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Aakash Sivasubramaniam

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Grew up watching the Aussies rule the game, and turned an ardent fan of the game seeing India lift the World Cup.

featurecricket20 hours ago

IPL 2020 | KXIP vs RR Evaluation Chart - The Ben and Samson show help Rajasthan past fighting Punjab

After Gayle’s drop, Rajasthan were always chasing the game, allowing Punjab to get to a high-scoring total of 185/4, with the southpaw scoring a 99. In the second innings, it didn’t matter, with Ben Stokes (50) and Sanju Samson (48) toppling Punjab bowlers for an easy win in the end.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa day ago

A Royal faith repaid in a Ben Stokes’ move to the top order

It is not very often that a side has such an issue that Rajasthan are facing in the shortest format - they have a plethora of batsmen who could leave a deep-mark on the opposition on their own night. After Stokes’ return, the confusion that turned into a conundrum has now turned into a masterstroke.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 days ago

IPL 2020 | SRH vs DC Evaluation Chart - Wriddhiman Saha’s ‘popping’ innings stun Delhi Capitals

After being put to bat first, SRH’s new opening pair of Wriddhiman Saha and David Warner ensured that the Men in Orange scored 219 runs in their 20 overs. In reply, Delhi were left clueless and undone by Rashid’s spell, where he picked three wickets as they lost the encounter by a massive margin.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 days ago

Rishabh Pant has given no choice for BCCI but to leave him out of Australia T20I squad

When BCCI announced the T20I squad that would travel to Australia for the series Down Under, it had a glaring omission - Rishabh Pant, the man who was touted as MS Dhoni’s possible heir, who now cannot even find a place for himself. But sorrily, he has no one but himself to blame!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports5 days ago

Overreaction Monday ft Mohammed ‘T20’ Siraj, CSK’s spark and Mumbai-Delhi IPL final

We are back, as usual, as expected with the long list of bizarre comments that cricketers, the Twitter world and the commentators have made and this week isn’t any different. With the IPL heating up for a grand-stand finish, let us look at how the entire cricketing world has exploded.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket7 days ago

IPL 2020 | SRH vs KXIP Evaluation Chart - Arshdeep and Chris Jordan pull off a miracle in Dubai

After Kings XI Punjab posted just 126 runs in the first half, it looked like an easy chase for the Sunrisers Hyderabad batting unit, consisting of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner. While the duo put up a 56 run partnership, Punjab’s excellent death-over bowling prevailed, as they won by 12 runs.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports8 days ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Virender Sehwag vs Chris Gayle

Two of the world’s most riveting and absorbing openers, Chris Gayle and Virender Sehwag go head-to-head in the clash of the Big ODI Fight. While they can be the most terrifying nightmare for the bowlers, today is their chance of being that in the pit, clashing against each other in boxing.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket10 days ago

IPL 2020 | RCB vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Terrific Bangalore wrecks an indifferent Kolkata

A tale of two halves - Royal Challengers Bangalore putting on an early show with the ball and Kolkata Knight Riders suffering miserably with the bat. In the second half, the plot was exactly the opposite, RCB put on a show with the bat as KKR were always chasing their terrible batting display.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket10 days ago

CSK’s ‘A-Team’ don’t know a Plan-B or they don’t have a Plan-B

Let’s put it straight into facts - this team was assembled in 2018, as a result of what the franchise needed after its two-year-ban, immediate result and getting back into the groove. While it may have worked very well in 2018, worked extraordinarily well in 2019 but 2020?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket11 days ago

Andre ‘No.4’ Russell stands as a giant between KKR and right team combination

Let’s put it this way - the Andre Russell of 2019 would have featured in the best IPL side, hands down, as the first all-rounder option but the Russell of 2020, right now, is racing against time to keep his place, as Sunil Narine is ready and fit to return to KKR’s setup. So what has gone wrong?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam