featurecricketa day 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
newscricket2 days ago

Legends and pundits react to Bangladesh's shambolic performance in Indore

After getting pummelled by the Indian batsmen on Day 2, the Bangladeshi batsmen faced an uphill task on Day 3, but unsurprisingly faltered once again, slumping to an innings defeat. The Tigers were tormented by the Indian pacers and Twitterati reacted to the visitors' shambolic showing in Indore.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 days ago

IPL 2020 | Ajinkya Rahane, Trent Boult, Mayank Markande get pay hike from pre-auction trade

Ajinkya Rahane, Trent Boult and Mayank Markande have all got pay raises from the new franchises that they are traded to before the IPL auction. Rahane will earn extra INR 1.25 crores while Boult will earn an extra INR 1 crore and Markande made the most profit of all, earning extra INR 1.8 crores.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 days ago

Twitter reacts to Rohit Sharma pointing finger at dressing room for his redemption act at slip

After dropping a catch off Mushfiqur Rahim in the first session, Rohit Sharma went back to the drawing board to practise slip catching with R Sridhar during lunch. That had a positive ripple effect as the opener took a catch at slip, after which he gestured to the dressing room for his success.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 days ago

IPL 2020 | Steve Smith is the logical choice for captain, reveals Rajasthan Royals coach

Rajasthan Royals’ new head coach Andrew McDonald reckons that Steve Smith is the logical choice to take over the captaincy hat for the upcoming season of the IPL. Ajinkya Rahane, who started as captain last season, was replaced mid-way by Smith and has now been released by the team.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 days ago

IND vs BAN | Playing in Melbourne was special and that feeling has stuck with me, reveals Mayank Agarwal

India opener Mayank Agarwal was delighted as he went on to score his second double century as he credited his debut innings at the MCG for his great run in Test cricket as he stressed on playing the game "ball by ball." Agarwal went to score 243 on day two of the first Test match as scored 407 runs.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 days ago

IPL 2020 | Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi among 11 released by Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals has released as many as 11 players, including Jaydev Unadkat, while they traded their skipper Ajinkya Rahane to Delhi Capitals. The list of released RR players includes some big names like Ashton Turner, Oshane Thomas, Ish Sodhi and Rahul Tripathi among many more.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 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
newscricket3 days ago

Twitter reacts to Mayank Agarwal's positive response to Virat Kohli's double century instruction

Mayank Agarwal’s hunger for runs reaches new heights with every match and he put up an exhibition of storied batsmanship in Indore as well. When he reached 150 in a completely chanceless manner, Virat Kohli instructed him to play patiently for 200 and Agarwal responded with a thumbs up.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 days ago

Ajinkya Rahane is being benchmarked against his own standards, states Ravichandran Ashwin

India international Ravichandran Ashwin has stood by his teammate Ajinkya Rahane, who missed multiple catches in the off-spinner’s spell, and said that it’s the fielder’s own capacity that’s being used against him. Ashwin went on to take two crucial wickets on Day 1, nevertheless.
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