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IPL 2018

Smart Stats: Conceding runs in the negative

May 18, 2018: A negative Smart Economy Rate essentially means a bowler has saved more runs than he has conceded. Five bowlers have managed such a feat this IPL season

Shiva Jayaraman

Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018, Mumbai

Clarity important when bowling at the death - Bumrah

May 17, 2018: The Mumbai Indians fast bowler had seemed off-colour earlier in the season, but came good in a must-win game

Vishal Dikshit in Mumbai

Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018, Mumbai

Bumrah, the master of death-over stifles

May 16, 2018: With their campaign fast slipping away, Rohit's decision to leave two of Bumrah's overs for the death proved to be a masterstroke

Shashank Kishore

Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018, Pune

Bumrah rediscovers vintage form

May 4, 2018: He had just a solitary wicket to show, but the pressure he built on Kings XI across two spells helped Mumbai Indians pull the game back

Sreshth Shah

Mumbai Indians

What's gone wrong with Mumbai Indians?

Apr 27, 2018: A misfiring middle order, a slightly below-par death-overs specialist, and a captain batting out of position may have all contributed to the defending champions' horror start to the season

Vishal Dikshit

Made in 1993

'Free food for spectators'

Apr 9, 2018: Jasprit Bumrah talks about how to draw the crowds in, how he bowls the yorker, and his favourite Test from the past

India news

Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan bag million-dollar BCCI contracts

Mar 7, 2018: India's much-awaited new annual contracts are a departure from last year's attempts to keep Test specialists in the top category

Sidharth Monga

ICC rankings

Rashid, Bumrah joint No.1 in ODI rankings

Feb 20, 2018: The Afghanistan legspinner became the youngest No.1 in men's rankings history while Virat Kohli breached 900 points in ODIs to complete a rare double

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v India, 5th ODI, Port Elizabeth

The secret behind India's success against Amla

Feb 12, 2018: Many legendary fast bowlers have delivered many hundred balls at Amla in international cricket, but no one has ever nailed him lbw more than two times. Bumrah has done it thrice, in one tour

Sidharth Monga in Port Elizabeth

How South Africa's superior bowling made the difference in the series against India

Feb 2, 2018: Looking at the control data for the three Tests makes it clear

Kartikeya Date

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

India end series with triumph on extremely tough pitch

Jan 27, 2018: India couldn't dismiss Dean Elgar at all, but found a way around him to complete their third Test win in South Africa

The Report by Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, 2nd day, Johannesburg

Bumrah: We expected wickets to fall in bunches

Jan 25, 2018: The India fast bowler reflected on the importance of discipline and simplicity on a bowler-friendly wicket like the one at Wanderers

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

T20I bowling nominees

Short format, big returns

Jan 20, 2018: Between them, our T20I bowling nominees took 36 wickets for 201 in their nominated spells

Nikhil Kalro

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

A start-stop final session stalls India's momentum

Jan 15, 2018: In 5.1 overs, the visitors went from not wanting to take the field because of a wet outfield to wanting to stay on after seeing the ball swing around

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Kohli, Bumrah lead India's fight but South Africa still ahead

Jan 15, 2018: Virat Kohli's 21st Test hundred and two early wickets from Jasprit Bumrah kept India's bid for a series-levelling win alive, but AB de Villiers' skill and enterprise ensured South Africa remained in control of the Centurion Test

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India in South Africa 2018

'Confidence doesn't dent after one match' - Bumrah

Jan 11, 2018: The India quick admitted to bowling an "Indian length" on the opening day of the Cape Town Test, a tactic that hurt the visitors

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day

India's surprise moves turn into damp squib

Jan 5, 2018: Can surprising selection choices, unsuitable lines and lengths, and the dropped catch witnessed on the opening day justify the visitors' pre-series claims of preparedness?

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

India in South Africa 2017-18

Bumrah earns maiden Test call-up for SA tour

Dec 4, 2017: India's chairman of selectors MSK Prasad said it was hard to look beyond Bumrah for the fifth fast bowler's slot given his "phenomenal" form

Nagraj Gollapudi

India news

Bumrah, third spinner on selectors' agenda for South Africa

Dec 4, 2017: The selectors are set to pick the Test squad for South Africa on Monday evening after the third day's play in Delhi

Nagraj Gollapudi

New Zealand in India 2016-17

How India's attack thrives under pressure

Nov 8, 2017: The skill of the bowlers and the faith imposed in them has allowed India to defend totals against strong batting line-ups and fight back from some losing positions

Vishal Dikshit
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