Tag Archives: IPL

Patel puts England Test ambition ahead of the IPL

Samit Patel is set to forgo a lucrative contract in the Indian Premier League in a bid to win a place in the England Test team. The Nottinghamshire all-rounder’s representatives held talks with several franchises ahead of the auction to … Continue reading

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Saville says Willoughby signing “just what Essex need”

Essex cricket committee chairman Graham Saville is delighted with the signing of Charl Willoughby who is expected to form a tireless new ball partnership with David Masters for the 2012 campaign. “David Masters was the leading wicket-taker in the country … Continue reading

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Guptill puts Derbyshire return above IPL cash

Martin Guptill has opted for a second spell with Derbyshire instead of seeking a share of Indian Premier League riches. The New Zealand opening batsman was a successful and popular recruit as overseas player for the second half of last … Continue reading

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Mascarenhas aims for full Hampshire four-day future

Dimi Mascarenhas believes he will be available to play regularly in the LV County Championship next season.   Mascarenhas, 33, is still feeling his way back from the Achilles tear he sustained at last year’s Indian Premier League.   But he has been … Continue reading

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‘I want to fulfil my IPL dreams’: Darren Stevens

Kent’s Darren Stevens hopes runs and wickets for the Spitfires will finally help catch the eye of the IPL franchise holders and fulfil a dream of plying his undoubted Twenty20 skills on the world stage. The day after taking career-best … Continue reading

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India are lost and ill-prepared: Dileep Premachandran

Even after achieving the No.1 ranking, India have endured a few beatings. South Africa handed out two in 2010, first in Nagpur and then at Centurion. But you have to go back a very long time, to the disastrous Australia … Continue reading

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Indian board block Leicestershire bid to sign Pathan

Leicestershire have been forced to drop their interest in Irfan Pathan after failing to obtain clearance for the India all-rounder to play for them in this season’s Friends Life t20. The county had agreed terms with Pathan but the deal … Continue reading

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Morgan right choice, but what about Cardiff?

England have made exactly the right decision in selecting Eoin Morgan ahead of Ravi Bopara for the No 6 batting position in the opening Test against Sri Lanka. In my view the easier call would have been to pick Bopara, … Continue reading

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CMJ: Young county thrusters jostle for England chance

The forecasters predicted that the Royal Wedding would have the sort of effect that the first day of the cricket season once did, guaranteeing at least some rainfall after a drought. Not for the first time, they were wrong but … Continue reading

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CMJ: World Cup tournament still wide open

So now we know. After a protracted first phase, far too long, yes, but also far more interesting than in the previous World Cup in the Caribbean, the eight senior Test nations will duly compete for the biggest prize in … Continue reading

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