Suryakumar Yadav’s classy knock sinks RR as MI deliver a complete performance for an easy win

Suryakumar Yadav might tell us it was about time his inventive bat screamed of a big score. Before yesterday’s encounter against Rajasthan Royals, his batting was all about short, peppy numbers, but not a full composition that Mumbai Indians have come to expect of him in the IPL. And he showed last evening what an […]

‘What’s the point of technology if it cannot be used?’

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 20, 2020 IPL is a battle of fine margins. Short run, missed no ball … Bade bade tournaments mein chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain. Credit to Rabada and Stoinis who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat!#DCvKXIP

What’s the greatest over ever bowled in a T20? Is it a Malinga one?

Shah: I was on commentary for the Irfan game in the wee hours of the morning over here in India, and that spell ensured I did not need any coffee to stay up. I was so hoping that his 24th ball would be a dot too. I think the third over of his spell was […]

Kohli v Amir I – A gripping duel

At the end of the game when players from both sides lined up to shake hands, the two had one hand on each shoulder and exchanged laughs. At the presentation ceremony, Man-of-the-Match Kohli revealed that he had congratulated Amir on the spell during the match itself. Though he top-scored with 49 chasing a target of […]

IPL 2020 News Updates: MS Dhoni in Conversation With Army Jawans Before CSK Leave For UAE at Chennai Airport is Gold | WATCH

The 39-year old announced his international retirement from cricket earlier this month on August 15 and that broke the hearts of his fans across the world. Tributes for the most successful skipper poured in from all quarters, wishing him the very best for his life ahead.

Sports Shorts: Saina, Kashyap pull out of Denmark Open

“She is a TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) athlete so she deals directly with SAI and she can take a decision on where and when she trains. There is not much that TTFI can do about it. Out of the 8 women’s team players, only 3 are willing to participate in the camp,” he added.

Meet the coaches behind the success of a generation of Bangladesh’s best players

“Daulat bhai [former Bangladesh cricketer Daulat Uz Zaman] had passed away midway through the season. They appointed me quickly and then we went on to win the title,” Salahuddin says about his appointment as Victoria coach. “It gave me a bit more say in matters of team building and XI selection in the next season. […]

T20 openers are more conservative than they need to be

The 45 openers who score quicker than average are a more interesting bunch. Going by the analogy with ODI cricket above, the 31 openers who score quicker and are dismissed after 21 balls or fewer on average (let’s call them the cavaliers) are better than the ones who score quicker and stay in longer (let’s […]

Did an erroneous short run deny Kings XI Punjab victory?

Kings XI Punjab needed 21 runs from the final 10 deliveries. Having lofted a one-bounce four on the second ball of the 19th over, Mayank Agarwal pushed the next delivery – a yorker from Kagiso Rabada – to the empty mid-on area and ran two. Chris Jordan, Agarwal’s partner, was running to the danger end, […]

New beginnings plentiful as Rawalpindi hosts Zimbabwe

What to expect: With winter clearly having set in and temperatures dropping to the early 20s in the evenings, expect dew to set in and play a part. You can always trust the pitches in Pakistan to be the flattest in the world, and surely Pindi won’t disappoint. With small boundaries for help, expect a […]