featurecricket8 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | The underwhelming XI of group stage

Prior to the start of every major tournament, there are eyes fixed on certain players, thanks to the reputation they’ve built up, with expectations high to deliver. But sadly, more often than not, players tend to disappoint, leaving the fans to scratch their heads and think “What could have been?”
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket10 days ago

PAK vs BAN | Takeaways - Bangladesh's butter fingers and Fakhar Zaman's failed fireworks

Despite not making the semi-final, Pakistan managed to end their World Cup on a high note, beating Bangladesh by 94 runs. Shaheen Afridi once again starred for Pakistan, becoming the youngest ever to take a World Cup five-wicket haul, while Babar Azam and Imam -Ul-Haq set the tone with the bat.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket16 days ago

PAK vs AFG | Takeaways – Pakistan’s inspiring comeback and Afghanistan’s tactical blunder

Pakistan snatched a nerve-wracking win against Afghanistan to keep their semi-finals hope alive. After Shaheen Afridi bagged four wickets to restrict Afghanistan to a modest total of 227, Imad Wasim played a much-needed cameo to carry the team over the line in the final over.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket19 days ago

NZ vs PAK | Takeaways – Shaheen Afridi weaves magic and Babar Azam finally converts

In an uncanny coincidence, Pakistan have managed to replicate their performance from the 1992 World Cup, will they go on to win the title? They are rightly labelled as the most unpredictable side and their win over New Zealand, who were yet to be beaten in the tournament, corroborates the belief.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket20 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Qualification scenarios: How has the semi-final race panned out after England’s loss to Australia

England’s loss to Australia has not only resulted in the hosts being in danger of missing out on a semifinal spot but it also meant other teams’ chances of qualifying have increased drastically. While Australia have already entered the semis, South Africa and Afghanistan are eliminated entirely.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket22 days ago

SA vs PAK | Takeaways – Shadab Khan’s magic and South Africa’s vulnerable batting display

Pakistan registered a crucial win against South Africa to keep their hopes of making it to the semifinals alive. After an impactful performance with the bat, their bowlers did well to strike regularly and keep the South African batsmen under check to win the game by a massive margin of 49 runs.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricketa month ago

IND vs PAK | Takeaways - Indian openers’ inspiring show and Kuldeep Yadav’s redemption

India keep their unconquered record in the World Cup against Pakistan intact with another convincing win and the equations stand at 7-0 in the favour of India at the moment. Rohit Sharma and a collective effort by the bowlers powered India’s triumph in what happens to be a one-sided encounter.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricketa month ago

AUS vs PAK | Takeaways - Mohammad Amir’s expertise in fundamentals and Australia’s tough decision

On a day where the wicket seemed to have fooled both captains, it was the Aussies, who, despite suffering a Pakistan style collapse, came out on top. The game highlighted a major flaw in the Australian gameplan while giving a sneak-peak to how simple the sport can be if the basics are followed.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Pakistan’s predicted XI for the match against Australia

In true Pakistan fashion, the Men in Green were thrashed by West Indies in their first game of the tournament before they turned it around and beat favourites England in the next game. After their game against Sri Lanka was washed out, Pakistan will need a positive result against Australia tomorrow.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lanka’s predicted XI for clash against Pakistan

Having started the World Cup with a humiliating 10 wicket loss to New Zealand, Sri Lanka regained some of their form with a win against Afghanistan though, their performance was still subpar. They’ll be determined to pull one up against Pakistan to build their confidence for future matches.
Gantavya Adukia