Ayesha d'Souza

    I am the odd one out. Cricket is my soul, and Kohli is my God. A Red Devil for life. A psychologist by daytime, I love to discuss cricket and football, but am intrigued more by what goes on off the field than out there. But I can hold my own on any debate on almost any sport. Mind you!

    featurecricket15 days ago

    ICC World Cup 2019 | New Zealand’s predicted XI for their opening game against Sri Lanka in Cardiff

    New Zealand will start their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka in Cardiff today. Wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham has recovered from his finger injury and is a sure starter in the playing XI, replacing Tom Blundell, whereas Henry Nicholls is expected to open along with Martin Guptill.
    Ayesha d'Souza
    featurecricket2 months ago

    CSK vs MI | Player Ratings: Batting collapse hand CSK massive 46-run defeat against Mumbai Indians

    CSK kept losing wickets on a consistent basis to endure a 46-run defeat while chasing a target of 156 against Mumbai Indians. Mitchell Santner was the shining star while there were few occasional sparks of brilliance from others as CSK continue to dominate the points table despite.
    Ayesha d'Souza
    featurecricket2 months ago

    CSK vs MI | Player Ratings: Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma’s brilliance help Mumbai Indians breach Chennai fortress

    Rohit Sharma’s heroics and Lasith Malinga’s four-for helped Mumbai Indians capture the Chennai fortress by 46 runs. Prior to this game, Chennai Super Kings were unbeaten at home but a batting collapse in MS Dhoni’s absence shattered the record as the side folded for 109 while chasing 156. 
    Ayesha d'Souza
    featurecricket2 months ago

    IPL 2019 | Player Ratings - Rajasthan Royals choke against Kings XI Punjab for second time in 12-run defeat

    After conceding a season high 182 at Mohali, Rajasthan Royals messed up a great chance to make their way up the table as they fell short by 12 runs against Kings XI Punjab. While Jaydev Unadkat was an antagonist in the first innings, Ajinkya Rahane unsuccessfully tried to usurp the crown from him.
    Ayesha d'Souza
    featurecricket2 months ago

    IPL 2019 | Player Ratings - Collective Kings XI Punjab effort hands Rajasthan Royals 12-run defeat

    Ravichandran Ashwin led the Kings XI Punjab side with unmatched confidence and continued their domination over Rajasthan Royals this season. An all-round effort from the batsmen as well the bowlers helped the KXIP seal their fourth win and climb to fifth position on the points table.
    Ayesha d'Souza
    featurecricket2 months ago

    IPL 2019 | Player Ratings - Lack of control, situational awareness result in another heart-breaking defeat for Rajasthan Royals

    Ben Stokes failed to defend 18 runs in the final over after Mitchel Santner pulled off a nail-biting win from the imminent jaws of defeat. After the CSK top order collapsed for just 24 runs, MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu rescued the visitors to secure a memorable win against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
    Ayesha d'Souza
    featurecricket2 months ago

    IPL 2019 | Player Ratings - Mitchell Santner’s last ball heroics pull off startling win for CSK after MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu’s fightback

    Confrontations, sixes, drama, no-balls, an animated MS Dhoni and a nerve-wracking victory, the last over of this high-voltage encounter had it all. After restricting a star-studded RR side to a modest 151, CSK lost wickets in heap only to be rescued by Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni eventually.
    Ayesha d'Souza
    newscricket2 months ago

    BREAKING : India pull out of World Cup amidst relentless border tension

    With continuous tension at the border simmering to untenable proportions, BCCI has finally decided to pull out of the World Cup, which starts on May 5. India had previously contemplated the decision of forfeiting the match against Pakistan in the league stages before they pulled out altogether.
    Ayesha d'Souza
    newscricketa year ago

    Cricket Australia’s Birthday tweet for Damien Fleming creates controversy on Twitter

    While Indian netizens were posting their words of love to celebrate Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday today, Cricket Australia posted a Birthday wishes for Damien Fleming with a video that made Sachin fans unhappy. CA posted a video of Fleming bowling a yorker that knocked Tendulkar over.
    Ayesha d'Souza
    featurecricketa year 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.
    Ayesha d'Souza