West Indies' big-hitting middle-order all-rounder Kieron Pollard blasted an amazing 36 runs off one over that included a wide in a batting performance for the domestic Australian team the Adelaide Strikers.
Kings XI Punjab produced a clinical all-round display to register a convincing 16-run win over Rajasthan Royals and consolidate their position at the top of the table in the Indian Premier League, here tonight.
Rajasthan Royals ended up being the third best team in the last year`s IPL. Led by Rahul Dravid, the Royals won the hearts of several cricket fans with their determination to excel, despite lacking too many big names in their squad.
Describing his stint in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals (RR) as an invaluable learning curve, Kerala`s wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson expressed his wish to improve his game and become a good finisher learning the nuances of the game from a legend like Rahul Dravid.
Veteran Australian batsman Brad Hodge has revealed that he made his comeback to the squad `by accident` when he emerged from the international wilderness for the summer-ending home Twenty20 series against England.
Australia have won the most number of ICC World Cup’s, four, in the history of the game. However, the ICC World Twenty20 is entering into its fifth edition and surprisingly Aussies haven’t lifted the trophy yet.
A bunch of quality international cricketers today went unsold on the first day of the IPL 7 players` auction here, but what surprised former India captain Rahul Dravid the most was that hard-hitting Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor and Australia`s Cameron White did not find a buyer.
Australia have opted for experience over youth in an attempt to win a maiden World Twenty20 title by selecting veterans Brad Hogg, Brad Hodge and Brad Haddin in their 15-man squad for the tournament in Bangladesh next month.
Rajasthan Royals were dealt a massive blow ahead of their Champions League Twenty20 summit clash as destructive batsman Brad Hodge, who injured his knee in the semifinal, was declared unfit for Sunday`s match.
They might have been humiliated by Trinidad and Tobago in the previous encounter, but if there is a team that can end Rajasthan Royals’ winning streak at their home ground at Sawai Mansigh Stadium, it is the Chennai Super Kings.
Rahul Shukla rocked the rival top-order with three wickets in an over before Brad Hodge hit a blistering fifty as Rajasthan Royals snapped Otago Volts`s 15-match winning streak with a four-wicket win in Champion League Twenty20, here on Tuesday.