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How Chennai Super Kings kept the whistle alive

Varun Shetty explores the uniquely symbiotic relationship between the IPL's most popular franchise and its intensely passionate fans

BCCI

RCB look to break five-year duck against CSK

The rivalry between Dhoni's three-time champions and Kohli's men has always been a fiery one, and the perfect match-up to start the season

Don't care if I'm judged on not winning the IPL - Kohli

'Obviously, you want to win," the RCB captain said in response to criticism of his captaincy. 'I am doing what I am supposed to do.'

World Cup > IPL

Mumbai Indians news

Mumbai's pace concerns grow as Milne pulls out of IPL

The New Zealand fast bowler is believed to be nursing a heel injury

Malinga to miss Mumbai Indians' first six IPL matches

As he is out for over a third of the season, Malinga himself suggested Mumbai may be better off replacing him for the entire tournament

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

Top Headlines

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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