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Bastab K Parida

Senior Sub-Editor

Perennially waiting for next holiday on the beach, I found a job which will pay the bill. It is an easy job. I just watch and blabber about cricket all day and act like I can write. Easy money.

featurecricket19 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Qualification Scenarios - How Punjab’s win over KKR has shaped up the race to play-offs

Kings XI Punjab threw a spanner in Kolkata Knight Riders’ works last night with a mind-boggling Gayle-storm that took the world on a nostalgic trip down the lane. That changed the race to playoffs scenario by quite some mile with the teams now having their set of challenges to overcome.
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featurecricketa day ago

IPL 2020 | KKR vs KXIP Evaluation chart - Gayle-storm lands in Sharjah as muddled KKR left to rue their tactics

Kolkata Knight Riders’ baffling approach to the game, where lack of clarity took the centre stage, left them in a position to tussle with NRR for a spot in the play-offs. Meanwhile, smart Kings XI Punjab rode the Gayle-storm and a stunning Shami spell up front to secure a comfortable 8-wicket win.
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featurecricket5 days ago

IPL 2020 | RR vs SRH Evaluation Chart: No-holds-barred Pandey lands ultimate sucker-punch against Archer-powered Royals

Manish Pandey played a fantastic innings, laden with outrageous shots and smart exchange of singles and doubles, to help SRH keep their playoff hopes alive. Meanwhile, Vijay Shankar had his own sweet moment in the game - both with the bat and ball - to prove his worth at the most opportune time.
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featurecricket6 days ago

BCCI spot on when it comes to developing U19 players through IPL, claims Monty Panesar

For the longest time in Indian cricket, the pathway system had been on a singular plane where one impressive performance in the U19 World Cup would line you up for a senior debut. However, with the addition of the Indian Premier League, the pathway system has undergone a massive metamorphosis.
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featurecricket7 days ago

It’s a ridiculous decision to make Eoin Morgan the captain at KKR, reveals Monty Panesar

In what was a rather less-surprising decision, Kolkata Knight Riders decided to replace Dinesh Karthik with Eoin Morgan as the skipper mid-way through the season - something that brought with positive reactions among pundits and fans. However, Monty Panesar didn’t think it was a good idea.
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featuresports7 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if CSK and RR were not banned in 2016 and 2017 season

In one of the great blips to the fantastic IPL narrative, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals - powered by two star-studded line-up and helmed by two of the greatest icons of Indian cricket - were banned for a couple of years. It gave rise to a conjuring narrative that could’ve been otherwise.
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featurecricket9 days ago

Introduction of U-23 age-group ensured many women’s cricketers are not lost to system, reckons Shikha Pandey

Shikha Pandey has stated that the addition of the U-23 pathway system for women has ensured the players are finding more opportunities to bolster their chances for the senior national team. Earlier, the lack of a pathway system used to result in many promising talents fading away to oblivion.
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featurecricket10 days ago

IPL 2020 | SRH vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Fierce Lockie Ferguson single-handedly steamrolls intentless SRH, twice

It was not a batting performance to be proud of for either side which buckled under extreme pressure generated by the respective bowlers to land the third Super Over of the season. Fergsuon had his super moment in the Super Over too, as he landed a comfortable victory for the Eoin Morgan-led side.
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featurecricket11 days ago

IPL 2020 | MI vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Impressive Mumbai crush Kolkata with utter disdain

Mumbai Indians’ approach to the run chase was that of a fish to the water as they secured their 11th win in the last 12 H2H encounters. Things would have been even more shambolic if not for a late counter-attack by Pat Cummins, but that didn’t stop MI from registering a handsome 8-wicket win.
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featuresports12 days ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Ricky Ponting vs AB de Villiers

It is a lovely coincidence that two men who defined their country’s cricket were at the centre of dominance in an era of breath-taking cricket. Ricky Ponting and AB de Villiers were the central identity of the Aussie and Protean nationalism but none more so than while striking a cricket ball.
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