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tiger_omar
April 17, 2008, 10:14 PM
Bangalore Royal Challengers vs. Kolkata Knight Riders



When: Friday, April 18, 2008 Start time 20:00 local time (14:30 GMT) (10:30 EST)
Where: Bangalore, India
What: The first match of the IPL Tournament



Bangalore

Bangalore (likely) 1 Praveen Kumar, 2 Wasim Jaffer, 3 Jacques Kallis, 4 Rahul Dravid (capt), 5 Virat Kohli, 6 Cameron White, 7 B Akhil, 8 Mark Boucher (wk), 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 Ashley Noffke, 11 R Vinay Kumar



Kolkata

Kolkata (likely) 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Sourav Ganguly (capt), 3 Ricky Ponting, 4 Brendon McCullum (wk), 5 David Hussey, 6 Debabrata Das, 7 Laxmi Ratan Shukla, 8 Ajit Agarkar, 9 Murali Kartik, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Ashok Dinda

tiger_omar
April 17, 2008, 10:16 PM
Does anyone know if Dish Network will show any of these IPL matches on any channels?

tiger_omar
April 17, 2008, 10:16 PM
... In North America?

al-Sagar
April 17, 2008, 11:29 PM
Its on set max

al-Sagar
April 17, 2008, 11:34 PM
I think bangalore will miss Abdul razzak with kumble injured

rubel_18
April 18, 2008, 05:21 AM
I think bangalore will miss Abdul razzak with kumble injured

Razzak is not doin that well anyway as he is out of form but hopefulyy he comes bak to form in da IPL

napoleonIV
April 18, 2008, 07:21 AM
Does anyone know if Dish Network will show any of these IPL matches on any channels?

Yes Dishnetwork has the whole package available for $59.

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 08:15 AM
the show has started

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 08:21 AM
damn..could not resist myself...
lets see how this thing shapes up...

btw.... guess hv to support the Kolkata Riders.

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 08:36 AM
Nothing short of spectacular.
Very well done India.

sadi
April 18, 2008, 08:37 AM
Any media player links? :)

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 08:41 AM
Any media player links? :)

go to acricket. its all there:-D

sadi
April 18, 2008, 08:47 AM
go to acricket. its all there:-D

Can't use sopcast at work. :( I need a media player streaming link.

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 08:53 AM
the atmosphere in the stadium is simply electrifying.

sharad pawar, bcci president, gets a booo...
ha ha....well done crowd.

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 08:58 AM
Sehwag has an ugly signature

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 08:58 AM
damn...the boring speech part now...

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 08:58 AM
Knight Riders will kill Bangalore today

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 09:00 AM
try bhejafry, they usually lots of links

Bengaliprince176
April 18, 2008, 09:09 AM
wtf, it doesnt come on setanta sports till 3.20...thats why im on the pc!!! i wanted to see the whole thing...have they done the spotlight toss yet?

GO KOLKATA!!! GO GANGULY!!!!

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 09:34 AM
good first over by kumar.

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 09:35 AM
zaheer khan to ganguli...
this should be a good contest...

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 09:37 AM
wow......
that was one hell of a cracking shot by mccullum.....

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 09:38 AM
4 4 6 4
mccullum on fire

sadi
April 18, 2008, 09:40 AM
Interesting............

tonoy
April 18, 2008, 09:42 AM
awesome.

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 09:44 AM
McCullum is killing the Royal Challengers

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 09:44 AM
...but I still cant believe they didnt play Gayle

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 09:45 AM
Ganguly is crap...lol

HereWeGo
April 18, 2008, 09:46 AM
Wat makes u guys follow indian club cricket so intently....Seriously guys I really cant get myself hyped abt this cricket match....May be i am not getting something...

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 09:46 AM
haha

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 09:47 AM
McCullum might make a 100

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 09:48 AM
The knight riders are on a kill here...

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 09:50 AM
Wat makes u guys follow indian club cricket so intently....Seriously guys I really cant get myself hyped abt this cricket match....May be i am not getting something...

its a mixture of few things ( for me)

a prospect of exciting cricket, irrespective where it is being played...

nothing better to do on a friday evening

see how this whole hype lives up...

and so far...mccullm is firing up in all cylinders

sadi
April 18, 2008, 09:51 AM
Lol... what a start to IPL

tonoy
April 18, 2008, 09:51 AM
mcullum is killing them

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 09:57 AM
zaheer khan strikes!
ganguli never looked comfy...

here comes ponting...
this is mouth watering

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 09:57 AM
Bangalore are missing Raj miserably

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 09:58 AM
Ganguly...gone

sadi
April 18, 2008, 09:59 AM
Ganguly gone. He shouldn't play 20-20 in the first place anyways.

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 10:00 AM
a good comeback over by zaheer khan

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 10:02 AM
Ganguly shouldnt play for the rest of the tourny and let Ponting captain the team

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 10:04 AM
sunil joshi still plays?
i thought he was history long time ago

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 10:05 AM
Ganguly shouldnt play for the rest of the tourny and let Ponting captain the team

well, he already hinted that in the coin flicks..
looks like he wasnt so sure of captaining all over again....

sadi
April 18, 2008, 10:09 AM
What did he say?

Ajfar
April 18, 2008, 10:17 AM
damn...brutal stuff frm mccullum

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 10:36 AM
I want White to get thrashed so that they play Raj for the rest of the tournament

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 10:36 AM
McCullum looks set for a 100 in the first match

bossman111
April 18, 2008, 10:39 AM
White is a batsman, I doubt White will get the chop for Raj

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 10:42 AM
how come razzak not playing??? anyone?

BTW maccllum is on fire!

Ajfar
April 18, 2008, 10:44 AM
mccullum just pulled off an ashraful shot..

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 10:45 AM
SRK and arjun rampal getting very excited.

BANFAN
April 18, 2008, 10:47 AM
WOW what a century !!

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 10:47 AM
someone please answer my question, why isnt razzak playing??

sadi
April 18, 2008, 10:47 AM
Razzak is still playing ODIs for Bangladesh. After Sunday, he is free to play IPL.

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 10:50 AM
thank you sadi

cricman
April 18, 2008, 10:52 AM
What he did to us was no Abberation, best WK Batsmen in the World At the moment. Banglore has Dravid, Kallis and Jaffer on there team, I'd be mildly amused if these "slow" Batsmen can score @ the Rate SRK team is doing at the moment

As I type 6 . 6 4

cricman
April 18, 2008, 10:54 AM
Madness I tell you!

150 of 70!

Ajfar
April 18, 2008, 10:55 AM
mccullum is a beasttt

sadi
April 18, 2008, 10:55 AM
That's some crazy batting.

Tigers_eye
April 18, 2008, 10:56 AM
McCullam is a bad bad (can I curse here?)

Tigers_eye
April 18, 2008, 10:57 AM
Last ball

cricman
April 18, 2008, 10:57 AM
Last ball

6!!!!!!

:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notwo rthy: 14 SIXERS!

Tigers_eye
April 18, 2008, 10:58 AM
lol 14 6s and 9 4's. 158 of 73 balls. SR of 216???

He is calling out Afridi.

Tigers_eye
April 18, 2008, 10:59 AM
How would a team feel when they face almost 12 an over in regulation time?

nasimul
April 18, 2008, 11:00 AM
what an innings by McCullum....simply great

BANFAN
April 18, 2008, 11:00 AM
how come razzak not playing??? anyone?

Because he is busy playing in Pak

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 11:02 AM
this is just outrageous!

sadi
April 18, 2008, 11:02 AM
Patano khela. IPL hit korar jonno.

There is no other explanation. :)

cricman
April 18, 2008, 11:03 AM
Because he is busy playing in Pak

They could take him, the way the crap he's been bowling lately.

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 11:04 AM
1 more question guys and this has probably been discussed before,
what the hell happend to ash and mash playing in IPL??? some said they were gonna get bidded in the 2nd auction.

Protic
April 18, 2008, 11:04 AM
Okay NOW people wont blame the bd bowlers because MCCULLAM scored 80 in 6 overs :p against us..

Protic
April 18, 2008, 11:05 AM
They were bidded in 2nd auction.. shobha.. NO ONE BOUGHT THEM!

sadi
April 18, 2008, 11:06 AM
1 more question guys and this has probably been discussed before,
what the hell happend to ash and mash playing in IPL??? some said they were gonna get bidded in the 2nd auction.

IPL people turned out real smart and noone bidded for those losers.

Beamer
April 18, 2008, 11:06 AM
Mac is a butcher.

Bangalore team looks like a test team to me. No chance...

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 11:06 AM
simply atrocious batting by mccullum
nothing short of a masterpiece.

lets see how dravid kallies responds to that

darito90
April 18, 2008, 11:06 AM
1 more question guys and this has probably been discussed before,
what the hell happend to ash and mash playing in IPL??? some said they were gonna get bidded in the 2nd auction.

no team wanted to buy them...

and mccullums ashraful shot was beautiful! :-p

Faisal
April 18, 2008, 11:08 AM
one of the best 20/20 cricket innings you will ever see. omg!!! this is classic style of kiling bowler.. lol 6,6,4,4,6,6,4,4,6,6,6,4,4,6,6

omg! omg!

HereWeGo
April 18, 2008, 11:11 AM
I thought Rafique was picked for kolkata.....Guy is a big mouth.....LOL...

BANFAN
April 18, 2008, 11:12 AM
They have scored more than what BD scored in 50 overs. :)

Kolkata, will be tough to beat.

sadi
April 18, 2008, 11:14 AM
Dravid and Jaffar playing 20-20 is funny to begin with. Chasing 222 is not even an option.

Nafi
April 18, 2008, 11:16 AM
Well Im happy the bangalore bowling attack got thrashed, all the more reason to kick out cameron white and bring Razzak for the next match.

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 11:16 AM
Dravid bites the dust.
too much pressure

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 11:16 AM
Mashrafe might replace Shoaib for the Knight Riders if he isnt cleared to play within next week.

Sovik
April 18, 2008, 11:17 AM
what a innings macculam played. 158 in 20 overs.

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 11:17 AM
gone...RCB-4-1...beautiful ball from Ishant

nasimul
April 18, 2008, 11:17 AM
bowled

sadi
April 18, 2008, 11:17 AM
Cameron White will play no matter what. He is an explosive batsman who bowls a bit.

sadi
April 18, 2008, 11:18 AM
Ke gelo?

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 11:18 AM
its funny to see ponting padding sharma....
ha ha...
funny things money can do

Sovik
April 18, 2008, 11:19 AM
Mac is a butcher.

Bangalore team looks like a test team to me. No chance...


they have dravid and kallis. two lowest batsman of the game. all will depend on cameron white. if he can get going then there's no stopping for bangalore

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 11:19 AM
Mashrafe might replace Shoaib for the Knight Riders if he isnt cleared to play within next week.

source?

or just speculation?

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 11:20 AM
i must say SRK has been very clever with his selection of players.

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 11:20 AM
this sharma kid is good....
india's got a real good prospect here

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 11:22 AM
bowled....
bangu loses thier second one....
here comes kallis....

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 11:22 AM
source?

or just speculation?
There's a thread about it, if Shoaib is not cleared to play the second match then Kolkata can choose a replacement from Mashrafe, Nel or Zondeki, Nel is about to join ICL and Mashrafe's batting will give him the edge over Zondeki...the articles is from Hindustan Times, sorry I cant be bothered to dig it out now.

nasimul
April 18, 2008, 11:23 AM
2 down

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 11:23 AM
i must say SRK has been very clever with his selection of players.
I said that from the start

BANFAN
April 18, 2008, 11:24 AM
They could take him, the way the crap he's been bowling lately.

You are right. Infact they would help us by taking him. :)

Taratari ney Bhai...

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 11:24 AM
its funny to see ponting padding sharma....
ha ha...
funny things money can do

lol.
like the commentator said, everyone's uniting.

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 11:24 AM
the vodafone add is so annoying

nasimul
April 18, 2008, 11:28 AM
no boundary yet

sadi
April 18, 2008, 11:29 AM
Question is can Bangalore beat McCullum?

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 11:29 AM
Vijay Mallya must feel like crying

Sovik
April 18, 2008, 11:29 AM
kolkata will win. dravid and jaffar opened the innings and they are not six hitting players

sadi
April 18, 2008, 11:31 AM
Char marte parena abar six.

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 11:33 AM
kallies departs after a six.
RCB is in all sorts of trouble.

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 11:33 AM
gone...

nasimul
April 18, 2008, 11:34 AM
6 by kallis

nasimul
April 18, 2008, 11:34 AM
and gone

BANFAN
April 18, 2008, 11:35 AM
lets see how dravid kallies responds to that

They won't be able to even put up a competition against KKR

It's a mamoth total to chase, for Dravids team. KKR is a very balanced combination. BRC looks like more of a test team to me. :)

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 11:37 AM
one would think after Chanderpaul's aggressive performances against SL, he would be in the starting XI but obviously Dravid thought otherwise...and another gone

sadi
April 18, 2008, 11:37 AM
Lol.......

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 11:38 AM
24/4 bangalore

this probably is thier last pair if they wanna do something

sadi
April 18, 2008, 11:41 AM
I will be surprised if these spectators come back to see Bangalore play again in near future. :)

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 11:48 AM
38-5!!

bangalore is gonna fall short of mccullum's innings!

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 11:51 AM
this is killing!
this is merciless slaughtering!

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 11:56 AM
43-7!
this is now humiliating.

total embarrasment for bangalore.

nasimul
April 18, 2008, 11:57 AM
eto lafalafir por aai oboshtha??

Nafi
April 18, 2008, 11:58 AM
Just goes to show that without abdur Razzak, bangalore are useless.



:lol: I have to big up out only premier league player

Nafi
April 18, 2008, 12:00 PM
Ganguly is having a bowl

BANFAN
April 18, 2008, 12:01 PM
50/7 they will be cleaned up soon. No competition at all. RCB needs to field a better line up, if they want to compete in the tournament. Completely one sided afairs now.

nasimul
April 18, 2008, 12:03 PM
who made this banga team

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 12:07 PM
57-8!
what a mismatch.

its a case of going everything for you
and everything against.

A tale of two teams.

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 12:14 PM
zaheer bowled

9 down for the bangus

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 12:15 PM
only P.Kumar has passed 10 this is a sad affair!

Sohel
April 18, 2008, 12:15 PM
KiMa (Kiwi McCullum) rocks.

Mark my words, this league is the beginning of the end for ODIs !

71-9.

Sohel
April 18, 2008, 12:16 PM
Pontu Bhai dropps the skier !

Beamer
April 18, 2008, 12:17 PM
kiMa?..how about kimchee?

Beamer
April 18, 2008, 12:19 PM
KiMa (Kiwi McCullum) rocks.

Mark my words, this league is the beginning of the end for ODIs !

71-9.

shey shathey erase all the records. BD never played. Just start with 20/20 a fresh.

Sohel
April 18, 2008, 12:19 PM
kiMa?..how about kimchee?

Mim lyk Korean "vimmen", does he ?

Nafi
April 18, 2008, 12:19 PM
KiMa (Kiwi McCullum) rocks.

Mark my words, this league is the beginning of the end for ODIs !

71-9.

Not really come on, would you really rate McCullum as having the cricketing class of Dravid just based on 20/20 performance.

Beamer
April 18, 2008, 12:21 PM
Cricnfo just started their .TV stuff with ESPN-cricinfo Sportcenter. Just saw a clip of the Sportcenter. This is good for us highlight starved people scanning the net for dodgy Bangladesh highlights.

Nafi
April 18, 2008, 12:21 PM
13.1 Ganguly to Khan, OUT, cleaned up, Zaheer missing the line completely for off stump to be pegged back and Ganguly runs off in celebration and Ponting runs towards him and the two embrace ... now thats a sight, eh?
Z Khan b Ganguly 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

I saw this live too :lol:

Sohel
April 18, 2008, 12:21 PM
shey shathey erase all the records. BD never played. Just start with 20/20 a fresh.

Ash is one lucky ****er and Alok, Riyad, Nirala, Imrul, GoBoy, Dhiman and MaMi become just test players as Milon, Nazmus, Omi and Farhad rule the roost.

Beamer
April 18, 2008, 12:22 PM
Mim lyk Korean "vimmen", does he ?

jhal jhal vimmen me like too.

nasimul
April 18, 2008, 12:23 PM
Mark my words, this league is the beginning of the end for ODIs !



I still doubtfull if this format of cricket can over take longer version of cricket.

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 12:25 PM
kolkata bowling has been pretty wayward...
19 extras so far

Rabz
April 18, 2008, 12:27 PM
its all over!
kolkata wins by 140 runs.

a total annihilation by the knight riders.

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 12:30 PM
shame shame to banglore.

SRK goes crazy......

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 12:32 PM
I still doubtfull if this format of cricket can over take longer version of cricket.

funny enough probably only about 1/4 of the cricketing population thnk like that. the rest are consumed by this 20/20 crap.

Protic
April 18, 2008, 12:36 PM
I wonder why the owner of the Bangalore team wasted so much money on Jaffer!! The guy is a test player..scores in strike rate less than 50!! He cant even slog.. lol.. he was moving out of the way n trying to spoon the ball.. not even trying to hit it hard..even Ashraful/Aftab would have been a better choice!

BANFAN
April 18, 2008, 12:38 PM
Patano khela. IPL hit korar jonno.



:) :)

Sohel
April 18, 2008, 12:38 PM
I still doubtfull if this format of cricket can over take longer version of cricket.

3 hours max, no slow-overs, and a totally different set of pressures and challenges for cricketers, just can't beat that at this day and age IMHO.

But I do think test cricket will continue to survive as the real thing. I think T20 "cricket entertainment" will be the introduction to the real thing for many fans, Inshallah.

That said, I REALLY hate the slogging and streaky runs ... :(

Beamer
April 18, 2008, 12:42 PM
I heard they brought Redskins Cheerleaders. Jerry Jones won't like getting upstaged by Snyder. Cowgirls surely on their way to Mumbai..

Sohel
April 18, 2008, 12:42 PM
Not really come on, would you really rate McCullum as having the cricketing class of Dravid just based on 20/20 performance.

Cricketing class ? No way bro !

But T20 "cricket entertainment value" ? Wayyy !

See my previous post ... :)

BANFAN
April 18, 2008, 12:48 PM
I wonder why the owner of the Bangalore team wasted so much money on Jaffer!! The guy is a test player..scores in strike rate less than 50!! He cant even slog.. lol.. he was moving out of the way n trying to spoon the ball.. not even trying to hit it hard..even Ashraful/Aftab would have been a better choice!

These guys have put in money and relied a lot on the captains recommendations.

Player selection
Bowling after winning the toss By RD & while SG said he would have batted

has shown a clear difference in captaincy between SG & RD.

Nafi
April 18, 2008, 12:53 PM
I heard they brought Redskins Cheerleaders. .

They were hot!!!

Seriously they are the number one reason to play premier league cricket. :callme:

The day that cheerleaders E-)E-)E-) have been brought to cricket is one to remember.

BANFAN
April 18, 2008, 01:01 PM
I still doubtfull if this format of cricket can over take longer version of cricket.

Every version has a different flavour and will survive. Interms of popularity ofcourse, shorter versions will have more popularity, because more number of people can spare less time and less number of people can spare more time.

But the thirst for change is eternal in human nature, so all versions will have its share of support. Everything is monotonous if that's the only thing you have, however beautiful that is.

No worries with that.

Cash$$$
April 18, 2008, 01:04 PM
Korbo Lorbo Jitbo ---- indeed...what a performance by KKR. BRC should all die in shame...can't believe they spent 111 million dollars on BRC franchise compared to 70 odd million for KKR.

AsifTheManRahman
April 18, 2008, 01:13 PM
This is what happens when you don't manage your resources efficiently.

Had we held on to Mokkel Kalam, and paid him a hefty amount to play in the academy, we would have a janowar to play for us today. But, noooooo - we had to let him go to New Zealand, change his name and bleach himself up. Just like we let go of Sheikh Pir, Monnu and Abul Mokkel and Borkot Ali.

Btw, Bangalore missed Razzak ;)

AsifTheManRahman
April 18, 2008, 01:15 PM
The day that cheerleaders E-)E-)E-) have been brought to cricket is one to remember.
They've been around for a while, especially in T20 cricket.

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 01:19 PM
They've been around for a while, especially in T20 cricket.
These are special exclusive cheerleader for the Royal Challengers, they do cheerleading for NFL Washington team during NFL season.

rubel_18
April 18, 2008, 01:28 PM
Congrats to Kolkata Knight Riders for their win, wat an inning by McCullum

bdchamp20
April 18, 2008, 01:40 PM
Great T20 cricket from the Knight Riders, I back them to go all the way

Nafi
April 18, 2008, 01:50 PM
Bring in Abdur Razzak!

auntu
April 18, 2008, 02:01 PM
kothin mair erei koi...

tiger_omar
April 18, 2008, 02:12 PM
Well Im happy the bangalore bowling attack got thrashed, all the more reason to kick out cameron white and bring Razzak for the next match.

Maybe Rajjak might get selected on the team, when available, because their bowling attack was thrashed today, but I can guarantee you that Rajjak won't replace Cameron White.

Cameron White was paid $ 500 000 (I'm pretty sure of this) by Bangalore and he was brought in as a specialist 20/20 batsmen who can also bowl.

I read about Cam. White on Cricinfo:

Bangalore

It's not the best of signs when a captain uses the word "uncertainty" three times in a sentence, but Rahul Dravid still has plenty of options to choose from. A flurry of flip-flops ended with Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher being allowed to stay back, and Ashley Noffke may turn into a good replacement for Nathan Bracken. Misbah-ul-Haq and Abdur Razzak, the Bangladesh left-arm spinner, won't be part of the first game - nor will the injured Anil Kumble - but Bangalore still have a potent line-up that can go all the way.

X-factor: Cameron White arrives with 878 runs in 26 Twenty20 matches. A strike-rate of 160.80 suggests an explosive quality like few others in the league. He's also a handy legspinner and could well be the lynchpin.


So I don't think that Cameron White will get dropped by Bangalore any time soon. But hopefully Rajjak will be brought in so we will have a real reason to cheer for Kolkata.

tiger_omar
April 18, 2008, 02:13 PM
Should I make a match thread for the next two IPL games tomorrow, or is it fine without them?

AsifTheManRahman
April 18, 2008, 02:18 PM
But hopefully Rajjak will be brought in so we will have a real reason to cheer for Kolkata.
You mean for Bangalore. I'm already a Bengaluru supporter because of Razzak's inclusion.

MohammedC
April 18, 2008, 02:33 PM
Missed the game. Any one know any link for highlights

Shobha
April 18, 2008, 03:34 PM
Should I make a match thread for the next two IPL games tomorrow, or is it fine without them?

i think you should open one thread for both of them tomorrow :D

Cash$$$
April 18, 2008, 04:06 PM
I bet, Eden will be housefull on sunday! 90,000 crowd!!

Kolkata Knight Riders
vs
Deccan Chargers

tiger_omar
April 18, 2008, 04:32 PM
You mean for Bangalore. I'm already a Bengaluru supporter because of Razzak's inclusion.

Sorry, my fault. Yea, that's what I meant. Bangalore's team doesn't appeal to me as much as some of the others, but if Rajjak plays for them, then I can't be wrong cheering for them.

Rumz_01
April 18, 2008, 04:39 PM
was a wicked match! credz to brendon mcullum! was awesome batting!!
felt soo sorry for rahul dravid.. bless

Russell2k7
April 18, 2008, 04:49 PM
BS IPL. McCullum is a beast but he sure aint a monster. Lets see him do that against a good bowling attack like that of Saffies.

al-Sagar
April 18, 2008, 10:24 PM
Maybe Rajjak might get selected on the team, when available, because their bowling attack was thrashed today, but I can guarantee you that Rajjak won't replace Cameron White.

Cameron White was paid $ 500 000 (I'm pretty sure of this) by Bangalore and he was brought in as a specialist 20/20 batsmen who can also bowl.

I read about Cam. White on Cricinfo:

Bangalore

It's not the best of signs when a captain uses the word "uncertainty" three times in a sentence, but Rahul Dravid still has plenty of options to choose from. A flurry of flip-flops ended with Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher being allowed to stay back, and Ashley Noffke may turn into a good replacement for Nathan Bracken. Misbah-ul-Haq and Abdur Razzak, the Bangladesh left-arm spinner, won't be part of the first game - nor will the injured Anil Kumble - but Bangalore still have a potent line-up that can go all the way.

X-factor: Cameron White arrives with 878 runs in 26 Twenty20 matches. A strike-rate of 160.80 suggests an explosive quality like few others in the league. He's also a handy legspinner and could well be the lynchpin.


So I don't think that Cameron White will get dropped by Bangalore any time soon. But hopefully Rajjak will be brought in so we will have a real reason to cheer for Kolkata.

U have to remember each IPL team can only include 4 foreigners. Last night bangalore had Kallis, boucher, white and noffke. Now when misbah bracken Razzak comes it may be tough for Razzak to get in.
But for kolkata , gayle can replace hafeez and that will strengthen the team. Not sure who is their foreign bowler who can also come in for hussey

Mahir
April 18, 2008, 11:20 PM
McCullum's time in the middle was outrageously attrocious! Regardless of the format of the game, quality of the opposition bowlers, pitch and condition, it HAS to be an innings of a lifetime, rich with true cricket shots and a few inevitable cheeky touches. What a show he put on... the opening ceremony earlier was spectacular, and McCullum bettered it and then some!

Bengaliprince176
April 19, 2008, 04:07 AM
what an innings by McCUllum, he was on fire!! Kolkata led by Dada will be strong competitors for this, i reckon!