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May 2012 Blog Posts (126)


Rajasthan Royals Supporter
IPL 5 Enjoys Success

The fifth version of the Indian Premier League has come and gone. The competition had a bit of everything. A tight final day finish to the playoff race, lots of parity throughout the competition and eventually a new champion as Gautum Gambhir and the Kolkata Knight Riders enjoyed IPL success for the first time.

The final really capped off the competition as the Knight Riders managed to pull off an incredible chase. Manvinder Bisla and Jacques Kallis smashed incredible innings to chase…

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Added by Sebastian Egerton-Read on May 31, 2012 at 16:54 — 3 Comments

Shah Rukh Khan gave back a fitting celebration

The win by the Kokatta Knight riders was seen more as a win by Shah Rukh Khan rather than by the team led by Gambhir. A lot of eyebrows were raised when Shah Rukh Khan danced and screamed after the team victory wondering why the people who actually played the game were not given as much importance as the star who co-owned the team.

The fact of the matter lies in the way Shah Rukh Khan has managed the team players and has been constantly working hard at improving the team strength and…

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Added by Pari Vendan on May 31, 2012 at 13:16 — 7 Comments


Chennai Super Kings Supporter
IPL and the opportunities it provides

The IPL has always generated a lot of media attention and amazing fan craze. This has helped it push its boundaries and limits as far as entertainment is concerned.

The extremely short version of the well known game of cricket and allowing Indian players to play with International stars are concepts that were new to the world of Indian sports. Many Indian players were allowed a chance to play amidst International stars that they admired and from whom they had a chance to learn and…

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Added by Valli Swamy on May 31, 2012 at 11:31 — 4 Comments

Bangladesh Premier League Needs to Clean up before Next Tournament

Modeled after Indian Premier Leagues, the first edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) was successfully organized in 2012. Though the game was spread for only 20 days, BPL had all the excitement for Bangladesh cricket fans except corruption controversies and fees payment that over-shadowed…

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Added by outreach1982 on May 31, 2012 at 10:19 — 1 Comment


Chennai Super Kings Supporter
The Rising Stars Of IPL

This edition of the IPL saw many young players leave an everlasting impression upon the minds of the spectators. The talent on show was of the top quality, be it batting, bowling or fielding. A lot was expected from the old timers but instead, the new guns took up the mantle to guide their franchisees to victory.

  1. Steve Smith: The Sydney Sixers captain was all over the field for Pune Warriors India. He not only batted with an outstanding strike rate, he…
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Added by Ankush Yaduvanshi on May 31, 2012 at 0:03 — 2 Comments


Chennai Super Kings Supporter
The greats that won’t be around in IPL 2013

The IPL provides a solid platform for the senior players, both Indians and foreigners, to maintain a connection to the game. The big bucks don’t really matter that much as much as the thrill and excitement does.  Over the years, we saw many Indian and foreign players flex their muscle to get an IPL contract and some of them really performed well. We take a look at some great players who won’t feature in the next edition of the IPL.

Adam Gilchrist

The Aussie…

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Added by Ankush Yaduvanshi on May 30, 2012 at 23:05 — 3 Comments


Mumbai Indians Supporter
IPL 2013: What it has in store for the franchisees

Now that IPL 2012 is over, the franchisees will have a long 10 months to overcome the deficiencies and also analyze what went wrong with whom. Here’s a look at all the nine franchisees

Kolkata Knight Riders

Throughout the tournament, the side had only one problem – what if Gambhir gets out early. The problem was more than sorted in the final match. Another slight problem would be the form of Brendan McCullum which really will not take long to come back. There…

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Added by Abhishek Pandey on May 30, 2012 at 1:59 — 1 Comment


Mumbai Indians Supporter
IPL and its share of controversies

Like every year, the IPL 2012 was marred with controversies. Given the hype behind the event, it is impossible to dis-associate it from negative publicity.

  1. Shahrukh Khan, whose team KKR won the competition, was at the centre of it. Once, he was caught smoking publicly during a match between KKR and Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. He later pleaded guilty to the charges and agreed to pay the fine. Later, he was involved in a scuffle with security guards at the Wankhede Stadium in…
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Added by Abhishek Pandey on May 30, 2012 at 1:34 — 1 Comment

Sri Lanka Premier League kick Starts in August

The first edition of Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) will finally begin in 2012 after it was called up in 2011 due to alleged issues of malpractice and corruption. The tournament is scheduled between 10th  August to 31st  August at Premadasa stadium in Colombo and…

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Added by cric_fan on May 29, 2012 at 10:01 — No Comments

Kolkata Need 191 to become IPL 2012 Champion

The final toss of IPL 2012 match was won by MS Dhoni. Without hesitation the home team captain decided to bat first. Coming into the final match the Chennai kept its winning XI consistent while Kolkata had to get in Lee instead of…

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Added by cric_fan on May 27, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Clash of IPL 5 Titans

What started with 9 teams know has been reduced to 2 teams. The final battle of IPL 2012 at Chennai will decide which IPL team acquires the supreme position. On one side we have Kolkata Knight Riders who based on their consistent performance have made it to their first IPL Finals. On the other side we have defending champions Chennai Super Kings, who have shown in last two matches why they deserve their hat-trick title.

 

The journey of two teams captained by two colleagues of…

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Added by Anaik on May 27, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Do Chennai and Kolkata Deserve To Be In the Final?

The Kolkata Knight Riders will meet the Chennai Super Kings in the final of the Indian Premier League on Sunday evening. The Knight Riders are in the final after finishing second in the league and beating the Delhi Daredevils in the first qualifier. The Super Kings path has been far less secure, but they still have an amazing opportunity to secure a third straight IPL title. They relied on the Royal Challengers Bangalore coughing up a great last day opportunity to even make the playoffs.…

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Added by Darian Gray on May 26, 2012 at 4:54 — 1 Comment

Murali Vijay Shines With the Bat after Chennai lost the toss

In one of the biggest game of IPL 2012, Delhi daredevils take on the challengers Chennai Supper Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk to decide who will move into the finals. At the end of first half, Chennai batsmen completely outplayed the Delhi bowlers to set up 222 runs in 20 over’s.  The biggest contribution for Host today was done by its opener batsmen Murali Vijay with a brilliant 113 runs in 58 balls.

 

Earlier Sehwag won the toss and decided to field. Also delhi…

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Added by t20fan on May 25, 2012 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Delhi take on Chennai Super Kings in Chennai

After having topped the league stages, Delhi performed poorly in the first qualifying match. Its batmen and bowlers failed when Gambhir men pulled the match away from Sehwag Men in Pune.  But since they were league performers they have another chance to make it to the finals. But this match is not going to be easy for the visitors. Defending champions came up with a good performance in last match to outplay Mumbai. On top of that Chennai Super Kings will be favorites for the…

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Added by Anaik on May 25, 2012 at 5:00 — No Comments

Who will win this time?KKR says Sourav

This season of the IPL has seen many matches and plenty of talented players battle it out on the ground. Each league game has been watched with bated breath and complete excitement, with every fan getting his due. We have now reached the last and the final stages of this season of IPL and it can't get hotter than this. Who will win the coveted 2 million and which franchise owner will jump high with pride?

The answer is just a couple of macthes away but speculations about the…

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Added by Manju on May 24, 2012 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

IPL this week : Lot of Noise off the field

As most of us are busy enjoying the IPL matches on screen, there are lots of IPL activities happening off the ground. One of the biggest blunders happened when Bangalore batsmen Luke Pomersbach was arrested on charges of assault on a lady by Delhi police. To complicate the matters RCB owner son tweeted which impacted the case more. At last after lot of ups and downs today the news is that the matter has been settled out of court.  Wondering why waste precious judiciary time if things can be…

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Added by amar on May 24, 2012 at 8:23 — No Comments

IPL this week : League performers get bashing in Eliminator matches

As IPL reached it finals stages, the leagues toppers are fighting out to make it to the final and win the prized money of $2 million. Though the runners get $1.5 million a winner tag gives lot of marketing benefits to the franchise owners. Also the teams will be hoping to make it to the lucrative Champions trophy. With these different things in mind, the first game was played by table toppers Delhi and Kolkata.

 

But Delhi were outplayed by ex delhi player led Kolkata team…

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Added by cric_fan on May 24, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments


Rajasthan Royals Supporter
Big Eliminator Tie Today

Arguably the two biggest name teams in the Indian Premier League will face each other today in the eliminator. The Kolkata Knight Riders are in the final after beating the Delhi Daredevils. The Daredevils will face the winner of today’s tie between the Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

These two teams include some of India’s and the IPL’s biggest stars with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Lasith Malinga, MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina lining up on different sides. Neither team has…

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Added by Sebastian Egerton-Read on May 23, 2012 at 15:36 — 1 Comment

Yusuf all the way

Yusuf Pathan of the Kolkata Knight Riders won the man of the match award and this was a well deserved award considering the fact that it was the final thrust of runs provided by Yusuf that helped KKR reach the finals in style.

The match was even poised for the first few overs with the KKR scoring its first 50 in 6.4 overs and the DD scoring its first 50 in 6.2 overs. Delhi reached its hundred in 12 overs while KKR scored 100 only in the 15th over. However, the fast 40 runs…

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Added by Pari Vendan on May 22, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Yusuf all the way

Yusuf Pathan of the Kolkata Knight Riders won the man of the match award and this was a well deserved award considering the fact that it was the final thrust of runs provided by Yusuf that helped KKR reach the finals in style.

The match was even poised for the first few overs with the KKR scoring its first 50 in 6.4 overs and the DD scoring its first 50 in 6.2 overs. Delhi reached its hundred in 12 overs while KKR scored 100 only in the 15th over. However, the fast 40 runs…

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Added by Pari Vendan on May 22, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

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