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Raina in Great Form, Hit 6 sixes in IPL practice match

The fascinating T-20 cricket championship is not far now with 4 and a half days to go on. Only 112 hours to go from now for the IPL 2019 to start. The state of high-temperature is on with the start of IPL practice match. Yes, the individual practice match has been started for different teams in their home ground. It is the day of Raina who hit a half-century assists with 6 sixes. He has given indication before the first match of IPL of CSK against RCB.

The highest run scorer of the IPL until the date and the Chennai Super Kings hard hitter batsman Suresh Raina is prepared for the first half of the season. For now, he is looking positive in the form. While playing the first IPL practice match, all the batsmen were in pretty good form. The match was played between the Chennai players only and performing the 2 sides namely Bowling Lions and Batting Lions. The aim of this practice match was to see and analyze how the team players are performing after the one week of session practice. So, bowlers were there to show their capability while batsmen were to depict their ways of playing.

Chennai Super Kings: IPL practice match

Six players were on each side. Bowling side consisting of Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma and Chaitanya Bishnoi.  Batting side includes Suresh Raina, Murli Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Dhruv Shorey, Rituraj Gaekwad and N Jagadeesan. As a fan what is good to see and to hear was that Raina has in him still a hard hitter. His performance shows his positivity towards the game.


IPL practice match

However, the best performance was given by Deepak Chahar and Harbhajan Singh. Chahar took 1 wicket conceding 27 runs in 4 overs while Bhajji yields 1 wicket giving away 23 runs in his maximum 4 overs. Moreover, Shardul took 2 wickets with the economy 11.1. In the IPL practice match, Raina scored 56 runs while Rayudu too scores a good knock of 40 in 23 balls. The 26-yr old Dhruv Shorey show classic work hitting 43 runs in 23 balls with 3 sixes. Finally, batsmen did well putting up the massive 199 runs on the board. It can be clearly seen as a win for batsmen of Batting Lions.

In this 12th edition of IPL, one time more CSK will be lead by MS Dhoni. It is the defending champions and also the prediction of this year’s champion is over Chennai. Moreover, their team has more experienced players in comparison to young players. For applauding its team, fans in large number are coming to see them regularly in the stadium. In practice match also, people were there in large number which shows respect for the team and it’s a big advantage for the team before entering into the first IPL game.

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Dhoni Arrived for IPL 2019 in Chennai

MS Dhoni, the Thalaivaa, has entered in his reign. Dhoni Fans be ready for this season’s banging performance as the Chennai Team has arrived in its home town. Whatever the reasons, for him Chennai is distinctive. Moreover, for many reasons he may remember as Master or demigod. With his captivating performance in the field or outside he has been in talks in some Tamil movies also. With the time passing, the CSK skipper, 37-yr old, has many marvels to show. Last year, after 2 years of returning in the IPL, he with his errorless decisions made the team triumph. 2018 was the 3rd win for Chennai Super Kings.

Dhoni can be seen as wearing the Orange cup arriving in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Right from the Airport and reaching the hotel, he was warmly welcomed by the fans. He is very interested to join the fans and the yellow army. The captain cool of CSK delighted seeing the practice of the fellow team members. This welcome video has been posted in the official account

CSK Team Practice for IPL 2019

While the head coach Stephen Fleming is giving the tips in their CSK Super Camp built for 2019. Raina, Murli Vijay, Karn Sharma are already the part of this super camp along with bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji. Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey and Kedar Jadhav also arrived beside Dhoni. They are the defending champions so responsibility already comes and the first match of IPL 2019 is opening with CSK vs RCB. Chennai is the first to play.

Its been a week that the Yellow team is practising hard for this year’s tournament. The fielding coach Rajiv Kumar has been assisting the boys for one week till now. He is dedicated to his job sincerely while the bowling consultant Eric Simons illuminating the bowlers from the other side. Eric is the former bowling all-rounder Cricketer from South Africa who had earlier coached Delhi Capitals. Also, he guided the Indian cricket team as bowling consultant for 2 years period from 2010 to 2012.

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As playing 50 per cent of the matches are to be played at home, so audiences at hometown is equally important. This is also for any other team of the IPL which has magnificent and devoted fans. Earlier to 2018, Chennai has won the championship in 2010 and 2011 while the 4-times runners up in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015. Also, it has 2 CLT20 trophies confer to its name. We have seen Dhoni in positive performance in the Australian tour and following India vs Australia 2019 series. This year, he will surpass his score of 186 sixes in IPL crossing 200. It will be more interesting if he does this in the first schedule of IPL 2019.

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IPL Recall: The Lowest team scores of the IPL


The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League is on the way. This cricket season is a harbinger of happiness and enjoyment. It gives people the way for refreshment and also it is celebrated as a festival in the country. Through the old times, the IPL has gained more popularity than the other cricket leagues all around the world. Welcoming this new edition we will take a look back in IPL diary. Moreover, this article is for the lowest totals scored by the different IPL teams.

So far, 35 cases of low scores under 100 have been registered in the IPL. Out of which, season 4 in 2011 has a maximum of 6 cases of the lowest score while 2012 observed only single such case. In this department, team Delhi has been struck 9 times below the score of 100. While the minimum of one time scoring less than 100 has been registered for Deccan Chargers, Pune Warriors, Kochi Tuskers and Chennai Super Kings.

Below the lowest totals made by the team has all 10 wickets against their opponents. Glancing at the records for the lowest team’s total first comes the mighty run scorers Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Two highest totals have been in their name but 2 lowest team totals are also under their caption.

IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (49-10) vs Kolkata

RCB has been all-out 2 times under 100 first by RR in 2014 and then by KKR in 2017. But here we will talk about the disappointment felt in the 10th edition of 2017 IPL season. Here, the Bengaluru batsman arrived on the field one by one chasing a moderate target of 132-runs lend by KKR. But, Kolkata bowlers dispersed the Kohli’s company for a limited score of 49 in just 9.4 overs. That night of 23 April would be a worse nightmare for all RCB members and fans with the 82-run loss. Jadhav scores highest 9 runs from RCB while Coulter Nile, Grandhomme and Woakes yield 3 wickets each from KKR.

IPL 2009: Rajasthan Royals (58-10) vs Bengaluru

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This time match was at Capetown and Rajasthan was the victim. It was their lowest total in IPL history. Here, RR set to chase a target of 134 runs given by RCB. Rajasthan was defeated by 75 runs and this awesome performance by Bangalore team highly came from Anil Kumble who had taken 5 wickets conceding 5 runs in 3.5 overs. Because of 14th Lok Sabha elections, IPL was concluded in South Africain 2009. However, incidentally, Rajasthan’s 3 batsmen Jadeja, Yusuf Pathan and Tyron Henderson came to score 11 runs each.

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils (67-10) vs Kings XI Punjab

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Batting first, Delhi pulled up and scored 67 in 17.1 overs with Corey Anderson highest of 18 runs. Sandeep Sharma, Punjab’s hero disrobed the Delhi team acquiring 4 wickets. In return, Punjab covers the chase with 10 wickets remaining in 7.5 overs.

IPL 2008: Kolkata (67-10) vs Mumbai

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The skilled cricketers, Ganguly and Tendulkar, whose teams were going to fight on 16 May 2008 in Mumbai. Another skilled cricketer, Shaun Pollock from Sachin’s side knocked of KKR for 67 in 17.2 overs clinching 3 for 12. Ganguly and Agarkar reached 15 runs each while opener Salman Butt scored 13. Granting Mumbai an unspoiled victory of 10 wickets in 5.3 overs, Jayasuria banged 48(17).

IPL 2017: Delhi (66-10) vs Mumbai

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The new season of IPL 2019, Delhi changed as Delhi Capitals. But, back then in 2017 once again, they were hammered by their rivals Mumbai Indians in their Home Kotla. The difficult run chase of 213 runs leads them to wrap up as 67 all-out for 13.1 overs. 3-wickets each by Harbhajan and Karn Sharma led Mumbai won by 146 runs. Mumbai also convinces their place at playoffs with this victory. From Delhi, Karun Nair’s 21 was the highest, while Windians Simmons and Pollard have 66 and 63 respectively.

IPL 2019: Ritika Sajdeh act ‘weird’ on Yuvraj’s new IPL jersey

A great player in the world of cricket, a name whose performance shuts all mouths. Yes, this is Yuvraj Singh, a middle-order batsman who is missing the Indian team at present. There was a time when he was the best all-rounder in the world. But at present, in IPL, he is capable of doing an impossible job. Therefore, in this IPL 2019 season, Mumbai Indians have bought him to show his feasibility.

The eleventh season IPL is happening in coming next 2 weeks. All teams have started their practice session and are ready for everything in the field. With this, the players which have now come under their new team this season has been granted the new jersey. In this occasion, the jersey of Yuvraj Singh from his new team Mumbai Indians has been disclosed with the no. 12. Yuvraj will now play for Mumbai Indians. He was picked by the MI in Rs 1 crore. Former to this team, he has played with 5 other teams in the IPL.

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The photo with the MI jersey has been uploaded to the social media by the MI team authority. As of cricket fans, everybody liked the photoshoot of Yuvraj Singh. However, to this, there was another turning point to this news. The Second photo can be seen in the Instagram with Yuvraj sharing the MI captain Rohit Sharma’s jersey. He was wearing Rohit’s jersey no. 45. Rohit’s wife Ritika Sajdev got stunned with this Photoshoot. So, replying to all this stance, Ritika writes on Mumbai Indian’s Instagram post that ” My brother wearing my husbands jersey is all kinds of weird”.


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Both the cricketers will be seen in the field playing together for the same side. For the first time, Yuvraj can be noticed playing for Mumbai Indian. Watch the IPL on Star Sports 1 starting 23 March. First match of Mumbai Indians is versus Delhi Capitals on March 24.

In these 10 years of his IPL career, Yuvraj never reduced his base fair. But, this year the base price has been slashed down by him. This can be because of his reducing cricket power.