featurecricket24 days ago

Asia Cup | Takeaways: A Rohit Sharma masterclass in captaincy and Dubai’s 90s throwback

Another India-Pak encounter and another one-sided contest. It was a fairly straightforward win for India in Dubai today, but amidst the boring encounter, Rohit Sharma put forward a fine example of how to tactically plan each and every point in the game, and how it impacts the bowlers as a whole.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Asia Cup | Takeaways: The Kedar Jadhav solution and Indian openers’ effective batting display

India was convincing against Pakistan today and thrashed their arch-rivals by 8 wickets to top the group stage. However, the major highlight of the day was Kedar Jadhav, who spun a web around Pakistan line-up to give a solid solution to India’s quest for the No. 6 position as a batsman and a bowler.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Asia Cup 2018 | Combined India-Pakistan Asia Cup XI

India will have a chance to settle the score after the Champions Trophy embarrassment when they will take on Pakistan tomorrow in the second encounter of both the sides in Dubai. Ahead of the clash, we at SportsCafe, have collated a combined Indo-Pak Asia Cup XI that can be a world-beater.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

India and Pakistan are back in the Emirates - a venue full with tales of grit and glory

For me, it was a childhood memory. A memory strong enough to evoke emotions of tears each time the once historical stadium was being introduced almost after every Sachin Tendulkar classic.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 months ago

Will BCCI’s over-reliance on Yo-yo test bid well for Indian cricket’s future

BCCI’s decision to replace an in-form Ambati Rayudu on the back of a failed yo-yo test after his brilliant 2018 IPL season would force one to ask whether the board has been giving way more important to fitness than skill. Being a hotbed of cricketing talent, BCCI might have got its focus all wrong.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket5 months ago

Embrace the reality - Ireland’s date with destiny has finally come true

March 17, 2007 - Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. When people in Pakistan woke up in the morning, they were probably in for a real shocker. A team of part-timers, with all their enthusiasm, secured a three-wicket victory to knock out 1992 winners Pakistan out of the World Cup.`
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

2007 T20 World Cup final – A night that changed the course of Indian cricket

In the aaiirrr... and Sreesanth takes it...” - These lines yelled out by Ravi Shastri shall reverberate in the minds of the Indian fans for a lifetime.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

World XI's visit to Pakistan - the dawn of a new era in Pakistan cricket

Despite certain players' involvement in match fixing and occasional terrorist attacks, Pakistan was still one of the favourites for teams to visit during the early 2000's. India was the first country to boycott visits to Pakistan but other countries continued to tour the terrorism-hit nation.
Rohan Chawla
featurecricketa year ago

Champions Trophy 2017 | How and where India lost the final against Pakistan

While Fakhar Zaman (114) and Mohammad Amir (3/16) were the headline makers in Pakistan's maiden Champions Trophy triumph against India, it was the Men in Blue's errors that had a major impact on the result. Even before the coin was in the air, India had made their first mistake of the final.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricketa year ago

Why Pakistan can win the Champions Trophy

Pakistan have already exceeded expectations by reaching the Champions Trophy final and one should not be surprised if Sarfaraz Ahmed and his team defy the odds once again to dethrone India in the final. Given the way Pakistan have played so far, here's how they can beat India in the final.
Rohit George