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He couldn't quite live up to the million-dollar price tag in the Indian Premier Leage (IPL) last season but after a spectacular debut for Kings XI Punjab this year, Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell says the "relaxed atmosphere" in his new team will help him be a consistent performer.
Virat Kohli praised Yuvraj Singh for his unbeaten 52 in the Indian Premier League match against Delhi Daredevils. The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper lashed out against the previous criticism of the south-paw and said players of Yuvraj's stature need to be backed.
Yuvraj Singh, who received criticism from some quarters for his slow batting during India's loss against Sri Lanka in the recent World T20 in Bangladesh, struck form with a brilliant unbeaten half century as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their opening Indian Premier League match.
N Srinivasan, who had ignored repeated calls for his resignation from the post of BCCI president, has been stripped of his presidential powers by the Supreme Court till he is cleared of alleged wrongdoings in the scandal. His predecessor Shashank Manohar believes the BCCI lacks leaders who can oppose him.
David Miller, who made waves after smashing 101 off 38 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore last year, will play a key role in deciding the fortunes of Kings XI, which also have the likes of Virender Sehwag, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mitchell Johnson, Glen Maxwell and captain George Bailey.
After a dismal showing in the ICC World Twenty20 final that led to criticism from fans and former cricketers, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh is banking on the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League to make a statement, where he will be representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - All clients please note that as a result of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's decision to exclude news agencies working only in the photographic medium from covering its events, Reuters will not be reporting on BCCI events. We will not, therefore, be providing text or photographic coverage of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament that starts this week in the United Arab Emirates.