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IPL 2019

RCB crumble against spin as CSK win IPL 2019 opener

Harbhajan led the way with the wickets of Kohli, Moeen and de Villiers, while Tahir took 3-9 as RCB were shot out for the sixth lowest IPL total


Harbhajan Singh turns back the clock

He endured his worst IPL last season, and had hardly played serious cricket since then, but on a helpful surface he took the new ball and performed all his old tricks


Pitch in Focus

Dhoni unhappy with Chepauk pitch, says it needs to get "a lot better"

Virat Kohli says neither team would have enjoyed batting on the slow surface, especially in a T20 contest

Talking Points: RCB misread the pitch

Spinners took 10 out of 13 wickets that fell as CSK got their combination and tactics right in the season opener

Knight Riders v Sunrisers

Indian Premier League

Williamson in doubt as Sunrisers travel to KKR's Eden

The onus is now on David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to stall a well-rounded Kolkata Knight Riders in their backyard

Can Vijay Shankar solve Sunrisers' middle-order issues?

He's begun to find his feet as an India player, and a couple of startling stats suggest he could do the job at No. 4 in the IPL as well

'Being defensive effectively allows me to get wickets' - KKR's Harry Gurney

What he lacks in raw pace, the left-arm quick makes up for with his wily variations. And he's always adding to his bag of tricks

Pakistan v Australia

2nd ODI, Sharjah

Finch's Australia keep defying expectations as World Cup nears

Pakistan, meanwhile, are experimenting with their squad and while that is necessary their performance in Sharjah on Friday was rather listless

Top Headlines

South Africa v Sri Lanka

3rd T20I, Johannesburg

Can Sri Lanka find elusive win in tour-ending dead rubber?

South Africa could look to give Sinethemba Qeshile a bigger role with the bat in the final match of their home season

Malinga to retire after 2020 T20 World Cup

The 35-year-old fast bowler might quit ODIs after the World Cup this year too

Mumbai v Delhi

IPL 2019, Mumbai

Mumbai face pace worries as rebranded Delhi press restart

Jason Behrendorff hasn't arrived in India yet, while Lasith Malinga and Adam Milne are already unavailable for the two-time champions

Agarkar: Delhi can build a team around young Indian talent

Brad Hodge, Ajit Agarkar and Raunak Kapoor preview the third match of IPL 2019


Can all-Indian Big Four turn Delhi's fortunes around?

The batting core of Shaw, Dhawan, Iyer and Pant could hold the key as the Capitals look to rebound from a poor 2018 campaign

Looking back

Australia news

Smith and Warner's year in cricket wilderness


The crisis that shook Australian cricket - Newlands ball-tampering, a year on

There are signs of recovery on and off the pitch from the scandal that rocked the game, but there remain unanswered questions

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