featurecricket8 hours ago

India vs South Africa | Can a consistency loving Virat Kohli be the end for India?

When it comes to Virat Kohli, the captain, he has rarely stood up to his batting prowess and as critics have often pointed out, he has mostly stuck to straight formulas to be successful. Wednesday’s T20I saw another such instance when Kohli’s lack of a plan B ended up being fatal for his side.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricketa day ago

India vs South Africa | Indian players rated and slated from their six-wicket loss to hosts

After a decent show by the batting unit, Yuzvendra Chahal’s 64-run spell meant the hosts pulled one back in the T20I series to make the Cape Town T20I the series decider. While Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni were brilliant with the bat, Henirch Klassen and JP Duminy did the job for SA.
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featurecricketa day ago

India vs South Africa | 2nd T20I Preview, Match Predictions, Weather, Line-ups, Live Streaming, Press Conferences

After completely dominating the ODI leg of the tour, India started their T20I series in some style and will need to seal the series in Centurion today. However, the match will also provide the hosts with an opportunity to pull one back in the series and keep the rubber alive for Cape Town.
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featurecricketa day ago

India vs South Africa | What to expect from 2nd T20I in Centurion

India proved their all-round worth in the first T20I at the Wanderers and smashed the hosts to go 1-0 up in the series. Their intentions to cap off the series on a high will push them further and the underperforming middle-order would try to come good to ease out the pressure off the top-order.
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featurecricketa day ago

India vs South Africa | Predicted XI for 2nd T20I in Centurion

With Virat Kohli already expressing his willingness to give fresh faces a chance in South African conditions, he would desperately want to wrap up the series on Wednesday itself. Interestingly, with certain changes working well for the visitors last time, India have a tricky task at team selection.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket3 days ago

Should the BCCI question Sunil Gavaskar for his Jaydev Unadkat “joke”

Taking shots at players has become more of a trend in the modern era of sports and while it is enjoyable at times, it can even come off as a little cringe-worthy. Yesterday, when Sunil Gavaskar tried to show his lighter side, it ended up leaving a sour taste in the mouth of anyone who heard it.
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featurefootball3 days ago

Best Fantasy Football Defenders in the Premier League 2017-18

With the season rattling along at a gallop, now’s a good time to assess the best defensive picks for all the budding fantasy premier league managers out there keen on keeping the numbers coming. Looking back at the stats for last year, it’s clear that Chelsea backend dominated the fantasy leagues.
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featurecricket4 days ago

India vs South Africa | Indian players rated and slated from their 28-run win in Johannesburg

After Shikhar Dhawan's 39-ball 72 helped India put up a massive 203, Bhuvneshwar Kumar's five-wicket haul ensured South Africa would eventually fall short of it by 28 runs. Reeza Hendricks's commendable effort couldn’t save the hosts' blushes as they continued their terrible run in coloured clothes.
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featurecricket4 days ago

Has Ravi Shastri come close to what Anil Kumble achieved as an Indian coach

And just like that, Virat Kohli smashed the South Africans in the ODI series and led India to an unprecedented 5-1 win in the Proteas own background. Not only did India outmanoeuvre a depleted SA from the pinnacle to achieve the Numero Uno status in the rankings, they did in some style as well.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 days ago

India vs South Africa |  Predicted XI for 1st T20I in Johannesburg

After a thumping win in the ODI series that has probably compensated for the Test series loss prior to that, Virat Kohli will be hoping to keep the run going in the limited-overs format as the T20I series starts. However, India will definitely try tweaking the squad with some new names coming in.
Subhayan Dutta