Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has claimed that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the best thing to have happened to Indian cricket. He also stated that it was unfair to blame the league for the national team’s poor performance, adding that only the players must be held accountable.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni lauded Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for putting up a stellar performance in the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Dhoni went to the extent of stating that KKR deserved to win the title.
The second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has not begun on a bright note for Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Both teams have tasted defeats in the two matches they have played in the UAE so far this season. At least one team will have broken the short losing streak after Sunday’s encounter between the two teams in Dubai, which will see Rohit Sharma take on Virat Kohli.
Form teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will battle it out in match number 38 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Both CSK and KKR have made a positive start to the UAE leg of the season.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), two consistently under-performing sides in the IPL, will go into battle in Match 32 of IPL 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The story was no different for the two franchises in the first half of the tournament as well as they were struggling for relevance.
The second half of IPL 2021 will finally get underway on Sunday with a clash between the league’s two most successful franchises - Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - at Dubai on Sunday, September 19.
England batsman Jonny Bairstow has admitted that playing in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League will be a good opportunity for the team to acquaint themselves with the conditions ahead of the T20 World Cup to be played in India later this year
Reacting to the BCCI's decision to suspend the Indian Premier League’s title sponsorship deal with Chinese mobile maker Vivo, the Indian cricketing body's President Sourav Ganguly termed it a 'blip' and not a 'financial crisis'.