Live Cricket Blog: Will Delhi Daredevils pick Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane for must-win clash?

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Hello, Ajit Vijaykumar and the rest of the Sport360 team are in place to provide you with the latest news, comment and analysis on all things cricket.

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2:30 pm – Sandeep Lamichhane a daring option for Delhi Daredevils

Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is still waiting for his first IPL match. The Delhi daredevils are at the bottom of the table and have tried out pretty much every option in the book to turn their season around.

As they host Rajasthan Royals in a must-win encounter on Wednesday, leg-spinner Lamichhane can be a great option.

Here‘s more on Wednesday’s IPL clash.

11:30 am – India lose No1 ODI ranking to England

India lost the No1 ODI spot to England after the ICC released latest rankings following their annual update.

After the 2014-15 season was dropped from the latest calculations, England rose to the No1 spot in ODIs with 125 points while India lost one point to be placed second with 122. For more click here.

10:30am – Royal Challengers Bangalore keep their hopes alive

It was a crucial match for both Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore who were languishing near the bottom of the table. However, it was Bangalore – playing without AB de Villiers – who came out on top with a 14-run win.

Defending Champions Mumbai Indians’ campaign has all but derailed following a fine seam-bowling effort from the Royal Challengers with Tim Southee chipping in with two wickets.

Brendon Netto writes more about the thrilling encounter here.

10:20am – Now or never for Delhi Daredevils

The Daredevils are at the bottom of the table, with just two wins from eight games. They face Rajasthan Royals today who themselves have struggled to get consistency into their game.

Delhi lost their last game to Chennai Super Kings in what was a tense battle while the Royals too lost their last game to Sunrisers Hyderabad by a close margin.

Read more about the Wednesday’s IPL match here.

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Live Cricket Blog: Chennai Super Kings rise to top of the table with win over Delhi Daredevils

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Tell us your thoughts on what’s happening by tweeting @Sport360.

10:30 pm – Chennai Super Kings on top

Chennai Super Kings registered a 13-run win over Delhi Daredevils to rise to the top the table with their sixth win of the season.

Shane Watson top-scored with 78 while captain MS Dhoni hit 51 not out as the Super Kings scored 211 for four. In reply the Daredevils put up a brave fight, reaching 198-five.

Read the main talking points from Monday’s match here.

9:30pm – IPL 2018 now has 10 scores of 200 or more

This season of the IPL is fast turning into the most batsman-friendly in history. Already 10 scores of 200 or more have been registered.

The record for most 200 plus totals was set in 2008 when teams crossed the mark 11 times. But at the halfway stage this season, we are on the verge of  crossing that mark.

Read more about that incredible record here.

6:30pm – Chennai Super Kings make wholesale changes as they host Delhi Daredevils

Chennai Super Kings made major changes to their Playing XI as they host Delhi Daredevils in Pune.

MS Dhoni picked two fast bowlers – South African ace Lungi Ngidi and Kerala medium pacer KM Asif – and also included leg-spinner Karn Sharma and South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis.

The Delhi Daredevils are in a relatively stable position, despite being at the bottom of the table. They found the right mix in their last game against Kolkata under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer and have gone in with an unchanged side.

1.43pm – Wounded Chennai Super Kings face rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils test

We look forward to tonight’s crucial IPL clash between the injury ravaged Super Kings and the resurgent Daredevils.

A week ago you would have said that this would be a cake-walk for Chennai – but not anymore.

Delhi’s new captain Shreyas Iyer was outstanding against the Knight Riders as he took his bottom-placed side to the highest total of the season and he made the highest score by a captain on debut, meanwhile the Super Kings were handed an eight-wicket thrashing by a refreshed Mumbai Indians.

Read our match preview here. The game starts at 18:30 UAE time.

9.04am – Dropped catches a growing trend as Kolkata Knight Riders punish RCB

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in the IPL last night.

Chris Lynn was dropped by Murugan Ashwin off Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling and he went on to punish the hosts with a match-winning 62 off 52 balls.

Virat Kohli‘s knock of 68 had helped RCB post a total of 175/4 but it proved to be insufficient.

Read Brendan Netto‘s insightful talking points from the match here

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Live Cricket Blog: Rajasthan Royals choke at the death against Sunrisers Hyderabad

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6:00pm – Rajasthan Royals choke at the death against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Meanwhile in the IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowlers have put on a show for the third consecutive game. Having to defend a target of just 152, the visitors restricted Rajasthan Royals to just 140-6 to move to the top of the IPL table. Here are our takeaways from the low-scoring thriller at Jaipur.

3.03pm – Match Preview: Wounded Chennai Super Kings face rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils test

It will be a clash of extremes as IPL leaders Chennai Super Kings take on Delhi Daredevils at the Dahunje stadium in Pune on Monday.

MS Dhoni’s Super Kings have started this season in blistering fashion but come into the game on the back of an eight-wicket defeat to the Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

On the other hand, a change of captaincy has worked wonders for bottom-of-the-table Daredevils with Shreyas Iyer beginning his tenure with a comprehensive win against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Read our preview here

Shreyas Iyer of the Delhi Daredevils bats during match twenty two of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Delhi Daredevils and the Kings XI Punjab held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi on the 23rd April 2018. Photo by: Deepak Malik/ SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Shreyas Iyer is in superb form for Delhi Daredevils

1.04pm – Moeen Ali could be on the move in the IPL mid-season transfer window

For the first time, a mid-season transfer window will come into effect in the IPL starting from Sunday.

Set to run for the period between Match 28 and Match 42, the transfer window will culminate on May 10 with the meeting between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Ashish Peter takes a look at five players who could be on the move

10:30pm – Mumbai Indians keep IPL play-offs hopes alive with win over Chennai Super Kings

In the IPL, defending champions Mumbai Indians have just about managed to keep their hopes of reaching the play-offs alive with a eight-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings at the Dahunje stadium in Pune. Rohit Sharma’s men chased down Chennai’s total of 169-5 with two balls to spare to record their second win of the season. Here are our talking points from the clash.

19:30pm – Phil Simmons not bothered about Virat Kohli’s availability for Afghanistan’s historic Test with India

Virat Kohli’s participation in the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan remains under a cloud due to the Indian skipper’s probable County stint after the completion of the ongoing IPL. Afghanistan head coach Phil Simmons is not concerned about Kohli’s participation though and is only looking to create history.

18:30 – In-form Sunrisers Hyderabad seek to break down Rajasthan Royals’ fortress

Sunday’s double header in the IPL will start with Rajasthan Royals hosting Sunrisers Hyderabad at Jaipur. The Royals have a really impressive record at home but Sunrisers are in red-hot form. Read our preview for the game here.

18:00 – Pakistan lose early wickets in warm-up game against Kent at Canterbury

Meanwhile, Pakistan have started their tour of Ireland and England with a warm-up game against Kent at Canterbury. Sarfraz Ahmed’s men were 79-3 when bad light stopped play before lunch. Opener Imam-ul-Haq was looking solid for Sarfraz Ahmed’s men with an unbeaten 37.

1:42pm – Key talking points from strong World T20 West Asia Qualifying campaign for UAE

Our man Denzil Pinto looks back on a successful tour of Kuwait for Dougie Brown’s men, which saw the UAE win all six matches in Kuwait and continue on the path to qualification for the next World T20 tournament, to be held in Australia in two years’ time.

Read more here.

Winning feeling: 100 per cent record for UAE.

1:15pm – RCB and KKR aim to get back to winning ways in IPL

It’s a double-header in the IPL tomorrow with Bangalore and Kolkata clashing at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Both sides enter the side on the back of a defeat with RCB losing to Chennai while KKR were beaten by Delhi. Read our preview here.

10:45am – Eoin Morgan is supports the idea of 100-ball format

The England limited-overs captain gave his backing to the new 100-ball format, saying such measures must be embraced or cricket ‘will die’. The England and Wales Cricket Board announced plans for the new tournament that will see each side play 100-ball each.

Read what Morgan had to say here.

Supporter: Eoin Morgan

Supporter: Eoin Morgan

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