featurecricket4 days ago

India vs England | Winners and Losers ft. KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik and Pakistan fans

After a narrow, yet encouraging, loss in the first Test, India put up a shambolic display at Lord’s to give England a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. While Dinesh Karthik is sure to get the axe after his dismal display, it was Pakistan fans’ chance to settle the scores with their counterparts.
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featurecricket5 days ago

India vs England : Takeaways - Cook’s defensive cracks and Ollie Pope’s youthful exuberance

Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow took the game away from India’s clutch to put England in total control of the second Test at Lord's. While that was one great partnership, Alastair Cook’s new-found technical problems while defending and Ollie Pope’s fantastic debut were the takeaways from the day.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

India vs England | Why Cheteshwar Pujara’s selection was an inspired decision by Team India

Hi Readers. Give me some liberty to take you down the memory lane or should I say most of your other love interests apart from cricket. For many, like me in India, Cricket is the first love with cinema and music being the close seconds.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket8 days ago

India vs England | Predicted XI for the second Test at Lord’s

The last time England beat an Asian team at the home of cricket was India in 2011 and since then they have lost three and drawn two Tests with Asian teams at Lord's. India’s last Test at the venue holds special memories and the team will try to bank on the same to repeat the miracle once again.
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featurecricket12 days ago

India vs England | Winners and losers ft. Chris Woakes, Ravindra Jadeja and British media

Sam Curran's brilliance eventually proved to be the difference as England went 1-0 up in the series against India at Edgbaston yesterday. However, it was also Virat Kohli’s turn to silent British media, who thought the Indian skipper would not be successful in the English country ever in his career.
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featurecricket13 days ago

India vs England | Takeaways : Kohli’s innovative captaincy, and Ashwin’s use of variation

Virat Kohli put up another fighting performance out in the middle to complement the bowlers’ effort and led India close to a 1-0 series lead. However, it was his attacking captaincy and the incredible bowling performance by Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin that made for a fascinating viewing.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket14 days ago

India vs England | Takeaways : India’s left-arm pacer problem and King Kohli’s flawed masterclass

Virat Kohli silenced the critics once and for all by scoring a majestic century despite suffering a lot of problems countering the moving ball at the start of his innings. However, the Indian batsman's inability to read Sam Curran and England’s flawed slip fielding made up for an interesting Day 2.
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featurecricket15 days ago

India vs England | Takeaways : India’s failure to exploit Root’s flaws and Ashwin’s English breakfast

After getting off to a very good start, England threw away the initiative and ended the day with 285/9 to hand India the honours of the Day 1 of the Edgbaston Test. While Ravichandran Ashwin had a brilliant day out, Joe Root’s inability to convert his fifty-plus scores made for another headline.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket16 days ago

India vs England | India’s predicted XI for the first Test in Birmingham

In what is the most-anticipating series of the English summer, the best batsmen in the world at the moment - Virat Kohli and Joe Root - go will go up against each other. While England’s Test reputation is at stake, Virat Kohli will also have some personal scores to settle over next six weeks.
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featurecricket17 days ago

India vs England | India’s keys to end a decade of English heartbreak

The pre-series press conferences have always been about chatter and punching jibes, but when Alastair Cook and Ajinkya Rahane will face the press, it has to be a normal one. But will it remain the same for the next seven weeks? Or India will find a way or two to silent the critics?
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