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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Murali Vijay: Looking Forward to Win the Test Series 3-0 | SL vs IND 2015


Murali Vijay

Our new skipper Virat Kohli’s five-bowler strategy for the upcoming test match series against Sri Lanka which is going to start on Wednesday, August 12 is a great challenge for the top order batsmen says Murali Vijay the opener who is in fabulous form. (Related Link: India Test Squad against Sri Lanka)

He is about to continue his run of form. He has already scored 150 runs in the previous test match series against Bangladesh. Shikhar Dhawan is also
in great form with 173 runs against past test match series against Bangladesh. There is always a tough competition between the top order batsmen so, if you want to cement your place in the side you need to perform well, he added.

If we want survive the game, we need to act smart as a team to make plans and play accourding to that. It is going to be a great challenge for every batsman to show’s their reputation by perform consistent as possible as they can, he added.

Sri Lanka: There is a big blow in their batting lineup which, team has already lost their class batsman Mahela Jayawardene and about to lose another experienced class player Kumar Sangagara after the first test match against us. Overall we all are known that they are a challenging side in all formats even without their class batsmen. We already have a plan so, hopefully we are looking forward to win the test match series with (3-0), he said.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

India Test Squad for Sri Lanka Tour - SL vs IND

Team India squad for the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka.


The team is as follows:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Harbhajan Singh, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Varun Aaron.

 source: bcci.tv

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Sunil Narine an integral part of KKR: Gautam Gambhir | KKR vs MI, IPL 2015

Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir, IPL 2015

The past few months would have been tough for Sunil Narine. He had to give the World Cup a miss in an effort to remodel his action; this, after being reported for a suspect bowling action. To Narine’s credit, he has gone back to working out the basics, changed his action to a legitimate one and has now been cleared by the BCCI’s review committee to take part in KKR’s Pepsi IPL 2015 campaign. It is almost a no-brainer that Narine has been the nucleus of KKR’s bowling plans and captain Gautam Gambhir was visibly happy to have his ace spinner back in the side. 
Related News:
Mumbai Indians (MI) Squad IPL 8 - 2015
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad IPL 8 - 2015
Gambhir credited Narine for the effort he has put in over the past few months. “We were always very confident of him coming back and remodeling his action, especially after the test that he got done in Loughborough which was also an ICC testing center,” Gambhir said. 

“I am really happy for him. I have always felt and said in the past that he is an integral part of KKR and will always be an integral part of KKR. Hats off to him that he has changed and remodeled his action in such a short span of time. I believe, even if Sunil bowls a straight ball, he has always been an asset for us and will always be one. That is the confidence we have. Hopefully he can continue the success he has achieved for KKR.” 

When asked about Narine’s effectiveness with a remodeled action, Gambhir didn’t wish to pass on any judgments until match day, but he believed Narine’s mental toughness would come handy when he walks out to bowl against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday. “He is a quality player and a quality individual. He is a tough guy. All these things will come to his advantage because in such situations you need to be mentally tough to absorb whatever has happened. To come back in such a short span of time has shown how mentally tough he is. It is going to be an advantage when he comes and plays the game tomorrow.” 

KKR have a plethora of spinners in their line-up with the likes of Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav and new inclusions Brad Hogg and KC Cariappa, who has been termed as the mystery spinner to watch out for this season. Gambhir believed spinners have always been integral to KKR’s strategies and will play an effective role as the tournament progresses. 

“You want different spinners, there is no doubt about that. That is how we have based our entire team on. If you see most of the wickets in India, especially in the latter half of the tournament, it starts spinning and gripping and that has always been a strategy. I am happy that I have got resources and different options under my sleeve. It is always better to have a problem of plenty rather than a problem of not having many. When you have different options, you play different combinations. You have got all the bases covered.”

But did KKR try to stack up spinners in the auction as a backup for Sunil Narine? “We never thought that we wanted a backup spinner for Sunil. There can’t be a backup for him. I have always maintained that even if he bowls a straight ball, it is going to be a kind of advantage. That is the kind of aura and that is the kind of threat he has had on the opposition throughout in the last three years. Having other backups, not from the Sunil point of view, but someone who can complement Sunil will always be an advantage. We believe KC Cariappa can develop along with Sunil. Kuldeep would learn a lot from Brad Hogg and Cariappa can learn a lot from Sunil as well. Just watching them in the nets and talking to them will always help them grow as an individual and grow as a player. We have groomed our youngsters pretty well in the last two or three years and we will continue to do that in the future as well for the betterment of Indian cricket” Gambhir explained.

Elaborating on Cariappa’s inclusion in the side Gambhir said, “We never picked him from the point of view that he is going to be a match-winner for us. I can’t say much about him at the moment because I have not seen him bowl in a match. I don’t know how big a game changer he will be, but obviously he is different. We will see over the course of time and the tournament how he shapes up.” 

KKR kick-start their campaign at the Eden Gardens against Mumbai Indians and by the looks of it, the men in purple and gold looked pumped up and ready to go. “We have got enough confidence and firepower in our ranks to play good cricket. Come tomorrow, if we play our best, it is going to be very difficult for the opposition to beat us, not only Mumbai Indians, but other opponents as well. We are pretty confident, but we are not over confident. We fear no one,” Gambhir said. 

courtesy: iplt20.com


Mumbai Indians look for a positive start | KKR vs MI, IPL 2015

Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma, IPL 2015

The Mumbai Indians know what it feels like to be IPL champions. Having clinched the coveted title in 2013 and after failing to defend the title the following year, Mumbai Indians are keen to make a telling statement as they gear up for a fresh start in 2015. The team went full throttle in their practice session at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on the eve of their first game against the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Ricky Ponting, who is now donning the role of the coach, was seen keeping a close eye on the preparations of his players ahead of the marquee clash on Wednesday. 
Related News:
Mumbai Indians (MI) Squad IPL 8 - 2015
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad IPL 8 - 2015
Batting legend and Mumbai Indians' icon Sachin Tendulkar also had a few words of wisdom for the players. Having Sachin on the sidelines was a huge boost according to Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. "We were discussing the strategy for tomorrow's game and Sachin was sharing his thoughts on the same," Sharma said. "He has been an integral part of the Mumbai Indians family ever since he started playing for MI and he continues to be. Whenever we need him he is always there for us," he added. 

Talking about their opening match, Rohit believed it would be very important to start well. "It will be important to start the game really well. We have to start well whether we bat or bowl first. It is a very important game. The first game of the season is crucial. It is important that you start well, take that momentum into the next game and perform to your best. A winning momentum gives you lot of confidence and helps you build on your strengths.

"It is a long tournament. You have to break it in parts and then decide what is best for the team and how you want to go about your strategies. You always have a chance to comeback, but as a team you don't want to be in that situation where you have to think of coming back again and again which is not easy." 

KKR, playing at home, do appear to have a slight upper-hand considering the fact that they know the conditions well. Traditionally, they have banked on their spin department to thrive on the pitch conditions at the Eden Gardens and on Wednesday it could be no different. Rohit and company were ready for the challenge at hand. "Playing at Eden Gardens is always a challenge. But I guess every team will do what is best for their team and try to make use of the home advantage which is what KKR are doing. I see no reason why a team shouldn't use home advantage. KKR is doing the same. They play according to their strengths and prepare wickets according to their strengths which is fair. 

"When you are away from home, it is important to understand that all odds will be against you. Every time we have walked out at Eden Gardens, we have always felt confident. We have done well and played some good cricket here."

Rohit himself has fond memories of Eden Gardens. After all it was at this venue that he scored his mountainous record breaking ODI knock of 264 against Sri Lanka and he looked to bank on it while walking out to bat tomorrow. "You don't break records every day. I feel that innings I played here will definitely be in my mind. Going into the game (tomorrow) that confidence will be there. I know the conditions well and have an idea as to what to expect from the wicket. It has been a long time since that knock and I would like to stay in the present which is very important for me and my team."

Sharma was also aware of KKR's batting depth and reckoned his bowling unit had to put forward their 'A' game when it came to restricting KKR's batting prowess. "We need to focus on our bowling strengths. They have good depth in batting and have a long batting line-up. We will make our strategies and try to execute them on the ground. We know what their batsmen can do and we will try to make it tough for them." 

KKR are also boosted by the arrival of Sunil Narine who is back in the side after remodeling his action. Narine quite naturally has been a huge threat for most opposition in the IPL over the years, but Sharma refused to solely focus on the 'Narine-factor'. "There will be 16 more overs to be bowled at us which are also going to be crucial. We have to look at their overall bowling unit which looks very good. We will focus on the bowling unit rather than one person," he said. 

courtesy: iplt20.com

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar wants another magical season | IPL 2015

Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar

Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar exuded confidence that his team will continue the rich form from last season where they finished as the runners-up in Pepsi IPL 2014. Bangar believed that the balance of the team is the key. (Also See: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Squad IPL 8 - 2015)

“Last year was a good season for us and we would want to carry on the winning spree this season as well,” Bangar said on the sidelines of KXIP’s pre-season camp in Pune. “We have a well balanced team and the entire coaching staff is positive about the team’s performance.

"As a part of this camp, we will focus towards working on the strengths and improvement areas of the players and look forward to a great tournament.”

KXIP will start their preparations for the eighth edition of the tournament with a camp at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) International Stadium in Pune.

The players likely to join the camp are Beuren Hendricks, Parvinder Awana, Wriddhiman Saha, Anureet Singh, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Sharma, Nikhil Naik and Yogesh Gowalkar.

Former India opener Virender Sehwag along with Manan Vohra, Murali Vijay and other international players will join the team from Saturday onwards.

Punjab’s head coach Sanjay Bangar, fielding coach R. Sridhar and bowling coach Joe Dawes will be present at the ground to mentor the players.

courtesy: iplt20.com

Friday, 3 April 2015

Alfonso Thomas appointed fast bowling coach for Delhi Daredevils | IPL 2015

Alfonso Thomas appointed fast bowling coach for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2015

Delhi Daredevils on Thursday announced that former South African pace bowler Alfonso Thomas has joined the squad to work with the fast bowlers during the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 season. (Also See: Delhi Daredevils‬ (DD) Squad IPL 8 - 2015)

Thomas, considered to be one of the the world’s best T20 bowlers, will work with the pace bowlers in the Delhi Daredevils squad on a short-term contract. During his time, Thomas will share his vast experience of bowling in the T20 format across the world.

Speaking on the appointment, Gary Kirsten, Delhi Daredevils Head Coach said: “We are delighted to secure the services of Alfonso. His knowledge of bowling in T20 cricket is excellent. We are hopeful that he will share his experience and expertise with our group of young and experienced bowlers. We welcome him wholeheartedly to the group as we begin the journey for this season.”

A right-arm paceman, Thomas, too is excited about joining the Delhi Daredevils squad and be a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) once again.

“I have enjoyed my time as a player in the IPL. It is therefore very special for me to be working with Delhi Daredevils squad. When the call came through from Gary, I jumped at the opportunity. I am looking forward to share all that I have learnt. The squad has a number of experienced bowlers like Zaheer Khan and Albie Morkel, along side promising talents like Mohammed Shami, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Gurinder Sandhu. It is an exciting opportunity for me to work with this group.”

Thomas is still an active player and has featured in 214 T20 games across the world. He has picked 248 wickets at an average of 21.56 with an economy rate of 7.41 and a strike rate of 17.4. Thomas has featured in the IPL for Pune Warriors.

“I have learnt from my experience across the world that bowling in the T20 format maybe tough, but if you do the basics well you can earn success. This is my first major opportunity to share experience as a coach. I have played in the tournament before so it will help us draw up plans accordingly. I have played with most of the guys so settling in with the squad will be fairly easy. I will do all that I can to help Gary and the boys,” added Thomas.

Delhi Daredevils’ first match will be in Chennai against Chennai Super Kings on 9 April. The first home match for Delhi Daredevils will be on 12 April against Rajasthan Royals.

courtesy: iplt20.com

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Royal Challengers Bangalore's Mitchell Starc to miss IPL | Indian Premier League 2015

Royal Challengers Bangalore's Mitchell Starc to miss IPL

Royal Challengers Bangalore will start Pepsi IPL 2015 without their star fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who is nursing a knee injury post his Man of the Tournament winning performance in the 2015 ICC World Cup. (Also See: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squad IPL 8 - 2015)

Starc picked 22 wickets in the World Cup at an average of 10.18 and played a significant role in winning Australia their fifth world title. (Also See: ICC Cricket World Cup - 2015)

The left-arm pacer is currently down with a niggle in his left knee and will be assessed by the Cricket Australia medical staff after a short period of recovery.

"Mitchell had some knee soreness during the latter stages of the World Cup," Australian physio, Alex Kountouris was quoted as saying on Cricket Australia’s official website.

"He will have a short period off to rest and recover, before being reassessed by CA medical staff. We estimate his recovery time will be between two-three weeks."

The 24-year-old Aussies speedster will join RCB in the middle of the IPL depending on his recovery and rehabilitation.

courtesy: bcci.tv

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Squad IPL 8 - 2015

IPL 8: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Players List 2015

SRH-IPL8

Total 13 Players has been retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad before Auction process of IPL 2015. Ten Indian Players: Shikhar Dhawan, Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chama Milind, Ishant Sharma, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha, Parveez Rasool, Ricky Bhui and Three Overseas player: Dale Steyn (SA), David Warner (Aus) and Moises Henriques (Aus) has been already selected for IPL 8 Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad before Auction process. Remaining Squad has been completed by Auction process.

SRH Released Players for 2015: Aaron Finch, Amit Mishra, Amit Paunikar, Brendan Taylor, Darren Sammy, Irfan Pathan, Jason Holder, Manprit Juneja, Prasanth Parameswaran, Srikkanth Anirudha, Venugopal Rao.

City: Hyderabad, Telangana
Founded: 2013
Home ground: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (Capacity: 55,000)
Secondary home ground: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium (Capacity: 38,000)
Owner(s): SUN TV Network
Head Coach: Tom Moody
Captain: David Warner
IPL Best: 2013 Playoffs
Batsman:
David Warner (Australia) (c)
Kevin Pietersen (England)
Eoin Morgan (England)
Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
Ravi Bopara (England)
Shikhar Dhawan (India)
Hanuma Vihari (India)
Ricky Bhui (India)

Wicketkeeper:
KL Rahul (India)
Naman Ojha (India)

All Rounders:
Parvez Rasool (India)
Laxmi Ratan Shukla (India)
Prasanth Padmanabhan (India)
Moises Henriques (Australia)

Bowlers:
Trent Boult (New Zealand)
Dale Steyn (South Africa)
Siddarth Kaul (India)
Chama Milind (India)
Praveen Kumar (India)
Ashish Reddy (India)
Karn Sharma (India)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)
Ishant Sharma (India)

Support Staffs:
Thomas Masson Moody (Coach)
Simon Grant Helmot (Assistant Coach)
Krish Srikkanth (Mentor)
VVS Laxman (Mentor)
Waqar Younis (Bowling Coach)
Theo Kapakoulakis (Physiotherapist)
Sankapani (Team Manager)
Jade Roberts (Trainer)

Honours

Year Indian Premier League Champions League Twenty20
2013 Playoffs Group stage
2014 Group stage Did Not Qualify


Other Pepsi IPL T20 2015 Squads for IPL season 8

CSK
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DD
Delhi Daredevils Logo
KXIP
Kings XI Punjab Logo
KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders Logo
MI
Mumbai Indians Logo
RR
Rajasthan Royals Logo
RCB
Royal Challengers Logo
SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad Logo
IPL 2015 Season 8 Match Schedule
Pepsi IPL Player Auction 2015 - Sold Players List


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squad IPL 8 - 2015

IPL 8: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Players List 2015

RCB-IPL8

Total 17 Players has been retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore before Auction process of IPL 2015. Twelve Indian Players: Virat Kohli, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Vijay Zol, Yogesh Takawale, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Ashoke Dinda, Sandeep Warrier, Manvinder Bisla, Iqbal Abdullah, Mandeep Singh and Five Overseas player: AB deVillers (SA), Chris Gayle (WI), Mitchell Starc (Aus), Nic Maddinson (Aus) and Rilee Rossouw (SA) has been already selected for IPL 8 Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad before Auction process. Remaining Squad has been completed by Auction process.

RCB Released Players for 2015: Albie Morkel, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ravi Rampaul, Sachin Rana, Shadab Jakati, Tanmay Mishra, Yuvraj Singh.

City: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Founded: 2008
Home ground: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Capacity: 36,760)
Owner(s): Royal Challengers Sports Private Ltd
Head Coach: Daniel Vettori
Captain: Virat Kohli
IPL Best: 2009, 2011 Finalist
CLT20 Best: 2011 Runners Up

Batsman:
Virat Kohli (India) (c)
Vijay Zol (India)
Subramaniam Badrinath (India)
Sarfaraz Naushad Khan (India)
Shshir Bhavane (India)
Nic Maddinson (Australia)
Rilee Rossouw (South Africa)

Wicketkeeper:
AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Yogesh Takawale (India)
Dinesh Karthik (India)
Manvinder Bisla (India)

All Rounders:
Sayed Iqbal Abdullah (India)
Mandeep Singh (India)
Jalaj Saxena (India)
Chris Gayle (West Indies)
Darren Sammy (West Indies)
David Wiese (South Africa)

Bowlers:
Adam Milne (New Zealand)
Sean Abbott (Australia)
Mitchell Starc (Australia)
Ashok Dinda (India)
Sandeep Warrier (India)
Harshal Patel (India)
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal (India)
Abu Nechim Ahmed (India)
Varun Aaron (India)

Support Staffs:
Daniel Vettori (Head Coach)
Brijesh Patel (Head - Cricket Operations)
Bharat Arun (Assistant Coach)
Russel Adams (VP-Commercial Operations & Cricket Academy)
Trent Woodhill (Batting and fielding Coach)
Allan Donald (Bowling Coach)
Evan Speechly (Physiotherapist)
Shankar Basu (Strength and Conditioning Coach)
Avinash Vaidya (Team and Cricket Operations Manager)
Ramesh Mane (Acupressure Masseur)

Honours

Year Indian Premier League Champions League Twenty20
2008 Group stage Did Not Qualify
2009 Runners-up League Stage
2010 Semifinalists Semifinalists
2011 Runners-up Runners-up
2012 Group stage Did Not Qualify
2013 Group stage Did Not Qualify
2014 Group stage Did Not Qualify


Other Pepsi IPL T20 2015 Squads for IPL season 8

CSK
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DD
Delhi Daredevils Logo
KXIP
Kings XI Punjab Logo
KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders Logo
MI
Mumbai Indians Logo
RR
Rajasthan Royals Logo
RCB
Royal Challengers Logo
SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad Logo
IPL 2015 Season 8 Match Schedule
Pepsi IPL Player Auction 2015 - Sold Players List


Rajasthan Royals (RR) Squad IPL 8 - 2015

IPL 8: Rajasthan Royals (RR) Players List 2015

RR-IPL8

Total 19 Players has been retained by Rajasthan Royals before Auction process of IPL 2015. Thirteen Indian Players: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Abhishek Nayar, Ankit Nagendra Sharma, Deepak Hooda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dishant Yagnik, Karun Nair, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Rajat Bhatia, Vikramjeet Malik and Six Overseas player: Shane Watson (Aus), James Faulkner (Aus), Kane Richardson (Aus), Steven Smith (Aus), Ben Cutting (Aus) and Tim Southee (NZ) has been already selected for IPL 8 Rajasthan Royals Squad before Auction process. Remaining Squad has been completed by Auction process.

RR Released Players for 2015: Amit Mishra, Ankush Bains, Brad Hodge.

City: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Founded: 2008
Home ground: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur (Capacity: 30,000)
Secondary home ground: Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad (Capacity: 54,000)
Owner(s): Jaipur IPL Cricket Private Ltd
Head Coach: Paddy Upton
Captain: Shane Watson
IPL Best: 2008 Winner
CLT20 Best: 2013 Runners Up

Batsman:
Ajinkya Rahane (India)
Karun Nair (India)

Wicketkeeper:
Sanju Samson (India)
Dishant Yagnik (India)

All Rounders:
Stuart Roger Binny (India)
Abhishek Nayar (India)
Rajat Bhatia (India)
Rahul Tewatia (India)
Pardeep Sahua (India)
Sagar Trivedi (India)
Shane Watson (Australia)
James Faulkner (Australia)
Steven Smith (Australia)
Christopher Morris (South Africa)

Bowlers:
Dhawal Kulkarni (India)
Pravin Tambe (India)
Deepak Hooda (India)
Vikramjeet Malik (India)
Ankit Nagendra Sharma (India)
Dinesh Salunkhe (India)
Barinder Singh Saran (India)
Ben Cutting (Australia)
Tim Southee (New Zealand)
Kane Richardson (Australia)
Juan Theron (South Africa)

Support Staffs:
Rahul Dravid (Chief mentor)
Paddy Upton (Head coach)
Monty Desai (Assistant coach)
Zubin Bharucha (Technical director)
John Gloster (Physiotherapist)
Arjun Dev (Team manager)
Romi Bhinder (Logistics Manager)
Panish Shetty (Team Analyst)

Honours

Year Indian Premier League Champions League Twenty20
2008 Champions Cancelled (Qualified)
2009 Group stage Did Not Qualify
2010 Group stage Did Not Qualify
2011 Group stage Did Not Qualify
2012 Group stage Did Not Qualify
2013 Play-offs Runners Up
2014 Group stage Did Not Qualify


Other Pepsi IPL T20 2015 Squads for IPL season 8

CSK
Chennai Super Kings Logo
DD
Delhi Daredevils Logo
KXIP
Kings XI Punjab Logo
KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders Logo
MI
Mumbai Indians Logo
RR
Rajasthan Royals Logo
RCB
Royal Challengers Logo
SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad Logo
IPL 2015 Season 8 Match Schedule
Pepsi IPL Player Auction 2015 - Sold Players List


Monday, 30 March 2015

JP Duminy captain for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2015

Image Courtesy: delhidaredevils.com 

Delhi Daredevils have appointed JP Duminy as their captain for the upcoming IPL season. JP Duminy, is an experienced cricketer who made his debut in international cricket in 2004. He has been an integral part of the South African national team. (Also See: Delhi Daredevils (DD) Squad IPL 8 - 2015)

JP Duminy said, “I’m grateful for the support and belief from the franchisee. It’s an absolute privilege to lead such a talented mix of players. I am excited about the season ahead and sincerely hope, we will be able to turn around the fortunes of DD in the upcoming IPL season”.

Gary Kirsten, head coach: “JP is the right choice to lead the team for the upcoming season.He has the necessary experience and demeanour to take the team forward. I have seen him progress and mature as a player and leader through the years with the South African national team. I look- forward to working with him in the upcoming IPL season”.

Hemant Dua, CEO Delhi Daredevils: “We at the franchisee believe JP Duminy is the right choice to lead the Delhi Daredevils team. He has the necessary credentials and his track record is a proof of his experience. He is a composed individual and well respected by his teammates and peers. We at Delhi Daredevils are confident that under his guidance and leadership we will have a great IPL 2015 season”.

courtesy: bcci.tv

Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha join Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2015

Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha join Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2015

Defending champions, Kolkata Knight Riders, had to make two changes to their squad a few days ahead of the 2015 season of the Indian Premier League due to injuries to Jimmy Neesham and Chris Lynn. (Also See: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad IPL 8 - 2015)

Veteran cricketer Azhar Mahmood has come into the side for Neesham while Johan Botha has been brought in for Lynn.

During Queensland's Sheffield Sheild game against South Australia, Lynn suffered a hamstring injury which has caused him to miss the forthcoming season of IPL. He was retained by KKR but now has to make way for South African all-rounder, Botha. The 32-year old experienced campaigner was bought for his base price, INR 1,00,00,000. 

New Zealand all-rounder, Neesham too had to pull out of the eight edition of the T20 tournament due to injury. He has apologised to his fans on twitter for not being able to participate in the forthcoming season of the T20 league. His replacement, Mahmood, was inducted into the squad for the base price of INR 50,00,000. The England based all-rounder played for Kings XI Punjab earlier and brings with him loads of experience in to the KKR camp.

source: iplt20.com

Mumbai Indians (MI) Squad IPL 8 - 2015

IPL 8: Mumbai Indians (MI) Players List 2015

MI-IPL8

Total 16 Players has been retained by Mumbai Indians before Auction process of IPL 2015. Ten Indian Players: Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Pawan Suyal, Shreyas Gopal, Unmukt Chand, R Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel and Six Overseas player: Corey Anderson (NZ), Lendl Simmons (WI), Josh Hazlewood (Aus), Keiron Pollard (WI), Lasith Malinga (SL) and Marchant de Lange (SA) has been already selected for IPL 8 Mumbai Indians Squad before Auction process. Remaining Squad has been completed by Auction process.

MI Released Players for 2015: Michael Hussey, Praveen Kumar, Ben Dunk, Pragyan Ojha, Jalaj Saxena, Krismar Santokie, Sushant Marathe, Apoorv Wankhade, Zaheer Khan, C.M. Gautam.

City: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founded: 2008
Home ground: Wankhede Stadium (Capacity: 35,341)
Secondary home ground: Brabourne Stadium (Capacity: 30,000)
Owner(s): Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd (RIIHL), Teesta Retail Pvt Ltd
Head Coach: Ricky Ponting
Captain: Rohit Sharma
IPL Best: 2013 Winner
CLT20 Best: 2011 Winner, 2013 Winner

Batsman:
Rohit Sharma (India) (c)
Unmukt Chand (India)
Lendl Simmons (West Indies)
Aaron Finch (Australia)
Aiden Blizzard (Australia)

Wicketkeeper:
Aditya Tare (India)
Ambati Rayudu (India)
Parthiv Patel (India)

Bowlers:
Harbhajan Singh (India)
R Vinay Kumar (India)
Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Pawan Suyal (India)
Pragyan Ojha (India)
Shreyas Gopal (India)
Akshay Wakhare (India)
Abhimanyu Mithun (India)
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Josh Hazlewood (Australia)
Marchant De Lange (South Africa)
Mitchell McClenaghan Nea Zealand)

All Rounders:
Corey Anderson (New Zealand)
Kieron Pollard (West Indies)
Jagadeesha Suchitch (India)
Siddhesh Dinesh Lad (India)
Nitish Rana (India)
Hardik Pandya (India)

Support Staffs:
Ricky Ponting (Head Coach)
Robin Singh (Assistant and Batting coach)
Shane Bond (Bowling Coach)
Jonty Rhodes (Fielding Coach)
Sachin Tendulkar (Mentor)
Anil Kumble (Chief mentor)
John Wright (Youth development and talent scout)
Dr Nitin Patel (Physio)
Paul Chapman (Trainer)
Kinita Kadakia Patel (Nutritionist)
Robert Gibson (Masseur)
Dhananja (Video analyst)

Honours

Year Indian Premier League Champions League Twenty20
2008 Group stage Did Not Qualify
2009 Group stage Did Not Qualify
2010 Runners-up Group stage
2011 Play-offs Champions
2012 Playoffs Group stage
2013 Champions Champions
2014 Playoffs Qualifier stage


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