Newsfile IPL 2012 May 12, 2012

Newsfile: May 12

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Bollinger flies home: Chennai Super Kings’ fast bowler Doug Bollinger has returned to Australia due to personal reasons
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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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  • schinthrgod on May 13, 2012, 4:13 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Anonymous on May 12, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    bollinger is'nt the same bollinger that he ws before

  • arjun on May 12, 2012, 17:38 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • anil on May 12, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    well said botha

  • Gurjot Singh Uppal on May 12, 2012, 9:31 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • HASNAIN on May 12, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    Ajit Chandila , Samad Fallah where thay please give the chance

  • schinthrgod on May 13, 2012, 4:13 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Anonymous on May 12, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    bollinger is'nt the same bollinger that he ws before

  • arjun on May 12, 2012, 17:38 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • anil on May 12, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    well said botha

  • Gurjot Singh Uppal on May 12, 2012, 9:31 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • HASNAIN on May 12, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    Ajit Chandila , Samad Fallah where thay please give the chance

  • HASNAIN on May 12, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    you need all rounder & indian bowler 1 watson & hodge can not play best every game where is Collingwood please change the Rahane & test openar Shreevats Goswami.Also change Botha & play Chandimal. Cooper & Sreesanth out you can not buy other player why.other team buy continue but u can not find any players why ?

  • Shiran on May 12, 2012, 8:06 GMT

    Today's match chennai and mumbai lost the game and tomorrow's game deccan charges between kings X| punjab, punjab lost the game.and rajastan won the remaining games, chance for rajastan to quilify for play offs

  • Shahid JAveed on May 12, 2012, 7:59 GMT

    I think Chennai super king cannot qualify for sami finals, royal chanlage, mumbai, kkr and delhli will be top 4,

    my best wish with kkr and royal banglos.

    Shahid javed

  • vikram on May 12, 2012, 6:59 GMT

    Besides season 1.. royals have shown very fluctuating performance in all the IPL season.. They start well and then loose a few matches and then it seems that they are again peaking at the right time.. but.. always fall short marginally to miss the position in top 4.. Just showing promise isnt sufficient.. they need to make sure that they win all of their remaining matches and just hope that the other competing teams lose in a way that they qualify.. only good part is that they have maintained a healthy run rate, which might come in handy in desperate scenarios.

  • Fahim Anwar on May 12, 2012, 6:58 GMT

    Rajasthan Royals deserves the place in semi final.........!!I do hope so that they will....

  • SANAT JAIN on May 12, 2012, 6:41 GMT

    I too feel that RR will make the playoff for which they need to win remaining all the three matches. So the fate of RR will be decided on the last match against MI at Jaipur on 2oth May.

  • Dev on May 12, 2012, 6:39 GMT

    Rajasthan wil qualify ,,,m pretty sure of dat

  • Braja kishore Panigrahi on May 12, 2012, 6:26 GMT

    Yes I'm sure that being a big fan of Rahul Dravid I can wish Rajasthan can make its way to semifinal strongly.

  • Meister on May 12, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    This shuld happen and surely happen our runrate is also preety gud i have a strong desire to see this team going through u shuld try owais shah ahead of hodge this shuld work ...halla bol

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  • Meister on May 12, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    This shuld happen and surely happen our runrate is also preety gud i have a strong desire to see this team going through u shuld try owais shah ahead of hodge this shuld work ...halla bol

  • Braja kishore Panigrahi on May 12, 2012, 6:26 GMT

    Yes I'm sure that being a big fan of Rahul Dravid I can wish Rajasthan can make its way to semifinal strongly.

  • Dev on May 12, 2012, 6:39 GMT

    Rajasthan wil qualify ,,,m pretty sure of dat

  • SANAT JAIN on May 12, 2012, 6:41 GMT

    I too feel that RR will make the playoff for which they need to win remaining all the three matches. So the fate of RR will be decided on the last match against MI at Jaipur on 2oth May.

  • Fahim Anwar on May 12, 2012, 6:58 GMT

    Rajasthan Royals deserves the place in semi final.........!!I do hope so that they will....

  • vikram on May 12, 2012, 6:59 GMT

    Besides season 1.. royals have shown very fluctuating performance in all the IPL season.. They start well and then loose a few matches and then it seems that they are again peaking at the right time.. but.. always fall short marginally to miss the position in top 4.. Just showing promise isnt sufficient.. they need to make sure that they win all of their remaining matches and just hope that the other competing teams lose in a way that they qualify.. only good part is that they have maintained a healthy run rate, which might come in handy in desperate scenarios.

  • Shahid JAveed on May 12, 2012, 7:59 GMT

    I think Chennai super king cannot qualify for sami finals, royal chanlage, mumbai, kkr and delhli will be top 4,

    my best wish with kkr and royal banglos.

    Shahid javed

  • Shiran on May 12, 2012, 8:06 GMT

    Today's match chennai and mumbai lost the game and tomorrow's game deccan charges between kings X| punjab, punjab lost the game.and rajastan won the remaining games, chance for rajastan to quilify for play offs

  • HASNAIN on May 12, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    you need all rounder & indian bowler 1 watson & hodge can not play best every game where is Collingwood please change the Rahane & test openar Shreevats Goswami.Also change Botha & play Chandimal. Cooper & Sreesanth out you can not buy other player why.other team buy continue but u can not find any players why ?

  • HASNAIN on May 12, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    Ajit Chandila , Samad Fallah where thay please give the chance