featurecricket6 days ago

India’s team combination for the semi-final is baffling, really baffling

Prior to the start of the semi-final, seven out of ten people would have backed Mohammed Shami or Kuldeep Yadav to make the cut. But many eyebrows were raised when Virat Kohli revealed his playing XI at the toss as both the players were axed from the playing XI, in favour of Bhuvi and Jadeja.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket7 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | India’s Predicted XI for semi final clash against New Zealand

India face New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 and it promises to be a cracker of an encounter. While New Zealand will have a lot of cracks to fill, India, a well-oiled machine at that, will hope that the minor blips will find a way to hide before the Lord’s date.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

India, New Zealand, and the world’s early (un)pragmatic approaches

Sitting at Leeds press box, Rohit Sharma was not quite sure whether the team would travel to Birmingham or Manchester. It was evening in England and he insisted the team wouldn’t mind travelling anywhere of the two beautiful cities that had been home to some glorious cricket in the last few weeks.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket9 days ago

IND vs SL | Takeaways – No weak-link in India’s top-order and India’s selection conundrum

On the back of fighting tons from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, India romped home to another convincing win to finish with 15 points in their kitty at the end of the group stages. Angelo Mathews century went in vain as Indian bowlers did well to keep others quiet and were well supported by the batsmen.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket11 days ago

Ambati Rayudu leaves with “what could have been” regrets but who to blame for it all?

After the failure and shame in the 1999 World Cup, the '02 English summer gave a chance for redemption for the Indians and coincidentally, it was not only the senior team which was under the scanner. As many as three teams were in action at the same time, with a lot of promise for the golden future.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket11 days ago

Greatest all-rounder of 21st century debate - where does Shakib Al Hasan stand?

Just ahead of the 2011 World Cup, MS Dhoni and the entire Indian team management had to scratch their head for a decision - which in hindsight, probably changed the way teams approach their strategy in the ODIs for good. Yuvraj Singh became the heart, soul and so many more of India’s campaign.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket13 days ago

IND vs BAN | Takeaways - India’s course correction and Hardik Pandya’s Yuvraj moment

Jasprit Bumrah bowled two perfect yorkers to bundle Bangladesh out for 286 and helped India reach the semifinals with one game to go. While India learnt their lessons from Sunday's heartbreak, Hardik Pandya also ensured that he is India’s silent assassin so far and is all set to continue further.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket14 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | India's predicted XI for the match against Bangladesh

After a disappointing loss against England which saw the intent of the Indian batting getting questioned, Virat Kohli's men would desperately be looking to set things straight against a spirited Bangladesh side. The Tigers on the other hand, will need a win to stay alive in the tournament.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket15 days ago

IND vs ENG | Takeaways – Jason Roy’s emphatic comeback and Liam Plunkett’s moment of rejoice

England snatched a much-needed win against undefeated India to keep their World Cup hopes alive. Jason Roy’s return helped his side post a challenging total on a surface that was conducive for batting while Liam Plunkett stood out with the ball to bag three key wickets and broke the Indian spine.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket16 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | England’s Predicted XI for the Sunday showdown against India in Birmingham

After seeing their dreams being on a downhill ride after the loss against Australia, England will have a do-or-die situation in front of them when they will take on India in Birmingham. While Jofra Archer is doubtful for the game, Jason Roy may make a comeback to the team after injury recovery.
Bastab K Parida