IPL 2014

  • Wasim Akram lashes out critics who question his KKR job June 5, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram, who has been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders dug out in IPL, has lashed out at the people who have questioned his patriotism on social websites or on television shows. A visibly upset Wasim said on Geo News channel on Thursday that he was...
  • Wriddhiman Saha rates 35run Test knock higher than IPL century June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: He has been the focus of attention after a magnificent hundred in the IPL final but Wriddhiman Saha rates a longforgotten 35run Test knock in Australia higher than his latest feat. "Although the context was completely different but I would rate the innings of 35 in the Adelaide Test...
  • In pics: Fans turn up for Kolkata Knight Riders' victory celebrations at Eden Gardens June 4, 2014

    First the win, then the tweets and the crackers that lit up the sky on a slow Sunday evening in Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders had conquered the crown yet again in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. The question that came soon Will there be another road show and...
  • Kings XI Punjab had faith in Sehwag's capabilities, says Bangar June 4, 2014

    Though Virender Sehwag is going through a rough phase but Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar said the team had full confidence in the dashing opener's capabilities in the IPL 7. Riding on Sehwag's scintillating ton, Punjab cruised to a 24run victory over Chennai Super Kings to enter the final of...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders get grand felicitation at Eden Gardens June 3, 2014

    Kolkata: The worlds of Bollywood, cricket and politics came together in a lavish ceremony as the winners of the 2014 Indian Premier League, the Kolkata Knight Riders and team owners Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla received a regal reception amid thunderous applause at the packed Eden Gardens here on...
  • As it happened: KKR's grand felicitation at Eden Gardens June 3, 2014

    16:45: The felicitation ceremony ends with the National Anthem. 16:40: Shah Rukh Khan says, "I don't think any other country, any other state support their team so much. Keep supporting us Kolkata. I am grateful for your support. Mamata Di, you have made us feel this is our home. Thank you...
  • Five uncapped Indians who impressed in IPL 7 June 3, 2014

    Another IPL season has come to an end with no offfield incidents dominating the seventh edition played in two countries UAE and India. Cricket was the focus as the fans got to witness some highlycontested matches, but this season as any other previous seasons also got to see new...
  • KKR's grand felicitation at Eden Gardens on Tuesday June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Memories of the 2012's grand felicitation of Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens are set to be relived with the West Bengal government and Cricket Association of Bengal having planned a similar programme at the same venue on Tuesday morning. All the roads on Tuesday will lead up to Eden...
  • Gautam Gambhir defends Sunil Narine's decision to play IPL final June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian batting star Gautam Gambhir has backed Sunil Narine's decision to remain with Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League (IPL) final, instead of returning to the Caribbean for the ongoing West Indies training camp. Offspinner Narine was required to return by Sunday the same day as the...
  • Gautam Gambhir hails his team after securing 2nd IPL title June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: An elated Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Sunday said that the triumph was even sweeter as not many people gave them a chance after the first seven matches in IPL this year. "Where we were after first seven games, not many people thought we would be here," Gambhir...
  • IPL 7: This win is very special to me, says emotional Piyush Chawla June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Kolkata Knight Riders' Piyush Chawla was the man of the moment as he hit a six off pacer Mitchell Johnson to bring his team on the threshold of victory and finished it off with a four off Parvinder Awana in the last over to script a threewicket win over...
  • Kolkata goes euphoric after KKR's blockbuster IPL7 win June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata erupted in joy twice over as firecrackers lit up the sky and fans were out on streets after the home franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders registered a nailbiting threewicket win over Kings XI Punjab for their second IPL title. No sooner Piyush Chawla sealed the chase with a boundary in...
  • How Manish Pandey's brilliance helped KKR clinch IPL 7 title June 2, 2014

    In what was a thrilling final, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 in a humdinger against Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore. After Wriddhiman Saha's brilliant 115 not out took Kolkata to 199, it was down to Manish Pandey's match winning 94 that helped KKR to their...
  • Manish Pandey's 50ball 94 powers Kolkata to second IPL title June 1, 2014

    Bangalore: Riding on Manish Pandey's brilliant 50ball 94, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their second IPL title in three years with a 3wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in an exhilarating summit clash of IPL 7 here on Sunday. Pandey, who was the first Indian to score a century in IPL, sent...
  • Wriddhiman Saha had promised me to play a cracking innings: Coach June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Jayanto Bhowmick's voice was choked as he spoke about his favourite ward Wriddhiman Saha's "careerdefining knock" which he felt came at the right time in his career. "It is the best day of my life. Any coach would wait for this particular day when his student does something special....
  • Wriddhiman Saha first to score a century in IPL final June 1, 2014

    Who needs Glenn Maxwell or Virender Sehwag when you have talented Wriddhiman Saha in your team. Former Kolkata Knight Riders player Saha punished his exteam when it mattered the most. His brilliant ton in the IPL 7 final powered Kings XI Punjab to a challenging 199 for 4 against KKR...
  • As it happened: IPL 7 final, Kolkata vs Punjab June 1, 2014

    Riding on Pandey's brilliant 50ball 94, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their second IPL final in three years with a 3wicket win over Kings XI Punjab. Prematch: Kolkata and Punjab have played three matches in the seventh edition of IPL and all of them have been onesided affairs. But the final...
  • Thunderstorm threat looms over PunjabKolkata IPL 7 final June 1, 2014

    After 47 days of grueling and competitive cricket, the two teams left standing Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab will battle it out in the grand finale of the seventh edition of Indian Premier League to lay their hands on the coveted IPL Trophy and for the...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders' road to IPL 7 final June 1, 2014

    It is going to be a 'Super Sunday' for both Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab when they face each other in the epic clash of IPL 7 final at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday. Punjab will eye their maiden IPL title while Kolkata will...
  • Virender Sehwag can be the difference in IPL 7 final June 1, 2014

    Big games are typically decided by big players. Virender Sehwag proved his worth as he powered Kings XI Punjab to their maiden IPL final after his scintillating knock against Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on Friday. Sehwag scored the second century in the seventh edition of IPL when he...
  • 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....
  • IPL 7 Final, Kolkata vs Punjab: Players to watch out for May 31, 2014

    The focus has remained firmly on cricket in season seven of the Indian Premier League and in what seems to be the perfect finale, the season's most consistent team Kings XI Punjab would eye a maiden triumph against the everresilient Kolkata Knight Riders in the summit clash on Sunday. Kolkata have...
  • IPL 7: Bowling gives Kolkata edge over Punjab in the final May 31, 2014

    The seventh edition of IPL has got its two finalists in Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab and both teams deserve to be part of the summit clash on Sunday. Kolkata, after the UAE leg, never looked like making to the playoffs as they struggled to find the right...
  • Run outs of Raina, McCullum saw Chennai lose momentum: Stephen Fleming May 31, 2014

    The runouts of Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum saw Chennai Super Kings lose momentum when chasing the huge target set by Kings XI Punjab in the IPL Qualifier 2, said CSK's coach Stephen Fleming after his side lost by 24 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. "We did not feel we were...
  • Punjab skipper George Bailey thrilled to reach IPL7 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 25ball 87 that contained...
  • IPL 7: Virender Sehwag credits Punjab's success to Sanjay Bangar May 31, 2014

    Mercurial Kings XI Punjab opener Virender Sehwag has credited coach Sanjay Bangar for his team's success in this year's IPL. Riding on Sehwag's 50ball ton, Punjab stormed into their first IPL final with a 24run victory over Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier on Friday. Sehwag also compared Bangar to...