Indian Premier League

Former Pakistan Umpire Asad Rauf Passes Away

Former Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, aged 66, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Lahore. Rauf was a part of the ICC Elite Panel from 2006 to 2013. He officiated in his first ODI as an umpire in 2000 and his first Test in 2005. Overall, he presided over 64 Tests, 139 ODIs and […]

Hardik’s Resurgence To Pant’s Baptism, 3 Positives For India From Eng Series

In the recently-concluded ODI series, India edged England 2-1 in their backyard. Let’s look at three positives India have drawn from the series: 1) Resurgence of Hardik Pandya, the all-rounder: 2022 has been a rite of passage for Hardik. Earlier in the year, he put up a dazzling all-round show in the Indian Premier League […]

EXC: From Labourer To Ranji Champion, Kumar Kartikeya Tells His Tale

Madhya Pradesh winning their maiden Ranji Trophy title by thrashing 41-time champions Mumbai in the final received tremendous applause from one and all. Everyone likes to see an underdog punching above its weight, especially in sports. One of the architects of Madhya Pradesh’s stupendous triumph was left-arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya who grabbed 32 scalps and […]

Cricketer Deepak Chahar Ties Knot

BENGALURU: Indian pacer Deepak Chahar and his long-time girlfriend Jaya Bhardwaj walked down the aisle on Wednesday in a private ceremony in Agra. Chahar had proposed to her in a dramatic manner in Dubai during an Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2021. The wedding took place at the Jaypee Palace hotel. His cousin Rahul Chahar, […]

IPL 2022: Three Best Innings By Uncapped Players

  BENGALURU: While every team in the Indian Premier League is studded with international stars, usually the uncapped players are the ones who lend balance to the side and eventually determine the success or debacle of a team in the long run. The New Indian looks at the three best innings played by the uncapped […]

IPL 2022: Dynamites & Duds Of Season

BENGALURU: Every season of the Indian Premier League produces new heroes, while some big names come a cropper. The New Indian looks at dynamites and duds of the IPL 2022: The Dynamites: 1) Hardik Pandya: The Gujarat Titans was arguably the most impactful player of the IPL 2022 as he not only shone with bat […]

IPL 2022: How Hardik Defied Naysayers By Leading Titans To Glory

BENGALURU: Before the Indian Premier League began, Gujarat Titans were not among the hot favourites to lift the coveted trophy. Apart from being a new franchise, their appointed captain Hardik Pandya was in the throes of persistent woes. The India all-rounder had not played competitive cricket since the T20 World Cup in September-October last year […]

IPL 2022: Buttler’s ‘Jos’ Puts Royals In Final

PUNE: Riding on Jos Buttler’s fourth century of the season, Rajasthan Royals on Friday defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets in the second Qualifier of the Indian Premier League 2022. Chasing 158, Rajasthan got off to a brilliant start as Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal added 61 for the first wicket in just 5 overs. […]

When Our Hearts Skipped A Beat: A Throwback To 3 IPL Finals

PUNE: Indian Premier League (IPL) is a byword for pulsating encounters on the field, razzmatazz and breezy entertainment. A host of teams compete fiercely with each other for two months to lift the coveted trophy. As we gear up for the 2022 final, let’s look at the three IPL finals which were unmitigated heart-stoppers. 2008: […]

IPL 2022: Has Virat Kohli Regained His Mojo?

BENGALURU: Virat Kohli’s form in all formats has been a cause of concern for over two years now. However, on Thursday, the 33-year-old batsman cracked a magnificent 73 off 54 balls and led Royal Challengers Bangalore to an important win against Gujarat Titans. After a long time, he looked in his element and whipped out […]