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KKR v Royals

IPL 2019

Agarkar: Riyan Parag seems to have all the shots


KKR 'trust in their leader' - Karthik on captaincy

The Knight Riders captain also admitted that his team's bowling 'was found wanting' in recent matches

Talking points: The secret behind Karthik's success

Well, game awareness. It's the one thing a batsman needs to handle tough conditions and the KKR captain had plenty

We are aware our bowling needs to get better - Karthik

Dinesh Karthik dissects Kolkata Knight Riders' loss to Rajasthan Royals, his side's bowling, and his captaincy


Tait: Inclusion of Aaron and Thomas makes Royals strong


County cricket helped me improve my inswingers - Aaron

Varun Aaron reflects on his brilliant performance with the ball for Rajasthan Royals on Thursday and underscores the importance of his county stint


Women's T20 Challenge

India cricket

BCCI-CA conflict leaves female stars in limbo

Australia's women players have been caught in the middle of a tussle between the two boards stemming from tensions over scheduling

Selman, Taylor, Matthews in Women's T20 Challenge

While stars from England, New Zealand and West Indies feature in this year's tournament, there are no players from Australia

ICC WCL Division Two

Cricket culture

Is women's cricket a nicer sport than the men's game?

The ugly Aussie: how a team came to stand for hostility, gamesmanship and verbal abuse

How did Australian cricket come to be synonymous with hostility, gamesmanship and verbal abuse? A year on from Sandpapergate, we explore a thorny subject

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Top Headlines

Steyn's Shoulder Again

South Africa news

Injured Steyn to return home with eye on World Cup fitness

He will be assessed by a shoulder specialist, with CSA putting measures in place in an attempt to get him ready for the World Cup

CSK v Mumbai

IPL 2019, Chennai

Chahar versus Chahar at the Chepauk

Their fathers are brothers and their mothers are sisters, but on Friday there'll be no familial warmth as they play their parts in the IPL's fiercest rivalry


Can Mumbai Indians take down fortress Chennai?

Chennai Super Kings haven't lost a home game this season, but they've lost five of their last seven meetings with their biggest rivals

Why Rohit Sharma has had trouble with spin bowling

Deep Dasgupta analyses how spinners have exploited a chink in Rohit's technique where the hands come into play more than the feet


Ajit Agarkar: Mumbai's ability against spin gives them an edge

Ajit Agarkar and Shaun Tait pick their starting XIs, players to watch out for and key areas for both teams to look at


Hussey backs Jadhav to turn his form around

The CSK batting coach discusses the upcoming game against Mumbai and how they've kept the players focus on the IPL in spite of the World Cup looming


Around the IPL

Catch the buzz

Passion or provocation: did Kohli mock Ashwin?

An incident from the RCB v Kings XI game brought up apparent tension between the two IPL captains

The Chatter: Kohli and Steyn's #TenYearChallenge

Raunak Kapoor brings you all the happenings from the past week in the IPL


Umpiring news

World Cup

Umpire Ian Gould to retire after World Cup

Gould began his international umpiring career in 2006 and stood in his first Test two years later

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