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featurecricket4 hours ago

IND W vs NZ W | India Player Ratings - Shafali Verma stars as India become first team to book semi-final berth

A Shafali Verma-inspired Indian women’s team toppled the mighty Kiwis by four runs to become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals in Australia. Although it was an odd off-day for Poonam Yadav, the rest of the bowling line-up made up for it with a dominating display.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

India W vs BAN W - India Player Ratings - Under-cooked Bangladesh no match for immaculate India

No Smriti Mandhana? No problem. For the second game running, the Women in Blue produced a complete team performance to outclass their opponents and put one foot in the knockout stages. While Shafali and Poonam once again ran the show, the dance floor, particularly today, saw a lot of new entrants.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 days ago

A game of abject surrender gives India fans sense of deja vu

Does it seem like waking up to a dream or wearing that time travel machine to be teleport-ed to the days of early jitters? Surely, it didn’t seem like the team that had just won seven of their Championship games and decimated Australia on the latter’s home soil, just over a year ago.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

IND vs NZ | Basin Reserve Day 4 Talking Points - Stranded Rishabh Pant and New Zealand’s caped hero Tim Southee

On Day 4, India looked resigned for an innings defeat, with the settled batsmen failing cheaply early on in the innings after ending Day 3 on a settled note. For New Zealand, it was another great day on the field and they should be happy with Tim Southee and Trent Boult’s performance on Day 4.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 days ago

Revamped Josh Hazlewood one-stop solution for Australia's third seamer woes

‘What are some facts that sound fake but are actually true?’ is a popular question in r/askReddit and the thread has over 16K comments and responses. If you scroll through some of the facts there, you would be genuinely fascinated, surprised and maybe even shocked; because they are absurd.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 days ago

Australia take valuable lesson from Port Elizabeth despite varying fortunes

‘In a twenty-20 game, every ball is an event,’ Mark Nicholas said on air following a pacy Mitchell Starc yorker that thudded into the pads of Quinton de Kock, who went for an unsuccessful on-side hoick. And today at St George's Park, for a long while, every ball was an event indeed.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 days ago

SA vs AUS | 2nd T20I Ask Me Anything ft. Not-so-David Warner and Anrich 'ice cold' Nortje

GEE WHIZ! What is up with South Africa and T20 matches? They just seem to be producing one classic after another, don't they? Today's encounter was the FOURTH classic in the last FIVE matches in this country. But hold on, what actually happened this time?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 days ago

IND vs NZ | Basin Reserve Day 3 Talking Points - Short deliveries, tail-enders and New Zealand put India in trouble

On Day 3, India’s familiar weaknesses came back haunting in away conditions - nagging tail, short deliveries and the ability to get a huge lead after conceding one in the first innings. For New Zealand, all boxes ticked - lower-order batting, short-ball plans and their tricks to get India reeling.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 days ago

Technique the difference between masterclass and a disaster-class in New Zealand

New Zealand and India are two of the toughest places to play, where the technique is a determining factor between a master-class and a disaster class. Even the greatest of batsmen- Sir Alastair Cook, Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar have struggled in comparison to the numbers they put elsewhere.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 days ago

Ishant Sharma - the binder and leader of Indian bowling attack

When Ishant Sharma made his stunning debut against Australia, the future for Indian bowling looked bright - before his career faded in International cricket. After the stint under the Australian Jason Gillespie, he returned back roaring in International cricket to become India’s bowling binder.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam