Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2012, Jaipur April 8, 2012

All-round Royals win two in two

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Rajasthan Royals 164 for 5 (Hodge 44, Menaria 40, Lee 2-29) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 143 (Tiwary 59, Cooper 3-28) by 22 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Three wickets in three balls from Rajasthan Royals early on derailed Kolkata Knight Riders' chase as Royals recorded their second win in two matches. Royals seized the advantage early on and held it until the end, with only Manoj Tiwary providing resistance.

Royals have never lost a match when they have put on a score of over 160 and that did not change as they defended mercilessly at their fortress in Jaipur. They engineered another poor batting performance from Kolkata who have lost both matches so far.

Having put on a comfortable score, Royals' captain Rahul Dravid chose to open the bowling with left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan but it was medium-pacer Amit Singh who made the first breakthrough. He used a clever change of pace to trap Jacques Kallis into playing early and scooping an easy catch to Dravid at mid-off. Amit's next delivery angled away from Gautam Gambhir, who could not resist a poke and was caught behind. Royals made it three in three when Chavan trapped Brendon McCullum in front off the next ball.

With their three biggest names out and only eight runs in the bank, Knight Riders were going to need something special to compete. If one person was to provide it, that person should have been Yusuf Pathan.

The big-hitter showed rare composure as he gave himself time to get in and waited for Johan Botha to come on before attacking. But his patience did not last long. He tried to heave a Siddharth Trivedi slower ball over mid-wicket but was well caught by Brad Hodge.

It was only a matter of time after Yusuf dismissal that the game was up for Knight Riders. Tiwary played a useful knock and scored the only half-century of the match. Brett Lee gave him company while hitting a few shots but Tiwary needed more support upfront than at the back end. Kevon Cooper's successful start to the season continued as he finished with three wickets.

Kolkata will have to think seriously about their selection as they left out Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for the second match in a row, opting to play West Indian offspinner Sunil Narine instead. Narine had an impressive but a quiet debut as he played a key part in tying Royals down in the middle of their innings.

A fourth-wicket stand of 64 between Hodge and Ashok Menaria and a late burst from Owais Shah propelled Royals. Hodge accelerated in the 14th over when Gambhir brought Yusuf back. Hodge treated Yusuf with disdain, taking 17 runs off his over. He smacked the first delivery over mid-wicket for six, cut the second behind point for four and smoked the fourth over long-on. Hodge went on to hit back-to-back fours off Jacques Kallis in his 44 off 29 balls.

His dismissal, caught behind while trying to play a reverse-scoop, opened the door for Owais to finish in style. He blitzed 23 off 11 balls to put Royals in a position from which they had never lost before, and didn't lose today.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

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  • POSTED BY on | April 10, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    Royals the team is strong by their Performance.............. And beside this.............KKR a very strong team.....only on pages..... I pray for Royals

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 19:06 GMT

    According to ICC ranking Batsman: 12th - Shakib 14th - Kallis 17th - Gambhir 19th - Maccullam Bowler: 8th - Shakib 21th - Lee 53th - Kallis All Rounder 1th - Shakib 5th - Kallis Now see why people are reacting KKR and others

    he best player in kolkata

  • POSTED BY arobian on | April 9, 2012, 18:38 GMT

    guys dont worry! you can see shakib from the next match...n kkr will start winning...!

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    Bangla cric fans, this is Indian Premiere League, not BD vs India. So don' t get upset if Sakib is not there. World knows what he is capable of, no need to prove anymore. But yes as all Bangladeshis are KKR fan.. we all expect Sakib to make impact in the game. Best of luck for the KKR...

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 15:24 GMT

    No gambir next match shakib captain and kkr must be win . Please read shaharuk khan or kkr team management this comment help you team .

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    Read my comment please it must be help KKR . I think Shakib should be taken as the captain of this team and we will immediately see the result. Shakib is a number of all rounder in both one day and test .Gumtom gambir is not fit as a captain. He cannot motivate to other players .So kkr need to change him .I think kkr realize my comment because i am not only fun of shakib but also fun of kkr.

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 15:17 GMT

    After readin these comments I will admit, the only ppl that are doing the underestimating is you guys. Shakib is a good player yes I would fully agree on this but Sunil is a far better bowler, a genuine spin bowler. No he not in the ICC top 100 batmen and bowlers but neither is most of his team mates from Trinidad and Tobago with the except of the two Bravos and Pollard yet that team crushed KKR in the preliminaries of last year Champions Trophy. KKR loses cause of bad management. Sunil earn his spot gave up his test debut for this spot. Let him play and earn the 700k they paid for him. You ppl call yourself true cricket fan yet all you support teams because of their big names. T20 is all about performers not big names this is the reason why IPL teams will always struggle against T&T in the champion trophy. Congrat to Cooper in making top wicket taker in the tournament so far.

  • POSTED BY anv-sh on | April 9, 2012, 15:03 GMT

    no1 allrounder available but of no use.kkr worst team selection

  • POSTED BY lalu.gopi76 on | April 9, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    Please leave the team selection to the experts, boys.. and just enjoy the game. After a watching match as a cricket lover, we can make any comment we want, but the fact is that the guys making the decisions get to do that as they have the talent and put in the efforts to reach where they are now. So let's please give due credits to them & enjoy the entertainment IPL has to offer... Cheers!!!

  • POSTED BY delboy on | April 9, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    Why do people look at stats in isolation to the PERFORMANCE of the OPPOSITION. Remember opposition players also look at stats before competition, they then apply other techniques and classified information about key players before the compete in order to control their past exploits. A failed player just means the opposition have studied him and worked out how to handle him. When he continues to fail shows that he has NO ANSWERS to his identified weakness.

  • POSTED BY on | April 10, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    Royals the team is strong by their Performance.............. And beside this.............KKR a very strong team.....only on pages..... I pray for Royals

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 19:06 GMT

    According to ICC ranking Batsman: 12th - Shakib 14th - Kallis 17th - Gambhir 19th - Maccullam Bowler: 8th - Shakib 21th - Lee 53th - Kallis All Rounder 1th - Shakib 5th - Kallis Now see why people are reacting KKR and others

    he best player in kolkata

  • POSTED BY arobian on | April 9, 2012, 18:38 GMT

    guys dont worry! you can see shakib from the next match...n kkr will start winning...!

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    Bangla cric fans, this is Indian Premiere League, not BD vs India. So don' t get upset if Sakib is not there. World knows what he is capable of, no need to prove anymore. But yes as all Bangladeshis are KKR fan.. we all expect Sakib to make impact in the game. Best of luck for the KKR...

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 15:24 GMT

    No gambir next match shakib captain and kkr must be win . Please read shaharuk khan or kkr team management this comment help you team .

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    Read my comment please it must be help KKR . I think Shakib should be taken as the captain of this team and we will immediately see the result. Shakib is a number of all rounder in both one day and test .Gumtom gambir is not fit as a captain. He cannot motivate to other players .So kkr need to change him .I think kkr realize my comment because i am not only fun of shakib but also fun of kkr.

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 15:17 GMT

    After readin these comments I will admit, the only ppl that are doing the underestimating is you guys. Shakib is a good player yes I would fully agree on this but Sunil is a far better bowler, a genuine spin bowler. No he not in the ICC top 100 batmen and bowlers but neither is most of his team mates from Trinidad and Tobago with the except of the two Bravos and Pollard yet that team crushed KKR in the preliminaries of last year Champions Trophy. KKR loses cause of bad management. Sunil earn his spot gave up his test debut for this spot. Let him play and earn the 700k they paid for him. You ppl call yourself true cricket fan yet all you support teams because of their big names. T20 is all about performers not big names this is the reason why IPL teams will always struggle against T&T in the champion trophy. Congrat to Cooper in making top wicket taker in the tournament so far.

  • POSTED BY anv-sh on | April 9, 2012, 15:03 GMT

    no1 allrounder available but of no use.kkr worst team selection

  • POSTED BY lalu.gopi76 on | April 9, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    Please leave the team selection to the experts, boys.. and just enjoy the game. After a watching match as a cricket lover, we can make any comment we want, but the fact is that the guys making the decisions get to do that as they have the talent and put in the efforts to reach where they are now. So let's please give due credits to them & enjoy the entertainment IPL has to offer... Cheers!!!

  • POSTED BY delboy on | April 9, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    Why do people look at stats in isolation to the PERFORMANCE of the OPPOSITION. Remember opposition players also look at stats before competition, they then apply other techniques and classified information about key players before the compete in order to control their past exploits. A failed player just means the opposition have studied him and worked out how to handle him. When he continues to fail shows that he has NO ANSWERS to his identified weakness.

  • POSTED BY anandodhara on | April 9, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    Shakib can use some rest. Shakib was going to take some rest after IPL. Thanks to Gambhir, Shakib is getting that well deserved restnow. He can go to county cricket straight from IPL. His plan was to skip county this year, now he doesn't have to. We all should thank Gambhir and company for giving Shakib a nice paid rest.

  • POSTED BY komui on | April 9, 2012, 14:02 GMT

    shakib has yet to prove himself as he is still a growing player and thus should not yet be compared to a well seasoned player like kallis

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    @sachin_vvsfan, DC had high profile players initially and they did deliver in the second season by winning the league. Look at their team now, devoid of high profile players, except for steyn and sangakkara. White is a good player but not a great player. In fact DC aren't even spending their allotted money at the auctions. I don't know what their thinking was in letting symonds, rohit, Ojha, RP Singh, Gilly go to other teams. All the above players would have been available for entire league as symo and gilly don't play intl cricket anymore. DC didn't perform in the first season alone. In the next two seasons they won one and entered semis in the next. From fourth season they have tinkered too much with the team and are seeing the results or lack of them.

    It is MI who have an abundance of riches.

  • POSTED BY seus on | April 9, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    must needed SAKIBBBBBBBBBBB for KKR to get win

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    Can anybody tell me that why there were no Indian player in BPL...(please let me know if you know)..Nasir Hossain/Mushfiqur Rahim hopefully the next play-maker in IPL.By thy way..BD fans shout for their Shakib/Tamim..there is nothing wrong indeed.They actually shout for their country..their cricket.. in is nice and natural...

  • POSTED BY seus on | April 9, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    I think KKR made mistake their previous 2 match without playing SAKIB AL HASAN .Result know every body.All of comments about SAKIB AL HASAN .why they left SAKIB AL HASAN .Every body know about SAKIB AL HASAN .I think KKR will think about Wrold no 1 SAKIB AL HASAN and come into win ,otherwise result will come same.Time has come to play SAKIB

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    Well done! RR Because kkr nose are so high that they cant think anything new Even they drop player like shakib for twice Wish all the best for KKR no Sakib no KKR in the tournament

    Shame on Gautam Gambhir loosing but barking like Cat

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    HERE ARE SOME INFORMATION ABOUT SHAKIB IN IPL-4. BOWELED 25.3 OVERS,GAVE 175 RUNS,TOOK 11 WICKETS,AT AN AVERAGE OF 15.9,ECONOMY RATE IS 6.86,STRIKE RATE IS 13.9 IN 7 MATCHES AS A BOWLER.HIS BATTING WAS NOT SO GOOD,BUT HE HAS IMPROVED SINCE THAN IN BOTH BATTING AND BOWLING.SO HE MUST BE IN THE PLAYING XI FOR KKR,IF THEY WANT TO WIN.....

  • POSTED BY Tiger-Claw on | April 9, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    Team should be for the next game: 1. Gambhir 2. Tiwary 3. Mccullum 4. Shakib 5. Ten Doeschate 6.Yusuf 7. Bhatia 8. Das 9. Lee 10. Balaji 11. Abdullah

    Or 1. Kallis 2. Bisla 3. Gambhir 4. Tiwary 5. Shakib 6. Yusuf 7. Ten Doeschate 8. Bhatia 9. Narine 10. Balaji 11. Abdullah/ Shukla

  • POSTED BY Tiger-Claw on | April 9, 2012, 10:42 GMT

    Most of the coaches are Indian and Australian, so they know these talented Indian and Australian players and most of the time they can get them for a good price. Since they know these players, they favour them over some more talented players that they know less off. Obviously I am Bangladeshi, so its a little bias, but Tamim and Shakib have just been on such great form, surely you would want to put them in straight away and feed ontheff the form they have and give some youngsters chances over other ,more experienced players. So I think Kallis, should have been rested or McCullum because them and Gambhir all deserve to open the batting and its not fair to keep one at no.3. This would have allowed Narine to play alongside Shakib and learn a lot. Bangladesh and Arsenal are very similar at the moment, they have a very young and talented line-up and they can win some difficult games but they are always written off, and they always have to prove themselves, putting pressure on.

  • POSTED BY tauhid_aks on | April 9, 2012, 10:42 GMT

    @Khairul 101, How many T20's does Bangladesh get to play? 2 per year. How can that be the benchmark for IPL performance? Shakib's record in the ODI, Test and domestic T20's is good enough to earn him an IPL place. How many T20's did Sachin play before playing in the IPL? His average was, and is 10 in T20I's.

  • POSTED BY 3shuvo7 on | April 9, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    without shakib al hasan kkr is heart less... thats why they can't show there real performance...... i think they neglect shakib as he is an bengali as india neglects all bengali... thats not right at all... bengali is also humans like indians.. then????????? kkr must look forward and they must give up country thoughts and take performancesssssssssss............ there is Shakib & Doescate who can take kkr to the top of the table........ t20 is a game of all rounders.. so if any team ignores a good all rounder they must suffer in the long run......so be aware of this@ KKR & SRK...

  • POSTED BY Open-Eyed on | April 9, 2012, 10:20 GMT

    Shakib is the world best all-rounder in any format and he has just finished Asia cup as a man of the tournament. it is hard to believe a team without shakib at this moment if he has no injury. I dont understand how KKR thinktankers(?) left him on the bench! All I am thinking now, they will include Shakib after loosing 4/5 matches and then it will immense pressure to shakib to perform!

  • POSTED BY Monjur_Elahi on | April 9, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    The team combination strategy for KKR, by the looks of it, is simply playing out the highly paid players.... squeeze the money out of them.... if they fall bring the next tier on and if they fail, bring the 3rd tier... so on so forth! Hey, I could be one of the strategic think tanks for KKR and earn some Dosh!!! I don't have to be a cricket pundit at all........

  • POSTED BY Third_Gear on | April 9, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    A team management who do not know the use of worlds no1 Test and ODI ALLROUNDER, how can they win the match against a professional team like RR ??? KKR proved again, their think tank does all the wrong things to keep them loosing n loosing loosing n loosing..............EXCELLENT RECORD srk.

  • POSTED BY nazmul198 on | April 9, 2012, 9:18 GMT

    Well i think KKR think tanks got the right to select playin X1....we bangladeshi fans shoudnt write much on tht.. its their team and they will decide wht to do...if they ignore world best ODI alrrounder, world 8th T20 allrounder, world 12 th ODI batsman...thn their shud be sum reason...may b they dont like to give him much chance to learn from close comptetive matches...may they r not allow to explore sum one who hurt thm in recent international duty.

  • POSTED BY khaledys2 on | April 9, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    the selector said we needed a genuine spinner thats y we picked narine instead of shakib. so guys my question to u all isnt shakib better in bowling? forget about the batting and think about just bowling. they can put aside abdullah and take shakib nd take another local batsman insted of abdullah

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    kkr team should be lik this........kallis,gambhir,mcllum,manoj,sakib,yousuf,das,lee,bhatia,iqbal,shami...............

  • POSTED BY khaledys2 on | April 9, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    big names = o performance. big names (ghambir, mccullam, kallisw, pathan). wat u think boys?

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    KKR is going down for their poor team selection method. They need to change team selection comitee

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    Well done RR! Congrats to Cooper!

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    i think there is some personal confilct going amoung sakib,captain and akram coz there is no reason to not playing Sakib.he is perfect all rounder.you can get both bat and ball and interestingly 2nd match they have played Spinner.so there is no issue the patch is not good for the spinner.

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 7:52 GMT

    me being neutral can simply say that sakib alone can't win the match if the rest of the ten players dont perform, bring sakib in but kkr top order need to perform and middle order should be equally strong ......

  • POSTED BY Hrithik_Krissh on | April 9, 2012, 7:49 GMT

    Why BD fans going crazy if Shakib doesnt play. KKR is an Indian team so if they lose its not like that goes down as a loss for the BD team. Plus he's getting paid a lot whether or not he plays. Also he's a good player but hes no lara, tendulkar or Flintoff. He's now starting his carrer. You all moan like he's some cricketing god or someting, really annoying. I do tink he shud have played this match but he didnt, so what its no loss to him or you, only to KKR and SRK!

  • POSTED BY sachin_vvsfan on | April 9, 2012, 7:39 GMT

    Bangla fans (either side of the border) have too much passion(madness??) for their favourite players(shakib and ganguly). While KKR decision to drop shakib is defying logic and equally surprising to us neutrals , one should not ignore RR's performance. It is amazing how this team recruits low profile players and delivers it on big stage. Look at DC and KKR they stash massive amount of money and recruit high profile players yet fail. KKR and DC will probably end up at the bottom of the table.

  • POSTED BY Mirror_1234 on | April 9, 2012, 6:45 GMT

    Dear All, KKR play four foreign Player 1. Kallis, 2. Shakib, 3. Lee, 4. McCullum. McCullum foe WK. But Kallis & Gamvir must open. It's best for team. But team management must discuss with captain for select their team .

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    Dear Srk you should interfere in team selection because its season 5 and we can't afford another bad season, Team shoul be like this:- Kaalis, Gambhir,Mccullum,shakib,tiwary,Pathan,Doeschate,Bisla,balaji,,abdula,unadkat

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 6:35 GMT

    KKR lost YEAHH....No Shakib, No KKR...No Tamim, No PWI....We're very emotional fans....mind it!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 6:30 GMT

    karbo and larbo......but jeetbo nahi re :P

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 6:30 GMT

    They must include shakib..!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 6:25 GMT

    well done RR!!u deserve the title again

  • POSTED BY TheBlackMonk on | April 9, 2012, 6:16 GMT

    Eight batsmen in the squad yet they managed to all-out in 20/20 in the both matches! Apart from Kallis, there's no genuine all-rounder even he's aged enough to take all the burden. He should be rested from bowling at least. Use someone from the local like Bhatia more often in the pace attack, and bring back all-rounders like Shakib/Tendo for the proper use. I don't really understand Ghambir, if Abdullah was picked as a genuine bowler why did he bowl only 2 overs! The middle order looks very inexperienced, again Shakib/Tendo can be effective and will give some depth. For bowling attack, I propose: Lee-Bhatia-Tendo in Pace, Shakib-Abdullah in Spin. Narine is good but a all-rounder like Shakib is proven. Kallis-Yusuf can be used occasionally.

  • POSTED BY NP_NY on | April 9, 2012, 6:13 GMT

    Playing Narine instead of Shakib - can't help but think that SRK's ego is at play here because he doesn't want to look bad benching Narine after spending 700k on him. There is a pattern here - KKR has one of the strongest teams on paper every year but they lose badly. If it was a SRK movie, it'll be chak de KKR every time. Welcome to the real world of sports SRK!

  • POSTED BY Khairul101 on | April 9, 2012, 6:00 GMT

    @ all. We know Shakib ODI & TEST all rounder no.1 . But his need to approve t20 all rounder. Than he will be add KKR team 11 regularly. We wish for him that as soon as he will approve him by performance. @KKR if you think that if Shakib plays regularly than he will be man of the tournament ! It is shame for another because he is B'Deshi.

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    I think everyone agrees, that their is a problem with KKR, they need to get their basics right. The top orders need to start performing, the bowlers need to start containing runs and KKR management have to do a better job of chossing their fourth foregin player. First of all who is naren, he might be good in west indies but his profile doesnt even look good. They should take either Shakib or RTD. Both are very good and one of the best allrounders. Even if they take RTD, they should also use him to ball some overs, last year they never made him ball. Gambhir has issues. Personally Shakib should play because they guy is in form (or no more because of KKR) and he played BPL and he is familiar with Indian conditions. Lastly, McCullum your very respected player but dude people are paying big money for you not for you to enjoy and socialize but to start doing some boom boom with your bat because right now with your performance is completely upsetting the balance of the team.

  • POSTED BY Benzim on | April 9, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    from the beginig KKR are suffering wz a simple issue(selection) which they always made it complicated. why they bought too many stars as they totally failed to combine them in the field. badluck for Sakib once again ....we Bangladeshi are feeling very bad for you & request you to either change the team or leave KKR bcaz you waste your time there. @ SRK .. if psble then chnge the selection panel of your team.

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 5:37 GMT

    Why you guys don't bring back to Shakib in your main team? Once again u lost the last Match!!!! What's wrong with him? He is from Bangladesh that is the main reason? Hey KKR managements!!!!!! We are the Bangladeshi n we have to know the reason.

  • POSTED BY GOC-GodOfCricket on | April 9, 2012, 5:33 GMT

    Sach is not God of Cricket. Shakib is the Real God Of Cricket. And they made the GOD sit on the bench. Crazzy KKR Management. Shakib alone can play and still win the matches for KKR. They dont need anyone else in the KKR team. Just play Shakib Alone... He can Bowl, Keep wickets and Field at the same time. later he can bat from both the ends too...

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    RR win the game and people talking abt Sakib.. this ie pretty ordinary from KKR fans specially sakibs fan.. toady RR completely outplayed KKR.. liked it.

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    SRK is like a bad omen.. no he is a bad omen for KKR ask him to transfer his share of franchise or what ever it is... then belive me KKR will do well for sure! 1000% ..

  • POSTED BY Dev9212 on | April 9, 2012, 5:28 GMT

    KKR needs to drop Brett Lee the guy just cant pick up wickets he has some 16 or 17 wickets in 5 IPL's which is pretty pathetic. Bring Shakib in for Lee and Balaji in for Laxmiratan Shukla you wasting a spot by playing that guy.

  • POSTED BY vamshi_teamindia on | April 9, 2012, 5:27 GMT

    GO DRAVID GO........SUPERB SHOW BY RAJASTHAN!! ALL CREDIT TO TEAM EFFORT. I dont understand y BANGLA PPL ARE GETTNG SO EXCITED...GUYS ITS IPL NOT BPL! SHAKIB ALONE CANT CHANGE KKR'S FATE.......NOTHING GOING GUD FOR GAUTHI.....BUT THEY WILL COME BACK STRONGLYYYY

  • POSTED BY TheBlackMonk on | April 9, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    I hope Shakib never plays for KKR, this loosing trend will kill his spirit!

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 5:01 GMT

    Shakib & Ten D must replace narine & Mccullum. Gambhir should be replaced by Shakib as KKR captain. Kallis also has lost his golden time. He can be replaced by .....Morgan may be!

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 4:47 GMT

    Captain Problem kkr plz change captain

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 4:24 GMT

    According to ICC ranking

    Batsman: 12th - Shakib 14th - Kallis 17th - Gambhir 19th - Maccullam

    Bowler: 8th - Shakib 21th - Lee 53th - Kallis

    All Rounder 1th - Shakib 5th - Kallis

    Now see why people are reacting KKR and others

  • POSTED BY Quddus-Mamu on | April 9, 2012, 4:13 GMT

    I think it's time for Gambhir to step down from captaincy. He is, most probably the gummiest captain in IPL teams. A player needs brain and aggression to lead a team. Gambhir has neither. That's why he lost his vice captaincy to Virat. KKR team management should give captaincy to Shakib coz he has experience to lead a team. He was very successful captain too. If KKR wants to fight back, they must need some changes, before it gets too late. KKR needs a Tiger to lead the team, NOT a Cat.

  • POSTED BY gmaurup on | April 9, 2012, 4:08 GMT

    Some people saying Shakib would not succeed in Kolkata as the pitches are not slow! Dude, Shakib has back to back five wicket hauls in South Africa. Warne, Murali, Kumble, Ajmal, Mushtaqs, Swann....no other spinner ever did that. Shakib would not make a big difference if others do not play well. Also if team management thinks they have right combination without him, they can play any of the YouKnowWhos in their team. Though I am unable to get their logic as literally Shakib is ahead in all ICC rankings (batting, bowling, all rounder for almost all formats) than every single player in the KKR team. It looks like a think (suicidal) tank.

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    with due respect to everyone, bangladeshi guys take it easy....even though I dont follow IPL that much, I can say that its a long tournament and your player will definitely get a chance...it will not be end of the world...also i think the Rajasthan team played well, lets give due credit to them...

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 3:57 GMT

    Don't understand about KKR team management..............their team selection is worse. They are loosing now and pressure on the team are coming day by day. We, the supporters who are spending time in front of TV are really upset by poor performances of KKR........Some thing should be special......They can look other teams.....a goood selection of players, i mean a good combination can do everything in T20 game...........look at MI, PWI, RR...........woh, really upset.......

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 3:56 GMT

    Congrats. Rahul Dravid and RR. Keep it up.

  • POSTED BY satish619chandar on | April 9, 2012, 3:39 GMT

    Having Narine is fine as he can bowl both with new ball and also in death overs.. But no point in picking McCullum ahead of Shakib.. Bisla can do same like Mccullum without worrying about the wicket and start slog from ball one.. They will have good backup batsmen in Tiwary, Gambhir, Yusuf and Shakib.. Kallis to steady the innings and Bisla to smash it.. It worked for them last year.. And they changed it now.. KKR need a rethink.. RR is just steady.. Great team effort.. I am waiting for them to unleash Hogg in place of Owais.. Shah is very good so far but still, they are underutilising Botha now.. Battingwise, they look steady with Dravid and Hodge in good form.. Hogg will allow them more balance in bowling dept..

  • POSTED BY gandhala on | April 9, 2012, 3:18 GMT

    things i think of keeping sakib in bench

    1)left hand batting captain never have faith in left arm bowlers 2)Sakib can walk into team easily so once selected they cant drop him , so they are just trying out other overseas options.

    Its just 2 matches , its not that KKR didnt play sakib for entire the season.Just wait and watch sakib will be picked, not because u guys insisted .No body likes to lose

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 3:17 GMT

    Where is Shakib Al Hasan!! He should be an automatic choice. Somebody put some sense into KKR thinktank

  • POSTED BY JAS_INDIA on | April 9, 2012, 3:01 GMT

    Playing 11 for KKR- Kallis, Bisla, Gambhir, M.tiwary, R.tendo, Shakib, Yusuf, Bhatia, Lee, Abdulla, Balaji/Shukla.

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 3:00 GMT

    CURRENT ODI RANKING

    J.H. Kallis: Batting 14, Bowling 53, All rounder 5 B. McCullum: Batting 19 B. Lee: Bowling 21 S. Narine: Not in Top 100 batsman & Bowler List !

    Shakib Al Hasan: Batting: 12 >> Bowling 8 >> All rounder 1

    whatever happens, bangladesher jan,bangladesher pran shakib al hasan...shakib al hasan..

  • POSTED BY JAS_INDIA on | April 9, 2012, 2:49 GMT

    Shakib al hasan & Ryan Ten Doeshate should replace Mcullum & Sunil narine coz they both are good all rounders of KKR. Bring Bisla back in team for D. Das. shukla should also ball 2 to 3 overs. ....

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 2:32 GMT

    I think....... KKR are have some problem with their team management. coz every time they pick best player in their side but they don't perform but when those player go to another team they use to perform their best.... for example Chris Gayle(performing for RCB), Brad Hodge(performing for RR) and Shourav Ganguly(performing for Pune). Last four IPL season how many time they change their coach and captain!! actually there is no consistency and control in KKR team. I am sorry for KKR.

  • POSTED BY Precioustar84 on | April 9, 2012, 2:23 GMT

    Being a die-hard Dravid fan, of course I'm happy for the win but I have much respect for Shakib from the BD team. He should've been playing at least second game so don't understand who does this selection process. Maybe they want to keep Shakib fit for tougher opponents and thought RR would be walk in the park?? Not sure if he would've made 100% difference alone to the team but definitely, he's way worth playing over couple others in KKR. Anyway, well done RR but long way to go! :)

  • POSTED BY Hrithik_Krissh on | April 9, 2012, 2:15 GMT

    Congrats again keevon "super" cooper!

  • POSTED BY Knight_Rider_11 on | April 9, 2012, 2:02 GMT

    KKR need to play with Shakib and Sunil Narine ... they could probably leave Brett Lee out even though he performed well ... they could do well with good domestic fast bowlers ... Balaji and Unadkat alongwith Kallis .... 3 medium pacers (also only one of Bhatia n Shukla should play) ... so u have 4 medium pacers n Shakib, Sunil Narine, Abdulla n Pathan as spinners which is an amazing combination ... n the batting also strengthens with Shakib in

  • POSTED BY Hrithik_Krissh on | April 9, 2012, 2:00 GMT

    Why BD fans going crazy if Shakib doesnt play. KKR is an Indian team so if they lose its not like that goes down as a loss for the BD team. Plus he's getting paid a lot whether or not he plays. Also he's a good player but hes no lara, tendulkar or Flintoff. He's now starting his carrer. You all moan like he's some cricketing god or someting, really annoying. I do tink he shud have played this match but he didnt, so what its no loss to him or you, only to KKR and SRK!

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 1:43 GMT

    Man of the series in BPL nd Asia cup needed some rest to become man of the series in ICC T-20 world cup. IPL is an ordinary platform nd ideal for a player like sakib to take some rest. What BD will earn if sakib becomes man of the tournament in IPL? Sakib will not bat at no. 4 in IPL due to Kallis/ Gambhir/ Macculam/ Manoj/ Pathan. So kkr management not wanting to play him as a baller only!! but reality suggest only kallis is better batsman than sakib Nd sakib is the best baller in kkr line up. KKR management need to control there emotion nd accept the reality !! Asia cup was not an accident rather a display of reality!!

  • POSTED BY Sid-LDN on | April 9, 2012, 1:22 GMT

    Not sure why my last comment wasn't published.... Let the stats talk... Shakib is a lot better player than not just Kalis also others in terms of bowling, batting and age. It's the politics of Gambhir and Wasim. Gambhir is taking revenge of losing in Asia cup and Wasim wouldn't like Shakib coz he's from Bangladesh. And bear in mind, Shakib was man of the tournament in BPL and Asia cup so they're scared if Shakib plays they'll not have any chance of winning any personal award. So, let Shakib take some rest... he doesn't need to play with these poor stats players... Shakib is of different class... let his class not be spoiled by playing him in this rubbish poor class IPL.

  • POSTED BY JimJimbo on | April 9, 2012, 1:07 GMT

    Gauti is one of the worst captains i have ever seen. He himself cant encourage the other players. Kolkata doesn't need a moody player like him. We the people have heart and soul, not rubbish like Gauti. I think Shakib should be taken as the captain of this team and we will immediately see the result. We, the Bengali people know how to manage the situation. Now outsiders like Gauti, Trevor, Akram, are rulling the team- we dont need them really.

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | April 9, 2012, 0:58 GMT

    Dear Bangla brothers, chillax!

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 0:53 GMT

    must need to bring shakib and balaji, but they can not depend on only two players. all the players have to perform ¬

  • POSTED BY ANWAR-2012 on | April 9, 2012, 0:50 GMT

    Who are naren? Is he better than Shakb? I think it's a KKR worse management and poor team selection. For their worse team selection they lost two game. What a shame for KKR!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 23:59 GMT

    PWI won by 22 runs and KKR lost by 22 runs..lmao

  • POSTED BY trinimystry on | April 8, 2012, 23:50 GMT

    correct me if im wrong y kkr have so many stars and they not clicking what if they mix the stars with regular players dont you think that would work? just watch rr not a star studded team but yet they are winning they found the right formular thats what kkr needs to figure out whats wrong i bet you they will kill it something is wrong kkr you could see it in the players

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 23:29 GMT

    I am quite disappointed to see people here blaming everyone in KKR. may be they played bad but on the other hand RR just played brilliantly. Stop blaming on one team and try to look at the whole picture. Even if its a t20, its still a team game. Having shakib in or not would not have changed as much if the openers has still failed to score.

  • POSTED BY Monjur_Elahi on | April 8, 2012, 22:28 GMT

    WOW! Another defeat for KKR. Must be something wrong with this team's dressing room.... All the stars, like the King Khan himself!!! I do not think Shakib or RTD can do any Ukas Fucas Abra ka Dabra.......and change KKR's loosing trend. The other guys need to perform too. I would rather sit in the dug out, chill-out, take the money and enjoy some rest rather than taking the blame for not performing for the team if I were Shakib or RTD!!! Good luck for KKR in the future.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 22:25 GMT

    @Street_Hawk: really nice analysis, I like that.

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | April 8, 2012, 21:58 GMT

    Well played RR. Way to go.......come on Dravid.....keep going. 2 in 2.....

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 21:44 GMT

    I think SRK should play for KKR................:P

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 21:35 GMT

    its good in a way ..Shakib is getting some rest

  • POSTED BY p2468 on | April 8, 2012, 21:32 GMT

    This is disappointing really. KKR as always failing to perform, they should bring Shakib, I agree on that but one guy can't just change the whole game. They need a much better performance from Kallis, Pathan, Mccullum & Gambhir. If Kallis keeps failing to perform then try out Ten Do for a match, it really can't hurt that match can it? And, narine for now should be left out really, yeah he's a good bowler but thing is he has no batting and KKR need that. If Shakib or Ten Do failed at bowling they would still have a chance to cover it up with their batting. So yeah, get Shakib and give Mccullum and Kallis a few more chances and see how they do or just drop em off. It doesn't matter if they have a super awesome record with them. It's actually funny since I thought Lee was gonna struggle in Ipl this year but now he's performing better at batting and bowling than Kallis, Pathan & Narine. On the other hand, good stuff from RR. Dravid is making the difference it seems for them.

  • POSTED BY Saif_I_Khan on | April 8, 2012, 21:15 GMT

    KKR's team moral is losing under Gauti. I hope team management is keeping bench- RTD and Sakib involved and informed about team selection strategies. Otherwise they wouldn't get any positive output from these guys when they ultimately have to seek services of this two hugely talented players.-------------- KKR is missing Whatmore more than anybody else. He was the person behind recruiting likes of Sakib and RTD. I guess others are falling more for 'so called' star power. and Gauti is a brainless captain who is not even able to handle resources that he have in his best 11. So many wrong decisions on the field.................

  • POSTED BY muannis on | April 8, 2012, 20:48 GMT

    World's best player (Sakib) sitting in the bench ? I mean who the hell is Narine ? Who the hell is De Lange ?

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 20:35 GMT

    Bunch of Brainless humans r running KKR.. Brainless Captain, Owner, Management & all coaching stuffs... Shakib isn't picked up on da team as because he is a Bangladeshi.. they do not bother whether he is No. 1 all-rounder or not.. if he were an Australian/ South African, den he would be picked up on da team widout any question.. i think Shakib should cut his name off from dis brainless team from da very next season.. i advise him to go to England & paly country cricket rather warming up da bench..

  • POSTED BY Street_Hawk on | April 8, 2012, 20:32 GMT

    I agree with Dipesh below..from the beginning SRK has loaded the team with stars...stars don't win matches...performers do...when you have captain like Ganguly, you don't need coach like Buchanan...that's only going to create problem as they both have huge egos...you need Buchanan for players like Gambhir who has not probably captained at a school level...for Ganguly, coaches like John Wright, Gary Kirsten or Trevor Beyliss are better who silently do their job..who are the coaches of Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan (first 3 season), Punjab (now) - Dhoni, Viru, SRT/Harbhajan, Warne, Gilchrist or Ganguly does not need high profile coaches...Players like Kohli need them - that's why they have Ray Jenkins..Gambhir did better under Whatmore because he is someone makes you feel his presence...

  • POSTED BY MMHossain on | April 8, 2012, 20:31 GMT

    By leaving Shakib outside the playing XI, it is creating unnecessary pressure on him and KKR and creating a good foundation for Gambhir to kick him out as soon as he fails to perform in one game. I have always tended to disagree with most of the decisions of BCCI but I think for once they have saved indian cricket from disaster by removing Gambhir from vice captaincy.

  • POSTED BY Shu_fan_cricket on | April 8, 2012, 20:31 GMT

    Com'n!! At the end of the day it is just a domestic tournament of India. That is it. KKR wants Shakib to increase the exposer. SRK always want the shiny atmosphere around him. That type of attitude we have seen in KKR as well. Whatever it is, as a professional Shakib should pass the time in dug out & obey the management decision (!!), because the performance of IPL will not add or decrease a single rating point. And a busy schedule awaiting. So, its better to take some paid rest. :) @Ujjwal Kusharir...dear sir :), for your information, The questions about Shakib have already arisen by some specialists & professionals you must admire like Mr. Sidhu. Even in Prize giving ceremony the same question asked by Mr. Sanjay Manjerkar! ha ha ha ha.

  • POSTED BY koushik9463 on | April 8, 2012, 20:28 GMT

    @kushari... do u hav any idea abt current world cricket?... u said, it's our luck tht atleast 2 of our players got opportunity to play IPL... i strongly oppose ur thought... rather, its ur luck tht u hav such two class players playing in IPL& it's ur luck tht u hav no 1 all-rounder in all forms of cricket playing in IPL...Shakib-al-Hasan is our pride like ur Sachin, Dravid, Ganguly... so, nvr dare to insult a bangladeshi player...

  • POSTED BY Street_Hawk on | April 8, 2012, 20:24 GMT

    I think SRK (KKR) has now managed to lose the support of entire bengal, first by getting rid of Ganguly and now not playing Shakib.I think KKR need to fire Venky Mysore..that guy is making way too much money without knowing anything about the game. Go watch the movie "Moneyball"...Jonah Hill helped the franchise get the less costly but most effective players..and now look at the performance of most expensive players of KKR, aka Gambhir, Kallis and Yousuf Pathan so far...Even the other less expensive Pathan is doing better...Kallis is not even bowling but alrounders like Shakib and RTD who performed better than them have not got much chance(Chennai only plays alrounders)..KKR chose to stick with less performing Morgan last year.something wrong with the atmosphere in KKR...look how Hodge, Gayle, Dinda are performing now...and they got rid of performers like Owais Shah, Angelo Mathews, Ashok Dinda..they bought back McCullum who is back to sucking again..

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 20:21 GMT

    I do not see any problem in KKR's not picking Shakib in the playing XI. It is their loss to leave the best players (Shakib+RTD) out of the XI. If they can afford it, I am OK with it.

  • POSTED BY --.-- on | April 8, 2012, 20:14 GMT

    @........Also I feel Bangladeshi fans have same passion (madness?) for Shakib as Indian fans have for Tendulkar ! lol FUNNY. :-)

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 20:05 GMT

    Feeling sorry for KKR, Best of Luck for Sunil Naraine, hope he could contribute in the upcoming matches. KKR has the strongest line up, hoping for them to fire up. I am from Bangladesh, Of course I would love to see Shakib Al Hasan playing, but I think only adding Shakib will not change the fortune of the KKR, the big guns need to perform according to their status. So, best of Luck again to them.........

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 19:59 GMT

    Okay , the current strategy KKR is not working KKR. They should start playing Shakib from the next game. They can play four foreign players and at the moment they are getting their combinations wrong. Foreign players are Kallis,McCullum,Narayan and Brett Lee. They should drop McCullum next match and play Shakib. Shakib and Iqbal Abdulla are same type of bowlers. I don't think Shakib as a bowler will be very effective in Kolkata as the pitch is not slow. However, he deserves a place only on his batting abilities. If Naraynan doesn't work in next few games they should bring in Ten Descho... Kallis , Shaikb,Ten Desch and Lee pretty good combination.

  • POSTED BY Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on | April 8, 2012, 19:57 GMT

    gambhir should be dropped immediately and Sakib should be announced captain- the best captaincy mind and kallis, sakib, narine and lee should play as foreign

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 19:53 GMT

    WAY TO GO RAHUL U R STILL THE BEST AMONG THE REST !!!!GO ROYALS!!!!

  • POSTED BY pjbarua on | April 8, 2012, 19:52 GMT

    @ Ujjwal Kushari: we r not annoyed with IPL, we r annoyed with people like u in kkr management!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 19:50 GMT

    THOUGH GAMBIR IS GIVING HIS BEST AS A FIGHTER KNIGHT TO THE BEST OF HIS ABILITY, GUESS KKR FEELS THE PINCH ON ABSENCE OF CALCUTTA PRINCE!!!!!GOOD LUCK!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 19:45 GMT

    it's a DISGRACE to see a high profile Team losing matches one after another with a world-class in form all-rounder sitting in the dugout!!! KKR Team Selection is utter Rubbish and doesn't really reflect any sort of professionalism!

  • POSTED BY KoOlAfFaN on | April 8, 2012, 19:34 GMT

    NoT FeEliNg GoOd aS kKR LosS bUt ThE kKr ShoUlD tHinK oF tHeIR BaTtInG iN mY OpiNiOn mC cUlluM anD KaLliS sHouL FiRe aT thE toP orDer anD GaUtI aLsO sO tHaT tHeY CaN nOt giVe pReSsuRe tO tIwArY anD YuSUf... i Don,T KnoW wHy GamBhiR is nOt GiviNg KaLlIs a BowL a OvEr hE iS aLsO onE oF tHe BeST BoWlEr ...tHe RoLe That i Don,T LikE iS tHat onLY 4 PlayeR,s iS aLlOweD in PlaYinG 11...

  • POSTED BY vrn59 on | April 8, 2012, 19:22 GMT

    Kevon Cooper is a fantastic bargain for RR. He is a big-hitting batsman down the order and an unexpectedly effective bowler. Proving to be a match-winner!

  • POSTED BY vrn59 on | April 8, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    KKR are playing shockingly. McCullum, Kallis and Gambhir must bat responsibly and Y Pathan must justify his price with quality performances for the team. Young Tiwary batted well though, amidst wickets falling at the other end. I feel that KKR have made a phenomenal mistake in not playing al Hasan. He is a world-class all-rounder and his skills are ideally suited for T20 cricket. He can play a finishing role with the bat and can bowl tidy left-arm spin. Narine is a waste of space if he is picked at al Hasan's cost. Bowling looks ok, but the whole attack (including experienced players like Kallis and Lee) choked at the death. RR have played fabulously: Brad Hodge showed his class once more. Dravid's captaincy was good and the bowling was tight on the whole. The three big wickets early in Kolkata's innings swung the momentum in Jaipur's way, as Gambhir said in the post-match press conference. Good win for RR!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 19:19 GMT

    "Kolkata Knight Riders don't have any combination. They are keeping their best player Shakib Al Hasan in the bench for what? Laying eggs? SHAKIB can destroy any team on this surface in this format of the game"

  • POSTED BY anika_payel on | April 8, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    KKR TEAM MANAGEMENT NEED TO HIT BY TEAR SHOE.SHAME..SHAME..SHAME....VERY SHAME KKR TEAM MANAGEMENT.I THINK NARINE IS A 3rd CLASS BOWLER.I DON'T COMPARE NARINE WITH SHAKIB. SHAKIB IS NO.1 TEST AND ODI ALL ROUNDER. BATTING RANK NO.12 .AND BOWLING RANK NO.8 .SO KKR TEAM MANAGEMENT THINK IT.....................

  • POSTED BY akashhaque on | April 8, 2012, 18:58 GMT

    I really feel pity for Kolkata and BD ppl, who loves cricket so much.But cant you c that Gautam almost single handedly ensured the 2 loss of KKR? He also ensured that Shakib remains out of the team. Cas if Shakib plays all the match, KKR will do good, definately and may be next year Shakib will b the skiper of KKR.Mr King Khan pls sell of Gautam and kallis quickly get some fresh blood, if u really want ur team to do good.

  • POSTED BY proud_Bangladeshi on | April 8, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    @ Ujjwal Kushari or vandari or whatever, you think "think" tank's always take right decisions? Have you ever seen so-called think tank's getting sacked for making costly mistakes? KKR "think" tanks decided to leave out Shakib outta team and pick other overseas players instead hmmmm. Look at the results!

    Remember Shakib's contribution last season when KKR was looking for the right click? When Shane Watson was damaging other teams with his attacking strokes, Shakib gothim in pocket and that too was in RR's home ground. It turned the tide of the match altogether and KKR eventually won the match. This is what Shakib can do!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 18:50 GMT

    @ ujjal whatever!! how can u forget so early. memory loss??? shakib and tamim was the 2 players who played and contributed the most for put indian team to sleep at the recent asia cup. ha ha

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 18:50 GMT

    No Sakib, No KKR, No IPL........................ :)

  • POSTED BY B.a.p.p.Y on | April 8, 2012, 18:48 GMT

    sakib is the greatest player ever in world history ....

  • POSTED BY motorka on | April 8, 2012, 18:46 GMT

    my last comment was not posted, any ways.... How in the world does Naraine gets picked over Sakib.... he has absolutely proven and showed nothing in his career as compared to Sakib and Ryan Tes descote. Sakib, current number one allrounder top ten batsmen and bowler in the world... and ryan ten proved more that enough with his worth in last year IPL. Deffinitely, Indians or other cricket nations really undervalues and pretty much does'nt respect these bangla talents.

    Just so you know.... I am a canadian with indian heritage.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 18:42 GMT

    get out of kkr. u dont need it man. sucks being part of something that always lose.

  • POSTED BY anika_payel on | April 8, 2012, 18:39 GMT

    KKR TEAM MANAGEMENT NEED TO HIT BY TEAR SHOE.SHAME..SHAME..SHAME....VERY SHAME KKR TEAM MANAGEMENT.I THINK NARINE IS A 3rd CLASS BOWLER.I DON'T COMPARE NARINE WITH SHAKIB. SHAKIB IS NO.1 TEST AND ODI ALL ROUNDER. BATTING RANK NO.12 .AND BOWLING RANK NO.8 .SO KKR TEAM MANAGEMENT THINK IT.....................

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 18:36 GMT

    PUNCHING MUCH ABOVE THEIR WEIGHT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE FEATURE OF RAJASTHAN ROYALS.

  • POSTED BY B.a.p.p.Y on | April 8, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    no matter sakib play or not ; kkr sucks

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    """"** ICC ODI Batting Ranking: 12) Shakib Al Hasan 14) Jacques Kallis 17) Goutam Gambhir 19) B.B Maccullum ** ICC ODI Bowling Ranking: 8) Shakib Al Hasan 21) Brett Lee 53) Jacques Kallis ** ICC Twenty20 Bowling Ranking: 14) Shakib Al Hasan ** Shakib iz da no.1 All rounder in ODI & in TEST for the last 2 years (by ICC).... ** Recently, he has been declared as the best all round performer of Asia Cup & Bangladesh Premiere league (BPL) T-20 tournament......... So, can anybody plz explain who else is the eligible than Shakib in KKR (or may be in the other teams too) to be selected in ?""""""

  • POSTED BY Tiger-Claw on | April 8, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    Please everyone needs to calm down, if KKR haven't learnt from their mistake, then there is no point supporting. We all know Bangldeshi players are given less importance and that is changing, but its partly due to the players not getting enough games or the wrong BD players are given chances. Hopefully after the World Cup, some more BD players like Safiul, maybe Mushfiq or Nasir get chances. Pune should let Tamim, ONE of the best inform batsmen at the moment play. As for KKR they had the firepower and they thought that if they can let them settle, then they will be unbeatable but it hasnt happened. So one of the opners needed to be left out and find the permanent openers Kallis, McCullum, Gambhir,Tiwary, resting Kallis first and then who ever does bad. Give Gambhir a chance opening as he has done poor at no.3. Sahkib and Ten Doeschate or even Morgan must play in the next game in place of Kallis and Narine.If McCullum+ Narine changed then I think Das/ Shukla change 4 Bisla

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    Shakib is the best players of KKR (reference: ODI batting, bowling, allrounder ranking). They why do you make him sit!!!!

  • POSTED BY motorka on | April 8, 2012, 18:14 GMT

    I am one of those folks who usually enjoys reading people's comments instead of posting one. But, I figured I gave my two cents this time. It is amazing how the cricket world under values.... and in this cases literally disrespects these young world class Bangladeshi players in Sakib(#1 allrounder especially in subcontinent) and Tamim (in form of his life). Even Ryan Ten Descote. If Sakib was from Aus, Eng,NZ.. or even white(i know ten is white, he is frm associate country)..I m sure Sakib of Tamim would be selected and be paid a lot more then they are right now. Ryder(who is doing a come back and havent played competitive properly recently) getting picked over Tamim who is in the form of his life and an excellent fielder,not gettin pick too is also pathetic. And before ya'll start crying.. I am a Canadian with mixed south asian who enjoys this game.but even in world class events such as NBA, MLB, etc such S2PDness doesnt happen. Indians def treat these bdeshi talent lesser.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 18:12 GMT

    without SHAKIB KKR will not win a single match..he is undoubtly the best player in KKR team bt EGO is the main fact.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 18:12 GMT

    KKR ends with an 'R' GambhiR ends with an 'R' JokeR ends with an 'R' lol.. still finding the best combination with de lange and narine, not even trying Sakib.. even Kallis is worse thn him atm .. stupid management..

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    @Ujjwal Kushari, do u think dat tamim & shakib are begging to play for their respective teams,their recent performances demands them to play in best xi, its definitely depends on d team management if they want success they should go with them or if they want to loose doesn't matter for BD.tamim is far better than the jessy or aged DADA & for shakib no elaboration is needed,ur commentators,presentators and finally i hope the spectators wants them to play in xi too.

  • POSTED BY Quddus-Mamu on | April 8, 2012, 18:09 GMT

    Shakib was not picked in first two matches. Fans from West Bengal and Bangladesh are keep demanding him to play. I think, now it would be a pressure for him to play against high expectation, even he gets a chance to play. It's better for him to leave IPL and play for county. First he should take some rest, he has been playing cricket last two years without any rest. My request to Shakib, spend some times with your family and go for county, where you can play some real cricket and improve your skills.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | April 8, 2012, 18:06 GMT

    KKR should be captained by a BENGALI !!! Shakib is a Bangladeshi and he will be the BEST to represent Kolkata, twin city to Dhaka. Gambir is an outsider, a Delhi guy and he has a fat ego. Shakib should play in ALL matches for KKR. He's irreplaceable. With all respects to Sunil Narine, I think he's an average player. Also, Brendon McCullum should be benched. He's becoming more like Sehwag, a hit-and-giggle kind of player. Bring in Shakib and Ryan Ten Doeschate for all the remaining games. You will see a series of wins for KKR. I am sure about that. Till then enjoy your losses KKR !!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 18:05 GMT

    As a Sakib fan , its very frustrating to see him not playing. Msg to all bd guys, don't get too much excited , its about IPL which is only FUN cricket , so don't be serious & take the games lightly, it doesn't matter whether Sakib gets the chance , He has nothing to prove , he is already number 1 all -rounder. We will beat India again & will give them a sweet lesson ignoring our players. Riad from Bhola.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    ** ICC ODI Batting Ranking: 12) Shakib Al Hasan 14) Jacques Kallis 17) Goutam Gambhir 19) B.B Maccullum ** ICC ODI Bowling Ranking: 8) Shakib Al Hasan 21) Brett Lee 53) Jacques Kallis ** ICC Twenty20 Bowling Ranking: 14) Shakib Al Hasan ** Shakib iz da no.1 All rounder in ODI & in TEST for the last 2 years (by ICC).... ** Recently, he has been declared as the best all round performer of Asia Cup & Bangladesh Premiere league (BPL) T-20 tournament......... So, can anybody plz explain who else is the eligible than Shakib in KKR (or may be in the other teams too) to be selected in ?

  • POSTED BY Bang_La on | April 8, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    @Sudhir Pawar, ok Mr. Cricket expert, prove by any standard that Narine is better than Sakib. DO IT NOW.

  • POSTED BY Bang_La on | April 8, 2012, 18:00 GMT

    @ Ujjwal Kushari , do you want to say KKR and Pune bought Sakib and Tamim just out of mercy? forget KKR, name ONE player in your INDIAN team who was ever selected as all rounder in both of ICC's test and ODI role of honour? If your players have knee-jerk syndrome, how can we help them?

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:58 GMT

    @ Ujjwal Kushari ... thank u for ur wise (!!!) advice .... these two also play county .... hope u already got a good glimpse of what these educated and professional think tank has got KKR into .... lol .... keep it up PAID UP professionals ... ur worth what u've achieved in the first two games ... lol ...

  • POSTED BY sishajib on | April 8, 2012, 17:58 GMT

    wow ! its a result of 17 crore people pray's!!!!!!!! may be KKR team management think that if shakib play then no one can take man of the match prize, thats y they sat him.lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    Shakib is giving IPL way more importance than it truly deserves... He himself said that playing county helped him a lot to improve his game rather than IPL... so come on Shakib, why let urself to be humiliated, just let go of IPL and try to play in county. Performance in IPL will give you money but wont give u the respect which u can gain by performing in the int. cricket and county cricket will certainly help u in tht case. RTD's performance is much better than that of Kallis but has he been picked??? Learn from these instances as well as urs. Even if Shakib is picked he will be immediately dropped after one bad show whereas Buzz or Kallis won't b dropped even if they perform miserably for consequtive 3 or 4 games. Come on buddy don't run after money like tht way, plz.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    The First playing 11 should be like this for KKR

    1. Kallis 2. Gambhir(C) 3. Tiwary 4. Shakib 5. Pathan 6. Doeschate 7. Bisla (WK) 8. Bhatia 9. Lee 10. Unadkat/Balaji 11. Abdullah

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    KKR should play 1.kalis 2.bisla 2.gambhir 3.monoj 4. ten deshchet 5. shakib 6. yousuf 7. shukla 8.bhatiya 9. lee 10. balaji 11. iqbal. this is the best 11 of KKR.

  • POSTED BY Kinghacker on | April 8, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    If Shakib Al Hasan doesn't get a place in this KKR team then how could Kallis a slow slow batsman, ok bowler and the captain Gautam himslf shouldn't be in the team. Just look at their performances in the shorter versions of the game. Spare a thought of Narine,De lange & Mcculam. Foget about the allrounder issue. Among all the players of KKR Shakib is having the highest ratings only as a batsman or a bowler. When u get him in the squad u get the 8th ICC ranked bowler & the 12th ICC ranked batsman in a single package. This is simply nonsense leaving a true match winner like him on the sideline. Hopeless KKR i must say.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    even mediocar fan like me would have been running KKR much better then the current team mgt... what a combination!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i think KKR will rock the bottom of the point table. where no1 allrounder of the world is sitting in the dug out watching sunil narine playing in the bestXI ..what better result can be expected!!!!!!!! keep on the good work KKR team mgt..otherwise KKR wont be able to lead the table from the bottom..

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:48 GMT

    WE should give credit to Royals for what they did in the field and put KKR on backfoot for what they deserved. SRK should know that money can not buy everything its attitude that matters and there is hell lot of deiffrence in attitude. We should learn from Warne what he did in IPL 1 without any super star in the team and produced many super stars likes of Yusuf, so called Jadeja, Watson etc etc and here is the situation where Gambhir is fully loaded with superstars but no performer. All of theese KKR heros feels trhat they are DON but this so proclaimed position will not be accepted by pubmic as we are not fool.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:48 GMT

    I don't think Sakib is that much poor that he needs the match fees of IPL to run his family. Please come back to Bangladesh. This kind of ignorance can not be tolerated. I just pray to GOD that KKR looses all the remaining matches when they don't pick Sakib in the starting XI.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:46 GMT

    ** ICC ODI Batting Ranking: 12) Shakib Al Hasan 14) Jacques Kallis 17) Goutam Gambhir 19) B.B Maccullum ** ICC ODI Bowling Ranking: 8) Shakib Al Hasan 21) Brett Lee 53) Jacques Kallis ** ICC Twenty20 Bowling Ranking: 14) Shakib Al Hasan ** Shakib iz da no.1 All rounder in ODI & in TEST for the last 2 years (by ICC).... ** Recently, he has been declared as the best all round performer of Asia Cup & Bangladesh Premiere league (BPL) T-20 tournament......... So, can anybody plz explain who else is the eligible than Shakib in KKR (or may be in the other teams too) to be selected in ?

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:43 GMT

    I just dont know whts going on with KKR. Why again sakib absent in KKR team. They have lost again for this....

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:39 GMT

    Sakib is best bowler and best batsman in the team KKR and also all team playing in IPL this is really bad mentality from KKR , no east no west sakib is the best ofthe world!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Tuhin466 on | April 8, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    Mr. Sudhir power,you should know, Sunil naraine not picked in the current west indes test squad?He is a new comear in intnas cricket.We are lucky sakib born in BD.India are playing ckt almost 100 years,no one are hardly seen in the past century like sakib class.So don't compair Sunil naraine or BredonMc or anybody else with sakib.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:26 GMT

    they had a good XI playing in the last season, why would they try to mess with that at the very beginning, I thought the way things ended at the previous IPL, Ten Doeschate and Shakib would set for the very beginning... :(

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:23 GMT

    To all Bangladesh Fans, if you are so annoyed with KKR for leaving out Shakib, why don't you people stop watching KKR Matches. You must be pleased that atleast KKR & Pune bought Shakib & Tamim....If not for KKR & Pune, Bangladesh would have no participation at IPL atall.. Please be informed, we can all claim what we want, but at the end of the day, people who are taking educated decision are professionals & are paid to do their job. They know it better then any average Fans whom to picked & whom not to pick. So please stop sulking & be grateful that atleast 02 Bangladeshi Players are atleast got a IPL Team.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:21 GMT

    lose KKR .... lose .... ur paying for ur poor team selection .... having talent isn't all ... u gotta know how to use 'em ....

  • POSTED BY ransr5 on | April 8, 2012, 17:19 GMT

    the only reason i support this team, is cz of Shakib, and they r not playing him. i wouldve understand if he is a bad player, however he is much better player than anyone playing in that team. well ofcouse not better than khalis, but everyone else shouldnt get priority over shakib. and another player they should give chance to in Ryan Ten Deschote. i dont get why ghambir is there, he is the captain but he doesnt do anything for the team.

  • POSTED BY abirBDR on | April 8, 2012, 17:15 GMT

    Again bad team selection .. but surprising to see Captain gambhir And yusuf's performance.they are the most expensive players in KKR but very poor in their performance.Maccullam didn't play well.kallis again unabled to show his class. Naraine didn't show much good with his performance.Lee played well ,in fact he is the only overseas player to perform well.KKR should include SHAKIB and RAYAN TEN DESCATE quiting MACCULLAM and NARAINE.KKR should follow their winning comdination that did in IPL 2011.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    KKR will loose matches untill they take Sakib in team. Everybody surprised when they saw that Sakib(No.1 allrounder) is not in the team..KKR should realize the importance of Sakib now

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 17:12 GMT

    no Shakib... no KKR...

    Funny KKR management stuff .

  • POSTED BY Ahnaaf.Dhaka on | April 8, 2012, 17:06 GMT

    No SHAKIB=Defeat for Kolkata ∴ Equation Proved (Again!)

  • POSTED BY krishay on | April 8, 2012, 17:05 GMT

    KKR needs to rethink Gambhir and Kallis at the top of the order as it leaves the rest with too much to do. Narine's was quiet but albeit tight. Sakib and Narine could!!!!

  • POSTED BY banglafan on | April 8, 2012, 17:02 GMT

    KKR, Khan, Gambhir, who to blame ? The number one all-rounder in the world cooling his heels in the dugout !. Shame on the KKR bunch. I have a bad feeling that something other than cricketing sense is dominating the decision making process.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    As expected,,,,,sunil naraine in spite of Shakib who is no. 1 all rounder of the world......may be KKR think tanks "if they really have brain" thought that Shakib is a 'so called' all rounder..........that's why they gave sunil a chance before Shakib........I m bangladeshi and really wants to congratulate sunil and 4 playing this game....It's not his fault...If KKR thinks he is better than Shakib then what he could do...west indians must be happy right now that their player played this game......4 the first time I feel Shakib should get back from that place with his dignity and prestige.......we have no prob with sunil and with any other foreign players who r playing 4 KKR......but when ICC declared Shakib is no. 1 then he must b better than the amongst right now.......I thin ICC is a well recognized body....every cricketing nation put their trust on them.......so if KKR think otherwise then Shakib shouldn't stay there........bcoz it's humiliating.........come back plz....play county.

  • POSTED BY prothomalo on | April 8, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    Mr. SRK... you are down B'coz there is no KJ in KKR,Its JK.

  • POSTED BY Lenin49v on | April 8, 2012, 16:56 GMT

    No need current selection team for KKR. I hope the KKR fan is the best selection team. So KKR need a website page for selection team for fan......... Plz try it the KKR management and its give you best result.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:50 GMT

    Though I m a kkr fan hope they lose all the game,,,,

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    KKR has bought lot of good players. But, they have very poor team management. Among the foreign players, Shakib Al Hasan should have been selected as the 2nd best choice. They should continue with Kallis and Shakib as unmovable part of KKR. Because, Kallis is the best world's best all rounder in the total cricket history and Shakib Al Hasan is the best all rounder of present cricket world. How dare Kolkata Management to keep Shakib out from best 11? He was the man of the series in BPL2012, he was the man of the series of recently finished Asia Cup. This is stupid management by KKR.

  • POSTED BY Tiger-Claw on | April 8, 2012, 16:45 GMT

    Team should be: 1. Gambhir 2. Tiwary 3. Mccullum 4. Shakib 5. Ten Doeschate 6. Yusuf 7. Das 8. Bhatia 9. Lee 10. Abdullah 11. Balaji/ Shukla

    If McCullum can't perform then he needs to stay outn of the team untill he's ready which would mean another change.

    1. Kallis 2. Gambhir 3. Morgan/ Tiwary 4. Shakib 5. Tiwary/ Ten Doeschate 6. Yusuf 7. Bisla wk 8. Bhatia 9. Lee 10. Abdulla 11. Balaji

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    ..sunil naraine was the correct choice,kkr had enough firepower in their batting and needed a bowler n sunil is a better bowler than shakib... kkr lost because there batting didnt click, how can you expect to win when you are 25-4 chasing 166.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    How can a team management who has "minimum cricketing sense" can make squad without the number 1 all rounder of the world?!! This is ridiculous. I find only one answer that ego is causing this repeatedly. KKR management has an ego not to give any Bangladeshi player chance in the first 11. KKR has bought so much "brain", that it's "brain" is now more heavy than it's body!!!!!! Very poor management with impractical cricketing sense and a lot of ego!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:39 GMT

    Gambhir said this is their best combination team when they are talking about the Shakib al Hasan who is right now number 1 all rounder if the Indian ppl Respect the Cricket game they didnt respect all rounder and even they didnt respect the Cricket game and everybody all the around ppl want to see what the all rounder can do in the IPL..this is really suck the cricket fans..! and when he all ready prove in the Asia cup game..what really they what to mean..??!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    @Uddyalok Bangabash stupid u should learn about cricket. u don,t know even shakib is a spinner not a medium pacer. after learn cricket then teach bangladeshi people.shakib is no 1 all rounder better than any other.

  • POSTED BY dr.sakil on | April 8, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    I'm surprized...... gouti's decision....hey man u r the captain ...u lead from front...but i think u wanna bat no 10 possition if u could...shame Gouti....open with Bisla...kaliis is no 3 position...then monoj...pick Shakib if u have no special favour for white Skin....Ten duskate will be in team ...open like a brave Indian tiger...go kkr go.............sorry Mr. macculum...u cant stay in team with ur 158...which u scored 5 years back..........

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    from now onward i will oppose KKR in all the matches they leave out Sakib.....bogus-boo team management

  • POSTED BY Tiger-Claw on | April 8, 2012, 16:35 GMT

    People are being a little too harsh all of a sudden, I understand what both the staff and the players are coming from. KKR have spent lots of money on so many stars, which is good but they just lack it because of pressure. It was my first time watching Narine and I thought that Shakib could easily have outed him from the team, just cosnidering each others bowling, but it was his debut, so it was useful captaincy putting him on in the middle overs. Yusuf Pathan and Abdulla, as I said before are good spinners but are more of complimentary spinners especially Yusuf, they need the main spinner to scare the batsman before they can bowl. That is what KKr did last year, Shakib came in at desicisve untervals and Yusuf or Abdullah came in the next over and got wickets.

  • POSTED BY krishay on | April 8, 2012, 16:23 GMT

    KKR really need to rethink their startegy by losing Kallis and Gambhir upfront so early will always put the others under pressure. Narine's entry was quiet but kept things tight. Narine and Sakib in tandem could work !!!!

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | April 8, 2012, 16:21 GMT

    Proved again, its not the Money that speaks, its the talent and passion that delivers. Hats off to RR's think tank and KKR should learn from them. Money can't win you matches, raw talent does.

  • POSTED BY ahhelalh on | April 8, 2012, 16:21 GMT

    First person who deserved to be dropped from the team is Captain Gambhir himself. He has no form and proved to a poor captain. He is going through inferiority complex thus not selecting Sakib. KKR is paying toll for Gambhir's arrogant attitude. The squad KKR has is brilliant but Gambhir failed to gel them as a team. It's pain for over 200 m Bangla speaking people and shame for KKR management.

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | April 8, 2012, 16:20 GMT

    I Have already become a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE fan of Kevon the Super Cooper. What a player and thanks a lot to Rajasthan Royals for investing in these talented boys hungry to deliver, not for the star status based players. Look at KKR, they look star power packed team, but fails to deliver.

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | April 8, 2012, 16:19 GMT

    LOL sup with this Shakib fuss? Get a grip Bangladeshi fans, its Indian Premier league not BPL. We decide whom to play, and whom to not. Btw RR team is looking really good. They have a solid balance in their batting lineup and bowling is just seems to be okay.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    When your best player is sitting in the bench, you don't win a match. KKR, you got what you deserved.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:13 GMT

    SHAKIB SEAT IN THE BEANCH LOLLL FUNNY SELECTION.SHAKIB IS BETTER THAN THEIR ANY OTHER OVERSEAS PLAYER.POOR SELECTOR POOR CAPTAIN.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:09 GMT

    Look at the quality of cricinfo commentary. Short Commentary, no fans post, no enthu and i am feeling like stop follwing cricinfo and coem back after IPL.

  • POSTED BY AKM_Saifullah on | April 8, 2012, 16:08 GMT

    Dont really understand why KKR is ignoring Shakib time and again. He is a player who has ability to produce magic moment which can be good enough to change the course of game either by bowling, batting or fielding. True, Narine is a promising bowler. But, Shakib is a proven customer.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:08 GMT

    Sakib is a better batsman and better bowler than any of the other KKR players. As long as KKR doesn't select him, they will suffer and rightfully so...

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 16:06 GMT

    I think Shakib should refuse to play for KKR. Please back to Bangladesh we will welcome you. Please forget KKR they will not treat you well. With such a disastrous team mate you should not play because they may not support you even they pick you in the eleven. We are waiting for another KKR defeat. Mr. SRK do you understand?

  • POSTED BY Tiger2510 on | April 8, 2012, 16:00 GMT

    If KKR plays Sakib, they will start to win. Im not saying this coz im a Bangladeshi, Sakib brings a balance to the team !! Even Wasim Akram says Sakib is a talent he is pleased to have in his side !!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    KKR dose not Deserve win without taking the BEST ONE .... The man of the WORLD CRICKET SAKIB...

  • POSTED BY rrr_iba on | April 8, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    KKR should play Shakib & RtD. In 7 IPL games Shakib had 11 wkts at an avg of 15.33 & Econ of 6.86. He didnt bat well but he didnt get the chance with bat also. And he was not at hist best with the bat that time. But the fact that he did bowled well proves that a true all-rounder not in his peak can be as worthy as any specialist. But SHAME, KKR is not picking him when he is in form with the bat also. He already hurt his confidence, so even he is selected in future he will not be as confident as he would be(recall how he batted in the Asia Cup). So, KKR already damaged one of their biggest weapon. RTD only played 6 match with an avg of 53 & strike rate of 146. What a pity! I don't know but I don't want to believe that the selection of KKR best 11 has anything to do with the country of a player.

  • POSTED BY Sisyphus66 on | April 8, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    KKR haven't picked Sakib and Doeschate. Now they are getting the result. They'll go on losing in this way if they don't pick these two valuable players. Can u imagine the best all rounder in the world is in the team and not selected? How pathetic. KKR think tank is not brainless. But they are showing their poor mentality. Sakib is a victim of cricket politics.

  • POSTED BY Rezwan1492 on | April 8, 2012, 15:53 GMT

    It is not KKR, it is India, who doesn't want BD players to play, because they know we became superior, and we organize much better tournament, BPL. And also not to forget humiliating defeat by Bangladesh..

  • POSTED BY Kamrul_BD on | April 8, 2012, 15:46 GMT

    KKR is Defeated once again as expected....All sensible cricket lovers realized that Sakib should be in the team but Brilliant KKR management !! thought otherwise...They thought their so called world hero!! would give them win not the real performers...I really feel piety for them...Now what will happen? In next match Sakib will be included..and he may not able to perform well as he will be under tremendous pressure becoz of expectation of all corners . But we all know it is not easy to perform well when you are suddenly told to play and when your team needs a desperate win...if they can't win next match after including Sakib,who will be blamed Sakib or the KKR management? Of course KKR management...However as a fan of KKR hope they will include Sakib in the next match and will find the winning way...

  • POSTED BY catchmeifuyoucan on | April 8, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    What a shame! Wasim Akram: 'Our current combination does not require another spinner'! All the commentators are talking about Shakib now! Even Sidhu (not in the good book of many Bangladeshis) singles out the main reason for KKR's excellent start in the IPL! How farcical KKR's team management could be!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:41 GMT

    Uddyalok Bangabash please know the facts before you even comment. Shakib is not a medium fast bowler, he is a spinner.. do not comment just for the sake of comment or to prove yourself more knowledgeable than the most... He is one of the top 2 left hand spinners in the world, vettori and him... please follow cricket more with your eyes open

  • POSTED BY ashik_cse09 on | April 8, 2012, 15:37 GMT

    Again EXPECTED LOSS 4 KKR……….I think SHAKIB is the most valuable player for KKR, his recent performance tells about it but KKR have IGNORED again the WORLD NO.1 ALL-ROUNDER SHAKIB AL HASAN. SHAKIB got the MAN OF THE TOURNAMENT PRIZE S both in BPL & ASIA CUP in recent days, but in spite of this AWESOME performance KKR didn't take SHAKIB, so SHAKIB should leave KKR. Although I am a KKR supporter but their team selection is vvvvv frustrating, they've not shown any intelligence in their team selection.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:37 GMT

    Sakib is a better batsman and better bowler than any of the KKR players. He should be their No#1 pick. Hope KKR realizes that they have got no future without Sakib in the team...

  • POSTED BY jious on | April 8, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    NO Sakib...No support for KKR...

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:33 GMT

    Sakib should not leave KKR or IPL, Sakib should not show any unsporting attitudes to IPL or India or KKR. We all know that Shahrukh Khan or captain or coach of KKR will be bound to play shakib. Sakib should wait for that and when time will come, sakib should bold out the caption and coach and KKR management by his spin, sakib should make some over boundary to the dressing room or side bench of KKR when he will bat. Sakib we are not shy to see you in side bench, we are shy for KKR and Indian minnow mind.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:32 GMT

    Sakib deserves to be in the team purely on cricketing ground. He is a better batsman and better bowler than any of the players in the KKR team and should be the No # 1 pick. Pity KKR sink sorry think tank doesn't understand that. Some Udyalog is saying that Yousuf Pathan is a better batsman and Sakib is a medium pacer. Really wonder if he knows cricket at all

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:29 GMT

    KKR is going to take the bottom position of IPL this season . after being the world no . 1 allrounder of test n ODI cricket , man of the tounament of Asia cup & BPL sakib should be the first choice among 4 foreign players. but shame on foolish KKR team selectors . they ignore sakib n loose 2 of 2 .

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:28 GMT

    narine is a good bowler and it is realy difficult to pick his bowling.. He performed really well against the aussies recently.. Bt kkr need Shakib al hasan more than narine.. He will give depth to the batting lineup of kkr which is really struggling.. Mcullum, kallis and brett lee deserve their places in the side.. Shakib could have been the key to this match for kkr but they missed it.. But its a along tounament so I wont write off kkr yet.. They are a very formidable side..

  • POSTED BY purna478 on | April 8, 2012, 15:28 GMT

    why they dont pick up sakib

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:28 GMT

    Without Shakib, No KKR.................

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:27 GMT

    Mr. Uddyalok Bangabash, I don't know did you ever seen Shakib bowling....!! He is the best spinner.... Shame KKR... Shame KKR management... I am really surprised to see Shakib is not playing in this game. The result as usual and Kallis or Pathan did nothing.... Now, Shakib is only Hope for KKR... Hope to see Shakib in next match and KKR will win...

  • POSTED BY R.Raihan on | April 8, 2012, 15:26 GMT

    for all those who think Shakib should not be in the playing XI.....ok.....as yoou people understand and play cricket better than us (only in home matches) i agree with u....Shakib is not so good.......could u explain what is player like BB maccullum (who is yet to learn how to play against spin) doing there ?

  • POSTED BY mamif on | April 8, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    gautam gabhir is worst captain. he is playing Iqbal Abdullah as bowler but allow him to bowl just one or two over because one left hander batsman was in crease in both the match.SRK should opt for some other captain and macculam should be dropped as his weakness against slow left arm bowleris fully exposed.shakib should replce maccalum and iqbal abdulla may be replaced by batsmen. they should play with 6 batsmen, 1 allrounder,and 4 bowlers. Yusuf will be 6th choice to bowl.

  • POSTED BY sjken on | April 8, 2012, 15:23 GMT

    I think that RR are in the mold of the Oakland Athletics. Hardly any big name tags but look like a great team in the making.Having "The Wall" as captain is surely an asset. Like Billy Beane, I think he will work wonders this year with his functional team.

  • POSTED BY cric_lover12 on | April 8, 2012, 15:17 GMT

    For your kind information (Coach, Captain & Selector of KKR)

    CURRENT ODI RANKING

    J.H. Kallis: Batting 14, Bowling 53, All rounder 5 B. McCullum: Batting 19 B. Lee: Bowling 21 ... S. Narine: Not in Top 100 batsman & Bowler List !

    Shakib Al Hasan: Batting: 12 >> Bowling 8 >> All rounder 1

  • POSTED BY purna478 on | April 8, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    cooper is one of d gd all ronders produce by wi

  • POSTED BY AND6 on | April 8, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    i think shakib ul hasan SHLD play in place of sunil narine...better luck next time KKR:) :)

  • POSTED BY AusieBangaleeShameem on | April 8, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    You KKR management ---- letting all Bangalees down by ignoring world number 1 cricketer Shakib Al Hasan -- (everywhere, in India. Australia, Bangladesh, ....... in fact all over the world). From tonight I urge all Bangladeshi and Australian Bangalees to boycott KKR. Drop Kallis and bring RTD to get some better result i.e,. losing by 2 runs (not by 22 runs)

  • POSTED BY sriram177 on | April 8, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    my team for kkr next matcah 1) kallis 2) mc cullum 3) gambir 4) tiwary 5) yusuf 6) shakib 7) bhatia 8) abdulla 9) lee 10)balaji 11) shulka

    any comments adout this team guys................

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    h where his total score is 52. Yes Sunil grabbed 34 wickets in first class cricket but how it could be compared with the world number one test alrounder and Man of the Tournement for A

  • POSTED BY cric_lover12 on | April 8, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    Funny team selection......I am very surprised 2 see NARAINE......It's like a comedy film......Where is ur best asset (SHAKIB)? Where is RTD? Don't be jealous. Use your best assets....Shakib is the real match winner. SHAKIB deserves getting chance in any world XI. If SHAKIB would be an Indian, he would be the KKR captain for sure; I think it is the main issue.....very poor mentality....really surprised....!!!!

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | April 8, 2012, 15:09 GMT

    KKR deserves to lose !!! Shakib deserves better treatment from Gambir and the KRR management. Sunil Narine is NOT in the same class as Shakib Al Hassan. Please hand over the captaincy to REAL Bengali Shakib Al Hassan and he will take Kolkata to glory. Brendon McCullum is a FLOP player and should be dropped for Ryan Ten Doeschate . Please KKR, learn from your mistakes. This is getting out of control. I want Shakib to play all the remaining matches for KKR. Do justice to your fans Gautam. I think Wasim Akram should be coach of KKR and NOT Trevor Bayliss.

  • POSTED BY Asad1008 on | April 8, 2012, 15:09 GMT

    brainless kkr management? how can u make XI without sakib, Doches.. Old kalis... rubbish Narine... playing ................. KKR going hell. narrow minded decision to avoid sakib! Gambir think positivly. u need perfect and mach winning player like Shakib

  • POSTED BY Sifat18 on | April 8, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    I Think it's only sakib 'No 1 allrounder' who can brought KKR in right way......

  • POSTED BY AJ_Tiger86 on | April 8, 2012, 15:07 GMT

    Wow, they benched the best allrounder in the world, Shakib Al Hasan, once again? Who makes these selections?

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:07 GMT

    Without Shakib Al Hasan, KKR will never win & that has already been proved in two matches.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    Hodge, Menaria take Royals to 164 !!!!!

  • POSTED BY abirBDR on | April 8, 2012, 14:48 GMT

    Well , it is expected..........

  • POSTED BY samudra715 on | April 8, 2012, 14:48 GMT

    I'm not saying Shalkib will definitely score good run or will get many wickets, but the KKR team did injustice by keeping the world's number 1 on the sideline..do we know much about some of the players played for KKR today, I mean in international level..very little. Bravo KKR team management!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 14:45 GMT

    I believe Sakib has much more good knowledge in captaincy then any other member of KKR including Ghambir

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 14:45 GMT

    shakib dont worry, let enjoy & travell. we are all bd fan with you. and kkr just lose & think, even cant do that come to me , i will show you the right way how to make a best 11 & how to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 14:33 GMT

    I feel ten Doeschate is more relaible than Maccullum. Maccullum is no doubt a very good player in t20. But, the amount pressure rising on KKR, they should go on with more reliable players. Doeschate should play in place of Maccullum, whereas Shakib for Narine as Shakib gives them batting option too. Wicketkeeper role can be given to Bisla instead of Das and let him open the inning...

  • POSTED BY tigers_eye on | April 8, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    @ Uddyalok Bangabash: The Strategy is put the best possible combination out there according to the pitch, opponent, format and weather. In these type of games (format) tuk tuk players have no room. Alrounders who can't check the runs and play at a snails pace has no value. Ten D, Shakib both are better than what they are sending. You can't win playing 7/8 against 11. Yusuf is an alrounder who doesn't bowl. So what does that make him? A batsman not an alrounder. Great to see Naraine bowling. At least we know now his quality. Keep ignoring Skahib and KKR will have the best season in their franchise history (from the bottom). Deccan's is getting Sangga and others back from the next game.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    CURRENT ODI RANKING

    J.H. Kallis: Batting 14, Bowling 53, All rounder 5 B. McCullum: Batting 19 B. Lee: Bowling 21 S. Narine: Not in Top 100 batsman & Bowler List !

    Shakib Al Hasan: Batting: 12 >> Bowling 8 >> All rounder 1

    STATS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!!!

  • POSTED BY Benzim on | April 8, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    BOYCOT KKR & BOYCOT IPL. whts the point for not selecting Sakib as he is a Bangladeshi player....................

  • POSTED BY ginger777 on | April 8, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    @Uddyalok fatabash : since when sakib started bowling medium pace??? nonsense!

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    Hard to believe shakib is not in the team, he is a inform batsman and a good spinner, far better than brandon Macculum and narine. still have time to select a good team and be on the title race.

  • POSTED BY nirjhor_kk on | April 8, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    Again funny selection!!! And again losing the match...I just astonished Narine in place of sakib...what a ridiculous team selection:::!!!

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | April 8, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    I am VERY VERY angry with Gautam and the KKR management. What the hell is Shakib doing on the bench ? Sunil Narine WHO ???? a player with half the capability of Shakib Al Hassan is playing while the world's best all rounder is on the bench ? this resembles a Bollywood movie with a bad script !! KKR will lose the game. Gautam Gambir himself is an average player compared to Shakib Al Hassan. Let KKR be captained by Shakib. You will see results. Some of these Indian players are no where as good as Shakib. I am so frustrated and I am not even a Bangladeshi.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    I wouldn't compare Shakib with any other foreign players of KKR who are getting selected ahead of him. He should be an automatic choice in any cricket team considering his current form and his overall consistency.

  • POSTED BY Prelude on | April 8, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    Leaving the best allrounder behind, KKR must be proud of their selection by now...keeping their loosing streak...and Gauti rocks...really.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    I understand why KKR dont pick Shakib.actullay they want to play a mind game with their opponent saying 'see,our team is soo well that we have to ignore the world best alrounder'

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    What a shame. KKR poor management (useless think tank) and Gambhirs poor mentality may causing another defeat for the team. why not, they deserve it after again ignoring Shakib Al Hasan. i believe not just Indian national team...any team of this world may feel happy to have Sakib in their best 11. But i guess KKR think themselves the best of the best as they wanna feel proud by saying that...see how great team we have that even the world no.1 allrounder we use to run with water bottle :D

  • POSTED BY remnant on | April 8, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    KKR has a very timid approach to cricket, and that's the reason why they are so bad across seasons. I mean how can you have two sheet anchors in one team: Gambhir and Kallis, and that too up the order. If Kallis plays at all it should be as a bowling all rounder. Then you have Lee: the white elephant. Costly but still favored.

    Unless KKR go for 1 sheet anchor with Doeschate and Shakib, aside from Mc Cullum and 1 place for either Narine or Lee or Kallis, it will be an imbalanced side.

    Removing Kallis and Lee opens up options for more expllosive batting options as well as bowling. While having these white elephants means you have only two explosive hitters like mc Cullum and Yusuf. You can't rely only on these two who are once in a blue moon cricketers!

    Gambhir if you are reading this, hope you set the balance right.

  • POSTED BY Firoj on | April 8, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    Don't worry guys KKR is on the way of another lose... :P

  • POSTED BY DJ_Priyank on | April 8, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    (From a Delhi fan) KKR needs to realize they need Shakib (the man in form both with bat and ball) in thier playing XI to assure their place with ease in at least top 4 teams. Thanks !

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    without sakib no k k r ....

  • POSTED BY tomru on | April 8, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    really happy to see kolkata in a positio of 44/4.. your batting order is really wrong.i cant find any place for maccalam in team when worlds no. 1 allrounder is seating in side bench..is kkr management blind? wishing for another loss without shakib. remember shakib is more important for team than ghamvir regarding last one year parformance...do something intelligent and get positive result..

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    Mr. Khan and coach, I think it is time to side line Gambhir and Kallis and give the captansi to World's number one all rounder Shakib. Let him rebuild the KKR and win some games. No Shakib no win sofar for KKR

  • POSTED BY ahhelalh on | April 8, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    How they picked Sunil before Sakib when Sunil's has only 2 runs in T20 and yet to grab a single wicket? He played 8 one day match where his total score is 52. Yes Sunil grabbed 34 wickets in first class cricket but how it could be compared with the world number one test alrounder and Man of the Tournement for Asia cup?

    I am a big fan of KKR but I am totally disappointed with the team selection. Right now KKR score is 27 for 4 and obviously they are going to face consecutive defeat. Sorry KKR.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    Well KKR gets the treatment . Hope they loss . Praying for it heartly . Even as a Indian fans , I think KKR think tank is brainless

  • POSTED BY Khsaiful on | April 8, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    SAKIB should leave KKR, it is prestigious KKR is underestimating him

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 13:47 GMT

    may be now you need shakib,,,,,you foolish kkr team menagement.you do not know how to respect a world class player.among all of the foreign players in kkr shakib is more more and more than better.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    Without Sakib KKR will lose game again.....

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    yahoooooooooooo kkr is going to win,,,what a moment to see it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, wish u a bad luck......

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 13:28 GMT

    no Shakib... no KKR...no win for them

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    This is the reason why Bangla team is so poor, no understanding of cricket strategy. a) the already have an alrounder in Kallis, and another in yusuf pathan, both are better batsmen and nearly as good bowlers as sakib. b)The pitch at Sawai Man singh favours spin more, and medium pace of sakib would be useless here.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    ha ha ha KKR might be joking or else what? Sunil Narine? You are choosing a total new face against worlds best who is in the his best form? are you kidding me? hope not you are jealous of Shakib's performence. ha ha ha

  • POSTED BY soulhunter01 on | April 8, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    Lol Narine comes before Shakib ..give me a break...Not going to watch this stupid IPL ...who ever selecting players for KKR don't have any cricket brain

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 13:17 GMT

    It seems Gautam is taking his revenge for cant playing in the Asia cup Final by left out Shakib as Shakib was one of the destroyer of theire hope with the breezy innings of 49!. LOL..............

  • POSTED BY Emon1981 on | April 8, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    Where is Shakib????????????? KKR gone....

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    bad team selection can brings a bad result for kkr . sakib is a match winner .

  • POSTED BY SouraJitbaruabobby on | April 8, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    Come back Shakib. Fly to England and play County.

  • POSTED BY AusieBangaleeShameem on | April 8, 2012, 13:08 GMT

    Forget about Narine --- Even Kallis should not come before Shakib. But KKR & Co think otherwise --- and as a consequence having a bunch of good players on the bench --- the keep losing the games.

  • POSTED BY Windies2Dheart on | April 8, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    I just cant help but smile as Bad supporters continue to call for all rounders. You guys are right though KKR has the world's best all rounder- Khallis. Id still like to see shakib play. Its a pity the teams have to have a certain # of indians.

  • POSTED BY juice21 on | April 8, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    I am pretty sure they are not playing him for a reason.....and atm KKR have a really strong team

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 12:50 GMT

    whom is this narine ? what he did in world cricket ?

  • POSTED BY SouraJitbaruabobby on | April 8, 2012, 12:50 GMT

    Oh..Shakib.. Why are u still waiting there? Come back n Play County. Give a spit to IPL money.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    shakib is great for world cricket without india or ipl or kkr......

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    Kolkata Knight Riders management have clearly not done their homework. They lack batting firepower and still persisted with a mediocre batsman in Narine. No Shakib in the XI is absolute mockery.

  • POSTED BY JimJimbo on | April 8, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    We are eagerly waiting for KKR'S defeat. Without Shakib we don't support KKR. Their captain and management are not good enough.

  • POSTED BY kuasa on | April 8, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    KKR acting like a comedy movie shooting unit

  • POSTED BY Legends-11 on | April 8, 2012, 12:28 GMT

    It is bad luck of many players like shakib that they cant choose a team in IPL...some teams just wasting talents on their bench and on the contrary the garbage indian players playing awkwardly...such a shame

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    Hope KKR Lose, I only watch IPL Because of Shakib Al Hasan.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 12:26 GMT

    How do people think a player to be selected in the best 11? Performance. Then why shakib is not playing for KKR today. I can provide the last 2 years performance of all players in the KKR team. I can plot bar, pie, frequency poly grams in statistical packages. Everyone can see who will be the number 1. Sad but true it is not possible for me to do anything. However, from now on I'll never watch KKR match. At least I know KKR is about to lose their 140 million supporters with true passion for cricket.

  • POSTED BY ash_the_king on | April 8, 2012, 12:25 GMT

    this is ridiculous...eleven chosen without SHAKIB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Benzim on | April 8, 2012, 12:24 GMT

    Requesting to all Bangladeshi to ..BOYCOT > IPL

  • POSTED BY CricketFan365 on | April 8, 2012, 12:21 GMT

    KKR is missing a trick here. Shakib is in super form. They should have used him.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    WHERE IS SHAKIB? WHERE IS SHAKIB? WHERE IS SHAKIB? WHERE IS SHAKIB? WHERE IS SHAKIB? WHERE IS SHAKIB?

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 12:17 GMT

    why not playing shoun tait he is better then owais shah

  • POSTED BY Ordinary_think_tank on | April 8, 2012, 12:16 GMT

    Actually Shakib will not be picked unless KKR pushed at the deck and as a last option they will take him in their head for taking them to the target. Simply KKR is running with the management without brain! "Ego is another factor". Cheers bro for the samedrama again.

  • POSTED BY Asad1008 on | April 8, 2012, 12:15 GMT

    stupid.....KKR management. avoid inform alrounder Sakib. Hate narrow minded decision.....

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 12:13 GMT

    Why not Shakib? Is Narine better than Shakib? BPL & Asia cup Man-of-the-Tournament Shakib is ignored ... funny.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    we r very unhappy. sakib al hasan not selected by kolkata

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    We are thinking of boycotting KKR from our support. They are keeping one of the finest all-rounders of today's world at sideline.

  • POSTED BY rushd.ahmad on | April 8, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    KKR WILL PAY FOR THIS. SHAKIB SHOULD BE IN THE 1ST 11.

  • POSTED BY Nurul.... on | April 8, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    I think Shakib is better than Narine. Selection is wrong again for kkr.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    wht doing kkr....why they not tak sakib who is number 1 all rounder in world...it's so sad......

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    Just cant believe KKR has announced their team without Shakib??

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    Narine comes before Shakib!!!!!......funny stuff:). Beaware KKR! You're underestimating World Number-1 allrounder......may result in another defeat:(

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    hope they loose again today without shakib

  • POSTED BY HeinekenBoy on | April 8, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Where is Shakib? Gauti must be high on dope.

  • POSTED BY Benzim on | April 8, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    how funny the selection is !!!!!! again no Sakib >how cd a team ignore a world nbr 1 allrounder as he shd be a auto choice fr any team in this world .............

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    No Sakib..No Win for KKR .. :)

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  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    No Sakib..No Win for KKR .. :)

  • POSTED BY Benzim on | April 8, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    how funny the selection is !!!!!! again no Sakib >how cd a team ignore a world nbr 1 allrounder as he shd be a auto choice fr any team in this world .............

  • POSTED BY HeinekenBoy on | April 8, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Where is Shakib? Gauti must be high on dope.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    hope they loose again today without shakib

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    Narine comes before Shakib!!!!!......funny stuff:). Beaware KKR! You're underestimating World Number-1 allrounder......may result in another defeat:(

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    Just cant believe KKR has announced their team without Shakib??

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    wht doing kkr....why they not tak sakib who is number 1 all rounder in world...it's so sad......

  • POSTED BY Nurul.... on | April 8, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    I think Shakib is better than Narine. Selection is wrong again for kkr.

  • POSTED BY rushd.ahmad on | April 8, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    KKR WILL PAY FOR THIS. SHAKIB SHOULD BE IN THE 1ST 11.

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    We are thinking of boycotting KKR from our support. They are keeping one of the finest all-rounders of today's world at sideline.