Two most successful IPL franchises collide in Match 28 of the tournament. Having won the league on two occasions each, the prospect of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a mouthwatering one.
Mumbai cricketer Sarfaraz Khan on Wednesday became the youngest cricketer to play in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). The 17-year-old turned up for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Chennai Super Kings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Kolkata Knight Riders are riding high in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 8 after having got off to a good start in the tournament. KKR lie on third position in the table having won three and losing just one game so far. The defending champions' consistency has been a major highlight and their skipper Gautam Gambhir should be lauded for the effort.
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.
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.
The talented Indian youngsters of Kolkata Knight Riders made all the difference as Mumbai Indians struggled to get breakthroughs, skipper Rohit Sharma said after their seven-wicket loss in the IPL-8 T20 cricket tournament opener here on Wednesday.
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 cricket opener at the Eden Gardens, here onWednesday.
Kolkata Knight Riders' mystery spinner Sunil Narine was the cynosure of all eyes during their training session here on Monday as the West Indian bowled with his remodelled action under the watchful eyes of coach Trevor Bayliss at the Eden Gardens.
The likes of Robin Uthappa and Kedar Jadhav will be eyeing to resurrect their international careers, before embarking on high-octane IPL contest, when Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka and Rest of India (RoI) lock horns in the Irani Cup here Tuesday.
Looking to retain the title, defending champions Karnataka will face an uphill task against the formidable Tamil Nadu in the final of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament at the Wankhede Stadium, here on Sunday.
Karnataka virtually assured themselves a place in the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament after setting a near impossible 683 runs target in front of Assam in their second innings on the fourth and penultimate day of the quarterfinal tie, here on Thursday.
Karnataka stamped their authority on the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal being held here by cleaning up Assam for 185 before taking a 404-run lead at stumps on day three of the cricket match at Holkar Stadium.
Karnataka placed themselves in the drivers' seat as they piled on a huge 452 all out in their first innings before reducing Assam to 58 for three on the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket quarterfinal match here.
Robin Uthappa hit a brilliant 153, while Lokesh Rahul struck a patient 91 as defending champions Karnataka reached 302-2 at stumps on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match against Assam, here.
Forty-time champions Mumbai sneaked into the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament by virtue of their first innings lead in their last Group A league match against holders Karnataka, which ended in a draw here today.
Manish Pandey (92 not out) remained on course for his 14th first class century as Karnataka came up with a splendid batting effort against Madhya Pradesh by ending the day two of their Ranji Trophy Group A contest at 214 for three, here on Wednesday.