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Starc out of IPL 2018 with ‘tibial bone stress’

Australia pace bowling spearhead Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the upcoming 11th edition of the Indian Premier League with a ‘tibial bone stress’ in his right leg. On Friday (March 30), he was ruled out of the fourth and final Test against South Africa, too, in Johannesburg. Injury to Starc meant that …

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Rajasthan Royals want Klaasen as replacement for Smith

Heinrich Klaasen as replacement for Steven Smith might sound surprising, but Zubin Bharucha, Rajasthan Royals’ head of cricket, is absolutely certain it is the South African that they wanted. “Our aim was to get someone who can play spin well because we are pretty sure that spinners will have a big role to …

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Warner quits IPL captaincy

David Warner has stepped down as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League, the franchise confirmed on Wednesday (March 28). The Australia vice-captain took the decision after being involved in the ball-tampering saga in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. “In light …

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Smith steps down as captain of IPL’s Rajasthan Royals

Rahane will lead the Rajasthan Royals side in the Indian Premier League 2018 © BCCI Steven Smith, Australian skipper, has stepped down as captain of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming 2018 IPL season, in the wake of his confession to premeditated ball-tampering in the third Test played between Australia and South …

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I GET THE SECURITY I NEED AT KKR: UTHAPPA

Robin Uthappa has been an integral part of Kolkata Knight Riders since he joined the team in 2014. Though Robin has seen his international career go through a number of ups and downs over the years, his stint in purple and gold has been consistently good. He suggests that a …

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McClenaghan back in MI squad

  Two-time VIVO IPL winner Mitchell McClenaghan has replaced Jason Behrendorff in the Mumbai Indians squad for the upcoming season. The IPL Technical Committee approved the replacement after Australian left-arm pacer Behrendorff was ruled out of the VIVO IPL 2018 owing to a back problem. In accordance with the league’s …

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RCB replace injured Coulter-Nile with Corey Anderson

New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson will replace fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad, the IPL Technical Committee confirmed on Saturday (March 24). Coulter-Nile, who played a key role in Kolkata Knight Riders’ season last year with 15 wickets from eight games, has been ruled out owing to an injury and has been …

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Vijay hopes to rekindle T20 magic with CSK

  Barring a handful of limited-overs matches for Tamil Nadu and sporadic appearances in the TNPL, Murali Vijay has mostly been a spectator when it comes to white-ball cricket in the last couple of years. The 33-year-old, representing Kings XI Punjab, was ruled out of the IPL last year due …

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