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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

Varun? Hetmyer? Which rookie excites you most?

Vote for your favourite first-timer of IPL 2019

Top Headlines


IPL 2019

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

Lungi Ngidi's absence might hurt Chennai Super Kings - Brad Hodge

Brad Hodge, Deep Dasgupta and Raunak Kapoor preview the IPL 2019 season-opener between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore


South Africa v Sri Lanka

2nd T20I, Centurion

Sri Lanka look to hit back as South Africa rest key players

JP Duminy will lead a home side that will be without Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir and Quinton de Kock

David Miller passes test with the big gloves

The batsman appears to have become the frontrunner to keep wickets should Quinton de Kock pick up a mid-game injury at the World Cup


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


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


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


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 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


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

The players recall the drama and the disappointment

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