Gautam Gambhir

  • CLT20: Debutants Lahore Lions take on formidable Kolkata Knight Riders 2 hours 52 minutes 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: Gambhir hails 'unbelievable' Russell, Doeschate 2 days ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday said Andre Russell and Ryan ten Doeschate played "unbelievable" knocks and also hailed spinner Sunil Narine for his economical spell, which according to him were instrumental in his side's three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twenty20 opener in...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Tournament proper begins with KKR, CSK battle 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Depleted by the absence of some high-profile cricketers, IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match of Champions League T20...
  • CLT20: Tournament proper begins with KKR, CSK battle 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Depleted by the absence of some high-profile cricketers, IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match of Champions League T20 here on Wednesday. Buoyed by their thumping success in the...
  • CLT20: IPL teams bank on home advantage 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in high-pressure matches, will begin the competition as pre-tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders hungry to taste CLT20 success 5 days ago

    Reigning Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders are looking to justify their "reputation" with a good showing in the sixth edition edition of the Champions League Twenty20. "We can always make a comeback (in IPL) when you don't start off well as the tournament is two month long. But CLT20...
  • CLT20 on KKR's wish list to complete a double September 10, 2014

    They have won the Indian Premier League (IPL) twice, but when it comes to locking horns with the world's best clubs in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) haven't tasted success anyway near to what they have in the IPL. And the Shah Rukh Khan-owned club will...
  • CLT20: I like to be a mean winner, says Gautam Gambhir September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Winning is all what matters to Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir as he intends to be "mean winner than a polite loser" when the reigning IPL champions take part in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20. "We always take the field thinking that we will win and this time...
  • India's shocking batting stats in last four innings: 63/6, 66/6, 44/6, 62/6 August 17, 2014

    Another batting disaster by the Indian batsmen once again illustrated the fact that the top order haven't learnt anything from their previous outings on the ongoing tour. The visitors have not crossed the 200-run mark in the previous four innings and surely have made a habit of losing five to...
  • 5th Test: India's horror show with the bat continues in England August 15, 2014

    After suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of England in Southampton and Old Trafford, India witnessed another batting collapse in the must-win fifth Test at The Oval on Friday. Although India's collapse was not quite as dramatic as when they slumped to eight for four in the last Test. England...
  • A lot at stake for skipper Dhoni and coach Fletcher August 15, 2014

    London: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's continuance as captain in Tests after next year's World Cup and the retention of Duncan Fletcher as coach after the same event are at stake as India, trailing 1-2 in the series, lock horns with England in the fifth and final Test starting here on Friday. The...
  • India's selection woes worsen ahead of must-win Test August 13, 2014

    India completely lost the plot and momentum after winning the second Test at Lord's and now find themselves in a do-or-die situation to draw the five-match Test series. It is hard to believe but the past can't be undone now, and India have to move forward. Going into the third Test...
  • Indian batsmen cut a sorry figure in Manchester August 8, 2014

    One of the Twitter trends on Thursday afternoon read 'India 8/4'. While that indicated Test cricket was alive and kicking on social media, the word 'India' upset a lot of fans in the subcontinent who anticipated a fitting reply to the Englishmen but were served a meek surrender by the...
  • 4th Test: Irked India out to prove a point to England August 7, 2014

    England face the welcome problem of dealing with the consequences of winning ahead of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford starting on Thursday. Victory by the huge margin of 266 runs in the third Test at Southampton last week saw England level the five-match series at 1-1. It also ended...
  • Gambhir, Dhawan in 'opening' battle for Southampton Test July 26, 2014

    With opener Shikhar Dhawan's struggle against pace, bounce and swing extending to two Tests in England, the battle to partner Murali Vijay at the top is hotting up between two Delhi men Dhawan and Gautam Gambhir. Incidentally, Gambhir is one of the only four players who were part of India's...
  • KKR to play CSK in 2014 Champions League Twenty20 opener July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match of this year's Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on September 17. The sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in four Indian cities -- Hyderabad,...
  • Tour match: Indians pocket morale-boosting win against Derbyshire July 4, 2014

    Derbyshire: Indian batsmen and bowlers warmed up with a morale-boosting five-wicket win against Derbyshire in their second three-day tour game here on Thursday, ahead of the first Test against England in Nottingham starting July 9. Chasing 142 for a win after a sporting second innings declaration on Day 3 - 156...
  • From ridiculous to remarkable - expect anything from India in England July 12, 2014

    Starting July 9, first time in over five decades India will be playing a five-Test series in England, and adding to the testing conditions will be the ghost of 2011 that has continued to haunt the Indians over the last three years. Since that 0-4 rout in the 'Summer of...
  • Mixed results for India from the first tour game June 29, 2014

    Leicester: India witnessed a mixed start to their two-and-a-half month long tour to England even as rains played spoilsport in their first three-day practice game against Leicestershire here. While two out of the three days were affected by rain, the only positive to take out of the match for the visitors...
  • Second day's play between India and Leicestershire washed out June 27, 2014

    Leicester: Inclement weather played spoilsport as it prevented a single delivery from being bowled during the second day's play in the opening tour fixture between India and Leicestershire, here on Friday. India were comfortably placed at 333 for four at the end of first day's play with Shikhar Dhawan (60), Gautam...
  • In pics: Fans turn up for Kolkata Knight Riders' victory celebrations at Eden Gardens June 4, 2014

    First the win, then the tweets and the crackers that lit up the sky on a slow Sunday evening in Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders had conquered the crown yet again in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. The question that came soon- Will there be another road show and...
  • Triumphant KKR return to hero's welcome in Kolkata June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: The triumphant Kolkata Knight Riders returned to their base to a hero's welcome with thousands of supporters lining up at the airport, shouting team slogans and waving purple flags. It was KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir who was the first to come out of the exit door with the glittering IPL...
  • Gautam Gambhir defends Sunil Narine's decision to play IPL final June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian batting star Gautam Gambhir has backed Sunil Narine's decision to remain with Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League (IPL) final, instead of returning to the Caribbean for the ongoing West Indies training camp. Off-spinner Narine was required to return by Sunday - the same day as the...
  • IPL 7 Review: All's well that ends well as cricket restores faith June 2, 2014

    Unlike the previous editions of the Indian Premier League, which were marred by various controversies and scandals, this year the focus was shifted back to cricket. The seventh installment of the league was played out in two countries - the UAE and India - due to the 2014 general elections,...
  • I like to bat in crunch situations, says Manish Pandey June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Manish Pandey, who scripted a memorable three-wicket win for Kolkata Knight Riders against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday in the IPL 7 final, said he always enjoys batting in crunch situations. "I'm very optimistic, and I love to play the crunch game. We got ten in the first over, and...
  • Gautam Gambhir hails his team after securing 2nd IPL title June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: An elated Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Sunday said that the triumph was even sweeter as not many people gave them a chance after the first seven matches in IPL this year. "Where we were after first seven games, not many people thought we would be here," Gambhir...
  • Manish Pandey's 50-ball 94 powers Kolkata to second IPL title June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Riding on Manish Pandey's brilliant 50-ball 94, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their second IPL title in three years with a 3-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in an exhilarating summit clash of IPL 7 here on Sunday. Pandey, who was the first Indian to score a century in IPL, sent...
  • Thunderstorm threat looms over Punjab-Kolkata IPL 7 final June 1, 2014

    After 47 days of grueling and competitive cricket, the two teams left standing - Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab - will battle it out in the grand finale of the seventh edition of Indian Premier League to lay their hands on the coveted IPL Trophy and for the...