Saurabh Somani

Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo


Team review: Maxwell's form and an inability to finish games derailed Kings XI
Team review: Maxwell's form and an inability to finish games derailed Kings XI

Agarwal's form, Gayle's contributions and Shami's white-ball evolution were among the positives

Understated Morgan delivers much-needed batting punch
Understated Morgan delivers much-needed batting punch

Until Sunday, he had gathered consistently. Then came that one barnstorming performance

Morgan and Cummins keep Knight Riders' playoff hopes alive; Royals knocked out
Morgan and Cummins keep Knight Riders' playoff hopes alive; Royals knocked out

The Rajasthan Royals are now out after fading away in a steep chase

RCB go from cruise control to heavy turbulence
RCB go from cruise control to heavy turbulence

Like every year, the team's fortunes appear to be sinking and swimming with the form of Kohli and de Villiers

Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma keep Sunrisers Hyderabad's playoff hopes alive
Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma keep Sunrisers Hyderabad's playoff hopes alive

RCB's batsmen struggled on a slow track, managing only 120 for 7

RCB look to seal playoffs spot at Sunrisers' expense
RCB look to seal playoffs spot at Sunrisers' expense

Kohli's men, though, have lost back-to-back games and are still sweating on Saini's fitness

Ravindra Jadeja - Chennai's batting Super King
Ravindra Jadeja - Chennai's batting Super King

He's shown the class of Pooran, timing of de Villiers and finishing of Dhoni. All he needs is more time in the middle

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja hurt Kolkata Knight Riders' playoff chances
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja hurt Kolkata Knight Riders' playoff chances

With seven needed from the last two balls, Jadeja swatted Nagarkoti for back-to-back sixes to raise victory for the Chennai Super Kings

From Morgan-Gill, to Gayle, to Mandeep: The many gears of T20 batting
From Morgan-Gill, to Gayle, to Mandeep: The many gears of T20 batting

Do you come out of the gates swinging, or take your time to soak the pressure?

Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, and Mohammed Shami star as Kings XI climb to fourth
Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, and Mohammed Shami star as Kings XI climb to fourth

They hunted down 150 with eight wickets to spare, pushing KKR to fifth

Should the RCB quicks have learnt from CSK's seamers?
Should the RCB quicks have learnt from CSK's seamers?

Also: how long did Monu Kumar have to wait for his IPL debut?

IPL 2020, Match Highlights - Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL 2020, Match Highlights - Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 44th game of IPL 2020

Thirty-seven minutes of mayhem: How CSK unravelled
Thirty-seven minutes of mayhem: How CSK unravelled

MS Dhoni's men lost five wickets in the powerplay and all but crashed out of the playoffs

Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and Mumbai openers demolish Super Kings to top table
Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and Mumbai openers demolish Super Kings to top table

CSK recovered from 43 for 7 but it wasn't enough against a clinical Mumbai side

Brendon McCullum: 'We were just a little timid in our approach'
Brendon McCullum: 'We were just a little timid in our approach'

McCullum felt the Knight Riders batsmen had ceded control of the game to Siraj by not being proactive enough

Talking points - How badly did Kolkata Knight Riders miss Russell and Narine?
Talking points - How badly did Kolkata Knight Riders miss Russell and Narine?

And why did Gurkeerat Singh Mann bat ahead of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers?

IPL 2020, Match Highlights - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL 2020, Match Highlights - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 39th game of IPL 2020

Why Dhoni and Jadeja got stuck against Royals
Why Dhoni and Jadeja got stuck against Royals

Also, what is up with Royals' powerplay struggles?

Rolling Report: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 37th match, IPL 2020
Rolling Report: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 37th match, IPL 2020

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 37th game of IPL 2020

Talking Points - Why didn't Jofra Archer bowl the 19th over?
Talking Points - Why didn't Jofra Archer bowl the 19th over?

And have the Royals found Uthappa's best spot?