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Saturday, December 05, 2020

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The new and improved Ravindra Jadeja
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

All-rounder has made technical tweaks to improve his batting, and transformed himself as a cricketer

Glenn Maxwell: Conquering the demons inside
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

Winning the battle with depression can propel Maxwell to become the best player he could possibly be.

Yuzvendra Chahal: Ready for a bigger Test
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Yuzvendra Chahal has become a virtuoso in white-ball cricket, but his evolution suggests the leggie deserves a crack at the five-day game

Making of the Hulk: Marcus Stoinis
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Blessed with immense talent and imposing physique, Marcus Stoinis had to overcome personal loss and on-field setbacks before realising his potential.

Sunil Gavaskar to Virat Kohli: Age of paternity leaves
Sun, Nov 22, 2020

The Indian Express looks back at a time when paternity leaves were frowned upon, cricket boards weren’t as accommodating, phone lines were highly unreliable and travel far too inconvenient to allow male players to be around for childbirth.

Cream rises to the top: Mumbai Indians win IPL 2020 title
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Mumbai Indians underline their dominance with a superb all-round display to beat Delhi Capitals for their fifth IPL title. Trent Boult threatened a one-sided encounter and though Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant lent DC some respectability, Rohit Sharma ensured MI lifted the cup for the fifth time.

Explained: Ahead of the big IPL 2020 final, some ifs and a few buts
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

IPL 2020 final preview: What are the changes Delhi Capitals can make in the game later this evening? In contrast to the settled Mumbai team, they have several questions on composition and strategy.

IPL 2020 Final Preview: Can Delhi Capitals halt unstoppable Mumbai Indians?
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

In contrast to a settled Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals have several decisions on composition and strategy ahead of the IPL final to make.

Kane Williamson’s masterstrokes: New Zealand great’s long-time coach on the three shots which stood out vs RCB
Sun, Nov 08, 2020

Kane Williamson swung the Eliminator towards Sunrisers Hyderabad with three shots: a late cut and two slog sweeps at various pressure points in the chase. These three shots reveal his temperament, skill and technique.

Explained: Why a planned biopic of Muttiah Muralitharan has upset some Tamils in India
Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Given Sri Lanka’s ethnic tensions and the LTTE civil war, the legendary cricketer has long had to face questions about his ‘loyalty’ to his Tamil community. This is the story of the man in his context.

IPL 2020: Hyderabad self-destruct as Kings XI Punjab stay in the race
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

Rashid Khan bewildered Kings XI Punjab but Sunrisers Hyderabad get strangled under pressure.

DC vs CSK: Shikhar Dhawan sizzles, Axar Patel seals it with three sixes
Sun, Oct 18, 2020

The real blame, though, must rest with the butter-fingered CSK fielders who gave Shikhar Dhawan three definite reprieves.

Knights in the dark: Eoin Morgan’s reign off to a disastrous start as Rohit & Co showcase their might
Sat, Oct 17, 2020

Mumbai Indians reached the 149-run target for the loss of two wickets with more than three overs remaining.

RCB vs KXIP: Punjab make heavy weather of simple chase
Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Kings XI scrape through off the final ball, in what seemed like a regulation chase, to register only their second win of the tournament. Bangalore err in holding back AB, Punjab don’t choke despite nervy stumble at the end.

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals win pace duel against Rajasthan Royals
Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Rajasthan Royals come up short in the achievable chase as Delhi speedsters are too hot to handle.

Gavaskar interview: ‘When will the Aussies learn? It was Brown in 1947, and we are in 2020’
Fri, Oct 09, 2020

Sunil Gavaskar said, "My appeal to all Indian media and Indians is, if you have to use a name for such a dismissal, then use Brown as I did on television."

Darren Sammy’s 6 sense: How Kieron Pollard stays back and smashes
Fri, Oct 02, 2020

Former West Indies skipper Daren Sammy, who has launched 237 sixes in domestic T20s and 149 sixes in international games, gives a masterclass on the art of clearing the boundary.

RR vs KXIP: Pooran’s leap of joy, Smith’s laugh of disbelief, Cottrell’s payback salute
Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Emotional roller coaster: Hot heads, calm minds and everything in between at the game.

Emotional Rollercoaster: Chakravarthy’s stare, DK’s love for sponsors and curious cat Rashid Khan
Sun, Sep 27, 2020

At the end of his last over, Rashid Khan went for a private chat with Shubman Gill. A smiling Gill was seen mimicking Khan’s googly release and even traced its imaginary trajectory, and Khan lapped it up intently.

Dean Jones, hero of tied Madras Test, dies in Mumbai: ‘Show won’t be same’
Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Brett Lee, former Australian bowler and fellow commentator, was reportedly by the side of Dean Jones and tried CPR but couldn’t revive him.

SRH vs RCB: Audacious smiles, agony of guilt and limp in pain
Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Emotional roller coaster: Hot heads, calm minds and everything in between at the game.

Emotional Rollercoaster: Ashwin’s wincing pain, Pant’s stubbornness, Jordan’s nothingness
Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Hot heads, calm minds and everything else between the game: Ashwin's wincing pain, Pant's stubbornness, Jordan's nothingness as Delhi beat Punjab in IPL 2020

Social distancing, digital cheerleaders, canned applause, few lapses: IPL is on
Sun, Sep 20, 2020

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pacer Deepak Chahar, who bowled the first ball this season, had tested positive for the novel coronavirus within days of landing in the UAE earlier this month.

20 franchises, 500 wickets, 6500 runs: Dwayne Bravo is T20’s original fantasy player
Sat, Sep 19, 2020

Men for all seasons: After a double uninterrupted appearances at the IPL, these regulars boast cent percent attendance and the eternal promise of a plucky 13th year of reinventions. Featuring IPL's most prominent mainstays, an Express countdown to India's big sports opening Saturday night.

Suresh Raina, king of cameos, follows MS Dhoni into retirement
Sun, Aug 16, 2020

From being beaten up with hockey sticks and bullied around in his Lucknow hostel days, Suresh Raina has indeed come a long way and now he has retired after playing 226 ODIs for India.