featurecricketa day ago

Winner and Losers ft. Parthiv Patel, Tim Paine and Peter Handscomb

Amidst all the talks of “ elite honesty and establishing a new culture” Tim Paine led the team to possibly their happiest day since the Sandpapergate saga. The game, however, threw some lights on why it is good to have a long-term vision of playing a Test and not get blinded by first day pitch.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 days ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Australia’s deceptive bowling and Mitchell Starc’s reinvention

Mohammed Shami’s first six-fer in Tests helped India bowl Australia out for 243 runs in the second innings, but the real star in the bowling was Jasprit Bumrah. While Indian batsmen failed to get going once again, Mitchell Starc’s “inswinging” reinvention brought some smile to Aussie faces.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Rishabh Pant’s inability to bat with tail and Kohli’s majestic innings

If you have watched the entire day’s action and there is a very little chance that you wouldn’t have been moved by the ebbs and flows of the game. While the day would be remembered for Virat Kohli’s supreme Perth dominance, Rishabh Pant’s inability to bat with the tail also came to the fore.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 days ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways - A riveting day of Test cricket and Aussie pacers new-ball impact

Today was a kind of day that purists talk about while revealing about nostalgia. Perth was missed, but the one-on-one battle that underlined this Test made sure that the next few days would be a superb day out for all the people who only dream about seeing a hard-fought attritional Test cricket.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 days ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Virat Kohli’s Lord’s encore and Finch’s struggle against induckers

Although bowlers made a good comeback in the second session of the day, Australia should be happy for their score of 277/6 that is becoming increasingly difficult to bat. While the pace was the calling card of the day, footmarks on the surface means India might have gotten the combination wrong.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 days ago

India vs Australia | India’s Predicted XI for the second Test in Perth

After a convincing win in the first innings, a high-flying India will take on Australia who will try to rejig the depleted line-up to level the series. For India, a win on the Test debut of Optus means, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be with them as the chances of the series loss would be Zero.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket9 days ago

India vs Australia | Adelaide throws a classic that would be hard to forget

It was a contrasting five days of Test cricket. Adelaide greeted India with a 40-degree Celsius on the first day, kept the temperature within the range on second as well, but by the time the third day started, it was all gloomy. It was raining, defying the humidity of the first two days.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket9 days ago

Winners and Losers ft. Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane

Australian tailenders gave India a nightmare for an hour or two, but India overcame the jittery start to secure a thrilling victory on the final day at Adelaide. While Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane were impressive for India today, Rohit Sharma and Mitchell Starc turned out to be big flops.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket10 days ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Nathan Lyon’s road to redemption and Mitchell Starc’s negative line

Sometime tomorrow India may win the Test match to go 1-0 up for the first time on Australian soil, but this Test has to be remembered as a fine spectacle. After a lot of ebbs and flows, the game is finally in India’s favour, but Nathan Lyon’s change in approach today was a masterclass in the set-up.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket11 days ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: India’s improved tactics and how Australia served Ashwin (a rough) a platter

Indian batsmen made everyone forget about the gloom of the first day and gave India a lead of 166 runs at the end of the third day Adelaide Test. On a day, where India dominated completely, their approach to Test match batting and Australia pacers’ mistake while creating rough were telling.
Bastab K Parida