featurecricket7 hours ago

India vs New Zealand | How and where India lost first ODI in Mumbai

New Zealand managed to exploit the chinks in the Indian armoury and thanks to some composed batting by Tom Latham and Ross Taylor, coupled with Trent Boult's brilliance, won the first game at the Wankhede. Bad decisions and top order changes put a halt to India's magnificent home run.
Bastab K Parida
featuretennis3 days ago

Long recovery breaks and advanced conditining foresee ageing players dominate world tennis for years to come

Tennis has undergone a huge change over the years. No more can a knee or elbow surgery force the end of an athlete’s career, even if he has crossed his prime. With men’s tennis mostly dominated by players in their early and mid-thirties now, recovery breaks have become a growing trend.
Subhayan Dutta
featurebadminton8 days ago

Viktor Axelsen and the hopes of the revival of Danish badminton legacy

The tiny Scandinavian nation Denmark, comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands nation, could have easily passed for a country that offers great tourism opportunities. Search "Denmark" on Google and you will be directed to some wonderful spots that will take your breath away.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket16 days ago

Ashish Nehra - A story of unflinching determination

Over the years, Indian cricket fans have watched young Indian fast bowlers with awe. Like a puff of fresh air, the very sight of a budding pacer steaming in, bowling bouncers and delivering the yorkers at an alarming frequency is a treat to every Indian cricket fan.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Four-day matches can restore Test cricket's appeal to the new generation

When world cricket in the mid-2000s started dancing to the tunes of the T20 format, a genuine question was repeatedly asked. Can good ol’ Test cricket survive in the same world, with the growing popularity of its youngest cousin?
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

India’s majestic form has kept a huge concern hidden so far - the No.4 conundrum

Despite the invincible run of the Indian side that has led many to believe that the squad is flawless and perfectly balanced, the dilemma of number 4 spot still prevails. With multiple options available, India should aim to nurture one before the 2019 World Cup rather than experiment recklessly.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricketa month ago

India vs Australia | How and where India won the third ODI in Indore

India stuck to their calculative brand of cricket and with an all-round effort, took an unassailable series lead of 3-0. In the game, India didn’t deviate from their plans, despite getting off to a bad start, while Australia repeated their mistakes from the last match to lose the game.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

2007 T20 World Cup final – A night that changed the course of Indian cricket

In the aaiirrr... and Sreesanth takes it...” - These lines yelled out by Ravi Shastri shall reverberate in the minds of the Indian fans for a lifetime.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Lack of accountability of Odisha Cricket Association leaves state cricket in disarray

The Barabati Stadium in Cuttack doesn’t host a lot of international matches and the rarity means the otherwise sleepy silver city decks itself up when an international match comes to the venue. The buzz surrounding the entire city is very hard to miss and the atmosphere makes for a riveting watch.
Bastab K Parida
featurefootballa month ago

How the new transfer deadline could do more damage to English football clubs than good

After prolonged discussions and debates, the Premier League has announced the next transfer deadline to be on August 9th and not 31st. While the move imparts more clarity concerning players' focus and commitment, it also hands advantages and privileges to other European leagues.
Subhayan Dutta