HindustanTimes Sat,05 Sep 2015

CL 2011: News

Knight Riders settling down away from home

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.

Indian team will soon bounce back to No. 1 spot: Muralitharan

Notwithstanding the disastrous tour of England during which it lost its numero uno status in Test cricket, retired Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan feels the Indian cricket team will soon bounce back to the number one position.

Sloppy fielding a Royal mess

When Virat Kohli ran back from point and completed an excellently judged catch to send back Warriors opener Jon Jon Smuts in Bangalore on Friday night, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) looked on their way to matching the South African side in the field. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports.

Over-age issue: Everyone knows, no one acts

Ankit Bawne, named India's under-19 skipper, was dropped from the squad because the date of birth he had provided to the BCCI and the one on his passport did not match. Aakash Chopra writes.

Meyer chose cricket over hockey for money

Lyall Meyer’s friend has a theory —  if you slog at anything long enough, you will become good at it; however, the real talented ones are those who excel in two things or more. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports.

Fit for Mumbai but unfit for Mumbai Indians

Last Thursday, Surya Kumar Yadav was replaced from the Mumbai Indians' squad for the Champions League Twenty20 because he was “injured”. Anand Sachar reports.

'I got to see extreme ends of the spectrum'

In less than three months, Arul Suppiah has seen the best and the worst of bowling in T20s. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports.

Lacklustre event not in the league of India, IPL games

It may have the best teams from the Indian Premier League and other domestic T20 leagues across the world, but going by the dwindling attendance and the players' own admission, CLT20 simply doesn't match up to the thrill of internationals or even the IPL. Rohit Bhaskar writes.

Delivering under pressure is the secret to survival

The four teams to have qualified for the Champions League T20 semifinals are not the strongest in the tournament, but have advanced on sheer team effort and on the basis of a very important aspect: to be successful as an individual or team, you have to deliver under pressure and at the right moment. Sourav Ganguly writes.