IPL Live: Dehi Daredevils Vs Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals IPL squad

  IPL T20 Match result: Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Daredevils by 6 wickets.  Man of the match:  Worst of the match: Irfan Pathan, Virender Sehwag, Unmukt Chand, Naman Ojha & Van der Merwe.  Live ratings for DD Vs RR T20 players:    Delhi DaredevilsRatingRajasthan RoyalsRating    Batsmen:       Virender Sehwag 2/10Rahul Dravid 7/10David Warner 8/10Ajinkya Rahane 6/10Unmukt Chand 2/10Ross Taylor 6/10Aaron Finch 3/10  Venugopala Rao 8/10      All-rounders:       Irfan Pathan 2/10Johan Botha 7/10Van der Merwe 3/10Ashok Menaria 6/10  Abhishek Raut 5/10Wicket-Keeper:       Naman Ojha 2/10Amit Paunikar 4/10    Bowlers:       Morne Morkel 6/10Shaun Tait 7/10Shahbaz Nadeem 5/10Shane Warne 8/10Ashok Dinda 5/10Amit Singh 7/10  Siddarth Trivedi 5/10    DD Vs RR - over by over … [Read more...]

Live: Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi Daredevils

  IPL T20 match result: Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 8 wickets.  Man of the match: Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians).  Live ratings for MI & DD IPL players:   Mumbai IndiansRatingDelhi DaredevilsRating    Batsmen:        Sachin Tendulkar 8/10 Virender Sehwag 6/10 Ambati Rayudu 6/10 David Warner 2/10 Rohit Sharma 7/10 Aaron Finch 4/10 R. Satish 5/10 Venugopala Rao 6/10   UnmuktChand 1/10         All-rounders:        Kieron Pollard 6/10 Irfan Pathan 5/10 Ali Murtaza 6/10 Van Der Merwe 5/10 James Franklin 5/10           Wicket-Keeper:  Wicket-Keeper:      David Jacobs 5/10 Naman Ojha 7/10     Bowlers:  Bowlers:      Lasith Malinga 10/10 Morne Morkel 6/10 Munaf Patel 4/10 Ashok Dinda 6/10 Harbhajan Singh 7/10 Umesh Yadav 5/10   Mumbai Indians won the match. MI: 99/2 in 16.5 overs. Sachin Not out on 46.  What a shot! Sixer by … [Read more...]

IPL Match preview: MI Vs DD

Mumbai Indians squad

  Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Feroz Shah Kotla ground in Delhi. Both teams are led by dashing openers - Sachin Tendulkar & Virender Sehwag. Strongest team in IPL, Mumbai Indians, is playing as favourites to win in IPL 4 tournament.  Match time: 4 PM on April 10  Stadium: Feroz Shah Kotla grounds, Delhi.  Ratings for Captains & Teams:   1. Sachin Tendulkar: 8/10 & Mumbai Indians: 9/10  2. Virender Sehwag: 7/10 & Delhi Daredevils: 7/10  Interesting battle:  Lasith Malings Vs Virender Sehwag & David Warner.  Mumbai Indians (MI) analysis:  MI has squad that can send tremors across the spine of opposition. Team management is providing best possible facilities and services to the players. Mumbai played so well in IPL 3 but lost their way in the finals. Sachin is in the form of his life while we know what Pollard and Symonds can do. Lasith Malinga is the best fast bowler in T20 format. Delhi will collapse if Malings takes care off Sehwag and Warner. Suman, Rayudu and Rohit Sharma have good record in Indian Premier League T20.  Best strategy for Mumbai: Ask DD to bat first and chase its score as Delhi is looking weak in the bowling department.  Probable squad: Sachin Tendulkar (Captain), T. Suman, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu (WK), Andrew Symonds, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, James Franklin, Harbhajan Singh, R. Satish & Munaf Patel  Delhi Daredevils (DD) Analysis:  DD has sensational openers - Virender Sehwag and David Warners - who can decimate any bowling department on their day. Colin Ingram won the T20 player of the year in … [Read more...]

Live: IPL 4 auction

  IPL 2011 Auction live updates:   Click here for IPL teams and latest squad composition.  12:28 PM: bought Kumara Sangakkara for $. He played for Punjab Kings Eleveln in the previous IPL.  Now, Sri Lankan star batsman-wicket keeper Kumara Sungakkara will go under the hammer.  12:25 PM: Andrew Symonds was bought by Mumbai Indians for $8.5 lakhs. He played for Deccan Chargers in the earlier editions.  Now, Australian hard hitter Andrew Symonds.  12:20 PM: Rohit Sharma was bought by Mumbai Indians for $20 lakhs . He played for Hyderabad in the previous editions.  Indian batsman Rohit Sharma will go under the hammer.  12:17 PM: South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $ 11 lakhs. He played for Bangalore Royal Challengers in the earlier editions.  It is time for No.1 Test batsman Jacques Kallis.  12:13 PM: Cameroon White was bought by Hyderabad Deccan Chargers for  Now, Australian all-rounder Cameroon White will go under the hammer.   Sensation: What a surprise! No one bid for former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.  Take 15 minutes break.  11:48 AM: South African batsman AB De Villiers was bought by Bangalore Royal Challengers for $11 lakhs.  11:44 AM: Yuvraj Singh was bought by new team Pune IPL for $18 lakhs.  It is time for Indian star Yuvraj Singh who played for Punjab Kings in the earlier editions.  11:40 AM: Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene was bought by new team Kochi for $15 lakh.  11:36 AM: Hyderabad Deccan Chargers bought Kevin Pietersen for $6.5 … [Read more...]

IPL Game: Delhi Vs Hyderabad

 Sunday's second IPL game is a straightforward affair in which the winners are guaranteed a place in the semi-finals. Pre tournament favourites Delhi will take on reigning champions Deccan. This is a fascinating contest between two teams who have got their acts together in time to be in with a chance of the semi-finals. Venue and Conditions: Pitches have deteriorated as the tournament has gone on and the Feroz Shah Kotla seems to have suffered the most. Delhi was skittled out for 111 here last time on a slow track that offered variable bounce and prodigious turn. Team News: Delhi Daredevils: Delhi's worry is indifferent form of their top order batsmen particularly explosive opener Virender Sehwag. He has not done much damage so far and the attacking batsman would love to break the shackles. If he gets going, nothing could be better than that for Delhi. Skipper Gautam Gambhir has played a vital role in keeping the team in contention and the youngster would surely be aiming to see his side through tomorrow. Going by present form, Delhi's chances rest on a good show by their bowlers, especially their opening fast bowlers Dirk Nannes and Ashish Nehra and spinner Amit Mishra. Delhi will surely recall Daniel Vettori on this pitch but they will have a tough call over which of their overseas players to drop and it could be that Tillakaratne Dilshan returns to the bench after the briefest of recalls. Deccan Chargers: Deccan have been a settled unit in recent games and their only real decision is whether to bring back Herschelle Gibbs in favour of Mitchell Marsh. Delhi have their task cut out as Deccan's young players like Rohit Sharma and T Suman, guarding the middle-order, have the … [Read more...]

IPL T20 Preview: Delhi Vs Bangalore

 The story of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Delhi Daredevils makes identical with a decent first half of the season means that a semi-final spot is there for the taking for both Bangalore and Delhi and a win for either side on Sunday night only edges that team a little bit closer. On a roll with three successive victories, Delhi Daredevils will look to continue the winning momentum. Delhi had bounced back in the tournament with a 17-run win over Bangalore on March 25 and then won two more matches to bring their campaign back on track. They currently lie third on the points table. The Devil Hosts: It was a convincing win over the Rajasthan Royals the other night, a victory that saw two of the batsmen and two of the bowlers contribute towards. One must doff one’s hat to the manner in which Dinesh Karthik batted after the first couple of wickets had fallen, and virtually took the game away from Rajasthan. The Delhi team has gone through a complete metamorphosis since those three consecutive defeats with the very much in-form unit of David Warner, Paul Collingwood, Farveez Maharoof, Andrew McDonald and Kedhar Jadhav now playing starring roles. A batting order led by Sehwag, but with no mention of the dasher is impossible, but the Delhi stalwart could use some runs and what better time to score them than in a big game. Karthik’s innings was the difference between the two sides, and it consisted of some crisp and clean hitting. He has been doing a good job behind the wickets and this innings in front of the stumps would have only added to his confidence. In Virender Sehwag, Delhi have someone who can rip apart any bowling attack on his given day and Kedar Jadhav has also shown some spark. Among the … [Read more...]

IPL Game Preview: Delhi Vs Rajasthan

 Delhi Daredevils will take on the Rajasthan Royals on the 31st of March at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. The Delhi Daredevils seem to have got their IPL 3 campaign back on track and they get the vote to end the recent good run of the Rajasthan Royals.This is one of the most reliable batting surfaces around. Mumbai posted the massive 218 here earlier this season and the other two first-innings scores have both produced run rates of more than 8.8 runs per over. The Hosts: Delhi Daredevils took to flying start at the beginning of the IPL tournament but slowly they lost the fire to win and as a result they have a dropped down the IPL standings. But they made a positive attempt against Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous match showing a lot of promise. They have yet another golden chance against the Rajasthan Royals to turn around the tables and they are not looking bad at all.Dave Warner was the star turn against the Knight Riders with an unbeaten century. Gambhir has returned to action after injury and you get the impression that he, Sehwag and AB de Villiers have still to really click into action with the bat.David Warner and Paul Collingwood have replaced AB De Villiers and Tillakaratne Dilshan and the pair inspired Delhi to a 40-run victory over Kolkata last time. All eyes will be on Warner following his brilliant 107 from just 69 balls against Kolkata. It truly is a terrifying prospect for new ball bowlers. If Warner doesn't get you, then surely Sehwag will. The latter will be jolly for this match although bear in mind he has slumped of late with only 23 runs in his last three innings. The Visitors: The Rajasthan Royals have had for consecutive wins and they have made a strong come back in the league … [Read more...]

IPL Match Preview: Kolkata Vs Delhi

 The IPL points table is bunching up and Monday's match features two middle-ranking teams who recently arrested their respective slumps with vital wins. The Delhi Daredevils entertain Sourav Ganguly's Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Monday night. A victory for either side will put their IPL campaigns right on track where as a defeat may start another of those dreaded losing streaks, which both teams will be desperate to avoid. Venue and Conditions: The Feroz Shah Kotla achieved notoriety last December when a one-day game between India and Sri Lanka was called off after twenty-three overs due to an unsafe pitch. But fast bowlers who were anticipating having some fun in Delhi have been disappointed in the tournament so far. In the first game, Mumbai piled up 218 and in the second, Chennai easily overhauled the home side's total of 185. The pitch is flat and true and offers very little for bowlers of any description. Team Performance: Delhi will be desperately hoping that their two injured players will be fit for this game. Without Asish Nehra, the bowling looks threadbare and Captain Gautam Gambhir's steadying influence at the top of the order is sorely missed. Their other decision is whether to recall Tillakaratne Dilshan, who was dropped for the last two games. Kolkata have options but may decide to stick with a winning team. David Hussey has gone straight into the team at the expense of Owais Shah and is sure to be given a decent run. Charl Langeveldt and Ajantha Mendis don't look like getting a game any time soon but they consider drafting in spinner Murali Karthik. These teams secured vital wins last time out, but of the two victories, Delhi's was the more impressive, … [Read more...]

IPL News: March 21: Deadline for 2 new teams


 2 new IPL teams will be revealed on March 21. 14 franchisees are in contention for those 2 slots. March 20 is the last date to deposit a cheque of $1 crore as a bank guarantee. Major industrial houses like Adani group, Jaypee group, Videocon and other financial houses are vyeing for those 2 crucial franchisees. Schedule: March 20: Last date to deposit bank guarantee.March 21, 10 AM: To submit bidsMarch 21, 11 AM: Bids will be opened and winners will be revealed. So, 10 teams will play in IPL 2011. Good news to Dish TV subscribers. You can now watch IPL matches at a discount at PVR theatres in 10 cities (Delhi, Vadodara, Latur, Mumbai, Lucknow, Indore, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Raipur and Aurangabad. Breaking news: Delhi lost to Chennai. Missing of Gautam Gambhir seems to have destroyed fortunes of Delhi Daredevils . Chennai played exceptionally well despite loss of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Mathew Hayden and Suresh Raina played wonderful knocks. Sehwag played a good innings. But, to win games, you need team effort. Priyanka Chopra will host IPL special show in Colors channel. Akshay Kumar is out. Kings XI Punjab: Bad news. James Hopes will completely miss IPL 2010 due to injury but Brett Lee will be available at latter stages.    … [Read more...]

Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils IPL squad

  After good performances in IPL 1 & IPL 2, Delhi Daredevils struggled in IPL 3.   IPL Delhi Franchisee Profile:   Team Name: Delhi Daredevils  IPL entry: 2008  Franchisee owner: GMR Group bought Delhi IPL franchisee for 331 crore.  Official website: http://www.delhidaredevils.com/   Stadium: Firoze Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.  Associate partner: Tata Motors  Delhi IPL T20 Cricket team profile:   Coach:   Captain: Virender Sehwag  Foolish decision: Delhi decided not to retain Gautam Gambhir. Only GOD may know their strategy.    Delhi Daredevils T20 squad for IPL 2011:   S.NoCricketer NameCountryPrice     Batsmen:      1.Virender Sehwag India (Delhi) 9 crore 2.Aaron Finch Australia 1.4 crore 3.David Warner Australia 3.5 crore 4.Venugopala Rao India (Andhra) 3.2 crore 5.Travis Birt Australia 9 Lakh 6.Colin Ingram South Africa 46 Lakh 7.UnmuktChand Dehi 10 Lakh          All-Rounders:      1.Irfan Pathan India (Baroda) 8.7 crore 2.James Hopes Australia 1.6 crore 3.Ajit Agarkar India … [Read more...]