Saurabh Somani

Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo


Amit Mishra takes his chance with a high-value haul
Amit Mishra takes his chance with a high-value haul

His first eight deliveries did not promise much but he quickly turned that around with smart variations

Amit Mishra four-for leads Delhi Capitals to jinx-breaking win over Mumbai Indians
Amit Mishra four-for leads Delhi Capitals to jinx-breaking win over Mumbai Indians

Dhawan continues to be the Capitals' premier batsman, guiding the tricky chase with a 42-ball 45

Talking Points: Is KL Rahul being too conservative at the top?
Talking Points: Is KL Rahul being too conservative at the top?

And what has led to the transformation in Dhawan's strike rate over the years?

IPL 2021, match highlights: Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings
IPL 2021, match highlights: Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings

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

Rabada-Nortje combine could be the difference in slugfest of equals
Rabada-Nortje combine could be the difference in slugfest of equals

Both teams are strong at the top but have a tendency of losing steam towards the end of their innings

Deepak Chahar's 4 for 13 sets up big CSK win
Deepak Chahar's 4 for 13 sets up big CSK win

Punjab Kings never recovered after being 26 for 5 in the seventh over

Powered by self-belief, Shahbaz Ahmed creates his own chances
Powered by self-belief, Shahbaz Ahmed creates his own chances

RCB's faith in his abilities brought him into the XI, and he made sure to make the most of it

'Umpires got it right' - Sunrisers coach on Harshal Patel's full toss no-ball in final over of chase
'Umpires got it right' - Sunrisers coach on Harshal Patel's full toss no-ball in final over of chase

Williamson nearing full fitness, confirmed Bayliss after the match

Shahbaz grabs victory for Royal Challengers with three-wicket over
Shahbaz grabs victory for Royal Challengers with three-wicket over

Sunrisers Hyderabad were 115 for 2, needing 35 from 24, before things fell apart quickly

RCB seek to keep winning momentum going against Sunrisers Hyderabad
RCB seek to keep winning momentum going against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Whether Sunrisers, who are searching for their first points, can fit Williamson in will be worthing watching out for

Three IPLs on, Avesh Khan fulfils 'dream' of taking MS Dhoni's wicket
Three IPLs on, Avesh Khan fulfils 'dream' of taking MS Dhoni's wicket

Delhi Capitals' pacer on dismissing the CSK captain, and his improved fitness

Harshal Patel rises from doing bit-part roles to being main man
Harshal Patel rises from doing bit-part roles to being main man

His maiden IPL five-for is a reward for the new dimensions he's added to his bowling

Virat Kohli: No home advantage in IPL 2021 is a positive
Virat Kohli: No home advantage in IPL 2021 is a positive

The RCB captain believes his team has the resources to go "a couple of steps further" than they did last year

RCB bank on big-ticket Maxwell to ease the load on Kohli and de Villiers
RCB bank on big-ticket Maxwell to ease the load on Kohli and de Villiers

Without Morris, the death bowling - one of the team's perennial bugbears - will be in focus again

Gambhir: Maxwell has played for so many IPL teams 'because he's not been consistent at all'
Gambhir: Maxwell has played for so many IPL teams 'because he's not been consistent at all'

RCB will be Maxwell's fourth IPL team since 2012

Kohli: Shardul and Bhuvneshwar should have been Player of the Match and Series
Kohli: Shardul and Bhuvneshwar should have been Player of the Match and Series

India's captain expressed his surprise at the choices for the awards, which went to Sam Curran and Jonny Bairstow respectively

Marco Jansen, a kid who beat Virat Kohli in the nets, is now a Mumbai Indian
Marco Jansen, a kid who beat Virat Kohli in the nets, is now a Mumbai Indian

The young South African beanpole looks forward to his first IPL season

Bhuvneshwar the banker comes to India's rescue
Bhuvneshwar the banker comes to India's rescue

The game was poised to go either way. There was tension all around. But the fast bowler calmly defused it and took control

Kohli to open in IPL in preparation for T20 World Cup
Kohli to open in IPL in preparation for T20 World Cup

"It augurs well for the team and I would like this to continue, and hopefully continue that form through to the World Cup"

Suryakumar Yadav, bowlers help India make it 2-2
Suryakumar Yadav, bowlers help India make it 2-2

Thakur picked up three wickets; Pandya and Chahar chipped in with two each