Saurabh Somani

Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo


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?

From sickbed to six-hitting: Chris Gayle back to his mark
From sickbed to six-hitting: Chris Gayle back to his mark

Making a belated entry and being a king at the party isn't new to the T20 great

KL Rahul, Chris Gayle fifties mark Kings XI Punjab's last-ball win
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle fifties mark Kings XI Punjab's last-ball win

In the end, RCB did pay for their strange tactic of making de Villiers bat at No. 6

Washington Sundar's checklist - focus, clarity and a bit of mind reading
Washington Sundar's checklist - focus, clarity and a bit of mind reading

Adjusting to batsmen, not just pitches, helps him thrive

Can Chris Gayle inspire Kings XI Punjab against his old team?
Can Chris Gayle inspire Kings XI Punjab against his old team?

If the opener plays, KL Rahul will have a tricky choice to make, possibly between Maxwell and Mujeeb

Mumbai Indians flex their star power with Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock's one-two punch
Mumbai Indians flex their star power with Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock's one-two punch

The duo stood up and made it count on a day when Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya were all quiet

All-round Mumbai Indians ease their way past Delhi Capitals to the top of the table
All-round Mumbai Indians ease their way past Delhi Capitals to the top of the table

Mumbai's bowlers set the stage for the batsmen to clinch the win with an impressive performance

MS Dhoni on CSK's season so far: 'Too many holes in the ship'
MS Dhoni on CSK's season so far: 'Too many holes in the ship'

The captain wants his batsmen to be more positive, particularly through the middle overs

Talking Points: Should RCB look beyond Aaron Finch?
Talking Points: Should RCB look beyond Aaron Finch?

Also, why was Jagadeesan sent in at No. 4 by CSK? More on Talking Points

From Alur to Sharjah, an eventful year in the life of Yashasvi Jaiswal
From Alur to Sharjah, an eventful year in the life of Yashasvi Jaiswal

Last October, Jaiswal made headlines with his feats in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, but his IPL trial by fire has not gone as smoothly

Impressive Delhi Capitals stifle Rajasthan Royals to go top of the table
Impressive Delhi Capitals stifle Rajasthan Royals to go top of the table

The Capitals showed why they're among the title favourites this year as they tied down the Royals by 46 runs in Sharjah

Sunil Narine of old returns in new role
Sunil Narine of old returns in new role

Didn't open, didn't bowl in the first six, but still made quite an impact

Rahul Tripathi, bowling innovations carry Kolkata Knight Riders to ten-run win
Rahul Tripathi, bowling innovations carry Kolkata Knight Riders to ten-run win

Dinesh Karthik's team rises to third spot on the table after impressive victory

Talking Points: Why did Kane Williamson bowl for Sunrisers Hyderabad?
Talking Points: Why did Kane Williamson bowl for Sunrisers Hyderabad?

Also, did Mumbai get their batting order right? And was there a case to use Rashid Khan more at the death?