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  • Blackwood hails Richards, Gayle and Russell after maiden Test hundred 2 days ago

    Antigua: West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood has hailed the influence of the legendary Vivian Richards and teammates Andre Russell and Chris Gayle following his maiden Test hundred against England in the first Test. The 23-year-old, playing only his sixth Test, stroked a superb unbeaten 112 to help fire the West Indies...
  • As it happened: RCB vs SRH, IPL 8, Match 8 5 days ago

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Riding high after beating defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening match, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to exploit the home advantage when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL cricket match in Bengaluru on Monday....
  • IPL 8: Royal Challengers Bangalore aim for second win on trot, set to face Hyderabad 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Riding high after beating defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening match, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to exploit the home advantage when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL cricket match in Bengaluru on Monday. Known to be under-performers despite boasting of devastating batsmen like Chris Gayle...
  • IPL 8: Chris Gayle breaks all impact parameters 6 days ago

    Chris Gayle was the highest impact batsman and player of the match for his 56-ball 96, which was also the highest score in the match and helped Royal Challengers Bangalore chase down Kolkata Knight Riders' 177 for 6 for a three-wicket win. Gayle also displayed the best ability to forge partnerships...
  • IPL 2015: Chris Gayle took the match away from us, says Yusuf Pathan 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Unfazed by the loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Yusuf Pathan said his team did everything right till a Chris Gayle storm took the IPL match away from it here. The defending champions got regular breakthroughs and dismissed the dangerous duo of Virat Kohli and AB de...
  • IPL 8: The team points matter and not individual scores, says Gambhir 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday rued dropping Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle twice saying "If you keep dropping catches, someone like Chris will hurt you." On both occasions the culprit was South African fast-bowler Morne Morkel who first dropped the left-hander on 33 and then...
  • IPL 8: Chris Gayle showed why he is world class, says Virat Kohli 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli said on Saturday that he regarded winning their Indian Premier League opener against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)as one of their better wins. RCB struggled initially but edged past the KKR total of 177/6 with three wickets and an over to spare, courtesy a...
  • IPL 8: Chris Gayle dedicates match-winning knock to his mother 6 days ago

    Kolkata: After playing another match-winning knock in the Indian Premier League, a visibly satisfied Chris Gayle "dedicated" his brutal 56-ball-96 to his mother, who was celebrating her birthday on Saturday. "I want to say Happy birthday to mum, hope she's watching and that was for you," a beaming Gayle said at...
  • IPL 8: Gayle's 96 off 56 helps Bangalore beat KKR in a nail-biter 1 week ago

    Chris Gayle hammered the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers into submission with a breathtaking 96 that guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a three-wicket victory at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Chasing a victory target of 178, Gayle singlehandedly tore apart the home team attack as his 56 ball innings had seven boundaries...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 8 1 week ago

    For LIVE updates, scroll down to bottom of the page. Royal Challengers Bangalore may have the most star-studded batting line-up but will find themselves under tremendous pressure when they take on defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Winning two titles in last three seasons and having achieved a 14-match winning streak in 2014,...
  • IPL 8: Sean Abbott is a complete cricketer, says RCB skipper Virat Kohli 1 week ago

    Kolhi feels he, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers will play more freely this season. ...
  • After England, Chris Gayle may even miss Australia Test series April 3, 2015

    Kingston, Jamaica: West Indies opener Chris Gayle has been all but ruled out of the two-match Test series against Australia in June. The left-hander has already confirmed his unavailability for the upcoming three-Test series against England due to a chronic back injury, reports cricket.com.au. However, he will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore...
  • IPL Team Profile: Two time runners-up RCB hoping for the best upshot April 3, 2015

    The Virat Kohli-led Bangalore brigade has various flavours in one plate. Strong, steady and with all the deadly players that can turn the table in a few overs, the Royal Challengers Bangalore look more than just favourites. However, they have failed to perform to their elements in last three seasons...
  • Somerset sign show-stopper Chris Gayle for T20 Blast March 23, 2015

    Somerset have pulled off a coup by signing all-action West Indies batsman Chris Gayle for this year's domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Monday. The explosive 35-year-old opener will join Somerset in late May, depending on how long his involvement in the Indian Premier League lasts, and will...
  • World Cup 2015: Batsmen scaling new heights and it's good for the game March 23, 2015

    To start with, I would like to congratulate Martin Guptill for a magnificent innings. Such a knock in a quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup deserves a lot of credit. He was dropped early in his innings, when on four, but he did not look back after that. And...
  • Chris Gayle ruled out of England Test series due to back problem March 22, 2015

    West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has ruled himself out of the home Test series against England next month in order to allow a back injury to settle down but he has ruled out retiring from internationals. The 35-year-old top-scored for his side with 61 in their World Cup quarter-final defeat...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Not retiring from any format, says Chris Gayle March 21, 2015

    Wellington: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Saturday made it clear that he is not retiring from any form of the game, but a recurring back injury will keep him out of upcoming Test series against England. "I'm actually out of the Test series, the back won't hold up for that...
  • World Cup: New Zealand victory march rolls over West Indies to enter semis March 21, 2015

    The name Martin is synonymous with New Zealand cricket in general, and batting excellence in particular, and the man who made it so, Crowe, would not have begrudged the fact that it was another who caused the name to ring around Wellington's Cake Tin with the kind of exuberant reverence...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, semi-finals March 21, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) A much-anticipated pulsating battle between New Zealand's bowlers and two-time champions West Indies' big hitters may well decide the fourth quarter-final of the World Cup. Co-hosts New Zealand are high on confidence after romping into the knock-out stage with an all-win record in...
  • World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle trains for first time ahead of quarter-final March 20, 2015

    Chris Gayle continued to dominate the build-up to the World Cup quarter-final between New Zealand and West Indies when captain Jason Holder said a decision on his fitness would be delayed until Saturday. The opening batsman's lingering back injury flared up in the latter stages of the first round, forcing him...
  • World Cup: Gayle a definite starter for quarterfinal, says Darren Sammy March 18, 2015

    West Indies allrounder Darren Sammy says the team's injured leading batsman, Chris Gayle, will be ready to play the World Cup quarterfinal against New Zealand on Saturday despite not training with his teammates on Wednesday. Gayle missed the West Indies' final pool match against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday and...
  • World Cup 2015: Michael Holding unhappy with West Indies attitude March 16, 2015

    West Indies will be hoping that Chris Gayle will be fit for the quarter-finals, and his battle against Tim Southee and Trent Boult will be an interesting contest, said Michael Holding. ...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies confident of Gayle's fitness for NZ clash March 16, 2015

    Wellington: West Indies believe Chris Gayle will have a major impact on Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand even if he's only half fit. Gayle missed Sunday's six-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in Napier, which secured the West Indies' place in the last eight, after failing to...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs UAE, World Cup 2015, Match 41 March 15, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) On Sunday (March 15), the final day of the 2015 World Cup group stages, different permutations and combinations will come into play to decide which two of West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland progress to the knockouts. West Indies are expected to unleash...
  • World Cup Scenarios: West Indies, Pakistan on the edge in last two pool games March 14, 2015

    The World Cup enters its final day of pool games with former champions Pakistan and West Indies facing either early flights home or a last-gasp places in the quarter-finals. Six of the eight quarter-finalists are already known - New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from Pool A and defending champions...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies to face UAE in a must-win game in Napier March 14, 2015

    It's math camp. On Sunday (March 15), the final day of the 2015 World Cup group stages, different permutations and combinations will come into play to decide which two of West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland progress to the knockouts. In the middle of it all are United Arab Emirates, with...
  • World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle doubtful for West Indies' do-or-die clash March 12, 2015

    Napier: Chris Gayle is a doubt for the West Indies do-or-die World Cup duel against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday after struggling with a back injury. The veteran opener did not train with the rest of the squad at Napier's McLean Park on Wednesday, remaining at the team hotel...