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featurecricket2 days ago

Takeaways from the ENG-PAK T20Is ft. Malan’s misery and the contrasting spin tales

Expectations were at an all-time-low heading into the T20Is, but England and Pakistan ended up producing a contender for the ‘Best bilateral T20I series of the year’, with all 3 matches proving to be prime-time blockbusters. But entertainment aside, there were plenty of learnings for both sides.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 days ago

MS Dhoni's captaincy gave CSK players extra confidence in this year's IPL, states Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has revealed that MS Dhoni's captaincy helped CSK players gain extra confidence in IPL 2021 where they stand second on the points table and hopes the team can win it for Dhoni. Raina also mentioned that he and Dhoni have immense respect for each other throughout their playing days.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 days ago

ENG vs PAK | I have a bits and pieces role but I see myself as a useful utility player, claims Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali, on the back of his Man of the Match display in Leeds on Sunday, admitted that his role in the T20 side leans towards him being a bits and pieces player, but asserted that he is happy to contribute to the side in any way. Moeen admitted that spending time on the bench can be frustrating.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket19 days ago

Ollie Robinson has done his time in terms of the ban and has learnt from his mistake, states Moeen Ali

Following the decision from the England and Wales Cricket Board, Moeen Ali has stated that pacer Ollie Robinson has done his time in terms of a ban and surely learnt a lesson from his mistake. Moeen also credited the ECB for the punishment, stating that it would come as a message for future players.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

Questions remain unanswered as England’s puzzling selections complicates WT20 plans

With the World T20 four months away, England are straying further and further away from discovering their best combination.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month 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
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Moeen Ali was the main game-changer for CSK, believes Parthiv Patel

On the back of his impressive all-round skills, Parthiv Patel has admitted that English international Moeen Ali was the main game-changer for CSK’s fortunes. Parthiv also cited that the middle-order - Raina, Rayudu and Ali - were integral to Chennai’s collective comeback with their performance.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: CSK vs MI - Kieron Pollard’s pyrotechnics smashes the CSK wall for an unlikely MI win

After losing the toss, CSK had to rely on several cameos, from Faf du Plessis to Ambati Rayudu to take them to a mighty total of 218 runs after their 20 overs. However, as fate had it, the total wasn’t enough, with Kieron Pollard throwing the wall down, with a 34-ball 87 to pull off a heist for MI.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to ‘party-pooper’ de Kock ruining Hardik’s direct hit with his gloves

There are fielders, there are great fielders and then there, Hardik Pandya, who just like Ravindra Jadeja hits the stumps from anywhere on the pitch. After nudging it to the deep, lazing Faf nearly got himself run-out, with Hardik’s direct hit only for de Kock to spoil it with his gloves.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Boult showing his frustration on Krunal after he converts a single into a boundary

Trent Boult not only picked the first wicket for the Mumbai Indians but also threatened to take the second against an in-form Moeen Ali. In his third over, Moeen smacked the ball straight to the boundary before Krunal Pandya fumbled a normal ball for a boundary, irking the bowler in frustration.
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