May 12, 2012

Newsfile IPL 2012

Newsfile: May 12


Bollinger flies home: Chennai Super Kings’ fast bowler Doug Bollinger has returned to Australia due to personal reasons. Super Kings had tweeted the news ahead of their game against Delhi Daredevils on Saturday, saying Bollinger would be unavailable for the match. Details of how long he will be away are not yet known.

Botha keeps the faith: Rajasthan Royals have only 12 points from 13 matches and have slipped to sixth place, but their allrounder Johan Botha believes the team can still make the playoffs. He was particularly confident because Rajasthan’s remaining matches include teams out of the running. “The fact that we have to play two against Pune and Hyderabad and the last against Mumbai Indians gives a little chance," he said. "While the other teams fighting for a play-off slot will be playing against big teams.”


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Posted by schinthrgod on (May 13, 2012, 4:13 GMT)

Hey guys be practical...Practically speaking,RR has very less line-up would be DD,KKR,MI.CSK(70%)/RCB(30%)....

Posted by Jinu on (May 13, 2012, 3:24 GMT)

Delhi, KKR , Mumbai is almost sure. I would like to see either KX1P Or RR in last 4. Likes them both. Hope CSK dont get in.

Posted by Srinath on (May 13, 2012, 2:51 GMT)

Botha's optimism is misplaced. Taking 2 points of lower table teams is pretty much expected; so if they lose, they will be hammered for losing it. On the other hand, a win against a team competing for the play-off places would mean two points gained while denying two points to the nearest top 4 contender. Botha, you better have a rethink!

Posted by Anonymous on (May 12, 2012, 17:56 GMT)

bollinger is'nt the same bollinger that he ws before

Posted by arjun on (May 12, 2012, 17:38 GMT)

May be bothas over confidence may let down royals ......

Posted by Shyam Vyas on (May 12, 2012, 14:49 GMT)

Being an optimistic, botha!. But taking the competition as granted, from bottom ranked teams especially in IPL is ill advised. Anyways, if Sangakkara is going to captain against you, then you do have a the game in the pocket. dont know why i dont lankan cricketers, maybe their past performances.

Posted by anil on (May 12, 2012, 14:16 GMT)

well said botha

Posted by Gurjot Singh Uppal on (May 12, 2012, 9:31 GMT)

Mumbai Indians are fourth on the table and can still make the playoffs...

Posted by Sanjeet on (May 12, 2012, 8:54 GMT)

Good to see teams are wanted to give his 100percentage but some times things are change quiker than you think.

Posted by HASNAIN on (May 12, 2012, 8:16 GMT)

Ajit Chandila , Samad Fallah where thay please give the chance

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