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?

featurecricket6 hours ago

DC VS CSK | Player Ratings - Shikhar Dhawan half-century in vain as Delhi Capitals succumb to disappointing six-wicket loss

Shikhar Dhawan scored a half-century and Axar Dhawan bowled with an economy rate of 4, but that was not enough for Delhi Capitals to get the better of Chennai Super Kings. The game should have been viewed in an introspective manner by the Delhi franchise for the change in fortune in the future.
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featurecricket6 hours ago

DC vs CSK | Shane Watson and Dwanye Bravo star in Chennai Super Kings’ emphatic 6-wicket win against Delhi Capitals

Shane Watson and Dwanye Bravo had a very good day-out in New Delhi as Chennai Super Kings romped home on a canter to secure their second victory. MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav played out the game after the bowlers made sure that Delhi Capitals suffered problems to no end on a two-paced wicket.
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featurecricket11 hours ago

R Ashwin's Buttler-Mankad act was not instanteous, it was pre-planned and that is how it should be

Opinions are divided and anger has been thrown at Ravichandran Ashwin for adopting a “controversial” way to dismiss Jos Buttler last night. While asking to take the moral high ground has been the major order so far, from the past incidents, it was clear that Ashwin would have done that anyway.
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featurecricket15 hours ago

IPL 2019 | T20 teams sticking with hit-and-miss cricketers a byproduct of format’s allowance

Manoj Tiwary is a fine cricketer in all three formats of the game. He had scored a century in his last international match and always a very handy cricketer in the IPL while representing Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rising Pune Supergiant, amassing runs at 28.73.
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featurecricketa day ago

IPL 2019 | Player Ratings - Rajasthan Royals players rated and slated from their unfortunate Punjab campaign

All might come down to how unfortunate Jos Butter’s dismissal was, but as Kumar Sangakkara stated they still held a chance after that. It fell apart in the last few overs in a flash and unfortunately, Jos Buttler’s solid and composed innings will be talked about for other reasons than his batting.
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featurecricketa day ago

IPL 2019 | Player Ratings - Chris Gayle and Sarfaraz Khan star to help KXIP secure 14-run win over Rajasthan Royals

In a game that would be remembered for a long time in the future, Kings XI Punjab toppled Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs to help them get a couple of points. While bowlers did a great job, the original stars for Punjab were Chris Gayle and Sarfaraz Khan, who had a brilliant day out in Jaipur.
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featurecricket2 days ago

IPL 2019 | Player Ratings - Delhi Capitals players rated and slated from their 37-run win over Mumbai Indians

Delhi Capitals had a brilliant start to their campaign and with a collective performance in Mumbai, they took the ‘rivalry’ head-to-head to 12-11. It was one of those days where almost every move made by Shreyas Iyer reaped dividends, and we rate each one of their performances to bring some context.
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featurecricket2 days ago

IPL 2019 | Player Ratings - Mumbai Indian falter in big chase despite Yuvraj Singh-Krunal Pandya heroics

After Harbhajan Singh's solid performance yesterday, Yuvraj Singh turned the clock back in Mumbai today with a vintage performance, but Mumbai ended up being on the losing side. The lack of proper understanding the wicket cost the hosts the game even before the second innings started.
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featurecricket2 days ago

IPL 2019 | Player Ratings - Bhuvneshwar and Shakib failure in focus as SRH lose to KKR

Sunrisers Hyderabad would curse their luck after their failure to capitalise on the last eight overs - both during batting and bowling - which resulted in the team losing from a winning position. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shakib Al Hasan were the main culprits for their terrible bowling display.
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featurecricket2 days ago

IPL 2019 | Player Ratings - Andre Russell and Nitish Rana star in KKR's incredible win over SRH

Andre Russell produced one of the most sensational batting performances in the T20 cricket to help Kolkata Knight Riders secure a come-from-behind victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad. While Russell's performance was just brilliant, Nitish Rana proved his worth with a fine half-century.
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