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featurecricket2 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Expectation vs Reality ft. flat Wellington wicket and Navdeep ‘Siraj’ Saini

The last time I came up with one of these predictions, it fell flat on my face. Humble pie is what I’ve been eating for the past month and with the Tests about to begin, I figured this would be the perfect time to do away with it. So, what is really going to unfold in the first Test in Wellington?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 days ago

England in dire need of doing away with Jos Buttler experiment for own good

Sometimes you tend to look at experiments - or strategic moves - by captains on a cricket field and, no matter what potential it has to be successful, you get a gut feeling that it just is wrong. The tactic to elevate Jos Buttler to the opening slot in T20Is seems like an epitome of such a move.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket5 days ago

Explained | Kolpak Deal - A curse turned blessing for South Africa

After getting battered in the home Test series by England, South Africa got some much needed good news and, more importantly, hope in the limited overs series. That, however, will be dwarfed by the hope of reclaiming a few of the players they had lost due to the much talked about Kolpak deal.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 days ago

Cricket's love for prodigies and the band of Naseem Shah

‘I've not seen a more talented young opening batsman in my 40-odd years in the game. Where his form and function have gone and disappeared to is a complete and utter mystery to us’ were the exact words by Lancashire director of cricket Paul Allott after Haseeb Hameed’s release from the county.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

On the stage of dreams, Colts leave us wanting for more

It is the place where all worries come to an end and dreams begin - my University campus had this extremely cheesy line in front of the central library. Never ever did it hit me during my days at the campus but once I stepped out and saw the world, the reality struck.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

Incautious India in danger of running Jasprit Bumrah to the ground

When de Grandhomme cut the final ball of Bumrah’s spell at Bay Oval right of backward point in the 47th over, it marked something significant. It was not that the scores were level nor was it that the Kiwis were going to inflict a whitewash; it meant that Bumrah had ended the series wicketless.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 days ago

Failed Shivam Dube experiment a lesson for Indian selectors

If you were a kid in the mid-2000s who lived in the suburbs of a metropolitan city, chances are that you might have been enrolled by your parents in a Karate class or a Guitar class or Swimming class, especially during the summer holidays. I was no exception.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 days ago

India’s panic button provides undesired results

A panic button is an electronic device that is designed to assist in alerting somebody in emergency situations where a threat to a person or property exists. Hitting the panic button has the potential to rise in amplitude enough to damage the speakers or other components in the sound system.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket8 days ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Quarter Final Qualification Scenarios - Elite Group C and Plate Group

If you think the complication in the Elite Group C is any less than that of Elite Group A and B, then I am sorry to disappoint you. Odisha’s slump in form in the latter half has made things interesting and not a single team has sealed a berth in the Quarter-finals as the last round gets underway.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket9 days ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Quarter-final Qualification Scenarios - Elite Group A and B

So it has come to this - the last round of the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy and there are 14 more teams in contention for the remaining five QF spots in the entire tournament. The most dramatic, however, is the Elite Group A and B, for which we have analysed the qualification chances for the knock-outs.
Bastab K Parida