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featurecricket14 days ago

What IPL cancellation could mean for Indian players vying for WT20 spots

With the cancellation of the thirteenth edition of the IPL looking all but inevitable, it could hold grave consequences not only for stakeholders, but also for multiple players. We, here at SportsCafe, look at how the potential cancellation of IPL affect the WT20 hopes of certain Indian players.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket19 days ago

IND vs SA | Hardik Pandya’s return restores balance to Indian team, feels Harsha Bhogle

Prominent cricket commentator-cum-analyst Harsha Bhogle has reckoned that Hardik Pandya’s return to the Indian side for the three-match ODI series against South Africa at home restores the balance of the XI. The first match of the series will be played at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on March 12.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | BEN v KAR - Mukesh Kumar six-fer leads Bengal to their first final in 13 years

A six-wicket haul from medium-pacer Mukesh Kumar sealed a 174-run win for Bengal over Karnataka in the second semi-final of the 2019-20 Ranji season at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Anustup Majumdar was adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant century in Bengal’s first innings.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | BEN v KAR - Bowlers, Devdutt Padikkal keep Karnataka alive

A stellar collective second-innings show from Karnataka’s bowling attack followed by a resilient half-century from Devdutt Padikkal helped Karnataka keep their hopes of a Ranji final alive at Kolkata. Set 352 to win in the fourth innings, Karnataka reached 98 for three at stumps on day three.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Will bat at No 3 in IPL to make an Indian team return with runs, reveals Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey who has successfully captained Karnataka and batted two or three-down for the team in the short formats this season says he wouldn't want to change much he will bat at No 3 for Sunrisers in IPL and give himself more opportunity. He further wants to carry his form into the World Cup.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Happy to have done well for India this season despite limited opportunities, reveals Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey has revealed that he is happy with his returns this season despite his limited opportunities at the international level for India. Pandey, who has been in and around the game for more than a decade now, added that he chooses to stay in the present and build toward a better future.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | J&K v KAR - Clinical J&K bowl Karnataka out for 206

A clinical display from the J&K bowlers — led by three-fers from Aquib Nabi, Mujtaba Yousuf, and Parvez Rasool — helped them bowl their visitors Karnataka out for 206 in the first innings of the third quarter-final at Jammu. In reply, the hosts reached 88 for two at stumps on day three.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

India’s panic button provides undesired results

A panic button is an electronic device that is designed to assist in alerting somebody in emergency situations where a threat to a person or property exists. Hitting the panic button has the potential to rise in amplitude enough to damage the speakers or other components in the sound system.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | KL Rahul was seeing the ball like a football, quips Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer, during the post match press conference, joked that when he asked KL Rahul, who scored 88* in just 64 balls, if he was seeing the ball like a football, the KXIP skipper just nodded and laughed. Despite Iyer scoring a maiden century, India were handed a four wicket loss in Hamilton.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

Green, Red and Yellow - Where does every Indian player stand ahead of the World T20

India’s WT20 preparations started on 3rd August, 2019, in Lauderhill against the Windies, and now, 19 matches, 6 series and 185 days later, the team has landed at its first pit stop. The next destination is the IPL, which is a good 2 months away, but where does each and every player stand as of now?
Anirudh Suresh