featurecricket2 hours ago

WI vs IND | Antigua Day 4 Talking Points - Jasprit Bumrah's line of control and Shai Hope’s fading charm

The last couple of hours was probably Jasprit Bumrah’s tribute to everything excellent about Test cricket and the way he dictated the course of the game was just magnificent. While Windies gifted 60 Championship points to India, without a fight, Shai Hope’s form brought a lot of questions too.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 hours ago

Ashes 2019 | Headingley Day 4 Talking Points - Ben Stokes' invincibility and Australia's DRS Disaster

After four days of utter madness, the Headingley Test fittingly ended in the most dramatic fashion possible, with Ben Stokes being at the heart of it all. It's game on in the Ashes with the scoreline reading 1-1, and all signs point towards this Test just being the tip of the iceberg.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa day ago

WI vs IND | Antigua Day 3 Talking Points - Rahul’s improved game sense and Holder’s defensive tactics

In a slow day of Test cricket, India and Windies resorted to defensive tactics, with no one trying to come out of their comfort zone. That eventually resulted in India ending the day with a minuscule 185/3 in 72 overs, with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane being the two unbeaten batsmen.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa day ago

Ashes 2019 | Headingley Day 3 Talking Points - Joe Denly's determination and Australia's Headingley headache

Much to everyone's surprise, the English team managed to survive the Aussie onslaught on Day 3. While the two Joe's - Denly and Root - proved to be thorns in Australia's path to glory, they will have to get past two more - namely Ben Stokes and Headingley, if they are to retain the urn tomorrow.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 days ago

Taking ridicule out of way, Ishant Sharma adds one more fairytale day to his late-blooming career

VVS Laxman’s contribution to Indian cricket is never talked about in the same vein as Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and Virender Sehwag, but Mohali 2010 told a story. Of course, VVS had quite a number of games to show as his finest but that remained quite a special Test for him.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 days ago

WI vs IND | Antigua Day 2 Talking Points - Ishant Sharma’s grittiness and Windies’ failure to fill Shane Dowrich-shaped void

Ishant Sharma played one of the best support acts of recent times to help Ravindra Jadeja take India to a comfortable position in the first Test against the Windies in Antigua. While India are somehow sorted in the Test, Windies are left pondering the ways to fill Shane Dowrich-shaped void.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 days ago

Ashes 2019 | Headingley Day 2 Talking Points - Australia's professional pace battery and England's unfortunate identity

One session was all that it took for England's Ashes hopes to come crashing down as a morning session of mayhem saw the hosts getting bundled out for no more than 67 runs. Meanwhile, Marnus Labuschagne wore his Steve Smith mask yet again as he posted his third consecutive fifty of the series.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 days ago

Ashes 2019 | Headingley Day 1 Talking Points - David Warner's Ashes warning and the Jofra Archer Juggernaut

Three days was all that separated the Lord's and the Headingley Tests, but it felt like both teams picked up the pieces exactly from where they left off as they traded blows with each other on an exhilarating Day 1. The English weather did try to steal the limelight, but it failed miserably.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 days ago

WI vs IND | Antigua Day 1 Talking Points - The Caribbean pace revolution and Hanuma Vihari’s unfinished business

On the rain-affected first day, India ended with 203/6 with Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja batting in the middle when rain forced the umpires to call for early stumps. While Windies pacers rose to the occasion once again, Hanuma Vihari’s failure raised a question or two about his technique.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

Changed my practice model to focus more on flexibility, mobility and groundwork, asserts Tushar Deshpande

Tushar Deshpande, after being selected for India A for the South Africa A series, has stated that he changed his regime and is now focusing more on getting flexibility and mobility right. Having bowled above 145kph last year, Deshpande credited NCA trainer Anand Date for bringing his transformation.
Bastab K Parida