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featurecricket11 hours ago

Kyle Jamieson and the ‘masterful’ art of setting up Indian batsmen

In the last two years, New Zealand’s bowling attack hasn’t been just restricted to the three old-guards of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner with the emergence of the lanky pacer, in the form of Kyle Jamieson. Against India in Southampton in the big WTC Final, he put on a masterclass.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 days ago

The Gameplan | How India can target New Zealand's batting and win the World Test Championship final

After toiling for no less than 2 years, everything comes down to this for the Kohli-led Indian side: The World Test Championship final. Win it and they make history, lose it and the 24-month long toil will count for nothing. The two sides are evenly matched, but how exactly can India hurt the Kiwis?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket5 days ago

Drop Mohammed Shami at your peril, India

The familiar tale of the 2018 series against England, everything good and bad is associated with it, especially after India’s promise throughout the series with no real result. It wasn’t just India who fell into that category but also Mohammed Shami, the Renaissance man, in the same space.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket16 days ago

India might field four seamers in WTC final if pitch is green, feels Ajit Agarkar

Former Indian speedster Ajit Agarkar thinks India might deploy a fourth pace bowler in the World Test Championship finals against New Zealand should the pitch at Ageas Bowl, Southampton, turn out to be green. Agarkar has picked Ishant , Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah as the sure-shot starters.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket22 days ago

Looks like it will be an Indian summer in England, predicts Sunil Gavaskar

Ahead of India’s long summer in England, former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has predicted the season to be the golden summer for Virat Kohli and co. While insisting that there might be grass cover on the top of the pitches, Gavaskar stated that it won’t be a problem for the Indian pace unit.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket25 days ago

Jasprit Bumrah is as valuable as Akram and Younis; one of the best in the world, opines Salman Butt

Salman Butt is of the opinion that Jasprit Bumrah is as valuable to the Indian team as Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were to the Pakistani team in the 90s. Alongside that, Butt also insisted that Bumrah is a priceless asset and would easily be counted as one of the best bowlers in world cricket.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Mohammed Siraj’s bowling very identical to Jasprit Bumrah, opines L Balaji

Former Indian seamer Lakshmipathy Balaji believes that Mohammed Siraj is the perfect back-up for Jasprit Bumrah, and is of the opinion that the newcomer is very ‘identical’ to the latter. Balaji further opined that India have now figured out a method to win matches even without their seniors.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Jasprit Bumrah’s longevity in the game is yet to be determined, states Richard Hadlee

Former New Zealand skipper Richard Hadlee has stated that Jasprit Bumrah’s longevity in the game is yet to be determined and insisted that he is vulnerable to injuries. Alongside that, he pointed out India’s rise in world cricket while adding that expectations on Kohli to win is enormous.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Jasprit Bumrah can pick 400 Test wickets if he stays fit and strong, admits Curtly Ambrose

Sir Curtly Ambrose, who was one of the vital cogs of the West Indies’ pace quartet, has admitted that if Jasprit Bumrah can stay fit and strong, he can easily surpass the 400 Test wickets mark. He also insisted that Bumrah’s short run-up wouldn’t put too much strain on his body in future.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

Honing the arduous powerplay skills - the Mohammed Siraj way

It was in 2017, that a raw bowler - Mohammed Siraj - playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad caught the attention of one and all in the IPL, with ten wickets in the season. But 1/53 off four overs on the Indian debut, against New Zealand, and three T20Is later, he was discarded - into the wild.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam