IPL Team: Chennai Super Kings

  Chennai Super Kings is the Chennai based franchise of the Indian Premier League. The team is led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming. The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium is the Super Kings' home ground. The franchise is currently owned by India Cements, who paid US$91 million to acquire the rights to the franchise for 10 years in 2008. N. Srinivasan, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of India Cements Ltd., is the defacto owner of the Chennai Super Kings, by means of his position within the company. He is also the Secretary of the BCCI. The name Chennai Super Kings draws on the history of rulers emerging from this region. It should also be noted that the ICL named their Chennai franchise Chennai Superstars a year prior to the formation of the Super Kings. Fearless rulers have been an intrinsic part of Tamil History. The reign of the Chera, Chola, Pandya and Pallava dynasties represented the Golden Era of Tamil Culture. The kings from their dynasties, fearless warriors in their own right have fought long and hard to establish the supremacy of Tamil rule and expand the Tamil kingdom within the subcontinent and abroad. It is from this rich heritage that the name "Chennai Super Kings" draws its inspiration. It is only natural that the modern-day warriors in the sporting arena would try and replicate the exploits of their ancestors. The addition of the word "Super" gives the name a young and contemporary feel, which is in keeping with the game format. The Twenty20 as a cricketing format is all about enhanced drama and speed. The format has no scope for half measures, or anything less than a full-spirited war. In a similar fashion, given the mind-space that the word "Super" occupies in the Tamil imagination, it enhances the qualities of the word it is prefixed to. Super Kings then is not just about royalty, but about absolute monarchy. The Anthem is "Namma Chennai Super-- kings". Krishnamachari Srikkanth, former captain of the Indian Cricket Team, is the brand ambassador for the franchise at present, and former Indian opener V. B. Chandrasekhar is the Chief Selector. To gather more support from … [Read more...]

Team analysis: Kings Eleven Punjab

  Kings XI Punjab is a cricket franchise based in Mohali. The team is currently captained by Sri Lanka's captain-wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara who replaced Yuvraj Singh after the 2009 season. For the IPL3, an additional venue has been chosen at Dharamsala. The first owners of the franchise included Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia (Bombay Dyeing), Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) and Mohit Burman (Dabur). The group paid a total of $76 million to acquire the franchise. There was rumor during 10 Feb that India’s premium manufacturer of 2-wheeled motorised vehicles – Hero Honda bought Indian Premier League Kings XI Punjab for a whopping US $ 260 million. However, no independent confirmation of this deal has been received from both the parties. Later on it was confirmed that the Hero Group had not acquired Kings XI Punjab. Performance: 2008 Season: The tournament got off to a slow start for the Kings XI, with the team losing their first two games. However, despite losing Australians Brett Lee and Simon Katich, the team found its groove. Powered by their balanced bowling lineup and effective top order, the team won 9 of its next 10 matches, clinching a birth in the semi-final. In the semi-final, their run in the tournament came to an end with a comprehensive 9 wicket loss to the Chennai Super Kings. 2009 Season: Finishing as semi-finalists during 2008, The Kings XI Punjab started with enormous ambitions to win the trophy. Their ambitions were supported by their new sponsors Emirates Airlines. With two available slots to fill The Punjab Kings made bids on Jerome Taylor and Yusuf Abdulla at the second IPL auctions. The team took a hit as most of their Australian cricketers were not available. The team's pace department did not have much fire in them after Jerome Taylor backed out at the last minute with a fresh injury. The Punjab Kings started badly losing to the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders, however got back to form by beating the Royal Challengers, Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians. Then the team witnessed a roller-coaster ride in their next eight … [Read more...]

Pune Warriors India

Sahara pune ipl

  Pune is the most expensive team in the Indian Premier League and will make its debut in IPL 2011. Pune Warriors India is the first IPL management to use traditional cheerleaders in Indian Premier League.   IPL Pune Franchisee Profile:   Team Name: Sahara Pune Warriors  IPL entry: 2011  Franchisee owner: Sahara bought Pune IPL franchisee for 1,702 crore.  Official website: http://www.saharapunewarriors.com/    Stadium: MCA Pune International Cricket Centre in Gahunje near Pune.   Sponsor: Max Newyork Life  Pune IPL T20 Cricket team profile:   Coach: Geoff Marsh  Captain: Yuvraj Singh  Highlight: 2011 is the first IPL edition for Pune T20 team.   Pune Warriors India squad for IPL 4:   S.NoCricketer NameCountryPrice     Batsmen:      1.Yuvraj Singh India 8.3 crore 2.Graeme Smith South Africa 2.3 crore 3.Jesse Ryder New Zealand 67.8 Lakhs 4.Callum Ferguson Australia 1.38 crore 5.Manish Pandey   6.   7.            All-Rounders:      1.   2.Nathan McCullum New Zealand 46 Lakh 3.Mitchell Marsh Australia 1.33 crore 4.   5.        Wicket-Keepers:      1.Tim Paine Australia 1.2 crore 2.Robin Uthappa India (Karnataka) 9.5 … [Read more...]

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings IPL squad

  Chennai Superkings is the most consistent team in IPL T20 Tournament history under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Chennai is hot favourite along with Mumbai in IPL 2011.   IPL Chennai Franchisee Profile:   Team Name: Chennai Super Kings (CSK)  IPL entry: 2008  Franchisee owner: India Cements Srinivasan bought Chennai IPL franchisee for 359 crore ($91 million).  Official website: http://www.chennaisuperkings.com/   Stadium: M.A. Chidambaram stadium.  The Anthem: "Namma Chennai Super-- kings".  Sponsors: India Cements, Aircel, Reebok, Gulf Oil & TI Cycles.  Brand value: 400 crore.    Chennai IPL T20 Cricket team profile:   Coach: Stephen Fleming  Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni   Highlight: Most consistent team in Indian Premier League.   Chennai Super Kings T20 Squad for IPL 4:   S.NoCricketer NameCountryPrice     Batsmen:      1.Murali Vijay India (Tamil Nadu) Retained 2.Suresh Raina India (UP) Retained 3.Michael Hussey Australia 1.9 crore 4.S. Badrinath India (Tamil Nadu) 3.84 crore 5.Wriddhinam Saha India (Bengal) 46 Lakh 6.George Bailey Australia 22.7 Lakh 7.            All-Rounders:      1.Albie Morkel South Africa Retained 2.Dwayne Bravo West Indies 92 Lakh 3.Scott Styris New Zealand 90.7 Lakh 4.Faf Du PlessisSouth Africa 54.5 Lakh 5. … [Read more...]

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians IPL squad

  Mumbai IPL T20 squad is one of the strongest along with Chennai in IPL 2011. Mumbai is a strong favourite to win in IPL 4. Mumbai suffered more than 40 crore losses in IPL 1 & 2 but it is expected to post 20-30 crore profit in IPL 4 - Good bounce back.   IPL Mumbai Franchisee Profile:   Team Name: Mumbai Indians (MI)  IPL entry: 2008  Franchisee owner: Reliance Industries bought Mumbai IPL franchisee for 441 crore ($111.9 million).  Official website: http://www.mumbaiindians.com/   Stadium: Wankhede & DY Patil Stadium.  Logo: Sudarshana Chakra with the team's name engraved in it. The team's colour is blue. The team's jersey is a two-tone blue with three stripes in orange.  Theme song: "Mumbai Meri Jaan."  Official mobile network: Loop Mobile   Mumbai IPL T20 Cricket team profile:     Team Manager: Rahul Sanghvi  Head Coach: Robin Singh  Bowling coach: Shaun Pollock  Captain: Sachin Tendulkar  Highlight: Lost to Chennai Superkings in the finals in IPL 2010.   Mumbai Indians squad for IPL 2011:   S.NoCricketer NameCountryPrice     Batsmen:      1.Sachin Tendulkar India (Mumbai) Retained 2.T. Suman Hyderabad 20 Lakhs 3.Rohit Sharma India (Mumbai) 9.2 crore 4.Aiden Blizzard Australia 9 Lakh 5.Surya Kumar Yadav Mumbai 10 Lakh 6.Sarul Kanwar Chandigarh 10 Lakh 7.Rajagopal Sathish Trichy (TN) 30 Lakh          All-Rounders:      1.Andrew Symonds Australia 3.9 … [Read more...]

IPL Teams

  2011 IPL T20 Cricket teams:  10 teams will participate in the IPL 2011 Twenty20 cricket tournament. They will play in 74 games.  Note: Click on IPL team name to go to the team page.   1. Mumbai Indians:  2. Chennai Super Kings:  3. Bangalore Royal Challengers:  4. Hyderabad Deccan Chargers:  5. Kochi:  6. Sahara Pune Warriors:  7. Delhi Daredevils:  8. Punjab Kings Eleven:  9. Kolkata Knightriders:  10. Rajasthan Royals:   … [Read more...]