featurecricket3 days ago

India vs Australia | Adelaide throws a classic that would be hard to forget

It was a contrasting five days of Test cricket. Adelaide greeted India with a 40-degree Celsius on the first day, kept the temperature within the range on second as well, but by the time the third day started, it was all gloomy. It was raining, defying the humidity of the first two days.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

Winners and Losers ft. Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane

Australian tailenders gave India a nightmare for an hour or two, but India overcame the jittery start to secure a thrilling victory on the final day at Adelaide. While Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane were impressive for India today, Rohit Sharma and Mitchell Starc turned out to be big flops.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 days ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Nathan Lyon’s road to redemption and Mitchell Starc’s negative line

Sometime tomorrow India may win the Test match to go 1-0 up for the first time on Australian soil, but this Test has to be remembered as a fine spectacle. After a lot of ebbs and flows, the game is finally in India’s favour, but Nathan Lyon’s change in approach today was a masterclass in the set-up.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 days ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: India’s improved tactics and how Australia served Ashwin (a rough) a platter

Indian batsmen made everyone forget about the gloom of the first day and gave India a lead of 166 runs at the end of the third day Adelaide Test. On a day, where India dominated completely, their approach to Test match batting and Australia pacers’ mistake while creating rough were telling.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 days ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Handscomb’s short innings of promise and value of experience in Test cricket

Ravichandran Ashwin’s fine bowling performance today somehow made Indians forget the batting debacle of the opening day, keeping the game evenly balanced. On a day, where disciplined bowling made the highlights, Peter Handscomb and Travis Head gave Australia some reasons to smile.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

A Cheteshwar Pujara lesson of patience for headless India

The sun is shining brightly in Adelaide. It is, in fact, 39-degree Celsius. Certainly, the pink ball has not been in the operation like it was the case in the last four years, but then, who cares? It is India-Australia after all. One of Cricket's most glorious rivalries spread over 70 years.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket7 days ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways : Rohit Sharma’s lack of temperament and Australian bowlers’ discipline

This was a day that would be remembered for Cheteshwar Pujara’s stoic innings as much as for the other Indian batsman's lack of application. India ended the day with a score of 250/9, with a lot of a job left for the bowlers to do given the wicket has stopped showing any movement later in the day.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket8 days ago

India vs Australia | India’s Predicted XI for the Adelaide Test

The probability of Virat Kohli and Co. rewriting history Down Under is huge when India take on Australia on their soil. But, history remembers winners, not those who fought in it, and India have to field a side that will get the job done regardless of the changing fortunes over the five days.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket9 days ago

SATIRE | Blame game continues as Vinod Rai calls Mithali Raj, Ramesh Powar, and Diano Edulji for meeting

Winter had finally come as the shivery servant rushed into the building carelessly stepping on the house dog’s tail on his way up. The dog could have come back to take a chunk of his posterior but they both knew that their master was tensed of late and got cranky when the breakfast was late.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket10 days ago

Past disappointments aside, India should trust Rohit Sharma in Australia

The tag of “a batsman of ferocious talent” and the ability to take any bowler to the cleaners have given Rohit Sharma a box-appeal, which is not common to many. He has been the ultimate player in the modern-day cricket while picking a dream team, but in Test cricket, he continues to flounder.
Bastab K Parida