Although he termed Champions League T20 as a "great platform", Test specialist and SunRisers Hyderabad player KL Rahul feels that scrapping of the tournament will not mean the end of opportunity for talented Indian players to prove their mettle.
Buoyed by the comprehensive win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians' star bowler Mitchell McClenaghan said his side is fully prepared for the IPL play-off match against heavyweights Chennai Super Kings tomorrow.
With a play-off berth at stake, Mumbai Indians coach Ricky Ponting today said that his wards are fully focussed on playing their best cricket in a must-win IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody has expressed unhappiness at the way the target for Royal Challengers Bangalore was revised under Duckworth/Lewis method in their rain-interrupted IPL cricket match and said that the system "needs to be looked at".
After pulling of a thrilling win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous game, an upbeat Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to seal a play-off berth by beating laggards Delhi Daredevils in their last league match of the IPL cricket tournament here tomorrow.
An upbeat SunRisers Hyderabad will look to carry on their winning momentum to book a play-offs berth when they take on an equally keen Royal Challengers Bangalore in a crucial IPL cricket match at Uppal, here on Friday.
With his England comeback dreams over, swashbuckling batsman Kevin Pietersen is now set to join IPL franchise SunRisers Hyderabad as the play-offs race hots up at the business end of the T20 cricket tournament.
An extraordinary week in Kevin Pietersen`s turbulent career will end with him flying back to India to play in the IPL feeling betrayed by what he described as "deceitful" behaviour by the England management.
Having improved its play-off chances following three consecutive wins, Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharn said the team needs to keep up the momentum to ensure its place in the last four stage of the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Having found a place among the top-four teams in the ongoing IPL T20 tournament, Sunrisers Hyderabad would look to consolidate their gains when they take on beleaguered Kings XI Punjab at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium here on Monday.
Moises Henriques' gritty fifty and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar's crafty bowling helped SunRisers Hyderabad stay in the hunt for the playoffs as they beat Delhi Daredevils by 6 runs in a hard-fought IPL cricket match, here on Saturday.
Enjoying a prolific run with the bat, Young Indian opener K L Rahul on Friday said he has become a better cricketer in the last one year owing to a roller-coaster ride both in the domestic and international arena.