• Anirudha Srikkanth is among the more talented young cricketers in the country and like them, is waiting in the wings for the final push to the top.

    Chennai: Anirudha Srikkanth is among the more talented young cricketers in the country and like them, is waiting in the wings for the final push to the top. Having made his first-class debut at the tender age of 16, the hard-hitting opening batsman took a while to cement his position in the Tamil Nadu team.

     

    Off the pitch, Anirudha has learnt to deal and live with constant comparisons, however unfair they may be, with his star father, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, though he much prefers to be his own man and let his batting do all the talking.

     

    To an extent, Anirudha has succeeded in emerging from the long shadow of his famous father with a string of consistent performances, especially in the recent past. Now with the Chennai Super Kings, Anirudha, who will turn 23 on April 14, is hoping for another big break to underline his undoubted

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  • I feel great being part of the squad. It has helped me to mature as a cricketer, said KB Arun Karthik.

    Chennai: At 24, KB Arun Karthik is among the more talented cricketers in Tamil Nadu and has cemented his position in the State team by virtue of consistent performances, batting at the top of the order.

     

    In 2008, his talent and potential were recognized by India Cements, the franchise owners of Chennai Super Kings and was included in the squad. Although Karthik did not get to play in any match, he gained immensely by sharing the dressing room with some of top cricketers in World cricket.

     

    How do you feel being part of Chennai Super Kings?

     

    I feel great being part of the squad. It has helped me to mature as a cricketer. I gained immensely and it is a never ending process.

     

    You have not had a chance to be in the playing eleven during the last two seasons. You have one of the best of averages in domestic cricket in almost all formats of the game. Do you still nurse hoping for the day

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  • Be brave, Simmons tells bowlers

    On the sidelines of the Delhi Daredevils warm-up game, Eric Simmons speaks about his recent assignment with the IPL outfit. The Daredevils assistant coach from South African stresses that bowlers need to innovate in order to survive in T20 cricket.

    On the sidelines of the Delhi Daredevils warm-up game, Team India's bowling coach Eric Simmons speaks about his recent assignment with the Indian Premier League outfit. The Daredevils assistant coach from South African stresses that bowlers need to innovate in order to survive in T20 cricket.

     

    How do you look at this new responsibility?

     

    I have just arrived here and headed straight into a practice game but what I have in front of me is a talented bunch of players. The basic idea for an IPL team is to bring boys from different countries together and gel them into a team. You've to keep them happy and forge a strong bond.

     

    The T20 format is hard on bowlers, especially in sub-continental conditions. How does a bowler approach the game?

     

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