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IPL has made an Indian bowler a thinking one: Bhuvneshwar Kumar - The Indian Express

Reflecting on his performance Bhuvneshwar credited the Indian Premier League for making bowlers streetsmart and said, “It's all about how you prepare yourself before every series. IPL has made Indian bowlers thinking bowlers. It's important not to give ...

Steve Smith to lead Rajasthan Royals in 2018 IPL - The Quint

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Steve Smith was announced as the captain of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season here on Saturday.The selection was made by a panel comprising Royals mentor Shane Warne, their Head of Cricket Zubin ...

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mark II ready to prove his importance for India - Arab News

With MS Dhoni having retired, and a new captain in charge, Bhuvneshwar did not play another Test for more than 18 months. He did not spend that time idle, though. With Virat Kohli, the captain, making clear his preference for bowlers with some pace ...

IPL 2018: Steve Smith named as Rajasthan Royals skipper - India TV

Australian captain Steven Smith was today predictably handed over the captaincy Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League on Saturday. Royals are coming back to the IPL this year after serving a two-year ban and the official ...

Rajasthan Royals name Steve Smith as captain for upcoming edition of Indian Premier League - Firstpost

Notably Smith had led the the Rising Pune Supergiant last year to the final of the IPL where they eventually lost to champions Mumbai Indians. In what was a successful season for him, Smith had amassed 472 runs in 15 matches in the last IPL season ...

Australian Steve Smith to lead Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 - Web India 123

Steve Smith was announced as the captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming season at a show hosted by Star Sports on Saturday. Speaking at the appointment of Smith as the captain, Head of Cricket Rajasthan ...

Australia Captain Steve Smith To Lead IPL's Rajasthan Royals Royals - UrduPoint News

New Delhi, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Feb, 2018 ):Australia captain Steve Smith will lead the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 Indian Premier League season, the club announced Saturday. Smith will join Australian spin legend Shane Warne, who ...

IPL 2018: Steve Smith to lead Rajasthan Royals - THE WEEK

Australian swashbuckling batsman Steve Smith has been named the captain of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Though India's Ajinkya Rahane and England's Ben Stokes were also considered for the post, it ...

IPL 2018: Steve Smith Named Rajasthan Royals' Captain - The Quint

Australian captain in all three formats and former captain of IPL 2017 finalists Rising Pune Supergiant, Steve Smith was predictably named captain of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. Royals, along with Chennai ...

Steve Smith named Rajasthan Royals captain - The Hindu

Australian captain Steve Smith was on Saturday handed over the captaincy of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, in Mumbai. Royals are coming back to the IPL this year after serving a two-year ban and the official ...

IPL 2018: Steve Smith Pips Ajinkya Rahane to Become Rajasthan Royals Captain - LatestLY

Mumbai, February 24: Australian swashbuckling batsman Steve Smith has been named as the captain of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Though India's Ajinkya Rahane and England's Ben Stokes were also ...

Smith named as Rajasthan Royals skipper - India Today

Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Australian captain Steven Smith was today predictably handed over the captaincy Rajasthan Royals for upcoming edition of Indian Premier League, here today. Royals are coming back to the IPL this year after serving a two-year ban ...

Steve Smith to lead Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 - The Indian Express

Steve Smith has been appointed as the captain of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League 2018. Smith was always the frontrunner to be the coach and his announcement as the leader does not come as a surprise. In IPL 2017 ...

Steve Smith Named as Rajasthan Royals Captain For IPL 2018 - India.com

New Delhi: Australian captain Steve Smith has been handed the responsibility of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Reportedly, Ajinkya Rahane and England all-rounder Ben Stokes were also considered for the ...

IPL 2018 - Steve Smith to lead Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 - The Fan Garage (press release) (blog)

Steve Smith was announced as the captain of the Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming Indian Premier League season at a show hosted by Star Sports today. With many world class players in the squad, the choice of the leader was tough but the aim of ...

Australia captain Steve Smith to lead Rajasthan Royals in upcoming IPL season - Scroll.in

Australia captain Steve Smith has been named captain of the Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming Indian Premier League season. Speaking about the appointment, Rajasthan's Head of Cricket, Zubin Bharucha said, “We have some great players and cricketing ...

IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals appoint Steve Smith as captain - India Today

Rajasthan Royals on Saturday named Steve Smith as their captain for the forthcoming Indian Premier League. The Royals made the announcement on Live TV which is the first in IPL history. "I am looking forward to having a successful campaign. It's ...

IPL 2018: Steven Smith appointed Rajasthan Royals' captain - Cricket Country

... in as stand-in skipper for Sourav Ganguly in the 2012 edition for Pune Warriors India. RR unveiled their skipper on live television. Considered one of the best batters in the world, Smith's leadership skills has been widely praised since his young ...

Rajasthan Royals name Steve Smith as skipper for the eleventh edition of IPL - Zee News

Mumbai: Steve Smith was announced as the captain of the Rajasthan Royals for the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League. Royals mentor Shane Warne, Head of Cricket, Zubin Bharucha and team co-owner, Manoj Badale named Steve Smith as the captain ...

Steve Smith appointed captain of the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 - Hindustan Times

Steve Smith was appointed as the skipper of the Rajasthan Royals for the 2018 Indian Premier League and the announcement was done on television for the first time. cricket Updated: Feb 24, 2018 19:54 IST. HT Correspondent Hindustan Times, New Delhi ...

The Indian Premier League is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested during April and May of every year by franchise teams representing Indian cities. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2007. The title sponsor of the IPL in 2016 was Vivo Electronics, thus the league is officially known as the Vivo Indian Premier League. The current IPL title holders are Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Indian Premier League (IPL)
Indian Premier League.svg
Official IPL Logo
Countries India India
Administrator IPL Governing Body, BCCI
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2008
Last tournament 2016
Tournament format Round-robin and knockout finals
Number of teams 8
Current champion Sunrisers Hyderabad
(1st title)
Most successful (2 titles each)
Most runs India Virat Kohli (4110)
Most wickets Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga (143)
TV List of Broadcasters
Website iplt20.com
2017 Indian Premier League

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested during April and May of every year by franchise teams representing Indian cities. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The title sponsor of the IPL in 2016 was Vivo Electronics, thus the league is officially known as the Vivo Indian Premier League. The current IPL title holders are Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world and ranks sixth among all sports leagues. In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube. The brand value of IPL was estimated to be US$4.5 billion in 2015 by American Appraisal, A Division of Duff & Phelps. According to BCCI, the 2015 IPL season contributed ₹11.5 billion (US$182 million) to the GDP of the Indian economy.

According to global valuation and corporate finance advisor Duff & Phelps, the value of brand IPL has jumped to $4.16 billion after the 2016 edition, against $3.54 billion in 2015. The 19% jump is despite the fact that the US dollar to Indian rupee currency has depreciated by nearly 10%.