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All time Royal Challengers Bangalore XI
All time Royal Challengers Bangalore XI

 Royal Challengers Bangalore play their home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy StadiumRoyal Challengers Bangalore have been, without a shade of doubt, one of the most exciting teams to watch throughout the nine editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Although the Bengaluru-based franchise haven’t had much success to boast about, it is one of the original eight franchises in the tournament which had been runner

May 13 2016
CPL T20 2016 : Kallis joins TKR as Chief Mentor
CPL T20 2016 : Kallis joins TKR as Chief Mentor

Jacques Kallis announced as Chief Mentor for TKRShah Rukh Khan owned Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) has announced that legendary South African cricketer Jacques Kallis will serve as its Chief Mentor for the 2016 HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign.Kallis, an accomplished all-rounder who scored 19,695 first-class runs and took 427 wickets overall in an illustrious career across all three formats, was a key part of the team's victorious

May 13 2016
All time Kolkata Knight Riders XI
All time Kolkata Knight Riders XI

A jubilant bunch of KKR players with the IPL trophyThe Kolkata Knight Riders side is, undoubtedly, one of the most exciting teams of the Indian T20 extravaganza, that we call the Indian Premier League (IPL). Owned by the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, the Kolkata-based IPL franchise has seen a lot of ups and downs throughout the eight editions of the coveted T20 tournament.The Knights, who play their home matches at the magnificent Eden Garde

May 9 2016
5 IPL stars who destroyed the myth that Test batsmen cannot play T20s
5 IPL stars who destroyed the myth that Test batsmen cannot play T20s

Ajinkya Rahane currently plays for the Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPLTest cricket is considered as the purest form of the game by the cricketing fraternity. The traditional format has been the torchbearer of the gentlemen’s game since the late 1880s. The classical format of the game demands some special skills from the players to flourish.With time, shorter formats have been introduced to cricket. Twenty20, the newest variant of limited

May 6 2016
IPL 2016: Mark Boucher appointed wicket-keeping consultant for KKR
IPL 2016: Mark Boucher appointed wicket-keeping consultant for KKR

Boucher will join his former international team-mate Kallis in the Knightriders campIn an interesting development, retired South African gloveman Mark Boucher is all set to join the Kolkata Knight Riders as their new wicket-keeping consultant. Cricbuzz reported the 39-year old as the new addition in the franchise’s burgeoning coaching staff.Fellow South African Jacques Kallis is the Head Coach of the franchise with the likes of Simon Katich

IPL 2016: Jacques Kallis talks about transition from cricketer to coach
IPL 2016: Jacques Kallis talks about transition from cricketer to coach

Jacques Kallis is currently the head coach of Kolkata Knight RidersThe legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who is currently donning the coach’s role in the IPL 2016 for Kolkata Knight Riders, recently talked about the transition from being a cricketer to a coach. The stalwart, who played a key role in the Sydney Thunders' title triumph in the Big Bash League, decided to concentrate on coaching in this year’s I

May 3 2016
Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis "embarrassed" to call himself South African, fans not happy

Jacques Kallis at the end of his farewell Test matchFormer Proteas all-rounder, Jacques Kallis has expressed his discontent at the official announcement that was made by the South African Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula regarding the rainbow nation’s future bidding for a number of major international sporting events, including that of rugby and cricket.Last Monday, Fikile Mbalula made an announcement which stated that Athletics South Africa

Apr 26 2016
5 players who made their former IPL franchises regret
5 players who made their former IPL franchises regret

In 2008, when IPL started with eight franchises, every team’s squad looked different from its current roster. The players were acquired by the franchises via an auction. While some of the players proved to be an essential part of the team with their performance and continued their collaboration with the team, some were allowed to leave.In a professional cricket league like IPL, players have to move on and perform whenever they get a chance,

Apr 21 2016
Who has been the best IPL all-rounder till date?
Who has been the best IPL all-rounder till date?

Some of the greatest modern day allrounders have enthralled the cricket fans with their all round brilliance on the field, ever since the initiation of IPL in 2008. Fine allrounders like Kieron Pollard, Albie Morkel, Shaun Pollock, Irfan Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja have shown their mettle with both the bat and the ball for their respective franchises.However, three prominent and deserving names come to mind when we start debating about who th

Apr 17 2016
Virat Kohli reveals he had demanded a promotion in the RCB batting order
Virat Kohli reveals he had demanded a promotion in the RCB batting order

Virat Kohli has always taken care to write his own scriptsVirat Kohli, while speaking at the Chinnaswamy Stadium ahead of Royal Challengers’ opening IPL game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, revealed some details about his earliest days at the franchise. With the dissolution of Chennai Super Kings, Kohli is one of the few remaining players who have always played for a single IPL franchise.Also read: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers

Apr 12 2016
10 all-rounders who played for a long time
10 all-rounders who played for a long time

It requires tremendous amounts of fitness, and a consistent grip over your game to play international cricket for a long time. While fast bowlers break down easily, and have relatively smaller careers due to the physical stress involved, batsmen are generally able to stretch their career longer, often by giving up one form of the game.All-rounders are one of the most fascinating species in cricket; they fit easily into the team, do double th

Apr 12 2016
IPL 2016: Shakib Al-Hasan feels Sunil Narine's clearance a huge relief for KKR
IPL 2016: Shakib Al-Hasan feels Sunil Narine's clearance a huge relief for KKR

Sunil Narine in action for the Kolkata Knight RidersThe International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to clear the bowling action of West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has come as a huge relief to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), said Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.Narine, who has played a key role in KKR's success in recent years, was cleared by the ICC on Friday. The mystery spinner successfully underwent tests at the Sri Ramacha

Apr 8 2016
5 'test-match specialists' who have done very well in the IPL
5 'test-match specialists' who have done very well in the IPL

Test Cricket is considered to be the pinnacle. In this day and age of fast paced action, there is still space and worth given to the longer version. Any cricketer around the world still hold Test Cricket to be the ultimate format, a format that demads perseverance and temperament.There are players who are cut-out for Twenty20, they play with unfiltered freedom and introduce thrill into the game. However, there have been players, and more specific

Apr 5 2016
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket

The Indian Captain and the Vice-Captain complement each otherIn cricket, a captain is undoubtedly the boss as he is the one who runs the team. He is the one who decides what’s good and what’s bad for the team. It is also expected that he will lead from the front and set examples for his other teammates. But as a family can’t be run by a single person, a cricket team also needs someone other than the skipper to hold the team toge

Apr 2 2016
5 players who left the game better than how they found it
5 players who left the game better than how they found it

Over the years, the game of cricket has dished out greats who even after they have bid adieu to the game have not been forgotten. This is due to their belligerence, their defiance, their astute cricket brains, their bull-minded approach and their superhuman abilities.These players inherited a game they loved, and by their own contributions left an indelible impression both on the game and on the general public. No wonder when they look back at th

Mar 12 2016
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