newscricket5 hours ago

Reports | Injured Shikhar Dhawan to miss out West Indies ODI series

After missing out the T20I series, Shikhar Dhawan is set to be out of the national team for a long time as he fails to recover ahead of the ODI series against West Indies. Dhawan’s knee injury was sustained in Delhi’s Syed Mushtaq Ali game against Maharashtra and has failed to recover ever since.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa day ago

Ranji Trophy | Where would your team finish ft. Elite Group B

With the group packed with super-star teams such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai and Baroda, only three teams can qualify to the next stage of the tournament. In this preview, we, at SportsCafe, take a look at Elite Group B teams and try to predict the position they might end up at.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 days ago

Time for KL Rahul to be seen as a T20I giant

A little more than three years ago, a young Karnataka boy was living the American dream. Well, by that, I’m recalling the time he scored the final of his three maiden hundreds across formats, all of them by hitting a SIX. And this time it was on American soil.
Sritama Panda
newscricket3 days ago

IND vs WI | KL Rahul hopeful of making the most opening the innings

KL Rahul is hopeful of making the most of his chances as a T20 opener in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan in order to cement his chances in India's T20 squad for next year's World Cup Dwon Under. Rahul hit a brilliant 62 off 40 balls which helped India beat West Indies in the first T20I at Hyderabad.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 days ago

IND vs WI | I had to remind myself I am not a slogger, reveals Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli revealed that he had to re-analyse his innings in the middle and understand that he must rely more on his timing rather than just slogging. Kohli inititally was struggling for timing but later ended up playing a stellar knock of 94* to help his team chase down a mammoth target of 208.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 days ago

IND vs WI | Time to look beyond Shikhar Dhawan as opener in T20Is, says Kris Srikkanth

Former captain and opening batsman Kris Srikkanth believes it is time to look beyond Shikhar Dhawan as the opening partner for Rohit Sharma in the T20 format. Srikkanth suggests passing the baton onto KL Rahul as India take on current T20 world champions West Indies in a three-match series.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 days ago

IND vs WI | West Indies will find it tough to tackle India's top four, reckons Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle believes that the top four of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer are very dynamic and West Indies will find it tough to deal with them. West Indies have a good captain in Kieron Pollard but Bhogle feels that it will be a stern test for an inexperienced side like them.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket6 days ago

IND vs WI | India’s Predicted XI for T20I opener against Windies in Hyderabad

India were dealt with injuries prior to the T20 series against West Indies, with Shikhar Dhawan being ruled out of the squad as Sanju Samson replaced the left-hander for the series. On the other hand, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammed Shami made their return to the national set-up.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket6 days ago

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 | SportsCafe Team of the Tournament

The tournament, which served as a practice ground for IPL scouts ahead of the auction this month, saw plenty of runs scored, wickets taken and more so players emerged. The final, however, saw two teams Karnataka and Tamil Nadu clash in the derby, only for the former to retain the title.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket8 days ago

Success through batting chorus - Karnataka’s staple plan to double

When Vijay Kumar announced a move to Pondicherry - bidding goodbye to his home team Karnataka - things seemed gloomy for arguably the second-best domestic team in India’s cricket history. Karnataka needed solid support to back their strengths and then get up to extend their hegemony.
Bastab K Parida