featurecricket16 hours ago

Asia Cup | Takeaways: A Shahzad conundrum to fitness devotee and MS Dhoni’s spin struggle

After Ravindra Jadeja took the see-saw game to the last over, it ended in a thrilling tie after Rashid Khan dismissed the all-rounder on the penultimate delivery of the innings. However, it was Mohammed Shahzad's day to shine as he showcased why clean-hitting can be a replacement for fitness.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa day ago

Asia Cup | India’s Predicted XI for Super Four match against Afghanistan in Dubai

This Asia Cup was supposed to be a chance for the Indian team to sort out the mess at the earliest and make the team prepare for the World Cup. However, the top-order brilliance has left the middle-order largely untested and today’s match gives them an opportunity to carry out some experiment.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

Asia Cup | Takeaways: A Rohit Sharma masterclass in captaincy and Dubai’s 90s throwback

Another India-Pak encounter and another one-sided contest. It was a fairly straightforward win for India in Dubai today, but amidst the boring encounter, Rohit Sharma put forward a fine example of how to tactically plan each and every point in the game, and how it impacts the bowlers as a whole.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

Asia Cup 2018 | India’s Predicted XI for the Super Four match against Pakistan in Dubai

For India, the Dubai win was a regression to the mean after the team suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of their arch-rivals in the Champions Trophy final last year. Can Pakistan change the status quo today? India will be highly confident in their abilities when they will take the field.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 days ago

The ODI package Ravindra Jadeja adds substance to Team India's World Cup plans

Making a comeback into the Indian ODI team after more than a year, Ravindra Jadeja was exceptional with his bowling against Bangladesh yesterday in Dubai. With his four-wicket haul from the game, he can now be certainly considered for the 2019 World Cup to be held in England next year.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurecricket5 days ago

Asia Cup | Takeaways: Bhuvneshwar Kumar's impeccable length and Opening 101

India continued their winning streak at the Asia Cup with yet another comprehensive win, this time over Bangladesh, with skipper Rohit Sharma leading the way this time. However, this game will be remembered more for Ravindra Jadeja blowing away Bangladesh's batting lineup like a house of cards.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket5 days ago

Asia Cup | India’s Predicted XI for Super Four game against new-age rival Bangladesh in Dubai

India take on Bangladesh in their first match of the Super Four stage amidst three injury setbacks in the form of Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, and Shardul Thakur. However, given how the team fared against Pakistan in the last game, their plan B shouldn’t be a big headache ahead of the crucial game.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket7 days ago

Asia Cup | Takeaways: The Kedar Jadhav solution and Indian openers’ effective batting display

India was convincing against Pakistan today and thrashed their arch-rivals by 8 wickets to top the group stage. However, the major highlight of the day was Kedar Jadhav, who spun a web around Pakistan line-up to give a solid solution to India’s quest for the No. 6 position as a batsman and a bowler.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

Asia Cup | India’s Predicted XI for second league game against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai

After India's lacklustre performance against Hong Kong, they are all set to meet Pakistan in their second game of the ongoing Asia Cup. The neighbouring countries will be playing an international cricket match after more than a year and all eyes will be on the 22 players taking the field today.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurecricket8 days ago

Asia Cup | Takeaways: The Ambati Rayudu punt and Hong Kong openers’ time under the sun

After a Shikhar Dhawan special, Hong Kong put forward a brave show, but India somehow squeezed through to secure their place in the Super Four alongside Pakistan. And in the game, Ambati Rayudu's promotion reaped rich dividends which can potentially solve their No. 4 conundrum, once and for all.
Bastab K Parida