Malinga to be the bowling mentor of Mumbai Indians

The well talked pace bowler, Malinga didn’t appear in any of the squad list for this season’s IPL, and however, something even better is coming up. The Sri Lanka pace man, Lasith Malinga, even though didn’t find any absorbents during the 2018 IPL auction, but has been pulled in by his former franchise, the Mumbai Indians (MI) to be the bowling mentor of their team.

Apart from the first season, Malinga has always been the part of this team for all the earlier editions of IPL. He has been the face of Mumbai Indian’s bowling attack for almost all the campaigns, well endeared by his fans at the Wankhede stadium.

Malinga pleased with the appointment decision shared his mind, “It’s a great opportunity to continue my association with Mumbai Indians.  Mumbai has been my home away from home for the last decade. As a player, I have enjoyed the journey with Mumbai Indians and now as mentor, I look forward to the new chapter”.

‘Slinga Malinga,’ as being popularly referred, currently holds the leading wicket-taker record in IPL’s history with a totalling score of taking 154 wickets from 110 matches, he played. He is right now 20 wickets more than the next best total of Amit Mishra. During the 2011 IPL, he won the purple cap and has been a pivotal player in all three IPL finals, won by the Mumbai Indians.

It was mainly due to his deteriorating health and fitness approaching the age of 34, Malinga hasn’t been at the same pace. This is why he has been making sporadic appearances, playing for Sri Lanka.

Malinga’s inclusion in the support staff list will prove beneficial for the young bowlers, participating in this season’s IPL. Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah already stated about the beneficial talks with his amazing bowling veteran that helped him play better and improve, consistently.

MI’s co-owner, Akash Ambani agreeing to the same, said, “Mumbai Indians have a proven record of scouting and bringing forth the young talents at the national stage. It will be a boon for these youngsters as well the established ones to have the combined force of Shane Bond and Lasith Malinga to back them.”

Malinga is set to be a part of an amazing star-studded support staff, including- Mahela Jayawardene (head coach), Shane Bond (bowling coach), Robin Singh (batting coach) and James Pemment (fielding coach).

IPL 2018: Highest paid Indian players (Team Wise)

The spectacular cricketing extravaganza in the shortest form of cricket is all set to start from April in the form of IPL 2018. The bidding and bolstering session for the same has been completed and it’s time to have a look at the extravaganza gala of the team and the players selected by the franchises. The 2 days intense bidding ceremony has already added lot of action to this year’s edition; however, the spectators are eagerly waiting for the mega-event to commence soon for higher action.

Relishing the bidding event, let’s have a look at the highest priced Indian cricketers in each team-

1.       Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 17 Cr

The Indian captain has been retained by the RCB franchise at an awe-striking 17 Cr. Price. Kohli has always been the show stopper in this supreme form of cricket making him the highest paid Indian for the upcoming IPL

2.      Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) – 15 Cr

Called as the expert of T20, Rohit Sharma has been picked at the price of 15 Cr. by the Mumbai Indians, under whose guidance the team won their three IPL seasons.

3.      MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings) – 15 Cr

He has been called as the ‘adopted son of Chennai’, making the team proud of his performance. This marquee player has been picked for 15 Cr. by the Chennai Super Kings. He has taken the team to the two IPL victories prior to the 2-year ban, the team had to undergo.

4.      Jaydev Unadka (Rajasthan Royals) – 11.5 Cr

This 26-year-old has taken up a massive 11.5 crore deal to start afresh with the Rajasthan Royals. Under this mega bidding, he has also emerged as the most expensive Indian player of this 11th season of the IPL.

5.      Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils) – 8 Cr

Even though being at a sideline, Delhi has this time picked a few pedigree names to add to their squad list in the form of Rishab at an 8 Cr. deal.

6.      KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab) – 11 Cr

Kings XI hasn’t taken aback from paying such a huge amount for buying this start striking Karnataka’s batsman, KL Rahul at Rs. 11 Cr. He had been previously picked for RCB and SRH, as well.

7.       Dinesh Karthik (Kolkata Knight Riders) – 7.4 Cr

This wicket-keeper batsman has been pulled by the two-time champions, KKR for a 7.4 Cr deal.

  1. Manish Pandey (Sunrisers Hyderabad) -11 Cr

Having been displaying an impeccably strong performance, he has been picked by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for an 11 Cr. bid.

India Vs South Africa – 3rd ODI

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About Match

Today, the 3rd ODI match will be played by South Africa and India in Newlands, Cape Town SA. South Africa suffering from injuries of its leading players and India getting the benefit of it. Till so far India has won 2 matches in this 6 match series. South Africa will play today’s match under pressure after losing first two ODI’s. India’s spin bowler Kuldeep and Chahal are threats for South Africa Batsmen.

South Africa

Due to injury AB de Villiers and captain,Faf du Plessis will not play today. Quinton’s absence is also making South Africa weak. Today, Aiden Markham, HashimAmla, David Miller and JP Duminy are the key player of the team and pacer KagisoRabada is the only successful bowler against India. Spinner Chahal and Kuldeep are big tasks for SA. In the 2nd ODI Chahal took 5 wickets and Kuldeep took 3 wickets.


The team is already motivated to win today’s match after winning 1st and 2nd ODI. Dhawan, Kohli, Rohit Sharma are the Key batsmen in today’s match. The team is expecting a high score from his key batsmen. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, YuzvendraChahal, JaspritBumrah are the threat for SA.

IPL 2018: The Complete Team Overview

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The IPL 2018 is all set to begin from the month of April. With the two-day mega auction for the Indian Premier 2018 being completed, it time for the real team show. The teams along with their member participants have been announced for the battle that is yet to begin with the commencement of this season’s IPL.

England’s all rounder; Ben Stokes has been bid as the costliest overseas player, while Jaydev Unadkat came out as the costliest India cricketer at this auction. Rajasthan Royals is also taking a comeback from this season of IPL.

Following are the team squads with their detailed players list:

MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo. Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Lungisani Ngidi, Asif K M, N Jagadeesan, Kanishk Seth, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Kshitiz Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi

KINGS XI PUNJAB [21 players]
Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Zadran, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, David Miller, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Singh Sran, Yuvraj Singh, Christopher Gayle, Ben Dwarshuis, Akshdeep Nath, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Manzoor Dar, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Brendon McCullum, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Quinton De Kock, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin De Grandhomme, M. Ashwin, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Pavan Deshpande, Anirudha Ashok Joshi

Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Gautam Gambhir, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Naman Ojha, Prithvi Shaw, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Avesh Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Jayant Yadav, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sayan Ghosh

MUMBAI INDIANS [25 players]
Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Behrendorff, Jean-Paul Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Tajinder Dhillon, Akila Dhananjaya, Nidheesh M D Dinesan, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Mayank Markande, Sharad Lumba, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan

David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan Arman, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Kane Williamson, Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Jordan, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Tanmay Agarwal

Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Starc, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Singh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Vijay Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi

Steve Smith, Benjamin Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Dushmantha Chameera, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Midhun S, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Ankit Sharma, Mahipal Lomror

Let’s see who comes out as the winner, this season!

Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash League final Match 2018

Today is the final match of big bash league 2017. Both the teams performed well in this league and it’s hard to say who will win today’s match. However, our experts are ready with their predictions after doing 360 degree analysis.

Position of Teams

  • Adelaide Strikers will play today’s match in their home ground and it’s an advantage for them. As per the previous data Adelaide Strikers won all the matches played attheir home ground.
  • Strikers won 5 matches out of 8 matches against Hurricanes in BBL.
  • In this league, last match between Strikers and Hurricanes won by Adelaide Strikers.

Adelaide Strikers

  • Jake Weatherald, Colin Ingram and Travis Head are the key batsmen.
  • Rashid Khan, Michael Neser and Ben Laughlin are the key bowlers of the team.
  • Rashid Khan took 18 wickets in 11 matches and the best bowler of BBL 2017. Laughlin took 16 wickets in 11 matches and the threat for Hurricanes.

Hobart Hurricanes

  • Matthew Wade and Ben Mc Dermott performance in semi-final match was unexpected. The team is expecting high score from them in today’s match.
  • Daniel Christian and Jofra Archer are the key bowlers of the team. In this match, team is expecting Christian and Archer perform like a threat for the batting line of Strikers.

Match:  ADS vs HBH, Final, Big Bash League, 2017-18
Date:  Sunday, February 04, 2018
Toss:  Adelaide Strikers won the toss and opt to bat
Time:  05:30 AM GMT
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires:  Shawn Craig , Phillip Gillespie
Third Umpire:  Geoff Joshua
Match Referee:  Peter Marshall

Adelaide Strikers Squad:  Playing XI:
Jonathon Dean, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head (c), Colin Ingram, Jonathan Wells, Jake Lehmann, Alex Carey (wk), Michael Neser, Peter Siddle, Ben Laughlin, Liam O Connor

Hobart Hurricanes Squad:  Playing XI:
Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (wk), George Bailey (c), Ben McDermott, Daniel Christian, Simon Milenko, D’Arcy Short, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith

BBL 1st Semi-Final – Perth Scorchers V Hobart Hurricanes

KFC Big Bash League 2017 is the 7th edition of T20 domestic cricket competition Australia. Today is the first semi-final between Scorchers and Hurricanes.

Betting Tips

  • Perth Scorchers have the advantage of home ground. In this season, Scorchers won all the matches in his home ground.
  • Out of 8 matches, Perth Scorchers won 6 matches against Hobart Hurricanes.
  • D’Arcy Short was the important part of Hurricanes team. Without D’Arcy Hurricanes batting line will become poor.
  • Perth Scorchers winning chances are high in this match as compare to Hurricanes.

Perth Scorchers

Batting line will be taken care by Shaun and Mitchell Marsh. Scorchers have enough players to score high. Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner, and Hilton Cartwright are the key batsmen and the team is expecting a good score from them. Fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Tim Bresnan are the threat of Hurricanes. Mitchell Johnson took 7 wickets in 6 matches.

Hobart Hurricanes

As D’Arcy Short is not the part of the team so, now the team is expecting a high score from George Bailey, Ben McDermott, and Daniel Christian. Bowling will be handling by Jofra Archer and Tymal Mills. Jofra Archer took 15 wickets in 10 matches and he is the key bowler in the team.

Match Info

Match : PRS vs HBH, 1st Semi-Final, Big Bash League, 2017-18

Date : Thursday, February 01, 2018

Time : 08:40 AM GMT

Venue : Perth Stadium, Perth

Perth Scorchers Squad

Cameron Bancroft (wk), Adam Voges (c), Michael Klinger, Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Turner, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Bresnan, Mitchell Johnson, Matthew Kelly, Jhye Richardson, Hayden Morton, William Bosisto

Hobart Hurricanes Squad

Matthew Wade (wk), George Bailey (c), Ben McDermott, Daniel Christian, Simon Milenko, Nathan Reardon, Jofra Archer, Cameron Boyce, Clive Rose, Alex Doolan, Riley Meredith, Tim Paine, Thomas Rogers

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes BBL 07 Betting Tips – 20 Jan 2018

It would be the closest match between Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes. Both the teams are performing excellently in KFC BBL 2017. Perth Scorchers have the advantage of home ground and they won 9 matches here out of 12. Till so far, Scorchers won 6 matches out of 8 and standing on 2nd position. Hurricanes won 5 matches out of 8 and standing at 3rd position. If we take a look on the previous scoreboard, Perth Scorchers was the winner against Hobart Hurricanes in 5 matches out of 7. Perth Scorchers was the winner of 2016 league. Their batting line much is better than Hurricanes.

Perth Scorchers

Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner, and Hilton Cartwright are the key batsmen and the team is expecting a good score from them. Fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Tim Bresnan are the threat for Hurricanes. Mitchell Johnson took 7 wickets in 6 matches.

Hobart Hurricanes

Hobart Hurricanes batting line will be handled by George Bailey, D’Arcy Short and Daniel Christian. Looking at D’Arcy performance in previous matches the team is expecting delivery of a good score from D’Arcy Short against Scorchers. Bowling will be handling by Jofra Archer and Tymal Mills. They need to perform well in this match.

Match Info

Match : PRS vs HBH, 34th Match, Big Bash League, 2017-18

Date : Saturday, January 20, 2018

Time : 10:20 AM GMT

Venue : W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth

Perth Scorchers Squad

Cameron Bancroft (wk), Adam Voges (c), William Bosisto, Michael Klinger, Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Agar, Tim David, Tim Bresnan, Matthew Kelly, Joel Paris, Mitchell Johnson, Ashton Turner, Sam Whiteman

Hobart Hurricanes Squad

George Bailey (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Alex Doolan, D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Daniel Christian, Jofra Archer, Nathan Reardon, Cameron Boyce, Clive Rose, Tymal Mills, Simon Milenko, Thomas Rogers