featurecricketa day ago

India's latest U19 team selection - a true representation of how Indian cricket's future looks like

On Tuesday night, the BCCI Junior Selection Committee picked an India U19 squad for the two four-day games against South Africa U19 and two more separate teams - India U19 A and India U19 B - to take part in a quadrangular series with South Africa U19 and Afghanistan U19.
Bastab K Parida
featurefootball4 days ago

ISL 2019 | What every team has to do to qualify for playoffs this season

With three to four games remaining for every team and as many as seven sides still in contention for the playoff spots, this has definitely been the most competitive ISL season ever. We look at the possible scenarios and what each team needs to finish in the top four by the end of the league stage.
Subhayan Dutta
featuresports5 days ago

Pro Volleyball | Dilip Khoiwal’s long-lasting relationship with volleyball and Gujarat

Many volleyball players across India, especially those who played at the international level, had a dream of having a professional franchise-based volleyball league for a long time. Like others, Dilip Khoiwal had also dreamt of that which has turned into a reality with Ahmedabad Defenders now.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurecricket6 days ago

India vs New Zealand | Winners and Losers ft. Vijay Shankar, Krunal Pandya, and Rishabh Pant

India ended their Southern Hemisphere tour with a T20I series loss to New Zealand, which came on the back of a golden summer Down Under. The two series in New Zealand also gave many players a chance to put themselves in contention for World Cup, with some grabbing it with open arms.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 days ago

Ranji Trophy | Four Vidarbha players selected in Faiz Fazal-led SportsCafe Team of the Tournament

As the Ranji Trophy has finally come to an end, it is time to look back at one of the most path-breaking seasons ever, with Vidarbha scripting history. We, at SportsCafe, have gone through the numbers and put them in context to form the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 team of the tournament.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

India vs New Zealand | Indian players rated and slated from their four-run loss in Hamilton

India finally suffered a series loss in their golden summer trip to the Southern Hemisphere after they lost the final T20I to New Zealand in Hamilton today. While Dinesh Karthik gave India hope, Vijay Shankar proved that he can be the perfect back-up all-rounder for the team in the World Cup.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket8 days ago

In and out of sync with cricket, Mathew Sinclair embraces life with a smile

If you don’t remember Mathew Sinclair, then type “Best catches in Cricket history” on Youtube and one relatively pixelated New Zealand-Australia video will pop up, of a well-built bloke making a full stretch near the boundary to remove Matthew Hayden in Melbourne.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket8 days ago

India vs New Zealand | India’s predicted XI for the third T20I at Seddon Park in Hamilton

With a comprehensive performance, India levelled the series at the Eden Park and would brace to win the last game so as to end their trip to southern hemisphere without losing a series. However, New Zealand will also push themselves to restore some confidence ahead of the Bangladesh series.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball8 days ago

ISL 2019 | Carles Cuadrat’s ‘physicality’ concerns Bengaluru FC’s biggest barrier this season

The international break has seemingly changed things drastically for few sides in the Indian Super League with the severest blow evidently taken by Bengaluru FC. However, as far as their manager Carles Cuadrat is concerned, the Spaniard seems to have hit a mental block of sorts at this junction.
Subhayan Dutta
featurehockey8 days ago

Rani Rampal targets Olympic qualification for Indian women’s hockey team

After a successful tour to Spain, the captain of the Indian women’s hockey team Rani Rampal has stated that the team is focussed on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics to be held in 2020. The Indian team will start its Olympic qualification matches in Japan’s Hiroshima from June 23 this year.
Chiranjibi Pati