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    IPL 2019: Andre Russell questions KKR’s batting order

    IPL 2019: Andre Russell questions KKR’s batting order


    After losing four matches in a row, the alarm bells have started ringing in the Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) camp; and after their narrow 10-run defeat at the hands of bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden gardens on Friday, KKR...

    After losing four matches in a row, the alarm bells have started ringing in the Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) camp; and after their narrow 10-run defeat at the hands of bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden gardens on Friday, KKR all-rounder Andre Russell raised questions about the team’s batting order.
    Odds stacked against RCB in Sunday special vs CSK

    Odds stacked against RCB in Sunday special vs CSK


    Every time the Royal Challengers Bangalore are pitted against the Chennai Super Kings, there is the prospect of a riveting battle, what with Mahendra Singh Dhoni leading one side and Virat Kohli the other. However, matches between the two sides have...

    Every time the Royal Challengers Bangalore are pitted against the Chennai Super Kings, there is the prospect of a riveting battle, what with Mahendra Singh Dhoni leading one side and Virat Kohli the other. However, matches between the two sides have tended to be one-sided.
    Can Sunrisers Hyderabad negate the Andre Russell threat?

    Can Sunrisers Hyderabad negate the Andre Russell threat?


    Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders have been through the grind of the league, both having been at the very top — even if it was for a day or two — and are now in the middle of the table with eight points...

    Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders have been through the grind of the league, both having been at the very top — even if it was for a day or two — and are now in the middle of the table with eight points apiece.
    Buck stops with Rahane after RR's string of poor results

    Buck stops with Rahane after RR's string of poor results


    “People need somebody to shoot when their team is not performing at the level they would like.” That was Rajasthan Royals head coach Paddy Upton speaking to TOI on Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy on Friday. And on Saturday, Royals announced that Rahane...

    “People need somebody to shoot when their team is not performing at the level they would like.” That was Rajasthan Royals head coach Paddy Upton speaking to TOI on Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy on Friday. And on Saturday, Royals announced that Rahane had been sacked and the reins handed over to Steve Smith.
    New captain Steve Smith stars in RR's win over MI

    New captain Steve Smith stars in RR's win over MI


    Putting Steve Smith in the hot seat resulted in immediate benefits as the Royals thumped Mumbai Indians by five wickets in their Indian Premier League match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on...

    Putting Steve Smith in the hot seat resulted in immediate benefits as the Royals thumped Mumbai Indians by five wickets in their Indian Premier League match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Saturday.
    Ayoze Perez hat-trick ends Newcastle relegation fears

    Ayoze Perez hat-trick ends Newcastle relegation fears


    An inspired Ayoze Perez helped Newcastle United put any lingering Premier League relegation fears to bed with a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Southampton at St James' Park on...

    An inspired Ayoze Perez helped Newcastle United put any lingering Premier League relegation fears to bed with a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Southampton at St James' Park on Saturday.
    Archery WC: India miss out as Pak airspace closed

    Archery WC: India miss out as Pak airspace closed


    India’s top archers were forced to return from the international airport in Delhi on Saturday morning after their trip to the Medellin World Cup in Colombia had to be cancelled due to closure of Pakistan’s...

    India’s top archers were forced to return from the international airport in Delhi on Saturday morning after their trip to the Medellin World Cup in Colombia had to be cancelled due to closure of Pakistan’s airspace.
    Shikhar Dhawan laid the foundation for our win: Shreyas Iyer

    Shikhar Dhawan laid the foundation for our win: Shreyas Iyer


    Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer Saturday praised senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan for laying the foundation of his side's five wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in New...

    Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer Saturday praised senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan for laying the foundation of his side's five wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in New Delhi.
    As IPL enters home stretch, DC eke out crucial win over KXIP

    As IPL enters home stretch, DC eke out crucial win over KXIP


    Delhi Capitals marched on in the Indian Premier League with a much-needed home win against Kings XI Punjab at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday to retain their third spot on the points...

    Delhi Capitals marched on in the Indian Premier League with a much-needed home win against Kings XI Punjab at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday to retain their third spot on the points table.
    Cristiano Ronaldo '1,000 percent' committed to staying

    Cristiano Ronaldo '1,000 percent' committed to staying


    Cristiano Ronaldo said he was "1,000 percent committed to staying" with Juventus next season as he claimed his first Serie A title and Juventus their eighth in a row on...

    Cristiano Ronaldo said he was "1,000 percent committed to staying" with Juventus next season as he claimed his first Serie A title and Juventus their eighth in a row on Saturday.
    Big sports events today

    Big sports events today


    Here are the big sports events lined up for Sunday (April 21) that comprise action from Indian Premier League 2019 and English Premier...

    Here are the big sports events lined up for Sunday (April 21) that comprise action from Indian Premier League 2019 and English Premier League.
    Juventus win eighth successive Serie A title

    Juventus win eighth successive Serie A title


    Juventus won Serie A for the eighth season in a row when a 2-1 home win over Fiorentina on Saturday gave them the title with five games to...

    Juventus won Serie A for the eighth season in a row when a 2-1 home win over Fiorentina on Saturday gave them the title with five games to spare.
    Riyan Parag has a great future: Steve Smith

    Riyan Parag has a great future: Steve Smith


    Newly-appointed Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith was all praise for the 17-year-old Riyan Parag who was associated in a 70-run fourth wicket partnership with him to lay the foundation of the five-wicket victory over Mumbai...

    Newly-appointed Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith was all praise for the 17-year-old Riyan Parag who was associated in a 70-run fourth wicket partnership with him to lay the foundation of the five-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians.
    Watch: Colin Ingram's acrobatic effort dismisses Gayle

    Watch: Colin Ingram's acrobatic effort dismisses Gayle


    Delhi Capitals' Colin Ingram came up with a stunning effort on the boundary line to put the brakes on Chris Gayle's blitzkrieg during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on...

    Delhi Capitals' Colin Ingram came up with a stunning effort on the boundary line to put the brakes on Chris Gayle's blitzkrieg during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday.
    Indian archers forced to skip World Cup after flight delay

    Indian archers forced to skip World Cup after flight delay


    In a major embarrassment for Indian archery, the senior recurve and compound teams could not board the flight to Medellin in Colombia and were forced to pull out of the season-opening stage one of the World Cup beginning on...

    In a major embarrassment for Indian archery, the senior recurve and compound teams could not board the flight to Medellin in Colombia and were forced to pull out of the season-opening stage one of the World Cup beginning on Monday.
    Fleming says Dhoni's absence has impact on team and captaincy

    Fleming says Dhoni's absence has impact on team and captaincy


    Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming on Saturday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's absence had an impact on the team and captaincy, but his side did well in their last...

    Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming on Saturday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's absence had an impact on the team and captaincy, but his side did well in their last match.
    Nadal crashes out to Fognini in Monte Carlo semi-finals

    Nadal crashes out to Fognini in Monte Carlo semi-finals


    Rafael Nadal crashed to Fabio Fognini in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Saturday, the Spanish clay court king swept aside 6-4, 6-2, to end his bid for a 12th...

    Rafael Nadal crashed to Fabio Fognini in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Saturday, the Spanish clay court king swept aside 6-4, 6-2, to end his bid for a 12th title.
    EPL: Man City gain Spurs revenge to remain in control of title race

    EPL: Man City gain Spurs revenge to remain in control of title race


    Manchester City exacted some measure of revenge on Tottenham for their Champions League exit as Phil Foden's first Premier League goal earned a 1-0 win to move them back top of the table on...

    Manchester City exacted some measure of revenge on Tottenham for their Champions League exit as Phil Foden's first Premier League goal earned a 1-0 win to move them back top of the table on Saturday.
    Hopefully we're in position to make play-offs before I leave: Bairstow

    Hopefully we're in position to make play-offs before I leave: Bairstow


    Sunrisers Hyderabad opener Jonny Bairstow on Saturday expressed his desire to help the team win the next two games and take few steps closer to making the IPL play-offs before heading back to join England's World Cup...

    Sunrisers Hyderabad opener Jonny Bairstow on Saturday expressed his desire to help the team win the next two games and take few steps closer to making the IPL play-offs before heading back to join England's World Cup camp.
    Steve Smith replaces Ajinkya Rahane as Rajasthan captain

    Steve Smith replaces Ajinkya Rahane as Rajasthan captain


    Former Australian captain Steve Smith on Saturday replaced Ajinkya Rahane as Rajasthan Royals skipper, hoping the mid-season switch will revive their disappointing campaign so far in the...

    Former Australian captain Steve Smith on Saturday replaced Ajinkya Rahane as Rajasthan Royals skipper, hoping the mid-season switch will revive their disappointing campaign so far in the IPL.