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KKR’s dream gives us a hint to how they see cricket’s future

Balance needed between formats, franchise, and international cricket and also between enriching corporates and enriching the sport Balance needed between formats, franchise, and international cricket and also between enriching corporates and enriching the sport The cat is beginning to slip out of the bag. The chief executive of Kolkata Knight riders has been quoted in the Daily Telegraph as saying that IPL franchises hope to contract players for 12 months of the year to play for their different teams. “If we were able to have X number of contracted players, and were able to use them all in different leagues, I think that would be nirvana. Hopefully, someday it will happen,” Venky Mysore told the newspaper.Meanwhile Ravi Shastri, player, coach and television pundit, in a podcast batted...
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Ajinkya Rahane: Will be fully fit in 6-8 weeks, says Ajinkya Rahane on hamstring injury | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Out-of-favour India batter Ajinkya Rahane said it would take at least six to eight weeks to recover fully from the hamstring injury he had sustained while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in this year's Indian Premier League. Rahane had sustained the injury in KKR's second last game and was subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. "That (injury) was really unfortunate. But my rehab is going really well. I am recovering really well. I was in Bangalore (at the NCA) for nearly 10 days and I am going there again for my rehab and recovery. It's been on track," Rahane told PTI. "So right now my only focus is on getting better. Get fit as soon as possible and be on the field. I am not sure (when) I will be able to get (fully) fit, it is expected to be around 6-8 week...
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Hard life of the ever-smiling cricketer Rinku Singh, KKR’s rising star

The trophy shelf in Rinku Singh’s room is out of space. The latest addition to the collection is his Man of the Match award for an enterprising cameo against Rajasthan Royals. “It was my first Man of the Match award, so it is special,” the Kolkata Knight Riders’ batter says. There’s another trophy that dates back a decade and is very dear to him. He took home a figurine of a cricketer for being Man of the Series during a ‘School T20 World Cup’ held in his hometown Aligarh. Rinku was also given the keys to a motorcycle by the organisers of the tournament. The two-wheeler was a blessing for Rinku. “That was the day my father stopped caning me for playing cricket. I used to get whacked everytime I returned from a match because my father thought I was wasting my time. The motorbike brought ...
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Rinku Singh: My father didn’t eat for 2-3 days when I was injured, recalls KKR’s Rinku Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Rinku Singh, Kolkata Knight Riders' sensational batter, is a remarkable story that has a huge dose of hardships, rejection, dejection and heart-break and eventually success. In between, his story also involves injury scares and a three-month suspension by the BCCI in 2019 for playing in a T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi. Rinku survived all those setbacks, scored a pile of runs for Uttar Pradesh at the domestic level and slowly and steadily achieved success. The left-hander said that the last five years of his career have been challenging, but he didn't lose self-belief during his injury times. The batter from Aligarh said that his father didn't eat for 2-3 days when he heard about his injury. "I wasn't happy staying away from cricket for so long. My father didn't eat for 2-3 days. I...
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IPL 2022: LSG & RR frontrunners to join GT in top 4 – All playoffs possibilities in 11 points | Cricket News – Times of India

With just six matches left to play now in the league stage of IPL 2022, there still remain 64 possible combinations of results. TOI looks at each of these possibilities to calculate the chances of individual teams making it to the playoffs. As things stand, one team is sure to top the group stage while two are definitely out of the playoffs, leaving seven teams still in with a chance of booking the remaining three slots. Here is how the teams stand as of Tuesday morning: * Despite having two more matches, MI is out of the reckoning for a playoff spot *CSK have one more match but no chance of making the playoffs. CSK can however damage RR's chances if they win their last game *SRH's chances of finishing in the top four spots on points have reduced to 6.3% and at best they can now be join...
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Hamstring injury forces Ajinkya Rahane out of rest of IPL 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: In another big blow to Kolkata Knight Riders' slender hopes of qualifying for the IPL 2022 playoffs, opener Ajinkya Rahane has been ruled out of the tournament ahead of their last league game on Wednesday against the Lucknow Super Giants due to a “bad hamstring injury.” Confirming the news, a source at the Knight Riders told TOI: “Yes, unfortunately (Rahane is out of the rest of IPL-15). He suffered a bad hamstring injury in the last game (against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune on Saturday).” Rahane didn’t come out to field in that match after being injured while batting. The former India captain exited the KKR bubble on Monday evening. Rahane will now report to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, where he will recover from the injury. In seven games this IPL, Rahane scored ...
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IPL 2022: GT now guaranteed top slot, 7 teams vying for 3 remaining spots – All playoffs possibilities in 11 points | Cricket News – Times of India

With the IPL 2022 entering its last week there are seven remaining matches in the league stage now and 128 possible combinations of results. TOI looks at each of these possibilities to calculate the chances of individual teams making it to the playoffs. Both matches played on Sunday - the first between GT and CSK and the second between RR and LSG have cemented GT's position as the chart-topper. The first spot in the points table now belongs to GT and it still remains the only team to officially qualify for the playoffs so far. RR's win in the second match on Sunday means that LSG can also no longer top the points table. So far MI and CSK are the only teams that have been officially ruled out of the playoffs race and as of Monday morning, May 16, there are still three of the top four slo...
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IPL 2022: KKR’s qualification chances go up to almost 19%, SRH’s chances fall to under 13% – All playoffs possibilities in 11 points | Cricket News – Times of India

With the penultimate week of IPL 2022 coming to an end there are now only 9 matches left to play in the league stage, but that too translates into 512 possible combinations of results. TOI looks at each of these possibilities to calculate the chances of individual teams making it to the playoffs. Although MI and CSK can no longer qualify for the playoff stage, as on Sunday morning, May 15, three of the four top spots are still open. So far GT is the only team that has qualified for the playoffs while after Saturday's win KKR is clinging on to its chances of qualifying for the next level. Here is what the possibilities look like: * Despite having two more matches left to play, MI is out of the reckoning for a playoff spot * CSK too is in the same boat. Two more matches but no chance of q...
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IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights: KKR ‘stay alive’ on paper after 54-run win against SRH | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Andre Russell's all-round brilliance theoretically kept Kolkata Knight Riders in contention for a play-off berth as they recorded a comprehensive 54- run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win IPL game on Saturday. It was Russell's unbeaten 49 off 28 balls that took KKR to 177 for six in 20 overs after being down and out at 94 for 5. In reply, SRH were never in the hunt as they huffed and puffed their way to 123 for 8 against a collective bowling effort from Shreyas Iyer's men with the flamboyant Jamaican finishing with best figures of 3 for 22. 6⃣th victory of the #TATAIPL 2022 for @KKRiders! 👏 👏The @ShreyasIyer15-led unit register their second win on the… https://t.co/8KoDJ5GRVu— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1652551160000Umesh Yadav (1/19 in 4 overs), Tim Southee (2/23 in ...
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Brendon McCullum has no negative bone in his body, adaptability will be key: Dinesh Karthik

Brendon McCullum has “no negative bone in his body” but whether he succeeds in his new job as head coach of England Test team, to an extent, could depend on how well he adapts to coaching in red-ball cricket after managing T20 franchises, feels Dinesh Karthik. Karthik teamed up with McCullum during their stint together in the IPL with the Kolkata Knight Riders — McCullum and Karthik were coach and captain of the franchise respectively in the 2019 season. The Indian wicketkeeper-batter expects McCullum to bring a positive attitude to the England Test team. “The one thing I can tell you in the enormous amounts of time I’ve spent with him is that there is no negative bone in his body,” Karthik said on the ICC Review. “He is somebody who wants to do everything in a positive manner.” “So it’...
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Personally shocked and dismayed by Shreyas Iyer’s revelations: Madan Lal | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a scathing attack on the Kolkata Knight Riders' CEO, cricket legend Madan Lal questioned the role of Venkatesh Mysore in team selection. Answering to an open forum organised by Indian Sports Fans, Madan Lal expressed his dismay over KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer's recent disclosure on his team's CEO. "I am personally shocked and dismayed by Iyer's revelations. If that's true then what are coaches and support staff doing? It is the job of coaches and captains to decide the team and not the CEO," said Madan Lal. "That's the reason why the team is performing so badly on the field. Something is fundamentally wrong within the team." During the post-match presentation ceremony on Tuesday, Shreyas revealed that along with the coaches the KKR CEO Mysore is also involved in the team sel...
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Pat Cummins’ IPL stint over, leaves for home to recover from hip injury | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Kolkata Knight Riders pace spearhead Pat Cummins will not take part in the remainder of the IPL and has left for home to recover from a minor hip injury. His franchise confirmed the development on Friday, few hours after a report in cricket.com.au said that the Australian Test captain, who was roped in by KKR for Rs 7.25 crore, is returning to Sydney for his rehabilitation ahead of the national team's tour of Sri Lanka next month. "Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the remainder of the TATA Indian Premier League with a mild hip injury and has returned to Australia for two weeks of rest and rehabilitation," stated the official release. 🚨 𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧Pat Cummins will miss the remainder of #IPL2022 owing to a minor hip injury.Have a speed… https://t.co/FJojwLbr8n— Kolka...
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IPL 2022 – Pat Cummins’ IPL stint over, set to return home early to recover from hip injury: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Kolkata Knight Riders pace spearhead Pat Cummins will no longer take part in the remainder of the IPL as he is set to leave for home early to recover from a minor hip injury, according to a report. A report in cricket.com.au said that the Australian Test captain, who was roped in by KKR for Rs 7.25 crore, is returning to Sydney for his rehabilitation ahead of the national team's tour of Sri Lanka next month. The report adds that Cummins' recovery is expected to take a fortnight. Besides leading the Test side, Cummins is also a vital member of the ODI and T20 teams as Australia is set to embark on a hectic 18-month-long cricket calendar. The Sri Lanka tour will be followed by Australia's T20 World Cup title defence at home, a five-Test home summer, a Test tour of India and an ...
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Knight Riders acquire Abu Dhabi franchise in UAE’s T20 League

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will now have a sister franchise in UAE’s flagship T20 league as the Knight Riders Group has acquired the rights to own and operate the Abu Dhabi franchise. The UAE’s T20 League is Emirates Cricket Board’s sanctioned, flagship professional T20 League. The Knight Riders group, which is led by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta as co-owners, has already acquired Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), made investments in Major League Cricket (MLC) in the USA and has shown interest to set up a franchise in the greater Los Angeles area. Get set for Abu Dhabi Knight Riders! 🤩 🚨 The Knight Riders Group has acquired the rights to own and operate the Abu Dhabi fra...
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IPL 2022: Lucknow Super Giants eye long-term success | Cricket News – Times of India

Lucknow Super Giants have embraced mentor Gautam Gambhir's vision & philosophyIf one looks closely, there is a lot of similarity between Lucknow Super Giants this year and the Kolkata Knight Riders of 2012-16. The common factor is Gautam Gambhir. Gambhir's captaincy had helped KKR soar to dizzy heights, winning two IPL titles before he and the franchise parted ways in 2016. As a mentor at LSG, Gambhir has his trusted aide Vijay Dahiya from KKR as assistant coach by his side and they have rolled out the same template at LSG as they did at KKR half a decade ago. BCCI/IPL Photo"When Gambhir first spoke to the owners at LSG, he clearly spelt it out that he didn't want to build a team just for maybe a couple of years. He said it was important to pick players who will serve the franchise ...
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IPL 2022: Did too many decision makers contribute to Kolkata Knight Riders’ downfall? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Too many cooks spoil the broth. This age old adage fits aptly on Kolkata Knight Riders, who are staring at early elimination from the 2022 season, after competing in title-clash last year. While they are still afloat after beating wooden-spooners Mumbai Indians by 52 runs, the post-match comments from captain Shreyas Iyer have certainly opened the pandora's box, raising questions if there is too much of interference from the management, especially long-standing CEO Venky Mysore. A testimony to KKR's problems has been the fact that 20 players have played in 12 games. There has not been a single game, where the playing XI has been retained, making the outfit look completely unsettled. After the match against MI, Iyer was asked as to how players react to so much of chopping and ...
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IPL 2022: Watch – What went wrong here? Rohit Sharma’s baffling dismissal via DRS | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Was there a genuine edge off Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma's bat that resulted in him having to walk back to the pavilion in Monday's IPL match vs KKR? The KKR players felt there was a genuine edge indeed, but there were very many across the world, who were watching, who felt that Rohit and MI were given a really bad decision, thanks to technology or more specifically the Decision Review System (DRS). WHAT HAPPENEDThis was the last delivery of the first over of the Mumbai run chase. The 5 time champions, who are struggling big time this season and are already out of the playoffs race were jolted early thanks to this rather dubious DRS call. Tim Southee was the bowler and bowled a back of a length ball to Rohit, who was looking at defending the ball and seemed to have mi...
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IPL 2022: KKR captain Shreyas Iyer not totally satisfied with win over Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: After crushing Mumbai Indians with a 52-run win, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer said he is not totally satisfied with the victory and would want to maintain this form in the upcoming games. Jasprit Bumrah's five-wicket haul was undone by clinical Kolkata Knight Riders as they defeated Mumbai Indians by 52 runs in their IPL 2022 match at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy here on Monday. "Very pleased because after losing the last game by a big margin, feels good to come back and win by a big margin is nice. We had a nice start in the powerplay and Venky targeted bowlers well. I personally felt that it wasn't easy to start for a new batter. When we went into bowl, the plan was to hit the right areas and not give room. It is really difficult (to tell players about axings)...
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IPL 2022, MI vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders stay alive after 52-run win against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India

Bumrah's 5/10 in vain as batsmen flopMUMBAI: Jasprit Bumrah bowled one of the finest spells you would have ever seen in the IPL at the DY Patil Stadium on Monday night, but it wasn't enough to lift Mumbai Indians from the mediocrity that they have slipped into in IPL 2022. After Bumrah's devastating 5/10 in four overs of high-class pace bowling restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 165 for nine in 20 overs, the two-time champions came roaring back into the contest, as Pat Cummins (3/22), Andre Russell (2/22) and Tim Southee (1/10) returned fire with fire to ensure a 52-run win which keeps their team alive in the race for the playoffs. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLEWith 10 points (five wins and seven losses), the Knight Riders climbed from the ninth to the seventh spot, with two...