featurecricket10 hours ago

India’s majestic form has kept a huge concern hidden so far - the No.4 conundrum

Despite the invincible run of the Indian side that has led many to believe that the squad is flawless and perfectly balanced, the dilemma of number 4 spot still prevails. With multiple options available, India should aim to nurture one before the 2019 World Cup rather than experiment recklessly.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa day ago

India vs Australia | How and where India won the third ODI in Indore

India stuck to their calculative brand of cricket and with an all-round effort, took an unassailable series lead of 3-0. In the game, India didn’t deviate from their plans, despite getting off to a bad start, while Australia repeated their mistakes from the last match to lose the game.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 days ago

2007 T20 World Cup final – A night that changed the course of Indian cricket

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.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 days ago

Lack of accountability of Odisha Cricket Association leaves state cricket in disarray

The Barabati Stadium in Cuttack doesn’t host a lot of international matches and the rarity means the otherwise sleepy silver city decks itself up when an international match comes to the venue. The buzz surrounding the entire city is very hard to miss and the atmosphere makes for a riveting watch.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket11 days ago

Five cricket players to watch at the 2019 World Cup

In any sport, the World Cup, or any other major international event, is the platform where teams and players can showcase their skills and style of play. For the 2019 Cricket World Cup, teams and players will land on English and Welsh shores to fight it out for the biggest prize in cricket.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket17 days ago

Decoding MS Dhoni’s innovative wicket-keeping techniques

Ankit Sharma comes around the wicket and puts in a shortish delivery outside off stump. On seeing the width on offer, Manan Vohra decides to attempt a late dab square of the wicket. However, he fails to take into account the skill and intelligence of the man behind the stumps - a certain MS Dhoni.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket19 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | How and where India won the T20I

India hardly broke a sweat during the only T20 in Colombo as Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey orchestrated a fantastic 7-wicket victory for the visitors to complete a “tourwash”. Even though some of Kohli’s decisions were questionable, they eventually paid off to secure a 9-0 win for India on the tour.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket20 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | India’s probable XI for Colombo T20I

India humiliated Sri Lanka 3-0 in the Test series, followed it up with a 5-0 whitewash in the ODIs, and will now want to wrap up the tour with a T20I victory in Colombo. India have played a ruthless brand of cricket and will want to repeat the same in the 20-over match to finish the tour on a high.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket23 days ago

Fighting for relevance - Duleep Trophy does not serve any purpose anymore

Named after Shri Duleepsinhji, the Duleep Trophy was once used as a platform for domestic cricketers to reinvigorate their hopes of making it to the national team. However, in recent times, the tournament has gradually moved towards insignificance and doesn’t carry the same meaning anymore.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket24 days ago

Is Virat Kohli already better than Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar

Virat Kohli’s magnificent innings against Sri Lanka on Thursday has placed him at the third position on the all-time list of ODI centurions, after Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting. Given the phenomenal rate at which he has attained it, there remains no doubt that he will go all the way.
Subhayan Dutta