Tag: Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL 2017: Second Qualifier Preview
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IPL 2017: Second Qualifier Preview

Over the ten editions of the illustrious and often controversial Indian Premier League, there have only been a few teams who could manage to find their niche and build a stable squad around that idea. While the now defunct Chennai Super Kings was arguably the most consistent of the lot reaching the knockouts in each...

IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders Squad Analysis
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IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders Squad Analysis

It was on the eve of 18th April 2008 when the gun was shot to indicate the start of inaugural match of the Indian Premier League. 40 overs into it, Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo was resonating all over the cricketing world, only to be muted as the tournament progressed. Things didn’t change much three years down...

Case Study: How IPL franchises make money?
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Case Study: How IPL franchises make money?

Running a franchise in the Indian Premier League is no easy job, considering the amount of money required to sustain themselves in the cash-rich league. Winning a title is important, but that isn’t all the franchises are focussed on. In an article spanning about a topic that is seldom heard of, in cricketing circles of...

Can Manoj Tiwary turn the time and tide?
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Can Manoj Tiwary turn the time and tide?

For a man who had been earmarked to take the number 6 position in the Indian test team, after the retirement of Sourav Ganguly, life has taken a turn for the worse and he finds himself nowhere. Having an extraordinary average of 53.85 in the first class domestic competition, The Ranji Trophy, it is quite...

In a Nutshell: IPL 2015
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In a Nutshell: IPL 2015

The eighth edition of the Indian Premier league became history last night as Mumbai Indians won their second IPL crown when they defeated Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs in the Finals at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. With this win, Mumbai Indians have equalled Chennai Super Kings’ and Kolkata Knight Riders’ record of two IPL...

IPL 2015 Uncapped XI
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IPL 2015 Uncapped XI

The Indian Premier League was founded upon the basic principle of allowing unknown Indian youngsters of playing alongside some of the world’s best cricketers. While this has hardly been the motive of a few teams, a few others have followed this with stringent margins. As, has been the case over the last seven seasons, IPL-8...

IPL 2015 Forgotten XI
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IPL 2015 Forgotten XI

The IPL has served as a grand stage for the players to perform, grab the limelight and sometimes get a ticket to their national teams. However, there are few players who have stayed in the spotlight for a while and later vanished into the darkness. How will an IPL XI look if we form a team...

The Journey of Kolkata Knight Riders
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The Journey of Kolkata Knight Riders

It was back in 2007 when the Indian cricket team lifted the inaugural T20 Worldcup and after witnessing that, the country did go mad after T20 cricket. With BCCI designing a concept to tap into the potential, we saw the corporate and celebrity world entering deep into the cricketing arena with the franchise model. Here’s an article...

How KKR faced their new dawn?
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How KKR faced their new dawn?

When the T20 concept came out, the first thing that caught people’s fancy was that it was a Slam Bam concept. Teams consisting of powerful stroke players would always have an upper hand against sides not having similar players. Yes, to an extent this is true. Powerful stroke makers, the likes of which includes Chris...

IPL Q&A: Mumbai’s worries, Morkel’s fight and more!
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IPL Q&A: Mumbai’s worries, Morkel’s fight and more!

With this IPL reaching its first weekend, we were already offered plenty of entertainment and nail-biting moments. The strategies adopted by some teams are being discussed by the back benchers in the classrooms and bringing those questions and answers to the limelight is what IPL Q&A is all about. Sunil Narine hasn’t picked a wicket...