Friday, April 8, 2011

Its back, the IPL returns with a bang

The big hitting, all shouting, bold and brash Indian Premier League returns tonight when the defending champions, the Chennai Super Kings clash with the Kolkata Knight Riders in front of a world wide audience.

With India still being caught up in World Cup fever after last weekends victory over Sri Lanka the IPL has only had a few days to grab the headlines but with two new teams, and a host of new players, cricket fans in India are eagerly anticipating the start of the tournament.

With the Pune Warriors and Kochi Tuskers Kerala joining the league and most of the franchises rebuilding their squads during the Player Auction in January this year’s IPL feels almost like a new tournament.

The multi million dollar league gets under way tonight at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai with the first of 74 games spread out over 7 weeks.

With the league expanding to 10 franchises during the winter the group stages will see the teams split into two groups of five with the top two teams qualifying for the knock out stages.

The defending IPL champions, the Chennai Super Kings come into this year’s tournament full of confidence having retained the services of a number of keys player who helped the Super Kings secure last years IPL crown.

While other franchises rebuilt their squads during the two day Player Auction in January the Super Kings carefully selected their team resigning players like MS Dhoni, Albie Morkel, Murali Vijay and Suresh Raina.

With a core of key players retained the Super Kings go into this year’s event as one of the favorites excepted to reach the IPL finals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai at the end of May.

The key to the Super Kings success last year was their powerful top order with Vijay and Raina in tremendous form with the bat as the pair scored 910 runs between them.

Raina, the all time leading IPL run scorer ended the tournament with a vital half century in the final which helped the Super Kings secure a 22 run victory against the Mumbai Indians.

Despite missing out on Muttiah Muralitharan the Super Kings bowling attack will once again play a vital role in the Super Kings defence with Doug Bollinger and Tim Southee offering biggest threat with the ball.

The Super Kings opponents tonight may have one of the largest fan bases in the IPL and a passionate owner in Shahrukh Khan the Kolkata Knight Riders have failed to make an impact during the previous three IPL tournaments.

Khan’s answer to his team’s failings was to make Indian international Gautam Gambhir the most expensive cricketer in the history of the IPL when the Knight Riders paid $2.4 million to secure Gambhir during January’s Player Auction.

The Knight Riders also dumped previous skipper Sourav Ganguly and most of his under performing teammates and revamped the squad signing stars like Jacques Kallis, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate and Brad Haddin.

With a big hitting top order the Knight Riders will be confident of out gunning their opponents but a weekend bowling attack might be the teams down full when the pressure is own.

With Lee and Lakshmipathy Balaji as the team’s main threats the pressure will be on Kallis, Yusuf Pathan and ten Doeschate to step up to the mark with an older ball during the middle overs.

Should an injury prone Lee fail to make it through the entire tournament the Knight Riders could find themselves with an inexperienced attack with a place in the knock out stages of the tournament on the line.

Indian Premier League - Power Rankings

Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mumbai Indians
Deccan Chargers
Kolkata Knight Riders
Delhi Daredevils
Rajasthan Royals
Kings XI Punjab

Monday, March 14, 2011

IPL 2011 Schedule – Indian Cricket Match Timetable 2011

IPL 2011 is scheduled to start in first week of april . It should begin a few days after World cup ends. Lalit Modi has been sacked and 2 teams which very removed are back again now after court intervention ( Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab ) . Kochi cricket team has come out of all problems.Now it looks as if 10 teams are going to play. So the number of matches are going to be increased.

IPL Winners:

1st IPL ( 2008 ) – Rajasthan Royals ( RR vs CSK )

2nd IPL ( 2009 ) – Deccan Chargers ( DC vs RC )

3rd IPL ( 2010 ) – Chennai Super Kings ( CSK vs MI )

4th IPL ( 2011 ) – ?

IPL 2011 Schedule

Apr 8 8PM . Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai
Apr 9 4PM . Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals Hyderabad
Apr 9 8PM . Kochi v Royal Challengers Bangalore Kochi
Apr 10 4PM . Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians Delhi
Apr 10 8PM . Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab Navi Mumbai
Apr 11 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers Kolkata
Apr 12 4PM . Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils Jaipur
Apr 12 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Bangalore
Apr 13 4PM . Pune Warriors vs Kochi Navi Mumbai
Apr 13 8PM . Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings Mohali
Apr 14 8PM . Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad
Apr 15 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Kochi Mumbai
Apr 15 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi
Apr 16 4PM . Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai
Apr 16 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab Hyderabad
Apr 17 4PM . Rajasthan v Kolkata Knight Riders Jaipur
Apr 17 8PM . Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils Navi Mumbai
Apr 18 8PM . Kochi v Chennai Super Kings Kochi
Apr 19 4PM . Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers Delhi
Apr 19 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals Bangalore
Apr 20 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors Mumbai
Apr 20 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Kochi Kolkata
Apr 21 8PM . Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals Mohali
Apr 22 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings Mumbai
Apr 23 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata
Apr 23 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab Delhi
Apr 24 4PM . Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians Hyderabad
Apr 24 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Kochi Jaipur
Apr 25 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors Chennai
Apr 26 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi
Apr 27 4PM . Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings Navi Mumbai
Apr 27 8PM . Kochi v Deccan Chargers Kochi
Apr 28 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab Kolkata
Apr 28 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians Jaipur
Apr 29 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Bangalore
Apr 30 4PM . Kochi v Delhi Daredevils Kochi
Apr 30 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab Mumbai
May 1 4PM . Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors Jaipur
May 1 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers Chennai
May 2 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kochi Delhi
May 3 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders Hyderabad
May 4 4PM . Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals Chennai
May 4 8PM . Pune Warriors v Mumbai Indians Navi Mumbai
May 5 4PM . Kochi v Kolkata Knight Riders Kochi
May 5 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils Hyderabad
May 6 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab Bangalore
May 7 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings Kolkata
May 7 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils Mumbai
May 8 4PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kochi Bangalore
May 8 8PM . Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors Mohali
May 9 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings Jaipur
May 10 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians Mohali
May 10 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Pune Warriors Hyderabad
May 11 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur
May 12 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils Chennai
May 13 8PM . Kochi v Kings XI Punjab Indore
May 14 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers Mumbai
May 14 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders Bangalore
May 15 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils Dharamsala
May 15 8PM . Kochi v Rajasthan Royals Indore
May 16 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians Kolkata
May 17 8PM . Pune Warriors v Deccan Chargers Pune
May 18 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore Dharamsala
May 18 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Kochi Chennai
May 19 8PM . Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders Pune
May 20 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals Mumbai
May 21 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers Dharamsala
May 21 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors Delhi
May 22 4PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings Bangalore
May 22 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals Kolkata
May 24 8PM . Qualifier 1 Mumbai
May 25 8PM . Eliminator Mumbai
May 27 8PM . Qualifier 2 Chennai
May 28 8PM . Final Chennai

IPL schedule for every match with timing will be updated once the team qualify for Semi-Final & Final match.

IPL New Teams and Players 2011

Kochi and Pune are the two new teams added this year. They will start playing from this 2011 season 4.

Chennai Super Kings: M S Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Albie Morkel (all retained), Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, S Badrinath, Joginder sharma, Sudeep Tyagi, Michael Hussey, Dwayne Bravo, Doug Bollinger, scott Styris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, George Bailey and Francois Du Plessis.

Deccan Chargers: Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, Kevin Pietersen, Cameron White, Kumar Sangakkara, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, Chris Lynn, Juan Theron and Michael Lumb.

Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag (retained), Irfan Pathan, Naman Ojha, Ajit Agarkar, Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav, Venugopal Rao, David Warner, James Hopes, Morne Morke l, Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Roelof van der Merve, Andrew McDonand, Travis Birt, Colin Ingram and Robert Frylinck.

Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga (all retained), Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, Andrew Symonds, David Jacobs, James Franklin, Clint McKay, Moises Henriques and Aiden Bllzzard.

Rajasthan Royals: Shane Warne, Shane Watson (both retained), Rahul Dravid, Pankaj Singh, Ross Taylor, Johan Botha, Paul Collingwood and Shaun Tait.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (retained), Zaheer Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Cheteshwar Pujara, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammed Kaif, T Dilshan, A B De Viliers, Daniel Vettori, Dirk Nannes, Charl Langeveldt, Luke Pomersbach, Johan van der Wath, Rile Rossouw, Nuwan Pradeep and Jonathan Vandlar.

Team Kochi: V V S Laxman, S Sreesanth, R P Singh, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ramesh Powar, R Vinay Kumar, Mahela Jayawardene, Brendon McCullum, Steven Smith, M Muralidharan, Brad Hodge, Tisara Perera, Stephen O’Keefe, Owais Shah, Michael Klinger and John Hastings.

Team Pune: Yuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, Ashish Nehra, Murali Kartik, Graeme Smith, Tim Paine, Agelo Mathews, Nathan McCullum, Callum Ferguson, Wayne Parnell, Mitchell Marsh, Jerome Taylor, Alfonson Thomas and Jesse Ryder.

King XI Punjab: Dinesh Karthik, Abhishek Nayar, Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Adam Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey, Stuart Broad, Ryan Harris, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Nathan Rimmington.

Kolkara Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwari, L Balaji, Jaidev Unadkat, Jacques Kallis, Brad Haddin, Shakib Al Hasasn, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Ryan ten Doeschate and James Pattinson

IPL 2011 Auction of Players

IPL 2011 Auctions have been a shocker for Dada fans. Ganguly , Gayle were not even bid by any franchises. When saurav’s name was announced, KKR camp just bent down. The auction results were telecast live on Sony Set Max.

Results Day 1 : 8 Jan 2011

Gautam Gambhir Kolkata Knight Riders $2,400,000
Yusuf Pathan Kolkata Knight Riders $2,100,000
Robin Uthappa Sahara Pune Warriors $2,100,000
Rohit Sharma Mumbai Indians $2,000,000
Irfan Pathan Delhi Daredevils $1,900,000
Yuvraj Singh Sahara Pune Warriors $1,800,000
Saurabh Tiwary Royal Challengers Bangalore $1,600,000
Mahela Jayawardene Kochi IPL Team $1,500,000
David Hussey Kings XI Punjab $1,400,000
Dale Steyn Deccan Chargers $1,200,000
Muttiah Muralitharan Kochi IPL Team $1,100,000
AB de Villiers Royal Challengers Bangalore $1,100,000
Cameron White Deccan Chargers $1,100,000
Jacques Kallis Kolkata Knight Riders $1,100,000
Ross Taylor Rajasthan Royals $1,000,000
Angelo Mathews Sahara Pune Warriors $950,000
Ravindra Jadeja Kochi IPL Team $950,000
Johan Botha Rajasthan Royals $950,000
Dinesh Karthik Kings XI Punjab $900,000
Sreesanth Kochi IPL Team $900,000
Adam Gilchrist Kings XI Punjab $900,000
Zaheer Khan Royal Challengers Bangalore $900,000
Ravichandran Ashwin Chennai Super Kings $850,000
Ashish Nehra Sahara Pune Warriors $850,000
Andrew Symonds Mumbai Indians $850,000
Subramaniam Badrinath Chennai Super Kings $800,000
Praveen Kumar Kings XI Punjab $800,000
Abhishek Nayar Kings XI Punjab $800,000
David Warner Delhi Daredevils $750,000
Kumar Sangakkara Deccan Chargers $700,000
Cheteshwar Pujara Royal Challengers Bangalore $700,000
Doug Bollinger Chennai Super Kings $700,000
Dirk Nannes Royal Challengers Bangalore $650,000
Tillakaratne Dilshan Royal Challengers Bangalore $650,000
Kevin Pietersen Deccan Chargers $650,000
Daniel Vettori Royal Challengers Bangalore $550,000
Pragyan Ojha Deccan Chargers $500,000
Rahul Dravid Rajasthan Royals $500,000
Graeme Smith Sahara Pune Warriors $500,000
RP Singh Kochi IPL Team $500,000
Manoj Tiwary Kolkata Knight Riders $475,000
Morne Morkel Delhi Daredevils $475,000
Brendon McCullum Kochi IPL Team $475,000
Ishant Sharma Deccan Chargers $450,000.
Brad Hodge Kochi IPL Team $425,000
Shakib Al Hasan Kolkata Knight Riders $425,000
Michael Hussey Chennai Super Kings $425,000
Brett Lee Kolkata Knight Riders $400,000
Stuart Broad Kings XI Punjab $400,000
VVS Laxman Kochi IPL Team $400,000
Eoin Morgan Kolkata Knight Riders $350,000
James Hopes Delhi Daredevils $350,000
Ryan Harris Kings XI Punjab $325,000.
Brad Haddin Kolkata Knight Riders $325,000
Callum Ferguson Sahara Pune Warriors $300,000
Aaron Finch Delhi Daredevils $300,000
Amit Mishra Deccan Chargers $300,000
Shikhar Dhawan Deccan Chargers $300,000
JP Duminy Deccan Chargers $300,000
Parthiv Patel Kochi IPL Team $290,000
Naman Ojha Delhi Daredevils $270,000
Tim Paine Sahara Pune Warriors $270,000
Paul Collingwood Rajasthan Royals $250,000.
Steven Smith Kochi IPL Team $200,000
Dwayne Bravo Chennai Super Kings $200,000
Davy Jacobs Mumbai Indians $190,000
Ramesh Powar Kochi IPL Team $180,000
Nathan McCullum Sahara Pune Warriors $100,000
James Franklin Mumbai Indians $100,000
Wriddhiman Saha Chennai Super Kings $100,000

Day 2 : 9 Jan 2011

Dan Christian Deccan Chargers $900,000
Umesh Yadav Delhi Daredevils $750,000
Munaf Patel Mumbai Indians $700,000
Venugopal Rao Delhi Daredevils $700,000
Lakshmipathy Balaji Kolkata Knight Riders $500,000
R Vinaykumar Kochi IPL Team $475,000
Murali Kartik Sahara Pune Warriors $400,000
Ashok Dinda Delhi Daredevils $375,000
Shaun Tait Rajasthan Royals $300,000
Mitchell Marsh Sahara Pune Warriors $290,000
Manpreet Gony Deccan Chargers $290,000
Abhimanyu Mithun Royal Challengers Bangalore $260,000
Jaydev Unadkat Kolkata Knight Riders $250,000
Sudeep Tyagi Chennai Super Kings $240,000
Ajit Agarkar Delhi Daredevils $210,000
Owais Shah Kochi IPL Team $200,000
Scott Styris Chennai Super Kings $200,000
Wayne Parnell Sahara Pune Warriors $160,000
Ryan ten Doeschate Kolkata Knight Riders $150,000
Jesse Ryder Sahara Pune Warriors $150,000
Joginder Sharma Chennai Super Kings $150,000
Charl Langeveldt Royal Challengers Bangalore $140,000
Mohammad Kaif Royal Challengers Bangalore $130,000
Francois du Plessis Chennai Super Kings $120,000
Clint McKay Mumbai Indians $110,000
Jerome Taylor Sahara Pune Warriors $100,000
James Pattinson Kolkata Knight Riders $100,000
Alfonso Thomas Sahara Pune Warriors $100,000
Nuwan Kulasekara Chennai Super Kings $100,000
Matthew Wade Delhi Daredevils $100,000
Dimitri Mascarenhas Kings XI Punjab $100,000
Colin Ingram Delhi Daredevils $100,000
Ben Hilfenhaus Chennai Super Kings $100,000
Pankaj Singh Rajasthan Royals $95,000
Rusty Theron Deccan Chargers $85,000
Suraj Randiv Chennai Super Kings $80,000
Andrew McDonald Delhi Daredevils $80,000
Thissara Perera Kochi IPL Team $80,000
Michael Lumb Deccan Chargers $80,000
Michael Klinger Kochi IPL Team $75,000
Johan van der Wath Royal Challengers Bangalore $50,000
Moises Henriques Mumbai Indians $50,000
George Bailey Chennai Super Kings $50,000
Roelof van der Merwe Delhi Daredevils $50,000
Luke Pomersbach Royal Challengers Bangalore $50,000
Rilee Rossouw Royal Challengers Bangalore $20,000
Nuwan Pradeep Royal Challengers Bangalore $20,000
Chris Lynn Deccan Chargers $20,000
Travis Birt Delhi Daredevils $20,000
Nathan Rimmington Kings XI Punjab $20,000
Jonathan Vandiar Royal Challengers Bangalore $20,000
Aiden Blizzard Mumbai Indians $20,000
Robert Frylinck Delhi Daredevils $20,000
Stephen O’Keefe Kochi IPL Team $20,000

Two new teams — Sahara Pune Warriors and IPL Kochi took part in the auction for the first time after successfully winning the bids for the fourth edition.

List of Retained players for IPL 2011 who were not in Auctions.

Mumbai Indians

Sachin Tendulkar
Harbhajan Singh
Kieron Pollard
Lasith Malinga

Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni
Suresh Raina
Murali Vijay
Albie Morkel

Rajasthan Royals

Shane Warne
Shane Watson

Delhi Daredevils

Virendar Sehwag

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli

2011 Auctions were held in Banglore on Jan 8 and 9.

IPL 2010 Auction Results:

Kieron Pollard – Mumbai Indians Rs 3.41 crore
Wayne Parnell – Delhi Daredevils Rs 2.78 crores
Shane Bond – Kolkata Knight Riders 3.41 crore
Kemar Roach – Deccan Chargers Rs 3.28 crore
Eoin Morgan Royal Challengers $220,000
Damien Martyn – Rajasthan Royals Rs 45.5 lakh
Thisara Perera – Chennai Super Kings Rs 22.7 lakh
Yousuf Abdullah – Kings XI Punjab Rs 3.41 crore
Mohammad Kaif – Kings XI Punjab $250,000
Adam Voges – Rajasthan Royals Rs 22.7 lakh
Justin Kemp – Chennai Super Kings Rs 45 lakh
Harshad Patel – Mumbai Indians
Ashok Menaria – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Harmeet Singh – Deccan Chargers

Unsold Players:

Daren Ganga, Shakib-ul-Hasan, Doug Bollinger, Sohail Tanvir, Kamran Akmal, Justin Kemp, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chamara Silva, Tim Bresnan, Imran Nazir, Phillip Huges, Wavell Hinds, Lendl Simmons, Umar Akmal, Upul Thranga, and Jonathan Trott.

IPL 2009 Auction Results

Pool A

Shaun Tait to Rajasthan Royals 375,000 (250,000)
JP Duminy to Mumbai Indians 950,000 (300,000)
Andrew Flintoff to Chennai Super Kings 1.55 million (950,000)
Kevin Pietersen to Bangalore Royal Challengers 1.55 million (1.35 million)

Pool B

Fidel Edwards to Deccan Chargers 150,000 (150,000)
Owais Shah to Delhi Daredevils 275,000 (150,000)
Paul Collingwood to Delhi 275,000 (250,000)

Stuart Clark, Brad Haddin and Chamara Kapugedara were unsold.

Pool C

Tyron Henderson to Rajasthan 650,000 (100,000)
Ravi Bopara to Kings XI Punjab 450,000 (150,000)
Thilan Thushara to Chennai 140,000 (100,000)
Jesse Ryder to Bangalore 160,000 (100,000)
Kyle Mills to Mumbai 150,000 (150,000).

Ashwell Prince, Phil Jaques, Andre Nel, Luke Wright and Nuwan Kulasekara were unsold.

Pool D

Dwayne Smith to Deccan Chargers 100,000 (100,000)
Jerome Taylor to Punjab 150,000 (150,000)
Mohammad Ashraful to Mumbai 75,000 (75,000)

Samit Patel, Shakib-al-Hassan, Morne Van Wyk, Stephen Smith, Ashley Noffke, Gulam Bodi and Daren Powell were unsold.

Pool E

Tamim Iqbal, Jon Moss, Bryce McGain, James Franklin, Aiden Blizzard, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Michael Klinger, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Prasanna Jayawardene and Dominic Thornley were unsold.

Pool F

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kolkata Knight Riders 600,000 (50,000)
George Bailey to Chennai 50,000 (50,000)

Yusuf Abdulla, Daniel Harris, Kemar Roach, Aaron Bird, Michael Dighton, Michael Hill and Brett Geeves were unsold.

Saturday, April 24, 2010