Co-owned by Shah Rukh Khan, the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders announced their new head coach, on August 17. KKR issued a press release and mentioned that Chandrakant Pandit will be its new head coach, replacing Brendon Mccullum. Notably, Pandit is a successful coach, who has been a reason behind victory of many Ranji title winner teams. This year he took Madhya Pradesh to their maiden Ranji title as well.
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Answering questions about his temperament by various cricketing pundits, Prithvi Shaw smashed spectacular 82 runs off 41 balls, leading Delhi Capitals (DC) to a comfortable 7-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 29. Winning the toss on the slow pitch, DC played their cards right by electing to bowl first. KKR's batting lineup struggled as they faced difficulty in getting into T-20 mode, thanks to falling of wickets at… read-more
Australian cricketer Pat Cummins on April 26 donated $50,000 to the PM Cares Fund for the purchase of oxygen supplies. Currently representing Kolkata Knight Riders for the 14th season of the IPL, the pacer also urged fellow IPL players to come forward and help. Lauding the government’s move of continuing IPL amid COVID surge, Cummins said “playing the IPL…in lockdown provides a few hours of joy and respite”.
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Mumbai Indians left Kolkata Knight Riders wounded after it scripted an epic comeback to win the fifth match of IPL 2021 by 10 runs. KKR opted to bowl after winning the toss of the match which was later going to be full of shockers. Batting first, Mumbai posted only a par score of 152 runs in 20 overs as its middle order could not continue the momentum provided by skipper Rohit Sharma (43 runs) and Suryakumar Yadav (56 runs). For KKR, Andre… read-more
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Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has bought a franchise in the USA's Major Cricket League. The Los Angeles' franchise named as ‘LA Knight Riders’ will feature in the T20 tournament along with five other teams. With Knight Riders entry into the tournament, organizers have barred the entry of any other IPL franchise for the next five years. Moreover, SRK’s companies will also help to build stadiums in the franchise-based cities.
In the penultimate league game of the IPL 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins illuminated their team with a victory over Rajasthan Royals by 60 runs. Invited to bat first, KKR lost Rana in the first over. However, Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi played handy knocks with Morgan firing in the crucial match for Kolkata. Morgan’s unbeaten 68 from 35 balls propelled KKR to a tight total of 191 runs. Chasing the target,… read-more
With a last-ball win, Chennai Super Kings have spoiled the Kolkata Knight Riders' chances of making to playoffs. Chasing 172, Super Kings started well as Rituraj Gaikwad, Chennai's last match hero, pulled the things with good intent. However, Rayudu failed once again to convert the good start into match-winning knock. Dhoni too went in quick succession as Chakravarthy bowled him out for the second time in this IPL. Seeing wickets falling at… read-more
IPL 2020's 35th match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad turned out to be a nail-biting super-over contest. Put to bat first, Kolkata could not exploit a decent 48-run opening partnership of Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi as it lost wickets at regular intervals in the middle-overs. However, … read-more
Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) got Sunil Narine back in the line-up as the spinner has been removed from the IPL's 'Suspect Action Warning List', on October 18. He was flagged for "illegal bowling action" in the match against Kings XI Punjab on October 10. IPL's 'Suspect Bowling Action Committee', mentioned that the bowler's elbow-bend is seen to be within the range limit, concluding his bowling action to be clean.
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Mumbai Indians registered a scintillating 8-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders with 19 balls remaining in the October 16 encounter of the IPL 2020. Chasing a below-par total of 148, Mumbai 'Paltans' were unstoppable with an opening partnership of 94 runs off 63 balls between Rohit and De Kock. The southpaw De Kock, who struggled early this season, has comfortably played his role in his new camp MI by scoring 3 half-centuries in last 4… read-more