featurecricket4 days ago

Australia's recent struggles against spin is more than just a traditional problem

Mark Taylor’s team was annihilated, Steve Waugh claimed that winning in India would be his last Frontier, and Ricky Ponting made 3 visits to India. But none of them could achieve what they desired as India always turned into a difficult proposition for the Aussies of the lore and the millennials.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 days ago

Will BCCI’s over-reliance on Yo-yo test bid well for Indian cricket’s future

BCCI’s decision to replace an in-form Ambati Rayudu on the back of a failed yo-yo test after his brilliant 2018 IPL season would force one to ask whether the board has been giving way more important to fitness than skill. Being a hotbed of cricketing talent, BCCI might have got its focus all wrong.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket21 days ago

ICC’s decision to grant ODI status to four teams augurs well for the sport’s globalisation

ICC decided to expand the 12-team ICC ODI rankings table to accommodate Nepal, Netherlands, Scotland and United Arab Emirates (UAE) and starting June 1, every ODI game that these teams play from here on will count towards determining their rank and it is a welcoming move.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Is affronting opponents leading to misplaced aggression in Cricket?

Despite cricket being touted as the ‘Gentleman’s Game’ since its inception, every once in a while a player has come who would change its entire definition with his flamboyance and attitude. It has often been that persona, which people fell in love with and the next generation trying to imitate.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket2 months ago

Indian cricket administration and their baseless resistance taking the game down

And here comes another resistance - BCCI doesn’t want to play Day-Night Test against Australia in the following summer and this came without any valid reason. While it would have been appreciated if there was any logic to the same, the problem actually lies in the blatant lack of foresight.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

Shame Australia!! Not for what Steve Smith and co did but for what has followed

CHEATS. SHAME. CLOWN UNDER. SACK THEM ALL. SMITH’S SHAME. CAUGHT WITH THEIR PANTS DOWN. SMITH FALLS ON HIS SWORD. This is not Twitter talk but actual headlines that were used to describe the Sandpaper-gate incident that took place in the third Test between Australia and South Africa in Newlands.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricket3 months ago

ICC should set an example out of Australia's ball-tampering incident

A good cricketer shouldn’t necessarily be a true sportsman and cricket has seen innumerable such instances throughout its history. The latest to join the chain was Cameron Bancroft’s use of a yellow tape object to roughen the ball, which was caught on camera as he tried to hide inside his trousers.
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featurecricket4 months ago

Top five cricket tournaments in 2018

2018 is all set to bring an action-packed season to the viewers with the big sides fighting for world dominance across all the three formats. With Virat Kohli and co. spending most of their season away from home conditions, things are bound to be interesting both on and off the field.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking Points from Day 3 of Perth Test

Steven Smith’s invincible form continued on the third day in Perth as he reached 1000 Test runs in a calendar year for the fourth successive year. Though England made amends by dismissing Shaun Marsh early in the day, they couldn’t get a single wicket in the remaining sessions conceding 346 runs.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 2 of Perth Test

England’s middle and lower batting order couldn’t survive Australian bowlers’ onslaught early on Day 2, losing six wickets in 35 runs to end their first innings at 403 after a promising first day. Australia responded well, ending the day at 203/3, with Steve Smith scoring an unbeaten 92 runs.
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