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  • IPL 8: Umesh Yadav credits success to Wasim Akram 3 hours 30 minutes ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders' pacer Umesh Yadav says he has learned a lot about the basics of swing bowling from his team's bowling coach and former legendary Pakistan fast bowler and captain Wasim Akram. "I have learnt a lot from him. I enjoy working with him. He talks about swing and controlling...
  • IPL 8: Russell belongs to a new breed of fearless cricketers, says Gambhir 6 hours 48 minutes ago

    Praising Andre Russell, who powered the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to their second victory of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in three games on Saturday, skipper Gautam Gambhir said the Jamaican belongs to a new breed of fearless cricketers. The West Indies batsman rescued the defending champions from 60 for...
  • IPL 8: KKR's Andre Russell wants speed gun on his bat 7 hours 42 minutes ago

    After tonking his way to a match-winning 66 from just 36 balls, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell says it would be a good idea to have a speed gun mounted on his bat. The defending champions were in the rut at 60 for five, but the hard-hitting batsman,...
  • IPL 8: Andre Russell blitz takes KKR to four-wicket win over KXIP 16 hours 26 minutes ago

    Pune: Andre Russell's spectacular all-round performance helped defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets on Saturday. The Jamaican allrounder hit a blistering 66 from 36 balls after his KKR were reeling at 60 for five as KKR cantered to victory target of 156 in 17.5 overs...
  • IPL 2015: Title holders Kolkata look for consistency against Punjab Yesterday

    Pune: Their campaign off to a sedate start, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders would look to return to winning ways when they take on a dangerous Kings XI Punjab in their next Indian Premier League match, on Saturday. The Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata side had a mixed outing in the T20 tournament...
  • IPL 8: Shakib's absence is a big blow to KKR, says Gambhir Yesterday

    All the talk ahead of the Indian Premier League 2015 match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday centred on two individuals - Glenn Maxwell and Sunil Narine. Both played starring roles for their teams last season - Narine's Kolkata...
  • I have become a better player since playing the IPL: Shakib Al Hasan Yesterday

    Bangladesh had a more than satisfactory 2015 World Cup, knocking England out to make the quarterfinals, where they fought for a while before falling away in the face of the collective muscle of the Indians. Shakib Al Hasan, the biggest star Bangladesh cricket has ever had, had a decent World Cup...
  • 'Fit' Gautam Gambhir set to join KKR teammates in Pune 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir is set to join his team in Pune for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday after being down with fever and a stomach bug for several days. "Ah, recovering well. Thanks for ur wishes they mean...
  • Fast bowling becoming part of Indian cricket: Wasim Akram 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Having mentored many pacers in India, Sultan of Swing Wasim Akram feels fast bowling is becoming an integral part of Indian cricket with youngsters finding their heroes in the likes of Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav. Appointed as the bowling consultant of Kolkata Knight Riders in 2010, Akram coached...
  • Gautam Gambhir donates Rs 4 lakh to cash-strapped ice hockey team 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday donated Rs.4 lakh to help the cash-strapped Indian ice hockey team in their quest for participation in the 2015 Challenge Cup of Asia in Kuwait. The ice hockey team is faced with a financial crisis going into the tournament and has...
  • IPL 8: Javagal Srinath denies any complaint of Uthappa-Sarfaraz scuffle 5 days ago

    Kolkata: IPL match referee Javagal Srinath on Monday denied receiving any complaint from Royal Challengers Bangalore after reports emerged of a scuffle between their player Sarfaraz Khan and Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa post the game at Eden Gardens on Saturday. "Nothing of that sort has happened... I've not received...
  • IPL 8: KKR trump card Sunil Narine yet to sizzle with ball 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) star spinner Sunil Narine, whose lethal deliveries brought down the best of batsmen in the previous editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL), is yet to pick up a single wicket even after two matches in the current edition of the Twenty-20 tournament. Narine remained wicketless...
  • Indian Premier League: After the hype, a low-key debut for KC Cariappa 1 week ago

    After Yuvraj Singh's Rs 16-crore auction purse, it was perhaps the unknown commodity KC Cariappa who was the talk of the town after the players' auction for IPL8 in February. On Saturday, the mystery spinner got the chance to show what he's got; however, it turned out to be a...
  • IPL 8: Chris Gayle dedicates match-winning knock to his mother 1 week 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: Spinner Sunil Narine is a class act, says Virat Kohli April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: Star Indian batsman and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli praised Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spin spearhead Sunil Narine calling him a world class bowler on Friday. Ahead of their Saturday's Indian Premier League (IPL) match against defending champions KKR at the Eden Gardens here, Kohli asserted his side...
  • Mamata Banerjee congratulates Shah Rukh Khan, Gautam Gambhir for KKR's win in the opening match April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday congratulated the Kolkata Knight Riders squad and its co-owner. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for their emphatic victory over Mumbai Indians at the Indian Premier League opening match. "Congratulations to @iamsrk, @GautamGambhir and @KKRiders for the great win in the opening match....
  • IPL 8: I only needed to make the best use of the conditions, says Morne Morkel April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: Having bagged the man of the match with impressive figures of 2/18 in the eighth Indian Premier League lung opener, South African pacer Morne Morkel says he only had to make the best use of the favourable conditions at the Eden Gardens. "With the new ball there was a little...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders outclass Mumbai Indians in IPL 8 opener April 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders launched their title defence on a perfect note as skipper Gautam Gambhir and Suryakumar Yadav drove them to a seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the IPL-8 T20 cricket tournament opener in Kolkata on Wednesday. Chasing 169 for a win, Gambhir's 43-ball 57 (7x4, 1x6) led the...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 8, Match 1 April 8, 2015

    For LIVE updates, scroll down to bottom of the page Keen to put the Sunil Narine controversy behind them, Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their title defence against a formidable Mumbai Indians side in the IPL opener at the Eden Gardens. A team which has gone on to win two titles (2012...
  • IPL 8: Gambhir slams critics for accusing KKR of preparing slow wickets April 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has hit out at the critics for accusing his team of preparing slow wickets to suit its spinners, saying a side has to be consistent in all departments of the game to win the IPL twice in three seasons. Gambhir said while the 2012...
  • Sunil Narine has been fabulous for IPL: KKR CEO Venky Mysore April 8, 2015

    Mysore says the opening match of IPL 8 between defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians will be a cracker of a game. ...
  • Sunil Narine is the man of IPL, says Sourav Ganguly April 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly praised the BCCI for making the Indian Premier League (IPL) a success, and singled out Kolkata Knight Riders star spinner Sunil Narine as "the man" of the IPL. Ganguly observed that the IPL has done "wonders" for Indian cricket. "It's done wonders for Indian cricket. The...
  • Holders Kolkata Knight Riders face formidable Mumbai Indians in IPL 8 opener April 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Keen to put the Sunil Narine controversy behind them, Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their title defence against a formidable Mumbai Indians side in the IPL opener at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. The West Indies mystery spinner, who was reported for suspect action in CLT20 and went on to...
  • IPL 8: Narine will always be an integral part of KKR, says skipper Gautam Gambhir April 7, 2015

    Narine has changed, remodelled his action in such a short span of time and hopefully he can continue to achieve the success, said Gambhir. ...
  • Domestic players play a key role in IPL, says Gautam Gambhir April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Not thinking about the weather, or about the strengths of the opposition, not worried about whether Sunil Narine is as good a bowler as he was before the action-related issues you might be led to believe that Gautam Gambhir is operating on a different plane altogether. Not quite. As...