featurecricket17 hours ago

The Faiz you know but the Fazal you don’t - understanding the man behind calm disposition

When things are put up in a carton box, it is only memories that the objects leave behind. Be it a letter from your ex-girlfriend or that pencil your best friend left behind before moving to a new city, memories are everything we cherish for life. For Faiz Fazal, it has been the ultimate thing.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa day ago

Overlooked and overshadowed, Joe’s fire continues to "Burn" bright

“Even through the darkest days, this fire burns, always.” What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear this line: a track from the “As Daylight Dies” record of the American band Killswitch Engage or a certain tall opener from Queensland who has this phlegmatic demeanour about him?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 days ago

Ranji Trophy | Where would your team finish ft. Elite Group B

With the group packed with super-star teams such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai and Baroda, only three teams can qualify to the next stage of the tournament. In this preview, we, at SportsCafe, take a look at Elite Group B teams and try to predict the position they might end up at.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 days ago

IND vs WI | 2nd T20I Evaluation Chart - Masterful Windies hand Virat Kohli & co. T20 lesson

It was not-so-green for team India at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, as the hosts were handed an eight-wicket drubbing by the visitors. India's kryptonite Lendl Simmons haunted them yet again as he struck a sublime 67* to help the Windies level the series.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 days ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Where would your favourite team finish ft. Elite Group A

One of the most complicated aspects of Elite Group A and B is the process of selection for the knock-outs. To keep a fair margin and give top teams a fair chance as compared to Elite Group C, only five teams will be promoted to the knock-out phase - making it a race between 18 teams instead of nine.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

Time for KL Rahul to be seen as a T20I giant

A little more than three years ago, a young Karnataka boy was living the American dream. Well, by that, I’m recalling the time he scored the final of his three maiden hundreds across formats, all of them by hitting a SIX. And this time it was on American soil.
Sritama Panda
featurecricket3 days ago

Fawad Alam’s recall: A decade-late apology filled with remorse

After ghosting Fawad Alam for 10 long years, the Pakistani selectors have finally gone back to the left-hander in desperate search of stability; an action filled with guilt and remorse, a last-ditch attempt towards reconciliation.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 days ago

IND vs WI | 1st T20I Evaluation Chart - “Chasemaster” Kohli papers over Indian cracks to down Windies

While the West Indies still hold the ‘World Champions’ tag, India’s dominance over the visitors has been established in the recent past. Taking charge, Virat Kohli produced one of his best T20I knocks and steered the hosts to a seventh consecutive victory over the Windies in this format.
Sritama Panda
featurecricket4 days ago

Will unfairly overlooked Kuldeep Yadav be one of the final pieces to India’s puzzle

Less than 10 months ago, precisely till before the twelveth edition of the IPL, Kuldeep Yadav was India’s ace spinner in limited-overs. And suddenly, he was forgotten. And now, his redemption process begins. A redemption that was, in the first place, never supposed to be.
Sritama Panda
featurecricket5 days ago

How long till the barren years end, West Indies?

They are dynasties in cricket, there’s a legacy in the sport and there’s pride. West Indies had everything. ‘Had’. But, what now? 
Sritama Panda