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IPL 2018 Final: Shane Watson the hero as CSK claim third IPL crown

Finally, the IPL trophy has come back to its spiritual home, Chennai, after six years. The city’s franchise did run into rough waters but it still boasts the best IPL crowds and the most consistent team, which won its third title with a chase that was as much perfection as it was a tribute to their captain MS Dhoni’s philosophies. Ridiculed as dad’s army for picking players a little long in the tooth, Super Kings won the final on a century from the 36-year-old Shane Watson, all but hobbling through for most of…

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Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 Schedule

Vivo IPL 2018 schedule has been officially announced by BCCI and IPL board member. This is the 11th season of IPL and both banned team (CSK and RR) come back in this season. CSK fans have good news here. The first match will be held on 07th April 2018 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai. The final of IPL will also take place at Mumbai only. Here is the complete list of IPL 2018 Schedule Download it and Save it.  IPL 2018 Schedule launched and You can bookmark this page or download it. VIVO INDIAN PREMIER…

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IPL Auction 2018 : How do the eight IPL teams stack up?

Chennai Super Kings Total players: 25 Number of overseas players: 8 Openers: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, M Vijay Middle-order batsmen: Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Sam Billings, Dhruv Shorey Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni, J Narayan Allrounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Monu Kumar Singh, Kshitiz Sharma Wristspinners: Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir Fingerspinners: Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner Fast bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Mark Wood, Lungi Ngidi Possible starting XI: 1 Shane Watson/Faf du Plessis, 2 M Vijay, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Kedar Jadhav, 5…

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IPL Retention: Kohli and Rohit retained; Dhoni reunited with CSK

Virat Kohli is the only player to be retained by an IPL franchise for an amount greater than that set by the IPL (INR 15 crore) for the first player retained: Kohli will be paid INR 17 crore (US $2.67 million) by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2018 season. RCB batsman Sarfaraz Khan was the only uncapped player to be retained at the player-retention event in Mumbai on January 4. The following players were retained by the teams. The figures next to the names are the amounts they will be paid…

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IPL franchises allowed to retain up to five players

IPL franchises will be allowed to retain a maximum of five of their existing players through a combination of player retention before the 2018 auction and the use of right-to-match cards during the auction. The salary cap for each team for the 2018 season has been set at INR 80 crore (approximately $12.4 million) by the IPL governing council, which met in Delhi on Tuesday along with the Supreme Court-appointed committee of administrators. The dates for the auction are yet to be finalised. One of the governing council’s members, Sourav…

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IPL 2017 Final: Mumbai clinch third IPL title in last-ball finish

Mumbai Indians 129 for 8 (Krunal 47, Unadkat 2-19, Zampa 2-32, Christian 2-34) beat Rising Pune Supergiant 128 for 6 (Smith 51, Rahane 44, Johnson 3-26, Bumrah 2-26) by 1 run Scorecard and ball-by-ball details This was, barring a WWE-style rebirth, Rising Pune Supergiant’s last ever IPL game. They made sure it went the distance, all the way to the last ball, despite keeping Mumbai Indians down to the lowest first-innings total in an IPL final. Somehow, Pune managed to drag a chase of 130 to the last ball. The…

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IPL 2017 Qualifier 2: Karn, Bumrah carry Mumbai into fourth IPL final

Mumbai Indians 111 for 4 (Krunal 45*, Chawla 2-34) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 107 (Suryakumar 31, Karn 4-16, Bumrah 3-7) by six wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Legspinner Karn Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah picked up their best T20 bowling figures on the same day, combining to take 7 for 23 in seven overs to lift Mumbai Indians into their fourth IPL final with a six-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders. Sent in to bat on another difficult Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch, Knight Riders succumbed against excellent bowling plans to…

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IPL 2017 Eliminator : Knight Riders survive rain scare in 1.27 am finish

Kolkata Knight Riders 48 for 3 (Gambhir 32*) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 128 for 7 (Warner 37, Coulter-Nile 3-20, Umesh 2-21) by seven wickets (D/L method) Scorecard and ball-by-ball details With half their Eliminator completed, Kolkata Knight Riders’ players must have sat in their dugout, cursing. Cursing the weather, the scheduling, themselves. They had won the toss and bowled excellently to restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad to 128. Conditions at the Chinnaswamy Stadium were far from ideal to bat in, but only six teams had ever defended a 20-overs total of 128 or…

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IPL 2017 Qualifier 1: Dhoni, Sundar vault Pune into the final

Rising Pune Supergiant 162 for 4 (Tiwary 58*, Rahane 56, Dhoni 40*) beat Mumbai Indians 142 for 9 (Parthiv 52, Sundar 3-16, Thakur 3-37) by 20 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details After being asked to bat on a favourable chasing ground, Rising Pune Supergiant lost a majority of the first innings. But it was an atypically slow surface at the Wankhede Stadium. Rising Pune utilised those sluggish conditions significantly better than Mumbai Indians to clear their path to the IPL final. Rising Pune defended 162 comfortably in the end, by…

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IPL 2017 Match No 56: RCB end disappointing season with consolation win

Royal Challengers Bangalore 161 for 6 (Kohli 58, Gayle 48, Cummins 2-21) beat Delhi Daredevils 151 (Pant 45, Harshal 3-43, Avesh 1-23) by 10 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details They might have had heady highs and lowly lows in between but Delhi Daredevils ended their season as they began it: let down by their mercurial batsmen after the bowlers kept Royal Challengers Bangalore down to a middling total. In their first fixture, Daredevils failed to chase down 158; here they came short going after 162. On both occasions, Rishabh Pant…

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