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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.

featurecricketa day ago

SL vs IND | 3rd ODI Takeaways - India’s chaotic approach against spin and the Hardik problem

Phew, after Shikhar Dhawan’s first win at the toss, many expected the Indian team to whitewash the Sri Lankan side, away from home. But as it turned out, Sri Lanka wrapped India up for 225 before the partnership between Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped the hosts to a 'famous' win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 days ago

Deepak Chahar transforms himself into a fortified god, but not overnight

Deepak Chahar runs in to bowl, with the new cherry in his hand, the fans are absolutely delighted and assured that he will pick up wickets with the new ball. But what transpired in Colombo is and will not be a one-time affair.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket7 days ago

Positives that West Indies can draw from their 4-1 trashing against Australia

Following a dismal show against South Africa, West Indies had another go at their group-mate, Australia in the five-match T20I series, which was bound to test their limits. But in reality, it only made the Windies side stronger and potentially, a prime contender for winning the 2021 World T20.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket8 days ago

Third time ‘lucky’ Varun Chakravarthy is out to leave an impression on deserved debut

At the age of 26, having played 91 times for India across the three formats, Kuldeep Yadav has yet another opportunity to prove his worth. However, at the age of nearly 30, Varun Chakravarthy faces an uphill battle against form and fitness even before his debut for the national team.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket15 days ago

How Daniel Christian has wrestled his way back to ‘fill’ the missing piece of the Australian puzzle

It was only in 2009 that the American rapper Pitbull started calling himself ‘Mr. Worldwide’ but the reality remains that, Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian was a Mr. Worldwide even before the term became famous. At the age of 38, Christian has wrestled his way back into the Australian setup.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket16 days ago

Satire | Sri Lanka should be grateful that they are still playing international cricket

Let’s just say, if you are not living under a rock, or Sri Lanka, whichever is more under the soil now, you would know that Sri Lanka are very lucky. In fact, incredibly lucky to be playing international cricket. But does the buck end there?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket20 days ago

Despite the away win in the Caribbean, South Africa have some glaring issues to fix

Phew, after a long drama, after five to-and-fro T20Is, South Africa finally clinched the series in a dramatic fashion to end their terrible away form. However, while the Proteas might be celebrating, there are some glaring issues that need to be addressed before the World T20 kicks off in October.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket21 days ago

When Nicholas ‘T20’ Pooran meets The Nicholas ‘T20I’ Pooran

West Indies cricket would have hoped for the ‘Spiderman points Spiderman’ meme to represent Nicholas Pooran’s game in the shortest format. However, in reality, his T20 form vs T20I form can only be best represented with the meme ‘Buff Doge vs. Cheems’ and rightfully so.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket25 days ago

Tom Banton’s long path of reinvigoration - one step at a time

Tom Banton is a rare talent, someone who had shown his prowess in several sports, to a point where he was playing as a centre-forward in the England U-17 hockey team. But as fate would have it, Banton made his mark in cricket, a big one before the fall took him back to where he started.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

Nice guys New Zealand certainly finished l̶a̶s̶t̶ first

New Zealand not only came into this final as the nice guys but also as the favourites, so would they finally put an end to the ‘nice guys finish last’ quote. But will they turn another page in the same notebook?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam