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featurecricket2 months ago

No escaping the inevitable - the complete timeline of events that unfolded in a COVID-struck IPL 2021

After 25 days of escaping the inevitable, the COVID situation in IPL went to a point of no return on May 4 as the BCCI decided to pull the plug on the tournament indefinitely. We look at every single COVID-related event in the tournament that will now forever be remembered for the wrong reasons.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson to miss remainder of IPL 2021

The Royal Challengers Bangalore duo of Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa have followed national teammate Andrew Tye’s suit and have pulled out of the remainder of IPL 2021 owing to personal reasons. Less than 12 hours ago, Ravichandran Ashwin had also taken an indefinite break from the competition.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Adam Zampa to miss RCB's season opener against Mumbai Indians due to his marriage

Adam Zampa is set to miss the Indian Premier League campaign opener between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore due to his marriage. Hesson confirmed that the team's foreign players will arrive at different times until April 1 in a staggered manner.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

NZ vs AUS | Andrew McDonald hints at multiple changes for third T20I after back-to-back losses

On the back of two consecutive losses, Andrew McDonald has hinted that Australia could make several changes to strengthen their middle-order setup, batting and bowling, where the hosts have edged past them. He also added that everyone in the squad would get their opportunity in this series.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

ICC T20I Rankings | KL Rahul displaces Aaron Finch at No.3 spot; Kohli reaches eight place

After a disastrous T20I series for Aaron Finch and a relatively good series for both KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, the two Indian batsmen have moved up the ladder in the latest ICC T20I Rankings. While Rahul has displaced Finch at No.3, Kohli has reached the eight place on the rankings.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Was disappointed after first T20I with where my deliveries landed, reveals Mitchell Swepson

Mitchell Swepson, following an incredible show in the third T20I, has revealed that he was disappointed after landing his deliveries in poor length in the first T20I of the series. He also added that Adam Zampa helped him massively in setting the fields and offering advice during crucial junctures.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | Learnt from my mistakes and followed the Zampa template to succeed, reveals Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal, who swayed the match in India’s favour after coming in as a concussion substitute, revealed that he used the Adam Zampa template, and learnt from his own ODI mistakes to succeed in the shortest format. Chahal finished with figures of 3/25 to cripple the Australian batting.
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featurecricket7 months ago

From Steve Smith’s A+ to MItchell Starc’s F: Grading every Australian player who played the ODIs

Dominance is a word that has evaded the Australian side in limited-overs cricket of late, but through their display in the ODIs versus India, the Kangaroos reaffirmed why they will always be a champion side. Aussie Report Cards in recent times have not looked great, but not in this series, though.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | From a viewers point, slow over-rate not the best look for the game, opines Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa has opined that the slow pace at which the first ODI between India and Australia was played doesn't make up for a good watching experience for the viewers. He added that he does not want to make any excuses for slow over-rate but it is really hard to imitate the pressure of ODI cricket.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket7 months ago

From Bumrah’s wicketless venture to Kohli and Smith’s run-out involvements: Funky predictions for the ODIs

The Men in Blue might be returning to the cricket field after eight long months, but back with a bang post an even bigger hiatus is SportsCafe’s very own Funky Predictions. Ahead of the ODIs, starting Friday, we make 11 Funky Predictions that we are certain is going to become reality.
Anirudh Suresh