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VIVO IPL 2021, Match 46 MI vs DC – Match Report

The things went right down to the wire, but Delhi Capitals (DC) held their nerve and beat Mumbai Indians (MI) by four wickets in Match 46 of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) in Sharjah on Saturday. Shreyas Iyer scored a vital 33* while R Ashwin chipped in with an unbeaten 20 and helped DC…

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'He feels they are using him and getting rid of him': Pietersen on Gayle

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen feels Punjab Kings’ mistreatment of Chris Gayle probably led to the West Indies batsman leaving the IPL 2021 in the business end of the tournament. Gayle, who played 10 matches and scored 193 runs, on Thursday left the IPL bio-bubble to prepare for the T20 World Cup, where West Indies…

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'These are things that kill me as captain': Rahul on his biggest challenge

KL Rahul was a relieved man after Punjab Kings secured a five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL 2021 match on Friday. Needing to win the contest to keep their hopes of a Playoff berth alive, PBKS did exactly that as they chased down 166 in the final over with Rahul himself leading…

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IPL 2021 points table, orange and purple cap list: Punjab Kings still alive

Punjab Kings climbed to the fifth spot with a five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday to keep their Playoff chances alive. With CSK having already secured their place into the Top 4, PBKS are hanging on to their chances, albeit by a thread, and the outcome of Saturday’s double-header, which features Mumbai Indians…

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'He is a real find for us': Morgan credits Iyer for stepping up as all-rounder

Kolkata Knight Riders opener Venkatesh Iyer scored his second IPL half-century on Friday while batting against Punjab Kings in Dubai. His team may have lost the game by five wickets but the youngster from Madhya Pradesh stole the show for his all-round performance. Opening the KKR innings, Iyer slammed a 49-ball 67, including 9 boundaries…

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'BCCI must look after him': Sehwag on PBKS bowler who can benefit Team India

Punjab Kings kept their playoff hopes alive, even if it hangs by a thread with their win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai on Friday. PBKS speedster Arshdeep Singh left some serious impact with his phenomenal bowling show against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2021 match no. 45 in Dubai. The young…

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VIVO IPL 2021, Match 45 KKR vs PBKS – Match Report

The game went into the final over but Punjab Kings (PBKS) held their nerve and edged out Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by five wickets in Match 45 of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Dubai on Friday. In the chase, Mayank Agarwal got an early reprieve as KKR captain Eoin Morgan dropped a…

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Morgan admits dropped catches cost them the game against PBKS in Dubai

Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Friday caused a major upset, defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 5 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match no. 45 in Dubai. After batting first, KKR scored 165 for 7 with opener Venkatesh Iyer scoring 67 off 49 balls. In reply, Punjab chased down the target in 19.3…

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IPL 2021: Catches let down KKR as Shahrukh Khan wins it for Punjab

In a format that is generally unforgiving to batters with strike rates below 100, KL Rahul almost ended on the wrong side. From watching his team lose to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by two runs last season to sitting through the ignominy of failing to score four runs in the last over against Rajasthan Royals…

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IPL 2021: Arshdeep castles Shubman Gill with a stunning delivery – WATCH

Punjab Kings (PBKS) bowler Arshdeep Singh on Friday bowled a stunning delivery to castle Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener Shubman Gill in the third over of the game in Dubai. Thus, the left-arm quick extend his tally of wickets to 14 in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Put to bat first,…

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Mandhana hits historic century as storm halts play again

Knowing a pink ball Test match was slated to take place against Australia in September, Smriti Mandhana had kept a Kookaburra pink ball in her kit bag while she played for Southern Brave in The Hundred in England in August. The idea was to get a feel of the ball in the nets. That never…

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Will split captaincy work in Indian cricket?

After leading in all formats with complete authority, Virat Kohli’s decision to relinquish captaincy of the Twenty20 team means India will again move towards split captaincy. Is this what India need? The debate’s far from settled. With so much cricket and conversation on workload management, an all-formats captain is and will be a rarity but…

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BCCI's hunt for the next Team India coach

Circuit to Munnabhai, describing a cramped hostel room in the medical college: “So small, it ends before it starts!” Circuit to Munnabhai, describing BCCI’s busy cricket calendar: “So much, it restarts before it ends!” These last few months, the BCCI has worked so hard ticking boxes it could soon face “workload management” issues within its…

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Less pace brings more joy for bowlers in UAE

This time last year, towards the end of second week of IPL action in UAE, every third match saw 200 plus runs being chased. Now, since the time IPL 14 resumed in the UAE, the 200-run barrier has not been breached even once. Only one game at Dubai has seen a target being set over…

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Former England skipper Clare Connor takes office as MCC's first female President

Former England skipper and Ashes-winning captain Clare Connor has taken the office as the first female President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Connor, who replaced former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara as the club’s president, was nominated for the post in 2020. The former England captain has become the first female President in the Club’s…

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IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan provides major update on Andre Russell’s injury

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan on Friday provided a major update on the fitness of all-rounder Andre Russell and pacer Lockie Ferguson. Both of the big-ticket players were not named in the KKR playing XI for the Indian Premier League (IPL) match no. 44 against KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings in Dubai. During the…

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‘He explained in a really nice way about how can I improve’: RR younsgster

Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal is hoping to return among runs after struggling to convert his starts in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The youngster had a brief discussion with India and current Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and the conversation seemed to have inspired him to score more in the tournamnet.…

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'He can be the all-rounder that India is looking for': Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has lavished praise on Kolkata Knight Riders’ Venkatesh Iyer, stating that the latter could be the all-rounder Team India is currently searching for.  The Indore cricketer has been one of the major reasons behind KKR’s improved performance in the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL)…