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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.

featurecricket6 months ago

Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s prodigious swing only a fragment of his genius

There are chances no Pakistan Cricket fan would ever forget Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the carnage he inflicted in the first spell of his international career. It has been a story told so many times to be repeated here but revisiting the past, when the armoury would call for one, has its own sweet drama.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 months ago

IND vs ENG | 3rd ODI Takeaways - A tale of Rohit Sharma’s leg-spin counter and Shardul’s character

They say, “strike regularly in an ODI match to bag the game before it drifts away” and India exactly did that even though the death over batting let them down in rare situation. A game that went really close, India eventually secured a 7-run win to bundle the series 2-1 defying a brave Sam Curran.
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featuresports6 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if the senior players didn’t pull out of the 2007 T20 World Cup

In the aaiirrr... and Sreesanth takes it...” - These lines yelled out by Ravi Shastri shall reverberate in the minds of the Indian fans for a lifetime.
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featurecricket6 months ago

IND vs ENG 1st ODI Takeaways | India’s rigid approach up top and Krunal Pandya’s self-confidence

It was a game that ebbed and flowed so much as England found themselves at a comfortable position of chasing it all much ahead of the scheduled time. However, that is the beauty of cricket, as the Indian pacers made everyone realize, with wickets falling in a heap and England conceding the game.
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featuresports6 months ago

Overreaction Monday | India vs England edition ft. KL Rahul, Jos Buttler, and Shreyas Iyer

Back on the desk after a weekend of full-on partying, so beating the Monday Blues is taking some time. As suggested by the physician, the best way to triumph over the mind is to smash the Overreactions from the week gone by and warm myself up for a more productive day afterward.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Barring Sanju debacle, Indian team for England series is a step in the right direction

‘West Indies will be a totally different team as they have a lot of players who can hit sixes but they don't have an idea about how to rotate the strike against spinners by taking singles and twos.’ It was Raina at the top of his mind game ahead of the Windies encounter in the 2014 T20 World Cup.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 months ago

IPL 2021 Schedule Announcement: A detailed low down

The IPL Governing Council, on Sunday, announced the schedule for the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. Keeping the safety and bubble in mind, they have decided to go ahead with a cluster-caravan format this year, with no teams playing at their respective home venues.
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featurecricket6 months ago

From Rohit Sharma’s A+ to Shubman Gill’s E: Grading every Indian player who played in the Test series

India confirmed a spot in the World Test Championship final by beating England 3-1 in the Anthony de Mello Trophy thanks to a combined team effort and the brilliance of the spinner. We, at SportsCafe, have decided to make things easier for you and Grade every Indian player’s performance.
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featurecricket6 months ago

IND vs ENG | 4th Test Day 3 Talking Points - Washington Sundar’s promise and England’s mental demon

After India secured a first-innings lead of 160 runs, it was the duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel who wrapped up the game in no time as England folded out for a minuscule 135 runs. With this innings and 25 runs victory, India have secured their place in the World Test Championship final.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Rishabh Pant - the white-clad genie who keeps on giving

One of the most defining images from India’s Gabba breach was a photograph of Rishabh Pant putting his hands on his chest, eyes closed, face tilted upwards. It was a moment that told everything that you need to know about Pant the cricketer.
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