IPL 2011

CSK Vs KKR

The Chennai Super Kings Vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL cricket match is the first cricket t20 game of this IPL 2011 edition. This live csk vs kkr ipl match will be played in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The match will be played under day & night match after the inauguration of IPL 2011 edition.

CSK Team Profile

Indian wicket keeper and batsman M.S.Dhoni will lead the Chennai Super Kings IPL team, who has guided the Chennai IPL team 3 times to semi final, 2 times to final and 1 time as IPL title winner in IPL 2011. A Morkel, S Jakati, D Bollinger, R Ashwin, Suresh Raina, A Srikanth, S Badrinath, S Tyagi, J Sharma are the IPL players will be continuing for 4 the season also in Chennai Super Kings. W Saha, G Bailey, D Bravo, S Randiv and Scott Styirs are the new addition of IPL players added to Chennai Super Kings this time.

KKR Team Profile

The Delhi based left hand batsman Gautam Gambhir will lead the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team instead of Sourav Ganguly. Former captain and star bowler of Pakistan cricket team Wasim Akram will be working as a bowling consultant of Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team.

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The confident Jayawardene

After two exciting wins against Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders, the captain of Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Mahela Jayawardene expressed confidence about his team’s prospects though he admitted that winning at least 3 more matches is not so easy. However, now they have a bright chance for getting over.

According to Jayawardene, their victory over DD and KKR was the outcome of team effort. They could implement their game plans promptly and tough situations were handled most efficiently.

The KTK captain highlighted the stunning performances of the two young players from Kerala –  Raiphi Gomez and Prasanth Parameswaran. Jayawardene acknowledged that these two players could tilt the trend of the match against KKR. Regarding the scoring of his team, Jayawardene said that from the beginning they struggled to build up the runs and at the end Brad Hodge put forth a fierce batting and raised the score to a defendable level.

According to Jayawardene, though Knight Riders made a smart beginning of their innings his bowlers made severe attacks and made it too difficult for them to reach the target. 14 runs for two wickets in the four overs of Raiphi Gomez was the most splendid aspect of the match according to the KTK captain.  Prasanth Parameswaran followed the suit and built up much pressure over the KKR batsmen by scuttling their attempts to take runs.

Mahela Jayawardene admitted that his team’s new strategy of presenting four batsmen from abroad worked well. According to him the only drawback was that the great off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was deprived of a regular place. However, they could not compromise with the necessity to balance the team.

Muralitharan also felt it uneasy to watch the game throughout. However, he accepted it as an unavoidable situation in cricket.

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KKR at the TOP of IPL4

After an easy win over Deccan Chargers at Hyderabad on May 3, Kolkata Knight Riders is sharing with Mumbai Indians the top most position of the score table of IPL season 4. In the score of 169 runs in 20 overs the major contribution was by the fierce batsman Yusuf Pathan who piled up 47 runs. The fielding by Captain Kumar Sangakkara and his boys of Deccan Chargers failed to cut short the aggressive batting by Yusuf Pathan and others.

Deccan Chargers suffered severe set back in the 6th over when both Iqbal Abdulla and Kumar Sangakkara were dismissed. At the end of the 6th over they were at 41 for two wickets.

The medium pace bowler of KKR, Rajat Bhatia gave another stunning blow to Chargers by claiming two wickets in the same over and thereby sending back Cameron White and Daniel Christian of DC. Shikhar Dhawan of Deccan Chargers had an impressive score of 54 runs.

According to the bowler of KKR, Brett Lee, their victory over Rajasthan Royals was a great achievement. Rajasthan Royals were all set to retaliate their defeat in the previous match against KKR and moreover the slow wicket of Eden Gardens, Kolkata made the game really difficult. According to Lee the positive attitude of the team members and their desciplined approach in all aspects enabled the team to win the match.

Brett Lee conceded that Balaji really deserved to be the Man of the Match for his marvellous bowling. He claimed the wicket of Shane Watson who was in a terrific form and that mainly paved the way for the defeat of RR. But for the early dismissal of Jacquous Kallis the batting by Knight Riders was highly impressive. Gautam Gambhir was also in a very aggressive form.

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Will Delhi Daredevils Qualify?

The defeat of Delhi Daredevils in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 28 at Delhi has made it a very tough task for them to get through the knock out stage. Captain Virender Sehwag himself admitted that the 17-runs defeat pushed them to a very precarious situation. Presently they are at the bottom level of the score table.

Though it was a rather easy target of 149 runs, they failed to score much in the middle overs. The starting was good with a score of 40 runs in six overs. But, after the exit of David Warner and Sehwag the run rate dropped drastically since Irfan Pathan was out too early. According to Sehwag it is difficult to decide whether to play normally or opt for bowling when the target is 149 and an error in that decision might be the reason for the team’s failure. The wicket was favorable to batsmen.

Virender Sehwag is still optimistic since anything can happen in cricket. He is hopeful that the team may gain momentum out of the pressure to perform at this crucial stage.

Jacques Kallis of Kolkata Knight Riders described the match as a fabulous game and he too wondered why Sehwag and his boys could not perform. According to Kallis, in T20 match, full awareness of the conditions and perfect assessment of the winning total are the secrets of success. He said that at the prevailing conditions 148 was a competitive score.

Kallis has high appreciation of Manoj Tiwary whose maturity displayed while batting impressed him more.

Kallis was happy to see that his team was among the top four in the score table at the end of the knock out stage and said that their next goal is to make it to the semi-finals.

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A perfect assessment by Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan, the bowling legend of Sri Lanka who is now playing for Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the IPL season 4 stated on the eve of his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals that RR is equipped with top quality players and also after a couple of defeats they will put a desperate fight for a come back and hence Kochi Tuskers should keep that in mind while playing the match. The out come of the match of April 24 held at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur proved Muralitharan’s assessment as perfect.

Murali said that he was happy about his bowling at Eden Gardens against KKR but, was unhappy that he didn’t get the chance to play in the matches against Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. According to the Sri Lankan cricket stalwart, in the first five matches played by KTK, the team has proved that they have the potential to win over even the more powerful teams. He attributed their victory against KKR to team performance. According to Muralitharan, even a team with the best players of the world should keep fighting tremendously when the match becomes tough. Murali lamented that in their initial two matches they lost in the few final overs though they were very much on the winning position.

Muralitharan expressed satisfaction over the settlement reached by Sri Lanka Cricket Board and BCCI regarding the stay of Sri Lankan players in India till the end of the IPL Live tournament which will enable them to concentrate on the game. He fully agrees that preparation is a must prior to the England tour and is optimistic that the players will have sufficient time for the training since they will return to their country eight to nine days before commencement of the Test series in England.

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CSK Vs PWI

The 29th IPL t20 cricket match of IPL season 2011 will be played between Chennai Super Kings Vs Pune Warriors India (CSK VS PWI). The IPL live cricket match will be starting at 8PM IST at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The new IPL team Pune Warriors India is going to meet Chennai Super Kings for the first time.

The Pune Warriors India ipl cricket team has played 4 IPL t20 cricket games so far. They have won 50% of their played matches. They won 2 ipl games and they have 4 IPL points with the net run rate of +0.667.

Whereas the Chennai Super Kings is not performing well so far in this IPL 4 cricket season. They just won only 2 IPL games out of five IPL cricket matches played. They are also having 4 IPL points.

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DD Vs KXIP

The Delhi Daredevils Vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 4 cricket match will be played at Delhi at 8PM today (23/04/2011). The DD Vs KXIP match is the 26th IPL game of this IPL 2011 series. The Delhi Daredevils IPL team is at the last place of IPL 4 points table this time so far.

The Kings XI Punjab IPL team is doing well this time under the captaincy of Adam Gilchrist. They got the 3rd place at IPL 2011 points table with 6 points along with Kolkata Knight Riders having a good net run rate of +0.290.

The Kings XI Punjab IPL team has played totally 4 ipl games so far, they have won 3 ipl cricket matches out of played 4 games and they lost only one IPL game till now. The Delhi Daredevils IPL team has played 4 IPL games and they lost 3 game & they just won only one IPL game.

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KKR Vs RCB

The 24th IPL t20 cricket game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore is going to play at Eden Garden, Kolkata, West Bengal today 22/04/2011. The match will be starting at 4PM IST on the good Friday. The Kolkata Knight Riders team is already on top of the ipl 4 points table with 6 points.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore team is not scoring much points this time. They just won only one IPL t20 game and got 3 points and the RCB ipl team is pushed to 9th place of the IPL points table this time.

The KKR Vs RCB ipl cricket match is much important for Royal Challengers Bangalore team to alive in the IPL 4 season. The RCB team has played totally 5 IPL game so for they won 1 game, lost 3 game and 1 game was no result.

The KKR ipl team has played five ipl t20 games and they have won 3 matches and lost 2 matches. The Kolkata IPL team has a net run rate of +0.629 so far in this IPL 2011 tournament.

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IPL Cricket Games

IPL has arrived to the town and one has to confess every thing looks upside down with it. Nothing sounds to be out of equation with IPL, where teams go for it like a group of incredible.

Score more than one ninety and still you see the teams lose their way. Mahendra Singh Dhoni must have felt likewise, when Paul Valthaty sigle – handedly turned it on for Punjab from no where to knock them over.

Delhi Daredevils, who looked rather insipid from their first two outing turned the tables and chased down a Herculean total and floored the Pune Warriors, who looked like a daunting warriors.

Royal Challengers began the tournament with the bang but that was the end of their party, as they have failed to impact in their next three matches now finding themselves on the bottom half of the table.

Centuries can win matches, but not in the chaos theory called IPL, as Sachin Tendulkar’s nerve wracking century of sixty six balls was not enough to imprint the winner’s stamp.

Previous editions break open the trend, where you saw the spinners licking the new ball regulary and this year it has been quite a mixed bag, where several spinners were bited dust as they were smacked down and Ravichandran Ashwin from Chennai Super Kings’s was one classic exception.

Pinch – hitters is quite a debate in one – day cricket and it would be natural for any one to take it granted in this high – flying format but IPL hasn’t witnessed a single triumphant pinch – hitter in its ranks.

Zaheer Khan was promoted for Royal Challengers against deccan Chargers only to be castled by the pace of Dale Steyn to retun to the pavilion and it was a similar script with Irfan Pathan, who was promoted by Virender Shewag.

Stars are only for sky and it seems not for the IPL, where star players like Sreesanth, V. V. S Laxman, Cameroon White, Duminy were benched. One can’t stop but to feel for daredevil captains, who are willing to swagger to any extent to romp to the finish line.

So at the end of road, we conclude IPL is the master wizardry where there is only one rule; rules are meant to broken. Sounds more confusion isn’t it , so just enjoy it rather thinking about it.

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DC Vs RCB

The Deccan Chargers Hyderabad and the Royal Challengers Bangalore both IPL teams are going to play their 3rd IPL t20 game in this series.  Hyderabad will be venue of this 11the IPL cricket match of this IPL 4 season.

The Deccan Chargers (DC) is not yet starting their IPL points they lost first 2 IPL games. Whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ipl team has won one out of 2 ipl game. The new IPL team Pune Warriors India is on top of the IPL points table so far.

The DC Vs RCB ipl match will be staring at 8PM IST. This will be a day and night match and this is the only IPL match of the day.  From now, every IPL team is going to fight to qualify for the IPL semi final as this time qualifying for semi final is very tough because of the increase in the team total.

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