Rajasthan Royals' Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the IPL 2021 as he suffered a broken left-hand finger injury in a match against Punjab Kings on April 12. The all-rounder sustained the injury while diving forward to take a catch of Chris Gayle. As per sources, Stokes is being assessed by Royals' medical staff and will stay with the squad to provide "support and inputs off the field".
Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli on March 16 equalled New Zealand's Kane Williamson’s record of scoring most half-centuries as captain (11) in T20Is. With total 27 T20I half-centuries, Kohli also reached 10 instances of scoring two consecutive half-centuries, surpassing Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum having six each. Kohli hammered back-to-back 50s after four years as he scored 73* and 77* in second and third match… read-more
In an important game against Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab's Jamaican southpaw Chris Gayle got fined 10% of the match fee for a Level 1 breach of 'IPL Code of Conduct'. When he was on 99, the fourth ball of twentieth over bowled by Jofra Archer shattered his timbers with a toe-cracking yorker. Disgruntled with the way and timing of getting out, the 'Universe Boss' tried to hit the ground hard with his bat, but it slipped off his hand and… read-more
In probably the most crucial league game of IPL-13, Rajasthan Royals' united performance eclipsed Kings XI Punjab by 7 wickets. Chasing 186, Royals got a good start as 26-ball 50-run from English southpaw Stokes put them on track. Next to join the party, Sanju Samson went hard after bowlers and scored quick 48 of 25 balls before getting run out. Later, the rest of the runs were hurriedly stowed by overseas pair of Smith and Buttler as they… read-more
Gayle storm in Sharjah helped Kings XI Punjab easily climb up to the fourth spot in the points table after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders. Winning the toss, Punjab smartly decided to chase the target. After losing three top-order batsmen for mere 10 runs, Kolkata tried to regain the ground with Eoin Morgan and Shubman Gill anchoring the scorecard. However, the game was dragged away from the reach of Kolkata after Ravi Bishnoi broke the… read-more
With a five wicket win over Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab have beaten the three table-toppers - RCB, MI and DC - in their last three encounters and scaled to 5th spot. Chasing a below-par target of 164, Kings did not start well as their 'Orange-capped' skipper KL Rahul got out soon. Later, the Gayle storm started well but was bamboozled by Ashwin. However, calypso-king Nicholas Pooran kept the scoreboard ticking coupled with playing glam-… read-more
Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians in the second match of Super-Sunday October 18, which ended Monday October 19 just because there were two super-overs to decide the fate. Chasing a target of 176 runs, Punjab was once again anchored by KL Rahul (77 off 53 balls) with quick-fixes from Pooran and Hooda. But, Mumbai's Boult did not let them score the 9 needed from the last over; hence, the match tied. For super-over, the Kings' were contained… read-more
IPL has witnessed many players with unique style of celebrations that are loved by the audience too. A new such addition is Sheldon Cottrell. In its second match, IPL 2020 got another interesting cricketer who is known for his post-wicket celebrations. In the pre-match huddle of Kings XI Punjab, Chris Gayle gave cap to Sheldon Cottrell and a very familiar salute to his Jamaican teammate. Cottrell, who has been bought by Punjab for a king-size… read-more