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newscricket20 days ago

IPL SRL | RR vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Pat Cummins leads Knight Riders to Royal glory

After winning the toss, Royals sent their rivals to bat first on conditions that were tough, and with Karthik and Rana top-scoring for the visitors, they scored 161. In reply, Royals raced off to a great start, before the Cummins-led KKR bowling unit triggered a 17-run shock defeat for the hosts.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket20 days ago

IPL SRL | SRH vs KKR Evaluation Chart -  Sandeep Sharma’s last-ball heroics renders KKR’s efforts futile

SRH dominated today’s SRL contest against KKR right from the start of the latter’s chase and the 2-run margin of win showcases how close the game ended. There was significant resistance from the KKR middle-order, led by Karthik and Russell, but it failed to complete the chase as SRH won by 2 runs.
Sritama Panda
featurecricketa month ago

Can Sandeep Warrier convert the turbulent rollercoaster in his favour

At the age of 29, having played for Kerala in over eight years and 57 First-Class games, Sandeep Warrier’s decision to move to Tamil Nadu comes in as a body blow for Kerala. However, how is it set to benefit Tamil Nadu in an already three-man pace attack that they possess on the domestic circuit?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

IPL SRL | KKR vs DC Evaluation Chart - Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 92 thunders the Knight Riders

The stage was well set by the Delhi openers, Dhawan and Shaw, as they put on 90 runs for the first wicket before Dhawan continued his impressive display through to the end of the innings, scoring 92 in Delhi’s 205. Despite a futile attempt from Gill, KKR could only score 162, falling 43 runs short.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Dinesh Karthik suggested me to shift base from Kerala to Tamil Nadu, reveals Sandeep Warrier

Kerala-born speedster Sandeep Warrier, who is all set to play for Tamil Nadu in the forthcoming domestic season, revealed that it was Dinesh Karthik who convinced him to complete the switch between states. Warrier further attested he is confident of S Sreesanth making a grand comeback.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

IPL SRL | KKR vs MI Evaluation Chart - Lynn, Pandya obliterate unambitious Kolkata Knight Riders

A masterclass on how to bat against spin bowling from Chris Lynn, coupled with scathing cameos from Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya, helped Mumbai Indians register a convincing 34-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders. It was a forgettable day for the KKR players, who showed no intent on the day.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Mental toughness MS Dhoni’s biggest strength, feels Tatenda Taibu

Former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu feels that MS Dhoni's mental toughness is the one big strength that separated him from other wicketkeepers of his generation. Taibu did argue that Dinesh Karthik’s keeping was more natural than Dhoni’s but claimed that the latter’s odd technique set him apart. 
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

Need four weeks to gain match fitness, reveals Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik has revealed that his body has completely gone into zombie mode and he needs at least four weeks of practice to get back into game mode. Karthik has further added that the cricketers will have to gradually increase the intensity after resuming training, as and when it starts.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

Was waiting for chances like Nidahas final to prove myself, admits Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik has admitted that he waiting and practising for Nidhas Trophy final like chances to prove his worth for the Indian team, with his batting. The right-hander believed that he still had the belief in himself to score 34 runs in two overs and revealed that it is important to keep focused.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

IPL SRL | KKR vs SRH Evaluation Chart - Rashid's 4-fer in vain as KKR demolish SRH

A wondrous spell from leg-spinner Rashid Khan turned out to be insufficient as SRH slipped to an embarrassing 42-run defeat against the Kolkata Knight Riders. In pursuit of 194, no SRH batsman scored a fifty as the Warner-led side were bowled out for 151, falling well short of the target by 42 runs.
Anirudh Suresh