Champions League

  • Roma midfielder De Rossi out for a month 53 minutes ago

    Rome: Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi will likely be out for a month due to a first-degree tear of his left calf muscle. Medical tests on Tuesday revealed the extent of the problem after De Rossi was injured late in a 2-0 win over Cagliari at the weekend. De Rossi...
  • CLT20: Wasim Akram credits Gambhir's leadership for KKR success 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Wasim Akram on Tuesday said that captain Gautam Gambhir's leadership and the team bonding is responsible for its success in the IPL and the ongoing Champions League T20. "The credit for the success of any team goes to the captain first, the way he has...
  • I use a lot of variations in my bowling in T20's: Thisara Perera 3 hours 17 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Admitting that T20 is a game where bowlers often find themselves at the receiving end, Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera feels that its good to have a few variations in order to surprise the batsmen. The 25-year-old Perera, who has been the pick of the bowlers for Kings XI Punjab...
  • CLT20: Our players need to challenge their own levels, says KXIP coach Bangar 4 hours 21 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab may have shown their mettle, winning two games so far in the Champions League T20, but the team coach Sanjay Bangar said that there is still a scope for improvement. "I just feel there is a scope for lot of improvement. I believe that our players need...
  • CLT20: It's Williamson vs Blizzard as Northern Knights face Hobart Hurricanes 6 hours 15 minutes ago

    Raipur: New Zealand's Northern Knights will look to continue their winning momentum when they face an upbeat Hobart Hurricanes from Australia in a Champions League T20 match on Tuesday. It will also be a battle between Northern's Kane Williamson, whose copybook skills will be pitted against unorthodox pyrotechnics from Hurricanes' Aiden...
  • Suresh Raina, Chennai Super Kings light up Champions League Twenty20 10 hours 14 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Former IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made light of the poor turnout of fans at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Monday, with awesome batting display against Dolphins of South Africa in the Group A league tie of the Champions League T20 (CLT20). Though CSK came into the game after losing...
  • CLT20: Bowlers need to come up with better performances, says MS Dhoni 12 hours 47 minutes ago

    Bangalore: His team might have registered a crushing 54run win over Dolphins but Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday indicated that it would need to improve its bowling to win the Champions League Twenty20. "If you want to win tournaments you have to come up with better performances,...
  • CLT20: Clinical Chennai bounce back with big win over Dolphins 12 hours 23 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Suresh Raina on Monday blazed his way to a 43ball 90 and powered Chennai Super Kings to a comfortable 54run win over Dolphins, keeping the Indian outfit's semifinal prospects alive in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20. The Super Kings notched up an imposing 242 for six and then saw off...
  • CLT20: Lahore Lions' Adnan Rasool reported for illegal bowling action 19 hours 35 minutes ago

    Lahore Lions offspinner Adnan Rasool has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's CLT20 match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on Sunday. The bowler was reported by onfield umpires Kumar Dharamsena and C Shamshuddin, along with third umpire Anil Chaudhary, after the conclusion of the match. "Under...
  • CLT20, CSK vs Dolphins: as it happened 18 hours 28 minutes ago

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match. Chennai had lost their opening encounter against Kolkata...
  • IPL, CLT20 great platforms for young talents: Akshar Patel 23 hours 52 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Eyeing a berth in the series against West Indies, Kings XI Punjab spinner Akshar Patel feels that IPL and CLT20 are great platforms for the youngsters to prove their mettle. "Both IPL and CLT20 are great platforms for the youngsters. If you do well here, you immediately get recognized," the...
  • CLT20: Gambhir is a very good captain, says Doeschate Yesterday

    New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders' Dutch import Ryan ten Doeschate has lauded skipper Gautam Gambhir for his poise and he believes that the IPL champions have a realistic chance of making the semifinals of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20. "He (Gautam Gambhir) is brilliant. He has given me a lot of...
  • CLT20: KKR look to do well in at least two departments, says Suryakumar Yadav Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Suryakumar Yadav feels it is the collective effort and focus on performing well in atleast two departments that has helped his team extend its winning streak to 11 matches. Yadav blasted a six and a four in his 5ball 14run cameo to help Kolkata snatch a...
  • Champions League: Contenders, Pretenders and the Outsiders Yesterday

    Every four years, the world comes together to be enthralled and excited by the magic of the Football World Cup, the most watched and celebrated sporting event in the world. And while the splendour and romance of the World Cup dictates that it shall always remain the premier and definitive...
  • CLT20: Chennai Super Kings seek turnaround against Dolphins Yesterday

    Bangalore: After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match of the Champions League T20 on Monday. Chennai had lost their opening encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • CLT20: Winning 11 games in a row great for KKR, says Gautam Gambhir Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir chose not to be harsh on his fielders, who missed chances galore in the CLT20 contest against Lahore Lions, saying the team has worked hard in its impressive 11match winning streak. Wicketkeeper Manvinder Bisla missed two stumping chances and then Sunil Narine missed Ahmed...
  • CLT20: Gambhir, spinners extend Kolkata's winning run Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a confident halfcentury after Sunil Narine stifled Lahore Lions with his magical spin bowling as Kolkata Knight Riders eked out a fourwicket win in a Champions League Twenty20 Group A match, on Sunday. Gambhir (60) anchored the 152run chase with his 47ball...
  • CLT20: Philander's noball was the turning point, says Aiden Blizzard Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Hobart Hurricanes batsman Aiden Blizzard and Cape Cobras coach Paul Adams spoke in the same vein as both admitted that the 'noball' bowled by Vernon Philander in the 18th over proved to be the "turning point" as Aussie outfit won the CLT20 encounter between the two teams. "I think the...
  • CLT20: Blizzard powers Hurricanes easy win over Cobras Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Aiden Blizzard played a blistering knock as Hobart Hurricanes beat Cape Cobras by six wickets in a group league encounter of the Champions League T20, to keep their hopes of qualifying for the semifinal alive. Chasing a stiff target of 184, 'Hurricane Blizzard' swept the Cobras away with his 48ball78...
  • CLT20, KKR vs LL: as it happened Yesterday

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first. Buoyed by a spectacular win over Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on spirited qualifiers Lahore Lions in their second game. KKR, this year's...
  • It's difficult to get crowds for CLT20 matches: Stephen Fleming Yesterday

    Bangalore: The sparse crowds at the Champions League Twenty20 was not a strange phenomena since cricket lovers are not expected to come out in support of foreign teams, vying against each other in the tournament, Chennai Super Kings Coach Stephen Fleming said on Sunday. "It is a difficult task for neutral...
  • CLT20, Cobras vs Hurricanes: as it happened Yesterday

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After losing their star allrounder JeanPaul Duminy, an injuryhit Cape Cobras take on Hobart Hurricanes in an Champions League T20 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Sunday. Both the teams have lost their first games in Group...
  • CLT20: David Miller praises Akshar Patel for coming good 2 days ago

    Mohali: Manofthematch David Miller credited young bowler Akshar Patel for coming good when the team needed it the most, saying that the tailender's knock enabled Kings XI Punjab to defeat Barbados Tridents in the Champions League T20 match. Chasing 175 for victory, Miller smashed a 34ball 46 under pressure, but it...
  • CLT20: Cape Cobras lacked intensity, says skipper Justin Ontong 2 days ago

    Raipur: Describing his team's performance against Northern Knights as "disappointing", Cape Cobras skipper Justin Ontong said the South African side lacked the intensity which resulted in their defeat to New Zealand side here on Friday. "They got off to a fantastic start. We didn't field well. We did not take our...
  • CLT20: Duminyless Cape Cobras face Hobart Hurricanes 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: After losing their star allrounder JeanPaul Duminy, an injuryhit Cape Cobras take on Hobart Hurricanes in an Champions League T20 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Sunday. Cobras were dealt a severe blow on Friday after Duminy was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury,...
  • CLT20: Debutants Lahore Lions take on formidable Kolkata Knight Riders 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Buoyed by a spectacular win over Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on spirited qualifiers Lahore Lions in their second game of the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday. KKR, this year's IPL champions, scored a remarkable victory over Chennai thanks to a scintillating knock...
  • CLT20: KXIP captain George Bailey heaps praise on Akshar Patel 2 days ago

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey on Saturday heaped praise on Akshar Patel for his crucial nineball 23 which helped his team beat Barbados Trident by four wickets in the Champions League twenty20 here. Needing 25 to win off last two overs, Patel blasted three fours and a six as...
  • CLT20: Miller, Patel script Punjab's 4wicket win over Tridents 2 days ago

    Mohali: David Miller smashed a 34ball 46* under pressure and Parvinder Awana scalped three wickets as Kings XI Punjab notched up a fourwicket victory over Barbados Tridents in the Champions League Twenty20 on Saturday. Put into bat, Barbados posted a challenging 174 for six, riding on twin halfcenturies by Dilshan Munaweera...