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‘Guys like Dhoni and Kohli…’: Jos Buttler reveals Sangakkara’s advice after win over KKR | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In a breathtaking display of batting mastery, Jos Buttler spearheaded Rajasthan Royals (RR) to a historic victory, trumping Sunil Narine's blazing century as they pulled off a joint-record chase in the IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Tuesday.Facing a daunting target of 224 runs, RR found themselves in a precarious position at 121-6 in the 13th over. However, Buttler showcased remarkable resilience and determination, unleashing a sensational 60-ball 107-run innings to guide his team to victory with just one ball to spare at Kolkata's iconic Eden Gardens.This remarkable chase equaled RR's own record set in 2020 when they successfully chased down 224 against Kings XI Punjab in Sharjah.Buttler's heroics didn't stop there as he notched his second century of the se...
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‘He gave me the confidence…’: Sunil Narine credits Gautam Gambhir for his resurgence as KKR opener | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In a breathtaking exhibition of power-hitting, Sunil Narine showcased his prowess by smashing his maiden century in T20 cricket, guiding Kolkata Knight Riders to a formidable total of 223/6 in the IPL 2024 clash against Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.Following Rajasthan's decision to field first, Narine unleashed a barrage of boundaries and sixes, achieving his highest T20 score in stunning fashion.He reached his century in just 49 deliveries, etching his name as only the third KKR player to achieve this milestone in the IPL. Additionally, he became the first home player to score a century at the iconic Eden Gardens in the history of the IPL.Narine used his trademark stand-and-hit style of batting as he muscled the bowlers to the boundary to eventually ...
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Watch: Avesh Khan grabs a one-handed blinder on his follow-through, takes Samson’s glove and shows it to dressing room | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In a breathtaking display of athleticism, Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Avesh Khan stunned spectators with a one-handed blinder on his follow-through to get rid of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener Philip Salt in the IPL match at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.The remarkable feat didn't end there, as Avesh, in a moment of flair, took skipper Sanju Samson's glove and theatrically displayed it towards the dressing room.This theatrics by Avesh transpired due to Samson's statement after their last match against GT: "I need to tell my fast bowlers that it's a bit easier to catch with the gloves instead of hands." Samson was not very happy with the way RR fielded against GT, especially on one occasion when he almost collided with paceman Avesh in pursuit of a skier, ultimately b...
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Sunil Narine becomes third KKR player to achieve this feat in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Sunil Narine, known primarily for his crafty spin bowling, has also showcased his explosive batting skills on numerous occasions in this IPL season. His knack for clearing the boundary ropes with ease, especially in the shortest format of the game makes him a formidable force.The Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder's consistent batting performances has become the talk of the town.While opening the batting, Narine dismantles the opposition bowling attacks with his aggressive stroke play and quick scoring.Narine etched his name in the history books on Tuesday by becoming only the third KKR batter to score a century in the history of IPL since its inception in 2008.Narine got to his maiden IPL century off just 49 balls against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens before being di...
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‘Keeping fingers crossed’: Delhi Capitals sweat over David Warner’s availability against Gujarat Titans | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting on Tuesday disclosed that an X-ray conducted on David Warner's swollen finger didn't indicate any significant injury. However, a decision regarding his participation in the upcoming IPL game against Gujarat Titans will depend on the results of a fitness test conducted before the match.The Capitals are scheduled to face Gujarat Titans in an away fixture in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, with Warner's fitness being closely monitored.The experienced top-order batsman sustained the finger injury during his batting stint in the previous match against Lucknow Super Giants."David did have an X-ray after the last game. That X-ray came back all clear. But, he's got a lot of swelling around the knuckle on his left hand. We'll give him a fitness te...
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Luck finally eludes Shreyas Iyer! KKR skipper loses toss against RR despite kissing coin before flipping | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] The TOI Sports Desk excels in a myriad of roles that capture the essence of live sporting events and deliver compelling content to readers worldwide. From running live blogs for India and non-India cricket matches to global spectacles featuring Indian talents, like the Chess World Cup final featuring Praggnanandhaa and the Badminton World Championships semifinal featuring HS Prannoy, our live coverage extends to all mega sporting events. We extensively cover events like the Olympics, Asian Games, Cricket World Cups, FIFA World Cups, and more. The desk is also adept at writing comprehensive match reports and insightful post-match commentary, complemented by stats-based articles that provide an in-depth analysis of player performances and team dynamics. We track news wires for key s...
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‘Rishabh Pant deserves to be…’: Ricky Ponting makes a big statement on wicketkeeper-batter | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant will play "every day of the week" in head coach Ricky Ponting's Indian squad for the forthcoming T20 World Cup, even though several well-known players are making a strong case with some outstanding performances in the current IPL.Ponting was uncertain about Pant's ability to return to the field after the horrifying vehicle accident in December 2022.But given how he has been doing since getting back into the game and his incredible fortitude, the DC head coach is certain that he will be the player boarding the plane to New York by the end of the IPL."Do I believe whether Rishabh should be there in the World Cup squad? Absolutely I do. He deserves to be in that T20 World Cup squad by the end of the IPL," Ponting told PTI in an exclusive interview."I think we ...
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‘Bahut hi gajabe commentary kar rahe Bhojpuriya me’: Suresh Raina shares candid chat with MS Dhoni | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The camaraderie between MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina is well-known in the cricketing world. They share a bond that goes beyond the pitch, often seen in their off-field friendship.During a heartfelt discussion, Raina shared that Dhoni had expressed his enjoyment of the Bhojpuri commentary in the current IPL 2024 season. This conversation took place while Raina was assisting the former CSK captain at the Wankhede Stadium.On Sunday, Raina proved to be a true friend to Dhoni, as he helped his former captain, who was not feeling well, make his way through the Wankhede Stadium after the IPL 2024 El Clasico match between CSK and Mumbai Indians.Dhoni has been grappling with a persistent knee issue. During the intense encounter against their fierce competitors, MI, his left leg was...
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Every game is like semifinal for us now: RCB coach Andy Flower | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bengaluru head coach Andy Flower said that each of their next seven games will have to be treated like a playoff after his team's sixth loss in seven Indian Premier League games.RCB lost by 25 runs to Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Monday, which was another blow for their hopes of making the playoffs.“It is obviously knockout time and every game is like a semifinal for us now.But we will have to think that we will come back stronger,” Flower said on RCB Game Day.RCB conceded the highest-ever IPL total – 287 for three – as the Hyderabad batters went on a merry ride against their directionless bowlers.Flower admitted that it was a tough night for his side.“It was a really tough night in the field, of course, as they finished so powerfully that it probably t...
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‘It was never going to be a game where you…’: Former Australian skipper on RCB-SRH run-fest | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bengaluru, the focus was primarily on hitting sixes rather than showcasing traditional batting skills, according to Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia's T20 World Cup-winning team.SRH posted a formidable total of 287 for three, surpassing their previous record of 277/3 against Mumbai Indians on March 27 in Hyderabad.This impressive score was largely due to Travis Head's first-ever T20 century and Heinrich Klaasen's destructive innings of 67 runs.In response, Dinesh Karthik played a blistering knock of 83 runs off just 35 deliveries for RCB. However, his efforts were not enough to secure a victory for his team. The match witnessed a total of 38 sixes being hit by both teams, highlighting the dominance ...
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‘Please stop wearing that shirt immediately’: AB de Villiers asks RCB’s ‘bad omen’ | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former South African and Royal Challengers Bengaluru cricketer AB de Villiers has requested former New Zealand and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Scott Styris to stop wearing the RCB jersey. The Bengaluru-based franchise has been struggling in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season, with only two points from seven games, placing them at the bottom of the table.Styris, who has been seen sporting the RCB jersey on match days, is now considered a bad omen for the team. In response to Styris' post, De Villiers commented, "Please stop wearing that shirt immediately!!!!"Styris, however, has thrown down the gauntlet to De Villiers, declaring that he will stop wearing the RCB shirt for the team's upcoming matches if the South African legend agrees to wear a Chenna...
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Hardik Pandya’s inclusion in T20 World Cup squad depends on IPL bowling performance: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India captain Rohit Sharma recently held a meeting with head coach Rahul Dravid and chief selector Ajit Agarkar in Mumbai during the ongoing IPL 2024 season, according to a media report. The primary agenda of the meeting, which took place at the BCCI headquarters, was to discuss the squad composition for the upcoming T20 World Cup.According to a report by The Indian Express, a crucial decision was made regarding Hardik Pandya's inclusion in the team.The trio decided that bowling regularly during the IPL 2024 will be key to Pandya's chances of making the cut in the squad.IPL 2024: POINTS TABLE | ORANGE CAP | PURPLE CAPThe meeting focused significantly on the selection of fast bowling all-rounders for the T20 World Cup, which will be co-hosted by the USA and Caribbean isl...
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Watch – ‘Mujhe yeh hairstyle chahiye’: Shah Rukh Khan teases KKR star for his new look | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, was left awe-struck by the new hairstyle of KKR spinner Suyash Sharma during a post-match meeting and greeting session with players from both KKR and Lucknow Super Giants.In a video shared on KKR's social media platforms, Shah Rukh Khan can be seen engaging in a lighthearted conversation with Suyash Sharma about his new look. The actor jokingly asked, "Kisse pooch ke kiya hai? (Who did you ask before changing your look?) [laughs]." Suyash responded, saying, "It was my decision."SRK then turned to someone named Pooja and said, "Pooja, mujhe yeh hairstyle chahiye," expressing his desire to sport a similar hairstyle.Watch: Suyash Sharma's new short-hair look has surprised not only Shah Rukh Khan but also the fans, as t...
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After breaking highest total record twice this IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad now ‘eyeing 300’ | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: On a batting rampage this Indian Premier League season, unstoppable Sunrisers Hyderabad have already broken the record for highest total in league's history twice. When the franchise posted a mammoth 277 for 3 against Mumbai Indians last month, everyone expected the record to stay for a while. But on Monday, Sunrisers produced another epic performance with the bat, bettering that by making 287 for 3 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the Chinnaswamy. The platform for the new highest total was laid by SRH opener Travis Head (102 off 41), who fired the fourth fastest ton of the league, off just 39 balls. To go with that in-form South African Heinrich Klaasen also struck a breezy 31-ball 67. The Australian, Head, after his incredible hundred, said that the franchise no...
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‘Rs 47 crore on the bench’: RCB under fire for not playing big-ticket players | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bengaluru team management made headlines by keeping four of their star players on the bench during their recent Indian Premier League match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. This decision came under scrutiny as the combined value of these players amounted to a staggering Rs 47 crore.The players in question were Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj.Green was acquired from Mumbai Indians for a hefty sum of Rs 17.5 crore, while Joseph was purchased for Rs 11.5 crore. On the other hand, Maxwell and Siraj were retained by the team for Rs 11 crore and Rs 7 crore, respectively.This surprising move was highlighted by former India opener, Abhinav Mukund, who took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to express his disbelief. He twee...
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Glenn Maxwell takes “mental and physical” break from IPL 2024

[ad_1] A file photo of RCB’s Glenn Maxwell | Photo Credit: Murali Kumar K Royal Challengers Bengaluru all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has decided to take a “mental and physical” break from the Indian Premier League after going through a modest run in the tournament. Maxwell’s absence from RCB’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bengaluru on Monday was initially attributed to a finger injury he suffered during the previous match against Mumbai Indians, but he later admitted that he has taken a break from the league. “It was a pretty easy decision. I went to Faf and the coaches after the last game (vs Mumbai Indians) and said it was probably time we tried someone else (in his place). It’s actually a good time to give myself a bit of a mental and physical break, get my body right,” Maxwell s...
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‘Better than Gayle, just behind Rohit, Hardik’: Former India T20 World Cup winner hits out at Virat Kohli’s strike-rate critics | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] The TOI Sports Desk excels in a myriad of roles that capture the essence of live sporting events and deliver compelling content to readers worldwide. From running live blogs for India and non-India cricket matches to global spectacles featuring Indian talents, like the Chess World Cup final featuring Praggnanandhaa and the Badminton World Championships semifinal featuring HS Prannoy, our live coverage extends to all mega sporting events. We extensively cover events like the Olympics, Asian Games, Cricket World Cups, FIFA World Cups, and more. The desk is also adept at writing comprehensive match reports and insightful post-match commentary, complemented by stats-based articles that provide an in-depth analysis of player performances and team dynamics. We track news wires for key s...
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Struggling for form, RCB all-rounder Glenn Maxwell takes a break from IPL 2024 | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Going through a poor run of form, star Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell late on Monday revealed that he has taken a break from the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. Maxwell's revelation came during the post-match press conference after Royal Challengers Bengaluru's fifth straight defeat of the season. The all-rounder, who had just 32 runs in the six games for RCB this season, sat out of the clash against Sunrisers at the Chinnaswamy, where a record-shattering 549 runs were scored in two innings combined. Chasing an improbable 288 for a much-needed win, RCB finished at 262 for 7 for their sixth defeat of the season. After the game, Maxwell admitted that he has been struggling and it was better for him to take a break and refresh himself 'physically and men...
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KKR vs RR Head-To-Head Record Ahead Of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL Match

[ad_1] KKR vs RR Head To Head History: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 will see Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on April 16 (Tuesday) in the 31st match of the tournament. This clash features two of the strongest teams in IPL 2024 so far. RR currently lead the IPL 2024 points table with five wins from their last six matches. Meanwhile, KKR sit just one position below them with four wins out of five matches. Shreyas Iyer's KKR will enter the match following a convincing 8-wicket win against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in their last game. Meanwhile, Sanju Samson's RR are coming off a 3-wicket victory over PBKS. KKR vs RR Head-To-Head History In IPL In their IPL history, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan ...
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IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad break own record, score all-time high total in 25-run win as Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s woes continue | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] BENGALURU: Sunrisers Hyderabad batters have been on a roll, and on Monday against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, they were at their belligerent best. Travis Head (102; 41b, 9x4, 8x6) scored the fourth fastest IPL century to help his team secure a 25-run win at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here after achieving the highest-ever total in the league — 287/3 in 20 overs. SRH broke their own record of 277/3 set against Mumbai Indians last month.Red-hot Heinrich Klaasen also made it count with a quick-fire half century (67; 31b, 2x4, 7x6).Aiden Markram and Abdul Samad too joined the party. SRH hit 22 sixes, a record for most maximums in a single IPL innings. Batting allrounder Will Jacks — who bowls off-spin — was RCB’s most economical bowler with an economy rate of 10.70.IPL 2024: POINTS TAB...