There is a saying that ‘batsmen win you games and bowlers win you tournaments‘. It’s the bowlers who win you the big games such as the IPL Finals and with that being said let’s look straight into the top-5 bowling performances in IPL Finals. Let’s check whose performance makes the cut and whose does not: 5. Yusuf Pathan’s 3/22 vs CSK in 2008 It’s strange … Continue reading IPL: Top Bowling Performances In Finals
While the entire two-month long IPL stands on one side, the Final clearly stand on the other. With the two best teams battling against each other for the coveted trophy, the IPL Final is often one of the most-watched sporting events in any year. Given the number of star players, the IPL Final often promises a few great performances. Let us list down the best … Continue reading IPL: Top Batting Performances In Finals
Cricket has a very funny perception that bowlers can’t be good captains. Over the years, many bowlers went on to prove that this is a misconception. In fact, bowlers like Wasim Akram, Daniel Vettori, Anil Kumble, Bob Willis and many others have left a good legacy as captains. Even the IPL has also had a very few bowlers who were captains. Out of the 55 … Continue reading IPL: Top 5 Bowlers Who Captained Their Sides
The Pakistani wonder-boy Azhar Mahmood can narrate his experiences in an unusual manner. He was chosen as a bowling-allrounder for the Test series against South Africa in late 1997 but ended up scoring an unbeaten 128 runs and an unbeaten 50 on his Test debut. Not only that, he smashed another 2 Test hundreds on return tour in early 1998. However, he couldn’t replicate good … Continue reading Azhar Mahmood: How A Pakistani Player Left An IPL Legacy
The Roller-Coaster Beginning Ever sat on a roller-coaster? The highs and lows it goes through have an uncanny resemblance with the highs and lows one goes through in their life. And when these highs and lows happen in a short duration, the story packs a solid punch. Tatenda Taibu’s story is the perfect example of such a story. It was the year 2002, Zimbabwe’s three … Continue reading Tatenda Taibu: An IPL Journey That Ended Quickly
With some exhilarating matches, amazing knocks with the bat and some impressive spells with the ball, the IPL 2021 started off with a bang. Unfortunately, it stopped midway due to the ongoing pandemic. But, we’ve seen a great tournament so far which promises some mouth-watering clashes in the second phase. So, how well did you follow the 1st phase of IPL 2021, take this quiz … Continue reading Quiz: IPL 2021 – Phase 1
The England team led by Eoin Morgan gave a tough fight to the Indian team in the recently concluded T20I series and in the 1st ODI. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), led by Morgan himself won their 1st match of IPL 2021 played against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, they lost the plot by losing 3 consecutive matches before a resounding win against Kings XI Punjab on 26th … Continue reading IPL 2021: What is going wrong with KKR?
Just like every year in the auctions, even in the auctions of IPL 2021, the overseas pacers were the most expensive buys. Chris Morris went for 16.25 crores, while Kyle Jamieson, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith went for 15 crores, 14 crores and 8 crores respectively. One striking and shocking point to be noted is, none of the latter three had prior experience of playing … Continue reading Why do Expensive Overseas Pacers fail in IPL?
Having played 13 seasons, Royal Challengers Bangalore still haven’t won the IPL Trophy. In every IPL season, we tend to ask similar questions, is this RCB’s season? Will they experience a change of fortunes this year? And this time, they have commenced the season giving back-to-back impactful performances. The team, as a group has done exceptionally well. Every player has contributed in some or another … Continue reading What’s working for Glenn Maxwell in RCB?
IPL is back with a bang! All the teams have played at least one game till now and we’ve already seen some great performances and some edge-of-the-seat thrillers. With the Coronavirus ruling hearts and minds of everyone, it was imperative for BCCI to keep neutral venues for every team. This is done so that no team gains home advantage as well as no team feels … Continue reading IPL 2021: How Neutral Venues will affect Teams.