While a SoftBank or Blackstone might still demur to invest in a sport with an estimated viewing public of at least 1 billion, the days of an IPL team emerging as a unicorn aren’t far away
The popularity of the team and its ‘Captain Cool’ would definitely trigger interest in countries like the US for franchise-based cricket, says India Cements boss.
The turning point in the 2021 IPL Final came on the second ball of the seventh over of the Chennai Super Kings' innings, when Kolkata Knight Riders’ Rahul Tripathi strained his hamstring.
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IPL 2021 Final Snapshots | CSK vs KKR: Faf du Plessis was named man of the match for his 86 runs off 59 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes.
IPL 2021 Final | CSK vs KKR: The in-form Faf du Plessis hit a magnificent 86 off 59 balls, laced with seven fours and three sixes, to help CSK post 192 for 3 after they were invited to bat.
If numbers are anything to go by, then CSK, in their astonishing ninth final appearance in 12 editions (they were suspended in two), are certain to start favourites against Kolkata Knight Riders on 'Dussera' day but in terms of trophies, there isn't much of a difference.
Delhi Capitals failed in their first big test when they lost to Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier and another defeat will mean there will be no more examination for the strong squad, led by India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
Nortje has been really impressive for the Delhi Capitals this season. While he hasn't picked up many wickets, he has been instrumental in keeping the run rate down.
IPL 2021 Eliminator | RCB vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders win the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore with just 2 balls remaining. Kolkata Knight Riders will now face Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2. Sunil Narine was adjudged man of the match for his 4/21 in 4 overs.
IPL 2021 Eliminator | RCB vs KKR: Virat Kohli, who has decided to step down from captaincy after this edition, has led RCB to the finals in 2016 besides reaching the play-offs twice in 2015 and 2020, and he would like to end things on a high in his last hurray as captain.
IPL 2021 Qualifier 1 | DC vs CSK: 13 runs were needed in the last over of the match, MS Dhoni hit 3 fours to take Chennai Super Kings to the final of IPL 2021 which will be played on October 15. (Image: IPL/BCCI)
IPL 2021 Quaifier 1 | DC vs CSK: Delhi Capitals were the best team in the league and their 20-point finish at the group stage was an indication of their consistent performances which didn't dip due to the COVID-19 forced break.
IPL Snapshots | DC vs RCB: Srikar Bharat was named man of the match for his unbeaten 78 runs off 52. Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator
With three play-off spots -- Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Royals Challengers Bangalore -- already sealed, KKR consolidated their position for the fourth and final play-off spot.
RCB were dealt an early blow in their chase when Bhuvneshwar trapped Virat Kohli in the first over.
Bishnoi has been exceptional this IPL. While he may not lead the chart of wicket-takers, his economic bowling has helped the team tremendously.
IPL Snapshots | RR vs MI: Ishan Kishan made unbeaten 50 runs off 25 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes to keep Mumbai Indians' hope alive. Nathan Coulter-Nile was named man of the match for 4 wickets in 4 overs and just giving 14 runs.
IPL 2021 | RCB vs SRH: Eyeing their first IPL title triumph, RCB are currently placed third in the pecking order with 16 points from 12 games.
DC currently sits top of the table and are looking most likely to finish in the top two because of their net run rate.
IPL Snapshots | CSK vs DC: Delhi Capitals chase the total with 2 balls to spare. Axar Patel was named man of the match for taking 2 wickets in 4 overs and giving away just 18 runs.
IPL Snapshots | SRH vs KKR: Shubman Gill made 57 runs in 51 balls before getting out to Siddarth Kaul. Gill was also named man of the match. With this win KKR are still in contention to reach playoffs.
You can like him or hate him, but you can't ignore him. Ashwin is known for finding himself in the middle of controversies.
She has come out with her memoir ''My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future'', in which she recounts the events that shaped her, from her childhood and early education in 1960s India, to the Yale School of Management, to her rise as a corporate leader.
IPL 2021 | SRH vs KKR: With nine defeats from 11 matches, SRH are languishing at the bottom, while KKR still have hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage as they are at fourth place with 10 points from 12 matches.