Gautam Gambhir

  • Tour match: Indians pocket morale-boosting win against Derbyshire 03-07-2014 10:36 PM

    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 -...
  • From ridiculous to remarkable - expect anything from India in England 30-06-2014 08:29 AM

    Starting July 9, first time in over five decades India will be playing a five-Test series, and adding to the testing England 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 2011',...
  • Mixed results for India from the first tour game 29-06-2014 09:13 PM

    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...
  • Second day's play between India and Leicestershire washed out 27-06-2014 08:21 PM

    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),...
  • In pics: Fans turn up for Kolkata Knight Riders' victory celebrations at Eden Gardens 04-06-2014 08:25 AM

    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 02-06-2014 08:28 PM

    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...
  • Gautam Gambhir defends Sunil Narine's decision to play IPL final 02-06-2014 11:41 AM

    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...
  • IPL 7 Review: All's well that ends well as cricket restores faith 02-06-2014 11:09 AM

    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 02-06-2014 09:31 AM

    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,...
  • Gautam Gambhir hails his team after securing 2nd IPL title 02-06-2014 12:37 AM

    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,"...
  • Manish Pandey's 50-ball 94 powers Kolkata to second IPL title 01-06-2014 11:30 PM

    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,...
  • Thunderstorm threat looms over Punjab-Kolkata IPL 7 final 01-06-2014 05:30 PM

    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...
  • IPL 7 Final: Batting might of Punjab against Kolkata's sharp bowling 01-06-2014 01:08 PM

    Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab have played three matches in the seventh edition of IPL and all of them have been one-sided affairs. But the final at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore can give all the cricket fans one heck of a match. Punjab are chasing the dream of...
  • KKR v KXIP: head-to-head record in IPL 7 01-06-2014 10:03 AM

    Kolkata Knight Riders are ahead in head-to-head statistics this season against Kings XI Punjab. Both teams have played two matches in the group stage and then the Qualifier 1. In the group stage, two sides had won one match each but in the Qualifier 1, Kolkata defeated Punjab to enter...
  • IPL 7 Final: Resurgent KKR in the way of KXIP's maiden title 01-06-2014 08:20 AM

    The season's most consistent team, Kings XI Punjab, would eye their maiden triumph against the ever-resilient Kolkata Knight Riders in the title clash of the seventh season of Indian Premier League on Sunday in what seems to be the perfect finale. After a few controversy-marred seasons, the focus has remained...
  • Gambhir, Bailey bank on their strengths ahead of IPL final 31-05-2014 10:01 PM

    Bangalore: In what promises to be a high octane IPL final here on Sunday, skippers of Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders -- George Bailey and Gautam Gambhir respectively -- are focusing on their strengths instead of thinking much about each other's potential. "Kings XI are a very dangerous...
  • IPL 7 Final, Kolkata vs Punjab: Players to watch out for 31-05-2014 05:09 PM

    The focus has remained firmly on cricket in season seven of the Indian Premier League and in what seems to be the perfect finale, the season's most consistent team Kings XI Punjab would eye a maiden triumph against the ever-resilient Kolkata Knight Riders in the summit clash on Sunday. Kolkata...
  • Team effort behind Kolkata Knight Riders' dramatic comeback in IPL 7 30-05-2014 10:48 AM

    Kolkata Knight Riders' dream comeback in the Indian Premier League season seven is no less than reading a fairytale. From being one of the underdogs of the tournament to qualifying for their second final in three seasons, the Kolkata-based franchise has left millions of fans spellbound with their massive resolve....
  • IPL 7: A fairytale comeback by KKR to storm into final 29-05-2014 09:21 AM

    The claw back by Kolkata Knight Riders seems so much like a script after their dramatic resurgence in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. The 2012 champions now have yet another chance to reclaim the trophy after storming into the final on Wednesday by beating the formidable Kings XI...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 28-05-2014 10:34 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • IPL 7: Gambhir's performance a boost for Knight Riders, says Akram 28-05-2014 08:57 PM

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach, legendary pacer Wasim Akram on Wednesday lauded skipper Gautam Gambhir for instilling confidence among the players which reflected in their performance in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). KKR defeated Kings XI Punjab in the Qualifier 1 of the IPL...
  • Gambhir back for England tour, Uthappa to go to Bangladesh 28-05-2014 08:16 PM

    Gautam Gambhir was recalled to Indian squad for the Test series against England, while Robin Uthappa was back in ODI team for Bangladesh tour. ...
  • Gautam Gambhir recalled for England tour, Zaheer dropped 28-05-2014 05:44 PM

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced India's squad for the Tests during the tour of England in July. The major breakthrough in the squad is the return of Gautam Gambhir. However Zaheer Khan did not make the cut, while the selectors pulled a mild surprise...
  • As it happened: Kolkata vs Punjab, IPL 7, Qualifier 1 28-05-2014 02:38 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) The first qualifier match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens, which was postponed to Wednesday due to torrential rain, seems to go ahead today with the weather improving in Kolkata. However, thundershowers are forecast...
  • Rain threatens KKR-KXIP match, Punjab to qualify in case of a washout 28-05-2014 11:14 AM

    Uncertainty surrounds IPL's first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab to be played at the Eden Gardens today, thanks to unfavourable weather. The match was washed off on Tuesday and faces a similar fate today as Kolkata remains under a heavy cloud cover. Kolkata received light showers...
  • IPL 7 Qualifier 1: Rain a factor as consistent Punjab take on buoyant Kolkata 27-05-2014 08:45 PM

    The most consistent team of IPL 7 will be up against the most resilient side of the current edition when Kings XI Punjab lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the first qualifier of the IPL on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens. The match was scheduled to be held on...
  • Gautam Gambhir happy with Kolkata Knight Riders' form 27-05-2014 08:31 PM

    The most consistent team of IPL 7 will be up against the most resilient side of the current edition when Kings XI Punjab lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the first qualifier of the IPL on Wednesday. ...
  • IPL 7: First qualifier between Kolkata-Punjab postponed due to rain 27-05-2014 06:00 PM

    The first IPL 7 qualifier between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab, which was scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday, has been postponed to Wednesday due to torrential rain in Kolkata. The match will be played at 4 p.m., while the eliminator between Mumbai...