IPL 2013 News
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) open their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 campaign with a clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on April 17. The two teams had qualified to the play-offs last season and have done well to keep their main core intact going into this season. Both sides would want to better their performances of the previous season and they do have the firepower to threaten the best in the business.
Going by the first game at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, chasing wouldn’t be easy and any team winning the toss would want to bat first. There is a bit of grass on the wicket and the batsmen may be a bit wary of that.
IPL 7 SH vs RR Match 3
Date : 18 April 2014 Time : 14:30 GMT – 20:00 IST
Venue : Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhab4
Rajasthan have retained their best and this forms the crux of their batting. Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny and Sanju Samson would be the main batsmen. Rahane, Watson and Samson would form three out of the top four. It looks like Unmukt Chand could open the batting with Rahane for this season. Lower down the order, they would have James Faulkner who has shown his abilities as a batsman off late.
RCB 146/2 (16.4 Ovs) | Delhi Daredevils Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Score, 2nd T20
A thumping victory by Bangalore to kick-start their campaign. Second straight one-sided match of the tournament though. Tomorrow is a double header and hopefully we will get to see even contests. For now, cheers and bye..
Chahal: ‘This was my 2nd Indian T20 league match, I have played one for Mumbai before. I was confident, I knew the ball would turn. Murali sir was sitting on the sidelines, Kohli supported me a lot during my spell.’
Yuzvendra Chahal is the MoM
Kohli: ‘We were just getting used to the pace of the wicket, hopefully, we will do well in the next few matches. It was easily a 170+ track, the bowlers did very well to keep them down to 145. Chahal was extremely good. It was sad how Yuvraj was targetted after the finals, he has won us 2 World Cups. I just told him to bat the way he wants to, it is a joy to watch him bat in this form.’
Karthik: ‘We did not bat well, especially at the top. It was a great partnership from JP and Ross. The fielding was also ordinary. Sometimes, you don’t know who to bowl at what stage. It is just the first game, we have to come back hard in the next game. Duminy hit some lusty blows at the end which was good for us.’
A convincing victory for Bangalore and that too without Chris Gayle. They lost Maddinson early, but the launch pad was provided by Parthiv Patel. He made sure that the run-rate did not dip at any stage of the chase. Kohli was strangely off-colour today, but he could take his time to settle down. He was dropped twice on 23 and 24, and made sure that Dehi pay. On the other hand, the much maligned Yuvraj Singh started shakily, grew in confidence as his innings progressed before finishing it off in style. For Delhi, the bowling barring Mohammad Shami was ordinary and the fielding and catching was shoddy.
Abu Dhabi: Keeping Pakistan players away from Indian Premier League is a huge blow for cricket-lovers, legendary former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram insists.
Pakistani players have been barred from participating in the IPL since 2008 after the Mumbai terror attacks.
Yet Akram feels the time is right for them to be reinstated, for the benefit of subcontinental sports fans.
“Whenever India and Pakistan players have played either against each other or together, they have attracted lot of crowds and you get plenty of support, especially in this part of the world. I hope in near future Pakistani players will be able to participate because we have great talent,” said Akram, who is the bowling coach for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Akram went on to highlight what Pakistani players would bring to the Twenty20 league.
“Imagine Saeed Ajmal playing. It would have been perfect in these conditions. Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Shahid Afridi playing would have been huge. This was their home ground, but let’s see it’s a decision of the cricket boards of both countries has to take. Mixing sports and politics was going to do no good,” he said.
Akram went on to praise the facilities at the Shaikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
A Supreme Court hearing on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal will once again take centre stage on Wednesday and looks set to overshadow the opening match of seventh season of IPL between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi later in the day.
The apex court, through an interim order on March 28, has already removed N Srinivasan as BCCI chief. On the basis of a probe report submitted by former justice Mukul Mudgal and his team on February 10, a two-judge bench suspended Srinivasan for a fair probe into the IPL scandal. Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan has been charged with betting and sharing team information during his stint as the Team Principal of India Cements-owned Chennai Super Kings. For Full news Click here
Today in the first match of the much awaited IPL 2014, defending champions Mumbai Indians took on 2012 winners Kolkata Knight Riders at Abu Dhabi. Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat first. Captain Gautam Gambhir got out for a duck in the second over leaving KKR at 4/1 in 1.4 overs. But Manish Pandey and Jacques Kallis then steadied the innings with a brilliant 131 run partnership. The duo completed their half centuries and provided a solid platform to KKR to put down a good total. Manish Pandey got out in the 17th over after scoring 64 off 53 balls but the star for KKR was Kallis who hammered Mumbai Indian bowlers and scored 72 off 46 balls which included 5 fours and 3 sixes. Eventually KKR were able to post a decent total of 163/5 in 20 overs.
Match 1 IPL 2014 – Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date – April 16, 2014
Venue – Abu Dhabi
Toss – Kolkata Knight Riders elected to bat
Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 41 runs
Chasing 164 to win and start the 2014 campaign on a winning note, Mumbai Indians openers Michael Hussey and Aditya Tare added 24 runs for the first wicket partnership before Hussey got out after scoring just 3. Soon Tare also fell and Mumbai were placed at 40/2 in 7.5 overs. Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu then took the charge and helped Mumbai regain the pace as the duo added 61 runs in 7.1 overs. Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu both got out within the span of 5 balls and Mumbai were reduced to 106/4 in 16.1 overs. Needing another 58 to win from 3.5 overs was a herculean task and KKR bowler Sunil Narine proved to be too much for Mumbai as they eventually could score 122/7 in their allotted 20 overs and thus lost the match by 41 runs.
Mumbai Indians would take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 1st IPL match of the Indian Premier League tournament. The match will be hosted at Abu Dhabi. Schedule time for IPL match is 18:30 Local Time (14:30 GMT). The match of KKR vs MI is schedule to be played in the month of April 2014. The schedule match between MI vs KKR would be Day/Night and will be played under flood light condition at Abu Dhabi.
Get Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Score of 1st IPL match of IPL 2014 series. The live streaming of the Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders match would be telecasted by ESPN Star and Willow TV online. The highlights of the KKR vs MI 1st IPL match will be posted by willow.tv or ESPNStar on their youtube page for fans of Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Match scheduled to begin at 18:30 local time (14:30 GMT)
Mumbai Indians T20 Squad
Rohit Sharma (c), Aaditya Tare (wk), Michael Hussey, Sushant Marathe, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Ben Dunk, Josh Hazlewood, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Shreyas Gopal, Jalaj Saxena, CM Gautam, Krishmar Santokie, Marchant de Lange, Jasprit Bumrah, Apoorv Wankhede, Pawan Suyal.
Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Squad
Gautam Gambhir (c), Jacques Kallis, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Manvinder Bisla (wk), Ryan ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Debabrata Das, Piyush Chawla, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Sayan Mondal, R Vinay Kumar, Andre Russell, Veer Pratap Singh.