Current Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni yesterday married his Childhood Friend, Sakshi Singh Rawat in a private ceremony attended only by family members, close friends and some cricketers. 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
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!
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 !!
The champions of IPL 2, the Deccan Chargers came back with a bang after finishing last in IPL 1. First season of IPL was considered as failure to them. They changed their Jerseys, Captain and their Coach to stun everyone in South Africa.
Led by the Motivative Former Australian, Adam Gilchirst, we should expect a lot from him again this year. A Captain should lead the team from front. And thats what Gilly did to the Deccan Chargers.
Now, with newbie Kemar Roach coming into the team, it surely reduces the burden of other bowlers. Roach was bought for a stunning price in the Auction which he too never expected.
Gibbs, Symonds and Dwayne Smith are the trump cards for the Chargers whom last year too were relied upon but didn’t be too effective.
Shaun Marsh’s brother, Mitchell Marsh is also joined the Deccan club. Like Shaun who scored 616 runs in the first IPL, a lot too will be expected from Mitchell Marsh.
But, the Indian pitch looks a bit bad to the Chargers because they lost IPL 1 here and they were royally thrashed out of CLT20 where both were in Indian soil.
Lets see what will happen in IPL 3 which is coming back home this year.
The Batting of the Deccans is filled with Gilchrist, Gibbs, Rohit Sharma, Dwayne Smith, Andrew Symonds and Mitchell Marsh.
Bowling is in terrific form with RP Singh, Ryan Harris, Kemar Roach and Pragyan Ojha.
Adam Gilchirst, Arjun Yadav, Harmeet Singh, Azhar Bilakhia, Kemar Roach, Mitchell Marsh, Anirudh Singh, A Ashish Reddy, Rahul Sharma, Bodapati Sumanth, T Suman, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Venugopal Rao, Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Symonds, Ryan Harris, Dwyane Smith, Chaminda Vaas, VVS Laxman, Rohit Sharma, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Mohnish Mishra
KEY PLAYERS: Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds, Kemar Roach, Gibbs.