ESPNcricinfo podcast: Bangalore days and India’s tail

Bangalore boys Varun and Shanky join Gaurav and Karthik to celebrate Karnataka cricket and also look at India's best tail-end performances…

To the IPL and back to college: the Prayas Ray Barman story

After a brief glimpse of the riches and rigours of the IPL, the 17-year-old legspinner is focusing on his career with Bengal and getting a…

Video: 25 Questions with Mayank Agarwal

Who has the best beach bod in the Indian team? And who can navigate Bengaluru traffic better, him or KL Rahul?

Sleepless nights and ‘madness’ in training: How Bengal made the Ranji final

Bengal's last title came in 1990 and with their current form, the drought could finally end.

Red-ball blip for KL Rahul as he plots return to Test cricket

The Karnataka batsman looked good in the first innings before falling to a brilliant catch

Ishan Porel and the Bengal bowling revolution

Porel, Mukesh Kumar and Akash Deep are showing that there is a promising future ahead for the state side

Anustup Majumdar makes rescuing Bengal from trouble a habit

He expertly handled a fired-up Karnataka attack to ensure his team didn't fall behind in the semi-final

Abhimanyu Mithun, Karnataka’s serial winner

The team is in sight of a third treble, and their pacer has been at the forefront of getting them there

Shahbaz Ahmed wants to be Bengal’s Ben Stokes

Ahmed, who has been at the forefront of Bengal's success this season, wants to be trusted to win games in all types of situations

‘Beneficial for sure’ – Unadkat, Easwaran give nod to DRS in Ranji

Limited DRS, with a virtual pitch map and slow-motion cameras, will be used in the semi-finals and final

DRS to make Ranji Trophy debut

It is understood that each team will have four reviews per innings but only limited tools will be available

‘100 is a magical figure, but sometimes 100 is not enough’ – Mayank Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal on how he he had to rework himself mentally in his relentless pursuit for big runs

Naseem Shah becomes youngest bowler to take a Test hat-trick

The 16-year-old engineered a collapse of 4 for 2, as Bangladesh squandered a good start

Virat Kohli stresses on intensity and clarity in New Zealand

The ODI series win against Australia means the team will hit the road on a happy note, the India captain said

David Warner, Aaron Finch dismantle India with record stand

Together they put on the highest partnership for any wicket against India after Starc and Cummins had restricted the hosts

Stokes and Perera, plus seven

Test batting nominees for the ESPNcricinfo Awards 2019

Evin Lewis’ unbeaten 99 caps dominant win for West Indies

Alzarri Joseph was the Player of the Match, his four wickets helping West Indies bowl Ireland out for 180

Melbourne Renegades lose 5 for 8 and remain winless

Lamichhane and Zampa do the damage before Stoinis and Maxwell see Stars home in the Melbourne derby

‘Will terminate franchises found guilty of fixing’

The association has issued a public statement after the arrests of five players and a team owner

I’m 34 and I plan to play another ten years – Manoj Tiwary

From the hurt at not being picked in the IPL to the time when he wasn't picked for 14 matches after an ODI century - Tiwary doesn't hold…

Domestic cricket in India challenges you – Mayank Agarwal

The India and Karnataka opener talks about a glorious 2019 and how he aims to take forward the confidence into the new season

ESPNcricinfo podcast: Reviewing India’s home season

After a dominant home season, are India better equipped to win more consistently away? Karthik, Varun and Srinath discuss what lies ahead

The twilight report: How the pink ball fared

The first day-night Test in India was also the shortest ever played in the country. Here's what we learned from it.

Kohli open to pink-ball Test against Australia

India's captain wants adequate preparation before jumping into the challenge of a day-night Test on tour

India Tests home season review

India finish a relatively smaller home season of five Tests with most things in place

Kohli suggests alternating between home and away series in WTC

The India captain also suggests crowd interaction could help boost the image of Test cricket in the country

Cricket grapples with concussion protocol after Rahim and Mithun blows

It often happens that a batsman chooses to play on after being hit, but that is not a good thing

This match will ‘boost’ Test cricket – Pujara

He also said "batting under lights was difficult" on the first day which prompted India to declare before tea on Saturday

Ishant Sharma reveals secret to his red-hot form

"Earlier I used to put pressure on myself about performing. Now I don't think too much about those things"

The Saha masterclass on keeping against a swinging pink ball

In the first session, Saha probably had to contend with more swing than any batsman, but he aced that challenge

Commitment from BCCI, players has kept Test cricket on top in India – Kohli

The Indian captain pointed at the incentivised contracts for Test-only players, and how well they in turn had responded

Virat Kohli on pink-ball change of heart

The team agreed to play the day-night Test in Kolkata because "we had been talking about it for a while"

Green jerseys throng Kolkata in build-up to pink-ball Test

At least 5000 Bangladeshi fans have travelled across the border to witness the historic match

Less chance of reverse swing with pink ball – Wriddhiman Saha

India's wicketkeeper also felt visibility may be an issue for the slip cordon

Will India take the No. 6 gamble with Jadeja abroad?

If India do so, it will give them an option to play a fifth bowler and make them a better rounded side

Teams begin day-night training with optional session in Indore

Plans to make the start of the second Test as dramatic as possible are in place in Kolkata

Ishant Sharma unveils a new weapon

Already a menace to left-handers from around the wicket, he now seems to have added a new dimension to that line of attack

Bangladesh wilt in the face of Mayank Agarwal’s ruthless restraint

The opener has worked out a method to make his starts count, and it seems to be working at Test level too

Ashwin and Shami turn up Indore’s volume

Drift and deception soon after lunch. Reverse (or was it conventional?) swing in both directions just before tea. What did you enjoy the…

Maxwell has ‘set the right example’ – Kohli

India's captain has praised the Australia allrounder for his willingness to open up about his mental-health issues and take time away from…

Pink ball will bring fast bowlers into the game – Kohli

India's captain has called day-night matches 'a new way to bring excitement to Test cricket'

Indore faces test of its Big Five aspirations

A record of good crowd attendance and a rich cricket history could make this an unlikely contender for a permanent Test venue

KPL – Karnataka cricket’s problem child?

Put together in 2009, the KPL has time and again run into controversy. Here's a complete lowdown

Gautam, Kazi arrested on spot-fixing charges

Former Karnataka Ranji players allegedly involved in corruption in two KPL games, including the final

Varun Shetty interviews Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson, the young Kerala keeper-batsman, talks about how his perspective on the game has changed and how that has brought about big…

Varun Shetty interviews Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari looks back at his eventful first year in international cricket, and talks about learning to keep his desire for a place in…

I must tell you – One man’s trash

What works for Gaiman doesn't work for Shetty

I must tell you – GMT minus life

Week after week, my fear of not having something comical to report to you gets obliterated

India seal 2-0 series win with 257-run demolition of West Indies

India swiftly ended West Indies' innings, went 299 ahead, decided to bat again, collapsed against Kemar Roach, and still ended the day…

Bumrah’s 5 for 7, Rahane’s ton headline India’s record win

West Indies were bowled out effectively under a session's worth of batting as they handed India a 318-run win, their biggest away win by…

Do I love to hate Dhoni? Or hate to love him?

To a Bangalore boy, hero worship was out of the question regardless of Dhoni's leadership, batting and cool creds

Rahane’s 81 saves India the blushes after top-order collapse

West Indies fought back late in the day after two half-century stands had taken India to relative safety following a fiery opening spell

I must tell you – The Nightingales

Ain't nothing better in the world than watching an incompetent piano solo. More than a decade later, this is a story I would pay to hear.…

Dimuth Karunaratne hits 122 as Sri Lanka wrap up record chase in Galle

Sri Lanka's new captain preserved his perfect record after taking over as Sri Lanka won their third consecutive Test under his leadership…

Ross Taylor keeps New Zealand in the fight after Akila Dananjaya’s five-for

A Taylor counterpunch kept the visitors alive on a day where they seemed in control during all overs except the ones immediately preceding…

I must tell you – No big deal

Being rejected or aggressively snapped out of a phase is a tiny blemish. I could make mistakes, but they wouldn't be international…

Debutant Navdeep Saini stands out in India’s scrappy victory

The sides began with a scrappy contest: 15 wickets fell on the day, and fewer than 200 runs were scored in total

FAQs on terbutaline, the drug that got Prithvi Shaw suspended

Find out what terbutaline does to an athlete, and why it is on the WADA list of prohibited substances

I must tell you – Season two

Would it even be I Must Tell You if every third edition wasn't a comeback?

Rohit, Rahul smash centuries; India jump to top of points table

Angelo Mathews' third ODI hundred against India came in defeat, while Lasith Malinga ended his World Cup career conceding 82 runs

Love Sport Radio spot – World Cup 2019

I was live on Love Sport Radio UK to provide an Indian perspective on the World Cup match between England and India.

Imad Wasim and Wahab Riaz’s heroics keep Pakistan alive

Gulbadin's miscalculation and costly overs undo spin quartet's choke as Afghanistan stumble under pressure

Shami-Bumrah, Kohli put India one step closer to semi-finals

West Indies crash out of the race for the final four after going down by 125 runs

Shakib, Liton the stars in Bangladesh’s record chase

West Indies restricted to below-par total before their bowlers are taken to the cleaners, the 322-run chase pulled off with 51 balls in…

Big match, high stakes? Better call Faf

Faf du Plessis brought his trademark patience and resilience to the fore against Delhi Capitals, underlining once again his value to the…

‘Dream season for us and it’s just the start’ – Shreyas Iyer

Iyer said a bit of bad planning during their batting innings cost Capitals in what was otherwise a season to be proud of

Delhi Capitals and the madness of youth

Shaw and Pant smashed Sunrisers' attack on a tough pitch and, after a wobble, an ice-cool Paul finished the job and took the side a step…

Combination confusion: the Vijay question, and Morris v Boult

Capitals also need to make a choice between the two Colins - Ingram and Munro - ahead of the second qualifier

After an odd April, it’s time for some serious Rashid Khan magic

Batsmen have become used to playing Rashid Khan out at run-a-ball and going after the other bowlers

RCB exit report: plagued by over reliance on big names

The worst bowling averages in the last five overs of IPL 2019 are only one of the many reasons why Royal Challengers Bangalore finished…

Jonny Bairstow relishes his fabulous Indian summer

The Sunrisers Hyderabad opener talks about his debut IPL season, his record-breaking partnership with David Warner, and getting ready for…

No complaints from Andre Russell about batting position – Karthik

The Knight Riders captain also added that it was "unfair" to say his team was over-dependent on the West Indian allrounder

A fingerspinner has to turn the ball to get wickets – Shakib

Bangladesh's Test and T20 captain tells Varun Shetty how he keeps pace in a wristspinner-dominated world

Bairstow backs Sunrisers’ underemployed middle order

The middle-order batsmen have fluffed their lines a few times but lack of opportunities is to blame for it to a large extent, says Bairstow

Billy Stanlake uses IPL downtime to level up

The Australian fast bowler is happy to use the lack of game time to fine tune his skills and focus on staying fit

Sunrisers’ vintage bowling attack takes them back to winning ways

After three successive losses, they relied on the depth in their attack, some solid bowling plans and a bit of fortune

Ambati Rayudu v Vijay Shankar – the non-fight after the mega hype

In the same week one took the other's place in India's World Cup squad, they squared off against each other in an IPL game and it was...…

‘We’ve won more overs than we’ve lost’ – Tom Moody

Sunrisers coach says he doesn't blame the mid-season meltdown on the leadership change in Williamson's absence

‘Stats could hide more than they show’ – Bhuvneshwar Kumar

India and Sunrisers Hyderabad senior fast bowler tells Varun Shetty he has regained his rhythm and is ready for the World Cup

Vintage MS Dhoni turns the tables as Rajasthan Royals fall to third defeat

A vintage MS Dhoni innings and a nerveless last over from Dwayne Bravo helped Chennai Super Kings squeeze a win against Rajasthan Royals

Batting beauties

From the minimal to the monstrous, these five bat stickers go to show that beauty is in the eye of the bat holder

Harbhajan Singh turns back the clock

The offspinner endured his worst IPL last season, and had hardly played serious cricket since then, but on a helpful surface he took the…

Don’t care if I’m judged on not winning the IPL – Virat Kohli

'Obviously, you want to win," the RCB captain said in response to criticism of his captaincy. 'I am doing what I am supposed to do.'

How Chennai Super Kings kept the whistle alive

Varun Shetty explores the uniquely symbiotic relationship between the IPL's most popular franchise and its intensely passionate fans

Super Kings v Royal Challengers: The derby dossier

It's been a while since this blockbuster came round to the MA Chidambaram stadium and here are all the reasons why you should go gaga over…

RCB look strong as ever, but might struggle with team balance

With Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis joining the pack, Virat Kohli's team has the firepower to change their recent record

Batsmen see Afghanistan through to historic maiden Test win

Rahmat Shah made his second fifty of the match and put on a century stand for the second wicket with Ihsanullah as Afghanistan registered…

Greatest World Cup matches: Heart-stopping, heartbreaking

Few one-dayers have matched this 2015 semi-final for emotional intensity

Greatest World Cup matches: Houdini in Mohali

One amazing escape in a do-or-die game, fine - but two? Warne and friends did it against West Indies in 1996

‘Humbled’ KL Rahul uses suspension time to work on technique

The India opener said that his time off from international cricket was spent reflecting, and working with Rahul Dravid

India must use Krunal Pandya like Mumbai Indians do

He must bat in the top five in T20Is, with a second allrounder in the XI to add to the lower-order muscle

Two overs of genius from Glenn Maxwell

The two T20Is turned into the Maxwell show as a brilliantly calculated hundred was able to overcome even Jasprit Bumrah

ESPNcricinfo Awards 2018: Boom. Hurrah.

Jasprit Bumrah brought a seemingly dead pitch alive in Melbourne to give India a historic win

More ODIs ahead of World Cup would’ve been logical – Virat Kohli

The Indian captain has also sounded a warning about not slipping into 'bad habits' during the IPL, which could affect players' World Cup…

Bhuvneshwar or Shami – who will be India’s second seamer?

There's little to separate the two at the moment, making it a happy selection headache

Love Sport Radio spot – England v Sri Lanka

I was live on Love Sport Radio UK to talk about the Test match between England and Sri Lanka.

Hayley Matthews helps West Indies women storm into semi-finals

Sri Lanka were caned by Hayley Matthews, first with the bat at the start of the match, and then with the ball at the end as they crashed…

Five questions for West Indies before the 2019 World Cup

Who are their openers? Their third and fourth bowlers? And who might their coach be after Stuart Law finishes his term?

‘I can see the West Indies Test team go up to No. 4’ – Jason Holder

The West Indies captain talks about managing a young team, dealing with the media, and the philosophy behind his favourite Instagram phrase

‘Dhoni still a very integral part of this team’ – Kohli

India captain says Dhoni is trying to help the younger players by giving them "more chances" to strut their stuff

Ambati Rayudu breaks India’s middle-order drought

He became the first batsman from outside the top three to score an ODI hundred for India since January 2017

Didn’t think of a double-hundred at any point – Rohit Sharma

The India opener said he wasn't eyeing a fourth double-century though Rayudu told him he could reach the landmark

Virat Kohli can’t do everything

With 14 overs to go and 90 runs to get, Virat Kohli, for once, couldn't finish off a chase. And that was because he only had the bowlers to…

How Virat Kohli passed 10,000 ODI runs with an unusual innings

The India captain was reprieved on 44 and couldn't find the boundary regularly, but he still overcame them to tick off the landmark

Stuart Law: There’s skill in the Caribbean. Just need to get them fit and strong

West Indies coach Stuart Law believes he was able change his players' attitude towards fitness

The Dhoni plan that worked to Hope’s advantage

Umesh Yadav had stuck to a full and straight plan for the first five balls of the final over, until the plan was changed for the last…

Hetmyer, Hope crucial to West Indies’ ODI blueprint

Both players have games tailor-made for the modern-day ODI bash, but should feed off lessons from each other's approach

Chris Gayle’s absence is background noise for realist Jason Holder

The World Cup door isn't yet shut on the Jamaican opener, but West Indies' captain has urged the younger players to make the most of their…

India’s top three showing unprecedented superiority

Their dominance is comparable on the surface to Ricky Ponting's Australian team that demolished sides with a formidable top three during…

Assam’s new stadium geared for ODI debut after several troubles

The Barsapara Stadium was not in good shape two days out from the India-West Indies fixture, but an official said all would be well on…

Virat Kohli backs Ambati Rayudu for the No. 4 spot

The India captain says that giving Rayudu enough game-time between now and the World Cup will sort the No. 4 conundrum

KS Bharat: the keeper knocking on destiny’s door

He didn't keep wicket till he was almost out of his teens, but KS Bharat could soon find himself in the running for the national squad

Tremain focuses on how to take wickets in trying conditions

The fast bowler is on his third trip to India and found some similarities between the pitches in Karnataka and the MCG

Kurtis Patterson ‘frustrated’ at not converting starts

The opener has looked Australia A's best batsman in India, but hasn't pushed onto make substantial contributions

Back home after disappointment, Kuldeep Yadav searches for rhythm

The wristspinner has barely played any first-class cricket since his Test debut, and he's looking to make up for it now, playing for India…

Siraj extends red-hot streak by ‘not trying anything new’

Overcoming a poor start in international cricket and an unimpressive IPL season earlier this year, the fast bowler is churning out one…

Mitchell Marsh ready for captaincy gig in India

He's battled more injuries than most, and the allrounder who was touted as a future Australia captain by Justin Langer has the opportunity…

Cricket Captain 2018: The game that keeps on giving

Cricket Captain 2018 offers more of the same, with some improvements

Rashid Khan found out? Not a chance

Rashid's efficiency was questioned when he was hit for 55 and 49 in consecutive matches in April. By the end of May, he answered all those…

A Royal lesson in how not to T20

Not bowling out one of the team's best spinners, failing to chase 169 after being 87 for 1 in 10 overs, making mistakes with the batting…

Captain Karthik, and the new KKR

Taking over from Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik has reshaped the team in his first year in charge, tuning it to fit the change in resources

The Sunil Narine journey, from pinch-hitter to allrounder

How did the nothing-to-lose experiment of 2017 turn into a vital part of Kolkata Knight Riders' strategy? Varun Shetty investigates

From net bowler to frontline quick – the Prasidh Krishna story

The 22-year old explains his rise from obscurity as he prepares to play the IPL Eliminator at Eden Gardens

Manzoor Dar goes to the IPL

As Jammu and Kashmir's sole representative gets ready for the league, so does his village

Unmukt Chand’s quest for 1000

Once a bright young wunderkind, he now finds himself having to prove the doubters wrong and make his mark again with big runs in domestic…

Suresh Raina’s form mirrors UP’s steady decline

UP was once a hotbed that produced international cricketers like Suresh Raina Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, RP Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar,…

Ranji game halted as man drives onto the pitch in Delhi

A man drove into the Palam ground and tried to deliberately swerve in towards the pitch, forcing the match officials to temporarily halt…

Interview with Santosh Panda, CEO, Explara

Varun Shetty's interview with Santosh Panda, CEO of Explara about ethics, culture, product, challenges, and achievements ahead of the…

Interview with the founders of Workbench Projects

Varun Shetty's interview with Anupama and Pavan of Workbench Projects about the maker space, innovation, automation, and scalability

Being West Block: Victory Speech

We had taken it upon ourselves to bring new faces to the stadium. This wasn’t particularly easy. It took the team over a month to register…