featurecricket2 days ago

Dented by untimely injuries, Varun Aaron vows to bring fear factor to the fore, yet again

Varun Aaron was never set out to be just one among the many. He was a contradiction, the very contradiction of the Indian fast bowling race where having the ability to move the ball was the ultimate gold standard and keeping it for long was the parameter of how many years would you play for India.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

IPL 2019 | What worked and what didn’t - Kings XI Punjab

Another year, but the same story repeats as Kings XI Punjab started on a convincing manner, only to see their momentum being fizzled out in the second half of the league. They still could’ve become the fourth team in the playoffs, but the inability to soak in the pressure got them on the wrong-side.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket8 days ago

IPL 2019 | What worked and what didn’t - Chennai Super Kings

There is a meme going around in Internet - that Seven IPL teams play in the IPL to face Chennai Super Kings in the final. How much of that true is not left to interpretation at all as it was the case proven time and time again and to validate it, CSK reached yet another final this season.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket9 days ago

IPL 2019 | What worked and what didn’t - Delhi Capitals

Even in this day and age of data mining, one couldn’t discount the simple theory of using the experience to be ahead of the time. Delhi Capitals, bolstered by a young Indian core and mentored by two of the best brains in the sport, provided the kind of cricket that was so refreshing to see.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket11 days ago

IPL 2019 | Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians to fight contrasting realities in a game of bragging rights

"The start for us is not about runs, especially the first two overs. Our role, especially me and Watto, is to get through those first few overs. Because if we don't lose wickets in those first few overs, we play the powerplay better.”
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket12 days ago

IPL 2019 | What worked and what didn’t - Rajasthan Royals

You never want to be a Rajasthan Royals owner, do you? Probably the nicest of the franchises in terms of contributions to Indian cricket, and the most emotional towards their recruits, it is a bittersweet irony that they have never been able to lay hands on the silverware after the 2008 success.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket14 days ago

IPL Eliminator 1 | Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant defy Sunrisers Hyderabad to fix CSK date

Prithvi Shaw played a brilliant innings at the top and he was complemented by Rishabh Pant in the middle-overs as the team secured a win to set up their clash with Chennai Super Kings in second eliminator. Amit Mishra also had a big role to play in the win thanks to his economical bowling.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket14 days ago

IPL Eliminator 1 | Rashid Khan heroics in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad eliminated from IPL 2019

Sunrisers Hyderabad have been eliminated from the tournament after losing to Delhi Capitals in the first eliminator despite Rashid Khan (3/15) trying his level best to pull off a heist. Martin Guptill had done his bit with the bat, but the team needed a bit more from their skipper Kane Williamson.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket15 days ago

IPL Qualifier 1 | Player Ratings - Suryakumar Yadav rises to occasion as Mumbai Indians enter final by beating Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the final after they made Chennai Super Kings their bunny at Chepauk, keeping a decade-long affair in Chennai alive. Rahul Chahar also bowled brilliantly to account for a couple of wickets, but most importantly, gave away just 14 runs.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket15 days ago

IPL Qualifier 1 | Player Ratings - Chennai Super Kings made to play eliminator as Mumbai Indians keep Chepauk love story alive

Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni tried their level best to arrest the slide, but the lack of good total on the board resulted in CSK continued the trend of being Mumbai Indians’ bunny. While Rayudu’s innings need more than a trifling mention, Imran Tahir also gave his all to alter the course of the game.
Bastab K Parida