The all time great batsmen Sachin Tendulkar turns 38 today. He booked a hotel for his birthday celebrations in Hyderabad as Mumbai Indians play Deccan Chargers today in Hyderabad. But he cancelled all his celebrations because of the critical condition of Sathya Sai Baba’s health. Sachin Tendulkar is a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba and is worried of his health condition and is praying for Baba’s recovery. He also hoped his fans to pray along with him for Baba’s recovery. He might not be playing today’s match against Deccan Chargers as he want to visit Puttaparthi in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh the place where Baba lives.
Bollywood star and Kolkata Knight Riders team owner Shah Rukh Khan will perform today at the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League 4. His team will take on the defending champions Chennai Super Kings today at Chennai. The match will start at 20:00 hrs IST. The King Khan will be performing a dance for some popular Tamil tracks which is something new for all his fans as they have seen him dance only to his Bollywood tracks till now. He will perform today for some tamil tracks including some Bollywood tracks with South sizzling star Shriya Sharan. So, all the fans of Shah Rukh and Shriya get ready for the eye catching feast from the stars at the opening ceremony of IPL 2011.
The new captain of Deccan Chargers, Kumar Sangakkara seems to look very confident about his team’s chances of regaining the title in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League. He said that his team will try to match up with the expectations of Hyderabadi fans and do their best on the field and try and win the IPL this season. Sangakkara said, playing for the Deccan Chargers and leading the team will be a great privilege for him. He praised the Hyderabadi Team for playing well in all the previous three editions of the IPL and winning the title in the second edition.
Apr 8 - Time 8PM - Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai
Apr 9 - Time 4PM - Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals Hyderabad
Apr 9 - Time 8PM - Kochi v Royal Challengers Bangalore Kochi
Apr 10 - Time 4PM - Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians Delhi
Apr 10 - Time 8PM - Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab Navi Mumbai
Apr 11 - Time 8PM - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers Kolkata
Apr 12 - Time 4PM - Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils Jaipur
Apr 12 - Time 8PM - Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Bangalore
Apr 13 - Time 4PM - Pune Warriors vs Kochi Navi Mumbai
Apr 13 - Time 8PM - Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings Mohali
Apr 14 - Time 8PM - Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad
Apr 15 - Time 4PM - Mumbai Indians v Kochi Mumbai
Apr 15 - Time 8PM - Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi
Apr 16 - Time 4PM - Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai
Apr 16 - Time 8PM - Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab Hyderabad
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The fourth edition of the Indian Premier league will start on 8th April, 2011. Two new teams Pune and Kochi were added making it 10 teams for this season. This time as the number of teams increased the tournament was extended to 74 matches. It will be played in group stage and knock out format where there will be two groups consisting of 5 teams each and the leading teams in the group gets qualified for the knock out stage.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Indian cricket league in twenty20 format. The IPL is initiated and governed by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). The headquarters of IPL is situated in Mumbai, its Vice President is Chirayu Amin and Sundar Raman is the chairman and CEO of the Indian Premier League. The IPL was started in 2008 and is played every year in double round-robin and knock out format where each team plays each other twice and the top four teams progress in to the semi final stage i.e., the knock out stage. IPL became the first ever sports event to be broadcasted live on YouTube in 2010. IPL is the second highest paid sports league next to NBA. The average estimated salary for a player of IPL is $3.84 million.
Kumar Sangakkara who captained Sri Lankan national cricket team from the last two years decided to quit from captaincy in ODIs and Twenty20s as his team lost to India in the final of the Cricket World Cup 2011. He scored 465 runs in the tournament and led the team from the front is disappointed with the loss of the final but is very happy with the way that his am performed. The 33 year old batsman from Sri Lanka turns 37 for the next world cup and is not sure that he can make into the Sri Lankan squad in the next edition of the World Cup. In order to help the team find a new captain who will be at the peak of his career during the 2015 world cup he decided to retire from captaincy. However, Sangakkara will continue captaining his side in the upcoming test series against England and Australia. He is proud of his captaincy and the way his team performed during his captaincy. He specified that he has no plans of retirement from international cricket and will be available for selection of…
The final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 was played between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first. Sreesanth replaced Nehra for this match and Randiv replaced Matthews. The Indians bowled very well in the first 10 overs not giving away anything to the Lankans. Zaheer Khan was very impressive with three maiden overs and a wicket of Tharanga for just 2 runs from 20 balls. From there onwards, Dilshan and Sangakkara started building up and were looking good until Harbhajan picked up Dilshan and Yuvraj got Sagakkara out. Jayawardena came to the crease and started building up partnership with Samaraweera but soon Samaraweera became a victim of Yuvraj Singh. Nuwan Kulasekara joined with Jayawardena and both of played really well to get Lankans a fighting total in the final of the Cricket World Cup. In the process Jayawardean got to a brilliant 100 and Perera has added valuable 22 runs of just nine balls. They got nearly…
India has finally won the Cricket World Cup at Mumbai after waiting for 28 years to get there. It is India’s second World Cup win and is the first team to win the World Cup at home after hosting the World Cup in the history of cricket. The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has so many record and awards for him but the only thing that mattered to him is the World Cup. He has achieved so much and is playing international cricket from 22 years but is not in the World Cup winning team for even once which would make his profile incomplete. He came close in 2003 but could no achieve it. Probably playing the last World Cup he wanted to achieve it this time. All his team members wished for this and before the start of the tournament they said that they would win the cup for Sachin Tendulkar and stood up with their word and gave the gift for the little master. What a moment it would be for the master winning the World Cup at home ground.
After winning the World Cup Sachin said that it is the hap…
Gambhir who played a very important role in the final against Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 at Mumbai said that they wanted to win it for Sachin and dedicated the World Cup for Sachin and the people of the nation. Gambhir played a very good innings to help India come close to the target and played a key role in India’s victory in the final and win the World Cup for the second time.
Gary Kirsten the coach for the Indian team retired yesterday as he want to join his family in South Africa which includes his two growing sons Joshua and James and wife. He has already been three years away from home performing his coach job for Indian team. Gary Kirsten is the man behind the team’s consistency over he last two years and winning the world cup. After winning the World Cup Gary was carried over the shoulders of Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina and was carried all around the ground showing their respect for him they had. Gary Kirsten officially took the coaching responsibility for India on March 1st, 2008. He made Indian cricket to grow very much and as a result have won the World Cup. The main achievements of Indian team after Gary Kirsten became the coach are:
- India reached finals of Kitply Cup 2008 and Asia Cup 2008 but India lost both the finals.
- Won the Border-Gavaskar trophy against Australia.
- First bilateral series win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.
Yuvraj Singh was awarded the man of the tournament award for taking 15 wickets and scoring 361 runs. He played very important knocks in the tournament and played the key roles for India winning the World Cup both with the bat and the bowl. Specially, the knock against Australia in the quarter finals is the most notable one. Before the tournament he was not in a good form but came in very useful when the team needed him. After winning the quarter final match, Yuvraj Singh said that he wanted to win the World Cup for a very special person. He did not reveal the identity of that special person and said that he would say that person’s name after the final match of the World Cup. So when asked about the special person in the post-final media conference, Yuvraj said that the special person was Sachin Tendulkar. Finally, he revealed the special person name. It was a team effort and the whole played well for gifting the World Cup for the little master.
India won its second Cricket World Cup against Sri Lanka on April 2nd, 2011 at Mumbai. As an appreciation the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has announced an award of Rs.1 crore for each of the 15 members of world cup winning squad, Rs.50 lakhs for each of the Indian team’s support staff and Rs. 25 lakhs for each member of the selection committee.
Sachin Tendulkar said that he couldn't have asked for and winning the World Cup is the proudest moment of his life. Tendulkar credited Team India for a brilliant performance. He also thanked the staff team.
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Sri Lanka has lost its good performing all rounder Angelo Matthews as he is out of the tournament missing out on the big final match of World Cup 2011 at Mumbai. He strained his thigh muscle in the semi-final match against New Zealand and batted with a runner. Sri Lanka is to replace the injured Matthews and in the process the International Cricket Council has approved off-spinner Suraj Randiv as a replacement for Matthews in the squad. So with this Sri Lanka will play an extra spinner in the final as an off-spinner, Randiv replaced Medium fast bowler Matthews.
Sri Lanka spinner and the leading wicket taker in the world with 1,331 wickets Muralitharan is to leave cricket after the ongoing World Cup 2011. He turns 38 in the next month and his body is not supporting him even he has the will to play and win matches for Sri Lanka. He is currently struggling with groin and knee problems, hamstring ahead of the final clash between India and Sri Lanka in the World Cup at Mumbai. As it is his last appearance in a World Cup and last game in International Cricket he is willing to play the final match despite of the injuries he is suffering with. He wants to end his career in winning style by providing World Cup to his nation.
Sachin Tendulkar the star batting icon for India and a winner of millions of hearts is all set to play World Cup final at his home ground, Mumbai. For the master class batsman who is likely playing last World Cup in his career playing a world cup final in front of the home crowd will be a great occasion. Sachin Tendulkar is playing his sixth World Cup and is yet to be a part of the winning side. He has almost all the batting records return to his name but being in a winning side of the world cup is the only landmark that is left to be achieved by him and today’s final match against Sri Lanka will be the best occasion to reach the landmark. He is in exceptional from with the bat as he scored 464 runs in the tournament so far and is the placed third in the top run getters of the tournament. Another milestone that Sachin is near to is his 100th hundred in international cricket. He will definitely look to achieve this record in the final match against Sri Lanka and win the title for India…
Ashih Nehra, experienced Indian left-arm bowler has injured his hand in the match against Pakistan at Mohali and is now unable for selection of the final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 between India and Sri Lanka. So, as a replacement for him Dhoni have to opt for another bowler. One out of the two players, R Ashwin or S Sreesanth who are out of the Mohali match may get an opportunity for playing the final in Mumbai. Dhoni may pick Sresanth instead of Ashwin because the pitch at Mumbai looks to have a bit of bounce and pace for the pace bowlers initially and there will be reverse swing when the ball gets older. Keeping this in mind Dhoni may go for Sreesanth instead of Ashwin who has done very well in all the two matches that he played in the tournament. But Dhoni is not clear about whom to pick, whether he should go with three seamers including Sreesanth or go with an extra spinner including Ashwin. But Sreesanth may be more preffered to Ashwin with the pitch helping seamers…
India and Sri Lanka play the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 on 2nd April, 2011 at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. The match will be started at 2:30 pm IST. This is the first time India and Sri Lanka are facing each other in a World Cup final. The two favorites teams of Asia are playing the final and there are a lot of expectations regarding the match. The match is being played in Mumbai the home town of Sachin Tendulkar and what a moment it will be for the legendary batsman probably appearing his last World Cup to play a World Cup final before the home ground. This is Sachin’s second appearance in a World Cup final. Both the teams are looking very strong and confident as they progressed to the finals. Co-incidentally the captains of both the teams are wicket keepers and will be the one thing where it is interesting which people get to watch. Interestingly it may the last appearance in a World Cup for legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar of India and legendary spinner Muralitharan o…
What an auspicious day it has been for India yesterday defeating its arch rivals Pakistan in the semi final match of a World Cup. With this, India has won all the five times it had played against Pakistan in World Cups and remained unbeaten. This win made India enter the final of the World Cup 2011 and play against Sri Lanka in Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. It is the third time India is appearing in the finals of a World Cup. The three occasions are in 1983, 2003 and now 2011. In the previous two entries India was successful in 1983 and lost to Australia in 2003.
Getting in to the details of yesterday’s match India won the toss and elected to bat. There was one change in the Indian team where Nehra replaced Ashwin. Pakistan went with the same team that it played in the quarter finals. India opening the batting went off to a flying start as Virender Sehwag got five boundaries in an over bowled by Pakistan’s strike bowler Umar Gul. He had nine fours in his score of 38 and got out to Wahab R…
Sachin is near to this international 100th ton. He has missed out this ton against Australia in the quarter finals and fans will be hoping very much that the master would get it at Mohali where India plays its arch rivals Pakistan. In the match against it looked like Sachin completes his 100th century on that day itself but unfortunately got out scoring a fifty which made many fans to feel disappoints. So now all the fans across the india are hoping that Sachin should get a century against Pakistan and wins the match for India. Shahid Afridi, Pakistan Captain also made a statement that Sachin should wait until after the World Cup to complete his recording breaking ton and that they would not allow any Indian batsman to settle at the crease. Sachin is known for his gentle behavior and answers to any critics on him with the bat. So, today will he answer to Afridi’s statement with the bat scoring a century and winning it for India? We have to wait and see as all his millions of fans are …
The first semi final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is won by Sri Lanka against New Zealand and confirmed their place in the finals of the Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka will play the final match on April 2nd at the Wankhede stadium, Mumbai with the winners of the second semi final match that will be played tomorrow i.e., either India or Pakistan.
Coming into the details of today’s match, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. McCullum opened with Guptill for New Zealand and McCullum started off well hitting a four and a six in his 13 runs but soon got out to Herath. Guptill (39 runs of 65 balls), Taylor (36 runs of 55 balls), Styris (57 runs of 77 balls) and Williamson (22 of 16 balls) were the players for the Kiwis to contribute with the bat. Muralitharan playing his last World Cup match in front of the home crowd ended up taking a wicket in his last ball of 10 overs that he bowled. Lasith Malinga and Ajanta Mendis took three wickets each and played a major role in rest…
The first semi final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is going to be played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand on 29th March, 2011 at R Premadasa stadium, Colombo. The match is going to start at 2:30 IST. The Cricket World Cup has now almost reached to the final stage as only three teams will be left out in the tournament after this big match.
Sri Lanka have a pretty good track record at home which was proved once again on the other day when they played their quarter final against England and won it very easily without even losing a single wicket. Sri Lanka reached semi finals three times before in the World Cups but are successful only on two occasions and moved to the next stage. This will be the Sri Lankans fourth semi final and are confident that they could make home safely against the New Zealanders as they have many advantages like all their players gaining their form and the most advantageous issue is that their home ground at which they are really dangerous what ever may be th…
Sri Lanka won over England and booked their berth in the semi final match against New Zealand at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 29th March, 2011. Getting into the details of the fourth quarter final match England won he toss and elected to bat. They faced tough bowling from the Sri Lankan spinners right from the starting and it continued through out the match. The Sri Lankans looked dominant over the English team from the first ball of the match. Trott was the only man to spend more time at the crease. He scored 86 runs patiently of 115 balls facing the spin bowling of Sri Lanka in the middle. Ian Bell (25 runs), Ravi Bopara (31 runs) gave good support to Trott and helped England to post a score something over 200. Morgan with 50 runs and Prior with 22 runs made it possible and helped England to post a score of 229 for 6 on the board. All the Sri Lankan bowlers did exceptionally well to stop England getting more runs.
Gaining an upper hand in the match already, Sri Lanka opened their …
The Punjab Cricket Association at Mohali is all ready to host the most anticipated semi final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 between India and Pakistan. Daljeet Singh, the curator of Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) said that the Mohali wicket will help the seam bowlers by providing them good general pace and bounce under the lights which is the basic nature of the wicket. India was beaten by Pakistan two times at this venue so India got to be a little careful with the seamers of Pakistan. Singh said that due may play a role in the match, in order to avoid due they will stop watering the ground three days ahead of the match and will be using vetting agent APSA-80 which does not completely avoid due but certainly minimizes it. He also stated that he is using light rollers for the wickets instead of heavy ones to avoid over preparing of he wicket and bind to the general ICC guidelines that the pitch should be batman friendly. He admitted that he is too excited for the match and wants to …
The Pakistani players yesterday reached Chandigarh to play their semi final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 against India at Mohali on March 30th, 2011. They arrived at Taj Hotel yesterday afternoon with tight security through out the way to the hotel from airport. Each and every member of the team is provided with strict guidelines and was asked to inform them four hours before they want to go out. The Chandigarh police are giving out their best for ensuring a secured Indian-Pakistan match and avoid any terror attacks. They also promised to provide enough security to the Pakistani fans who are visiting Mohali to enjoy the match. There will be around 2,000 police men in and around the stadium on March 30th, 2011 for providing security to the high profile match.
Team India today reached Chandigarh, the capital city of Punjab for playing its next match against Pakistan. This high profile semi final match will be played on 30th March, 2011 at Mohali. The Indian team arrived there in the midst of high security as security personnel stood on both the sides of the road right from Chandigarh airport and Taj Hotel and the traffic was stopped and diverted through out the way giving way for the team bus. Chandigarh Police took it as a challenge to provide security to the teams and placed 1,000 police men inside and outside the hotel. The police provided a do’s and don’ts list to the team specifying what to do and what not to do and asked them to inform four hours in advance if they want to go out of the hotel so that they can provide enough security. The Chandigarh police are not taking any chance and acing wise in providing high level security to the teams ahead of the big match.
A terrorist, who targeted to carry out a serious attack in Sri Lanka in the ongoing Cricket World Cup, got arrested jointly by Pakistan and International Police Organization. Speaking on this Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble has supervised the act of arresting the terrorist with the corporation of Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. They also informed India about the Taliban acts that already started targeting the world cup for attacks and that to take safety measures for the India-Pakistan match Wednesday for a safe World Cup.
Pakistan captain and leading wicket taker of the World Cup so far, Shahid Afridi yesterday shared his thoughts on the big match India vs Pakistan at Mohali on 30th March, 2011. Considering the current form of his team, he is very confident that they can beat India. He also added that his team will not allow any of the Indian players to settle and play a big innings in the semi final and that Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has to wait until after the World Cup for his 100th ton in international cricket. Sachin completed 18,000 runs in One Day International cricket in the quarter final match against Australia and is waiting to complete his 100th century in International cricket.
Afridi stated that his team wants to play India in the semi final and the expectations would be high and the team which holds its nerves will be safe home in this pressure packed match. He also expressed that it is match with lot and lots of pressure as the expectations of the fans of both the teams are …