Bastab K Parida

Junior editor

Dreams to become a Geologist crashed during Post-Graduation to make way for the a dream that I am living now - Writing cricket for a living! Paid to watch and write about the game at SportsCafe. What more do you need in life?

featurecricket4 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 Final | How and where can England beat New Zealand

“It is coming home” - the social media is full on fire as the English fans prepare to witness Eoin Morgan slowly walk across to uplift the damned cup. In some corner, Kane Williamson though must be asking them to wait for the final blow - because hey, it is not over until the fat lady sings.
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featurecricket8 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | India’s Predicted XI for semi final clash against New Zealand

India face New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 and it promises to be a cracker of an encounter. While New Zealand will have a lot of cracks to fill, India, a well-oiled machine at that, will hope that the minor blips will find a way to hide before the Lord’s date.
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featurecricket8 days ago

India, New Zealand, and the world’s early (un)pragmatic approaches

Sitting at Leeds press box, Rohit Sharma was not quite sure whether the team would travel to Birmingham or Manchester. It was evening in England and he insisted the team wouldn’t mind travelling anywhere of the two beautiful cities that had been home to some glorious cricket in the last few weeks.
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newscricket10 days ago

OCA election gets into controversy after OSEC contemplates not sending any electoral officer

Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) election has gone into an uncertain position after the State Election Commission’s apprehension to appoint an electoral officer for the same purpose. Earlier, the Committee of Administrators have asked the association to finalise the EO by July 1.
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featurecricket11 days ago

Ambati Rayudu leaves with “what could have been” regrets but who to blame for it all?

After the failure and shame in the 1999 World Cup, the '02 English summer gave a chance for redemption for the Indians and coincidentally, it was not only the senior team which was under the scanner. As many as three teams were in action at the same time, with a lot of promise for the golden future.
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featurecricket12 days ago

Greatest all-rounder of 21st century debate - where does Shakib Al Hasan stand?

Just ahead of the 2011 World Cup, MS Dhoni and the entire Indian team management had to scratch their head for a decision - which in hindsight, probably changed the way teams approach their strategy in the ODIs for good. Yuvraj Singh became the heart, soul and so many more of India’s campaign.
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featurecricket14 days ago

IND vs BAN | Takeaways - India’s course correction and Hardik Pandya’s Yuvraj moment

Jasprit Bumrah bowled two perfect yorkers to bundle Bangladesh out for 286 and helped India reach the semifinals with one game to go. While India learnt their lessons from Sunday's heartbreak, Hardik Pandya also ensured that he is India’s silent assassin so far and is all set to continue further.
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featurecricket17 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | England’s Predicted XI for the Sunday showdown against India in Birmingham

After seeing their dreams being on a downhill ride after the loss against Australia, England will have a do-or-die situation in front of them when they will take on India in Birmingham. While Jofra Archer is doubtful for the game, Jason Roy may make a comeback to the team after injury recovery.
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featurecricket19 days ago

IND vs WI | Takeaways - Jason Holder’s amazing spell of lethality and MS Dhoni’s “weird” innings

On the back of yet another stunning display by the bowling unit, India got the better of West Indies by 125 runs and closed themselves to a semifinal spot. While Jason Holder bowled a spell of grit and class, MS Dhoni’s innings was not a classic Dhoni by any means and left a lot to be desired for.
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featurecricket21 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Qualification scenarios: How has the semi-final race panned out after England’s loss to Australia

England’s loss to Australia has not only resulted in the hosts being in danger of missing out on a semifinal spot but it also meant other teams’ chances of qualifying have increased drastically. While Australia have already entered the semis, South Africa and Afghanistan are eliminated entirely.
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