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IPL 2018

Rashid and Kaul sink Mumbai in chase of 119

Despite losing two key bowlers to injury, Sunrisers Hyderabad pulled off the second-lowest successful defence ever in the IPL


Faulkner: You'd chase 119 ten out of ten times

Ajit Agarkar and James Faulkner try to make sense of Mumbai Indians capitulating to 87 all out


Mumbai v Sunrisers

IPL 2018, Mumbai

Mumbai's high investment in Pollard yields low return

Siddarth Kaul effectively used distinct plans for different batsman. Did his performance improve his stock as an end-overs bowler?

Rashid Khan: 16 dots and a death-overs maiden

The wristspinner also took two wickets to help Sunrisers Hyderabad stun Mumbai Indians

Top headlines

West Indies news

Charity T20I, Lord's

Denied the chance to help the Caribbean - Bravo

The West Indies allrounder reacts to being omitted from the Hurricane Relief game at Lord's on May 31

England news


England 'suspected' Australia ball-tampering during Ashes

Alastair Cook has admitted England were curious about how Australia got the ball to reverse-swing on the final day of the Perth Test after heavy rain

Jamie Overton sidelined by side injury

Somerset fast bowler could miss a month with a muscle tear, while Leicestershire's Zak Chappell has been subject to an approach from Warwickshire

The 100-ball proposal

Player views to be canvassed

The Hundred 'will bring new people to cricket'

Joe Root, England's Test captain, has welcomed ECB plans for a 100-ball competition in 2020, suggesting it will appeal to a "completely new audience"

Royal Challengers v Super Kings

IPL 2018, Bengaluru

CSK target top spot; RCB look to rise further from the bottom

The hosts have been over-reliant on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for their runs. Will one of them do the job again against CSK?

Deepak Chahar's journey from false dawns to late sunshine

Putting a spate of injuries and "freakish" bad luck behind him, Deepak Chahar is finally showing the world all of his abilities as a swing bowler

Is RCB's bowling weighing them down?


Gloves Off

IPL 2018

Lack of good seamers in IPL 2018?


Sunrisers Hyderabad

Injury news

Stanlake leaves IPL 2018 with fractured finger

The Australia fast bowler picked up the injury during Sunday's home fixture against Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad

South Africa news


CSA, SACA set for urgent meeting over contracts

CSA and the South African Cricketers' Association will have an urgent meeting on Wednesday to try and reach common ground on player contracts

Making it big

Bangladesh cricket

Salauddin Sakil: from labour camps to left-arm fast

He has left the deserts of Dubai behind to, quite improbably, become a professional cricketer in Bangladesh. And his skills could take him further

Milton Ahmed

Daredevils v Kings XI

IPL 2018, Delhi

Talking points: Time for Yuvraj to be dropped?

Also, is it time for Gautam Gambhir to drop down the Delhi Daredevils batting order?

Where do Delhi Daredevils go from here?

Do they have a replacement for Gambhir the captain? Sanjay Manjrekar, James Faulkner and the ESPNcricinfo crew discuss


Coach's Diary: How not to win trophies

Our imaginary coach lays into Delhi Daredevils - batsmen and fielders in particular - in his imaginary diary


Pakistan in England and Ireland

Team departs

Amir granted UK visa, to fly out on Wednesday

It is not clear why Amir's visa was issued later than the rest of the Pakistan squad's, but his arrival will boost an inexperienced pace attack

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

Video features

Pressure Point

Fight or flight: what can dot balls 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

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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

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