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Talking about RCB bowler Dale Steyn, Patel said, "He (Steyn) has been bowling really well. I've seen him doing so well for Sunrisers and Deccan Chargers, but here he came and did really well again," Patel said.

Punjab posted a target of 164 runs, owing to Chris Gayle's knock of 69 runs off just 37 deliveries. But Delhi had no problem in chasing down the total as both Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer scored half-centuries to guide the team over the line.

Australia batsman Steve Smith is back in his captaincy role as Rajasthan Royals have given him the leadership duty for rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.

The players have to abide by the decision "within four weeks". If they fail to do so within the time granted, "The BCCI may deduct the said amount from the match fees payable to the players," the court order said.

Pandya, who was adjudged the player of the match, said he has been hitting the ball well and hoped to continue in the remaining games.

Williamson could only score three runs as the Hyderabad-franchise snapped its three-game losing streak with a six-wicket win over the table topper Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday in Hyderabad.

Sources in the know of developments said that while the Cricket Association of Bengal president-cum-DC advisor is confident that he is not conflicted, even then, the former India skipper is willing to step down from the CAC which also has Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor V.V.S. Laxman and Mumbai Indians mentor Sachin Tendulkar as members.

"They look in great shape and are raring to perform on a stage like World Cup. I can see these players contributing to team's success in a major way," he added.

Indian team for World Cup: Virat, Rohit, Shikhar, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Dhoni,Kedar Jadhav,Dinesh Kartik,Y Chahal,Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah ,Hardik Pandya, Jadeja, Mohd Shami