IPL 2014 news April 7, 2014

Corey Anderson fit in time for IPL

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson is expected to join his IPL team, Mumbai Indians, later this week, with his finger injury having healed well. Anderson had cut and dislocated the little finger of his of his right hand during the World T20.

"There's no fracture, no break and we're very happy with how the injury is going," Anderson said, according to Fairfax NZ News, after seeing a specialist in Auckland on Friday, April 4. "The ligaments are all fine too; everything else is good to go. Everything went well and the news was all positive."

Anderson was bought for US$750,000 at the IPL auction in February, after an impressive few months in international cricket, during which he broke the long-standing record for the fastest ODI century. His participation in the tournament, however, was in doubt, after he hurt himself while attempting a catch against Sri Lanka.

The IPL begins on April 16, in the UAE, with defending champions Mumbai Indians playing the opener against Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Jay on April 12, 2014, 7:37 GMT

    The problem with Mumbai yet again this year is that they have too many good overseas players who could end up getting benched for the whole season. I honestly cannot see guys like Ben Dunk and Josh Hazelwood get a single game unless their other overseas stars get injured or unwell. On the other side, their Indian players are not that good except a couple of their bowlers in ZAK and Bhaji. So the onus for Mumbai will be on their overseas players and Indian internationals to retain the cup. Won't be easy for them this year.

  • Ish on April 11, 2014, 7:30 GMT

    1. MEK Hussey/ BR Dunk - Batsmen (Opening) - AUS 2. Corey Anderson - All Rounder (Opening)(medium) - NZ 3. Rohit Sharma - Batsmen - INDIA 4. Ambati Rayadu/CM Guatam - Batsmen + WK - INDIA 5. Aditya Tare - Batsmen - INDIA 6. Pollard - All Rounder (Medium) - WI 7. Jalaji Saxena - All Rounder (off-break) - INDIA 8. Harbhajan Singh - Bowler (Spin) - INDIA 9. Lasith Malinga / Josh Hazlewood - Bowler (fast) - SL/Aus 10. PP Ojha/ Jasprit Bumrah - Bowler (Medium pace) - INDIA 11. Zaher Khan - Bowler (Medium pace) - INDIA

  • Dummy4 on April 10, 2014, 9:07 GMT

    my eleven for MI below : Huessy,Tare,Rayudu,Rohit,Pollard,Anderson,Harbajan,Jalaj Saxena/Bhumrah,Zaheer,Malinga,Oha

  • sankarrdeep on April 8, 2014, 18:22 GMT

    Missed Raswin in my CSK predicted line up . The thing with MI is they are lacking a gud Indian batsmen my MI predicted line up below Michael Hussey, Ben Dunk/Aditya Tare, Jalaj Saxena,Rohit sharma, raydu, Anderson/Apoorv Vijay Wankhade, pollard,harbajan,ojha,zaheer,malinga

    not as blanced bu they do have a lot of alrounders

  • Aashrith on April 8, 2014, 12:09 GMT

    @ali Raza, You just got served so baaad! @sramesh_74 I wholeheartedly agree with you. And Mr.Bond, good bowling in the t20 World Cup ?

  • Android on April 8, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    Mi is going to take everyone whether it it csk choker or rcb.mi rockz

  • sankarrdeep on April 8, 2014, 9:31 GMT

    CSk seems most balanced side my CSK 11

    Baba Aparajith,Dwayne Smith,Suresh Raina,Faf Du Plessis,Dwayne Bravo, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja,Mithun Manhas/Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma,Ben Hilfenhaus/Matt Henry . Even though Samuel Badree and mcculum are topclass they are most probably get less matches as CSK usually stick with their 11 for most of the matches.

  • Dummy4 on April 8, 2014, 9:17 GMT

    @gurdit Mumbai aren't the favourites lol.

  • Ramesh on April 8, 2014, 3:36 GMT

    That is not surprising!! Would his injury heal in time if NZ were meant to play Bangladesh or Zimbabwe?

  • Jay on April 7, 2014, 20:00 GMT

    I wish him well. However, I shall reserve judgement about his ability after I see him play on Indian pitches against the turning ball. Still, he seems to be a very talented and skilled player. Mumbai Indians will definitely be a stronger unit with him on the field. Best wishes.

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