Saurabh Somani

Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo


Drakes, Narine, Odean make it to CPL team of the tournament
Drakes, Narine, Odean make it to CPL team of the tournament

The tournament had several established stars doing well, but the new talent gave it an extra sheen

Hanuma Vihari returns to Hyderabad for 2021-22 India domestic season
Hanuma Vihari returns to Hyderabad for 2021-22 India domestic season

India batter returns to the scene where his career began

India's T20 World Cup squad: Why Rahul Chahar and not Chahal? How did Ashwin make the cut?
India's T20 World Cup squad: Why Rahul Chahar and not Chahal? How did Ashwin make the cut?

We look at the reasons behind the selections of Kishan, Chahar, Ashwin, Axar, Varun and Shami

Pollard, bowlers put Trinbago Knight Riders' campaign back on track
Pollard, bowlers put Trinbago Knight Riders' campaign back on track

Fletcher's unbeaten 55-ball 81 only reduced the margin of defeat on a sluggish pitch

Hetmyer 54, all-star bowling show give Amazon Warriors winning start
Hetmyer 54, all-star bowling show give Amazon Warriors winning start

The defending champions begin CPL 2021 with a nine-run defeat, having gone undefeated for 12 games while winning the 2020 title

Dravid 'not disappointed' with young batters, says they will 'keep improving and getting better'
Dravid 'not disappointed' with young batters, says they will 'keep improving and getting better'

Coach credits inexperienced players for "spirit" and "enthusiasm" throughout 45 days in bio-bubble

Kuldeep Yadav gets back in World Cup race on T20 return
Kuldeep Yadav gets back in World Cup race on T20 return

Before the IPL, there is one more T20I against Sri Lanka which gives him more time to get into his groove

Yuzvendra Chahal's simplistic approach recaptures confidence in familiar conditions
Yuzvendra Chahal's simplistic approach recaptures confidence in familiar conditions

Through basic control and bowling smarts, Chahal delivered a match-turning performance

Dhawan eager to make his place 'stronger for World Cup' with Sri Lanka T20Is
Dhawan eager to make his place 'stronger for World Cup' with Sri Lanka T20Is

He has been in terrific form in the IPL since 2019 and yet may not find a spot in India's first-choice T20I XI right now

Suryakumar Yadav: How I build from here is all in my hands
Suryakumar Yadav: How I build from here is all in my hands

He has made use of all chances at international level and wants to improve at getting deep in the innings

Deepak Chahar achieves his boyhood dream
Deepak Chahar achieves his boyhood dream

And in the process, he may have taken a step towards solving India's long-term issue of white-ball batting depth

Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan, minimalist and maximalist
Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan, minimalist and maximalist

Their contrasting methods, both utterly devastating, gave India a glimpse of an exhilarating ODI future

Kuldeep Yadav puts tough days behind him with positive return
Kuldeep Yadav puts tough days behind him with positive return

The return of his pairing with Yuzvendra Chahal paid dividends for India

Poll: Stokes' Test, India's great escape at SCG or... which was the greatest WTC match?
Poll: Stokes' Test, India's great escape at SCG or... which was the greatest WTC match?

Here's our list of the seven best games in the inaugural World Test Championship - which of them is your favourite?

Ross Taylor banks on county experience to counter England bowlers
Ross Taylor banks on county experience to counter England bowlers

Batter expects Kane Williamson to find a way past the plans England's bowlers have worked out for him

Rabada's form a slight concern for Capitals against confident Kings
Rabada's form a slight concern for Capitals against confident Kings

Should Kings persist with Pooran? Is there place for Billings in place of Smith for Capitals?

Prithvi Shaw's 'rare talent' lights up the IPL
Prithvi Shaw's 'rare talent' lights up the IPL

The Delhi Capitals batter hit six fours in an over and went on to 'shell-shock' Kolkata Knight Riders

Brendon McCullum: 'I've asked time and time again for us to be more aggressive'
Brendon McCullum: 'I've asked time and time again for us to be more aggressive'

Coach "very disappointed" in KKR's slow scoring, says "we're going to have to make some changes for sure"

Prithvi Shaw carnage leads Delhi Capitals to comprehensive win against Kolkata Knight Riders
Prithvi Shaw carnage leads Delhi Capitals to comprehensive win against Kolkata Knight Riders

Shaw cracked 82 off just 41 balls, and smashed six fours in the opening over of the chase

David Warner takes 'full responsibility' for 'very slow' knock as Sunrisers Hyderabad sink further
David Warner takes 'full responsibility' for 'very slow' knock as Sunrisers Hyderabad sink further

The Sunrisers captain struggled to get going in a 55-ball innings, scoring just 57