A nascent league like the IPL has yet to throw up playoff performances that can stand the test of time. Part of this is because in cricket performances in Tests and ODIs overshadow those in T20. Rohit Bhaskar
Gauti has been a hard but popular leader and his runs at the top of the order have been crucial. Jacques Kallis
After guiding Chennai Super Kings to a crushing 86-run win over Delhi Daredevils with his majestic century, Murali Vijay said they are "geared up" to defend their IPL title against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Rival captains may not have the same approach to the job but both have shown tremendous initiative to infuse confidence in their teams. Rohit Bhaskar
reports. Face off: Kolkata vs Chennai
A lot of people work very hard behind the scenes at KKR to make sure the players have everything they need to play their best cricket, and I would like to say 'thank you.' Jacques Kallis
Kolkata Knight Riders sealed the second place in the points table with a crushing 34-run victory over Pune Warriors in their final group league encounter of the Indian Premier League here today. Amol Karhadkar
It hasn't come as a surprise that the Indian Premier League has been rocked by serious controversies. It was a disaster waiting to happen. It's a price the tournament is paying for the authorities not being stern enough in dealing with the code of conduct breaches. Subhash Rajta
reports. IPL: Indisciplined Private Ltd | Getting away, almost scot free
Just as Knight Riders' coach Trevor Bayliss settled down to take questions on Friday, team director Joy Bhattacharya announced: "This press conference is about the match KKR are supposed to play tomorrow (Saturday) and their future in the tournament; and that's the ambit of it because none of us are in a position to comment on anything else." Amol Karhadkar
Gautam Gambhir doesn't agree with his India captain MS Dhoni's rotation policy and even expressed his displeasure during the recent tour of Down Under, suggesting a possible rift between him and the skipper. And, in the IPL, Gauti is showing that he believes in backing his players. HT reports.
Iqbal Sheikh, Mumbai ACP, confirmed today that Kolkata Knight Riders' co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was in a drunken state when he was involved in a late Wednesday night brawl at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. MCA ban on SRK not final yet: IPL chairman
KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan could end up a loser after Mumbai Cricket Association officials threatened to ban him from the Wankhede Stadium for life after he got into a fracas with MCA officials and used abusive language against them. Sanjeev Karan Samyal
A visibly annoyed Shah Rukh Khan today sought to put an end to his comparison with KKR's former captain Sourav Ganguly and asked the fans to "grow up" and stop correlating the two.
By the halfway stage, the Knight Riders had emerged as one of the most economical bowling units. Now, when the league is entering the business end, Gautam Gambhir's boys have only managed to get more miserly when it comes to conceding runs.
After being removed from the India vice-captaincy, the KKR captaincy was a test of character. Gambhir, however, has quietly aced that test, ticking almost every box that makes a successful captain. Somshuvra Laha
If the IPL were to hand out awards for the most aggressive and angry players, Gautam Gambhir and Munaf Patel would perhaps win it hands down. Subhash Rajta