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  • IPL 8: Stephen Fleming expecting a tough battle against KKR 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming is expecting a tough battle at home against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Monday. "They are an excellent side. They have some good batters. We have played them last in couple of finals and in the recent Champions League. So,...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata, Rajasthan share points as the match at Eden Gardens gets abandoned Yesterday

    Kolkata: Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders' home match against Rajasthan Royals was abandoned at Eden Gardens without a ball being bowled because of heavy rain and thunderstorm on Sunday. Field umpires Richard Illingworth and Rajesh Deshpande took the final call after their fourth inspection at 6.50pm as the home and visiting...
  • KKR name Ankit Keshri as 16th member; to give his family Rs 10 lakh Yesterday

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders showed on Sunday a noble gesture by including the deceased cricketer Ankit Keshri as the 16th member of their side in an IPL T20 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens. The home side will hand over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to the Ankit's...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata-Rajasthan match on Sunday under weather threat 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders were forced to practice indoors on Saturday due to rain and thunderstorm in the city as defending champions' IPL contest against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday is also under the weather-threat. "I don't know about the forecast but if it's like this I cannot do much about it....
  • IPL 8: Sunil Narine available for selection, says Gautam Gambhir 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday confirmed that West Indies spinner Sunil Narine, reported for suspected bowling action, will be up for selection against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on Sunday. Narine's action was reported by the match officials after the...
  • Spinner Sunil Narine reported for suspect action again 3 days ago

    West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine has again been reported for a suspect illegal bowling action by the on-field umpires during Kolkata Knight Riders' away IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 22. The two on-field umpires who reported Narine for "suspected illegal action" are Richard Illingworth and Vineet Kulkarni. "A suspected...
  • Yusuf Pathan will do something special in IPL 8, says Gautam Gambhir 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has described Yusuf Pathan as the biggest game-changer of the team and predicted that the allrounder would come up with a special performance very soon in this edition of the Indian Premier League. After restricting Delhi Daredevils to 146 for eight, KKR rode...
  • Piyush Chawla joins 100-wicket club in Indian Premier League 6 days ago

    Piyush Chawla added a new feather on the cap as he became the fourth bowler to pick up 100 wickets in the Indian Premier League. After claiming two wickets during Kolkata Knight Riders' match against Delhi Daredevils on Monday, Chawla achieved this momentous feat. Chawla bowled Shreyas Iyer and then had...
  • IPL 2015: Gambhir hails bowlers after KKR's win over Delhi Daredevils 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir credited his bowlers for their comprehensive six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in the IPL Twenty20 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Monday. Morne Morkel (2/30) and Umesh Yadav (2/18) bowled a tight line to help Kolkata restrict Delhi to 146 for 8...
  • IPL 8: Gambhir steers KKR to six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Riding on skipper Gautam Gambhir's third fifty in this IPL, a clinical Kolkata Knight Riders outplayed Delhi Daredevils by six wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Monday. Chasing a modest 147 for a win, KKR lost a few early wickets but Gambhir (60) and Yusuf Pathan (40 not...
  • IPL 8: Yusuf Pathan is still our trump card, says Wasim Akram April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Yusuf Pathan may not have set this edition of the IPL ablaze with his powerful batting just yet but Kolkata Knight Riders bowling consultant Wasim Akram feels the swashbuckling all-rounder is still the team's "trump card" and one of the biggest hitters in cricket's shortest format. After making an...
  • IPL 8: Two nice injections of confidence helped us, says Gary Kirsten April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Upbeat after getting over the line in their previous two humdingers, Delhi Daredevils coach Gary Kirsten believes the team can surely take the momentum forward in the four straight home IPL games at the Feroz Shah Kotla starting against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday. "It's good to get the...
  • IPL 8: Umesh Yadav credits success to Wasim Akram April 19, 2015

    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 April 19, 2015

    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 April 19, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 16, 2015

    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 April 16, 2015

    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 April 14, 2015

    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 April 13, 2015

    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 April 12, 2015

    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 April 12, 2015

    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 April 12, 2015

    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 April 11, 2015

    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...