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Knight Riders v Sunrisers

Indian Premier League

Uthappa, Rana keep KKR's tempo up in 182 chase

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Can Vijay Shankar solve Sunrisers' middle-order issues?

He's begun to find his feet as an India player, and a couple of startling stats suggest he could do the job at No. 4 in the IPL as well

Mumbai v Delhi

IPL 2019, Mumbai

Mumbai face pace worries as rebranded Delhi press restart

Jason Behrendorff hasn't arrived in India yet, while Lasith Malinga and Adam Milne are already unavailable for the two-time champions

Pollard interview - 'More dangerous or more aggressive is the way to go for me'

After a disappointing season last year, the West Indies allrounder talks about how hungry he is to make an impact this IPL

Syed Mushtaq Ali performances were disappointing - Vihari

Delhi Capitals batsman Hanuma Vihari talks about his performances and preparations for the IPL, and where he sees himself play in the side's packed top order

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Agarkar: Delhi can build a team around young Indian talent

Brad Hodge, Ajit Agarkar and Raunak Kapoor preview the third match of IPL 2019

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Yet to talk to SLC about Malinga - Jayawardene

Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene talks about preparation, player availability and more

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Top Headlines

CSK v RCB

Pitch in Focus

Dhoni says Chepauk pitch needs to get "a lot better"

Virat Kohli says neither team would have enjoyed batting on the slow surface, especially in a T20 contest

Talking Points: RCB misread the pitch

Spinners took 10 out of 13 wickets that fell as CSK got their combination and tactics right in the season opener

Shetty: Harbhajan Singh turns back the clock

He endured his worst IPL last season, and had hardly played serious cricket since then, but on a helpful surface he took the new ball and performed all his old tricks

World Cup Countdown

68 days to go

The 2015 World Cup in pictures

Hot Wahab, cool Elliott, and Australia win again

1975: How the World Cup came to be

Cricket was a latecomer to global tournaments, and the first one came to be largely because the game was not financially strong

ESPNcricinfo regulars

Looking back

Australia news

Smith and Warner's year in cricket wilderness

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The crisis that shook Australian cricket - Newlands ball-tampering, a year on

There are signs of recovery on and off the pitch from the scandal that rocked the game, but there remain unanswered questions

Editor's Picks

New season dawns

IPL 2019

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the IPL

You've come to the right place if you're a clueless extraterrestrial wondering, 'Eyepeeyell, whut?'

Chopra: I've learnt my lesson, not going to write off CSK

Podcast: Aakash Chopra joins Gaurav Sundararaman and Srinath Sripath for your all-you-need-to-know preview

'This year is not going to be about big names' - Kohli

The RCB captain says his team now has a strong collection of Indian players to go with its always impressive overseas contingent

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We're taking our time to replace Ngidi - Fleming

The Chennai Super Kings coach talks about the conditions at their home ground, the experience in their squad, and more

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CSK, RCB hit the nets ahead of IPL season-opener

On the eve of the big Dhoni-Kohli showdown, the players trained at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

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Hodge: RCB's middle order against CSK's spinners will be key

Brad Hodge and Deep Dasgupta pick their XIs for the IPL 2019 season opener

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'Chinna Thala' - Dhoni's main man

In his tenth season for Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina remains amongst the most valuable players for the franchise

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Previews

IPL 2019

Can Sunrisers' bowling might take them all the way?

Questions over the lack of power in the middle and lower order remain for a team that is formidable in all other aspects

With their core still in place, KKR can hope for another top-four finish

The team might not be too badly affected by the World Cup exodus, giving them more stability than some of their competitors

Will evergreen CSK make it two in two?

Sanjay Manjrekar says the Dhoni factor could ease them into the top four once again, while Brad Hodge expects another big season from Shane Watson

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Can Sunrisers' bowlers take them all the way?

Ajit Agarkar and Brad Hodge are impressed with the depth and all-round strength of the squad

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Hodge and Agarkar rate the Rajasthan Royals

Ajit Agarkar and Brad Hodge discuss Rajasthan's chances at the upcoming Indian T20 League

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Will Delhi's young India players lead them to playoffs?

Ajit Agarkar and Brad Hodge on Delhi Capitals' strengths, weaknesses and player to watch

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Shubman Gill, KKR's rising star

Arguably Indian cricket's favourite future hero, teenager Shubman Gill made an impressive IPL debut in 2018. Can he raise his game in his second season?

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Ponting and Ganguly on Delhi's chances to win IPL

A balanced squad is giving the newly re-branded franchise a lot of hope

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Manjrekar: Unsure of KKR's playoff chances

Sanjay Manjrekar, Brad Hodge and Raunak Kapoor discuss Kolkata Knight Riders' strengths and weaknesses.

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Do Mumbai Indians have the most balanced squad?

Sanjay Manjrekar and Brad Hodge discuss the side's strengths and weaknesses, and whether Malinga and Yuvraj will get a game this season

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MS Dhoni: Chennai's favourite son?

Having been written off last season, MS Dhoni and his team will be keen to keep defying age and expectations

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Are RCB over-reliant on Kohli and de Viliers?

Brad Hodge and Sanjay Manjrekar weigh in, besides sharing their dissimilar stances on RCB's chances of qualifying for the playoffs

8:30

Will KXIP be able to punch above their weight?

Ajit Agarkar and Brad Hodge discuss the franchise's chances, best XI and X-factor

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World Cup countdown

70 days to go

1999: Cronje and Woolmer's earpiece experiment

When Bob Woolmer and Hansie Cronje fell foul of the ICC in their attempt to use technology in their communication

My First World Cup: Javed Miandad on 1975

Miandad was not yet 18 when he was picked for the 1975 tournament. He made his ODI debut in perhaps the most thrilling game of the tournament

SuperStats

Superstats to add 'layer of quality' to traditional numbers

Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar join the creators of the three-pack set of new-age metrics at the official launch in Mumbai

Superstats: the new language for cricket analysis

What is Luck Index? A unique metric that, for the first time in cricket, quantifies luck

Explainer: how Smart Stats works

What is the logic and math behind Smart Stats, which measures the true worth and batting and bowling performances? Read on to find out

World Cup Countdown

71 days to go

Courtney Walsh's all-time World Cup XI: Gayle and Tendulkar, Ambrose and Akram

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How Scotland heartbreakingly missed out on the World Cup by five runs

The players recall the drama and the disappointment

World Cup Countdown

72 days to go

2003: Tendulkar lands a timeless KO

He lived the match a year in advance, and when he finally walked out to bat against Pakistan, he produced a classic

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India news

Will Shastri stay?

BCCI likely to advertise for India coach position

The contracts of Ravi Shastri and his coaching staff, who were appointed in July 2017, will expire after the World Cup

County News

Season 2019

Bancroft to captain Durham on comeback trail

Durham coach says Bancroft showed 'mental toughness, skill and attitude to excel' upon return

Pattinson returns to Notts for Ashes push

He is in line to play seven County Championship matches and the full Royal London Cup campaign

Hope to play Test cricket for England - Duanne Olivier

The fast bowler, who quit South Africa to take a Kolpak deal with Yorkshire, said the move was the best decision for him

World Cup preparations

Ireland tri-series

Ireland to host West Indies and Bangladesh for ODI tri-series

The tournament will be an opportunity for West Indies and Bangladesh to fine tune their preparations ahead of the World Cup

World Cup build-up

Aakash Chopra: Stop comparing Rishabh Pant to MS Dhoni

The young keeper-batsman has only got chances as a replacement, so the comparison isn't fair

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Ganguly, Ponting back Pant as India's No. 4 at World Cup

"You can't see Rishabh Pant failing at the top level," says the former India captain

Ponting sees room for Khawaja in World Cup XI

The returning David Warner should open, and Steven Smith can move down to No. 4 or No. 5, says former Australia captain

IPL Central

IPL 2019

Chennai to host IPL final on May 12

On Tuesday, the BCCI released the schedule for the second half of the IPL - till May 5 - but left out the knockout phase

Kohli 'very lucky' to remain RCB captain - Gambhir

The two-time IPL-winning captain feels the India captain isn't shrewd or tactically smart enough to lead in the T20 league

IPL News

England batsman raring to go

Buttler embraces the 'chaos' as IPL return looms

England batsman confident positive mindset can pay dividends at World Cup too

Hodge: Buttler is an unbelievable player

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England v Australia

Innovation for the Ashes?

England, Australia could adopt shirt names and numbers for Ashes

Edgbaston Test could be the first to feature innovation after 142 years of rivalry

Profile

Daniel Gallan

'I have a master's degree in cricket' - Quinton de Kock

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World Cup 2019

SA legend looks back

'England must embrace World Cup favourites' tag' - Donald

Former SA quick rues missed chance in 1999, and warns England not to have same regrets

Comeback trail

Australia news

Smith targeting return in Royals' season opener

The suspended Australia batsman underwent shoulder surgery earlier this year, leading to questions on his match readiness

India's World Cup squad

Who will India play at Nos. 4 and 5 in their first World Cup game?

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'I am no slouch' in white-ball cricket - R Ashwin

He looks set to miss the World Cup bus, but the offspinner isn't yet ready to think of himself as a Test-only player

Off-field news

West Indies

CWI 'admit liability' in Phil Simmons' unfair dismissal case

Former coach claims damages of more than US$300,000 following sacking in September 2016

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