featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2023 | Rating auction strategy of all ten franchises

Here's a look at how all ten teams have made their moves at the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

The Makings and Ambitions of Chintan Gaja – Gujarat’s talismanic new ball specialist

In the last five years or so, there have been only a few cricketers on India’s domestic circuit who have had better records than Gujarat’s beloved Chintan Gaja. It is no surprise that the fan-favourite has continued his staggering form across formats this season as well.
Ritam Chatterjee
featurecricket2 months ago

All those performances and hard work won’t go unrecognized, my time will come, vows Ankit Bawne

‘As a cricketer, you only play for the one dream,’ the Maharashtra veteran revealed while reflecting on a gruesome journey. Most settle for much lower ambitions, but as Ankit Bawne made clear in an exclusive interview, the batter simply loves challenges and he would not have it any other way.
Gantavya Adukia
featurecricket2 months ago

How advice to become an auto-driver from his ‘ever-supportive’ father inspired Chirag Jani to evolve into one of India’s finest all-rounders

After failing in 10th grade, Chirag Jani received a stern warning from his father: drive an auto if you aren't able to do anything with your career. The statement motivated him to work harder, culminating in his evolution as one of the most successful seam-bowling all-rounders in India. 
Ritam Chatterjee
featurecricket2 months ago

Pakistan are digging their own grave by producing lifeless Rawalpindi pitches

Due to Rawalpindi’s unpleasant pitch and conditions, PCB has received severe criticism throughout their historic fixture against England. The unresponsive surface frustrated viewers all across the world, and PCB is needlessly bringing trouble to its doors in an attempt to invite major nations.
Ritam Chatterjee
featurecricket3 months ago

Grading India’s Performances in knockout games at ICC tournaments since 2013

Now that India's focus shifts to the 2023 World Cup at home, it becomes imperative to look back at India's constant failures over the past decades in ICC tournaments and notice the significant downtick in their performance in every major knockout game.
Gantavya Adukia
featurecricket3 months ago

When will India start grooming all-round Iron Mans over Hulks to win the World Cup Endgame?

While plenty of former players and experts largely blamed India's bowling unit's woes for their disappointing results at the recently-concluded T20 World Cup, many ignored that they had limited resources to make up for it.
Ritam Chatterjee
featurecricket3 months ago

The story of how the Invincibles became the Invisibles in T20 cricket 

I think it is difficult to play [T20 cricket] seriously - Ricky Ponting, 2005.
Gantavya Adukia
featurecricket3 months ago

Kane Williamson: The anchor that is sinking the Kiwi ship

Reputation and resume can only compensate for ruts till a time before they are doomed to bring you to ruin. Kane Williamson is finding it harder and harder to justify his presence in the Kiwi T20I side and the time may have finally come to bring the relationship to an amicable close.
Gantavya Adukia
featurecricket3 months ago

South Africa in World Cups | Five times when Proteas showed the world their infamous ‘chokers’ tag is not just a myth

South Africa's monkey on the back seems to be here to stay as they have once again failed to deliver in the World Cup, making an early exit following their recent defeat against the Netherlands.
Ritam Chatterjee