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Mumbai lost by 41 runs in the IPL opener on Wednesday, despite Lasith Malinga's four for 23 stand-out effort. File photo.
PTI Mumbai lost by 41 runs in the IPL opener on Wednesday, despite Lasith Malinga's four for 23 stand-out effort. File photo.

Dropped Kallis catch cost Mumbai Indians the game: Malinga

He shone with the ball with a four-wicket haul but Mumbai Indians’ pacer Lasith Malinga feels responsible for the team’s IPL loss to Kolkata Knight Riders, saying that a catch dropped by him cost... »

Top-four finish first goal: Dhoni

DESERT DREAMS: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels playing in the desert clime would be a big challenge to CSK but hopes the former champion can ensure a place in the top four at this year's editon. File photo: Vivek Bendre The CSK skipper says the challenge is the ability to adapt quickly »

ACA academy model can be followed

NCA’s sheen has faded and we need to look at other alternatives, writes Makarand Waingankar NCA’s sheen has faded and we need to look at other alternatives, writes Makarand Waingankar »
SHINING KNIGHT: Jacques Kallis paced his innings to perfection while guiding Kolkata Knight Riders to what proved to be a match-winning score. File photo
Abu Dhabi, April 16, 2014

KKR beat Mumbai Indians by 41 runs in IPL-7 opener

Mohawk-haired mystery man Sunil Narine wove quite a tangled web, tying up Mumbai Indians in knots as Kolkata Knight Riders cruised to a comfortable victory in the opening match of the Indian Premi... »
Virat Kohli. File photo
Bangalore, April 16, 2014

Company offers bat & ball signed by Kohli for auction

As the cricket lovers gear up for the seventh edition of the IPL, gives an opportunity to the fans to own a unique pi... »
The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that “Any probe into allegations made by the Mudgal committee against 13 people, including N. Srinivasan, should be done by BCCI itself to maintain its institutional autonomy.” File photo
New Delhi, April 16, 2014

Srinivasan, 12 cricketers named in Mudgal panel report: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to allow N. Srinivasan to function as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president so long as the probe into IPL betting and spot-fixing allegation... »
Mumbai, April 16, 2014

Tendulkar will be sick of me by end of IPL-7: Hussey

Sachin Tendulkar will be “sick of me” by the end of IPL-7 says Michael Hussey, who plans to talk about the game and life after international retirement with the iconic cricketer during his stint w... »
Jonty Rhodes. File photo
Dubai, April 16, 2014

India has brilliant fielders now: Rhodes

There was a time when he felt that Indians were just not comfortable diving to stop a ball but South Africa’s yesteryear fielder-par excellence, Jonty Rhodes, says the current Team India is full o... »
OWES ONE TO THE IPL: In and out of the Australian side till then with recurring injuries, Shane Watson says his success with the Rajasthan Royals in 2008 came as a boost to his international career and helped him emerge as a better cricketer. File photo
April 16, 2014

IPL, a truly world class event: Shane Watson

Shane Watson says the success at the IPL with the Rajasthan Royals in 2008 gave his career a big boost. An integral part of the side since that inaugural edition — which the Royals won — Watson has... »
London, April 15, 2014

AP, other news agencies not to cover IPL

The Associated Press (AP) and other international news organisations have suspended the coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL organisers have barred photographic agencies t... »
April 15, 2014

Mumbai Indians — a delightful mix of youth and experience

CHAMPION OUTFIT: Mumbai Indians sports a settled look and it remains to be seen if captain Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard can come up with a winning formula once again. Photo: K.R. Deepak Mumbai Indians’ assembly of talent for IPL-7 leans towards the thinking that while Twenty20 is considered a young man’s game, experienced hands add value to the squad and can even be match-winners... »
Bangalore, April 15, 2014

T20 for blind: Clean sweep by India

India completed a clean sweep of the two-match T20 series for the blind against Australia with a 128-run win at the PES College grounds here on Monday. India racked up 224 for seven in i... » 1 comment
READY TO FIRE: KXIP skipper George Bailey at a training session in Dubai on Monday.
NEW DELHI, April 15, 2014

Sehwag will have a big impact: George Bailey

Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey is confident that Virender Sehwag’s wealth of experience will boost the side in IPL-7. After going through a rough patch, Sehwag, who scored the maximu... »

Knight Riders will bank on core team to deliver

Key is to stay fit and be consistent: Irfan

Pietersen to get a chance to test his fitness in warm-up game

RCB determined to win the elusive title

Goa too loses by a narrow NRR margin

IPS officer seeks SIT probe into match-fixing scam

IPL-7: Sunrisers looking to shine brighter

We have quite a few match-winners: Moody

Mushtaq Ali trophy: Manukrishnan bowls Kerala to victory

Delhi Daredevils players at the unveiling of their new jersey in New Delhi on Saturday.
Sharjah, April 16, 2014

Pietersen ruled out as DD launch campaign against RCB

A new-look Delhi Daredevils will launch their Indian Premier League campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah on Thursday without the services of their star batsman and captain Kevin... »
Mumbai Indians captainRohit Sharma and coach John Wright during a press conference. File photo
Dubai, April 16, 2014

Rohit’s one of the most natural captains: Wright

Heaping praise on Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, coach John Wright said that the youngster was “one of most natural captains” and under-estimating him as a leader would be a mistake.“R... »
EXCELLENT LEADER: KKR coach Trevor Bayliss (right) believes that Gautam Gambhir leads by example and stands up for his players, which in turn gives them confidence. File Photo: K.R. Deepak
ABU DHABI, April 16, 2014

IPL jamboree set to start in the Emirates

They are perched right on the rhino’s horn, if one compares the Arabian peninsula to the thick-skinned vegetarian tonner’s head. In cricketing terms, they may be dry docks, but the dustbowls of Du... »
Dubai, April 16, 2014

Dhoni’s ‘clean’ idea

M.S. Dhoni. File photo His deafening silence on the IPL spot-fixing scandal infuriated many but an unruffled Indian cricket captain M.S. Dhoni preferred to look at the lighter side of the controversy by suggesting that... »
Sachin Tendulkar. File photo: S. Subramanium
Abu Dhabi, April 16, 2014

Tendulkar monitors Mumbai Indians training

The Mumbai Indians were buoyed by the presence of Sachin Tendulkar, who joined the team’s training session here on Tuesday as the high profile franchise starts its title defence against Kolkata Kn... »
New Delhi, April 15, 2014

Srinivasan seeks SC permission to continue as BCCI President

N. Srinivasan, who stepped aside as the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India, has urged the Supreme Court to reconsider the interim order on his removal and said he should be allowed... »
India received a cheque for $265,000 for finishing third spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date. File Photo
Dubai, April 15, 2014

India gets $265,000 for finishing third

India on Tuesday received a cheque for $265,000 for finishing third while South Africa pocketed $475,000 for claiming the top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date.... »
April 15, 2014

A test of character for Chennai Super Kings

CENTURY BECKONS: The league's highest run-getter Suresh Raina, who has featured in all the 99 matches that CSK has played in the IPL, will once again be a mainstay in the two-time champion’s scheme of things. File photo: K. Pichumani The versatile Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will once again be the team to beat in the Indian Premier League. The most successful side in the competition, it certainly is. This said, CSK wil... »
Abu Dhabi, April 15, 2014

UST Global inks 3-year sponsorship deal with CSK

UST Global, a California based IT services and solutions company, on Monday announced a three-year sponsorship deal with leading Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings in the pr... »
CHAMPION: The Baroda team with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.
Mumbai, April 14, 2014

Baroda prevails in a thriller

Baroda won the Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 final with sharp bowling in the death overs, aided by catches in the deep, to throttle Uttar Pradesh’s chase. Defending a low 144 at the Wan... »

Delhi Daredevils needs to look for consistency

UP and Baroda eye domestic T20 glory

Kohli happy with Huawei India partnering RCB

The ‘underdog’ that enjoys punching above its weight

Cliffhanger victory not enough for Kerala

KXIP banks on smart picks

Taylor’s resurgence augurs well for DD

Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Panchal stars for Gujarat