The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 plunged into a deeper crisis on Tuesday when BCCI confirmed that the tournament was suspended indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in India.
IPL 2021: Sun sets on Warner, Jamieson thwarts net session, 'speechless' Pandya in lighter side of things
In fourth edition of lighter side of things from the IPL, we look at David Warner, Kevin Pietersen, Harpreet Brar, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Neesham, Prithvi Shaw
IPL 2021: Punjab Kings haven't yet thought about opening role for Gayle or Malan, says skipper Mayank Agarwal
Gayle (13) and Malan (26) batted at number three and four respectively as Punjab lost the match by seven wickets after making 166 for six.
The 30-year-old from Bengaluru, who is leading the side in place of regular skipper KL Rahul, slammed a 58-ball 99 to single-handedly take Punjab to 166 for six after losing wickets in a bunch in the middle overs.
Unless there is a drastic change for the lower half of the table – be it in their form, and/or fortune, and fickle-mindedness – this could be a rather long second half for RR, PBKS, KKR, and SRH.
IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan powers Delhi to dominant win over Punjab as Mayank Agarwal's unbeaten 99 goes in vain
For Punjab Kings, it was their fifth loss in eight games, summing up their inconsistent run so far.
IPL 2021 Points Table, Orange Cap and Purple Cap Latest Table Today: DC take top spot, RR jump to fifth
Check out the updated IPL 2021 points table, Orange Cap leader and Purple Cap leader.
Highlights PBKS vs DC, IPL 2021, Match 29, Full Cricket Score: Dhawan's unbeaten 69 takes Delhi to 7-wicket win
IPL 2021, Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Delhi Capitals (DC): Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 7-wickets to go top of the IPL points table.
IPL 2021: Mark Taylor little surprised that Steve Smith stayed back with DC for 'not so big contract'
As many as 14 Australian players along with some coaches and commentators were in India to participate in the IPL, from which three players of the country had pulled out owing to the unprecedented COVID-19 surge.
Saba Karim, till January, was BCCI's General Manager (Cricket Operations).
For Capitals, there is a chance of veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra making a comeback into the playing XI after DC watched Bishnoi get so much success in the past few games.
IPL 2021: Opener Shikhar Dhawan says Delhi Capitals performing well as a unit, not dependent on any one individual
Rishabh Pant and his men have won five of their seven matches and are sitting second on the points table behind league leaders Chennai Super Kings.
Here's all you need to know about the 26th match of IPL 2021 between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals.
Dhawan has also decided to donate his prize money received in various IPL matches, at the end of the event.
IPL 2021 photos: Quinton de Kock's unbeaten 70 sees MI topple RR; Prithvi Shaw's 82 helps DC decimate KKR
Check out photos from Thursday's double-header, as MI and DC registered wins over RR and KKR respectively.
IPL 2021: KKR coach Brendon McCullum says players want loyalty in selection but laments their lack of aggression
McCullum didn't name anyone but rising India superstar Shubman Gill is among those who have looked completely out of sorts. As an opener in all seven games, he has scored only 132 runs at an average of less than 19 and strike-rate of below 120.
IPL 2021: Knew where Shivam would bowl, says DC's Prithvi Shaw on hitting Mavi for six fours in first over
He scored most of the runs on the off-side and asked about it, Shaw said, "On this wicket especially when the spinner is bowling it wasn't coming very nicely onto the bat. It was stopping a little."
There will not be, at this stage, an injection of personnel to improve the overall quality. But some shuffling could well result in increased production for KKR. It is worth a try.
IPL 2021: Prithvi Shaw bludgeons Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers to set up Delhi Capitals' seven-wicket win
The 21-year-old Shaw reached to his fifty off 18 balls in the eighth over, his third half century of the season in his seven matches.
The amount will be used to procure essential medical supplies, ranging from oxygen cylinders and concentrators to COVID wellness kits.