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Friday, May 07, 2021

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Explained: What is pitch-siding and how does it help bookies?

May 07, 2021 7:36 am

Though pitch-siding doesn’t necessarily count as ‘match fixing’ as none of the action is rigged, it is a side-effect of competitive betting that sports organisers have been aiming to quell.

Explained: IPL 2021 postponed, how will overseas players return home?

May 05, 2021 9:05 am

The indefinite postponement of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) due to players and support staff testing positive inside the bio-bubble has thrown up a lot of questions. How will the foreign players return home?

Explained: Why did Sunrisers axe David Warner in the middle of the season?

May 05, 2021 7:57 am

For a team that’s historically top-heavy, David Warner made them punch above their weight with a lion’s share of runs. That’s why Warner demotion from captaincy and removal from the team has prompted raised eyebrows.

Explained: How more double-headers can help BCCI overcome rescheduling nightmare

May 05, 2021 8:08 am

Only last week, with India reeling under a second wave of the pandemic, BCCI’s interim CEO Hemang Amin had assured all the teams that they were “totally safe” in the IPL bio-bubble.

Explained: The secret behind Jos Buttler's six-hitting prowess in IPL 2021

May 05, 2021 8:08 am

What are Jos Buttler’s favourite six-hitting shots? What role does stance play in Buttler’s batting?

Explained: How KL Rahul shut out the noise and owns the orange cap

May 01, 2021 12:34 pm

Like most classy batsmen, the Punjab Kings captain has been able to iron out a flaw, pace his innings better and come back stronger.

Explained: Why Tiger Woods could get $8 million from PGA Tour for social media activity

May 05, 2021 10:57 am

The PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program, which aims to reward players based on their popularity and social media impact, regardless of their results on the course, has left the golfing fraternity divided.

Explained: Why does Jos Buttler crouch low against the spinners?

April 30, 2021 10:38 am

The Englishman is not the only batsman who does it. South African AB de Villiers too has employed this tactic.

Explained: Why front shoulder is the key to Faf du Plessis' success

April 30, 2021 8:10 am

Off-side play is seen as a limiting factor in Faf Du Plessis' batsmanship. The South African, however, has stuck to his hands wide-apart grip, which experts believe limits his ability to play through the off. Yet he has found a way to be more effective.

Explained: How AB de Villiers has gone from Mr 360 to 180, and why it's working

May 05, 2021 10:51 am

AB de Villiers has directly influenced three of RCB’s five victories, shellacking 204 runs at a staggering strike rate of 174 runs, the highest among any batsman who has scored more than 200 runs in this edition.