The 2014 is the season of the Indian Premier league, abbreviated as IPL 7 or Pepsi IPL 2014, will be the seventh season of the IPL. This is the second season with Pepsi as its title sponsor. Mumbai Indians were the defending champions, having won the 2013 season after defeating Chennai Super Kings in the Final. IPL 2014 will also not feature Pune Warriors India, after their withdrawal from the IPL after the 2013 Indian Premier League season. Unlike previous seasons, this season’s Auctions will be in Indian Rupees rather than US Dollars.Sony Six to be official broadcaster of IPL 7. ITV 4 will be the official UK broadcasters. With the departure of Pune Warriors India, a new team will have to come into place to keep fixtures organised. It is rumoured that Gujarat may bid in for a team with many of the IPL stars including Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan are from the state. Amitabh Bachchan may even chip in as State Ambassador.
The 2014 is the season of the Indian Premier league, abbreviated as IPL 7 or Pepsi IPL 2014, will be the seventh season of the IPL. This is the second season with Pepsi as its title sponsor. Mumbai Indians were the defending champions, having won the 2013 season after defeating Chennai Super Kings in the …
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It was one of the easiest of the IPL finals so far when Mumbai Indians comfortably defeated two time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings and registered their maiden IPL trophy by 23 runs. Unlike the last play-offs match they played, skipper Rohit Sharma and company prevented in form Chennai guns from firing at Kolkata’s Eden …
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Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement from IPL Sachin Tendulkar has confirmed his IPL retirement following Mumbai Indians’ maiden title win on Sunday night. “This is my last season. I’ve got to be realistic here. The journey has been fantastic and this is the icing on the cake!” Sachin told Sony Max after Mumbai’s 23-run win over …
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Match 76 IPL Final 2013 – Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians Date – Sun May 26 Time – 14:30 GMT | 20:00 IST Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata Despite the controversy surrounding the IPL 2013, stage is all set for the grand finale today between two times champions Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians …
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In a disappointing news which came from Mumbai team camp, fans may miss the action in field by master blaster Sachin as he has not fully recovered from his wrist injury. Sachin who had already missed the qualifier due to injury will take the final call just before the match. Mumbai management wants the master …
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Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians IPL 6 Final Preview With the Indian Premier League (IPL 2013) under the cloud of spot-fixing, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face off in the title clash here Sunday in a match that would be a replay of their 2010 final. In that encounter, the Boys …
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It was one of the easiest of the IPL finals so far when Mumbai Indians comfortably defeated two time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings and registered their maiden IPL trophy by 23 runs. Unlike the last play-offs match they played, skipper Rohit Sharma and company prevented in form Chennai guns from firing at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. Also, with this win Sachin Tendulkar bade adieu to IPL after achieving this feat.
Mumbai Indians win 1st IPL It just didn’t looked like Chennai Super Kings’ (123/9) day when they came out to chase a competitive yet achievable total of 149 runs. With several match finishers in their side the target doesn’t seemed a tough one but Mumbai bowlers had different ideas and Malinga’s first over that produced two consecutive wickets of Mike Hussey and Suresh Raina gave the indication that Rohit and company were in no mood to give up easily.
Mumbai bowlers kept things tight for the CSK batters who just came out on the field and crumbled like a castle of cards. At the end of nineth over they were struggling at 50/6 that went bad to worst when next two wickets fell within another seven runs.
Skipper Dhoni, the highest scorer and also the only man who stood tall for the CSK and tried to turn tables for Chennai, however he alone could not pull things for the side. Dhoni probably came too down the order and failed to get any support from any other batsman. Ultimately the two time IPL champion was subdued by the Mumbai Indians who deserved to be standing at the winning side for they played much better cricket than their Chennai counterparts.
Mumbai Indians outclassed CSK in every department of the game.
Earlier in the first innings, Keirron Pollard’s unbeaten 60 in just 32 deliveries helped the formidable Mumbai Indians reach a respectable 148 runs after most of the batters in the side failed to perform well after they out to bat after winning the toss and opting to bat.
Chennai bowlers bowled well and kept the Mumbai Indians from scoring a huge total. First wicket for Chennai came very early in the very first over when the dangerous Dwayne Smith was dismissed by Mohit Sharma in the first over after hitting a four.
Another opener Aditya Tare failed to perform in the final event as he went for duck, without adding any run to his account by Albie Morkel.
But the side came under pressure when skipper Rohit Sharma walked off the pitch early too. Rohit (2) was caught and bowled by Morkel.
Later on Murli Karthik and Ambati Rayudu gave some stability to their side and started picking up runs in ones and twos.
But Karthik failed to capitalise after getting off a good start and went back into the dug out after Morris bowled him at 21.
Youngster Ambati Rayudu was dismissed by Dwayne Bravo after making a decent 37 in the 15th over. But then came the blistering innings of Pollard who made showed his capabilities after going after every CSK bowler and helped the side reach a respecatble total of 148 as wickets kept falling at the other side of the crease.
Talking about Chennai’s bowling, the bowlers did well to restrict the Mumbai batters from scoring. Dwayne Bravo and Mohit Sharma were the pick of the bowlers for Chennai.
Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement from IPL
Sachin Tendulkar has confirmed his IPL retirement following Mumbai Indians’ maiden title win on Sunday night. “This is my last season. I’ve got to be realistic here. The journey has been fantastic and this is the icing on the cake!” Sachin told Sony Max after Mumbai’s 23-run win over Chennai Super Kings at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.
“Never too late. It’s a special moment. I can’t wait to get hold of the trophy. Finally, we’ve been able to achieve our target. A big thank you to all the supporters. I think this is the right time to stop playing this tournament. I’m 40 and have to accept the reality. I have decided that this is my last season and it has ended perfectly. All the hard work has played off.
“Things don’t come easily and the guys were prepared to do well. The tournament is exciting but it’s tiring as well. The body clock changes and there is no time to rest. With all that, a lot of adjustments are required and it has been a fantastic outing for us this year.”
Tendulkar, who captained Mumbai Indians for the first few seasons, played 86 games for the franchise scoring 2529 runs at 33.72 with the help of one hundred and 14 half-centuries.
Tendulkar did not play in the final on account of a wrist injury. His last game came against Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 13.
Despite the controversy surrounding the IPL 2013, stage is all set for the grand finale today between two times champions Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the famous Eden Gardens.
Mumbai who have been the second consistent team after Chennai Super Kings will be eying the IPL trophy as today they will be looking to avenge their 2010 defeat at the hands of CSK. Chennai who have been in all sort of controversies due to the management will be looking to keep those things at bay and win today to bring cheer to the faces of their fans.
Today’s mega final will witness the best of IPL as both teams have players who can single handily change the game. While Mumbai fans will be hoping to see Sachin on the field today after recovering from his wrist injury, CSK fans will be more than happy to see Sachin’s back.
Players To Watch Out For
Mumbai Indians – Dwayne Smith, Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik.
Chennai Super Kings – Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni.
Chennai Super Kings are into the IPL finals 5th time out of 6 seasons and if they manage to win today, it will be their third title win. On the other hand, Mumbai will be winning their maiden title today if they show the nerves of steel today and don’t choke under the pressure.
IPL Final 2013 - Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians Team IPL 2013
Abu Nechim Ahmed, Amitoze Singh, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Rishi Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Dhawal Kulkarni, Sushant Marathe, Pragyan Ojha, Akshar Patel, Munaf Patel, Ambati Rayudu, Jalaj Saxena, Rohit Sharma, Pawan Suyal, Aditya Tare, Sachin Tendulkar, Suryakumar Yadav , Ricky Ponting (c), Aiden Blizzard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Franklin, Philip Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Lasith Malinga, Glenn Maxwell, Jacob Oram, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith
Chennai Super Kings Team IPL 2013
MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Anirudha Srikkanth, B Aparajith, Ravichandran Ashwin, Subramaniam Badrinath, Imtiaz Ahmed, Ronit More, Suresh Raina, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Mohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, R Karthikeyan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dwayne Bravo, Francois Du Plessis, Akila Dananjaya, Ben Laughlin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Jason Holder, Michael Hussey, Nuwan Kulasekara, Albie Morkel, Dirk Nannes, Christopher Morris
Sachin who had already missed the qualifier due to injury will take the final call just before the match. Mumbai management wants the master to be the part of this very important game as it will be first time Mumbai looks so determined to win the IPL trophy.
The final decision to include Sachin in playing XI will be taken just before the match and all the Sachin fans will be praying for his speedy recovery so that they can see the GOD of Cricket in action tomorrow at the Eden Garden.
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians IPL 6 Final Preview
With the Indian Premier League (IPL 2013) under the cloud of spot-fixing, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face off in the title clash here Sunday in a match that would be a replay of their 2010 final. In that encounter, the Boys in Yellow had emerged champions for their first IPL crown. Next year they followed it up with another title win.
CSK and MI finished the regular league season first and second in the standings, before the former outclassed the latter in the first Playoff to seal their berth in their fifth IPL final. MI took the longer route-– having to defeat the Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 – but have nevertheless made it to the title-clash.
At stake is the title of champions of Pepsi IPL 2013, the glorious IPL trophy and a winner’s cheque for Rs 10 Crore.
Chennai Super Kings:
Mr.Cricket, Michael Hussey, filleting gaps with precision has been a model of consistency, stacking up 732 runs. Mr.IPL, Suresh Raina (548 runs), oozing equal class, if not more can kill the bowling single-handedly. And so can Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Though Murali Vijay’s form has been up and down, he is still a very impressive opener, across all formats.
Dwayne Bravo’s canny variations have befuddled the best in the business. What makes his efforts extra special is that a majority of his 28 scalps have arrived at the death overs. Chris Morris too has had a fine season with the ball. Dhoni has marshaled Mohit Sharma astutely, bowling him out in one-go. However, Albie Morkel, far from his best has done very little of note. Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will get purchase from the spin-friendly Eden Gardens.
Making the most of the second bite at the cherry, the Mumbai Indians, survived a late-overs meltdown against the spirited Royals to punch their tickets to the final. John Wright, Anil Kumble and Jhonty Rhodes, who form the core of the support-stuff need to be credited for Mumbai’s magnificent run this year. Rohit Sharma has led from the front with 536 runs. Dwayne Smith, wielding his willow like Antonio Banderas did his sword in the Mask of Zorro, is a definite game changer. His last two scores read – 62(44), 68(28). His compatriot, Kieron Pollard’s lusty hits need no introduction.
Dinesh Karthik, after a dream start to the league appears to have fizzled out. In Sachin Tendulkar absence, young Aditya Tare grabbed eye-balls. The injured Tendulkar in all likelihood will fail to recuperate for the final.
Whilst Mitchell Johnson(22 wickets) has been their go-to man, Lasith Malinga(believe it or not) has misdirected the yorkers and bouncers, causing worry in the camp. Rishi Dhawan has bowled tidily in the limited opportunities he has received. Meanwhile, Pragyan Ojha has ably supported senior pro, Bhajji.
Chennai Super Kings: M Vijay, M Hussey, S Raina, MS Dhoni(c&wk), D Bravo, S Badrinath, R Jadeja, A Morkel, C Morris, R Ashwin, M Sharma
Mumbai Indians: D Smith, A Tare / S Tendulkar, D Karthik(wk), R Sharma, K Pollard, A Rayudu, H Singh, P Ojha, R Dhawan, M Johnson, L Malinga
Players to watch:
S Raina: The swashbuckling southpaw, armed with the uncanny ability to crank up gears at will is Chennai’s stick of dynamite. Amassing 440 runs including 5 half-centuries from 10 knock-out encounters at a strike-rate of 171 stands testimony to Raina’s penchant for the big occasion. The opposition has the be wary of another big-ticket star – Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
H Singh: The feisty Sardar has been very effective in the middle overs, plugging the flow of runs as well as striking at crucial junctures. He was at it in the qualifier 2 at his favorite hunting ground, picking 3 wickets before finishing the game with a six amid trouser-soiling tension. Also add to to the list 2 catches.
Pitch: With the city experiencing thundershowers over the past couple of days, the pitch may be a crucial factor. Traditionally, the spinners have enjoyed bowling here.