Delhi Daredevils are expected to get a boost ahead of their IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday with pacer Zaheer Khan likely to recover from his injury and make a comeback into the team, the side's assistant coach Praveen Amre has said.
Royal Challengers Bangalore bat Chris Gayle on Saturday dedicated to his mother on her birthday the man of the match award given to him in the Indian Premier league match against Kolkata Knight Riders here.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday rued dropping Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle twice saying "If you keep dropping catches, someone like Chris will hurt you."
Chris Gayle hammered the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers into submission with a breathtaking 96 that guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a three-wicket victory in an Indian Premier League encounter here today.
When AB de Villiers gets going a bowler can hardly do anything as the South African skipper has the ability to hit 360-degrees, his compatriot and Kolkata Knight Riders speedster Morne Morkel said on Friday.
Morne Morkel's tidy spell might have earned him the Man of the Match award but for skipper Gautam Gambhir said Surya Kumar Yadav was the 'game-changer' in Kolkata Knight Riders' clinical seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the IPL-8 T20 cricket tournament opener here.
Having bagged the man of the match with impressive figures of 2/18 in the eighth Indian Premier League lung opener, South African pacer Morne Morkel says he only had to make the best use of the favourable conditions at the Eden Gardens.
Kolkata Knight Riders might have come up trumps in a high-scoring IPL opener against Mumbai Indians, but skipper Gautam Gambhir was all praise for his bowling unit that was ably led by South African speedster Morne Morkel.
Even before the six from Grant Elliott's bat landed into the stands at Eden Park, the jubilant Kiwi dugout rushed to embrace their unheralded hero. The 40,000 spectators rose to their feet. Firecrackers adorned the sky as Elliot punched the air in delight.
Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott hit a six off the penultimate ball to take New Zealand into their first World Cup final when they defeated the Proteas by four wickets in a rain-hit semi-final thriller at Eden Park on Tuesday.
Publicly labelled "soft" by former test bowler Shane Warne only a few months ago, paceman Mitchell Starc has come of age at the cricket World Cup and could prove key to Australia`s hopes of winning a fourth trophy.