Registering their first points of the competition in the final league game, Barbados Tridents managed an edgy six-wicket consolation win against Northern Knights in a rain-reduced Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here on Tuesday.
New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni erred in his decision after winning the toss, and said the entire Kiwi outfit was surprised when the Indian skipper decided to bowl first in the second Twenty20 game at a relatively slow Chepauk pitch here.
Kings XI Punjab stand-in captain David Hussey today said that the run-out of Mumbai Indians stumper Dinesh Karthik to end a 75-run partnership with James Franklin turned their IPL match here in their favour.
New Zealand fast bowler James Franklin has defended teammate Jesse Ryder who has been under-fire for his failure to guide the Kiwi side to victory despite finding themselves in a comfortable situation at one point in the game against the Proteas in the final Twenty20 match.
Mumbai Indians all-rounder James Franklin, who top-scored with an unbeaten 42 in his side`s five-wicket defeat to New South Wales on Sunday, said the Chepauk pitch was one of the most challenging he had played on.
New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin on Monday expressed disappointment at missing out on a central contract for the second consecutive year and insisted that he had a lot to offer, especially in cricket Tests.