featurecricketa month ago

ICC Champions Trophy | Detailed analysis and predictions of Group A

In the Champions Trophy, there hasn't been any room for complacency and the Group A, which comprises England, Australia, New Zealand, and Bangladesh, promises for an intriguing competition. With England being the clear-cut favourites, the other three teams will try to not give an inch to the other.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 months ago

Five gestures by cricketers on the field which proves why cricket is a gentleman’s game!

Cricket has been regarded as a gentleman's game since it’s inception, but there have been a lot of incidents such as the monkey-gate incident which has happened in the past that will suggest otherwise. Here are five incidents which will prove that cricket is still a gentleman’s game.
Srijith Gopal
featurecricket4 months ago

Can Joe Root take England back to glory?

That Joe Root one day would go on to lead the England cricket team was never a surprise to anyone. For all those at Yorkshire who had seen the baby-faced boy hitting the leather with so much audacity, Root was obvious superstar-material from a very tender age.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 months ago

Alastair Cook :The captain England needed, not the one it deserved

Alastair Cook led the England team through the most tumultuous 4-year period any captain could have had. His own form fluctuated during the stint, but now that he no more has that burden, he can go back to doing what he is best known for - staying put at the crease and scoring runs.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket5 months ago

It's time ICC introduced DRS in T20 cricket

For a format that has regularly seen new innovations and improvisation, T20 cricket has somehow been kept away from one of the most important technological advancements, the DRS. What has kept the ICC from introducing DRS in T20 cricket, the format that needs it the most?
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket5 months ago

India vs England | How and where India won the second T20I

After suffering a loss in the first T20I, India bounced back at Nagpur with a hard-fought 5-run victory over the visitors, courtesy of fantastic spells from Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah. It was the India pacer’s decision to resort to slower deliveries in the final overs which turned the match.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket5 months ago

India vs England | How and where India lost the first T20I today

England have followed up their win in the last ODI at the Eden Gardens with a convincing 7-wicket over the hosts in the first T20I of the series. In what was arguably England’s most polished performance on this tour, it was the English pacers who shined at Kanpur.
Amlan Majumdar
featurecricket5 months ago

India v England | India's predicted starting XI for the first ODI

With Virat Kohli's reign as India's full-time captain starting on Sunday in the first ODI against England, we take a look at the potential starting XI for the match at Pune. Keeping the Champions Trophy in mind, we have gone with the selection of 6 batsmen, 2 all-rounders and 4 bowlers.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket6 months ago

The age of the quintessential specialist in cricket

Only half of the England Test squad that left India for the New Year break will return next week as part of the limited-overs side led by Eoin Morgan. When the curtains go down on the ODIs, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes will then make way for Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills for the three T20I.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket6 months ago

SportsCafe Readers’ XI: Results for ODI/T20 team of the year

As 2016 came to an end, we asked our readers to pick their best cricket team of the year in the SportsCafe Readers' XI for ODIs and T20s. The results are finally out with the fans opting for their best eleven, and there are a few surprising inclusions in the limited overs side of the year.
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