The age-old cliche that "You can either love him or hate him but you can't ignore him" fits aptly to Virat Kohli in the manner his peers and rivals look upto him even when he is going through one of the leanest patches in his international career.
Riding high on a comfortable win over Dolphins in their last encounter, Chennai Super Kings will look to keep the momentum going when they lock horns with Lahore Lions in the Champions League T20 here on Thursday.
Suresh Raina on Monday blazed his way to a 43-ball 90 and powered Chennai Super Kings to a comfortable 54-run win over Dolphins, keeping the Indian outfit's semifinal prospects alive in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 here.
The sparse crowds at the Champions League Twenty20 was not a strange phenomena since cricket lovers are not expected to come out in support of foreign teams, vying against each other in the tournament, Chennai Super Kings Coach Stephen Fleming said on Sunday.
After a shameful 3-1 Test series defeat at the hands of England, the Men in Blue will start their five match ODI series against the hosts from Monday. The first match is scheduled to take place at County Ground in Bristol.
Indian skipper Suresh Raina said he was blown away by the match-winning performance of all-rounder Stuart Binny, whose six wickets for four runs against Bangladesh here today became the best ODI bowling figures by an Indian.
Medium-pacer Stuart Binny bagged six wickets as India registered an unexpected 47-runs win against Bangladesh via Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-curtailed second One-day International to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, here on Tuesday.
After sealing a place in the second qualifier with a comfortable seven-wicket win, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday heaped praise on his bowlers for putting up a good show on a wicket that was favourable to batting.
Delhi Daredevils lost their seventh game in a row after they failed to defend a modest total of 164. Kings XI Punjab`s batsmen chased the total with two balls to spare. Delhi Daredevils put up a good show, but it was just not enough in the end. Here are the statistical highlights of the game.
The slower delivery is right now one of the biggest strengths of his bowling but Chennai Super kings pacer Mohit Sharma says he uses it sparingly to retain the element of surprise and never forgets to consult skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni before unleashing it.
Brendon McCullum smashed a belligerent unbeaten 71 after Mohit Sharma`s heroics with the ball to guide Chennai Super Kings to a comfortable seven wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match here today.
Chennai Super Kings today produced a clinical performance to register their third consecutive win in IPL-7 and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni attributed the success to the "superb" death bowling of his pace battery.
Find of last year`s Indian Premier League, Mohit Sharma is enjoying the company of his new pace colleagues in the Chennai Super Kings team and said he was trying to take as much inputs as possible from senior colleagues like Asish Nehra and Ben Hilfenhaus.
India vice-captain Virat Kohli today dismissed South Africa pacer Dale Steyn`s notion that he and his team-mates were `frightened` of the Proteas` attack, saying they were good enough to tackle the host pace battery.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni didn`t hide his disappointment in the manner Mohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled with the new ball as the visitors lost the first ODI against South Africa by a whopping 141-run margin.