Former India opening batter
Lots of people seem to think he should, but they're wrong to mix success in international cricket with success in league T20
The good pitches, and the larger grounds, made for superior cricket for the most part
He hasn't excelled in the IPL this year, and now finds himself out of favour in the India set-up. He still has his talent but his mindset might need some work
It might not always make sense but special players deserve more chances than others get
Match-ups are a big part of T20 tactics, but sometimes you can read too much into the data
Lots of opening batsmen are operating in anchor mode, though we've been told that isn't optimal in T20
Field placements have come to the fore at the high-scoring ground
Twelve games in, have the pitches and conditions been as teams and fans have expected them to be?
The Chennai Super Kings captain took a considered decision - one that fit into his overall philosophy of IPL success
A look at which players from each team will probably make it to their XIs for the first matches
With his intensity and challenging length, he is the perfect complement to his team-mates Boult and Southee
Can it be explained by the fact that he has been bowling a touch shorter after his return from injury?
The three are skilful operators who know how to make the most of their home conditions
He's clever in his choice of what to bowl when. But why aren't India picking him all the time?
He needs to flourish at the top of the order, where he is best off, and India need to look for a proper back-up keeper
Auckland, Hamilton, Mount Manuganui and Wellington all pose different challenges in terms of ground dimensions, and pitch and weather conditions
They have pinned all their hopes on Hardik Pandya, and not given Shivam Dube a decent run
How they face up to Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga will be crucial
How they face up to Shakib, Tamim, Mushfiqur and Mustafizur will be crucial
How they face up to Root, Buttler, Stokes and Archer will be crucial
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