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featurecricket6 days ago

Ignored for four years, unstoppable Liam Livingstone has made himself undroppable

England have an embarrassment of riches in white-ball cricket, but heading into the T20 World Cup, Liam Livingstone might just be the most valuable commodity for the Three Lions.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket7 days ago

Takeaways for Australia from the Windies series ft. Unimpressive fringe pacers, Marsh's golden run and finishers conundrum

Taking the field after a long gap of four months with a weakened unit, Australia were up for a massive challenge against West Indies, with a lot to draw from the series with the T20 World Cup in sight. Let's take a look at where Australia stand and what they found out from their series loss.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket9 days ago

KulCha: A nostalgic reunion, but let us tone down our expectations

Colombo will mark the return of the famed duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, popularly known as KulCha, to the foray after they scalped five wickets amongst themselves in the intra-squad game. If India can get their wrist-spin duo back to their best, nothing can beat the majesty of that.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket10 days ago

From Phil Salt’s A to Ben Stokes’ C: Grading English players who featured in the Pakistan ODIs

England might have hastily assembled a ‘C’ team for the ODIs against Pakistan, but most of them emerged on the other side with flying colors, registering an ‘A’ next to their name.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket10 days ago

Takeaways for Pakistan from the England series ft. Babar silencing critics and Shadab-Faheem's poor run

The very existence of Pakistan cricket turns the sport more fascinating. They bring the element of uncertainty to the next level and never disappoint when it comes to delivering extremes on the field of cricket.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket11 days ago

The Hundred’s playing conditions aren’t quirky enough — here’s how the ECB can make it quirkier

The entirety of the United Kingdom needed a ray of hope, a tiny piece of good news to cling on to after enduring the mother of all heartbreaks at Wembley on Sunday, and the ECB’s announcement on Monday served as an antidote to the poison that was the Euro 2020 final.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket14 days ago

A St. Lucia Tragedy: Australia and the art of how not to structure a batting line-up

Weird things have happened over the past week. Not just in Cricket, but across sports.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket15 days ago

How Daniel Christian has wrestled his way back to ‘fill’ the missing piece of the Australian puzzle

It was only in 2009 that the American rapper Pitbull started calling himself ‘Mr. Worldwide’ but the reality remains that, Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian was a Mr. Worldwide even before the term became famous. At the age of 38, Christian has wrestled his way back into the Australian setup.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket15 days ago

Spots up for grabs as Australia approach Windies litmus test with an eye on World T20

Australia return to the cricket field this week after a four-month hiatus, and awaiting them is a wounded Windies side desperate to make amends following a heart-shattering loss against the Proteas. SportsCafe looks at the key talking points for the Aussies heading into the five-match series.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket16 days ago

Satire | Sri Lanka should be grateful that they are still playing international cricket

Let’s just say, if you are not living under a rock, or Sri Lanka, whichever is more under the soil now, you would know that Sri Lanka are very lucky. In fact, incredibly lucky to be playing international cricket. But does the buck end there?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam