Rohit Sharma’s classy unbeaten 98 went in vain as defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders produced a dominating performance on the back of excellent bowling by Morne Morkel, beating Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League opener at the Eden Gardens.
As the Indian Premier League 2015 gets set for launch later today with Kolkata hosting Mumbai, England's Ravi Bopara offers a strong endorsement of the Twenty20 league, emphasising its importance for cricketers.
After six of us managed to correctly predict Australia winning the World Cup (and a further four fell at the final hurdle by picking New Zealand), it's time to look ahead to this year's Indian Premier League.
There isn’t even a gap of two weeks between the World Cup and the Indian Premier League (IPL). Yet, we can be rest assured that the grounds will be full, the TRPs will be high and the entertainment quotient impressive.
West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine whose bowling action was cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) earlier will have to undergo another test for the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) season which starts next week.