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  1. Tennis :2017 season

    The real question is who can defeat Nadal at FO and honestly the answer is no one currently. FO is Nadals to lose this year lol
  2. Mumbai Indians - IPL 2017, "Duniya Hila Denge Hum"

    Haare toh nahi
  3. Mumbai Indians - IPL 2017, "Duniya Hila Denge Hum"

    3 MI match threads, 3 wins
  4. vs scheduled at 8:00 PM IST on 29th April Preview Is it a little too late? This is a question the Gujarat Lions players will ask themselves as they head into the second half of their campaign. By no means Lions are out of the race to make it to the play-offs but they will need at least four more wins in their last six matches to stand a chance. In the three wins that they have registered in eight games so far in IPL 2017, they've shown that things are slowly falling in place for them. The bowling - which was their weak link - has stepped up and now inspires confidence that they can win matches for the team. Their clinical show against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru showcased that they have the ability to dismantle even the strongest batting line-up in the tournament. Andrew Tye has emerged as the linchpin of the Lions bowling while Ravindra Jadeja, Basil Thampi and James Faulkner have done well to provide him with ample support. However, when they take on Mumbai Indians, the bowling will be put under pressure yet again. Mumbai have, on several occasions, found different batsmen to carry them through tough situations despite Rohit Sharma's indifferent form. Considering they will be welcomed by a track full of runs, Mumbai will look at this as an opportunity to cement their place at the top of the table with another win. Six wins from eight games have given the much-needed cushion but the think-tank will be keen to carry forward the momentum. As is the case in a tournament like IPL, it's not about racking up wins in the first half of the tournament but sustaining the momentum and making it count at the business end of it. On more than one occasion, it has been the batsmen who have helped the team get over the line but in the clash against Delhi Daredevils, where they defended 142, the bowlers showed they aren't just playing support cast. While Harbhajan Singh, Krunal Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah have been exceptional, Mitchell Johnson has ensured they don't miss Lasith Malinga, who has been out of the playing XI due to poor form. They will, however, look forward to a much-improved show from Mitchell McClenaghan, who has picked up wickets but more often than not, has leaked runs. Lions have some tough games ahead of them. After the game against Mumbai, they play Daredevils twice, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiant and Kings XI Punjab but after their win against Royal Challengers, they will believe they can rack up crucial wins and give themselves a chance. Mumbai, on the other hand, will know two more wins and they will have one foot in the play-offs and that should prop up the side. History: The two teams have met thrice in the tournament so far. While Lions won both their clashes in the last edition, Mumbai thrashed Lions by six wickets at home in the tenth edition. What: Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians, April 29, 20:00 IST Where: Saurashtra Cricket Association Ground, Rajkot What to expect: A hot evening expected in Rajkot. The track, as has been the case in all the previous four games here, will be full of runs and the teams will prefer to chase. Team news: Gujarat Lions: The Suresh Raina-led side have finally found the right combination, one where they don't appear batting heavy. After their win against Royal Challengers, it's unlikely they will make any changes to their line-up. Probable XI: Ishan Kishan, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina (c), Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Andrew Tye, Basil Thampi, Nathu Singh, Ankit Soni. Mumbai Indians: After their loss against Rising Pune Supergiant, Mumbai have had four days off, giving them ample time to rejuvenate. Despite the loss, it's highly unlikely there will be too many changes to the combination that has propelled them to the top of the table. Krunal Pandya should come in in place of Karn Sharma. Probable XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah. What they said: "It was a very good performance from the team tonight (against RCB). We've put ourselves in this position by being poor in a couple of games. We're still very confident, though. We have a good side, but time will tell." - Aaron Finch. Did you know? - Rohit Sharma needs 14 more runs to become the third player to score 4000 runs in IPL after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina - Among those who have bowled at least 15 overs in IPL 2017, Krunal Pandya has the best balls-per-boundary percentage among bowlers - 11.50 - Harbhajan Singh is the only bowler this IPL to concede at less than six runs per over - 5.88 (min 15 overs) Teams: Mumbai Indians (From): Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Karn Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya, Ambati Rayudu, Asela Gunaratne Gujarat Lions (From): Ishan Kishan, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik(w), James Faulkner, Andrew Tye, Nathu Singh, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni, Dwayne Smith, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Shadab Bashir Jakati, Jaydev Shah, Manpreet Gony, Jason Roy, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Akshdeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Baroka, Pratham Singh, Shelley Shaurya, Irfan Pathan Source : Cricbuzz
  5. Match #35 | GL vs MI | Rajkot | 29th April | 8:00 PM IST

    Gujrat wins the toss and elects to bat first. Interesting Irfan is playing for GL. His first match this IPL Krunal and Malinga are back in place of karn and johnson
  6. Rahane gone on a full toss
  7. No gayle No stokes No Aniket Chaudhary
  8. Match #31 | RCB vs GL | 27th April | 8:00 PM IST

    vs scheduled at 8:00 PM IST on 27th April Preview One team is struggling with the bat and the other is struggling with the ball. Does this make Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) versus Gujarat Lions (GL) an even battle? Two crucial points are up for grabs at the Chinnaswamy stadium come Thursday (April 27). A victory for RCB will see them jump to fifth place in the league standings. Two points will push GL to sixth place, while they also have the chance of moving to fifth depending on the net run rate. A wash-out against Sunrisers Hyderabad has put RCB under extra pressure, with the team needing to win a minimum of five of their remaining six games to progress to the play-offs. GL, who are currently ranked last, have the cushion of an extra game than RCB, although their campaign needs to gain steam if they are to aim for a top-four finish. On the eve of the game, all eyes were on the Bengaluru skies, the pitch and the Lions' new signing Irfan Pathan. The left-handed all-rounder was very early to arrive at the ground for practice and addressed the media with a refreshing smile, expressing his delight at returning to top-level cricket. There was much more intensity during the visitors' practice session than the hosts' as their key attractions - Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle opted out. Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Stuart Binny, Sachin Baby and Vishnu Vinod - all had short stints, some with both bat and ball. The Lions looked relaxed as a unit and started off with a mini football session. Jason Roy sent some hits soaring into the stands, while Brendon McCullum and Suresh Raina had a long look against the spinners. Aaron Finch swung his willow around and was followed by Ravindra Jadeja. Ishan Kishan, who was not fit for the Lions' previous game against Kings XI Punjab, seemed to have recovered and batted for a good amount of time. When: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions, April 27, 20:00 IST Where: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru What to expect: On the weather front, there were a few grey clouds hovering over the ground on pre-match day, but with the city receiving no rain post the washout, things are expected to be cricket-friendly on the game day. The radar too looks promising and the chance of a full game happening is very high. The pitch and the square was covered as a precautionary measure though. The playing surface that was supposed to serve the RCB-SRH game will now be used for Thursday's encounter. When the cameras zoomed in on the 22 yards on Tuesday, one could spot quite a few cracks. On the eve of the game, the ground staff decided to shave off whatever grass that had grown overnight and it is expected to be a slow pitch, meaning stroke-play could not be all that easy. History: RCB and GL have played each other four times so far in IPL history, with the former winning thrice and the latter triumphant in one. Team News Royal Challengers Bangalore Surprisingly, a batting line-up rated as one of the best in the season, has failed miserably to put together a complete performance. Only once have two batsmen registered fifty-plus scores in the same match after eight games - a plight RCB fans find hard tough to believe, especially after a dream season in 2016. The one positive though is that their best game of the season as a batting unit came against Gujarat Lions in their away game, when Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli made a strong statement. This probably will keep the morale high in the team in the build up to the game. Yuzvendra Chahal had a good game at the Eden Gardens and with the pitch likely to assist the spinners, he holds the key for RCB against the explosive GL batting line-up. Tymal Mills could also be handy with his cutters as pace of the ball is most likely to help the bowlers. Probable XI: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Samuel Badree, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal Gujarat Lions Dwayne Smith was not to be seen in the training session. With Roy having a hit in the middle, it could be a straight swap between the two hard-hitters. While the batting line-up has looked pretty consistent, Gujarat has made a number of changes to their bowling attack. They have fielded about 12 bowlers thus far, trying to meet combination and injury concerns. Basil Thampi is one to watchout for, with him bowling at pace and having the ability to nail good yorkers. He also had a reasonably good game against RCB, conceding less than eight runs per over and even accounting for Chris Gayle. Shadab Jakati rolled his arm over against captain Suresh Raina and with Shubham Agarwal not having a great last game against Kings XI Punjab, the left-armer could replace the leg-spinner. There is a chance that James Faulkner could get a game too ahead of Smith and Roy, for he bowled at good pace, even breaking the top of middle stump when bowling to Ishan Kishan. Probable XI: Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jason Roy/James Faulkner, Irfan Pathan, Andrew Tye, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal/Shadab Jakati, Nathu Singh Did you know? Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are 43 runs short of becoming the first pair to put together 3000 partnership runs in 20-over cricket. GL average 31.79 with the bat and 46.67 with the bowl - the difference of 14.88 being the highest among the eight teams. Among those who faced at least 50 balls in IPL 2017, only three players strike at less than 100, two of them are from RCB - Shane Watson (96.83) and Mandeep Singh (97.01). Suresh Raina has dismissed 18 times by leg spinners - the most for a batsman in IPL. He has got out to Yuzvendra Chahal four times. What they said: "We can definitely turn things around. We have a good bunch of players. We need to give our best for all six games and win," Sreenath Aravind talking about RCB's future in the season. "It's like I'm coming back from the dead. It's wonderful. When you don't get picked it's disappointing. Even if it's halfway stage of the tournament or the fag end, it's a really wonderful feeling to get picked. Hopefully I will get an opportunity and play well," Irfan Pathan on being picked by Gujarat Lions. Teams: Gujarat Lions (From): Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Smith, Akshdeep Nath, Andrew Tye, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal, Nathu Singh, Irfan Pathan, Dhawal Kulkarni, James Faulkner, Praveen Kumar, Ishan Kishan, Pradeep Sangwan, Ankit Soni, Shadab Bashir Jakati, Jaydev Shah, Manpreet Gony, Jason Roy, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Tejas Baroka, Pratham Singh, Shelley Shaurya Royal Challengers Bangalore (From): Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), Mandeep Singh, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav(w), Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Samuel Badree, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shane Watson, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Sarfaraz Khan, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Aniket Choudhary, Billy Stanlake, Vishnu Vinod, Harpreet Singh Source : Cricbuzz
  9. ICF Fantasy Hub 2017 : IPL MEGA LEG !

    Kya bura match tha kal ka, 6 main se 4 players ke 20 se kam points mile
  10. Match 32 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils at Kolkata, 28 Apr 2017

    Sheldon Jackson gets a game for KKR
  11. Match 32 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils at Kolkata, 28 Apr 2017

    Ankit Bawne makes his debut.
  12. Match 32 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils at Kolkata, 28 Apr 2017

    KKR wins the toss and are fielding first
  13. Match #31 | RCB vs GL | 27th April | 8:00 PM IST

    @sourab10forever@BeautifulGame@beetlePinned the thread lol. Only 30 minutes left for match to start lol
  14. ICF Fantasy Hub 2017 : IPL MEGA LEG !

    Kharab form tha mera kal, abhi dekhna kaise form main aata hoon main Aisa kabhi nahi hoga Dekhna kaisi waat lagata hoon second half main
  15. ICF Fantasy Hub 2017 : IPL MEGA LEG !

    Brain fade
  16. ICF Fantasy Hub 2017 : IPL MEGA LEG !

    Sirf 2 places higher hoon tere se ab
  17. Match 30 : RPS v KKR | Pune 8 PM IST

    Another one.
  18. Match 30 : RPS v KKR | Pune 8 PM IST

    What a shot by Christain
  19. ICF Fantasy Hub 2017 : IPL MEGA LEG !

    Aur bhi aage aanewala hoon main
  20. ICF Fantasy Hub 2017 : IPL MEGA LEG !

    Main top 20 main hoon isliye itna sannata hain
  21. Kohli wants Nehra ; Selectors want Shami for Champions trophy

    When is the selection for the CT lol
  22. GL v KXIP : Theplas v Makki-di-roti | 4 PM IST

    Nathu singh gets first wicket of KXIP. Vohra departs
  23. vs Scheduled to start at 20:00 IST Preview: Mumbai Indians walk into their seventh game of IPL 2017, against Delhi Daredevils, in red-hot form. The Rohit Sharma-led side suffered a false start when they lost to Rising Pune SuperGiant in Pune, but since then, the side has looked like a different team altogether. They've been involved in a top of the table battle with Kolkata Knight Riders and will look to consolidate that position with a thumping performance against a Delhi Daredevils squad that has been blowing hot and cold thus far. Mumbai's solid start to the tournament has been highlighted by the performances from their lesser-known Indian players. While captain Rohit Sharma's form has been indifferent, the likes of Nitish Rana, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Parthiv Patel and Hardik Pandya have been on good consistent runs so far. In addition to this, their foreign players (Kieron Pollard, Jos Buttler and Mitchell McCleneghan) have come up with match-winning performances when the team really needed them. Delhi Daredevils started the campaign with much promise. They won two out of their first three, but could easily have won their first four with a little more application. Gradually, however, their problems have started to come exposed. The inclusion of Angelo Mathews has proved to be a big gamble that has not worked for Zaheer Khan's side. The form of Karun Nair, too, has been an issue, with the right-hander not scoring big batting at number three. However, they have had some great performances to place their hopes on a good showing, none more than Sanju Samson's stunning hundred against RPS. Delhi will hope that they can put an end to their two-match losing streak and settle in the top half of the table. When: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, 25th Match, April 22, 20:00 IST Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Weather: The temperatures should hover in the high twenties in the evening, but humidity is expected to be quite high. Head-to-Head: Both teams have faced each other 18 times, and are tied at nine wins each. Team News: Mumbai Indians: Having won their last five games, Mumbai Indians will think twice about tweaking their winning combination. One possibility could be to leave out the out-of-form Lasith Malinga for Tim Southee. Delhi Daredevils: Unlike the hosts, Delhi will have to ponder a number of changes. Angelo Mathews's lack of impact could mean a return for Corey Anderson, named Man of the Match in his last game. If Anderson is still not fit, Carlos Brathwaite could also get a look in. They could also look at bringing in Shahbaz Nadeem for Jayant Yadav. Did you know? - MI are the best team in the death overs (16-20) with a run rate of 12.27 while DD have been the best with the ball in the same stage conceding just at 7.71 per over. - Rohit Sharma has scored 655 runs against DD from 19 matches at 40.93 - the most runs scored against them by a player. - Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket taker against DD in IPL with 19 wickets and he has never been wicketless against them. - DD have lost five out of the six matches they've played at the Wankhede, with their lone win coming in 2011. Teams: Delhi Daredevils (From): Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Angelo Mathews, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan(c), Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite, Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Ben Hilfenhaus Mumbai Indians (From): Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Ambati Rayudu, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya Source: Cricbuzz
  24. IPL 10 | Match #25 | MI vs DD | Mumbai | 22nd April | 8 PM IST

    Delhi playing all pace attack. This is going to be interesting

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