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newscricket12 days ago

WI vs SA | It was a special feeling to get a fifer after a few four-fers, stresses Lungi Ngidi

After ending up with figures of 5/19, Lungi Ngidi has admitted that it was a special feeling for him to end the five-wicket-haul draught after picking multiple four-fers in his Test career. Ngidi stated that the bowling unit wanted to be ruthless before talking about his work on the out-swinger.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Close encounters will hold DC in good stead when crunch matches arrive, feels Ricky Ponting

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting admitted that Tuesday’s loss was disappointing, but stressed that close games will benefit his side in the long run as it will give his players exposure to high-pressure situations. Ponting expressed that he was proud looking at the way his team fought.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Delhi Capitals sweating on Anrich Nortje's availability after contradicting COVID reports 

Delhi Capitals have been left in state of confusion after pacer Anrich Nortje tested positive in one of the three COVID tests that he has undergone since his arrival in India. The Proteas pacer had missed Delhi's opening game against Chennai Super Kings due to  his late arrival in the country. 
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Delhi Capitals edition ft. No captain, no problem

There has been a massive surge in believers of astrology since 2019 especially in terms of names, as all it took for the Delhi-based franchise was to go the 'Capitals' way than being misadventurous daredevils. And boom, they reached the playoffs in the last two seasons and are the next dynasts.
Harshit Anand
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | Lungi Ngidi to miss the opening game for the CSK, confirms Kasi Viswanathan

CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan has confirmed the unavailability of South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi for CSK's 2021 IPL season opener. Not only Ngidi, but other South African stars like Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Anrich Nortje and David Miller are also likely to miss their team's opening game.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Reports | South African players to leave for IPL after second ODI on April 4

South Africa's IPL-bound players will reportedly play only the first two ODIs against Pakistan and then will leave for the IPL in a chartered flight, exactly like the English and Australian players who joined last year's IPL. That way, the players will be barred from a seven-day Quarantine.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

Reports | IPL franchises seek clarity on availability of Proteas players for the tournament

After CSA announced a white-ball series at home against Pakistan in April, the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are seeking clarity on availability of the Proteas players for the 2021 season of the league. There is a likelihood of players missing games as the SA-PAK series starts from April 2.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket7 months ago

Questions loom and spots up for grab as Proteas enter first chapter of Mission 2021

After having seen their 2020 get abruptly halted by the pandemic, in March, the Proteas will take to the field for the first time in 8 months when they lock horns with the Three Lions on Friday. But lying on the other side of the welcome break is a handful of questions and healthy headaches.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket7 months ago

From Stoinis’ A+ to Glenn Maxwell’s F: Grading every overseas signing who took part in IPL 2020

In a perfect world, somewhere, we just express our gratitude for the IPL taking place and move on but, unfortunately, we don’t live in one, meaning scrutiny is what is the need of the hour. We, here at SportsCafe, have decided to rate and slate every overseas signing that partook in IPL 2020.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket7 months ago

The Final Gameplan | What Delhi Capitals should do to clinch their maiden IPL trophy

Delhi are just one step away from capturing the glorious IPL trophy, something that has evaded them since the inception of the tournament in 2008. They know that they are going up against one of the ‘unbeatable’ sides in this year’s competition, but are MI really unbeatable?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam