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featurecricket7 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
newscricket7 months ago

Poor captaincy in Ranji reason for extinction of off-spinners in India, believes L Sivaramakrishnan

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan believes that the reluctance of captains at the domestic level to trust off-spinners has led to the extinction of the latter breed in the country. Sivaramakrishnan further feels that there is no quality offie to take the reins over from Ravi Ashwin when the time beckons.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket8 months ago

No one looks at consistent bowlers Akshay Wakhare and Jalaj Saxena, expresses Harbhajan Singh

Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh hit out at selectors for ignoring traditional finger-spinners in Team India setup says Wakhare and Saxena are consistent bowlers but no one looks at them. Wakhare has been part of the Vidarbha side that won the Ranji Trophy for two years consecutively.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket9 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Bengal headline Group A with win over Punjab to qualify for quarter-finals

Bengal qualified to the quarter-finals of the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season with a 48-run win over Punjab at Patiala. Elsewhere, Gujarat and Vidarbha inched closer to comfortable wins over Andhra and Hyderabad respectively, while Delhi enforced the follow-on against Rajasthan going into Day 4.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket9 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Bengal beat Punjab to qualify for quarter-finals

Bengal kept their hopes of qualifying to the knockout stages of the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season with a 48-run win over Punjab at Patiala. Elsewhere, Gujarat and Vidarbha inched closer to comfortable wins over Andhra and Hyderabad respectively, while Delhi enforced the follow-on against Rajasthan.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Budding talents from Vidarbha need to be given more opportunities, says Wasim Jaffer

Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer has questioned the selectors for constantly ignoring Vidarbha players for selection despite excelling at the domestic level. The likes of Faiz Fazal, Akshay Wakhare, and Aditya Sarwate were not picked for the India 'A' side despite exceptional domestic returns.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Duleep Trophy 2019 | Players long to bring back zonal format after lack of bonding in present format

The players have openly supported the previously followed zonal formats over the present version which includes a random assortment of players in three different teams. They stated that it led players to be self-centric rather than work towards team goals due to not enough bonding with teammates.
SportsCafe Desk
reportcricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy final Day 1 | Saurashtra build on early pressure to restrict Vidarbha to 200/7

It was a day of attritional cricket at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, but Saurashtra would be more than happy for ending the day on a good note. Although the hosts put up a fightback in the third session, they could only manage to get to 200/7 at the end of the day’s play.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 years ago

Naman Ojha to lead Rest of India team for Irani Cup

Madhya Pradesh wicket-keeper batsman Naman Ojha will captain the Rest of India team that will take on 2015/16 Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai for the 2016 Irani Cup. Stuart Binny and Barinder Sran are also part of the squad for the match that will take place in Mumbai from March 6th to 10th.
Arun S Kaimal