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South Africa v Sri Lanka

2nd T20I, Centurion

Udana's 48-ball 84* in vain as South Africa clinch series

Fifties from Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen helped the hosts set a target that proved to be just beyond Sri Lanka's reach

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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

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

CSK v RCB

IPL 2019

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

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.'

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

2:44

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

8:43

'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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Previews

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

9:03

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

7:09

Hodge and Agarkar rate the Rajasthan Royals

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

9:28

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

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

8:40

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?

1:42

Ponting and Ganguly on Delhi's chances to win IPL

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

2:26

Manjrekar: Unsure of KKR's playoff chances

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

7:16

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

10:24

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

2:04

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

8:30

Will KXIP be able to punch above their weight?

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

9:40

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

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

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