Legends to select Player of Indian Premier League

 Lalit Modi of Indian Premier League announced the names of selectors to pick DLF player of the Indian premier League. The selectors are M. A. K. Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri. These legends will act as selectors to pick the best player of first IPL Twenty 20 tournament. Winner of the award will get Rs 10 lakh along with a trophy which will be sponsored by DLF.IPL Cricket tournament will be played in 8 Indian cities from April 18 onwards. There will be total of 59 twenty20 matches over 44 days among eight city teams. Who are favourites to become DLF player of IPL: In my opinion, All-rounders are hot favourites to pick player of IPL tournament. 1. Chris Gayle: He is a wonderful batsman and useful bowler on Indian pitches. He has incredible record in India in the one day matches.   2. Australian players are ruled out as they will play for 2 weeks only.   3. Sanath Jayasuriya: Old war horse will be at his best as a opening batsman and spinner on the suitable pitches.   4. Jacob Oram: Can he able to adjust to Indian conditions?   5. Shaun Pollock is a dangerous customer with both bat and ball.   6. Shahid Afridi: If he maintains consistency.   7. Irfan Pathan may surprise us with batting.  I have picked some players although there are others who can compete for this coveted trophy. Please share your opinion. … [Read more...]

Nayantara will endorse Chennai IPL team

Actress Nayantara for Chennai Super Kings

  IPL franchises are taking quick steps by unveiling logos, names and buying young players. Sexy actress Nayantara will appear in the ads and hoardings of Chennai IPL team. Franchises are planning to make IPL tournament as a complete evening entertainment package for families.  1. Pepsi will be the official drink of the Indian Premier League for 5 years. Pepsi won this contract for $ 12.5 million.         2. Chennai Super kings: They appointed former South African captain, Kepler Wessels as coach. New players in Chennai Super Kings team: S. Badrinath, Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan, L. Balaji.       3. Neil Maxwell (Australia) is the CEO of Mohali IPL Team.         4. Deccan Chronicle franchise unveiled the logo, flag and the name for its Hyderabad IPL team. “Deccan Chargers” is the name and “Charging Bull” as its logo.         5. New logo was unveiled for Indian Premier League (IPL). DLF title and logo took prominence in the new logo.   6. Tamil actor, Vijayan and Actress, nayantara are new brand ambassadors for the Chennai IPL team along with former dashing opener, Krishnamachari Srikanth. They picked “roaring lion” as its logo.   … [Read more...]

Second league of auction on March 11

    Indian Premier League Cricket news:     1. Top New Zealand cricketers, Ross Taylor and Kyle Mills, will be auctioned in the next week’s IPL auction along with Under-19 cricketers. Daniel Vettori, Jacob Oram, Brendon McCullum, Stephen Fleming and Scott Styris were already auctioned in the first leg.     Most of the New Zealand cricketers like Chris Cairns, Chris Harris, Hamish Marshall, Nathan Astle, Daryl Tuffey, Craig McMillan, Andre Adams, Shane Bond, Adam Parore and Lou Vincent are playing in the rival tournament, Indian Cricket League.     2. Second leg of IPL auction will be held on March 11. Franchises will compete heavily to pick up Under-19 Cricket World Cup winning Indian youth players. 3. Former Indian coach, Greg Chappell was roped in by Jaipur franchise to spot and nurture talent. Jaipur IPL team is the weakest team in the Indian Premier League. 4. Nottinghamshire County gave clearance to Australian, David Hussey, to play in Indian Premier League. He will play for Kolkata franchise in the IPL 20-20 tournament. 5. Australia’ tour of Pakistan is under problems due to player’s preference for IPL. Indian Premier League will definitely influence International cricket. 6. BCCI will use revenues from IPL Cricket tournament to organise 2011 Cricket World Cup. 7. Hero Honda Motors extended contract with IPL tournament from 3 years to 5 years. 8. High voltage publicity for Indian Premier League will start within a week. 9. Media gave cold hand to IPL rival, Indian Cricket League (ICL) which will start by tomarrow. 10. Bad news for Dhoni and Yuvraj. Deepika Padukone is dating Ranbir Kapoor. Ranbir publicly announced about their romance. … [Read more...]

Jaipur IPL Team: Rajasthan Royals

 What this franchise is doing in IPL? They lacked vision, strategy or passion to become successful in the Indian Premier League. Teams like Jaipur are not beneficial for the success of IPL Cricket. Rajasthan Royals were famous for courage and valour in the history but these Royals are just timid fellows. Jaipur franchise was fined for underbidding during recently held DLF Indian Premier League auction. It failed to spend the minimum amount of Rs. 13.2 crore in the IPL auction.  Jaipur IPL Team analysis:   Rating: 2/5.  Coach: Shane Warne.  Franchise: Emerging Media.  Money spent: Rs. 11.7 crore.       Strong points:     1. Kamran Akmal- Good record in Indian conditions.  2. Graeme Smith- Good opener and strategist.       Weak points:     1. Is there any strategy/passion for this franchise towards IPL? BCCI should handover the franchise rights to someone like Anil Ambani.    2. Weak batting and worst bowling attacks among IPL teams.   Jaipur IPL Team:     1. Shane Warne- Captain and coach- 1.8 crore.  2. Graeme Smith- South Africa- 1.9 crore.  3. Younis Khan- Pakistan- 0.9 crore.  4. Kamran Akmal-Pakistan- 0.6 crore.  5. Yusuf Pathan- India- 1.9 crore.  6. Mohammad Kaif- India- 2.7 crore.  7. Munaf Patel- India- 1.1 crore.  8. Justin Langer.- Withdrawn from IPL.       Verdict: Jaipur team will become worst performer in the Indian Premier League Cricket.     Please share your opinion.   … [Read more...]