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Ranji Trophy 2022: UP bowlers Mavi, Saurabh restrict Karnataka to 213/7 on Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

ALUR (Karnataka): Shivam Mavi and Saurabh Kumar shared seven wickets between them as Uttar Pradesh reduced hosts Karnataka to 213 for seven on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match on Monday. Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Mavi caused maximum damage and broke the back of Karnataka's batting, grabbing the two big wickets of Mayank Agarwal (10) and Karun Nair (29) en route to his fine spell of 11-4-40-3. #ShivamMavi & #SaurabhKumar shared seven wickets between them on Day 1, taking UPCA to a good start. The duo will b… https://t.co/VUJHmDIQFW— UPCA (@UPCACricket) 1654519453000Electing to field after the start was delayed due to wet outfield, Uttar Pradesh got off to a perfect start but Mavi dismissed Agarwal cheaply to prolong the Indian Test opener's lean patch. Agar...
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Will be fully fit in 6-8 weeks, says Ajinkya Rahane on hamstring injury

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 weeks but at...
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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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A new era: Brendon McCullum will try to bring identity & panache to England’s Test side

England’s new Test coach Brendon McCullum’s stocks have risen so much in eight years or so that one assumes he has always been this uber-confident, cool, courageous, swaggering leader. He wasn’t. It’s that personal transformation that offers England fans greater hope of a revival; that here is a man intimate with the vulnerabilities in sportsmen and knows what to do to turn things around. Going by the way he has coached Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, two effects can be expected by the England players: no insecurity and a sense of identity. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Considering the England Test team has lacked both security and identity in recent times – Stuart Broad and James Anderson were agh...
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Aaron Finch confident technique tweak will end ‘lean patch’ | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch is confident that technical adjustments to his batting technique can help him end his "reasonably lean patch" ahead of their Twenty20 World Cup title defence this year. Finch managed just one fifty in four limited-overs matches in Pakistan before joining Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in April. He then scored one fifty in five innings for the two-time IPL champions, who failed to make the playoffs. "It's been a reasonably lean patch," Finch told reporters on Monday. "I've been through that plenty of times in my career. At times, you go through stages where you get a heap of runs in a hurry and then go through some lean patches." Finch said he was working on a technical aspect of his batting to get back among the ...
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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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IPL 2022 Eliminator, LSG vs RCB: Moment of reckoning for Lucknow Super Giants, Royal Challengers Bangalore | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Mumbai Indians played a major part in helping RCB clinch a last-four berth in this IPL, but the Faf du Plessis-led side will be on their own, with no second chance on offer, when they face Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. The posts that went viral on social media highlighting RCB's celebrations shows how keen the side is about making it count this time. After all, they perhaps remain the biggest under-achievers in IPL history. Making the playoffs for the first time since 2016, RCB will be hungry to get their hands on the coveted trophy for the first time after having finished runners-up thrice. They have placed third and fourth twice. They might be up against IPL first-timers in Lucknow, but LSG, on their part, have looked well-balanced. ...
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IPL 2022: A brand new champion this year? Yes, that’s very possible | Cricket News – Times of India

Over the 14 completed seasons of the IPL we have had a total of six teams (Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad) who have won the title. Since SRH won the title in 2016, as many as five titles have been shared between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings from 2017 to 2021. This season though, both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have already been eliminated from the playoffs race. After their narrow 2 run loss vs LSG on Wednesday, in what was one of the best matches of the season, KKR also found themselves officially out of the running. That makes it three former champions and the three most successful teams in the history of the tournament ruled out of contention for the title this year. And that ...
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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, KKR vs LSG: Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul feels his team could have been on losing side against Kolkata Knight Riders | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul feels that his team could have ended on the losing side during the thrilling clash against Kolkata Knight Riders. A blistering century by Quinton de Kock and an attacking half-century by KL Rahul saw LSG defeat KKR in a nerve-wracking IPL 2022 match by 2 runs at the Dr DY Patil Stadium here on Wednesday. "I should probably get paid more for games like this. We had missed games like this, in this season. Haven't been many games that have gone down to the last ball, maybe some which went to the last over. Happy to be on the other side. Could easily have been on the losing side and have gone back home thinking we lost due to some poor cricket. Good way to finish the last game of the league season. Credit to both teams to make such a brilliant g...
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IPL 2022: ‘Bit of frustration’, says LSG’s Quinton de Kock on his emotional century celebration | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: After playing an explosive knock of 140 not out against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the Lucknow Super Giants' (LSG) wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock said that his unique century celebration was out of frustration. A blistering century by De Kock and an attacking half-century by KL Rahul saw LSG defeat KKR in a nerve-wracking IPL match by two runs at the Dr DY Patil Stadium here on Wednesday. "It was a bit of frustration that came out (on his aggressive century celebrations). Felt really good to come out and do well. Was trying to keep it in, but when it came out, felt good," said De Kock in the post-match presentation. LSG's opening pair smashed several records as they remained unbeaten at the end of 20 overs with 210 runs on board. The duo scored the highest opening st...
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LSG’s Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul smash record opening IPL partnership | Cricket News – Times of India

South African Quinton de Kock and India's KL Rahul recorded the highest opening partnership in Indian Premier League history on Wednesday as their stand of 210 fired the Lucknow Super Giants to the playoffs with a two-run win over the Kolkata Knight Riders. De Kock scored an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls and captain Rahul scored 68 not out from 51 balls as they became the first pair to bat 20 overs in an IPL innings. Their opening stand surpassed the previous best of 185 by Jonny Bairstow and David Warner for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019, while De Kock also set the highest individual score this season. A match to remember! Check out Skipper's thoughts on today's game 💙👊#AbApniBaariHai💪 #IPL2022 🏆… https://t.co/alVK6l6wZo— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL)...
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IPL 2022, KKR vs LSG: One of the best games of cricket I have played, says Shreyas Iyer | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: The two-run loss against Lucknow Super Giants knocked Kolkata Knight Riders out of the IPL but that did not stop losing captain Shreyas Iyer to describe it as "one of the best games" that he has ever been part of. After being down and out chasing 211, KKR brought the equation down to five off three balls with the help of Rinku Singh. However, LSG somehow managed to eke out a thrilling last ball win to qualify for play-offs and dash KKR hopes at the same time. "𝘠𝘦 𝘬𝘩𝘦𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘪 𝘥𝘪𝘭 𝘬𝘢,𝘐𝘴𝘴𝘦 𝘬𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘢 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘯𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘭 𝘴𝘦,𝘈𝘢𝘱 𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘩𝘪 𝘬𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘪𝘯 𝘳𝘢𝘬𝘩 𝘬𝘦..."Thank you to our entire team that… https://t.co/5i4PaytYQj— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 1652927400000"I am not feeling sad at all. That was one of the best games of cricket I have played. The way we should our character and attitude was si...
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IPL 2022: Rahul, de Kock help Lucknow seal playoff spot, show Kolkata the door

Lucknow Super Giants had racked up the records. Highest opening stand ever in the IPL, between Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul. Third-highest individual score ever in the IPL, from de Kock. The first time in the league’s history that a team batting first hadn’t lost a single wicket in the full 20 overs. But Kolkata Knight Riders stunned LSG with a brave chase. They kept swinging fours and sixes regardless of the wickets they were constantly losing. And Rinku Singh seemed to have landed the knockout blow – with 21 needed off the last over, he had clubbed a four and two sixes off the first three balls from Marcus Stoinis. Another two runs were scrambled off the fourth and KKR needed a mere three off the last two deliveries. Evin Lewis had played his last match on April 7, six weeks ago. He ...
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IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Highlights: LSG pull off a last-ball thriller to qualify for playoffs after Quinton de Kock’s sensational hundred | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Quinton de Kock struck a sensational hundred and shared a record opening stand with skipper KL Rahul as Lucknow Super Giants pipped Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs in a last-ball IPL thriller to seal their play-off spot on Wednesday. De Kock gave a batting masterclass enroute to an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls as he and Rahul (68 not out off 51) fired LSG to 210 for no loss, the highest opening stand in IPL history. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableIt was a steep chase but KKR stayed in the game through Nitish Rana (42) and captain Shreyas Iyer (50) but it was too big a task for the lower-order. Their innings ended 208 for eight in 20 overs. Just when it looked KKR were down and out, Sunil Narine (21 not out off 7) and Rinku Singh (40 off 15) started smashing the LSG...
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KL Rahul becomes first Indian batter to cross 500-run mark for fifth straight IPL season | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: KL Rahul on Wednesday crossed the milestone of 500 runs in an IPL season for the fifth consecutive time. With this achievement, he became the first Indian batter to cross the 500-run mark for the fifth straight IPL season. The stylish right-handed opener achieved this feat during match number 66 of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2022 between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders here at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. "500 runs in IPL for @klrahul for the fifth straight season. Becomes the first Indian player to achieve this feat," IPL tweeted. 500 runs in IPL for @klrahul for the fifth straight season. Becomes the first Indian player to achieve this feat.… https://t.co/wbQP8ipZtu— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1652885732000Rahul who used to play fo...
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IPL 2022: de Kock, KL Rahul post highest opening stand in tournament history

Quinton de Kock provided a batting masterclass enroute to a sensational hundred and alongside skipper K L Rahul, fired Lucknow Super Giants to 210 for no loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. More than 60 games into the IPL, the surfaces are getting tougher for strokeplay and Rahul thought it was better to put runs on the board. Both Rahul and de Kock got the measure of the wicket in the powerplay, reaching 44 for no loss, before flaunting their wide range of strokes on way to their unbeaten 210-run stand, the highest ever opening partnership in the history of the tournament. The South African hammered 10 sixes and as many fours in his 70-ball unbeaten 140, while Rahul collected four sixes and three fours in his 51-ball 68 not out. Highest openin...
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IPL 2022 KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates: Kolkata face Lucknow in must-win game

IPL 2022, KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the two squads: Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (c), Manan Vohra, Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Quinton De Kock, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Andrew Tye, Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Mayers, Karan Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya. Jason Holder. Kolkata Knight Riders: Aaron Finch, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Baba Indrajith, Nitish Rana, Pratham Singh, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer (C), Ashok Sharma, Pat Cummins, Rasikh Dar, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Aman Khan, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohammed Nabi, Ramesh Kumar, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings, Sheldo...
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IPL 2022: Desperate measures for both Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants | Cricket News – Times of India

A win is what both Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants will be desperately looking at when they play their last league match of this IPL at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. LSG, with 16 points, have one foot in the playoffs and a win will guarantee them a berth. Knowing that four teams (Rajasthan Royals, LSG, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore) can end up at 16 points, the IPL debutants would not like to take any chances and get into a complicated net-runrate equation to qualify. A big win on Wednesday can see them qualify as the second-best side after Gujarat Titans. For KKR, a win will see them finish on 14 points and can only guarantee them a waiting-list ticket, the confirmation of which will depend on how some of the other teams fare in this last ...