20:10 PM IST
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19:48 PM IST
Jofra Archer picked KL Rahul as winner of orange cap in IPL 2021. Who will be the winner of purple cap?
19:15 PM IST
Pretty speechless about this one: Finn Allen on joining Royal Challengers Bangalore
New Zealand’s wicket-keeper batsman Finn Allen, who recently replaced Josh Philippe in RCB’s squad, has expressed his excitement to be a part of IPL 2021. In an Instagram post, Allen stated, “Pretty speechless about this one @royalchallengersbangalore at this years @iplt20 Can’t wait to get stuck in with some of the worlds best.”
KKR player Tim Seifert also congratulated his fellow Kiwi cricketer.
18:10 PM IST
I would definitely like to play as an opener. It is where I naturally thrive: Robin Uthappa
Batsman Robin Uthappa, who is set to play for CSK in this edition of the IPL said that he would prefer to play as an opener. The former Rajasthan Royals' player said that the opening position suits his style of batting and he thrives on it.
“I would definitely like to play as an opener. It is where I naturally thrive. Getting the team off to a good start and winning matches for the team is what I am most comfortable doing. In the last few years, people have tried to use me in positions that I am not necessarily good at. It is probably why you have seen a dip in performance. But whenever I have opened the batting, I have done really well,” said Uthappa.
17:44 PM IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad can't wait to see Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action!
17:11 PM IST
Apna time aagaya!
16:24 PM IST
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has undoubtedly been the biggest carnival of Indian cricket and its craze has swept across all parts of the globe. However, all good things come with a catch. The IPL has been dotted with controversies ever since its inception in 2008. From off-field scandals to on-field controversies, IPL has witnessed some strong moments and has received some strong criticisms. Check out 5 such controversies that took place in the IPL.
16: 04 PM IST
Punjab Kings to start their training session from 20th march for IPL 2021.
15:30 PM IST
Can't wait to to get back to India for the IPL 2021: David Warner
Manimaran Siddharth and Ripal Patel eager to learn from Shreyas Iyer and Ricky Ponting
Delhi Capitals picked youngsters Manimaran Siddharth and Ripal Patel during the IPL mini-auction. Now both cricketers are eagerly waiting to learn from Australian legend Ricky Ponting and DC skipper Shreyas Iyer.
"The Delhi Capitals has been a really good team. DC were the runners-up last season. Most of the players in the squad play for their respective international teams. I think it'll be a very good opportunity for me to learn from great players and I am really eager to play under Shreyas Iyer and coach Ricky Ponting", Siddharth said in an interview.
13:23 PM IST
Dreams do come true: Hari Nishaanth
24-year-old new recruit of Chennai Super Kings Hari Nishaanth shared a fan boy moment when shared a picture with former India cricketer MS Dhoni. Nishaanth opened up on his experience sharing the dressing room with the legend as "dream come true".
12: 55 PM IST
IPL big reason behind England's success in white-ball formats: Ashley Giles
Indian Premier League (IPL) has been extremely beneficial for England players, feels ECB Managing Director Ashley Giles. According to Giles, the involvement of English cricketers in the cash-rich league has helped the national team achieve No. 1 rank in the white-ball formats.
12:18 AM IST
Finn Allen is excited and all rearing for his sojourn journey with Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of IPL 2021
RCB has named Finn Allen as replacement for Josh Philippe. After receiving a sudden call-up from Kiwi head coach and also the Director of Operations at RCB Mike Hesson, Allen replied, "He asked if I was interested in coming and I was like, you don’t even need to ask me that one – it’s my dream come true. It’s so exciting and pretty surreal. I couldn’t really believe it. It took a while to settle in and now with all the media and everything it’s kicking in how real it all is.”
11:34 AM IST
Chinna Thala to join the Den from March 21
CEO Kashi Vishwanathan on Thursday confirmed that Suresh Raina will be joining the camp around March 21. " He has some personal commitments and taken permission from the team for joining a bit late," quoted Kashi to Insidesport.co. "We are eagerly waiting for him and looking forward to joining us," he added.
11:10 AM IST
With Chennai Super Kings starting their camp from March 11, skipper MS Dhoni was seen hitting towering sixes in the nets. The franchise also shared a video of the same on their social media.
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