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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.

featurecricket16 hours ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: DC vs PBKS - Merciless Shikhar Dhawan makes light work of Punjab’s 195

Despite Mayank Agarwal’s 36-ball 61 and Shahrukh Khan’s 5-ball 15, Punjab could only get to a total of 195, on a peach of a batting track. In the second innings, Delhi led by Shikhar Dhawan’s 92 off 49 deliveries made a light work of the run-chase, as they got to the total in just the 19th over.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 days ago

How Royal Challengers Bangalore have unearthed ‘The Big Show’ in Glenn Maxwell

Back in IPL 2020, the then Kings XI Punjab were mightly confident of their chances of holding that coveted Indian Premier League trophy after getting Glenn Maxwell on board. However, ‘The Big Show’ that they expected to star in their blockbuster hit turned out to be a nail in their season's coffin.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 days ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: SRH vs RCB - Shahbaz Ahmed comes clutch as Bangalore straw past collapsing Sunrisers

Apart from Glenn Maxwell’s 59, RCB’s long batting order blanked and gave Sunrisers a real opportunity to get one up on their neighbours in Chennai. However, as it turned out, Shahbaz Ahmed came out as the unlikely hero with a three-wicket over to tilt the proceedings in RCB’s favour.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket7 days ago

What we learnt from SRH’s disastrous showing - and should they be concerned from the defeat against KKR

When Sunrisers looked at the schedule, it was love at first sight, they were playing in Chennai and Delhi - with one of the best spinners in the tournament - Rashid Khan. Now combine that with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan, their bowling really shouldn’t have any worries, right?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket8 days ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: SRH vs KKR - Nitish Rana helps KKR bulldoze past tired SRH

After winning the toss, Sunrisers Hyderabad failed at everything, starting with their bowling performance, letting KKR off the hook, conceding 187 in Chennai. For SRH, despite Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow propelling the strike rate, it wasn’t enough to beat KKR in their IPL 2021 opener.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket14 days ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Kolkata Knight Riders edition ft. Eoin Morgan and adventurous puzzle in hand

If being a Royal Challengers Bangalore fan was tough, then being a Kolkata Knight Riders fan is frustrating. The team always does the impossible things with ease but messes up the simplest of ones in the most cumbersome way.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket15 days ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Chennai Super Kings edition ft. Old guard and New beginnings

After the lion roared in all its seasons, it was almost a given that the fall would be mighty. And come 2020, we witnessed that fall - Chennai Super Kings failed to make the playoffs for the first time in IPL history, finishing seventh in the 2020 edition of the IPL.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports19 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if KKR retained Suryakumar Yadav in the 2018 IPL Auction

In the 2018 IPL Auction, KKR dropped the paddle and allowed Suryakumar Yadav to move to the central part of the country - Mumbai. But what if they didn’t? What if Suryakumar Yadav was retained ahead of Robin Uthappa by KKR in the 2018 Auction?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports23 days ago

Satire Saturday | Shallow unscrupulous promises and adroit Virat Kohli’s road to politics

On March 23, when BCCI uploaded a video of multiple missed opportunities from Virat Kohli at the slip, the caption read ‘Virat Kohli's brilliant fielding effort in the slips,’ and that was really the sign of things, that was not the end of it and neither was it the start of things.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

Big questions in India’s series win over England ft. Opener Virat Kohli, first-choice spinners and Suryakumar Yadav

India certainly won the series 3-2 but ultimately, the win hasn’t solved any bit of their problems - at the top or with the ball. It has only created more. KL Rahul and Yuzvendra Chahal - both of whom started as the first-choice options - find their positions flipped upside down. What happens now?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam