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The 5 Best Coaches the Indian Cricket team has ever had
The 5 Best Coaches the Indian Cricket team has ever had

"A good coach will make his players see what they can be, rather than what they are.” A good coach is a man who always works behind the scenes, and yet remains one of the key reasons for his team’s success. These mentors often go unappreciated even when their teams perform well, despite giving their players the training lessons and the drive to win. India first appointed a coach for the cricket team in 1992 and has had a total o

Jun 5 2015
The little things that knocked out defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders this season
The little things that knocked out defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders this season

Kolkata Knight Riders’ Gautam Gambhir’s bat is broken by Mumbai Indians’ Vinay Kumar’s ball Ever since the incorporation of Gautam Gambhir as the side’s captain in 2011, KKR has been a mightly fine T20 team as their performances in IPL and Champions League show. In the last five seasons they reached the IPL playoffs thrice and ended up winners two times. However despite going close in the current edit

May 21 2015
Top 3 IPL all-round performances that don't fade away
Top 3 IPL all-round performances that don't fade away

Shane Watson celebrating his century in Rajasthan Royals’ must-win game against Kolkata Knight Riders In a crucial must-win match this weekend, Shane Watson showed why he is still one of the most respected all-rounders in the world. The Rajasthan Royals opener smacked an unbeaten century to make sure his team had enough ammunition to deal with the firepower of Kolkata Knight Riders. Then he came back with the ball to pick tw

May 18 2015
IPL 2015: Mumbai Indians face Kolkata Knight Riders in do-or-die game
IPL 2015: Mumbai Indians face Kolkata Knight Riders in do-or-die game

KKR defeated MI when they met previously Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Facing a must-win situation to qualify for the playoffs, Mumbai Indians (MI) will have no other option but to go all out to ensure a win against a strong Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the return leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday. As the business end of the tournament approaches, home side Mumbai Indians after their loss to

May 13 2015
Top 5 IPL performances that went in vain
Top 5 IPL performances that went in vain

The annual cricketing bonanza, the Indian Premier League (IPL), has seen its fair share of brilliant performances, several of which can’t be described by mere words. Ever since the inception of the IPL, players have, quite often, churned out performances that have taken their side home, even under situations of extreme pressure. However, there have also been quite a few superb displays of talent by players, that haven’

IPL 2015: Team of the Week (May 4-10)
IPL 2015: Team of the Week (May 4-10)

With the group stages of the IPL almost coming to a close, teams now more than ever need to put a string of wins together to make it to the play-offs. While Chennai Super Kings look set to go through courtesy of their two wins in week five, the remaining three places are still up for grabs. So, in the penultimate week of the group stages, who were the players who outperformed the rest to make it into the team of the week? How many RCB players mak

May 12 2015
IPL 2015: KKR look to continue winning streak at home against KXIP
IPL 2015: KKR look to continue winning streak at home against KXIP

KKR have looked in irrepressible form in their backyard Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) In a repeat of last year's final, a confident Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will look to continue their rollicking form at home as they lock horns with Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. The Eden has been a fortress so far this season for KKR with three back-to-back wins and with mystery tweaker Sunil Narine

May 8 2015
All round performance gives KKR their third home win on the trot against the Delhi Daredevils
All round performance gives KKR their third home win on the trot against the Delhi Daredevils

KKR players celebrate their victory over DD Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) A superb all-round performance enabled Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) clinch their third home game on the trot with a 13-run win over the Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Thursday. Chasing the Knights' 171/7, the Daredevils could only reach 158/6 at the end of their allotted 20 overs at the Eden Gardens. The victory propelled the hosts to

May 8 2015
6 fastest cameos in the IPL
6 fastest cameos in the IPL

IPL has just crossed a monumental landmark of 500 matches. The tournament that started as “hit every ball for six” has come a long way. However, it has provided the viewers with some delightful cameos which often turned out to be game changing. Some of these cameos have aided in building a big first innings total, some have won games from hopeless situations while others have been just valiant solo efforts in an otherwise lacklu

May 7 2015
5 players who have struggled after changing teams in the IPL
5 players who have struggled after changing teams in the IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL), for a handful number of players, might have been the platform that kickstarted their career. But on the other side of the coin, there are many who slowly started fading away after starting off impressively. Their IPL career started off on a high note but once the life of caravans got them, misfortune jumped in too. They started playing for different teams but their performances started growing antonymou

May 5 2015
KKR will miss Sunil Narine but Johan Botha Brad Hogg fill up the void: Manish Pandey
KKR will miss Sunil Narine but Johan Botha Brad Hogg fill up the void: Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) dependable middle-order batsman Manish Pandey believes off-spinner Johan Botha and chinaman bowler Brad Hogg are more than capable of filling up the big void left by the absence of star tweaker Sunil Narine. West Indian Narine was reported for a suspect bowling action during an Indian Premier League match (IPL) and has been banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in Ind

May 5 2015
Mandeep Singh blitz downs Kolkata Knight Riders
Mandeep Singh blitz downs Kolkata Knight Riders

Mandeep Singh in action Bengaluru, May 2 (IANS) Mandeep Singh (45 not out, 18b, 4x4, 3x6) weaved the magic for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) who defeated champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by seven wickets with two balls to spare in a rain-shortened 10-overs-a-side game in the 2015 Pepsi Indian Premier League here on Saturday. Needing 13 runs off the final over, the 23-year old from Jalandhar blasted two sixes off Andre Russell to t

May 2 2015
IPL 2015: The perfect Super Over combinations
IPL 2015: The perfect Super Over combinations

Welcome to cricket’s most lucrative casino. When nothing can be separated after a match of twists and turns, each team must stack their chips on red or black and hope; their fate left in the hands of the Super Over roulette. It’s the sport’s best answer to a lottery. But in even the most condensed version of the game, can wily plans and strategic nous serve to give one team that decisive edge over the other? As far as

Apr 26 2015
IPL 2015: KKR look to continue winning streak against Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2015: KKR look to continue winning streak against Sunrisers Hyderabad

(From left) Umesh Yadav and Dale Steyn Visakhapatnam, April 21 (IANS) An in-form Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face a struggling David Warner led-Sunrisers Hyderabad as the defending champions look for another stroll in the park here on Wednesday. Except for a hiccup against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, where the mighty Chris Gayle single-handedly beat KKR, their other three victories have been quite convincing to say the least. On

Apr 21 2015