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newscricket4 days ago

Aakash Chopra names best ODI XI; picks Eoin Morgan as captain over Virat Kohli

Aakash Chopra has named his 'Best ODI XI' and has opted to give leadership duties to Eoin Morgan over India’s Virat Kohli, alongside picking Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep and Mohammad Shami in the team. A host of big names, including Jasprit Bumrah, Williamson and Steve Smith, were missing from the side.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 days ago

Will consider playing in IPL if it’s held in October, states Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc, who did not enroll his name in the IPL auction last year, has admitted that he would definitely consider partaking in the tournament should it be held in an October window. The pacer also reaffirmed that he would have no issues with players prioritizing the IPL over domestic cricket.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket7 days ago

Saliva gone, sweat and efforts remain bowlers' only friends

A wise man once said that ‘Cricket was, is and will always be a batsman’s game,’ and he has been right pretty much for over 200 years now since cricket began. But it's high time that things start to change and what better way to start than removing one of bowlers’ close allies - saliva.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket10 days ago

Saliva ban won’t affect much in Indian conditions, opines Mitchell Starc

Australian pacer Mitchell Starc is of the belief that the saliva ban won’t be a huge difference in Indian conditions as there is enough humidity and the sweat can be used to polish the ball. The ICC has recommended a ban on the usage of saliva for ball shining to control the spread of the virus.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket11 days ago

Pink ball Test against India is a great thing, feels Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc has stated that it would be amazing for Australia to play a Test against India with the pink ball later this year. Starc has further added that the flat conditions have ensured that bowlers have become a submissive force in Australia, with no kids interested to take up bowling.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket22 days ago

Super Sixes SRL | India vs Australia evaluation chart - Maxwell, Starc too hot to handle as Australia crush India

An unbeaten 69 from Glenn Maxwell and an astonishing five-wicket haul from Mitchell Starc carved through the Indians as Australia bludgeoned their way to a dominant 56-run victory. After conceding 163, Virat Kohli, who scored 44, was the only Indian batsman who put up a fight.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Yuvraj Singh left out; Rohit Sharma included in David Warner’s combined IPL XI

David Warner left out the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Shane Watson from his combined India-Australia IPL XI, alongside former KKR opener Chris Lynn. However, Warner did include some veterans in the form of Ashish Nehra, Mitchell Starc, Suresh Raina and CSK’s skipper MS Dhoni alongside 'Kulcha.'
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

Super Sixes SRL | AUS vs SA Evaluation Chart - Classy Rassie leads Protea fire against desperate Aussies

A great performance with the ball by Imran Tahir (1/18) and a classy unbeaten 42 by Rassie van der Dussen helped South Africa beat Australia by eight wickets. Aaron Finch (60) was the only bright spot for the Aussies in a game where they were comprehensively outclassed in every department.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricketa month ago

Super Sixes SRL | AUS vs ENG Evaluation Chart - Sizzling Starc too hot to handle as Australia thump England

A ferocious new-ball spell from Mitchell Starc left England bamboozled as the Three Lions succumbed to a 36-run defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Australia. As has been the case all tournament, unsurprisingly, it was the trio of Warner, Finch and Smith who did the damage with the bat.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Virat Kohli was picked by Delhi Daredevils

Welcome to our series ‘What If Wednesday,’ where we turn around the cricketing world and look at it from a never-seen perspective, one that slipped away from the grasp of reality. In this edition, we look at how a simple decision could have changed the entire IPL scenario for many franchises.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam