featurecricket14 hours ago

Spinners will get a grip because of prominent SG seam, asserts Premdip Chatterjee

Premdip Chatterjee, the on-field umpire for India’s first-ever pink ball match, has insisted that spinners can get a grip thanks to SG’s prominent seam. The BCCI panel umpire has also added that the arm-ball and flippers would cause more problems for batsmen than the normal spinning deliveries.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket17 hours ago

The BJ Watling way: Of simplistic approach and mind-blowing exploits

Far away from the contortions of the breakneck world, there’s a man smiling through his achievements. Smiling, not because of his accomplishments, but because he is not swayed by them.
Sritama Panda
featurecricket19 hours ago

Shami and Ishant - A guidebook on two polar opposites complementing each other

As India wrapped up the proceedings in Indore, Harsha Bhogle caught up with three pacers for an interview with host broadcaster Star Sports. Shami was in a “chatty” mood and initiated a free-whelming chat, something that came out as a delightful conversation - extremely rare by Indian cricketers.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 days ago

Hit, Miss or Meh | Dissecting the pre-auction window of every IPL team

As teams prep for the ultimate showdown next month, some have chosen to marginally trim their squads, while the others have gone full-on, weeding out a large chunk. We, at SportsCafe, have dissected the pre-auction window of every team in the competition and have given our own verdict on them.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket5 days ago

Indore debacle inevitable and long-time in the making for Bangladesh cricket

There is a problem in copying tactics mindlessly because more often than not, you will get it wrong. It might yield short-term results but when a strong opposition forces you out of your comfort zone, things start falling apart, and Bangladesh are currently experiencing one in India.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 days ago

IND vs BAN | Indore Day 3 Talking Points: Umesh’s unique template to success and Indian pace revolution

India completed the formalities as pacers put up an exhibition in Indore to help the hosts become the first team to reach 300-point mark on the ICC Test Championship table. While India had all the reasons to cheer for, Bangladesh, on the other hand, found themselves with more questions than answers.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 days ago

IND vs BAN | Indore Day 2 Talking Points: Bangladesh’s day of contemplation and Mayank Agarwal’s bloody-mindedness

Mayank Agarwal has demonstrated his quality once again in an ultra-dominating fashion, scoring a fine double century to bury Bangladesh’s hopes. However, it was a day for Bangladesh cricket to look back and reflect the lack of impact they have had by keeping the spin-heavy tactic at home.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 days ago

BCCI's attempt to amend constitution - A mortification that was always lurking around the corner

When CoA announced the dates for BCCI election, it came as a breath of fresh air as the world’s biggest cricket board was finally going to get a stable administration. Sourav Ganguly’s accentuation to the post of president was the cherry on the cake that people welcomed with open arms.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

IND vs BAN | Indore Day 1 Talking Points : Umesh-Ishant’s success in simplicity and Rahane’s forgettable day-out

In what was a ruthless domination of sorts, India bowled Bangladesh out for a mere 150 before reaching 86/1 at the Stumps of Day 1. While Mohammed Shami put up a spectacular display of reverse swing, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav’s first spell was definitely the highlight of the day.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

Team India two years too late in arbitrating Shreyas Iyer as No.4

The Indian team management has been making mistakes aplenty and learning from them one at a time. But a more ideal scenario would’ve been shunning those evitable blunders. One of the major examples of this redundant case is Shreyas Iyer’s story, which has been - by all means - eventful. 
Sritama Panda