Nov 28, 2020

Mumbai's High Five

Rohit Sharma's team had stars for every occasion. Be it Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult or even Jayant Yadav, MI seemed to find the right nuance at any given point.

Briefing

Archives

Commentary on a loop

I suspect that like the crowd noises, the commentators’ noises too were simply culled from previous years. Listen carefully to Danny Morrison, god’s gift to the eardrums: can you really tell whether he is speaking in 2020 or 2017?

Archives

Parvez Rasool: Better facilities will mean more J&K players

“When I played in the IPL or in the Indian team, the facilities in Jammu and Kashmir were not up to the mark as compared to the other states. We didn’t have even 10 percent of those facilities,” says Parvez Rasool, the only player from the valley to play international cricket.

Archives

IPL 2020 team report: Royal Challengers Bangalore stuck in a hole

With a five-match losing streak to end the league stage, followed by a defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator, yet another season has passed with RCB failing to gain the big prize.

Archives

IPL 2020 team report: A royal mess at Rajasthan Royals!

Despite starting the tournament on a winning note — clinching its first two games — the side finished at the bottom of the table with just six wins from 14 games.

Archives

IPL 2020 team report: Not a knightly ride for Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders delivered in bits and pieces and took time to bring the A game to the fore due to an unsettled combination.

Archives

IPL 2020 team report: Nothing king-sized about Kings XI Punjab!

It turned out to be yet another disappointing season for Kings XI Punjab as it finished sixth, with a higher net run rate than Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, who also had 12 points each.

Archives

IPL 2020 Player of the Final: Trent Boult – wicket off the first ball!

The New Zealand pace ace became the first player to take a wicket off the very first ball of an IPL final. And his figures of 3-30 against his former team Delhi Capitals guided Mumbai Indians to a fifth title.

Archives

The importance of agility and COD training in sports

Agility and COD are closely connected and share certain underlying biomechanical components in acceleration, deceleration and body positions.

Archives

The magic of AB de Villiers in an IPL team

Yogesh Takawale, who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, shares his best memory with superman AB de Villiers.

Archives

Amit Panghal, packing a punch in different weight categories

Adding a few extra kilos is the easiest thing in the world. But not for Amit Panghal. “...as a sportsman, it takes so much load on the body to increase a single kilogramme and more so when you have to gain three,” says the boxer.

Archives

IPL 2020 Qualifier 1: R. Ashwin's classic spin, a saving grace for Delhi Capitals

Ravichandran Ashwin’s figures of 4-0-29-3 against MI were outstanding, especially in a match where four other frontline DC bowlers combined for figures that read one for 163 from 15 overs.

Archives

IPL 2020 Qualifier 2: The comeback win for Delhi Capitals

Against SRH, in a do-or-die game, DC course-corrected with remarkable efficiency. After winning the toss, it batted first.

Archives

Sunil Gavaskar: Another IPL, another Mumbai Indians win

Mumbai started the defence of its IPL title on the wrong foot when it lost the opening game of this year’s edition to last year’s runner-up Chennai Super Kings.

Archives

Women's T20 Challenge: Devoid of top foreign stars, but still a thrilling affair

Smriti Mandhana’s 68 off 49 balls proved enough to give Trailblazers the title, as Supernovas failed miserably while chasing 119 in the summit clash.

Archives

IPL 2020 Final analysis: How Mumbai Indians choked Delhi Capitals

Mumbai Indians, as the side had done throughout the 2020 edition of the IPL, showed no chinks in the armour in the crucial final against Delhi Capitals in Dubai.

Archives

IPL 2020 Eliminator analysis: The Jason Holder effect

In the Eliminator against RCB, SRH all-rounder Jason Holder set the tone for the match with the ball (3/25) when he dismissed Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal.

Archives

IPL 2020 diary: Bishnoi to Jaiswal - young guns' hour in the sun

The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the perfect platform for the country’s young cricketers.

Archives

A pandemic, pace and some conventional stroke play

Here are some most-talked-about trends that emerged in the 2020 Indian Premier League in a year which has been different from all the others.

Archives

Mumbai Indians' remarkable IPL 2020 campaign: From losing start to five-time champion

Rohit Sharma's team had stars for every occasion. Be it Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult or even Jayant Yadav, MI seemed to find the right nuance at any given point.

Statsman

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians notch up the records

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma crossed the 3,000-run mark in the Indian Premier League on November 10 in the final against Delhi Capitals.

Archives

How Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians won a record fifth IPL title

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma’s 51-ball 68 set the stage for Mumbai’s chase of 157, and the defending champion lifted the trophy for the fifth time, in Dubai on this occasion.

Archives

Rohit Sharma and Mumbai's fifth IPL title: Making winning a habit

With Rohit Sharma at the helm, Mumbai Indians ensured there were no slip-ups, and the side’s players kept their cool and turned things around even in the trickiest of situations.

Archives

IPL 2020 team report card: Delhi Capitals second best, not bad in the end

Delhi Capitals should be satisfied with the second position having lost to the best team in the tournament.

Archives

IPL 2020 team report card: Many positives and scope for improvement for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Lack of consistency by the lower-order batsmen was one of the reasons for the slump SRH suffered before staging a remarkable comeback, winning the last three league games against the best teams in the edition to make it to the play-offs.

Archives

IPL 2020 team report card: Mumbai Indians, ticking all the right boxes

As much as it was pleasing to see MI make a meat of Delhi Capitals in a final that was far from thrilling, the MI camp was the only dominant unit right through the tournament.

Archives

IPL 2020 Youngster of the Tournament: Ishan Kishan, striking it big

The Mumbai Indians batsman's tally of 516 runs was the fifth highest of IPL 2020, and his average of 57.33 is the highest by any batsman who played more than seven matches.

Archives

IPL 2020 Player of the Tournament: Jofra Archer, a one-man show

Even though the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah had grabbed more wickets, Archer edged them out with an all-round performance.

Archives

IPL 2020 Match of the Tournament: Second Super Over for the first time!

Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab were involved in a double Super Over, cricket’s equivalent of sudden death in football, for the first time ever in Twenty20 cricket.

Archives

IPL 2020 Moment of the Tournament: Ashwin lets Finch off with a warning!

A year after his 'mankading' of Jos Buttler, the spinner, now playing for Delhi Capitals, chose not to do the same to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Aaron Finch.

Archives

IPL 2020 Bowler of the Tournament: Jasprit Bumrah, a reliable wicket-taker

The Mumbai Indians pacer finished with 27 wickets in 15 matches, behind Delhi Capitals fast bowler Kagiso Rabada (30). Besides being lethal with the new ball and old, Bumrah was also economical.

Archives

IPL 2020 Batsman of the Tournament: Shikhar Dhawan, a delightful stroke-maker

When the Delhi Capitals batsman finds form, which he often did these past eight weeks, he is difficult to contain.

Archives

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton legacy will be remembered, forever

Lewis Hamilton is supremely fit at 35 — as is required of F1 drivers; the physical demands of racing are to be felt, but they are not often seen — and if he does retire at the end of this season, there’s no discounting the talent, experience and sheer will to win he will bring if he decides to race again.

Archives

European Football review: A week of penalties and injuries

Kevin de Bruyne missed from the spot for Manchester City in a draw with Liverpool, while Carlos Soler netted three in Valencia’s 4-1 defeat of Real Madrid.

Cricket

Mithali Raj: BCCI has taken many initiatives for women's cricket in recent years

There are many more opportunities for youngsters to showcase their talents today than there were when a few years ago, points out Mithali in an interaction.

IPL 2020 News

IPL 2020: Dhoni's report card as CSK fails to reach playoffs for first time

MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings failed to reach the IPL 2020 playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons as it finished seventh, winning just six from 14 games.