CHRIS GAYLE

  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 8, Match 22 Yesterday

    For LIVE Blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Pushed to the bottom of the heap after three successive losses, it would take an extraordinary performance from Royal Challengers Bangalore to get the better of table-toppers Rajasthan Royals. With five wins from six matches, Rajasthan are sitting pretty at the top...
  • Chris Gayle's absence against CSK surprised many 3 days ago

    "I was surprised when Chris (Gayle) was not playing, but Virat (Kohli) is a guy who always thinks positively for the team. The other guy, (Rilee) Rossouw, has played many good knocks for South Africa. But still I would say they didn't start well in the first six overs. The...
  • As it happened: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 8, Match 201 3 days ago

    For Live blog, scroll down to bottom of the page. Beaten in their respective last games, both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings will be hungry to prevail over each other in the battle of wits when they lock horns. CSK are placed second in the table with six points from...
  • Mumbai Indians beat RCB by 18 runs to register their first win in IPL 8 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Mumbai Indians produced a clinical performance to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs in a high-scoring affair and register their maiden win in the IPL 2015. Sent into bat, Lendl Simmons and Unmukt Chand first smashed strokeful half-centuries to power Mumbai Indians to an imposing 209 for seven and...
  • IPL 8: Kieron Pollard sellotapes his mouth after umpire's rap 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: In a bizzare incident, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard on Sunday put on a sellotape on his mouth after the umpires rapped him for his onfield altercation with fellow West Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Chris Gayle during an IPL match here. Pollard had an argument with Gayle just...
  • Blackwood hails Richards, Gayle and Russell after maiden Test hundred April 16, 2015

    Antigua: West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood has hailed the influence of the legendary Vivian Richards and teammates Andre Russell and Chris Gayle following his maiden Test hundred against England in the first Test. The 23-year-old, playing only his sixth Test, stroked a superb unbeaten 112 to help fire the West Indies...
  • As it happened: RCB vs SRH, IPL 8, Match 8 April 13, 2015

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Riding high after beating defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening match, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to exploit the home advantage when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL cricket match in Bengaluru on Monday....
  • IPL 8: Royal Challengers Bangalore aim for second win on trot, set to face Hyderabad April 13, 2015

    Bengaluru: Riding high after beating defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening match, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to exploit the home advantage when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL cricket match in Bengaluru on Monday. Known to be under-performers despite boasting of devastating batsmen like Chris Gayle...
  • IPL 8: Chris Gayle breaks all impact parameters April 12, 2015

    Chris Gayle was the highest impact batsman and player of the match for his 56-ball 96, which was also the highest score in the match and helped Royal Challengers Bangalore chase down Kolkata Knight Riders' 177 for 6 for a three-wicket win. Gayle also displayed the best ability to forge partnerships...
  • IPL 2015: Chris Gayle took the match away from us, says Yusuf Pathan April 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Unfazed by the loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Yusuf Pathan said his team did everything right till a Chris Gayle storm took the IPL match away from it here. The defending champions got regular breakthroughs and dismissed the dangerous duo of Virat Kohli and AB de...
  • IPL 8: The team points matter and not individual scores, says Gambhir April 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday rued dropping Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle twice saying "If you keep dropping catches, someone like Chris will hurt you." On both occasions the culprit was South African fast-bowler Morne Morkel who first dropped the left-hander on 33 and then...
  • IPL 8: Chris Gayle showed why he is world class, says Virat Kohli April 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli said on Saturday that he regarded winning their Indian Premier League opener against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)as one of their better wins. RCB struggled initially but edged past the KKR total of 177/6 with three wickets and an over to spare, courtesy a...
  • IPL 8: Chris Gayle dedicates match-winning knock to his mother April 12, 2015

    Kolkata: After playing another match-winning knock in the Indian Premier League, a visibly satisfied Chris Gayle "dedicated" his brutal 56-ball-96 to his mother, who was celebrating her birthday on Saturday. "I want to say Happy birthday to mum, hope she's watching and that was for you," a beaming Gayle said at...
  • IPL 8: Gayle's 96 off 56 helps Bangalore beat KKR in a nail-biter April 11, 2015

    Chris Gayle hammered the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers into submission with a breathtaking 96 that guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a three-wicket victory at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Chasing a victory target of 178, Gayle singlehandedly tore apart the home team attack as his 56 ball innings had seven boundaries...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 8 April 11, 2015

    For LIVE updates, scroll down to bottom of the page. Royal Challengers Bangalore may have the most star-studded batting line-up but will find themselves under tremendous pressure when they take on defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Winning two titles in last three seasons and having achieved a 14-match winning streak in 2014,...
  • IPL 8: Sean Abbott is a complete cricketer, says RCB skipper Virat Kohli April 11, 2015

    Kolhi feels he, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers will play more freely this season. ...
  • After England, Chris Gayle may even miss Australia Test series April 3, 2015

    Kingston, Jamaica: West Indies opener Chris Gayle has been all but ruled out of the two-match Test series against Australia in June. The left-hander has already confirmed his unavailability for the upcoming three-Test series against England due to a chronic back injury, reports cricket.com.au. However, he will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore...
  • IPL Team Profile: Two time runners-up RCB hoping for the best upshot April 3, 2015

    The Virat Kohli-led Bangalore brigade has various flavours in one plate. Strong, steady and with all the deadly players that can turn the table in a few overs, the Royal Challengers Bangalore look more than just favourites. However, they have failed to perform to their elements in last three seasons...
  • Somerset sign show-stopper Chris Gayle for T20 Blast March 23, 2015

    Somerset have pulled off a coup by signing all-action West Indies batsman Chris Gayle for this year's domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Monday. The explosive 35-year-old opener will join Somerset in late May, depending on how long his involvement in the Indian Premier League lasts, and will...
  • World Cup 2015: Batsmen scaling new heights and it's good for the game March 23, 2015

    To start with, I would like to congratulate Martin Guptill for a magnificent innings. Such a knock in a quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup deserves a lot of credit. He was dropped early in his innings, when on four, but he did not look back after that. And...
  • Chris Gayle ruled out of England Test series due to back problem March 22, 2015

    West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has ruled himself out of the home Test series against England next month in order to allow a back injury to settle down but he has ruled out retiring from internationals. The 35-year-old top-scored for his side with 61 in their World Cup quarter-final defeat...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Not retiring from any format, says Chris Gayle March 21, 2015

    Wellington: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Saturday made it clear that he is not retiring from any form of the game, but a recurring back injury will keep him out of upcoming Test series against England. "I'm actually out of the Test series, the back won't hold up for that...
  • World Cup: New Zealand victory march rolls over West Indies to enter semis March 21, 2015

    The name Martin is synonymous with New Zealand cricket in general, and batting excellence in particular, and the man who made it so, Crowe, would not have begrudged the fact that it was another who caused the name to ring around Wellington's Cake Tin with the kind of exuberant reverence...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, semi-finals March 21, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) A much-anticipated pulsating battle between New Zealand's bowlers and two-time champions West Indies' big hitters may well decide the fourth quarter-final of the World Cup. Co-hosts New Zealand are high on confidence after romping into the knock-out stage with an all-win record in...
  • World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle trains for first time ahead of quarter-final March 20, 2015

    Chris Gayle continued to dominate the build-up to the World Cup quarter-final between New Zealand and West Indies when captain Jason Holder said a decision on his fitness would be delayed until Saturday. The opening batsman's lingering back injury flared up in the latter stages of the first round, forcing him...
  • World Cup: Gayle a definite starter for quarterfinal, says Darren Sammy March 18, 2015

    West Indies allrounder Darren Sammy says the team's injured leading batsman, Chris Gayle, will be ready to play the World Cup quarterfinal against New Zealand on Saturday despite not training with his teammates on Wednesday. Gayle missed the West Indies' final pool match against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday and...