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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‘UnGILLievable’ Gujarat blow away MI, reach second consecutive IPL final

Shubman Gill, the GT opener, slammed a 60-ball 129 to put the match beyond Mumbai Indians.

Shubman Gill(ANI )
Updated on May 27, 2023 07:52 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Drama aside, Ravindra Jadeja stands out as CSK's MVP in IPL 2023

The CSK all-rounder has appeared agitated of late, but that hasn’t stopped him from making a big impact

Chennai Super Kings' Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings Twitter)
Updated on May 29, 2023 09:43 AM IST
By, Mumbai

GT yearn for a dash of Hardik's all-round brilliance

The GT skipper hasn't bowled for four games now and it has hurt the defending champs.

Gujarat Titans player Hardik Pandya during a practice session(PTI)
Updated on May 26, 2023 08:46 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Who will face CSK in IPL 2023 final? Resurgent Mumbai stand in Gujarat's way

Pandya's team are biding to reach their second successive IPL final but Sharma's side won't make it easy for them.

Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya(IPL)
Updated on May 26, 2023 08:48 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

BCCI quashes PCB's hybrid model for Asia Cup; discussion likely during IPL final

A section of the Pakistan media has reported that the BCCI has agreed to a hybrid model of staging matches. BCCI officials have refuted these reports.

India captain Rohit and Pakistan captain Babar Azam(Pakistan Cricket Twitter)
Published on May 25, 2023 01:14 PM IST

The Cameron Green dream: Mumbai Indians’ priciest buy is their MVP too

Cameron Green’s takedown of spin during his hundred will boost his confidence ahead of the spin trial that awaits him in Chennai

Cameron Green celebrates his century against Sunrisers Hyderabad(Mumbai Indians Twiiter)
Published on May 22, 2023 06:40 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Adidas named new India cricket team kit sponsor

The deal with the global sportswear brand is expected to be for five years. BCCI is still in discussions to find a jersey sponsor

Killer had taken over the kit sponsorship from MPL(Getty Images)
Updated on May 22, 2023 10:13 PM IST
By, Mumbai

How Suryakumar Yadav beat the blues with an uncluttered mind

The maverick T20 batter recalls his conversation with MS Dhoni when the chips were down

Mumbai Indians' Suryakumar Yadav (AFP)
Published on May 20, 2023 10:26 PM IST
By, Mumbai

No crowning for Punjab Kings after another tame IPL stint

A new captain and coach didn’t help Punjab Kings discover the spark needed to go all the way as they were eliminated in the league stage

Punjab Kings have been eliminated from IPL 2023 playoff contention.(PTI)
Published on May 20, 2023 07:34 PM IST
By, Mumbai

India-powered financial pitch for cricket in Olympics

The ICC wants IOC to look at the financial upside of having cricket at the Olympics

India's Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others(ANI)
Published on May 19, 2023 09:06 AM IST

IPL 2023: How Shubman Gill found the right T20 gear for Gujarat Titans

The elegant right-hander’s move from KKR to GT has proved to be transformational and it all came together during his first IPL hundred

Gujarat Titans' Shubman Gill plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad(AFP)
Published on May 16, 2023 04:35 PM IST
By, Mumbai

IPL 2023: RCB crush Royals by 112 runs, get playoffs boost

On a slow Jaipur pitch, RR batters let their team down chasing 172 for victory as they are thrashed by 112 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore's players celebrate after winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match(AFP)
Updated on May 14, 2023 09:25 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Surya, a sliced six and staying in the present

The 360-degree batter continues to take giant strides in his T20 career as his first IPL century in Mumbai Indians’ win over Gujarat Titans showed.

Mumbai Indians' Suryakumar Yadav celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 12, 2023. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 13, 2023 09:43 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Strapped for time and runs, Rohit Sharma stays on the attack

MI and India captain faces a reality similar to what a lot of modern all-format players have encountered, T20 is a harsh format to regain form

Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma plays a shot during IPL 2023(AP)
Updated on May 10, 2023 03:22 PM IST

Lucknow post big win, climb to second in points table

Punjab Kings were no match in response to Lucknow’s second-highest score in IPL history at Mohali

Lucknow Super Giants Marcus Stoinis, left, and Ayush Badoni run between the wickets to score during Indian Premier League cricket match between Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings in Mohali, India, Friday, April 28, 2023. (AP Photo Surjeet Yadav )(AP)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 01:42 AM IST

IPL 2023: Meet the bench warmers from abroad

16 overseas players across 10 teams haven’t got game time. If they came together as one, it would make for an interesting team

Lucknow Super Giants players Quinton de Kock and Romario Shepherd during a practice session ahead of the IPL 2023 match(PTI)
Published on Apr 28, 2023 10:26 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Jaiswal's first strike is leaving a high impact

The RR opener has scored more first over boundaries than anyone else; his powerplay dominance based on his core strength, timing the ball

Rajasthan Royals' Yashasvi Jaiswal plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on April 27, 2023. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Apr 28, 2023 10:14 PM IST

Women’s contract value unchanged, Deepti Sharma promoted

With the advent of WPL, T20 performers are rewarded but Shikha Pandey’s WPL showings remain overlooked

India's Harmanpreet Kaur(AFP)
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 12:17 AM IST

Noor Ahmad follows leader Rashid Khan, makes a splash in IPL 2023

The 18-year-old left-arm wrist spinner learnt to bowl googlies watching leggie Rashid Khan on TV. Against Mumbai Indians, he outshone his idol to seal a big win

Gujarat Titans bowler Noor Ahmad with teammate Rashid Khan celebrate the wicket of Mumbai Indians batter Tim David during IPL 2023(PTI)
Published on Apr 26, 2023 01:43 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Dhoni farewell buzz at every IPL venue

Only the 41-year-old India great knows if this is really his last IPL. For now, he’s the one driving viewership and filling stadiums at the IPL.

MS Dhoni during the IPL 2023 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium(PTI)
Published on Apr 25, 2023 06:44 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Ice-cool Arshdeep brings the death overs alive

MI was at the receiving end of the young Punjab Kings left-arm pacer's ability to execute under pressure.

Mumbai: Punjab Kings bowler Arshdeep Singh celebrates the wicket of Mumbai Indians batter Nehal Wadhera during the IPL 2023 cricket match between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai, Saturday, April 22, 2023. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)(PTI04_22_2023_000532B)(PTI)
Published on Apr 23, 2023 02:26 PM IST
By, Mumbai

A brand of magic: Sachin Tendulkar and an advertising revolution

For decades, commercials have capitalised on all that has been lovable about Sachin: his genius, humility, and his image as the boy next door. A look back

A still from the Band-Aid ad, Tendulkar’s first TV commercial.
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 03:05 PM IST

MI’s inexperienced bowlers settling into their roles

Leading a far-from-complete bowling unit, captain Rohit Sharma is using various data points to allow them their preferred overs.

Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians players celebrate after winning their IPL 2023 cricket match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, in Hyderabad, Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Mumbai won by 14 runs. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_18_2023_000311B)(PTI)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 06:55 PM IST

Venkatesh Iyer steps up again for Kolkata Knight Riders

With captain Shreyas Iyer injured, Venkatesh has become key in the top order and he has found admirable success on his injury return

Venkatesh Iyer celebrates his century during the IPL 2023 cricket match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians,(PTI)
Published on Apr 17, 2023 03:46 PM IST
By, Mumbai

MI batters outdo KKR as Venkatesh Iyer’s ton goes in vain

Suryakumar Yadav, Mumbai Indians’ stand-in skipper, found form with 43 and opener Ishan Kishan hit 58 to overhaul KKR’s 185/6 for a five-wicket win at home.

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians batter Suryakumar Yadav plays a shot during the IPL 2023 cricket match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai, Sunday, April 16, 2023. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil) (PTI04_16_2023_000278A)(PTI)
Published on Apr 16, 2023 10:09 PM IST
By, Mumbai

BCCI’s ICC media rights share set to go past 10,000 crore

After several reversals, the Indian cricket board is set to reclaim financial clout inside ICC after the latest round of media rights sale

File photo of Jay Shah.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 14, 2023 09:59 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Rahane runs riot as MI sunk at home by CSK

The seasoned batter stunned the home team bowlers by smashing this IPL’s fastest fifty before CSK eased to a seven-wicket victory

Chennai Super Kings Ajinkya Rahane bats during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai.(AP)
Published on Apr 08, 2023 11:41 PM IST
By, Mumbai

BCCI to tap the market with four-year media rights tender

Bilateral international cricket is Indian cricket’s second biggest revenue generator. BCCI set to issue the media rights tender after Sunday’s Apex Council meet

BCCI logo(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 08, 2023 08:57 PM IST
By, Mumbai

MS Dhoni’s winning six to be immortalised at Wankhede

The former India captain cut the ribbon for a structure to be built where his famous six landed to complete India’s 2011 World Cup win

MS Dhoni
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 08:48 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Southpaws on the rise, aiming for higher honours

Sudharsan and Varma were together playing in U19 Challenger trophy in 2019-20. After IPL heroics, they have Hardik and Rohit backing them to play for India

Gujarat Titans' Sai Sudharsan plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) (AP)
Published on Apr 07, 2023 06:45 PM IST
By, Mumbai
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