Archive for the ‘IPL’ Category

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The Odd Couple. At the Death. Malinga and Bumrah

March 30, 2019

Sharda Ugra, in ESPNcricinfo, with inputs from Andrew Fidel Fernando, in article entitled Mali & Boom, a match made in bowling heaven”

Mali and Boom look like they have emerged from different sporting planets. Mali is chunky, lumbering and slowing down at 35. Boom posts Twitter pictures of his six-pack and, at 25, is a rocket heading into cricket’s stardom stratosphere. Mali has been there and done that, an adoring dad of two, who assiduously ensures that his curls are always gold-tinted. Boom, a bachelor of close crop, neat beard and zero visible tattoos, has said in public that he would rather go bald than do that.

Malinga and Bumrah, united by their distinctive unorthodoxy BCCI

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Most Wickets–Best Bowlers–IPL

May 24, 2018

Andrew Tye at the head with most wickets plus plus

Jasprit Bumrah has the best econonomy rate

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IPL Premier Round Standings … The Best Teams being ….

May 24, 2018

Indian Premier League Table – 2018

not the time or place for a good snore really!

Team M W L T N/R PT NRR FOR Against
1Sunrisers Hyderabad 14 9 5 0 0 18 0.284 2230/273.3 2193/278.4
2Chennai Super Kings 14 9 5 0 0 18 0.253 2488/275.3 2433/277.1
3Kolkata Knight Riders 14 8 6 0 0 16 -0.070 2363/265.1 2425/270.0
4Rajasthan Royals 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.250 2130/255.3 2141/249.2
5Mumbai Indians 14 6 8 0 0 12 0.317 2380/278.4 2282/277.3
6Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 6 8 0 0 12 0.129 2322/264.4 2383/275.4
7Kings XI Punjab 14 6 8 0 0 12 -0.502 2210/268.4 2259/258.5
8Delhi Daredevils 14 5 9 0 0 10 -0.222 2297/258.0 2304/252.3

Standings are updated with the completion of each game.

Glossary

  • M: The number of matches played.
  • W: The number of matches won.
  • L: The number of matches lost.
  • T: The number of matches tied.
  • N/R: The number of matches abandoned.
  • PT: Number of points awarded.
  • NRR: Net Run Rate
Win – 2 points
No Result – 1 point
Tied – 1 point*** Tied (where it was not possible to complete a Super Over at the end of play or where the Super Over itself is tied)

League stage

*** If points are equal, the team with the most wins will be placed in the higher position.
*** If there are teams with equal points and equal wins, the team with the higher net run rate will be placed in the higher position.
*** If still equal, then the team with the higher number of wickets taken per fair balls bowled in the matches played in which results were achieved will be placed in the higher position.
*** If still equal then the team position will be determined by drawing lots.

Play-off matches

If any of the Final, the Eliminator, Qualifier 1 or Qualifier 2 matches are tied, or there is no result, the following shall apply…

*** Teams shall compete in a Super Over to determine the winner.
*** If conditions do not permit a Super Over within the time available or if the Super Over is tied, then the team which, at the end of the relevant regular Season, finished in the higher position in the League table will be deemed the winner of the relevant play-off match.

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The IPL Roller-Coaster: Many IFs … Now, 19th May

May 19, 2018

S Rajesh of ESPNcricinfo, May 2018 –-where the title is  IPL playoff qualification scenarios – Five teams fight for two spots

With four league games to go, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings have already qualified for the playoffs, while five other teams are fighting for the last two spots. ESPNcricinfo looks at how the qualification scenarios will be affected by the results of Saturday’s games between Rajasthan Royals (12 points, -0.403 Net Run Rate) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (12 points, 0.264 NRR), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (18 points, 0.319 NRR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (14 points, -0.091 NRR).

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Enter Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal: All of 17 plus Years and in IPL

May 13, 2018

Sandeep Lamichhane     

Born August 2, 2000, Syangja ….. Current age 17 years 284 days

Major teams Nepal, Delhi Daredevils, Kowloon Cantons,Nepal Under-19s

Playing role Bowler ……..Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Sandeep Lamichhane

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Surprises and Losers at the IPL Auction 2018

January 29, 2018

Indian Express News Item, http://indianexpress.com/photos/sports-gallery/ipl-auction-2018-live-player-price-sold-5041190/

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Before: Sri Lankans in the IPL Auction

January 29, 2018

S. Venkat Narayan, in Sunday Island, 28 January 2018
As many as 578 players from 13 cricketing nations are taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction that kicked off in Bengaluru in Karnataka state on Saturday. Eighteen of them are Sri Lankan. Pakistanis do not figure in the list of players trying their luck in the world’s richest cricket tournament. An original pool of 1122 has been trimmed down to 578 cricketers. Of these, 360 are Indian: 62 capped and 298 uncapped. The rest overseas players. The list includes 182 capped, 34 uncapped and two Associates players.

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