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'I had no doubts' - Fleming backs Dhoni the big-hitter
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Should Ajinkya Rahane quit T20 cricket?
Raunak Kapoor and Raunak Kapoor argue if Ajinkya Rahane's style of play is outdated in the shortest format
Money talk: Which team had the best returns?
ESPNcricinfo looks at the most and least profitable auction punts of the season
Ngidi and Pant take Smart Stats honours
Lungi Ngidi played only seven games this season, but he made his presence felt every time, while Rishabh Pant was outstanding with the bat
Mujeeb's tricks, Gowtham's on-demand sixes
Prithvi Shaw and Deepak Chahar also make it to ESPNcricinfo's list of breakout performers
Monga: CSK prove instincts still alive in the age of analysis
After adjusting on the fly following the switch of their home ground, Dhoni's men rode the wave to finish as IPL champions
Dhoni gives players belief - Fleming
The Chennai Super Kings coach talks about how MS Dhoni brings the best out of his players
How the CSK boys celebrated their win
A quick look at how the champions reveled after victory
Watson the hero as CSK claim third IPL crown
The opener went from 0 off 10 balls to 117 off 57, and Sunrisers were beaten with nine balls to spare
'Watson's innings the type you dream of playing in finals'
Ajit Agarkar and Graeme Swann were blown away by Shane Watson's showing in the IPL final - much like Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Watson sponge, the Watson bludgeon
Shane Watson saw off Sunrisers' two big threats and waded into the rest of their attack, validating CSK's faith in his experience
Five reasons why CSK won the final
From Dhoni winning the toss to Watson's innings, here are five things that helped Super Kings lift their third IPL title
Age no bar: Why Dhoni and Fleming backed CSK's 'old' squad
The CSK coach also explains how shifting their home matches out of Chennai affected the team's dynamics
The IPL has made Indian cricket not only richer but better
Rashid Khan found out? Not a chance
The Sunrisers legspinner's skill was questioned in April. By the end of May, he had put to rest all doubts
Top five reasons why Sunrisers beat KKR
From Rashid's cameo to Prasidh Krishna's costly over, here are five reasons for KKR's season-ending defeat
Swann: Narine as batsman was a revelation
Rashid gives Sunrisers another crack at CSK and IPL glory
In a knockout at Eden Gardens, the legspinner scored 34 off 10 balls, took three wickets and two catches, and effected a run-out
Agarkar: Shakib dismissing Karthik was crucial
'Be who you are, play your best cricket, make the best decisions you can'
Kane Williamson talks captaincy, batting, and how Sunrisers Hyderabad made it to the IPL playoffs
Shetty: A Royal lesson in how not to T20
In the age of real-time data and out-of-the-box thinking, Ajinkya Rahane and his team seem to be stuck in the past with only each other for company
Five reasons why Knight Riders beat Royals
Talking Points - What was Ajinkya Rahane thinking?
Trying to understand Rajasthan Royals' baffling approach to the chase, and how they lost even though they had the best of the conditions
KKR to face Sunrisers for spot in the final
Chasing 170, Rajasthan Royals fell behind the asking rate in the middle overs and never recovered
Agarkar: Bizarre to see Binny batting ahead of Gowtham
What went wrong for Royals in their chase of 170? Ajit Agarkar and Graeme Swann weigh in
Dikshit: The CSK phenomenon
How they gain support wherever they go. Even in Mumbai, the home ground of their fiercest rivals
Du Plessis pulls off great escape to lead CSK into final
Chasing 140 against an in-form Sunrisers attack, CSK were sinking at 62 for 6 but the South African captain took them home in the final over
Team of 2018 - Dhoni, Williamson in; Stokes, Krunal out
ESPNcricinfo picks the team of the IPL league phase, using Smart Stats, our new way of analysing T20 cricket
Ponting on Maxwell's poor form: "I wish I knew why"
The Delhi Daredevils coach also explains why the team stuck with Maxwell in the XI despite repeated failures
Overseas players at IPL: Afghanistan ace league phase
Around $39m was spent on overseas players at the IPL auction. Country-wise, which internationals had the most and least impact so far?
The Hundred 'done blatantly for TV' - Swann
Former England spinner doesn’t buy ‘new audience’ justification for format tweaks
'In T20, I was looking to get a batsman out, not worrying about fours or sixes'
MS Dhoni, and managing chaos
By inverting his middle order, the CSK captain created confusion. A touch of madness, perhaps, but as always there was a method to Dhoni's madness
Agarkar: Bizarre changes from CSK in batting line-up
Ajit Agarkar and Graeme Swann also look back at Kings XI Punjab's season and how they slid out of the top four
Talking Points - What was that CSK batting order about?
Ashwin promised to defy convention in this IPL, but it was his former franchise captain who took things to a new level
Raina, Ngidi oust Kings XI; Royals through to playoffs
Kings XI needed to win by 53 runs, but CSK cruised to victory instead in the final league game of IPL 2018
Five reasons why CSK beat Kings XI
From Ngidi's dream figures to Tye's nightmare spell, five reasons why CSK came out on top in Pune
Mumbai knocked out in another close finish
Chasing 175 in a game they had to win to make the playoffs, Rohit Sharma's team fell 11 runs short
Agarkar: If fit, Rohit should have come in at 3
Graeme Swann, meanwhile, says Amit Mishra turned the match around in the middle overs with his 3 for 19
Top five reasons why Mumbai lost to Delhi
Middle-over troubles, relay catches and more
KKR clinch third playoff spot, only one remains
KKR's top-order muscle helped them chase down 173 against one of the best bowling attacks
Top five reasons why KKR beat Sunrisers
Bengaluru boys knock out RCB; Royals stay alive
Shreyas Gopal and K Gowtham played crucial roles in defending 164 in Jaipur
Kohli slams middle order after RCB crash out
The RCB captain said too much had been left to AB de Villiers
Why did Kohli fall so often to spinners this IPL?
Five reasons why Daredevils beat CSK
Harshal, Mishra help Daredevils upset CSK
The Super Kings batting unravelled in a chase of 163, meaning they are yet to seal a top-two finish
De Villiers, Moeen keep RCB alive in playoffs race
Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey carried Sunrisers Hyderabad's valiant fight into the final over with sparkling fifties
Swann: Williamson took the pressure off Pandey
Our experts, Graeme Swann and Ajit Agarkar, marvel at the skills of Kane Williamson and reckon RCB did just enough to stay alive in the tournament
Talking points: How did Thampi concede 70 in four overs?
The numbers suggest he missed a trick that could have minimised the damage. Plus, do third umpires need time limits for decisions?
RCB overcome middle-overs muddle for perfect show
Quick wickets in the middle overs have often hurt RCB's ability to finish innings strongly, but Thursday against Sunrisers was a welcome departure from the norm
Top five reasons why RCB beat Sunrisers
De Grandhomme's cameo, Thampi's erratic lengths, de Villiers' promotion and more
Siraj bowled the last over really well - Pandey
The Sunrisers batsman believes 218 was a lot to go after on the Chinnaswamy pitch and they didn't bowl well in the death overs
Rahul 94 in vain as Bumrah keeps Mumbai alive
Lower order batting meltdown proves costly as Kings XI's qualification hopes takes a massive hit
Agarkar: Kings XI shouldn't have sent Axar in at No.5
Graeme Swann and Ajit Agarkar discuss the last-over thriller between Mumbai and Kings XI
Five reasons why Mumbai beat Kings XI
We've struggled to put up a team effort this IPL - Tye
After winning five of their seven games at the start of the season, Kings XI Punjab are now on the verge of elimination
Clarity important when bowling at the death - Bumrah
The Mumbai Indians fast bowler had seemed off-colour earlier in the season, but came good in a must-win game
Kuldeep, Russell push KKR closer to playoffs
The pair was instrumental in restricting Rajasthan Royals to 142 after Jos Buttler and Rahul Tripathi had powered them to 59 for 0 in four overs
Manjrekar: When Buttler fails, Rajasthan Royals lose
Graeme Swann feels Royals should have sent in Ben Stokes at No. 3 rather than Ajinkya Rahane
Rahane at the heart of royal slowdown
After rollicking opening against KKR, Rajasthan Royals had the momentum to build a mammoth total. Their captain's batting robbed them of that
Five reasons why KKR beat Royals
Talking Points: Dinesh Karthik, IPL 2018's best finisher?
Few dot balls, many boundaries, several not-outs. The numbers sure seem to suggest that
My focus was on pace and bounce - Umesh
Bowl wicket to wicket and tempt the batsmen. Umesh Yadav has revealed his bowling plan that dismissed Gayle and Rahul
Top five reasons why RCB beat Kings XI Punjab
Umesh Yadav's bowling, run-outs, and more
Talking Points: Where is Kings XI's middle order?
RCB crippled the Kings XI line-up with a flurry of short balls, taking out their openers inside the Powerplay
Umesh leads RCB's rout of Kings XI
A mix of short balls and run-outs helped skittle out Kings XI for 88. RCB knocked those runs off with almost 12 overs to spare
Agarkar: Kings XI collapse the worst performance in IPL 2018
Brad Hogg, meanwhile, lauds RCB's Umesh Yadav for his aggressive bowling
Buttler heats up playoff race by thumping Mumbai
The Royals opener scored his fifth consecutive half-century to keep his team in contention, and help CSK qualify
Top five reasons why Royals beat Mumbai
Buttler's innings, Archer's overs, and more
Super fast, or super slow? Both work for Jofra Archer
The Royals bowler beat Mumbai with speeds north of 140 kph, but also foxed them with pace south of 120
Rayudu ton helps CSK close gap with Sunrisers
Their eight-wicket win against Sunrisers put Super Kings on the brink of the playoffs; later in the day, Royals did them a favour
Top five reasons why Super Kings beat Sunrisers
De Villiers and Kohli eliminate Daredevils
RCB's two biggest stars ensured Delhi Daredevils were the first team to fall out of the playoff race
Top five reasons why RCB beat Daredevils
A recap of how Virat Kohli's side overcame Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday
Who is Abhishek Sharma?
Where did Delhi Daredevils' newest teenage sensation come from?
KKR flatten Kings XI with season-best 245
Sunil Narine led KKR, slamming 75 off 36, and the rest of his team-mates continued smashing it
Top five reasons why Kings XI lost to KKR
What makes wristspinners click in T20s?
Five reasons why Royals beat CSK
Warne pushed Stokes to open - Buttler
The funk was on a roll in Jaipur as Rajasthan Royals surprised Chennai Super Kings with a much needed victory
Did Dhoni not allocate the death overs properly?
A look at how Royals' new opening pair made Dhoni change tactics, and where CSK lost the match
'Buttler's 95, one of the innings of the IPL'
Buttler keeps Royals relevant in race to playoffs
Royals opener strikes 95 not out off 60 to help clinch tense chase of 177
Five reasons why Sunrisers beat Daredevils
Pant takes 70 off 24 against Rashid and Bhuvneshwar
Stats highlights from Rishabh Pant's hundred, on a pitch where his team-mates collectively scored at less than a run a ball
'The only team with a better attack than RCB is Sunrisers'
Ashish Nehra, Royal Challengers Bangalore's bowling consultant, talks about dealing with defeat and deciding who will bowl at the death
Pant’s epic ton in vain as Sunrisers make playoffs
Dhawan and Williamson aced the chase of 188 with no fuss to knock Daredevils out
Hogg: Pant is going to be a big performer for India
Deep Dasgupta and Brad Hogg discuss Daredevils' bowling performance and the match-winning partnership between Dhawan and Williamson
Five reasons why Mumbai beat KKR
Talking Points - Should Chawla have bowled the last over?
He conceded 22 in the last over, even though the batsman on strike, Ben Cutting, usually struggles against spin
'Dhoni, Rohit help me grow' - Ishan Kishan
The wicketkeeper struck a match-winning 62 off 21 balls
Kishan powers Mumbai into top four for the first time
Their 102-run margin of victory at Eden Gardens muscled KKR down to fifth position
'The loss may come back to haunt KKR's net run rate'
Deep Dasgupta and Brad Hogg discuss what all went wrong for KKR in yet another loss to Mumbai Indians
'If I bowl on the right spot, nobody will be able to take me for runs'
Rashid Khan on learning valuable lessons from being attacked in the IPL
BBL hit, IPL miss?
Archer, Short, Mujeeb and the rest: How have stars from other T20 leagues fared in IPL 2018?
Can MS Dhoni continue his outstanding IPL form in international cricket?
Tait takes on NBA D-League basketballer
Can rookie Shaun Tait hold his own against pro-basketballer Palpreet Singh Brar in a three-pointer shootout?
How many double-century partnerships have there been in the IPL?
And which captain is a useless tosser?
Hogg: Rahane took the captaincy role like we know he can
Rajasthan stay alive in the tournament with a 15-run win over Punjab at home
KL Rahul unbeaten, but Royals beat rest of Kings XI
Jos Buttler's 82 had set Rajasthan Royals up for a bigger total, but a dry pitch became progressively slower and kept Kings XI Punjab from coming anywhere close