IPL Cricket LIVE is breaching new boundaries and what better illustration of this than the fact that Iceland, which has a population of just 3.38 lakhs, is currently enthusiastically taking up the sport. Until lately the Nordic country has been obsessed with the sport of football, after their national team's amazing run to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Euro 2016 followed by qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In a first-ever for this tiny nation, a spinner from Iceland, Kató Jónsson will attend trials at Kings XI Punjab with a view of signing a season-long deal. Jónsson could become the first Icelandic cricketer to play in the Indian Premier League, getting still another puzzle spinner from developing cricketing nations to play in the league.
"This is what the IPL is all about," Kings XI Punjab CEO Satish Menon told the official website of the franchise. "This proves that cricket is truly a global sport that knows no boundaries. To have a cricketer from Iceland in IPL would be historic and a testament to our belief that opportunity doesn't discriminate."
Kings XI Punjab's Sam Curran was in the heart of everything that Kings XI Punjab Failed right in their Experience against Delhi Capitals in Mohali on Monday.
He ripped through the middle and lower order to give his team the win, carrying a hat-trick in the procedure and also made a useful contribution with the bat in the first innings.
But, all this might not have been possible'd Curran not replaced Chris Gayle at the beginning line-up. And while some were left scratching their heads in the logic of the decision when it had been announced, no one was questioning it by the time the match concluded.
The Rajasthan Royals captain had a difficult season this past year and fought with his strike-rate. The existence of D'Arcy Short and Jos Buttler supposed he needed to change the sequence also, as he simply was not giving the group fast enough begins.
Royals kept the religion in Rahane and kept him . He's also got his favorite opening slot backagain. Rahane, however, has begun the year on a mixed note.
In the first game against Kings XI Punjab, he played with a Rahane-esque innings scoring 27 away 20 falling following the Power Play into the twist of R Ashwin.
It feels like a fantastic score, but a darker look may seem differently. Rahane scored only 24 off his initial 27 balls, and Rajasthan only managed 62 off his original nine overs despite losing just 1 wicket. They finished on 198 for two in their 20 overs, but Sunrisers Hyderabad chased down it readily with an over to spare