featurecricket8 days ago

"Test Cricket is definitely on my radar" - Mark Chapman reflects on his rapid rise in the New Zealand ranks

Every kid grows up with a dream, and while some kids strive to make it happen, there are very few who actually go on and realize it. One such kid is Mark Chapman, who, from representing Hong Kong, now finds himself living the dream - that of playing for New Zealand.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket9 days ago

Reports | World Cup final overthrow to be reviewed in September

Marylebone Cricket Club, the custodians of the game’s laws, that they will review the throw from the deep that ricocheted off Ben Stokes’ bat to the boundary during the 2019 World Cup final. England went on to tie the 50-over match, before lifting the trophy via boundary count in the Super Over.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket20 days ago

“I’d love to see Netherlands play Test cricket one day” - Max O’Dowd reflects on the rise of budding Netherlands team

Five years after their heroics in the 2014 WT20, the Netherlands are on the rise once again, and now find themselves among the Top 13 ODI teams in the world. At the heart of their rise has been opener Max O’Dowd, who exemplifies the quality of youngsters coming through the ranks in Dutch Cricket.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket25 days ago

ICC defends Kumar Dharmasena's decision to grant six runs for overthrow in World Cup Final

The ICC have publicly defended the controversial overthrow call made in the World Cup final, stating that the Umpires followed protocol while making the decision. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena had incorrectly signaled six overthrow runs in the final, which has since sparked debate and controversy.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Euro T20 Slam | Faf du Plessis signs up for Belfast Titans

South African skipper Faf du Plessis will represent Irish Franchise Belfast Titans in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam which is set to kick off later this year. du Plessis will join his teammate JP Duminy who was also snapped up by the Belfast Titans to represent them this season.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Hard to believe it’s been a week since the World Cup final at Lord’s, says Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill has revealed that it is taking him time to come to terms with the result of last week’s ICC World Cup 2019 final against England which New Zealand lost by the finest of margins. The Kiwi opener was involved in two game-changing moments which proved to change the course of the match.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Report | Marylebone Cricket Council may place overthrow rules under scrutiny

According to a Sunday Times report, the overseer of cricket laws Marylebone Cricket Council will discuss the existing overthrow rules in its next meeting. The report has surfaced after a controversial decision was taken in the World Cup final and has been much discussed since in cricketing circles.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

What if, New Zealand?... What if?

Sixteen kilometers was all that separated Roger Federer and the New Zealand Cricket Team in London yesterday. While the location and sport might have been different, the agony they went through was one and the same, and both would have wondered before going to bed last night, “what if?”
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | England should have been awarded five runs and not six, says Simon Taufel on the overthrow controversy

Under the pump, England got a boon when a throw from Martin Guptill hit Ben Stokes’ bat and rushed towards the boundary to earn a total of six runs. Stokes was completing his second run when the ball struck his bat and Simon Taufel has now stated that it should have been five runs instead of six.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Legends react as ICC's 'more boundaries' rule to decide World Cup winner stirs controversy

100 overs of cricket followed by the super over couldn't produce a winner in the final of World Cup. But England celebrated and New Zealand mourned as hosts won the World Cup by hitting more boundaries. Cricket fraternity is not particularly happy about it and took to Twitter to express their views.
Soumil Khare