McCullum, Ponting other Aussie, Kiwi stars to depart, may hit Kolkata Knight riders, Chennai Superkings most

The days are soon getting over for the Australian and New Zealand bandwagon In the IPL led by Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Andrew Symonds and of course Brendan McCullum. Chennai Super Kings will be the biggest losers as their top stars Matthew Hayden and Michael Hussey will depart on April 29. The already [...]

Eden Gardens pitch under scrutiny, curator apologies to Kolkata Knight Riders

The Eden Gardens pitch, which displayed none of the qualities of an international standard cricket pitch has come under investigation from the cricket authorities. BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah has said that the erratic behaviour that was shown by the Eden Gardens pitch during the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers on Sunday would [...]

Brendan McCullum star of the first IPL match for Kolkata

As of the 17th over of the first innings of the inaugural IPL match of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Bangalore Royal Challengers, the undisputed star of the show is Brendan McCullum – whom most of us in India have never heard much about. Brendan McCullum, who opened with a distinctly scratchy Sourav Ganguly, is now [...]

In Shoaib AKhtar’s absence Kolkata Knight Riders rely on Umar Gul, Ishant Sharma, says Sourav Ganguly

Leading a team which has arch foe Ricky Ponting is not a disadvantage, says Sourav Ganguly, Kolkata Knight Riders Captain. Mercurial Pak pacer Shoaib Akhtar’s ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board has hit Kolkata Knight Riders badly but the Kolkata team is relying on yet another pacer from Pakistan, Umar Gul, to click for them [...]

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Sourav Ganguly’s core team includes Ricky Ponting

Team for inaugural clash against Bangalore Royal Challengers to be decided later, Knight Riders play practice match in Eden Gardens, Koltata Kolkata Knight Riders captain and icon player Sourav Ganguly has formed a core team to plot the strategy for his team’s success in IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team is owned by Bollywood superstar [...]

Ricky Ponting, Brett Lee, Andrew Symonds may play just two weeks in IPL

Australian cricketers participating in IPL are in a fix after team coach fixed a training camp in Queensland ahead of the West Indies tour in the first week of May, clashing with the IPL Twenty20 tournament. The DLF IPL Twenty20 tournament starts on April 18, which means Ricky Ponting (Kolkata Knight Riders), Andrew Symonds (Hyderabad), [...]

Hoog Lee, Kolkata Knight Riders, SRK and Sourav

Shah Rukh Khan, who is the co-owner of Kolkata’s IPL team Kolkata Knight Raiders, said he was very happy to be a party in the team which will be led by Sourav Ganguly. At the function, Shah Rukh launched the official team logo of “Kolkata Knight Raiders” and also launched “Hoog Lee”, its mascot, which [...]

Mohali all-rounder James Hopes keen to take on fellow Aussie players Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne in DLF IPL Twenty20

Australia’s all-rounder James Hopes is elated after winning the top bid in the second and final IPL auction on March 11 after the Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia promoted Mohali IPL team bagged him for $324,000. James Hopes, who plays for Queensland in the Australian league, will join his team mate Brett Lee in the Mohali line-up [...]

Australian cricketers to face the heat at IPL matches, says senior Indian player

The Indian Premier League may see the extension of hostilities generated during India’s recent tour of Australia, media reports said. A Kolkata-based newspaper quoted an unnamed senior Indian player to this effect, hinting at a strong possibility that the Australian players would get a hostile reception. The unnamed senior player, commenting on the availability of [...]

Australian captain Ricky Ponting urged to tear away IPL’s $400,000 contract for his own good

Ricky Ponting’s reign over the Australian cricket team has come under flak, with critics and some wellwishers urging him to resist the $400,000 IPL lure and take a break to get back into cricket afresh after regaining his form. Cricket writer Robert Craddock wrote in The Daily Telegraph that the last thing Ricky Ponting, the [...]