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Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2020, MI vs CSK - Stats preview: Can Mumbai make it six in a row against Chennai Super Kings

Cricket | Sep 18, 2020, 06:31 PM IST

Mumbai Indians stand on the verge of making it six in a row on Saturday evening in Abu Dhabi having secured victories in all their four meetings last season which had ended with a one-run victory in the finale.

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IPL 2020 | How batting will be different in the UAE - Stats Pack

Cricket | Sep 17, 2020, 03:55 PM IST

IPL this time will be a low-scoring affair with fewer boundaries and smaller team totals hence bowling is all that will matter in deciding the fate of each team.

Glenn Maxwell

In numbers | What happened when IPL last travelled to the UAE

Cricket | Sep 16, 2020, 09:13 AM IST

With just a few days left on the calendar before the tournament kicks off with all the glitz and glory in Abu Dhabi, we look at the winners and losers from those previous 20 matches of IPL 2014.

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In numbers | Thiem 1st since 1949 to win US Open after dropping 1st 2 sets of final

Tennis | Sep 14, 2020, 06:45 AM IST

Thiem becomes first Austrian to win the US Open title but the second from his country to win a major after Thomas Muster who won the 1995 French Open title

Sunrisers  Hyderabad

IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad banking on usual suspects to make impact in UAE

Cricket | Sep 14, 2020, 05:36 PM IST

Head coach Trevor Bayliss and the management will be heavily relying on the usual suspects to make an impactful campaign in the UAE while looking to find a solution for the middle-order.

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IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians will look to shrug off 2014 horror, overcome Malinga's absence

Cricket | Sep 13, 2020, 01:23 PM IST

Mumbai do have a solid team, certain to put them in the playoffs. They have a mighty batting lineup and equally strong bowling options to choose from despite the absence of Lasith Malinga.

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US Open 2020 final: For Dominic Thiem, 'the chance is now'

Tennis | Sep 13, 2020, 10:31 AM IST

Defeating third-seeded Daniil Medvedev in the semifinal on Saturday, Thiem gave himself another opportunity at a major haul with fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev standing as his only obstacle.

Naomi Osaka vs Victoria Azarenka

US Open 2020 women's singles final Osaka vs Azarenka: Preview, numbers, strategy, prediction

Tennis | Sep 12, 2020, 12:45 PM IST

Both the stalwarts will be aiming to win their third major and hence equalling the tally of Angelique Kerber for the fourth-most Grand Slam titles among active players.

Victoria Azarenka, Tsvetana Pironkova and Serena Williams 

Mamma Mia! Three mothers script inspirational journeys to reach US Open 2020 quarterfinal

Tennis | Sep 08, 2020, 06:05 PM IST

The three now stand on the verge of becoming the fourth woman in Open Era to win a major hence joining the elite group of Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong, and Clijsters.

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Novak Djokovic's rise on and off the court takes a hit in a forgettable summer

Tennis | Sep 08, 2020, 09:58 AM IST

A forgettable summer for the Serb, topped by the ill-fated incident at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre on Sunday evening only further damaged the rise of Djokovic.

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US Open 2020, men's singles preview: Novak Djokovic clear favourite but don't count out surprises

Tennis | Aug 29, 2020, 09:03 AM IST

With Federer recovering from his damaged knee and Nadal opting to sit out of the tournament in a bid to return for the French Open later next month, Djokovic has the perfect opportunity to extend his grand slam tally to 18 - one behind the Spaniard and two behind the Swiss. 

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi: 6 Ballon d'Or, 634 goals, El Clasico legend and a Guinness record holder | In numbers

Football | Aug 27, 2020, 09:59 AM IST

As the speculation over his next club begins to take shape and Barcelona attempting to every bit in their hands to stop the legend, we bring you some of the extraordinary numbers from Messi's glorious career at Camp Nou.

James Anderson: The King of Swing's incredible journey to

James Anderson: The King of Swing's incredible journey to 600 Test wickets | In Numbers

Cricket | Aug 26, 2020, 01:35 PM IST

Drawing the outside edge of Azhar Ali's bat with a surprise short ball, Anderson became the first seam bowler in Test cricket history to take 600 wickets.

With MS Dhoni gone, it's now KL Rahul vs Rishabh Pant for the wicketkeeping spot

With MS Dhoni gone, it's now KL Rahul vs Rishabh Pant for the wicketkeeping spot

Cricket | Aug 24, 2020, 10:12 AM IST

While the pandemic has been tough for most sportspersons across the globe, it has been a blessing in disguise for Rahul and Pant. Owing to the disruption it has caused to the cricket calendar, it has in someways urged Dhoni to take the big call.

IPL 2020 | No fans, hotel-room training, balcony interaction: Players adapt to Martian atmosphere in

IPL 2020 | No fans, hotel-room training, balcony interaction: Players adapt to Martian atmosphere

Cricket | Aug 22, 2020, 08:51 AM IST

With social distancing being the primary norm amid the COVID-19 pandemic, BCCI SOP has disallowed fans from going to stadiums. Moreover, this time around IPL will be held in the UAE, far from its home fans.

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Exclusive | Important to give players time to prepare: Anjum Chopra backs Women's WC postponement

Cricket | Aug 20, 2020, 12:39 PM IST

In an exclusive conversation, Anjum Chopra talks about the decision to postpone the women's world cup, the prospect of a women's IPL and the present situation of women's cricket around the world.

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EXCLUSIVE | Feel MS Dhoni wouldn't have retired if IPL happened in time, says Anjum Chopra

Cricket | Aug 17, 2020, 09:58 AM IST

Former India women's team captain Anjum Chopra that MS Dhoni "would have been around" if the IPL had happened in time.

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In numbers | England and their struggle against the tail-enders

Cricket | Aug 15, 2020, 07:29 PM IST

England were well on course to folding Pakistan for a sub-par total, but some street-smart cricket from Rizwan frustrated the home attack.  It hasn't been the first time that England have struggled to get rid of the tail-end lineup. 

England all-rounder Ben Stokes

How England could frame playing XI for second Test against Pakistan in Ben Stokes's absence

Cricket | Aug 10, 2020, 10:24 AM IST

It will be quite a task for the team management to fill in Ben Stokes's gaps although, in his last two appearances, he played solely as a batsman.

ENG vs PAK: After Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, can Babar Azam find his moment in the English sun?

ENG vs PAK: After Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, can Babar Azam find his moment in the English sun?

Cricket | Aug 05, 2020, 10:04 AM IST

The only other batsman who has garnered as much attention across formats as the Fab Four is Babar. And since 2018, Babar has outdone them all. No other batsman, in the last two years, with more than 500 runs, averages more than Babar's 65.5. 

James Anderson of England celebrates taking the wicket of

Pakistan's love for English conditions to Broad-Anderson dominance: Stats preview of ENG vs PAK

Cricket | Aug 04, 2020, 11:56 AM IST

England next face Pakistan, a team stacked with promising and exciting new talent Babar Azam, and rich and impressive history on English soil.

Shai Hope of West Indies is bowled by Stuart Broad of

In numbers: Inconsistent batting and solid backups hurt Windies the most in Wisden Trophy loss

Cricket | Jul 29, 2020, 12:05 PM IST

West Indies's batting performance in the England series has been among their worst on tour since 2000, with the top-6 averaging just 28.66 with no century in the entire three-game series.

Stuart Broad during his fine spell on day 4 of Manchester

Stuart Broad - Among legends, tale of bunnies, ageing like fine wine and the Anderson question

Cricket | Jul 28, 2020, 08:50 PM IST

Trapping Kraigg Brathwaite with that incoming delivery in line with the middle stump, Broad, who was left "angry and gutted" over his omission from the Southampton opener, had his 500th wicket.

Manchester show reveals why transformed Stuart Broad is far from being written off

Manchester show reveals why transformed Stuart Broad is far from being written off

Cricket | Jul 27, 2020, 09:53 AM IST

On Day 3 of the deciding Test, Broad picked up six wickets in seven overs - which also included the much-questioned five-wicket haul - across two innings to not just single-handedly leave West Indies on the ropes, but also take his career tally to 499 wickets.

Explained | Why is it unfair to compare Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni as captains

Explained | Why is it unfair to compare Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni as captains

Cricket | Jul 23, 2020, 09:50 AM IST

It would be wrong to point out which captain gave how many match-winners to Team India. Both are legends of the game, both had different challenges ahead of them and both overcame them like leaders do, ultimately contributing towards the team.

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The 'incredible' world of Ben Stokes we are living in

Cricket | Jul 21, 2020, 09:16 AM IST

Ben Stokes' imposing all-round performance, which included 254 runs and three wickets, was what stood as the difference between the two sides.

Patience has been key in Ben Stokes's rise to 'Best cricketer in the world'

Patience has been key in Ben Stokes's rise to 'Best cricketer in the world'

Cricket | Jul 19, 2020, 09:47 AM IST

Since 2019, Stokes has been England's highest run-getter in Tests with 1355 runs in 16 Tests, averaging 52.11.

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ENG v WI | Even in defeat, Ben Stokes' captaincy debut hardly a flop

Cricket | Jul 14, 2020, 10:16 AM IST

Ben Stokes may have not secured a victory in his captaincy debut, but there was more to his leadership than a few calls gone wrong.

Ben Stokes with a dejected look on day 5 of the 1st Test

ENG vs WI, 1st Test: Where England lost the Southampton opener

Cricket | Jul 13, 2020, 05:43 PM IST

Toss was never an issue, but a team can expect little about making an early impact in a match with a first-innings total of just 204.

ENG vs WI: Underrated Jason Holder makes a statement of intent yet again

ENG vs WI: Underrated Jason Holder makes a statement of intent yet again

Cricket | Jul 10, 2020, 03:08 PM IST

Holder is the No.1 all-rounder in Test cricket, ahead of Stokes, and the third-ranked bowler after Cummins and New Zealand's Neil Wagner. And day 2 of the England series opener was among the very many reasons why.

Dom Sibley of England is bowled by Shannon Gabriel of the

Open at your own risk: Why England is not the best place for openers | In Numbers

Cricket | Jul 09, 2020, 09:30 AM IST

On Wednesday morning, opener Dominic Sibley was dismissed only in the 10th ball of the game hence getting international cricket off to the most English starts.

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Numbers are just numbers: MS Dhoni's greatest teaching in the age of T20 cricket

Cricket | Jul 07, 2020, 11:56 AM IST

Dhoni's ability to understand the most difficult situation and act aptly, denying perception, data and match-up analysis, has been the major reason behind CSK becoming arguably the best T20 franchise ever.

Happy Birthday, MS Dhoni: A statistical look at the

Happy birthday MS Dhoni: A statistical look at the legend's illustrious career

Cricket | Jul 07, 2020, 09:09 AM IST

On the occasion of MS Dhoni's 39th birthday, we have made a humble attempt at compiling numbers from his illustrious career, while trying to highlight the defining moments in his career.

Ben Stokes and Jason Holder during Lord's Test in 2017

ENG vs WI Test series, Statistical preview: Can Jason Holder's men break 32-year-old jinx?

Cricket | Jul 06, 2020, 01:34 PM IST

West Indies are the defending champions of the contest having scripted an impressive 2-1 win at home in early 2019 but will be looking to bag their first series win in England since 1988.

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From Archer vs Wood to top-order lineup: England's squad analysis, likely playing XI for WI opener

Cricket | Jul 05, 2020, 08:21 PM IST

Among the notable retention made by the ECB in announcing their pace-heavy 13-man squad and nine reserves for the West Indies opener is Joe Denly.

Jasprit Bumrah reckons that provision for an

Exclusive | How bowlers can survive the ICC’s 'temporary' no-saliva rule

Cricket | Jun 04, 2020, 09:02 AM IST

In an exclusive interview to indiatvnews.com over e-mail, Dr Ferdinands, who is also a former first-class cricketer and an international cricket coach, talked about how bowlers will have to evolve themselves in a saliva-free world.