Nikita Bastian

Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo


Dhoni breaks down the chase method
Dhoni breaks down the chase method

After leading India to a six-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the final group match of the World Cup, MS Dhoni said that breaking the target down into smaller goals was the key in handling high-pressure situations

Mire's confusion, Mohit's doubt
Mire's confusion, Mohit's doubt

Plays of the Day from the India v Zimbabwe World Cup 2015 Group B match, in Auckland

Pakistan body language holds clue to win
Pakistan body language holds clue to win

Pakistan's intensity levels in the field against South Africa were sky high; on display was the kind of confidence and aggression they would need to get a second wind in the tournament

Steyn takes flight, and a battle of Goliaths
Steyn takes flight, and a battle of Goliaths

Plays of the Day from the Pakistan v South Africa World Cup 2015 Group B match, in Auckland

The youngest, the most capped, and the most prolific
The youngest, the most capped, and the most prolific

A look at the World Cup squads' numbers, and how they stack up against each other

Lower order props up Hyderabad
Lower order props up Hyderabad

After a see-sawing day's cricket at Krishnagiri Stadium in Wayanad, hosts Kerala and Hyderabad emerged on equal terms, courtesy an unbroken stand of 71 between Nos. 8 and 9 Ibrahim Khaleel and Ashish Reddy

Who made the first duck in the World Cup?
Who made the first duck in the World Cup?

Also: the first five-for, hat-trick, tie, and hundred

Cape Cobras in fight for survival
Cape Cobras in fight for survival

To make the semis, Cape Cobras will have to win this game by a big margin, do the same in their next, and then hope other results go their way; Barbados Tridents will be hoping to win, so that they keep their chances of progressing in their own hands

Can Super Kings' bowlers match their batsmen?
Can Super Kings' bowlers match their batsmen?

Chennai Super Kings are always counted among tournament favourites and it will be no different this time, especially should their bowling click

Bowling confines CSK to below-par third
Bowling confines CSK to below-par third

Chennai Super Kings finished in bronze position for their joint-worst showing in seven seasons. Once again, it was primarily their pacers who came up short

Delhi look for first points against confident Kolkata
Delhi look for first points against confident Kolkata

Delhi and Kolkata have got off to contrasting starts in the league. Now, Kolkata will want to build on a good start, while Delhi will want to get on the points table without further delay

Off-field anxieties for strong CSK
Off-field anxieties for strong CSK

Chennai Super Kings have played in five IPL finals in six years. Even after a reshuffle, the team is well placed to push hard for the title, but only if it can shed the baggage of a nightmare year off the field

Jadenfreude at the World T20
Jadenfreude at the World T20

Tweet report for the World T20 game between England and Sri Lanka

Murali runs into the Williams sisters
Murali runs into the Williams sisters

Big-hitting Melbourne Renegades captain Aaron Finch has indicated he wouldn't mind dropping down the order for his team. Why? Because he has come across a couple of mightier hitters of the cricket ball than himself

The Sunil-Rohan Gavaskar partnership
The Sunil-Rohan Gavaskar partnership

We've all heard or read about the pressure on famous cricketing sons to live up to their family names on the field. But what happens when a son finds himself in same commentary box as his famous father?

Cricket, under the world
Cricket, under the world

No, we're not talking about the Ashes. This particular match took place 'down under' in a more literal sense. Down under a mountain, in a slate mine, in Lake District

Thou shalt not pass the beach ball
Thou shalt not pass the beach ball

What do you do if a beach ball flops onto the field next to you at an international cricket match? Nothing

The Vatican Cricket Club
The Vatican Cricket Club

The Pontifical Council for Culture has announced plans to form Vatican cricket teams - one for men, made up of priests from around the world, and a women's XI comprising nuns

The anticlimax of Morkel v Steyn
The anticlimax of Morkel v Steyn

Plays of the day from the Champions League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Titans in Ranchi

Davids helps Titans stroll to win
Davids helps Titans stroll to win

Group B might still be the more open of the two groups, but Titans gave their chances of progressing quite a boost with a thumping victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Ranchi