Punjab

  • Hat-trick of victories 'phenomenal' for Punjab's team spirit: Miller 23-04-2014 10:05 PM

    Chandigarh: Explosive South Africa batsman David Miller believes three back-to-back wins in the Indian Premier League are "phenomenal" for Kings XI Punjab spirit and having a "more balanced team" than previous editions is making things easier for the franchise. "It's a lot more balanced team," 24-year-old Miller said when asked...
  • IPL 2014, Week-1 Review: All's Maxwell in season seven 23-04-2014 12:59 PM

    A week and nine games into Indian Premier League's season seven, cricket - as the IPL's legally-appointed caretaker Sunil Gavaskar promised - has taken centrestage in the UAE, while the muck-clearing process is limited to courtrooms back home. The first seven days of IPL 7 ended with the anniversary of...
  • IPL 7: I will improve as time progresses, says Cheteshwar Pujara 23-04-2014 11:44 AM

    Sharjah: Still finding his feet in theTwenty20 format, Cheteshwar Pujara knows that he cannot be "flamboyant" like some of his Kings XI Punjab teammates in the IPL but the Indian says he is hoping carve a niche for himself by emulating South African legend Jacques Kallis. Pujara, who opens the...
  • IPL 7: Shikhar Dhawan unhappy with Hyderabad's sloppy fielding 23-04-2014 09:46 AM

    Sharjah: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday put the blame for their crushing 72-run defeat against Kings XI Punjab on their fielding lapses and batting failure during an IPL match in Sharjah. "We dropped lots of catches, especially the Maxwell catch and after that he went on to score...
  • Glenn Maxwell bats Punjab to third straight victory in IPL 7 22-04-2014 11:13 PM

    A disciplined allround performance by the Kings XI Punjab helped them register their third victory on the trot in IPL 7, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs in Sharjah on Tuesday. Punjab rode on Glenn Maxwell's blistering 43-ball-95 to set a mammoth 194-run target against Shikhar Dhawan-led Hyderabad. In reply,...
  • As it happened: Punjab vs Hyderabad, IPL 7, Match 9 22-04-2014 07:05 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PRE-MATCH: Kings XI Punjab made a brilliant start in IPL 2014 as they chased down two big targets in two matches against Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Glenn Maxwell and David Miller have been the star performers for...
  • IPL 7: Hyderabad in way of Punjab's hat-trick 21-04-2014 05:13 PM

    The smartest buyers of the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have played the smartest cricket in the first week of IPL 7. They have outplayed two past champions and overcome two targets in excess of 190 - engineered by their M-force. Glenn Maxwell and...
  • I'm not being able to score the winning runs: Glenn Maxwell 21-04-2014 09:08 AM

    Sharjah: His blistering 89-run knock set up the Kings XI Punjab's incredible victory over Rajasthan Royals but for Glenn Maxwell it was still an unfinished job as he was not there to hit the winning runs. It was David Miller, who finished it off in style, smashing his way to...
  • IPL 7: We could have done nothing to stop Maxwell, says Watson 21-04-2014 09:07 AM

    Glenn Maxwell's blistering 89-run knock set up Kings XI Punjab's incredible victory and Rajasthan Royals' skipper Shane Watson hailed his Australian team-mate by saying that it was an exceptional innings and their bowlers could have done nothing to stop the onslaught. "Maxwell batted beautifully and we expected him to mis-hit...
  • Kings XI Punjab's M-factor: Maxwell and Miller 21-04-2014 03:07 AM

    The M-factor for the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 7 season seven seems to be working well. (Glenn) Maxwell and (David) Miller are the two juggernauts who again proved to be the match winners for the Punjab-based outfit. Maxwell and Miller underlined their credentials as big-match players by leading...
  • Maxwell, Miller fireworks power Punjab to seven-wicket win over Rajasthan 20-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 89 runs before David Miller provided the finishing touches with a breathtaking 19-ball 51 as Kings XI Punjab hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in a high-scoring IPL-7 match on Sunday. Chasing an imposing 192 to win, Maxwell and Miller put on an...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan vs Punjab, IPL 2014 20-04-2014 07:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Punjab pulled off a sensational chase of 205 runs to upset two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on Friday, followed by Rajasthan's impressive four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Playing XIs: Rajasthan: Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Nayar, Sanju...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab's flair will be tested against gutsy Rajasthan Royals 19-04-2014 06:18 PM

    Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) got their campaigns off to a winning start in IPL 7, but one of them will taste their first defeat of the season on Sunday as they take each other on at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Punjab pulled off a sensational...
  • David Miller eyeing to imbibe courage of conviction from Sehwag 19-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Devastating Kings XI batsman David Miller wants to imbibe the "courage of conviction" from his new teammate and hero Virender Sehwag while sharing the dressing room with the veteran Indian cricketer in the ongoing seventh edition of IPL. Miller said he won't let go any opportunity to pick...
  • Kings XI Punjab beat us fair and square, says MS Dhoni 18-04-2014 10:53 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded that his side were beaten "fair and square" by a better opponent in their six-wicket loss against Kings XI Punjab in an IPL thriller. CSK posted a huge 205 for four after electing to bat thanks to half centuries from...
  • IPL 7: Glenn Maxwell's 95 scripts Punjab's upset win over Chennai 18-04-2014 07:30 PM

    The Friday of April 18, 2014, in Abu Dhabi will be remembered for a swashbuckling show from Kings XI Punjab's Glenn Maxwell, whose knock of 95 in 43 balls pulled of a daunting chase to upset two-time champions Chennai Super Kings. Chennai were sitting pretty at the innings break on...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Punjab, IPL 7, Match 3 18-04-2014 02:55 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Glenn Maxwell's 95 in 43 balls pulled off an daunting chase of Chennai's 205 to give Punjab a win in their opening match. Pre-match: Distracted by off-field controversies, two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be desperate to start...
  • Kings XI Punjab poised for maiden title in IPL 7: David Miller 17-04-2014 06:55 PM

    Destructing South Africa batsman David Miller believes Kings XI Punjab have built a strong squad capable of winning its maiden Indian Premier League title this year. The Punjab outfit, who have only once qualified for the knockout stage in the six editions of the event, made smart buys in the...
  • IPL 7: Chennai in for stiff opening test against Punjab 17-04-2014 05:25 PM

    Distracted by off-field controversies, two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be desperate to start the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) on a positive note when they take on a revamped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Friday in Abu Dhabi. CSK narrowly missed coming under the hammer of...
  • Fraser Castellino appointed as the COO of KXIP 12-04-2014 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Saturday announced the appointment of Fraser Castellino as their new Chief Operating Officer. Fraser has over a decade's experience of working in the sports industry, besides leadership roles in IPL teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. He has also been instrumental in...
  • IPL 7: Virender Sehwag grabs eyeballs in Kings XI Punjab squad 12-04-2014 12:31 PM

    After making a promising start in the inaugural edition of the India Premier League, Kings XI Punjab have failed to put up a consistent show in the last six editions. Their best performance came in 2008 when they reached the semis, and after that they have not been able to...
  • Virender Sehwag promises attacking cricket in IPL 7 10-04-2014 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: Relinquished to domestic cricket for more than a year, the path for Virender Sehwag's return to the Indian team may well pass through IPL 7, but donning a different kit won't make any difference to the brand of cricket that turned Sehwag into the 'Nawab of Najafgarh' and...
  • Pakistan army jet crashes in Punjab province, 2 pilots killed 08-04-2014 04:15 PM

    A Pakistan military aircraft on Tuesday crashed in the Punjab province while on a training flight, killing both the pilots on board. The small two-seater Mushshak aircraft was on a routine training flight when it crashed due to a technical fault in Rahwali Cantt Gujranwala, a statement from the army...
  • Mitchell Johnson fit to play in IPL 7 07-04-2014 01:44 PM

    Melbourne: Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson was on Monday declared fit to play for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League that starts in the UAE April 16. The toe infection Johnson suffered in the series against South Africa had spread to his leg and also ruled the left-arm fast...
  • Punjab government makes big promises even as old remain unfulfilled 06-04-2014 03:53 PM

    The Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP-led government in Punjab has been making big poll promises in the run up to the elections. Deputy Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has vowed to turn the state into a beacon of prosperity. However, the ground reality is that coffers in the state...
  • R Sridhar appointed fielding coach of KXIP 05-04-2014 12:56 PM

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Saturday appointed former Ranji cricketer R Sridhar as their fielding coach for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League starting April 16. "We are pleased to appoint R Sridhar as the fielding coach of the squad. He is a seasoned player whose contribution...