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Following are the list of Indian and International players in each side participating in the IPL-2

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CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
Captain : Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Coach : Stephan Fleming
Bowling Coach : Venkatesh Prasad
Trainer : Gregory King

No. INDIAN PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
1 Mahendra Singh Dhoni Matthew Hayden
2 Suresh Raina Michael Hussey
3 Anirudha Srikkanth George Bailey
4 Subramaniam Badrinath Jacob Oram
5 Arun Karthik Albie Morkel
6 Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan M. Muralitharan
7 Abhinav Mukund Makhaya Ntini
8 Murali Vijay Thilan Thushara
9 Parthiv Patel Stephen Fleming
10 S.B. Jakati Andrew Flintoff
11 Viraj Kadbe
12 Suresh Kumar
13 Napolean Einstein
14 Joginder Sharma
15 Ravichandran Aswhin
16 Laxmipathy Balaji
17 Palani Amarnath
18 Sudeep Tyagi
19 Manpreet Gony

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DECCAN CHARGERS
Captain : Adam Gilchrist
Coach : Darren Lehman




 
No. INDIAN PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
1 VVS Laxman Adam Gilchrist
2 Rohit Sharma Andrew Symonds
3 R P Singh Chamara Silva
4 Pragyan Ojha Chaminda Vaas
5 P Vijaykumar Dwayne Smith
6 Venugopal Rao Fidel Edwards
7 Tirumalsetti Suman Herschelle Gibbs
8 Abhinav Kumar Nuwan Zoysa
9 Arjun Yadav Ryan Harris
10 Dwaraka Ravi Teja Scott Styris
11 D Kalyankrishna
12 Halhadar Das
13 JasKarandeep Singh
14 Manvinder Bisla
15 Sarvesh Kumar
16 Harmeet Singh

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DELHI DAREDEVILS
Captain : Virender Sehwag
Coach : Greg Shipperd



No. INDIAN PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
1 Virender Sehwag Glenn McGrath
2 Gautam Gambhir AB de Villiers
3 Aavishkar Salvi Andrew McDonald
4 Amit Mishra Daniel Vettori
5 Ashish Nehra David Warner
6 Dinesh Karthik Farveez Maharoof
7 Manoj Tiwary Dirk Nannes
8 Mithun Manhas Owais Shah
9 Pradeep Sangwan Paul Collingwood
10 Rajat Bhatia Tillakaratne Dilshan
11 Tejashwi Yadav
12 Yo Mahesh
13 Yogesh Nagar

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KINGS XI PUNJAB
Captain : Yuvraj Singh
Coach : Tom Moody




No. INDIAN PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
1 Yuvraj Singh Brett Lee
2 Irfan Pathan James Hopes
3 Piyush Chawla Jerome Taylor
4 Ramesh Powar Kumar Sangakkara
5 S. Sreesanth Mahela Jayawardene
6 Ajitesh Argal Luke Pomersbach
7 Karan Goel Ravi Bopara
8 Ranadeb Bose Shaun Marsh
9 Sunny Sohal Simon Katich
10 Tanmay Srivastava Burt Cockley
11 Taruwar Kohli
12 Uday Kaul
13 VRV Singh
14 Wilkin Mota
15 Yash Gandhi
16 Sahil Kukreja

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KOLKATA KNIGHTRIDERS
Captain : Sourav Ganguly
Coach : John Buchanan




No. INDIAN PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
1 Sourav Ganguly Brendan McCullum
2 Ishant Sharma Ajantha Mendis
3 Ajit Agarkar Ricky Ponting
4 Murali Kartik Chris Gayle
5 Aakash Chopra David Hussey
6 Sanjay Bangar Brad Hodge
7 Ashoke Dinda Mashrafe Mortaza
8 Cheteshwar Pujara Moises Henriques
9 Wriddhiman Saha Angelo Mathews
10 Laxmi Ratan Shukla
11 Sourav Sarkar
12 Yashpal Singh
13 Sunny Singh

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MUMBAI INDIANS
Captain : Sachin Tendulkar
Coach : Pravin Amre
Fielding Coach : Jhonty Rhodes
Mentor(Coach) :Shaun Pollock


No. INDIAN PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
1 Sachin Tendulkar Sanath Jayasuriya
2 Harbhajan Singh Dwayne Bravo
3 Zaheer Khan Jean-Paul Duminy
4 Shikhar Dhawan Lasith Malinga
5 Abhishek Nayar Dilhara Fernando
6 Dhawal Kulkarni Kyle Mills
7 Yogesh Takawale Mohammad Ashraful
8 Pinal Shah Luke Ronchi
9 Ajinkya Rahane Graham Napier
10 Chetnya Nanda Ryan McLaren
11 Jaydev Shah
12 Rohan Raje
13 Raheel Shaikh
14 Saurabh Tiwary

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RAJASTHAN ROYALS
Captain : Shane Warne
Coach : Shane Warne





No. INDIAN PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
1 Mohammad Kaif Shane Warne
2 Yusuf Pathan Graeme Smith
3 Munaf Patel Morne Morkel
4 Swapnil Asnodkar Shane Watson
5 Siddharth Trivedi Shaun Tait
6 Ravindra Jadeja Tyron Henderson
7 Mahesh Rawat Dimitri Mascarenhas
8 Dinesh Salunke Lee Carseldine
9 Anup Revandkar Robert Quiney
10 Niraj Patel Shane Harwood
11 Naman Ojha
12 Siddharth Chitnis
13 Pratmesh Salunke

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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Captain : Kevin Pietersen
Coach : Ray Jennings





No. INDIAN PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
1 Rahul Dravid Kevin Pietersen
2 Anil Kumble Mark Boucher
3 Robin Uthappa Dale Steyn
4 Praveen Kumar Jacques Kallis
5 Virat Kohli Nathan Bracken
6 Sunil Joshi Ross Taylor
7 Wasim Jaffer Jesse Ryder
8 Srivastava Goswami Cameron White
9 Balachandra Akhil Roelof van der Merwe
10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar Dillon du Preez
11 J Arun Kumar
12 Gaurav Dhiman
13 Vinay Kumar
14 Pankaj Singh
15 Devraj Patil
16 Manish Pandey
17 Bharat Chipli
18 Sreesanth Aravind
19 Kedar Jadhav
20 K P Appanna

These are the lists of various indian players and international players present in each team. During the match in the playing eleven the each team must have a minimum of 7 indian players and can have a maximum of 4 interntional players
The IPL – 2 starts tommorow in South Africa so lets all get geared up for the IPL Fever.

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Following is the Schedule of Indian Premier League-2. The time of the match might not be correct but I will update it accordingly, although the order and the dates of the matches is correct.

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MATCH No. DATE TEAMS VENUE TIME(IST)
1 Saturday,18-Apr-09 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Cape Town 4pm to 7pm
2 Saturday,18-Apr-09 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Cape Town 8pm to 11pm
3 Sunday,19-Apr-09 Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab Cape Town 4pm to 7pm
4 Sunday,19-Apr-09 Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata KnightRiders Cape Town 8pm to 11pm
5 Monday,20-Apr-09 Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Port Elizabeth 8pm to 11pm
6 Tuesday,21-Apr-09 Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata KnightRiders Durban 4pm to 7pm
7 Tuesday,21-Apr-09 Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Durban 8pm to 11pm
8 Wednesday,22-Apr-09 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Deccan Chargers Cape Town 8pm to 11pm
9 Thursday,23-Apr-09 Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils Durban 8pm to 11pm
10 Thursday,23-Apr-09 Kolkata KnightRiders vs Rajasthan Royals Cape Town 8pm to 11pm
11 Friday,24-Apr-09 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab Durban 8pm to 11pm
12 Saturday,25-Apr-09 Mumbai Indians vs Deccan Chargers Durban 4pm to 7pm
13 Saturday,25-Apr-09 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata KnightRiders Cape Town 8pm to 11pm
14 Sunday,26-Apr-09 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils Port Elizabeth 4pm to 7pm
15 Sunday,26-Apr-09 Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals Cape Town 8pm to 11pm
16 Monday,27-Apr-09 Chennai Super Kings vs Deccan Chargers Durban 4pm to 7pm
17 Monday,27-Apr-09 Kolkata KnightRiders vs Mumbai Indians Port Elizabeth 8pm to 11pm
18 Tuesday,28-Apr-09 Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals Pretoria 8pm to 11pm
19 Wednesday,29-Apr-09 Kolkata KnightRiders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Durban 4pm to 7pm
20 Wednesday,29-Apr-09 Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians Durban 8pm to 11pm
21 Thursday,30-Apr-09 Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils Pretoria 4pm to 7pm
22 Thursday,30-Apr-09 Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Pretoria 8pm to 11pm
23 Friday,1-May-09 Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata KnightRiders East London 4pm to 7pm
24 Friday,1-May-09 Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Durban 8pm to 11pm
25 Saturday,2-May-09 Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals Port Elizabeth 4pm to 7pm
26 Saturday,2-May-09 Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings Johannesburg 8pm to 11pm
27 Sunday,3-May-09 Kolkata KnightRiders vs Kings XI Punjab Port Elizabeth 4pm to 7pm
28 Sunday,3-May-09 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Johannesburg 8pm to 11pm
29 Monday,4-May-09 Chennai Super Kings vs Deccan Chargers East London 8pm to 11pm
30 Tuesday,5-May-09 Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab Durban 4pm to 7pm
31 Tuesday,5-May-09 Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata KnightRiders Durban 8pm to 11pm
32 Wednesday,6-May-09 Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians Pretoria 8pm to 11pm
33 Thursday,7-May-09 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Pretoria 4pm to 7pm
34 Thursday,7-May-09 Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings Pretoria 8pm to 11pm
35 Friday,8-May-09 Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians East London 8pm to 11pm
36 Saturday,9-May-09 Deccan Chargers vs Kings XI Punjab Kimberley 4pm to 7pm
37 Saturday,9-May-09 Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Kimberley 8pm to 11pm
38 Sunday,10-May-09 Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Port Elizabeth 4pm to 7pm
39 Sunday,10-May-09 Kolkata KnightRiders vs Delhi Daredevils Johannesburg 8pm to 11pm
40 Monday,11-May-09 Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers Kimberley 8pm to 11pm
41 Tuesday,12-May-09 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata KnightRiders Pretoria 4pm to 7pm
42 Tuesday,12-May-09 Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Pretoria 8pm to 11pm
43 Wednesday,13-May-09 Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers Durban 8pm to 11pm
44 Thursday,14-May-09 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings Durban 4pm to 7pm
45 Thursday,14-May-09 Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Durban 8pm to 11pm
46 Friday,15-May-09 Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils Bloemfontein 8pm to 11pm
47 Saturday,16-May-09 Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Port Elizabeth 4pm to 7pm
48 Saturday,16-May-09 Kolkata KnightRiders vs Deccan Chargers Johannesburg 8pm to 11pm
49 Sunday,17-May-09 Kings XI Punjab vs Deccan Chargers Johannesburg 4pm to 7pm
50 Sunday,17-May-09 Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils Bloemfontein 8pm to 11pm
51 Monday,18-May-09 Kolkata KnightRiders vs Chennai Super Kings Pretoria 8pm to 11pm
52 Tuesday,19-May-09 Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Johannesburg 8pm to 11pm
53 Wednesday,20-May-09 Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata KnightRiders Durban 4pm to 7pm
54 Wednesday,20-May-09 Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab Durban 8pm to 11pm
55 Thursday,21-May-09 Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils Pretoria 4pm to 7pm
56 Thursday,21-May-09 Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Pretoria 8pm to 11pm
57 Friday,22-May-09 SEMI – FINAL 1 Pretoria 8pm to 11pm
58 Saturday,23-May-09 SEMI – FINAL 2 Johannesburg 8pm to 11pm
59 Saturday,23-May-09 FINAL Johannesburg 8pm to 11pm

This is the schedule of IPL-2 but i will keep on updating everyone with the leading run-scorers, leading wicket-takers and team leaderboard as the tournament progresses.
Well let us all enjoy the IPL fever.


Well in my last post I did write about this but was not sure if this news was true or not. But unexpectedly yesterday itself the new Riddhima arrived on the show. Yes Jennifer Winget has replaced Sukriti Khandpal as Dr. Riddhima. The news was not a rumour at all. But this was a very surprising exit for Sukriti as till last week she looked to be a very much part of the show. This surprise exit would have come down as a shock to many of her fans who loved her on the show.

Anyways in my blog I would like to welcome Jennifer as the new Riddhima from the behalf of all the DMG fans. She did look very good on the show yesterday and I hope she can create the magic in the Armaan-Riddhima chemistry which was being missed on the show since the exit of Shilpa Anand. She was looking much more matured for the character of Riddhima that Sukriti actually did for the past nine-ten months.

Talking about the previous two Riddhima’s undoubtedly Shilpa was far better, she looked awesome infact she is still missed on the show by all the fans i guess. Sukriti also did not disappoint much but she could never actually reach the benchmark that shilpa had set for the character.

While going through a few forums and blogs yesterday I read that Shilpa was again offered the role of Riddhima which she refused to do. It is very sad as I guess most of the fans did want to see her back on the show, but I feel its all her personal decision and we all her fans must respect it. So carrying on after all this the show producers finally found their new Riddhima in Jennifer Winget.

Yesterday being her first show she did look very confident, matured and I feel she will come down very well to the expectations of the fans of the show and the character. She looked very comfortable with Karan and why not she has worked opposite him earlier in Kasauti Zindagi Ki and if anyone of you have not watched them before there I must tell you all that they looked a very good couple and shared a fabulous on-screen chemistry. I loved them on that show and also honestly i did watch the show only during those days when they were a part of it as this pair really looked awesome and loveable. So I hope they can recreate that magic again and i sincerley wish them luck specially Jennifer for her career ahead in Dill Mill Gayye. I hope she will not dissapoint the fans.

Well before signing off lets have a look at all the three Riddhima’s so far.

Dr. Riddhima Gupta - Shilpa Anand

Dr. Riddhima Gupta - Shilpa Anand

Dr. Riddhima Gupta - Sukriti Khandpal

Dr. Riddhima Gupta - Sukriti Khandpal

                            And Finally the new Dr. Riddhima Gupta

Dr. Riddhima Gupta - Jennifer Winget

Dr. Riddhima Gupta - Jennifer Winget


Yesterday I just came accross a promotional video of Dill Mill Gayye on the net where they were introducing the new Riddhima. I am not sure if it is true or it is someones April Fool joke, you can’t really trust anyone in this month.

Well if the video is believed to be true we are going to have a new Riddhima in Jennifer Winget. She is looking good in the promotional video. But i cant really understand why Sukirti is leaving Dill Mill Gayye. Her performance in the show has been decent enough.

It is going to be a tough ask for Jennifer to fit into the shoes of the character of Dr. Riddhima which has been played by Shilpa Anand and Sukirti Khandpal earlier. Shilpa was fantastic in her work, her presence is still missed. The magic she created was fabulous and the on-screen chemistry between her and Karan Singh Grover was amazing and was the highlight of the show. After she quit the new Riddhima aka Sukirti did a decent job although I feel she could not reach the benchmark that Shilpa had set for the role. The most dissapointing was that her chemistry with Karan was not at all magical and that was becoming the biggest drawback of the show I guess (The chemistry between your two main characters not good is definetly dissapointing for the viewers). By saying this actually I dont want to take anything away from her performance on the show, I do really feel that she was very good but the problem I feel was when it came down to the scenes between Armaan and Riddhima .. those magical momments which everyone loved to watch when Shilpa and Karan were there that same magic could not be created by Karan and Sukirti.

Well in all what my exact point is that if the rumour is true then I think it is really going to be a though task for Jennifer to get into the character we all love a lot. Their are going to be a lot of expectations from her and with immediate effect so its a heavy task for her from the word go itself. Although I feel that she is really looking good in the promotinal video, a lot more matured and with her charming face I guess she will perform to our expectations. Hoping for her best as I really love the show I dont want it to loose its color with the female leads changing again and again.

Another thing that I would like to add is that if this is true one good news can be that I was expecting the show to get over in some time (maybe with the marriage of Armaan and Riddhima getting closer and their intership also about to come to an end) but with the entry of new Riddhima this thought takes a U-turn and it looks that Dill Mill Gayye will be on Air for few more months to come. Atleast this sounds good for all the DMG lovers.

Half way in my first big step towards Blogging!!!

Posted: April 9, 2009 by Shishir Gupta in Uncategorized
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Well it was exactly six months back that I started blogging or I can say I created this blog. Well for the kicks I started of with three blogs each one dedicated towards certain fields. Actually when I started I did not know much about the concept of tags and categories well that is why I started out with three different blogs, where actually my tags were written as categories and for different categories I had these three different blogs.

It was difficult to maintain all the blogs and then updating all of them every month was not easy, I did try it for six long months. When I look down the memory lane these last six months of blogging have been very good. I have tried to catch the eye of the readers all around the world and I can say I have been successful though not as much as I thought I would be when I started off but yes the response definitely has been overwhelming.

If I talk just about this blog I started it basically only for television shows and television personalities. This blog recorded a lot of hits from India, US, UK and Pakistan showing how famous the Indian shows are all around the world. In fact my sports blog got as many as 240 hits on 18th January, which has been a record in all my three blogs.

This blog in the past six moths recorded 4616 hits while my other blogs the technical one had 4513 hits in about 5 months and my sports blog recorded 1823 hits in about 6 months. Although this was my first blog that I started with and the other two followed. Well close to 11000 hits in 6 months is okay I guess.

As I said it has been difficult to maintain all the three of them together that is why at the end of six months I have decided to delete two of my blogs and transfer all the posts from them onto this blog as this was the first one that I created. So in the process yesterday I completed all the transfer work and have finally deleted my other blogs. Now I just have one blog to maintain and I think it will be a bit easier to do that. I sincerely hope that the kind of response I got in the first six months I would be able to generate in the coming six months also infact even more.

At the end I would like to thank a good friend of mine Shubhendu Trivedi who actually motivated me to blog. I have definitely made a few mistakes in my first six months and I apologize to my readers for them but I would say it was my first time and since now I am six months old I have learnt a lot and will try to blog more responsibly in the coming time.