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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?

featurecricketa day ago

I see a cultural change in Tamil Nadu cricket because of change in natural habitat, insists Lakshmipathy Balaji

Lakshmipathy Balaji is of the opinion that spin-friendly wickets in Tamil Nadu has brought about a cultural change in the state, with the team turning towards spinners. The former Indian pacer also reminisced his injury-ridden career while expressing contentment in hindsight.
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featurecricket2 days ago

Foam advertisement boards have reduced injury chances on boundary line, feels Jonty Rhodes

Jonty Rhodes has stated that the foam advertisement boards on the boundary line have changed the boundary fielding, with the fielders being fearless. He also cited the example of his playing days when the concrete walls on the boundary lines used to cause many injury occurrences.
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featurecricket2 days ago

ICC U-19 World Cup | Know Your Future Stars ft. bowlers and bowling all-rounders

It is a place where kids dream - dream to make it big and replace the U19 tag with something bigger and more brighter. This is a platform which propels the journey to a more colourful world. As India take on Sri Lanka in the first game of their World Cup, we, at SportsCafe, profile the future stars.
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featurecricket3 days ago

ICC U-19 World Cup | Know Your Future Stars ft. batsmen and batting all-rounders

“The Greatness begins here”- Star Sports, ICC’s official broadcaster for the Youth World Cup, had the promotional event spot on. From the likes of Virat Kohli to Kane Williamson, from Steve Smith to Shikhar Dhawan - the tournament has been the launchpad for many future stars the world has seen.
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featurecricket4 days ago

IND vs AUS | Rajkot ODI Takeaways - Adam Zampa’s change in plan and Labuschagne’s Latham avatar

KL Rahul’s lower-order batting surge to go with a 103-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan helped India overpower a stoic Steve Smith innings to level the series at 1-1. However, India’s new approach with the bat and Virat Kohli-Adam Zampa duel took the centre stage.
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featurecricket7 days ago

Rishabh Pant - a classic case of mental block progressing the path

There is a story of a young kid going to Delhi every weekend, a six-hour bus journey from Roorkee to Delhi so that he could get the best training. With some home-made Parathas, he would happily travel in the bus, with his mother, and grind hard at the Sonnet Cricket Club under coach Tarak Sinha.
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featurecricket8 days ago

Jasprit Bumrah vs Pat Cummins - A duel in a parallel world

Jasprit Bumrah will certainly never forget the Boxing Day Test of 2018. Everyone knew what he could do with the ball in hand and his red-ball reputation was growing further. But it reached a crescendo when he put up a spell of devastating ferocity - blowing the Aussies away with an insane spell.
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featurecricket8 days ago

Indian domestic cricket - an envious feeder system with no real chasing pack

It is a glorious time to be an Indian cricket fan. The national team is dominating the world with surgical precision, the pipeline is brimming with talents more than ever and the scene in domestic cricket is absolutely buzzing. It is times like these which give a perspective on things.
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featurecricket11 days ago

IND vs SL | Pune T20I Evaluation Chart - “All-rounder” Shardul Thakur bosses at Gahunje to guide India home

India secured their first series win of the new decade as Shardul Thakur’s all-round performance was the major talking point in the 78-run win. However, Lasith Malinga’s fall as a bowler had an inevitable answer written on it - something that must have hurt a bit to every fan watching this game.
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featurecricket11 days ago

Better sense should prevail as Glenn Maxwell gives another reminder of his class

“Oh, The Big Show, the Ball flies and flies to reach the stands. What a cricketer!!” - The typically reticent Tim Paine uttered those words at the top of his lungs as Glenn Maxwell deposited Cameron Boyce over deep mid-wicket. We were witnessing a carnage of another level in the Melbourne derby.
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