Was important for me to bat through in AB’s absence: Kohli

Virat Kohli on Friday said the onus was only on him to bat through the innings in the absence of AB de Villiers, and the RCB skipper lived up to the expectations with a 58-ball 100 for his first century of IPL 2019. Continue Reading

IPL 2019: Why are Royal Challengers Bangalore in the dump?

Royal Challengers Bangalore, the under-achievers this IPL, yet again find themselves in a precarious position as they did in 2016 and 2017, having managed just a solitary win from eight matches played so far. Continue Reading

IPL 2019: RCB keen to spoil Mumbai’s party

Fresh from a much awaited victory, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be aiming to maintain winning momentum and spoil Mumbai Indians’ party when the two sides face-off in the Indian Premier League later today. After a string of losses where nothing worked in their favour, fifties by skipper Virat Kohli and ever-reliable Ab de Villiers, helped RCB register their maiden win of the season on Saturday night. The team is heavily reliant on Kohli and de Villiers and both would be keen to recreate their magic in front of a capacity crowd in Mumbai, on a day when the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup is scheduled to be picked. Continue Reading

‘Time is right’ to play in Pak: De Villiers

South Africa’s AB de Villiers hopes his involvement in this year’s Pakistan Super League will encourage the world’s best players to return to the country. Pakistan have had to play most of their ‘home’ games in the United Arab Emirates since a 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore, although the West Indies did tour Pakistan in April last year. Continue Reading