There hasn’t been a monotonous moment in the IPL thus far, with nearly every match coming down to the limit. The week was dominated by Rinku Singh’s five sixes, but numerous matches were determined by the last ball. This week, a depleted New Zealand will host Pakistan in a limited-overs series, while Ireland’s subcontinental tour continues with two Tests in Sri Lanka. The week of cricket was dominated by the Indian Premier League.

IPL 2023 – A bang-up season thus far

With the Impact Player rule and flat deliveries at the beginning of the season, batters are more aggressive than ever, and the numbers reflect this, according to Matt Roller. And nowhere was this more evident than in the thrilling match that Rinku Singh won for the Kolkata Knight Riders by hitting five sixes in the last over of an impossible game.

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Shashank Kishore also analyzed the IPL’s current trends, which include an abundance of no-balls, the advantage of legspinners, and more. This IPL season has also featured a significant number of first-time players. How familiar are you with these IPL debuts? Take our test to learn more.

In the India-Australia series of 2023 or 2017, were the batting pitches more difficult? This is what the data indicate:
Kartikeya Date examines the pitching lines and lengths of offspinners against right-handed batsmen, which reveal a narrative.

What is the relevance of cognitive psychology to non-striker runouts?

In the final over of the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants, Harshal Patel missed a desperate non-striker run-out. According to Aditya Prakash, this explains why athletes must train for these dismissals.

Cricket must respond to a number of issues raised by the advent of Twenty20.
Ian Chappell asserts that the lowest format can have a positive impact on cricket as a whole, but that cricket administrators must achieve a balance.

In 1998, how many centuries did Sachin Tendulkar score in international competition?
As ESPNcricinfo celebrates its 30th anniversary, put your cricket knowledge to the test with this quiz.

What is No. 10’s highest individual result on a test?

And how many athletes have appeared in the IPL who have never played a senior match? Stephen Lynch has the solutions.

The continued ascent of B Sai Sudharsan

B Sai Sudharsan made the most of his opportunity with Gujarat Titans after Kane Williamson’s injury forced the New Zealand batsman out of the Indian Premier League.

Dhruv Jurel is the Impact Player who took some time to make his mark.
To make it to the IPL, he surmounted a childhood trauma and resistance to playing cricket at home. Ashish Pant and Nikhil Sharma are privy to his tale.