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Anirudh Suresh

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Just another 23-year-old whose life revolves around Sports.

featurecricket3 months ago

Why Ben Stokes' absence could fully wreck already-unstable England's team balance

As if England didn’t have enough problems to contend with, already, heading into the five-Test series against India, they will now have to make do without their best Test cricketer.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

SL vs IND | 3rd T20I: SC’s Sedentary Review - SL taste victory again as IND forget the art of batting

In a tour of ‘firsts’, Sri Lanka rediscovered the feeling of victory today in Colombo as they thumped India by seven wickets to register their first T20I series win at home in three years. They did so by tormenting India by spin, with the visitors not having a clue against the Lankan spinners.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

The Good, Bad and Ugly | Australia edition ft. Captain Carey, Ashton ‘Turner’ and the BBL Tragedy

The sight of Australia winning a game of cricket, these days, is as rare as watching Timo Werner putting the ball on the back of the net, so well done to Alex Carey for making a seemingly arduous task look easy. On that note, why don’t we try something different?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

Why Suryakumar Yadav’s Test call-up is a damning indictment of India’s celebrated ‘A’ system

Five months ago, Suryakumar Yadav did not have an international cap to his name. In three weeks’ time, he could join the likes of Thakur and Natarajan as Indian players who have played all three formats in 2021. But should the Mumbaikar’s call-up actually serve as a cause for concern?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

SL vs IND | Winners and losers from the ODIs ft. Ravi Shastri, Prasidh Krishna and Manish Pandey

Sri Lanka were forced to dig deep to claim their first win over India in home soil in 9 years, so it’s only fair that SportsCafe, too, digs deep and brings back a long-gone article. It’s been almost a year, but today Winners and Losers makes a special comeback to lighten up your day.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

The Hundred | Game one: How it differed from T20, what was new, what worked and what didn’t

The Oval Invincibles and the Manchester Originals played out a nail-biter that proved to be the perfect curtain-raiser for The Hundred, but discourse about the actual cricket can wait. Let’s talk about The Hundred, its intricacies and what actually unfolded on day one of the competition.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

Takeaways from the ENG-PAK T20Is ft. Malan’s misery and the contrasting spin tales

Expectations were at an all-time-low heading into the T20Is, but England and Pakistan ended up producing a contender for the ‘Best bilateral T20I series of the year’, with all 3 matches proving to be prime-time blockbusters. But entertainment aside, there were plenty of learnings for both sides.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

SL vs IND | 2nd ODI Takeaways - Minod Bhanuka’s marked improvement and Shaw’s spin struggles

Losing, like winning, can be a habit, and Sri Lanka paid the price for conservatism with the ball as Deepak Chahar and Bhunveshwar Kumar helped India snatch victory from the jaws of defeat to seal a series win. India looked down and out at 193/7, but Chahar and Bhuvneshwar had other ideas.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

Why the 'inconsequential' ODIs could hold great importance for Mitchell Starc, Nicholas Pooran and others

You’ll have to go all the way back to 2013 to find the last instance of Australia and West Indies locking horns with each other in a bilateral ODI series.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

Ignored for four years, unstoppable Liam Livingstone has made himself undroppable

England have an embarrassment of riches in white-ball cricket, but heading into the T20 World Cup, Liam Livingstone might just be the most valuable commodity for the Three Lions.
Anirudh Suresh