featurecricket4 days ago

Takeaways | Nicholas Pooran’s arrival, Rishabh Pant’s redemption and Khaleel Ahmed’s baptism

The most inconsequential T20I of the series gave India the most valuable insights as the hosts eventually managed a complete the clean sweep on the last ball of the match. From Rishabh Pant’s resurrection to Nicholas Pooran’s arrival, here are the takeaways from the last match of Windies’ tour.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket5 days ago

India vs Windies | Predicted XI for 3rd T20I in Chennai

India take on the Windies at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday as the Men in Blue aim to complete a clean sweep of the T20I series after winning the first two matches. The management is expected to hand chances to the fringe players as the team gets ready for the much-awaited Australia tour next.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket6 days ago

From Mumbai to Puducherry - 100* for the fierce Nayari

“Mumbai is still the powerhouse, if you look at the last three years they have played two finals, this will tell you how good a team they are. We are still a powerhouse in the Indian Cricket and whether I come and go, whether thousands come and go, Mumbai will still remain a powerhouse as a team.”
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

Should heroes be exemplary anymore or is it for the masses to decide

Getting compared to Sachin Tendulkar every week surely makes Virat Kohli, whose cavalier attitude and invincible batting has seen the millennials religiously idolizing him more than any cricketer ever, a hero for the masses. But, unlike his batting, his character flaws might not be worth idolizing.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket10 days ago

India vs Windies | Takeaways : Rishabh Pant’s downswing dilemma and Rohit’s astute captaincy

After Tests and ODIs, India secured the T20I honours as well by winning the second ODI in Lucknow comfortably. While it turned out to be a memorable occasion for Khaleel Ahmed, Rohit Sharma’s brilliant tactical captaincy and Rishabh Pant’s negative movement in downswing came to the fore.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket10 days ago

India vs Windies | India’s predicted XI for the second T20I in Lucknow

As international cricket returns to Lucknow after a gap of 25 years, the city will be abuzz to embrace the game of cricket at their new Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Antarrashtriya Stadium. Amidst the frenzy, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will try to seal the T20 series in advance.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket12 days ago

India vs Windies | Takeaways: Kuldeep’s instinct to attack and Oshane Thomas’ fascination to bowling quick

Krunal Pandya's had an excellent outing on debut and Kuldeep Yadav turned his way to glory once again as India won the first T20 encounter to take a 1-0 lead in the series. However, the result could have seen Windies as the winner had Carlos Brathwaite used his resources purposefully.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket12 days ago

India vs Windies | India’s predicted XI for first T20I in Kolkata

The only team to have gotten the better of India in any T20 series since 2016, Windies, have some sort of upper hand against the home team. However, all that won't count for much as this is the first bilateral T20 series between the two teams in India and Windies have a terrible record in Asia.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket15 days ago

India vs Windies | Takeaways : Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s ODI struggle and Windies’ fluke resurgence

Ravindra Jadeja's four-wicket haul helped India bowl out Windies for a meager 104, and after that, the hosts romped home in a canter in order to seal the series 3-1. However, the game was important for India as Bhuvneshwar Kumar finally showcased his ability in limited-overs cricket.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket16 days ago

Bowling 100 overs a day, Mihir Hirwani is finally stepping out of his father’s shadows and carving his own niche

“Usme Baap jaisi baat nahi hai.” God knows how many times Mihir Hirwani had to listen to this sentence ever since he started playing cricket. First, he became worried by judgement and the fear of living up to the father’s lofty reputations crept in, but later he went on to “make peace” with it.
Bastab K Parida