The Indian Premier League 2015 didn’t get off to the best of starts. Terming the opening ceremony as a disaster would be putting it mildly. However, that was quickly forgotten as the tournament got underway.
It's probably the best time to be an Australian cricketer. After lifting the World Cup trophy in their own backyard, many of them are leading the charge of their respective franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Rebutting assertions that the large Mumbai Indians coaching entourage is hampering the team's chances in IPL, wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel said that the results may not be coming but the star-studded support staff gives players space and their inputs are valuable.
Relieved after ending a four-match losing streak, Mumbai Indians' spin spearhead Harbhajan Singh said head coach Ricky Ponting's positive attitude and calm demeanour played a huge part in keeping the team together in tough situations.
Despite getting off to a poor start, Mumbai Indians coach Ricky Ponting on Wednesday said the team has displayed glimpses of good cricket in the previous matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and a really promising performance is just around the corner.
The Mumbai Indians (MI) media management team has taken the innovative measure of introducing drone cameras to cover team practice sessions with an aerial view which will be used to help the team-mates prepare well by watching and gauging their own strengths and weaknesses on field.
Star India batsman Rohit Sharma said while the national cricket team members are disappointed at not being able to retain the World Cup, a new challenge awaits them in the form of the upcoming Indian Premier League.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Monday began his new innings as the head coach of the Mumbai Indians who commenced their training at the Wankhede Stadium ahead of the Indian Premier League season 8, scheduled to start on April 8.
For the first time in 28 years, there will be no Asian team in the final of a Cricket World Cup. Australia defeated defending champions India in the second semi-final of the cricket's show-piece event by 95 runs in Sydney. The Aussies will meet tournament co-hosts New Zealand in the final on Sunday.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday led India to a 109-run victory over Bangladesh in their 2015 ICC World Cup quarter-final match in Melbourne and became the first Indian skipper to register 100 ODI wins.
Having regained his form with two unbeaten knocks in the league stage of the cricket World Cup, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has gained two spots to be placed eight in the latest ICC batting rankings.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday helped India record their highest successful run chase in a World Cup match. He stitched an unbeaten 196-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Man of the Match Suresh Raina to bail out Men in Blue against a spirited Zimbabwean side at Auckland.