Vishal Dikshit

Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo


Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell rout Royal Challengers Bangalore for 92 to set up big win
Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell rout Royal Challengers Bangalore for 92 to set up big win

After they shared six wickets between them, KKR's openers hunted down the target with ease

Latham's 65* not enough for spirited New Zealand
Latham's 65* not enough for spirited New Zealand

It came down to 20 off the final over and six off the last ball but Mustafizur held his nerve

How Jemimah Rodrigues levelled up in the Hundred
How Jemimah Rodrigues levelled up in the Hundred

Tournament's leading run-scorer credits ignoring criticism for her upturn in form

Indians at the Hundred: Jemimah Rodrigues sparkles, slow start for Shafali Verma
Indians at the Hundred: Jemimah Rodrigues sparkles, slow start for Shafali Verma

Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur show good form in the early stages

VVS Laxman's advice to Rohit Sharma: 'Focus on leaving deliveries outside off'
VVS Laxman's advice to Rohit Sharma: 'Focus on leaving deliveries outside off'

Shane Bond expects a fascinating battle between Rohit Sharma and Trent Boult

Avesh Khan is ready for the next level
Avesh Khan is ready for the next level

The young fast bowler was among the finds of the IPL. It wouldn't be too far-fetched for him to make his Test debut in England

WV Raman bats for game-changer Shafali Verma in Tests too
WV Raman bats for game-changer Shafali Verma in Tests too

Cites her ability to demoralise opponents as key quality

Neil Wagner: England Tests are not warm-ups for WTC final
Neil Wagner: England Tests are not warm-ups for WTC final

Says the opportunity to train with the Dukes ball even before leaving for England has been "quite beneficial"

Scratchy Hardik Pandya, out-of-form Suresh Raina, underperforming Shubman Gill among duds of IPL 2021
Scratchy Hardik Pandya, out-of-form Suresh Raina, underperforming Shubman Gill among duds of IPL 2021

The likes of Pooran, Morgan and Chahal have also failed to set the stage on fire

As it happened - Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
As it happened - Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

All the updates, colour and analysis with ESPNcricinfo's match-day blog

Harpreet Brar: Meet RCB's wrecker-in-chief who took out Kohli, Maxwell, de Villiers
Harpreet Brar: Meet RCB's wrecker-in-chief who took out Kohli, Maxwell, de Villiers

Punjab Kings' 25-year-old allrounder also made a vital 17-ball 25 in only his fourth IPL game

He has barely warmed up, and Ravindra Jadeja is already changing games - in 3D
He has barely warmed up, and Ravindra Jadeja is already changing games - in 3D

Jadeja hit 62* off 28, then picked up 3 for 13, and also effected a run-out with a direct hit

Ravindra Jadeja's all-round brilliance lifts CSK to top of table
Ravindra Jadeja's all-round brilliance lifts CSK to top of table

The allrounder hammered a 28-ball 62, took 3-13, and effected a run-out against RCB

Off-colour Mumbai Indians still look too strong for misfiring Punjab Kings
Off-colour Mumbai Indians still look too strong for misfiring Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings need to end their losing streak soon, but they will find it tough against the defending champions

Onus on in-form batters and spinners as Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings look to get going
Onus on in-form batters and spinners as Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings look to get going

Both teams might need to rejig their XIs - they have won one out of six games between them so far this season

Kumar Sangakkara praises Sanju Samson's self belief despite agonising near miss
Kumar Sangakkara praises Sanju Samson's self belief despite agonising near miss

"I don't think I could have done anything more than that," Samson said after just failing to clear the rope

Punjab Kings snatch thrilling victory as KL Rahul 91 trumps Sanju Samson 119
Punjab Kings snatch thrilling victory as KL Rahul 91 trumps Sanju Samson 119

Arshdeep Singh holds nerve in final over to have Samson caught on boundary off the final ball with Royals needing a six

Zaheer expects Hardik to 'bowl very soon' for Mumbai Indians
Zaheer expects Hardik to 'bowl very soon' for Mumbai Indians

The franchise is looking at Pollard as their sixth bowling option

KL Rahul looking forward to Riley Meredith's 'proper pace' in IPL 2021
KL Rahul looking forward to Riley Meredith's 'proper pace' in IPL 2021

Punjab Kings captain says the ability to intimidate with pace is something the team was missing the last few seasons

Kagiso Rabada, Adam Zampa and other players who are set to miss their teams' first IPL game
Kagiso Rabada, Adam Zampa and other players who are set to miss their teams' first IPL game

Not all eight teams have all the players at their disposal ahead of their respective opening games this season