user tracker image
featurecricketa year ago

Dishant Yagnik and the effortlessness of embracing the Royals culture

It was Apr 17, 2012. The scene was Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur when a certain young lad from the same city stood numb, unsure about what the fuss was about. Johan Botha and the rest of the Rajasthan Royals' squad raced to the middle to jump on him, with Brad Hodge running for a high-five.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 years ago

Road Safety World Series | Sachin Tendulkar’s Indian legends to take on Brian Lara’s Windies side in opener

Sachin Tendulkar’s Indian legends side will take on the West Indies legend side captained by Brian Lara in the opening fixture of the Road Safety World Series on March 7. A total of 11 matches will be played between five teams with Australia, Sri Lanka and South Africa amongst the other three.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 years ago

IPL 2019 | Brad Hodge offers insight into ‘cut-throat’ nature of Indian Premier League

Former KXIP coach Brad Hodge has revealed that the high-stress competition in the IPL made franchise owners force the coaches to guide the team to the final every year. Hodge cited Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians as the two most successful teams in the league in the last decade.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 years ago

VIDEO | D'Arcy Short pulls off stunning back-flick runout to leave Brad Hodge wonderstruck

D'Arcy Short might have been ignored by the selectors for the ODIs series, but the BBL is his arena, and you can’t keep him out of it. Before scoring 64 runs to take Hobart Hurricanes to victory, he effected a swift motion backhand flick to run Moises Henriques out which left Brad Hodge surprised.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 years ago

India vs Australia | Fox Sports reveals Ishant Sharma bowling six no-balls in one over; none given

Overstepping has been a problem with Ishant Sharma for long time and now Fox released a video, in which Ishant bowled 16 no-balls in the first innings itself. Surprisingly, he bowled all the deliveries in one over by overstepping the line and that forced Ricky Ponting to slam the level of umpiring.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 years ago

IPL | Sridharan Sriram roped in by Kings XI Punjab as Venkatesh Prasad departs

Venkatesh Prasad is the latest to depart from the Kings XI Punjab support staff and will be replaced by ex-India cricketer Sridharan Sriram who was previously assistant coach of Delhi Daredevils. Virender Sehwag and Brad Hodge have also parted ways with the Preity Zinta-owned franchise.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 years ago

IPL 2018 | We have learnt a lot from lessons of success and failure, says Brad Hodge

KXIP coach Brad Hodge insisted that IPL is a tough tournament to maintain a winning streak for a long period of time and they have been learning their lessons from their successes and failures. Kings XI Punjab need a win huge win on Sunday against Chennai Super Kings to make it to the playoffs.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 years ago

IPL 2018 | We did not have anyone to help Rahul get the job done, says Brad Hodge

Kings XI Punjab head coach Brad Hodge has stated that KL Rahul didn’t have anyone to support him from the other end to get the team over the line. In spite of Rahul’s sensational innings, Kings XI Punjab fell 15 runs short off the target set by Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh stadium.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 years ago

IPL 2018 | Brad Hodge reveals that picking Chris Gayle was not a pre-planned decision

Kings XI coach Brad Hodge has revealed that getting Chris Gayle was something the management decided during the course of the mega-auction and added that the Jamaican has repaid their faith. He also sounded confident that it is just a matter of time before Yuvraj Singh starts scoring again.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 years ago

IPL 2018 | Venkatesh Prasad appointed as KXIP bowling coach

Kings XI Punjab has appointed former Indian pace bowler Venkatesh Prasad as their bowling coach for the upcoming season, who will join Brad Hodge and Mithun Manhas in the support staff. This comes after Prasad announced his resignation from BCCI’s junior selection committee chairman yesterday.
SportsCafe Desk