Delhi Daredevils skipper Jean-Paul Duminy blamed poor batting and fielding as well as lack of intensity for his team's 14-run loss to Rajasthan Royals In an IPL cricket match at the Brabourne Stadium here.
Ajinkya Rahane continued his sparkling form as he struck a 54-ball unbeaten 91 to help Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs and bounce back from a five-match winless streak in the IPL cricket tournament here on Sunday.
The 500th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and 36th match of 2015 edition was marked with a special knock by Ajinkya Rahane at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. His unbeaten 91 off 54 proved the difference between winners. With the win, Shane Watson's side return to winning ways and now lead the table. With the defeat, Jean-Paul Duminy's side will need to win four of the five matches to keep their play-off hopes.
Delhi Daredevils won the Match 31 of Indian Premier League 2015 at Ferozeshah Kotla Ground in Delhi. JP Duminy's side got the better of a clueless Kings XI Punjab side by nine wickets with 37 balls remaining.
Still non-committal about Zaheer Khan's first season appearance for Delhi Daredevils, Yuvraj Singh has hinted at the left-arm pacer's inclusion in the playing XI during the team's last home encounter against Kings XI Punjab in IPL Cricket tournament, here tomorrow.
Smarting from a crushing defeat in their previous game, Delhi Daredevils have no option but to go all out when they take on Kings XI Punjab, who are also struggling in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, here on Friday.
Tussle between newly-elected Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur and International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman N Srinivasan is public now. Interestingly, the reason behind it is a suspected bookie Karan Gilhotra, who loves to socialise a lot with bureaucrats, Bollywood celebrities and even cricketers.
Delhi Daredevils' biggest star Yuvraj Singh today announced a tie-up with his IPL franchise to promote awareness about fighting Cancer and the May 1 match against Kings XI Punjab will be dedicated to those who are fighting the dreaded disease.
The costliest buy this season, Yuvraj Singh has not set the IPL ablaze the way he was expected to but his Delhi Daredevils captain J P Duminy has backed the star player to come good in the later stages of the T20 league.
He may have coached India to the World Cup title four years back outsmarting several great opponents, but Gary Kirsten feels the intensity of the Indian Premier League leaves him more stretched out, though he enjoys the "fantastic" tournament.
Two players, who were bought for big money at the Indian Premier League auction are struggling to justify the huge amount spent on them for the eighth edition of the hugely popular Twenty20 tournament.
Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Daredevils in the 21st match of the Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. While DD have won two out of five matches, MI are in a spot of bother having lost four out of five matches.
In the recently concluded Cricket World Cup, while we witnessed some of the most outstanding performances from different cricketers, one which overshadowed the rest was of Kumar Sangakkara hitting four consecutive centuries. That the veteran was playing in his last World Cup, made the feat all the more special. While most of his contemporaries found it difficult to shine in cricket's biggest extravaganza, Sanga, who is one of the most underrated cricketer in world cricket, showed yet again why he deserves to go down as one of the finest cricketers to have played the game.
Delhi Daredevils are expected to get a boost ahead of their IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday with pacer Zaheer Khan likely to recover from his injury and make a comeback into the team, the side's assistant coach Praveen Amre has said.
A resurgent Delhi Daredevils will look to continue with their winning momentum when they take on defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the team's fifth match of the IPL cricket tournament at the Feroz Shah Kotla, here on Monday.