Bastab K Parida

Junior editor

Dreams to become a Geologist crashed during Post-Graduation to make way for the a dream that I am living now - Writing cricket for a living! Paid to watch and write about the game at SportsCafe. What more do you need in life?

featurecricket16 hours ago

India vs Windies | Winners and Losers ft. Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane

India secured a 2-0 series victory against the Windies and will go to Australia for the long summer with sky-rocketing confidence. Though the series was a smooth one for the likes of Umesh Yadav and Ajinkya Rahane, it also proved to be disastrous for others. More on our W&L feat of the series.
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newscricket2 days ago

The Good, Bad, and The Ugly ft. Para Asian Games, MS Dhoni and SV Sunil

The last week has been a cheerful one for Indian sports, but MS Dhoni’s refusal to participate in the Vijay Hazare Trophy game has soured it a bit sour. On the other hand, the Metoo campaign hit the sporting sphere as well to make it a mixed week for Indian sports fans. More on SportsCafe’s GBU.
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featurecricket2 days ago

India vs Windies | Takeaways: Jason Holder’s strong presence and Ravindra Jadeja’s relentlessness

India secured a 10-wicket victory against the Windies to secure a 2-0 series win to extend their unbeaten run against the Windies to 21 matches. On a day when Windies squandered the advantage to India, Jason Holder’s strong talismanic presence made sure that Windies have a statesman in the team.
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featurecricket3 days ago

India vs Windies | Takeaways: Kohli-Shaw parallel and Shannon Gabriel inroads

India ended the day with 308/4 after a strong 146-run partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant. On a day, when Windies threatened to take the game away from India, Virat Kohli and Prithvi Shaw posted a contrasting stamp of impressions that somehow mirrored future Team India.
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featurecricket4 days ago

India vs Windies | Takeaways : Kuldeep Yadav’s journey to the unknown and Roston Chase’s amazing control

Roston Chase and Jason Holder injected much-needed impetus to the one-sided series and took Windies to a total of 295/7 at the end of the Day 1 of the second Test. While India started their Australia preparation by giving more overs to Kuldeep Yadav, Roston Chase impressed everyone with his control.
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featurecricket6 days ago

BCCI and the unnecessary tussle against fair play

Such has been the regularity of the BCCI and Supreme Court tussle and the never-ending cycle that has come with it, it must have made any cricket fan bored of the circus. So it did to me and it came to a point that it became a mere formality to check the proceedings to satiate the newsroom custom.
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featuresports9 days ago

The Good, Bad, and the Ugly ft. Indian Super League, Virat Kohli and Karanveer Kaushal

The week gone by was a largely uneventful one as far as sports are concerned, but the week saw the inauguration of Indian Super League followed by some small yet feel-good stories. Like every week, we are back with our edition of Good, Bad and the Ugly to keep you updated about everything.
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featurecricket10 days ago

India vs Windies | Takeaways: Ashwin’s seam position lesson and Pant’s wicket-keeping conundrum

India secured a convincing victory by a margin of an innings and 272 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. While there have been so many positives for India, our takeaways bring what India missed out in the Test match and how Rishabh Pant needs to work on his balance a lot more as a wicket-keeper.
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featurecricket11 days ago

India vs Windies | Takeaways: Devendra Bishoo’s uninspiring display and Ravindra Jadeja’s moment to savour

India dominated the second consecutive day in the Test and secured a 555-run lead in the first innings after reducing the Windies to 94/6. In the game, Devendra Bishoo tried too hard to be as old-fashioned with the ball as possible, but the lack of bounce resulted in he was being completely negated.
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featurecricket12 days ago

Missing Sehwag? No, we have Prithvi Shaw now

“It’s been the Shaw show. Congratulations Prithvi Shaw, abhi toh bas shuruaat hai, ladke mein bahut dum hai (This is just the beginning, the guy has a lot of potential).” Ignore my English translation and you won’t take more than a few seconds to guess who would have crafted this Tweet.
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