Newsfile IPL 2012 May 4, 2012

Newsfile: May 4

Sangakkara asks overseas players to step up: As Deccan Chargers make a bid to close the gap between them and the other teams on the points table, captain Kumar Sangakkara has said the foreign signings in the team have to help ease the burden on the
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Sangakkara asks overseas players to step up: As Deccan Chargers make a bid to close the gap between them and the other teams on the points table, captain Kumar Sangakkara has said the foreign signings in the team have to help ease the burden on the local players. "Overseas players need to understand their responsibilities and absorb the majority of the pressure,” he said on the eve of Chargers game against Chennai Super Kings. “Overseas players have to share the responsibilities, and the younger Indian players should be allowed to play freely, enjoy their game, find their places in the side and get that self-belief."

Michael Hussey picks Dravid as favourite: Chennai Super Kings batsman Michael Hussey has said he admires Rahul Dravid the most among the India players. “[Sachin] Tendulkar, too, is a great player but I like Dravid the most for the way he approaches the game,” he said. “It’s his guts, determination and never-say-die attitude that make him stand out. He had done it for years, scored runs everywhere he played ... And he is such a humble human being.”

No big profits for Royals – owner: Raj Kundra, Rajasthan Royals’ co-owner, has said his franchise is interested in promoting Indian talent, rather than just raking in the profits. "We are not making much of the profits but we are certainly not making any losses as well,” he was reported as saying by PTI. “We are not only concerned about making profits but we are committed to promote the Indian talent. It was Yusuf Pathan in the first edition, then it was Ravindra Jadeja and now it is Ajinkya Rahane.”

Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • adrian on May 5, 2012, 4:09 GMT

    Sanga - Practice what you preach.....cricketing world thinks you are good orator ( limited cricketing I say) but actions must match with words....scoring 1 is not the way to go after such statement!

  • Prabal Goel on May 5, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    oooh....so true..Mr.Kundra...you certainly promoted two great and talented individuals, both of whom play better in IPL than internatioanl cricket..and of course we had never heard of Ajinkya Rahane till you promoted him this season....

  • ruwan perera on May 5, 2012, 2:30 GMT

    No matter weather you win. in twenty 20 it is all about how you manage your nerve at last state . in most matches DC lost that.better to have full few days training with a good fielding coach. that would do a big change. I feel they are having a great batters and balers who are best in the tournament.

  • ravikumar on May 5, 2012, 0:10 GMT

    its the fielding hurting dc and making dent to their otherwise good and fair performances. catching is an issue. and all siad and done they do not have a good support to stayn. and christine looks to be the bad buy for them and still they keep on having him in team. whatever if they floor catches coming their ways no one can say they are on. they tumble and tumble. it hurts a lot for a dc fan like me.

    still hope they salvage some pride in the remaining games.

  • ram ram on May 4, 2012, 21:16 GMT

    Funny.. sanga is the only foreign player not steeping-up.. all 3 others are performing

  • Manan on May 4, 2012, 20:12 GMT

    Sanga, White n Duminy should form the top 3 interchangeably depending upon form..

  • Jawwad on May 4, 2012, 19:05 GMT

    @Sangakkara - Maybe you should convince the owners to Pakistan players if you truly are looking for contribution from overseas players. The current lot will not do in any team.

  • ranga on May 4, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    CATCHES WIN MATCHES..and DC can never win matches with this kind of players who cannot field well.That last missed catch of Bravo by ashish & patel and 10 runs later cost match for deccan.Sry deccan but you seem to be already out of competition.Atleast give a good show, no need to win.SHOW SOME PLAY NOT JUST CLAY.

  • Bhuvaneswar on May 4, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    Sanga should promote WHite as opener

  • rock on May 4, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    all the best chennai>>> dhoni gone win the match >>>>..

  • adrian on May 5, 2012, 4:09 GMT

    Sanga - Practice what you preach.....cricketing world thinks you are good orator ( limited cricketing I say) but actions must match with words....scoring 1 is not the way to go after such statement!

  • Prabal Goel on May 5, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    oooh....so true..Mr.Kundra...you certainly promoted two great and talented individuals, both of whom play better in IPL than internatioanl cricket..and of course we had never heard of Ajinkya Rahane till you promoted him this season....

  • ruwan perera on May 5, 2012, 2:30 GMT

    No matter weather you win. in twenty 20 it is all about how you manage your nerve at last state . in most matches DC lost that.better to have full few days training with a good fielding coach. that would do a big change. I feel they are having a great batters and balers who are best in the tournament.

  • ravikumar on May 5, 2012, 0:10 GMT

    its the fielding hurting dc and making dent to their otherwise good and fair performances. catching is an issue. and all siad and done they do not have a good support to stayn. and christine looks to be the bad buy for them and still they keep on having him in team. whatever if they floor catches coming their ways no one can say they are on. they tumble and tumble. it hurts a lot for a dc fan like me.

    still hope they salvage some pride in the remaining games.

  • ram ram on May 4, 2012, 21:16 GMT

    Funny.. sanga is the only foreign player not steeping-up.. all 3 others are performing

  • Manan on May 4, 2012, 20:12 GMT

    Sanga, White n Duminy should form the top 3 interchangeably depending upon form..

  • Jawwad on May 4, 2012, 19:05 GMT

    @Sangakkara - Maybe you should convince the owners to Pakistan players if you truly are looking for contribution from overseas players. The current lot will not do in any team.

  • ranga on May 4, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    CATCHES WIN MATCHES..and DC can never win matches with this kind of players who cannot field well.That last missed catch of Bravo by ashish & patel and 10 runs later cost match for deccan.Sry deccan but you seem to be already out of competition.Atleast give a good show, no need to win.SHOW SOME PLAY NOT JUST CLAY.

  • Bhuvaneswar on May 4, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    Sanga should promote WHite as opener

  • rock on May 4, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    all the best chennai>>> dhoni gone win the match >>>>..

  • Venu Karadhi on May 4, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    @Fahim RR is not playing all the 11 members from Indian Team, but DC is playing Dhawan and Parthiv as openers, which is a great move by DC. DC is givng chance to youngsters to perform.

  • Nas on May 4, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    Sanga is right to ask the foreign players to step up and shoulder more reasponsibilities. But cricket is a team sport and games are won as a team. The local boys too have a reasponsibilty in contributing towards wins. Apart from Dhawan no other Indian Charger has had a match winning contribution or any substantial contribution at all. All the other IPL teams have had excellent performances from their local boys. All the best to Deccan in todays game. Go Chargers

  • Fahim Anwar on May 4, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    Only the Rajasthan Royals shaping the INDIAN talents, other teams are only making 11 as they are not giving them chance rather they are filling there top order with the foreign players so it should be make mandatory to have at least a player from Indian domestic in top 4.............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rajesh lakhotia on May 4, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    we should concern more on the upcoming players & be given opportunity to play more than the regular Present Indian team. As far as profitabilty is concern all owners books of account should be audited through independent under the observation of BCCI

  • nadeem ahmed N on May 4, 2012, 10:15 GMT

    kings 11 punjab hav a wondrful player ben cutting bt team selector is nt playing him?/

  • vijay on May 4, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    M vijay , sunny sohal , d haris should play today.

  • atta ullah shah bukhari on May 4, 2012, 9:14 GMT

    i like the Pune Worriors because its all have good combination and Rahany is the best player and he is the good assite for india and he will be a new Tendolker in the comming time what a smooth time that he is smesh the boll and she up goes in to the fan

  • Sharath on May 4, 2012, 8:53 GMT

    All the Best Chargers. No matter what's the Outcome....m gonna be a loyal to DC...would be great if you can give us a WIN.......go chargers go ..go ..go

  • Sharath on May 4, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    All the Best Chargers. No matter what's the Outcome....m gonna be a loyal to DC...would be great if you can give us a WIN.......go chargers go ..go ..go

  • Miler on May 4, 2012, 8:08 GMT

    Sanga should promote Dumini as the opener and get maximum out of his Experience and Talent coz at the moment I feel he is being underutilized

  • Zacc on May 4, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    Last I checked Sangakkara was a foreign player himself. And the captain. Maybe he should be shouldering more responsibility?

  • Jose on May 4, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    Promoting Ajinkya Rahane??? Joke of the year.... He has already made his mark & Rajasthan don't need to promote him any further. He is now playing so well, just to cement his place in Team India.

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  • Jose on May 4, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    Promoting Ajinkya Rahane??? Joke of the year.... He has already made his mark & Rajasthan don't need to promote him any further. He is now playing so well, just to cement his place in Team India.

  • Zacc on May 4, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    Last I checked Sangakkara was a foreign player himself. And the captain. Maybe he should be shouldering more responsibility?

  • Miler on May 4, 2012, 8:08 GMT

    Sanga should promote Dumini as the opener and get maximum out of his Experience and Talent coz at the moment I feel he is being underutilized

  • Sharath on May 4, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    All the Best Chargers. No matter what's the Outcome....m gonna be a loyal to DC...would be great if you can give us a WIN.......go chargers go ..go ..go

  • Sharath on May 4, 2012, 8:53 GMT

    All the Best Chargers. No matter what's the Outcome....m gonna be a loyal to DC...would be great if you can give us a WIN.......go chargers go ..go ..go

  • atta ullah shah bukhari on May 4, 2012, 9:14 GMT

    i like the Pune Worriors because its all have good combination and Rahany is the best player and he is the good assite for india and he will be a new Tendolker in the comming time what a smooth time that he is smesh the boll and she up goes in to the fan

  • vijay on May 4, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    M vijay , sunny sohal , d haris should play today.

  • nadeem ahmed N on May 4, 2012, 10:15 GMT

    kings 11 punjab hav a wondrful player ben cutting bt team selector is nt playing him?/

  • rajesh lakhotia on May 4, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    we should concern more on the upcoming players & be given opportunity to play more than the regular Present Indian team. As far as profitabilty is concern all owners books of account should be audited through independent under the observation of BCCI

  • Fahim Anwar on May 4, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    Only the Rajasthan Royals shaping the INDIAN talents, other teams are only making 11 as they are not giving them chance rather they are filling there top order with the foreign players so it should be make mandatory to have at least a player from Indian domestic in top 4.............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!