featurecricket2 months ago

India-West Indies third ODI likely to move out from Cuttack due to Cyclone Fani damage

The third ODI match between India and the Windies in Cuttack has come under serious doubt as the Barabati Stadium is yet to recover from the damage caused by Cyclone Fani. Sources close to SportsCafe revealed that it is unlikely that they can be ready to host an international match in December.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

Ravindra Jadeja has grown as a player in the last couple of years, says Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari has expressed his happiness over Ravindra Jadeja’s consistent performances by saying that the latter has grown as a player in the last couple of years. Vihari has also stated that Sanjay Bangar helped him a lot in terms of getting mental clarity and also from a tactical point of view.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

Jason Holder - Holding Windies together with unconventional grace and all embracing talent

About seven months ago, a thrilled Jason Holder hopped and hugged Shane Dowrich after securing his maiden double-hundred in the longest format. Playing against England in Barbados, he became the third player to score a double hundred as a No.8, hence, declaring himself as an ‘all-rounder'.
Sritama Panda
featurecricket2 months ago

WI vs IND | Jamaica Day 3 Talking Points: Virat Kohli ignoring Hurricane Dorian and Windies players’ cavalier attitude

While India had a solid chance of finishing things off on Day 4 of the second Test in Jamaica, they delayed the inevitable by batting again, despite having a 299-run lead in the first innings. While the decision was questionable, Windies players’ negative attitude on the field made the game dull.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

WI vs IND | Jamaica Day 2 Talking Points : Shannon Gabriel’s 1-D approach and Hanuma Vihari proving a point

A Jasprit Bumrah masterclass in yorkers floored Windies completely before a short Shimron Hetmyer cameo salvaged some pride for the hosts, who ended the day with 87/7 in reply to India's 416. While Bumrah took the cake, Hanuma Vihari's performance was too good to be left out without a mention.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

WI vs IND | Jamaica Day 1 Talking Points : Cornwall’s deceptive turn and Jason Holder’s faulty tactics

Jason Holder’s plans of employing spinners for a good amount of time today would be a serious topic of discussion as it didn’t really help the cause as India romped home to 264/5 at stumps. However, Rahkeem Cornwall’s deceptive flight and turn had to be the best revelation of the day.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair and the long wait for the magic mark

Scenes are different, stages are at two opposite ends of one spectrum. And it is highly unlikely that checking the Duleep Trophy scores would have been anywhere close to Ajinkya Rahane’s mind. However, in some way, the two beating hearts were in search of that one good day. One, yes ONE.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

WI vs IND | Winners and Losers from Antigua ft. Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, and optimistic Windies fans

The Antigua Test is unlikely to be remembered for anything other than some boring cricket but for some of the Indian players, this was a Test that would play a key role in determining their future. As India secured 60 easy Championship points, here are the Winners and Losers from the game.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

WI vs IND | Antigua Day 4 Talking Points - Jasprit Bumrah's line of control and Shai Hope’s fading charm

The last couple of hours was probably Jasprit Bumrah’s tribute to everything excellent about Test cricket and the way he dictated the course of the game was just magnificent. While Windies gifted 60 Championship points to India, without a fight, Shai Hope’s form brought a lot of questions too.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

WI vs IND | Antigua Day 3 Talking Points - Rahul’s improved game sense and Holder’s defensive tactics

In a slow day of Test cricket, India and Windies resorted to defensive tactics, with no one trying to come out of their comfort zone. That eventually resulted in India ending the day with a minuscule 185/3 in 72 overs, with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane being the two unbeaten batsmen.
Bastab K Parida