Rajesh Pansare is a member of the Mumbai sports desk and writes on football and motor sport.
Articles by Rajesh Pansare
- The wicket-keeper was unbeaten on 67 as he guided the chase of table-toppers Gujarat Titans, who had already sealed a playoff spot, after restricting CSK to 133 at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
- Opening partnership reflect a team’s performance in T20 and this IPL season is no exception. But each pair and individual find a different way to set the innings up for the team
- Benched after one game in this IPL, the New Zealand batter took a break to get married, and has since struck three consecutive half-centuries in a late revival by the defending champions
- Chennai Super Kings only have slim hopes of reaching the play-offs, but have found form late in the IPL after amassing 208 at DY Patil Stadium on Sunday
- Opener hits unbeaten 92 off 58 balls to help Delhi register a 21-run win and jump to fifth spot in the points table.
The seasoned batter hit his third fifty of this IPL to help beat Rajasthan Royals and register Mumbai Indians’ first win of this season
- The batter scored 51 and Tilak Varma made 35 as the five-time winners chased down Rajasthan Royals’ model total of 158/6, winning by five wickets at DY Patil Stadium
- The finisher for India and in IPL before his back injury, ha has reinvented himself as an enforcer up the order for Gujarat Titans.
- KKR all-rounder took four wickets in the 20th over and hit 48, but had too much to do as Titans, led by skipper Hardik Pandya’s 67, squeeze an eight-run win
- Opener’s 116, his third century of the season, helps Royals notch up a 15-run victory.
- The ever-innovative IPL teams have focused on going hard in the middle-overs - 7 to 16 - be it with the bat or ball
- The India pacer has led the attack of former IPL champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are fourth in the points table and in a good position to challenge for a playoffs spot
- Fiery Umran Malik snaps up 4/28, three of them in the final over, a maiden while Bhuvneshwar took 3/22 in Hyderabad’s seven-wicket win over Punjab Kings
- Gujarat skipper scores at a rate of over 150 for the first time this season.
- This is the kind of impact Dhoni has on the youngsters, says former Mumbai coach.
- The wrist spinner took four wickets, three of them in the 16th over, after fifties from the openers had helped Capital score 215/5. DC won by 44 runs at Brabourne stadium.
- Top order woes for revamped squad sans Warner, Bairstow and Pandey.
- LSG beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs after the 2016 winners mess up their chase of a modest target at the DY Patil Stadium
- Dampness makes gripping the ball tough for bowlers later in the game, making toss a huge factor in the outcome of games.
- New skipper Faf du Plesssis’ 88 helped RCB post 205, but a calm chase finished by Odean Smith and Shahrukh saw Bangalore become the third big team, after CSK and MI, to lose in the first two days of IPL 15.
- Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma feels that the challenge will be to make the new recruits “understand what is needed of them”
- Leg-spinner Prashant Solanki shed almost 20 kgs and aced the 2020-21 Vijay Hazare Trophy before being picked for CSK for ₹1.2 crore.
- A thrilling season finale ended in a new champion, dashing Lewis Hamilton's hopes for a record eighth title, but it was the race director's last-lap call that stunned the sport.
- Sachin Tendulkar, while speaking to the Hindustan Times, spoke about Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, the 2nd India-New Zealand Test among other topics.
The last few weeks have shown just how clueless and frail United are at the moment. From its shambolic defence to its wayward midfield, everything needs to change
Still in front with three races to go, he has weathered everything Mercedes have thrown at him, Hamilton included
- With the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy around the corner, Mumbai will have to go in without some of their top players
India have beaten UAE and Bahrain and will face Chinese Taipei this week in the ongoing exposure to Bahrain.
- Ronaldo’s early goal goes in vain as Swiss club Young Boys rally to inflict United’s 7th loss in 11 Champions League matches
- He played vital roles in shaping the careers of India stalwarts Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma and many more