8:52 PM GMT Varun Shetty MS Dhoni batting at No. 7 against Rajasthan Royals was an “absolute miscalculation” according to former India batsman and two-time IPL-winning captain Gautam Gambhir. In a sharp criticism of the Chennai Super Kings captain on ESPNcricinfo’s T20 Time Out, Gambhir said Dhoni ought to have led from the front, and
12:51 PM GMT Vishal Dikshit Entrusted with the final over in Mumbai Indians’ IPL 2020 opener against Chennai Super Kings in the absence of Lasith Malinga, where he was taken for two fours in two balls by Faf du Plessis to end the match, Trent Boult called bowling in the death overs the “biggest challenge
12:14 AM IST Sidharth Monga Royal Challengers Bangalore 163 for 5 (Padikkal 56, de Villiers 51, Natarajan 1-34) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 153 all out (Bairstow 61, Pandey 34, Chahal 3-18) by 10 runs Sunrisers Hyderabad’s inexperienced middle order hurt them big time as they collapsed spectacularly from 121 for 2 in a chase of just
8:49 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Sunrisers Hyderabad will wait on Mitchell Marsh‘s fitness after the fast-bowling allrounder went down in his first over of their IPL 2020 opening game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Marsh came on to bowl in the fifth over the Royal Challengers innings, but seemed to twist his ankle while attempting
Welcome to ESPNcricinfo’s Rolling Report of the third IPL 2020 match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai. On one side, we have the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dale Steyn, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav and others. On the other, there are David Warner, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhuvneshwar Kumar,
4:55 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Crestfallen after losing their IPL opener, Kings XI Punjab batsman Mayank Agarwal said it feels terrible to not close off the game after making a stupendous comeback against Delhi Capitals. Chasing 158 to win, Kings XI were struggling at 55 for 5, until Agarwal turned it around with a fine
12:23 AM IST Karthik Krishnaswamy Delhi Capitals 157 for 8 (Stoinis 53, Iyer 39, Pant 31, Shami 3-15, Cottrell 2-24) beat Kings XI Punjab 157 for 8 (Agarwal 89, Ashwin 2-2, Rabada 2-28, Stoinis 2-29) via the Super Over Seam movement and bounce with the new ball. A 20-ball half-century that came out of nowhere.
12:34 PM GMT Press Trust of India Nadim Memon, the Mumbai Cricket Association Apex Council member, has suggested hosting the entire Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament in Mumbai, saying in an email to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly that the city has enough grounds, hotels and other facilities to accommodate all the teams and matches.
2:29 AM IST Karthik Krishnaswamy Big picture Three of the eight current IPL franchises have never won the trophy, and two of them face off at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. To get an idea of how desperately Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab have tried to assemble a combination that could one day
8:14 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff When Ambati Rayudu fell for 71 after putting on a 115-run stand for the second wicket with Faf du Plessis, the Chennai Super Kings still needed 42 off 24 balls against the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 opener. Conventional wisdom suggested Kedar Jadhav or MS Dhoni, one of the