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featurecricket7 hours ago

10-6 - The ideological deadlock

As with many decisions taken by the International Cricket Council lately, the election process to elect the next chairman is veering towards ludicrous. The process is unfounded, full of tragic logic that carries a sense of off-field bearing that is enough to leave you in doldrums.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket10 hours ago

High on pace and promise, low on performance: Litmus test beckons Navdeep Saini

That fast, booming inswinging yorker to Roston Chase in Cuttack which crashed into the base of middle-stump. That wicket maiden in the final over against the Windies on debut. Those two rapid, snorting timber-cleaners against the Sunrisers in Dubai.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 days ago

The Bumrah-shaped arc in Natarajan’s path to glory in Australia

The rise of T Natarajan from the relative outback of Salem to the Indian Cricketing milieu is a tale of marginalised success - straight out of the pages of a romantic underdog book. There is a lot to celebrate, but the biggest storyline is actually about following an already-established arc.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

Virat Kohli leaving Australian tour incomplete is not that big a deal

With Virat Kohli opting not out of the last three Tests on the tour of Australia, there has been lots of chatter about the Indian team not being as strong without their skipper. However, historically, team India has done well without Kohli and are likely to do on the upcoming tour as well.
Deepak Yadav
featurecricket6 days ago

Sudeep Tyagi - a career unfulfilled, but the Barabati magic will forever endure

Sudeep Tyagi calling it a day from all formats of cricket, in all honesty, could have missed the headlines. After all, the Indian team’s practise is in full swing in Australia, one of the best seasons of the IPL was just over and the attention span was shorter than ever. For me, however, it wasn’t.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket8 days ago

IPL 2020 Review | A Mumbai Indians force to be reckoned with or rather a ‘lone’ force in the league of ‘regulars’

If there was anything that could’ve gone right for Mumbai, it did as they finished the season with a record fifth title and played in a league of their own. In a triumphant season, Mumbai turned the whole competition one-sided, although an exciting one, by defeating each team in a thrashing manner.
Deepak Yadav
featurecricket9 days ago

IPL 2020 Review | Rajasthan Royals - A season of over-promised inadequate dynamism coming to nuts

In the 2020 edition of the IPL, Rajasthan Royals were a fun side to watch - a great mix of characters that talks up the very nature of the format. However, results have always been the bottomline in any tournament and that tells us that the Royals ended as the wooden spooners.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket9 days ago

IPL 2020 Review | Delhi Capitals: A rollercoaster campaign that ended as a 'could have been'

Delhi started off the season in dominant fashion, looking like the team to beat, as but the season progressed, they lost their path to script a ‘could have been’ story. A bitter-sweet campaign for Delhi, ending second-best, but they can take pride in having reached their first ever final.
Deepak Yadav
featurecricket9 days ago

SportsCafe's 'stat-padding' XI of IPL 2020 ft. Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and MS Dhoni

Now that the glitz and glamour of the IPL is finally over, let’s take a look at the performances of players, particularly the ones who have performed well on paper but in reality, haven’t delivered the quality that their numbers express. Because, as they say, numbers do lie sometimes.
Deepak Yadav
featurecricket10 days ago

IPL 2020 Review | KXIP: A promising campaign with an unfulfilling, anti-climactic end

They came, they saw, they were hurt, badly, they bounced back and they threatened to conquer but never did. A neutral’s delight, Kings XI Punjab added life and spice to IPL 2020 to transform the tournament from good to great, but, unfortunately, were not able to make it memorable for themselves.
Anirudh Suresh