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featurecricket2 days ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who SRH should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Sunrisers Hyderabad had a very unpredictable 2020 IPL. When they won only three games after nine games, and their batting and bowling imbalances were laid bare, not many gave them a chance to make it to the final four - yet they ended up reaching the play-offs with some stellar performances.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa month ago

From T Natarajan’s A+ to Sanju Samson’s F: Grading every Indian player who played the T20Is against Australia

And just like that, the limited-overs leg is over and India have secured the T20I series 2-1 to exact revenge for the loss in the ODIs. Now, before we could shift all our attention to the Test series that is coming up, we, at SportsCafe, have come up with our own grades for every Indian player.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

Matured Hardik Pandya’s ‘seasoned’ batting spells positive signs for Indian future

'Oh what has he done, Pandya has been utterly suckered into that shot from Mitchell Santner, this is looking like the end of India,' read the commentary in the aftermath of Hardik Pandya's wicket in the semi-final against New Zealand.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Hardik Pandya playing as a pure batsman is a bit of a gamble, reckons Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar feels that Hardik Pandya not bowling and playing as a pure batsman is a gamble and Manish Pandey should have been included in his place as a specialist batsman. After the toss, Virat Kohli insisted that it’s important to start strong to set the tone for the rest of the series.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

SportsCafe's 'stat-padding' XI of IPL 2020 ft. Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and MS Dhoni

Now that the glitz and glamour of the IPL is finally over, let’s take a look at the performances of players, particularly the ones who have performed well on paper but in reality, haven’t delivered the quality that their numbers express. Because, as they say, numbers do lie sometimes.
Deepak Yadav
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
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Manish Pandey’s ‘smashing’ six reply to Virat ‘chirpy’ Kohli

Defending a small total, Virat Kohli was chirpy on the field taunting Manish Pandey with ‘aaj nahi marte’ sledge, but Manish Pandey gave a perfect response by hitting a smashing six towards deep mid-wicket. Pandey pulled a shot delivery by Mohammad Siraj on the fourth ball of the over.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | RCB vs SRH Evaluation Chart - Hyderabad’s brilliant bowling crushes weak batting lineup of Bangalore

In a do or die match, SRH pulled off a brilliant performance as they dismissed Bangalore for a below-par score of 120, courtesy to exceptional bowling on a slow wicket in Sharjah. Later, Jason Holder finished the match with the bat for Hyderabad to seal a 5 wicket win and keep them alive in the IPL.
Deepak Yadav
newscricket3 months ago

Suryakumar should have been picked because he is more dynamic than Iyer and Pandey, claims Brad Hogg

Brad Hogg expressed disappointment over the national omission of Suryakumar Yadav and stated that the selectors should have picked the MI star due to him being more dynamic than incumbents Iyer and Pandey. Hogg further picked Shaw as the ‘player to watch out for’ in the Australia Tests.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Anrich Nortje’s ‘fireball’ leaving Manish Pandey clueless

Until the 18th over, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson were scoring runs at their own will before Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje walked out to bowl. The lanky Proteas bowler bowled a ‘fireball’ that was on the perfect line and length, right at Manish Pandey leaving him clueless.
SportsCafe Desk