Kevin Pietersen feels that IPL-style T20 cricket tournament will benefit English cricket. Talking to All Out Cricket magazine, the former English skipper said that franchise cricket would work in the United Kingdom.
Already assured of a berth in the knockout stage, table-toppers Kings XI Punjab will look to consolidate their position at the top with another win when they take on laggards Delhi Daredevils in an inconsequential IPL tie here on Sunday.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is concerned a long season may have taken a physical toll on his players but believes there is enough time for them to get in shape before the World Cup finals starts next month.
Jean Paul Duminy, the leading run getter for the struggling Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League, praised the bowling of defending champions Mumbai Indians after his side lost by 15 runs here on Friday.
The victory against Kings XI Punjab has brought them back in the play-offs mix but Mumbai Indians have no time to relax as they take on struggling Delhi Daredevils in another must-win IPL clash, here on Friday.
Delhi Daredevils, who are already out of the reckoning for this year`s Indian Premier League playoffs, have performed below par for the major part of their campaign, feels the team`s top run-getter Jean-Paul Duminy.
Having consolidated their position at the top of the points table with their ninth victory in IPL-7, Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey feels every win is vital as it increases confidence and self belief among the players going into the business end of the tournament.
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.
Languishing at the bottom of the points table, lacklustre Delhi Daredevils will look to restore some respectability to their IPL campaign when they take on an in-form Kings XI Punjab in their final league match at Feroz Shah Kotla here on Monday.