KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

  • 123 players retained, 5 traded across teams for IPL 8 4 days ago

    A total of 123 cricketers, including 79 Indians and 44 overseas, were retained by the franchises for the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League. Five Indian cricketers have been traded during the trading window this year. The window for the franchises to extend the player contracts on existing terms for...
  • Shakib Al Hasan's NOC restriction lifted, can play for KKR December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan can now participate in IPL-8 for his side Kolkata Knight Riders after the BCB ended its restriction on the all-rounder to take part in overseas competitions. "He has no barrier to play abroad. We have lifted the embargo on his NOC. It was a unanimous...
  • Narine will emerge as a better bowler, says Gautam Gambhir October 6, 2014

    Kolkata Knight Riders' captain Gautam Gambhir hopes that teammate and West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine will emerge a "better bowler and a stronger individual" from his ban due to chucking. Narine has been reported twice for a suspect bowling action during the Champions League T20 (CLT20) cricket tournament. He has been...
  • Gautam Gambhir targets domestic season for another comeback October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With his comeback gone wrong in England, opening batsman Gautam Gambhir is targeting the forthcoming domestic cricket season to keep scoring runs to get back into the Test team again. Gambhir's return to the Test side in England, after nearly two and a half years, went wrong after he...
  • CLT20: KKR's Suryakumar Yadav reported for suspected illegal bowling action October 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Suryakumar Yadav has been reported for a suspect illegal bowling action, becoming the fifth bowler to be called in the just concluded Champions League Twenty20 tournament. Yadav, Kolkata Knight Riders' part-time off-spinner, was reported during his side's defeat in the last night's final against Chennai Super Kings and has been...
  • CLT20: Learnt from Virat on how to build an innings, says Suresh Raina October 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Having guided CSK to their second CLT20 trophy, Suresh Raina said that he has matured as a player taking cues from his contemporaries including Virat Kohli, who has shown the way with big hundred in ODI cricket. "I have learnt a lot in these seven years. In the earlier years,...
  • Suresh Raina's ton seals CSK's second CLT20 title October 4, 2014

    Suresh Raina's unbeaten 109 off 62 balls powered Chennai Super Kings to their second Champions League T20 (CLT20) on Saturday as they thumped the Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in the final at Bangalore. Chennai chased down 181-run target with nine balls to spare. Chasing a...
  • As it happened: CSK vs KKR, CLT20 Final October 4, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Chennai Super Kings opted to field against Kolkata Knight Riders. The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would still be a tough nut to crack when they...
  • CLT20: KKR team management rally behind Sunil Narine October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Kolkata Knight Riders team management stood by their star spinner Sunil Narine, who won't be able to bowl in their Champions League T20 summit clash against Chennai Super Kings in Bangalore on Saturday, and is hopeful that he will come back strongly despite this setback. "Sunil is not...
  • Chennai Super Kings take on Kolkata Knight Riders in all-IPL CLT20 final October 3, 2014

    Bangalore: The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would still be a tough nut to crack when they clash in the Champions League T20 final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday. Both teams had met in the...
  • CLT20: Narine's action reported again, suspended from bowling October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine was on Thursday reported for the second time for a suspect illegal bowling action and he will not be eligible to bowl in the CLT20 final on Saturday, the organisers of the tournament said. "Kolkata Knight Riders player Sunil Narine will...
  • CLT20: KKR skipper Gambhir credits team effort for good run October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Thursday attributed his side's splendid run in the Champions League Twenty20 to collective effort, saying that his team has done well in all departments of the game en route to the final. "We need to really play well against a quality side. We...
  • CLT20: Clinical Kolkata post easy win over Hobart to storm into final October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran Jacques Kallis brought his years of experience into play as he guided Kolkata Knight Riders to their maiden Champions League T20 final having comfortably beaten Australia's Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets, here on Thursday. Chasing a target of 141, Kallis anchored the chase to perfection with an invaluable unbeaten...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hobart Hurricanes, CLT20, 1st semifinal October 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The seemingly invincible Kolkata Knight Riders will start outright favourites when they square off against Australia's Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Thursday. Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll having remained unbeaten in the CLT20...
  • CLT20: Sunil Narine still has a long career ahead of him, says Trevor Bayliss October 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss said on Wednesday that his star West Indian import Sunil Narine, who has been reported for illegal bowling action, will work his way through the tough times as he is a strong character. Asked about Narine being reported for suspected illegal bowling action, Bayliss...
  • I think Narine will get over this episode, says Windies' coach Williams October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: West Indies coach Stuart Williams said mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League Twenty20 match, will get over the episode in a positive manner. "We haven't actually spoken to Sunil as yet. Sunil obviously is a champion. He is a strong...
  • CLT20: Herculean task for Hobart Hurricanes to beat KKR in semi-finals October 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: The seemingly invincible Kolkata Knight Riders will start outright favourites when they square off against Australia's Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Thursday. Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll having remained unbeaten in the CLT20 and registering 13 wins in a row since the...
  • KKR focused on their own strengths in semis: Robin Uthappa September 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: Riding high on a splendid preliminary campaign, Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman Robin Uthappa said his team would look to focus on its strengths in the semi-final against Hobart Hurricanes in the Champions League Twenty20. "I think they [Hobart Hurricanes] have been playing good cricket. I think some of their batsmen...
  • CLT20: KKR's Sunil Narine reported for suspect action September 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine on Monday has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League T20 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Dolphins here. The CLT20 organizing committee issued a media advisory late last night, confirming the development, that on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettihody Shamshuddin...
  • CLT20: There was no room for complacency, says Gautam Gambhir September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Their place in the semi-final already assured ahead of Monday's encounter, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said there was no place for complacency in their inconsequential final Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 against Dolphins. Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep IPL...
  • CLT20: Kolkata Knight Riders stay unbeaten with win over Dolphins September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders winning run intact with a convincing 36-run victory over Dolphins in an inconsequential Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, on Monday. While Utahappa blazed his way to a fiery 85 off...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Dolphins, CLT20 Match 18 September 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Beleaguered Dolphins will play for pride when they take on a mighty Kolkata Knight Riders in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Monday. Dolphins are already out of the semifinal race having lost all...
  • CLT20: Dolphins play for pride against high-flying Kolkata September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Beleaguered Dolphins will play for pride when they take on a mighty Kolkata Knight Riders in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium here on Monday. Dolphins are already out of the semifinal race having lost all three matches so far in the competition. The...
  • CLT20: KKR not taking Dolphins lightly, says Vijay Dahiya September 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Kolkata Knight Riders are on top of the table in Group A of the ongoing Oppo CLT20 but the team would not like to take their match against Dolphins on Monday lightly, said assistant coach Vijay Dahiya. "No. Not at all. Everyday is a new day and I think...
  • CLT20: Team KKR is like family, says Kuldeep Yadav September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Making his presence felt with a three-wicket haul in Kolkata Knight Riders' victory against Perth Scorchers, young left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav is not only enjoying being part of a star-studded unit but said that the Gautam Gambhir-led side is like family. "It's great to be part of the...
  • CLT20: Have to focus on present than think too far ahead, says Gambhir September 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders may have won 12 games in a row, but skipper Gautam Gambhir would like his boys to remain focussed on doing well in every match without thinking too much about the end result in the Champions League T20 on Thursday. "There's still a long way to go....
  • CLT20: Suryakumar Yadav has got great future, says Gautam Gambhir September 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: Proud of his side's record 12th straight win, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir praised the team spirit and predicted a great future for Suryakumar Yadav, who helped the IPL champions book their semi-final spot in the Oppo Champions League T20, here on Wednesday. Coming in at No.7, Suryakumar kept...