Batsman Lokesh Rahul is sure not taking comparison's with his namesake, Rahul Dravid, seriously but the talented Karnataka opener is keen to emulate South African ODI captain AB de Villiers in style of play.
The Robin Uthappa juggernaut rolled on as he hit a blistering unbeaten 83 off 51 balls to power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the play-offs with a 30-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens here Thursday.
A win away from clinching an IPL playoff berth, the high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders would look to complete the formalities against a beleaguered Royal Challengers Bangalore when the two teams clash at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
A disappointed Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli today rued the fact that they will now have to adopt a "wait and watch" policy to know their chances of qualifying for the play-offs after the team slumped to its seventh defeat in IPL-7.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that Virat Kohli should take it easy while leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore side which in turn would help him focus on his primary duty-- scoring as many runs as possible.
For captain Virat Kohli, watching Yuvraj Singh torment the bowlers was a pleasing sight as he lashed out at detractors of his RCB teammate, saying that people should refrain from writing off cricketers who are class apart.
Even though James Faulkner and Steven Smith played stupendous knocks to pull off a thrilling victory for Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Yuvraj Singh deserved the Man of the Match award for his marathon all-round show.
In an incredible power-hitting show, Steven Smith and James Faulkner rattled up a match-winning 85-run stand from no where as Rajasthan Royals pulled off a stunning five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL match, here today.
Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Steven Smith on Saturday said that his team would try to get on top of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who are already under pressure to win most of their remaining eight matches in order to book a berth in play-off stage of the IPL.
Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Albie Morkel has said that at least one of their top six batsmen would need to score a big one in tomorrow`s IPL match if they are keen to get the better of indomitable Kings XI Punjab.
The spotlight will be firmly on Glenn Maxwell and Royal Challengers Bangalore`s Chris Gayle as the two power-hitters gear up to lead a dazzling array of strokemakers, with the high-flying Kings XI Punjab seeking to maintain their stranglehold in IPL-7 here on Friday.
Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore`s Mitchell Starc have been fined for an ugly spat during the Indian Premier League match between the two teams at Wankhede Stadium here.