IPL 5 will have Prabhu Deva, Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra to open the ceremony

IPL 5This year the opening ceremony of the IPL 5 is a gala event with the biggest stars from the country performing for the fans.

Prabhu Deva dance will be the grand finale of the show. If this was not enough of a treat, Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra will be performing with him.

Prabhu Deva is practising his moves and will be dancing for some of the biggest hits in his career. Amitabh Bachchan will be hosting this memorable show. IPL 5 could not ask for a bigger or better start to this season.

This year is going to be special as none other than Prabhu Deva, India’s answer to Michael Jackson will be performing at the opening ceremony to be held on April 3rd at the YMCA grounds in Chennai.

Polly Umrigar Award to Rahul Dravid and Ravichandran Ashwin got Dilip Sardesai Award

The Polly Umrigar Award is awarded to Dravid in recognition of the 1,285 runs with six centuries he made from 15 Tests between October 2010 and September 2011, Rahul Dravid Saturday attributed his performance to hard work. Dravid, who was not present at the awards function here when his parents received the trophy, said in a video message: I think a lot of my good performance is down to the hard work I put in. I think it has all paid off this year.

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar was bestowed the Col C.K. Nayudu Lifetime achievement award.

Subramaniam Badrinath got Madhavrao Scindia Award (TNCA, Highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy 2010-11) – 922 runs at a rate of 131.71 in nine matches, inclusive of four centuries and three half centuries) .

Ravichandran Ashwin got Dilip Sardesai Award (India’s Best Cricketer in the 2012 Test series against the West Indies) – 22 wickets from three Tests, maiden Test hundred.

Ishant Sharma got Dilip Sardesai Award (Best Indian Cricketer of 2011 Test Series in West Indies) – 22 wickets, av 16.8 from three Tests, inclusive of two 5WIs and one 10WM) .

Bhargav Bhatt got Madhavrao Scindia Award. (Baroda CA, Highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy 2010-11) – 47 wickets at an average of 21.57 in nine matches, inclusive of four 5WI and one 10WM.

Vijay Zol got M.A. Chidambaram Trophy. (Maharashtra CA, Best Under-16 cricketer of the year 2010-11) – 858 runs, average 85.8 in seven matches, inclusive of four centuries and two half-centuries.

Avi Barot got M.A. Chidambaram Trophy (Gujarat CA, Best Under-19 cricketer, 2010-11) – 971 runs, av 88.27 in seven matches, inclusive of four centuries and three half-centuries.

Suryakumar Yadav got M.A. Chidambaram Trophy(Mumbai CA, Best Under-22 Cricketer, 2010-11) – 721 runs, av 80.11 in seven matches, inclusive of two centuries and four half centuries.

New ODI Cricket Rules

Do you know the New ODI Cricket rules?

According to the new rule, on appeal from the fielders, if the umpire feels that a batsman, while running between the wickets, has significantly changed his direction without probable cause to save his wicket when a fielder attempts to run the batsman out, should be given out obstructing the field. It shall not be relevant whether a run out would have been effected or not. For making a decision to declare the batsman out obstructing the field, the on-field umpires may consult the third-umpire.

Each fielding side is given two new balls to be used in alternate overs, one at each end. The mandatory change of the ball after the 34th over of an innings will not take place anymore.

The two powerplay blocks, which the bowling team and the batting team decide to take as per their wish after the end of first 10 overs Mandatory Powerplay will not be taken earlier than the 16th over nor be completed later than the 40th over.

CSK IPL success retained their IPL title 2011

The Chennai Super Kings – retained their title in the IPL by consigning the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a crushing 58-run defeat in the finals of the tournament.

M S Dhoni possesses that rare attribute. His very debut as captain yielded a global championship title – the World Twenty20, a victory that couldn’t have been more timely. From T20 world champions to the Number One Test side to India’s ODI World Cup triumph to now the Champions League cup and IPL4

Vijay was overjoyed that the Super Kings retained the trophy and said that although he was disappointed at missing out on a century, it was more important that the team won. Vijay who earlier in the week was selected for next month’s Indian team’s tour of the West Indies.

On the forthcoming tour of the Caribbean, Vijay said that he was hoping to perform well in the Test series. Everybody in our team was performing well. I raised my hand and said to myself that this is going to be my day and I succeeded.

India’s 15-man ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Squad

Indian Team to be captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virender Sehwag as his deputy. The main reason behind picking up three specialist spinners were the turning wickets in India. The spinners probably play a very major role on the turning wickets

The squad has six batsmen, four pacers, three spinners, one all rounder in Yusuf Pathan and a wicket keeper in captain Dhoni. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and pacer Praveen Kumar though had injuries has made into the squad.

India will play the inaugural match of the World Cup against Bangladesh in Mirpur on February 19.

Indian Squad :

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt/wk), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra.

Leg spinner Piyush Chawla was the surprise inclusion while young batsman Rohit Sharma and speedster S Sreesanth were not included. spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is also a useful batsman, was also named in the squad.

Lakshmi Rai on Dhoni Wedding

Lakshmi Rai who was time and again linked with the smart cricketer and was perpetually involved in denying the link ups. I am very glad that my dear friend Dhoni is married now.

This will certainly put an end to people linking me with him. She also added that she had known this little secret of Dhoni that he is seeing Sakshi and was on his way to announce his wedding. Lakshmi wished the couple a long and happy wedded life together.

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Married his childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat.