cricket-news

Warriors want to shed whipping boys image

New Delhi, April 2 : Having finished last in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Pune Warriors India will be looking to shed their image of whipping boys.


For the last two seasons, Pune Warriors have earned the distinction of being the favourite 'whipping boys'. In their maiden season in 2011, they finished ninth out of 10 teams and last year they finished ninth and last.

Despite having one of the best line-ups, Pune Warriors have been the under-achievers in the last two years.

Warriors, being coached by Alan Donald, are a better balanced side this time and can surely be the team to watch out for this season.

They have a mentor in Sourav Ganguly, who led them in 2011 without much success, and an able leader in Angelo Matthews, who was appointed the captain after Michael Clarke was ruled out for the season.

Yuvraj Singh, who led the team in its first season in 2011, will surely be the player to watch out for. The team management has taken a fine decision by keeping Yuvraj free of the team's responsibilities. Yuvraj has been a proven match-winner and will be looking to bounce back to form.

New recruits: Abhishek Nayar, Ajantha Mendis and Kane Richardson.

Players to watch out for: Yuvraj Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Angelo Matthews and Ajantha Mendis

The squad: Abhishek Nayar, Ali Murtaza, Anustup Majumdar, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dheeraj Jadhav, Eklavya Dwivedi, Harpreet Singh, Ishwar Pandey, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Mahesh Rawat, Manish Pandey, Mithun Manhas, Parveez Rasool, Rahul Sharma, Raiphi Gomez, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Wagh, Tirumalasetti Suman, Udit Birla, Yuvraj Singh, Ajantha Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Kane Richardson, Luke Wright, Marlon Samuels, Michael Clarke, Mitchell Marsh, Ross Taylor, Steve Smith, Tamim Iqbal, Wayne Parnell.

--IANS (Posted on 02-04-2013)

cricket-news headlines

Super Kings score 140/6 against Royals

Rajasthan Royals elect to field against Super Kings

IPL: All-round Kings XI Punjab register easy victory

Maxwell stars again in Kings XI big win

Sunrisers elect to field against Kings XI

IPL: Mukul Mudgal Committee to agrees to continue probe

Amritsar and Patiala record outright victories

Virat Kohli has made a place for himself: Javagal Srinath

Apex court asks Mudgal if he would probe IPL scandal

IPL scam: BCCI proposes panel to SC; petitioner objects

IPL: CSK thrash Delhi by 93 runs

Chennai Super Kings get a big win over Daredevils

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top