CSK seek return to winning form at home
CSK seek return to winning form at home

Forget the on-field rivalry for a moment. This is one of the most fiercely anticipated tussles by fans of either team, and tickets for the game are among the fastest to be sold out

Lack of bowling flexibility hurts Super Kings
Lack of bowling flexibility hurts Super Kings

MS Dhoni's field placements have mostly been intuitive this IPL but a tendency to stick to a formulaic bowling strategy, devoid of surprise, revealed itself again.

Super Kings target misfiring Sunrisers
Super Kings target misfiring Sunrisers

Coming off a loss, Chennai Super Kings would look to re-establish their dominance against a Sunrisers Hyderabad side still struggling to find their best XI

Loss of Ashwin hurts Super Kings
Loss of Ashwin hurts Super Kings

As Chennai Super Kings travel to Kolkata and Hyderabad minus R Ashwin over the next few days, spin is bound to remain a critical element. Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina will be expected to take a greater load

Nehra blows a kiss to his critics
Nehra blows a kiss to his critics

Despite often being lampooned online, Ashish Nehra's importance to Chennai Super Kings' strike-force cannot be overstated

Rampant CSK spoil Vijay's homecoming
Rampant CSK spoil Vijay's homecoming

A heaving home crowd and suffocating pressure exerted through MS Dhoni's captaincy were an all too familiar sight for a hometown boy in visitor's clothing

Axar Patel focused on improving batting
Axar Patel focused on improving batting

Axar Patel regards himself as a batting allrounder and said he was putting in a lot of work at the Kings XI Punjab nets

Bopara hindered by lack of consistent role
Bopara hindered by lack of consistent role

England and Sunrisers Hyderabad allrounder Ravi Bopara has said his up-and-down career was largely a consequence of never having a definite role in any team

Kumars provide perfect finish
Kumars provide perfect finish
'I've never seen myself as anybody famous'
'I've never seen myself as anybody famous'

Dale Steyn on relationships, his beard, how growing up in the bush shaped him, and what attracted him to fast bowling

The Steyn-Boult selection conundrum
The Steyn-Boult selection conundrum

The balance of Sunrisers Hyderabad's side means fitting Dale Steyn and Trent Boult into the same team is a major challenge. If and when it does happen, it's guaranteed box-office bonanza

Sandeep Sharma on the upswing after injury
Sandeep Sharma on the upswing after injury

Kings XI Punjab seamer Sandeep Sharma has said the Ranji Trophy was more difficult than the IPL for a fast bowler, and that it was a big step up from under-19 cricket

Albie Morkel targets next World T20
Albie Morkel targets next World T20

Albie Morkel opens up to ESPNcricinfo about his plans for an international comeback, dealing with depression, and the difficulty of switching IPL teams every season

Proactive and hands-on Duminy takes charge
Proactive and hands-on Duminy takes charge

Not just with the bat, not just with the ball, not just while fielding. JP Duminy led Delhi Daredevils with an enthusiastic and energetic approach against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Middle-order bluntness holds Sunrisers back
Middle-order bluntness holds Sunrisers back

A top-heavy line-up means that whenever Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner fail to get going, the team is often forced to rely on their bowlers to defend below-par totals

A princely pair of supporting actors
A princely pair of supporting actors

In a team with Steven Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, James Faulkner and Tim Southee, centrestage might elude Dhawal Kulkarni and Pravin Tambe. But it would be hard to argue against their utility

Deepak Hooda announces himself on the big stage
Deepak Hooda announces himself on the big stage

Three games in, 19-year-old Deepak Hooda is already his team's biggest hitter and most economical bowler. Those familiar with Hooda's career, however, aren't surprised by his meteoric rise

T20 leagues offer great learning opportunities - Thisara
T20 leagues offer great learning opportunities - Thisara

Thisara Perera has said he likes playing T20 cricket around the world, but was also hoping to find a way back into Sri Lanka's Test side

Homeless Royals eye sustained intensity
Homeless Royals eye sustained intensity

Last season, the constant reshuffling within the team cost Rajasthan Royals a spot in the playoffs. This season, with select buys and key players in form, they will look for a better finish in the table