Last season's highest auctioned players Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik were released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils respectively. Yuvraj was bought by RCB for a whooping sum of Rs 14 crore, while Karthik costed the Daredevils Rs 12.5 crore.
East Zone bowlers led by the seasoned Laxmi Ratan Shukla rattled South Zone in the final hour reducing them to 236 for nine despite Robin Uthappa scoring a well-crafted hundred on the first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final here on Wednesday.
Squash sensation Dipika Pallikal hopes her and Joshana Chinappa`s path-breaking doubles gold at the Commonwealth Games raises the profile of the racket sport in India and all stakeholders make a "much needed" effort to meet the dearth of world-class tournaments in the country.
Delhi Daredevils lost their seventh game in a row after they failed to defend a modest total of 164. Kings XI Punjab`s batsmen chased the total with two balls to spare. Delhi Daredevils put up a good show, but it was just not enough in the end. Here are the statistical highlights of the game.
Delhi Daredevils captain Kevin Pietersen today attributed batting collapse towards the end of his side`s innings for their four-wicket loss in their IPL match against table toppers Kings XI Punjab here.
Reeling under four successive defeats, Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to revive their fading fortunes when they lock horns with another struggling outfit, Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League match here on Wednesday.
After a disastrous start to their campaign with two successive defeats, bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad will be eager to bounce back against an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils, who are likely to be boosted by the return by Kevin Pietersen, in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Friday.
Decimated in their most recent IPL match, there is some good news for the beleaguered Delhi Daredevils with their injured English skipper Kevin Pietersen saying that he expects to be fit for the team`s next game in Dubai.
In awe of his coach Gary Kirsten, Delhi Daredevils pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile says the South African has provided him a never-before-experienced insight into cricket in general and his bowling in particular.