Apr 2, 2022

IPL 15: Lights, Camera, Fans

The IPL was a smash hit right from the start. Over the years, the IPL has helped create a robust sports industry in India. An ecosystem that provides jobs to plenty of individuals, not just during the tournament, but beyond the season.

Briefing

Football

European Leagues Round-up: Ronaldo on a high

Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed the derby with City due to injury in the Premier League, scored a hat-trick, 14 years after his first treble for the Red Devils. In the process, the 37-year-old now holds the record for most goals scored in the history of the sport.

Archives

Jamshedpur FC’s moment to cherish

From Jamshedpur winning its first silverware in history to Bartholomew Ogbeche becoming the joint-highest goal-scorer in a single Indian Super League (ISL) season, here is everything that happened in the last fortnight in the Indian Super League.

Cricket

World of Cricket: Superstar stumper Marsh no more

Rod Marsh suffered a heart attack in Queensland and spent the last few days in an induced coma at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Fitnesswise

The need to develop athleticism from a young age

The Central Nervous System pathway development is most essential for learning new movement patterns at different stages of learning and age. Addressing this issue through varied and specialised training module from a young age can help develop motor learning pathway.

Last Word

Russia’s loss is other nations’ gain

The International Olympic Committee asked international bodies to cancel all events slated to be held in Russia.

Archives

Shane Warne - There never will be another like him

Shane Warne could make the ball talk. The strong shoulder that he put behind some of his lethal deliveries was a weapon he developed over time after a poor debut against India in Sydney in 1992 when he conceded 150 runs. He confessed it was a huge learning for him.

Archives

A teen sweep in National Chess Championship

This was the first time in 58 editions of the National championship that teenagers occupied the top three spots.

IPL

The Rise and Rise of the IPL

The IPL was a smash hit right from the start. Over the years, the IPL has helped create a robust sports industry in India. An ecosystem that provides jobs to plenty of individuals, not just during the tournament, but beyond the season.

Statsman

Statsman: All about the Indian Premier League

Ahead of the 2022 edition of the competition, let us take a look at some interesting statistics of the IPL.

IPL

Rajasthan Royals CEO: The focus is on an Indian core in IPL 2022

“The Indian players are going to be available for the whole tournament, whereas with overseas players, there can be some challenges,” says RR CEO Jake Lush McCrum about the team’s philosophy behind team building.

IPL

IPL 2022: SRH team strategy: Tom Moody bets on Nicholas Pooran, Abdul Samad to come good

Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody said the team was selected based on the view of having a squad that was not only going to be competitive in the first year of this new cycle of contracts, but also over a long term.

IPL

RCB: Virat Kohli hands over baton to Faf du Plessis

RCB added heft in the bowling department. It got Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga for Rs 10.75 crore each and Josh Hazlewood for Rs 7.75 crore in the IPL mega auction.

IPL

Punjab Kings: Anil Kumble: 'Our approach was to create a strong bowling unit'

Punjab Kings will start IPL 2022 under new skipper Mayank Agarwal. Head coach Kumble is hopeful of a good show with players such as Kagiso Rabada and Liam Livingstone in the ranks.

IPL

Mumbai Indians: We have strong batting line-up, enviable bowling unit, says Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan, MI’s director of cricket operations, believes that this time, too, the side has all the firepower to make things count.

IPL

LSG: Top guns in arsenal for Goenka’s re-entry

While Gautam Gambhir was brought in as the mentor of the side, Lucknow managed to appoint K.L. Rahul as the captain. The franchise also signed up Ravi Bishnoi and Marcus Stoinis before the auction.

IPL

KKR: Shreyas Iyer is a long-term prospect, says Venky Mysore

In search of an Indian captain, KKR successfully bid for Shreyas Iyer. “He is not only one of the bright young stars of Indian cricket, but also a very bright young leader. You see him as a long-term prospect,” KKR CEO and MD, Venky Mysore, said.

IPL

Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya & Co start from scratch

Vikram Solanki, Gujarat Titans’ director of cricket, says Hardik Pandya has been working hard to attain full fitness. “We are looking forward to him playing whatever part he plays keeping everything in mind.”

IPL

Delhi Capitals: No Rabada, no Avesh - no problem

In the auction, the Capitals focused on obtaining good replacements for Kagiso Rabada and Avesh Khan to sustain the potency of their pace attack.

IPL

CSK: Camaraderie and team culture are important, says Balaji

CSK continued to retain its faith in players who have proven for the franchise with eight of the 11 likely first-team members staying with the side for the next cycle.

Archives

Anand: 'Praggnanandhaa punishing the king, a nice feeling'

By defeating Magnus Carlsen, Praggnanandhaa got noticed by everyone in the world. Good for his career. And I’m happy about that as well.

On The Write Line

Lot to cheer for Indian cricket

The early finish to the India-Sri Lanka Test series will work for the IPL boys as they get a couple of days more to relax at home before they go back into a three day quarantine before the start of the IPL.

Cricket

Warne was a cricketing genius with working-class desperation to win: Ian Healy

Healy says Warne's skills meant the keeper was always involved. He throws light on his game that put into perspective why Warne almost singlehandedly revived the art of leg-spin in the early 1990s.

Cricket

Muralitharan remembers Shane Warne - 'Competitive on the field, good friends off the pitch'

In their playing days, Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan were great on-field rivals. Both played a key role in re-shaping the art of spin bowling. 

Features

Leadership role has helped me grow, says Chennaiyin FC captain Anirudh Thapa

Chennaiyin FC captain Anirudh Thapa reflects on his side's Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22), his takeaways from the campaign, and how the captaincy role helped him grow as a player.