Rasesh Mandani

Rasesh Mandani loves a straight drive. He has been covering cricket, the governance and business side of sport for close to two decades. He writes and video blogs for HT.

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IPL top scorer Jos Buttler and the art of ‘unconscious competence’

Mind coach Anand Chulani says the England and Royals batter’s mental conditioning is integral to his success
Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals celebrates after scoring a half century(IPL)
Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals celebrates after scoring a half century(IPL)
Published on Apr 12, 2022 05:34 PM IST
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By, Mumbai

Hetmyer, bowlers help Rajasthan Royals beat Lucknow Super Giants by three runs

  • The Caribbean batter scored 59 not out before RR bowler Kuldeep Sen held his nerve in the final over against a set Marcus Stoinis.
Mumbai: Yuzvendra Chahal of Rajasthan Royals celebrates the wicket of Krunal Pandya of Lucknow Super Giants.(PTI)
Mumbai: Yuzvendra Chahal of Rajasthan Royals celebrates the wicket of Krunal Pandya of Lucknow Super Giants.(PTI)
Published on Apr 10, 2022 11:55 PM IST
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Rahul Tewatia proves the redemption artist again

  • Tewatia’s two sixes off the last two balls—in a 3-ball 13*--to seal a win for Gujarat Titans against Punjab Kings is a great example of fine-tuning practice in IPL.
Rahul Tewatia batting vs PBKS in an IPL 2022 match(IPL/BCCI)
Rahul Tewatia batting vs PBKS in an IPL 2022 match(IPL/BCCI)
Published on Apr 09, 2022 11:11 AM IST
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IPL 2022: Tewatia last-ball six gives Gujarat Titans memorable win

  • Shubman Gill's 96 keeps GT in hunt before Tewatia hits sixes off final two balls.
Gujarat Titans' players after six-wicket win over Punjab Kings(IPLt20.com)
Gujarat Titans' players after six-wicket win over Punjab Kings(IPLt20.com)
Updated on Apr 09, 2022 07:50 AM IST
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By, Mumbai

As conditions change, I change my lengths: Leg-spinner Rashid Khan

  • Khan says his wicket-taking spells are when opposition batters are reacting to scoreboard pressure.
Rashid Khan in IPL 2022(BCCI/IPL)
Rashid Khan in IPL 2022(BCCI/IPL)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 06:59 PM IST
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A striking difference in the death overs

  • Not allowing the non-striker to cross over has raised the value of dismissals in the end overs.
A still from CSK's match against LSG.(IPL)
A still from CSK's match against LSG.(IPL)
Published on Apr 07, 2022 03:17 PM IST
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IPL 2022: Agri-spray keeps the dew away

  • IPL 2022: Title holders Chennai Super Kings did what teams do to escape the dew effect - bowl first. A poor chase though saw Punjab Kings, whose bowlers were not affected by dew, to win easily.
Thanks to heavy dew presence, all teams are opting to chase in IPL 2022.  (Twitter)
Thanks to heavy dew presence, all teams are opting to chase in IPL 2022.  (Twitter)
Published on Apr 04, 2022 07:18 PM IST
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For Knight Pratham Singh, it’s cricket over MBA

  • The KKR opportunity this year has come is like a god-send, says father Sudhir.
Pratham Singh during a practice session for KKR.(Instagram)
Pratham Singh during a practice session for KKR.(Instagram)
Published on Apr 01, 2022 09:27 AM IST
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Evin Lewis, Ayush Badoni power LSG to their first IPL win

  • IPL 2022: Lucknow Super Giants chased down the 211-run target set by Chennai Super Kings to win their first match of IPL by six wickets.
Evin Lewis and Ayush Badoni of Lucknow Super Giants after Lucknow Super Giants won match 7 of the Indian Premier League 2022 cricket tournament against the Chennai Super Kings, at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Thursday, March 31, 2022.(PTI)
Evin Lewis and Ayush Badoni of Lucknow Super Giants after Lucknow Super Giants won match 7 of the Indian Premier League 2022 cricket tournament against the Chennai Super Kings, at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Thursday, March 31, 2022.(PTI)
Published on Apr 01, 2022 12:00 AM IST
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'Right market price' as BCCI eyes IPL media rights bonanza

  • The collective reserve price for the 2023-27 cycle is almost double of what BCCI earned the last time with fierce bidding expected for digital rights.
IPL 2022 trophy(PTI)
IPL 2022 trophy(PTI)
Published on Mar 30, 2022 09:51 PM IST
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IPL 2022: New team, fresh role and lighting the spark

  • Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav are among those who have started brightly in new teams that have given them roles that fits them the best.
Umesh Yadav of the Kolkata Knight Riders celebrating the wicket of Devon Conway of the Chennai Super Kings(PTI)
Umesh Yadav of the Kolkata Knight Riders celebrating the wicket of Devon Conway of the Chennai Super Kings(PTI)
Published on Mar 30, 2022 08:21 PM IST
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Mohammed Shami spell, Tewatia finish seals Gujarat win

Gujarat Titans win by five wickets against Lucknow Super Giants in the battle of newcomers in IPL
Mohammad Shami celebrates the wicket of Manish Pandey(PTI)
Mohammad Shami celebrates the wicket of Manish Pandey(PTI)
Published on Mar 28, 2022 11:54 PM IST
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IPL 2022: Meet the man shaping Punjab Kings' power-hitting

  • A batting anchor is slowly disappearing from the game, says Punjab Kings’ batting consultant Julian Wood
Punjab Kings’ batting consultant Julian Wood(Instagram/Julian Wood)
Punjab Kings’ batting consultant Julian Wood(Instagram/Julian Wood)
Published on Mar 28, 2022 09:20 AM IST
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Kuldeep, Axar, and Lalit shine as Delhi Capitals rally to down “hosts” Mumbai

  • Delhi Capitals overcame early loss of wickets as they upstaged MI by four wickets with 10 balls to spare at the Brabourne Stadium in their opening IPL game.
Lalit Yadav against Mumbai Indians(IPLt20,com)
Lalit Yadav against Mumbai Indians(IPLt20,com)
Updated on Mar 27, 2022 11:48 PM IST
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IPL media rights: 35,000 crore base price double of current value

A go-ahead to float the rights tender was given by the IPL Governing Council at its meeting on Friday.
IPL 2022 trophy(BCCI)
IPL 2022 trophy(BCCI)
Updated on Mar 26, 2022 12:01 AM IST
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Will RCB, Kohli buck the brand trend again?

  • So far, not winning IPL has had limited commercial impact on team.
Former RCB captain Virat Kohli(IPL)
Former RCB captain Virat Kohli(IPL)
Published on Mar 24, 2022 08:35 PM IST
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'I enjoy playing the role of an enforcer’: Lockie Ferguson

In this interview, Lockie Ferguson talks about using extreme pace as a weapon in T20 cricket and his efforts to become a more rounded bowling force.
Lockie Ferguson is one of the few bowlers in IPL to regularly clock 150 kph.(Getty)
Lockie Ferguson is one of the few bowlers in IPL to regularly clock 150 kph.(Getty)
Published on Mar 23, 2022 12:51 PM IST
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In the swing of things, Yash Dayal aims to clock 150kph

  • The Gujarat Titans left-arm quick talks about building blocks to his learning curve which include training sessions with Glenn McGrath and Courtney Walsh
Yash Dayal(Instagram/imyash_dayal)
Yash Dayal(Instagram/imyash_dayal)
Published on Mar 20, 2022 09:14 AM IST
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‘You can’t take a conservative approach in T20’: Anil Kumble

Head coach Anil Kumble talks about the change and how he used data to build team strategy.
Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble(HT Archive)
Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble(HT Archive)
Published on Mar 17, 2022 09:14 PM IST
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Nagaland call for exposure, patience after conceding 1297 runs

  • Every big team started somewhere, says captain Rongsen Jonathan.
Virat Singh in action during Jharkhand's match against Nagaland.(Twitter/BCCIDomestic)
Virat Singh in action during Jharkhand's match against Nagaland.(Twitter/BCCIDomestic)
Published on Mar 17, 2022 08:41 AM IST
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Non-striker’s run out? Fair enough, says Peter Kirsten

  • While those like Ravichandran Ashwin strongly believe that batters are out to steal inches, and therefore gain advantage, Kirsten feels that may not always be the case.
R Ashwin mankads Jos Butter/ (IPL)
R Ashwin mankads Jos Butter/ (IPL)
Published on Mar 13, 2022 11:05 AM IST
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India-Sri Lanka pink-ball Test brings surface tension to its makers

  • The previous two day-night matches in India were short affairs, one dominated by pacers and the other by spinners. The Bengaluru pink-ball game starts on Saturday.
India all-rounder Axar Patel(BCCI)
India all-rounder Axar Patel(BCCI)
Published on Mar 11, 2022 10:58 AM IST
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Ashwin vindicated by MCC law makers, two years on

  • Cricket’s guardians of rules have said non-strikers run out by bowlers for leaving the crease early will be ruled run out, after R Ashwin’s dismissal of Jos Buttler in the 2019 IPL was criticised.
India's Ravichandran Ashwin during the practice session ahead of first test match between India and Sri Lanka at PCA stadium in Mohali on Tuesday.(ANI)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin during the practice session ahead of first test match between India and Sri Lanka at PCA stadium in Mohali on Tuesday.(ANI)
Published on Mar 10, 2022 07:24 AM IST
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Byju’s stay on as India shirt sponsors, to pay BCCI 10% more

  • The Ed-tech platform came on board after taking over the sponsorship from Chinese mobile company Oppo in 2019 through a tripartite deal.
.Team India file photo.(PTI)
.Team India file photo.(PTI)
Published on Mar 07, 2022 10:30 PM IST
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Brand Kohli: Breaking records, awaiting fresh impetus

  • Virat Kohli’s journey to 100 Tests is also a story of the biggest commercial brand in cricket, rubbing shoulders with some of the mega earners in global sports.
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli(PTI)
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli(PTI)
Published on Mar 03, 2022 03:03 PM IST
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'Saw something similar with Dravid': Ganguly makes huge prediction about Kohli

  • Very few players in India have played 100 Test matches, said the BCCI president, and Kohli deserves every bit of accolade for reaching this fantastic landmark.
Sourav Ganguly has made a bold prediction regarding Virat Kohli. (ANI/PTI)
Sourav Ganguly has made a bold prediction regarding Virat Kohli. (ANI/PTI)
Updated on Mar 02, 2022 08:36 PM IST
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Team India jersey rights on Apex Council agenda, BCCI may have to hard sell

  • With companies opting to buy the more lucrative jersey rights for IPL teams, BCCI may find it tricky to find a national sponsor at the current pricing.
Indian players pose with the trophy after winning three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka(PTI)
Indian players pose with the trophy after winning three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka(PTI)
Published on Mar 01, 2022 07:57 PM IST
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CVC, owners of new IPL team Gujarat Titans, target profit over perpetuity

  • CVC Capital Partners, the equity firm that won the bid, sees growth in the world’s biggest T20 league but will focus on performance on the field as well as delivering on projections, says advisor to the big deal.
Gujarat Titans are one of the two new franchises that have been added to IPL 2022.(Twitter)
Gujarat Titans are one of the two new franchises that have been added to IPL 2022.(Twitter)
Published on Feb 26, 2022 06:56 PM IST
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Tilak Varma: A Suresh Raina fan goes from the Hyderabad bylanes into MI’s roster

  • The 19-year-old’s life-changing 1.7 crore bid in the IPL auction involved meticulous planning by Mumbai Indians talent scouts who had tracked his career path for many years.
File photo of Tilak Varma.(Instagram)
File photo of Tilak Varma.(Instagram)
Published on Feb 25, 2022 07:09 PM IST
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Rohit Sharma named Test skipper, Pujara, Rahane and Ishant axed

  • The tapering Test careers of India No. 3 and No. 5, as well as the country’s most-capped pacer after Kapil Dev, seem to have halted after omission for the home Tests versus Sri Lanka
Sharma’s initiation as Test captain will mark a transition in the Test team with the axing of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane following their prolonged lean run.(AP)
Sharma’s initiation as Test captain will mark a transition in the Test team with the axing of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane following their prolonged lean run.(AP)
Updated on Feb 19, 2022 11:27 PM IST
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