'No set template, be proactive and smart' – Jasprit Bumrah's guide to pressure-overs bowling

6:06 PM GMT Vishal Dikshit Here’s a short and straightforward guide on bowling in the death (and Super) overs from one of the best in the business, Jasprit Bumrah: Break the situation down into what your team wants from you in that over, assess the pitch and conditions, evaluate the match situation, check the boundary distance on all sides, especially square, and then choose the deliveries from the options available….

October 27, 2020
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Saha and Warner thump Capitals and keep Sunrisers' season alive

11:10 PM IST Alagappan Muthu Sunrisers Hyderabad 219 for 2 (Saha 87, Warner 66) beat Delhi Capitals 131 (Pant 36, Rashid 3-7) by 88 runs The Sunrisers Hyderabad came into this game having to win everything to stand even the slimmest chance of qualifying for the playoffs. One wrong move could have ended their entire campaign right here, right now. That is a lot of pressure. And yet, they reveled…

October 27, 2020
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Saleem Malik dealt blow after judge terms appeal 'unnatural'

Saleem Malik has been trying to move on from the match-fixing ban that tarnished his career  2:40 PM GMT Saleem Malik‘s bid to get a clean chit for his credibility was frustrated once more, with the independent adjudicator, Justice Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan terming the process by which Malik was trying to obtain an NOC for his integrity as “unnatural”. He said Malik did not need a character certificate from the PCB,…

October 27, 2020
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Marchant de Lange joins Somerset from Glamorgan on two-year deal

1:58 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Marchant de Lange, the former South Africa fast bowler, has left Glamorgan to join Somerset as an overseas player on a two-year contract. De Lange, who recently turned 30, had spent four seasons at Glamorgan as a UK-registered player, thanks to a spousal visa. However, that arrangement will no longer stand post-Brexit, and his contract was terminated by mutual consent. However, he remains capable of…

October 27, 2020
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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2020, Fantasy Pick, team predictions

1:46 PM GMT Rohit Balaji Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Abu Dhabi Pro Tip: AB de Villiers has a good record against the Mumbai Indians, while Suryakumar Yadav has done well in Abu Dhabi. Our XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal Substitutes: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya…

October 27, 2020
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IPL 2020, Match Highlights: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

1:05 PM GMT Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98 Welcome to ESPNcricinfo’s Rolling Report of the 47th game of IPL 2020, between the Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Shreyas Iyer and R Ashwin will take on the likes of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, and others in Dubai. Delhi Capitals vs…

October 27, 2020
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AB de Villiers could dictate fate of Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore contest

Going by recent history, AB de Villiers should make a big difference to the result  6:11 PM IST Karthik Krishnaswamy Big picture The Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore have been in and around the top three for most of IPL 2020, but neither can yet count on finishing there. The tournament table has been known to shape-shift dramatically in past seasons as the league stage approaches its close,…

October 27, 2020
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Rishi Patel joins Leicestershire from Essex

10:51 AM GMT Leicestershire have signed former Essex batsman Rishi Patel on a three-year deal. While 22-year-old Patel currently has a modest record at senior level – he averages 17.00 in first-class cricket and 21.66 in List A cricket – he has a good record in second XI cricket and is seen as an exciting prospect. In particular, he registered five second XI centuries in the 2018 season, added three…

October 27, 2020
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Mark Wood was close to saying 'I've had enough' over ankle injury issues

10:40 AM GMT England fast bowler Mark Wood has admitted he considered leaving cricket in the aftermath of a succession of injuries. Wood was forced to undergo three operations within 12 months upon his left ankle. He revealed that around the time of his third operation, in late 2016, he had experienced mental health issues as he struggled to cope with the diminishing prospects of fulfilling his early potential. “I…

October 27, 2020
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Sri Lanka set to play two-Test series in South Africa

South Africa’s men’s team hasn’t played any cricket since its aborted tour of India in March  10:10 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff CSA has confirmed that Sri Lanka will visit South Africa for a two-match Test series, which falls under the World Test Championship cycle, in December-January 2020-21. The two Tests, at Centurion (December 26-30) and Johannesburg (January 3-7) will fill the traditional Boxing Day and New Years’ slots. The series…

October 27, 2020
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