Saurabh Somani

Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo


Shaw v Siraj the highlight in Mumbai's march to final
Shaw v Siraj the highlight in Mumbai's march to final

After impressing in his first Test series, Prithvi Shaw presented a case to be considered for the shorter formats but not without some luck

Anukul Roy's four-for leads Jharkhand into semi-finals
Anukul Roy's four-for leads Jharkhand into semi-finals

After the bowlers restricted Maharashtra to a low score, Jharkhand's batsmen did enough in the rain-truncated affair to seal a victory via the VJD method

Gambhir 104, Khejroliya hat-trick book Delhi's semi-final berth
Gambhir 104, Khejroliya hat-trick book Delhi's semi-final berth

Kulwant Khejroliya took 6 for 31, his best one-day figures, to help bowl out Haryana before Gautam Gambhir smashed a 69-ball century

Mumbai storm into Vijay Hazare semi-finals after routing Bihar for 69
Mumbai storm into Vijay Hazare semi-finals after routing Bihar for 69

The first match pitting one of the new teams against an established one turned out to be a no-contest

No Dhoni for Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare knockouts
No Dhoni for Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare knockouts

India's chief selector MSK Prasad had earlier stated that Dhoni would appear for Jharkhand in the quarter-finals, much like Rohit Sharma for Mumbai

Karn Veer Kaushal hits first Vijay Hazare double-century
Karn Veer Kaushal hits first Vijay Hazare double-century

Uttarakhand opener made 202 against Sikkim, eclipsing the 187 Ajinkya Rahane had made in 2007-08

'I will never look to bowl restrictively. If I have the ball in hand, I'll go for wickets'
'I will never look to bowl restrictively. If I have the ball in hand, I'll go for wickets'

Umesh Yadav on dealing with being benched, and how Ashish Nehra helped his bowling

Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Shahbaz Nadeem light up Vijay Hazare Trophy
Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Shahbaz Nadeem light up Vijay Hazare Trophy

Talking points from the first week of the tournament, including a mystery spinner from Tamil Nadu

Can Bangladesh cope with the pressure of back-to-back games?
Can Bangladesh cope with the pressure of back-to-back games?

They will have to contend with travelling to Dubai after playing in Abu Dhabi the previous evening, while India will be upbeat after their resounding win against Pakistan

Shahbaz Nadeem bags 8 for 10 to break all-time List-A record
Shahbaz Nadeem bags 8 for 10 to break all-time List-A record

The left-arm spinner credited his success against Rajasthan to the time spent with the India ODI team in UAE as a practice bowler

Longest Vijay Hazare Trophy shortcut to India's World Cup XI
Longest Vijay Hazare Trophy shortcut to India's World Cup XI

With the World Cup less than eight months away and places up for grabs in the ODI set-up, here's the stage for hopefuls to build their CVs

Khaleel helps India overcome big Hong Kong scare
Khaleel helps India overcome big Hong Kong scare

Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath put up 174 for the opening stand in a chase of 286 but India's bowlers pulled things back after Shikhar Dhawan's 127 had set things up

Sanju Samson among 13 players sanctioned by Kerala
Sanju Samson among 13 players sanctioned by Kerala

Five players have been suspended for three matches while eight others have been fined for "dissent" against captain Sachin Baby

Bowlers build on Zazai blitz to make it 1-0 Afghanistan
Bowlers build on Zazai blitz to make it 1-0 Afghanistan

Joshua Little shows promise for Ireland with 2 for 20, but home side fall 17 short in first T20I

Abhishek Nayar moves to Pondicherry in search of special 100
Abhishek Nayar moves to Pondicherry in search of special 100

The allrounder was 99 matches old when he was dropped from the Mumbai squad, and didn't play for them again

MS Dhoni's wisdom spurs Ishan Kishan
MS Dhoni's wisdom spurs Ishan Kishan

The 20-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman hopes to tune up his mental strength in his quest for consistency

'Cricket teaches you lessons if you take it too easy' - Pieter Malan
'Cricket teaches you lessons if you take it too easy' - Pieter Malan

Pieter Malan has had a tedious journey over the last decade, but is grateful to have hit the form of his life and make the trip to India

Akshay Wadkar replaces Abhishek Gupta in Duleep Trophy squad
Akshay Wadkar replaces Abhishek Gupta in Duleep Trophy squad

Gupta's eight-month doping ban will only end on September 14, six days after the conclusion of the Duleep Trophy

TNCA challenges CoA directive on T20 leagues
TNCA challenges CoA directive on T20 leagues

The state association wants outstation players to play in the 20-over TNPL, which is against the strict guidelines laid down by the BCCI