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Title: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on March 28, 2018, 02:35:27 PM
Who will win IPL 2018
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Post by: Manormanic on March 28, 2018, 05:34:09 PM
Who cares?
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Post by: alexhilly1492 on March 28, 2018, 05:36:15 PM
Who ever pays the bcci and umpires most?
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Post by: Manormanic on March 28, 2018, 06:07:26 PM
Who ever pays the bcci and umpires most?

 :D
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Post by: justnotcricket86 on March 29, 2018, 02:39:18 PM
I watched an episode of the IPL once.

Never again
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: jdownesbcfc on March 29, 2018, 02:50:52 PM
I know the IPL has had it's issues in the past, but believe me there are far more corrupt tournaments out there than the IPL.

The money around the competition has made it far less appealing to fixers in recent years. Try convincing Mitchell Starc to risk losing his £700,000 payday to throw a few No Balls. Then try convincing Daryl Mitchell to risk his £700 a week  payday to throw a few No Balls. See where you get more success

(names mentioned with no accusations. as far as I am aware, both are clean players. One does reverse it quite a lot though it seems ;) )
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: csnew on April 07, 2018, 06:16:31 PM
Game one of the ipl and what a finish!

CSK back and back to winning ways. What a knock from bravo
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Post by: Gurujames on April 07, 2018, 06:18:43 PM
Awesome. CSK came
 from nowhere. Whatever some people say you canít beat IPL for drama and atmosphere
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Post by: KD4 on April 07, 2018, 07:07:20 PM
Great game and what knock by Dwayne Bravo, I didn't know he had that in him.
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Post by: csnew on April 07, 2018, 07:21:32 PM
Heís probably still the best franchise t20 player going around.

mcclenaghan on the other hand is probably one of the worst going around
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Post by: cricketbadger on April 07, 2018, 07:22:57 PM
Heís probably still the best franchise t20 player going around.

mcclenaghan on the other hand is probably one of the worst going around

Don't forget Wood
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: csnew on April 07, 2018, 07:26:57 PM
Don't forget Wood

Agree - see him getting dropped pretty quick.
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Post by: csnew on April 08, 2018, 07:43:01 AM
Plunkett joins DDís
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 08, 2018, 09:10:33 AM
Who cares?

Iím with the above. As an aside, how much have sky paid for it ? They seem to be going all out to drum up interest with the adverts etc..

I donít hear it talked about at our nets, socials or on our Ďchatí WhatsApp etc so itís be interesting to know actual viewing figures in the uk for the price sky are paying. Having actual championship games on live or mor womenís games would be a better use of the funds potentially ?
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: smilley792 on April 08, 2018, 09:40:23 AM
Who cares?


Some of us do.

Just because the majority may not be interested in this tournament. It shoudlnt mean the ones that do have to put up with spam and moaning about it.


There is a solution. Donít like the ipl. Donít click on the thread that is about the ipl.


But by all means, if you want a discussion on how itís a waste of money, no one watches it and sky can spend there money on better coverage of the county championship.
Then make a thread regarding that, and Iím sure many will agree and join in. Me Iíd like a work weíre both are televised and can be watched.

There is plenty of room for that thread elsewhere on the forum.
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 08, 2018, 11:08:54 AM
R Ashwin taking the pee...champion off spinner now added some outrageous leg breaks to his armoury. He's got close to 600 wickets in international cricket and he's goes and adds something else. Extraordinary
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: csnew on April 08, 2018, 11:12:09 AM
Yawn - same few year after year who the same crap about how rubbish the ipl is. Move on - donít see people who arenít interested in the county championship posting crap every year

R Ashwin taking the pee...champion off spinner now added some outrageous leg breaks to his armoury. He's got close to 600 wickets in international cricket and he's goes and adds something else. Extraordinary
Just seen him bowl his leggies. Definitely taking the pi$$ - leg spins the hardest art in the game and heís making it look far too easy
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Post by: smilley792 on April 08, 2018, 12:38:23 PM
52 up in 2.5 overs for kings xi

Kahul Rahul  with the runs and ipl fastest fifty.
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: six and out on April 08, 2018, 01:08:24 PM
52 up in 2.5 overs for kings xi

Kahul Rahul  with the runs and ipl fastest fifty.

That was a crazy knock... and he got out to a dodgy full toss as well!
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Post by: procricket on April 08, 2018, 01:41:25 PM
being a bat nerd i notice a fair number of players using bleached williow.
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Post by: KD4 on April 08, 2018, 02:16:48 PM
Woakes playing for RCB. Mouth watering openers for both team, RCB got QDK and McCullum and KKR with Narine and Lynn.
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 08, 2018, 02:52:02 PM
KL Rahul, for my money, is India's best opener. Secondly he's supposedly good mates with Kohli yet he's often the man left out for flat track bully Rohit. I'd gladly have Rahul opening in the England Test side
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 08, 2018, 02:52:52 PM
KKR hedging the money on their overseas players. Lynn, Narine, Russell and Johnson not many better than that
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 08, 2018, 03:00:05 PM
Narine literally bowling slow seamers
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Post by: KD4 on April 08, 2018, 03:40:09 PM
Two wickets in two balls for KKR getting rid of De Villiers and Kohli. Both were looking good and about to go big for RCB.
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 08, 2018, 04:55:14 PM
Narine batters a 19 ball half century
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Post by: KD4 on April 09, 2018, 03:59:38 PM
Both Stokes and Buttler out cheaply
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: csnew on April 09, 2018, 04:07:54 PM
All the sides this year look evenly matched. Bit different to the previous years where 3/4 teams were obviously stronger than the rest
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 09, 2018, 04:15:49 PM
Hyderabad and Tom Moody get their heads screws on correctly, to win these big t20 leagues you need gun bowlers. Sunrisers bowling has everything - Bhuvi is the star bowler for the last two years, Stanlake pure pace, Rashid best spinner around, Shakib legendary all rounder and a decent Indian seamer.

Rajasthan team is unbalanced, too many top order players more capable against seam bowling. Rahane should be batting at 4 as heís a superb player of spin. Jos shouldíve opened with Short.
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Post by: GoodLeave on April 09, 2018, 07:12:32 PM
Big Willey signs for CSK as a replacement for K Jadhav. That makes 12 England players at the IPL.

Having not seen many at the competition in the last few seasons, do Indians rate English T20 players more than the English do, or are they cheap...?
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 09, 2018, 09:32:59 PM
Big Willey signs for CSK as a replacement for K Jadhav. That makes 12 England players at the IPL.

Having not seen many at the competition in the last few seasons, do Indians rate English T20 players more than the English do, or are they cheap...?
Willey the replacement for Santner. Overseas players can't replace Indian players
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Post by: golders on April 09, 2018, 09:38:36 PM
Best place to watch highlights for this?
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Post by: rickjames on April 10, 2018, 12:09:03 AM
ECB really needs to do something about a cut off point of some kind for players to go there, I'm not a Yorkie by any means but to lose two players in the space of 4/5 days when the season starts on Friday is an absolute farce; shocking treatment as far as the counties are concerned.
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: sgcricket on April 10, 2018, 03:08:27 AM
If Warner was available, Sunrisers would have been massive favourites. They bought really well in the auction. KKR have a very good first XI but if anyone gets injured, then they don't have replacements.
Kings XI need to drop Yuvi to have any chance. Finch should play for them.
Maxi needs to play well for DD to have a chance.
Mumbai have retained their core and will do well as usual.
CSK looks weak. Raina needs to have a special tournament for them to make the playoffs.
Rajasthan look the weakest of all.
RCB need AB and BMac to fire as their bowling is weak. Should chase every game.

My predictions (Will go badly wrong):
Sunrisers, KKR, DD and Kings XI will make the playoffs. And I am going to pick DD to win this year.
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: smilley792 on April 10, 2018, 04:32:25 AM
Pat cummins out of the ipl now.

So which English man replaces him.........




Also? Amount of injuries and drop outs. Is there too much cricket being played currently for those at the top for he game??
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Post by: GoodLeave on April 10, 2018, 07:17:50 AM
Willey the replacement for Santner. Overseas players can't replace Indian players

Ah, my bad. That's how it was portrayed in the news.

Makes sense when you think about it.
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 10, 2018, 07:36:46 AM
Pat cummins out of the ipl now.

So which English man replaces him.........




Also? Amount of injuries and drop outs. Is there too much cricket being played currently for those at the top for he game??
I read it that cricket Australia withdrew Cummins to manage his workload and that he's not actually injured
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: smilley792 on April 10, 2018, 09:40:54 AM
I read it that cricket Australia withdrew Cummins to manage his workload and that he's not actually injured

Just posted what I read.

Said a back strain and he may be out of the tour to England this summer.

Resting him make sense though. He did a lot in the england and sa series
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Post by: tushar sehgal on April 10, 2018, 12:01:31 PM
Big Willey signs for CSK as a replacement for K Jadhav. That makes 12 England players at the IPL.

Having not seen many at the competition in the last few seasons, do Indians rate English T20 players more than the English do, or are they cheap...?

Considering the amount of money on the line English players would have to be rated and they are also cheap!! Days when players were purchased on reputation are gone, mostly. Problem with english players is not all are available or were available in past, also some of your players are not that well suited for Indian pitches whereas players from other countries are now playing Big Bash, PSL, IPL, South African and Bangla leagues so they are more developed/used to dead and lively pitches, English players are held back for whatever reason and same for Indian who only play IPL.
Title: Re: IPL 2018 Winner
Post by: tushar sehgal on April 10, 2018, 12:02:24 PM
Best place to watch highlights for this?

Download the IPL app on your phone, highlights are available in amongst all the interview crap and its free
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Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 10, 2018, 01:11:21 PM
In recent years though the English players have commanded some huge fees. I believe Stokes was the biggest overseas purchase last edition. Was Archer (soon to be English) one of, if not the most expensive overseas this year? Mills also commanded a fee of over $1 Million last year. To say the English players are cheap is a little misleading and certainly a trend that is changing, Stokes Buttler Woakes Roy Hales Ali Wood all in the mix this year for starters.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: tushar sehgal on April 10, 2018, 01:15:44 PM
In recent years though the English players have commanded some huge fees. I believe Stokes was the biggest overseas purchase last edition. Was Archer (soon to be English) one of, if not the most expensive overseas this year? Mills also commanded a fee of over $1 Million last year. To say the English players are cheap is a little misleading and certainly a trend that is changing, Stokes Buttler Woakes Roy Hales Ali Wood all in the mix this year for starters.

Traditionally they have been cheap but there are exceptions as always, for e.g. KP was not cheap. Yes the reputation is changing and players were purchased because the Indians see them as good players.
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Post by: csnew on April 10, 2018, 04:03:25 PM
Russell back with a bang after his doping ban. Taking his mate bravo to the cleaners - not many do that
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Post by: csnew on April 10, 2018, 04:14:04 PM
What a knock from Russell - 88 of only 36 balls. Poor from curran in the final over
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Post by: csnew on April 10, 2018, 06:27:15 PM
Another entertaining game - shockingly poor last over with a massive no ball
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Post by: smilley792 on April 10, 2018, 06:29:19 PM
Excellent knock from Sam billings. An English man turns up at the ipl this year.


Curran with 2 big wickets bit pretty expensive otherwise. Watson throwing toys out when he got out. Calling Curran a pie chucker. Lol
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Post by: billyb on April 10, 2018, 06:29:46 PM
Billings doing Billings things.

Got a big future once he works out how to do it for England!
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 10, 2018, 09:20:52 PM
KKR should hang their heads in shame, they went all out in the auction to land indias u19 star bowling duo Mavi and Nagakoti, yet the insist on play the absolutely garbage Vinay Kumar. The u19 kids actually bowl quickly as well.
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 10, 2018, 09:22:17 PM
Delighted for Billings as well. Boy has unreal skills

Chennai looking a bit handicapped with the injuries to Jadhav and Raina
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 10, 2018, 09:24:40 PM
Ish Sodhi joins Rajasthan as replacement for Afghanistan left arm spinner Zakir Khan
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Post by: sgcricket on April 11, 2018, 03:12:37 AM
KKR should hang their heads in shame, they went all out in the auction to land indias u19 star bowling duo Mavi and Nagakoti, yet the insist on play the absolutely garbage Vinay Kumar. The u19 kids actually bowl quickly as well.
100% with you on this. I thought first game they might want to save the youngsters from the spotlight. But no justification for continuing to play Vinay Kumar. Rinku Singh should also be dropped for Shubman Gill.
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Post by: Ajdal on April 11, 2018, 06:13:32 AM
Vinay Kumar is the kind of bowler Iíd love to face when 17 are needed off the last over. Shocking captaincy
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 11, 2018, 09:48:12 AM
100% with you on this. I thought first game they might want to save the youngsters from the spotlight. But no justification for continuing to play Vinay Kumar. Rinku Singh should also be dropped for Shubman Gill.
Gill was the u19 player of the tournament? But where would he bat, he batted as an opener in the world. KKR have Lynn and Narine freewheeling at the top.

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Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 11, 2018, 10:22:46 AM
Still not over that bowling from Kumar yesterday. Moronic captaincy. How can Kuldeep only bowl 3 aswel? Amazing.
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Post by: six and out on April 11, 2018, 12:25:56 PM
Great knock by Billings yesterday, especially as he easily could have lost it when Dhoni got out.

As for KKR they really need to figure out what their side is because Vinay Kumar is awful. When you have India's brightest young stars on the bench that have just won a World Cup it just seems crazy.

Kartik's inexperience as captain also showed hugely yesterday you could see him getting worried and it got to him.
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Post by: KD4 on April 11, 2018, 01:39:46 PM
Still not over that bowling from Kumar yesterday. Moronic captaincy. How can Kuldeep only bowl 3 aswel? Amazing.
Karthik did have options, he could have gone to Curran as well.
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Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 11, 2018, 02:25:32 PM
Curran bowled the 19th so not strictly true but yeah he should have reshuffled the order to ensure Curran/Kuldeep bowled 4
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 11, 2018, 02:32:39 PM
Looking forward to this RR vs DD. Boult getting some swing already
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 11, 2018, 02:38:28 PM
D'Arcy Short runs himself out again...
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 11, 2018, 02:39:58 PM
Dinesh Karthik is the captain of the Tamil Nadu first team, so if he can't spot which bowlers should be bowling he is instead a moron as it was his home ground
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 11, 2018, 02:40:48 PM
Short is the new Inzamam Ul Haq
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Post by: KD4 on April 11, 2018, 02:44:21 PM
Is this Vaughan's first game in the comm box?
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 11, 2018, 02:46:10 PM
Is this Vaughan's first game in the comm box?
Yep
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 11, 2018, 02:50:03 PM
A beauty from Boult to get rid of Stokes.
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Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 11, 2018, 02:58:41 PM
An absolute jaffer from Boult.

Maybe speaking prematurely here but think Rajasthan may struggle this IPL. Just look like they're going to struggle to get the balance of their side right although adding Sodhi should help.

First things first, Tripathi should open with Short, Rahane 3, Samson 4, Stokes should be 5, Buttler 6. Samson and maybe even Rahane demoted if they get off to a flier and Buttler/Stokes promoted.
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Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 11, 2018, 02:59:26 PM
One gripe I do have with IPL is the strategic time outs ffs, sooooooo many of them
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: cricketbadger on April 11, 2018, 03:53:08 PM
Is this Vaughan's first game in the comm box?

Hopefully his last too
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: cricketbadger on April 11, 2018, 03:53:47 PM
One gripe I do have with IPL is the strategic time outs ffs, sooooooo many of them

All about plugging the sponsors ££££££££ cash is king
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 11, 2018, 06:25:24 PM
Delhi need 71 in 6
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 11, 2018, 06:41:49 PM
I hate watching these dibbly dobbers bowlers...
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 12, 2018, 09:20:53 AM
Great game in prospect today Sunrisers vs Mumbai, two strong sides - fancy Mumbai myself as think they're the best equipped side in the tournament, anyone got any thoughts
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 12, 2018, 09:30:58 AM
Hyderabad are far too good for Mumbai. Sunrisers bowling attack is sensational. Mumbai overly reliant on Rohit
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Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 12, 2018, 10:04:42 AM
I worry that Sunrisers batting is a little pedestrian and Warner a big miss.

Opening with Dhawan and Williamson is just not devastating enough IMO. Williamson is a 120 s/r specialist.

Mumbai have a powerpacked side with the Pandya brothers, Lewis, Sharma and gun bowling spearheaded by Bumrah. I fancy Mumbai for this one. Really like the makeup of their side. Should be a classic
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 12, 2018, 10:13:18 AM
Bhuvi has the most wickets in the last two ipl's. Also Hyderabad record at home is fantastic. Rashid Khan gives Sunrisers the advantage, Mumbai only have average spinners
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Post by: Kulli on April 12, 2018, 10:17:46 AM
Bookies are calling it evens for now.
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Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 12, 2018, 10:25:09 AM
Yeah I think it is pretty even overall. Mumbai have more power in their batting lineup, SRH bowling attack is probably fractionally better.

Shoutout to Markande btw who bowled very well first game. Intrigued to see how he gets on today.
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Post by: rickjames on April 12, 2018, 10:27:10 AM
Two games in and CSK already have to play their home games back in Pune. Ah, cricket and politics.
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Post by: six and out on April 12, 2018, 11:49:34 AM
I worry that Sunrisers batting is a little pedestrian and Warner a big miss.

Opening with Dhawan and Williamson is just not devastating enough IMO. Williamson is a 120 s/r specialist.

Mumbai have a powerpacked side with the Pandya brothers, Lewis, Sharma and gun bowling spearheaded by Bumrah. I fancy Mumbai for this one. Really like the makeup of their side. Should be a classic

Williamson didn't open in the 1st game - Saha did and Williamson batted 3. There is also the possibility of changing things up now Hales has been in India a while as well and opening with him if they wanted to.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 12, 2018, 12:12:56 PM
Which overseas gets dropped for Hales thogh? Stanlake? Because it's difficult to see them dropping Shakib or Rashid. And KW is captain? I don't think theyll change their side. FWIW I don't rate Saha either
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Post by: rickjames on April 12, 2018, 12:36:24 PM
Looks like Roy is nailed on for the Drinks Carrier awards at Surrey, although Foakes winter will prove a tough one to beat
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Post by: six and out on April 12, 2018, 01:30:37 PM
Which overseas gets dropped for Hales thogh? Stanlake? Because it's difficult to see them dropping Shakib or Rashid. And KW is captain? I don't think theyll change their side. FWIW I don't rate Saha either

I didn't say they would change it... merely pointed out it is an option if you don't want Saha or Williamson to open the batting. As you say getting Hales into the side is tough because 3 out of the 4 overseas are pretty much nailed on to play every game.
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Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 12, 2018, 01:36:11 PM
Yup. If it was me I'd drop Williamson for Hales and let Shikha D captain
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Post by: smilley792 on April 12, 2018, 01:49:03 PM
Warner would have opened for srh had he been there.

So what would the xi and other 3 overseas had been had that been the case?

If they decide they need hales to open, merely returning to the team make up they planed with Warner would be the way theyíd go.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 12, 2018, 01:57:14 PM
Pretty sure it would have been Williamson dropped for Warner and other 3 overseas the same.

The issue is that Warner was previously SRH Captain, that captaincy then got cascaded down to Williamson thus now making him almost "undroppable"
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Post by: KD4 on April 12, 2018, 01:58:06 PM
Yup. If it was me I'd drop Williamson for Hales and let Shikha D captain

They won't drop Williamson until they lose a few or he isn't scoring for them.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 12, 2018, 02:04:14 PM
Can I take back what I said about Mumbai? Their team looks awful today. No Hardik
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 12, 2018, 02:11:41 PM
No Bhuvi Kumar for Sunrisers.  :o
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 12, 2018, 03:14:09 PM
Mumbai making hard work of this.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 12, 2018, 03:16:48 PM
Big trouble for Mumbai here with Rashid still having 3 left and Shakib 2 :(
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 12, 2018, 04:06:58 PM
Never bought the argument drs takes too long for t20 cricket. Credit to the IPL for introducing it. Iím sure the likes of tendulkar and dravid still protest about it
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Post by: Rob580 on April 12, 2018, 04:26:48 PM
Old man Rashid Khan working his magic again.

Learnt across his 25 years of playing Afghanistan league cricket........
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 12, 2018, 05:27:42 PM
Markande 4-23, Sunrisers in trouble 107-5
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 12, 2018, 06:06:38 PM
The Fizz comes back to haunt the Sunrisers, 3-24 for the Bangladeshi superstar
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 12, 2018, 06:16:19 PM
Big Billy Stanlake wins  a thrilling contest
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Post by: Ajdal on April 12, 2018, 06:16:51 PM
T20 Gold
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 13, 2018, 09:11:03 AM
Incredible game yesterday, did not fancy SRH to get over the line in the last over.

Anyone got any thoughts how Chinnaswarmy will play today? Was low and slowww last year but heard whispers its better this year.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 13, 2018, 02:16:37 PM
Miller dropped for Finch and this is Finch's seventh team in IPL
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 13, 2018, 02:18:15 PM
Good swap that IMO. Like Kings Batting lineup here. Hoping for another good game
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 13, 2018, 02:31:21 PM
Would prefer finch to open - then again stops teams opening up with spin
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 13, 2018, 02:38:42 PM
200 looks already on the card - looks flat! And some shots being played
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 13, 2018, 02:49:58 PM
Oh wow Finch. What a disaster
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 13, 2018, 02:53:18 PM
Itís time yuvraj retired and stopped embarrassing himself. 3 wickets in the over - think this game is done and dusted unless Rahul gets a big one
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 13, 2018, 02:54:54 PM
Dont think its QUITE done and dusted but Kings certainly in a lot of trouble and need one of these two to go big
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: six and out on April 13, 2018, 02:55:49 PM
Itís time yuvraj retired and stopped embarrassing himself. 3 wickets in the over - think this game is done and dusted unless Rahul gets a big one

Yadav bowled really well with some proper gas in RCB's 1st game and has done it again here by the sounds of things.

You are so right about Yuvaj, completely past it.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 13, 2018, 03:24:57 PM
Don't hold your breath on Yuvraj retiring anytime soon. He's already said he wants to carry one after this two deal is concluded. When you're shameless and only care about your bank balance yuvraj won't care what anyone says.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 13, 2018, 03:26:29 PM
KL Rahul looks absolute class and Nair looks to have rediscovered some form after his meltdown after that 300 against England
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 13, 2018, 03:43:06 PM
Have to say rubbish shot from Stoinis after hitting that 6
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 13, 2018, 03:46:56 PM
So irresponsible from Stoinis yep
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 13, 2018, 04:50:40 PM
That is beauty of a ball to dismiss Kohli
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 13, 2018, 04:51:15 PM
Thatís some ball to get the best white ball player in the world. Thatís what the ipl is all about.

17 year old!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 13, 2018, 05:41:49 PM
All down to AB. Poor from kx11, theyíve misfielded quite a bit and shouldíve got another 10-15 runs..

The 17 year oldís over is going to be massive
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 14, 2018, 10:58:48 AM
Howís dan kristan still getting a gig!

That over was shocking. Half volleys at easy pace.
Chris Morris got to be seething being dropped for him.



Mumbai 84 for 0 of 6!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 14, 2018, 12:21:15 PM
Great fight back by Delhi, getting tonked at 14 rpo in the powerplay but the remaining 14 overs went at a far more respectable 7.85 rpo

Pitch is pretty flat game on chasing 195
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 14, 2018, 01:05:52 PM
Drinkers carrier Roy is doing pretty well here!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 14, 2018, 01:10:38 PM
Keep going Delhi
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 14, 2018, 01:17:07 PM
Pant is a special talent. Some of them 6s jeeeez
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: rickjames on April 14, 2018, 01:23:30 PM
Glad to see Roy show his class, some shots from Pant as well, can't believe he's only 20
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 14, 2018, 01:26:39 PM
Did pollard dive for the cameras there??
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 14, 2018, 02:04:25 PM
Easy stuff from Roy. Quality innings.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 14, 2018, 02:04:45 PM
Incredible chase from delhi, take a bow jason roy
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 14, 2018, 02:06:32 PM
Maybe I posted to early.


3 dotballs..... 1 from 1 needed
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on April 14, 2018, 02:12:39 PM
Another great game, magic knock from Roy, great to see him get them over the line
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 14, 2018, 02:29:31 PM
What a game. Ipl this season has been entertaining. Just goes to show what happens when you even the sides up a little
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 14, 2018, 04:25:23 PM
Not sure why kkr dropped marine down order.

17ball fifty already this tournament and looks.... well as composed as marine will do against the quicks.
Looks all at see coming in later against the slow stuff with men out.

Strange change
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: cricketbadger on April 14, 2018, 09:56:37 PM
Bet Rashid Khan hasn't played many T20 games without taking a wicket, that's a rarety today
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 15, 2018, 12:05:14 PM
People saying buttler and stokes should bat higher up - Samson showing his talent. Some serious hitting.
Think short will get dropped soon, all at sea on Indian wickets
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 15, 2018, 12:14:57 PM
Has yadav been to the bookies? Certainly looks that way today

Samson ends with 92*

Will take some chasing from rcb.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 15, 2018, 01:46:55 PM
RCB are a bunch of clowns for years they've front loaded their batting and it never works. They need only one of QdK/Baz, they need de Grandhomme down the order
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 15, 2018, 01:47:26 PM
Unadkat bowling absolute garbage
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 15, 2018, 02:09:45 PM
McCullumís over the hill for me, not good enough any more to make the starting line up. Might do well in the t20 blast for not good enough for the ipl or bbl any more

Buttler might lose the gloves soon too - horror show behind the wickets

Another man over the hill - yuvraj continues to get a game. Probably cost his side the game last match with his 2 misfields.
Gayle in for stonis, canít understand that move. Gayle also past his best
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 15, 2018, 02:58:40 PM
Gayle on the rampage
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 15, 2018, 03:00:15 PM
Love seeing another has been Harbhajan getting smashed around
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 15, 2018, 03:02:36 PM
Someone want to explain to me the business of 3 digit shirt numbers? I get Gayle 333, but Pant 777, Washington 555, Vijay 888
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 15, 2018, 03:03:06 PM
22 ball fifty for the big Jamaican
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 15, 2018, 03:03:22 PM
Gayle (past his best) - how I jinxed that!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 15, 2018, 05:06:28 PM
So csk....... look like they will lose this, but Dhoni and bravo still to come. Who knows.


If they do, do we reckon theyíll try david willey opening?
Shane Watson and a start against kkr but minus that theyíve done zip at the top.

Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 15, 2018, 05:54:02 PM
Dhoni using a SG bat with poorly covered bas gloves. Donít think spartan will be too happy
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 15, 2018, 06:10:07 PM
Kings xi throwing this away.

Dropped Dhoni early. Know the with a poor over. Leaves them needing 19 of the last
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 15, 2018, 06:16:30 PM
Another final over finish - what a ipl so far

Kings just about get home. Not sure why jadeja keeps coming in ahead of bravo.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 16, 2018, 08:34:54 AM
Really think this has been the best IPL so far. So many last over finishes which have been genuinely close (not like chasing 29 to win off the last 9 wickets down)

Said it before the tournament but it seems to me like this year will be the most evenly matched. Recruitment has tightened up and this is the result. Come on you Delhi Daredevils!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: rickjames on April 16, 2018, 03:56:54 PM
Andre Russell. Enough said.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Smmatle1 on April 16, 2018, 04:00:49 PM
Jinxed it! That was impressive hitting
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 16, 2018, 05:01:20 PM
All down to maxi and pant.

Morris struggling with his price tag
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 16, 2018, 05:34:58 PM
I would say that's game over for Delhi losing Maxwell unless Morris does something special
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: thegowerwaft on April 16, 2018, 05:40:44 PM
Narine.... game over.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 17, 2018, 10:38:10 AM
Another good game in prospect today, fancy Mumbai
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 17, 2018, 02:47:12 PM
McCullum rightfully has been bench and RCB reinforcing their middle order. Rather surprised Corey Anderson gets selected ahead of Colin de Grandhomme considering Anderson has been injured for a long time
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 17, 2018, 03:18:22 PM
Corey Anderson is absolute dirt. Should have been CDG or Moeen as you say. MI set for a huge score here, hope Lewis hangs about
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 17, 2018, 03:24:15 PM
95-2 after 10

not bad after being 0-2 after 2 balls
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 17, 2018, 03:31:08 PM
Corey Anderson gets the big wicket of Lewis
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 17, 2018, 03:34:56 PM
One good ball doesn't make a player... His figures are not amazing and hes still managed to serve up a lot of tripe. Hope Pollard takes a shine to him later :D
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 17, 2018, 04:21:59 PM
The flat track bully Rohit Sharma feasting on the Mumbai pancake pitch. This guy is so overrated. No skills when there's any swing or pace in the pitches
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 17, 2018, 05:00:46 PM
AB using a sharpie bat
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 17, 2018, 05:10:33 PM
It's all on Kohli. Losing ABD is huge for RCB.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: rickjames on April 17, 2018, 06:17:36 PM
RCB's team composition is so, so bad
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 17, 2018, 09:03:23 PM
Is AB bad luck??? Struggles to get runs under pressure.

Never been part of a World Cup/CT trophy winning SA side or a IPL winning side. Heís played with some greats - probably that DD team in season 1/2 was the strongest ipl side.

Massive fan of his and love watching him bat but canít be down to bad luck!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 18, 2018, 08:13:10 AM
Is AB bad luck??? Struggles to get runs under pressure.

Never been part of a World Cup/CT trophy winning SA side or a IPL winning side. Heís played with some greats - probably that DD team in season 1/2 was the strongest ipl side.

Massive fan of his and love watching him bat but canít be down to bad luck!

Problem is batting second after his teams bowlers have gone for runs a plenty   (last two  matches  record run chases  for his team )  he tees off from first ball great catch by Stokes in the third match though.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 18, 2018, 08:40:38 AM
RCB's team composition is so, so bad


No wonder Kohli looks animated  watching his bowlers

Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 18, 2018, 02:16:51 PM
Two unchanged sides today which is a rarity. Fancy KKR for this one in a high scoring affair. Really hope Narine goes back to opening the batting too. Something very fun about watching him bat (and bowl)
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 18, 2018, 03:14:54 PM
Flat track bully Short really struggling. All at sea against spin
KKR donít mind him carrying on - leave him in. Costing his side the game by batting so slow. Buttler and stokes in the shed
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 18, 2018, 04:14:56 PM
KKR need 161. Poor from RR, Buttler coming in at 6 and not facing enough deliveries
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: FattusCattus on April 18, 2018, 06:58:03 PM
Do you know what? I havenít watched any of it and I canít really stand it.

Bowlers nightmare! Does that make me weird?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 19, 2018, 08:24:33 AM
Do you know what? I havenít watched any of it and I canít really stand it.

Bowlers nightmare! Does that make me weird?

Short answer, yes  :D
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 19, 2018, 08:42:43 AM
Rajasthan needs to consider dropping D'Arcy Short, he's totally inept against spin, even clueless against Rana who's just a fill in bowler.

They've got Klassen whom can slot in the middle order and thus allowing Buttler to open. Or alternatively get Archer in
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: liscon12 on April 19, 2018, 08:47:49 AM
Rajasthan needs to consider dropping D'Arcy Short, he's totally inept against spin, even clueless against Rana who's just a fill in bowler.

They've got Klassen whom can slot in the middle order and thus allowing Buttler to open. Or alternatively get Archer in
Drop Stokes and slot Archer in?

Ben hasn't been amazing this year but I guess that's what being out of the game for 5 months does to you.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 19, 2018, 08:57:40 AM
No Stokes and Buttler are safe. They aren't being utilised properly. Archer either replaces Short and improves the bowling. Or Short and Laughlin get dropped for Klassen and Archer
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: rickjames on April 19, 2018, 09:06:34 AM
Sound the alarm boys, the Kane train has taken a worrying turn of events https://www.instagram.com/p/BhtvGpuFEya/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BhtvGpuFEya/)
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: edge on April 19, 2018, 09:24:00 AM
Do you know what? I havenít watched any of it and I canít really stand it.

Bowlers nightmare! Does that make me weird?
Not just you at all, not interested in the slightest!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 19, 2018, 09:56:11 AM
No Stokes and Buttler are safe. They aren't being utilised properly. Archer either replaces Short and improves the bowling. Or Short and Laughlin get dropped for Klassen and Archer

If it was me I'd look to only make one change and that would be Archer for Laughlin. Bolsters the batting a little (which may take some pressure off Short) and arguably strengthens the bowling too. I'm not a big Klaasen fan but believe he scored runs against India before? Rajasthan main issue is not opening with Tripathi IMO. Such a devastating opener last year randomly demoted this year in favour of Rahane who is a perfect 3/4.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 19, 2018, 10:00:29 AM
Enjoyed this light hearted article from Laughlin today :

https://www.playersvoice.com.au/ben-laughlin-strangest-moment-t20-career/ (https://www.playersvoice.com.au/ben-laughlin-strangest-moment-t20-career/)

Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 19, 2018, 10:04:00 AM
If it was me I'd look to only make one change and that would be Archer for Laughlin. Bolsters the batting a little (which may take some pressure off Short) and arguably strengthens the bowling too. I'm not a big Klaasen fan but believe he scored runs against India before? Rajasthan main issue is not opening with Tripathi IMO. Such a devastating opener last year randomly demoted this year in favour of Rahane who is a perfect 3/4.
Not sure playing with Archer reduces pressure on Short. He's already playing with Stokes and Buttler yet he can't score freely. Klassen can actually play spin

Rajasthan issue it that Unadkat has been crap, the money seems to have gone to his head
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 19, 2018, 10:17:27 AM
Not sure playing with Archer reduces pressure on Short. He's already playing with Stokes and Buttler yet he can't score freely. Klassen can actually play spin

Rajasthan issue it that Unadkat has been crap, the money seems to have gone to his head

I'm not saying it will reduce all the pressure but it adds weight to the batting as Laughlin is a bunny and Archer can hit. Ergo fractionally less pressure on Short to perform. He does need to perform though I certainly agree. Been a tough slog for him this tournament so far (as it has for Chris Lynn to be honest too!).

Unadkat has been largely crap, think he obviously overperformed last year and was overpriced in the auction. Maybe the price tag is weighing on him? Also Rajasthan not really having any spinners doesn't help.

The weird thing is, with all these problems we've "identified" or discussed, I still think there is the makings of a very, very good side there conditions permitting. Should have strived to make Jaipur a road
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: six and out on April 19, 2018, 12:06:48 PM
RR's issues -

Unadkat is bowling shockingly - for whatever reason he has been awful
No wicket taking spin option - both there spinners are very inexperienced
D'arcy Short - simple as that really, if you can't play spin you are not going to get that far in the IPL
Archer's not been fit - remember that Archer has had a side strain from the PSL so i think that's why he hasn't played - when he is fully fit he will definitely start.
Tripathi batting out of position - why is he batting at 5/6 when he scored a ton of runs opening last year?

As you have said there is a makings of a very good team there. For me a would replace Short with Archer, Tripathi then opens with Rahane. I would replace Laughlin with Ish Sodhi (who has just come in as a replacement player) and that helps the lack of experienced spin. Then change one of the Indian spinners for a Indian batter - not sure who though.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: six and out on April 19, 2018, 02:27:52 PM
Chris Jordan in for Big Billy for the SRH today.

Kings XI unchanged
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 19, 2018, 02:53:35 PM
Universe boss Chris Gayle smashing them into the crowd
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 19, 2018, 03:36:08 PM
Gayle on fire!!! Battering Rashid Khan 4 consecutive sixes!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Biggie Smalls on April 19, 2018, 03:55:28 PM
Gayle on fire!!! Battering Rashid Khan 4 consecutive sixes!



And to think he only got picked up in final draft round for his base price , then didn't get selected for first couple of games !!!!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 19, 2018, 03:59:31 PM
ďItís not proper cricket! Who cares...not interested etc
T20 blast is better, ipl has ruined county cricketĒ

Apparently this isnít entertainment  ;).
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 19, 2018, 04:09:02 PM
Chris Gale might disagree great hundred
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 19, 2018, 04:30:00 PM
Gayle has a record 21 T20 hundreds, second place McCullum has 7. Insane.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 19, 2018, 06:03:36 PM
Canít really understand that knock from Pandey. Didnít even attempt to chase that
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 20, 2018, 02:15:48 PM
Rajasthan run out of patience with D'Arcy Short and Heinrich Klaasen takes his place. Still no Jofra.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 20, 2018, 02:44:14 PM
Unadkat seems to be the Tymal Mills of this auction. He better enjoy this two year payday as there's no chance he received such a payday again. Bowling pie after pie
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 20, 2018, 03:31:22 PM
Stuart Binny bowling lollipops at barely medium pace. Getting destroyed by Watson
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 20, 2018, 03:36:38 PM
Looking at the Rajasthan bowling there is no outstanding bowler in their team. They all seem to be just medium pacers.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 20, 2018, 03:42:24 PM
What to on fire
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 20, 2018, 03:43:53 PM
Looking at the Rajasthan bowling there is no outstanding bowler in their team. They all seem to be just medium pacers.
Must be desperate for Jofra to overcome his side strain
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 20, 2018, 03:45:05 PM
Gopal the leggie has bowled decently 3 wickets. The rest have been buffet
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 20, 2018, 03:53:57 PM
Third IPL hundred for the big man from Queensland, superb display of power hitting.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 20, 2018, 04:10:31 PM
RR have done well to restrict to just over 200. Chennai should have got to 220 to 230.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 21, 2018, 03:00:56 PM
RCB v DD  No grass on the pitch it's a raging turner.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 21, 2018, 03:37:51 PM
Chris Gayle 226 runs at 226 #putsomerespectonthename
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 21, 2018, 05:16:43 PM
Trent Boult with one of the greatest catches in IPL history to get rid of Kohli
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 21, 2018, 05:21:47 PM
Trent Boult with one of the greatest catches in IPL history to get rid of Kohli

Probably the best IPL catch ever.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 21, 2018, 05:26:10 PM
AB in an hurry 54 off 24 balls.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 21, 2018, 05:59:59 PM
Who was asking when ab last won a rcb a game?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 21, 2018, 07:43:34 PM
Risbah pants inning swas pretty amazing to drag Delhi back from where they were. But


AB de V. Wow. Heís unstoppable when heís seeing it like that.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 21, 2018, 09:21:48 PM
Who was asking when ab last won a rcb a game?

I actually asked when was the last time AB won a crunch game. I.e semi final or final

Nonetheless amazing knock - do enjoy watching him bat. Pure class
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 21, 2018, 09:27:38 PM
Trent Boult with one of the greatest catches in IPL history to get rid of Kohli

Boultís got a habit of taking blinders
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PcinD0TmLz0
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 22, 2018, 01:52:59 PM
Wonder how annoying it is for these franchise to get an injury, have the perfect player to replace them in squad, but because of the 4 overseas rules you canít fit them in.


Referring to srh by the way, hales Warner, dhawan opening could have seen this chased down.......
Currently the slow start has left a lot for Williamson to do.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 22, 2018, 02:17:20 PM
Jofra archer gets his ipl chance for RR.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 22, 2018, 04:31:55 PM
Archer picks up 3 wickets in his final over.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 22, 2018, 04:48:35 PM
Not sure why klassen isnít opening. Not the greatest player of spin - so surely would struggle in the middle overs.

Sending your 3 overseas one after the other in the middle order has no logic.
Dravid does like giving Indian players a go ahead of overseas
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: beaver5 on April 22, 2018, 04:50:06 PM
Who makes the motorbike like helmets that lots of them are wearing in the IPL? They are bloody awful !
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: brokenbat on April 22, 2018, 04:53:09 PM
Who makes the motorbike like helmets that lots of them are wearing in the IPL? They are bloody awful !

I think it's Moonwalker?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: golders on April 22, 2018, 06:53:27 PM
Archer has serious wheels #fasttrack
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 22, 2018, 07:10:36 PM
And he as a Yorker that he puts n the right area for each batsman
Can't believe how much they  paid for  an uncapped player
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 22, 2018, 09:24:41 PM
Not sure why klassen isnít opening. Not the greatest player of spin - so surely would struggle in the middle overs.

Sending your 3 overseas one after the other in the middle order has no logic.
Dravid does like giving Indian players a go ahead of overseas
Klaasen was signed as Smith's replacement as he is actually an excellent player if spin. He was the only one of the South African's that could take it to Kuldeep and Chahal when India toured South Africa earlier this year.

Dravid also isn't the coach anymore
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 22, 2018, 09:26:59 PM
Jofra Archer what an incredible talent, potentially a once in a generation player. When you're impressing Australian legend Matthew Hayden, you know you're doing something right. Archer can't play for us for another 4 years, that's a long time...hopefully he doesn't take the t20 path
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 23, 2018, 08:56:32 AM
Klaasen was signed as Smith's replacement as he is actually an excellent player if spin. He was the only one of the South African's that could take it to Kuldeep and Chahal when India toured South Africa earlier this year.

Dravid also isn't the coach anymore

Klassen got those runs in the rain if I recall. Donít really judge playing wrist spinners when they canít grip it. Weíll find out how good he is in a couple of games in sub continent conditions

Didnít realise dravid wasnít coach - point taken
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Sonic on April 23, 2018, 03:25:35 PM
Just cannot see why Yuvraj needs a game? He can't time balls, he is always Breathless. Do tickets sales go up if he is playing? In whole tournament he contributes in 1 game properly, out of 14 league matches.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 23, 2018, 03:50:53 PM
Plunkett with 3 wickets so far
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 24, 2018, 02:38:46 PM
Stanlake out of the tournament with a fractured finger.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 24, 2018, 02:57:19 PM
Think we see a big score (175+) chased here :)
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 24, 2018, 02:59:51 PM
Pandey's poor form continues
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 24, 2018, 03:05:44 PM
Kane Williamson owes Shakib a big apology
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 24, 2018, 04:13:16 PM
Welllllllllllllllllll SRH have blown this
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 24, 2018, 04:17:31 PM
Not enough runs for SRH. Mumbai should easily chase this down.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 24, 2018, 06:05:38 PM
Not enough runs for SRH. Mumbai should easily chase this down.

Looking like theyíll easily lose.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 24, 2018, 06:11:39 PM
Looking like theyíll easily lose.
With Mumbai's batting line up they should have chased this down. It's been a limp batting display by them. Hardik Pandya has played a poor innings as well.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 24, 2018, 06:50:49 PM
The last 2 games show bowling line ups are far more important than batting line ups.

Pollard looks washed up - surprised mumbai retained him
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Kulli on April 24, 2018, 09:11:53 PM
Think we see a big score (175+) chased here :)
road?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: joymarvin on April 25, 2018, 05:23:34 AM
Just cannot see why Yuvraj needs a game? He can't time balls, he is always Breathless. Do tickets sales go up if he is playing? In whole tournament he contributes in 1 game properly, out of 14 league matches.

Sad to see him play like this. He has been past his prime now since 2yrs of IPL if I can remember correctly.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: sgcricket on April 25, 2018, 09:10:05 AM
He doesn't look fit at all. Hope to see Manoj Tiwary in for him next game. KingsXI is winning, so maybe they don't want to change.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 25, 2018, 09:17:57 AM
Surely Chennais luck runs out today? Them old joints must be starting to wear thin now
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 25, 2018, 02:28:15 PM
CDG in for Woakes for RCB, Tahir in for Faf for CSK. Negi and Harbhajan also playing Suggests pitch will spin
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 25, 2018, 06:25:41 PM
Rcb bowling attack is crap!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 25, 2018, 06:31:08 PM
Rcb bowling attack is crap!
Still baffling that Corey Anderson keeps getting picked.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: liscon12 on April 25, 2018, 06:36:44 PM
Where was CDG....he does bowl you know RCB

Maybe they should pull Nehra from coaching and get him into the squad
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 25, 2018, 08:37:39 PM
MSD game changer
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 26, 2018, 08:09:00 AM
Couldnt agree more with the comments here. Woakes should come in for Corey for starters and CDG should be a 6th bowling option.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: DorsetDan on April 26, 2018, 08:35:24 AM
It is almost as though the IPL is corrupt and these close finishes with non sensical captaining decisions are engineered or something ;)
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: six and out on April 26, 2018, 08:51:01 AM
With regards RCB. Is it just that Kohli isn't that good a captain and Vettori isn't a very good coach?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 26, 2018, 11:55:10 AM
Virat summed it up in the post match interview his death bowlers have gone  for more runs than any other team in the competition
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: ScottParko on April 26, 2018, 12:55:24 PM
Pretty much every year theyíve took the risk on stacking the batting line up and simply hoping to Ďruní the opposition out the game. Unfortunately it hasnít worked and they donít seem to be learning their lesson. They eventually let Gayle go who on the whole was a drain of rescources, but I think this season they couldve probably sacrificed the signing of QdK or one of the many all rounders and instead got just 1 top class bowler and they wouldíve stood a better chance.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 26, 2018, 01:09:59 PM
Did RCB retain Starc this year?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 26, 2018, 02:50:33 PM
Srh lose early wickets yet again. But still stick with a similar side.


I presume itíll be when the ipl is done and qualifying to late that they try something different??
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 26, 2018, 03:06:58 PM
Did RCB retain Starc this year?

no, i think he went to KKR but is out injured

stress fracture of back i think
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 26, 2018, 03:16:09 PM
Couldíve been all over for SRH had kings 11 taken their chances
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 26, 2018, 03:16:47 PM
Anyone watch Tiwarys over then? So bizarre. If I knew how to upload a photograph I would but its the lowest action release I've ever seen
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 26, 2018, 03:39:18 PM
Sunrisers need a strong finish here with a few overs to go.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 26, 2018, 03:41:25 PM
Incredible bowling from Mujeeb. Think Tye bowls 2 of the last 4 so think SRH may stutter over the line here. 140 be a good effort
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 26, 2018, 06:06:27 PM
Sunrisers again defend a low total.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 26, 2018, 08:02:47 PM
Rashid Khan is a clever bowler
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 27, 2018, 03:24:29 PM
Prithvi at 17 years is a real prospect
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 27, 2018, 03:29:11 PM
Delhi should be targeting 200 from here.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 27, 2018, 03:44:39 PM
Couldnt agree more. Let's see some MAXWELLBALL now
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Smmatle1 on April 27, 2018, 05:35:27 PM
Andre Russell with some lusty blows again!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: beaver5 on April 28, 2018, 06:16:41 PM
Just how does Sam Billings get a gig at the IPL and Joe Root can't?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on April 29, 2018, 11:35:06 AM
Sam billings won csk a game early on this year. Heís got a reputation for playing spin well.
Which is the opposite to most England plays and why theyíd truggle to get a gig.



Anyway.
Hales gets a game!

Didnít look very fluid, but made a nice 45 non the less. Not bad to say heís been on a bench for 3 weeks.
He did seem to struggle a tad against the spin.....
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 29, 2018, 02:15:31 PM
AB out for RCB. They brought in Southee to replace him.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 29, 2018, 02:31:51 PM
Stokes one of the biggest flops of the IPL so far - up there with yuvraj - but no one expected yuvraj to do anything.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 30, 2018, 11:17:30 AM
Hoping Willey plays for CSK today. Maybe even Wood too. Really don't think CSK are as good as the table suggests
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: mo_town on April 30, 2018, 11:29:55 AM
Really glad that SRH finally picked Hales. It was so frustrating to see them benching him and picking others. SRH need strength up the order. It was refreshing to see Hales bat sensibly and not try to hit everything out of the park from ball one. Hopefully they will persist with him and give him a proper go.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 30, 2018, 03:11:47 PM
Watson on the rampage pounding sixes aplenty
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 30, 2018, 04:03:03 PM
Rayudu and dhoni in some serious form

Plunkett going at 17rpo - getting smashed around
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on April 30, 2018, 04:16:22 PM
Rayudu and dhoni in some serious form

Plunkett going at 17rpo - getting smashed around

Boult as well being carted around as well. Dhoni with a 22 ball 50. He's been batting great this tournament.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on April 30, 2018, 04:18:41 PM
Boult as well being carted around as well. Dhoni with a 22 ball 50. He's been batting great this tournament.

Still a better performance than plunkett - bowled an over less and still conceded less
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 01, 2018, 07:11:38 AM
Glenn Maxwell literally stealing $1m every season. Once again been absolutely garbage. Ponting needs to drop the big show
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: cesare_in on May 01, 2018, 07:39:52 AM
Clearly shows why you need good leaders as captains in cricket. Look at Watson, Dhoni has used his capabilities perfectly well, unlike Kohli. Super man management!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 01, 2018, 07:52:21 AM
Glenn Maxwell literally stealing $1m every season. Once again been absolutely garbage. Ponting needs to drop the big show

I really want to argue with this as I love Maxwell but he just has not fired again really.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 01, 2018, 07:52:53 AM
Still a better performance than plunkett - bowled an over less and still conceded less

Plunketts performance yesterday was nothing short of a disgrace. He should not play IPL again for a long, long time
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 01, 2018, 08:07:24 AM
Plunketts performance yesterday was nothing short of a disgrace. He should not play IPL again for a long, long time

I assume by that logic Bravo should be tossed to the wayside too??

One swallow does not a summer make!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Rob580 on May 01, 2018, 08:45:14 AM
Plunketts performance yesterday was nothing short of a disgrace. He should not play IPL again for a long, long time

Bloody hell, wouldn't want to play for you. I'd be dropped for the season by now!  :D

Got to have some credit in the bank from the last two games, no?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: cricketbadger on May 01, 2018, 10:49:46 AM
Plunketts performance yesterday was nothing short of a disgrace. He should not play IPL again for a long, long time

short memory ey, didnt he take 3 for 20 the other day or something similar
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 01, 2018, 01:26:27 PM
Hahah wow ruffled some Plunkett fanboy feathers in here!!

His performance in IPL so far reads 3/93. And no contribution with the bat. Hard to justify picking him above Chris Morris who had a fantastic year last year to boot.

Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 01, 2018, 01:38:12 PM
Bloody hell, wouldn't want to play for you. I'd be dropped for the season by now!  :D

Got to have some credit in the bank from the last two games, no?

Also, it's different in elite level sport obviously! With options etc, less room for loyalty and more a cut throat business. In the game that he got 0/24 I think he was the only bowler not to take a wicket. Just all seems very ominous to me and not a player I would continue with
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Rob580 on May 01, 2018, 01:55:16 PM
Fair, and I understand the IPL is different to the Village Green!  ;)

Just comes down to whether you want continuity in your team, or a team where everyone is terrified to do anything lest they screw it up and get dropped. There's a balance to be had, and if you're spending that kind of money on a player you really should give them more leeway than 18 balls.

The 93 runs he's gone for have come from 11 overs, and both the most recent two have been in some damn high scoring games.

Everyone is allowed a bad day, if Kohli scores a duck in the next 3 games are you going to say he's washed up and should never be considered again?



I'm off to kiss my Liam Plunkett poster......
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Sam on May 01, 2018, 01:58:36 PM
Hahah wow ruffled some Plunkett fanboy feathers in here!!

His performance in IPL so far reads 3/93. And no contribution with the bat. Hard to justify picking him above Chris Morris who had a fantastic year last year to boot.

Chris Morris has taken 3/143 with an economy of 10.41 in the IPL this year and is currently in South Africa with a back injury.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 01, 2018, 02:02:26 PM
Fair, and I understand the IPL is different to the Village Green!  ;)

Just comes down to whether you want continuity in your team, or a team where everyone is terrified to do anything lest they screw it up and get dropped. There's a balance to be had, and if you're spending that kind of money on a player you really should give them more leeway than 18 balls.

The 93 runs he's gone for have come from 11 overs, and both the most recent two have been in some damn high scoring games.

Everyone is allowed a bad day, if Kohli scores a duck in the next 3 games are you going to say he's washed up and should never be considered again?



I'm off to kiss my Liam Plunkett poster......

Haha!

I understand the notions of continuity, pressure, balance of complacency etc within a team but don't feel Plunkett has done enough to warrant being selected again for the foreseeable. Maybe I was a little harsh saying ever haha

Also, "most recent two have been in some damn high scoring games" - his good performance was in a low scoring game was it not, so it's swings and roundabouts. He hasn't done anything previously in IPL to make me think hes got IT which is where your Kohli comparison falls down somewhat.  Not a fan. Not an elite level IPL player for me.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 01, 2018, 02:04:33 PM
Chris Morris has taken 3/143 with an economy of 10.41 in the IPL this year and is currently in South Africa with a back injury.

He's also got a few runs with the bat which has been overlooked in your assessment but yeah. Injury is a moot point. I'm not suggesting bringing Morris into the fold now with an injury. Plus, take a look at his record last year in IPL. He has a reputation and some  relevant form to believe he will succeed at that level
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Rob580 on May 01, 2018, 02:30:11 PM
Also, "most recent two have been in some damn high scoring games" - his good performance was in a low scoring game was it not, so it's swings and roundabouts.

His good (best) performance being his first game, so 3 games back.

See what you're saying though, so we'll have to agree to disagree :)

Now, I fear an RCB pasting today. Mumbai look a good side if the Pandya's and Rohit are firing, and with AB missing will be a tough ask for Bangalore.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Rob580 on May 01, 2018, 02:32:34 PM
Scrap that, just seen Mumbai's 4 overseas players:

Duminy, Pollard, Cutting and McLeneghan

Now THERE's 4 overrated, terrible overseas players for you!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 01, 2018, 02:42:36 PM
Scrap that, just seen Mumbai's 4 overseas players:

Duminy, Pollard, Cutting and McLeneghan

Now THERE's 4 overrated, terrible overseas players for you!

Finally something we agree on haha Mumbaiís overseas contingent is poor. Such a shame as their Indian lot are very strong imo- Pandya Brothers, Bumrah, Sharma even Kishan all more than reasonable. Lewis a big loss for Mumbai today.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 01, 2018, 02:43:30 PM
How could I forget Markande too whoís been great this tournament
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 01, 2018, 03:15:54 PM
McClenaghan arguably one of the best overseas bowlers in the IPL in recent years. 63 wickets at 24 hardly the figures of an 'overrated player'. Mumbai have won two IPL's with McClenaghan in the playing XI
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 01, 2018, 03:53:48 PM
Not enough from rcb, last 4 overs have been poor. Kohli goes too
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 01, 2018, 04:07:46 PM
Bizarre not to send CDH earlier. 24 of the last over to get them to a decent total.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on May 01, 2018, 04:08:07 PM
Last over of 24 could be crucial at the end.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 01, 2018, 04:55:08 PM
Odds on pollard getting knocked over by the leggie??
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 02, 2018, 07:54:13 AM
Bizarre not to send CDH earlier. 24 of the last over to get them to a decent total.

Now here is an underrated player. No idea why RCB are so reluctant to a) bat him higher, b) ever utilise his bowling
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 02, 2018, 09:53:12 AM
Wonder if Plunkett plays today  :D
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 02, 2018, 06:27:22 PM
Buttler 50 off 18 balls inc  6   Sixes
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 02, 2018, 06:28:06 PM
Flat pitch and buttler comes into his zone
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 02, 2018, 06:52:37 PM
Buttler arrives.

Short finally shows some of the form he showed in big bash.

Still no stokes.





No idea how Munro/Maxwell are still getting chances yet Roy failed twice after his 90 odd and canít get int side again. 
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 02, 2018, 07:02:37 PM
Somebody please put Plunkett out of his misery.

Another excellent effort today going wicketless at fractionally over 12 an over despite bowling at new batsmen for the majority of his spells.

Out. Of. His. Depth
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: billyb on May 03, 2018, 02:49:13 AM
Unless they suddenly come good in the last half of the IPL, the English contingent has been pretty terrible really! Woakes, Archer the only decent performers?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 03, 2018, 06:34:24 AM
Buttler played well yesterday to be fair but in general the English players have been quite disappointing yeah
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 03, 2018, 07:33:31 AM
Unless they suddenly come good in the last half of the IPL, the English contingent has been pretty terrible really! Woakes, Archer the only decent performers?
Roy has a 90 Hales a 40 plus in his one knock
Archer has bowled well Woakes left out  by RCB   Kholi stated after one loss  his death bowlers were going for to many runs.
Buttler the fourth fastest 50 so far  and  the fastest for his side Stokes  could win  the catch of the series .
Can't think of much else.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: sgcricket on May 03, 2018, 09:19:48 AM
We are too quick to judge. It's understandable why Stokes is not replicating last seasons performances. But Archer has been superb. Roy played an amazing innings. Hales got 45 on a difficult surface. And Buttler came to the party last night. Even Plunkett had a great debut, 3 for 17.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 03, 2018, 09:33:59 AM
Don't mention PLUNKETT :@

Also, Stokes has been the most disappointing IMO haha if taking a good catch is his tournament highlight ffs
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: billyb on May 03, 2018, 03:27:03 PM
The stats kind of show what I'm saying.
Most Runs: No Englishman in top 20.
Buttler (24), Stokes (30), Roy (41), Billings (45),

Most Wickets is a bit better though
Woakes (14), Archer (17), Plunkett (48)
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 03, 2018, 03:34:33 PM
Plunkett (48) hahah
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 03, 2018, 04:13:36 PM
Biggest flops so far:
Stokes
Yuvraj
Woakes
Plunkett
C. Anderson
D. Short - painful watching him bat
Gambhir

Feel free to add to the list
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 03, 2018, 04:24:10 PM
Missed out a few

Finch
M Pandey
Maxwell
Stoinis
Christian
Sarfraz
Jadeja
Pollard
The fiz
Laughlin
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: mo_town on May 03, 2018, 06:10:24 PM
How is Manish Pandey a flop? He has played sensibly in a few innings and got some crucial runs.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 03, 2018, 06:32:17 PM
How is Manish Pandey a flop? He has played sensibly in a few innings and got some crucial runs.

£1.2m was what was paid for him.
158 runs in 8 games - think Iíd want a lot more for that amount. No man of the match performances
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: LBWCandidate on May 03, 2018, 06:41:27 PM
Gill is player to watch out for. In U19's he looked better and composed than Shaw. Shaw was lacking in footwork against seaming ball whereas Gill looked at ease.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 03, 2018, 11:16:39 PM
These Indian fans are going to see some talent in the next few years Pant, Shaw, Iyer, Gill, Mavi and Nagarkoti are the new golden generation of Indian cricket
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 04, 2018, 07:44:57 AM
 There's also  17 year old Prithvi
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 04, 2018, 07:57:29 AM
Pandya brothers not that old either
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: cricketbadger on May 04, 2018, 01:18:21 PM
And Dhoni will probably make a comeback and play till he's 50
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 04, 2018, 03:28:48 PM
Missed out a few

Finch
M Pandey
Maxwell
Stoinis
Christian
Sarfraz
Jadeja
Pollard
The fiz
Laughlin

Mitchell johnsons been pretty poor. High economy and no wickets.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 06, 2018, 03:30:36 PM
Mayank Agarwal just did one of those relay catches and it was quite frankly ridiculous. Relays it almost 15m to the guy running towards him
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 06, 2018, 03:33:09 PM
Ben Stokes having a nightmare in IPL 2018, the reigning MVP has a meagre 160 @ 17 and 1 wicket in 20 overs.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 06, 2018, 03:42:03 PM
These Afghan spinners are something else. Firstly Rashid Khan now it's Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Can't wait to see how India cope with these two in Afghanistan's test debut
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on May 06, 2018, 04:04:09 PM
Have RR got any other opener other than D'Arcy Short. He's had a terrible tournament.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 07, 2018, 02:38:09 PM
Last chance saloon for RCB and Moeen finally gets an opportunity
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 07, 2018, 05:23:02 PM
And Moeen is batting at 5 blimey
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 07, 2018, 05:23:47 PM
More brilliance from Rashid Khan.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 08, 2018, 08:44:52 AM
Another incredible bowling performance by Sunrisers.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 09, 2018, 03:55:31 PM
Buttler got his 3rd fifty in a row opening yesterday. Dude looked unstoppable in the power play.



Strange Moment. Tom Curran called for a front foot no ball. Reply showed he was half and half.
Dig out sent a sub on and they was trying to call for a review on the no ball. Lol
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on May 09, 2018, 04:57:29 PM
That young lad hit a superb 50 today as well
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 10, 2018, 08:43:13 AM
That young lad hit a superb 50 today as well

Kishan?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: joymarvin on May 10, 2018, 09:44:12 AM
Kishan?

Yes mate
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 10, 2018, 09:47:20 AM
Yeah I thought he played really well, explosive. Felt for him a little this tournament as he's been shuffled around the order (I expected him to open) so pleased that he has finally impressed with a score. Said it before the tournament started but Mumbai have the best Indian contingent. If they could improve their overseas contingent they would be almost unstoppable. If Lewis catches fire this tournament is theirs for the taking
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 10, 2018, 03:07:19 PM
Delhi displaying different levels of crapness. Embarrassing
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 10, 2018, 03:13:29 PM
Every single year it's the same with Delhi. Thought they might fix up with Ponting but nah. Same old Delhi. No idea what promoting Harshal is gonna achieve here either
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 10, 2018, 03:44:45 PM
Pant might get a few opportunities for India if he sorted out his running between the wicket. Bit ridiculous turning your back on your partner...
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 10, 2018, 03:57:09 PM
Devastating 100 by Pant he can certainly smash the ball
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 10, 2018, 04:06:14 PM
Pant absolutely taking Bhuvi apart, the best bowler in the recent history of the IPL. Bhuvi literally got no answer
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 10, 2018, 04:06:17 PM
Pant is a serious player - enjoy watching him bat. 100 up for the kid
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 10, 2018, 04:07:21 PM
128 from 63 for Pant, finishes 4, 4, 6, 6, 6 off Bhuvi. Incredible
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 10, 2018, 04:09:38 PM
Pant wow
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 10, 2018, 04:10:40 PM
Incredible from pant

They do say when you run a team mate out you have to go in and make a score. And he ran two of his team mates out! Haha
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 10, 2018, 04:12:08 PM
Not seen many better knocks - those shots over 3rd man!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: joymarvin on May 10, 2018, 04:28:05 PM
Incredible from pant

They do say when you run a team mate out you have to go in and make a score. And he ran two of his team mates out! Haha

Haha well said mate!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 10, 2018, 05:34:39 PM
Shame for Pant that his bowlers are pants. SRH cruising to victory

Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 10, 2018, 07:50:15 PM
Why do Delhi keep picking Maxwell and Plunkett. Theyíve had mates this season.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 11, 2018, 07:43:16 AM
Why do Delhi keep picking Maxwell and Plunkett. Theyíve had mates this season.

At least Maxwell has some sort of track record and the ability to win a game on his own. He may only come off 1 in 10 but at least there is a record of it occasionally coming off. Without sounding like a broken record, Plunkett has been utter, utter garbage.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 11, 2018, 05:09:41 PM
His Buttler with his 4thh fifty in a row!! On fire.


Stokes opened. Didnít fair so well. Few close shaves, inside edges before running passed one for 11.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 11, 2018, 05:18:41 PM
At least Maxwell has some sort of track record and the ability to win a game on his own. He may only come off 1 in 10 but at least there is a record of it occasionally coming off. Without sounding like a broken record, Plunkett has been utter, utter garbage.

Not on his own though there's been a few from the Uk that's been mediocre
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 11, 2018, 06:15:56 PM
Buttler should be branded the king of Rajasthan, epic innings
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 11, 2018, 06:18:03 PM
Jos buttler take a bow
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 11, 2018, 06:28:05 PM
Top knock from jos.

Canít see RR winning if he fails though.




Not sure willey will get another game after that. Dhoni looked positively peed off after his last over.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 12, 2018, 11:59:30 AM
KKR pounding Punjab into the dirt in Mohali. Narine with a savage 75 only Tye has shown any skill with the ball. KKR will post plenty in excess of 200
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 12, 2018, 12:13:53 PM
KKR pile on 245, Punjab left with their tails between their legs
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 12, 2018, 01:19:59 PM
KL Rahul was collaring Narine but the Trini boy had the last laugh. Sensational innings of 66 nonetheless
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 12, 2018, 04:34:56 PM
17 year old leg spinner from Nepal looks a damn fine bowler for Delhi
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 13, 2018, 11:01:54 AM
KW should just open. Heís usually in early anyway when hales fails
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 13, 2018, 05:31:22 PM
Fifth consecutive IPL half century for Jos Buttler, equalling the record set by Virender Sehwag.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 13, 2018, 06:05:26 PM
ďNot sure if you are familiar with the game of Cluedo but Buttler did it with the Kookaburra in MumbaiĒ 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 14, 2018, 07:20:15 AM
Some talent that Joscelyn lad, hope he can beat the record now next time out against a tricky KKR bowling outfit
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 14, 2018, 07:22:51 AM
Gayle against his old club today. At Indore (one of the smallest and most batting friendly grounds in India). Against RCB bowling attack. Today could see FIREWORKS
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 14, 2018, 07:24:00 AM
17 year old leg spinner from Nepal looks a damn fine bowler for Delhi

Hope hes able to play the last games of the tournament now with no pressure on him. A much better import than Plunkett ;)
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 14, 2018, 04:02:03 PM
Disappointing performance from the kings
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: joymarvin on May 14, 2018, 05:34:49 PM
Good to see a clinical performance by RCB
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 15, 2018, 07:07:58 AM
Good to see Kohli decide when itís a low total to chase heíll open not bat 3/4...#teamplayer
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 15, 2018, 03:45:42 PM
Epic collapse by Rajasthan Royals. Slaughtered 68 from the power play against KKR. After 14 overs in total disarray at 107/7. Kuldeep with a masterful spell of slow arm left wrist spin
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 15, 2018, 04:49:54 PM
Archer bowling serious wheels up at 149.6kph
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 15, 2018, 06:20:08 PM
3 wickets for Stokes in his last IPL 2018 match
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 16, 2018, 03:05:50 PM
AJ Tye on fire!!! 23 wickets and counting
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 16, 2018, 04:06:21 PM
Big Dog Kieron Pollard awakes from his slumber with a devastating 22 ball fifty
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 17, 2018, 03:39:50 PM
Moeeeeeen Ali out striking the great De Villiers here!!

massive partnership, big score if srh donít hold One of there catches soon
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 17, 2018, 03:43:01 PM
And Rashid Khan talks both out in his last over.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on May 17, 2018, 03:44:42 PM
And Rashid Khan talks both out in his last over.
What channel is it on @smilley792
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 17, 2018, 03:52:52 PM
Rashid Khan bowling fast  spin with plenty of revs on the ball


Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 17, 2018, 03:55:12 PM
What channel is it on @smilley792

sky 404

Red button then choose ipl instead of the royal London games.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on May 17, 2018, 03:58:24 PM
sky 404

Red button then choose ipl instead of the royal London games.
Beast, im streaming the notts game and no red button
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: liscon12 on May 17, 2018, 04:03:30 PM
It's on Sky Sports Mix as well channel 121
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 17, 2018, 04:11:18 PM
Thumpi 0 for 70 of 4 overs wow
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 17, 2018, 04:17:41 PM
De gronholm went mad to with some big hits!!

SRH dropped far too many catches there though.

Rashid Khan with the wickets of Kohli, De Villiers and Ali, so basically RCBs actual team......
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 17, 2018, 04:42:19 PM
Like Moeens comment : one of life's greatest pleasures batting with AB.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 17, 2018, 04:53:23 PM
Hales caught and not given....... and now dropped.

Dhawan gone.

Hales and Williamson need a decent partnership to continue on this chase here.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 17, 2018, 05:08:27 PM
AB you beauty - what a catch. Love kohliís reaction
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 17, 2018, 06:05:20 PM
Excellent innings from Williamson. Shame he couldnít go all the way.

Pandey, although batted well, just left a ball with 8 left needing 20 odd. And then tried scooping of back of bat? Leather it man!!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 17, 2018, 06:12:00 PM
Pandey was 6 of 12 balls, bet theyíd like those 6 balls back.

Who said KW couldnít play t20 cricket - recall a few on here saying he should be dropped for hales early on
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 17, 2018, 06:48:01 PM
Pandey was 6 of 12 balls, bet theyíd like those 6 balls back.

Who said KW couldnít play t20 cricket - recall a few on here saying he should be dropped for hales early on

I remember many saying he was only playing cos of the Warner situation.

His teams qualified and heís second top scorer in the entire ipl........
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 18, 2018, 08:33:48 AM
Kane Williamson for consistent performances  should win IPL player of 2018
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 18, 2018, 08:49:02 AM
I remember many saying he was only playing cos of the Warner situation.

His teams qualified and heís second top scorer in the entire ipl........

This would 100% have been me haha He has been very good, hands up got this wrong. He's still not my sort of T20 player, he works incredibly well for SRH though in a team that doesn't need to score 170+ regularly to win.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: stevat on May 18, 2018, 12:12:02 PM
Williamson is a brilliant cricketer, beautiful batsman to watch.

Do love that in T20 it takes all sorts - not just some massive chaps trying to smash the back off the ball every delivery.  Ball crosses the ropes you get 4 or 6 regardless of whether or not you've used brute force or finesse, so it's good to see different approaches.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on May 19, 2018, 07:08:46 PM
RCB out. Serial under achievers.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 20, 2018, 11:58:50 AM
Pant is a staggering talent.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 20, 2018, 02:02:02 PM
Maxwell and Boult doing the relay catch at long on twice this game.


Maxwell is a good fielder but what else does he have over ponting to keep getting picked every game?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 20, 2018, 02:13:41 PM
Ponting just picking his mate - even more bizarre was last match where they went with only 3 overseas. Munro or Roy deserved a go

Mumbai looks like their going out unless cutting can do something special.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 20, 2018, 02:19:30 PM
Mumbai are that side you play every year whom rely on plain luck every season
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 20, 2018, 02:34:20 PM
Mumbai put out of their misery. Fluking it year after is never a successful method. Rohit Test career over and captaincy shown up as mediocre
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 20, 2018, 02:38:26 PM
Donít think plunkett will be anywhere near the IPL next year - emabarassing that a local bowler is trusted ahead of a international for the final over
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: DorsetDan on May 20, 2018, 03:17:46 PM
Mumbai put out of their misery. Fluking it year after is never a successful method. Rohit Test career over and captaincy shown up as mediocre

Man people are fickle. This time last year(ish) his captaincy was something of a masterpiece to take the win
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 20, 2018, 03:49:09 PM
I'd say Pune choked in the final rather than Rohit's captaincy...if you can chase 130 in the final you should be ashamed
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 20, 2018, 03:50:13 PM
Punjab's slim hopes fading fast. They need to beat CSK by 53 runs and they're limping along
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on May 20, 2018, 04:22:21 PM
Punjab all out for 153. Can't see them getting Chennai all out for below 100.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 20, 2018, 05:07:03 PM
Chennai 27-3 and they send harbhajan at 5...yeah not ridiculous
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 20, 2018, 07:24:11 PM
Donít think plunkett will be anywhere near the IPL next year - emabarassing that a local bowler is trusted ahead of a international for the final over

Don't think woakes will be either plus others from the UK.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 22, 2018, 03:00:58 PM
Sunrisers are wilting at the wrong time, their form has evaporated at the business end of the event
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 22, 2018, 03:23:45 PM
We've seen SRH defend lower scores than this this tournament.... Never say never. Plus we all know what Dhoni is like. This won't be chased within 15 or something. He makes everything dramatic
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 22, 2018, 03:50:07 PM
This game is on. on. on.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 22, 2018, 04:09:55 PM
It certainly is CSK bigs guns nearly all gone Rasid Khan is a  bag of tricks.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 22, 2018, 04:21:13 PM
Any idea why faf opened instead of Rayudu? Missed it. Odd decision if itís not injury related
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 22, 2018, 04:36:32 PM
Faf n for Billings leading to a conservative batting change
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 22, 2018, 05:05:35 PM
Some throw that by Rasid Khan to dismiss Harjaban.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 22, 2018, 05:33:07 PM
Any idea why faf opened instead of Rayudu? Missed it. Odd decision if itís not injury related

Masterstoke to send faf opening clearly!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: joymarvin on May 22, 2018, 05:58:49 PM
Which GN model is KW playing with?
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: i12breakfree on May 23, 2018, 09:51:08 AM
Which GN model is KW playing with?

(https://i.imgur.com/bZmPnVT.jpg)
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: billyb on May 23, 2018, 11:23:25 AM
AB just announced his international retirement.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on May 23, 2018, 11:31:30 AM
AB just announced his international retirement.

Very shocked that he's done this. I thought he'd wait after next year's world cup.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 23, 2018, 04:54:56 PM
KKR grinding to victory in the elimination match. KKR mustered a below par 169, but Rajasthan minus Buttler had no hope of getting the target.

Unadkat better enjoy his $1.2m pay cheque for IPL 2018 and 2019 as he'll be fortunate to earn another contract after this one expires. Never waste money on a one season fluke job
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on May 23, 2018, 05:43:45 PM
The last few overs from KKR was brilliant death bowling.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: billyb on May 23, 2018, 05:52:21 PM
Can't believe we didn't win. Halfway through I thought it was in the bag!
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 25, 2018, 04:50:08 PM
Some performance from Rashid Khan. Turned this game
KKR have messed this one up
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 27, 2018, 05:02:29 PM
100 in the final for Watson  match winning innings.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 27, 2018, 05:10:42 PM
Should have put a bet on csk with the other 8 of us up there.


Well batted Watson. Looked awful on 1 off 11 balls. But when you get your eye in, you get your eye in.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 27, 2018, 05:12:21 PM
Incredible innings by Watson and CSK historically the best franchise in IPL history they showed their class
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Timbo287 on May 27, 2018, 05:29:34 PM
Masterclass from Shane Watson there. It did make me laugh he couldnít run so he just hit boundaries. Reminded me of Saturday league cricket
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: KD4 on May 27, 2018, 06:02:23 PM
Superb innings by Watson. Dhoni yet again proves what a great captain he is.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: csnew on May 27, 2018, 07:08:40 PM
Probably the best IPL to date - best t20 tournament by a mile
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: smilley792 on May 27, 2018, 07:12:06 PM
Lol at whoever voted for Chennai in the poll after theyíd won.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: six and out on May 27, 2018, 07:45:12 PM
I had SRH from the start, but it just shows you how much experience counts in T20. Chennai won the big and close games when it mattered.

Definitely the best IPL to date.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 27, 2018, 07:57:57 PM
(No Swearing Please) the IPL.
Title: Re: IPL 2018
Post by: Biggie Smalls on May 28, 2018, 06:55:27 AM
(No Swearing Please) the IPL.


I generally agree ....but that was a good final , and one of the best limited overs innings ive ever seen by L.B.Watson too.