featurecricket19 hours ago

India vs Sri Lanka | How and where India lost first ODI in Dharamshala

Suranga Lakmal had the field day in Dharamsala as he single-handedly dismantled the Indian batting order to end Sri Lanka's 12-match ODI losing streak. The game raised questions on India's batting ability against the moving ball, and also came as a warning sign ahead of the South Africa tour.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka |Talking Points from Day 4

India declared on 246/5 in their second innings, riding on quick fifties by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma after Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan’s 77-run partnership provided an assuring start. Sri Lanka, in response, lost three quick wickets to Jadeja and Shami for 31 runs chasing a target of 410 runs.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket7 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Talking points from Day 3 of the third Test

On a day when Angelo Matthews and Dinesh Chandimal gave India a taste of their own medicine, the hosts fought back brilliantly with a flurry of wickets in the final session to restrict the Lankans to 356/9 at stumps. Here are the main talking points from all the action from Day 3 in Delhi.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket9 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Talking points from Day 1 of the third Test

The third Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla saw India commanding proceedings from the very beginning with Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay scoring centuries to give India a 371-run lead on Day 1. Lakshan Sandakan’s late brace of Vijay and Rahane remains the only positive for Sri Lanka in the game.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket15 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Talking points from Day 3 of the second Test

Day 3 of the Nagpur Test saw Virat Kohli scoring a double ton and Rohit Sharma getting a ton in typical fashion after Cheteshwar Pujara fell short of 150 by just seven runs. Sri Lanka are already a wicket down in response to the massive 405-run lead that India have, after Ishant Sharma struck early.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket16 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Talking points from Day 2 of the second Test

After Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara’s 209-run stand helped India overcome Sri Lanka’s lead without any trouble, Virat Kohli’s quick 54 helped India end the day with a 107-run lead. The Sri Lankan bowlers failed to make any impression whatsoever as they claimed just one wicket on the second day.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket17 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Talking points from Day 1 of the second Test

After R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja broke through the Sri Lankan defence with relative ease, claiming seven wickets, India restricted the Lankans to a miserly score of 205. However, India failed to get a good start with the bat, as KL Rahul was dismissed early as India ended the day with 11/1.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket23 days ago

Talking points from Day 3 of India-Sri Lanka Test Match

Sri Lanka have dominated proceedings in the Test so far and the trend continued on Day 3 as well, with the home side restricted to just 172 in the first innings. In reply, riding on a 99-run partnership between Angelo Mathews (52) and Lahiru Thirimanne (51), they have closed the gap to just 7 runs.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

Does BCCI’s current rotation policy risk procreating legends down the line?

BCCI has been successful in bringing specialist teams for different formats of late, which has seen India excelling in all the rankings. However, the continuous squad rotation will be detrimental for aspiring players, who eye greatness by outplaying their predecessors’ records in national colours.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricketa month ago

India vs New Zealand | How and where India won third ODI in Kanpur

India registered a last-over win against New Zealand through some magnificent death bowling by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah as the hosts restricted the Kiwis to 331/7. While the death bowling was the highlight of the match, India also won some mini-battles on their way to 2-1 series victory.
Bastab K Parida