who follow the game very closely till a few days ago. He was included in the Kings XI Punjab team this year but many thought he got his chances in team as there were hardly any established stars in the Punjab team. His overall statistics were also not impressive without even a single first class match, only one List A match and a few T20 matches including a few appearances for Rajasthan Royals in the previous IPL seasons where he hardly scored anything noticeable. So, when ...
IPL announces final squads for IPL 2011 Season 4
All the 10 teams participating in IPL 2011 Season 4 including the two new entrants Sahara Pune Warriors and Kochi Tuskers Kerala have announced their final list of players in their respective teams. Out of the teams, Sahara Pune Warriors is the only team to have registered their full quota of 30 players in the squad. Delhi Daredevils were also close behind with 29 players while Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Deccan Chargers and Rajasthan Royals named 27 players each in their final squads. Royal Challengers Bangalore listed 25 players and Kings XI Punjab 23 players. Kolkata Knight Riders named the least ...
IPL 4 revised schedule
The schedule for IPL 4 has been revised taking into account the upcoming assembly elections in the five Indian states of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry. Three out of the five states have an IPL team associated to one of their cities. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has its base in the capital of West Bengal, Kolkata. Chennai Super King is based in the captal of Tamil Nadu, Chennai while Kochi Tuskers Kerala is based in Kochi in Kerala. The complete revised schedule of IPL 2011 season 4 is as follows:
April 8: 8pm – Chennai Super Kings vs ...
Players bought in IPL 4 auctions segregated by teams
We are listing the players bought in IPL 4 auctions segregated by IPL teams. This list also includes the players retained by their franchisees and is the total list of players bought by the respective teams till now. The list has been segregated both by teams as well as the prices of the players in descending order.
Irfan Pathan to Delhi Daredevils for $1.9 million.
Virender Sehwag retained by Delhi Daredevils for 1.8 million.
Umesh Yadav to Delhi for $750,000.
David Warner to Delhi Daredevils for $750,000.
Venugopal Rao to Delhi Daredevils for $700,000.
Morne Morkel to Delhi Daredevils for $475,000.
Ashok Dinda to Delhi Daredevils ...
Chennai Super Kings emerged the champions of IPL yet again as they won the IPL 4 final by thrashing Bangalore Royal Challengers by 58 runs. Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat. Murali Vijay played an awesome knock of 95 runs in 52 balls and was supported by Michael Hussey (63 runs off 45 balls) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (22 runs in 13 balls) as CSK posted a massive 205/5 in 20 overs. Chris Gayle and S Aravind took 2 wickets each for RCB. In reply, Bangalore Royal Challengers kept on losing wickets continuously and only Saurabh Tiwary (42 runs off 34 balls) and Virat Kohli (35 runs off 32 balls) gave some resistance but they ended up with only 147/8 in 20 overs. R Ashwin took 3 wickets while Shadab Jakati took 2 wickets for CSK. Murali Vijay was awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock.
Bangalore Royal Challengers blew away all Mumbai Indians chances of making it to the IPL 4 final as they defeated then by 43 runs to enter the finals of IPL season 4. Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and put RCB to bat. But Chris Gayle pulverized the Mumbai Indians bowling attack as he scored 89 runs off 47 balls and was well supported by Mayank Agarwal (41 runs off 31 balls) as Bangalore scored a massive total of 185/4 in 20 overs. Munaf Patel took 2 wickets for the Mumbai Indians. In reply, Mumbai Indians kept on losing wickets cheaply with only Sachin Tendulkar (40 runs off 24 balls) giving some some resistance as they ended up with only 142/8 in 20 overs. RCB skipper Daniel Vettori took 3 wickets for RCB while S Aravind and J Syed Mohammad contributed with 2 each. Chris Gayle was awarded the Man of the Match yet again for his massive innings of 89 runs off 47 balls and his miserly bowling spell of only 11 runs from 3 overs.
Mumbai Indians eliminated Kolkata Knight Riders in second playoff of IPL 4 to move to the third playoff where they face Royal Challengers Bangalore in a clash for the IPL 4 position. Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and put KKR to bat. All the top 4 KKR batsmen went out in single digits but Ryan Ten Doeschate played a brilliant knock of 70 runs off 49 balls to guide KKR to 147/7 in 20 overs. Munaf Patel took 3 wickets for Mumbai Indians. In reply, Aiden Blizzard (51 runs off 30 balls) and Sachin Tendulkar (36 runs off 28 balls) went off to a flyer and James Franklin (29 runs off 25 balls) contributed as they reached 148/6 in 19.2 overs. Shakib Al Hasan and Jacques Kallis took 2 wickets each for KKR. Munaf Patel was awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant spell of 3 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs.
Chennai Super Kings defeat Bangalore Royal Challengers in a thriller at Mumbai to confirm their berth in IPL 4 finals. Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and put Royal Challengers Bangalore to bat. Virat Kohli scored 70 runs off 44 balls and was supported by Mayank Agarwal (34 runs off 33 balls) and Luke Pomersbach (29 runs off 18 balls) as they guided Bangalore to 175/4 in 20 overs. In reply, Chennai lost both their openers and it looked in the middle overs as if they were heading for a defeat. But Suresh Raina (73 runs off 50 balls) played a gem of an innings and was supported by Albie Morkel (28 runs off 10 balls), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (29 runs off 19 balls) and Subramaniam Badrinath (34 runs off 32 balls) as they pulled out an incredible win as they reached 177/4 in 19.4 overs. Zaheer Khan took 2 wickets for RCB. Suresh Raina was awarded the Man of the Match for his amazing knock.