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
featurecricket7 days ago

Winners and Losers from India’s thumping win over Afghanistan

Though a one-off Test match against Afghanistan wasn’t the best possible warm-up game for India ahead of their England tour, the match did throw some idea about how players could pan in of the overseas series. Here are the winners and losers from the match and what does it mean going forward.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket16 days ago

Dinesh Karthik vs Wriddhiman Saha - Race to be India’s "consistent" red-ball keeper begins

When Anil Kumble took over the reins of the Indian cricket team ahead of India’s Windies tour in 2016, the team management decided to promote R Ashwin above Wriddhiman Saha, who at that point, had already played 11 Tests and scored 367 runs at 21.58, with two fifties and no hundreds.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

Will Virat Kohli's pre-season county stint be enough for India's success in England

While Twitter wasted no time in hailing Virat Kohli’s decision to play county for Surrey ahead of India’s tour of England series for self-improvement, one would still remain highly skeptical as to how far would these county stints actually help India rectify their dismal record on the English turf.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket4 months ago

India’s growing love affair with DRS has a new chapter

BCCI’s decision to include the Decision Review System (DRS) in IPL after almost a decade since its introduction could be a historic call on India’s part. Given India’s dismal record in Tests under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, this could be a huge step in preparing them for life after MS Dhoni.
SportsCafe Desk
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 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.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket6 months ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 1 of the Perth Test

England ended the day in a seemingly comfortable position of 305/4 thanks to an eye-catching century by Dawid Malan (110*) and half-centuries by Jonny Bairstow (75*) and Mark Stoneman (56). However, the day will also be remembered for the Australian pace troika’s perseverance and WACA’s bounce.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 months ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 1 of the second Test

England’s struggles with the balls continued for a second Test in a row as Australia saw off the new ball with relative ease in the first ever Day-Night match in the Ashes. The hosts ended the day with 209/4, thanks to Usman Khawaja (53) David Warner (47), in a rain delayed day at the Adelaide Oval.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricket7 months ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 4 of the first Test

Despite Joe Root’s fifty, and contributions from Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow, on Day 4, England could only manage a score of 195 in their second innings in Brisbane. In reply, the Australian openers, David Warner (60*) and Cameron Bancroft (51*) have put Australia on the brink of victory.
Faizan Qadiri