featurecricketa month ago

Why India was right in leaving Rayudu out

Ambati Rayudu was overlooked for the recently-announced 15-man Indian World Cup squad to make way for all-rounder Vijay Shankar who is tipped to bat at No. 4. Recently, Rayudu's form has been questionable and looked bereft of oomph against sides with quality pace attacks.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket2 months ago

Satire | What if Indian cricket stars took the "Florida Man Challenge"

Jumping on the bandwagon of "The Florida Man Challenge" that has gripped the social media over the last 24 hours, we have all had our share of fun. However, we decided to not stop at that and look into what our celebrated cricketers would find in the challenge as they are busy preparing for the IPL.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs Australia | Winners and Losers ft. Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the Aussies

After succumbing to a home series defeat under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, the equation might just have changed for the Men in Blues ahead of the much-awaited World Cup. The three ODI losses on the trot could now see some players, who might have given up hope, getting right into the scheme of things.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Australia’s Kedar Jadhav plan and the end of the Pant experiment

Australia gave the World Cup race a completely a different edge by winning their first-ever ODI series in two years in Delhi today. However, the game gave a sneak-peak to how the strategy for the World Cup would be while giving Australia the problems of plenty for the opening slot.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs Australia | India’s Predicted XI for the fifth ODI in New Delhi

No one would have imagined this a couple of weeks ago. A bruised and depleted Australia arrived in India for a series formality in the truest sense, but after 14 days, they have made everyone eat their words with some convincing performances. Can they break the jinx and win a series in India?
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Australia finding solution to the Finch issue and the problem of umpiring hints

Ashton Turner's century today not only made its way into folklore lore but also confirmed that the series would go to the decider, reminding the fans about the 2013 series. The visitors have also found a solution for how to tackle Aaron Finch conundrum and the ways to use him in the side.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs Australia | India’s Predicted XI for the fourth ODI in Mohali

The Ranchi ODI gave India’s plans for the World Cup a reality check and with two ODIs left to address the chinks in the armour, India would go to Mohali with the hope of getting things right. While MS Dhoni has been rested for the last two games, Rishabh Pant will finally get his chance.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Australian middle-order’s soul-searching and Ravindra Jadeja’s fluctuating “intent”

Even a Virat Kohli century couldn’t take India past the Aussie total, resulting in the series coming to an interesting point where Ravi Shastri would say all three results are possible. However, Australians not finding a way out in the middle-overs would be a huge concern for the visitors.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs Australia | India’s Predicted XI for the third ODI in Ranchi

After two close encounters, India must be bracing themselves to win the series when they will take on Australia in the third encounter in Ranchi. The moment India thought they had settled with their combination for the World Cup, Vijay Shankar threw an interesting conundrum with a fine performance.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Australia's successful Maxwell formula and Vijay Shankar’s day-out in Nagpur

Vijay Shankar kept his calm under pressure to hand India a solid eight-run victory in Nagpur and in the process, he strengthened his chances for the World Cup even more. However, it was Marcus Stoinis’ innings which could divide opinion for his conservative approach towards the end.
Bastab K Parida