As the Indian Premier League 2015 gets towards the critical stages and teams battle for the play-offs, Mayukh Bhattacharya picks out the players who have impressed, and those who have disappointed so far.
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Ryan ten Doeschate admits that the defending champions are under pressure following their seven-wicket defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premiere League on Saturday.
Ajinkya Rahane just missed a ton as he helped Rajasthan Royals (RR) beat Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 14 runs to go top of the table this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Brabourne Stadium.
Very rarely does Chennai Super Kings (CSK) go into a game not as favorites. But having suffered from two back to back losses they will need a remarkable improvement in their performances when they take on an explosive Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side as they return to their fortress in Chennai.
David Warner played a blitzkrieg as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) kept their chances alive with a wonderful win by 22 runs over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) playing at home in Hyderabad for their fourth win in this Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Ambati Rayudu played a gem as Mumbai Indians (MI) hung on to play-off hopes by beating Rajasthan Royals (RR) by eight runs at the Wankhede Stadium winning their third game in this Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Nathan Coulter-Nile and Zaheer Khan bowled dream spells to help Delhi Daredevils (DD) thump Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by nine wickets registering their third biggest win in all Indian Premier League (IPL) games in terms of balls to spare at the Feroz Shah Kotla.