Sunil Narine might be out with a suspected bowling action but Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa feels the beleaguered mystery spinner would come back stronger to form a lethal combination with Brad Hogg in the coming IPL cricket matches.
After losing by two runs in the first leg two days ago, Kolkata Knight Riders were determined to bring out their best game and avenge the loss, opener Robin Uthappa said after scripting a seven-wicket win in the return leg fixture of the IPL T20 cricket tournament here.
Robin Uthappa and Andre Russell struck belligerent fifties after veteran Brad Hogg's four-wicket haul to help Kolkata Knight Riders return to winning ways with a seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a thriling Indian Premier League match here on Thursday.
Going down to Chennai Super Kings in a thriller, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said his batsmen messed up the game by playing too many dot balls and failing to rotate the strike.
Two-time winners Chennai Super Kings pulled off a sensational last-ball two-run victory over defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders with some brilliant bowling and fielding effort which saw them defend a low score in their thrilling IPL match, here on Tuesday.
Two most successful IPL franchises collide in Match 28 of the tournament. Having won the league on two occasions each, the prospect of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a mouthwatering one.
Mumbai cricketer Sarfaraz Khan on Wednesday became the youngest cricketer to play in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). The 17-year-old turned up for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Chennai Super Kings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Kolkata Knight Riders are riding high in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 8 after having got off to a good start in the tournament. KKR lie on third position in the table having won three and losing just one game so far. The defending champions' consistency has been a major highlight and their skipper Gautam Gambhir should be lauded for the effort.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir defended under-fire opener Robin Uthappa's allegedly scuffle with Royal Challengers Bangalore youngster Sarfaraz Khan, saying that such things "happen" during a high intensity cricket tournament like Indian Premier League.
IPL match referee Javagal Srinath denied receiving any complaint from Royal Challengers Bangalore after reports emerged of a scuffle between their player Sarfaraz Khan and Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa post the game at Eden Gardens, here on Saturday.
The talented Indian youngsters of Kolkata Knight Riders made all the difference as Mumbai Indians struggled to get breakthroughs, skipper Rohit Sharma said after their seven-wicket loss in the IPL-8 T20 cricket tournament opener here on Wednesday.
Keen to put the Sunil Narine controversy behind them, Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their title defence against a formidable Mumbai Indians side in the IPL cricket opener at the Eden Gardens, here onWednesday.
Kolkata Knight Riders' mystery spinner Sunil Narine was the cynosure of all eyes during their training session here on Monday as the West Indian bowled with his remodelled action under the watchful eyes of coach Trevor Bayliss at the Eden Gardens.
The likes of Robin Uthappa and Kedar Jadhav will be eyeing to resurrect their international careers, before embarking on high-octane IPL contest, when Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka and Rest of India (RoI) lock horns in the Irani Cup here Tuesday.
Looking to retain the title, defending champions Karnataka will face an uphill task against the formidable Tamil Nadu in the final of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament at the Wankhede Stadium, here on Sunday.