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KXIP: Bossy at the top, full of mystery (spin), but allrounders?

The core of their team hasn't changed from the previous season, so the onus will be on the big-ticket cricketers to show the way


RCB look strong as ever, but team balance a concern

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

Pre-season buzz

IPL 2019

IPL Central: Chennai can't get enough of Dhoni, RCB has the AB cam

Catch all the pre-season IPL buzz on the go right here

Podcast: The evolution of IPL tactics

Why have RCB never won the IPL? Were 2010-11 CSK ahead of their times?

MS Dhoni: Chennai's favourite son?

Having been written off last season, MS Dhoni and his team will be keen to keep defying age and expectations


Are RCB over-reliant on Kohli and de Viliers?

Brad Hodge and Sanjay Manjrekar weigh in, besides sharing their dissimilar stances on RCB's chances of qualifying for the playoffs


Will KXIP be able to punch above their weight?

Ajit Agarkar and Brad Hodge discuss the franchise's chances, best XI and X-factor


IPL Central

Pre-season buzz

No cap on IPL participation ahead of World Cup - Kohli

The RCB captain feels responsibility for managing workloads would lie with the India players themselves, a view shared by coaches Nehra and Kirsten

'It's not all about power-hitting' - Ajinkya Rahane

The Rajasthan Royals captain looks ahead to the IPL and plays down criticism of his strike rate


How continuity helped Kolkata win

Fewer changes, smaller squads: data suggests that less is often more in team sports. By Tim Wigmore

IPL 2019

Schedule news

Dhoni's CSK v Kohli's RCB to kickstart IPL 2019

BCCI has only released the schedule for the first two weeks, owing to a clash with the general elections in India


I would love to come and play IPL - Sarah Taylor

England's wicketkeeper-batsman shares her thoughts on the upcoming exhibition games that are to be held during IPL 2019


IPL 2019

Rajasthan Royals

Royals could be England fans' IPL team - Livingstone

Lancs batsman hopes to learn from Stokes and Buttler during debut stint

IPL 2019

Venue, staff update

IPL 2019 to be played in India, will begin on March 23

The full schedule likely in February but Chennai will host the tournament opener and the final

Indian Premier League

Auction day

Unadkat, Curran, Chakravarthy are IPL millionaires

Loads of interest in Indian fast bowlers, some bumper winners among West Indies players, and Dube, Chakravarthy draw big money among local stars

How the teams stack up for IPL 2019

Where will Virat Kohli bat for RCB? Have KKR insured well against injuries this time around? Here's what we know - and wonder - about the teams post-auction

Price tag doesn't add pressure - Shivam Dube

Mumbai allrounder was picked by RCB for INR 5 crore


How DK and Ashwin battled for TN boy Chakravarthy

IPL Auction Day


Big surprises and best bargains: From Malinga to Prabhsimran

Gaurav Sundararaman makes sense of the IPL 2019 auction's bidding wars


Why did Royals shell out INR 8.4 crore for Unadkat?

Jaydev Unadkat has been bought by Rajasthan Royals for 8.4 crores


'Would rate our auction 10 out of 10' - Kaif

Delhi assistant coach Mohammad Kaif on the players they bought and the ones that got away at the auction


'We got the players we targeted' - Laxman

The Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor says Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill bring the skillsets the team was focusing on at the auction


Axar Patel - a Capital buy?

The newly rebranded Delhi Capitals snapped up the spin-bowling allrounder for INR 5 crore


What makes RCB's Devdutt Padikkal so exciting

IPL Auction Day


Bairstow the perfect fit for Sunrisers' needs?

The England keeper-batsman went to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2.2 crore

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Agarkar: Hetmyer a good buy, but RCB could end up top-heavy

The West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 4.2 crore

Associated Press

Hodge: Pooran's aggression may come good in Mohali

Nicholas Pooran has been sold to Kings XI Punjab for 4.2 crores


IPL 2019 auction

Newsfile: 'Still have fire in the belly' - Yuvraj Singh

In other news, Delhi Capitals have traded the offspinner Jayant Yadav to Mumbai Indians

From Kashmir to the IPL, Rasikh Dar leaps up the cricketing ladder

The 17-year-old fast bowler is excited to absorb as much as he can during his IPL stint with Mumbai Indians

Indian Premier League

Jaydev Unadkat: 'I am going to work my pants off and do well'

The biggest Indian buy at the last auction, the pacer let expectations get the better of him. After going for big money again, he opens up on burdens and belief

Decoding the mystery: Who is Varun Chakravarthy?

Meet the man who gave up a career in architecture and returned to his favourite game with unreal results

Who is Shivam Dube?

Having hit five sixes in an over in a Ranji Trophy match on the eve of the auction, the Mumbai allrounder was picked up by RCB for big money

England contingent

IPL auction 2019

Sam Curran leads England pack; Denly, Gurney picked

Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone are also set to make their IPL debuts but several other England players go unsold

My wife said 'You've been sold!' and my phone went berserk - Gurney

The English left-arm seamer was about to go and celebrate his wedding anniversary when he heard he had been picked up in the auction

Indian Premier League

Auction preview

Sunrisers chase back-up for Warner, CSK need a left-arm quick

Knight Riders, meanwhile, will want to boost their overseas player stocks and Rajasthan Royals will be looking for an Indian fast bowler

Wanted: A finisher for RCB and a partner for Bumrah

Delhi Capitals will be on the lookout for an overseas allrounder. Kings XI, meanwhile, have the largest purse and will be dictating terms at the auction

Auction shortlist

IPL 2019 news

Yuvraj, Steyn, Malinga among 346 players in IPL auction

Nine overseas players have opted for the maximum base price of 2 crore, with none of the Indians choosing that category

IPL news


Maxwell, Finch skip IPL auction; Curran lists top base price

Sam Curran is among nine capped players to list themselves at the maximum base price of INR 2 crore, while Lasith Malinga hopes to return as a player

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