featurecricket14 hours ago

India vs New Zealand | How and where India lost first ODI in Mumbai

New Zealand managed to exploit the chinks in the Indian armoury and thanks to some composed batting by Tom Latham and Ross Taylor, coupled with Trent Boult's brilliance, won the first game at the Wankhede. Bad decisions and top order changes put a halt to India's magnificent home run.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket16 days ago

Ashish Nehra - A story of unflinching determination

Over the years, Indian cricket fans have watched young Indian fast bowlers with awe. Like a puff of fresh air, the very sight of a budding pacer steaming in, bowling bouncers and delivering the yorkers at an alarming frequency is a treat to every Indian cricket fan.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Four-day matches can restore Test cricket's appeal to the new generation

When world cricket in the mid-2000s started dancing to the tunes of the T20 format, a genuine question was repeatedly asked. Can good ol’ Test cricket survive in the same world, with the growing popularity of its youngest cousin?
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

India’s majestic form has kept a huge concern hidden so far - the No.4 conundrum

Despite the invincible run of the Indian side that has led many to believe that the squad is flawless and perfectly balanced, the dilemma of number 4 spot still prevails. With multiple options available, India should aim to nurture one before the 2019 World Cup rather than experiment recklessly.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricketa month ago

India vs Australia | How and where India won the third ODI in Indore

India stuck to their calculative brand of cricket and with an all-round effort, took an unassailable series lead of 3-0. In the game, India didn’t deviate from their plans, despite getting off to a bad start, while Australia repeated their mistakes from the last match to lose the game.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

2007 T20 World Cup final – A night that changed the course of Indian cricket

In the aaiirrr... and Sreesanth takes it...” - These lines yelled out by Ravi Shastri shall reverberate in the minds of the Indian fans for a lifetime.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Lack of accountability of Odisha Cricket Association leaves state cricket in disarray

The Barabati Stadium in Cuttack doesn’t host a lot of international matches and the rarity means the otherwise sleepy silver city decks itself up when an international match comes to the venue. The buzz surrounding the entire city is very hard to miss and the atmosphere makes for a riveting watch.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Five cricket players to watch at the 2019 World Cup

In any sport, the World Cup, or any other major international event, is the platform where teams and players can showcase their skills and style of play. For the 2019 Cricket World Cup, teams and players will land on English and Welsh shores to fight it out for the biggest prize in cricket.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

Decoding MS Dhoni’s innovative wicket-keeping techniques

Ankit Sharma comes around the wicket and puts in a shortish delivery outside off stump. On seeing the width on offer, Manan Vohra decides to attempt a late dab square of the wicket. However, he fails to take into account the skill and intelligence of the man behind the stumps - a certain MS Dhoni.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs Sri Lanka | How and where India won the T20I

India hardly broke a sweat during the only T20 in Colombo as Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey orchestrated a fantastic 7-wicket victory for the visitors to complete a “tourwash”. Even though some of Kohli’s decisions were questionable, they eventually paid off to secure a 9-0 win for India on the tour.
Bastab K Parida