Saurabh Somani

Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo


Who is in our all-time Chennai Super Kings XI?
Who is in our all-time Chennai Super Kings XI?

Plenty of straightforward picks for the three-time IPL-winning side, but who makes it as their final overseas batsman?

RetroPreview - Sachin Tendulkar the cynosure as India start favourites against arch-rivals Pakistan
RetroPreview - Sachin Tendulkar the cynosure as India start favourites against arch-rivals Pakistan

The battle between India's batsmen and Pakistan's bowlers battle will be riveting but the one between India's bowlers and Pakistan's batsmen might prove equally decisive

Chandrakant Pandit moves from Vidarbha to MP as head coach
Chandrakant Pandit moves from Vidarbha to MP as head coach

"I was very happy with Vidarbha but it's time for a new challenge," says decorated domestic coach

Ranji Trophy XI: Jaydev Unadkat to lead, Sarfaraz Khan at No. 4
Ranji Trophy XI: Jaydev Unadkat to lead, Sarfaraz Khan at No. 4

The side has batting all the way down, enough bowling options, and a keeper who might surprise you

Eye on the sky as new No. 1s Shafali Verma and Sophie Ecclestone prepare for battle
Eye on the sky as new No. 1s Shafali Verma and Sophie Ecclestone prepare for battle

History is on England's side, but recent form and the weather favour India

And then there were eight - a look at the Ranji Trophy quarter-finalists
And then there were eight - a look at the Ranji Trophy quarter-finalists

Usual suspects Karnataka and Saurashtra, indomitable J&K, on-a-roll Bengal among last teams standing

The Ranji Trophy blog - 9th round
The Ranji Trophy blog - 9th round

Live updates on all the action from the final round of Ranji Trophy 2019-20 group games

Live Blog - The Ranji Trophy, round 7, 4th day
Live Blog - The Ranji Trophy, round 7, 4th day

ESPNcricinfo's live updates on all the Ranji Trophy action

'The smaller teams want to play more, but they can't because the cash is not there'
'The smaller teams want to play more, but they can't because the cash is not there'

Alistair Campbell talks about the tyranny of the TV rights cricket economy and why it's not realistic to expect the weaker teams to progress in all forms of the game

Live Blog - Ranji Trophy Round 6
Live Blog - Ranji Trophy Round 6

Live updates on all the action from the Ranji Trophy 2019-20

If I want to be at that level, I have to be as good as Bumrah - Unadkat
If I want to be at that level, I have to be as good as Bumrah - Unadkat

Saurashtra captain talks about his evolving journey and how making an Indian comeback remains his priority

Live Report - Ranji Trophy, 4th round
Live Report - Ranji Trophy, 4th round

ESPNcricinfo's live updates on the fourth round of Ranji Trophy 2019-20 games

Panchal and Easwaran: Working together, fighting for the same spot
Panchal and Easwaran: Working together, fighting for the same spot

The two open up about batting together, learning from Dravid and Rahane, and being kept together by the BCCI

Can West Indies bowlers keep up the pressure in decider?
Can West Indies bowlers keep up the pressure in decider?

The visitors have most bases covered with their batting, but their bowling is need of a lift against a strong India line-up

Live Report - Ranji Trophy, 2nd round
Live Report - Ranji Trophy, 2nd round

ESPNcricinfo's live updates on the second round of Ranji Trophy games

'I see myself as someone who could be the No. 1 allrounder some day'
'I see myself as someone who could be the No. 1 allrounder some day'

The West Indies allrounder is happy to take the opportunities that come his way and not rush things, although, a maiden ODI hundred, against India, would be a sweet way to end the year

'Once I put my mind to it, I can achieve anything'
'Once I put my mind to it, I can achieve anything'

Fabian Allen made his mark in the Global T20 Canada 2018 and this year's World Cup. Now he has his eye on the IPL

'I'm salivating about the fast bowlers we have now in world cricket'
'I'm salivating about the fast bowlers we have now in world cricket'

Ian Bishop surveys the state of pace bowling in the game, and talks about what West Indies can aim to achieve in the India series

Afghanistan face difficult climb up Test ladder
Afghanistan face difficult climb up Test ladder

They will only get better the more games they play, but finding games to play might prove a problem

Jason Holder backs West Indies to finish 'fourth or fifth' in World Test Championship
Jason Holder backs West Indies to finish 'fourth or fifth' in World Test Championship

Holder, however, remained wary of the challenging matches that they now face in 2020: against England, South Africa and New Zealand