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Mahela and Lasith with IPL Cup

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May 14, 2019 · 5:05 am

Ten Best Cameo Innings in 2019 IPL

The Editorial Team for CricketCountry ....

The 12th season of the IPL ended on Sunday with table-toppers Mumbai Indiansbeating defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the final by one run, to claim their record fourth IPL championship.  Beyond the hundreds and half-centuries that many players scored, there were smaller innings that made headlines for their ferocity in the face of the odds. Here’s a look at the 10 best cameos of IPL 2019 that set up or finished matches:

1 Kieron Pollard 41* off 25 balls, MI vs CSK, IPL final

After a good start powered by Quinton de Kock, MI lost their openers in successive overs and as boundaries dried up and wickets kept falling, it looked as if CSK would keep their opponents to around 130. But thanks to Kieron Pollard, who hit three sixes in his 41 not out off 25 balls, MI ended up with a total of 148/9.In an innings in which the best score was de Kock’s 29, Pollard getting those vital runs proved massive in a one-run win for MI.

Best matches of IPL 2019: From Russell to Pollard, the top 10 cameos

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The Odd Couple. At the Death. Malinga and Bumrah

Sharda Ugra, in ESPNcricinfo, with inputs from Andrew Fidel Fernando, in article entitled Mali & Boom, a match made in bowling heaven”

Mali and Boom look like they have emerged from different sporting planets. Mali is chunky, lumbering and slowing down at 35. Boom posts Twitter pictures of his six-pack and, at 25, is a rocket heading into cricket’s stardom stratosphere. Mali has been there and done that, an adoring dad of two, who assiduously ensures that his curls are always gold-tinted. Boom, a bachelor of close crop, neat beard and zero visible tattoos, has said in public that he would rather go bald than do that.

Malinga and Bumrah, united by their distinctive unorthodoxy BCCI

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Most Wickets–Best Bowlers–IPL

Andrew Tye at the head with most wickets plus plus

Jasprit Bumrah has the best econonomy rate

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IPL Premier Round Standings … The Best Teams being ….

Indian Premier League Table – 2018

not the time or place for a good snore really!

Team M W L T N/R PT NRR FOR Against
1Sunrisers Hyderabad 14 9 5 0 0 18 0.284 2230/273.3 2193/278.4
2Chennai Super Kings 14 9 5 0 0 18 0.253 2488/275.3 2433/277.1
3Kolkata Knight Riders 14 8 6 0 0 16 -0.070 2363/265.1 2425/270.0
4Rajasthan Royals 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.250 2130/255.3 2141/249.2
5Mumbai Indians 14 6 8 0 0 12 0.317 2380/278.4 2282/277.3
6Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 6 8 0 0 12 0.129 2322/264.4 2383/275.4
7Kings XI Punjab 14 6 8 0 0 12 -0.502 2210/268.4 2259/258.5
8Delhi Daredevils 14 5 9 0 0 10 -0.222 2297/258.0 2304/252.3

Standings are updated with the completion of each game.


  • M: The number of matches played.
  • W: The number of matches won.
  • L: The number of matches lost.
  • T: The number of matches tied.
  • N/R: The number of matches abandoned.
  • PT: Number of points awarded.
  • NRR: Net Run Rate
Win – 2 points
No Result – 1 point
Tied – 1 point*** Tied (where it was not possible to complete a Super Over at the end of play or where the Super Over itself is tied)

League stage

*** If points are equal, the team with the most wins will be placed in the higher position.
*** If there are teams with equal points and equal wins, the team with the higher net run rate will be placed in the higher position.
*** If still equal, then the team with the higher number of wickets taken per fair balls bowled in the matches played in which results were achieved will be placed in the higher position.
*** If still equal then the team position will be determined by drawing lots.

Play-off matches

If any of the Final, the Eliminator, Qualifier 1 or Qualifier 2 matches are tied, or there is no result, the following shall apply…

*** Teams shall compete in a Super Over to determine the winner.
*** If conditions do not permit a Super Over within the time available or if the Super Over is tied, then the team which, at the end of the relevant regular Season, finished in the higher position in the League table will be deemed the winner of the relevant play-off match.

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The IPL Roller-Coaster: Many IFs … Now, 19th May

S Rajesh of ESPNcricinfo, May 2018 –-where the title is  IPL playoff qualification scenarios – Five teams fight for two spots

With four league games to go, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings have already qualified for the playoffs, while five other teams are fighting for the last two spots. ESPNcricinfo looks at how the qualification scenarios will be affected by the results of Saturday’s games between Rajasthan Royals (12 points, -0.403 Net Run Rate) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (12 points, 0.264 NRR), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (18 points, 0.319 NRR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (14 points, -0.091 NRR).

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Enter Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal: All of 17 plus Years and in IPL

Sandeep Lamichhane     

Born August 2, 2000, Syangja ….. Current age 17 years 284 days

Major teams Nepal, Delhi Daredevils, Kowloon Cantons,Nepal Under-19s

Playing role Bowler ……..Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Sandeep Lamichhane

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Surprises and Losers at the IPL Auction 2018

Indian Express News Item,

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Before: Sri Lankans in the IPL Auction

S. Venkat Narayan, in Sunday Island, 28 January 2018
As many as 578 players from 13 cricketing nations are taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction that kicked off in Bengaluru in Karnataka state on Saturday. Eighteen of them are Sri Lankan. Pakistanis do not figure in the list of players trying their luck in the world’s richest cricket tournament. An original pool of 1122 has been trimmed down to 578 cricketers. Of these, 360 are Indian: 62 capped and 298 uncapped. The rest overseas players. The list includes 182 capped, 34 uncapped and two Associates players.

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Aravinda’s Thoughts on the Present World Order in Cricket

Item in Daily Mirror, 10 August  2017

Cricket mentor Aravinda de Silva has said the Indian cricket team derives its strength from the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Hindustan Times reported today.    “The IPL has helped them (Indian players) in playing against the best players in the world. They are able to bring in all the international players because of the monetary capability of the Indian cricket board. They all bring in the best knowledge into one country because all the best coaches are there in one competition. Continue reading

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