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featurecricket15 hours ago

From Jack Leach's A+ to Stuart Broad’s F: Grading every English player who featured in the India Tests

Remember that one subject in the fifth semester of College that 90% of the class would end up flunking? Yeah? Well, a vast majority of the English team ended up having their fifth semester moment in the series against India.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket18 hours ago

From Rohit Sharma’s A+ to Shubman Gill’s E: Grading every Indian player who played in the Test series

India confirmed a spot in the World Test Championship final by beating England 3-1 in the Anthony de Mello Trophy thanks to a combined team effort and the brilliance of the spinner. We, at SportsCafe, have decided to make things easier for you and Grade every Indian player’s performance.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket20 hours ago

IND W vs SA W | India Player Ratings - South Africa steamroll past the Indian struggle

After being put to bat, India made a real mess of their start, losing wickets before veterans Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj bailed them out but they folded for just 177. However, South Africa showed exactly how to bat in these conditions, with an immaculate run-chase from their openers.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 days ago

IND vs ENG | 4th Test Day 3 Talking Points - Washington Sundar’s promise and England’s mental demon

After India secured a first-innings lead of 160 runs, it was the duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel who wrapped up the game in no time as England folded out for a minuscule 135 runs. With this innings and 25 runs victory, India have secured their place in the World Test Championship final.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 days ago

Rishabh Pant - the white-clad genie who keeps on giving

One of the most defining images from India’s Gabba breach was a photograph of Rishabh Pant putting his hands on his chest, eyes closed, face tilted upwards. It was a moment that told everything that you need to know about Pant the cricketer.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

IND vs ENG | 4th Test Day 2 Talking Points - Ageless Anderson and the Washi-Pant juxtaposition

Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar batted like a dream on a surface that was tricky from the beginning and helped India to a lead of 89 runs at the stumps on Day 2. The day, however, was a classy reminder of what James Anderson means to a generation of cricket followers for his skill and audacity.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 days ago

No Umesh Yadav? No problem

An hour before the start of play on Day 1, at least before journalists started second-guessing India’s playing XI, it seemed inevitable that Umesh Yadav would start. He’d been integrated into the squad last week and, after Bumrah’s departure, was naturally expected to take his ‘rightful’ place.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 days ago

IND vs ENG | 4th Test Day 1 Talking Points - Siraj’s trust in his skill and England’s 'spin hangover'

As the nature of the Ahmedabad pitch took a complete flip, England found their groove in parts but the lapse in concentration resulted in the side bundling out for 205 runs in the first innings. While Siraj bowled like a man possessed, England batsmen's approach was questionable, to say the least.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 days ago

The Dale Steyn controversy proves why we don’t deserve any better 

If you have been active on Cricket Twitter or social media, it has been one of the most maddening weeks. It's as if all the inactivity saved up from last year’s lockdown will now be avenged in a few days time via a mayhem of countless opinions. Via trolls, attacks, and pure craziness.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket5 days ago

Rohit Sharma’s transformation as a Test batsman now calls for thorough respect

Back in 2013, when Rohit Sharma made his debut in the Indian whites, the question was how long before he could transform himself into the batsman that was hailed as the best in domestic cricket. It is 2021, and that transformation has finally been complete and now calls for respect.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam