Monday, Mar 30, 2015


The 2014 edition of the Indian Premier League kicks off in UAE and ends in India. Follow this space for the exclusive coverage of the cash-rich tournament.

India’s got talent

India’s got talent

It was a challenging year for the IPL. From a cricketing point of view, it grew, writes Harsha Bhogle.

IPL season 8
IPL looks to Fan Parks to woo fans outside big cities

According to a BCCI official, close to 20 million fans entered through the turnstiles for IPL-7.

IPL 8 auction: Star of the day – Yuvraj Singh

Delhi Daredevils snapped Yuvraj Singh up for a record Rs 16 crore in the 2015 IPL auction.

IPL Auction’s Cinderella story: Little-known leggie KC Cariappa gets Rs 2.4 crore windfall
February 17, 2015

K C Cariappa was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping Rs 2.4 crore in the IPL auction.

IPL 2015 Auction full list: Here’s who got what
February 16, 2015

We take a look at who went where and most importantly for how much druing the IPL 8 auction.

IPL 8 Auction: Millions for some, despair for others
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There were several who went under the hammer on Monday, some were lucky enough to get sold, some were not.

KC Cariappa: From Bijapur Bulls to Kolkata Knight Riders

Cariappa feels playing in the KPL, where he took 11 wickets, opened up the doors for the IPL.

2015 IPL auction: Delhi Daredevils buy Yuvraj Singh for record 16 cr rupees

Yuvraj was sold for the highest ever price in IPL history in tug of war between DD and RCB.

IPL 8 Auction: Yuvraj Singh still a million-dollar baby; Dinesh Karthik, Angelo Mathews surprise earners
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Yuvraj triggered an unexpected bidding war with four teams vying for him before Delhi bagged him for Rs 16 crore.

Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals rule roost financially among Indian Premier League teams
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February 11, 2015

RR, incidentally, is the only team to have turned profitable from IPL 1, which it won.

No evidence that Gurunath Meiyappan fixed games: Mumbai police
January 20, 2015

The report was been signed by Nandkumar Gopale, inspector, with the property cell of the police.

IPL: Dropped legends cause big splash in auction pool
December 16, 2014

Yuvraj, Pietersen, Dinesh Kartik, M Vijay, Ross Taylor and Cheteshwar Pujara will be going back into the auction pool.

IPL: Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Kevin Pietersen among top 10 releases

The franchises gave their respective teams a toss and beefed up their purse ahead of the auctions.

Ricky Ponting appointed as head coach of Mumbai Indians
December 10, 2014

Former coach John Wright will be working closely with the Mumbai Indians management on talent scouting.

Rahul Dravid to continue as Rajasthan Royals mentor
November 5, 2014

Royals CEO Iyer said Dravid’s presence will give them a big push for IPL-8, scheduled for Apr 8-May 24.

IPL 7: Decided that I won’t pick Sunil Narine from his hand, says Saha
June 4, 2014

Saha revealed how he dealt with Sunil Narine — against whom he got four out of his eight sixes.

IPL 7: India’s got talent

It was a challenging year for the IPL. From a cricketing point of view, it grew, writes Harsha Bhogle.

IPL 7: Chaos, KKR celebration go hand in hand

A technical snag delayed Shah Rukh Khan’s flight and the principal owner was late to arrive.

IPL 7: I knew Mitchell Johnson will bowl a bouncer, says Piyush Chawla
June 3, 2014

In a chat with The Indian Express, Piyush Chawla speaks about the “four and six” that sealed the win.

KXIP’s sharp eye for talent

Saha and Manan Vohra eventually ended up on the losing side but they did make a mark.

IPL 7: Glenn Maxwell told me I was best in the world, says Akshar Patel

Young Akshar Patel had not played a single Indian Premier League game prior to the 2014 season.

IPL 7: KKR on party circuit

IPL 7 winners to be given a ‘royal felicitation’ at the Eden Gardens, Bengal CM to attend.

IPL 7: George Bailey credits Sanjay Bangar, Indian players for team’s success
June 2, 2014

Bailey credited coach Sanjay Bangar and Indian players like Saha, Vohra and Akshar for KXIP’s success in IPL 7.

Picking quality bowlers in auction helped KKR to win: Gautam Gambhir

He added that a strong bowling attack is important in T20 cricket, as it takes a lot of pressure off batting.

IPL 7: It’s good to be the chosen one, says Yusuf Pathan after KKR’s emphatic win

Yusuf credited the KKR owners and captain Gambhir for backing him after lacklustre run at the start of IPL 7.

IPL 7: KKR’s grand felicitation to be held at Eden Gardens

All roads on Tuesday will lead up to Eden Gardens, and entry will be free for fans to join the felicitation.

IPL 7: Gautam Gambhir was the best captain this season, says Wasim Akram

The KKR bowling coach was all praise for Gambhir, who led his team to an emphatic victory in the IPL 7 final.

IPL 7: Winning the IPL final a ‘surreal feeling’ for Robin Uthappa

After winning their second IPL title, KKR batsman Uthappa says the feeling for him is surreal right now.

Express LOL: The funniest #IPLFINAL tweets

While we’re drowning in our sorrows at the IPL being over, let us also rejoice at the brilliance it’s produced on Twitter.

IPL 7: Despite his best, nice guy Wriddhiman Saha finishes second

Saha’s effort couldn’t give Punjab the IPL crown, but he returned from the Chinnaswamy Stadium as a winner.

IPL 7: Hail the Knights

After a gap of one year, KKR are again the proud holders of the IPL trophy.

IPL 7: Shah Rukh Khan on cloud nine after second title

After opting to stay modest throughout the match, Shah Rukh Khan was ecstatic after his team won their second IPL.

IPL 7: No ‘ting’ moment for Preity Zinta in final

The KXIP co-owner wore a disappointed look after her team went down fighting in the final against KKR.

IPL 7: Knights are new Kings

After one-and-a-half months of cricket, KKR won their second IPL final beating KXIP by three wickets.

IPL 7: Manish Pandey was fearless, says Gautam Gambhir

Gambhir said that they always fancied the chance to win as Chinnaswamy is a small ground to defend.

IPL 7: Shah Rukh Khan dedicates title triumph to youngest son AbRam

Shah Rukh Khan attributed the Kolkata Knight Riders’ success to the teamwork.

IPL 7: KKR’s 7th heaven
June 1, 2014

Knight Riders equal CSK as the most successful team in IPL after lifting their second title with three-wicket win.