Hailing Chinaman exponent Brad Hogg for ably replacing spin ace Sunil Narine in the side, Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Wasim Akram on Tuesday credited skipper Gautam Gambhir for effecting a seamless change in the slow-bowling department.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Monday lauded pacer Umesh Yadav for setting up the 35-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad by claiming two crucial wickets in the opening over of the innings.
Kolkata Knight Riders will have the psychological edge over Sunrisers Hyderabad but the defending champions will be wary of the visiting side's resurgence when they clash in an IPL cricket match at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
Pumped up after a thrilling win over the smooth-sailing Chennai Super Kings, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL cricket match here on Saturday.
Having extracted sweet revenge against the Chennai Super Kings at home - only two days after going down to the three time winners in an away match - Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said he was confident of chasing down the visitors` formidable total considering the firepower in his batting arsenal.
Robin Uthappa and Andre Russell struck belligerent fifties after veteran Brad Hogg's four-wicket haul to help Kolkata Knight Riders return to winning ways with a seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a thriling Indian Premier League match here on Thursday.
The Indian Premier League 2015 didn’t get off to the best of starts. Terming the opening ceremony as a disaster would be putting it mildly. However, that was quickly forgotten as the tournament got underway.
Reeling under an agonising two-run defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders would look to quickly redeem themselves when they face the same opponents in the return leg Indian Premier League cricket match here on Thursday.
Going down to Chennai Super Kings in a thriller, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said his batsmen messed up the game by playing too many dot balls and failing to rotate the strike.
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.
In the recently concluded Cricket World Cup, while we witnessed some of the most outstanding performances from different cricketers, one which overshadowed the rest was of Kumar Sangakkara hitting four consecutive centuries. That the veteran was playing in his last World Cup, made the feat all the more special. While most of his contemporaries found it difficult to shine in cricket's biggest extravaganza, Sanga, who is one of the most underrated cricketer in world cricket, showed yet again why he deserves to go down as one of the finest cricketers to have played the game.
Skipper David Warner led from the front with a blistering 91 as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated defending champions Kolkata knight Riders by 16 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-truncated match of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, here on Wednesday.