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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


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

Pre-season buzz

IPL 2019

Experience, class and Thala - CSK have the arsenal

There may be a concern if Bravo and Rayudu can't lift their games, but the defending champions look like they have most bases covered

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

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



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

Pakistan v Australia

1st ODI, Sharjah

Malik's captaincy in focus as Pakistan seek ODI turnaround

Australia are coming off an unexpected triumph against India, but could be without the ill Glenn Maxwell for the first ODI

'Nervous' Steven Smith, David Warner want to fit in - Aaron Finch

The Australia one-day captain is determined that the team shouldn't be distracted in any way by the return of the banned pair

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

Top Headlines

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

World Cup preparations

Ireland tri-series

Ireland to host West Indies and Bangladesh for ODI tri-series

The tournament will be an opportunity for West Indies and Bangladesh to fine tune their preparations ahead of the World Cup

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