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Players register for IPL 2021 Player Auction

IPL MEDIA ADVISORY February 05, 2021  1097 players register for IPL 2021 Player Auction The IPL Player Registration closed on 4th February, 2021 with 1097 players (814 Indian and 283 overseas players) signing up to be a part of the IPL 2021 Player Auction set to take place in Chennai on 18th February, 2021. The…

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VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction list announced

IPL Media Advisory February 11, 2021 VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction list announced The VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction list is out with a total of 292 cricketers set to go under the hammer in Chennai on February 18th, 2021. 1114 cricketers had initially registered for the auction. The final list was then pruned after…

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1097 players register for IPL 2021 Player Auction

IPL MEDIA ADVISORY February 05, 2021  1097 players register for IPL 2021 Player Auction The IPL Player Registration closed on 4th February, 2021 with 1097 players (814 Indian and 283 overseas players) signing up to be a part of the IPL 2021 Player Auction set to take place in Chennai on 18th February, 2021. The…

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Honour to lead Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson, on Wednesday, was named the Rajasthan Royals’ skipper, replacing Steve Smith, after the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, along with the seven others, announced the list of the retained and released cricketers ahead of the IPL 2021 auction.  The stylish right-hander joined RR in 2013 and has thus far played 79 games for…

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IPL 2021 Player retentions list

IPL 2021 Player retentions list The window for the eight IPL franchises to retain players for the Indian Premier League 2021 season closed today. 139 players were retained by the franchises whereas 57 players were released from their existing squads.   The following players from the eight franchises were retained & released from the squad:…

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India vs Australia: Shubman Gill – With a punch off the back foot, a star is born

In 2007, when Rohit Sharma first played for India in an international game in Belfast, Shubman Gill was all of seven years old. Yet, in the strangest possible manner, when Gill and Sharma walked out to bat at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday, in turn becoming India’s newest opening pair in Test cricket, the…

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Bess ready to stake England claim on spin-friendly wickets

England off-spinner Dom Bess is looking forward to wickets that play to his strengths in Sri Lanka and India over the coming months, though the pitch his side were handed for a practice match on Friday presented a surprise. Bess looks set to add to his 10 test caps when the two-match series against Sri…

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India vs Australia: ‘Nothing changed from our point of view,’ Steve Smith says Aussies would ‘love to play at Gabba’ despite strict protocols

Australia batsman Steve Smith insisted that even though his team would play the fourth Test match against India anywhere they are asked to, they would be happy to play the match at Gabba in Brisbane. Smith’s remarks came at the virtual interaction with the media after the end of play on Day 2 of the third…

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Dananjaya allowed to resume bowling in international cricket

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been cleared of suspect action and allowed to resume bowling in international cricket following remedial work and re-assessment, the ICC said on Friday. Dananjaya, who was banned from bowling for one year after being reported during a Test match against New Zealand in Galle from August 14 to 18…

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India vs Australia: ‘Will rewind and watch it again,’ Ravindra Jadeja hails Steve Smith’s run out as his ‘best effort’

Friday was a near perfect day on the field for India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja at Sydney Cricket Ground. Coming down to bowl on Day 2 of the third Test against Australia, the visitors were in a spot of bother, especially with Australia posting 166/2 at stumps on Day 1. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne had…

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‘It would be something huge’: Chris Gayle feels cricket’s T10 format can be included in Olympics

Cricket’s introduction in Olympics has long been debated and talked about. But with the advent of shorter formats of cricket like T20 and T20, it looks like a near possibility. Cricket is widely popular all around the world and it seems inevitable that it might soon be added to the list of sports competed at…

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India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja’s golden arm negates Steve Smith century

An unusually long wait ended for Steve Smith on Friday. It was more than three years ago when the ICC Test player of the decade had last scored a ton at home, and with a push off Navdeep Saini’s back of a length delivery behind square, he brought an end to that drought. The relief…

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South Africa name seamers Dupavillon, Baartman for Pakistan test tour

South Africa have included uncapped seamers Daryn Dupavillon and Ottniel Baartman in an extended 21-man test squad for their first return to Pakistan for 14 years later this month. South Africa will play tests in Karachi and Rawalpindi, starting on Jan. 26 and also welcome back fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius, as…

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BCCI decides to part ways with IMG

The BCCI has decided to part ways with International Management Group (IMG), which has held the events rights of the IPL since its inception, a top Board official revealed on Friday. “Yes, we have sent them a termination notice,” the official told PTI. It has been learnt the notice was sent earlier this week and…

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‘This guy is very quickly becoming my favourite player’: Michael Hussey, VVS Laxman lavish praise on Shubman Gill

India looked in a comfortable position at the end of Day 2’s play in the Sydney Test against Australia on Friday. India bowled out Australia for 338 runs despite Steve Smith scoring a century. The opening partnership has been India’s Achilles Heel in the Tests in recent matches but the introduction of Shubman Gill and…

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India vs Australia: ‘My mom and dad saw me score a hundred at SCG’ – Steve Smith ‘proud’ to get back in form

Australia batsman Steve Smith said that scoring a century in his front of his parents at his home ground on Day 2 of the 3rd Test against India has been a ‘proud’ moment for him. The right-handed batsman went on to register his 27th Test ton as he helped the hosts to post 338 in…

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India vs Australia: ‘He is technically very sound,’ Ravindra Jadeja says Shubman Gill’s form is ‘good sign for India’

India allrounder Ravindra Jadjeja praised youngster Shubman Gill after India finished Day 2 at 96/2, trailing Australia by 242 runs. Gill was responsible for providing the visitors a solid start after Australia were bowled out for 338 in the first innings. Coming out to open, Gill and Rohit Sharma took India’s total to 70, before…

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The secret weapons of a fast-bowling nation

There is an odd if uplifting thread that binds many of India’s current fast bowlers — they did not come up through India’s vast domestic cricket system in any meaningful way. They were discovered, in some ways, accidentally. Mohammed Siraj made his debut in Melbourne in a brilliant win for India on the tour of…