George Bailey

  • Mitchell Johnson still unavailable but KXIP up for CLT20 challenge Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Runners-up in this year's IPL, Kings XI Punjab are looking forward to the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 challenge with skipper George Bailey saying that the side is focused and well prepared for the games ahead. When asked if the CLT20 tournament would be a fresh start for the team after...
  • CLT20: Debutants Kings XI Punjab optimistic after an impressive IPL 5 days ago

    Kings XI Punjab looked a completely different side in season seven of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where they stormed into the final of the tournament and were the most consistent performers of the 2014 edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 league. Sanjay Bangar's incisive behind-the-scenes management helped Punjab pick some...
  • Aaron Finch takes over as Australia's T20 captain September 8, 2014

    Sydney: Top-ranked batsman Aaron Finch was named as Australia's new Twenty20 captain on Monday after George Bailey stood down to focus on next year's World Cup. The explosive opener, number one on the Twenty20 international batting rankings, will first take charge of the side during the upcoming series against Pakistan in...
  • George Bailey steps down as Australia's T20 captain September 7, 2014

    Melbourne: George Bailey on Sunday stepped down as Australia's Twenty20 captain, saying that he wants to focus on his Test career. "George Bailey has resigned as Australia's Twenty20 captain, citing a desire to focus on first-class cricket," Cricket Australia said in a statement. Bailey has handed in his notice as captain of...
  • Live Score: Australia vs South Africa, Tri-series in Harare August 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bowl. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: SOUTH AFRICA: Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in the tri-series opener, exhibiting a greater degree of ruthlessness than South Africa did in...
  • Clarke doubtful as Zimbabwe face mighty Australia in triangular opener August 25, 2014

    Australia will make a late decision on captain Michael Clarke's fitness for Monday's triangular series opener against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. Clarke tweaked his left hamstring during Australia's first training session on Friday, but jogged several laps on Saturday to lend hope that he may recover in time. However with a...
  • Virender Sehwag's pep talks helped me a lot: Sandeep Sharma June 27, 2014

    The Indian Premier League 2014 is done and dusted, but the glitzy T20 tournament has left a strong set of domestic cricketers poised for a bright future. One such sensation is Sandeep Sharma, who stood out with his wicket-taking abilities through the season. The uncapped Turk from Patiala finished with...
  • IPL 7 Final: Batting might of Punjab against Kolkata's sharp bowling June 1, 2014

    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 lifting...
  • KKR v KXIP: head-to-head record in IPL 7 June 1, 2014

    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 the...
  • IPL 7 Final: Resurgent KKR in the way of KXIP's maiden title June 1, 2014

    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 firmly...
  • Gambhir, Bailey bank on their strengths ahead of IPL final May 31, 2014

    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 side....
  • Punjab skipper George Bailey thrilled to reach IPL-7 final May 31, 2014

    Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey said they were thrilled to make it to their first IPL final but also admitted that there were anxious moments when Chennai Super Kings' Suresh Raina was batting. Chasing a mammoth target of 227, Raina played a blinder and scored a 25-ball 87 that contained...
  • IPL 7, Qualifier 2: Final push by Punjab, Chennai in battle of equals May 30, 2014

    After dominating the seventh edition of IPL, Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab would have expected to fight it out for the title in the final. On the contrary now one team has to face the truth of elimination in the Qualifier 2 to be played at the Wankhede...
  • IPL 7: First qualifier between Kolkata-Punjab postponed due to rain May 27, 2014

    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 Indians...
  • IPL 7 Qualifier 1, Kolkata vs Punjab: Players to watch out for May 27, 2014

    With the end of IPL-7 league stages, the top four teams are now geared up for the crucial play-offs. The first match of the play-offs will be played between the most consistent team of this tournament and undoubtedly the most resilient side of this edition when George Bailey-led...
  • IPL 7: George Bailey heaps praise on Kings XI Punjab's young crop of bowlers May 24, 2014

    Mohali: Batting may have been their strength this season, but Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey heaped praise on his young crop of bowlers who have helped the team to emerge on top of the points table. With rookie leg-spinner Karanveer Singh returning with impressive figures of 4-0-16-2 and KXIP going...
  • As it happened: Punjab vs Rajasthan, IPL7, Match 52 May 23, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Punjab, who lost to Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter, are currently on top of the table with 18 points from 12 outings. On the other hand, Rajasthan have 14 points from 12 matches and were pushed to the fourth...
  • IPL 7: Ton-up Lendl Simmons leads Mumbai to a 7-wicket win over Punjab May 22, 2014

    Lendl Simmons (100 off 61) scored the first century of IPL 7 as he led Mumbai Indians to an emphatic seven-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. Simmons led Mumbai's charge from the very beginning and struck 14 fours and 2 sixes during his unbeaten 100-run knock. Chasing a competitive target...
  • As it happened: Punjab vs Mumbai, IPL 7, Match 48 May 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) IPL-7 will make its debut at Kings XI Punjab's home ground Mohali on Wednesday where, after sealing a playoff berth for themselves, the home team will look to dominate the defending champions Mumbai Indians and end their struggling title defence...
  • Every win gives KXIP confidence and self-belief, says Bailey May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Having consolidated their position at the top of the points table with their ninth victory in IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey feels every win is vital as it increases confidence and self belief among the players going into the business end of the tournament. Kings XI...
  • IPL 7: Leaders Kings XI Punjab eye easy kill in hapless Delhi May 19, 2014

    Delhi Daredevils are down and out for the count in this edition of IPL 7, but they will redeem some of their lost pride if they manage to topple the Kings XI Punjab juggernaut on Monday. Two wins in 11 matches has left Delhi at an embarrassing last position on the...
  • IPL 7: Captain George Bailey gives free hand to execute plans, says Akshar Patel May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab, over the years, have unearthed some serious talents in IPL and the latest from their stable is young Gujarat left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, who attributes much of his success in the seventh edition to the flexible thought process of team`s captain George Bailey. "You automatically get...
  • Not taking Sunrisers Hyderabad lightly, says KXIP skipper Bailey May 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Table-toppers Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey on Monday cautioned his players against complacency as they prepare to lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL here on Wednesday. "I think they have got a very strong side, I don't think they have any obvious weakness. They got a strong...
  • IPL 7: KXIP captain George Bailey cautious after team's impressive start May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Kings XI Punjab are sitting on top of IPL table after an all-win record in the UAE leg but skipper George Bailey said his team may have to start from the scratch as they play their first match in India against defending champions Mumbai Indians on Saturday. "Could not have...
  • Kings XI Punjab's success mantra - Indian coach, simple approach May 1, 2014

    Kings XI Punjab are setting new benchmarks of success in the Indian Premier League, and the UAE fans will miss the Punjabi flavour that was too spicy for KXIP's opponents over the past two weeks but relished throughout the Emirates. Five matches, five wins, 10 points, top of the tree -...
  • IPL 2014, Week-1 Review: All's Maxwell in season seven April 23, 2014

    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 Sachin...
  • IPL 7: Shikhar Dhawan unhappy with Hyderabad's sloppy fielding April 23, 2014

    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 big....
  • I'm not being able to score the winning runs: Glenn Maxwell April 21, 2014

    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 an...
  • IPL 7: Chennai in for stiff opening test against Punjab April 17, 2014

    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...
  • IPL's credibility at stake as season seven kicks-off April 16, 2014

    With the first phase being played at the UAE from April 16-30, eight teams would hope for a great start before the tournament moves back to Bangladesh or India. ...