Mumbai Indians might be low in confidence after their four successive defeats but RCB allrounder Darren Sammy said they are not going to take their rivals lightly and will look to play fearless cricket when they clash in an IPL-8 match here on Sunday.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir defended under-fire opener Robin Uthappa's allegedly scuffle with Royal Challengers Bangalore youngster Sarfaraz Khan, saying that such things "happen" during a high intensity cricket tournament like Indian Premier League.
Not undermining Dale Steyn's ability with the ball, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner said that he wishes to continue with New Zealand speedster Trent Boult in the playing XI before he turns to the South African pacer's services in IPL-8.
Royal Challengers Bangalore may have faltered against Sunrisers Hyderabad after notching up a win in their first game, but captain Virat Kohli expects a complete turnaround once Adam Milne and Mitchell Starc recover from their respective injuries to make it to the playing XI.
SunRisers Hyderabad rode on the individual brilliance of David Warner and Trent Boult to open their account in the eighth Indian Premier League (IPL) with a convincing eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore here today.
IPL match referee Javagal Srinath 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, here on Saturday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore bat Chris Gayle on Saturday dedicated to his mother on her birthday the man of the match award given to him in the Indian Premier league match against Kolkata Knight Riders here.
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."
When AB de Villiers gets going a bowler can hardly do anything as the South African skipper has the ability to hit 360-degrees, his compatriot and Kolkata Knight Riders speedster Morne Morkel said on Friday.
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 in an IPL cricket match here on Saturday.
Talented South African left-hander David Miller's career has been on the upswing after his spectacular 38-ball hundred for Kings XI Punjab against RCB during the 2013 IPL and he admits that his stint with the franchise "has made him a better batsman".
After playing a crucial role in Australia's World Cup victory, Mitchell Johnson is now training his eyes on the challenge of bowling to the fearsome AB de Villiers when Kings XI Punjab take on RCB in the eighth edition of Indian Premier League.
Sachin Tendulkar took the centrestage at the Eden Gardens as the Mumbai Indians 'icon' was seen giving a pep talk to his team before getting into a long chat with RCB skipper Virat Kohli ahead of the IPL-8 opener here on Wednesday.
Captain Virat Kohli said Royal Challengers Bangalore's star-studded batting line-up will be able to express itself better in IPL-8 with the arrival of players such as Darren Sammy and S Badrinath in the team.
New Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Friday that his experience of managing the Indian cricket team's pacers in the World Cup gives him immense confidence of providing a creditable performance in his newest job.