featurecricket3 days ago

Talking points from Day 4 of India-Sri Lanka Test Match

After Rangana Herath’s heroics gave Sri Lanka a late resurgence on Day 4 to help them get an impressive 123-run lead over India, the hosts started aggressively through Dhawan (94) and Rahul (73*) and cancelled it no time and ended the day with a 49-run lead to wrest control away from the visitors.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket4 days ago

Talking points from Day 3 of India-Sri Lanka Test Match

Sri Lanka have dominated proceedings in the Test so far and the trend continued on Day 3 as well, with the home side restricted to just 172 in the first innings. In reply, riding on a 99-run partnership between Angelo Mathews (52) and Lahiru Thirimanne (51), they have closed the gap to just 7 runs.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket16 days ago

Does BCCI’s current rotation policy risk procreating legends down the line?

BCCI has been successful in bringing specialist teams for different formats of late, which has seen India excelling in all the rankings. However, the continuous squad rotation will be detrimental for aspiring players, who eye greatness by outplaying their predecessors’ records in national colours.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket24 days ago

India vs New Zealand | How and where India won third ODI in Kanpur

India registered a last-over win against New Zealand through some magnificent death bowling by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah as the hosts restricted the Kiwis to 331/7. While the death bowling was the highlight of the match, India also won some mini-battles on their way to 2-1 series victory.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

India vs New Zealand | How and where India won second ODI in Pune

India convincingly thrashed New Zealand by six wickets in the second ODI in Pune to level the series 1-1, thanks to some disciplined bowling and sensible batting. India, basically, didn't make the same mistakes that cost them the first match and made sure they played according to their plans.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

India vs New Zealand | How and where India lost first ODI in Mumbai

New Zealand managed to exploit the chinks in the Indian armoury and thanks to some composed batting by Tom Latham and Ross Taylor, coupled with Trent Boult's brilliance, won the first game at the Wankhede. Bad decisions and top order changes put a halt to India's magnificent home run.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Ashish Nehra - A story of unflinching determination

Over the years, Indian cricket fans have watched young Indian fast bowlers with awe. Like a puff of fresh air, the very sight of a budding pacer steaming in, bowling bouncers and delivering the yorkers at an alarming frequency is a treat to every Indian cricket fan.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

Four-day matches can restore Test cricket's appeal to the new generation

When world cricket in the mid-2000s started dancing to the tunes of the T20 format, a genuine question was repeatedly asked. Can good ol’ Test cricket survive in the same world, with the growing popularity of its youngest cousin?
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months 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.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket2 months 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