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newscricketa month ago

Did pretty much everything I could've done in T20 Blast for World Cup selection, believes Marnus Labuschagne

Following his incredible performance in the T20 Blast, Marnus Labuschagne has asserted that he has done everything he can to justify his selection for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The Aussie added that his ability to counter spin could work in his favour with the World Cup being played in the UAE.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 months ago

Vitality Blast watch ft. Ben Stokes, Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson and Joe Root

Part 2 of Vitality Blast 2021 oversaw a considerably weak field owing to the absence of English national players, but, nevertheless, there was no paucity of fireworks thanks to the Kiwis. Devon Conway, CDG and Glenn Phillips all produced memorable performances to light up the competition.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

Australian players are 100% behind Justin Langer, says Aaron Finch

Australian white-ball skipper Aaron Finch has commented that his team will give their 100% support to head coach Justin Langer after the latter addressed the criticism he received over his coaching style in a review meeting. Finch also said that Langer could've handled issues in a better way.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 months ago

Vitality Blast watch | How overseas signings and England’s T20 stars have fared thus far

The Vitality T20 blast is not known as ‘IPL on cocaine’ for no reason: 10 days in, we’re already through 46 games. That’s right, FORTY SIX! Make no mistake, keeping up with this high-octane competition is no mean task, but at SportsCafe we like to push limits. So let’s begin the recap, shall we?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

‘Natural leader’ Marnus Labuschagne will be a great captain in future, says Tim Paine

Australian Test skipper Tim Paine lavished praise on Marnus Labuschagne and lauded the Queenslander for being a natural leader on and off the field. Paine labelled Labuschagne a ‘great reader of the game’ and predicted the right-hander to make the step up within the next 18 months.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 months ago

County Watch | How overseas signings and England hopefuls fared in Round 9

The County Championship has officially gone into a one-month break, and Round 9 served as one last shot at redemption for those who’d failed to hit the ground running. Some, such as Marnus Labuschagne, made full use of the opportunity, while others (read: Travis Head) continued to disappoint.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 7 of the County Championship

The County Championship is by some distance the most enthralling domestic competition in the world for the simple fact that despite rain ruining 7 of the 8 matches that were played in Round 7, there were still innumerable moments to savor. What was the best of the lot? Well, decide for yourself.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 months ago

Labuschagne’s slump not a cause for concern, he will bounce back, attests Glamorgan coach

Glamorgan head coach Matt Maynard has backed No.3 batsman in the world Marnus Labuschagne, who has thus far endured a forgettable County season, to bounce back and score heaps of runs for the Glamorgan side. Labuschagne is yet to pass 30 this season, and he currently averages a mere 8.80.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket4 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 6

More than any other chant in the ground, ‘rain rain go away’ was the constant chirp as Somerset’s fixture against Surrey got rained off. However, elsewhere there was action, as some of the international stars flopped while the others breathed new life into their respective campaigns.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 5

Much to no one’s surprise, rain marred Round 5 of the 2021 County Championship as 4 games ended in a draw, but there was, nevertheless, enough time for individuals to leave their mark in the competition. We look at how every major individual fared in a round that had many interesting sub-plots.
Anirudh Suresh