featurecricket6 days ago

Virat Kohli : a shrewd strategist or a lucky successor

When Lahiru Kumara was bowled out off a Ravichandran Ashwin delivery, the second Sri Lankan innings came to an end and with it, India registered yet another comprehensive win and clean-swept the series 3-0 for the first time ever on foreign soil. The win marked India's eighth consecutive series win.
Rohan Chawla
featurecricket11 days ago

Ravindra Jadeja’s five best Test performances in last two years

In the latest ICC Test rankings, Ravindra Jadeja has maintained his top position on the bowlers list but for the first time in his career, he has achieved the No. 1 position among all-rounders. In the process, the Saurashtra lad has also established himself as the lynchpin of the Indian Test side.
Divya Sahu
featurecricket23 days ago

Not compromising on pace no matter what: How Umesh Yadav braved all odds

Former Australian pace bowler Glenn McGrath has applauded Indian bowler Umesh Yadav for his consistency and understanding of the workload management needed to sustain a fast bowling career. The boy from Deori endured a lot before making path-breaking progress in the international circuit.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricketa month ago

Why Shikhar Dhawan should be India's preferred opener in Tests

Shikhar Dhawan made a scintillating return to the Indian Test team scoring a 168-ball 190 to put India into a commanding position by finishing the first day with 399/3 on the board. Dhawan opened the innings for India after a gap of almost two years as the position owned by Murali Vijay.
Rohan Chawla
featurecricketa month ago

India wakes up to its women cricketers

Fortunes fluctuated until the very end and finally, England managed to win their fourth title thanks to some unbelievable death bowling by Anya Shrubsole, who nailed the yorkers at an alarming frequency to hand India a gut-wrenching nine-run loss.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Is GenY blurring hierarchy lines an ailment to the sport or a road to the future?

After Sunil Gavaskar castigated the Indian cricket team for their rejection of a hard taskmaster like Anil Kumble, it is now former South African opener Herschelle Gibbs warning the Proteas to refrain from the “buddy-buddy” attitude in the dressing room. Is this attitude hurting the national teams?
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricketa month ago

Harmanpreet Kaur - A legend in the making

Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar better known as Harmanpreet Kaur single-handedly tore apart the Australian bowling to guide India to a commendable 281 at the end of 42 overs. Kaur's fiery innings eventually paved the way for India's entry into their second Women's World Cup final.
Rohan Chawla
featurecricketa month ago

Widespread Television coverage- a shot in the arm for taking women's cricket forward

The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 has shown how far women's cricket has come and can go - it was telecast in 139 countries, and streamed online in 200 territories around the world. In a pleasant surprise, the India-Pakistan women’s match attracted as many viewers as the India-Windies men’s fourth ODI.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

Mithali Raj and 18 years of scripting a legacy

There is a great little story - the story of a legend who scripted a legacy for generations to follow, the story of a sleepy girl who was forced to play cricket because of a strict father and equally supportive mother, the story of Mithali Raj - the trailblazer for Indian women's cricket.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Why Ravi Shastri is the right man for the Indian coaching job

After much hue and cry, Ravi Shastri was finally named the coach of the Indian cricket team. The former Indian skipper beat competition from the likes of former Indian opener Virender Sehwag and former Sri Lankan coach Tom Moody, among others to secure the prestigious, but challenging position.
Rohit George