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  • IPL doesn't match up to international cricket: Trevor Bayliss 3 hours 46 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach Trevor Bayliss feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) does not match up to the standards of international cricket despite having some of the biggest names playing in the Twenty20 tournament. Asked why pacers like Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel are able to succeed in IPL...
  • KKR missing Narine but Hogg has been remarkable: Manish Pandey Yesterday

    The Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman added that his role at No. 3 is to lend solidarity to the team's middle order. ...
  • IPL 8: Wasim Akram credits Gambhir for Brad Hogg's emergence Yesterday

    Hailing Chinaman exponent Brad Hogg for ably replacing spin ace Sunil Narine in the side, Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Wasim Akram on Tuesday credited skipper Gautam Gambhir for effecting a seamless change in the slow-bowling department. West Indian Narine was reported for a suspect bowling action during an Indian Premier...
  • IPL 8: Yusuf Pathan's cameo was crucial against Hyderabad, says Manish Pandey Yesterday

    Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Manish Pandey credited allrounder Yusuf Pathan's quick-fire cameo for the comprehensive 35-win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL T20 cricket tournament in Kolkata. Put in to bat, KKR stuttered after a flying start but Pathan's 30 not out from 19 balls pushed their total to 167/7 before...
  • IPL 8: David Warner's wicket was important for us, says Umesh Yadav Yesterday

    Kolkata: Adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his for an outstanding bowling performance, Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Umesh Yadav said getting rid of Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner early was the most important thing for his side in an Indian Premier League contest here on Monday. Umesh fiinshed with 2 for 34 from his...
  • IPL 8: David Warner rues top-order collapse against Kolkata Knight Riders Yesterday

    Kolkata: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner rued losing too many wickets in the first ten overs led to their downfall, as opponents Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pulled off a 35-run win here at the Eden Gardens on Monday. Chasing 168 as target, SRH managed only 132 for 9 after being...
  • IPL 8: Umesh Yadav was key in KKR's win over Hyderabad, says Gautam Gambhir Yesterday

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Monday lauded pacer Umesh Yadav for setting up the 35-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad by claiming two crucial wickets in the opening over of the innings. Having climbed to the third position in the league table following the win, an upbeat Gambhir also...
  • IPL 8: All-round Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 35 runs Yesterday

    Kolkata Knight Riders bounced back in the home leg in style by notching up a comprehensive 35-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League on Monday. Defending a fighting total of 167, KKR were given a rollicking start by their speedster Umesh Yadav, who castled dangerman David Warner (4)...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 8. Match 38 2 days ago

    For LIVE blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Kolkata Knight Riders will have the psychological edge over Sunrisers Hyderabad but the defending champions will be wary of the visiting side's resurgence when they clash at the Eden Gardens. Posting three wins in four games, including one against KKR in a...
  • IPL 8: Rain can't be an excuse for KKR's loss, says Ryan ten Doeschate 3 days ago

    A bright and sunny M Chinnaswamy stadium seemed to welcome Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday (May 2). But 15 minutes before the toss, heavy cloud cover drifted in. The rain pelted the field almost immediately after Virat Kohli put Kolkata in and delayed the start of...
  • IPL 8: There is going to be pressure on KKR, says Ryan ten Doeschate 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Disappointed with the team's away loss against RCB, Kolkata Knight Riders' Dutch import Ryan ten Doeschate said on Saturday that the pressure is on the Gautam Gambhir-led side as the IPL cricket tournament slowly moves towards the business end. KKR slipped to the fourth of the table after losing the...
  • IPL 8: Though we lost, we are happy with the performance, says Gautam Gambhir 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday said even though they lost their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB), he was happy with the performance his side put up on the day. In a rain curtailed 10-over-a-side match, KKR managed to notch up 111/4 but...
  • IPL 8: Mandeep Singh blinder gives RCB a 7-wicket win against KKR 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Talented Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh kept his cool under pressure as his breathtaking 18-ball-45 enabled Royal Challengers Bangalore pip Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in a nerve-wracking Indian Premier League encounter on Saturday. In a rain-hit tie reduced to 10-overs-per side, KKR scored 111 for 4 courtesy Andre Russell's...
  • IPL 8: KKR aim to maintain winning run as they face a resurgent RCB 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Pumped up after a thrilling win over the smooth-sailing Chennai Super Kings, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Saturday. With Thursday night's win, KKR moved up a rung to the third position on the points table with four wins, two losses...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata Knight Riders glad to bounce back, says Robin Uthappa 5 days ago

    Kolkata: After losing by two runs in the first leg two days ago, Kolkata Knight Riders were determined to bring out their best game and avenge the loss, opener Robin Uthappa said after scripting a seven-wicket win in the return leg fixture of the IPL T20 cricket tournament here. Uthappa, who...
  • Sunil Narine undergoes another test on bowling action: BCCI 5 days ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies spinner Sunil Narine underwent another biomechanical test at the Sri Ramachandra Sports Sciences Centre in Chennai on Thursday after being banned by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) from bowling offspin. The result is expected on Saturday before KKR's match against Royal...
  • IPL 8: We just made use of the home conditions, says KKR's Andre Russell 5 days ago

    Kolkata: After winning the Man-of-the-Match award for his all-round performance, Kolkata Knight Riders player Andre Russell on Thursday said his side made good use of the home conditions at the Eden Gardens. "My role was to play positive and a few balls hit the middle and went over cover, can't ask...
  • IPL 8: We were confident of chasing down the Chennai total, says Gautam Gambhir 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Having extracted sweet revenge against the Chennai Super Kings at home - only two days after going down to the three time winners in an away match - Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said he was confident of chasing down the visitors' formidable total considering the...
  • Tribute to late Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri at Eden Gardens 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya along with Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir and former India captain Sourav Ganguly paid tribute to late Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri here on Thursday. West Bengal youth affairs minister Aroop Biswas, KKR chief executive Venky Mysore and Chennai...
  • GoAir plane hit by bird at Kolkata airport 6 days ago

    Kolkata: A GoAir Kolkata-Guwahati flight, with about 164 passengers onboard, was hit by a bird during take-off at the NSC Bose International airport on Thursday. A senior airport official said, the Guwahati-bound aircraft was proceeding from the taxi bay to the runway when a small bird hit the engine. As the...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch insurance, pension schemes on May 9 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the flagship social security schemes, including Rs 2 lakh accident cover at a premium of just Re 1 per month, in Kolkata on May 9. These schemes, to be launched by Narendra Modi, are aimed at providing affordable universal access to essential social...
  • Sunil Narine ban extends to international cricket too 6 days ago

    The future is looking increasingly cloudy for Sunil Narine, who was banned from bowling offbreaks in the Indian Premier League 2015 on Wednesday, after it emerged that the ban on the West Indian spinner extends to international cricket as well. Narine, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders, had sought a biomechanical...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata Knight Riders look to get back to winning ways 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Reeling under an agonising two-run defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders would look to quickly redeem themselves when they face the same opponents in the return leg Indian Premier League match on Thursday. The loss against the CSK came only last night in Chennai, and...
  • IPL bans Sunil Narine from bowling offspin 1 week ago

    Sunil Narine's troubles refuse to end as after once again being reported for a suspect bowling action, the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action committee on Wednesday banned the Kolkata Knight Riders' spinner from bowling offspin; however, he may continue to bowl the knuckle bowl and the straight delivery. Narine, who was...
  • Fortunate to be playing at 44, says IPL's oldest cricketer Brad Hogg 1 week ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders may have ended on the wrong side in an agonising two-run defeat against Chennai Super Kings, but they would take heart from the performance of their bowlers, including that of 44-year-old Brad Hogg. On Tuesday, the chinaman bowler from Australia became the oldest cricketer to play an IPL...
  • IPL 2015: Was eager to do something special with the ball, says Dwayne Bravo 1 week ago

    Chennai: Adjudged man-of-the-match for his brilliant bowling performance, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Dwayne Bravo said he wanted to make it count with the ball after he got out cheaply against the Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here on Tuesday. Having got out for five, Bravo...
  • IPL 8: We messed it up by playing too many dot balls, says Gautam Gambhir 1 week ago

    Chennai: Going down to Chennai Super Kings in a thriller, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said his batsmen messed up the game by playing too many dot balls and failing to rotate the strike. Gambhir said his opening batsman Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey had started off well,...