Official IPL Fixtures 2009 in South Africa

April 2009
Sat 18
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  1st match – Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Sat 18 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  2nd match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Rajasthan Royals
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Sun 19
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  3rd match – Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Sun 19 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  4th match – Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Mon 20 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  5th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Chennai Super Kings
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Tue 21
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  6th match – Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Tue 21 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  7th match – Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Wed 22 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  8th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Deccan Chargers
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Thu 23
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  9th match – Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Thu 23 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  10th match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Fri 24 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  11th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Kings XI Punjab
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Sat 25
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  12th match – Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Sat 25 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  13th match – Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Sun 26
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  14th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Delhi Daredevils
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Sun 26 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  15th match – Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Mon 27
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  16th match – Deccan Chargers v Chennai Super Kings
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Mon 27 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  17th match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Tue 28 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  18th match – Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Wed 29
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  19th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Kolkata Knight Riders
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Wed 29 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  20th match – Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Thu 30
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  21st match – Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Thu 30 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  22nd match – Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
May 2009
Fri 1
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  23rd match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians
Buffalo Park, East London
 
Fri 1 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  24th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Kings XI Punjab
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Sat 2
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  25th match – Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Sat 2 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  26th match – Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Sun 3
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  27th match – Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Sun 3 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  28th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Mumbai Indians
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Mon 4 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  29th match – Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers
Buffalo Park, East London
 
Tue 5
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  30th match – Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Tue 5 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  31st match – Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Wed 6 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  32nd match – Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Thu 7
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  33rd match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Rajasthan Royals
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Thu 7 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  34th match – Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Fri 8 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  35th match – Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians
Buffalo Park, East London
 
Sat 9
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  36th match – Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
 
Sat 9 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  37th match – Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
 
Sun 10
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  38th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Mumbai Indians
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Sun 10 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  39th match – Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Mon 11 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  40th match – Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
 
Tue 12
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  41st match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Kolkata Knight Riders
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Tue 12 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  42nd match – Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Wed 13 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  43rd match – Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Thu 14
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  44th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Chennai Super Kings
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Thu 14 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  45th match – Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Fri 15 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  46th match – Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab
OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein
 
Sat 16
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  47th match – Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Sat 16 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  48th match – Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Sun 17
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  49th match – Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Sun 17 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  50th match – Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals
OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein
 
Mon 18 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  51st match – Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Tue 19 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  52nd match – Delhi Daredevils v Bangalore Royal Challengers
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Wed 20
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  53rd match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Wed 20 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  54th match – Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Thu 21
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  55th match – Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Thu 21 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  56th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Deccan Chargers
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Fri 22 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  1st Semi-Final – TBC v TBC
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Sat 23 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  2nd Semi-Final – TBC v TBC
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Sun 24 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  Final – TBC v TBC
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Ashwell Prince Opening 3rd Test

It is always a mystery how cricket in South Africa has been run. Ashwell Prince has been a fighter in the SA team for years, after maturing into one of SA’s most consistent batsman since our re-admission to cricket. Prince lost his place to Duminy and quite rightfully didn’t get it back from him. However there was certainly a spot for him in place of Mackenzie, yet this never happened. Prince has been recalled to the test squad, not only to fill the openers role, but to captain the side. Strange how Prince was dropped form the side then re-instated as captain. Even stranger was the captaincy was taken away from him not many hours later. I hope Prince is a lot more intelligent than I am, as I couldn’t figure out quite how that happened!!!

 I recall the young Ashwell Prince, a man who was tempted by the hook and pull shot all too often. That young lad fell into the trap every time. Unsurprisingly Ashwell got the chop after chasing one too many early on in the innings and returned to provincial cricket to mature.

Prince returned to the international scene a far better player, a player who has steadied the shaky South African ship more often than he should have, which is how SA went unbeaten for 10 tests. The unfortunate injury cost him his place and the very fortunate Neil Mackenzie kept his place.

Prince will return to the SA test side as an opener next week, a position he would be unfamiliar with, however this week in the Supersport series, Ashwell has opened for the Warriors and has sent a warning to Australia, he is quite comfortable opening the batting. Prince is currently 171* at the close of play, I am sure his nerves were calmed down by the next great opening batsman for South Africa, Jon Jon Smuts who made 46 and let Prince steal the limelight.

The Warriors are a side to watch, Lopsy Tsotsobe and Wayne Parnell play there as well as Prince, Kallis and Boucher. JT Smuts will be the next big name from the Warriors, perhaps after he has finished his studies at UPE, as Smuts is a fairly serious guy about things like academics.

Sa vs Australia Day 3 summary and day 4 Preview

There were a few records made in the third day, with Ponting overtaking Steve Waugh to be the 2nd highest run scorer for Australia, with only Border above him. Phil Hughes broke George Headley’s 79-year-old record to become the youngest batsman in history to score centuries in each innings of a Test, something that was far from reality after seeing his first first test innings. All credit to Hughes who has scored 0, 75, 115 and is now 136 not out. His mates and domestic team mates must be loving this, especially after South Africa drilled Australia at home.

The away leg has turned around completely with South Africa seen as the favourites, getting taught a lesson in cricket. The 2nd days play certainly gave credit to the theory that Kingsmead has peculiar occurences as 13 wickets fell for under 200 runs, and 2 batsmen retired hurt. Day 1 and day 3 the pitch has looked flat, albeit that Harris got use out of the rough and one or two balls jumped about on day 3.

South Africa are going to have to dig deep to manage a draw, with the highest 4th innings total in a traditional test match being 451. Perhaps Ponting has done his homework, and knows the highest 4th innings total was 654/5 scored in Durban in the last timeless test match ever played. (England and South Africa). There were 680 overs bowled, these were 8 ball overs, England needed 691 runs to win but had to curtail their chase and agree on a draw, otherwise they would have missed their boat home. (if anyone knows more about this match please drop me an email at cricketsa@gmail.com or editor@cricketza.com)

It will be interesting to see when Ponting declares, the lead is massive and a South African win bordering on impossible. Perhaps the thought of Ladies day at the Durban Country Club curtailed his thoughts of declaring early and trying to get a day off for golf?

IPL 2009 Cricket Fixtures

April 2009
Sat 18
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  1st match – Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Sat 18 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  2nd match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Rajasthan Royals
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Sun 19
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  3rd match – Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Sun 19 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  4th match – Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Mon 20 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  5th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Chennai Super Kings
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Tue 21
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  6th match – Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Tue 21 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  7th match – Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Wed 22 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  8th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Deccan Chargers
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Thu 23
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  9th match – Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Thu 23 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  10th match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Fri 24 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  11th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Kings XI Punjab
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Sat 25
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  12th match – Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Sat 25 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  13th match – Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Sun 26
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  14th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Delhi Daredevils
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Sun 26 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  15th match – Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals
Newlands, Cape Town
 
Mon 27
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  16th match – Deccan Chargers v Chennai Super Kings
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Mon 27 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  17th match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Tue 28 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  18th match – Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Wed 29
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  19th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Kolkata Knight Riders
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Wed 29 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  20th match – Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Thu 30
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  21st match – Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Thu 30 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  22nd match – Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
May 2009
Fri 1
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  23rd match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians
Buffalo Park, East London
 
Fri 1 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  24th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Kings XI Punjab
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Sat 2
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  25th match – Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Sat 2 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  26th match – Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Sun 3
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  27th match – Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Sun 3 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  28th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Mumbai Indians
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Mon 4 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  29th match – Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers
Buffalo Park, East London
 
Tue 5
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  30th match – Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Tue 5 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  31st match – Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Wed 6 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  32nd match – Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Thu 7
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  33rd match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Rajasthan Royals
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Thu 7 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  34th match – Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Fri 8 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  35th match – Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians
Buffalo Park, East London
 
Sat 9
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  36th match – Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
 
Sat 9 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  37th match – Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
 
Sun 10
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  38th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Mumbai Indians
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Sun 10 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  39th match – Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Mon 11 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  40th match – Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
 
Tue 12
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  41st match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Kolkata Knight Riders
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Tue 12 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  42nd match – Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Wed 13 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  43rd match – Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Thu 14
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  44th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Chennai Super Kings
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Thu 14 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  45th match – Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Fri 15 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  46th match – Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab
OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein
 
Sat 16
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  47th match – Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
 
Sat 16 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  48th match – Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Sun 17
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  49th match – Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Sun 17 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  50th match – Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals
OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein
 
Mon 18 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  51st match – Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Tue 19 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  52nd match – Delhi Daredevils v Bangalore Royal Challengers
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Wed 20
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  53rd match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Wed 20 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  54th match – Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab
Kingsmead, Durban
 
Thu 21
12:30 local, 10:30 GMT  55th match – Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Thu 21 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  56th match – Bangalore Royal Challengers v Deccan Chargers
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Fri 22 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  1st Semi-Final – TBC v TBC
SuperSport Park, Centurion
 
Sat 23 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  2nd Semi-Final – TBC v TBC
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
 
Sun 24 
16:30 local, 14:30 GMT  Final – TBC v TBC
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg