featurecricket6 days 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
featurecricketa month 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
featurecricket9 months 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
featurecricket10 months 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
featurecricketa year ago

How and why India will win Champions Trophy final against Pakistan

Rivalries have always been the very basis on which a sport is able to build its success, be it Ali vs Frazier (Boxing), Brazil vs Argentina (Football), Federer vs Nadal (Tennis) or India vs Pakistan, in their respective sports. When the two great rivals take the field, it a spectacle to behold.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricketa year ago

Champions Trophy | How and where India won the game against Pakistan

India got their CT campaign off to a perfect start with a 124-run win over Pakistan today. But even before the match turned into a foregone conclusion, it was clear that the match was a tactical blunder by Pakistan. Here is a look at how India secured the dominating win over their eternal rivals.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa year ago

5 times India Vs Pakistan matches became too hot to handle

Inda Vs Pakistan matches have always been one of the most fiercely contested fixtures on the cricket field. However, there have also been times where the emotions have spilt over from both sets of players. Here are 5 such times when tempers flared during an Indo-Pak encounter.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa year ago

Just how much did Sachin mean to us?

The aspiration for success is the single most natural thing in the world. It is not a trait unique to human beings alone; it is the very fundament upon which nature exists. It is what gives rise to evolution and results in life as we know it.
Sarath Chandra