Morgan banking on IPL trio to boost England

London: Eoin Morgan is hoping the return of three key players from the Indian Premier League (IPL) will help England defeat top-ranked South Africa in their upcoming one-day international series. A three-match contest between the sides starts with a day/nighter at Headingley on Wednesday, with the series given added spice by the fact it acts as a warm-up for next week’s Champions Trophy tournament in England and Wales. That competition

CSK tweet their return to IPL

Chennai Super Kings announced their return to Indian Premier League as soon as the final match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians in IPL 2017. The CSK tweeted, “Next Summer, we will be there”. #ManyHappyReturnsOfCSK. Chennai Super Kings was banned for two years from playing in IPL. This is the reason they did not play the two years along with Rajasthan Royals. Earlier, Mumbai Indians won a thriller of

Mumbai Indians lift IPL trophy for third time

Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians won the India Premier League title Sunday for the third time in the 10 years that the Twenty20 tournament has been played. They defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by a solitary run at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on a sultry evening. After scoring a below-par 129-8, MI restricted RPS to 128-6. RPS needed 23 runs from the final two overs of the run chase, which came

League defeats won't affect our power: Karn Sharma

Bengaluru: Mumbai Indians’ Karn Sharma is confident of winning the IPL final against Rising Pune Supergiant even  though they had lost all three league matches against them. “We are fully prepared and we will win the finals. That is for sure. The losses were in the past,” he told reporters in post-match press conference here. Mumbai had lost all the three matches against Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Steve Smith’s side

MI breezed into IPL-10 final to meet RPS

Bengaluru: Mumbai Indians breezed into the final of IPL-10 with a six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Qualifier 2, their clinical performance making it look all too easy in the end lastnight. Two-time winner Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Rising Pune Supergiants in the title clash in Hyderabad on Sunday. Sent into bat, KKR were bowled out for 107 runs in 18.5 balls, and Mumbai chased down

Age no bar for TN teen sensation to prove worth

He was signed only hours before his first match for Pune. Washington Sundar has become a revelation in the team. The 17-year-old is the go-to man for wickets. Coming as a replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin, Sundar has big shoes to fill and fill it he did it with ease. His best performance came for Rising Pune Supergiant against Mumbai when he dismissed three big hitters and was eventually picked for

Kolkata dump Sunrisers to enter qualifier-2

Bengaluru: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders defeated title holders Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets via Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-truncated Indian Premier League eliminator to enter the qualifier-2 of the tournament, here today. Opting to bowl first, KKR produced a disciplined bowling and fielding effort to first restrict Sunrisers to a modest 128 for seven and then overwhelmed the revised target of 48 in six overs with consummate ease. Much against Sunrisers’ wish,

I love bowling in powerplay: Sundar

Pune: Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard all back in the hut courtesy Washington Sundar. He went for eight in one over, followed it up with two big ticket wickets in the next and finished off on a high with the priced ticket of Kieron Pollard. The moment he got Rohit Sharma LBW, Steve Smith roared, when he came back to pick Rayudu and Pollard, Smith was a picture

Dhoni, Sundar propel Pune to IPL maiden final

Mumbai: M S Dhoni and Washington Sundar made match-winning contributions as Rising Pune Supergiant slayed Mumbai Indians by 20 runs to reach their maiden Indian Premier League final here today. Dhoni was at his destructive best, smashing 40 off 26 balls in the death overs to propel Pune to 162 for four before young off-spinner Sundar took three important wickets that led to Mumbai falling short with 142 for nine in qualifier-1. It was

Mumbai Indians meet Rising Pune in qualifier-1

Mumbai: Table-toppers Mumbai Indians will be itching to avenge their double-defeat against Rising Pune Supergiant in the league stage when the two teams face-off in qualifier-1 of the Indian Premier League here tomorrow. Mumbai Indians outplayed the Kolkata Night Riders in their last league match to secure the top spot. The side will be particularly satisfied that their bench strength clicked against KKR, providing them more options to choose from for the key