Manish Pandey played an absolute blinder as Kolkata Knight Riders held their nerves to beat a spirited Kings XI Punjab by three wickets in an exhilarting summit clash to win the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League here today.
As his tenure will come to an end after the conclusion of the IPL final on June 1, BCCI-IPL president Sunil Gavaskar feels effective implementation of ideas is a big challenge for any former player who wants to don the administrator`s hat.
The murderous Australian all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell, who initially took the Indian Premier League`s seventh edition to another level by his sterling performances, struggled to hog the lime light in the last few league matches.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming today said the win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their final league match of IPL-7 have given his side much-needed confidence ahead of their clash against Kolkata Knight Riders in the playoffs.
Left with only a remote chance of making the IPL playoffs after their loss to Kings XI Punjab here, former champions Rajasthan Royals` opener Karun Nair said his team has so far failed to execute its plans well.
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.
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.
Comprehensively outplayed by the Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli Thursday regretted his side`s lack of consistency and conceding the momentum after the first four overs of the rivals` innings in their Indian Premier League outing.
Rajasthan Royals pacer Vikramjeet Singh Malik today said that his side were not facing any pressure in the scramble for a play-off berth in the IPL and their strategy has been to take it from match-by-match.
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.
The West Indian cricketer, Lendl Simmons reached the three-figure mark on Wednesday night. Riding on the blistering knock by the opener, Mumbai Indians comprehensively beat table toppers Kings XI Punjab in the 48th match of League.
Boosted by their surprise win over Rajasthan Royals following a string of reverses, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma says his team is still "very much in the tournament" in the ongoing Indian Premier League.