As a big blow to Kolkata Knight Riders' chances in the upcoming Indian Premier League, Australia speedster Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the tournament with a 'tibial bone stress' on his right leg.
Having had three largely disappointing seasons with the same squad, the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have given a completely new look to their squad with just Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma and Marcus Stoinis being the familiar faces from last season.
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!
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.
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 number of injured players set to be a part of IPL 2018 has been increasing rapidly since the past couple of months. Delhi Daredevils pacer Kagiso Rabada is the latest entry in the long list of players who would unfortunately miss the entire tournament.
At a time when the annual cricket schedule is packed with international matches and domestic leagues all around the globe, the first match of IPL 2018 brought some bad news not only for the Chennai Super Kings fans but the cricket lovers in general.
David Willey has agreed to sign for Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings. The all-rounder left the Fischer Ground on Monday morning during Yorkshire’s two-day friendly against Leicestershire to finalise terms with Chennai.
Having put on a ruthless display against the Rajasthan Royals in their opening fixture, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be looking to make it two from two as they take on an injury hit Mumbai Indians (MI).
Having somehow managed to crawl to a one wicket win in their last game, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are in for a stern test as they travel for their first away game of the season against a wounded Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).