IPL Heroes Who Failed At International Level

Dwayne Smith Image Source With his recent performances with the bat, he has shown how dangerous player he is. He has consistently performed at the IPL with the bat and occassionally with his gentle medium pacers. He has now become a permanent member of the CSK team. But he has failed miserable playing for his home country West Indies. He averages less than 20 in his international career and thus is no where near a call up for the national duty. Manpreet Gony Image Source The leading wicket taker for…

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Leagues Inspired By Indian Cricket League

Indian premier League Image Source IPL was launched by BCCI to put the curtains down for the rebel league the Indian cricket league (ICL). IPL was launched in 2007 and was on the similar lines to that of ICL. IPL was a huge success when compared to ICL even though players like Kapil Dev were associated with ICL. IPL now has become a global league and gained huge popularity Big Bash League Image Source The Cricket Australia launched Big bash league on the similar lines of IPl and has succeeded…

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10 gorgeous women who lit up the IPL-8

Rakhee Kapoor Tandon Image Source A girl stole the final single handedly by just making an appearance in the presentation party. Rakhee is the daughter of Rana Kapoor, Founder & CEO of YES Bank. She has worked as an investment banker in the US and also holds a MBA degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Rakhee is one of India’s 25 Most Influential Women, as per India Today magazine. She has her own business firm, Rural Agri Ventures India Pvt Ltd and is also the promoter and director…

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Young IPL stars who could soon play for India

Shreyas Iyer Image Source Shreyas Iyer, the right handed batsman who plays for Mumbai was a surprise pick, when Delhi Dare Devils picked him for 2.6 crores. He repaid the faith of the DD management and franchisee by scoring 439 runs from 14 matched in the IPL matches. He was also awarded the emerging player award for his stellar performances. Don’t be surprised if he plays for Indian soon. Yuzvendra Chahal Image Source The young leg spinner who made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians was later picked up by…

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Possible contenders for the post of Indian cricket team’s coach

Sourav Ganguly Image Source Ganguly is probably one of the front runners for the post of Indian cricket team coach.He is considered as the one who changed the perception of Indian cricket team being competitive only at home as he was instrumental in making the team believe that they could compete in foreign conditions. Rahul Dravid Image Source Rahul Dravid, an another legend of the international cricket is said to be one of the contenders for the post. He has impressed one and all as the mentor of the Rajasthan…

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Some IPL Stats You Didn’t Know

Chris Gayle is part of the most number of century partnerships in IPL history – 12 Image Source AB De Villiers is the only foreign player to have played 100 IPL games as of now. He played 101 games and is behind 12 Indians. The next foreigner in the list is Malinga with 95 games Image Source Srinath Aravind for RCB has the best bowling strike rate of 13.6 balls per wicket and is the only Indian player to feature in the top 10. (Minimum 250 balls) Image Source KKR…

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Treatment Of Pakistani Players In IPL

The treatment of Pakistani players in IPL baffles me. Let me take 2 examples. 1st Azhar Mahmood and 2nd Saeed Azmal. Azhar Mahmood is a good allrounder. He even represented Pakistan in the 1999, 2003 and 2007 WCs. However he fell out of favour with the selectors after that, and decided to ply his trades in England instead. But hey, each English county side is allowed only 1 foreign player. And Azhar Mahmoodwasn’t good enough to be that one. So, he left Pakistan. Stayed in Britain. And got a British…

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