newscricket18 hours ago

Wisden India : Is it time to retire the word 'Chinaman' from cricket

Shamya Dasgupta writes for Wisden India about the coining of the term "Chinaman" in cricket and how its racist roots have made it important for the cricketing fraternity to abolish the word all together. Dasgupta also questioned why a left arm offie is, even today, called ‘left-arm orthodox’.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket18 hours ago

Brad Hodge questions the seriousness of Kohli's injury

Brad Hodge has questioned the extent of Virat Kohli's injury stating that it would be "pretty dirty" if Kohli showed up fully fit for the IPL having withdrawn from the Indian Test squad. He went on to add that as a rival coach he would want Kohli to be absent when his team played RCB in the IPL.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket19 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Jadeja's brilliant all-round performance and the last wicket drama

Jadeja and Saha started off the day with a solid partnership which helped India put up a lead of 32. On the other hand, the Australians didn't have a start that they would've expected as Renshaw, Warner and Smith fell early which led to a collapse. Now 91 runs stand between India and a series win.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa day ago

WATCH | Jadeja's brilliant reply to Aussie sledging

With Australia struggling to gain any sort of foothold in the morning session of the Day 3 at Dharamsala, Matthew Wade started the old Aussie tradition of sledging against Ravindra Jadeja. The Indian, however, came out on top in the end with an all too familiar sword swinging celebration.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa day ago

WATCH | Steve Smith ignores umpire's suggestion, opts for horrendous review

Since DRS-gate, it appears the review Gods have decided to punish Australia, with Steve Smith failing to get his reviews right. Today, in the ongoing Dharamsala Test, even after umpire Marais Erasmus indicated that there had been an inside edge, Smith opted to go for an unsuccessful lbw review.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa day ago

Rahane is scratchy and low on confidence, says Sourav Ganguly

Ajinkya Rahane has been one of the most consistent batsmen for India over the past few years but has struggled for form following the New Zealand series, and Sourav Ganguly attributed it to a lack of confidence. Rahane has scored just 223 runs in seven matches against England and Australia.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa day ago

Smith could challenge Tendulkar's record, says Brad Hodge

Brad Hodge believes that if Steve Smith continues racking up hundreds the way he is, he would end up challenging the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting. The Aussie captain has been in sensational form in the ongoing Test series in India, with three centuries at an average of over 80.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 days ago

Twitter reacts as Rahul wastes a good start again and Pujara's "Half-marathon"

K.L.Rahul scored his 5th half-century of the series but yet again failed to convert it into a big score. Cheteshwar Pujara was en-route to another marathon innings before he was dismissed by Nathan Lyon for 57. The Twitterati had fun at Pujara's expense for his slow strike rate in Dharamsala.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 days ago

Kumble seeks 26% of BCCI revenue for players

Anil Kumble has proposed a plan which if implemented will raise the salary of each player by 300%. Reports suggest that the Indian coach believes in equality and wants the BCCI to share 26% of the ICC earnings and broadcast revenues with the players which would have been Rs 354 crore last year.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 days ago

Kaif predicted Kuldeep's splendid debut

Mohammad Kaif predicted the chinaman bowler's splendid performance via a tweet before the start of the match on Saturday. The former Indian cricketer had captained the Uttar Pradesh side with Kuldeep Yadav in the Ranji trophy. Australians would have surely regretted ignoring the tweet.
SportsCafe Desk