HindustanTimes Fri,28 Aug 2015

CL 2012: News

Shane Watson could be asked to come back from CL T20: report

Shane Watson could be ordered to return midway through the ongoing Champions League T20 by Australia's cricket board, which wants him to take a break after his stellar performance in the recent World Twenty20.

Dhoni's side need to plug bowling loopholes against Lions

A narrow 14-run defeat has not been an ideal start for the former champions Chennai Super Kings and they will look to make amends in their bowling when they taken on impressive Highveld Lions, in Cape Town tomorrow.

Looking to bounce back

A narrow 14-run defeat has not been an ideal start for the former champions Chennai Super Kings and they will look to make amends in their bowling when they taken on impressive Highveld Lions, on Tuesday. Match reckoner

We need to maintain simplicity of our mission

Once again as I write this column on match day, I have a mixed feeling. I am anxious and glad that I have all of you to talk to. We will leave for the ground in sometime to take on the Auckland Aces in our vital Game 2 in Cape Town. Gautam Gambhir writes.

Mahmood-inspired Auckland beat KKR by 7 wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders' chances of making the Champions League Twenty20 semifinals suffered a major blow as they slumped to their second successive defeat, losing to Auckland Aces by seven wickets in a Group A match in Cape Town. Scorecard

Chennai slump to second loss in CLT20

Chennai Super Kings' chances for a semifinal berth in the Champions League Twenty20 suffered a blow as they slumped to their second consecutive defeat in the tournament with a six-wicket loss at the hands of Highveld Lions in Cape Town on Tuesday.

Disappointing to see a lack of fight in my team

It was yet another disappointing loss for our team. More than the loss, I feel gutted looking at the margins of these defeats — a 52-run loss to the Daredevils and a seven-wicket defeat to Auckland with 14 balls remaining. Gautam Gambhir writes.

Gambhir & Kallis’ form adding to Knight Riders’ worries

What has added to their woes is the mediocre performance of the likes of Kallis and Gambhir. The reason I say this is because they are technically more equipped to handle pace and bounce than any other batsman in the squad. Sourav Ganguly writes.

IPL teams yet to adapt to South African pitches: Du Plessis

The four IPL teams are finding it tough to adapt quickly to the bouncy South African pitches and that is primarily responsible for their indifferent performances in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20, Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Faf du Plessis said.

Mumbai Indians look to make amends against Yorkshire

The massive eight-wicket loss in their tournament opener has not been an ideal start for defending champions Mumbai Indians and they would look to make amends when they take on Yorkshire in their crucial Champions League Twenty20 match in Cape Town tomorrow.

Homeward bound: Rain ends KKR’s journey

IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders' Champion League sojourn ended early after their match against the Perth Scorchers was washed out at Kingsmead on Wednesday. Match reckoner

Narine admits KKR were under pressure

Kolkata Knight Riders' off-spinner Sunil Narine conceded that his IPL champion team buckled under pressure in the Champions League Twenty20 after being knocked out of the event in the group stage itself.

CLT20: Rain stops MI charge, Sixers move ahead

Shane Watson's dream run in shortest format continued as the all-rounder smashed a quickfire 47 after claiming two wickets as Sydney Sixers beat Highveld Lions by five wickets to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 in Cape Town today. Match reckoner

‘MI’s fate not in own hands’

Facing elimination from Champions League Twenty20 after a loss and a washed-out game, Mumbai Indians' bowling coach and mentor Shaun Pollock said the team's fate is no longer in its own hands.

Lions enter semis of CLT20 Mumbai, Chennai crash out

Highveld Lions today defeated Yorkshire comfortably by five wickets in a Group B encounter of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 in Johannesberg, which effectively dashed the hopes of two IPL teams, defending champions Mumbai Indian and Chennai Super Kings.
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