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CLT20: Run feast on cards as CSK face KXIP in semis

Every time there is a contest between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings, one questions the relevance of bowlers; so mighty is the batting strength of either side. Bowlers will, on Thursday, in the CLT20 semifinal between the sides, largely look to contain the star-studded opposing batsmen.

Happy dressing room key to our winning streak: Gambhir

Success can be weird. When you don’t get it, it breeds anxiety. When you get it, you are on a high. When it stays in your corner, you are insecure thinking that it will desert you. We are in a similar mental space these days, writes Gautam Gambhir.

BCCI should appoint Virat Kohli as Test captain: Azharuddin

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Wednesday said that BCCI should think of appointing young Virat Kohli as the Test captain after India's drubbing in the longest format in the recently concluded series in England.

New ICC amendments to be tested in upcoming Pak-Aus series

The new playing conditions for Tests, one-day internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between Pakistan and Australia, which starts in Dubai on October 5.

Narine suspect action: We have full faith in our ‘Sunny’ boy

Good or bad, success or failure, win or loss Sunil has never showed emotions. Therefore, when he was warned for a suspect bowling action after our win over Dolphins on Monday night, I was worried, Gautam Gambhir writes.

Spinner Sunil Narine reported for suspect action

West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League Twenty20 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Dolphins on Monday.

India regulars gear up for the Windies series

With Ravi Shastri as team director, India players have been summoned for a weeklong camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). 

Uthappa, Pandey make it a one-sided affair for Kolkata

To nobody’s surprise, KKR rode roughshod over the indefensible Dolphins. First, it was KKR’s batting brutality and later a baffling bunch of spinners packed off the South African unit without giving them much of a chance to fight.

KKR on the cusp of bettering Indian record

The comparison is between Kolkata and Bengal, but that is coincidence as KKR are on the cusp of bettering what Bengal did once — winning 12 matches in a row, which is an Indian record.

Happy to play multifarious role for Knights, says Ish Sodhi

Ish Sodhi, a part of the Northern Knights’ squad for the CLT20, has ensured his team will value him for more than just turning the ball.

CLT20: All-round CSK beat Perth Scorchers by 13 runs

A disciplined Chennai Super Kings on Saturday produced an all-round effort to defeat Perth Scorchers by 13 runs and brighten their hopes of earning a semi-final berth in the Champions League Twenty20 in Bangalore.

Lahore Lions outplay Dolphins in CLT20 group match

Pakistan champions Lahore Lions registered their first win in the Champions League T20 main draw as they outplayed Dolphins of South Africa by 16 runs in Bangalore on Saturday.

Mitchell Johnson has rib injury, won't play for KXIP in CLT20

Cricket Australia says fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has a rib injury and he won't be released to play for Kings XI Punjab in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India.

CSK on the verge of elimination in CLT20

The IPL touch to the CLT20 took a beating when defending champions Mumbai Indians crashed out in the qualifiers. Only teams from the Indian league attract eyeballs in a competition struggling for survival.

KXIP thump Northern Knights to enter CLT20 semis

Kings XI Punjab put up a dominating performance as they outclassed Northern Knights by a whopping 120 runs to enter the semi-finals in their maiden appearance in the CLT20 on Friday.
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