IPL 9 OPENING CEREMONY will feature international stars like Chris Brown, Major Lazor along with Bollywood stars such as Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernadez, Yo Yo Honey Singh and cricketer Dwayne Bravo.
LASITH MALINGA who plays for Mumbai Indians has not featured in a match since late February. The veteran bowler was not a part of the 26 member squad as Mumbai Indians practiced on Wednesday afternoon.
LENDL SIMMONS’ innings of 83 yesterday against the Indians in the semis was one of the highlights of the tournament. Nursing an injury, the Windies batsman wasn’t even a part of the original touring party but was surprisingly roped into play the crucial semi. And, the Trinidadian came up with a blazing innings and in the process broke many hearts at the Wankhede.
BHAJJI HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ENTERTAINER on and off the field and never refuses to take on a challenge in any department. Here he dances to Dwayne Bravo's Champion song and nominates Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar and wife Geeta Basra to join him in the fun.
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE will begin its journey with the first ever Trophy Tour which will kick start in Pune on 19th March. It will travel to six different cities in India and the final destination is Mumbai, home to last year's IPL champions.
MUMBAI INDIANS will start their title defence against the newly-formed Rising Pune Supergiants at the Wankhede stadium in the opening match of IPL-9 in Mumbai on April 9. The final will also take place at the same venue on May 29.
INDIA HAVE WON 10 out of their last 11 T20I games, thanks to players like Rohit Sharma who has been a consistent performer at the top. And, the opener feels that the team's success is due to the contribution in all three departments of the game.
VETERAN SPINNER Harbhajan Singh has been on India's bench for a long time now, but the turbanator is working hard to keep his fitness at par with the youngsters in the team.
INDIAN PACER JASPRIT BUMRAH has been a revelation in the Indian team lately. And, the Gujarat bowler has wholeheartedly thanked Sri Lankan quickie Lasith Malinga for all the advice and help.
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