Players from the Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals, the latter having practiced late on Wednesday evening, finished breakfast and sauntered around the hotel. Some returned to their rooms to catch a quick nap, others met their Mumbai friends and relatives in the foyer, handing over tickets or passes to the night's game.
Sreesanth's career has never been far away from controversies despite possessing the talent and skill as a swing bowler. He has come a long way since his international debut in 2005 but the tag has remained stuck.
With a hyper-active personality, hitting headlines was child's play for him. He also had problems with Kerala cricket administrators and, at one point of time, there was speculation that Sreesanth could leave Kerala and play for some other state.
Spot-fixing is betting on the result of a certain ball or over, or the performance of an individual player, rather than the result of a match. It may or may not affect the eventual outcome of the match but does impact the scorecard. The bookies are not worried about the outcome of the match; they fix ball-by-ball and it is a lucrative business.
From being a first-class hero in Sri Lanka to being called for a questionable action while on tour to England to earning US$ 625,000 in the IPL auctions, it's been an interesting journey for Senanayake.
The express South African speedster Dale Steyn does not play to win the heart of a batsman. The world's numero uno pacer has his eyes only on the stumps. It's always Bulls' eye for him.
The stadium here is modern and wonderfully atmospheric, and there was no disguising the enthusiasm of the crowd that queued up in blast-furnace afternoon heat.
Why are two world class spinners sitting on the bench? Bowling weakness may wreck Bangalore's chances of making the top four of IPL 2013, feel NDTV experts Farokh Engineer and Dean Jones.
Retired Indian Test umpire Dara Dotiwalla says Viv Richards was plumb LBW at 1983 Delhi Test in light of master batsman's comments to the contrary. The West Indian had said earlier that the dismissal was appalling and that it could have been fixed.
Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper says he does not know how to be diplomatic or subtle. So, being selected India is a challenge that Gambhir is ready for.
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