June 19, 2013We can't just focus on Mahela or Sangakkara: Dhoni
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni rated Sri Lanka as "a dangerous team" ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy second semi-final in Cardiff on Thursday, saying the Indian team is not just focusing on "a Mahela Jayawardene or a Kumar Sangakkara".
PHOTOS: England vs South Africa, ICC Champions Trophy (SF)
Images from the ICC Champions Trophy firts semi-final between England and South Africa at The Oval on Wednesday.
June 18, 2013It's about handling the pressure well in big games: Cook
England captain Alastair Cook says South Africa's habit of choking in major ICC competitions will have no relevance when the two teams square up in the Champions Trophy first semi-final at the Oval on Wednesday.
June 17, 2013Warner risked Ashes spot with bar brawl, says Clarke
Troubled opener David Warner has risked his place in Australia's Ashes team after his late night bar-room fracas with England player Joe Root, captain Michael Clarke said on Monday.
Stats: McClenaghan shines with the ball
Statistical highlights of the Champions Trophy Group A match between New Zealand and England.
June 16, 2013We made mistakes despite having prepared well: Whatmore
Dav Whatmore said the Champions Trophy debacle won't make Pakistan a bad team but they need to to rectify the mistakes made in this tournament.
'Bhuvneshwar put a lot of pressure on the opposition'
His eight overs on the trot set the stage for India to rip through Pakistan in their final Champions Trophy group match but rising pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels it is still a long way to go before he can think of himself as the team's bowling spearhead.
June 15, 2013PHOTOS: India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy (Edgbaston)
Photos of Group B match Champions Trophy match between India and Pakistan at Edgbaston.
De Villiers happy to shed choker's tag
South Africa skipper AB de Villiers was a relieved man after his side secured a semi-final berth in the Champions Trophy as this time the Proteas managed to read correctly the Duckworth/Lewis sheet.
PHOTOS: South Africa vs West Indies, Champions Trophy
Images from the ICC Champions League Group B match between South Africa and West Indies.
June 14, 2013Dhoni exudes confidence ahead of Pakistan clash
Even though the result will only be of academic interest, India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni termed the face-off with arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy an 'important' game, adding his team will not be under any added pressure.
'India match is a final for Pakistan'
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq reckons Saturday's Champions Trophy contest against India in Birmingham will be 'one last chance to prove ourselves' in front of the world.
June 13, 2013PHOTOS: England vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy
Images from the ICC Champions Trophy match between England and Sri Lanka in London on Thursday.
Champions Trophy: McClenaghan is leading wicket-taker
Statistical highlights of the Champions Trophy Group A match between Australia and New Zealand.
June 12, 2013PHOTOS: Australia vs New Zealand, Champions Trophy
Images from ICC Champions Trophy match between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Wednesday.
June 11, 2013'Dhoni should disassociate himself from Rhiti Sports'
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's alleged conflict of interest situation has not gone down well with the BCCI with its new treasurer Ravi Savant saying that he should immediately disassociate himself from the Rhiti Sports management company.
Former Pak players blast team for dismal CT show
A can of worms has been opened up following Pakistan's near exit situation from the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy with former players gunning for the heads of the members of the team, head coach Dav Whatmore, selectors and board officials.
PHOTOS: India vs West Indies, Champions Trophy
Images from the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and West Indies in London, on Tuesday.
PHOTOS: Champions Trophy, Pakistan vs South Africa
Images from the ICC Champions Trophy Group B match between Pakistan and South Africa at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Monday.
June 10, 2013Champions Trophy: Dhoni wary of Gayle factor
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni singled out Chris Gayle as the danger man in Tuesday's ICC Champions Trophy leage match against the West Indies.
June 09, 2013PHOTOS: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Champions Trophy
Photos of the Group A match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, being played at Cardiff
Champions Trophy: Can depleted Proteas beat Pakistan?
After suffering defeats in their respective tournament-openers, Pakistan and South Africa would be fighting to stay alive in the ICC Champions Trophy when they face-off in their second group B match in Birmingham on Monday.
June 08, 2013PHOTOS: England vs Australia, Champions Trophy
Images from the Champions Trophy match played between Australia and England in Birmingham on Saturday.
Everything should be done to clear mess in cricket: Bhajji
With the raging IPL spot-fixing scandal denting the credibility of cricket, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has said that every effort should be made to clean up the game and adequate steps should be taken in this regard.
Dhawan is the future of Indian batting: Kapil Dev
Paying rich tribute to Shikhar Dhawan for his maiden One-day International century against South Africa, former India skipper Kapil Dev said the Delhi left-hander was the future of Indian cricket.
June 07, 2013I reiterate that I am innocent: Raj Kundra
The beleaguered Rajasthan Royals management sought to distance itself from co-owner Raj Kundra, who has been accused of betting during IPL matches, saying that he had no involvement in running of the franchise and would be suspended if found guilty.
PHOTOS: Champions Trophy, West Indies vs Pakistan
Images from the Group B match between Pakistan and West Indies at The Oval.
Stats: Dhawan second Indian to score a ton vs SA in CT
Statistical highlights of the Champions Trophy match between India and South Africa in Cardiff.
IPL Tamasha: Time for the fan to step up
The dirt in the IPL was a time bomb that was waiting to explode, says .
June 06, 2013PHOTOS: Champions Trophy, India vs South Africa (Cardiff)
Images from the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and South Africa at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Thursday.
Vindoo claims innocence: 'I didn't do any wrong'
Actor Vindoo Dara Singh, who is out on bail in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, claimed innocence on Thursday, saying the police have no evidence to link him with the betting scam.
Players got bookies to Royals parties, Kundra tells police
Delhi police sources say that they would question Kundra again and have told him not to leave the country, reports
Kundra admits to betting, say Delhi Police; passport seized
Rajasthan Royals' owner Raj Kundra has admitted to indulging in betting and placed bets on his own team, Delhi Police claimed on Thursday as it confiscated his passport to ensure that he does not leave the country during investigations into the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
June 05, 2013'We're not even thinking about the controversial issues'
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni continued to maintain a stoic silence on the IPL spot-fixing scandal and also showed no willingness to give his version in the 'conflict of interest' controversy over him having stakes in a sports management company which handles him.
'Most of the teams will have a bit of change in approach'
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni reckons that the newly introduced ODI rules will bring about a "change in the approach" among most of the teams as batsmen may not go after the bowling in the initial overs.
Sachin Tendulkar likely to play for Mumbai Indians again
Sachin Tendulkar may have announced his retirement from Indian Premier League but the veteran cricketer is likely to don the Mumbai Indians jersey during the upcoming edition of Champions League T20 which will be held in India from September 17 to October 6.
Who will win the Champions Trophy? That's anyone's guess!
While the first two Champions Trophies were intended to raise the profile of cricket in host nations Bangladesh and Kenya, the seventh and last edition starting in England on Thursday will be a straight shootout between the sport's eight heavyweight nations.
Champions Trophy: How the teams measure up
A look at the prospects of the eight teams competing in the ICC Champions Trophy, starting on Thursday.
Champions Trophy Opener: India take on South Africa
India will look to carry forward the form they exhibited in the tournament's warm-up games as they lock horns with South Africa in the Champions Trophy opener.
'Uncultured' Aus players have animal mentality: Gower
Former England cricket captain, David Gower, has slammed Australia as a country with no culture and has accused their cricketers of having 'animal mentality' and warned against 'feral' crowds.
'No pressure on Indian team because of spot-fixing scam'
Aunshuman Gaekwad, who opened the innings with Sunil Gavaskar in Test matches and faced the hostile West Indian fast bowlers with guts and gumption, was one of the successful coaches of Team India. An intelligent man with independent thoughts, Gaekwad expresses his views, not just on cricket, unambiguously, in a freewheeling conversation with , soon after the departure of the Indian team for the Champions Trophy in England.
June 04, 2013'Despite all controversies, Dhoni is a big plus for India'
Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar feels the high-voltage ICC Champions Trophy clash between Pakistan and India would be a battle between the former's bowling prowess and the latter's much-heralded batting line-up.
Conditions here are just right for me: Ishant
Seeking to regain form, Indian pacer Ishant Sharma is keen to make an impression in favourable English conditions during the Champions Trophy starting on Thursday.
Sreesanth in judicial custody till June 18
The court extended the judicial custody of pacer S Sreesanth and 22 others in the IPL spot fixing case till June 18 after Delhi Police informed it has invoked MCOCA provisions against them.
Check out the ICC Champions Trophy squads
A look the squads of the eight participating teams in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Exclusive! 'Can you imagine the BCCI has ANY credibility?'
'Every element of this sorry saga is a complete and utter disgrace in which the politics of power is more important than the future of cricket,' Lalit Modi tells Rediff.com's Harish Kotian.
June 03, 2013'We've reached that consistency level to be ranked no.1'
Criticised for maintaining a stoic silence on the IPL spot-fixing scandal, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that the number one ranking in the ODIs brings with it certain respect in the way the players "conduct themselves" on the field.
Cricket no more a gentleman's game: Prasanna
Terming the BCCI's Emergent Working Committee meeting in Chennai a sham, former spin legend Erapalli Prasanna said that money is ruling the sport now and it is no more a gentleman's game.
Indian batsmen face test against Aus seamers
India's batsmen will hope to continue the good work done against Sri Lanka when they take on Australia in Tuesday's second and final warm-up game ahead of the Champions Trophy.
BCCI prez Dalmiya wants to win people's confidence
Life might have come a full circle for astute cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya after being appointed the Interim BCCI chief nearly six and half years after he was expelled from the same office, but he does not consider this an individual victory.
June 02, 2013'It was too fast to demand Srinivasan's resignation'
Soon after being made the head of an "interim" set-up to run the Cricket Board, former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya has backed incumbent N Srinivasan and said calling the arrangement an eyewash was "uncharitable and unreasonable".
Life comes full circle for Jagmohan Dalmiya
Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was shunted out unceremoniously eight years ago by the BCCI, today rose from the ashes like a phoenix to repair the damage caused by one of the worst scandals to hit Indian cricket.
'I will not discharge my duty till the probe is completed'
He might have stepped aside but BCCI President N Srinivasan remained a combative man after the Board's Emergent Working Committee meeting, insisting that not a single member asked him to resign during the "smooth" discussion on Sunday.
'India will miss Sachin Tendulkar in Champions Trophy'
Former captain Anil Kumble has said India will miss the services of Sachin Tendulkar when they enter the field for the first time without the batting great in a world-level tournament but insisted the team has enough young talent to do the job in the Champions Trophy.
'India tour was the lowest point in my cricket career'
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson says the team's last tour of India, where it was whitewashed 0-4, was the lowest point of his cricket career.
Did BCCI arm-twist Lanka to withdraw corruption report?
Even as the spot-fixing scandal rages on, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) President I S Bindra has created a fresh controversy by claiming that a BCCI official had arm-twisted the Sri Lankan board to withdraw a report which violated the anti corruption regulations during India's tour of Sri Lanka in 2010.
June 01, 2013BCCI chief Srinivasan states demands before resignation
While it is all but certain that beleaguered BCCI president N Srinivasan will have to step down from the president's post, paying heed to the popular demand from the affiliated units, it is learnt that the Tamil Nadu strongman wants three of his demands to be met before he quits.
I am not going to come back to BCCI fold: Jagdale
A day after resigning from the post of Board secretary in the wake of IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, Sanjay Jagdale ruled out the possibility of making a comeback into the BCCI fold in future.
May 31, 2013'ICC had warned Gurunath against bookies'
An ICC official had '"warned' CSK team owner Gurunath Meiyappan to be 'careful' about his association with bookies weeks before he was arrested in connection with the IPL betting scandal, police said on Friday.
'A two-year window without the IPL might reduce corruption'
Some cricketers, sportswriter Nirmal Shekar tells Haresh Pandya, have come to believe that they are above the law.
Don't understand why players indulge in corruption: Afridi
The IPL spot-fixing scandal has left Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi "sad" and he cannot understand why some players are lured into corrupt practices despite earning good money."
Champions Trophy: India need to forget spot-fixing saga
Indian cricketers face the daunting twin tasks of leaving behind the IPL spot-fixing scam and adapting to the tough conditions in England as they begin their preparations for the ICC Champions Trophy with a warm-up game against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Warne reckons Pietersen's presence will decide Ashes fate
Australia will reclaim the Ashes against all odds if Kevin Pietersen's knee injury keeps the England batsman out of the series, spin great Shane Warne has said.
Sachin finally speaks, says shocked at spot-fixing news
Breaking his silence on the raging spot-fixing scandal, Sachin Tendulkar has said that the developments of the last two weeks were 'shocking and disappointing' and the faith reposed by the millions of fans in the game should be justified.
N Srinivasan and the men who matter in the BCCI
While the calls for Board of Control for Cricket in India president Narayanaswami Srinivasan's resignation get louder by the day, members are split over whether the veteran administrator should continue or go.
Good cricket can overcome this spot-fixing crisis: Laxman
India's greatest match-winner VVS Laxman talks about the spot-fixing controversy and his role as mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 6.
May 30, 2013'The new rule forces us to play with five bowlers'
The new ODI rules and the conditions in England will force India to go in with five specialist bowlers in the upcoming Champions Trophy, according to captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who reckons all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will play a key role.
'Every IPL has issues like betting, fixing, drugs'
Ridiculing the Indian Premier League for turning cricketers into a bunch of avaricious people, World Cup winning Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga on Thurday said that the cash-awash T20 league has given Indian cricket nothing but disrepute.
Preity Zinta: Ishkq in Paris but proposal at IPL
The Bollywood actress's debut film as a producer 'Ishkq in Paris' flopped miserably at the box office. The bubbly Miss Zinta seems to have run out of luck as her team, Kings XI Punjab, also failed at the IPL.
May 29, 2013Sachin Tendulkar receives award for fastest ton
Senior cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who played a crucial role in Mumbai's conquest of their 40th Ranji Trophy title this season, on Wednesday received award for striking the fastest century in the national championship at the annual awards function of Mumbai Cricket Association.
Will not be IPL chairman again, says Shukla
Upset over the spot-fixing scandal and a series of other controversies that have plagued the Indian Premier League, Rajeev Shukla, the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament's chairman, declared on Wednesday that he is will not take up the job again.
Ponting to make comeback for Ashes?
Ricky Ponting has revealed he might not be able to resist the lure of the Ashes if Australia asked him to come out of Test retirement.
Azad brands BCCI 'the century's biggest joke'
With India's top politicians associated with the BCCI appearing to be divided over the fate of chief N. Srinivasan in wake of the spot-fixing scandal, former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad on Wednesday said the Indian cricket board has become the biggest joke of the century, and added that the latest episode is one of the darkest phases of Indian cricket since its inception.
May 28, 2013India has right mix for Champions Trophy: Dhoni
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday expressed confidence that despite recent controversies the Indian team will not be under any pressure going into the Champions Trophy.
'Press has big role in encouraging youngsters'
India's greatest sporting icons Sachin Tendulkar and Abhinav Bindra urged the media on Tuesday to focus on the positive side of sport.
Sreesanth cannot be liable for instances at his back: Court
Arrested cricketers S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila, and two bookies, were on Tuesday remanded in judicial custody till June 4 by a Delhi court, which rejected the investigators' plea for two more days' custodial interrogation of the India pacer in connection with the IPL spot-fixing case.
Police custody of Vindoo, two others extended
A SIM card given to Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf by a wanted bookie was destroyed at the insistence of Vindoo Randhawa before the actor's arrest in the IPL betting scam, the Mumbai crime branch told a court, which extended his police remand till May 31.
Let's not forget this IPL in a haste
Rediff.com's suggests that IPL 6 was a reality check. He further points out that cricket has become an addiction, so much so that we conveniently forget what is wrong with the game.
Gayle, Hussey in IPL Dream XI, Dravid captain
picks his best from IPL 6 to make up an invincible team.
Figure out Tendulkar in the IPL
As Sachin Tendulkar signs off on a high from the IPL, takes a look at how he performed over the six editions of the tournament.
May 27, 2013Twitterati celebrates Mumbai Indians' IPL triumph
Twitter was swamped with congratulatory messages for Mumbai Indians after they beat Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in Sunday's final at the Eden Gardens. Check out some.
'Spot-fixing scandal disrupted CSK's campaign'
The spot-fixing scandal 'disrupted' Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the just-concluded IPL. That was coach Stephen Fleming's view after his team finished runners-up to Mumbai Indians in the sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament in Kolkata on Sunday night.
Stats: Hussey, Gayle highest run-scorers in IPL 6
Mumbai Indians were crowned champions of IPL season 6 when they beat Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs. Following are the statistical highlights from the match played between in Kolkata on Sunday.
'Captaincy was a responsibility but it made my job easier'
Staying calm and focussed in crunch situations helped him blossom as a captain, said Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma while describing the team's journey towards its maiden Indian Premier League title a "great experience".
IPL PHOTOS: Sakshi, Poorna prove girls just wanna have fun
Images: Sakshi Dhoni and Poorna Patel bond during the IPL final in Kolkata on Sunday.
It's good to see a big smile on Sachin's face: Rohit
A wrist injury might have kept Sachin Tendulkar out of the on-field action for most part of his swan-song IPL but the senior batsman had a huge role in taking Mumbai Indians to their maiden title triumph, skipper Rohit Sharma said.
'Tendulkar has been the backbone of this Mumbai team'
Describing Sachin Tendulkar as the backbone of Mumbai Indians, batsman Ambati Rayudu dedicated the team's maiden IPL triumph to the senior batsman who has announced his retirement from the event.
IPL VI: The top five knocks, Chris Gayle leads the way
Rediff.com lists the top five knocks in IPL VI.
I am 40 and have to face the reality: Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar, who called it quits from the IPL after Mumbai Indians lifted the title, has said it was the perfect time to retire from the Twenty20 event as he has to "face the reality" after turning 40.
Oh, Insider Punters' League!
Chennai Super Kings owner and BCCI President N Srinivasan should formally distance himself from the IPL and BCCI until his son-in-law is cleared of wrongdoing in the spot-fixing scandal, feels .
May 26, 2013PHOTOS: Mumbai Indians are IPL champions!
Images from the IPL final played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
May 25, 2013Meiyappan accused of colluding with bookies
Gurunath Meiyappan, Chennai Super Kings owner and son-in-law of the BCCI chief, used to place "huge bets" on IPL matches and was even divulging team's strategy to bookies, Mumbai police on Saturday claimed before a court which remanded him in police custody till May 29.
CLT20, I think that would be it, says Dravid on his future
Veteran Indian batsman Rahul Dravid, who provided inspirational leadership to the beleaguered Rajasthan Royals this season, has decided to call it quits from the IPL with the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 being his last assignment for the franchise.
'Chennai has the upper hand having played finals before'
Mumbai batsman Dinesh Karthik said the IPL final will be cracker of a game but the experience of playing five title-clashes gives defending champions Chennai Super Kings a certain edge.
Will CSK overcome controversy and Mumbai?
Embroiled in the spot-fixing scam, becoming champions for a third time would be a daunting task for the Chennai Super Kings when they take on the formidable Mumbai Indians in the summit clash of the scandal-marred Indian Premier League, in Kolkata on Sunday.
Should CSK be allowed to play IPL Final? Tell Us!
Following the arrest of Gurunath Meiyappan, there are questions whether Chennai Super Kings should be allowed to play in Sunday's IPL final against Mumbai Indians in Kolkata.
PHOTOS: Rain plays spoilsport at Headingley
Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled on the opening day of the second and final Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley due to persistent rain.
May 24, 2013PHOTOS: Mumbai prevail over Rajasthan to enter final
Images from the second IPL qualifier between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians on Friday.
CSK's contract should be terminated, says Subrata Roy
An upset Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy lashed out at N Srinivasan on Friday and declared his company will not sponsor the Indian cricket team as long as the beleaguered Board of Control for Cricket in India president is at the helm.
Cricket betting surfaces only in Asia: Boycott
India should legalise betting to stamp out corruption in cricket, says former England captain Geoffrey Boycott.
PHOTOS: Fans lend carnival feel to IPL!
The Indian Premier League wouldn't have been the big success it is today had it not been for the fans. We bring you glimpses of the love that fans have showered on the IPL and the players all through season 6.
It's David vs Goliath as Rajasthan take on Mumbai's might
They have shown remarkable fighting spirit despite the demoralising spot-fixing scandal and the Rajasthan Royals will now look to upstage the mighty Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier in Kolkata on Friday to book, what would be, a dream final berth in the Indian Premier League.
May 23, 2013Where's Meiyappan? Mumbai cops summon CSK boss on Friday
Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan has been asked to appear before the Mumbai Police's crime branch on Friday in connection with the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
'It's been a fantastic campaign for Sunrisers'
Sunrisers Hyderabad's skipper Cameron White feels his team enjoyed a "fantastic" journey in the Indian Premier League even though it could not make the final after losing to Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator in New Delhi on Wednesday.
It was like bereavement: Dravid on spot-fixing
Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid says dealing with the turmoil caused by the spot-fixing scandal, which has left his team's reputation in tatters, has turned out to be as tough as handling "bereavement in some ways".
Rahul Dravid on Royals hugging spree
Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid could not hold his excitement of qualifying for the next round in the IPL on Wednesday night.
IPL PHOTOS: Rajasthan eliminate Hyderabad
Images from the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in New Delhi on Wednesday night.
'Final' chance for Mumbai Indians to address away woes
The Rohit Sharma-led side won just two of its eight away fixtures in the league stage, and lost the first play-off to Chennai Super Kings at Ferozshah Kotla. One more 'away' failure will put an end to their title aspirations.
PHOTOS: Sakshi leads sexy desi WAGS IPL race
There are not many desi WAGS (wives and girlfriends) as outgoing and sporting as Sakshi Dhoni. That's why she seems to bag all the brownie points for being the apple of every photographer's eye!
May 22, 2013IPL: Fleming unperturbed at 'boring team' tag
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has attributed his side's stupendous success in Indian Premier League to "loyalty in team selection and conservative approach".
Stats: Hussey is highest run-getter of IPL 6
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League first qualifier between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in New Delhi on Tuesday night.
PHOTOS: Wicket ways... wild celebrations at the IPL
Most celebrations in the IPL are over the top. Sometimes they look orchestrated; but how does it matter as long as the spectators enjoy them.
Who's hotter: Cheergirls in Desi or Western outfits?
Teams like Pune Warriors have their cheergirls dressed only in traditional Indian outfits and they fight to grab eyeballs with their western counterparts.
PHOTOS: Ten most spectacular catches of the IPL
Rediff.com gives you a lowdown of some of the best catches taken during the group phase of the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
IPL PHOTOS: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians (Kotla)
Images from the first qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at Ferozshah Kotla on Tuesday.
May 21, 2013'Sreesanth used 'fixing' money to buy mobile for girlfriend'
Disgraced pacer S Sreesanth bought designer clothes worth Rs 1.95 lakh in Mumbai in a single day and gifted a costly smartphone to his girlfriend using the money he allegedly got from spot-fixing in IPL matches, Delhi Police claimed.
Bollywood in IPL fixing? Vindoo Dara arrested
Bollywood actor Vindoo Singh, son of late actor Dara Singh, was arrested for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing scandal by Mumbai Police on Tuesday.
Captaincy has helped my batting, says Rohit
Rohit Sharma was handed over the captaincy of Mumbai Indians midway through the tournament following Ricky Ponting's poor form and the right-hander has thrived in his new role, amassing 526 runs with the bat so far in IPL 6.
'Questions will always be raised about Indian pacers'
The world's numero uno fast bowler, Dale Steyn feels always looking up to spinners for wickets is not the right way to go about encouraging the crop of pacers in India.
Glamour queen of IPL 6: Preity Zinta
The bubbly Miss Preity Zinta had little to cheer about in the IPL 6 as her team failed to qualify for the play-offs. But the seasoned actress did make quite a few heads turn during this season.
The ten best knocks of IPL 6
Ahead of the play-offs, takes a look at the top 10 innings of this year's Indian Premier League.
May 20, 2013Battle of the best as Chennai-Mumbai play-off
It will be a battle of equals when mighty Chennai Super Kings meet formidable Mumbai Indians in the first play-off match of the Pepsi Indian Premier League in Delhi on Tuesday.
Satisfying to see Hyderabad evolve as a team: Moody
Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody has said reaching the play-offs of the Indian Premier League is a only a step forward and his team now needs to gear up for the challenge ahead.
Can Zaheer reclaim India spot?
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Zaheer Khan is eager to "reclaim" his place in the Indian team and said he will look to use the period after IPL to attain peak fitness.
May 19, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Hyderabad Sunrisers vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Images from the IPL match between Hyderabad Sunrisers and Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on Sunday.
'Rough season for Daredevils but we need to move on'
Delhi Daredevils skipper Mahela Jayawardene said they will have to "move on" after enduring a tough Indian Premier League season during which they finished at the bottom of the table.
IPL PHOTOS: Pune Warriors vs Delhi Daredevils
Images from the IPL match between Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils in Pune on Sunday.
Sunrisers looking to finish with flourish and make play-offs
Having moved ahead in the race for a playoff spot after a comfortable victory over Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad will now need to beat the beleaguered Kolkata Knight Riders in their final Pepsi IPL league match in Hyderabad on Sunday to finish among the top four.
May 18, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai
Images from the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings in Bangalore on Saturday.
Fans frustrated as rain plays spoilsport in Bangalore
Hope sustains life and this young fan has not lost hope of watching his favourite cricketers in action.
'Bowler' Gilchrist ends IPL career on a high
Just like Sunil Gavaskar always had a twinkle in his eyes whenever he spoke about denying Zaheer Abbas a century by getting his only Test scalp, Adam Gilchrist will tell you the 'tale' of how he got Harbhajan Singh out with last delivery of his competitive career.
IPL PHOTOS: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians
Images form the IPL encounter between the Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at Dharamsala on Saturday.
The person who is hurting most is me: BCCI supremo
His back against the wall after the IPL spot-fixing scandal, BCCI President N Srinivasan has not ruled out filing a criminal complaint against the arrested "dirty cricketers", insisting that no one is hurting more than him because of the crisis.
Ban them for life if guilty, says Gilchrist
Australian cricket ace Adam Gilchrist has called for life bans if the players arrested for their alleged role in spot-fixing in the ongoing IPL are found guilty.
May 17, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals, on Friday.
Tait 'deeply distressed' by links to IPL spot-fixing
Bewildered at his name being dragged into the IPL spot-fixing scandal, Australian pacer Shaun Tait said his legal representatives will examine how the "false" suggestions, which have already been dismissed by the Delhi Police, started.
Can't sustain long playing all three formats: Steyn
South Africa hope to give coach Gary Kirsten the perfect parting gift by winning next month's Champions Trophy, and have no fears that his replacement, Russell Domingo, is up to the job of guiding the world's best Test team to further success, pace spearhead Dale Steyn said.
PHOTOS: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils, Dharamsala
Images from Thursday's IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils at Dharamsala.
May 16, 2013Self-destructing Sreesanth finally gets it right!
S Sreesanth had attempted to self-destruct his career many times, but without much success. This time, however, he seems bang on!
No other IPL player or owners involved: Delhi Police
Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar on Thursday clarified that no other IPL player or franchise owner is involved in the spot-fixing scandal that hit Indian cricket on Thursday.
How the tainted Rajasthan Royals trio performed in the IPL
Now that spot-fixing has shown its ugly face yet again, leading to the arrest of three cricketers, rediff.com takes a look at how S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan performed in the matches they featured in.
Delhi Police reveal how Sreesanth & Co fixed matches
The Delhi police on Thursday explained in detail, with the use of vide footage, how S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan allegedly carried out spot-fixing during the ongoing Indian Premier League.
My son will never betray cricket, says Sreesanth's mother
Shocked by the arrest of her son on the charges of spot fixing in the ongoing Indian Premier League, cricketer S Sreesanth's mother Savithridevi said "my son will never betray cricket".
How spot-fixing has ruined cricket's integrity
Spot-fixing is venom that has infested cricket for nearly four years now and it reared its ugly head again on Wednesday. This time, it is an Indian Premier League match is at the centre of a storm, with Rajasthan Royal players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan arrested by Delhi Police for their involvement in Spot-fixing. Rediff.com brings you history of Spot-fixing.
PHOTOS: Sexy Karishma Kotak's IPL diary
Karishma Kotak has done modelling, movies and reality shows on the small screen but it is her stint in the ongoing Indian Premier League that has made her a household name.
May 15, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals (Wankhede)
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede stadium on Wednesday.
IPL PHOTOS: Kolkata vs Pune in Ranchi
Images from Wednesday's IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors in Ranchi.
'Playing in Delhi and not in Chennai is disadvantage'
With the play-offs of the Indian Premier League shifted out of the city's MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming says it will be a "disadvantage" playing away from home.
Clarke expects Aus batsmen to come good to reclaim Ashes
Australia's pace bowling unit will give the tourists every chance of success in the Ashes series in England but will not be able to win back the precious urn without some help from the batsmen, captain Michael Clarke said on Wednesday.
IPL's MVP: Gayle continues to rule the roost
After 42 days and 64 matches, 's MVPI formula shows that RCB's Chris Gayle is still the most valuable player in season 6 of the IPL.
Daredevils missing KP, Ryder in IPL 6: Simons
The absence of Kevin Pietersen and Jesse Ryder coupled with injuries to some key players at the start of the season were some of the reasons for Delhi Daredevils disastrous campaign in the ongoing Pepsi Indian Premier League, said coach Eric Simons.
IPL's sultry cheerleaders: Dancing with cricket stars
IPL cricketers give these cheerleaders reason to 'make a move' and shake a leg.
Will Rajasthan end Mumbai's unbeaten home run?
Having snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad, heavyweights Mumbai Indians will have their tails up when they take on Rajasthan Royals in their last Pepsi IPL home game, at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, on Wednesday.
The secrets of Cheteshwar Pujara's success
For one so young, Cheteshwar Pujara is extremely religious. He performs puja, meditates and lives a simple life despite being a celebrity. , who has known the batsman since he was a child, reveals the role his family and spirituality have played in his achievements.
IPL: Will KKR demolish Pune tonight?
On a high after back-to-back wins, Kolkata Knight Riders will start favourites against the struggling Pune Warriors India when the two bottom-half teams clash in Ranchi's in an IPL match on Wednesday.
IPL PHOTOS: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Tuesday.
May 14, 2013We need a good bowling performance against Chennai: Kohli
After losing to Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has said the team needed to pull up the socks in its last IPL game against Chennai Super Kings if it is to sneak into the play-offs.
'Indian batsmen will find it difficult in SA'
Dale Steyn, the world's most feared pacer, has backed his country, South Africa, to emerge triumphant in the three-Test series against India at the end of the year.
IPL PHOTOS: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday.
Sexy WAGS, film stars witness Pollard's magic at Wankhede
Kieron Pollard's fireworks against Hyderabad was witnessed by WAGS and filmstars at Wankhede on Monday.
Misbah sees the brighter side of Pakistan missing IPL
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq feels missing the IPL could be a blessing in disguise for his team's players as they would enter the upcoming Champions Trophy relatively fresh compared to those who are participating in the T20 league.
Bangalore eye revenge against Punjab
A question mark hanging over their play-off chances, Royal Challengers Bangalore return to the comfort of home when they clash with Kings XI Punjab in a crucial Pepsi IPL match on Tuesday.
'I tried to choose bowlers, who could be captalised on'
Kieron Pollard struck a handome 27-ball 66 not out to see the Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday.
Chennai hoping to beat Delhi and seal play-off berth
Comfortably placed at the top of the table, Chennai Super Kings would focus on sealing their playoff berth after an abrupt loss when they take on a lowly Delhi Daredevils in their own den in a Pepsi IPL match in Chennai on Tuesday.
May 13, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mumbai, on Monday.
Tendulkar launches 10 gram gold coin with his image
A limited edition Sachin Tendulkar gold coins, with the senior cricketer's face and signature embossed on them, were launched in Mumbai on Monday on the auspicious day of 'Akshaya Tritiya'.
'Umesh is the most talented fast bowler in India'
Veteran left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra praised his Delhi Daredevils teammate Umesh Yadav terming him as the "most talented fast bowler" in the country at the moment and believes that his performance will have an impact on India's performance in near future.
Batting well is more important than scoring runs: Vijay
He might be struggling for runs in the ongoing Indian Premier League, but Chennai Super Kings' batsman Murali Vijay feels that he has been batting well in the tournament, which according to the opener is more important than scoring runs.
Rasool spurns liquor brand logo on IPL jersey
The first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play in the IPL, Parveez Rasool, has refused to sport a liquor brand's logo on his Pune Warriors team jersey, saying that it would hurt his religious sentiments.
IPL Stats: Rajasthan Royals enjoy a clean slate at home!
Rajasthan Royals continue to enjoy their unbeaten run at home.
It was an extraordinary innings by Watson: Fleming
Terming Shane Watson's 70-run knock off just 34 balls as "extraordinary", Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said that the Aussie all-rounder changed the complexion of the game in just four to five overs.
IPL Photos: See what makes sexy Shilpa Shetty dance!
Shilpa Shetty was ecstatic when her team stunned the mighty Chennai Super Kings on Sunday night.
May 12, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur, on Sunday.
IPL PHOTOS: Kolkata vs Bangalore
Images from the IPL match played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.
Moody praises on Parthiv for mature knock
Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody has heaped praise on opener Parthiv Patel for playing a "mature innings", which laid the foundation for their 30-run win over Kings XI Punjab and improved their chances of reaching the IPL semi-final.
RCB face KKR in Ranchi's IPL debut
Inching closer to a playoff berth, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face an inconsistent Kolkata Knight Riders, who would be eyeing revenge, when the two sides clash in the city's first Pepsi IPL game at the Jharkhand Cricket Association's International stadium on Sunday.
'Kolkata still has a chance of reaching the play-offs'
His team is virtually out of the play-offs race having lost eight of their 13 matches, but an optimistic Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir has said they still have a "fair chance" of making the cut in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
May 11, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Kings XI Punjab vs Hyderabad Sunrisers
Images of the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Hyderabad Sunrisers in Mohali.
IPL PHOTOS: Pune Warriors vs Mumbai Indians
Images from Saturday's IPL match between Pune Warriors vs Mumbai Indians.
Royals to lock horns with table-toppers Super Kings
Playing their last match on home soil, Rajasthan Royals would look to consolidate their number two position in the points table and upstage top-placed title contenders Chennai Super Kings when the two most balanced sides clash in the IPL in Jaipur on Sunday.
Will Kings dent Sunrisers' chances at Mohali?
Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to pick up the pieces after their drubbing at the hands of Chennai Super Kings as they aim to get past Kings XI Punjab during their Premier League encounter, in Mohali on Saturday.
Pune to play for pride against formidable Mumbai
Out of contention for a play-off spot, Pune Warriors' wretched run is unlikely to snap anytime soon as they would be up against the formidable Mumbai Indians in their next Pepsi IPL match in Pune on Saturday.
IPL PHOTOS: Royal Challengers close in on play-offs berth
Images from Friday's IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challenger Bangalore in Delhi.
May 10, 2013IPL: Kashmiri Rasool expresses wish to play for India
Parveez Rasool, who became the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play in the Indian Premier League, has called his debut for Pune Warriors the 'proudest day' of his life.
IPL: Shilpa beats Preity in Battle of Bollywood beauties
Shilpa Shetty's team won both the encounters against the dimpled Preity Zinta's Punjab Kings XI.
IPL: With nothing to lose, can Delhi surprise Bangalore?
With nothing but pride at stake, Delhi Daredevils will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match in New Delhi on Friday.
Lessons to be learnt from the IPL
The key for all Indian Premier League franchises in next year's auction, says , will be to invest in good Indian players and choose a captain from among them.
May 09, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Pune Warriors vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Images from Thursday's IPL match between Pune Warriors and Kolkata Knight Riders in Pune.
IPL PHOTOS: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals in Mohali, on Thursday.
Raina not disappointed at missing out on a ton
His breathtaking unbeaten 99 set up Chennai Super Kings's 77-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday, but a modest Suresh Raina credited his batting colleagues for the comprehensive victory in their IPL encounter.
Raina first batsman to post 98, 99 and a hundred in IPL!
Following some explosive batting by Suresh Raina and Michael Hussey, Chennai Super Kings thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 77 runs in Uppal on Wednesday. Here are the statistical highlights from that Indian Premier League match.
KKR look to revive fortunes against Pune
Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will aim to restore lost pride when they take on a struggling Pune Warriors in their Indian Premier League match in Pune on Thursday.
IPL: Cheerleaders turn on the heat in Hyderabad
While the cricketers turned on the heat with some hot action on field during the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday, the cheerleaders kept the crowds entertained on the sidelines. Here is a glimpse at a few cheerleaders in action.
May 08, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings, on Wednesday.
Tendulkar lone Indian in Stewart's Test dream team
Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian to make it to the Test dream team drawn up by former England captain Alec Stewart. The team includes players against whom Stewart had played in his career.
Will Miller prove 'Killer' against Rajasthan?
As the IPL moves closer to the play-off stage, Rajasthan Royals will be looking to guard against complacency when they take on an unpredictable Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League match in Mohali on Thursday.
Why Viv Richards never wore a helmet
West Indies great Vivian Richards on the all-conquering West Indies teams of the 1970s and 80, why he never donned a helmet while batting and his addiction to chewing gum.
Kumble's tips turning things around for Ojha
Mumbai Indians spinner Pragyan Ojha credits Anil Kumble for his good showing in the IPL his season.
Stats: Tendulkar sets record for most fours in IPL
King of records Sachin Tendulkar got another milestone under his belt -- most fours in IPL history!
IPL: Sultry Sonakshi roots for Mumbai Indians
IPL received yet another dash of Bollywood when the Dabanng girl decided to show up at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
May 07, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede.
IPL PHOTOS: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils at Jaipur
Images from Tuesday's Indian Premier League match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils in Jaipur.
Sunrisers face still challenge against CSK
Enjoying an unbeaten run at home, Sunrisers Hyderabad face a stiff challenge when they take on former champions and table-toppers Chennai Super Kings in a Pepsi IPL match in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Miller storms into record books
David Miller's sensational 38-ball 101 innings helped him rewrite a few IPL records.
Made some adjustments for Twenty20: Pujara
Considered a Test batsman of impeccable technique, Cheteshwar Pujara says he has made some adjustments in his game to adapt to the fast-paced Twenty20 format in the ongoing Pepsi IPL where he shares the dressing room with destructive batsmen like Chris Gayle.
Rode the luck while it was there: Miller
Ecstatic after powering Kings XI Punjab to an improbable IPL win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, young batsman David Miller said a "nice piece of willow" and a lot of luck carried him through to the best knock of his career so far.
Have selectors forgotten the World Cup is only 21 months away?
While selecting the team for the Champions Trophy, says , the 2015 World Cup should have been on the selectors' minds.
IPL PHOTOS: Preity Zinta charms Mohali!
With Kings XI Punjab's victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL match at Mohali on Monday Preity Zinta's famous dimpled smile is back.
'As a captain, I have an additional responsibility'
Rohit Sharma has won four out of five matches since he replaced Ricky Ponting as the skipper of the Mumbai Indians side and the stylish batsman feels that leading the side is helping him evolve as a batsman too.
'I spend a lot more time talking to Dhoni about cricket'
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who has been named as the team's captain for the ICC Champions Trophy said that he is learning a lot from his Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
IPL fastest fifties: Chris Gayle tops with 17-ball effort
Rediff.com put together a list of the fastest fifties and Chris Gayle, expectedly, leads the pack.
An honour working with people like Shah Rukh, says Gambhir
Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper Gautam Gambhir says team owners Shah Rukh Khan and Jay Mehta have left the cricketing decisions to him and there no interference from them.
IPL PHOTOS: Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Mohali.
May 06, 2013'After Sachin, can't see anyone playing 200 Tests again'
Australia bowling ace Brett Lee feels the batting maestro must be allowed to reach the impending milestone of 200 Tests before he calls it day.
IPL Stats: Uthappa-Finch Pune's most successful pair
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Pune Warriors and Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Sunday.
After Champions Trophy snub, Rahane lets his bat talk
He might have been the star of Rajasthan Royals' win over Pune Warriors in a high-scoring IPL thriller but Ajinkya Rahane was modest about his role, opting to praise his team's bowlers for keeping it tight in the death overs.
PIX: Ambanis, Geeta Basra, Rahul Bose cheer Mumbai
Industrialist and owner of the Mumbai Indians, Mukesh Ambani, was also seen at the Wankhede in Mumbai cheering his team.
IPL PHOTOS: HOT Shilpa Shetty's prayers answered!
When the Rajasthan Royals co-owner Shilpa Shetty is ecstatic, the shutterbugs cannot seem to have enough of her!
PHOTOS: Rajasthan Royals invincible at home!
Rajasthan Royals defeated Pune Warriors by five wickets in a thriller in Jaipur on Sunday.
I hoped Hussey's luck ran out, but it didn't: Johnson
Mitchell Johnson looked in frustration as Kieron Pollard dropped opener Michael Hussey thrice in succession in the first over.
May 05, 2013Kieron Pollard makes a point, quite literally!
ellaborates on a 'hat-trick' which Kieron Pollard would like to forget in a hurry.
IPL PHOTOS: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede stadium on Sunday.
'It has been a great experience captaining Warriors'
Twenty20 cricket is money-spinning and popular but for Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews, nothing comes close to the thrill of playing Test cricket.
Must-win situation for Preity Zinta's Punjab
It would be a battle of unequals when tournament laggards Kings XI Punjab take on the formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore in a desperate bid to stay afloat in the Pepsi IPL, in Mohali on Monday.
PHOTOS: Dhoni keeps focus by humming songs
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's mind wanders in several directions while he is batting but he manages to keep the focus by humming songs even when the bowler is running in from the other end.
I want to be captain's go-to bowler: Irfan Pathan
Fit-again and raring to go after making a comeback to the Indian squad for next month`s Champions Trophy in England, pacer Irfan Pathan says he would aim to be his captain`s "go-to bowler" in tough situations.
I just wanted to be a part of the IPL: Sammy
Having posted their seventh win in the ongoing Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Darren Sammy has his fingers crossed as far as winning the title is concerned, but expressed confidence of making the play-offs.
May 04, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils
Images from Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils in Hyderabad on Saturday.
India's fast bowling a bit ordinary, says Holding
West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding says even though cricketers are making money through the IPL, it is damaging the sport.
Want to repay selectors' faith with good show: Karthik
Recalled to the Indian ODI team after nearly three years following his superb display in the ongoing Indian Premier League, Dinesh Karthik is keen to repay the selectors' faith in his abilities with a good performance in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England.
IPL: Shah Rukh Khan optimistic of making the final
They may be languishing at the seventh spot in the points table but holders Kolkata Knight Riders are still optimistic of making the title clash of the Indian Premier League.
SRK regrets getting into a brawl at Wankhede
Kolkata Knight Riders' owner Shah Rukh Khan has admitted that he should not have got into a fight with the Wankhede stadium security guard during last season's IPL that led to MCA imposing a five-year ban on him.
Poor form against England costs Gambhir, Yuvi dearly
Two years after playing major roles in the World Cup final that the hosts won, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh find themselves omitted from the India squad for the next major ICC event, the Champions Trophy commencing June 6.
Experience of Knight Riders spinners counted: Owais Shah
Rajasthan Royals batsman Owais Shah says the Kolkata Knight Riders possess some world class spinners in their ranks and their performance in helpful conditions made the difference in their IPL match on Friday.
No harsh words exchanged with Dravid: Gambhir
His image taking a bit of beating after verbal duel with Rahul Dravid during Friday's IPL game, Gautam Gambhir sought to clear the air by saying that he never exchanged any harsh words with the legendary batsman, who remains a respected figure for him.
Mumbai face a tough challenge to stop Chennai juggernaut
They have been unconquered at home so far but Mumbai Indians face an arduous task to extend the record as they face a rampaging Chennai Super Kings in their Pepsi IPL match in Mumbai.
May 03, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals
Images from Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens.
'It's not all about a Pollard tsunami'
Explosive West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard expressed confidence that Mumbai Indians can make it to the play-offs in the Indian Premier League by winning their next two home games at the Wankhede Stadium.
Dhawan, Yadav set to make the cut for Champions Trophy
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's selection committee will meet on Saturday in Mumbai to pick the squad for the next month's Champions Trophy.
'MS Dhoni is a clever skipper in Indian conditions'
England batsman Kevin Pietersen feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni's "clever" captaincy is the reason behind Chennai Super Kings' success in the ongoing IPL but downplayed the issue of his own absence being the cause of Delhi Daredevils' poor show.
Delhi faces tough competition in match against Sunrisers
Two teams which have only recently recovered from poor form will square off when Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad clash in Hyderabad on Saturday in a Pepsi IPL match with both sides aiming to continue the winning run and stay alive in the event.
PHOTOS: Bollywood beauties at the IPL
Bollywood's presence at the IPL glam up the matches! Pretty faces like Preity Zinta, Shilpa Shetty only add to the beauty quotient of the game.
Lucky I had the talent to play for India: Dravid
Former skipper Rahul Dravid was modesty personified as he said that he was lucky to have possessed enough talent to play cricket for India and "couldn't have asked for more".
'Relaxed mindset' key to Ishant's consistency
Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Ishant Sharma says bowling with a "relaxed mindset" has worked wonders for him in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
May 02, 2013Positive dressing room atmosphere helping: Raina
After scoring his first Indian Premier League century, Suresh Raina on Thursday credited a perfect atmosphere in the dressing room for his brilliant run in the T20 league.
IPL PHOTOS: Pune Warriors vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Pune Warriors and Royal Challengers Bangalore, on Thursday.
IPL PHOTOS: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab at Chepauk.
IPL: Gambhir, Kallis and the diamond duck brigade
Rediff.com lists the batsmen who have unfortunately been dismissed without facing a ball during this IPL. A look at the tournament's diamond ducks.
IPL: Pune up against Gayle again
Their campaign completely haywire after a fifth straight loss, Pune Warriors will be desperate to make amends when they lock horns with star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Pepsi Indian Premier League match, in Pune, on Wednesday.
Spotted: Ameesha Patel at IPL match in Mumbai
Reader Kushal Sampat sent us this picture from Mumbai.
May 01, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders at Raipur.
IPL PHOTOS: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: Gayle's funky video a smash hit
The video celebrates Chris Gayle as a cricketer and an entertainer where he shows different moves from Bhangra to Bollywood thumkas to other popular styles.
'Players' trust in captain must for a successful team'
Leading a cricket team is no different from running a family where the members would end up playing for themselves if the captain loses their faith, feels former India skipper Sourav Ganguly.
I find it lot more difficult in T20 cricket: Gilchrist
Australian great Adam Gilchrist finds it "difficult" to adapt to the fast nature of Twenty20 cricket and says the slam bang format does not give players enough time to "correct mistakes".
'I don't think Yusuf Pathan's performance is frustrating'
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has defended an out-of-sorts Yusuf Pathan, stating it's not only about him but the form of the whole team that is a concern ahead of the Indian Premier League match against Delhi Daredevils in Raipur on Wednesday.
April 30, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Pune Warriors vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 42
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Pune Warriors India and Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday.
Next on Delhi's target list, SRK's KKR
After notching up a morale-boosting victory against the Pune Warriors, Delhi Daredevils will aim to improve their current position when they face defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match in Raipur on Wednesday.
IPL: Sunrisers take on mighty Mumbai Indians
Sunrisers Hyderabad have very little time to recover from back-to-back losses as they face another formidable challenge in the star-studded Mumbai Indians in their Pepsi IPL clash at the Rajiv Gandhi cricket stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Should opposing teams fear coming to Mumbai?
Their 'fortress' almost breached by a spirited Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said his team will now focus on making its home ground a den where opposing IPL teams will be scared to play.
PHOTOS: Spotted! Preity Zinta, Ameesha Patel at the IPL
Bollywood's presence at IPL matches can never go unnoticed! Rediff.com spots a few of them at the Wankhede on Monday.
IPL PHOTOS: Get the message from the stands
Some interesting ways spectators choose to express themselves during matches at the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Mumbai's million dollar waste - Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell continues to be an enigma in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Just a couple of months ago, the Australian all-rounder was touted as one of Mumbai Indians' key players after being snapped by the franchise at the IPL Players' Auctions in February for a mammoth $1 million.
I got out at the wrong time: Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has said his team was 10-15 runs short of what would have been a match-winning total in their IPL game against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
Lalit Modi slams BCCI inquiry, says 'sham exercise'
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi came down heavily on the three-member Disciplinary Committee, probing alleged irregularities against him, on Tuesday, saying the panel has made a 'mockery of the proceedings'.
At the end of the day I haven't contributed: Gilchrist
Going through a lean phase, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist called form a "rubbish word" and said his decision to sit out of the IPL match against Mumbai Indians was taken keeping in mind the team balance.
April 29, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, Match 41
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede stadium on Monday.
IPL PHOTOS: Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers, Jaipur
Images from the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Jaipur.
Pune look for desperate win against CSK
Their campaign in doldrums at the half-way stage, Pune Warriors would be desperate to change the scenario but they face a gigantic challenge when they take on table-in Pune on Tuesday.
It's make or break for Royal Challengers
With the first of six successive games, away from their comfort zone, conceded to Mumbai Indians, the results of the next five will be crucial in determining how comfortably the team from Bangalore is placed when it welcomes Punjab at the Chinnaswamy on May 14, says .
Hussey is the pivot of Chennai batting: Fleming
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming praised his senior batsman Michael Hussey for his contribution to the team, describing the Australian as the pivot of CSK's batting in the IPL.
IPL PHOTOS: The many moods of stylish Mrs Dhoni
Sakshi Dhoni has been making fashion statements at the IPL 6 matches.
Is Virat Kohli the angry young man of Indian cricket?
Furious after being booed by the crowd in Mumbai, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said IPL fans tend to forget that he competes for India as well.
April 28, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Pune Warriors vs Delhi Daredevils
Images from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Raipur on Sunday.
I can be effective with old ball too: Bhuvneshwar
Talented India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar wants to change the popular perception that he won't be as effective with the old ball as much as he is with the new ball.
Rising Rajasthan look to avenge loss to RCB
High on confidence after their emphatic win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals would be eyeing revenge when they host Royal Challengers Bangalore in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Monday.
IPL PHOTOS: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Images from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai on Sunday.
Hope win over RCB makes us more consistent: Smith
Mumbai Indians opener Dwayne Smith, whose 36-ball 50 guided the home team to a huge win over the high-flying Royal Challengers Bangalore, said the triumph will inspire his team to be more consistent in the ongoing IPL.
Virat Kohli lashes out at 'weird' Wankhede crowd
On the field incidents involving players are common in cricket but seldom has a player lashed out at the crowd.
April 27, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Mumbai vs Bangalore, Match 37
Images from thr match between Mumbai and Bangalore played at the Wankhede on Saturday.
We had no answer to Watson's onslaught: Sammy
Darren Sammy refused suggestions that Surisers Hyderabad were outplayed by Rajasthan Royals but admitted that they had no answer to the onslaught by Shane Watson, who blasted a 53-ball 98 in his side's win.
Delhi Daredevils meet Pune Warriors in battle of equals
A lacklustre Delhi Daredevils will be desperate to change the course of their disastrous campaign when they square up against an equally out-of-sorts Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League match in Raipur on Sunday.
Time to take some pressure off Gambhir: Bisla
Kolkata Knight Riders opener Manvinder Bisla has urged his team's misfiring batsmen to get their act together and take some pressure off skipper Gautam Gambhir as the side gears up for a couple of back-to-back away ties.
Spotted: Spider-Man, Iron Man at Wankhede Stadium!
Spider-Man and Iron Man unite at Wankhede on Saturday!
IPL PHOTOS: Rajasthan vs Hyderabad, Match 36
Images from the IPL played between Rajasthan vs Hyderabad on Saturday.
Why Dhoni is a candidate for sportsman of 21st century
Impressed by his amazing ability to win matches from nowhere, a British newspaper has likened Mahendra Singh Dhoni to the great Michael Jordan and said there is no better candidate than the Indian cricket captain for the sportsman of the 21st century award.
April 26, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Kolkata Kinght Riders v Kings XI Punjab
Images from Friday's IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab, in Kolkata.
The straight drive a la Sachin Tendulkar
Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar tells youngsters wanting to take up cricket 'you have to be in love with the game to succeed'.
Watson credits his international success to IPL
While Mark Taylor termed it as a distraction for young players, but for Shane Watson, it's an opportunity for youngsters to rub shoulders with the greats.
I prepare very differently for T20 format: Dhawan
After an impressive debut in Test, Shikhar Dhawan has made it clear that his approach to the traditional five-day format is completely different from the way he enters a Twenty20 game.
RR will eye comeback win against Hyderabad
Beaten in their past two away outings, Rajasthan Royals will look to get back to winning ways when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their own den in a an IPL match at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday.
India lucky to have 'special leader' Dhoni: Moody
Awestruck by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's swashbuckling knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad, former Australia all-rounder and Hyderabad coach Tom Moody says India is 'very lucky' to have the 31-year-old 'special' cricketer as captain.
Will Gayle produce an encore against Mumbai Indians?
The rampaging Chris Gayle will be the cynosure of all eyes as table-toppers Royal Challengers Bangalore lock horns with Mumbai Indians during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Mumbai on Saturday.
Mishra equals Malinga's record for most wickets in IPL
Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings to a five-wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday. Folllowing are the statistical highlights from that Indian Premier League match played in Chennai.
Sachin is still a class act: Viv Richards
Sachin Tendulkar's prolonged form slump may have raised questions on his retirement but West Indies batting legend Sir Vivian Richards reckons the veteran batsman is still a 'class act' and should not be pressured into calling time on his career.
April 25, 2013How Narine spoiled Tendulkar's birthday
'Birthday boy' Sachin Tendulkar, who had a busy time cutting cakes, had a disappointing day at office on Wednesday. Sunil Narine ruined his much-hyped 40th birthday in the Pepsi IPL match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Steyn among top three pacers of all time: Waqar
Former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis says Dale Steyn is among the top three fast bowlers of all time and reckons the South African has it in him to "hit the top" if he keeps going for a another 2-3 seasons.
Virat Kohli reminds me of myself, says Viv Richards
Virat Kohli on Thursday received the biggest compliment of his cricket career with West Indies batting legend Sir Vivian Richards saying the talented Indian batsman reminds him of his own batting.
English batsman Jordan Clark hits six sixes in one over
Lancashire's Jordan Clark is only the fifth batsman to hit six sixes in one over during a professional cricket match.
Will SRK's Knights taste success against Preity's Kings?
Their title defence in danger, struggling Kolkata Knight Riders desperately need a win against a resurgent Kings XI Punjab in Kolkata on Friday, in order to revive their fortunes in the Pepsi India Premier League 6.
Was Ponting right in his decision to step down?
Mumbai Indians' Rohit Sharma, who stood in as skipper in their win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, has lauded Ricky Ponting's decision to step down from captaincy in the interest of the side.
IPL Stats: Rohit Sharma has safest hands
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Kolkata on Wednesday.
PIX: Fans wish Sachin Tendulkar 'Happy Birthday'
The master blaster's fans could not get enough of their hero and turned to the Eden Gardens to celebrate their iconic stars birthday in their own special ways.
PHOTOS: Gayle celebrates 'Gangnam style' at IPL!
And, like his towering sixes, what's also a hit with the fans is Chris Gayle's style of celebration -- Gangnam style, made popular by South Korean musician Psy.
PHOTOS: Force India drivers turn bowlers at IPL
Pune Warriors' coach Allan Donald assists Force India's Formula One drivers Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil in the Speed Challenge.
PHOTOS: Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Images from Thursday's IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chenai.
April 24, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Kolkata, on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: Kolkata celebrates Tendulkar's birthday at Eden
With his Mumbai Indians teammates cheering in front of their dressing room, the batting ace sliced through a green-coloured cake, resembling a cricket ground with his signature "ST" bat in the middle and a cherry on it at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Wednesday.
Twitter flooded with birthday wishes for Tendulkar
From his current team-mates and admirers to his past colleagues and opponents, all took to Twitter to wish Sachin Tendulkar on his 40th birthday on Wednesday.
When Tendulkar made merry in April
Today, as he turns 40, Rediff.com looks at his memorable knocks in the 'Birthday month'.
What you may not know about Sachin Tendulkar
presents some memorable moments from the life and career of the master blaster.
Battle of near equals: Chennai vs Hyderabad
Chennai Super Kings' marauding batsmen will be put through a stern test by the intimidating bowling attack of Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two in-form teams clash for the first time in the sixth Pepsi IPL in Chennai on Thursday.
First look: Tendulkar cuts 40th birthday cake with Anjali
Mumbai Indians celebrate the batting ace's birthday by cutting a cake in Kolkata, where they have an IPL match later in the day.
Tendulkar thanks fans for 'unconditional love' on 40th b'day
Sachin Tendulkar was a picture of humility as he celebrated his 40th birthday with a brief cake-cutting ceremony in Kolkata, thanking his legions of fans for their 'unconditional love' in a career spanning over two decades
Haddin included to add experience to Aus squad for Ashes
Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been reinstated as Australia's vice captain as selectors look to add some experience to their side ahead of the first of back-to-back Ashes series against England.
Tendulkar's 10 gems in international cricket
In celebration of Sachin Tendulkar's 40th birthday, lists his ten best knocks in international cricket.
It will be impossible to replace Tendulkar: Dravid
Former captain Rahul Dravid said it will be impossible to replace Sachin Tendulkar once the senior India batsman retires from international cricket but added the game will go on.
April 23, 2013Perform or perish: Gambhir warns nonperforming players
Livid with his team's below-par showing in the ongoing Pepsi Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has warned his nonperforming players to either perform or perish.
I went bizarre and it actually paid off: Chris Gayle
Regarded as the most dangerous batsman in Twenty20 cricket, Chris Gayle has said that he himself was awestruck by his devastating 175-run knock against Pune Warriors and said it was one of those days when everything "he hit stayed hit".
When readers encountered 'God of Cricket' Tendulkar
On the occasion of Sachin Tendulkar's 40th birthday, we present readers' photographs with the bating ace.
Pujara, Kohli will serve India for a long time: Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar turns 40 on Wednesday and the milestone means the sun will soon set on the batting maestro's illustrious career. Ahead of his big day, Tendulkar spoke to The Hindu about his satisfaction with Team India's youngsters, life after the retirement of teammates, dressing room banter and the evolution of batting.
IPL PHOTOS: Gayle hits fastest T20 hundred
Images from the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors in Bangalore on Tuesday.
Hooked on the IPL
Fierce fan loyalty and physical commitment of its players, says , makes the cash-rich T20 tournament the envy of all sporting contests.
Have you met Sachin Tendulkar? Share your memories
Write about your impressions of the batting legend who will turn 40 on Wednesday, April 24.
Kolkata all set for Tendulkar's lavish birthday party
Sachin Tendulkar may want muted celebrations of his 40th birthday on Wednesday but Kolkata is all set to throw a huge party for the veteran Indian batsman.
Defending champs KKR need face-saving win against Mumbai
Relegated to the bottom half after four defeats, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders must raise their game as they face another struggling giant, Mumbai Indians, in the second of their three back-to-back home fixtures in the sixth IPL tie in Kolkata on Monday.
An eight-year journey, with Tendulkar for company
rates the 175 against Australia at Hyderabad in 2009 the best he's witnessed from the batting icon's blade, and prays for at least one more similar one before he calls it a day.
Retirement allows Hussey to relish time at CSK
A game-changer for Australia during his international career, Michael Hussey is fulfilling that role with elan for IPL side Chennai Super Kings now. The only difference is that he feels free to pick and choose his games unlike the hectic pre-retirement days.
IPL: Now, fans want more of 'Sir' Jadeja!
IPL dairy: Fans can't get enough of 'Sir' Ravindra Jadeja, while some can't choose a team to support!
Dravid hails 'exceptional' Rajasthan despite loss
They might have ended up on the losing side but Rajasthan Royals' captain Rahul Dravid feels his team was "exceptional" against the Chennai Super Kings given the conditions were not too ideal for the bowlers in their IPL match in Chennai on Monday.
April 22, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Chennai vs Rajasthan Royals, Match No. 30
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Monday.
'Sachin is a legend; what else can you say about him'
Two days ahead of Sachin Tendulkar's 40th birthday, the legendary Adam Gilchrist recalled the veteran Indian's match-winning innings that had knocked the stuffing out of the Australian bowlers way back in 1998 at Sharjah.
Mumbai's Rohit not disheartened by loss to Daredevils
Mumbai Indians' Rohit Sharma is confident of the team staging a comeback after 'one bad game' against Delhi Daredevils who thrashed them by nine wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on Sunday.
Delhi Daredevils look to build on winning momentum
After a morale-boosting victory that snapped a six-game losing streak, Delhi Daredevils would look to build on the winning momentum and keep themselves afloat in the competition, as they take on Kings XI Punjab in their Pepsi Indian Premier League match in New Delhi on Tuesday.
IPL: In-form Bangalore face Pune in lopsided tie
After a clinical win against Rajasthan Royals, table-toppers Royal Challengers Bangalore will be keen to continue their fantastic run when they lock horns with the beleaguered Pune Warriors in the their IPL match in Bangalore on Tuesday.
Not among runs, Gilchrist says he is under scrutiny
Going through a lean patch, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist has indicated there could be a change of guard when the team plays its next match in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
IPL: Will Preity Zinta accept this marriage proposal?
IPL sidelights: Of music, love and marriage proposals to Preity Zinta!
IPL: Punjab record most successful run-chase this season
Kings XI Punjab beat Pune Warriors India by seven wickets on Sunday. Here are the statistical highlights from their Indian Premier League match played in Pune on Sunday.
Is this the beginning of the end of ICC's power?
Last week, England and Wales Cricket Board CEO David Collier pushed for the Indian Premier League to be held in March-April so that English players could play a bigger role in the IPL. This proposal raises question marks about the attempt to reduce the importance of the ICC or its events, notes .
When Sir Vivan Richards left everyone star-struck
It doesn't get bigger than this. Vivan Richards and Sachin Tendulkar at the same ground in opposite camps.
April 21, 2013IPL 6 Stats: Sehwag hits highest individual score
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians in New Delhi on Sunday.
IPL Photos: Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors
Images from the IPL match played between Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors in Mohali on Sunday.
I bluffed and thought that I have been in-form: Sehwag
Delhi Daredevils snapped their six-game losing streak in IPL 6 just a day after Vivian Richards joined them as advisor and senior batsman Virender Sehwag straightaway credited his side's thumping win over Mumbai Indians to the legendary West Indian.
Sachin is India's Don Bradman: Hayden
Sachin Tendulkar has always been showered with the biggest of compliments but former Australia opener Matthew Hayden took it to a new level as he placed the senior batsman above the game itself while calling him India's Don Bradman and a "movement in himself".
IPL PHOTOS: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians
Images from the IPL match played between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians at the Ferozshah Kotla on Sunday.
April 20, 2013PHOTOS: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals
Images from the IPL match played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals in Bangalore on Saturday.
IPL PHOTOS: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings in Kolkata, on Saturday.
Karthik confident of finding way back into Team India
Mumbai Indians' Dinesh Karthik firmly believes that he has the ability to play for India as a specialist batsman and he is confident of delivering the goods when he gets another chance at the highest level.
Can Punjab pull off a win over Pune Warriors?
Their campaign in the doldrums, Kings XI Punjab will have to sort out their batting woes when they take on an equally beleaguered Pune Warriors in a clash of the laggards in the IPL in Mohali on Sunday.
Delhi in desperate need for a win as they face Mumbai next
Their confidence severely dented after suffering six consecutive defeats, a struggling Delhi Daredevils have no more room for errors as they face Mumbai Indians in an IPL tie in New Delhi on Sunday.
White doesn't view table-toppers Hyderabad as favourites
Sunrisers Hyderabad might be currently holding the top spot in the points table in the sixth edition of the IPL but captain Cameron White feels his team is still the underdog.
Tendulkar's wax figurine unveiled at SCG
Amid enthusiastic singing and chanting by his fans, Sachin Tendulkar's wax statue was, on Saturday, unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground just a few days before his 40th birthday.
It's good to know that I am in Dickie's team: Gavaskar
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is happy to be a part of Dickie Bird's all-time Test XI even as some former cricketers called the ex-English umpire's composition as "biased" and "ill-balanced".
April 19, 2013Tendulkar knows when to retire: Srinivasan
He may be on the cusp of his 40th birthday but Sachin Tendulkar is still very much "needed" by Indian cricket, according to BCCI president N Srinivasan, who firmly believes the senior batsman will time his exit from Test cricket to perfection.
Rajasthan Royals are not underdogs, says Stuart Binny
Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Stuart Binny today said his team is not the underdogs ahead of Saturday's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
IPL PHOTOS: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab
Images from Friday's Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab in Uppal.
Bird's XI: What the greats say on Tendulkar's omission
The cricket fraternity in India expressed shock over the omission of legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Don Bradman in the all-time Test eleven named by former English umpire Dickie Bird. Some former cricketers have called his composition "biased" and "ill-balanced".
'MS Dhoni's presence makes it easier for other batsmen'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's presence in the middle order makes it easier for him to nudge around singles and play his natural game, feels Aussie veteran Michael Hussey.
Struggling KKR face buoyant CSK at Eden Gardens
Pushed to the bottom half of the table after yet another away defeat, Kolkata Knight Riders would look to bounce back in the tournament when they take on a resurgent Chennai Super Kings in a top-draw IPL fixture in Kolkata.
Can Dravid lead Rajasthan to win against Bangalore?
A tough challenge awaits Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) when they take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a battle of table-toppers in the Indian Premier League in Bangalore on Saturday.
Six defeats in a row but Jayawardene still optimistic!
Delhi Daredevils' skipper Mahela Jayawardene is still optimistic despite no realistic chances of qualifying for IPL 6 semis.
Stats: Run-machine Hussey is highest scorer for CSK
Former champions Chennai Super Kings handed the Delhi Daredevils their sixth consecutive defeat in the tournament this season. Here are the statistical highlights from the match played in New Delhi on Thursday.
'Sehwag has got a couple of years left in him'
England great Geoffrey Boycott might have written him off, but the out-of-form Virender Sehwag today received support from former India opener Navjot Singh Sidhu, who said the opener was far from finished.
IPL: Young Mohit Sharma steals the limelight
Twenty-four-year-old Haryana pacer Mohit Sharma was instrumental in Chennai Super Kings' 86-run win against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday.
PHOTOS: 20 scintillating moments from IPL 6
Check out some magical moments from the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
April 18, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings
Images from Thursday's IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
Tendulkar not bothered by talk of his retirement
Sachin Tendulkar may not be in the best of form of late but the senior Indian batman said that he was not bothered by the opinion of others about his retirement and that he would just stick to his job.
Will Hyderabad's bowlers come good against Punjab?
Hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad will once again be banking on its lethal bowling unit to deliver the goods when they take on an unpredictable Kings XI Punjab in a Indian Premier League match, on Friday.
'Sachin, Ponting wickets were like double hat-trick'
Overwhelmed at having claimed the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, Rajasthan Royals off-spinner Ajit Chandila said dismissing the two legends of the game was bigger than the hat-trick he took in the last season of Indian Premier League.
Ponting rues Mumbai Indians' lack of starts
Having slumped to their worst defeat in the tournament, Mumbai Indians skipper Ricky Ponting has admitted that his and Sachin Tendulkar's poor form has affected the team's performance in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Tough to bowl to an unknown batsmen: Harbhajan
Mumbai Indians off-spinner Harbhajan Singh says the toughest challenge for him is bowling to unknown batsmen in Twenty20 cricket.
Watson has struck 60 sixes for Rajasthan in the IPL!
Mumbai Indians fell to their all-time low in the Indian Premier League after suffering a humiliating 87 runs loss at the hands of Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. Here are the statistical highlights from that match.
No Bhajji factor involved in resting Sreesanth: Dravid
Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid has brushed aside talks that temperamental pacer S Sreesanth was rested for the match against Mumbai Indians to avoid a possible confrontation with Harbhajan Singh, saying it was tactical move aimed at managing the workload of players.
When Tendulkar's warning changed 'angry young man' Yuvi
Keeping cool in stressful times is a hallmark of a good sportsperson and Yuvraj Singh learnt it the hard way from none other than Sachin Tendulkar. The master blaster scolded the left-hander after he abused his cricket equipment following a poor performance.
Plethora of records for hat-trick king Amit Mishra
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra produced a stunning performance, taking four wickets in five deliveries, including a hat-trick, as Sunrisers Hyderabad pulled off an incredible 11-run victory over Pune Warriors in the Pepsi Indian Premier League. Statistical highlights of the match.
April 17, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians
Images from Wednesday's Indian Premier League match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians in Jaipur.
PHOTOS: Mishra claims record third IPL hat-trick
Sunrisers Hyderabad leg spinner Amit Mishra created history on Wednesday, becoming the first player to claim three hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League.
I did not try for any tricks: Mishra
Sunrisers Hyderabad leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who has taken the most number of hat-tricks in the IPL, said he stuck to his basics en route to his third such feat on Wednesday against Pune Warriors.
IPL PHOTOS: Pune Warriors v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Images from Wednesday's Indian Premier League match between Pune Warriors v Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune.
Tough task ahead for Delhi as they face formidable Chennai
Battered and bruised after five consecutive losses, Delhi Daredevils would look to infuse some life into their Indian Premier League campaign when they take on an inconsistent Chennai Super Kings in New Delhi on Thursday.
A Hanuman bhakt, filmstars, astronauts at 'Super' IPL tie!
Fans and filmstars were at their colourful best as Royal Challengers Bangalore pipped Daredevils on Tuesday.
'Rampaul's last over six made the difference in the end'
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has said that the West Indies all-rounder Ravi Rampaul made all the difference in their nail-biting win over Delhi Daredevils in the Super Over played in Bangalore.
Kohli first batsman to notch over 300 runs in IPL 6
Royal Challengers Bangalore pulled off a nail-biting win over Delhi Daredevils via the Super Over on Tuesday. Here are the statistical highlights from that Indian Premier League match in Bangalore.
Jayawardene says Daredevils have ability to make IPL semis
Despite slumping to their fifth successive defeat on Tuesday, Delhi Daredevils' skipper Mahela Jayawardene is confident of making it to the knockout stage of IPL-6.
Stats: Gambhir hits hat-trick of fifties in IPL 6
Gautam Gambhir became the first batsman to register three fifties in a row in the ongoing tournament -- 59 off 46 balls vs Bangalore; 53 off 45 balls vs Hyderabad and 60 off 39 balls vs Punjab.
April 16, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday.
'Pune never believed Yuvi was captaincy material'
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly revealed that Pune Warriors management never thought that Yuvraj Singh is a "captaincy material" after the team's debacle in the 2011 IPL when they finished last ahead.
IPL PHOTOS: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders in Mohali on Tuesday.
'Steyn and I would have formed a prolific attack'
Former South Africa pacer Allan Donald is in awe of Dale Steyn and says had he bowled alongside the current world number one pace merchant from his country, the two would have formed the most lethal attack.
PHOTOS: Narine performs first 'trick' of IPL 6
Kolkata Knight Riders' spin sensation Sunil Narine added another feather to his cap when he registered the first hat-trick in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, against Kings XI Punjab, in Mohali, on Tuesday. Check out the dismissals.
The hat-trick that gave Sunil Narine the Purple cap
Kolkata Knight Rider's Sunil Narine took the first hat-trick of the current edition against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali on Tuesday.
When Chris Gayle charmed Priyanka Chopra
IPL sponsor Pepsi has brought together Chris Gayle and the hugely talented Priyanka Chopra for their new campaign.
IPL stats: Smith 'strikes' a high note for Pune Warriors
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Pune Warriors and Chennai Super Kings in Chennai.
The sexiest cheerleaders in the IPL
Besides the on-field action, one of the major talking points among fans at IPL matches is the presence of cheerleaders.
Bangalore not dependent on Gayle alone, says Rampaul
Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Ravi Rampaul believes the team has enough batting firepower to win matches even if explosive opener Chris Gayle fails with the bat.
Who has hit the most sixes in IPL 6?
The best and worst of the tournament, thus far.
April 15, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Chennai Super Kings vs Pune Warriors, Match 19
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Pune Warriors in Chennai, on Monday.
Dhawan could return to action 'very soon'
Having missed the first two weeks of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a fracture on his hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Shikhar Dhawan is hoping to return to action "very soon" and is awaiting a clearance from the NCA.
KXIP look to exploit home conditions against KKR
Having slumped to two successive defeats, Kings XI Punjab will be hoping to revive their fortune when they take on defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the Pepsi IPL 6 match in Mohali on Tuesday.
Kohli's RCB will go for the kill against Daredevils
Strong contenders Royal Challengers Bangalore face a woefully out-of-form Delhi Daredevils as they resume their IPL campaign in Bangalore on Tuesday following a heart-breaking defeat against Chennai Super Kings.
Dravid acknowledges team effort in win over Punjab
Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid is extremely pleased with the team effort in their six-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, in Jaipur.
IPL PHOTOS: Who sizzled, Shilpa or Preity? Tell us!
It was the battle of the bollywood beauties. And this time around it was Shilpa Shetty-Kundra's Rajasthan Royals who were crowned winners.
IPL: Morgan's knock made the difference, says Gambhir
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir says Eoin Morgan's 29-ball 47 was instrumental in their comfortable 48-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL fixture in Kolkata on Sunday.
April 14, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, Match 18
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur, on Sunday.
IPL PHOTOS: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Images from the 17th match of the Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata, on Sunday.
Chennai will look to up the ante against Pune Warriors
Having pulled off a dramatic win in their last match, an in-form Chennai Super Kings will look to consolidate their position as they gear up to lock horns with laggards Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Chennai on Monday.
IPL PHOTOS: The Ambanis came, they saw and conquered!
Industrialist and owner of the Mumbai Indians, Mukesh Ambani, was seen at the Wankhede in Mumbai cheering his team.
'Sir' title is a joke, says Jadeja
Calling it a 'joke', 'Sir' Ravindra Jadeja says he has no problem with the prefix before his name as long as his Chennai Super Kings and India teammates are enjoying the all-rounder's 'knighthood'.
April 13, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Chennai vs Bangalore
Images from the IPL match played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.
IPL PHOTOS: Mumbai vs Pune, Match 15
Images from the IPL matches played between Mumbai and Pune at the Wankhede on Saturday.
Shilpa Shetty's Rajasthan vs Preity Zinta's Kings XI
Hosts Rajasthan Royals will look to regroup and get back to winning ways after their unexpected loss to lowly Pune Warriors, when they take on Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Jaipur on Sunday.
Gambhir's men hope to revive fortunes against Hyderabad
Back home after two successive away defeats, Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping to revive their fortunes when they take on a consistent yet sloppy Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Pepsi IPL 6 match in Kolkata on Sunday.
Sreesanth seeks solace in Shirdi after controversy
A day after the ghost of 2008 'Slapgate' tumbled out, controversial fast bowler S Sreesanth on Saturday sought divine blessings by visiting the Sai Baba shrine in Shirdi, Maharashtra.
IPL: 'Losing streak is cause of concern for us'
As Delhi Daredevils slipped to their fourth successive defeat in the ongoing Pepsi Indian Premier League, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem admitted that the team's losing streak is a "cause of concern".
April 12, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers H'bad, Match 14
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Ferozshah Kotla on Friday.
Truth revealed? Harbhajan slapped Sreesanth, not elbowed
Justice (retd) Sudhir Nanavati, who headed the 'slapgate' inquiry, contradicted S Sreesanth's claim that he was elbowed by Harbhajan Singh in the 2008 IPL incident, saying the pacer was indeed slapped by his then India teammate.
IPL: Will Chennai trump RCB in battle of equals?
Two aggressive and in-form sides will clash in a battle of equals when former champions Chennai Super Kings face off against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a IPL clash in Chennai on Saturday.
The 'slapgate' incident was planned: Sreesanth
Five years after the infamous 'slapgate', one of the protagonists of the drama, S Sreesanth, has made an explosive claim, saying that the entire incident was planned and that his former India teammate Harbhajan Singh was a 'backstabber'.
Yuvi's Pune look to punish MI after breaking losing spell
Having ended their 11-match losing streak, going back to the 2012 season, the Pune Warriors will now take on state rivals Mumbai Indians (MI) in their Indian Premier League clash to be played in Mumbai on Saturday.
IPL: The many moods of loyal 'Royal' Shilpa Shetty
The first lady and owner of the Rajasthan Royals, Shilpa Shetty shows her support and loyalty to her team.
April 11, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Pune Warriors vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 13
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Pune Warriors and Rajasthan Royals in Pune, on Thursday.
IPL PHOTOS: Royal Challengers vs Knight Riders, 12th match
Images from the Indian Premier League (IPL VI) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Thursday.
Sachin, Ponting bring smiles to underprivileged kids
It was a day to remember for 30-odd unprivileged children, from different Mumbai-based NGOs, as they rubbed shoulders with Mumbai Indians' heroes, including Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and team mentor Anil Kumble in Mumbai on Thursday.
I don't think Sehwag will play for India again: Boycott
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott says Virender Sehwag is unlikely to play for India again and the opener will "sadly fade away" after playing a bit of Indian Premier League.
Aus Ashes fate could rest with this Pak refugee
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Australia's bid to secure a passport to England for Fawad Ahmed, a 31-year-old Pakistani refugee with just 13 first-class matches under his belt, has underscored the anxiety felt Down Under as the national team prepares to do battle with the 'Old Enemy'.
IPL: Delhi face disciplined Sunrisers Hyderabad
Delhi Daredevils desperately need a victory to infuse life into their campaign, which has been derailed by three consecutive defeats, but they face a tricky and disciplined opponent in Sunrisers Hyderabad in their next Pepsi IPL clash, in New Delhi on Friday.
PIX: Preity Zinta, Sakshi Dhoni glam up IPL tie
Sakshi Dhoni, undoubtedly the fist lady of Indian cricket, seems to have passed on her luck to husband's Chennai Super Kings.
IPL 6: The star performers of Week One
The West Indies players have taken the T20 tournament by storm, the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine proving their worth, and the young Kevon Cooper is making a big impact for Rajasthan Royals.
Mumbai Indians' most passionate supporter Nita Ambani!
Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani wears her emotions on her sleeves when she is at the IPL.
April 10, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI, 11th match
Images of the Indian Premier League match between Kings XI punjab and Chennai Super Kings in Mohali on Wednesday.
Fear of failure haunting Uthappa, Pandey: Donald
Pune Warriors head coach Allan Donald has said it might be the fear of failure that has resulted in openers Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey failing to take advantage of field restrictions at the beginning of their innings during the team's first two IPL games.
Wisden Almanack completes 150 years
Readers of The Cricketer's Almanack in 1864 could study the phases of the moon, the dates of the English Civil War and the past winners of the Oaks, the Derby and the St Leger.
Wisden slams Pietersen's 'arrogant' behaviour
Lawrence Booth, in his 'Notes by the editor' in the latest Almanack, said the big money which Pietersen had secured with his contract to play in the IPL, made him courageous enough to not honour his contractual obligations.
IPL: Warriors have tough task against upbeat Royals
Struggling Pune Warriors, with a question mark hanging over the fitness of their impact player Yuvraj Singh, cross swords with high-flying Rajasthan Royals in the Pepsi IPL clash at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune on Thursday.
RCB aim to continue winning run, take on KKR next
On a high after extracting revenge against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to continue their winning streak when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL match in Bangalore on Thursday.
Delhi will bounce back: Juneja
The depleted Delhi Daredevils are yet to register a win this season but Manpreet Juneja believes it is too early to write the team off and it will bounce back.
Dinesh Karthik's 'positive intent' paying off
Dinesh Karthik's dazzling performance with the bat stands out among stalwarts like Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
Sunrisers lost the plot after Mishra's 16th over
Turning Point: Mishra's 16th over.
Dhoni on why god created Sir Ravindra Jadeja
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday took to Twitter to play some pranks on team mate Ravindra Jadeja, whom he referred to as 'Sir Ravindra Jadeja'.
PIX: Sexy Preity, Shilpa, Deepika turn it on at the IPL
Bollywood's presence in IPL can never go unnoticed! When there are beautiful faces like Preity Zinta, Shilpa Shetty and the very hot Deepika Padukone no one is complaining!
April 09, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, 10th match
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils in Mumbai, on Tuesday.
PHOTOS: Kohli avenges Hyderabad defeat with gusty 93
Images from the IPl match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Will 'lady' luck shine on MSD and CSK?
Regarded as the first lady of Indian cricket, Sakshi is seen passionately cheering for her husband's team at IPL matches.
We are yet to play to our potential: Irfan
Delhi Daredevils might have lost their first two Pepsi IPL games, but all-rounder Irfan Pathan feels once they start playing to their potential, they would be hard to beat.
IPL 6 Stats: Narine, Cooper top wicket-takers chart
Statistical highlights of the Pepsi IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Monday.
We batted poorly, says disappointed Gambhir
Expressing disappointment at his team's loss against Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir said it was the batsmen who should be blamed as they failed to achieve a modest target.
Trivedi's twin strike proved 'too much' for KKR
Siddharth Trivedi's twin strike in his opening over was the turning point of the game.
RR vs KKR: Trivedi swings it Rajasthan's way
Siddharth Trivedi has been the most consistent player for Rajasthan Royals without a shadow of a doubt. It will be rightful to give him the top performer of the day.
PIX: Sexy Shilpa Shetty enjoys IPL family moment!
The Rajasthan Royals co-owner was seen basking in the victory of her team against Shah Rukh-owned Kolkata Knight Riders at Jaipur.
April 08, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Rajasthan Royals vs KKR, Match No. 8
Images of the Indian Premier League match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur.
Confident Mumbai hoping to exploit out-of-form Delhi
On a high after beating two-time champions Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians would look to keep the momentum going when they lock horns with a jittery Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League match in Mumbai on Tuesday.
IPL: RCB aim for revenge against Hyderabad
Jolted by a narrow loss, Royal Challengers Bangalore would aim for revenge when they take on table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League in Bangalore on Tuesday.
Batsmen need to lift their game: White
They are unbeaten so far but Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Cameron White feels his team's batsmen need to lift their game to make the bowlers' job a little easy.
PHOTOS: Many moods of sensational Sania Mirza at IPL 6
Yet again, the Indian tennis sensation was spotted at the IPL!
Is Preity Zinta the REAL cheergirl of Kings XI?
Preity Zinta, the co-owner of Kings XI Punjab, can be seen sprinting around cheering her team all the time.
Watson could have a big role to play: Kallis
Kolkata Knight Riders' all-rounder Jacques Kallis has said that Shane Watson's presence will certainly bolster the the Rajasthan Royals' side ahead of the Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Monday.
April 07, 2013'Kings XI Punjab have got rid of the opening match hoodoo'
Kings XI Punjab had never won their opening match in the IPL before their eight-wicket victory over Pune Warriors on Sunday and captain Adam Gilchrist is relieved that his side has got rid of the hoodoo.
Royals undecided over Watson's inclusion for KKR match
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson slogged in the nets with his Rajasthan Royals teammates on Sunday but it is still not certain if he will feature in Monday's IPL match against defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders.
Ponting, Pollard, Malinga pose with Ironman and Spiderman
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has joined the Mumbai Indians (MI) squad after missing the first two games and is likely to be fit for the team's clash against Delhi Daredevils on April 9.
IPL PHOTOS: Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors, Match No. 6
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Pune Warriors India and Kings XI Punjab on Sunday.
Some dismissals were truly out of character: Fleming
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has blamed the batsmen for his team's nine-run defeat against Mumbai Indians and said the way some of them got out was "not acceptable".
There has to be players in important positions: Pollard
Having got an opportunity to bat early on after Mumbai Indians lost four quick wickets against Chennai Super Kings, the West Indies explosive batsman Kieron Pollard proved his mettle but he refuted claims of making a statement.
IPL preview: Kolkata, Rajasthan look to extend winning run
High on confidence after tasting victories in their tournament openers, both Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will look to extend their winning run when the two teams square-off in the Pepsi Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Monday.
April 06, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, on Saturday.
IPL PHOTOS: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils
Images from the match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils.
Pune eye winning comeback against Punjab
After a disappointing 22-run loss in a low-scoring game against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their campaign opener, Pune Warriors will hope for a better batting performance when they take on Kings XI Punjab in their second Pepsi IPL match in Pune on Sunday.
The end of the road for Sehwag, Bhajji and Zaheer
The exclusion of Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan was expected. The decision, which took a long time coming, in all likelihood, brings the curtains down on the One-day careers of the trio. And, it has come at the cost of their pride, writes .
April 05, 2013IPL PHOTOS: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Pune Warriors
Images from the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Pune Warriors in Hyderabad on Friday.
Wounded Mumbai up against formidable Chennai
Smarting from the narrow defeat in their opening Indian Premier League tie, Mumbai Indians will have their task cut out when they lock horns with two-time winners Chennai Super Kings in Chennai on Saturday at a venue, which has been guarded like a fortress by the home team.
How different is Dravid's captaincy from Warne's?
He has played under the leadership of both Shane Warne and Rahul Dravid but according to Ajinkya Rahane, the style of captaincy of the two legends is as different as chalk and cheese.
Dravid receives Padma Bhushan; Congratulate him!
Batting great Rahul Dravid honoured with prestigious Padma Bhushan Award.
IPL: Delhi hope to make winning start on home turf
After a disappointing loss in the season-opener, the Delhi Daredevils would be hoping for a better batting performance when they take on perennial underdogs, Rajasthan Royals, in the fourth match of the IPL, in New Delhi on Saturday.
Happy to be giving back something to the game: Laxman
Retired Indian Test batsman VVS Laxman says mentoring IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad and doing commentary is his way of giving something back to the game of cricket which gave him "everything".
IPL: Royal Challengers too reliant on Gayle? Tell Us!
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli said his team does not mind being seen as too reliant on Chris Gayle after the West Indian swashbuckler made the decisive difference in the narrow two-run win over Mumbai Indians in an IPL match in Bangalore.
Why Ponting may lose his finger nails
Mumbai Indians' captain Ricky Ponting says his team has some thinking to do following the narrow defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Thursday's IPL match.
April 04, 2013PHOTOS: Mumbai vs Bangalore, IPL Match 2
Images from the second match of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, on Thursday.
Chennai has a good bunch of players to look up to: Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is upbeat about the chances of his side in the ongoing IPL, saying that he has got an all-round team with some impact players in it.
I make mistakes and am not the god of cricket: Tendulkar
He might be revered by billions of fans but Sachin Tendulkar insists he is "not god of cricket" as many would like to call him as he does "make mistakes" unlike the almighty.
Sunrisers take on Pune Warriors in 'debut' match
Resold and slightly repackaged, Hyderabad are back in the IPL with a new name and a rather easy opening awaits them when they take on last season's laggards Pune Warriors in Hyderabad on Friday.
Relieved to make winning start in IPL, says Gambhir
Heaping praise on the Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling unit after a comfortable six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils, skipper Gautam Gambhir said he was relieved to make a winning start in the IPL -- something that had not happened in the last two years.
IPL: Are Kolkata supporters more loyal than Delhi's?
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said his KKR supporters were "more loyal" than the fans of Delhi Daredevils, which was his previous team, in the Indian Premier League.
PHOTOS: Why KKR owner Shah Rukh will cheer for RCB
With actor Deepika Padukone cheering for Shah Rukh Khan-owned KKR in the inaugural match, King Khan has promised to egg on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in this IPL season when they are not up against KKR.
April 03, 2013IPL PHOTOS: KKR vs Delhi Daredevils, Eden Gardens
Images from the opening match of IPL VI played between holders Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
SUPER SHOTS from the IPL 6 opening ceremony
The opening ceremony of the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League was a breathtaking magnum opus. Rediff.com gives you a quick recap of how the opening ceremony panned out.
Balanced Mumbai to lock horns with Bangalore
Two teams that have shown the promise but failed to deliver on big occasions come face to face when Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore clash in their opening match of the Indian Premier League in Bangalore on Thursday.
Watch out for these domestic giants in IPL 6
Rediff.com takes a look at some domestic players expected to shine over the next few weeks in IPL 6.
IPL PHOTOS: Mumbai Indians, RCB sweat it out in the nets
Explosive Jamaican Chris Gayle and Sri Lankan dasher Tillekratne Dilshan on Tuesday batted under lights for half an hour at the Royal Challengers Bangalore's net practice ahead of their encounter with Mumbai Indians on April 4 at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
The best IPL players over the years
Defining the 'best' of the five previous IPL seasons in terms of the most valuable player index (MVPI).
April 02, 2013Media slams Shah Rukh Khan after opening fiasco
The IPL 2013 opening ceremony might have enthralled the Kolkata crowd, but inadequate media facilities stumped hordes of scribes gathered from across the country.
Katrina, Deepika, SRK spice up IPL opening ceremony
The 'City of Joy' opened its heart to the cricket world as a dazzling Bollywood-style opening ceremony kicked-off the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League in Kolkata on Tuesday night, American rapper Pitbull and superstar Shah Rukh Khan stealing the limelight.
PHOTOS: The best of the Indian Premier League
In the first part of a series, rediff.com takes a look at the players who have scored the mosts runs in the lucrative T20 tournament.
PHOTOS: The sex symbols to grace IPL 6
We bring you, in no particular order, a run-down on 20 of hottest men who will be present in the tournament.
Time to play fearless cricket: Gambhir
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said the defending champions tag would not put any pressure on his team, which would look to play fearless cricket when it takes on Delhi Daredevils in the IPL opener in Kolkata on Wednesday.
'We are better equipped for death overs this season'
Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid said death bowling was not a worry for his side this season as not only their experienced bowlers are back, they have a good backup after signing a few more exciting players.
Knight Riders to begin title defence against Daredevils
Eyeing a repeat of their success last season, Kolkata Knight Riders will open their title defence with a clash against a depleted Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League in Kolkata on Wednesday.
'Warne loved to experiment, with Dravid things are fixed'
Siddharth Trivedi, a significant member of Rajasthan Royals, spells out the difference in Shane Warne, who led the team to success in the inaugural IPL season, and current skipper Rahul Dravid.
IPL 6: How the nine teams measure up
takes a look at how the teams stand ahead of the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, which commences on April 3
April 01, 2013Bangalore fans watch as Tendulkar, Ponting bat
Cricket fans in Bangalore were treated to a rare spectacle on Monday, as batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting trained together, for the same team.
IPL format not too friendly for bowlers: Harbhajan
With another season of the Indian Premier League round the corner, Harbhajan Singh is hopeful that Mumbai Indians would be able to win their maiden crown this time.
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