HindustanTimes Mon,31 Aug 2015

Domestic players will play a crucial role, says Gambhir

Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir feels domestic players will play a major role in the Champions League Twenty20, beginning on Thursday.

Duminy's brilliance dump Bangalore in CL opener

J P Duminy dazzled with the bat with a blistering unbeaten 99 to guide Cape Cobras to a five-wicket victory Royal Challengers Bangalore in the high-scoring opening Group C match of the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in Bangalore.
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The lone Shark from Pak

Yasir Arafat is not here to tell you why he's the only Pakistani player in the Champions League Twenty20 or to talk about the political ties between the two countries. He wants to talk cricket, only cricket! Deepika Sharma reports.

McGrath sought to replace Vettori

The Delhi Daredevils have added former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath to their roster for the Champions League and are awaiting approval from the tournament’s technical committee, reports Deepika Sharma.

Nannes D-irks Victorian Bushrangers

Nannes will now turn out for the Delhi Daredevils and open the bowling against his Victorian teammates next week. What a disaster. How could this happen? Why is it allowed? Deepika Sharma reports.

Gambhir backs under-fire Ishant on CT flop show

India opener Gautam Gambhir today threw his weight behind pacer Ishant Sharma, who is under fire for his lacklustre performance in the Champions Trophy, saying the young bowler needs support not criticism at this crucial juncture of his career.

Cobras ready to bite Royal Challengers

Both Cape Cobras and Royal Challengers Bangalore, who face-off in the Champions League T20 opener today, have suffered setbacks in losing their star batsmen, reports Bivabasu Kumar.

Champions League kicks off with a dazzling opening ceremony

The inaugural edition of the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 tournament kicked off with a dazzling opening ceremony marked by laser shows and musical performances by reputed international stars at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. SEE PICS

Lights, dance and now comes the real action

The Champions League Twenty20 opening ceremony was scheduled at 7 and the DJ at the stadium had just started using the pressure horn. But soon, the crowd noise was so high that he preferred belting out chartbusters knowing the crowd was already in the mood to party, reports Bivabasu Kumar.

Daredevils plot a Victorian ambush

They have tasted the shami kebabs, the dal frys and the biryanis. But the Victoria Bushrangers, in town for over a week now, will get a real taste of Delhi when they take on the Daredevils in their first match of the Champions League Twenty20 today, reports Deepika Sharma.

Katich, Clark guide NSW to emphatic win over Eagles

Captain Simon Katich digged out a classy half century when it mattered most, while Stuart Clark scalped three prized wickets to guide New South Wales to a comprehensive 53-run victory over Diamond Eagles in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 in New Delhi, reports Deepika Sharma. FULL COVERAGE 

Victoria bulldoze Daredevils by seven wickets

Unheralded Clint McKay shone with the ball while Rob Quiney hit a quickfire 40 to help Victoria Bushrangers register a convincing seven-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in a Group D match of the inaugural Champions League in New Delhi, reports Deepika Sharma. SPECIAL COVERAGE | Listen to podcast audio

Puttick scores century as Cobras qualify for Super Eight

Skipper Andrew Puttick (104) hit first century of the inaugural Champions League as Cape Cobras handed a 54-run mauling to Otago Volts to qualify for the Super Eight stage of the event in Hyderabad, reports Deepti Patwardhan.

Somerset beat Deccan Chargers in a thrilling match

Somerset defeated Deccan Chargers by one wicket in a thrilling last-ball finish in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, reports Deepti Patwardhan.
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Needed: Daredevilry from Delhi now

Not far from their hotel, at the Ferozeshah Kotla, was the Delhi Daredevils whom Wayamba play in the Champions League T20 on Sunday, reports Deepika Sharma.
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