featurecricket3 days ago

India wakes up to its women cricketers

Fortunes fluctuated until the very end and finally, England managed to win their fourth title thanks to some unbelievable death bowling by Anya Shrubsole, who nailed the yorkers at an alarming frequency to hand India a gut-wrenching nine-run loss.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 days ago

Is GenY blurring hierarchy lines an ailment to the sport or a road to the future?

After Sunil Gavaskar castigated the Indian cricket team for their rejection of a hard taskmaster like Anil Kumble, it is now former South African opener Herschelle Gibbs warning the Proteas to refrain from the “buddy-buddy” attitude in the dressing room. Is this attitude hurting the national teams?
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket6 days ago

Harmanpreet Kaur - A legend in the making

Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar better known as Harmanpreet Kaur single-handedly tore apart the Australian bowling to guide India to a commendable 281 at the end of 42 overs. Kaur's fiery innings eventually paved the way for India's entry into their second Women's World Cup final.
Rohan Chawla
featurecricket10 days ago

Widespread Television coverage- a shot in the arm for taking women's cricket forward

The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 has shown how far women's cricket has come and can go - it was telecast in 139 countries, and streamed online in 200 territories around the world. In a pleasant surprise, the India-Pakistan women’s match attracted as many viewers as the India-Windies men’s fourth ODI.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket13 days ago

Mithali Raj and 18 years of scripting a legacy

There is a great little story - the story of a legend who scripted a legacy for generations to follow, the story of a sleepy girl who was forced to play cricket because of a strict father and equally supportive mother, the story of Mithali Raj - the trailblazer for Indian women's cricket.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket13 days ago

Why Ravi Shastri is the right man for the Indian coaching job

After much hue and cry, Ravi Shastri was finally named the coach of the Indian cricket team. The former Indian skipper beat competition from the likes of former Indian opener Virender Sehwag and former Sri Lankan coach Tom Moody, among others to secure the prestigious, but challenging position.
Rohit George
featurecricket16 days ago

Coach's selection - A captain's call in Indian cricket

The superstar culture in Indian cricket has been prevalent since ages and has left its imprints on the history of the sport in the country. The issue resurfaced after the CAC announced its decision to delay naming the new coach until their meet with Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
Rohan Chawla
featurecricket23 days ago

Is MS Dhoni the finisher a spent force now?

When Mohammed Shami became Jason Holder's fifth victim in the 4th ODI, the camera turned towards a certain MS Dhoni. Sitting in the dressing room with eyes hollow, face blank, his mind at a distant place, it was a far cry from the unemotional exterior that has defined his aura as a cricketer.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Why the existence of one-day format is very important for the sport

The recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy in which Pakistan upset India to win the Trophy at The Oval could be the last edition of the tournament if a series of proposed changes are ratified at the ongoing Annual General Meeting of the International Cricket Council in London.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Champions Trophy 2017 | How and where India lost the final against Pakistan

While Fakhar Zaman (114) and Mohammad Amir (3/16) were the headline makers in Pakistan's maiden Champions Trophy triumph against India, it was the Men in Blue's errors that had a major impact on the result. Even before the coin was in the air, India had made their first mistake of the final.
Faizan Qadiri