Mar 30, 2019

It’s been a long road for the women sportswriters

That women don’t make good philosophers or great artists, or indeed sportswriters is one of those myths men love to give legs to.

Briefing

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IPL: A burgeoning brand!

Santosh N. & Harsh Talikoti

The growing value of the IPL ecosystem, which we estimated at $6.3 billion after IPL 11, is a testament to its success.

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Irfan Pathan goes down IPL memory lane

It posed challenges initially, but over the years, the IPL has been a big boost to international cricket.

Vantage Point

Gender and fair play in sports

What are the odds a man would actually change his gender solely to dominate women in sports?

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Ricky Ponting: I’m here to win the IPL

Any training session we have, any team meeting we have, it will be for me to make the Delhi Capitals players better to give them the best chance of winning the coveted trophy.

Statsman

Highs and lows of the IPL

All the records from 11 seasons of the Indian Premier League.

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Shane Warne... shining in many roles for Rajasthan Royals!

As a brand ambassador, mine is a task that revolves around so many things that the Rajasthan Royals are trying to achieve off the field, says the spin legend.

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Disaffection and heart-burning!

The IPL is recognised as one of the top five leagues in the world but without fail every year it will be Indians who will try and bring it down!

Last Word

It’s been a long road for the women sportswriters

That women don’t make good philosophers or great artists, or indeed sportswriters is one of those myths men love to give legs to.

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Yuvraj Singh: I’m excited to play in front of the Mumbai crowd

“I am really looking forward to this one. I want to go all guns blazing and I am working really hard towards it," says the new Mumbai Indians recruit.

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Dinesh Karthik: IPL 2019 will be more challenging

“The second year is always going to be far more challenging because the first year was slightly newer, so the expectations are little different (this time around),” Karthik says.

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IPL: Rajasthan and the ‘deserters’

This year, the IPL will get a glimpse of how other T20 leagues operate and the mundane challenges that it has normally been exempt from.

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IPL: A slippery format for captains

With established and familiar skippers in the mix, pre-established strategies — with minor tweaks — should remain the norm in IPL 12, which begins on March 23.

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Kolkata Knight Riders: A well-rounded team

The franchisee has again shown its faith in players with a proven track record.

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Mumbai Indians: Strengthening its back-up options

Coach Mahela Jayawardene will be hoping for his boys to get off the blocks quickly rather than finding themselves with too much of catching to do in the closing stages of the league.

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IPL: Will potential be translated into performance?

Much is expected of Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak and Rahul Chahar, Shubman Gill and Shivam Dube in this year’s IPL. How will they fare?

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KXIP captain Ashwin: I want to learn a few things from Varun

One may feel that there is nothing more to complete the package that he is; but he is eager to evolve.

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Kings XI Punjab hoping for a reversal of fortunes

The Punjab franchise will be dependent on R. Ashwin’s planning and how he uses the new spin entrants, Varun Chakravarthy and Murugan Ashwin.

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Suresh Raina: CSK is a fun and hardworking team

The southpaw said familiarity is the key for Chennai Super Kings’ success over the years in the glitzy tournament.

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Spanish influx and local mix propel Chennai City FC to I-League success

The coach of the unheralded I-League champion says it’s a credit to the players for achieving the title in his first year in charge, but the process isn’t over yet.

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Backliner Bheke buoys up Bengaluru!

A defensive approach would have seemed the obvious option for Bengaluru to keep the Goans in check, but the team went for the kill!

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Shreyas Iyer: Important to enjoy each others’ success

"Currently my focus is on IPL and winning it," says the Delhi Capitals captain.

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New name, new logo, new jersey and a new vision for Delhi Capitals

The franchise, based in the Indian capital and formerly called Delhi Daredevils, has not enjoyed much success. For the last six seasons, it has been finishing in the sixth position, or lower.

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IPL 2019: CSK bidding for a record fourth title

The Men in Yellow will be hoping to please their large army of fans by lifting the silverware one more time.

View from the paddock

F1: Brilliant Bottas draws first blood

The Finn had a very tough 2018 and it’s fantastic to see a driver bounce back from a tough period with such tenacity.

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RCB coach Kirsten: Training camp a great opportunity to look at some Indian players

“The camp gave us an opportunity to start formulating our thoughts around how we want to play and what our strongest team will look like for IPL 12," says the Royal Challengers Bangalore head coach.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore star-studded, but often missing the balance

There are a lot of questions for Kohli and the team management to ponder over. And there are no simple answers.

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Ajinkya Rahane: Rajasthan Royals looking for a good start

While the side has a bunch of young talents, it is also bolstered by the return of Steven Smith.

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Rajasthan Royals boosted by Smith’s return

True to its reputation, the Rajasthan outfit strikes a perfect balance between star power and youth.

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Ricky Bhui: We are in good form

The best part of our campaign will be the fact that we have players who are all in good form, and with David Warner back, there is bound to be a huge difference, says the Flamboyant batsman.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad covering all key areas

The depth in batting and bowling can help Sunrisers Hyderabad reach the latter stages in the IPL.

Football

I-League: 5 players who have impressed this season

A quartet of them have played key roles in Chennai City FC and East Bengal's title challenge.