England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has described the West Indies Test side as "mediocre", adding there will be "some enquires" if England do not win the upcoming series in the Caribbean.
India's public sector banks are struggling to recover even a fraction of their Rs 7000-crore loans from Vijay Mallya's grounded Kingfisher Airlines.
However, Mallaya, the owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore, has bought players in the IPL 2015 auction.
Putting his Test ambitions on hold, England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan has decided to make himself available for selection in the 2015 Indian Premier League Player Auction likely to be held in Bangalore on February 16.
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.
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.
Their playoff hopes over, a shattered Royal Challengers Bangalore will only have pride to play for against strong title-contenders Chennai Super Kings in their last league match of the IPL-7 here on Saturday.
The Robin Uthappa juggernaut rolled on as he hit a blistering unbeaten 83 off 51 balls to power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the play-offs with a 30-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens here Thursday.
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.
A win away from clinching an IPL playoff berth, the high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders would look to complete the formalities against a beleaguered Royal Challengers Bangalore when the two teams clash at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has always been known for it`s star-studded batting line up. With having players like Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and now Yuvraj Singh at their disposal, RCB have the most destructive batting line-up in the tournament. In the presence of such big names in the team, it`s highly unlikely for any less-known bowler to hog the limelight.
A clinical performance by the Sunrisers Hyderabad top-order ensured a seven- wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore which kept them in the hunt for the Play-offs in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League here today.