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IPL 8 - An Era of T20 is back

The Indian Premier League has woven such interest and glamour around it that it no more needs an introduction. The 8th edition of IPL with eight teams is all set to kick off on 8 April, right after the ICC World Cup. The IPL has succeeded in keeping its viewers and fans intact. The shorter version draws more and more spectators every year and it will be no different this time. The T20 version is [...]

IPL 2014 Squad Review Chennai Super Kings

The Indian Premier League 2014 started and ended in a very bad fashion for Chennai Super Kings, arguably the most consistent franchise in the tournament’s history. In their first game against Kings XI Punjab they scored a double century as a team only to lose to the belligerence of Miller and Maxwell. In the last game too, it was the same opponent that stopped their progress in the tournament. However, they won plenty in between [...]

A typical characteristic of the shortest format of the game is that make one of the greatest truths of cricket – class is permanent and form is temporary – seem like an incomplete one. The eliminator between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the Brabourne Stadium on May 28 showed just that. In spite of what transpired in the later stages in the tournament, Chennai Super Kings had performed much better throughout the same [...]

One positive aspect of a long tournament such as the Indian Premier League is that a team, which had been doing well in the initial stages, comes to a grinding halt and one that had been battered in the early going, suddenly finds it feet and starts knocking everyone around. When the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on May 23 ended, the almighty Chennai [...]

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab

This is very rare that a team of Chennai Super Kings’ caliber loses two games on the bounce. However, when they do it takes a very good performance from their opponents. This is what happened on May 20 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata when the home team Kolkata Knight Riders, playing for the first time in front of their home crowd, put on an inspired show to topple perhaps the finest team in the history [...]

RCB Vs CSK - IPL 2014

  The Indian Premier League 2014 resumed after being closed for 2 days and kicked off with a match between the Chennai Super Kings, one of the title contenders this year, and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, a side which had started the tournament in a marvelous fashion only to slip down to the bottom half, with a string of defeats to its name. However, in the game, played on May 18, 2014 at the JSCA [...]

Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals

Any match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals is always highly anticipated because of the quality in both the teams as well as the history between them. The standard of the games involving both these sides has always been of the highest order and the match that took place on May 13, 2014 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex of Ranchi was no different either, with things being settled by a last-ball six by [...]

Kings XI Punjab Vs Chennai Super Kings - IPL7, 2014

Chennai Super Kings are regarded as one of the finest teams in the Indian Premier League because it always takes a special effort to upstage them. Till now, they have lost only one match – to the irrepressible Kings XI Punjab which was successful because of the spectacular belligerence shown by its hard hitters Glenn Maxwell and David Miller. The scenario was repeated on May 7, 2014 when the two sides met at the Barabati [...]

CSK Vs DD - IPL 2014

On May 6, 2014 when the Delhi Daredevils took on the might of Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, not many expected the match to be a tense and tight affair that would go till the last over. Defying the traditional conventions of a match that pits an efficient unit with a non performing one, this encounter was decided at the very end with Chennai Super Kings emerging the victors by [...]

Chennai Super Kings Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Before the match Chennai Super Kings were at the second position in the leader board and Kolkata Knight Riders were at the 4th position. However, during the match that took place on May 2, 2014 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi it was evident that there was a chasm separating the two teams on the field. The winning margin may have been 34 runs, which is considerable in the context of a 20 [...]