Saurabh Somani

Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo


Navdeep Saini, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli clinch Super Over win for Royal Challengers Bangalore
Navdeep Saini, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli clinch Super Over win for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Pollard's heroics helped Mumbai Indians hammer 89 runs off the last five overs of the chase to tie the game

Strength-building and 'soul-searching' give Sanju Samson a second wind
Strength-building and 'soul-searching' give Sanju Samson a second wind

"I had been trying very hard but things were not happening. Then I really asked myself lots of different questions," says Samson of his last year

Talking Points -  Why Sunil Narine's days as opener might not be numbered
Talking Points - Why Sunil Narine's days as opener might not be numbered

Also, stirring comebacks for Chakravarthy and Cummins, and a case of too much sticking around for Sunrisers' middle order

How Rohit Sharma powered Mumbai Indians to a Wankhede total in Abu Dhabi
How Rohit Sharma powered Mumbai Indians to a Wankhede total in Abu Dhabi

Despite the square boundaries being the longest, Sharma struck 49 off 20 balls that were short or back of a length

Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah's heroics take Mumbai Indians to first win in UAE
Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah's heroics take Mumbai Indians to first win in UAE

Knight Riders' chase never hit top gear as Mumbai quicks bowled to plans

MS Dhoni says lack of game time the reason why he batted at No. 7 for Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni says lack of game time the reason why he batted at No. 7 for Chennai Super Kings

Dhoni felt that the start the Super Kings got wasn't good enough in a tall chase, and also said the team needed to do a better job at not bowling no-balls

Power-packed Kolkata Knight Riders look to extend Mumbai Indians' winless UAE streak
Power-packed Kolkata Knight Riders look to extend Mumbai Indians' winless UAE streak

Nathan Coulter-Nile might be in line to make the playing XI after missing the first game through injury

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals' Kagiso Rabada shares the secret behind his Super Over success
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals' Kagiso Rabada shares the secret behind his Super Over success

Rabada has bowled nine Super Over deliveries in the IPL. Off them, he has conceded only nine runs while taking three wickets

Squad tweaks in place, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad look to make early gains
Squad tweaks in place, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad look to make early gains

Overall, the Sunrisers hold only a slender 8-6 lead in head-to-head contests

Will leaving out Chris Gayle give Kings XI Punjab better balance?
Will leaving out Chris Gayle give Kings XI Punjab better balance?

Rahul, Pooran and Maxwell can take pitches out of the equation, but there are question marks over their death bowling

Andre Russell, the IPL's most destructive, impactful and valuable player
Andre Russell, the IPL's most destructive, impactful and valuable player

No other player comes to close to the impact he has on games in the league

Where does Sunil Narine rank among the IPL's MVPs?
Where does Sunil Narine rank among the IPL's MVPs?

Narine's high-impact contributions with both bat and ball make him one of the top performers in IPL history

Sunil Narine's heroics lead TKR to victory in CPL opener
Sunil Narine's heroics lead TKR to victory in CPL opener

He took 2-19 and then slammed a half-century opening the batting to quell Guyana Amazon Warriors

Was Shaun Pollock as good as Imran Khan?
Was Shaun Pollock as good as Imran Khan?

It might sound preposterous, but we should be rating the South African allrounder a lot higher than we do

Ten players we wish we had seen more of in internationals
Ten players we wish we had seen more of in internationals

Some cricketers shine all too briefly before circumstances curtail their international careers, leaving fans yearning for what might have been

Jayant Yadav looks on the bright side
Jayant Yadav looks on the bright side

He made a fairy-tale Test debut and then fell out of favour, but he's taking it all philosophically

Who makes it to our Sunrisers Hyderabad all-time XI?
Who makes it to our Sunrisers Hyderabad all-time XI?

Does Dale Steyn make it? Is it even possible to leave him out with the numbers he has?

What does the Rajasthan Royals all-time XI look like?
What does the Rajasthan Royals all-time XI look like?

Buttler or Hodge, who makes the cut if there is room for only one of them?

Who makes it to our Kolkata Knight Riders all-time XI?
Who makes it to our Kolkata Knight Riders all-time XI?

Can we do the unthinkable and leave Gautam Gambhir out? And who is the fourth overseas player?

Who makes it to our Delhi Capitals all-time XI?
Who makes it to our Delhi Capitals all-time XI?

Delhi have had a galaxy of overseas stars - and let them go too. Picking just four out of them is tricky