Varun Shetty

Sub-editor, ESPNcricinfo


Afghanistan crumble under pace barrage, West Indies clinch series
Afghanistan crumble under pace barrage, West Indies clinch series

Afghanistan lost their trial by pace and the second T20 to West Indies by 29 runs in a shortened game at Basseterre

Williamson sparkles in the gloom
Williamson sparkles in the gloom

Kane Williamson followed the decision to bat first by setting his team up for a challenging total in their tournament opener against Australia

India get solid workout in rout of Bangladesh
India get solid workout in rout of Bangladesh

India's pacers claimed yet another batting line-up after the batsmen laid the foundation for a 240-run victory at The Oval

KKR strong until batting shuffle causes issues
KKR strong until batting shuffle causes issues

Among the most formidable outfits in recent seasons, Kolkata Knight Riders were a strong team for most parts of the 2017 season, until their batting began to come apart

Coulter-Nile's comeback effort fells defending champions
Coulter-Nile's comeback effort fells defending champions

Nathan Coulter-Nile produced a spell that stopped Sunrisers Hyderabad from accelerating at different points of their innings

Lions fall prey to their own strategies
Lions fall prey to their own strategies

A haphazard player acquisition strategy meant Gujarat Lions never had a realistic chance of stopping their slide when injuries began to deplete their squad

Siraj tears through Lions' destructive start
Siraj tears through Lions' destructive start

Mohammed Siraj was taken for 22 in his first two overs, but he got in the way every time Gujarat Lions tried to make use of a solid base

Saha finds his groove at the top
Saha finds his groove at the top

Wriddhiman Saha wasn't quite himself as a floater in the middle order; he seized his opportunity as an opener to score a breezy 93

Kings XI face first of three must-wins
Kings XI face first of three must-wins

Kings XI Punjab find themselves in a complex qualification battle; but their fate will depend on how they take charge of the controllable factors

Narine and the art of pinch-hitting
Narine and the art of pinch-hitting

Sunil Narine had never scored a fifty in T20s before today, but he changed that in some style

Mumbai achieve record margin in crushing defeat of Daredevils
Mumbai achieve record margin in crushing defeat of Daredevils

Mumbai Indians crushed Delhi Daredevils by 146 runs, the largest margin of victory in the IPL

In, in, out: Sandeep swings another win Kings XI's way
In, in, out: Sandeep swings another win Kings XI's way

Sandeep Sharma removed Royal Challengers' holy trinity inside the Powerplay to derail what should have been a simple chase

Rollicking Daredevils welcome Mumbai to home turf
Rollicking Daredevils welcome Mumbai to home turf

Delhi Daredevils will count on the momentum from two thumping victories as they host table-toppers Mumbai Indians

Pant and Samson bring brutal end to Lions' campaign
Pant and Samson bring brutal end to Lions' campaign

Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson produced a brutal display to help Delhi Daredevils mow down a target of 209 and knock Gujarat Lions out of the tournament

Daredevils upset Sunrisers to end losing streak
Daredevils upset Sunrisers to end losing streak

Delhi Daredevils bounced back from the ignominy of falling to their lowest IPL total by dominating their chase in a six-wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Talisman Krunal brings joy on return
Talisman Krunal brings joy on return

Krunal Pandya's presence in the midst of a Mumbai Indians slide showed why he has become indispensable to them

In-form Uthappa latches onto another opportunity
In-form Uthappa latches onto another opportunity

Robin Uthappa was reprieved on 9 and made sure Delhi Daredevils paid dearly for the lapse as he dominated the opposition bowling

Stokes produces million-dollar performance
Stokes produces million-dollar performance

Ben Stokes took wickets at crucial points during Mumbai's chase before taking control of the final phase with the ball and in the field

Coulter-Nile cranks it up after spin show
Coulter-Nile cranks it up after spin show

The Australia fast bowler snuffed out RCB's resistance in a hostile opening spell to effectively seal the game inside the first five overs of the chase

Raina special helps Lions roar
Raina special helps Lions roar

Reprieved on 1, Suresh Raina made Kolkata Knight Riders pay with a typically bruising knock that delivered a second win for Gujarat Lions