Finally, the Mega tournament of Cricket has arrived at its Destination. What comes out of this 43 day Voyage is the Excitement and Jingoism of some less than 1.2 billion Indian Population (Less than 1.2 billion because there are some Anti- Indian supporters who according to me should be chased out of the country) and apthy of other supporters who were disappointed at last.
The buzz was created all before the World Cup and the stage was set for Team India.Lets not dig into the failures of India, as being positive, as the World Champions, all the failures were overlapped by the mighty success, all of which mattered the most, at last.
True. This World Cup is for the Master Tendulkar. What a moment! The Extreme Moment of exultation, Team India filled with jubliance, the matter of Pride, the feeling of ecstasy on the faces, the time when Gary Kirsten became an Indian, the time when Sachin was carried all over the stadium and above all, Dream of a billion people coming true!
But, all of a sudden, we might have to turn our eye balls to some match fixing and money making in the business for the next 55 days. Yeah, the Indian Profit League kicks its mega “Money Making” journey soon on April 8th.
So, its time for us to enjoy non- stop Movie kind of Entertainment every day till May 28th. Don’t expect some Cricketing action going on, but some thing which takes away your time. Its not going to be like the World Cup what so ever, here is our IPL with no jingosim but a time where every dog will have its day, every Tom, Dick and Harry will get a chance score runs and take wickets. Nothing more! But yes, it is going to be good.
Some unknown players will play, New players will handle pressure, Match winners will be discovered and above all a team will be crowned to Champions. Along with all, money well be made. Enjoy the so called “Bharat Bandh”. May the best team playing win.
The Indian Premier League is regarded as the most innovative invention when it comes to the world of cricket. IPL season 1 introduced to us 8 teams which became bonded to us immediately. Read the rest of this entry
GILLY BOMB FAILS BUT ROHIT TAKES DC TO
It was not the best starts for the Defending Champs. The team expected Adam Gilchrist to score and give them a brisk start. Gilly trying to hit it on the on side miscued it and it went high and only fell in the hands of Yusuf Pathan. The weakened side- Rajasthan Royals went on high spirits with the wicket of the danger man.
It was about to turn worse for the Royals as Gibbs thrashed one Royal Bowler. But, RR did not let it happen as they picked up yet another with but not Gibbs it was Laxman. Shane Warne bowled himself in the th over. It looked like he was back in form as he picked up the wicket of Gibbs in his th ball.
Just after another over, Symonds who was looking dangerous fell short of the crease when Jhunjhunwala threw as if he had a bullet arm. Venugopal Rao and T Suman didn’t have much experience so they too departed without troubling the scores. It looked like a one man stand with Rohit Sharma just short by one run of his fifty. Rahul Sharma’s last over blitzkreig took the team to.
YUSUF PATHAN MAKES IT A CAKE WALK FOR RR
From the start of the tournament itself, RR looked a batting weak and heavily relied on Yusuf Pathan. Micheal Lumb gave the best start he could give for the Royals partnered by Naman Ojha. The Powerplay yielded runs with runs scored by Micheal Lumb.
All Naman had to do was to give the strike to Lumb. He was striking the ball with ease. Just after the powerplay Naman Ojha too tried to take the attack but was stumped.
At / and about runs a over, it was a perfect stage set for Yusuf Pathan to take the attack. He did so in the process he gave an easy win for the Royals. The Chargers were charging up to attack Pathan, Symonds was sledging and a slip with a attacking field set for him. He hit it for a six out of his first ball.
Lumb and Pathan had a run partnership. Pathan hit balls out of the rope in great fashion along with his fours. But, at last he won it as usual for the Rajasthan Royals and their owner Shilpa Shetty was waving the flag and shouting HALLA BOL.
Naman Ojha, Micheal Lumb, Faiz Fazal, Adam Voges, Yusuf Pathan, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Paras Dogra, Shane Warne, Sumit Narwal, Siddharth Trivedi, Shaun Tait.
Adam Gilchrist, VVS Laxman, Herchelle Gibbs, Andrew Symonds, Rohit Sharma, T Suman, Venugopal Rao, Chaminda Vaas, RP Singh, Rahul Sharma, Pragyan Ojha
EDITED BY ADITHYA R
In 2008 when 8 franchises were to select the names for the eight teams, some guys did a blunder and some excellent names.
Here are the 8 team names:-
Chennai Super kings, Delhi Daredevils, Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Those are all awesome names.
Now, two new teams are in. Kochi and Pune. In 2008, it was not much awaited to know the team name.
But, after 2 seasons of IPL, it has totally changed. The cost of the team is more than 3 times that of 2008.
So, you can drop in the team names you want the owners to keep and if by luck they see it the name you kept may become the team name.
In the T format, it is always very important to finish well. May it be during batting or bowling. Here, we discuss about some of the finishers of the different IPL teams. These key players are pretty much the deciding factors whether their teams cross the finish line or not.
Undoubtedly, the incredible Yusuf Pathan is their finisher. Yusuf Pathan who evolved as an exceptional T player in the first season has grown from strength to strength. His power hitting and his positive attitude have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat for the Royals. The recently ( balls) against Mumbai Indians is a burning example of the effect Yusuf has on the opposition. Looking at the current form, he could be again prove to be the biggest game changer for Rajasthan Royals.
Captain cool Dhoni and Albie Morkel are the finishers for this batting heavy team. The fact that helps Superkings is that they are packed with allrounders so they are not heavily dependant on both of them. Though Raina and Haydos are the mainstays at the top, the finishing act is shared between Dhoni, Morkel, Badrinath and the all rounders.
AB de Villiers and Dinesh Karthik are the main people responsible for finishing off games. Delhi has some good local talent like Mithun Manhas, Rajat Bhatia who are capable of giving both the main finishers a good support and saving the tail from being exposed. Mainly if one of the top four Sehawag, Gambhir, De Villiers or Dilshan clicks, they make sure that they finish the game.
KINGS XI PUNJAB
The finishers are Yuvraj Singh and Irfan Pathan. The addition of an allrounder like James Hopes will help their cause. Irfan and Yuvraj have been very successful in previous editions but this time both come back from injuries so there is a big question mark on their form.
For the first season it was Abhishek Nayar and for the second season it was JP Duminy. Mumbai Indians have been the team which has underperformed purely because of they haven’t been able to win the close games. This season, they have started out well pulling off a dramatic victory over the Royals. But Mumbai Indians have identified the local talents like Sathish and Saurabh Tiwary and the return of players like Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, it will add a huge boast to the ending.
David Hussey is one of the strongest finishers for KKR. During his unavailability, Angelo Mathews has fitted into the role of a finisher perfectly. Domestic Players like Wriddhiman Saha and Laxmi Ratan Shukla have also shown that in tense situations they are quite capable of handling the finishing job.
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Ross Taylor, Mark Boucher and the young Virat Kohli are the batsmen RCB will depend upon to take their team home. Ross Taylor has been their biggest finisher, especially in the nd season he had invaluable contributons to RCB’s turnaround of fortunes. During his absence, Kohli and Boucher are quite ready to handle the finishing job.
Heavily dependant on one person to do the finishing job, the very talented Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma was exceptional in finishing the games for Deccan Chargers in season which was one of the main reasons for their success. Though they have a great start they always put themselves in such a situation where Rohit has to bail them out.
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Dhoni and co has a powerful and explosive players in his hut. Gilly retains the same team as in the first match.
Deccan Chargers wins the toss and choose to bat first…
GILLY ON A SONG
It was one day when everyone looks excited. Thats when Gilly is on a song. Don’t forget his superb IPL 1 in which he his a superb century. It was almost the same. This time his hit list was poor lad Sudeep Tyagi and Albie Morkel. He cruised with fours and sixes. When I tell this I remember the splendid six off deep covers. Just awesome. Albie Morkel too yielded a lot of runs. So, when the pacers got thrashed, Dhoni opted for spin in the powerplayers.
SPINNERS GET THE GAME ALIVE
When Dhoni threw the ball to Murali, the experienced Spin Veteran his job was first of all take Gilly’s wicket and then concede less runs. He tried his bet and only gave away 6 runs off his over. Next, Dhoni turned to Ravi Ashwin who got thrashed for fours in the beginning but in his 5th ball struck timber. Gilly was disappointed as the ball edged his bat and hit the wicket. The very next ball, the slow poke Laxman was run out with a beautiful fielding by Suresh Raina. CSK looked they are back in the game after Gilly Blitskreig. Now, it was the experience of Gibbs and Symonds to take them to a high total. They did so. Symonds and Gibbs scored some sixes and fours and kept the rate steady. But, they couldn’t cope it till the final over as both Gibbs and Symonds got run out (45 and 50 runs). Dhoni made a blunder as he opted Tyagi to bowl the last over and he got thrashed and yielded 22 taking the total to 190.
BAD START FOR CSK
Everyone expected a lot from Hayden with his Mongoose bat. But, the Old Fox Chaminda Vaas did not let it to happen. Gilly gave a surprise to all as he opted to bowl Rohit Sharma but Hayden was happiest with that and hit him out of the park. Vaas did not let the CSK team for a good start as he got rid of Murali Vijay. Raina came in at No.3 and had a job in his hands to rebuild the damage. But, after the shot he struck for a shot, he misjudged one and hit it back to Gilly.
Game was not over yet for the Chennaians as they had a deep batting order. Hayden started to power at RP Singh. But, again the Old fox came to the rescue. Hayden tried to hit one to fine leg boundary but with Vaas bowling at a snail pace, he got out. Game was a cliff hanger now. Any chance was possible.
CSK FALL SHORT
Justin Kemp and Dhoni tried to consolidate the innings right from the moment go. They tried to hit newbie Jaskaran Singh. But, with the slow track of Chennai and Rohit Sharma and Ojha flighting the ball, it became a mere impossible to achieve the target. The team were restricted to their spin. First Kemp fell to Ojha’s flight, next Dhoni got out. There was nothing that poor boy Albie could do. Match closed for Chennai with 31 runs short.
IPL IS BACK AND UNDOUBTEDLY WITH A BANG! THIS YEAR IS EVEN MORE SPECIAL AS IT’S THE HOMECOMING OF IPL AFTER A SUCCESSFUL SECOND SEASON IN SOUTH AFRICA. THOUGH THE USUAL BUZZ HAS STRANGELY BEEN MISSING , THE TIME HAS COME FOR IPL3 TO FINALLY START !
NEW PLAYERS, STRONGER TEAMS AND OF COURSE NEW TALENTS OUT OF THE BLUE HAS RAISED THE EXPECTATION LEVELS OF THE THIRD SEASON! THOUGH QUITE A FEW INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS MIGHT BE MISSING OUT THE INITIAL PART OF THE TOURNEY, OUR OWN DOMESTIC POOL IS ENOUGH TO PROVIDE THE CRACKERS ! THIS SEASON IS ALSO BEING STREAMED LIVE ON YOUTUBE!
THE MAIN PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR THE SEASON ARE KIERON POLLARD, MITCHELL MARSH, JUSTIN KEMP , ADRIAN BARATH , GEORGE BAILEY AND MANY MORE !
THIS TOURNAMENT IS ALSO IMPORTANT FOR THE YOUNGSTERS WHO WANNA MAKE IT TO THE INDIAN TEAM THAT FLIES TO THE WINDIES FOR THE T20 WORLD CUP!
THE FIRST MATCH OF THE SEASON IS DECCAN CHARGERS VERSUS KOLKATTA NIGHT RIDERS.
A BRIEF PREVIEW OF THE MATCH
TEAM’S STRENGTH HAS ALWAYS BEEN THEIR BATTING WHICH CLICKED AS A UNIT LAST YEAR AND EVENTUALLY MADE THEM WIN THE TOURNAMENT. THIS TIME AROUND TOO ITS MORE OR LESS THE SAME TEAM. BATTING OPENED BY GILCHRIST AND GIBBS ,FOLLOWED BY LAXMAN , ROHIT SHARMA, V.RAO AND A WRECKER-IN-CHIEF ANDREW SYMONDS IS ENOUGH TO GIVE ANY SIDE THE JITTERS. THE BOWLING HAS BEEN POWERED WITH THE INCLUSION OF ROACH.
THE TEAM FOR TODAY HAS A HUGE AND EXPLOSIVE BATSMEN BUT NO RYAN HARRIS AND KEMAR ROACH. RP SINGH IS NOT IN GREAT FROM.
THEY CAN PROVE THAT THEIR FIST WIN WAS NO FLUKE AND THEY ARE STILL THE CHAMPIONS.
KOLKATTA NIGHT RIDERS
IN A TOURNAMENT LIKE THIS ALL-ROUNDERS PLAY A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE.PLAYERS LIKE AJIT AGARKAR , ANGELO MATHEWS ,SHUKLA CAN BE QUITE HANDY WITH THE BALL . GANGULY , GAYLE, HODGE , CAN ALSO MAKE A FEW OVERS PASS BY QUICKLY.
FIELDING AND BOWLING AT DEATH HAS BEEN THE MAJOR WEAKNESS OF THIS TEAM IN BOTH THE PREVIOUS SEASONS. NEW COACH WHATMORE PERHAPS WILL RESOLVE THIS ISSUE. LAST SEASONS DEBACLE MIGHT BE PLAYING ON THEIR MINDS TOO.
THEIR BATTING HAS ENOUGH FIREPOWER TO CHASE DOWN ANY TOTAL AND THE BREATHNECK PACE AT WHICH THEY SCORE THEY CAN POST HIGH TOTALS TOO.
BOTH TEAMS ARE EVENLY MATCHED ON PAPER ,BUT IPL IS ALL ABOUT PLAYING AT THE MIDDLE. SO GRAB A DRINK AND ENJOY THE SEASON.
LET THE GREAT INDIAN SEASON BEGIN!!!!!
JOIN US AT THE LIVE CHAT!
DECCAN CHARGERS VS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai ( Neutral Venue )
Date : 12th March 2010 ( 8pm onwards )
The Deccan Chargers camp is filled with full of batting starrs. Gilchrist and Gibbs will lead the team by opening the innings. Rohit Sharma, Andrew Symonds will be given the responsibility to look after the middle order. Venugopal Rao, Ravi Teja and T Suman will be around the two middle order batsmen. The power pack batting will totally contrast over the bowling of the team. Kemar Roach won’t be available for the first match. RP Singh has not done well in the Indian soil. A lot will be expected from Pragyan Ojha who will be favored with the Indian soil to turn the ball.
KKR was the team in 2009 like DC was in 2008. Its the same situation. DC changed their jerseys and picked the cup. KKR too now has changed the jersey. Hope they follow the footsteps of KKR. It is expected that Brad Hodge will open with Ganapathy Vignesh, the former ICL star. Ganguly will take care of the No.3 spot. Other players will be around these batsmen. Owais Shah will be given the responsibility of the middle order. Shukla, Tiwary and others will be around him. Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron, the Jharkand pacer will open the bowling for Kolkata Knight Riders.
The soil is obviously brought from the South African land. So, you can expect a lot for the batsmen and if bowlers bent their back, will hit the timber.
Adam Gilchrist: The Captain of the Chargers will have a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. He will lead the team from the front and score a lot.
Pragyan Ojha: The spinner will turn the ball in the Indian pitches and trouble the batsmen as IPL is back in India. With no other key bowler, Ojha has to lead from the front.
Sourav Ganguly: He is back as the Captain of the team and will have a lot of pressure to perform. He is capable of playing the long and steady innings.
Bradley Hodge: The Australian batsman is in fine form always and is to open the innings.
Adam Gilchrist, Ammana Ashish Reddy, Andrew Symonds, Anirudh Singh, Arjun Yadav, Azhar Anjum Bilakhia Bodapati Sumanth Chaminda Vaas, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Dwayne Smith, Harmeet Singh, Herschelle Gibbs, Kemar Roach, Laxman VVS, Mitchell Ross Marsh, Mohnish Dinesh Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Rahul Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Rudra Pratap Singh, Ryan Harris, Tirumalasetti Suman, Venugopal Rao
Ajit Agarkar, Ashok Ali, Ashok Dinda, Chirag Pathak, Cheteshwar Pujara, Eklakh Ahmed, Ganapathi Vignesh, H.Khadiwale, Iqbal Abdulla, Ishant Sharma, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manoj Tiwary, Murali Karthik, Rohan Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly, S. Singh, V. Aaron, Wriddhiman Saha, Ajantha Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Brad Hodge, Brendon McCullum, Charl Langeveldt, Chris Gayle, David Hussey, Mashrafe Murtaza, Owais Shah, Shane Bond
Yanna Chennai Da Machi
Haraa diya Rajasthan ki imaan ko,
Charge karke chakma diya Daredevils ke shaan ko,
Dho diya Royal Challengers ke balwaan ko,
Good bye kaha diya Knightriders ke superman ko.
Phasa diya Punjab ke gunnwaan ko,
Akal de dala Chargers ke chhatan ko,
Shocked kar diya Mumbai ke tuphaan ko.
International icons ko bol do ab tata bye bye,
Kyunki badla lene aa rahe hein dhurandhar Dhoni bhai.
Its Chennai da machi
King Da Chennai !!
The electrifying chargers from Deccan
Uttare hein zameen par,
Iss duniya ko jeetne,
Charge karna hai iss baar,
Yaa phir jaana hai marne.
Hamare saath mein hai RP Singh,
‘Supporters, “Shout, Singh is king !!”’.
Phir aate hein Pragyan Ojha,
Khelna batsmen ke liye kar dete hein sazaa.
Phir aate hein Adam Gilchrist,
Darr jaate sab jab ghumate woh apne wrist.
Saphal to hai iss baar hona,
Phir se nahi hai rona,
Kyunki hum to hai bilkul sachcha sona.
GO GO Chargers !!