IPL T20 Cricket Live: RCB Vs KKR

  In-form Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) takes on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Royal Challengers are struggling in IPL 4 due to lack of depth in the bowling. But, Kolkata surprisingly lost to Kochi in the previous game.  Toss: RCB captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to field first.   IPL 4 match result: Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets.  Best of the Match: Chris Gayle, T. Dilshan, Yusuf Pathan, Gautam Gambhir & Jacques Kallis.  Worst of the Match: Zaheer Khan, S. Aravind, Shakib Al Hasan & L. Balaji.   Live ratings for RCB Vs KKR Cricketers:  RCBRatingKKRRating    Batsmen:       Chris Gayle 10/10Gautam Gambhir 7/10Virat Kohli 7/10Manoj Tiwary 5/10Cheteswar Pujara 5/10Eoin Morgan 3/10Saurabh Tiwary 5/10Rajat Bhatia 4/10Asad Pathan 5/10       All-rounders:       T. Dilshan 7/10Jacques Kallis 7/10  Yusuf Pathan 7/10  Shakib Al Hasan 2/10     Wicket-Keeper:       AB de Villiers 5/10Brad Haddin 5/10    Bowlers: … [Read more...]

KKR crushed RCB in IPL 2008

  Kolkata IPL team crushed Bangalore Royal Challengers (test team) in a one sided twenty20 match at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. Kolkata defeated Bangalore by a big margin of 140 runs. Batting first, Kolkata IPL scored 222/3 in 20 overs thanks to magnificent 158 not out by Brendon McCullum. But Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly failed to entertain the crowds. In response, Bangalore IPL was all out for 82 runs in 15.1 overs. Bangalore people may find it difficult to digest their team’s lack of fighting spirit. Except all-rounder Praveen kumar, not even a single Bangalore batsman has shown minimum fighting spirit and application in facing Kolkata Knight Riders. Shahrukh Khan is the happiest man on earth after seeing the wonderful all-round performance by his team. Kolkata IPL outclassed Bangalore IPL in batting, bowling and fielding.  Bangalore challengers started their innings in horrible way by losing 4 wickets for 24 runs in 6 overs. Test stars like Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis and Wasim Jaffer failed miserably along with Indian under-19 captain Virat Kohli. India young sensation, Ishant Sharma terrorised Dravid, Kallis and Jaffer in his initial overs. Even experienced hard hitter Mark Boucher fell cheaply to Kolkata captain Sourav Ganguly.  IPL started in a spectacular fashion at Chinnaswamy stadium which was well attended by famous cricket dignitaries. Music show by Shankar Mahadevan and Laser show enthralled the Bangalore crowds. But McCullum innings overshadowed all these things.  IPL Match analysis:       Toss: Bangalore Royal Challengers won the toss and elected to field.         Highlights of the match:  1. Brendon McCullum gave sensational start to this … [Read more...]

IPL Match preview: RCB Vs KKR

  Bangalore Royal Challengers will clash with Kolkata Knight Riders on April 18 in the inagural match of the first Indian Premier League (IPL) 20-20 tournament. This IPL Twenty20 match will be held at M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore under flood lights. Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif will endorse Bangalore IPL team which is looking weak in all departments when compared to Kolkata IPL team which is owned by Bollywood Badshaw Shahrukh Khan.   Match timing: 7 PM – 11 PM on April 18, 2008.       Stadium: M. Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore.      Significant rule: Each team can field only 4 foreign players per match. Bangalore may field Mark Boucher, Kallis, Cameroon White/Ross Taylor and Misbah-Ul-Haq or some bowler while Kolkata may field Chris Gayle, Ricky Ponting, Umar Gul and Brendon McCullum.  Bangalore IPL team will play without their star bowlers, Anil Kumble, Dale Steyn and Nathan Bracken in the first match. Anil Kumble will miss the first match due to groin injury. Nathan Bracken will miss first four matches. Dale Steyn will not play in the initial matches due to a domestic competition at home. Kolkata IPL team will miss Shoaib Akthar due to ban.    IPL Teams analysis:      Bangalore IPL team:  Strengths:  1. Mark Boucher all round capabilities.      2. Misbah-Ul-Haq in the middle order.       3. Most experienced players.     4. Under-19 players may surprise us.  Weaknesses:  1. Weak bowling, batting and fielding.  2. Absence of Dale Steyn, Anil Kumble and Nathan bracken.  Kolkata Knight Riders:   Strengths:  1. Strong … [Read more...]