IPL 2010 records and statistics

 IPL 2010 Statistics:  IPL 2010 winner: Orange cap: Purple Cap: Highest sixers in IPL 2010: Highest score by a team in an innings: Chennai super kings scored 246 runs against Rajasthan at Chennai. Highest score by a player in an innings: Murali Vijay of Chennai super kings scored 127 runs against Rajasthan at Chennai. Highest sixers by a player in an innings: Murali Vijay of Chennai Superkings hit 11 sixers against Rajasthan.  Highest sixers by a team in an innings: Chennai Superkings hit 17 sixers against Rajasthan. Highest Partnership: 152-run partnership between Murali Vijay & Morkel for Chennai superkings against Rajasthan. Centurions: Murali Vijay (127), David Warner and Yusuf Pathan (100).  … [Read more...]

IPL 2009 records and statistics

IPL 2009 Statistics:    Tournament was held in South Africa due to general elections in India. IPL 2009 winner: Deccan Chargers (Hyderabad). Runners-up: Bangalore Royal challengers. Orange cap: Mathew Hayden scored 572 runs in 12 matches (average: 52 and strike rate: 144). Adam Gilchrist scored 495 runs. Purple Cap: Highest sixers in IPL 2009: Highest score by a team in an innings: Highest score by a player in an innings: Highest sixers by a player in an innings:  Highest sixers by a team in an innings: Highest Partnership: Centurions: … [Read more...]

IPL 2008 records and statistics

 IPL 2008 Statistics:  IPL 2008 winner: Rajasthan Royals is the winner. Orange cap: Purple Cap: Sohail Tanvir took 22 wickets in 11 matches. Shane Warne took 19 wickets in 15 matches. First centurion: Brendum McCullum scored first century in first match. Batsman who faced first ball: Sourav Ganguly. First ball was bowled by: Praveen Kumar. First wicket was taken by Zaheer Khan. First batsman to out: Sourav Ganguly. Highest sixers in IPL 2010: Highest score by a team in an innings: Highest score by a player in an innings: Highest sixers by a player in an innings:  Highest sixers by a team in an innings: Highest Partnership: Centurions:  … [Read more...]

IPL brand Valuations and Statistics

 IPL Brand value: $ 4130 million (18,000 crore -As on April 1, 2010). It was just $ 2010 million on April 1, 2009.  IPL Team brand valuations: 1. Chennai Superkings: $ 48.4 million 2. Kolkata Knight Riders: $ 46 million 3. Rajasthan Royals: $ 45.2 million 4. Rajasthan Royals: $41.9 milion 5. Mumbai Indians: $ 40.8 million 6. Delhi Daredevils: $ 40.5 million 7. Punjab Kings: $ 36.5 million 8. Hyderabad Deccan: $ 34.4 million … [Read more...]

Dharamshala Cricket Stadium: An Introduction

 This is for the first time that international level cricket tournaments are being held in newly constructed Dharmshala cricket stadium that has been constructed with 50 crore rupees cost this year. Preparations for the two Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches to be held at the Dharamshala cricket stadium on April 16 and 18 have been completed. Dharamshala Cricket Stadium: Dharamshala Cricket Stadium is a cricket stadium of international reputation, which serves as the home ground to the Himachal Pradesh state cricket team. By virtue of its natural backdrop, it is one of the most attractive cricket stadiums in India. The stadium is wonderfully designed and is built at a beautiful site. The snow capped mountains can be easily viewed throughout the year. An additional feature is the Dharamshala College nearby which is surrounded by pine trees on one side. The cricket stadium set up at height of 4000 ft above means sea level has been constructed in accordance with international standards and is highest international cricket ground to host IPL matches. The Dharamshala cricket stadium has a magnificent view in backdrop of mighty Dhauladhar snow peaks which register average temperature of around 25 degree to 30 degrees Celsius during the peak hours in summer while morning and evening temperature is registered around 20 degree Celsius when the entire India experiences the spell of intense heat waves. The pleasant weather will add to the glory and popularity of the game and will be added attraction for cricket lovers who are coming from plain areas to witness the match. Facilities: Dharamshala cricket stadium has 20,000 spectators' seating capacity and state of the art facilities, separate practice session, most modern rehabilitation centre, club lounge, restaurant, bar, banquet hall with 500 capacities and modern media centre with all the facilities. Chief Guest: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will be the chief guest during an Indian Premier League match to play between Chennai Super Kings Vs King XI Punjab on April 18. Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will be the chief … [Read more...]

Best of IPL 2010: Watch videos

 We are half way through the IPL 2010 season and we already say some great fielding display by players across teams. As we know the very famous saying of catches win matches in Cricket, so I thought of sharing some great catches of this year’s Indian Premier League Cricket. The catch taken by David Hussey right on the boundary line hit by Paul Collingwood was one of the best catches - it not only involved the physical skills but also a great presence of mind to take that catch and also prevent a six. This catch was in the match between Delhi Daredevils Vs Kolkata Knight Riders. There are many more catches like that - the return catch taken by Yousuf Pathan. Rahul Dravid took a wonderful catches while running towards the ball and maintain the balance. Following is the pointer where you can visit to watch all the catches and many more.  To watch Yusuf Pathan fastest century of the IPL visit following link:Author: Mona Gupta (New Delhi) … [Read more...]

Yuvraj Singh: The angry prince

 Anger, when channelized properly can be turned to an advantage; else it only causes harm. The best example for this can be seen in IPL-3 in the form of Yuvraj Singh. How can one forget the 6 sixes he blasted, to avenge the treatment meted out to his bowling by England’s Dimitri Mascarenhas in a one-dayer in England? One could only feel sorry for the bowler Stuart Broad. And everybody said that the way to get the best out of ‘the crown prince’ is to get him angry. Woe to the opposition who meddles with him. But now in IPL-3 Yuvraj seems a shadow of his former self. Stripped of his captaincy of Kings XI Punjab, one can sense the umbrage he has taken. But one would expect the proud young man to play his best and show that he is an asset to the team as captain or otherwise. Instead we see him sulking, glaring…..everything but playing well. Right now one doesn’t see much of a future Indian captain in the former vice-captain. A good leader accepts his own loss gracefully. How will one who has no control over his own emotions manage a team comprising of different personalities? Though he is said to have suffered a wrist injury in Bangladesh, the cause of his current poor form looks more psychological than physical. Or, are issues other than cricket occupying his mind? Whatever, one likes to see Yuvraj Singh angrily smashing sixes and fours all over the place. Hopefully he gets back to his former self soon. Author: Pratibha Shenoy (Basavanagudi, Bangalore) Inspirational comment by Shahrukh Khan. … [Read more...]