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Author: Dev Agon

Preview: M7 – MI vs KKR

What Mumbai Indians will play their first home match of VIVO IPL 2017 when they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 7. The teams are coming off contrasting results in their respective season openers. While MI lost a close tie to Rising Pune Supergiant, KKR sauntered to a 10-wicket win against the Gujarat Lions. MI will do well do shrug off their habit of starting slow and then playing catch...

Match Report: M4 – KXIP vs RPS

Glenn Maxwell celebrated his captaincy debut by top-scoring and powering his team Kings XI Punjab to a comfortable 6-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiant at Indore. After putting RPS in, KXIP – making their first appearance in VIVO IPL 2017 – did extremely well to restrict them to 163-6, and then chased down the runs in 19 overs. 164 was a tricky chase, but KXIP were provided a brisk start...

An evening with VVS Laxman & Rashid Khan

David Warner calls him a superstar in the making, VVS Laxman says he is a champion bowler, while his Afghanistan teammate Mohammad Nabi claims he still can’t pick some of his variations in the nets. Rashid Khan is the talk of the town. As if his Afghanistan origin and a million-dollar purse at the auctions weren’t enough to create waves, Rashid has been playing all the right notes – courtesy...

Mitchell Johnson’s experience came in to play: Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel had the best seat in the house, behind the stumps as Mumbai Indians clinched a one-run win over Rising Pune Supergiant in the VIVO IPL 2017 Final in Hyderabad. The Rohit Sharma-led side defended 129 runs in the grand finale to claim the trophy for the third time. With RPS needing 11 runs off the last over, the ball was handed to the veteran pacer Mitchell Johnson. On most occasions, ...

I am proud of Krunal: Hardik Pandya

They have been the toast of the Mumbai Indians campaign this year. They have been partners in crime complementing each other at every level of the competition. One scores, the other cheers.One bowls, the other catches.The Pandya brothers have made telling contributions in the 10th edition of the IPL. More so elder brother Krunal, who has been Mumbai Indians’ utility player with his crafty left-arm...

Fielding was what made the difference: Pollard

With only 129 runs on the board, the bowlers had a tough task on their hands when Mumbai Indians came out to defend the modest score against the Rising Pune Supergiant line-up comprising of the likes of Steven Smith, MS Dhoni andAjinkyaRahane. Once again Jonty Rhodes’ wards rose to the occasion and complemented their bowlers in defending the total in Hyderabad and gave the MI captain the opportuni...

Match Report: Q1 – MI vs RPS

Dhoni, Sundar help RPS storm into Final after win over MI Rising Pune Supergiant charged into the VIVO IPL 2017 Final after they defeated favourites Mumbai Indians by 20 runs on Tuesday night. In a clash between the top two teams – Qualifier 1 – played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, RPS posted a competitive 162-4 and then restricted the hosts to 142-9. Put in to bat, RPS got off to a dreadful ...

Match Report: Eliminator – SRH vs KKR

KKR send defending champions SRH packing in rain-affected match The Kolkata Knight Riders took a step closer to the VIVO IPL 2017 Finals after they defeated defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets in a rain-affected Eliminator which was played in Bengaluru. After winning the toss, KKR bowled and fielded extremely well to restrict SRH to 128-7. The skies opened up in the dying stag...

Match Report: Q2 – MI vs KKR

The Mumbai Indians stormed their way to the VIVO IPL 2017 Final after they defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in Qualifier 2 on Friday night. After opting to bowl, the MI bowlers destroyed their opponents, bundling them out for 107, after which their batsmen chased down the runs in 14.3 overs. Karn Sharma was the destroyer-in-chief for MI, while Krunal Pandya’s performance stood out...

Match Report : Final – RPS vs MI

The Mumbai Indians were on Sunday night crowned VIVO IPL 2017 Champions. In a match befitting of a tournament finale, MI won their third IPL title after they defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by a solitary run at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Despite an underwhelming performance with the bat, and a sloppy performance in the field, the MI bowlers applied the squeeze on ...

BCCI announces match officials for VIVO IPL Playoffs 2017

Media Advisory BCCI announces match officials for VIVO IPL Playoffs 2017 The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced the match officials for the VIVO Indian Premier League Playoffs that will be played from May 16th to 21st. The match referees’ responsibilities throughout the Playoffs will be shared between Javagal Srinath, Manu Nayar and Colonel Chinmaya Sharma. The on-f...

VIVO IPL 2017 BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE

Media Advisory The VIVO IPL continues to hit viewership, attendance and social media numbers out of the park, making the league’s landmark 10th season truly bigger and better than ever before. The latest numbers show TV viewership halfway through the league’s fifth week touched an all-time high, in both urban and rural markets. Stadium attendance so far, too, has grown by 25 per cent from last yea...

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