IPL 2014

A turnaround built on hurt, belief and a strong leader

After their first seven games in IPL 2014, Kolkata Knight had only two wins. Their recovery and charge to the title is a story of belief, assured decision-making, and man management

'My confidence goes up when Dhoni throws me the ball in tough situations'

Mohit Sharma, whose impressive performances in the IPL earned him an India call-up, talks about earning his captain's trust, and bowling variations

Robin Uthappa

'Winning games for India is what I want to do'

Nearly six years after his last ODI, Robin Uthappa returns to the Indian side, refreshed, more assured, and eager to contribute to the team's success

Amit Varma

IPL 2014

The lesson from this IPL: Front-load your innings

One of the key trends in this IPL, that teams like Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings reinforced, was the importance of sending in the big hitters early in an innings

IPL 2014 review

Runs and sixes galore, but grief for fast bowlers

Batsmen had a generally dominant season in IPL 2014, with the sixes count exceeding 700 for only the second time

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2014 review

The flops of the tournament

ESPNcricinfo picks its flops of the IPL 2014 season, with a limit of only four foreign players in the XI

India news

Big stage brings out best in Akshar Patel

One of the brightest talents to emerge from the IPL has impressed with his ability to stay on top of the best batsmen and team-mates have been impressed by his all-round ability

IPL 2014 review

Twenty thoughts from IPL 2014

The highs, the lows, the trends, the talking points. The 2014 IPL season summed up

Kings XI Punjab 2014 season review

The best batting unit of all IPL seasons

Kings XI Punjab had the best batting unit of the season by a distance but their bowling group - with the notable exception of Akshar Patel - was ordinary and it cost them the title

IPL 2014 review

The team of the tournament

ESPNcricinfo picks its team of the 2014 season, with a limit of only four foreign players in the XI