Five players to win both PSL and IPL trophy

In the fast-paced world of T20 cricket, playing in both the IPL and PSL is tough. Only a few players manage it. These players switch teams a lot between leagues. But some have won trophies in both tournaments, showing how good they are at cricket no matter where they play.


Let’s talk about five players who have won in both the PSL and IPL, showing they’re great at playing cricket wherever they go.


  1. Sohail Tanvir

Sohail Tanvir, a former Pakistani bowler, is special because he won both the IPL and PSL. He won the IPL with the Rajasthan Royals in 2008. Then, he won the PSL with the Quetta Gladiators in 2019 and later with the Multan Sultans in 2021. Sohail Tanvir’s ability to win in both leagues makes him one of the best in T20 cricket.


  1. Shane Watson

Australian player Shane Watson is famous for winning in both the IPL and PSL. He helped the Rajasthan Royals win the IPL in 2008 and then won again with the Chennai Super Kings in 2018. In the PSL, he won with the Quetta Gladiators in 2019. Shane Watson is one of the few who conquered both leagues.


  1. DJ Bravo

Dwayne Bravo from the Caribbean is a star in T20 cricket. He won both the IPL and PSL, playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL in 2018 and 2021. In the PSL, he won with the Quetta Gladiators in 2019. Bravo’s talent in different leagues shows how good he is at cricket.


  1. AndrΓ© Russell

Andre Russell from the Caribbean is among the best in T20 cricket. He won both the IPL and PSL. He won the IPL with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 and the PSL with Islamabad United in 2016 and 2018. Russell’s success in different leagues makes him a star in T20 cricket.


  1. Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan from Afghanistan is a spin sensation. He won both the Indian Premier League and PSL. He won the IPL with the Gujarat Titans in 2022 and the PSL with the Lahore Qalandars in 2022 and 2023. Rashid Khan’s talent in winning trophies in both leagues makes him a cricket superstar.

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‘Keep calm and no need to do anything special’ – How Saika Ishaque bossed the WPL last year

As a teenager, Saika Ishaque decided to stop going to her cricket academy one day. She felt embarrassed when everyone found out she was a girl in a boys’ academy. She used to play cricket with boys on the streets when she was growing up in Park Circus, Kolkata. Her dad introduced her to the game when she was very young. He passed away when she was just nine, but she kept playing with the support of her mom, her uncle Ismail, and a friend of her dad’s who got her into that boys’ academy.


When she didn’t want to go back to training, her dad’s friend took her to a girls’ academy. There, she met a very tall India player named Jhulan Goswami. Ishaque was surprised to learn that women also played for India, as she only knew about male players like Sachin Tendulkar. Today, Ishaque plays for Mumbai Indians in the WPL, with Goswami as her coach. She had a great first season, taking 15 wickets in ten matches.


At first, Ishaque loved wicketkeeping and fast bowling, but a coach suggested she try spin as a lefty. She was unsure at first but did well as a spinner. She looked up to another India player, Gouher Sultana, who inspired her to bowl left-arm spin.


Sultana, who played 87 matches for India, is returning to cricket at 35. They might play against each other in the WPL. Last season, Ishaque bowled well, especially in the powerplays, where spinners usually don’t get many chances. She took some big-name wickets like Sophie Devine, Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy, and Shafali Verma.


She credits her coach Shibsagar Singh for helping her stay calm and focused. He helped her overcome a shoulder injury and gave her advice on her bowling technique. He even supported her family financially when they were struggling.


Ishaque’s hard work paid off, and she did exceptionally well in the WPL and the Senior Women’s T20 Trophy for Bengal. She was thrilled when she got added to the India team’s WhatsApp group. She made her ODI and T20I debuts and got picked for the Test squad. It hasn’t been easy, but with determination, skill, and support, she’s living her dream.

π‘πžπšπ 𝐀π₯𝐬𝐨:Β  Β Fan proposes to RCB star during WPL 2024 match, photo viral

Fan proposes to RCB star during WPL 2024 match, photo viral

During a WPL 2024 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Giants, something special happened at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Shreyanka Patil, a player from RCB, got a surprise. A fan held up a sign asking her to marry him! This happened in the seventh over of RCB’s innings. When the camera showed the sign, the RCB players couldn’t help but smile. Despite the distraction, RCB won the match by eight wickets.


In the game, Smriti Mandhana and Sabbhineni Meghana played exceptionally well for RCB. They helped RCB easily win by eight wickets against Gujarat Giants. Mandhana and Sophie Devine started batting for RCB when they were chasing 108 runs. They made a partnership of 32 runs until Ashleigh Gardner got Devine out in the fourth over. Devine only scored six runs from six balls with one four.


Even though Devine got out, Mandhana kept playing excellently. She scored 43 runs from 27 balls with a strike rate of 159.26 until Tanuja Kanwar dismissed her in the ninth over. Mandhana hit eight fours and one six. After Mandhana’s dismissal, Sabbhineni Meghana and Ellyse Perry took over. They played till the end and successfully chased the 108-run target.


Meghana scored 36 runs from 28 balls with a strike rate of 128.57. She hit five fours and one six. Perry hit four fours, helping RCB reach 110/2 and win their second consecutive match in the T20 tournament.

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Hardik Pandya β€˜glad to be back’ after long injury layoff

Hardik Pandya felt really happy to be back playing cricket again after being away for more than 5 months. He got hurt back in October 2023 while playing for India in the World Cup match against Bangladesh led by Najmul Hossain Shanto. When he was bowling, he fell and couldn’t keep bowling. He seemed to be in a lot of pain, so he had to leave the game. It was disappointing for him when he was told he couldn’t play in the rest of the tournament.


But recently, Hardik came back to play in the DY Patil T20 Cup 2024. Just the other day, he played for Reliance 1 against BPCL at the DY Patil Stadium. After the match, he shared on Instagram how happy he was to be playing cricket again. He wrote, “Happy to be back doing what I love.”


How did Hardik Pandya do in his comeback game? Well, he managed to take 2 wickets and gave away 22 runs in 3 overs. In the beginning, he gave away 21 runs in his first 2 overs, but then he got the wickets of Rahul Tripathi and Eknath Kerkar. It took him a bit of time to find his groove, but then he started taking wickets.


Because of his good bowling, Reliance 1 limited the other team to only 126 runs in 18.3 overs. Dev Lakra (3-31) and Piyush Chawla (3-15) also did well for their team. Later on, Nehal Wadhera scored 50 runs, helping Reliance 1 reach the target with 5 overs left. Aakash Mishra from the other team took 5 wickets, but it wasn’t enough.


Looking ahead, Hardik Pandya is expected to play in the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL). Recently, he became the captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI) after replacing Rohit Sharma. Back in 2022, when Hardik was the captain, Gujarat Titans won the IPL title. Then in 2023, they finished as the runners-up before Hardik went back to his old team, MI.

π‘πžπšπ 𝐀π₯𝐬𝐨:Β  Under scrutiny, Ishan makes 19 on return to competitive cricket

Under scrutiny Ishan makes 19 on return to competitive cricket

Ishan Kishan, a cricket player from India, got back into playing cricket after taking a break. He played in a T20 Cup in Navi Mumbai, representing RBI. He did some good plays, like getting a player out and scoring some runs. But his team lost the match.


The other team, Route Mobile Limited, batted first and scored a lot of runs. A player named Aayush Vartan scored 54 runs and another player named Sumit Dhekale scored 42 runs. In response, Ishan Kishan’s team couldn’t score enough runs and got out quickly. Route Mobile Limited won the match.


Ishan Kishan is known for playing in the IPL but hasn’t played much in other cricket matches. He didn’t play in matches against Afghanistan and England. He mostly focuses on IPL rather than other types of cricket. This made the cricket organization in India decide that players need to play in a certain number of matches to be in the IPL.


Ishan Kishan practiced with another player named Hardik Pandya, who was also coming back from an injury. People will be watching Ishan Kishan closely to see how well he plays in the upcoming cricket season.

π‘πžπšπ 𝐀π₯𝐬𝐨:Β  BCCI should ban those ignoring Ranji Trophy: Rohit Sharma’s β€˜Jinko bhookh nahi hai’ remark takes Indian cricket by storm

BCCI should ban those ignoring Ranji Trophy: Rohit Sharma’s ‘Jinko bhookh nahi hai’ remark takes Indian cricket by storm

Rohit Sharma’s comment got support from many state cricket groups, but they said that BCCI should create a system to prevent such situations.


While the thrilling Test cricket with England was happening, Indian cricket faced a big problem. BCCI secretary Jay Shah had to step in and warn all players under central contracts. The warning was for those who were choosing Indian Premier League (IPL) over playing in domestic cricket. Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian team, also spoke up after winning against Ben Stokes and his team in Ranchi. He said that chances to play in Test cricket will only be given to those who really want it. This statement, made at the post-match press conference on Monday at the JSCA International Stadium, stirred things up among state cricket groups.


Many cricketing nations are dealing with the debate between playing for a club or the country, especially with the rise of T20 leagues worldwide. BCCI noticed that Indian players were leaning more towards league cricket in the past few years. Earlier this month, Shah warned that players who prioritize league cricket over domestic matches will face serious consequences. This came after players like Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan chose not to play in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season and focused on preparing for the IPL, which starts next month.


Rohit addressed the IPL versus domestic cricket matter, saying, “We will give opportunities to only those who are hungry. There’s no point in playing those who don’t have the hunger.”


The hunger Rohit talked about was evident when young players like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel, and Akash Deep performed exceptionally well against a strong England side. They made sure India didn’t miss the senior players who couldn’t participate for various reasons.


Rohit’s statement received support from many state cricket associations, although they agreed that BCCI needs to create a system to prevent such situations.


“I agree with the Indian captain. Young cricketers should have the hunger to play the longest format,” said Abhilash Khandekar, president of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association. “Ranji Trophy is crucial; it is the backbone of Indian cricket. It is the most important tournament in domestic cricket. This should be followed in other formats in domestic cricket.”


Former cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar believes that BCCI’s directive could help players perform better against spin, especially with experienced players struggling against it.


“Playing Ranji is very important. It helps you play spin better on Indian wickets; your overall skills are improved. And when you play foreign teams, it becomes easier,” said Vengsarkar. “I feel it is a player’s wish whether to play Ranji or not. If he doesn’t want to play, we have enough in India to choose from, they will play and establish themselves. No one is bigger than the game. No one is indispensable.”


An anonymous state unit official suggested that regular Test players should also play in Ranji Trophy matches. This could motivate young players, and the BCCI should give state bodies the authority to ban players who ignore domestic cricket.


“This was a much-needed step and should have been taken earlier. If an India player is regularly featured in the Ranji Trophy, it acts as a massive motivator to the younger players in the squad. I would also want the BCCI to empower state units to ban those players who don’t play Ranji Trophy. If a senior is dropped for once, the juniors would not dare to ignore their red ball commitments for T20 cricket,” the official said.

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IPL 2024: β€œI wish Virat Kohli and RCB lift the trophy”- Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina, the ex-Indian cricketer, shared his hope that Virat Kohli and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would secure victory in the IPL 2024. Despite reaching the finals three times before, RCB hasn’t clinched the trophy. In 2009, they lost to Deccan Chargers, and in 2011, they fell short against Chennai Super Kings. Their last final appearance, under Kohli in IPL 2016, ended with a loss to SRH in Bengaluru.


Virat Kohli is set to make a cricketing comeback in IPL 2024 after being inactive since the Afghanistan T20Is, missing the England Test series. Raina expressed his wish for Kohli and RCB to break their IPL jinx and finally lift the trophy this season. In an interview with the Times of India, Raina said, “I wish Virat Kohli and RCB lift the trophy. It is long overdue now. CSK won it last season too, but this year, I hope that the team who has never lifted the trophy should finally add one to their trophy cabinet. Virat has worked hard, and I think he deserves to win this time.”


The 37-year-old former cricketer also emphasized the importance of Kohli’s presence in the 2024 T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA, citing the need for a player in the middle to handle pressure. Raina stated, “A blend of youth and experience will be key for India’s success in the Americas. Youth and experience are really important because I played in the Caribbean in the 2010 edition, and to bat on those wickets is not easy. You need someone to control the innings, he (Kohli) is the chase-master and knows how to handle pressure. Now we have players like (Yashasvi) Jaiswal, (Shubman) Gill, Surya (Yadav), and Rinku Singh who can back him and play fearless cricket from the other end.”


Turning his attention to the recent India vs. England Test match in Ranchi, Raina praised the young keeper-batter Dhruv Jurel. Jurel’s impressive performance, scoring 90 and an unbeaten 39 on a challenging day-four pitch, contributed to India’s five-wicket win and a 3-1 series lead. Raina highlighted Jurel’s “fearless attitude” on the field, attributing it to his Army upbringing. He also commended Rohit Sharma for providing opportunities to young talents like Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel in Test cricket.

π‘πžπšπ 𝐀π₯𝐬𝐨:Β  Β 3 Players who can replace Shami in GT squad for IPL 2024

3 Players who can replace Shami in GT squad for IPL 2024

The GT squad received bad news when their top fast bowler Mohammed Shami won’t play in the upcoming Indian Premier League season (IPL 2024). Shami had surgery in the UK because the National Cricket Academy (NCA) suggested it. The surgery was for his Achilles tendon, which had been bothering him since the World Cup. Shami said it will take time to heal, but he hopes to play cricket again soon.


Shami was the top wicket-taker last year, getting 28 wickets in 17 matches with an average of 18.61. His absence will be felt in IPL 2024. The Gujarat Titans, who won IPL 2022 and were finalists in IPL 2023, need to find someone to replace him.


Here are three players who could replace Mohammed Shami in the Gujarat Titans squad for IPL 2024:


  1. Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Nagarkoti played with Ishan Porel for India in the 2018 U19 World Cup. He amazed everyone by bowling at over 140 kph. He got an IPL contract with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and played 12 games for them and Delhi Capitals. However, he suffered multiple back stress fractures due to his fast bowling. Despite being fit now, he wasn’t picked in the IPL 2024 auction. He has played 25 T20 matches and got 19 wickets. Though he hasn’t shined much in T20s, he’s talented and could surprise everyone if Gujarat Titans (GT squad) sign him.


  1. Varun Aaron

Aaron retired from red-ball cricket but will still play white-ball games. He was once India’s fastest bowler and played 18 games for India, taking 29 wickets.

Varun Aaron

played 52 IPL matches, getting 44 wickets. He played two matches for Gujarat Titans (GT squad) in IPL 2022 but wasn’t picked in IPL 2023 and 2024 auctions. Aaron still bowls fast and has added new tricks like a slower ball. With his experience and speed, he could fill in for Shami in IPL 2024.


  1. Ishan Porel

Porel played only one IPL match. He made a mark in the U19 World Cup in 2018. While his teammates like Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw made it big, injuries slowed Porel down. He played one match for Punjab Kings in IPL 2021, taking one wicket. He wasn’t picked in the IPL 2024 auction either. Shami’s absence might give him a chance. Porel played 29 T20 matches, taking 40 wickets with an economy of 7.17. Gujarat Titans might see him as a replacement for Shami.

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