Robin Uthappa has got a big chance to show his mettle once again in the international level, as the star batsman will hope to put up a big show against Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Thursday. The Karnataka batsman's last outing for the national team came against Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series, earlier in June.
The Uttar Pradesh senior One Day squad that will take part in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Friday saw former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin's son Mohammed Asaduddin being included just after appearing for trials at the state team's nets a week back.
He started his career as an equally talented U-19 cricketer like his illustrious peer Virat Kohli but Manish Pandey believes his former India colts colleague "fully deserved to play for the country" ahead of him.
Gautam Gambhir is confident that his Kolkata Knight Riders teammate Sunil Narine will return to action as a "better bowler and stronger human being" after he was reported twice for a suspect bowling action in the CLT20.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)'s convincing victory over IPL title-holders Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Saturday in the final of the Champions League (CLT20) made thousands of Bangalore fans celebrate the moment with frenzy in the Chinnaswamy stadium, which erupted with joy under floodlights.
Suresh Raina on Saturday hit a blistering century pulverising Kolkata Knight Riders into submission as Chennai Super Kings exacted a sweet revenge clinching the Oppo Champions League T20 in style with an eighth-wicket victory in a thoroughly one-sided final.
Former West Indies captain Richie Richardson today came out in full support of mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been barred from playing the Champions League T20 final for a suspect illegal bowling action, saying he will return as an even better bowler.
The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would still be a tough nut to crack when they clash in the Oppo Champions League T20 final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine was today reported for the second time for a suspect illegal bowling action and he will not be eligible to bowl in the CLT20 final on Saturday, the organisers of the tournament said.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir today attributed his side's splendid run in the Champions League Twenty20 to collective effort, saying that his team has done well in all departments of the game en route to the final.