Nagraj Gollapudi

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

Mitchell Starc hurls in a delivery

IPL 2015 news

Pace is a big factor - Donald

Royal Challengers Bangalore's bowling coach Allan Donald has said the team is eagerly looking forward to the arrival of Australian World Cup hero Mitchell Starc

Dinesh Karthik tucks the ball on the leg side

IPL 2015

Karthik targets turnaround after early failures

In a line-up of big-hitters in the Royal Challengers Bangalore line-up, Dinesh Karthik plays the role of a safety belt and he is eager to put his early failures behind him and succeed in his designated role

Mohammed Shami has a chat with Zaheer Khan

IPL 2015

Shami likely to miss IPL

Delhi Daredevils fast bowler Mohammed Shami is likely to be ruled out of IPL 2015 because of a knee injury

Team and IPL officials at a press conference at the 2012 players' auction

India news

Board panel has 82 questions for BCCI bosses

The RM Lodha committee appointed by India's Supreme Court has sent an 82-point questionnaire to top board administrators seeking clarity on the way the richest sports body in India functions

Deepak Hooda fields questions after his match-winning knock

Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2015, Delhi

Hooda extends Daredevils' hoodoo

Deepak Hooda handled a tough situation with a clever strategy and showed that the Delhi Daredevils are yet to fill those small margins required for victory in T20 cricket

Yusuf Pathan is congratulated by wicketkeeper Robin Uthappa

KKR v RCB, IPL 2015, Kolkata

Six swings of the pendulum

A close encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore turned several times before a number of decisive blows from Chris Gayle won it for the visitors. ESPNcricinfo plots the various twists in the tale

AB de Villiers reverse sweeps on the way to his 32-ball 58

IPL 2015

Finisher de Villiers deserves more freedom

The lack of batting depth has always been an issue with Royal Challengers Bangalore and has often held back as good a finisher as AB de Villiers. What he needs is more time at the wicket. And this time, his team is willing to offer him that

A despondent Virat Kohli after India came up short

India news

Kohli hurt by critics going personal

Virat Kohli has said that he was "disappointed" and "hurt" by the extreme reactions from sections of the media which were critical of him after he failed in the World Cup semi-final against Australia

Suryakumar Yadav hits out on his way to a 20-ball 46

Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2015, Kolkata

Polished Suryakumar's transformed role

These days every player is handled particular roles. Last season, Suryakumar Yadav was performing the finisher's role. This season it is more flexible where he has been asked to bat in the middle order and play according to the match situation

Gautam Gambhir raises his bat after making fifty

Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2015, Kolkata

Knight Riders' intent foils Mumbai's defence

The tone for Kolkata Knight Riders' confident chase was set by Gautam Gambhir, whose domineering mindset negated Mumbai's spinners and forced the opposition to rethink its plans