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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.

featurecricket17 hours ago

Cricket Talk | Understanding the changing landscape of women’s cricket through Karunya Keshav

The 2017 Women’s World Cup in England was a watershed moment in women’s cricket history - not only because India entered the final but also for the sheer quality of cricket on display. It signalled a surge in the format, which culminated with over 86000 people attending the 2020 T20 World Cup final.
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featurecricketa day ago

IPL SRL | RR vs MI Evaluation Chart: Hardik thunderstorm in vain as Royals secure three-run victory

Hardik Pandya, in association with Suryakumar Yadav, forged a fantastic 81-run partnership but Rajasthan Royals had luck on their side and scampered to a three-run win at the end. For the Royals, Jos Buttler was the knight in shining armour to score a majestic 91 runs and helped the side to 195/5.
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featurecricket3 days ago

Super Sixes SRL | IND vs ENG Evaluation Chart: Rohit, Iyer leave England in a shell to guide India to six-wicket win

After a Rohit Sharma half-century upfront, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant played two destructive innings to take the game away from England’s clutch and landed India a six-wicket victory. Earlier, a Jason Roy 76 helped England to 215 - an easily defendable score on a normal day.
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featuresports3 days ago

Truthful Tuesday | Greg Chappell’s tenure as India coach unsymmetric but it had spunk and logic

It was a chilly winter afternoon in 2007 when I thronged to the Bhubaneswar Airport to catch a glimpse of Indian team arriving for the second ODI against Windies in Cuttack. The joy of the team's arrival, however, was greeted with despair that made everything gloomy and me ashamed of my state.
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featuresports3 days ago

Overreaction Monday ft. BCCI-ICC Tax fight, Anirudh Chaudhry backing MS Dhoni and Chawla claims

Cricket is ready to roll this time once again, after weeks of footballing dominance in this column because hey, when it comes to overreaction, cricket, at times, gets really weird in its own way. In this edition of Overreaction Monday, we take a look at 'things' and how they simply got polarised.
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featuresports8 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if BCCI didn’t invite Windies for Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell series

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar - the name was enough to bring millions of memories and zillions of records to the mind for a cricket fan and his retirement was itself an occasion of enormous significance. The way Mumbai rose up to it, with India being in sync, it contoured to be a celebration.
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featurecricket9 days ago

IPL SRL | RR vs KXIP Evaluation Chart: Samson, Buttler star for Royals’ win in a high-scoring encounter

In a game, 470 runs were scored in 40 overs, it was Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler who were the two biggest stars for Rajasthan Royals, who secured a 34-run win. KL Rahul and Glenn Maxwell headlined Punjab’s charge in the run-chase as the away side ended up with 218, a pretty good reply indeed.
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featurecricket11 days ago

Our fielding drills are designed keeping match situations in mind, reveals Dishant Yagnik

Rajasthan Royals fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has stated that they follow a different fielding drill, keeping the game situation and field placements in mind. Yagnik further added that he is extremely dynamic in managing drills, with venue-specific training programmes with time constraints.
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featuresports12 days ago

Satire Saturday | Indian players lambast Rohit Sharma for his controversial Insta Live

'Hey Virat, Can you stop Rohit, please? He is putting us in danger' - Kohli woke up to this message from Ravi Shastri. Unable to figure out what that meant, Virat kept his phone aside and went back to his afternoon nap. However, little did he know that a storm was brewing.
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featurecricket14 days ago

Dishant Yagnik and the effortlessness of embracing the Royals culture

It was Apr 17, 2012. The scene was Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur when a certain young lad from the same city stood numb, unsure about what the fuss was about. Johan Botha and the rest of the Rajasthan Royals' squad raced to the middle to jump on him, with Brad Hodge running for a high-five.
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