Briefing

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Accent on batting

Many of Chennai Super Kings’ fans might have experienced a strange sensation — one of treading on uncharted territory — as the IPL auction ...

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Some excellent buys

Another team which retained its core before the auction was Mumbai Indians. In Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh ...

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Pace to complement spin

Last season, Kolkata Knight Riders operated to an unwavering strategy, of using Sunil Narine to tie opponents down on the slow, low pitches at ...

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Starting from scratch

After finishing bottom of the table for the second time in three years last season, Delhi Daredevils felt the need to do something drastic. All ...

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Looks quite balanced

Kings XI Punjab has been one of the IPL’s subaltern teams since its inception but if there was a prize for performance at this year’s auction, ...

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Drained by the Yuvi bid

Royal Challengers Bangalore made the biggest outlay on any one player at the auction, purchasing Yuvraj Singh for Rs. 14 crore. Having retained ...

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Beefing themselves up

A team that scoffed at many pre-season predictions by making it to the knockout phase last year, Sunrisers Hyderabad sought to enhance its ...

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Not going big-bang, as usual

In the six years of the Indian Premier League’s existence, obscenely high amounts for players have been common-place. In the last big auction ...

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The 14-crore high and the heartburn

Royal Challengers Bangalore pursued Yuvraj Singh to the very end at the IPL auction in Bangalore. It was a purchase that created drama. By K.

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Bagging the uncapped crown

"I am delighted but at the same time my responsibility has increased. I have to repay the faith that Sunrisers have shown in me," says Karn ...

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What does the man on the street want?

I reckon I would go to watch Sachin and Shane play cricket long before I would walk down the street to buy a newspaper which gave details of ...

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IPL ammo for jawan Dhawan

Rishi Dhawan, the promising all-rounder from Himachal Pradesh, ignored by the national selectors, has reasons to smile now after being bid for ...

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Down memory lane

There is greatness in the air on the morning of the Wellington Test. Sunil Gavaskar, Richard Hadlee and Martin Crowe gather to mark the ...

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Striving to be a complete cricketer

“I always love to contribute to the team’s performance and in the process if I achieve something big in terms of records, it’s only a bonus.

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Showcasing his abilities

Philippe Coutinho was signed just over a year ago by Liverpool from Inter Milan for what now looks a bargain at GBP8.5 million and immediately ...

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Who takes the blame?

How far could Arsenal’s pitiful display against Liverpool at Anfield in a recent English Premiership game be attributed to Wenger, asks Brian ...

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A prodigious talent

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers even went so far as to describe his charge as a ‘man of steel’ following Raheem Sterling’s magnificent ...

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‘Decathlon chooses you’

“I keep competing and performing for the fans. If there is even one person in the stands appreciating me, that’s enough for me,” says the ...

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Seemingly forgotten... look what he has gotten!

Yuvraj Singh’s phenomenal batting strike-rate in the game’s shortest version (153 in international games and 135 in domestic leagues) resulted ...

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‘I’m getting more confident’

Yuki Bhambri, now ranked in the 150s, is working his way up inch-by-inch in what is perhaps the most difficult era for a youngster to make a ...

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