All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will play for reigning champions the Chennai Super Kings in the 2012 Indian Premier League after he was snapped up for at auction in Bangalore.
Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene was the next highest buy to the Delhi Daredevils after both players were without a club following the expulsion of the Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
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Powerful West Indian opening batsman Chris Gayle has signed as a permanent member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad ahead of the 2012 season.
Gayle, who had previously represented the Kolkata Knight Riders, was signed during last season's tournament as a replacement for Dirk Nannes and he helped the Challengers reach the final by scoring more runs than any other player in the competition.
Australian all-rounder Andrew McDonald has become the fifth player to transfer between franchises in the Indian Premier League 2012 trading window.
The Victorian has moved from the Delhi Daredevils to the Royal Challengers Bangalore and his switch follows Kevin Pietersen moving to Delhi from the Deccan Chargers.
Reigning champions Chennai Super Kings will get the 2012 Indian Premier League underway when they take on the Mumbai Indians on 4th April at home.
The full fixture list for the fifth season has been released and the competition returns to a home and away format following the expulsion of the Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council has confirmed a number of details for the fifth edition of the tournament, which will begin on 4th April.
After the Kochi Tuskers Kerala's ejection from the competition, the nine remaining teams will play each other on a home and away basis as per the first three runnings of the competition, meaning the total number of matches to be played is 76.
A meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council in Hyderabad has confirmed the dates for the fifth edition of the tournament in 2012.
As previously advised, the tournament will run from 4th April until 27th May with both the opening match and an opening ceremony, on 3rd April, in Chennai.
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The final review of the 2011 Indian Premier League season and the Chennai Super Kings retaining their title with a comprehensive 58-run win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Their victory was set up by a 159-run opening partnership by Murali Vijay and Mike Hussey and once Chris Gayle was out without scoring for Bangalore, the game was almost up.
The Chennai Super Kings blew away the Royal Challengers Bangalore, winning by 58 runs, in the 2011 IPL final at Chennai to clinch the title in emphatic style.
This was their second IPL crown in four years of competition and they have made the knock-out stage every single year. For Bangalore this was second time unlucky in the finals after they finished runners-up in 2009.
Chris Gayle earned his sixth man-of-the-match award in the Indian Premier League 2011 after his innings of 89 in 47 balls set up a 43-run win for the Royal Challengers Bangalore over the Mumbai Indians.
The result means that Gayle's side will now face reigning champions the Chennai Super Kings in Saturday's final and there will be no dream rematch of the 2010 final and no opportunity for Sachin Tendulkar to add the 2011 IPL crown to his World Cup winner's medal.
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They concentrate first on the Indian Premier League 2011 and the play-offs before considering who will prevail in the first Test between England and Sri Lanka.
A look back at the latest action from the Indian Premier League 2011 including two superb games in the play-offs involving the Chennai Super Kings, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Mumbai Indians and the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Mumbai Indians beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in the Indian Premier League eliminator to win through and get one step closer to the final.
It was their second win against the Knight Riders in as many matches and although not quite as dramatic as the final group game, this match also went down to the final over, the home team getting there with four balls to spare.
The Chennai Super Kings left it late but managed to score 59 runs in the final four overs to beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets and make it to the final of the Indian Premier League 2011.
Albie Morkel won the match with a six over midwicket off Daniel Vettori with two balls remaining as the Super Kings came from nowhere to take the game - they had needed 66 runs to win from 30 balls.
You have to begin with negatives in this one, writes Chetan Narula. The latest season of the Indian Premier League has simply failed to live up to expectations that have been laid down since three years past. If it were to be said that ratings and fan attendances are at an all-time low, nothing would be wrong for barring the stint in South Africa, 2008 and 2010 were fairly successful times for the IPL.
A look back at the final group games in the Indian Premier League 2011 which saw Shane Warne take a wicket in his final over of professional cricket, a hat-trick from Amit Mishra and Kings XI Punjab's chances of further progression finally end.
Reigning champions Chennai Super Kings will meet 2009 champions Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first play-off before the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders meet in the second game.
The Mumbai Indians stole a win on the last ball of the last league match of the 2011 Indian Premier League, winning by five wickets at Kolkata and with this victory, Mumbai pipped Kolkata to finish third in the league and the hosts would be very flushed about this loss, for it cost them a potential second chance to qualify for the finals.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore turned out victorious over defending champions Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets at Bangalore in their last league game of the Indian Premier League 2011.
The win meant that they will finish top of the table with 19 points and have automatically qualified for the Champions League T20. Chennai will remain on 18 points but their position in the table and which play-off they will contest was undecided.