Cricket is back in Pakistan. After six long years of wandering the globe playing “home” matches in the Middle East and England, international cricket has returned to Pakistan beginning with Friday’s T20 in Lahore.
Prior to the match, Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura shared some thoughtful remarks about isolation and the honor to be playing in Pakistan. Chigumbura noted that Zimbabwe “have also experienced international isolation. Team [sic] would say we won’t visit Zimbabwe due to security concerns. But we won’t let that happen with our brother. You can’t kill the spirit of cricket.” He went on to add that Zimbabwe “are happy that we are contributing to help the youngsters see their heroes perform for them at home.” A nice gesture to a country filled with pride and rightfully excited to see the return of the sport they love so much.
On a weekend that features England versus New Zealand at Lord’s as well as the playoffs and final of the IPL, it is easy to overlook the Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan, but this is one that deserves publicity and attention. Continue reading →
Well there is no need to be overly dramatic about it, it is just cricket and not even Test. That said, the Delhi Daredevils have had quite the terrible week. The Daredevils have had four matches and managed to lose each and every one of them and in doing so knocked themselves out of any playoff chance. This is a team that was looking to come back from a disastrous campaign last season and they’ve managed to repeat that again in IPL 8. Continue reading →
If you are feeling a bit of ODI withdrawal following the end of the World Cup, take a few minutes to watch the final 18 balls from the famous 438 Match at Wanderers on March 12th 2006. What an amazing match and an incredible run chase. ODI cricket at its absolute finest.
The Daredevils travelled to the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai to take on the Rajasthan Royals this evening in the 500th match in Indian Premier League history. Unfortunately, if you were tuning in in hopes of seeing some beautiful cricket from the Daredevils, you were sadly disappointed. The match was filled with poor fielding and lackluster bowling from Delhi who to their credit did make it a much closer match in the end with their batting then it ought to have been.
It was an early start for anyone in the United States waking up to watch the Daredevils take on Kings XI in Delhi yesterday in their 7th match of the season. For those that root for Delhi and did manage to watch or tune in Friday morning, they were rewarded with an excellent display of cricket from the home side. Continue reading →
Seven matches in the books for the Delhi Daredevils and although they’ve surpassed last year’s win total, it has been a season plagued by inconsistency. After opening the season with two successive losses to Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals, they went on to win against Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Continue reading →
Better late than never! The Daredevils hosted the Royals in their home opener in Delhi on April 12th. After a disappointing first match, the Daredevils were looking for a solid performance at home to get their first win of the IPL 8 campaign. Continue reading →
Following the curtain-raiser at Eden Gardens between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, the IPL’s second match of the season featured the Delhi Daredevils traveling to Chennai to take on the Super Kings. Continue reading →