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Manjrekar: Rahul not the reason Kings XI lost

5:43

'I had belief in myself and kept going' - Tewatia

'Worst 20 balls I ever faced,' says batsman of the start to his match-winning knock

Stats - The biggest successful chase in IPL history

Also: Rahul and Agarwal combine for the IPL's biggest opening stand in a defeat

RCB VS MUMBAI

IPL 2020, DUBAI

Should Kohli open the batting for RCB?

7:18

RCB seek solutions to old problems against well-drilled Mumbai

Who will bowl at the death for them? Is there room for Moeen in the middle order?

Star Sports Cricket Connected - Dube shouldn't bowl at death

Irfan Pathan talks about why RCB need to use the young India seamer as a death bowler

1:00

KINGS XI VS ROYALS

IPL 2020

Monga: Rahul Tewatia and the romance of the struggle

He was 5 off 13. He finished 53 off 31. This innings made you want to believe that the tide can turn. Even in T20s

BCCI

Making sense of Tewatia's 'freakish' knock 

Sanjay Manjrekar and Ian Bishop discuss Rajasthan's thrilling win over Punjab in Sharjah 

5:59

Strength-building and 'soul-searching' give Samson a second wind

"I'd been trying very hard but things were not happening" - Samson on past issues

KNIGHT RIDERS VS SUNRISERS

Manjrekar: Chakravarthy another version of Narine

Manjrekar and Chopra on factors that took KKR home against SRH

6:13

KKR's seven-bowler sucker punch

Their sacrificed a batsman while other teams are packing them in the XI, but it worked

Why Cummins - and not Gill - is the Smart Stats player of the match

Cummins' spell fetched him 75 impact points, 10 more than what Gill got

KINGS XI PUNJAB VS RCB

IPL 2020

Gambhir: 'Rahul is the No. 1 player in IPL currently'

Bishop, Gambhir and Agarkar on what makes Rahul a dangerous T20 player

6:13

Rahul overcomes self-doubt to pulverise RCB

His unbeaten 132 off 69 balls is the fourth-highest individual score in the IPL

Rahul makes the most of Kohli's lapses

According to ESPNcricinfo's Luck Index, Kohli's second drop of Rahul cost RCB 26 runs

AROUND THE IPL

Anushka Sharma criticises Gavaskar for 'distasteful' comments on Kohli's batting

Commentator says he hadn't blamed Sharma, and was referring to a video put out during lockdown

Quiz: Who was the coach when Mumbai won their first IPL title?

And who holds the team record for most sixes in an innings?

KNIGHT RIDERS VS MUMBAI

IPL 2020

Manjrekar: Felt KKR bowled to see the best of Rohit Sharma

Moody and Manjrekar on what helped Mumbai win

5:55

Rohit delivers Wankhede punch in Abu Dhabi

Despite long square boundaries, he struck 49 off 20 balls that were short or back of a length

Why Bumrah was the Smart Stats Player of the Match

Bumrah's figures of 2 for 32 don't do full justice to his impact on the match

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS RAJASTHAN ROYALS

IPL 2020

Gambhir: Samson's six-hitting as effortless as Rohit's

5:08

I worked on my range-hitting skills during break - Samson

"I've been working hard on my strength because my game relies a lot on power-hitting"

Gambhir: Dhoni's decision to bat at No. 7 'makes no sense'

"This is not what you call leading from the front," he says on ESPNcricinfo's Time Out

AROUND IPL 2020

'The third umpire should be made the boss'

Our staffers argue IPL jerseys, Indian coaches, umpiring and more

14:37

AROUND THE IPL

Tom Curran braced for more Sharjah mayhem after six-laden opening match

England seamer happy to get one over brother in high-scoring contest against CSK

Rabada shares the secret behind his Super Over success

He has bowled nine Super Over deliveries in the IPL while taking three wickets

DELHI CAPITALS V KINGS XI PUNJAB

IPL 2020, DUBAI

Manjrekar: Rabada is the Super Over king

8:48

Balance and madness - when Stoinis gets it right

On some days, the real-world Stoinis and the Stoinis of our imaginations align perfectly

Agarwal: 'Hurts to not close off the game'

Kings XI batsman credits Stoinis for telling impact

AROUND THE IPL

Cummins' advice to Nagarkoti: 'Believe you can play till 36 or 37'

The Indian quick hasn't played top-flight cricket since 2018 because of injuries

The science behind MS Dhoni's helicopter shot

Aakash Chopra explains how Dhoni imparts power to yorker-length balls

0:44

Dhoni or Rohit - Who's the greater IPL captain?

7:19

Could Rahul outscore Rohit, Dhawan?

Moody, Bishop, Manjrekar, Agarkar, Gambhir, Chopra, and Dasgupta predict some IPL outcomes

3:09

IPL 2020

TEAM PREVIEWS

CSK need to get their balance right with Raina and Harbhajan missing

Their absence could open up spots for the uncapped Gaikwad and Sai Kishore

All bases covered, Mumbai favourites to pick up fifth IPL title

The absence of Lasith Malinga could hurt them but they do have reliable back-ups to fill the hole

IPL 2020

Aaron: Only reason I play the game is to play for India

Not "stuck" with what happened in the past, he's eyeing IPL to return to national team

How do you bowl at the death in T20?

There are a few options in terms of deliveries, but most have their cons

2:46

IPL

Australians in the IPL: ESPNcricinfo's one-stop guide

Who plays for who? How much did they cost? How likely are they to play? Here are all the answers

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AROUND THE IPL

Hot Seat: Who would you pick to face Bumrah in Super Over?

Our writers pick a duo from the same IPL team to take on Mumbai Indians' ace death bowler

Chopra: The ideal starting XI for each 2020 IPL team

A look at which players from each team will probably make it to their XIs for the first matches

AROUND THE IPL

Andre Russell is the IPL's most destructive and impactful player

His impact value is 25% better than Chris Gayle, the next best

THE ROYALS STORY

McDonald: Great confidence having Stokes, Archer, Buttler in Royals

1:46

'IPL 2020 is going to be all about managing the individual'

Andrew McDonald on the advantage of multiple WC winners in the squad

'I want to finish games like Dhoni' - David Miller

Miller on moving to Royals, working on his form and rating himself as a finisher

IPL 2020

Warne reappointed Rajasthan Royals mentor

He will work with fellow Australians Andrew McDonald and Steven Smith

IPL 2020

Do you really want Kohli in your T20 XI?

Come To Think Of It: Does the format need the sort of role he plays, asks Karthik Krishnaswamy

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Chahar gets BCCI clearance to start training from Friday

Having tested positive earlier, he has returned two negative tests since

Which is the most popular IPL team?

Different ones have held sway at different times. But we may have a winner

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

Where does Shane Watson rank among the IPL's MVPs?

His all-round contributions go under the radar but he is highly prized if you go by the impact he has in every match

BCCI

Mute me: Will CSK make the playoffs this year?

ESPNcricinfo staffers take on each other about all things IPL

14:15

IPL 2020

25 Questions with Shreyas Iyer

3:52

DREAM TEAM

Kohli, Dhoni, Bumrah – one of them doesn't make it to our best current IPL XI

Also, is there room for AB de Villiers and David Warner?

BCCI

Which four overseas players make the final XI?

7:19

Which Indian bowler would you pick to accompany Rashid Khan?

8:19

Who plays where in our best current IPL XI?

14:56

BUILD-UP TO IPL 2020

How RCB have miscalculated over the years

A look at how things have gone wrong for the team

Kohli: This is RCB’s ‘most balanced squad’ since 2016

RCB captain also feels reduced travel would make "competition more even"

How many kinds of T20 players are there?

T20 demands very different categorisations

2:24

BUILD-UP TO IPL 2020

Kumble: Would like to see more Indian coaches in IPL

Gayle's off-field role as important as his big-hitting, says Kings XI head coach

Watch out for: Nagarkoti, Tyagi, Bishnoi

A look at seven young Indian bowlers who could make a mark at IPL 2020

'We know we can challenge and win IPL 2020' - Rabada

A rejuvenated Rabada hopes to build on last season's gains

1:25

Star Sports Cricket Connected: Styris on effect of empty stands

Styris, Agarkar on how players will adjust to playing without crowds during IPL

1:08

Chopra: Heat will be a big factor in double-headers

Aakash Chopra and Shashank Kishore join Shamya Dasgupta to discuss the IPL schedule

BCCI
8:05

IPL 2020

Where does Sunil Narine rank among the IPL's MVPs?

Narine's high-impact contributions with both bat and ball make him one of the top performers in IPL history

How many RCB players can you squeeze into an all-time T20 XI?

Tymal Mills picks a team from the many franchises he has played for

Who would you pick to bowl with Bumrah and Malinga?

We pick our all-time Mumbai Indians IPL XI

IPL 2020

DELHI CAPITALS NEWS

Dhawan: Experience, batting depth of DC spinners a huge advantage

Opener says enforced stay in bio bubble is an opportunity to bond with team-mates

DC assistant physio tests positive for Covid-19

He's not had any contact with the players since arriving in the UAE

SETBACK FOR CSK

IPL: Who will fill in for Malinga, Raina and Harbhajan?

Finding players to perform their roles won't be an easy task for franchises

COVID-19 CONCERNS IN IPL

Kings XI co-owner wants strict control of IPL bio-bubble

Ness Wadia believes only the "really required" should be part of the bubble

IPL 2020

Mustafizur Rahman denied NOC to play in IPL 2020

BCB says pacer will be needed for the October-November series against Sri Lanka

Quiz: Which Pakistan player played for RCB in the 2008 IPL?

And who is RCB's highest wicket-taker among overseas players?

SHIMRON HETMYER

INTERVIEW

Hetmyer: 'I'm trying to just find my footing'

He has the potential to be WI's long-term No. 3 across formats. Can he fulfill it?

Hetmyer admits debut IPL season wasn't his best

The Delhi Capitals batsman hopes to learn the lessons from a difficult first IPL campaign last year

1:25

'Big Delhi fee brings both pressure as well as confidence'

West Indies batsman looks forward to linking up with Ricky Ponting and co at Delhi Capitals

1:18

'I actually like Test cricket more'

Hetmyer is largely known as a white-ball player, but he is eager to crack red-ball cricket

1:23

IPL 2020

From lockdown to IPL: 'Can't expect 100% intensity'

Are fast bowlers in a position to hit their peak at the IPL after so many months of inaction?

BCCI

Rahul's lockdown fear: 'What if once I get back to playing, I'm not the same player?'

Says thoughts like forgetting how to "pick line and length" kept him awake at night

NADA to be present at five venues during IPL 2020

This will be the first time the body carries out drug tests during the tournament

IPL 2020

Gayle to link up with Kings XI on time after testing negative

Reports said he attended the birthday of sprinter Usain Bolt, who has tested positive

BCCI

Ryan Harris signs up as Capitals' bowling coach

Replaces James Hopes, who opted out because of personal reasons

Star Sports Connected: Expect an in-form Dhoni at the IPL, says Pathan

Pathan expects Dhoni to come all guns blazing post retirement

0:44

Agarkar: Kohli, Dhoni, Rohit will be itching to get back in the nets

Ajit Agarkar on how India's big players will be looking forward to playing cricket again

0:41

Looking forward to seeing Nagarkoti in action - KKR CEO

Venky Mysore on the prospect of KKR's youngesters setting the stage alight at IPL 2020

2:18

IPL 2020

Malinga set to miss initial part of IPL

It is understood his father has been ill and Malinga wants to stay back in Sri Lanka

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IPL franchises wrestle with sponsorship challenges in Covid-hit economy

Delhi Capitals appoint parent brand JSW as principal sponsor after Daikin pulls out

Karthik promises to 'give it all' as Knight Riders reach UAE

"We all are desperate because we have only been prepping mentally," says Gill

IPL 2020

It will be an interesting dressing room at Capitals 

Sambit Bal, Andrew Fidel Fernando, Shamya Dasgupta discuss Ponting's views on Ashwin's methods

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7:17

Ponting to have 'hard conversation' with Ashwin on running out non-strikers

"Not going to be the way we play our cricket," the Delhi Capitals coach says

IPL 2020

Dream11 wins title rights for IPL 2020

The title rights were up for grabs after Vivo, a Chinese company, pulled out

Anrich Nortje replaces Woakes at Delhi Capitals

Woakes opted out due to health concerns and the Covid-19 schedule reshuffle

IPL 2020

KL RAHUL INTERVIEW

'Aggression for us will be to adapt, not go kaboom from ball one'

The KXIP captain talks leadership, and why he won't ask Gayle to take singles

BCCI

IPL 2020

Tears, hugs and party in CSK camp after Dhoni-Raina retirements

"I knew Dhoni would announce his retirement upon reaching Chennai, so I was ready," Raina says

IPL 2020

Tata Group, Unacademy and Dream11 among bidders for IPL title rights

Friday was the last date for potential sponsors to submit their Expressions of Interest

Smith, Warner, Cummins, Maxwell set to miss start of IPL 2020

Andrew McDonald, the Rajasthan Royals coach, has been allowed to skip the tour of England

IPL 2020

IPL gets government nod to move to UAE

Brijesh Patel, the IPL Governing Council chairman, confirmed the development

CSK, KKR to carry 10 net bowlers to UAE

Capitals also expected to carry six net bowlers who will travel with the team

BCCI invites applications for IPL title rights

Interested parties would need to buy the bid document by August 14

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