When the Sunrisers Hyderabad replaced Deccan Chargers from the IPL in 2013, the task at hand was to take the legacy of a successful franchise – who had won the title in 2009 – forward. SRH made it to the playoff in its first year but lost track thereafter for a couple of years.
The Kolkata Knight Riders are known for building up a core set of players and entrusting faith in them for a sustained period. Over the years, they have nurtured many-a-young players like Manish Pandey, Surya Kumar Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav. This is part of the reason that they have won two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014.
Chetan Narula previews this years IPL 2018 for Cricket World TV, taking a look at some team previews for Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad!
With some of the worst weather conditions preceding a cricket season in living memory, many county and club pre season fixtures are being postponed, cancelled or abandoned including Yorkshire's three-day friendly against Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities.
Durham CCC announce that Tim Bostock will be taking over the reins as Chief Executive of Durham CCC from July 2018 as David Harker steps into a non-executive director role and Allison Curbishley is appointed to Board.
A busy summer schedule for the County and England cricketers in 2018, sees six England players back in the UK and ready for the start of the Specsavers County Championship season over the following few weeks.