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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

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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

New season dawns

IPL 2019 previews

Do Delhi Capitals have big game to go with new name?

The perennial underperformers must find a way to transfer on-paper potential to on-field performances

Royals should back depth with sound game plan

Rahane's batting position will be a matter of debate; if they can get that right, the first-season champions can go a long way

Workload management has influenced our preparation - Fleming

Kedar Jadhav, meanwhile, says the players are smart enough to take care of themselves with the World Cup around the corner


Hodge and Agarkar rate the Rajasthan Royals

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


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

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


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?


Ponting and Ganguly on Delhi's chances to win IPL

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


Manjrekar: Unsure of KKR's playoff chances

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


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


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


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


Will KXIP be able to punch above their weight?

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


Top Headlines

World Cup Countdown

72 days to go

2003: Tendulkar lands a timeless KO


Spin to win?

Pakistan v Australia

Zampa rebuilding confidence as Australia turn to spin

Although the legspinner has become Australia's No. 1 option in the one-day side he is taking nothing for granted ahead of the World Cup

Pre-season buzz

IPL 2019

With Jadhav fit, Fleming wants Dhoni to take 'floater's role'

CSK coach feels the only concern for the defending champions is player availability, with four overseas players set to leave midway

'I will surely be opening in all the games' - Rohit Sharma

Rohit had batted mostly at Nos. 3, 4 and 5 last season for a combined 12 innings out of 14 and managed only 286 runs in all, his poorest tally in an IPL season

PSL review

Where are the Pakistan batsmen in the PSL?

While the PSL continues to churn out Pakistan bowling stars, batsmen are proving much harder to unearth

Pakistan Super League

England cricket

County news

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

Gurney signs white-ball-only deal with Notts

Bowler announces first-class retirement

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

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