Sudhir Kumar Gautam is no ordinary Sachin Tendulkar fan. He has access to the great man who gifts him signed T-shirts and has even invited him home. Harbhajan Singh too likes him.
Mumbai Indians might have edged out Trinidad and Tobago by one-wicket in a last-ball thriller of the Champions League Twenty20 but skipper Harbhajan Singh said they didn't deserve to win and the Caribbean side was the better team today.
A battle between the pampered and the neglected of the Champions League T20 will be played out at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Monday night. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya
The tournament is dubbed the clash between the best of the IPL and the best of the world; however, on early evidence it would appear the best of the rest has already given a walkover. Shalabh Manocha
If the qualifying section is anything to go by this might be the best yet Champions League. It produced some good cricket and a few surprises, which all served to confirm a couple of adages about the game. Ian Chappell writes.
A good batsman knows which balls to play and the ones to leave, both on and off the field and New South Wales Blues all-rounder Shane Watson did the same on the eve of their opening CLT20 game against he Cape Cobras.
When the Champions League Twenty20 kicked off in 2009, it was touted as a league of Twenty20 champions across the globe to determine the best team in the world. However, it was nothing but a tournament designed to give one more branding opportunity for the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams. Amol Karhadkar writes.
As the Royal Challengers Bangalore gear up for the main draw of the Champions League T20, their young star Cheteshwar Pujara is on the sidelines, fighting a battle he has fought before. Records and injuries
Shakib Al Hasan is the lone Bangladesh representative in the Champions League T20. And possibly, he earns more more money and exposure from the two months of IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders and the CLT20 than a year of playing for the national team. But the all-rounder is not perturbed and is ready to give up playing IPL if ever it gets in the way of national duty, as he tells HT.
The Kolkata matches scheduled on September 25 and 27 will take place in Hyderabad, while the match on September 29 involving Royal Challengers Bangalore and a qualifier will be played in Bangalore.
Kolkata Knight Riders' Laxmipathy Balaji says skipper Gautam Gambhir is as good as Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni when it comes to leading the side.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Jacques Kallis is pleased with they way his team dealt with the absence of Gautam Gambhir as they began their quest to qualify for the Champion League T20 with a win over Auckland Aces.
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee pulled out of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket series on Tuesday after suffering a knee injury.
Eden Gardens is set to lose all its three Champions League Twenty20 matches with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) favouring shift of the matches due to monsoon rains lashing the city almost daily.