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IPL 2018

Mujeeb denies Iyer in last-ball win for Kings XI

The 17-year-old mystery spinner defended 16 off the last over to put Kings XI Punjab on top of the points table


Fastest starters, stingy bowlers and big hitters

A look at who has fared the best, and who hasn't, with a combination of conventional and T20-specific stats

Pakistan tour of England and Ireland

Team departs

Pakistan hit by Mohammad Amir visa delay

Some reports suggest it was because the fast bowler also separately applied for a longer-term spouse visa

Top headlines

World XI v West Indies

Squad Additions

Rashid, Shakib and Tamim join World XI to face West Indies

They join Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera and Eoin Morgan, with more names expected to be announced in the coming days

Mumbai v Sunrisers

IPL 2018, Mumbai

Sunrisers seek turnaround at Wankhede without Bhuvneshwar

After starting the tournament with three straight wins, Sunrisers are now coming on the back of two losses and may have to field a depleted side

Manjrekar: Sunrisers batting looks fragile.

James Faulkner believes chasing at Wankhede Stadium will be the better option on Tuesday


Video features

Pressure Point

Fight or flight: what dot balls can do to you in T20s?

Shayamal Vallabhjee, a sports scientist and EQ consultant, explains how the brain deals with the pressure of dots


South Africa news

Schedule confirmed for 2018-19

Centurion takes Boxing Day Test from Port Elizabeth

South Africa release schedule for 2018-19, including tours from Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

IPL 2018

'Lifetime experience for Gowtham and us' - Samson.


'Mumbai is known for bouncing back' - Kishan.


Coach's Diary: The Rayudu surprise.


Bravo and Watson's experience valuable - Chahar.


Sunrisers v CSK


Faulkner: Sunrisers will be upset about the no-ball that wasn't called.

James Faulkner, Shaun Tait and Deep Dasgupta on the high full-toss and Kane Williamson's fifty in Sunrisers Hyderabad's chase


Rayudu, Chahar star in another last-over CSK win

Chennai Super Kings came back from a slow start to post 128 off their last ten overs and edge Sunrisers out in a four-run win

India women

Jhulan Goswami

Stamp issued in honour of Jhulan Goswami

It commemorates her unprecedented feat of taking 200 wickets in women's ODIs

The 100-ball proposal

Future of cricket

100-ball tournament: Aye or Nay?

Shaun Tait, James Faulkner, Cyrus Broacha discuss if the ECB's proposal for a 100-ball tournament will ever become the next big thing.


Want to make the game as simple as possible - Strauss

Under the radical format put forward last week, the matches will consist of 15 six-ball overs and a 10-ball over to complete the 100 deliveries

KKR v Kings XI

IPL 2018, Kolkata

Dinesh Karthik questions Kings XI's revised target

Also suggests considering VJD method for revising targets in IPL, instead of current DLS system

DLS explainer: Why Kings XI had to chase just 125

How does the DLS system work? And would the VJD method have made a difference to KKR's chances?

Surprised asking rate dropped after rain - Karthik.

The KKR captain also said his team didn't bowl well, even if the total it was defending was just par


RCB v Daredevils

IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Kalro: De Villiers goes back to having fun

Of late, he has often been forced to score tough runs, through injury or circumstance. On Saturday, he shed all that weight off his shoulders

Talking points: Will the real Chris Morris please stand up?

Also, a deathly slow start from Daredevils, and de Villiers feasts on his former team once again

The 100-ball proposal

Future of cricket

Nicholas: Why only a hundred balls?

The ECB's new idea is not a bad thing. Here's how it could be better

Hopps: Commercial gamble over sporting integrity

Many fans of short-form cricket have been shocked by the ECB's 100-ball proposal and the response of the players over the coming weeks and months could be critical

IPL 2018

Social dugout: CSK fans back on track.


Coach's Diary: Kings XI's happy problems at the top.


Gloves Off: Are coaches redundant in T20s?


The Chatter: Happy Birthday, IPL!


The IPL's broken XI.


Surprised asking rate dropped after rain - Karthik.


Could this be Manish Pandey's year?


'Been dreaming of days like this' - Watson.


'Watson more classical than Gayle' - Laughlin.


Pakistan tour of UK

Captain backs squad

Pak squad for Eng tour 'best of the best' - Sarfraz

The Pakistan captain believes extensive preparation in the lead up to Ireland's inaugural Test and two Tests in England will help team cope up with difficult challenges

USA Cricket

New Governing Body

Inaugural USA Cricket election slated for May 18

All eligible candidates will be announced to voters on May 13, with the winners to be declared on June 11

RCB v Daredevils

IPL 2018

De Villiers 90* off 39 brings back RCB smiles

Daredevils took 71 off the last five overs, with Pant and Iyer scoring half-centuries. But it wasn't enough against a star-studded RCB batting line-up

Faulkner: Once de Villiers goes aerial, he can't be stopped.

The Matchday Runorder team wonder if there is anything a bowler can do to escape the wrath of AB de Villiers


Australia news

Warne criticises CA

Warne slams Cricket Australia's 'greed'

The former Australia spinner has criticised the board's decision to expand the Big Bash League next summer

CSK v Royals

IPL 2018, Pune

Shane Watson, the quiet marauder

The allrounder doesn't have the spectacle or cult-hero status of a Gayle or Dhoni. But he can more than match their exploits with bat in hand

Talking Points - When will Tripathi bat in the Powerplay?

Meanwhile, cometh the hour, cometh yet another Chennai Super Kings batsman

Coach's Diary: Feeling at home on a true track in Pune.

A peek into the (imaginary) coach's diary following CSK's mauling of Royals


Kings XI v Sunrisers

IPL 2018, Mohali

'Sehwag saved IPL by picking me' - Gayle

With all the big T20 batting records in his hands, Chris Gayle has nothing more to prove but wants people to "just put some respect on the name"

Monga: Gayle, T20's biggest visionary

The man from Jamaica, who first turned chaotic T20 hitting into a science, continues to mould his batting to suit the circumstances

Ashwin's calculated punts pay off

Could batting first become the next big trend? And where did it all go downhill for Rashid Khan?

Future of cricket

England news

A gimmick or a worthwhile experiment?

County cricket fans share their thoughts on the ECB's decision to introduce a new '100-ball' format


Dobell: Fast-food cricket is coming, whether we like it or not

The ECB's proposals may seem radical, but change is inevitable for a sport that is too deep in crisis to stand still

Faulkner: There's a danger in getting too funky.

Gaurav Kalra with Ajit Agarkar and James Faulkner discuss the ECB's proposal of a 100-ball competition


World XI v West Indies

Team news

Afridi named in World XI for West Indies charity match

Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera were also among the first group of World XI players confirmed for the side that will be captained by Eoin Morgan

Tour preparation

India v England

County cricket would improve my game - Kohli

The India captain has been strongly linked with Surrey in recent months with the BCCI keen that key players have the chance to get used to conditions in England

New selection structure

England news

What's in Ed Smith's inbox?

England's new national selector has the challenge of trying to solve long-standing issues with the Test side

Ed Smith appointed as ECB National Selector

Ed Smith, the former Kent captain turned journalist, has been named as the new National Selector

Netherlands news

Captain's retirement

'Leaving Dutch cricket in a better state than when I turned up' - Borren

The outgoing Netherlands captain said he is retiring to give the younger players the best chance to gain experience under Pieter Seelar

Borren calls time on Netherlands career

Pieter Seelaar takes over the captaincy, while Jeroen Smits, the former Netherlands wicketkeeper, has been appointed the new team manager

Australia's rebuilding

New captain

Paine promises to cut Australia's sledging

Australia's new Test captain said that talk of changing the team's on-field approach had started when Steven Smith was still in charge

'It was sad to see what Australia went through' - Elgar.

Dean Elgar reflects on being a part of the infamous South Africa v Australia series


Ten years of the IPL

Fun and games

From 2008 to 2018: How IPL has changed

On April 18, 2008, the IPL began with a Brendon McCullum blaze. How does T20 look today, exactly ten years later?

How well do you remember the first IPL game?

We've just crossed the ten-year mark in IPL history. How well do you remember the first game? Take our quiz to find out

Runorder: How do cricketers deal with trolls?

James Faulkner, Deep Dasgupta, Cyrus Broacha and the team at ESPNcricinfo discuss the recent events surrounding Vinay Kumar


IPL 2018

Tait: Rajasthan Royals lacked intensity.


Faulkner: Chawla's control in his lines was exceptional.


Moment of the week: A fit and firing Chris Gayle.


Should T20s do away with the toss?


South Africa news

Player contracts

Key elements of MoU yet to be discussed, says SACA

SACA's fear is that if the MoU is not signed by the time the current deal expires, SA players may consider their options outside the country

Australia News

Coach Hunt

Tait: Langer the right coach for Australia's tough times.

Justin Langer has a reputation for establishing discipline in a team, which Australia need right now, says former fast bowler Shaun Tait


Cricket Australia to begin hunt for new coach on Friday

Reports in the Australia media suggest Justin Langer could be the one to take over from Darren Lehmann

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