IPL Team News
Royals will have to Settle for the Third Place; Have Qualified for CLT20 Date: 24th May 2013, 8 pm Venue: Eden Gardens, kolkata Toss: Rajasthan Royals, Batting Result: Mumbai Indians won by 4 wickets, 1 ball to spare MoM: Harbhajan Singh More details coming soon Brief Scores: Rajasthan Royals: 165/6 (20) – Rahul Dradid 43 (37b, 7×4), DH Yagnik 31 (17b, 5×4), Harbhajan Singh 3/23 (4) Mumbai Indians: 169/6 (19.5) – DR Smith 62 (44b, 6×4, 2×6), AP Tare 35 (27b, 3×4, 2×6), K Cooper 2/33 (
QUALIFIER II: THE ROAD TO THE FINALS DATE: 24th May, 2013 TIME: 20:00 (IST) VENUE: Eden Gardens, Kolkata The Rajasthan Royals have punched above their weight. Rahul Dravid himself stated that last night speaking right after their dramatic win over the Sunrisers in Delhi. For a relatively small team on paper without many big names, Rajasthan Royals came packed with a punch this time as well.
Sun Sets for Hyderabad as Royals deliver Knockout Punch Date: 22nd May 2013, 8 pm Venue: Toss: Result: MoM: More Details coming soon.. Halla Bol!
Though IPL 2013 saw some great performances by team RCB on the field, missing out on the playoffs was disappointing indeed says RCB VP, Russell Adams. He believes that RCB can take positives from the 5th place finish this season and try and bounce back in the next edition.Though IPL 2013 saw some great performances by team RCB on the field, missing out on the playoffs was disappointing indeed says RCB VP, Russell Adams.
Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori may make a comeback to Test cricket as the replacement for first choice spinner Bruce Martin who was ruled out of the remainder of New Zealand’s tour of England after suffering a calf injury.Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori may make a comeback to Test cricket as the replacement for first choice spinner Bruce Martin who was ruled out of the remainder of New Zealand’s tour of England after suffering a calf injury.Vettori, who himself struggled with an Achilles heel injury, was only originally included in the New Zealand One day side for the upcoming Champions Trophy. New Zealand coach Mike Hesson confirmed that there was a good chance of Vettori playing the second test in Leeds on Friday provided he passed the fitness test.Hesson also said that Vettori won’t be pushed into the Test if not fit, but the team definitely needs him at this moment, considering New Zealand’s heavy 170 run defeat in the first Test at Lords.Vettori last played a test match in July 2012, against the West Indies in Antigua and also featured in last year’s T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.Vettori has 360 wickets in Tests, second only to the legendary Richard Hadlee (431 wickets) in the history of New Zealand cricket.
21st May 2013 As a collective unit, Rajasthan Royals are wonderful, says IBN18 editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai. Rajasthan Royals TV Source:
19th May 2013 : Following the working council meeting today, the Rajasthan Royals are keen to comment on a number of important issues relating to the depressing events late last week. As we have stated on several occasions, we, along with the BCCI and other IPL franchises, take a zero tolerance approach to spot or game fixing. The impact on the game, our team, and our franchise has been devastating.
19th May 2013 : As the Royals prepare for the playoffs this week, Ranjit Barthakur – Chairman, Rajasthan Royals stated that the team has re-grouped itself after the shocking events of last week and are preparing for the playoffs.We have been working closely with the BCCI, and following the meeting with them on Sunday, we have taken a number of definitive steps:Based on the information provided by the authorities, the contracts of all three players have been suspended pending enquiry;We have a
The Sunrisers Hyderabad sealed the remaining slot in the IPL playoffs with a 5 wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders at Hyderabad on Sunday night.Virat Kohli led the charge on Saturday to keep RCB in the contention, slamming a blazing half century as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Chennai Super Kings by 24 runs. The win put RCB on 18 points, at level with the Sunrisers but with a higher Net Run Rate. Sunrisers had one game in hand against the defending champions KKR and they made it count, strangling the runs before holding their nerves to finish a small chase.SRH finished with a NRR of +0.003 to RCB’s +0.457 despite the win and would certainly have not qualified if they had remained on 18 points.RCB finished the season with 9 wins yet fell short of qualification by 2 points, showing how close the Indian Premier League was this time.
Pleasing a crowd that braved a 3 hour rain delay, Virat Kohli and Zaheer Khan turned in emphatic displays as the Royal Challengers Bangalore clinched a 24 run win over Chennai Super Kings on Saturday night.RCB are tied with Sunrisers Hyderabad on 18 points apiece. Though SRH have a game against Kolkata left their Net Run Rate is at very poor -0.031 to RCB’s +0.457.
Chris Gayle’s big hitting and Virat Kohli’s quick fire 50 helped RCB set up a huge 107 run target for Chennai to chase in 8 overs.Rain delayed the start of the game which was due to start at 8 pm (IST).Frequent drizzling ensured that the covers had to be pulled on at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.The game was reduced to 8 overs after the rain delay.This was a must win game for RCB today in their quest for a playoff spot.Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to bowl first.RP Singh and KL Rahul were included in the RCB playing eleven.The first two overs had Power Plays.—————————————————————————————————————————Royal Challengers Bangalore inningsChris Gayle and Virat Kohli opened the batting for RCB.Rampage! Kohli and Gayle racked up 33 runs in 3 overs for RCB!RCB were 46/0 after 4 overs.Virat Kohli got past 600 runs in IPL 2013 after Chris Gayle and Michael Hussey.Gayle was on fire as he slammed three consecutive sixes off Jason Holder in the 4th over!RCB were 66/0 after 5 overs.Dropped! Kohli was dropped by Dhoni off Bravo in the 5.1st over.CAUGHT!
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings4 pm M Chinnaswamy Stadium BangaloreRoyal Challengers Bangalore have their task for Saturday night cut for them, they must beat the Chennai Super Kings by a big margin at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.That leaves them hoping the Sunrisers Hyderabad lose their final fixture against Kolkata. SRH lead RCB by 2 points at 18 and both teams have a game in hand which is why SRH could go through even if RCB thrash Chennai by a huge margin.
ROYALS LOSE LAST LEAGUE ENCOUNTER TO SRH Date: 17thMay 2013, 8 pm Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad, Batting Result: Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 23 runs MoM: James Faulkner’s lion-hearted effort of 5/16 went in vain as Rajasthan Royals ended their IPL 2013 league campaign with a despondent 23-run loss to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. With this loss, the Royals are set to move to the Eliminator and will wait for SRHor RCB to join them on 22nd May at
17th May 2013: Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid and coach Paddy Upton came out to address the press last evening at Hyderabad. Here’s what both had to say: Rahul Dravid: The players and people around the team are hurting. Our players are devastated that our performances may have been affected, as they have a desire to win that has been evident throughout the tournament
17th May 2013: Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid and coach Paddy Upton came out to address the press last evening at Hyderabad. Here’s what both had to say: Rahul Dravid: I am shocked, disappointed, and distressed by the events that have resulted in the arrests last night and this morning. Rajasthan Royals is a special team, where we have always operated like a family – so this is particularly devastating