Alagappan Muthu

Sub-editor, ESPNcricinfo


Fireworks loom as high-flying Capitals, Royal Challengers head to Motera
Fireworks loom as high-flying Capitals, Royal Challengers head to Motera

The season's quickest scoring powerplay teams could have a lot more bite on a truer surface

Pant takes Capitals to victory in Super Over after Williamson helps Sunrisers tie the match
Pant takes Capitals to victory in Super Over after Williamson helps Sunrisers tie the match

Rashid Khan couldn't defend seven in the Super Over

Chris Morris, Sanju Samson take Rajasthan Royals to convincing win
Chris Morris, Sanju Samson take Rajasthan Royals to convincing win

The Kolkata Knight Riders shackle themselves to the bottom of the points table with a confused batting display

Devdutt Padikkal shows off his strengths in 'flawless innings'
Devdutt Padikkal shows off his strengths in 'flawless innings'

Young RCB batter was "hurt" to miss out earlier when he was down with Covid-19, but now he's making up for it

Padikkal 101*, Kohli 72* flatten Royals in ten-wicket win
Padikkal 101*, Kohli 72* flatten Royals in ten-wicket win

Siraj ended with 3 for 27 that dented the Royals top order early

Inconsistent Rajasthan Royals look to break Royal Challengers Bangalore's unbeaten run
Inconsistent Rajasthan Royals look to break Royal Challengers Bangalore's unbeaten run

Sanju Samson's side will need to find a recipe for success. And soon

IPL 2021, match highlights: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals
IPL 2021, match highlights: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals

All the updates, colour and analysis with ESPNcricinfo's match-day blog

Talking points: What was Amit Mishra's secret for success?
Talking points: What was Amit Mishra's secret for success?

Why Lalit Yadav batted ahead of Rishabh Pant, and why was there no soft signal used tonight

Batting depth, spin twins Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja seal it for Chennai Super Kings
Batting depth, spin twins Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja seal it for Chennai Super Kings

With Royals slipping from 87 for 2 to 95 for 7, they were beaten long before the match ended

Talking Points: What makes de Villiers the best at the death?
Talking Points: What makes de Villiers the best at the death?

What's changed for Maxwell, and are the Knight Riders wasting Shakib?

IPL 2021, match highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL 2021, match highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Updates, colour and analysis with ESPNcricinfo's match-day blog

Monster talent on show as Capitals, Royals go head to head
Monster talent on show as Capitals, Royals go head to head

Royals face selection dilemma with injured Stokes out

It's Pant vs Dhoni as Super Kings try to fight off ring rust
It's Pant vs Dhoni as Super Kings try to fight off ring rust

The Capitals, meanwhile, will be without their death-overs duo of Nortje and Rabada

ICC cricket committee makes key change to lbw reviews in DRS
ICC cricket committee makes key change to lbw reviews in DRS

The "wicket zone" will now be extended all the way to the top of the bails. Previously it stopped at the bottom of the bails

India and England play good cop bad cop as series hits fever pitch
India and England play good cop bad cop as series hits fever pitch

India will be without Shreyas Iyer, while England will be lacking both Sam Billings and Eoin Morgan

Virat Kohli: 'I tried to do what I can but Kishan took the game away completely'
Virat Kohli: 'I tried to do what I can but Kishan took the game away completely'

"We ticked all the boxes we wanted to," says India's captain as he praises his bowlers too

Kane Williamson's wishlist - Christmas at home and Boxing day fanfare
Kane Williamson's wishlist - Christmas at home and Boxing day fanfare

Work usually takes the New Zealand captain away from his family during the holidays, but this time it's all different

Rizwan's 89 off 59 the centrepiece of Pakistan victory
Rizwan's 89 off 59 the centrepiece of Pakistan victory

New Zealand put up 173 on the board thanks to Conway's fifty, but it wasn't enough

Seifert's blistering 84* beats Hafeez's classy 99* as New Zealand take series
Seifert's blistering 84* beats Hafeez's classy 99* as New Zealand take series

Tim Southee picked up 4 for 21 as well in a very entertaining game

Debutant Jacob Duffy and Tim Seifert the difference as New Zealand guts it past Pakistan
Debutant Jacob Duffy and Tim Seifert the difference as New Zealand guts it past Pakistan

Pakistan fight back through Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf before falling well short