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featurecricket2 months ago

Shikhar Dhawan’s Test career - is it 'really' done and dusted

It has been exactly 636 days since Shikhar Dhawan last wore the Indian whites, in the series against England, batting alongside KL Rahul. However, since then, his future has more or less looked cold, with the southpaw establishing himself as more of a white-ball specialist.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | The underwhelming XI of the tournament

Nothing divides opinion like stringing together a ‘Flop XI’ for a tournament. Arguments with colleagues can even make you pull your hair out in frustration. Thus after exchanging several verbal blows, we, here at SportsCafe, have collated together the underwhelming XI of the 2019/20 Ranji season.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | GUJ v SAU - Arpit Vasavada puts Saurashtra on the brink to final

A scintillating century from middle-order batsman Arpit Vasavada put Saurashtra on the brink of making to successive Ranji Trophy finals ahead of Gujarat in the first semi-final at Rajkot. In pursuit of 320, Gujarat lost an early wicket in the few overs before stumps on the fourth day.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

IND A vs NZ A | Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari hold fort as India A secure draw in Christchurch

India staged a strong comeback in Christchurch to draw the match which was virtually out of their group to take the two-match unofficial Test series to Lincoln for the decider. Shubman Gill and skipper Hanuma Vihari held the fort on the fourth and final day with a double ton and ton respectively.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

IND A vs NZ A | Cleaver misses out on double ton as Panchal and Gill hold fort for India A on Day 3

Day 3 of the first unofficial Test between India A and New Zealand A saw the Kiwis declare their innings for 562, after a dominant performance, as Dean Cleaver missed out on a well-deserved double ton. The visitors ended the day on 127/2, still trailing by 219, with Gill and Panchal at the crease.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Bowlers script third win for Andhra; Rajasthan and Gujarat share spoils

A collective bowling performance led by Paidikalva Vijaykumar’s five-wicket haul scripted Andhra’s third win — by an innings and 96 runs over Hyderabad — of the season. Elsewhere, Priyank Panchal and Samit Gohel’s double century partnership ensured that Gujarat earned a draw against Rajasthan.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

Jasprit Bumrah looked in good rhythm, says Priyank Panchal

Jasprit Bumrah, who is coming back from a stress fracture in his lower back, looked in good rhythm and shape, according to his Gujarat teammate Priyank Panchal. Panchal has faced Bumrah in the nets before Gujarat’s Ranji Trophy match against Kerala which the pacer was pulled out by the BCCI.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

Happy that I am part of India discussion, elates Priyank Panchal

Priyank Panchal has stated that he is happy being a part of the discussion of India's opening debate which he feels adds to his game and fuels him to perform better. Panchal has also added that he and Abhimanyu Easwaran respect each other and enjoy each other's success at the domestic level.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket8 months ago

Priyank Panchal’s voyage through stretching limits and breaking boundaries

Parthiv Patel might have failed to achieve what he was once touted to be almost two decades ago but his influence on a bunch of cricketers from Gujarat is unparalleled. From being the only go-to person to be the man everyone wants to listen to, Patel had an aura of his own in Gujarat dressing room.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket9 months ago

India should shun conventional wisdom in T20s to create their own dynasty

“Someone comes and says, I am in the team, I am not in the team, kuch farak nahi padhta (It doesn’t matter much).” These were Shreyas Iyer's exact words when he was asked about his India selection despite piling on the numbers that are rare in Indian domestic cricket and hence hard to be ignored.
Bastab K Parida