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featurecricket13 days ago

Ravindra Jadeja - the bowler we focused and adored; the batsman we didn’t

Since 2008, when he was part of his second stint as a U-19 player in the Indian age-group team, Jadeja has always been hailed as an incredible talent, who with his bowling can be deadly effective. While his bowling has been effective and deadly to say so, his batting?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket20 days ago

BAN vs WI | Holder, Pollard and Hetmyer pull out of tour due to COVID-19; Kraigg Brathwaite to lead Test unit

The trio of Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard and Shimron Hetmyer are amongst the ten players to have pulled out of the series against Bangladesh owing to COVID-19. Meanwhile, in their absence, Kraigg Brathwaite will lead the Test side while Jason Mohammed will lead the ODI unit for the Windies.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Kohli regains second spot from Williamson; Rahane sneaks into Top 10

Kane Williamson, who missed the second Test versus Windies due to the birth of his child, has slipped below Virat Kohli to 3rd spot in the revised Test rankings released by the ICC on Tuesday. Tom Latham’s mean outing, meanwhile, saw Ajinkya Rahane sneak into the Top 10 of the batsman’s rankings.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Not sure why umpires can’t travel and quarantine if players can do the same, asks Jason Holder

Jason Holder has stated that if the players can travel around and do the Quarantine, then the umpires from the visiting nation should do the same to keep the fairness alive. Holder has also asked that the bubble life has been tough on him and he is not sure when he will meet his family members.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Kane Williamson equals Kohli at second spot; Stokes regains top spot

In the wake of posting his highest individual score in Test cricket, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (886 points) has equalled Virat Kohli at second spot in ICC’s latest rankings for batsmen. Meanwhile, Holder’s underwhelming showing has allowed Ben Stokes to regain top spot for all-rounders.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | A slow-paced first half but a brilliant climactic end all in vain for Sunrisers Hyderabad

From three wins out of their first nine games, Sunrisers Hyderabad brilliantly marched a comeback, with four wins in their next five encounters to seal a place in the playoffs. However, their brilliant late run in the season was cut short by a dominant Delhi Capitals side just before the final.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 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
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Vijay Shankar should be picked if fit as he has the confidence to express himself, reckons Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has reckoned that Hyderabad should definitely include Vijay Shankar against DC if he is fit as he has the confidence to express himself. He pointed out that Priyam Garg wasted the ‘perfect’ opportunity to make his mark against RCB as the conditions were favourable for the chase.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Would definitely bring Shimron Hetmyer back in DC’s playing XI, opines Kris Srikkanth

Kris Srikkanth has opined that he would definitely bring southpaw Shimron Hetmyer in Delhi’s playing XI, instead of the pacer Daniel Sams, for the clash against SRH. Srikkanth also pointed out that Ashwin and Shikhar Dhawan would be key to Delhi’s chances against the favourites SRH.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Jason Holder getting Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal was game-changer, reckons Sachin Tendulkar

Analyzing the game between Bangalore and Hyderabad, Sachin Tendulkar has reckoned that Jason Holder scalping Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal early on was the game-changing moment for him. He added that he was surprised by Kohli’s move to open the innings, which didn’t quite click.
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