Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would look to continue their dominance at their home ground when they take on an unpredictable Delhi Daredevils (DD) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
By his lofty batting standards in recent Tests as well as in the World Cup, Steve Smith has succeeded only moderately in the IPL cricket tournament for Rajasthan Royals this season, but he is optimistic that he would deliver big in the coming games.
Australia might have thrashed England 5-0 in their previous Ashes contest Down Under but key batsman Steve Smith feels their arch-rivals in Test cricket would be a force to reckon with in the July-August return series in England.
As Pakistan gets ready to host Zimbabwe in its first proper home series in six years, the Federation of International Cricketers' Association warned against international teams touring the country, stating its security experts had said the "risk is unmanageable".
Rajasthan Royals are in a similar situation like last year when they were one win away from qualifying for the IPL cricket play-offs but were knocked out by Mumbai Indians and the team members have talked about it, said Stuart Binny here on Wednesday.
Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss on Wednesday said that his side have made a smooth transition from Sunil Narine to Brad Hogg but they still want the Trinidadian spinner badly in the ongoing IPL cricket tournament.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said rain interruptions during their runchase against Delhi Daredevils helped his team regain focus as they changed tactics after batting with an eye on the D/L formula initially in the crucial IPL game.
After rediscovering his form with a stroke-filled half century, Yuvraj Singh rued that his team Delhi Daredevils could not deliver the knock-out blow on the Mumbai Indians despite reducing the hosts to 40 for 4 and lost the crucial IPL cricket game.
After a magical bowling performance that saw him bagging the man of the match award against the Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians` veteran offie Harbhajn Singh said he was using his experience to deliver at his best.