The Kolkata Knight Riders will have a head start over their rivals the Rajasthan Royals if the experience of playing in the play-offs is the yardstick for Wednesday’s IPL XI Eliminator. The Knights have been a regular feature in the play-offs (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and this year), while the Royals are in the knock-outs for the third time.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed Faf du Plessis’s experience after the South Africa captain, who had played just four matches in IPL XI going into Tuesday’s Qualifier I at the Wankhede, hit an unbeaten 67 that took Chennai Super Kings to the final.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has warned Liverpool that his side are as hungry as ever to win the Champions League, rejecting claims that the Spanish giants might have lost their edge ahead of Saturday’s final in Kiev.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Simon Katich on Tuesday hoped the team’s new-found confidence after stringing together a hat-trick of wins should hold them in good stead when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the IPL XI eliminator here on Tuesday.
Unusual as it may sound, but flashing a wide smile while getting clicked proved costly for several Indian track and field athletes, as their accreditations for the upcoming Asian Games got rejected by the organisers.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis came up with a Houdini act to guide Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their seventh IPL final with a two-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in what has been a fairy-tale comeback for the two-time champions.